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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.
 
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.
 
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.

LaJulia Conerly
August 04, 1952 - December 30, 2016
In a bittersweet moment, LaJulia has found her wings and has set off on flight, safe into the Arms of God and those gone before her waiting and anticipating her arrival as she make her way into heaven.
LaJulia Conerly was born on August 4, 1952 to the Late Hayward Brumfield and the Late Charlene (Milton) Conerly-Bolton. She parted this life and transitioned to her heavenly home on Friday, December 30, 2016.
LaJulia graduated from Central High Class of 1970. She attended Southern University. She then furthered her education at Pearl River Community College where she received an Associate Degree in Business and Clerical Practices. In 1995, she received her certificate with the Louisiana State Certification Program of the Clerks of Court Association. LaJulia worked at the Washington Parish Clerk of Court Office as a Certified Deputy Clerk for 35 dedicated years. She was the first black female hired at the Clerk's Office. She affectionately and passionately served in several Divisions: Criminal Court, Juvenile Court, Deeds and Mortgages, Conveyance, and Court of Appeals. She knew every Division in the Clerk's Office, and served the community of Washington Parish and beyond. She never met any strangers and was always willing to help everyone. She shared encouraging words to all she came in contact with and all who knew her, loved her.
LaJulia was a jewel. She was dedicated to family whom she loved dearly and shared a bond with her siblings that was unbreakable. She loved to see her family together laughing, talking, and loving on each other. Her heartbeat was her children and grandchildren. She had an extraordinary bond and relationship with her children and grandchildren. To her children she was “Mom, Ma or JuJu” and her grands she was affectionately called “Memommy and Momo!” Her children were the apples of her eye. She taught them about and reared them to have a relationship with God and to serve the Lord with all your heart. She instilled in them to stay close, take care of each other, to always support and love each other.
LaJulia was a faithful and dedicated member of House of Prayer and Life Full Gospel Church Franklinton, LA under the Leadership of Pastor Kathryn Hart for 33 years. She accepted Christ and became an Ambassador for God. She served as President of the Usher Board, Sunday School Teacher, Pastor's Aide Committee, and in many other capacities until her health failed. She loved the Lord and wanted everyone she met to know about Christ.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her children: Adrian Warner-Causey, Claudia Warner, Kerron Conerly, LaTondra (Rajesh) Shelton, and Miracle (Bryan) Bolton-Magee all of Bogalusa, LA. Shernell Jackson her niece which she affectionately called her daughter. Nine grandchildren: Alanzia Causey, Shequeria Jackson, Kelvin Jackson, London Warren, Jordon Tate, Kerron Conerly, Jr., Skylynn Bolton, Lalan Conerly, and Brylei Magee. Seven siblings: Linda Conerly (San Fransico, CA); Kenneth Bolton (Dallas, TX); Cynthia (Rodafa) Godbolt (Bogalusa, LA); Arlessa (Jerry) Pleasant (Houston, TX); Roy (Brenda) Bolton (Bogalusa, LA); Kathy Brumfield (Franklinton, LA) and Stephon Brumfield (Mt. Hermon, LA). Three God Children: Tony Harris (Bogalusa,LA); Jeremy (Florence) Pleasant (Houston, TX); and Josh Foxworth (Franklinton, LA). One Sister-in-law, Jeanette Brumfield (Mt Hermon, LA); One aunt, Helen Johnson (New Orleans, LA) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Charlene Conerly-Bolton; her father, Hayward Brumfield; her sisters, Shirley Bolton-Bickham, Penny Bolton, Jherrie Brumfield, and her brothers, Milton Bolton, Bruce Brumfield, Lorenzo Brumfield, and Freeman Brumfield.
The visitation will be 3:00PM-7:00PM Friday, January 6, 2017 at House of Prayer and Life Full Gospel Church 1810 Greenlaw Ave. Franklinton, LA.
The funeral service will be 1:00PM Saturday, January 7, 2017 Kingdom of God Ministries 814 Union Ave. Bogalusa, LA, Rev. Kendon Grant, Pastor and Pastor Kathryn Hart, Eulogist. Interment will be held at Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Carter Pittman 
January 4, 1927 - December 30, 2016 
Mildred Carter Pittman, 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Riverside Medical Center. Born January 4, 1927, she was a life-long resident of the Plainview Community and member of the Plainview Baptist Church. She was a Registered Nurse for a short time before starting her family. She was a wonderful Christian stay-at-home Mom to her five children.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty (Mike) Gill of Franklinton, LA, and Sue (Kim) Barker of Davenport, FL; three sons, Gary (Denise) Pittman, Terry (Lovelady) Pittman, and Gregg Pittman all of Bogalusa, LA: her sister, Eugene (Doyle) Corkern of Franklinton, LA; fourteen grandchildren, Scotty (Vicki) Blackwell, Jennifer (Derek) Sharp, MaKayla (Fiance' Will Seals) Newman, Gary (Allie) Pittman, Jr., Dusty (Breann) Pittman, Sr., Brandi Pittman, Easton Pittman, Ethan Pittman, Corey Barker, Amy (Randy) Simmons, Monica (Scott) Amacker and Heather Jones; nine great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Nathan William Pittman, Jr.; her parents, Gordon and Myrtle Jones Carter; her brothers, Hubert (Lucille) Carter, and Otis (Marie) Carter; her sister, Ina Mae (Jewel) Johnston; and a great-grandson, Daxton Zayne Sharp.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (her 90th Birthday) at the Plainview Baptist Church, 55179 Highway 60, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Plainview Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Scott Breland and Rev. Keith Sheridan officiating. Special music will be provided by Butch Reviere. Interment will follow at the Pittman Family Cemetery.
Acitve Pallbearers will be, Scotty Blackwell, Easton Pittman, Ethan Pittman, Dusty Pittman, Sr., Gary Pittman, Jr. and Will Seals.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Plainview Baptist Church Building Fund or the Bread of Life Ministries.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dane Scott Dugar
December 16, 2016 - December 29, 2016
Dane Scott Dugar, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He was born December 16, 2016 in Baton Rouge. 
He is survived by his parents, David and Kristin Dugar; grandparents, Jody and Delilah Givens, Dennis Dugar, Glen and Kimberly Wall and John Troulliet; great grandparents, Glen and Charlene Sterling, James and Juanita Dugar, Tom and Sandra Burling, Danny Ray and Ozzy Givens, Herman and Barbara Troulliet, Charles Riviere, and Frank Dunaway and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, Godparents, and beloved friends. 
Preceded in death by his great grandfather, Albert E. Ott, III, and great grandmother, Mary Ann Dunaway. 
Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

Juston Edward Lang 
September 18, 1957 - December 29, 2016 
Juston Edward Lang, age 59, born in Bogalusa, LA on September 18, 1957, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at his home in Franklinton, LA.
He is survived by two brothers, Wyman Lang, Jr. and Wendell Lang both of Franklinton, LA; his aunt, Ruby Seal of Franklinton, LA; also, numerous cousins, and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his father, Wyman Lang, Sr. and his mother, Altha Magee Welch.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Simmons-Lang Cemetery.

Gary Newman
September 24, 1954 - December 28, 2016
GARY RANDALL NEWMAN, AGE 62 and a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday morning December 28, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a deacon and active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton. Gary was a well-known contractor that, along with his family, constructed countless homes and buildings throughout Washington Parish and nearby areas. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. Gary loved spending time at his camp on the Bogue Chitto River and riding his tractors and other heavy equipment. He cherished the time spent with his family and adored his grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife of 40 years: Beth Busby Newman of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: June and Brent Graham of Franklinton, Toni and Caleb Martin of Bogalusa; 3 Grandchildren: Noel Martin, Newman Graham, Deacon Martin; Mother: Chessie Creel Newman of Franklinton; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Glynn and Donna Newman, Mark and Barbara Newman all of Franklinton, Steven and Melinda Newman of Baton Rouge; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Kayla Newman, Kathy and Bill Hounshell all of Baton Rouge, Karen Newman of Dallas, TX; Special Family and Friends Henry Majlesein and Cindy Davenport. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Marion Newman and grandparents Walter Newman and Tena Crowe Newman and Perry Creel and Ollie Carpenter Creel.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday December 29th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts, Rev. Jeremy Newman and Rev. Lynn Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Tyson Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to any church of your choosing.
Pallbearers: Bobby Fortenberry, Richard Knight, Lynn Spears, Paul Alford, Raymond Cade, Danny Harris
Honorary Pallbearers: Glynn Newman, Pete Williams, Mike Taylor, Warren Cooke, Ben Fussell, Gary Jones and the members of his Sunday School class. 

Tura Bell Roberson Thurman
September 12, 1920 - December 28, 2016
Tura Bell Roberson Thurman born September 12, 1920 went home to be with The Lord on December 28, 2016 at her residence at the age of 96. She was a long time resident of Bogalusa and a member of the First Baptist Church and also worked as a clerk at Star Studio in Bogalusa.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna Manzella Huth of Bogalusa, a granddaughter , Traci Manzella Huth, and a great- grandson, Colston Roberts, a half- sister, Janice Webb of Gulfport MS. a niece, Ava Burge and two nephews, Johnny Mac Simmons and Randy Simmons and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death bu husbands P N "Shorty" Roberson and J.K. Thurman.
Visitation will be held Friday December 30, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:30 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Broadwater and the interment to follow in the Mitchell's Chapel Church Cemetery.

Taunee Sue Champlin Jones
May 19, 1957 - December 28, 2016
Taunee Sue Champlin Jones, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 7:14 AM on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge. She was born May 19, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan and was 59 years of age. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and was a long time daycare provider. 
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Jones, Jr.; children, Christina Jones Seals, Curtis Wayne Jones, and April Jones Francis and husband, Sean; 7 grandchildren, Cody Wayne Jones, Chassidy Michelle Seals, Riley Qua Seals, Seth Parker Jones, Brady James Seals, Savannah Faith Francis and Sierra Raine Francis; brothers and sisters, Sandra Perez, Tena Mitchell and husband, Sammy, Jimmy Champlin and wife, DeWanna and Albert Champlin and wife, Susan; brother and sisters in law, Sandra Bandon and husband, Thomas, Tommy Jones and wife, Darenda and Glynda Toney and husband, Brad and  numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by her parents, James and Twila Champlin; father and mother in law, Bobby and Frances Jones and brother in law, Ronald Jeffery Jones.  
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon Friday, December 30, 2016. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Lee Cemetery, Amite. 

Rosia B Brumfield
April 18, 1926 - December 27, 2016
Rosia B. Brumfield was born on April 18, 1926 in Magnolia, Mississippi to the late Oscar and Mardis Spurlock. She was the fourth child of six children; Leonard, Ruby Lee, Leslie, Odis and L.Z. who all preceded her in death. At an early age, Rosia B. joined Plainview Church of Christ Holiness. Later she joined James Chapel COGIC under the leadership of the late Rev. Amel Quillen, Sr. She was a faithful member of Magee’s Temple COGIC with Superintendent Cecealine Tate as her pastor until her death.
In October 1946 she married in holy matrimony to the late Albert B. Brumfield and this union was blessed with ten children. Late Jeanette (late Charles) Jackson, late Gienell (late Calvin) Dyson; Earl K. (Betty) Brumfield, late Rayfus (Cynthia) Brumfield; Frankie Jean Brumfield, Albert Leon (Tracy Brumfield), Beckadine Brumfield, late Oscar Lee (Helen) Brumfield, Willis Lavon Brumfield and Billy Earl Brumfield.
Rosia worked at the Vernon School Daycare for many years as a foster grand parent. She dedicated her life to loving, helping and giving to others. She loved quilting, canning preserves, and fishing. 
Her favorite scripture was 23rd Psalms. She also loved listening and singing along to gospel music. Her favorite song was “I Won’t Complain”.
Rosia B. leaves to cherish her memories 33 grands, 81 great grands, 34 great great grands and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Three very special sisters-in-law preceded her in death, Willie Mae Blevins Spurlock, Juanita Dyson Spurlock and Elnora Ard Spurlock.
The visitation will be 9:00am-11:00am Tuesday, January 3, 2016 at Magee’s Temple Church of God in Christ with the funeral to follow at 11:00am. Superintendent Cecealine Tate, pastor will be officiating the service.
The interment will be held at Plainview Church Cemetery.

Melba Louise Gann
January 29, 1932 - December 26, 2016
Melba Louise Gann, a lifelong resident of Bogalusa, passed away Monday evening December 26, 2016 at Our Lady of Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ms. Melba was a member of the Union Heritage Baptist Church in Bogalusa and retired after 43 years as a hairdresser. 
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Debbie Williams and Barry Manuel of Bogalusa, son and daughter-in-law Dale (Butch) Gann, Jr. and Kimberly Spillman Gann of Watson, five grandchildren, Misti Hickman and husband Ray, David Gann, Donald Manuel and wife Stacia, Derek Gann and wife Megan, and Shane Gann, seven great-grandchildren Taylor Gann, Tyler Manuel, Nathan Gann, Riley Hickman, Trace Gann, Halle Percle, and Harper Gann. 
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Otis Dale Gann, Sr., her parents Luther and Vanda Jones, a brother Harold Jones, and two sisters, Edna Earl Wood and Edia Merle Harris. 
Services will be held at Brown McGehee Inc., 610 Avenue F in Bogalusa, Louisiana on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. with services immediately thereafter officiated by Bro. Joseph Porter. Interment in Ponemah Cemetary. 
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Union Heritage Baptist Church, c/o Building Fund, 20099 Caroline Drive, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Travis Jewell Mulina
March 2, 1934 - December 24, 2016
TRAVIS JEWELL MULINA, AGE 82 and a resident of Franklinton, went to be with the Lord, at 11:40 am on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in the comfort of his home and family, which he loved dearly. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton. Travis retired from Dairy Farmers of America with 45 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the 15th Infantry in Germany. He was also a member of the Franklinton Masonic Lodge No. 101 for fifty years. Travis was wed and devoted to Jessie Haley Mulina, for 60 wonderful years. He was a loving father to their only child, Debra Ann Gibson and her husband, Howard Lee Gibson. He was a positive role model and encourager to his grandchildren, Amanda Gibson Lang and James Travis Gibson, as well as his great grandchildren. He loved watching the children play outside while visiting with his children and friends on his back porch. He was an avid wood worker, making furniture, cabinets, and keepsakes for family and friends. As a child, Travis loved tinkering with mechanics, adding a motor to his bicycle, and later rebuilding old model cars and tractors. 
Survived by: Wife of 60 years: Jessie Lee Haley Mulina of Franklinton, La.; One child and her spouse: Debra Ann Gibson and Howard Gibson of Franklinton, La.; Two grandchildren and their spouses: James and Krista Gibson of Isabel, La. and Amanda and Jeremy Lang of Franklinton, La.; Six great-grandchildren: Karys, McKinley, Reilly, Elena, Kayla and Matthew; Sisters and Brother in Laws: Edith and Pete Busby of Franklinton, Maida and Mac Thomas of Pine; Sisters in law: Lynn Mulina of Franklinton, and Judy Mulina of Franklinton. He was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Jewel James Mulina and Athalee Seal Mulina, his brothers and a sister-in-law: J.W. Mulina, Kendall Mulina, Billie and Connie Sue Mulina. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, Tuesday, December 27th from 10 am until 2 pm with the funeral to follow in the chapel with Reverend Cody Thomas and Reverend Ralph Parks officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: James Gibson, Jeremy Lang, Christopher J. Thomas, Brandon Mulina, Eric Mulina, Louis Busby
Honorary Pallbearers: J.S. Thomas, Dennis Thomas, Wayne Shoemaker, Ricky Inabnitt, David Crain, Wesley Mulina, Butch Busby, Bruce Busby, Jackie Miller, Mike Mulina

Delis Carl Faust, Jr.
February 21, 1948 - December 24, 2016
Delis Carl Faust, Jr., a resident of Kentwood, he passed away at 11:15AM on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at his home. He was born February 21, 1948 in Fluker and was 68 years of age. 
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Gill Faust; 2 sons, Benjamin Dennis Faust and wife, Laura, and Donald Hill and wife, Shannon; grandchildren, Josh Hill and wife, Lauren, Jonathan Hill, Farrin Randol and husband, Cecil, Preston Hill, Carlee Hill, Megan Faust, Margaret Faust, Catherine Faust, Leia Faust, and Branson Schwebel; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Norma Stewart and husband, Lawrence, and Joyce Populus and husband, Calvin; 2 step-sons, Greg Helton and wife, Donna, and Chris Helton and wife, Angela; grandchildren, Cody Helton and wife, Elizabeth, and Kyle Helton and wife, Caroline; Christen Helton, and Wyatt Helton; great-grandchildren, Kyleigh, Kinsley and Kort Helton; numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by parents, Delis Carl Faust, Sr. and Glennie Mae Carter Faust; son, Ronald Hill. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. Chris Hoyt and Bro. Don McDaniel. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer, LA. 

Ben Ray Herrington
April 23, 1925 - December 23, 2016
U.S. Veteran Ben Ray Herrington, Sr., age 91, was born in April 23, 1925 in Laurel, MS and passed away peacefully on December 23, 2016 at Lane Memorial Hospital in Zachary, LA. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a U. S. Army Veteran having served in World War II and Korea. He was a machinist and personal business owner. 
He is survived by his 3 sons, Ben Herrington, Jr. and wife, Beverly, of Tenn., Tim Herrington and wife, Robbi, Mike Herrington and wife, Mona, all of Kentwood; 1 daughter, Cristy H. Sharp and husband, Preston, of Texas; 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary O. D. Coley of NC and Rosy Mary Bartula of MS; a brother, Tommy Gene Herrington of CA.  
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rae Colwet Herrington; son, Randy Herrington; parents, O. D. and Mary Lou Sanford Herrington; brothers and sisters, J. P. Herrington, Joyce Eloise Matis, Albert James Herrington, John D. Herrington, Winnie Lou Crise, and Robert Francis “Frank” Herrington; and the mother of his children, Joyce Herrington. 
Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Interment will follow in Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa, LA. 

Donald E. Miller
July 29, 1938 - December 23, 2016
DONALD E. MILLER, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton, passed from this Earth to his Heavenly Home on Friday afternoon December 23, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. Don was a former longtime truck driver for Dairyman, Inc. who loved hunting and fishing with his grandsons. Earlier in life, Don enjoyed caring for and working his Beagles.
Survived by: Wife of 59 years: Virginia Walters Miller of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Donna and Gary Touchstone of Franklinton; Son in law: Ted Seals of Franklinton; 2 Grandsons and a Spouse: Dewayne Touchstone, Kenneth and Lindsey Seals; 2 Great-Grandsons: Peyton Riley Seals, Kenneth Brayden Seals; 4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Mary and Bob Stollenwerck of Kentwood, Margie and Haspel Stewart of Wilmer, Bonnie and Kenneth Jones of Enon, Betty and Ronnie McCain of Amite; Brother: Bobby Miller of Jackson, LA; Also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death very recently by his daughter Sherry Miller Seals, a grandson Sean Hunter Touchstone, parents Murvin Miller and Netta Bateman Miller and a brother Danny Miller. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday December 26th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clay Spinks and Dr. Stan Statham officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Bill Sanders, Shelby Jones, Andrew Taylor, Derek Busby, Dylan Busby, Nick Busby

Jeffrey Keith Dugan 
March 18, 1959 - December 23, 2016 
Jeffrey Keith Dugan passed into eternal peace on Friday, December 23, 2016. Jeffrey fought the good fight for a long time before being called home by Our Lord.
Jeffrey was born in Bogalusa on March 18, 1959. He was delightful to be around with a keen sense of humor. He is the son of the late Maxwell Dugan, Sr. and of Mary Fiorenza Dugan Brignac.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother Michael and Michael’s wife Deanna Breland Dugan and their daughters Sarah (Patrick) and Natalie, and his step-father James Brignac as well as a host of cousins. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother Maxwell Greg Dugan, his grandparents, and his Aunt Lena Jacobs.
Jeffrey wanted to be remembered as a good teacher, solely interested in his students being aware of the rewards of learning, especially history.
Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa, with recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 10:30 a.m., Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery

Rusty Stewart 
August 26, 1979 - December 23, 2016 
Rusty Kevin Stewart 37, of Bogalusa, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, December 23rd after an uncompromising battle with double hit Non- Hodgkins Lymphoma.
He was born to Dewitt and Judy Stewart August 26, 1979 in Lake Charles, LA. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 13 years, Summer Seal Stewart; two sons, Daylon Scout and Sawyer Ford Sandifer; two brothers, Casey and Patrick Stewart; Father-in-law Elmo and Joy Seal; Brother and Sister-in-law, Larry and Kimber Mixon; Nieces Baylee and Savannah Mixon; numerous special aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dewitt Stewart; maternal grandmother, Margaret Alford; and paternal grandparents, Talmage and Estelle Stewart.
Rusty graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1997 and the Sullivan Technical Institute in 2000 with a degree in Industrial Machinery. He went to work at the International Paper Box Plant and was currently employed at the United Parcel Service. Rusty also owned his own lawn care service. He was a member of the Chapter 31 International Harvester Collector Club.
Rusty attended Superior Avenue Baptist Church. He was a kind and gentle person who enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Tractors were one of his interests. He loved to go on vacation, always planning a vacation. He loved Disney World, the Smokey Mountains, and the beach as long as he was with his family. If you knew Rusty, you loved him. He was a phenomenal husband, father, and friend. He took excellent care of his family and friends. During his 2 year battle with lymphoma this was evident as the return of care he received from family and friends through Team Stewart.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, December 26, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Superior Avenue Baptist Church on December 27, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with the service at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Clay Norwood to officiate. Internment will follow at the Alvin Burt Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dusty Stewart, Randy Stewart, Matt Stewart, Matthew Stewart, Will Galloway, and Mike Wells.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Superior Avenue Baptist Church, 439 Superior Avenue, Bogalusa, LA 70427.

Emma Moses White 
December 10, 1948 - December 23, 2016 
Sister Emma Moses White, was born December 10, 1948 at the Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA. She became a member of Wesley Ray Methodist Church as a child. She attended Wesley Ray High School and graduated in 1966, and went on to Grambling State College and completed her studies in 1969. While at G.S.U., she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. and there she met and married Alex Whitson and to this union one son, Marcus LeShon Whitson was born.
Sister White worked at Slidell Memorial Hospital and moved to Cleveland, Ohio and worked at St. Luke Hospital for more than 22 years. She joined Open Door Baptist Church and there she met and married Mr. Robert White and to this union, one daughter, Nydeia White was born. She moved back to Angie, January 19, 1994 and worked at Charity Hospital in Bogalusa, LA for 8 years as a Registered Dietitian until she retired on November 10, 2001.
She joined Holy Temple Church of God in Christ where she served faithfully as a Sunday School Teacher, she was a devoted member and she loved her pastor, and serving faithfully until God called her home.
She leaves to cherish her memory; one daughter, Nydeia White and two grandsons: Marcus T. Whitson and LeShon T. Whitson, granddaughter, Nia White; brothers: Eddie Will (Cathy Moses), James Alton (Dorothy Moses), Elder Charles Edward (Martha Moses), Leonard (Flora Moses) and Anderson (Merlie Moses) and one sister, Mildred Rivers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Frances Moses, one son, Marcus LeShon Whitson, grandson, Jeremiah M. White, sisters: Ardean Foots, Thelma Comeaux, Lena Mae Moses, Vanda Lee Moses, Audrey Moses and Gwendolyn Smith, brother, Therodore Moses, Sr., and a host of nieces, nephews and many many friends.

Bennie Ruth Spikes 
January 11, 1945 - December 22, 2016
Bennie Ruth Spikes died December 22, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Burnell Boyd Simpson
July 26, 1924 - December 22, 2016
Burnell Boyd Simpson, age 92, was born July 26, 1924 in Gloster, MS and passed away December 22, 2016 at his residence in Kentwood. He was one of Kentwood's favorite mechanics for over 60 years. He was a Army Veteran having served in WWII and Korea. 
He is survived by two sons, Wayne and wife, Susan, Ricky and wife, Sherry, daughter-in-law, Martha Simpson; five grandsons, Jason, Kerry and friend, Amanda, Matthew and wife, Celeste, Brandon and wife, Laura and Britt; three great grandsons, Zac, Mason and Kolby; one great granddaughter, Piper; two sisters, Geneva Varnado and Bertie Hughes, and one brother, Bobby Simpson and wife, Betty, brother-in-law, John Allen Blackwell. 
Preceded in death by wife, Hazel, infant daughter, Linda, and son, Randy Simpson; parents, Oliver and Bertha Simpson, brothers, Earl and Jewel Simpson and sisters, Reba Simpson, Mary Alice Blackwell, and Dell Gore. 
Pallbearers will be Jason, Kerry, Matthew, Brandon, and Britt Simpson and Tommy Simmons. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Arnold and Barrett Travis. 
Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Saturday, December 24, 2016 from 8am until service at 11 am. Services conducted by Rev. Joey Miller and Dr. Danny Smith. Burial in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. 

Martha Ann Sikora
April 28, 1924 - December 21, 2016
Martha Ann Rodgers Sikora was born April 28, 1924 in Bogalusa, LA and passed away December 21, 2016 in Dallas, TX. 
Visitation will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church. 
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, TX.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Restland Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Avenue, at Restland Road, Dallas, TX 75243. 

LaFlorn Martin Taylor
July 11, 1970 - December 20, 2016
LaFlorn Martin Taylor, a teacher with the Bogalusa School System, departed this life Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA at the age of 46.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Roderick A Taylor of Bogalusa, LA; mother, Irma Robinson of Hampton, Va; two sons, Benderick Martin of Houston, TX and Roderick Taylor, III of Bogalusa, LA; two step daughters, Ashtin (Cullin) Ellis of Dallas, TX and Keagan Taylor of Baton Rouge, LA; one sister, Sheila (Michael) Grant of Lawrenceville, GA; two brothers, Richard (Christina) Jefferson of Pearland, TX and Cleotha (Erika) Martin of Covington, LA; three grandchildren, Christian Martin of Bogalusa, Ta’Liyah Martin and Tayden Benne both of Houston, TX; mother-in-law, Kollette (Royan) Morris, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA; father-in-law, Jerome Taylor of Bogalusa, LA; grandmother, Willene Weary of Angie, LA; God daughter, Alicia Bickham of Gulfport, MS; brother-in-law, Tracey (Renae) Bell of NC; sisters-in-law, Dawn (Byron) Adams of Atlanta, GA, Nyoki Alexander of Bogalusa, LA and Amy Jackson of Detroit, MI; best friend whom was like a sister, Phlesher Mingo of Bogalusa, LA; special friends, Milton Gholar of Bogalusa, LA and Broderick Dillon of Denver, CO; Bogalusa High School Students and a host of other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Cleotha Martin, Sr.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Bogalusa High School Auditorium from 3:00PM – 6:00PM.
The Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 28, 9:00AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 12:00PM at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie, LA; Rev. Terrence August, Pastor and Rev. Sydney Burns, Officiating. The interment will held in Dillon Cemetery, Angie, LA.

"B.B" Crawford Stevens
September 7, 1952 - December 20, 2016
“B. B.” CRAWFORD STEVENS, AGE 64 and a resident of the Sunlight Community died at 7:20 am Tuesday at Riverside Medical Center where she was formerly a Registered Nurse with nearly 40 years of service. She also formerly worked at the Bogalusa Medical Center. B.B. was an active member of Sunlight Baptist Church where she enjoyed playing the piano. She and her husband liked to travel when they were able to get away and she also enjoyed baking cakes for her family and friends. B.B. was always a loving wife and mother to her family.
Survived by: Husband of 45 years: Larry Stevens of the Sunlight Community; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Brent and Melissa Stevens, Bradley Stevens all of the Sunlight Community; Daughter and Son in law: Brandi Lee and Paul Welch of the Sunlight Community; 4 Grandchildren: Brandt Stevens, Madison Stevens, Charmaine Welch, Rachel Welch; Sister and Brother in law: Voncille and Arthur Stevens of the Sunlight Community; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Van Crawford and Maudine Husser Crawford and a sister Elizabeth Rachel Travis.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday December 21st from 6:30 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday at Sunlight Baptist Church from 10 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Milton Kleisch, Rev. Sammie Smith and Rev. Nathan Furman officiating. Burial will follow in the Crawford Family Cemetery.
 
Deacon Wilton Moses
October 28, 1930 - December 19, 2016
Deacon Wilton Moses, a man for all seasons; a husband, father, brother, educator, mentor and friend, passed away December 19, 2016.  
Deacon Wilton Moses, age 86, was born to the late Harrison and Margret Moses on October 28, 1930 in Varnado, Louisiana.
Deacon Moses joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. B. B. Moses. He continued his faithful service for many years under the leadership of the late Dr. A. S. Nelson.
Deacon Moses has always had a love for adventure, people, and education. He graduated from Westley Ray High School in Angie, Louisiana.
After graduating high school, Deacon Moses entered into the Military. After completing his stint in the military, he went on to attend Southern University, in Baton Rouge, where he received a degree in Secondary Education, specializing in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety Education.
While attending Southern University, he met and married the love of his life, Gloria. To this union two children were born.
He leaves to mourn his legacy and Precious Memories a devoted wife, Gloria Moses; three children, Vertress (Annie) Moses and Tarrance (Anna) Moses of Varnado, and Olga M. Levi of Houston, Texas. Seven Grandchildren, Kendrick Robertson of Baton Rouge, LA, Brian (Kolsinia) Moses I of Spring, TX, Keatha Moses of Varnado, LA, Danielle S. Levi of Houston, TX, Terrance Moses, Jr. of Houston, TX, Larry Roberts, Jr. and Tarralyn D. L. Moses both of Varnado, LA; seven great grands, Alexia Smith of Clinton, MS, Kendrick Brumfield of Franklinton, LA, Natoshia Moses of Pearl, MS, Brian Moses II of Spring, TX, Nicholas Franklin of Vanado, LA, Te’Drea Freeman of Baton Rouge, LA, and Anniah Jackson of Varnado, LA; a faithful godson Clayton Jackson of Baton Rouge, LA; and a host of relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in Death by his mother and father, Harrison Joseph and Margaret Morris Moses; a nephew, Keith Moses; and a niece, Vanessa Moses.
A Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Varnado, Louisiana.

Ivy Beryl Forrest Blades
June 20, 1932 - December 19, 2016
Ivy Beryl Forrest Blades, a lifelong resident of the Spring Creek Community passed away at 10:45 AM on Monday, December 19, 2016 at her home. She was born June 20, 1932 in Spring Creek and was 84 years of age. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. 
She is survived by her children, Gloria Jean Blades Strickland and husband, Denny Roy, Jackie Blades Williams and husband, Kenny, Forrest Jewel Blades and wife, Denise; grandchildren, Robbie Strickland, Toby Strickland and wife, Ariel, Rebekah Blades Di Cicco and husband, Dominick, Clinton “Fred” Blades and wife, Jenna; great grandchildren, Denni Zobrist, Truett Strickland, Olivia and Isabella Di Cicco, and Colton Blades and her brother, Earl Forrest and wife, Ann. 
She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Jewel Blades; parents, Norman and Ertie Forrest; and siblings, Dale and Wayne Forrest. 
Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 9  AM until religious services at 11 AM on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith and Rev. Eric Latham. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 73072 Hwy 1054, Kentwood, LA 70444. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Jack H. Lee 
June 30, 1930 - December 19, 2016 
Jack H. Lee, age 86, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at his home in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Bertie B. Lee; his son, Daryl Paul Lee and his wife Cynthia; a sister, Patsy Milton; and two grandchildren, Braxton Lee and Brandon Green.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Jackie Lynn Lee; and his parents, Charles Mixon Lee and Mercedes Sandifer Lee.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. with a Masonic Service at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at First Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens

Harold "Bill" Oswald, III
July 2, 1958 - December 18, 2016
HAROLD WILLIAM “BILL” OSWALD, III, AGE 58 and a resident of the Wilmer Community died at 8:20 pm Sunday December 18, 2016 at his home. He was a former correctional officer with the State Penitentiary at Angola. Bill was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also the founder of B&C Cajun Seasoning. 
Survived by: Wife: Charlene Hoffman Oswald of Wilmer; Brother: Robert “Bob” Oswald and fiancé Joy Parker; Also numerous other family members and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Dr. Harold William Oswald, Jr. and very recently by his mother Lynette Braud Oswald.
Bill requested a private service at a later date at which time he will be laid to rest in the family cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Wilmer Volunteer Fire Department. 

Alfred Warren
March 03, 1947 - December 17, 2016
Bro. Alfred Warren, Jr., age 69, transitioned from Earth to Glory on Friday, December 17, 2016 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA.
Bro. Alfred Warren, Jr. was born March 3, 1947 in Franklinton, LA to the parents of Alfred and Lola Mae Wilson Warren. Bro. Alfred joined Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. Holmes. Later in life he joined Outreach Full Gospel Church, where he remained until his death. He was married to Brenda Joyce Bickham. 
Bro. Alfred leaves to cherish his memories, four daughters, Tammy Warren, Dishika Magee, and Paquita Dillion Thomas all of Franklinton, LA, and Shanda Warren Bauer of Palmdale, CA; three sons, Toric Magee, Adrian Hart, and LaVell Hart all of Franklinton, LA; four sons- in- law, Roderick Barker, Samuel Moore both of Franklinton, LA, Rod Bauer of Palmdale, CA, and Eric Thomas of Avondale, LA; two daughters- in- law, Shamecka Magee, and Sabrina Hart both of Franklinton, LA; twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, and nephew’s relatives and friends. He also leaves to cherish his memory a very special friend, Gloria Jefferson, who was dear to his heart, her children and grandchildren; two best friends Ray Hart and Wilson Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Lola Mae Wilson Warren; his brother John Ira Warren; and a son, Richard Fowler.
Visitation will be Friday, December 23, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Franklinton, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA.

James Glen Jordan
August 19, 1953 - December 17, 2016
James Glen Jordan, a resident of Franklinton, passed away at 10 AM on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Louisiana Heart Hospital in LaCombe. He was born August 19, 1953 and was 63 years of age. 
He is survived by his children, James Paul “J.P.” Jordan and wife, Kim, Dawn Rick and husband, Andy, and James Glen “Jamie” Jordan, Jr.; grandchildren, Cameron, McKenzie and Kaden Jordan and Gracie, Blair and Lilly Bankston; mother, Lukeinia DiMattia; sisters, Connie Rodriguez, Mary Lou Sharp, Catherine Williams and husband, Tommy, and Sandra Starkey; brothers, Luke Rodriguez, Leroy Rodriguez, Clyde Rodriguez and Ricky Jordan and Anna Strahan; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by his father, James William “J.D.” Jordan and wife, Virgie Cooper Jordan, and his uncle, H. P. Jordan. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Monday, December 19, 2016. 

Terry Dewayne Vince
April 11, 1970 - December 15, 2016
TERRY DEWAYNE VINCE, AGE 46 and a resident of Bogalusa died at 5:30 am Thursday, December 15, 2016 at his sister’s residence in Franklinton.
Survived by: 2 Daughters: Jasmine Bedwell; Cassi Vince; Mother and dad: Delaine C. and Gregory Bush; 2 Grandchildren: Cash Bedwell and Laci Vince; Sister who he loved dearly: Michelle Ansley; 2 Brothers: Robby Vince and Jeremy Vince
He was preceded in death by his father Jerry Vince and a sister Rhonda Grimes.
A service will be held at a later date.

John Earl Creel
January 15, 1943 - December 15, 2016
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) John Earl Creel passed peacefully in the early morning hours of December 15, 2016, at the age of 73, after a lengthy illness. Visitation is scheduled at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2201 Washington Street on Saturday, December 17th 2016 from 9am-11:00am with funeral services immediately following. Interment will follow at Fisher United Methodist Church Cemetery at the corner of Highway 440 and Highway 1056. 
A member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, he was predeceased by his father, Murray Newton Creel; mother, Corrine Dykes Creel; sister, Dorothy Jewel Creel; sister, Mary Francis Creel Statham and two infant children.
He was survived by his brother, James Newton Creel (Barbara) of Independence; wife, Darlene Connell Hutson Creel of Franklinton; his three daughters, Shannon Lord and husband Richard of Louisburg, KS, Melissa Harding and husband Chris of Albuquerque, NM , Tiffany Creel of Baton Rouge and mothers of his children, Judith Kellogg and Gina Creel. Three grandchildren, Amber Hamilton and husband Mike; Jason Lord and fiancé Emily Gillespie; and Ava Creel. He was greatly anticipating the arrival of his great-granddaughter due on his birthday in January, Eleanor Elizabeth and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his stepdaughter, Renee Hutson Greer (Josh) and step-grandchildren, Aubrey, Emily and Dalton. 
John attended and graduated from Northwestern University during his 33-year distinguished career in the U.S. Army/Louisiana National Guard. John retired and became the Fleet Manager of General Services Administration for the states of West Virginia and Louisiana before retiring from the federal government, John returned to Franklinton upon retirement to enjoy the countryside, family and friendships from his youth. Since retiring, John became an entrepreneur selling goats, watermelons all the while running the roads with close friends; Donald Painter, Earl Spears and Kary Bourg. John could always count on neighbor, Jeremy Painter to help with odd jobs around the house.
John’s love, sense of humor and willingness to help anyone in need will be missed by all that knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Richard Murphy Hospice House, 1109 Covington Street, Hammond, LA.

Frank Joseph Saraceno 
September 22, 1951 - December 15, 2016 
Frank Joseph Saraceno, age 65, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at his home in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Blackmon Saraceno of Bogalusa, LA; two daughters, Jennifer Saraceno of Bogalusa, LA, and Candace Revere (Clay) of Hammond, LA; one sister, Marianne Saraceno Mixon of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, Gaetano “Doonie” Saraceno (Gail) of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Joseph Beninato and Ashleigh Wallace both of Bogalusa, LA, Jonah Revere and Jacob Revere both of Hammond, LA.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gaetano “Tiney” Saraceno and Bessie Gagliano Saraceno; and one brother, Victor “Vic” John Saraceno.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 12:00 P.M. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Sherida "Sheri" Bridges
August 14, 1948 - December 14, 2016
Sherida Alayne Coble Bridges, age 68 of Kentwood went to be with her Lord on December 4,2016 surrounded by family in Hattiesburg, MS. Sherida was born on August 14,1948 in Longview, TX. to John and Rmeta Coble. She was married to her loving husband Donald R. Bridges for 49 years. Together they had 3 wonderful kids. Sherida had a wonderful life, growing up she traveled around the world because her father was in the Navy. At the age of 18 she married her husband, Donald and helped take over the family farm in Gillsburg, Ms. Sherida had many talents, from working in a hospital, to helping coordinate weddings, being able to paint anything her mind would see. Her most loved talent was her voice. From the age of 3,singing in church with her grandmother Lois, Sherida would say her voice was truly a gift from God. No matter how tough life got, even through the cancer, she would always say that God surely blessed her. Sherida was very active in church through the years. Anyone around her could see her love of her family and her love for her Lord. 
Sherida is survived by her husband, Donald Bridges; daughters, Katina (K.C.)and Dino McDaniel of Lafayette, and Joni and Paul Elliott of Hattiesburg; one son, Beau Bridges of Kentwood. Sherida's mother, Rmeta Coble of Gillsburg; sister, Linda and Jerry Van of McComb; brother, Bill Coble of New Orleans; 14 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
Sherida is preceded in death by her father, John Coble; and twins daughters, Bevin and Blaine. 
Funeral services will be held on December 20, 2016 at Red Bluff Baptist Church in Greensburg with Rev. Jeff Van officiating. Burial at Red Bluff Cemetery to follow. 
The Bridges family would like to extend their gratitude to the wonderful caregivers of hospice for their graceful care. And to the special neighbors, friends, family, and prayer warriors for being there when she needed anything, and for lifting her up to the throne of God's mercy. 
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Mary Eliza Young Burkhalter Thomas
December 10, 1932 - December 13, 2016
Mary Eliza Young was born on December 10, 1932 in Franklinton, LA to the late Tryree and Zula Young. She was the oldest daughter of twelve children. Mary ended her visit on earth and went home Tuesday, December 13, 2016 surrounded by her loving children. 
Mary attended school in Franklinton at Franklinton High School and resided in Sun, LA, until she married the late Jesse Burkhalter Sr. in 1947. Through their 26 years union, they had six children; Irma (Rafus) Adams, Vincent (Shelia) Burkhatler, Linda (Limmie) Marshall, Janice (Myrtis ) Hart, Edmond (Sandra) Burkhalter, Sr., and Jessie (Cynthia) Burkhalter Jr. Mary later married Horace Thomas January 27, 1994.
Mary was reared in the church of Christ Holiness and late in the years accepted Christ as her savior. She held the position as church mother at Jerusalem Full Gospel Church of New Orleans. Mary lived her life with no apologies. She showed love, gave hospitality, and told the unadulterated truth. 
She leaves to cherish her memories six siblings, Ella Rose (George) Harvey, Steve Young Sr., Tyree (Marilyn) Young, Jr., Barbara Bell, Catherine Simmons, and Naomi (Cleon) Morgan; five children, fourteen grandchildren, twenty nine great grandchildren, sister- in laws, brother- in -laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. 
Mary was preceded in death by her son, Edmond Burkhalter, Sr., her siblings, William “Bill” Young, Rudulph Young, John Wesley Young, Alfred Young, Sr., and Denver Young; grandson, Anthony “Tony” Adams; and two great granddaughters, Casandra Francise, Aliyah Burkhalter.
A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Covington, Louisiana.

David Earl Martin
October 16, 1951 - December 13, 2016
David Earl Martin, born October 16, 1951 in Smithdale, MS, passed away December 13, 2016. He was born to the late Early Leary Martin and Carrie Howard Martin. He joined First Church at an early age under the leadership of Elder. Howard Quillens, Sr.
He was united in holy matrimony to the late Judy Walter, and he remarried to Mabel Davis. He leaves to Cherish his memory three sons, David Earl Martin, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA, Darious El’Tron Harry of Baton Rouge, LA, and Daramis Eron Harry of Texas; nine siblings, Dorothy (Willie) Butler, Beulah Moore, Syreetham Walters, all of Avondale, LA, Mildred (Nathanial) Henry of Kenner, LA, Reba (Otis) Jackson, Kelvan (Jamie) Martin, of Elk Grove, CA, Ernest (Gilda) Martin of Varnado, LA, Rose M.( Henry) Martin, Michael (Denise) of Bogalusa, LA, two children, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by a wife, Judy Walker; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Early Leroy and Carrie Lena Martin; and one brother, Jessie L. Martin, Sr.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the First Church of God in Christ in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 am.

Arvy Cutrer
January 02, 1941 - December 11, 2016
Arvy Cutrer, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 10:30 PM on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born January 2, 1941 in Tangipahoa and was 75 years of age. 
He is survived by his sisters, Audrey Cutrer and Millie C. Dunn and husband, Larry and his brother, Charles Cutrer. 
Preceded in death by his parents, Ikey and Emma Brown Cutrer; 2 brothers, William Cutrer and Carl “Boogie” Cutrer and  his sister, Avos Partin. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11 AM until religious services at 1 PM Thursday, December 15, 2016. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Kentwood. 

Ola Mae Wells
April 7, 1944 - December 11, 2016
Ola Mae Wells age 72 passed away December 11, 2016 at her daughters residence. She was a resident of Bogalusa La and a member of New Life Pentecostal Church. 
She is survived by her sons Wayne Wells "Brandie" of Poplarville Ms, Jonathan Tagert "Katie" of Bogalusa La. One daughter Sandra Wells Duncan "Tim" of Angie La. Brothers Wilbur Adams "Louise" of Bogalusa La, and Don Adams "Wanda" of Carriere Ms. One sister Margie Simmons of Angie La. Five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Dudley Wells, daughter Sharon Tagert, parents Charlie and Gracie Adams. 
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday December 13, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue of Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery. Rev. Wesley Quave will officiate. 

Larry Edward Arnold 
November 16, 1944 - December 11, 2016 
Larry Edward Arnold, age 72, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Larry was a resident of Bogalusa, LA. He was born on November 16, 1944. He was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church. Larry served in the United States Army Reserve.
He is survived by his wife, Mitzi Haik Arnold; his son, Scott Arnold and wife Tracy; his granddaughter, Isabella, Arnold; his grandson, Kramer Stuart; and his cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oletta and Dudley Arnold; his baby brother, Dudley Wayne Arnold; his grandparents, Angus and Carrie Bankston; his uncle and wife, Clarence and Edna Bankston; his wife's parents, Ned and Olga Haik.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Lois Ann Boykin Biglane
June 26, 1946 - December 11, 2016
Lois Ann Boykin Biglane born June 26, 1946 passed away peacefully December 11, 2016 at the age of 70. She was born in Taylorsville, MS. and was a resident of the Plainview Community for several years.
She is survived by her husband, Jesse Biglane of Bogalusa, a grandson, George A. Biglane Jr. of Lafayette, La. a brother, James Randall Boykin and his wife Margie of Mize MS., 3 sisters, Irma Nichols of Pearl, MS., Mattie Pearl Smith and her husband Junior of Bay Springs, MS. And Linda Alredd and her husband Judd of Jackson, MS., and several nieces and nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Otto Boykin and Vallie Walley Boykin, a son, George A. Biglane Sr., and a sister Cecil Ruth Blakney.
Mausoleum Services will be held on Thursday December 15, 2016 at the Ridgeland Cemetery , located in Ridgeland, MS.. at 1:00 P.M.

Kathy Dale Forrest
February 12, 1953 - December 10, 2016
Kathy Dale Forrest, 63, of Kentwood, LA, died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on December 10, 2016. Born February 12, 1953 in Magnolia, MS. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert “Dale” Forrest and Catherine “Joyce” Blades Forrest. Kathy Dale was involved in numerous organizations in her community. She was an active choir member at her home church of First United Methodist Church in Amite. As the Justice of the Peace for Ward 2, she performed marriage ceremonies for numerous dear friends and former students. Two positions she held dear to her heart were Board of Directors of Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau and Relay for Life Breast Cancer Awareness Advocate, both of which led to numerous lifelong friendships. Her most treasured memories were of singing and playing in the Show Boat Band with her brother and fellow musician friends. Kathy Dale will be remembered by hundreds of former students as a most cherished and influential high school Biology teacher for 21 years. She was co-owner with her brother, Craig, of Forrest Hill Dairy since 1984 and was no stranger to hard work. A skilled entrepreneur, she was the former owner of two successful local restaurant locations of The Smoke House. She was an outstanding basketball player who lead her Spring Creek High School team to the state playoffs and was a fierce barrel-racing competitor, who loved her horses dearly. A favorite pastime in her later years was spending time with relatives and friends at her and Craig’s camp in Manchac,  fishing, running trout lines, catching crabs, and singing karaoke. Kathy Dale always took pride in her work, countless accomplishments, and everything she was involved in, and unconditionally loved her family and countless friends. She never met a stranger and always put a smile on everyone’s face when she entered the room. She lived a full life and thoroughly enjoyed traveling to unique and extraordinary places with special friends and co-workers. Kathy Dale was smitten by her great-nephews and niece, all of whom will miss her dearly and hold a special place in their hearts for her. 
She is survived by her one and only sibling, Norman “Craig” Forrest and wife, Pam; nephew, Trent Forrest and wife, Macy; niece, Traci Forrest Jennings and husband, Ryan; great-nephews, Connor and Kale Forrest and Parker Jennings; great-niece, Peyton Jennings. 
There will be a celebration of life for family and friends at Spring Creek Baptist Church on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 5:00 pm. until 10:00 pm. Services will continue on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 8:00 – 11:00 am., followed by funeral services at 11:00 am. at the church. Interment will follow at Spring Creek Cemetery. 
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to her oncologist, Dr. Saux, during her battle, St. Tammany Hospice services for their support in her final days, and McKneely Funeral Home of Amite and Kentwood. 

James "Bo" Gatlin
July 20, 1958 - December 10, 2016
JAMES RANDALL “BO” GATLIN, AGE 58 and a resident of Franklinton died early Saturday morning December 10, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He enjoyed fishing and cutting trees. Bo worked maintenance for Billy Ray Sumrall and liked to put up Christmas lights each year, which he did even recently. Bo loved spending time with his family and adored his grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife of 38 years: Delane Westmoreland Gatlin of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: James Ryan Gatlin and Jennifer of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: James Rylan Gatlin, Kaydence Grace Gatlin, Daylon Reign Gatlin; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Ruby and Hayes Bickham of Franklinton, Mary and David Guidry of Covington, Janice Brumfield of Franklinton; 4 Brothers and a Sister in law: David and Jerry Gatlin of Watson, Alvin Ingram, Alfred Ingram, Tommy Ingram all of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews that were all very special to him.
He was preceded in death by his parents Betty Davis Ingram and Herman Ingram, brothers Stephen Ingram, Douglas Ingram, a sister Pat Dykes and Darrel Gatlin.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday December 12th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiaiting. Burial will follow in the Acy’ Creek Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.

Sherry Miller Seals
September 8, 1958 - December 9, 2016
SHERRY LYNN MILLER SEALS, AGE 58 and a resident of Franklinton passed from this world into her Heavenly Home on Friday night December 9, 2016, after bravely battling cancer for nearly 4 years. Prior to her illness, Sherry was a legal advocate for the Safe Harbor organization, a domestic violence shelter for women and children. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and a very cheerful and happy person. Sherry was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother. 
Survived by: Husband of 39 years: Edward “Ted” Seals of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Kenneth and Lindsey Seals of Franklinton; 2 Grandsons: Peyton Riley Seals, Kenneth Brayden Seals; Parents: Don and Virginia Miller of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Donna and Gary Touchstone; Her devoted nephew: Dewayne Touchstone; Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a wonderful circle of friends.
She was preceded in death by her nephew Sean Hunter Touchstone and her grandparents.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday December 11th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clay Spinks officiating. Burial will follow in the San Pedro Baptist Church Cemetery.

Carl Edward Cutrer, Sr. 
February 28, 1922 - December 9, 2016 
Carl Edward Cutrer, Sr., a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana since 1946, passed away on December 9, 2016 at the age of 94.
Carl was born on February 28, 1922 in Kentwood, LA to Jesse Hardy and Dixie Varnado Cutrer. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he was Student Body Vice President, a member of the band, President of the French Club and involved in many other organizations and activities.
After graduating from SLU in 1942, he attended New York’s Columbia University for Navy Officer Training. Commissioned as an Ensign, he was assigned to the Amphibious Forces, based at Little Creek, VA and later, Fort Pierce, FL. During his four years in the U. S. Navy, he served in the Pacific aboard L.S.T. 1040 as Navigator. His service to his country was a major influence for the rest of Carl’s life. He loved telling stories of his experiences and would dress in his dress white navy uniform for special occasions and when invited to speak to school groups. His love of his country never ceased to be one of his strongest characteristics.
After his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he settled in Bogalusa, LA and started working for his brother, Jesse Cutrer at Red Bird Ice Cream Company where he became a business partner in 1950 and assumed full responsibility of the company in 1967.
In 1949, he married Marjorie Jean Smith Cutrer. During their 62 years of marriage, they raised three children and were able to travel extensively to six continents and were committed to their church and community activities.
Carl loved the Lord and was extremely active in First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, trustee and Sunday School teacher. He was also very active in civic organizations including the Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce and YMCA board. From 1970-1995 he served on the Bogalusa Community Medical Center Board of Trustees. He was also the Chairman of the Washington Parish Red Cross Disaster Committee from 1950-1990. In 1992, he was named the Bogalusa Citizen of the Year and in 2002 was honored to be the “Mystery Person” for the Washington Parish Fair. He always enjoyed being involved in activities related to improving his community.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie and a son, Carl E. Cutrer, Jr.
Carl is survived by his son, Hardy Cutrer (Lori) of Baton Rouge, LA; his daughter, Margaret Cutrer Tynes (David) of Petal, MS; grandsons, Daniel Tynes (Emily), Paul Tynes (Raven), Charley Tynes (Brooklee), and J. Hardy Cutrer; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, LA on Monday, December 12, 2016. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Hillview Memorial Gardens in Bogalusa, LA with military graveside rites performed by the American Legion Magic City Post #24. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Bogalusa, has been entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Bogalusa (541 Avenue F, Bogalusa, LA 70427) or Carterville Baptist Church (1115 Carterville Road, Petal, MS 39465).

Danny Sanders
May 6, 1947 - December 8, 2016
ALBERT DANIEL “DANNY” SANDERS, AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday evening December 8, 2016 at his home. He was a former oil-field driller for Sundowner and other companies through the years. Danny attended Shiloh Church of Christ near Amite and loved reading about and studying History. He liked to cook for his family and friends, but he especially loved growing plants and flowers in his nursery. Danny also planted a large garden each year and would share the vegetables with his neighbors and family and he also liked to raise his farm animals.
Survived by: Wife of 47 years: Donna Buquoi Sanders of Franklinton; Daughter: Jennifer Pauline Sanders of Monroe, NC; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Jason Daniel Sanders of Hammond, Gregory Adam and Kristen Sanders of Carriere, MS, Aaron Michael and Holly Sanders of Mt. Hermon; 8 Grandchildren: Chaston Drew Thorp, Dakota Lee and Hannah Thorp, Nathan Daniel Thorp, Bray Benjamin Sanders, Kelsey Alexis Bennett, Carmen Blaze Neff, Xander Cade Neff, Tristan Mac Freeman; An Expected Grandchild: Raylan Aaron Sanders; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Walter Lynn and Cheryl Sanders of Hempstead, NC, David Russell Sanders of Aztec, NM; Sister and Brother in law: Florence Sanders Loftice and Daniel Loftice of Franklinton, Mother in law: Ella Labat Buquoi of Baton Rouge; Also numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Leo Sanders and Ayleen Yates Sanders, grandparents Daniel and Pauline Gardner Yates and Walter Sanders and Synthia Gill Jenkins, father in law Charles Allen Buquoi and aunt Emma Gardner.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday December 11th 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 Bro. Bob Morrow, Bro. Dru Broussard, and Dale Westmoreland officiating. Burial will follow in the Sharp Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jason Sanders, Russell Holden, Richard Holden, Van Varnado, Dakota Thorp, Matt Westmoreland
Honorary Pallbearers are grandsons Chaston Thorp and Nathan Thorp

Hubert Rester
April 12, 1929 - December 8, 2016
Hubert Rester age 87 passed away December 8, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He retired from Holsom Bread Company after 33 years. Hubert was a member of True Light Baptist Church serving as a deacon for 45 years. He also served his country in the U S Marine Air Casual Squadron Eleven. 
He is survived by his wife Willa F. Rester. Son Charles Ray Rester "Tammy" of Bogalusa La. Daughters Brenda Miller "Jerry" of Thomas La. Debbie Rester of Pine La. Step daughter Willethia Goings of Isabel La. Brothers Raymond Rester White Sands Ms, Richard Rester of Bogalusa, and Ray Rester of Bogalusa La. Sister's Jeanette Polezack of Albany La ,Jan Creel of Bogalusa La, Diane Sanders of Bogalusa La, and Tammy Creel of Bogalusa La. Eight grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren. 
He is preceded in death by a step son Johnny Spears, parents Thomas Arthur and Bertha Jenkins Rester, brothers, David Rester, Tommy Rester, Jerry Rester.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday December 10, 2016 from 4 p.m until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue of Sunday December 11,2016 from 8 a.m until time for service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be at New Beginnings Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomas La. Brother Keith Branch will officiate.

Willard Glenn Mizell
August 21, 1938 - December 7, 2016
Willard Glenn Mizell of Crossroads MS., born August 21, 1938 passed away December 7, 2016 at the age of 78 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. He was a loving husband, father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He was also a member of the Sun Baptist Church.
Glenn leaves behind his beloved wife of 56 years Eunice Lee Mizell, a son , Greg (Amanda) Mizell and a brother Leslie "Les" Mizell, Grand children, Stacey (Jim) Hernandez, Tyler Mizell, Autumn Hibley, Gary Hibley, Luke Hibley, Ethan Hibley, Aliveah Hibley and Andrew Jones, Great Grandchildren, Madison, Jay and Jacey Hernandez.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lavert Mizell and a sister, Ruth Russel.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa, La. beginning Sunday December 11, 2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. and will resume Monday December 12, 2016 after 9:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Rev Terry Rayburn and Bro. Buddy Ashe will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Mitchell Chapel Church of God Cemetery.

Lisa Ann Graham West
April 23, 1960 - December 07, 2016
Lisa Ann Graham West, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away at 10 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at her home. She was born April 23, 1960 in Magnolia, MS and was 56 years of age. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and loved her dog, Muffin. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Kentwood. 
She is survived by her sisters, Diana Graham Woodward and husband, Jerry, Pam Graham Beacom and husband, Bill, and Victoria Graham Allen and husband, Richard; sister in law, Barbara Hilbun Graham and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephew. 
Preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Maxine Graham; husband, William Harrison West; brother, Clifford Douglas Graham and nephew, Alan Douglas Graham. 
Graveside Services will be held at Spring Creek Cemetery, Kentwood at 11 AM Saturday, December 10, 2016. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. 

Margaret Ann Burch
November 28, 1955 - December 7, 2016
MARGARET ANN BOOTY BURCH, AGE 61 and a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday morning December 7, 2016 at her home. She was a retired English teacher at Franklinton High School, where she loved teaching her students. Margaret was an avid reader, worker of puzzles and never met a stranger. She enjoyed helping her family and friends in any way they needed. Margaret was a woman of strong Christian faith and a member of Old Union Missionary Baptist Church near Amite. She had a very special place in her loving heart for each and every one of her family members, friends and beloved pets.
Survived by: Husband of 34 years: Cecil A. Burch of Franklinton; Daughter: Megan Elizabeth Burch of Franklinton; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Millie June Magee of Pine, Veda Pearl Guylette of Franklinton, Sharon Aline Blakeman and Sid Blakeman of Harvey; Brother: Emery Lavern Booty of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother Mildred Martha Davis Booty Jenkins, father James Emery Booty and brother James William Booty.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday December 11th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sammie Smith, Rev. Charles Abbey and Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the San Pedro Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Faron Magee, Darron Magee, Clint Magee, Rocky Guylette, James Guylette, Dustin Larousse
Honorary Pallbearers: Aaron Beck, Joseph Lupo, Kelly Notariano

Karen DeCoursey Miller 
July 21, 1951 - December 7, 2016 
Karen DeCoursey Miller, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 65, born on July 21, 1951 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Glynn Miller of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Melissa A. Sarhan Kare(Anthony) of Olympia, WA; one son, Scott Amacker (Monica) of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Margaret Baker (Richard) of Buford, SC; one brother, Edward F. DeCoursey (Lorna) of Bogalusa, LA; and four grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by one son, Bryan Amacker; and one grandchild.
Graveside Services will be held at Ponemah Cemetery at a later date.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Ruby M. Tucker
March 15, 1929 - December 7, 2016
Ruby M. Tucker age 87 passed away on December 7, 2016 in Destrehan La. 
She is survived by two sons, Wilton Hunt of Franklinton La, and Wesley Hunt of Crosby Tx. Three daughters, Diane Wheeler of Ft. Worth Tx, Susan Roper of Paulina La, and Lynn McDevitt of Destrehan La. One sister Fannie Freeman of Kenner La. Twenty four grandchildren, thirty nine great grandchildren and twenty great-great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Carl M. Tucker, son Hardy Hunt, daughter Faye Stanton, parents G. E. and Ella Mae McNeese, and one sister Ruth Hartfield.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home 610 Ave F. Bogalusa La on Thursday December 8, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and continue of Friday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Whittington Cemetery. Brother Don McDaniel will officiate.

Earl Kerry Briggs
November 02, 1939 - December 07, 2016
Earl Kerry Briggs was called to his eternal home on December 7, 2016 at the age of 77. He died peacefully at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. 
Earl K. Briggs, son of the late Amos Briggs Sr. and the late Rosia Lee Burkhalter Briggs was born in Washington Parish, LA on November 2, 1939. He was the oldest of six children. Earl joined church at an early age at Crystal Springs AME Church. 
On January 22, 1969, he was united in holy matrimony to Curtis Lee Commadore and from this union four children were born. In 1971 they joined Plainview Church of Christ Holiness USA under the leadership of Elder Jessie Augurson. The current Pastor is Elder Albert J. Brumfield Jr. 
His memories will be cherished by his devoted wife of 47 years, Mrs. Curtis Lee Commadore, Briggs; two sons, Randy (Michelle) Briggs of Hammond, LA, and Keith (Carletta) Briggs of Mt. Hermon, LA; two daughters, Tammy (Patrick) Williams Briggs, and Pamela (David) James, both of Mt. Hermon, LA; two brothers, Randall Briggs of Pensacola, FL, and Willie (Myrtis) Briggs of Mt. Hermon, LA; two sisters, Roberta Taylor of Franklinton, LA, and Cynthia Brumfield of Tangipahoa, LA; eight grandchildren, Phillip (Thasia), Chaz, Kinjite, Jalen, Mason, Patera, DaeShaun, and Marlena; three great granddaughters, Aiyana, Azuria, and Liliana; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 
He is preceded in death by his parents Amos Briggs Sr., and Rosia Lee Burkhalter Briggs, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Curtis Commadore Sr. & Amie Jackson Commadore; his youngest brother Amos Briggs Jr.; Grandmother, Narcisse Burkhalter and eleven brothers- in- law
Visitation services will be Friday, December 16, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service will be held at the Plainview Church of Christ Holiness in Mt. Hermon, Louisiana on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

Mollie Jo Crouch
July 24, 1924 - December 6, 2016
MOLLIE JO CROUCH, of Bush, LA, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, she was 92 years old.
Beloved wife of Leroy Paul Crouch; Loving mother of the late Terry Lee Crouch and wife, Sylvia; Gary Crouch and wife, Debbie; Daughter of the late Isaac B. Looper and Mollie S. Looper; Twin sister of the late Pollie L. Fissel; Also, survived by her grandchildren: Casey Crouch; Jay Crouch(Heidi); Jody Crouch(Megan); great grandchildren: Ector Gutierrez(Carmen); Haley Crouch; Jay P. Crouch; and Amelia Crouch.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services at HONAKER FUNERAL HOME, 1751 GAUSE Blvd. WEST (IN FOREST LAWN CEMETERY), Slidell, LA, on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.
Visitation at Honaker Funeral Home on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.

Altha Magee Welch 
March 27, 1934 - December 6, 2016 
Altha Magee Welch, age 82, born on March 27, 1934, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Auantis Deshun Warren
April 19, 1991 - December 05, 2016
Aquantis Deshun Warren peacefully passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 in Covington, La. He was born April 19, 1991 in Bogalusa, La.
Aquantis leaves to cherish his memories; his parents, Howard Connerly and Shirley Warren, brothers; Jaris Warren, Corey Dillion and Howard Connerly, sisters; Natasha Warren, Laniekia Warren, Tacarra Warren, Dominque Warren, Victoria Connerly and Mary Connerly; and his grandmother; Martha Warren.
Aquantis was preceded in death by his sister Lashaiekia Warren, grandparents; Hilda McClain, Hayward McClain and Eziekel Warren Jr.
A visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 16, 2016, 9am-1pm and Funeral services immediately follows for 1pm at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Franklinton, La.

Rudy Causey
January 19, 1942 - December 5, 2016
Rudolph (Rudy) Causey was born January 19, 1942 in Edistow Island, South Carolina. He passed away December 5, 2016 at Lakeview Medical Center.
Rudy was a long time resident of Franklinton. He was an active member and former president of the Franklinton Lions Club. He was a friend to many, and was known for his easy smile and outgoing personality. Many shared conversations and laughs with Rudy over a cup of coffee. Rudy had a generous heart and was always interested in helping those in need. He was a member of First Baptist Church Franklinton where he served as the custodian for many years. At the time of his death, Rudy was a resident at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Rudy's friends and family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Manor for making him feel at home during his short time there.
Rudy is survived by his Sister: Margaret Carey; Nieces: Vickie Chapel and Sativa Chapel; Nephew: Tim Freeman; Special friends: Bethany, Shakira, and Autumn Dyson
He was preceded in death by his father: William Causey; Mother: Mamie Lee Carey, Brother: Leroy Causey 
There will be a memorial service for Rudy at First Baptist Church of Franklinton at 2:00pm on Monday, December 12, 2016. 

Robert Wilson
June 13, 1933 - December 05, 2016
Deacon Robert Wilson was born on June 13, 1933 to the late Robert I. Wilson Sr. and Olivia Rhodes Wilson. He was the fourth of seven children born. Robert joined Bethel Church of Christ Holiness at an early age and remained a member until God called him home. He attended Washington Parish High School and graduated in 1953. Following his graduation, he joined the United States Army and after two years of service, he was honorably discharged. Robert enrolled at Southern University on the G.I. Bill in 1955 and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture and General Science in 1960.
On November 3, 1962, he united in holy matrimony to Mary Nell Magee. To this union, four children were born and one reared. He will be remembered by the Bethel Church family for many accomplishments: Deacon, Chairman of the Deacon Board, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Church Financial Secretary, and a member of the Male Choir.
Robert leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Mary Nell, four children, Caroll (Max) and Robert Earl (Regina) of Franklinton, LA, Sonjua (Malcolm) of Lufkin, TX; Roger Wilson of Covington, La and Joan Sholes of Franklinton, LA; one brother, Daniel (Leona) Wilson of Franklinton, LA and two sisters, Vendora Gray of Baton Rouge, LA and Nell Dawson of Cleveland, OH; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends to cherish his memory. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert I. Wilson, Sr. and Olivia Rhodes Wilson; sisters, Elizabeth Brown, Macedonia Wilson, and Louise Dunn.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness in Franklinton, Louisiana.

Samuel Joseph Smith
July 21, 1938 - December 4, 2016
SAMUEL JOSEPH SMITH, AGE 79 and a resident of Franklinton died Sunday morning December 4, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church where he was a member of the Franciscan Order as well as the Knights of Columbus. Sammie was a former employee of Textron Industries who enjoyed reading.
Survived by: 2 Daughters: Candida Gonzales, Courtney Smith and David Perry all of Franklinton; 2 Grandchildren: Caitlyn Gonzales, Grace Gonzales; Sister and Brother in law: Roslyn and Suman Das of Jackson, MS; Nephew and Niece: Quinn Tanner, Nicole Irwin; Former Wife and Mother to His Children: Evon Rose of Franklinton
He was preceded in death by his parents William E. Smith and Rosa Entrican Smith.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday December 10th from 12 pm until 2 pm. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2 pm Saturday. 

Douglas Karl Creason 
July 17, 1962 - December 4, 2016
Douglas Karl Creason, a resident of Angie, LA, age 54, born on July 17, 1962, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Mary Louise Mitchell 
February 19, 1927 - December 4, 2016
Mary Louise Mitchell of Crossroads, MS, age 89, born on February 19, 1927, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, December 4, 2016.
She is survived by her children, Joel Mitchell, John and Diane Mitchell, Mary and Gary Smart; and Tommy and Jeanne Mitchell; fourteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Horatio Mitchell.
Visitation will be held at Mitchell Chapel Church of God of Crossroads, MS on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Mitchell Chapel Church of God on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 9:00 am–11:00 am. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 am with Rev. Tony Wheeler and Rev. Gary Smart officiating. Interment to follow at Mitchell Chapel Church of God Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Eld. Homer Graves
February 17, 1932 - December 4, 2016
ELD. HOMER GRAVES, AGE 84 and a resident of Pine died at 11:40 pm Sunday December 4, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a former truck driver for Oil and Gas Companies in the area. Eld. Graves was an ordained minister in the Landmark Missionary Baptist Association where he pastored the Monroe’s Creek, Saul’s Street, Bethlehem, Faith and Oak Grove churches during his 50 years of preaching God’s Word. He was recently awarded a plaque for his longtime service to the Lord and was also a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. In earlier years, he loved to play the guitar and enjoyed listening to country music. He adored his grandchildren and they also loved joking around with Paw Paw. Homer was always a loving father and grandfather that cherished the time spent with his family.
Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Marie and Mitch Kilgore of Pine, Ann and Ken Knight of Franklinton, Marietta and Randy Thomas of Pine; Son: Dale Graves of Pine; 10 Grandchildren: Christa Lush, Deanna Hunt, Amber Knight Snyder, Corbin Ladner, April Knight, Lauren Thomas Pittman, Hope Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Julie Kilgore, Jeff Kilgore; 14 Great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters in law: Vertie Mae Knight, Nellie Jenkins both of Pine; Brother in law: James B. Rogers of Pine; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years Ruthie Mae Rogers Graves, his parents Johnnie Graves and Bertie Temples Graves and a sister Louise Alford.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday December 6th from 6 pm until 9 pm. A Masonic Rites service will be held at 7 pm Tuesday. Visitation will continue after 9 am on Wednesday until the time of the funeral service at 11 am in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Darren Uzel and Bro. David Easterling officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Hollis Dillion
February 28, 1948 - December 04, 2016
U.S. Veteran Hollis Dillon, a resident of Franklinton, LA age 68, passed away, December 4, 2016 in Covington, LA.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a wife, Johnnie Perry Dillon of Kentwood, Louisiana; one son, Jarius Dillon of Kentwood, LA; two brothers, Bobby Dillon of Franklinton, LA and Raleigh Dillon of New York, NY; two grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Long.
The visitation will be from 9:00AM -11:00AM Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Franklinton. The funeral will begin at 11:00AM. The interment will be held at Good Hope Cemetery in Kentwood, LA.

Hilton Byrd
January 27, 1939 - December 03, 2016
Hilton Byrd was born January 27, 1939 to Bessie Magee-Watson and Johnny Byrd in Warnerton, Louisiana. 
He attended school at Washington Parish High School. An avid athlete, he starred in football, track, and baseball. After high school, he was a member of the football team at Southern University. He played minor league baseball in Houston. Later, he ran track for the United States Army throughout his military career. Hilton resided in Houston for more than 20 years where he was a conductor for Southern Pacific Railroad. He was very skilled in carpentry and landscaping. He was a contractor for Perry Homes for many years. Hilton spent the last 29 years in Atlanta, Georgia. He was well known and thought highly of at Ebenezer Baptist Church where he was a member for many years. He maintained his sense of dapperness and style. Whatever outfit he was wearing, he knew he was cool. 
His grandchildren were his prided and joy. They are; Darrell and Devin Williams, Eric Arreola Jr., Lyndsey Byrd, and Kodi Douglas of Houston, Texas and Victoria and Sydjea Stillwell of Washington, D.C. Remaining to celebrate his life; daughter Dr. Dana Byrd-Arreola (Eric) of Houston, sons Dexter Byrd, Attorney Garland Stillwell, and Benjamin Douglas of Houston, sisters Bess Lynette Cockrell (Prince), Rita Hawthrone (J.W.), brothers Woody (Junita), Gervis, and Larry Watson of Franklinton, Sylvester Johnson (Patricia) of Houston. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ex-wife and best friend in life Edna Byrd of Houston. 
He was predeceased by his parents, stepfather Woodrow Watson, brothers Edward and Donald Watson, and Lawrence Magee, sister Brenda Jackson, and surrogate father Jack Burris.
Visitation is set for Friday, December 9, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana.  Funeral services will be Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:00 am at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Franklinton, Louisiana

Lennie Estelle Wells Adams
June 21, 1934 - December 3, 2016
LENNIE ESTELLE WELLS ADAMS , AGE 82, OF BATON ROUGE, LA. WAS CALLED UP TO DO THE LORDS WORK ON THE AFTERNOON OF DECEMBER 3, 2016. SHE WAS BORN JUNE 21, 1934 TO RAINER KING WELLS AND LENNIE MARY TATE WELLS. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF BENS FORD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.
SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER BELOVED HUSBAND OF 60 YEARS, W.V. ADAMS JR. OF BATON ROUGE, LA., FOUR DAUGHTERS, CYNTNIA DIANE ADAMS DOUBLINAND HER HUSBAND STEVE OF FLORIDA, TAMRA WELLS ADAMS OF BATON ROUGE, KIMBERLY OLGA ADAMS KUNEFKE AND HER HUSBAND BRANDON OF ST.AMANT, KRISTIE LYNN ADAMS OF BATON ROUGE, A SISTER , JOSEPHINE MICKENHEIM AND HER HUSBAND LEO OF BOGALUSA, TEN GRANDCHILDREN, JAMIE OTTS, CLINT VALLOTTON, LAINE PERRY, SHELLY WELLS, JOHNWELLS, KOLBY ADAM KUNEFKE, GRACIE ANN KUNEFKE, BRADYPAUL"WILDMAN"KENEFKE, LAUREN ESTELLE ADAMS,AND BRENNAN WHITE ALSO 9 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, A SISTER-IN-LAW, ELTON JEAN ADAMS AND A HOST OF NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, RAINER KING WELLS AND LENNIE MARY TATE WELLS, BY FOUR BROTHERS, WINFRED TATE WELLS, LONNIE AUBREY WELLS, RAINER EMMITT WELLS AND JESSIENATHANIEL WELLS AND TWO SISTERS, MARY ELLA WELLS DAIGLE AND MILDRED ALINE WELLS.
ESTELLE AS SHE WAS KNOWN BY MANY WORKED FOR THE TELEPHONE COMPANY FOR OVER 26 YEARS AND ENJOYED HER EARLY RETIREMENT. SHE WAS WONDERFUL WIFE, LOVING MOTHER AND TRUSTWORTHY FRIEND. 
SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER, HOWEVER WE WILL REJOICE KNOWING SHE IS SAFE IN THE ARMS OF CHRIST AND ALL OF GOD'S PEOPLE.
VISITATION WILL BEGIN THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 2016 AT BROWN-MCGEHEE FUNERAL HOME BEGINNING AT 5:00 P.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M. AND REUME AFTER 8:00 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME FRIDAY DECEMBER 9, 2016 AT 1:00 P.M. REV. LYNN MARTIN AND CORBIN OTTS WILL OFFICIATE THE SERVICES. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE BENS FORD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. 

Jean Gunnells Trout
August 22, 1944 - December 02, 2016
Jean Gunnells Trout, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 4:55AM on Friday, December 2, 2016 at her home. She was born August 22, 1944 in New Orleans and was 72 years of age. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and would love to help anyone. 
She is survived by her husband, Larry R. Trout, Sr.; 2 daughters, Ramona Trout and Rebecca Jarreau and husband, Johnny; 3 sons, Larry R. Trout, Jr. and wife, Sandy, Chad M. Trout and wife, Melissa, and Robert C. Trout, Sr. and fiance, Shenika; 17 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Bridges and husband, Charles; and 2 sisters in law, Carol Matthews and Bobbett Gunnells. 
Preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Beulah Gunnells; grandson, Jeremy Owens; brother, Luther Gunnells, Jr.; father in law, Robert Clayton Trout; mother in law, Emily Will; and brother in law, Butch Trout. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Monday and from 9:00AM until 11:30AM on Tuesday. Religious Services at 12 Noon on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite. Services conducted by Father Mark Beard. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. Pallbearers will be Chad, Robert, Sr., Cody, Tyler, Robert, Jr., Josh, Brett, and Madris Trout, and Wyatt Jarreau.  
The family would like to thank everyone that helped take care of Miss Jean including her sitters, CNA’s, and especially Johnny Jarreau and family. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s  Research Hospital.

Bobby Carroll Nichols
September 10, 1944 - December 01, 2016
Bobby Carroll Nichols lived a loving & joyful life. He departed this earthly life on December 1, 2016 at the Lady of Angels Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA. He was the 6th of 7 children born to the late Deacon Duncan “Buddy” Nichols & Deaconess Sister Argie Walker Nichols, of Varnado, Louisiana. Bobby Carroll was born on his mother’s birthday, September 10th.
Our beloved brother was preceded in death by; his infant siblings, Cherlene & Clenivus; his oldest brother, Hershel Nichols in 1969; his sister, Gloria Dean Prater in 1992; his father, Deacon Nichols in 1985; his mother, Argie Walker Nichols in 1996; Lillie Jean Nichols in 2000; paternal grandparents, Cleotha Nichols & Lorena Robinson Nichols; & maternal grandparents, John Anderson Walker & Adreane Pearson Walker.
Survivors include his caring & loving children, Josephine Moore of Rochester, NY; Anthony Mark of New Orleans, LA; Yolanda Nichols (Horace) Price of Flower Mound, TX; Stephanie Tremele (Ernest Jr.) Spikes of Angie, LA; Darris Dion Sartin, Tonica Smith (Gerald) Johnson, both of Bogalusa, LA; Bobby Kelvin Sartin, Nevers O’Neal Nichols, Kimberly Nichols, & Robyn (T’Arny) Sheridan all of Varnado, LA, & Rozuanda La’Mae (Willie) Youngblood of Angie, LA. His siblings, Maevella Nichols Moore, Donald Ray (Alvenia) Nichols, both of Varnado, LA; his god sister, Carrie Green Gayden of Greenville, MS; & a god brother, Harold Harry of Marrero, LA. He leaves his stepchildren: Shereca Smith & Akesa Mark & mother-in-law, Elnora Robinson. He leaves several brothers-in-law: Tommy Hart, Samuel Fisher, Joseph “Man” Sartin, Robert Earl Sartin, Lionel Mark, & several loving sisters-in-law: Clementine Nichols, Eva Hart, Carolyn Mayfield, Glendora Buffington, Michelle Robinson, Sheila Sartin, Shirley West, Janice Cooley, Mae Mark, Wynett Mark, Leatricia Smith, & Nellene Keys; 29 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends. 
Arrangements are Wake Service on Friday, December 9th 6:00pm until 8:00pm at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 63428 Jones Creek Road, Angie (Varnado)LA. 70426. Funeral will be held on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00pm at New Zion MBC. 
Services are entrusted to Crain & Sons Funeral Home, 809 East 3rd Street, Bogalusa, LA. 70427

Judieth Ann Magee
October 21, 1954 - December 1, 2016
JUDIETH ANN MCQUEEN MAGEE, AGE 62 and a resident of the Lawrence Creek Community died at 10:30 pm Thursday December 1, 2016 at her home. She was a former longtime employee of the Washington Parish Council on Aging and a member of New Beulah Baptist Church near Tylertown. Judieth loved to play the piano and sing. She enjoyed doing genealogy for most of her life and liked to drink coffee while visiting with her family and friends. Judieth cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. 
Survived by: Husband: William Magee of Lawrence Creek; Son: William Darren Magee of Lawrence Creek; Brothers: Randy Magee of West Monroe, Allen Dale Toney of Gainesville, FL; 3 Granddaughters: Laken Breanna Magee, Danica Lynn Magee, Haylee Olivia Ann Magee; Great-granddaughter: Pailynn Leann LaRocca; Also numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her biological parents Cleveland Monroe “Cleve” Magee and Harriet Rebecca Clark Magee, her adoptive parents Owen McQueen and Athelee Cooper Rabourn, sisters Vera Lewis, Ida Nell Magee, Iris Mitchell, Rita Penton, Helen Ridgedell, Linda Whitehead, Martha Graves Sellers, brothers Cleve H. Magee, Rickey Magee, Linnie Paul Keaton and half-sister Francie Townsend.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday December 3rd from 9:30 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Mason Miley and Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Melton Magee Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dewayne “Big D” Magee, Scott Magee, David Pigott, Dwayne “Worm” Magee, Joe Baldassaro, Darren Thomas
Honorary Pallbearers: Billy Ray Breland, Bonnie Marie Dier, Leona Magee

Dail Pittman
September 15, 1953 - November 29, 2016
DAIL PITTMAN, AGE 63 and a resident of Goodlettsville, Tennessee died Tuesday morning November 29, 2016 at his sister’s home in Pine. He was chemist/lab manager for SGS Services in Tennessee, where his nickname was “Chief”, for 28 years after working in the Laplace and Ponchatoula areas years earlier. Dail loved playing poker with his grandsons and was an avid cook, outdoorsman and gardener. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. To all those that knew him well he was full of life and a little bit of mischief. Dail was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother. 
Survived by: Wife of 44 years: Patricia Kennedy Pittman of Goodlettsville, TN; Son and Daughter in law: Brannon and Beverly Pittman of Newton, NC; 4 Grandsons: Jeremiah, Bryce, Seth and Avery Pittman; 2 Great-granddaughters: Autumn and Josie Pittman; Mother: Rosetta Thomas James; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Gayle and Bruce Ladner, Nettie and Russell Nielson; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Andy James, Ken and Shannon James; Sister in law: Denise Kennedy McKenzie, David G. and Tammy Seal; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his father Malcolm James, Father in law and Mother in law Bryce and Ruth Kennedy, a sister Keitha James Breland, brothers in law Richard G. Seal, Donald Bruce McKenzie and nephews Micah Lee Ladner, Dustin Bryce McKenzie.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday November 30th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Donnie Broom, Bro. Glen Nace and Bro. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery at Stateline. 
Pallbearers: Ryan Ladner, Jackson Gilmore, Nicholas Ladner, Cody Breland, Brady Ladner, Daylon McKenzie, Kaleb Miller
Honorary Pallbearers: Bruce Ladner, Russell Nielson, David Seal, Wayne Kennedy and his grandchildren

Robert Dudley Penton 
Died November 28, 2016 
Robert 'Dudley' Penton, born in Bogalusa, Louisiana in February, 1932, passed away on Monday, November 28 at the age of 84. He grew up with sisters Bonnie (Morris), Irma (Mitchell); and brothers Willie 'Junior' and BIlly. Dudley joined the Air Force as a young man, and was stationed in Washington, DC. There at a drug store soda fountain he met and fell in love with Dorothy 'Dotty' Sherry. His first date was walking her home, closely watched by his future father-in-law who followed close behind. After their marriage and birth of hs first child, he brought his family home to Bogalusa, where his family grew to three boys and one girl.
In his late 20s, he found his salvation and calling in a Baptist church choir, led by his friend Pastor Jack Smith. He began his Christian service using his beautiful voice praising his Lord. He went back to school and completed his high school education before attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. There he met many good friends and began serving churches in Louisiana and Mississippi - both as staff music director and leading weeklong revivals.
After completing seminary, he served as Music, Youth, and Education Minister to churches in Georgia and North Carolina. One of his most memorable times was leading the Youth Choir at Holloway Street Baptist Church in Durham, NC, going on many choir tours and mission trips. At a church in Asheville, he was again moved to do more. He become ordained as a minister and relocated to Western Pennsylvania to start new churches as a Baptist Home Missionary.
He returned to Georgia in his 60s to be closer to his family, pastoring churches in Portal, Statesboro and Vidalia. He moved in his final years to Atlanta to spend more time with his grandsons. Still active in the church, he found a place as Associate Pastor at First Baptist, Sandy Springs. His last move was to Brighton Gardens, where he was nicknamed the Mayor - welcoming new residents, sharing stories, telling jokes, and being friends with many residents and staff.
Wife Dotty, sons Bobby and Jim preceded him in this journey. His memory will remain with brother, Billy, son, Steve, daughter, Alice, son-in-law Bill Galerstein, and grandsons Robert, Nathan and Josh Galerstein, and granddaughter Melissa Wenzel.
Graveside Services will be held at Holmes Cemetery in Talisheek, LA at 11:00 am on Friday, December 2, 2016 with Rev. Dennis Allen officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to: Mission Dignity, Guide Stone Financial Resources SBC, 2401 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75201-1498.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patsy Duncan Jenkins
May 15, 1942 - November 28, 2016
PATSY DUNCAN JENKINS, AGE 74 and a resident of Franklinton died Monday November 28, 2016 at her home. She enjoyed crocheting, especially the baby blankets she made for countless children through the years. Patsy also loved to cook for her family and friends. She enjoyed making a Christmas light display at her home each year and loved the Holidays. She also had a special place in her heart for her pet dogs.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Peggy and Floyd Tarver of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Jimmie Jenkins, Jr. and Tara Jenkins of Franklinton; Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; 3 Sisters: Lois Duncan, Araglyn Tullos both of Pine, Sherry Phelps of Bogalusa; Brother and Sister in law: Duaine and Barbara Duncan of Bogue Chitto, MS; Sister in law: Connie Sue Jenkins ; “Adopted” Daughter: Stella McNeese; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmie Jenkins, Sr., daughters Robbie Stinson, Debra Jones, sons Allen Dale Jenkins, Christopher Jenkins, grandson Justin Felder Jenkins, her parents Carroll Allen Duncan and Mamie Ellen Lee Duncan and brother Carroll Allen Duncan, II.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday December 1st from 9 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman, Rev. Derek Dantin, and Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemtery.
Pallbearers: Chris Fisher, Jared Jenkins, Jamie Holden, Jason Jenkins, Brent Thomas, Dustin Holden
Honorary Pallbearers: Jordan Jenkins, Austin Holden, Dakota Tarver, Dalton Thomas, Hunter Anthony

Douglas Glenn Spears
February 05, 1942 - November 27, 2016
Douglas Glenn Spears, age 74 and a resident of Spring Creek, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home. 
Survived by wife of 56 years, Ann Spears; daughters, Sherry Holland and husband, Cliff, Connie Butler and husband, Sid, Vickie Easley and husband, Dean; grandchildren, Clayton Holland, Drew Holland and wife, Brittany, Cacey Holland, Steve Holland, Chelsie Rogers and husband, Matt, Christopher Shaw, Cody Shaw, and Travis Shaw; great-grandchildren, Landry Holland and Rhett Rogers; brother, Johnny Spears; and sister, Mardell Forrest. 
Preceded in death by parents, Homer Glenn Spears and Levade Spears Ballard; grandson, Corey Lane Butler; brothers, Troy Spears and Ken Kelsey Spears. 
Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Mixon Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Lynette Oswald
March 8, 1929 - November 25, 2016
LYNETTE BRAUD OSWALD, AGE 87 and a resident of Stony Point, died at 10:30 am Friday November 25, 2016 at her home. She was raised in Norco and was a former resident of Destrehan before moving to the Stony Point Community near Franklinton nearly 40 years ago. Lynette was a secretary at the former D.H. Holmes Department Store. She enjoyed cooking and reading but her favorite hobby was being outdoors working in her garden or yard or riding the fields of her property. Lynette was a devoted wife and mother that cherished the time spent with her sons and family.
Survived by: 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Robert “Bob” Oswald and fiancé Joy Parker, Harold “Bill” Oswald, III and Charlene H. Oswald all of Kentwood; Sisters: Thelma Kugler of Destrehan, Barbara Pollack of Conroe, TX; Brother in law and Sister in law: George and Marie Oswald of Kentwood; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Harold W. Oswald, Jr. DDS, her parents Alexander Braud and Fannie Daigle Braud, sisters Carrie Landry, Evelyn Rogers and brother Vernon Braud.
Honoring her request, Mrs. Oswald will be cremated with a private memorial service and burial to be held at a later date.

Lendsey Leroy Norman
November 29, 1946 - November 25, 2016
“For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 3:20
At age 69, on November 24, 2016, Lendsey Leroy Norman entered into eternal rest in Franklinton, Louisiana at about 8 p.m. Lendsey was born November 29, 1946 to Cornelius Norman and Mae Belle Norman Burkhalter. Lendsey Leroy Norman, a family man, enjoyed spending time with his loved ones and lending a helping hand to friends in the community. His bright smile and kind words found ways to touch most people he encountered. He was a traveler but loved his roots and family heritage to the fullest. Lendsey was a chef by profession who loved music and played both the trombone and the guitar. 
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mae Belle Burkhalter; his father, Cornelius Norman; his step-father, Willie Burkhalter; one sister, Judy Antronette Burkhalter; three brothers, Michael Allen Norman, Jesse Lawrence Norman and David Iley Norman; one step-sister, Dorothy Briggs; and one nephew, Demeku Norman.
He leaves his most precious blessings: his son,Vernon Walker; his daughter, April Mae Remey; two brothers, Nyewusi Askari of Portland, Oregon and Edward Norman of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana; four sisters, Ola Magee and Delores Norman of Franklinton, Louisiana; Katherine Gibbs of Bogalusa, Louisiana and Willie Tamme Burkhalter of Dallas, Texas; five step-brothers, Western Burkhalter of Kentwood, Louisiana, Willie Burkhalter of Los Angeles, California, Leroy Burkhalter of Franklinton, Louisiana, Curtis Burkhalter of Roseland, Louisiana, and Allen Burkhalter of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana; four step-sisters, Augustine White of Dayton, Ohio; Georgia Bickham of Franklinton, Louisiana; Carol J. Bell of Fort Benning Georgia; and Gwenda Dyson of Los Angeles, California; two grandchildren, Kelsey Adrianne Walker and Jericho Addison Duncan; two great grandchildren, Kaylani Walker and Armani Love Walker; a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives, and friends. Leroy will be deeply missed, but always remembered and loved by those who knew him. 
Visitation will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service which will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana.

Geneva Smith Gray
January 30, 1925 - November 24, 2016
Sunrise for Mrs. Geneva Smith Gray came on January 30, 1925 and sun set on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at The Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, La. 
She leaves to cherish her memories, her children; Edna Harris (Ike Sr.) of Baton Rouge, La, Aldonia L. Hargrove of Birmingham, Al, Earnest Smith (Joyce) of Slidell, La, Anthony Smith of Bogalusa, La, Leander Smith (Lorraine) of Jacksonville, FL, Elleanor Montgomery (George Sr.) of Charlotte, NC, and Ada Davis (Andrew) of Carriere, Ms. She also leaves to cherish her memories, her siblings; Robert Smith (Gonzie) of Willard, NC, Juanita Jackson of Tacoma, WA and Ellarene Cooper of Spartanburg, SC. She is survived by twenty-one grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and friends.
Mrs. Geneva Smith Gray was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Gray, three sons; David, Willie and Joseph Matthews also three of her brothers; Thomas, Raymond, and Wilbert.
Visitation is Friday, December 2, 2016 from 2pm to 6pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11am at the Tree of Life Baptist Church, 20402 Tree of Life Road, Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Oletta Bankston Arnold 
July 16, 1919 - November 24, 2016 
Oletta Bankston Arnold passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the age of 97.
She is survived by her son, Larry Arnold and his wife, Mitzi Haik Arnold; Grandson, Scott Arnold and his wife, Traci; great-granddaughter, Isabella Arnold and great-grandson, Kramer Stuart and many cousins including Gayle McCants.
She was a member of Esther and Martha’s Willing Workers Class at Superior Avenue Baptist Church. She worked in the church nursery for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Angus and Carrie Bankston, her brother and his wife, Clarence and Edna Bankston, and her baby son, Dudley Wayne Arnold.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, November 27th from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. conducted by Brother Josh Williams. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Leah Beth Houeye Simpson 
September 26, 1925 - November 23, 2016
Leah Beth Houeye Simpson (Mrs. Joseph H. Simpson), a resident of Amite, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 which would have been her 68th Wedding Anniversary. Born three miles west of Amite to Emmett Erwin and Lilah Lucille Cram Houeye, Leah Beth graduated from Ella Strickland Grammar School and Amite High School, where she was chosen outstanding senior by the DAR. 
Leah Beth attended Northwestern State College in Natchitoches. While there, she married Joseph Simpson, who grew up next door to her family in Amite. They lived in Baton Rouge, where she worked for the State Welfare Department while her husband finished school at L.S.U. 
After her husband graduated, they moved to Thomastown in Washington Parish shortly after the birth of their first child, Alan. Following a year there, they moved to Bastrop, LA, where she and her husband worked for Western Union Telegraph Co. Their second child, Debra Lea, joined the family there, and Leah Beth finished her college work at Northeastern State University in Monroe, receiving a B. A. degree in Elementary Education. 
In 1954, they moved to Hammond, where her husband studied law while they both worked for Western Union. Their third child, Paul, joined their family there. 
In 1963, the family moved back home to Amite, where her husband joined Edwin Schilling's law firm and Leah Beth taught kindergarten and worked as Administrator at the Amite Nursing Home. She returned to college at Southeastern Louisiana University in 1971 and graduated with a B. S. Degree in Nursing in 1974. She worked at Hood Memorial Hospital, Lallie Kemp Hospital, and Capitol Home Health in patient care departments, then worked for a number of years as a Legal Nurse Consultant until she retired. 
In 2000, she opened the Country Lane Bed and Breakfast and Camping and Trail Riding business at her family home west of Amite and continued to run the business until 2012. 
During her years in Amite, she volunteered in a number of projects, including establishing Catha Park and setting up a cross reference record of burials for the five Amite cemeteries. 
In 2011, Leah Beth and Mrs. Robert Fortenberry worked to acquire and begin restoration on the Historic Royal Hotel, forming a non profit organization, The Tangipahoa Hotel Cultural Center. Work has progressed since then, with significant progress being made on the grounds and building. 
She is survived by 3 children: Hugh Alan Simpson (wife Kay Lewis Simpson), Debra Lea Simpson Potts (husband Michael A. Potts), and William Paul Simpson (companion Betty Ballow); 4 grandchildren: Bradley Lewis Simpson (Priscilla Wagoner Simpson),  Brian Joseph Simpson (Kaitlin Dyer Simpson), Casey Allan Potts (Erin Phillips Potts) and Alex Michael Potts; 1 great grandchild, Joseph Alan Simpson; numerous nephews and nieces. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her maternal grandparents, William Arthur and Minnie Elizabeth Goar Cram; her paternal grandparents, Arthur Viers and Emma Lee McMichael Houeye; 4 brothers: Miles William Houeye, Dr. Emmett Erwin Houeye, and twin infant brothers; 2 infant great-grandchildren, Michael Allan Potts, Jr. and Joseph Lee Potts. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016. Interment Amite Cemetery, Amite. 

Bill Monroe Branch
November 10, 1947 - November 22, 2016
Bill Monroe Branch, born November 10, 1947 passed away peacefully November 22, 2016 at Northshore Specialyu Hospital in Covington, La. He was an employee at the Gaylord and Crown Zellerbach paper Mill. He was a resident od Varnado and was member of the Southern Baptist Church of Varnado.
He is survived by a son, Bryan Price Branch and his wife Kristy of Lake Charles, La., a daughter Jessica Branch Messina and her husband Justin of Franklinton, two brothers, Terry Branch and his wife Kerrie of Varnado and Harold Branch and his wife Kathy of Abita Springs, La., 5 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jesse Lee and Audrey Ann Smith Branch, and a brother, J.W. Branch.
Visitation will begin Friday November 25, 2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Saturday November 26, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Field Thigpen will officiate the services with the interment to follow at the Seal Cemetery in Varnado, La.

Catherine Clement George Swilley 
April 26, 1927 - November 21, 2016
Catherine Clement George Swilley passed into eternal peace on November 21, 2016. Born in Richton, Mississippi on April 26, 1927, to Charles Leslie and Annie Gertrude McCoy George, she moved with her family to Bogalusa when she was six months old and was a lifelong Bogalusa resident. Educated in the Bogalusa City School System, she attended Soule Business College in New Orleans and returned to Bogalusa where she was employed by Washington Bank until her marriage to Willian “Billie” Clyde Swilley on November 16, 1947.
The devoted wife and mother of four, she was a dedicated homemaker. She served for years as a Cub Scout den mother, and was a member of Bogalusa Civic League, and Hillside Garden Club. A lifelong member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church, she loved her Sunday School Class, the Esther and Martha’s Willing Workers class.
She is survived by her husband, the love of her life, William “Billie” Clyde Swilley, a daughter, Sharon Swilley Bateman (George) and a son, Jefferey Scott Swilley (Paula); six granddaughters, Anne Scott Bateman Moore (Kevin), Sarah Elizabeth Bateman Peters (Mike), Kathryn Brooke Bateman Stark (Bill), Lindsay Scott Swilley Bailey (Jacob), Lauren Alyce Swilley Sevier (Jonathan), and Leah Michelle Swilley; five great-grandchildren, Alexander Bateman Moore, John Samuel Peters, Hutson McCann Moore, Eleanor Kathryn Stark, and Jackson Ryan Bailey. She was preceded in death by two sons, Clyde Michael Swilley, and a stillborn baby, as well as by her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. L. George, and her siblings, C. N. George, Dan George, Bill George, and Emily George Robichaux.
Visitation will be held at the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, November 25thd from 10:00am until time for the service at 2:00pm. The service will be conducted by the Reverend Bobby Holder. Interment will follow at the Ponemah Cemetery.

Sadie Mae Wilkes
July 26, 2016 - November 21, 2016
SADIE MAE WILKES, the nearly 4 month old daughter of Katie Slocum and Travis Wilkes of Mt. Hermon passed away Monday November 21, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was born July 26, 2016 at Lakeview Medical Center. Sadie had a beautiful smile that everyone loved seeing. She enjoyed sitting on her Paw Paw Poley’s lap. Though she was only here for a short time, Sadie gave us memories to cherish for a lifetime. Sadie will be forever missed.
Also Survived by: Sisters and Brothers: Raeleigh, Sophie, and Parker; Grandparents: Jacqueline and Don Slocum, Sedgie Wilkes and Deanna Hunt; Great-grandparents: Lolita Slocum, Patricia Burch, Sam Wilkes; Also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by infant cousins McKayla Polk and Kaylan Polk, great-grandmother Evonne Hunt and great-great-grandmother Joyce Wilkes.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday November 25th from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Elijah Jace Roberts
November 20, 2016
Elijah Jace Roberts, infant son of James and Alyssa Roberts of Denham Springs, passed away a few hours after his birth on November 20, 2016 at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge. 
How very softly you tiptoed into our world, Almost silently; Only a moment you stayed, But what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.
Elijah is the grandson of Hector and Melissa Echevarria of Abita Springs and Phillip and Jean Roberts of Mount Hermon, as well as Lisa Ferrar of Spring, TX. Godparents to Elijah are Bailey Echevarria (Alyssa's sister) and Daniel Ott (James' uncle).
A graveside service will be held at Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery near Progress, MS on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 2 PM.

Charles Ray Fontenot
October 18, 1951 - November 20, 2016
Charles Ray Fontenot, born October 18, 1951 went home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2016 at the age of 65. He was loved LSU and loved family and friends and also loved to eat.
He leaves behind a first Cousin Daniel Fontenot and his wife Karen of Bogalusa and 2 aunts, Helen Fontenot of Bogalusa and Lois Bickham of Franklinton, and many cousins and family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Edward Fontenot and Charlene Mitchell Fontenot.
Graveside service was held November 22, 2016 at the Ponemah Cemetery and the services was conducted by the Rev. Chris Fontenot will officiate the services at 1:00 P.M.

Elmer Ray White
July 27, 1939 - November 20, 2016
Elmer Ray White, age 77 and a resident of Kentwood passed away at on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at his home. He was a member of New Covenant Church of God. 
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy White; daughter, Becky Powers and husband, Jimbo; 2 sons, Bobby White and wife, Charlotte, and Caleb White; 6 grandchildren, Andrew Gill, Dustin White, Summer Creppel and husband, Corey, Hannah Jones and husband, Aubrey, Josh Powers, and Rhonda White; 4 great-grandchildren, Colt Creppel, Kortlyn Holloway, Jayce Wilkinson, and Natleigh Wilkinson. 
Preceded in death by father, Ellis White; mother, Maude White; 5 sisters, Ruth Catalano, Ann Temple, Eva Mae Strickland, Audrey Verdrine, and Ruby Lee Santangelo; 4 brothers, Bob, Hewitt, Mutt, and Clyde White. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Isiah Pribbenow and Steve Wells. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Pallbearers will be Jimbo Powers, Josh Powers, Dustin White, June Bug Gill, Michael Gill and Peanut Santangelo.

Geraldine "Jerry" McDaniel Wascom
March 17, 1925 - November 15, 2016
GERALDINE “JERRY” MCDANIEL WASCOM, AGE 91 and a resident of Franklinton died early Tuesday morning November 15, 2016 at her home. She was a longtime member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church and had retired from the Conservation office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jerry loved growing and tending to her beautiful flowers and flower garden, especially her favorite daylilies. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and baking cakes and other sweets. Jerry also liked to cook meals and cherished the time spent with her extended family.
Survived by:  Sister and Brother in law: Caroline and Derwood Smith of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde B. Wascom, her parents Zackie McDaniel and Maude Schilling McDaniel, sister Johnnie McDaniel Walker and brother James Glenn McDaniel.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday November 16th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Everette Broome officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Barry Walker, Keith McDaniel, Rusty Burkhalter, Buster Roy Burkhalter, Greg Moak, Justin Lewis, Darren Smith

Patrick R. McGUIRE
Died:  November 14, 2016
PATRICK R. McGUIRE, age 69 and a resident of Bogalusa, passed away at his home on November 14, 2016 at the age of 69.  
He was the beloved husband of Melanie Hemstreet D’Antonio McGuire, father of Sean McGuire (Kimberly), Brian McGuire and Patrick McGuire, grandfather of Solomon Mansfield, Ronan McGuire and Kazmon McGuire, step-father to Dr. Claude D’Antonio, Jr. (Shanna), Marcella D’Antonio Michaels and Heather D’Antonio, and step-grandfather to Draden D’Antonio, Mikhail (Mischa) D’Antonio and Hunter Roberts.    
His wife and children invite his family and friends to join them at a celebration of his life (Irish Memorial) on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Red Zone Grill, 15310 Hwy 21 S, Bogalusa, LA, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   

Wade Anderson
October 30, 1954 - November 14, 2016
THOMAS WADE ANDERSON, AGE 62 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:05 pm Monday November 14, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born October 30, 1954. Wade was also a former resident of Kentwood and had worked as a dairyman at numerous farms in the area for many years. 
Survived by:  Loving Wife of 15 years: Kitty Mayfield Anderson of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Christopher and Marilyn Wright of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Tabitha and Patrick Brewer of Franklinton, Juanita Chavers; Sister and Brother in law: Joyce and Ray Brooks of Mt. Hermon; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Bobby Ray and Danielle Anderson, Billy Joe and Glenda Anderson all of Franklinton, Frederick and Brandi Anderson of Tylertown, MS; 10 Grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 2 sons James Paul Richard, Ronnie Lambert, his parents Ocie Anderson and Mary Barber Anderson, brother Alton Anderson and a sister Shirley Anderson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday November 17th from 8 am until 1:30 pm. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church Cemetery with Bro. Garcia officiating.
Pallbearers: Billy Joe Anderson, Bobby Wade Anderson, Freddie Anderson, Charles Brooks, Herbert Brooks, Larry Brooks

Eld. Willie J. Passman
December 28, 1933 - November 14, 2016
ELD. WILLIE J. PASSMAN, AGE 82 and a resident of Franklinton died at 4:35 pm Monday November 14, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a United States Army veteran that enjoyed the outdoors. He liked to farm his cattle and spend time on his back porch watching the birds, squirrels and other wildlife that would come to feed on his planted vines and fruit trees. Bro. Willie J. was a minister of the Lord Jesus Christ for 48 years. He was the pastor of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church for nearly 33 years, as well as several other churches in Washington Parish. He was loved certainly by his own church family but also by the countless others he had the privilege to serve during his ministry. 
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth…” Psalm 121; 1-2.
Survived by:  Wife of 63 years: Gilda McNeese Passman of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Billy and Lesley Passman of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Anita and Butch Reviere of Franklinton; Son in law: Dale Spencer of Franklinton; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Alicia and Brett Pounds, Byron and Deann Forbes, Brandon and Sherri Passman, Kyle and Tori Passman, Ashley and Chris Matthews, Kamryn Passman, Dustin and Stephanie Fortenberry, Trey and Hannah McNeal, Lynn and Ronnie Taylor, Cynthia and Chris Pope; 17 Great-grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Richard and Nena Passman of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Charlotte Passman Spencer, his parents Willie A. Passman and Ophelia Magee Passman, 2 brothers Willard Passman, Wilton Passman, 2 sisters Lela Thomas, Elsie Thomas and 2 infant brothers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday November 17th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Friday at Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Friday with Eld. J.W. Graves, Eld. Donnie Broom, Eld. Doyle Ball, Eld. Burdette Thomas and Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Byron Forbes, Brett Pounds, Brandon Passman, Kyle Passman, Chris Matthews, Dustin Fortenberry, Trey McNeal
Honorary Pallbearers are the many Christian Ministers throughout Washington Parish.

Sheila M Harris
August 6, 1947 - November 14, 2016
Sheila M. Harris born August 6, 1947 went home to be with The Lord on November 14, 2016. 
She was born in Bay Springs, MS. And a long time resident of Bogalusa. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and loved her family.
She leaves behind 4 sons, Trent McLaurin of White Sands, MS., Eddie Harris and his wife Tammy of Bogalusa, Robert Wayne Harris and James Harris both of Bogalusa, 1 daughter, Tracey Harris of South Carolina and also grandson Robert Lance Harris, 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grand children and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ned and Rosalie Sims McLaurin, and her husband, Robert H. Harris.
A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.

Hannah Jones
November 17, 1927 - November 13, 2016
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith"
Mrs. Hannah E. Jones was born November 17, 1927 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Oliver (Daisy) Pierce. She departed from her earthly house to her home in glory at the age of 88 on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her residence.
Visitation will be Friday, November 18, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1640 Charlevoix Street in Bogalusa, Louisiana

Ronald Joseph Adams 
February 13, 1953 - November 13, 2016 
Ronald Joseph Adams, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 63, born on February 13, 1953 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. He was a United States Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Dinah Adams of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Chris Trahan of Bogalusa, LA and Scott Trahan (Tia Maria) of Bush, LA; six grandchildren, Landon Trahan, Jacy Trahan, Brianna Trahan, Kristen Trahan, Christopher Trahan and Andrew Trahan; and a special friend, Steve Andrews.
He is preceded in death by one son, Ronald J. Dardar; his parents, Victor Joseph Adams and Mary Marie Adams; and two brothers, Jimmy Adams and Donald Adams.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 am with Rev. Marvin McGehee officiating. Full Military Services will be held by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Earl Reese 
December 31, 1936 - November 12, 2016 
Earl Reese, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 79, born on December 31, 1936 in Philidelphia, MS, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was very active in all bodies of the Masonic Order.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Reese of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Randall E. Reese (Heather) of Pensacola, FL and Reginald D.Reese of Mandeville, LA; one grandchild, Estelle Reese; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe Clyde Reese and Ervie Cheatham Reese.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Varnado Masonic Lodge at 6:00 PM.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.

Ether Mae Stewart
April 6, 1925 - November 11, 2016
Ether Mae Stewart age 91 passed away November 11, 2016 at her residence in Foxworth Ms. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bogalusa La. 
She is survived by four sons John Paul Stewart of Foxworth Ms, Thomas Edward Stewart Washington Parish La, William Rusty Stewart of Gloster Ms, and Wilbert E. Stewart of Foxworth Ms. Step sons Samuel Toby Stewart, of Washington Parish , Charles Leslie Stewart of Washington Parish, Archie Stewart of Washington Parish, and Bobby Stewart of Washington Parish. One daughter Ruth Mattingly Arkansas, one step daughter Treasure Stewart of Montana; Sisters Judy Foster of Lake Denham Springs La, Grace Hunt of Tennessee, Sylvia Lambert, Wilda Phillips, Nellie Rose Ledet of Washington Parish. Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
She is preceded in death by her husband George Truett Stewart, a son Sam Jackson, parents Edgar and Idonia McNeese Hunt, brother Quincy Hunt, sisters Mavis Whittington, Eloise Russell, and Avis Liberatore.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday November 13, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday November 14, 2016 at Emmanuel Baptist Church form 9 a.m. until time for services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Pete Underwood will officiate.

Larry Stevens Phillips
October 15, 1949 - November 11, 2016
Larry Stevens Phillips, a resident of Kentwood passed away at 8:58 AM on Friday, November 11, 2016 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg. He was born October 15, 1949 in Kentwood and was 67 years of age. 
He is survived by his 2 daughters, Kelly Phillips Lambert and husband, Bill, and Blaine Phillips Gillam; 7 grandchildren, Destinee Reanne Wascom, Haley Elizabeth Wascom, Steven Scott Wascom, Emma Lambert, Will Lambert, Khaliegh Gillam and Kaleb Gillam, all of Kentwood; sister, Brenda Gill, Hammond; brother, James Phillips and wife, Rita, Walker; and nephew, Charles Blaine Phillips and wife, Linda, Roseland. 
Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Walker Phillips; daughter, Helen Phillips Wascom; brothers and sisters, Tom Ed Phillips, Gracie Dean Edwards, Annie Lea Duggan, Alvie Phillips, John L. Phillips, Cordelia Stephens, and Milton Phillips; and parents, Jimmie and Pauline Phillips. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Monday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. 

Anthony Pomes
October 25, 1957 - November 10, 2016
ANTHONY POMES, AGE 59 and a resident of Franklinton began his Heavenly Journey early in the morning on Thursday November 10, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a native and former resident of New Orleans where he graduated from Chalmette High School. He also lived in Covington for several years and has been a resident of Washington Parish for the last 10 years. Anthony was a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy for 7 years and was currently a carpenter for Donahue Favret Contractors. He was always a hard worker and talented with his hands, as he built his own home among many projects he worked upon through the years. Anthony enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He loved to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and liked to watch the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. Anthony was always a loving husband and father and he will be sadly missed.
Survived by:  Wife: Gail Pomes of Franklinton; Daughter: Ashley Pomes of Franklinton; Brother and Sister: Joey and Linda; Also a brother in law, sister in law, numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Pomes and Wilomena Bilhertz Pomes, sister Barbara, mother in law and father in law Mildred and Cedric Leadbetter and a sister in law.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church-Covington on Saturday November 19th at 10:00 am. A reception for everyone will follow the service.

Helen Mae Miller
May 19, 1941 - November 09, 2016
Helen Mae Miller was born May 19, 1941 in Franklinton, LA to the late Otis and Willie Mae Brumfield. Helen Mae attended and graduated from Vernon High School in Vernon, LA.
She departed this life on November 9, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was 75 years old.
She leaves to cherish her memory three loving and devoted daughters, Tammie Hart, Hammond, LA; Delia Miller, Bogalusa, LA; Dedoria Warren, (Roland), Hammond, LA; six sons, Shadon Hart (Shaneil) Baton Rouge, LA,; Robert Hart, Franklinton,LA.; Eric Hart, Bogalusa, LA; James Hart, Hammond, LA; Chandrick Hart, Franklinton, LA; and Tyrone Hart, Franklinton, LA; and cousins Keith Long, Franklinton, LA; and Patricia Williams, Mount Hermon, LA; and a host of relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Shelton Hart and Donnis Miller; one sister, Willie Pearl Wrought; and her parents Otis George Brumfield and Willie Mae Brumfield.
The visitation will be Friday, December 2, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service which will be 11:00 a.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana.

Robert Max Oliver, Jr.
September 30, 1948 - November 9, 2016
Robert Max Oliver Sr. born September 30, 1948 passed away November 9. 2016 peacefully at his residence at the age od 68. He was a resident of Angie and was a retired Correctional Officer at the Rayburn Correctional Center and was a member of Bens Ford Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by 2 sons, Robert Max Oliver Jr. of Franklinton, La and John Oliver of Pine, La. One daughter, Lisa Sprehe of Angie, La. and one brother, Joel Parrott of Satsuma, La. , one sister, Barbara Jane King of Watson, La. Four Grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Essie Bell Oliver
Visitation will be held Friday November 11, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Saturday November 12, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Rev> Caleb Martin will officiate the services with Bro. Jimmy Byrd Assisting. The interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery with Magic City American Legion Post #24 will perform the military honors.

Huey Wayne "Captain Tubby" Marvel 
December 26, 1944 - November 7, 2016 
Huey Wayne “Captain Tubby” Marvel passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016.  Wayne was born in Bogalusa on December 26, 1944 and was known as “Zeke” by many of his childhood friends. He joined the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict serving in the Phillippines. After returning from overseas, he obtained his captain's license and operated tug boats for many years from St. Louis on the Mississippi River to the end of the Intracostal Waterway at Carrabelle, Florida.
When Wayne was not working on the River he was a talented and avid drummer and his main mode of transportation was his beloved Harley Davidson, Geraldine. He never had pets because he was always on the waterways with his work, but upon retiring back home in Bogalusa he became very attached to his nine cats.
He is survived by his wife, Angelon Pardon; his son, Wendall Marvel and daughter-in-law, Dawna; two grandsons, Aiden and Corbin Marvel; his brother, Charles “Chuck” Nassauer; his sister, Melba Nassauer Beal and brother-in-law, Richard; family friend Earl Brady; as well as many cousins that he loved along with his niece.
He was preceded in death by his father, Denver Marvel who was killed on the battlefield in the Phillipines during World War II; his mother, Mary Stafford Nassauer; and his step-father, C. J. “Charlie” Nassauer.
A Memorial service will be held at Monroe Street Baptist Church in Bogalusa on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00 am. Pastor Chad Jenkins will officiate. It will be followed by a brief graveside service in Ponemah Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to ride their motorcycles in the procession from the church to the cemetery.

Shondrika Whittine 
July 6, 1968 - November 7, 2016 
Shondrika Whittine died November 7, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Thomas Lee Butler 
May 12, 1947 - November 6, 2016
Thomas Lee Butler died November 8, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. 

William "Bill" J. Roberts, Jr.
February 1, 1923 - November 6, 2016
William J. Roberts Jr. born February 1, 1923 passed away November 6, 2016 at the Rest Haven Living Center at the age of 93. He retired from the Gaylord Box Plant with many years of service and loved life and his family and loved to travel.
He leaves behind 2 sons, Carl Bruce Roberts of Bogalusa and Kenneth David Roberts of Waynesboro, MS., a daughter Sandra Brumfield and her husband Eddie of Bogalusa. 4 grandchildren, Mandy Roberts, Ross Roberts, Alex Roberts (Jason) and Harleigh Roberts, one great-grandchild Easton Mann and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Duncan Roberts, a son, Harley Eugene Roberts, 2 brothers, Stanley Ullysees Roberts and James Oliver Roberts, a sister, Mary Helen Guidroz and a sister-in-law, Ginger Burge Roberts.
Visitation will be held Wednesday November 9, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Thursday morning November 10, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Travis Houston will officiate the services with the interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.

LaDelrick DeShun Magee
February 05, 1992 - November 05, 2016
La’Delrick Deshun Magee was called home on November 5, 2016 at the age of 24 in Bogalusa, La. La’Delrick was born to Delores Magee and Derrick Preston on February 5, 1992. He graduated from Bogalusa High School in 2011. 
La’Delrick leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Delores Magee and father Derrick Preston both of Bogalusa; one daughter, Cayleigh Magee of Bogalusa; three brothers, Jimell Magee, Marcus Tennison (Ariel) both of Bogalusa and Maquell Williams of New Orleans; three sisters, Quwenequia Magee of Hammond, Deseria Myres and Adilia Simmons both of Bogalusa; six uncles, Wardell Magee of Bogalusa, Bruce Magee, Stephon Magee both of Ohio, Dana (Senaca) Preston of Cedar Hill, Texas, Robin Preston of Dallas, Texas, and Kelvin Preston of Bogalusa; one aunt, Alma Buckner of Bogalusa. Special friends, James Wise, Parrish Walker, Ja’Juan Brister, Robyn Raliff, Shanita Martin, Jasmine Crumedy, Aaron Magee, Barry Lucas, Anthony Martin and Darrin Holmes and a host of cousins, relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie and Hollies Preston, Carolyn and Wardell Magee.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana followed by a Funeral Service at 3:00 pm.

James Earl Curry 
July 30, 1960 - November 4, 2016 
James Earl Curry died November 4, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Sandra "Peanut" Marks
April 21, 1959 - November 03, 2016
Sandra Marks was born April 21, 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Dornis Weary Marks and the late Eddie Matthews. She grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and relocated to Beaumont, Texas. Sandra had a great love for family, music, and stuff animals. She was witty and had a contiguous smile.
She is preceded in death by her father, Eddie Matthews; brothers Barry and Eddie Marks; grandparents Rossie Weary and Sophie Pigott; aunts Geraldine Mark and Selena Holmes; uncles, L.J., L.W. and Chance Weary.
Her love and memories will remain in the hearts of her mother, Dornis Marks of Beaumont, TX; siblings, Darrell Marks, Atlanta, GA; Bruce Harris (Cynthia), Hattiesburg, MS; Ruthelia Jones (Andrew), Bassfield, MS; Vanessa Marks, Nicole Nabors (Afton); and Lawanda Brown, Beaumont, TX; God-sister, Shanell Magee, Bogalusa, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Bogalusa, LA 70427 with Dr. Rev. Linza Cotton officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Cemetery, Angie, LA under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home, Port Arthur, TX and Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Bogalusa, LA. 

Patricia Ard Seals
March 6, 1954 - November 3, 2016
CYNTHIA PATRICIA ARD SEALS, AGE 64 and a resident of Pine passed away to her eternal home early Thursday morning November 3, 2016 at the Tulane Medical Center. Patricia was a member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. She had retired from the Washington Parish School Board after 20 years of service as a bus driver for the Angie and Wesley Ray schools. Patricia also enjoyed riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle and loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. She cherished the time spent with her family and the ones she loved.
Survived by:  3 Sons and Daughters in law: Phillip Jarrell and Julie Miller of Pine, William “Richie” and Jennifer Jarrell of Jayess, MS, Hunter Seals and Taylor Graves of Pine; 4 Grandchildren: Logan Jarrell, Gavin Jarrell, Emma Jarrell, Kaleb Seals; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Richard and Linda Ard, Charles and Ann Ard all of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Seals and her parents Cecil Ard and Evie Corine Seals Ard.
Visitation will be at Hilltop Baptist Church Monday November 7th from 10 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Monday with Eld. Mark Hobgood, Eld. Duane Ball, and Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Gavin Jarrell, Cody Ard, Brad Fortenberry, Scotty Rogers, Jason Dutruch, Byron Forbes, Bruce Ard, Lavon Forbes, Zander Thomas.

Jean-Paul Rohrer
Died November 1, 2016
Jean-Paul Rohrer a resident of Franklinton, LA. passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  Jean-Paul, also known as JP by friends, was an avid NASCAR fan and loved his guns and target shooting, hunting and fishing.  He was a forty year old "kid" and will be greatly missed by family and friends.  
He is survived by his mother Gerry Schroeter, stepfather Mark Schroeter, father Karl Rohrer and stepmother Leshia Rohrer.  Also survived by his brother Adam Rohrer, stepbrothers David Schroeter and Kyle Newman, stepsisters Kelly Keating and Dana Perilloux. 
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services to be held on  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 PM in the chapel of  Bagnell and Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Rd., Covington, LA. 70435.  Visitation from 10:00 AM until service time.  Interment will be in the Spencer Cemetery in Enon, LA.

Jerry Sheridan
July 01, 1954 - October 30, 2016
Jerry Leon Sheridan of Varnado, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016. He was born on July 1, 1954 in Varnado, LA to Olivia Sheridan-Nichols and Nebuchadnezzar Sheridan. Mr. Sheridan served in the United States Army for over 20 years and then worked for many years in New Jersey before retiring back home in Varnado. He was a loving father and grandfather. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Olivia Sheridan-Nichols and Nebuchadnezzar Sheridan.
He leaves to cherish his memories his daughters: Olivia Lafaith Sheridan-Peavy and husband Darrell, Mildred Yvette Sheridan, Sharolyn Natasha Brown; Sons: Jerry Leon Williams and Jerry Sheridan and 10 grandchildren; sisters: Hester Clark and Augusta Gbani; Brothers-in-law: Terry Clark, Lionel Brown; Immediate Aunts: Ella Rose Morris, Edgie (Hollis) Peters and Mamie Sheridan-Harry; Immediate Uncles: Anthony Wayne Morris, Paul Morris and Delaurl Morris; Nephews: James Jr. (Spunky), Solomon Sheridan, Malcolm Gaines (deceased) and Terry Jr.(Andre); Nieces: Chelethia (Cookie) Gaines-Terrell, Terrin (TK) Clark, Aminata Gbani and Trenica Gbani; Nieces in law; Chermayne Holloway-Gaines; Latasha Sheridan; Great Nieces: Meonia, Jordan, Akalya, Tiona, Cameron, Destiny, Anniya (Greta), Mecca; Te’yana (Birdie) Sheridan, Arianna (Pinky) Sheridan, Deaja Sheridan; Great Nephews: Xavier, Elijah, Jeremiah, Jaden, Daniel, Tyrique, Nesai, Jordan; his traveling buddies: Rochelle Pigot, Helen Jean and Carrie Mae Harry and too many to name additional aunts, uncles, cousins and devoted friends. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00M – 11:00AM followed by the funeral service starting at 11:00AM at Crain and Son Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA with Reverend Lindsay Ray Cotton – Officiating. 
Mr. Sheridan will be laid to rest at Robinson Cemetery. 

Robert Preston Davis
April 19, 1943 - October 30, 2016
Robert “Bobby Preston Davis, age 73, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Franklinton, La. He is a graduate of Istrouma High School and Southeastern University, where he earned his degree in accounting. He was the owner of Classic Tours and Promotions and worked for Gulf State Utilities, now Entergy, for many years. He served as BIC Alliance’s distribution manager for over 30 years, and helped launch BIC Alliance, publisher of BIC Magazine. He was a loving father and grandfather who will be missed dearly.
Bobby leaves behind his daughter, Krystal Rose and husband Jesse; grandchildren, Kandi Rose, Cory Stidger and wife Morgan; great-grandchildren, Rhet and Knox Stidger; his brother-in-law, Gary Core Sr.; as well as his beloved dog, Angel.
Preceding Bobby in death were his parents, Phillip and Hazel Davis; and his sister, Harlean Jean Davis Core.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Bro. David Maxwell will officiate the services with Earl Heard giving the eulogy. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Frank Edward Church, Sr.
January 18, 1937 - October 29, 2016
Frank Edward Church, Sr., age 79 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence. He was a retired Correctional Officer from Dixon Correctional Institute and a retired Sheriff's Deputy from Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. 
He is survived by 7 children, June Blades, Margaret Avants and husband, Ben, Vicky Varnado and husband, Frank, Judy Macko and husband, Don, Tina Strickland and husband, Ronnie, Frank Church, Jr. and wife, Irene, and Renee Wilkinson and husband, Donald; grandchildren, Jessica, Erica, Cody, Donald, Barry, Stacy, Savannah, Phillip, II, Britany, Jessie Paul, Jennifer, Allison, Tyler, Brandie, Shane, Rebecca, Donald, Jr., and Tyler; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Irene Mae McKlemurry and Lillie Mae Guillory; and a brother, Bobby Ray Church. 
Preceded in death by parents, George W. Church, Sr. and Irene Wall Church; 2 brothers, George W. Church, Jr. and Franklin Wendell Church, Sr.; 2 sons-in-law, Phillip Woodard, Sr. and Jerry Blades. 
The family would like to specially thank the Deacons of New Zion Baptist Church and Community Care Hospice for their care and support. 
Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016. Interment Darlington Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Pierce Starks
July 11, 1946 - October 29, 2016
Phyllis Pierce Starks born July 11, 1946 passed away at Ochsners Hospital on October 29, 2016 At the age of 70. She was a resident of Angie.
She is survived by her son , Gordon Trent Starks and his wife Rose of Angie, La., a sister, Patricia Wilson of Varnado, a niece, Donna Simon and her husband Joey and a great-niece, LeeAnn Prisk.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Dorothy Pierce, her husband, Donald Gordon Starks and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Wilson.
Visitation will be held on November 1, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Elder Duane Ball will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Seal Cemetery in Varnado.

Donald Wayne Magee
July 12, 1943 - October 27, 2016
DONALD WAYNE MAGEE, AGE 73 and a resident of the Lawrence Creek Community died at 5:00 pm Thursday October 27, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a former push-boat captain for approximately 50 years, where he navigated the Mississippi, Ohio and numerous other large rivers throughout the country. He was a longtime active member of Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Donald loved his church family and enjoyed attending Sunday school and revival services at other area churches. He enjoyed deer and dove hunting and fishing. Donald Wayne also worked a bountiful garden each year then would provide vegetables to his friends and neighbors. He always cherished the time spent with his family and grandchildren.
“Our broken hearts are the price we pay for being lucky enough to have people like Donald Wayne Magee in our lives”
Survived by:  Wife of 40 years: Rita Pellegrin Magee of Lawrence Creek; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Pamela and Ross Fortenberry of Pensacola, FL., Deana and Johnny Mitchell of Nixa, MO., Melissa and Robert W. Jenkins, Jr. of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Bud and Traci Beavers of Cumberland City, TN., John and Debbie Magee of Picayune, MS; 14 Grandchildren and Spouses: Phillip Wayne and Amy Hamilton, Kimberly and Sheldon Harigel, Daniel and Michele Hendricks, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Chasity Nicole Gross, Robert W. Jenkins, III and Jessica Jenkins, Emily and Robbie Loyd, Darren Jenkins, Cameryn Beavers, Christopher Looney, April Magee, Hope Magee, Tiffany and Corey Smith, Stephanie and Justin Watkins; 22 Great-grandchildren; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Eld. Richard and Sharon Magee, Ted and Sandra Magee; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Jeanette and Wendell Thomas, Diane and Paul Shelton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, special lifelong friends and in-laws that he loved dearly. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Johnnie Magee and Wonza Blair Magee, brother Lavoy Magee, his first wife Ramona “Ruth” O’Bryant Magee, a granddaughter Ashley Brumfield, nephews Jeff Magee, Heath Magee and great-nephew Mason Magee. 
Visitation will be at Lawrence Creek Baptist Church Saturday October 29th from 9 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1 pm Saturday with Eld. Duane Ball, Eld. Gary Sumrall and Bro. David Barber officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawrence Creek-Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Matt Stewart, Tanner Jenkins, Kyle Magee, Terry Magee, Scott Magee, Paul Boudreaux, Lester Thomas
Honorary Pallbearers: Horace Seals, Hershel Creel, Grady Brecheen, Curtis Clouatre, Jewel Blair and the men of Lawrence Creek Baptist Church.

William Hunt 
January 31, 1925 - October 27, 2016 
William Shelton Hunt, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 91, born on January 31, 1925, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Kemp Hunt; five daughters, Lynn Marie Jenkins (Denton), Catherine Willis (Larry Joseph), Marianne H. Bennett (Otis Sony), Theresa H. Gomez (Edward) and Amy Marie Hunt; one son, Shelton Elmer Hunt (Cheryle); one sister, Bevy Simmons; one brother, Houston Hunt; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Spurgeon Hunt and Ida Mae Stafford Hunt; two sisters, Ora Lee Brumfield and Lillie Mae Taylor; three brothers, John Hunt, Hubert Hunt and Robert Earl Hunt.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:30 am-3:00 PM with Masonic Services at 1:30 PM. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 PM with Rev. Michael Brumfield and Rev. Keith Sheridan officiating. Interment to follow at Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Edward "Eddy Moe" William Lumpkin 
March 29, 1956 - October 25, 2016 
Edward “Eddy Moe” William Lumpkin, former resident of Bogalusa, LA and a resident of Denham Springs, LA , age 60, born on March 29, 1956 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. He worked for Entex and Entergy for many years and was recently retired. He was a 1974 graduate of Bogalusa High School and a graduate of Louisiana State University. He served in the United States Army Reserve for 10 years as a Captain, Company Commander and Quartermaster. Eddy Moe's favorite pastime was spending time at the camp on the Pearl River. His favorite quote was, “ The only way to have a friend is to be one”, and he lived that out every day.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Delcambre Lumpkin of Denham Springs, LA; three sons, Adam Lumpkin (Laken Lassley) of Albany, Brad Arsaga of Tucson, AZ, and Gregory Arsaga (Jennifer) of Austin, TX, one daughter. Adrienne Arsaga Watson (Tommy) of Walker, LA; one brother, Jason Lumpkin (Ann) of Waveland, MS; five grandchldren, Ava Lumpkin, Olivia Lumpkin, Caleb Watson, Blake Watson and Braeden Watson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Lumpkin, Jr. and Mary Frances “Mollie” Lumpkin. Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 5 PM-9 PM.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00 am-11:00 am. The Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 am with Rev. Bobby Ready officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Valarie Galrn Johnson 
September 8, 1957 - October 24, 2016 
Valarie Galrn Johnson died October 24, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Josephine Rials Thames
September 18, 1931 - October 24, 2016
JOSEPHINE IRENE RIALS THAMES, AGE 85 and a resident of Amite died at 10:40 am Monday October 24, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She enjoyed listening to her favorite gospel music and also had a very special doll collection. Josephine loved to sew and had made numerous clothes and quilts for her family. She liked to care for her many pet animals like her cats, dogs, goat, rabbit and bird.
Survived by:  3 Daughters and a Son in law: Judy T. and George Holmes of Franklinton, Virginia T. Ferguson of Amite, Theresa T. Cooper of Franklinton; Son: Roger Thames of Franklinton; Also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Prentiss Ford Thames, 2 sons Dale Thames, Larry Thames, a sister Helen Johnson and brother Eric Lee Rials.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday October 26th from 11 am until 1 pm. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm Wednesday in the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery near Jayess, MS. Burial will follow. 

Mary Schilling Robinson 
May 3, 1932 - October 23, 2016 
Mary Schilling Robinson born in Bogalusa, LA on May 3, 1932, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2016 in Mandeville, LA. Mary worked as a realtor with her husband Bert for many years in Natchez, MS. She was active in the Pilgrimage Garden Club and enjoyed acting as a tour guide during the annual fall and spring pilgrimages. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed traveling. Mary moved home to Bogalusa and enjoyed the last few years spending time with her family.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Dee Childress and husband Joel; her son, Herbert Robinson, III and wife Stephanie; her granddaughter, Keely Childress; her grandsons, Christopher Eakes, Herbert Robinson, IV, and Stephen Robinson; her nieces, Dianne Schilling, and Dale Schilling Tims; her nephew, Donnie Schilling; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert “Bert” Robinson, Jr.; her brother, Paul Schilling; her sister, L. Claire Schilling; and her nephew, David Schilling.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 10:30 am-12:00 PM. Funeral Services will begin at 12:00 PM with Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Daniel "Danny" Edward Graves
March 8, 1960 - October 23, 2016
DANIEL “DANNY” EWARD GRAVES, AGE 56, passed away to his eternal home on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, Mississippi. He was a member of Sandy Hook Baptist Church where he often sang and played his guitar. Danny was a correctional officer for the Raybourn Correctional Center for over 20 years, where he was a member of the B-Team. He enjoyed playing his guitar, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and the ones he loved.
Survived by:  Wife: Nicole Graves of Pine; 3 Daughters: Taylor Graves and Hunter Seals of Pine, Jessica Graves Kent of Pennsylvania, Melissa Graves of New York; 3 Step Daughters: Montana Jenkins, Miranda Jenkins of Pine, Heather and Montana Richard of Seminary, MS; 3 Step Sons: Jamie and Amy Baughman of New Hope, MS, Justin and Mindy Baughman of Sandy Hook, MS, Gabe Jenkins of Pine; 11 Grandchildren: Kaleb Seals, Ava and Drew Baughman, Ansley and Avery Baughman, Jordan, Jacob, and Jagger Richard, Erin Kent, Amber and Nova; 2 Sisters: Lisa Graves and Carla; 2 Nephews: Hunter and Jessica Graves of Sandy Hook, Jerry Graves
He was preceded in death by his parents Delton and Margie Miley Graves, and a brother Ronnie Delton Graves.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 5 PM Tuesday, October 25, 2016 with a funeral service to be held at 7 PM in the chapel with Rev. David Easterling officiating.

Milton Jerome Short 
January 9, 1945 - October 22, 2016
Milton Jerome Short died October 22, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Betty Lee Walker Seals
September 08, 1931 - October 22, 2016
Betty Lee Walker Seals passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Belle Maison Nursing Home in Hammond. She was born September 8, 1931 in Washington Parish and was 85 years of age. 
She is survived by her children, Jimmy Seals and wife, Marjorie, Amite, Edna Reynolds and husband, Donald, Loranger, Ray Seals and wife, Patti, Baton Rouge, and Donald Seals and wife, Melissa, Amite; grandchildren, Lisa Cox, Amanda Miller, Christopher Seals, Cody Seals, Kevin Seals, Whitney Bello, Kevin Trabona, Kaleb Trabona, Cara Oetjens, Madison Oetjens, Patrick Blackwell, Kris Short, Kathleen Lanier, and Jason Toney; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Cox, Nyomie Miller, Makayla Miller, Riley Seals, Carson Seals, Aubrey Bello, Jacelyn Trabona, Kaden Trabona, Charla Grace Trabona, and Elijah Lanier; great-great-grandson, Zane Meche; sister, Ann Clayton, Baton Rouge; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by husband, James Oliver Seals; parents, Odell and Cynthia Givens Walker; and numerous brothers and sisters. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer, LA. 

J.L. Miller
September 21, 1930 - October 20, 2016
J. L. MILLER, AGE 86 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 9:33 pm Thursday October 20, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a mechanic and the owner/operator of Miller Lawnmower in Franklinton for 34 years. J. L. was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War era. He enjoyed woodworking and had built many large items such as swingsets and picnic tables. In earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.
Survived by:  3 Daughters and Sons in law: Shirley and Ed Corkern of Mt. Hermon, Pat and Richie Neal, Linda and Charles Dedon all of Franklinton; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Sondra and Monroe Fortenberry of Mt. Hermon, Brian and Jodee Corkern of Kentwood, Christie Moreau of Madisonville, Charles and Stephanie DeDon, Jay and Cassie DeDon all of Franklinton, Richie Neal, Kenny Neal, Terry Neal, Steven Neal all of Folsom, Ashley Gill currently serving in Afghanistan with the United States Army; 25 Great-grandchildren; Brother: Thomas Miller of Gonzales; Sister and Brother in law: Mary and Gene Esch of McComb, MS; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 40 years Vera Sterling Miller, his parents Herman and Zula Miller, brothers Murphy Miller, Nelson Miller and sisters Erma Lee Casem, Betty Miller, Ollie Mae Cutrer.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday October 25th from 9 am until the time of the service at 11 am in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Donnie Seal, Ronnie Seal, Brian Corkern, Monroe Fortenberry, Jay DeDon, Charles DeDon

Jerry Malcolm Wascom
July 2, 1945 - October 20, 2016
JERRY MALCOLM WASCOM, age 71 and a resident of Franklinton, died on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Ochsner’s Medical Center, in New Orleans, LA, after a short illness. Mr. Wascom was a long-time business education teacher and sponsor of the Future Business Leaders of America Program at Mt. Hermon School, retiring after 30 years in the classroom. After leaving the classroom, he served as church administrator at First Baptist Church, Franklinton, LA. As an active member of FBC, Franklinton, he served as deacon, choir member, and ringer in the handbell choir. Jerry served his country during the Vietnam era as a member of the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife of almost 36 years, Marie Cothern Wascom, of Franklinton; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristen Wascom Stocks and Bo Jason Stocks, of Dixon, Wyoming; two grandchildren, Katelyn Nicole and Colt Jason Stocks.  He is also survived by one sister, Margaret Wascom Williamson, of Mt. Hermon, LA; one brother-in-law, Richard Cothern of Bogalusa, LA; four nephews and their spouses, Brad Williamson and Pamela Fontenot Williamson; Patrick Williamson; Bart Pierce; Darin Cothern and Lorrie Wells Cothern; one niece and spouse, Keri Cothern King and Brian King; as well as numerous great nieces.
Mr. Wascom was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle D. and Ozzie Ott Wascom; a brother-in-law, Charles T. Williamson; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Martin Cothern; and a great niece, Sarah Elizabeth Williamson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday, October 23, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and after 12:00 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at Crain Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Monday with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow at Ellis Cemetery.

Charles Wayne Thompson
December 23, 1938 - October 20, 2016
Charles Wayne Thompson born December 23, 1938, passed away October 20, 2016 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Meridian Ms. He was a former resident of Bogalusa La, and owner of Thompson's Bait Shop. He was also retired from the State Of Louisiana.
He is survived by one sister Teresa Anders and husband Billy of Meridian Ms. Two nieces Donna Ahlrich and husband Paul of Madison Ms, and Dianne Freeman and husband JB of Meridian Ms. Three great nieces and three great nephews. 
He is preceded in death by his wife Cecile and parents Loyd and Grace Nolan Thompson.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday October 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa La at the Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum. 
Brown McGehee Funeral Home 610 Ave F. Bogalusa La is in charge of arrangements. 

Veronica Ann Critchlow
May 19, 1961 - October 19, 2016
VERONICA ANN CRITCHLOW, AGE 55 and a resident of New Orleans died at 4:00 am Wednesday October 19, 2016 at the West Jefferson Medical Center. Veronica received a Master’s Degree in English from Our Lady of Holy Cross College and worked as a financial accountant at the National Financial Center in New Orleans for 20 years. She was a roll member of the Creek Indian Nation. Veronica was proud of her Native American heritage and also that her great, great, great, great grandfather James Critchlow was a hero of the American Revolutionary War. She enjoyed visiting the family farm in Washington Parish and liked to spend time online.
Survived by:  Father: Melvin Critchlow of Franklinton; Brother: Michael Kevin Critchlow of New Orleans; Also survived by her many friends and co-workers.
A family graveside funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday October 24th in the Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery near Franklinton.

Larry Ray Holmes
January 09, 1958 - October 18, 2016
Larry Ray Holmes passed away, October 18, 2016 in Kankakee, Michigan. He was born January 9, 1958 to Ora Lee Causey Holmes and the late J.D Holmes, in Walthall County General Hospital, Tylertown, MS. He married Patricia Dyson and to this union two children were born; Natalie Patrice Holmes and Larry Ray Holmes Jr.
He attended Walthall County Schools and graduated from Tylertown High School, where football was his passion. He joined Magee’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church at a young age. He work with the Walthall County Forest for 10 years. He drove long haul trucks for 20 years with Powell and Cresco Trucking Companies and for himself the last 5 years. He was a man that loved and cared for his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, J. D. Holmes; one sister, Cathy Marie Holmes, seven uncles and four aunts.
Larry leaves to cherish his memories, a loving mother, Ora Lee Holmes of Tylertown, MS; a loving and devoted wife, Patricia Ann Holmes; a loving daughter, Natalie Patrice Holmes; a loving son Larry Ray (JR) Holmes; a granddaughter (the joy of his life) Ty’Leah Ra’Ann Holmes all of Franklinton, LA. Two sisters; Dianne (Jeffery) Brumfield of Tylertown, MS and Myrtis Annette Holmes of Jackson, MS; a mother-in-law, Freddie Dyson of Franklinton, LA.; five aunts; Earnestine Moore of Flint, MI, Mae Ellen Warren of Chicago, IL, Melissa (Chris) Bechtel of Birch, MI; Mary Lee Holmes, and Virginia Holmes of Tylertown, MS; four uncles; J.C. Holmes of Houston, TX, Robert (Hugh Dotsie) Causey, John (Anginette) Causey of Tylertown, MS and James (Brenda) Causey of MT. Hermon, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who love him dearly.
The visitation will be Friday, November 4, 2016 from 2:00PM-7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA.
The funeral will be 11:00A.M. Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Magee’s Creek M. B. Church in Tylertown, MS with Rev. Dr. George Coney. The interment will be held at Magee’s Creek Cemetery.

John Lewis Brooke
July 03, 1979 - October 18, 2016
John Lewis Brooke, a resident of Amite born in Franklinton, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at his home. He was a graduate of Sumner High School, a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, and was also a carpenter. 
He is survived by his his son, John Dakota Brooke, Wilmer; parents, Robert and Carol Brooke, Amite; brother, Clifford Brooke and wife, Julie; sister, Robin Fitz and husband, Chay; nephew, Landon Davis; grandmothers, Ruby Alford and Gayle Owens; special friend, Jennifer Decota and her children, Emily and Trent; aunt, Donna Owens; uncle, John Owens and wife, Hope; others who were like family, Rod, Alayne, Kyle, and Madelyn Granat, and Don, Jacquie, Justin, and Bella Summerford; and the mother of his son, Rachael Brooke and her family, Michael, Jr., Michael, Zechariah, and Heaven Schmitt; and Jeff and Susan Davis. 
Preceded in death by his biological father, Ralph Owens, Jr.; grandfathers, Ralph Owens, Sr. and Lewis Alford and grandparents, Russell and Virginia Brooke. 
A private service was held at Cornerstone Church of Amite officiated by Pastor Mervin Strother. Interment in the Dees Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to his favorite charity, God’s Storehouse, P. O. Box 1283, Amite, LA 70422, McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Ann Knight Murray
December 30, 1950 - October 18, 2016
SARAH ANN CREEL KNIGHT MURRAY, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died at 3:10 am Tuesday October 18, 2016 at her home. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and loved her church very much. Sarah Ann was a client of Davita Dialysis Center and grew close to those that served her through the years. She had a special place in her heart for her pet Chihuahua “Gibbs”. Sarah Ann also loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Kelli and B.J. Brumfield of Franklinton; Son: David Knight of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Brody Brumfield, Brylie Brumfield, Sarah Ann Knight; Sister and Brother in law: Mary and John Brooks of Franklinton; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Bobby and Betty Westmoreland, Jessie and Theresa Westmoreland all of Bogalusa, Charles and Sherry Westmoreland of Franklinton; Special Aunt: Gloria Wood of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other aunts and uncles and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her son Robbie Knight, her parents C.L. Scarborough and Ruthie Lee Creel and a sister Sheryl Westmoreland.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday October 23rd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Davita Dialysis and to the many caregivers that spent time with her and supported her through the years. 

Jimie Sims 
January 8, 1937 - October 16, 2016
Jimie Sims died October 16, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Ettie Sue Thomas Spence
November 16, 1949 - October 15, 2016
ETTIE SUE THOMAS SPENCE, AGE 66 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday evening October 15, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime employee of the Era-Leader in Franklinton then served several years as the secretary of Ben’s Ford Baptist Church, where she was also an active member. Ettie Sue enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. 
Survived by:  5 Children and Spouses: Lisa Hunt of Greer, SC, Russell Hunt of Kearney, MO, Sheila Hunt, Wayne and Niki Hunt, Melinda Spence all of Franklinton; 10 Grandchildren; 4 Great-grandchildren; Sister and Brother in law: Kaye and Johnny Nelson of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Wendell and Jeanette Thomas, Tommy and Pam Thomas all of Franklinton; A Dear Friend: Mary Lou Hunt; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and her beloved church family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hal Spence and her parents Melvin Thomas and Melvaline Kennedy Thomas.
Visitation will be at Ben’s Ford Baptist Church (58521 Hwy 439, Bogalusa) Monday October 17th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Tuesday with Bro. Lynn Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Edwina Jacobs
April 03, 1951 - October 13, 2016
On Thursday, October 13, 2016 God sent his angel to come to Louisiana Heart Hospital in LaCombe, LA to claim the soul of Edwina Jacobs. Her battle with sickness came to an end when God said it is done. I am Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end.
Twinkles, as she was often referred to by her family and friends, was raised by Idella Handy.
She was born on April 3, 1951 to the late Lula Mae Smith and Scott Tyrone. Edwina was united in Holy Matrimony to Alvin Jacobs.
She was a 1969 graduate of Central Memorial High School and also attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. In 1971 she moved to Rockford, ILL and worked at Rockford Clutch for 18 years as a payroll clerk. After moving back to Bogalusa in 1992 she attended Sullivan Vo-Tech and was employed for Rest Haven Living Center for over 15 years.
Edwina leaves to honor her memory her husband, Alvin C. Jacobs, Sr. of Rockford, ILL; one son, Kevin (Stacey) Jacobs of Fort Myers, FL; one daughter, Andreia Nelson of Bogalusa, LA; five sisters, Lynette Smith and her friend William Bolton of Bogalusa, LA, Missionary Mae (Deacon Johnny, Sr.) Brown and Hazel (Fred) Crain both of Franklinton, LA, Eloise Tate of Baton Rouge, LA, Myrtis Dixon of Bogalusa, LA; three brothers, Jessie Smith of Washington, DC, Oliver (JoAnn) Gutter of Pontiac, Michigan and Darren Dixon of Baton Rouge, LA; five grandchildren, Travonne Nowling and Omisha Thirst both of Bogalusa, LA Gerald Jerome Nelson, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA, Brookelynne Jacobs of Fort Myers, FL, LaDamion Sowell of Baton Rouge, LA; three great grandchildren, Germany and Germani Nelson of Baton Rouge, LA and Lacey Sowell of Baton Rouge, LA; one aunt, Mae Smith of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one Godson, Lyric Spikes of Bogalusa, LA and a special friend, John Foster of Bogalusa, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
She is preceded in death by Idella Hardy who raised her, mother, Lula Mae Smith; father, Scott Tyrone; two sisters, Judy McDowell and LeDora Jefferson and one brother, David Welton Mingo; two brothers-in law, Joseph McDowell and Elder Howard Jefferson.
Visitation is scheduled for October 21, 2016 from 2pm to 5pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.  A Funeral Service is scheduled for October 22, 2016 at 11 am at Crain an Sons Funeral Home.

Delettie Coon 
December 23, 1916 - October 14, 2016
Delettie Coon died October 14, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Victor Carter
January 13, 1951 - October 14, 2016
VICTOR CARTER, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:45 PM Friday, October 14, 2016 at his residence.
Survived by: Wife: Judith Ney Carter of Franklinton; Daughter: Victoria Carter of Chalmette; Brother: George Ferris; Sister: Mary Toti
Preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Mary Barroni Carter.
Services will be held at a later date.

Donald Crain 
October 23, 1938 - October 13, 2016 
Donald Crain, age 77, born on October 23, 1938, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his home in Bogalusa, LA. He worked for Gaylord Container 40 years.
He is survived by his children, Gary Crain and wife Shan, and Michael Crain and wife Kelly; his grandchildren, Courtney Kopelman (Chris), Colton Crain (Megan), Megan and Morgan Crain, Katelyn Cockrell, Sheldon Milner, Devin Milner and Tyler Milner; his great-grandchildren, Elijah Copeland, Mia Claire Kopelman and Aiden Crain; two sisters, Evelyn Brumfield and Glynn Coles; and his brother, Bobby Crain.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Overstreet Crain; and his parents, Earl and Vernice Crain.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 9:00 am-11:00 am. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 am with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Natalie Jenkins Diddon
July 4, 1936 - October 13, 2016
NATALIE JENKINS DIDDON, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday afternoon October 13, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She loved to read all types of books and papers and enjoyed watching NASCAR races, especially the Earnhardts. Natalie, affectionately called “Pete” by those closest to her, liked to cook meals for her family and friends and she always kept up with the daily news programs and current events.
Survived by:  Daughter: Mary Buchanan of Franklinton; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Charles Ray Diddon, Jesse Ray and Theresa Diddon all of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren: Scott and Brandi Bryant, Chad and Autumn Bryant all of Amite, Charles Brandon and Autumn Diddon of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jennifer and Mathew Barber, Jessica Schilling all of Franklinton, Demi and Charles Boudreaux of Fort Gordon, GA; 13 Great-grandchildren: Bre’leigh, Paityn, Cameron, Caleb, Jasmyn, Elektris, Preslee, Alivia, Ryan, Rayanna, Nikolas, Logan, Solomon; 2 Sisters in law: Patsy Jenkins of Franklinton, Connie Jenkins of Denham Springs; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jessie Denman Diddon, her parents Felder Jenkins and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Diddon, son in law James Andrew Buchanan, sister “Snookie” Miley and brothers James Jenkins and Jimmie Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday October 15th from 5 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 Rev. Randall Garcia and Rev. Mark Jeneau officiating. Burial will follow in the Morris Cemetery.

Jozsef Fenyes 
March 7, 1948 - October 12, 2016
Jozsef Fenyes, age 68, died October 12, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home in Franklinton is in charge of arrangements.  
Visitation will be at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Husser, Louisiana on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00 – 11:00am with the Funeral Service following, Rev. Howard R. Adkins, Officiating.  Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.

Heather Dawn Cox
May 25, 1989 - October 11, 2016
HEATHER DAWN COX, AGE 27 and a resident of Independence died early Tuesday morning October 11, 2016. She attended Loranger High School and later graduated from Independence High School in 2007. Heather also attended colleges, including Southeastern Louisiana University, where she studied History, English, and Childhood Development before student-teaching and later working at Day Care Centers in the area. She was an outgoing person that enjoyed making crafts, giving new life to old antiques, and she also collected lamps and mirrors. Heather loved to dance and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Survived by:  Mother: Donna Cox of Independence; 2 Sisters: Angel Cox of Albany, Holley Rhodus of Independence; 2 Brothers: Douglas Troy Wilcox of Wilmer, “Little Eddie” Morgan of Amite; Nephew: Hayden Shane Hill; Expected Niece: Allison Marie Dugas; Step-father: Willie Rhodus, Jr.; Grandparents: Doris Busby Cox of Independence, Ronald Dale Cox of Coushatta, LA; Aunt: Dorothy Baham of Independence; Uncles: Roger Lynn Ross of Independence, Ronald Troy Cox of Amite; Also numerous cousins, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents James and Rosa Busby, Author “Buddy” and Corina Cox and uncles Sidney Wayne Polezcek and John Davis Birch. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA, on Friday October 14th from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dakota Hill, Dallas Dugas, “Splinter” Strickland, Mick Parnell, Willie Rhodus, Jr., “B.J.” Gill

Barbara Ann Berniard
January 23, 1950 - October 11, 2016
Barbara Ann Berniard passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday afternoon, October 11, 2016. She was 66 years old. Barbara was a native of Napoleonville and was a resident of Jefferson Parish for over 40 years, Franklinton for 15 years, and has lived at Rouquette Lodge in Mandeville for the past 6 years. She was a graduate of Archbishop Chapelle High School. Barbara devoted her life to loving and caring for her family. Her family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to her cardiologist, Dr. Dale Presser and his staff for their selfless devotion to caring for Barbara. 
Loving mother of Paul Berniard Gunckel (Amber G.) and Bryan Gunckel (Jennie Lindenblatt). Grandmother of Allison D. Gunckel. Sister of Beverly Bazile (George), Bonnie Radecker (Tommy), and Roy E. "Blackie" Berniard Jr. (Pat Blanchard). Daughter of the late Anna Mae and Roy E. Berniard Sr. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial from LEITZ-EAGAN Metairie, 4747 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, on Friday afternoon, October 14, 2016 at 1:00. Visitation will begin at 11:00 in the morning. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Metairie. 

Clyde William Crain
Died October 11, 2016
Clyde William Crain, age 79 and a resident of Pearl River, passed away October 11, 2016.  He was a native of Pine, Louisiana but a resident of Slidell and Pearl River ince the late 1950's.  He was a member of The Crossing Church in Pearl River, a member of the Masonic Lodge 456 and Eastern Star chapter 237.   He loved and adored his family and they were blessed to have him. He loved to play golf, fish, and find a good argument anywhere he could. He had many friends who loved and supported him through his final days. He loved people and the lord. His only regret would be not getting to vote for Donald Trump in the up-coming election. 
Mr. Crain is survived by his daughter Pamela C. McLemore (husband Doug), 2 grandchildren Rachael McLemore (fiancee Michael Koch) and Christopher J. McLemore, 3 great grandchildren Kenadie Free, Jamie McLemore, and Tyson McLemore, his brother Carl Ray Crain (wife Margaret), and his sister in law JoAnn Massie. 
He is preceded in death by his wife Dean Crain, his parents Ernest and Retha Crain, and two brothers Paul and Elwood Crain. 
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday October 13, 2016 visitation from 5pm - 7pm from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 with service starting at 7pm. Private interment to be held at a later date. 

James Samuel Johnson 
September 6, 1950 - October 11, 2016
James Samuel Johnson died October 11, 2016 at the age of 66.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Joyce Sheridan Carter
July 6, 1943 - October 10, 2016
JOYCE SHERIDAN CARTER, AGE 73 and a resident of Denham Springs died early Monday morning October 10, 2016 at the Harvest Manor nursing home. She was a native of Washington Parish and a graduate of Pine High School. Due to her career, Joyce lived in Baton Rouge and the Mobile, AL area for many years but also got to travel to many different locations, which she enjoyed very much. She loved gardening for vegetables, flowers and the numerous pretty green plants she kept at her home. Joyce also enjoyed fishing and visiting the casino with family and friends to play her favorite slot machines. She cherished all the time spent with her family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  4 Sons and Daughters in law: Keith and Monica Carter of Baton Rouge, Alan and Lisa Carter of Denham Springs, Steven and Chrissy Carter of New Zealand, Kenny and Rhonda Carter of Denham Springs; 6 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Hunter Carter, Savannah Carter, Peyton Uhrbach, Justin Carter, Tiffani Carter, Ashley and Darryl Clark; 4 Great-grandsons: Blaise Carter, Landyn Carter, Billy Clark, Joshua Clark; 2 Expected great-grandchildren: very soon Korbyn Carter and baby girl Carter in November; Longtime Companion: Charles Morris of Decatur, AL; Sister and Brother in law: Mildred and Don Seal of Pine; Also 2 nieces and 3 nephews.
She was preceded in death by grandson Tyler Carter, her parents Alton Sheridan and Rena Rester Sheridan, a brother Milfred Sheridan and nephew Larry Sheridan.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday October 12th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Aron Dexter Hemphill 
September 23, 1966 - October 9, 2016 
Aron Dexter Hemphill, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 50, born on September 23, 1966 in Covington, LA, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Pat Hemphill Benson and Phil Benson of Mobile, AL; a sister, Gwendolyn Tammy Caves (Chris) of Bogalusa, LA; two nephews, Matthew Hemphill and Noah Hemphill; a niece, Arianna Enman.
He is preceded in death by his father, Michael D. Hemphill.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 10:00 am- 1:00 PM. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 PM with Rev. John Herring officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Luberta Chapell Partman
February 22, 1937 - October 08, 2016
Mrs. Luberta Chappell Magee Partman, age 79, passed away at Riverside Medical Saturday, October 2016. She was born to the union of the late Leander and Jessie Bell Garrett. Luberta was the fourth of five children. Luberta attended Winan United Methodist Church at an early age. She graduated from Washington Parish High School.
Mrs. Luberta attended Southern University for a year but left to pursue adventure and life. She married Billy Magee and to this union two beloved sons were born, Keith Magee, Sr. and Mark Magee.
Luberta began a career working at the Veterans Administration Medical Complex in Livermore, California. She retired with many achievements, recognitions, many friends and co-workers. She returned to Franklinton, LA, her hometown to run a small nail shop, a nursery at Winan United Methodist Church where she served on the usher board and other committees. She was faithful in her service. 
Luberta was much loved by at the nursery and became Ms. Luberta to many children in the community. This is where she met Mr. Silas Partman, Jr. in 1996. After a brief courtship, they married and she gained four daughters and four sons.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her devoted husband of 20 years, Silas Partman, Jr.; her sister, Mary C. Ausama of Franklinton, LA; two sons, Keith Magee and Mark (Joyce) Magee all of Franklinton, LA; four step daughters, Alma Marie Partman of Little Rock, AR, LaJoyce Partman and Vicki (Jeffery) Cotton both of Franklinton, LA; four stepsons, Silas Partman, III and Albert Partman both of Biloxi, MS and Vincent Partman of Jacksonville, FL; ten grandchildren a host of step grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
She preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Major Chappell; two sisters, Gladys Magee and Hilda Lewis; one stepdaughter, Ursaline Partman and one stepson, Ronald Partman.
The visitation will be held at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Friday, October 14, 2016 from 3:00PM-7:00PM.
There will be a graveside service 3:00PM Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:00PM at Winan Cemetery with Rev. Terrence August, officiating.

Dudley Olive Magee
November 26, 1930 - October 08, 2016
Dudley Olive Magee, a resident of Kentwood passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at her home. She was born November 26, 1930 in Kentwood to Luther E. and Ontee Alford Magee and was 85 years of age. Miss Magee was a graduate of Mt. Hermon High School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she received a degree in Home Economics and Science. She taught for 35 years in the Louisiana School District until her retirement in 1988. Miss Magee influenced and touched the lives of the many students she taught. Miss Magee was a faithful member of the Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church where she served as Church treasurer and was a member of the Roberts Cemetery Committee, Judy's Crafters, Bogue Chitto Homemakers and Country Bumpkins Homemakers. Her love for her family and friends was shown in her actions, genuine smile and sweet words. 
She is survived by her cousins, Darrell Alford, Carroll Fortenberry, Jean Maher, M. L. Fortenberry, Patsy Sheffield, and Bobbye Williams. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Friday and from 8 AM until religious services at 10:30 AM Saturday, October 15, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Percy Frazier. Interment Roberts Cemetery, Kentwood. The family would like to express appreciation to her special caretakers, Beth Knox and Rhonda Knox for their loving care and concern and to Viola Harter for her loving compassion and attentiveness through the years. Pallbearers include Jerry Creel, Tim Delaney, Tommy Delatte, Raymond Fisher, Ronald Morris and Walter Smith. Honorary pallbearers include, Pauline Creel, Elaine Rogers and Judy Morris. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church or your favorite charity. 

Nerlie Eugene "Cadillac" Smith
July 17, 1933 - October 07, 2016
Nerlie Eugene "Cadillac" Smith, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016 in McComb, MS. He was born July 17, 1933 in the East Fork Community and was 83 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of The Lord’s Church but also attended Community Baptist Church. 
He is survived by his daughter, Leslie Michelle Bridges; son, Joe Estes and wife, Margaret; 2 sisters, Betty Kralicek and Wilda “Becky” Elarton and husband, Doug; 5 grandchildren, Vince Estes and wife, Sherry, Angela Estes and fiance, Darren Travis, Joey Estes and wife, Jamie, Duston Bridges and his wife, Chassity, and Zane Bridges; 16 great grandchildren, T.J. Chandler, Joseph Brabham, Adam Chandler, Monica Estes, Beth Rohner, Krista Keller, Ericka Taylor, Roseanne Needham, Austin Taylor, Blake Estes, Ayla Bridges and Diezel Bridges; 16 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by his wife, Boncie Rushell Prine Smith; son, Leslie Bridges; parents, Nerlie Edward Smith and Myrtle Bankston Smith; 3 brothers, Wilburn, Wendel and Bobby Ray Smith; and 3 sisters, Arelia Gill, Beatrice Smith and Ola Mae Phillips. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Don Meadows and Rev. Larry Stewart. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. 
Pallbearers will be Edward Phillips, Rodney Smith, Tommy Jones, Scott Gill, Joey Estes, Blake Estes, Austin Taylor, and Joseph Brabham. Honorary pallbearers will be Vince Estes, Darren Travis, Trea Smith, Jake Smith, Justin Keller, Scott Keller, Jed Needham, Drew Brabham, and Jayden Rohner. 

James E. Simmons, Sr.
February 20, 1923 - October 6, 2016
James E. Simmons age 93, passed away October 5, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center here in Bogalusa. He was a resident of Franklinton, member of Light House Pentecostal Church, and US Army veteran serving in WW II. 
He is survived by on son James Edward "Joe" Simmons of Franklinton, two daughters, Jean Carolyn Simmons Warren of Sheridan La, Joyce Elizabeth Simmons Creel of Bogalusa La. 
Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. 
He is preceded in death by his wife Juanita Simmons, parents, LT and Annie Simmons, brothers Ezra Jodie Simmons, Estus Pete Simmons, Noha Lloyd Simmons and George Simmons, sisters Ethel Simmons Hinnesey and Fannie Lee Simmons Foil. 
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday Oct 8, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Simmons Lang Cemetery at Sheridan. Rev. Charles Ray Creel and Rev. Darryl Hargraves will officiate. 

Youlanda Shirell Hunter 
October 31, 1966 - October 5, 2016
Youlanda Shirell Hunter died October 5, 2016 at the age of 49.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Donald Ross Knight
October 3, 1937 - October 5, 2016
DONALD ROSS KNIGHT, AGE 79 and a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday morning October 5, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. He was a former Borden’s Inc. employee for many years and later began a career in the Maintenance Department with the Town of Franklinton before retiring. Donald enjoyed walking and spending time with his dogs Rocky and Max. He was a member of Bogue Chitto Heights Baptist Church and also attended Midway Missionary Baptist Church. Donald really looked forward to visiting with his friends in the Coffee Crew at Burger King each morning.
Survived by:  2 Daughter and a Son in law: Rebecca Knight Copp and Richard Copp of Lawrence Creek, Cathy Mae Knight of Franklinton; 2 Granddaughters and a Spouse: Brandie and Chuck Welch of Thomas, Brittney Stinson of Hammond; 3 Great-grandchildren: Tanner Reid Welch, Riley Scott Welch, Alexander Thomas Welch; Brother and Sister in law: James Paul and Sheryl Knight of New Orleans; Sister and Brother in law: Nancy Pearl and Lavell B. Seal of Ocean Springs; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Stogner Knight, his parents James Nicholas Knight and Emma JoAnn Stogner Knight, brother James Denman Knight, sisters Tessie Marie Knight Bickham, Ontee Knight, Joyce Lanell Knight Wilkes and infant twin siblings.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday October 6th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Doyle Ball and Eld. Mark Hobgood officiating. Burial will follow in the Morris Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Richard Copp, Chuck Welch, Kendall Stogner, Blake Stogner, Richard Stogner, David Stogner

Evelyn P. Corkern
January 16, 1939 - October 4, 2016
Evelyn Pasterio Corkern born January 16, 1939 passed away October 4, 2016 at Our Lady Of the Angles Hospital in Bogalusa. She is survived by three sons, Vernon E. Corkern Jr. Of Bogalusa, Johnny R. Corkern of Bogalusa, and Tony M. Corkern of Angie La. Three daughters Nora Barber of Bogalusa, Joyce Creel of Bogalusa and June Lorio of Bogalusa. Three sisters Charlene Ricard, Stella Miley, Rose McBeth. Seventeen grandchildren and twenty seven great grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon E. Corkern Sr., son Terry James Corkern, parents Joseph and Leoia Pasterio, brothers, Reuben Sumrall, Luther Pasterio, and Milton Barber, one sister Ella Mae Scott. 
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday October 7, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Prent Wheat will officiate. 

Barbara Wall
October 24, 1944 - October 4, 2016
BARBARA WALL, AGE 72 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 6:30 am Tuesday October 4, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 24, 1944 in McComb, MS and reared in Osyka, MS. Barbara was a registered Medical Technologist and worked in the laboratory of Riverside Medical Center for 34 years. She loved animals and had a real concern for their welfare. 
Survived by:  6 Siblings and Spouses: Patsy Wall Taylor and Benton Taylor, Earl and Gloria Wall, Percy and Dianne Wall, Teresa Wall Dixon and Jewell Dixon, David and Mary Alford, Dianne Alford Sturdivant; Also survived by her four-legged children, 4 cats and 2 dogs: Cuddles, Friskie, Boogie, Stripey, Muffin and Lucky
She was preceded in death by her friend of 48 years Nelda Miller, her mother Natalie Prescott Wall and her father and step-mother Brewer and Betty Wall.
Barbara will be laid to rest next to her mother in the Osyka Cemetery following a 2:00 pm graveside funeral service Sunday October 9th with Rev. Russell Kirkland officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested that donations in her memory could be made to the Washington Parish Humane Society Animal Shelter. (57203 Hwy. 439, Bogalusa, LA 70427; Ph. # 985-732-0020)

Katherine "Karen" Richardson
January 4, 1967 - October 2, 2016
KATHERINE “KAREN” RICHARDSON, AGE 49 and a resident of Franklinton died Sunday morning October 2, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was always a very thoughtful person that never forgot to send handwritten letters and encouraging notes to people that needed them or had struggles in their life and also nice cards on birthdays and other holidays. Karen was also a talented writer that wrote beautiful stories about the events in her life. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and loved being a part of her church family at Union Primitive Baptist Church in Ruth, MS. Karen had a special place in her heart for her third pet Bouvier des Flandres dog Comet after previously enjoying the companionship of Rosie and Nikkou. She was a special person with a kind heart and she will be sadly missed by all that knew her.
Survived by:  Husband: Michael J. Richardson of Franklinton; Daughter: Amanda Hickerson of Fort Polk, LA; Son: David Hickerson of Alabama; 2 Step-sons and Spouses: Josh and Melissa Richardson of Keller, TX, Daniel and Ashlyn Richardson of Baton Rouge; 3 Granddaughters that were the love of her life: Juniper Hickerson, Audrey Richardson, Elle Richardson; Mother and Step-father: Clara Nelle Miller Walton and Martin “Bob” Walton of Franklinton; Brother and Sister in law: Richard Wilbur Miller and Rachel Miller of Franklinton; Brother in law: David Miller of Mt. Pisgah Community; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant son Andrew Stephen Hickerson, father Wilbur L. Miller, a sister Theresa Lynn Miller and grandparents Van and Clara Leggett and Frankie and Ora Miller.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday October 4th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mickey Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.

TSGT Douglas LaRue Miller, USAF, Ret.
November 19, 1945 - October 01, 2016
TSGT Douglas LaRue Miller passed on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at his home in Kentwood at the age of 70. Douglas was a 1963 graduate of Spring Creek High School. He served his country for over 30 years in the U. S. Army Reserve and U. S. Air Force where he retired as a TSGT. He saw duty in the Republics of Korea, Philippines, Germany and Panama. Douglas was a member of Alcy G. Gill American Legion Post #187 in Kentwood where he served as Vice Commander. He was a faithful member of Sunny Hill Baptist Church. 
He is survived by his 2 daughters, Melissa "Lisa" Miller Bracy and husband, Michael L. Bracy, Kentwood, and Diya Miller Ford and husband, Douglas A. Ford, Houma; 4 grandchildren, Brandon C. Miller, Chad P. "Bit" Hebert, Jr., Brooke L. Mazac, and Savannah M. Mazac; 3 great-grandchildren, Karman, Arianna, and Breadon "Buddy"; 1 brother, Paul Miller, Amarillo, TX. 
Preceded in death by father, Thomas W. Miller; mother, Maude J. Miller Blades; step-father, Armon Blades; sister, Leatrice McDaniel. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. William Edwards and Dr. Danny Smith. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunny Hill Baptist Church, 34034 Sunny Hill Rd, Mt. Hermon, LA 70450. 

Jimmy Ray Rogers
December 26, 1937 - September 30, 2016
Jimmy Ray Rogers, a resident of Angie, Louisiana passed away at the age of 78. He went peacefully at the home of his daughter in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Friday, September 30, 2016 surrounded by family. He was born on 12-26-1937 in Pine, Louisiana, eldest of 5 children. 
He married Delores Elaine Hall on 8-27-56 and celebrated 55 years together. As a member of the Boilermaker-Blacksmith Union he worked as a welder for many years. He loved to fish, especially fly fishing, and hunt. He was a man who trusted in God's plan, loved his family with all of his heart, and made others laugh with his storytelling. 
Survived by: daughter, Reba Rogers Hudspeth (Wayne Myshin); sons, Donnie Ray and Danny Ray; granddaughter, Mandy Hudspeth Crawford (Dane Crawford); great grandson, Asher Ryan Crawford; sisters, Doris Graves (Ken Graves) and Jannette Henley (Lynn Henley, niece Lynette Pounds and nephew Rodney Henley); and numerous nieces and nephews 
Predeceased by: wife, Delores Hall Rogers; mother, Letha Gerald Rogers; father, Prentis Rogers; brothers, Billy Ray Rogers and Green Ray Rogers 
He will be greatly missed as he leaves behind memories we will hold close to our hearts. 
Services will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, 610 Avenue F, Bogalusa, LA 70427. Officiating will be Jimmy's cousin, Bennie Schilling and Chaplain Lonnie Thompson. Visitation is on Tuesday, October 4th from 5 PM to 9 PM with viewing on Wednesday, October 5th from 9 AM to 11 AM. Service starts at 11 AM with burial at Pounds Cemetery off Hwy 21 in Bogalusa. Reception will follow at Western Sizzlin Steak House, 1523 S Columbia Street in Bogalusa.

Charles Hunter Bickham
September 29, 1953 - September 29, 2016 
CHARLES HUNTER BICKHAM, AGE 63 and a resident of Bogalusa died early Thursday September 29, 2016 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was born September 29, 1953 in Bogalusa and passed away on his birthday. Charles worked as a guard at the Rayborn Correctional Center for 11 years and later worked in the private security sector for many years. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.
Survived by: Son: Derrick Bickham of Bogalusa; Daughter: Dawn Bickham of Denham Springs; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Brad Bickham of Franklinton, Phillip and Lee Ann Bickham of Madisonville, TX; Sister and Brother in law: Jane and Joe Dillon of Crossroads, MS; Sister in law: Becky Bickham of Franklinton; Nephews and Nieces and their Spouses: Rod and Heidi Dillon, Evan and Heather Dillon, Blaine and Brandy Bickham, Cassie Bickham, Brooke Bickham, Benton Bickham, Mary Johnson Smith
He was preceded in death by his parents Benton Edgar Bickham and Walterine Hunter Bickham, a brother David William Bickham and niece Daphne Dillon Dyson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday October 1st from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. 

Richard Wayne Talley
April 16, 1933 - September 29, 2016
Richard Wayne Talley age 83 passed away Sept. 29, 2016 at his residence in Sun La. He was a member of Talley's Chapel Pentecostal Church. He was also a US Navy Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife Virginia Dykes Talley of Sun La. Three sons, Charles Wayne Talley "Jodie" of Bogalusa, Troy Laverne Talley "Diana" of Bush La., Russell Paul Talley "Lynn" of Bush La; Three daughters, Paula Denise Crow "Royce" of Bogalusa La., Elizabeth Renee Bryant "Bruce" of Mobile Ala., and Andrea Leigh Wheat "Andrew" of Bossier City La.; Step children David Lakey of Salt Lake City Utah, Roxiann Olea of Silver City New Mexico, Rhonda Martinez of Phoenix Arizona, and Sue Lakey of Silver City New Mexico; Twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Elizabeth Calmes, parents Samuel W. and Neola Jenkins Talley. 
Visitation will be held Sunday Oct. 2, 2016 in the chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday Oct. 3, 2016 at First Pentecostal Church from 11 a.m. until time for services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Talley's Chapel Church Cemetery will military rites conducted by Magic Post #24 of The American Legion. 

Cary Spencer
May 5, 1927 - September 29, 2016
CARY SPENCER, AGE 89 and a resident of Enon died early Thursday afternoon September 29, 2016 at his home. He was able to travel the world as a Merchant Marine for over 40 years, before retiring to work on his land and raise his cattle. Cary enjoyed traveling, often camping, throughout the United States and even to Canada. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church where he served as a church usher for many years.
Survived by:  Wife of 68 years: Ivy Mary Cole Spencer of Enon; Daughter and Son in law: Maurine and Tim Magee of Enon; Son and Daughter in law: Colin and Virginia Spencer, Lawrence Spencer and Donald Seal all of Enon; 4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brandy Parker of Franklinton, Rachel and Samuel Matney of Pine, April Magee of Enon, Colin Brent Spencer and Kelly Spencer of Mandeville; 6 Great-grandchildren: Timothy Mizell, Devon Mizell, Macey Mizell, Alayna Russell, Leah Matney, Faith Matney, Riley Spencer, Molly Spencer; Sister: Maxine Jordan of Bogalusa; Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Maurice and Mavon Cole of Fort Worth, TX, Iris Morris, Cynthia and Tillmon Smith all of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents George Robert Spencer and Bertha Alma Knight Spencer, 4 brothers Albert, Arnold, Richard, Alton, 3 sisters Mary, Mabel, Melba and a great-granddaughter Erica Mizell.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday October 2nd from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler and Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery.

Ralph Vernon Sturgeon, Jr. 
January 27, 1936 - September 28, 2016
Ralph Vernon Sturgeon, Jr., age 80, born on January 27, 1936 in Independence, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at his residence in Madisonville, LA. He was a United States Air Force Veteran.
He is survived by four daughters, Paula Garland of Madisonville, LA, Janet M. Dunham of Tacoma, Washington, Shannon M. Sturgeon of St. Bernard Parish, LA, and Robin G. Fraizer of Covington, LA; three sons, Scott C. Sturgeon and Elvis Aron Sturgeon both of Avondale, LA , and Robert Glover of Austin, TX; one sister, Nancy Foster of Yuma, Arizona; one brother, Robert Sturgeon of Kansas; twenty three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren .
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph V. Sturgeon and Evalina Powell Sturgeon.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mattie Lou Burton 
August 5, 1929 - September 27, 2016 
Mrs. Mattie Lou Carter Burton, born August 5, 1929, passed away Tuesday September 27, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa, LA at the age of 87.
She is survived by her children Ken Burton, Sandra Allemand and her deceased husband (Whitney) and Renee Miller (Bruce) all of Bogalusa, LA.; her grandchildren Michelle Burton, Shahin Burton, Shidon Aflatooni, Stacey Culpepper, Charmaine Reeves, Timmy Dykes (Rose), Samantha Crain (Brian); great grandchildren Austin Woods, Riley Burton, Brandon Freeman, Shelby Culpepper, Dillon Reeves, Amber Keating (Kindall), Heather Tate (Greg), Summer Dykes, Jonathan Crain, Josh Crain, Madison Crain; great great grandchildren Kaiden Keating, Brantley Keating, Shane Tate; numerous nieces and nephews; and three special friends Pat Watkins, M.L. and Linda McDaniels.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Burton; a great grandchild Evan Reeves; her siblings Jeppy Carter Jr, Donald Carter and Judy Gates Carter.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home beginning at 9:30 until service time of 2:00p.m. The Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate with interment held at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Monroe Street Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Mattie Burton.

James Edward Magee 
September 2, 1955 - September 27, 2016 
James Edward Magee died September 27, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Richard Rand Porter 
December 4, 1926 - September 26, 2016 
Mr. Richard Rand Porter, born in Winfield LA on December 4, 1926, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA at the age of 89.
Mr. Porter was self employed as a civil engineer for several years, and was a very active member of ESM Methodist Church, serving on the Board of Stewards, and serving as usher. He served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers where he was in the battalion of the first wave of men to enter the Korean War. His affections and charm among young people and children was a decided trail of humanity, such as few have ever known. Richard Rand Porter mentored young men in various positions on local, regional and on State levels for scouting. He resigned long past retirement age and was to modest to say how proud he was of the many men he had the opportunity to lead and the success they have achieved.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Jacqueline Perrin Porter; his parents Hezikiah Porter Sr. and Bertha Ingram Porter; his brothers Osler Porter, Harmon Porter, Hezikiah Porter Jr.; his sisters Hannah Gaspard, Eunice Broad, Vermell Loveless, Matty Wilson, and Nadine Sims.
Mr. Porter is survived by his wife Elva Jo Boyd Rogers Porter of Bogalusa, LA; his daughter Donna Lynn Porter Guidry of Mandeville, LA; grandchildren Channing Perrin Guidry and Callie Porter Guidry; his step- children Jeffrey Boyd (Donna) Rogers Sr., Marsha R. Rogers, David W. Rogers; his step-grandchildren Jeffrey (Shannon) Boyd Jr., John D. Rogers, Jessica Lynn Fury, Jordan Kate Vidrine.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016, from 9:00 until 11:00a.m. with a funeral service beginning at 11:00a.m. all at ESM Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill Moon will officiate and interment will be held in Winfield, LA at a later date.

Fantasia Miracle Coyle
May 3, 2016 - September 26, 2016
FANTASIA MIRACLE COYLE, AGE 4 MONTHS and a resident of Franklinton was carried by the Angels into Heaven in the early morning of Monday September 26, 2016. She lived a short and difficult life but always remained a happy baby and inspired those that knew her. She was only on Earth for a short time, but she gave her family memories to last a lifetime. Fantasia was her momma’s “Chipmunk” and she will be forever missed.
Survived by: Parents: Amber Nicole Coyle and Shelton Adams, Jr.; Grandparents: Theresa Brooks, Janice Adams, William Coyle, Shelton Adams, Sr.; Great-grandparents: Brenda Coyle, Joyce and Ray Brooks; Aunts and Uncles: Kellie Coyle, Blake and Michelle Almanza; Cousins: William Landry, Jackie Pitre, Madison Pitre, Shanuel Simmons, Jimmie Wayne Coyle; Also numerous other cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles, and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her first cousin Hunter Shane Coyle, great-grandfather Jimmie F. Coyle, and great-grandparents Mary and Ocie Anderson, Hulon and Christine Brooks, Houston and Mauline Gay, and Bill and Hilda Coyle.
Visitation will be at Mount Zion United Pentecostal Church Wednesday September 28th from 11 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the church with Rev. Brian Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Blake Almanza, Farren Matherne, Charlie Brooks, Jeremy Williams

Emily Gatlin Magee 
March 22, 1924 - September 26, 2016 
Emily Gatlin Magee, a resident of Slidell, LA, age 92, born on March 22, 1924 in Franklinton, LA, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Park Provence in Slidell, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheralyn Smith and Bridgette Magee; a brother, Ollie Gatlin; three grandchildren, Richard Brian Smith, Grace Leanne Smith and Jonah Stafford Smith; four great-grandchildren, Hunter Christian Smith, Cody Allen Smith, Ava Marie Smith, and Grace Elizabeth Massimini.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ollie Porter Gatlin and Annie Pearson Gatlin.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA at 2:00 PM with Rev. Tim Smith officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alexander Duke Dexter
February 19, 1951 - September 25, 2016
Alexander Duke Dexter Jr. was born on February 19, 1951 and passed away on September 25, 2016 at Tulane Hospital in New Orleans. Born to Alexander Dexter, Sr. and Rosalie Duke, in Porcheser NY, He was affectionately known by his family and friends as "Junior." A good student at both Fe Bellows Elementary and Rye Neck High School, Junior and his sisters enjoyed their adolescent years on "The Hill" in Mamaroneck, NY. 
In 1972, Junior enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Upon his release, Junior worked for the Long Island Railroad as an engineer. In 1991, Junior relocated to Baton Rouge / Bogalusa, Louisiana where he became a farmer and primary caregiver for his mother, Rosalie. 
Junior is survived by his mother, Rosalie Duke; four sisters, Johnny King of Spring Hill, FL (Jimmy), Mary Wright of Columbia, SC, Glenda Dexter of Peekskill, NY, and Alexandria Brown Dubose of Mt. Vernon, NY; beloved friend, Vicki Robinson; cousins Norman and Carolyn Allen-- who were more like siblings than cousins-- along with a host of nieces, nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews. Junior's often said,"Give but don't allow yourself to be used... Love but don't allow your heart to be abused... Trust but don't be naive... Listen to others but don't lose your own voice." 
For the years of love and laughter he brought to our lives, we now say, "Rest in peace my good and faithful servant and thank you for the awesome gifts you shared with this family. We love you to the Moon and back, Jr." Home going services and arrangements are under the care of Crain & Sons Funeral Home located at 809 East 3rd Street/ Bogalusa, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Lees Creek Cemetery, a family-owned plot. 
The visitation will be from 2:00PM-6:00PM Friday, September 30, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA.
The Funeral Service will be 3:00PM Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA. Interment will be held in Lee’s Creek Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn Toney Vessier
December 27, 1929 - September 25, 2016
MARILYN TONEY VESSIER, AGE 86 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:30 pm Sunday September 25, 2016 at the Resthaven Living Center. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist that loved reading and painting, including watercolor, charcoal, oil and many different types of paintings. Marilyn was a former World History professor at Southeastern Louisiana University and she loved to travel the United States and even to Europe with her friends and family. She, along with her husband, enjoyed attending and dancing at square dance events throughout our area.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Toni and Joseph Leuer of Abita Springs; Son: Rene’ Thomas Vessier, II of Franklinton; Brother: Fred Andrew Toney, Jr. of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Eulah Grace Hardy and Charles Hardy of Viginia; Sister in law: Peggy Vessier of Franklinton; Dear Friend: Margie Sisson; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband R.T. Vessier, her parents Fred Andrew Toney and Mary Alexander Toney, and brother and sister in law Robert Toney and Frances Stringfield Toney.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 27th from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Palermo officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. 

Hollie Renee Frazier
September 10, 1975 - September 25, 2016
Hollie Renee Frazier, a resident of Greensburg passed away at 10:40 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence. She was born September 10, 1975 in McComb, MS and was 41 years of age. 
She is survived by her 2 sons, Zac Simpson (10) and Mason Simpson (8), Kentwood; parents, Albert and Dollie Frazier, Greensburg; sister, Donna Enlow and husband, Scott, Magnolia, MS; nephew, Bobby Enlow, Magnolia, MS; aunts and uncles, Janie Ashmore, Dewitt and Theresa Effler, Ella and Walter Welch and Mable McMaree, and numerous cousins. 
Preceded in death by her grandparents, Burton and Hazel Frazier, Mable Rodriguez and Wilburn Effler; and her aunts and uncles, Julia and Douglas Baham, Albert and Shirley Rodriguez and Chuck McMaree. 
Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 6 PM until 9 PM on Tuesday and from 8 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen and Rev. Mike Bassemier. Interment Red Bluff Cemetery, Greensburg. Pallbearers will be Percy Ricks, Skip Verdin, Joey Harrell, Jimmy Harrell, Chris Landry and Randall Landry. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Benjamin True Robinson
February 24, 1923 - September 25, 2016
Benjamin True Robinson, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 10:45 AM on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his home. He was born February 24, 1923 in Troy, NY and was 93 years of age. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. 
Survived by his daughter, Rebecca Varnado and husband, James; son, Mike Robinson and wife, Shannon; 5 grandchildren, James Varnado, Emily Varnado, Billy Hinson, Mary Lee Elizabeth Hinson Bellau, and Noni Hinson; 2 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Campbell and Eli Bowman. 
Preceded in death by wife, Billie Jean Hinson Robinson; 2 sisters, Gloria Bleck and Dorothy Moss. 
Graveside Services will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 27, 2016. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Delos R. "Dickie" Williams
June 12, 1933 - September 24, 2016
Delos R. "Dickie" Williams Sr., age 83 passed away September 24, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He was a member of Lees Creek Baptist Church and member of the Sun Lodge. 
He is survived by his wife LaVerne Thomas Williams of Bogalusa La. One son Delos R. Williams Jr. "Rhonda" of Bogalusa La. Daughters, Debbie Williams Stafford "Randy" of Franklinton, La., Vicki Williams St. Pierre "Ray" of Franklinton, La. One brother, Johnny S. Williams of Lapata Tx. One sister Lillian Williams Stafford "James" of Franklinton La. Twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents James Delos and Gertrude Williams. Brothers, Francis Williams, Benjamin Delos Williams, William Harold "Billy" Williams. Sisters Mary Katherine Byrd, and Golda Joyce Williams Smith. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday Sept. 26, 2016 at Lees Creek Baptist Church from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time for services at 11 a.m., with Masonic services conducted by Sun Lodge at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Allen will officiate. 
Pallbearers will be Collin Williams, Ben Williams, Camron Williams, Timothy Sanderson, James St. Pierre, and Cole Taylor.

Roy E. Crittenden
September 04, 1926 - September 24, 2016
Roy E. Crittenden, a U.S. Veteran and resident of Tangipahoa passed away at 12:40 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. He was born September 4, 1926 in Kerrville, TX and was 90 years of age. Roy’s family moved to Tangipahoa Parish in 1932 from Fernwood, MS. He attended school in Tangipahoa and in 1943, he graduated from Kentwood High School. He attended LSU until he was drafted by the U.S. Army on December 22, 1944. After returning from the military in 1946, he went back to LSU to finish his degree and in 1950, he received a degree in Agriculture. Upon completing college, he came home to run the family dairy and joined Spring Creek Baptist Church in 1955. Later in life, he became a dedicated caretaker at Camp Moore. 
He is survived by his nephew, Richard E. Garner, Jr.; 5 great nieces; 1 great nephew; 6 great great nieces and one on the way; 7 great great nephews; 2 great great great nieces and 1 great great great nephew and one on the way. 
Preceded in death by his parents, John Crittenden and Nancy Chisholm Crittenden; sister and brother in law, Doris Crittenden Garner and Edward Garner; brother, Carl Crittenden; nephew, Ronald “Ronnie” Garner; great nephew, Douglas Garner; 2 great great nieces and 1 great great nephew. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM, Tuesday and from 8 AM until religious services at 10 AM Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, MS. 

Robbie Holmes
May 23, 1944 - September 22, 2016
ROBERTINE V. “ROBBIE” HOLMES, AGE 72 and a resident of the Stoney Point community died at 8:00 am Thursday September 22, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church that enjoyed cooking and baking cookies with her great-grandchildren. Robbie’s favorite hobby was doing arts and crafts, such as canvas and yarn types for Christmas and other Holidays. She also enjoyed making bracelets and other simple jewelry.
Survived by:  Husband of 39 years: Jerry L. Holmes of Stoney Point; Daughter and Son in law: Dianna R. Holmes Richard and Nolan Richard, Jr. of Prairieville; Son and Daughter in law: Thomas Lee Holmes and Julie Holmes of Prairieville; 6 Grandchildren: Thomas Lee Holmes, Jr. Jason Richard, Jacob Holmes, Heather Holmes Dykes, Seth Richard, Ashley Holmes; 6 Great-grandchildren: Connor Holmes, Kane Holmes, Elizabeth Holmes, Landon Holmes, Amiah Holmes, Alyssee Walker; Sister: Ginger Shaw of Georgia; Brother: Roy Lee Pritchett; Also numerous other family members and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jack T. Pritchett and Lena C. Pritchett and a great-granddaughter Virginia Star Holmes.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton) on Sunday September 25th from 10 am until 2 pm. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Archote and Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Burial will follow.
Pallbearers: Raymond Holmes, Levis Holmes, Timmy Holmes, Mark Richard, Seth Richard, Jason Richard, Connor Holmes, Kane Holmes

Geneva H. Holston
March 7, 1942 - September 21, 2016
Geneva Holmes Holston of Bogalusa was granted her angel wings and went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 21, at the age of 74. Her final days were surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some way throughout her memorable life. 
"MeeMaw" as she was lovingly known by her family, was a devoted wife and amazing mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be fondly remembered by family and friends for her unwavering faith in God and her generous, kind heart. 
Geneva's story began in Oakley, Ms. On March 7, 1942. She was the youngest child born to Clarence and Daisy Holmes. Her family later moved to Bogalusa, and there she spent the rest of her days. 
She was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for 30 + years. Her beautiful smile could always be seen from the choir loft on Sunday mornings as she joyously sang praises to her Lord. She was employed by Walter S. Adams, CPA, a very close, and dear friend. 
MeeMaw enjoyed church activities, music, watching Jeopardy and The Wheel of Fortune, playing word games and puzzles, and, most of all, spending time with her cherished family. 
Geneva is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, John Ray Holston; her parents, Clarence and Daisy Holmes: one brother, Dudley Holmes; and one sister, Earline Kendrick. 
She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her children, Theresa Rutledge (Joseph Jr) of Isabel, Sonya Flynn (Ronald) of Isabel, and Jonathan Holston (Karen) of Bogalusa. She was also a caring stepmother to John Holston Jr. (Kim) of Amarillo, Tx., Dana Cirelli (Jim) of Houston, Tx. And Glen Holston (Jeannie) of Lafayette, La. 
She was an adoring and devoted MeeMaw to 13 grandchildren and to 13 great-grandchildren; and loving sister to Clarence Holmes(Kae) of Rowlett, Tx. Ralph Holmes of Swannanoa, Nc. Frank Holmes of Fort Valley, Ga. And Frances Moody of Bogalusa, La. 
Her family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers and wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to Passages Hospice for their support in her final days. 
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee on Friday, September 23rd from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 A.M. at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. The Reverend Marcus Rosa of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church will officiate the ceremony. Pastor Caleb Martin of Ben's Ford Baptist Church will also contribute to the ceremony. 
Geneva was an admirable woman that was loved, is missed, and will forever be cherished. She was our angle; and blessing to all who knew her. She laughed, lived and loved unconditionally. Hers was truly a life well lived.

Thelma Bridges
Died September 20, 2016
Mrs. Thelma Bridges, age 83 and a native of Bogalusa, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Lady of the Angels Hospital.  She was the daughter of the late John W. and Maggie Bridges.  She was a member of New Jerusalem M. B. Church, Oakvale, Ms.  She was a retired cook. 
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2016 at New Jerusalem M. B. Church at 11am.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.
She is survived by: niece and caregiver, Thelma Bridges of Bogalusa, LA.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 26, 2016 at Johnson Funeral Home, 1-7pm. 

Iris Todd Burns
January 24, 1932 - September 20, 2016
IRIS TODD BURNS, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:00 pm Tuesday September 20, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Victory Baptist Church where she was active in Sunday School and youth activities, often helping raise money for their trips. Iris was retired after working at Thrifty Drugs for many years. She loved camping and spending time on the Bogue Chitto River, even going on a family tubing adventure this summer. Iris was a dedicated volunteer at the Mile Branch Settlement since 1989 with the Quilt sales and other needs. She was a true caretaker of others since early in her life and always cherished the time spent with her large family. 
Survived by: 4 Daughters and a Son in law: Patricia B. Weathers of Livingston, Linda B. Barber, Bobbi B. Smith, Missy B. Corkern and Louis Corkern, Sr. all of Franklinton; 16 Grandchildren and Spouses: Robert L. Weathers, Wendy and Barry LeBlanc, Melissa and Jeff Fussell, Charles W. Barber, Kayce and Kevin Singley, Jackie and Allen Riley, Johnathan T. Barber, Bonnie and Toby Boudreaux, Becky Seguin, Michelle and Todd Dykes, Eric and Mindy Slaven, Lisa and Jason Tubbs, Tommy and Aimee Haley, Jessica Smith, Louis Corkern, Jr. and Michelle Corkern, Robert D. Corkern; 41 Great-grandchildren; Special Niece: Jackie Briest; Special Friend: Glenda Wilson; Also numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Robert Burns, 2 daughters Nelda Jean Burns, Berry L. Stringer, granddaughter Jennifer Slaven, great-granddaughter Kelsey, her parents Berry L. Todd and Lottie Mavis Patterson Todd, 2 sisters Judy Bennett, Mary Ann Poulas, brother William C. Todd and very recently by son in law Billy E. Smith. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday September 22nd from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote officiating. Burial will follow in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Robert Corkern, Louis Corkern, Jr. Charlie Barber, Jordan LeBlanc, Bobby Tuner, Brenen Turner.
Honorary Pallbearer: Coby Riley

Fred W. Bennett, Sr. 
February 9, 1928 - September 20, 2016 
Fred W. Bennett, Sr., age 88, born on February 9, 1928, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at his home in Bogalusa, LA. He was a United States Army Veteran. A life member of the Magic City American Legion Post #24, the VFW and 40 & 8. He retired 30 years from Bell South and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Roussell Bennett of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Ramona Augustine of Bogalusa, LA, Rebecca “Becky” Robert (Lynn) of Gonzales, LA, and Regina Folse (Jeff) of Baton Rouge, LA; one son, Fred W. Bennett, Jr. of Slidell, LA; grandchildren, Tamara Augustine, Danny Augustune, Sheree McAllister, Chief WO2 Louis Robert, Matthew Robert, Brandi Slade, Bradley Folse, Kristina Sevin, Heather Bennett, Brittany Bennett, Amber Bennett, and April Bennett; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, Archie R. Bennett; his parents, Ran Dolph Bennett and Dosha Lewis Bennett; and a son-in-law, Danny Augustine.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Funeral Services will be begin at 2:00 PM with Rev. Robert Belknap officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24 and the United States Army National Guard.

Kendra S Keller 
June 16, 2005 - September 20, 2016
Kendra S. Keller died September 20, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Reginald Morrow 
January 10, 1993 - September 19, 2016
Reginald Morrow died September 19, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Bernice Fedele
July 06, 1947 - September 19, 2016
Bernice Fedele, a resident of Kentwood passed away at 6:38 PM on Monday, September 19, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born July 6, 1947 in Independence and was 69 years of age. 
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dominick Fedele; daughter, Rachel Spitale and husband, Matt; grandchildren, Owen, Isabella, Noah, Alyssa and Lyla Spitale, and mother, Pearline Smith. 
Preceded in death by her son, Don Aaron Fedele; brothers, George Wilton Bryant and James Tarver and father, Alvie Smith. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 PM until 9 PM, Thursday, and from 9 AM until 11:30 AM on Friday, September 23, 2016. Funeral Mass Services will be held at 12 Noon at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. 

Billy Smith
March 20, 1939 - September 18, 2016
BILLY EDWARD SMITH, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:45 am Sunday September 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Billy was born on March 20, 1939 and was an avid Saints and LSU fan. He was a loving father and all of his children were dear to him.
Survived by: His Wife: Bobbi Smith of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughter in law: Stephen Smith of Las Vegas, Tommy and Aimee Haley of Franklinton; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Stacy Smith of Merrit Island, Florida, Lisa and Jason Tubbs, Jessica Smith and Brian Dickerson all of Franklinton; Brother and Sister in law: Ricky and Julie Green; Mother in law: Iris Burns; 3 Sisters in law and Brother in law: Patricia Weathers, Linda Barber, Missy and Louis Corkern; 14 Grandchildren: Jesen, Brandon, Teri, Jeskia, Dylon, Tyler, Todd, Darnell, Quin, Marissa, Brenen, Bobby, Dillon, Andre, Devyo; 5 Great Grandchildren; Special Nieces and Nephews: Kayce and Kevin Singley, Robert Corkern, Michelle and Todd Dykes
He was preceded in death by his parents Acie Smith and Dorothy Cutrer, and his Father in law Charles Burns.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Community Care Hospice.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 20th from 6 pm until 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 8 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote and Chaplain Mike Mann officiating. A fellowship meal is planned for everyone prior to the visitation at Victory Baptist Church at 4 pm Tuesday.

Ottis Jenkins
November 26, 1939 - September 18, 2016
WILLIAM OTTIS JENKINS, AGE 76 and a resident of Pine died Sunday afternoon September 18, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was a longtime member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed playing and listening to music. Ottis was a well-known auto mechanic and tractor mechanic to his family, friends and community. He enjoyed raising his chickens and loved gardening. Ottis cherished the time spent with his large family and had a special friendship with his pet dog Lady.
Survived by: 4 Children and Spouses: Wendell and Donna Jenkins of Denham Springs, Wanda Bordelon of Pearl River, Sheryl and Mark Foraker of Denham Springs, William Ottis “B.J.” Jenkins, II and Tena Jenkins of Pine; 5 Step-children and Spouses: Wayne and April Sheridan of Pine, Georgia and Randy Shomake of Mississippi, Melissa and Robert Jenkins of Franklinton, Kendall and Rhonda Sheridan of Pine, Shelly Carnegie of Mt. Hermon; 23 Grandchildren and Spouses; Also numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Carlos Jenkins, Clayton Jenkins both of Pine; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Carolyn and LaTroy Sharp of Lee Road, Judy and Kenneth Duncan of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Jean Miller Jenkins, his parents Van Jenkins and Audrey Nobles Jenkins, a brother Elton Jenkins, 2 sisters Mildred Creel and Verlia Mae Miller and 2 step-children Brenda Sue Sheridan and Lloyd Sheridan.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday September 22rd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Billy Reire officiating. Burial will follow in the Van Jenkins Family Cemetery.

Hiram D Hunter 
August 14, 1985 - September 17, 2016
Hiram D. Hunter died September 17, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

James Ray Austin 
December 24, 1968 - September 17, 2016 
James Ray Austin age 47, a resident of Husser, LA, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA.
He is survived by two daughters, Savannah Arispe of Folsom, LA and Jamie Crochet; his mother, Barbara Magee of Husser, LA; grandmother, Norma Jean Jenkins Austin of Franklinton, LA; four sisters, Mechelle Magee of Metairie, LA, Desiree Austin and Stormy Newman both of Bogalusa, LA and Bregette Craft of Husser, LA.
Preceded in death by his grandfather, Clyde Eugene Austin.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM with Rev. Mark Franklin officiating.

Earnest Edward Harry 
August 13, 1941 - September 17, 2016 
Earnest Edward Harry, Sr. of Angie, LA departed this life Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was a long-time resident of Angie, LA. He was born on August 13, 1941 to the late Jason and Lottie Harry.
He was a loving husband and an all around family man. He was a devoted father and grandfather.
On September 30, 1963, Earnest married the love of his life, Gladys Ramsey. From this union, four children was born. He and his loving wife also reared a special niece and his sister in law. After his retirement, Earnest enjoyed planting crops, tending his animals and spending quality time with his great grandchildren.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved wife, Gladys; children: Earnest Harry, Jr. of Hattiesburg, Sylvia Harry, Kenneth Harry, Sr., and Cynthia (Charlie) Bullock all of Angie, and Mimi (Kenneth) Perkins-Magee of Hattiesburg; special sister-in-law, Jean (Billy) Smoot of Bogalusa; three sisters: Annie (Willie) Bishop and Emma Harry and Rosa White of Angie; three brothers: Leroy (Thelma) Harry (Benton, LA), Cleotha (Charlene) Harry of New Orleans, and William (Dorothy) Harry of Georgia. Ten grandchildren, one special grandson, Jonathan Spikes, Sr., whom he and his loving wife raised, Kenneth Claiborne, Jr., of Hammond, Rhonda Harry of Florida, Keneshia (Dustin) Sumrall of Varnado, Jamal Magee, Sr. of Hattiesburg, Normekia Bullock of Angie, Jayla Magee of Hattiesburg, Ja’Nayia Harry, Kenneth Harry, Jr., and Layla Harry all of Angie; nine great grandchildren; three special friends: Alvin McCant, Richard Foster and Bruce Banks and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jason and Lottie Harry, two brothers, Tillie Harry and Sylvester “Mose” Harry, Sr., and 3 sisters, Christine Magee, Rovella Martin and Laura Brown.
Visitation will be held at Wesley Ray United Methodist church, Angie, LA, Friday, September 23, 2016 from 12pm until 2:00pm. Funeral Service begin at 2:00 with Rev. Leslie McKinley officiating. Rev. Terrance August, Pastor. Interments, Jefferson Cemetery in Angie, LA.

Hollis Jeffery Bennett
December 11, 1959 - September 16, 2016
Hollis Jeffery (Jeff) Bennett, age 56 and a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 4:18 am on Friday, September 16, 2016 at St. Tammany Hospital.  Jeff enjoyed fishing and watching the Saints play football.  He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Franklinton.
Jeff is survived by one daughter Heidi Bennett of Jayess, Mississippi; one son and daughter-in-law Hollis Jeffery Bennett, Jr. and Danielle Bennett of Pineville; Grandchildren Lydia and Isaac Bennett of Pineville and Ona Scott and Alyssa Bennett of Laplace; one sister Sharon Lynn Bennett of Bogalusa.  Good Friend Gary (Spooky) Barber of Mt. Hermon; Numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gary Lavoy Bennett and Carrie Faye Bennett; one sister Karen Lane Bennett, two borthers Steven Randy Bennett and Gary Lavoy Bennett, Jr.
A Memorial Service will be held on October 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church in Franklinton.  Burial will be at Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.

Annie Moses Royster
December 27, 1953 - September 16, 2016
Annie Elizabeth Moses Royster departed this life peacefully on September 16, 2016 in Angie, Louisiana. Annie was born to the late Theodore Moses, Sr. and late Delsie Bickham Moses. Being reared in a devoted Christian home, her spiritual training began at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church. Annie attended Sunday school and Baptist Training Union (BTU). She later joined Wesley Ray United Methodist Church.
Annie graduated from Wesley Ray High School in 1971. Annie continued her education and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Institutional Management (Dietician) from Grambling State University in 1974.
Annie leaves to cherish her memories one so, Kenny Richie Moses; one brother, Theodore (Janice) Moses Jr.; four sisters, Wanda (Clarence) Dickerson, Ivy (Oliver) Morris, Penny Moses and Mary Moses all of Angie, Louisiana; one grandchild, three godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Royster; parents, Theodore and Delsie Moses; brother, Ray Moses; paternal and maternal grandparents and other relatives.
The visitation will be from 2:00pm-5:00pm Friday, September 23, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA.
The funeral service will be 11:00am Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie, LA. Rev. Terrence August, pastor will be officiating. The interment will be held at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Angie, LA. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.

Erica Jean Easley
May 30, 1992 - September 16, 2016
ERICA JEAN EASLEY, AGE 24 and a resident of Franklinton died Friday evening September 17, 2016 at the Ochsner Medical Center. Thou she battled illness all of her life, Erica touched the lives of so many people. Through the countless doctor visits, hospital stays and surgeries she remained an inspiration to all those she encountered. Erica was an animal lover and was very involved with the Paws for a Cause animal rescue organization. She took in stray dogs and cats any time she had the chance. Erica adored her children and cherished the time spent with them.
Survived by: Parents: Kevin and Gloria Easley of Franklinton; Children: Aurora Blaire Hoffman, Joshua, Jakob, Abbygale, Allyana Pierce; Companion: Joshua Paul Pierce; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Jeremy Wayne Easley and Courtney Easley, Kevin Michael Combel, Jr. and Brittany Combel; Niece: Marleigh Combel; Grandparents: James Douglas Taylor and Elvia Taylor, William Fredrick Wood, Velma Inez Easley and Jeff Easley
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday September 19th 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. Randall Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Gerald Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jeremy Easley, Kevin Combel, Josh Pierce, Charles Easley, Timmy Perrilloux, Grant McMichael

Cora Lee Morgan McDaniel
November 24, 1931 - September 16, 2016
CORA LEE MORGAN MCDANIEL was born on November 24, 1931 and entered Heaven’s gates on September 16, 2016 at the age of 84. A consummate wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Nannie, as she was affectionately known, was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Among her many specialties were her homemade popcorn balls that she lovingly made each Halloween for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the many children of her church. She enjoyed drinking coffee and passing the time visiting with her many friends in the Stoney Point Community. She was a retired school bus driver for the Tangipahoa Parish schools, as well as a retired dairy farmer. Her joy, contagious laughter and fun-loving nature will be greatly missed.
Cora Lee had an unwavering faith in God. She was a longtime member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church and adored her large church family.
“My flesh faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Kathy and Ted McElveen; 2 Grandsons and Spouses: Jeff and Tonia McElveen, Stephen and Kelly McElveen; 2 Granddaughters and a Spouse: Torri McDaniel Pingno, Shelly McDaniel Buckley and Trenity Buckley; 11 Great-grandchildren: Major, Crockett and Maverick McElveen, Madison and Collin Pingno, Mack, Gentry and Kennedy McElveen, Trevor, Tanner and Turner Buckley; Sister and Brother in law: Emma Jean and Virgil White; Also a host of nieces, nephews and friends that were loved as family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years Sherwood McDaniel, her son Odie McDaniel, daughter in law Debra McDaniel, her parents William Milton Morgan and Effie Bennett Morgan, 4 sisters Etta, Ella, Daisey and Louise and 6 brothers Alverice, Alvin, Sidney, J.P., Steve and William, Jr. 
Visitation will be at Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church Sunday September 18th from 12 pm until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 3 pm Sunday with Bro. Brent King and great-grandson Mack McElveen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you for the care and attention shown to her by her nieces Ruby Mackay, Fay Blackwell and Joe Ann Bossier, and by the entire extended Cox family.
Pallbearers: Dewayne Cox, Harold Wesley Cox, Dennis Glover, Gregg Helton, Barry McDaniel, Darren Smith
Honorary Pallbearers: Wayne Cox, Wilvie Cox, Buford McDaniel, Derwood Smith
 
Irene Nolan McCain Prest
March 14, 1923 - September 15, 2016
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Irene Nolan McCain Prest, a resident of Verda, LA., passed peacefully at Marigold Place in Alexandria, LA on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Irene was born on March 14, 1923 in Hammond, La to Leona Nolan McCain and Harry H. McCain. She graduated from Hammond High School in 1940 and Southeastern Louisiana College in 1944. She married Edward Willis Prest in 1952 and started their family, was a faithful companion and supported him until he preceded her in death in 2000. Irene loved her family and her church, serving as UMW president many years. 
She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Gerald Broussard, and Carol and Tim Simmons; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Jill, Jason, Matthew, Jon, Jacob, Jenny; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years; parents, Leona Nolan McCain and Harris Hart McCain; and sister, Elizabeth McCain Fitzgerald. 
Visitation will be held at Kentwood United Methodist Church on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Services will be conducted by Rev. Earline Guidry, Rev. Percy Frazier, and Chaplain Lyndon Marcotte. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood, La. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Evie Seals Ard
June 5, 1917 - September 15, 2016
Evie Corine Seals Ard, AGE 99 and a resident of the Hilltop Community passed from this life to her eternal home on September 15, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family. Evie was born on June 5, 1917 and was a charter member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church in Pine. She worked for many years along with her late husband, Cecil, as a farmer and specifically as a dairy farmer. She also worked several years as an independent Avon distributor. Evie loved the outdoors, working with her animals, planting beautiful flowers and growing vegetables in her garden. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of the Pine Community. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her family.
Evie is survived by:  Two Sons and Daughters in law – Richard and Linda Ard, and Charles Ray and Ann Ard, all of the Hilltop Community; One Daughter, Patricia Ard Seals of the Hilltop Community; Grandchildren and Spouses – Bruce and Vivian Ard, Timothy “Tim” Ard, Shelton and Angela Ard, Jonathan Ard, Cody Richard Ard, Scotty and Stefanie Rogers, Sander and Stacey Thomas, Shane and Bridgett Ard, Justin and Suzanna Stafford, Trent & Brittneii Thomas, Taylor Dillon, Faith Dillon, Richie and Jennifer Jarrell, Phillip Jarrell, Charles Horace “Hunter” Seals; 13 Great-grandchildren and 8 Great-great Grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by Her husband - Cecil Ard; Her parents - Fletcher Eugene Seals and Cynthia Elizabeth Williams Seals; Three sisters - Athalee Seals Tynes, Bessie Ree Seals Ard and Ruby Jane Seals Forbes; Two brothers - Leonard Seals and Clifford Seals.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday September 18th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church on Monday from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1 pm Monday with Eld. Mark Hobgood, Eld. Everette Broome, Eld. Duane Ball and Eld. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

George Harris 
January 27, 1947 - September 14, 2016
Mr. George Harris III, age 69 passed away at his residence.
He is survived by his wife Jessica Harris of Bogalusa, LA; his children Darrin Harris (Kristi) of Poplarville, MS, Kellie Ratliff (Steven) of Orlando, FL, Dorothy Ann Harris of Picayune, MS; his step-children Jeremy Jones and Johna Jones of Bogalusa, LA; a sister Connie Williams (Marvin) of Florence, MS; his grandchildren Houston Harris, McKinsy Harris, Jaxtin Crawford, Jaden Harris, Abby Nunez, Aaron Whitney, Skylar Gaspa, Connor Gaspa, and Jenna Gaspa.
George was preceded in death by his father George Harris Jr., and his mother Dorothy Jeter Harris.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 10:00 until the service time of 1:00pm. Marcus Rosa will officiate and interment will be held in Mcgehee Cemetery.

Geraldine McIntyre
May 22, 1930 - September 14, 2016
Geraldine McIntyre, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 4:40 PM on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Pontchartrain Guest House in Mandeville. She was born May 22, 1930 in Kentwood and was 86 years of age. 
She is survived by her daughter, Tena Roberts and husband, Ricky, and her grandson, Blayze Roberts, all of Kentwood. 
Preceded in death by her husband, William McIntyre; son, Phillip Lee and her brothers, Butch and Tim Miller. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 10 AM Saturday, September 17, 2016. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. 

Betty Jean Thomas
May 29, 1932 - September 13, 2016
BETTY JEAN PITTMAN THOMAS, AGE 84 and a resident of the Bonner Creek Community passed away at 9:00 pm Tuesday September 13, 2016 at the Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa. She was a longtime member of Bonner Creek Baptist Church where she formerly taught Sunday school. Betty was a school bus driver for the Franklinton Schools for 32 years and also drove the Bowling Green School athletic teams and Bucanette dance team for many years. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and spending time with her family.
Survived by:  2 Daughters and Sons in law: JoEllen and Dan Gully of Robert, Juana and David King of Bonner Creek; 4 Grandsons and Spouses: Scott Thomas, Michael and Krystal Magee, Daniel and Megan Bickham, Kasey Thomas; 6 Great-grandchildren: Chloe Magee, Emily Thomas, Kyle Thomas, Mason Bickham, Trevor Thomas, Bailey Hutzler; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her son Alan Thomas, her husband of nearly 50 years Villar Thomas, her parents Ilos Pittman and Dora O’Neal Pittman, a brother Howard Pittman, 2 sisters Thelma Waskom, Hazel Jones and grandson Brandon Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday September 16th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Bonner Creek Baptist Church (Bonner Creek Road near Franklinton off of Hwy. 25 South) from 9 am until 11 am. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family encourages that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (www.alz.org).
Pallbearers: Michael Magee, Danny Bickham, Scott Thomas, Eric Jones, Gerald Jones, Guy Magee
Honorary Pallbearer: Spencer Jones

Inez McCain Thomas
November 7, 1925 - September 11, 2016
INEZ MCCAIN THOMAS, AGE 91 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:00 am Sunday September 11, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was a former cafeteria cook with the Washington Parish School Board, working at Franklinton Primary and Franklinton Elementary for many years. Inez was an expert at canning the vegetables grown in her family’s garden and she taught many of her neighbors and friends how to can as well. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church near her home and she enjoyed traveling with her grandchildren to Gatlinburg, TN.
Survived by:  2 Grandsons: Keith Thomas, Will Thomas both of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her son Richard D. Thomas, her husband Maloyd Thomas, parents Houston McCain and Lizzie Spears McCain, a sister Lonie McCain Thomas, and brothers Goat McCain and Ellis McCain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 13th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Barry Stringfield, Chad Angelo, Jimmy Guy, Alan Broadway, Joey Brown, Murdock Brumfield

Sylvia Ann Martin Cothern 
November 13, 1942 - September 11, 2016 
Sylvia Ann Martin Cothern, age 73, of Bogalusa, passed away on September 11, 2016. Sylvia was born in Mandeville, LA to Frankie and Liston “Pop” Martin on November 13, 1942. She graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1961, and she married Richard Willo “Dick” Cothern on May 21, 1965.
Sylvia is survived by her husband, Richard Willo “Dick” Cothern; her son, Richard “Darin” Cothern, her daughter-in-law, Lorrie Wells Cothern; her daughter, Keri Cothern King, and her son-in-law, Brian King, She was the beloved “Nana” of five granddaughters, Erin Leigh Cothern, Emily Noel Cothern, Ella Rose King, Ann Scott King, and Camille Celeste King. She is also survived by her two sisters; Carolyn Cromer (George) and Verna Gaye Talley (Dudley).
She is preceded in death by her brother, L. F. Martin, III; her father, Liston “Pop” Martin, and her mother, Frankie Robbins Martin.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Visitation will continue on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 am-10:00 am Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 am with Rev. Joseph Porter, and Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Betty Jo Ramsey McWilliams
November 21, 1945 - September 11, 2016
BETTY JO RAMSEY McWILLIAMS, AGE 70 and a resident of Pine was called home to God and his Angels on Sunday morning September 11, 2016, with her loving family by her side. She was born on November 21, 1945 and raised in Walterboro, SC where she was also married. She lived in Havelock, NC, and Beaufort, SC then moved to Buras, LA in 1976, before retiring along with her husband to Washington Parish near Franklinton in 2003. Betty loved spending time with her family and her pet dogs Bone and Lady.
Survived by:  Loving Husband of 45 years: Moody H. McWilliams; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Betty and Steve Mitchell, Deborah Brist; Grandson and Spouse: Brandon and Destiny; Granddaughters and Spouses: Diana, April and Derrick, Melissa and Edgar, Brittany, Crystal 
and Kevin, Aimee, Monique; Great-grandsons: Charles Racca, Sebastian, Kadin, Brandon, Jr., Landon, Tyler, Parker, Noah; Great-granddaughters: Chloe, Farra, Addison, Emma; Brother and Sister in law: Billy and Lee Ann Kinard, Sister in law: Benny Lou Ramsey; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father Hollie Ramsey, her mother and step-father Vera Padgett Ramsey Kinard and William E. “Bill” Kinard, brother Marshall Ramsey and great-granddaughter Alannah Renee.
A memorial service for family and friends will be planned for a later date.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Oubre and the entire staff of St. Joseph Hospice including her nurses Katherine, Paula and Rose.

Paul Brooks
June 22, 1958 - September 10, 2016
PAUL JERRY BROOKS, AGE 58 and a resident of Covington died at 7:25 am Saturday September 10, 2016 at his brother’s home. He was a longtime member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church that enjoyed spending time with his large family and especially his grandchildren. Paul was a grocery manager for Jr. Food Mart for many years and later for Wal-Mart. He also enjoyed his pet dogs.
Survived by:  Daughter: Courtney Christine Brooks of Covington; 2 Grandchildren: Summer Wertz, Hunter Wertz; 5 Brothers and Sisters in law: Ray and Joyce Brooks of Mt. Hermon, Wayne and Laura Brooks of Tylertown, David and Annette Brooks of Mt. Hermon, James and Jodi Brooks, Jimmy and Adrine Brooks all of Pine; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Minnie Pearl and Tom Lilly, Nell and Keith Talley, Shirley and Kevin Talley all of Pine; Special Niece: Melanie Lott of Pine; Also numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Cindy Barber Brooks, his parents Hulon Brooks, Sr. and Christine Tarver Brooks, 5 brothers Hulon Brooks, Jr. Hulon Leon Brooks, Roy Brooks, Larry Earl Brooks, Peter Harold Brooks and a sister Irene Brooks Blalock.
Visitation will be at Faith Tabernacle Church from 5 pm until 10 pm on Saturday September 10th and after 9 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Sunday with Rev. Jerry Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Faith Tabernacle Church Cemetery.

Lucille Harris Hodge
December 17, 1937 - September 9, 2016
Lucille Harris Hodge age 78 passed away September 9, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She was also a member of Calvary Christian Fellowship. 
She is survived by her husband J.W. Hodge of Bogalusa La. One son Carlos Ditcharo of Fla. One brother Billy Wayne Harris of Alaska. Nephews Eddie Harris, Bryan Harris, Brad Harris, Willie Edward Harris, Ricky Edward Harris, Eddie Harris, Bobby Harris, Jimbo Harris, John Harris, Jessie Ray Harris. Nieces Tracey Harris, Jackie Harris, Cindy Thomas, Sharon Beall. 
She is preceded in death by a son Anthony Ditcharo, daughter Vickie Lynn Ditcharo, parents Edward and Dorothy Cameron Harris, brothers Edward Farley Harris, Sparks Harris, and Robert Harris. One sister Jimmie Rose Mulford.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday Sept. 11, 2016 from 10 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery. Rev. Larry Lassley will officiate.

Peggy Varnado
March 13, 1935 - September 9, 2016
PEGGY CHILES VARNADO, AGE 81 and a resident of Franklinton died early Friday morning September 9, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church that enjoyed working outside and tending to her plants and flowers. Peggy was in charge of the Franklinton Country Club kitchen for many years and also owned a catering business. She was an avid football fan but her most important hobby was spending time with her large family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survived by: 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Harold Varnado, Jr. and Rhonda Varnado, Michael L. Varnado and Debbie Varnado all of Franklinton, Ruston C. Varnado and Shelly Varnado of Covington; 2 Daughters: Tammy V. Ingram, Tonya Varnado-Seal both of Franklinton; 15 Grandchildren: Stuart Varnado, Kyle Varnado, Jacob Varnado, Jared Varnado, Jade Simms, Jessica Thomas, Joshua Varnado, Joseph Varnado, Lauren Ingram, Haiston Varnado, Amanda Varnado, Payton Varnado, Auston Varnado, Malarie Jenkins, Coley Jenkins; Numerous great-grandchildren; Nephew: Todd Magee; Sister: Carolyn “Kakie” Sumrall of Franklinton; Special Friends: Marvin Magee, Susan Barber, Kim Lewis
She was preceded in death by her son Alan Monroe Varnado, the father of her children Harold Varnado, Sr., parents Lud Chiles and Florence Green Chiles and recently by son in law Kevin Seal. A private burial service will take place in the Seal Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday September 12th from 10 am until 6 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 6 pm Monday with Rev. Andrew Voss and Dr. Gene Richards officiating. 
Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Barbara Gayle Cantrell 
July 15, 1953 - September 9, 2016 
Barbara Gayle Cantrell, 63, of Bogalusa, Louisiana passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at St. Tammany Hospital.
Gayle is survived by her parents Marvin (Pot) and Barbara (Bobby) Cantrell; brother Rev. Paul Cantrell (Jenny); sons Rev. James (Jimmy) Pierce (Melissa) and Richard (Ricky) Pierce; granddaughter Arielle Pierce; nieces Amanda (Mandie), Ashley, Megan and Julianne Cantrell; nephew Dante Cantrell and other loving relatives.
Gayle was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana July 15, 1953. She graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1971. She worked as school secretary at Head Start in Bogalusa for years. She later worked at the Bogalusa Department of Motor Vehicle for…years. Gayle devoted her life to her family. She was a loyal and dependable friend. She was kind and genuine to everyone she came in contact with. Gayle could always be counted on for a listening ear, shoulder to cry on or aid in a time of need. She was hard working and constantly put the needs of others above her own. Gayle had a compassionate, empathetic heart and was a blessing to all who knew her.
The visitation will be held at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Avenue, Bogalusa, Louisiana on Wednesday September 14,2016 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
The Funeral service will be held at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Greg Whaley of First Baptist Church officiating. A procession followed with interment in Ponemah Cemetery.

Bessie Lee Watson
September 14, 1932 - September 07, 2016
Mrs. Bessie Lee Watson was born on September 14, 1932 to the late Clermont and Inez Tate Sibley. She departed this life on September 7, 2016 at her home in Mt. Hermon, LA.
Bessie was a member of Crystal Springs AME Church where she remained faithful until her illness prevented her attendance. 
Bessie leaves to cherish her memories four sons; Leo (Deloris) Coleman of Mt. Hermon, LA, Larry Coleman of Baton Rouge, LA, Kenneth (Patricia) Watson of Baton Rouge, LA, and Michael (Quincey) Watson of Mt. Hermon, LA; three daughters: Joyce (Unandus) Dyson of Mt. Hermon, LA, Erica Watson of Madisonville, LA, and Stephanie (Carl) Roberson of Baton Rouge, LA; one Godchild; Pam Brumfield of Baton Rouge; thirty- five grandchildren; eighty- six great grandchildren; eleven great great grandchildren; three brothers, Clermont Sibley of California, Claiborne Sibley of Mt. Hermon, LA, and James (Bertha) Sibley of Baton Rouge, LA; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Watson; her parents, Clermont and Inez Tate Sibley; one daughter, Lorraine Williams; one brother, Oliver Sibley; one granddaughter, Daja Coleman; and one grandson; Jaston G. Coleman Conerly.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:00PM at Crystal Springs AME Church with Rev. Larry Whitley – Pastor and Pastor Rochelle Brumfield – Eulogist. Interment - Crystal Springs Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Mildred Hembree Stuart
September 11, 1929 - September 6, 2016
MILDRED HEMBREE STUART, AGE 86 and a longtime resident of Pine was carried by the Angels into her promised heavenly home on Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm. A pastor’s wife for many years, she lived a life of faithful dedication and service to her Lord and Savior. 
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou annointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23: 1-6
Survived by:  3 Sons and Daughters in law: Elder Mike and Deborah Stuart, Milton Stuart, Elder Glen and Lana Stuart; 2 Daughters: Jackie Williams, Judith Lang; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Sheila Bourgeois, Danny Stuart, Carey and Vance Prindiville, Codie Marler, Jessica and Jimmy O’Quinn, Kayla and Billy Sabel, Tracie and Michael Stroud, Cara Williams, Amanda and Corey Stephens, Dana and Rod Graham; 19 Great-grandchildren;4 Great-great-grandchildren; 8 Siblings and Spouses: Edna Thomas, Marlene Fitzmorris, Gilda and Elder Willie J. Passman, Julie and Walter Guchereau, Sharon and Billy Simmons, Elmo and Delores McNeese, Don McNeese, David McNeese; Special Friends and Caregivers Debbie King, Daughter-in-law Brenda Stuart and Granddaughter Shelia Bourgeois; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Elder James Douglas Stuart, her mother and step-father Alice and Archie McNeese, her father Alfred Hembree, 2 grandchildren Shane Stuart, Buffy Stuart, 2 sons in law Bernard Lang and Russell Williams.
Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday September 7th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Thursday with Elder Mike Stuart, Elder Glen Stuart, Elder Edward Penton and Elder Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Tyler Cunningham, Kevin Garner, David McNeese, Billy Passman, Danny Stuart, Jimmy Stuart.

Joseph "Elvis" Day
September 03, 1929 - September 05, 2016
Joseph “Elvis” Day went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday September 5, 2016. He was born on September 3, 1929 in Spring Creek, Louisiana. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1952 until 1954. 
He was survived by a daughter, Dorothy Eileen Sagely and husband, Perry; three sons, Joseph Byron Day and wife, Lora, Grover Lane Day, and wife, Judy, and Wendell Scott Day and wife, Loretta; five granddaughters, Kayla Sagely Petitto and husband, Michael, Stacy Day Cornette and husband, Cody, Amy Day, Sonya Day, and Rhonda Day; a grandson, Robert Day and wife, Summer; ten great grandchildren; sister, Lauree Phillips; 2 brothers, Lynn Day and Grant Day. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Bates Day; a grandson, Wendell Scott Day, Jr. and his parents, Ivy and Maggie Cutrer Day. 
Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 6 PM until 9 PM on Thursday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Friday, September 9, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. Joe Day and Bro. Leroy McElveen. Interment Red Bluff Cemetery, Greensburg. 
Active pallbearers are Timothy Bates, Joey Harrell, Travis Day, Cody Cornette, Michael Petitto, Jr., Keith Day, Chris Holland, and Sheriff Nat Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Adrian Phillips, Lamar Bates, and Johnny Bates. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Justin Patrick "J.P." Johanson 
May 10, 2001 - September 4, 2016 
Justin Patrick "J.P." Johanson 15, of Columbus, GA. died Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Columbus, GA.
A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 10, 2016 at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Rev. Cindy Cox Garrard and Chaplain Capt. Brad Kattlemann officiating. Interment will be held in Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, LA.
J.P. was born May 10, 2001 in Biloxi, MS at Kessler Air Force Base, son of Penny Perrette Johanson and Major Justin Blu Johanson.
J.P. was an avid lover of sports and during his young life he had played football, basketball, golf and Ice Hockey. His true love was baseball where he played league ball at Peach and American Little Leagues. He played travel ball with the Young Guns and Copperheads baseball teams. He attended middle school at St. Luke where he was on the Golf and Baseball team and was currently a Sophomore at Northside High School where he was a member of the Junior Varsity Baseball Team.
J.P. was best known for his kind and warm heart; he cherished his friends and was never at a loss for words when around them. He loved life and being around his friends, his smile and kindness were two of his most well known attributes.
J.P. was preceded in death by his grandfathers Milton Perrette and Douglas Johanson.
Survivors include his parents Penny P. Johanson of Bogalusa, LA. and Justin B. Johanson of Poplarville, MS., maternal grandparents Terry and Bonnie Riuz of Bogalusa, LA., paternal grandmother Shirley Murphy of Amite, LA., and numerous family members.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northside Baseball Booster Club P.O. Box 1643 Fortson, Ga. 31808 in memory of J.P. Johanson.

McKenzie Ella Wright 
November 4, 2013 - September 4, 2016 
McKenzie Ella Wright, age 2, born on November 4, 2013 in Birmingham, AL, a resident of Bush, LA, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2014 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her parents, McCurry Wright and Mindy Spencer of Bush, LA; three brothers, Bradley Adkins, Hunter Adkins and Spencer Wright all of Bush, LA; her aunts, Misty Spencer of Covington, LA, Tanya Ey of Conowingo, MD and Caylee Roberts of Birmingham, AL; her uncles, Christopher Glass of Covington, LA, Ryan Roberts of Birmingham, AL, and Johnny Ey of Conowingo, MD; her cousins, August and Davey Glass of Covington, LA, Hunter Christian Birmingham, AL, and Kevyn Knight of Conowingo, MD; her maternal grandmother, Shelly Spencer of Bush, LA; her paternal grandmother, Michelle Christian of Birmingham, AL.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Richard Lee “Spence” Spencer, Jr.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M at Palestine Baptist Church, 59369 Palestine Church Road, Bogalusa, LA 70427.
Funeral Services will begin at 6:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald "Ole Skool" Anders
April 20, 1960 - September 04, 2016
Another Angel has gained his wings. Ronald Glenn Anders transitioned from earth to glory on Sunday, September 4, 2016.
On April 20, 1960 Ronald was born. To many he was known as “Ole Skool”. He was a loving son, father, uncle and friend with an outgoing personality.
Memories will be cherished forever in the hearts of his mother, Helen Anders of Franklinton, LA; three daughters, Rona Boapner and Rhonda Evans of New Orleans, and Jasmine of Woodville, MS; three brothers, Jerry (Dianna) of Iowa, Reginald (Wilma) of Texas, Michael Dunham (Ebony) of Franklinton, LA; three sisters, Kathy Anders of Houston, TX, Ollie Anders of Baton Rouge, LA, and Tomika Henry-Tony (Tyrone) of Applevalley, CA.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Ronald was preceded in death by his dad, Leon Hart, Jr. and brother Clenton Ray Andrews.
The visitation will be Friday, September 9, 2016 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, La.
The funeral service will be 12:00PM Saturday, September 10, at New Jerusalem Baptist Church (44030 Max Brumfield Road, Franklinton, LA. Pastor Michael Oree will be officiating the service.

Katie Miller White
October 11, 1942 - September 4, 2016
KATIE JEAN MILLER WHITE, AGE 73 and a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning September 4, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was an avid horsewoman and rider earlier in life that enjoyed watching football games on TV, especially her favorite LSU Tigers. Katie was a former activity director at an elderly care facility and also liked to watch courtroom drama TV shows. She was a loving mother and grandmother that cherished the time spent with her young grandchildren.
Survived by:  Daughter: Lisa White of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Joseph and Crystal Oncale of Franklinton; 7 Grandchildren: Josh Oncale, Taylor White, Savannah Smith, Zachary Oncale, Eva Crowe, Ericka Crowe, Collin Manhiem, Britton Thomas; Great-granddaughter: Elaina Oncale; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Pam and Joe Smith, Connie Clairy all of Walker, Gayla Wilson of Osyka, MS; Brother and Sister in law: Norman and Joyce Miller of Walker; Brother in law: Ed Herman of Georgia; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son Derrick Joseph White, husband Frederick White, her parents Lindsey L. Miller and Odilee Alford Miller and sister Lilly Herman.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday September 10th from 11 am until 1 pm. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1 pm with Dr. Joe Baugh officiating.

Judith D. Grimes Correnti
March 01, 1949 - September 03, 2016
Judith D. Grimes Correnti (67) a native of bogalusa and resident of Independence, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Passage Hospice in New Orleans. Judi will be greatly missed. 
She leaves behind her husband, Andrew Correnti; daughter, Angela Correnti Wright (Ricky); son, Mike Correnti (Ramona); 2 step-daughters, Regina Altobello (Chris) and Mary Ann Norvell (Rod); grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Chris, Andy, Izzy, Robert, Heather, Allie, Michelle, John, Dominic, Kaitlyn and Kason; 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Fannie Grimes; and her brothers and sisters, Coyt Grimes, Edith Grimes Petitto, Lucille Grimes Ogima, Layton Grimes, Archie Grimes, Wilton Grimes and Nelson Grimes. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Religious Services will be held at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church at 10:00AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Services conducted by Fr. Howard Adkins. Interment Colonial Cemetery, Independence. 

Kenneth Loyd Alford
February 4, 1967 - September 3, 2016
KENNETH LOYD ALFORD, AGE 49 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 11 PM Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Fern Crest Living Center, New Orleans, LA. He was employed by Bradley Reid Logging. He liked to stay busy working in the outdoors and enjoyed fishing.
Survived by:  Mother: Nell Alford Smith Applegate of Mt. Hermon; 3 Daughters: Amanda Pierce Huggins and Kendra Alford both of Franklinton, Amber Alford of Ponchatoula; 2 Brothers: William Allen “Bill” Alford of Walker, Brian Keith Alford of Mt. Hermon; 11 Grandchildren: Mason Alford, Tyrin Fitzmorris, Dylann Fitzmorris, Kadison Miller, McKayla Germain, Ciara Germain, Raegen Williams, Raechel Williams, Keeley Athey, Morgan Athey, Dalton Athey
He was preceded in death by his father Harold Loyd Alford, his grandparents William Alvin and Audice Bickham Alford, and Clifford and Mary Lee Knight Ingram.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and after 9 AM Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery.

Anderson "Jake" Burris
October 27, 1941 - September 02, 2016
Anderson “Jake” Burris went peacefully to his savior on September 2, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was born to the late George and Margie Long Burris on October 27, 1941. He was the fourth of eight children. Anderson attended Washington Parish schools. He married Ollie Jean Bickham at an early age. To this union, two sons were born; David and Delton Burris. Anderson’s career was in Construction as a very efficient Dozer Operator for Creel Bros. and Burris Dozer Service.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories two daughters, Lorraine (Ronnell, Jr.) Bell Sartin, Bogalusa, LA, and Renee Daniels Tate, Franklinton, LA; two sons, David Burris and Delton Burris both of New Orleans, LA; three brothers, Oneal Burris of Rosedale, MS, Gentris (Evelyn) Burris of Amite, LA, and Larry (Brenda) Burris of Franklinton, LA; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Burris of Mt. Hermon, LA, and Patricia Burris of Baton Rouge, LA; two brothers-in-law, Oliver White and Judith Littleton both of New Orleans, LA, three special friends, Melissa “Liz” Curney of Bogalusa, LA, Jacqeline Evans of Bogalusa, LA, and Johnnie (Catherine) Weary of Bogalusa, LA; two grandchildren he raised, O’Lando Bell of Baton Rouge, LA, his favorite, La’Raybenn “Nu” Bell of Bogalusa, LA and Kelly Tate, Jr. of Hammond, LA and a host of grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and numerous relatives and friends.
Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, George Burris and Margie Mae Long Burris; three sisters, Leida Burris White, Bessie Burris Littleton, and Renella Burris Henderson; his brother, Tyrone Burris; and his longtime companion, Mae Hazel Bell.
Anderson would say, “Do not grieve for me, for my days were well spent”.
The visitation will be Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa from 12:00PM until the time of the funeral service; which will start at 2:00PM. Rev. Terrence August will be officiating the service. The interment will be held at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness in Franklinton, LA.

Nathan W. Bush 
February 11, 1943 - September 2, 2016 
Nathan W. Bush, 73, passed away September 2, 2016, at Our Lady of the Angels Medical Center. A native of Bogalusa, Nathan served in the U.S. Army reserve, graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University, and was an accomplished banker for many years. After retiring from the banking industry, Nathan enjoyed farming, traveling, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Nate was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Zoie Bush, his wife of 45 years, Carol Cassidy Bush, his sister and brother-in-law, Catherine B. and Ronald Perry, and a nephew, Ronnie Perry.
He is survived by his twin brother, Tommy Bush, and a younger brother, Herbert Bush, his children, Michael Patton Bush (Allison), Jennifer Cassidy Bush (Jeffrey) Primes, his grandchildren, Gage and Kaedea Primes, Weston Bush, Jeremy and Jathan Bryant, and many loved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Annunciation Catholic Church with visitation beginning at 9:00am until mass at 11:00am. A procession will follow with interment in Ponemah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the St. Jude's Research Hospital.

De'Shonda Luuan Foster
January 03, 1977 - September 01, 2016
De’Shonda Luuan Foster was born on January 3, 1977 to Glenda Faye Sartin and John D. Foster, Sr. in Bogalusa, LA. She departed this life at the age of 39 on September 1, 2016 at her home.
At an early age De’Shonda joined New Triumph Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. James Sartin, Jr., Rev. A.J. Manning and Rev. E.L. Powell. She later joined Mt. Carmel Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Tom Bailey, Jr. and now residing pastor, Rev. Douglas Hart.
De’Shonda attended Bogalusa High School where she ran track and was a member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JRTC); then De’Shonda attended Varnado High School where she graduated in 1996.
De’Shonda leaves to cherish her memories, three children, De’Shontaire’ LaJai Foster, Kelliyah De’Shonti’ Foster and Kalik De’Shun Foster all of Bogalusa, LA; her mother, Glenda Sartin Speights of Bogalusa, LA; father, John D. Foster, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, John D. Foster, Jr.; one aunt Clementine Berinard of Bogalusa, LA; uncles, David Sartin, Vernell Sartin, Willie Sartin, Rev. Edward (Tammy) Sartin, Sr. all of Bogalusa, LA, Fletcher (Deloris) Hopkins of Bogalusa, William (Annie Mae) Henry of Hattiesburg, MS and Austin Henry of Orlando, FL; cousin/sister, Monica Buffination of Baton Rouge, LA; cousins/brothers, Keith Jackson of Houston, TX, Gerard Jackson of Clinton, LA, Roy Sartin of Chicago, IL, Duane Cotton and Datin Sartin of Bogalusa, LA; special people, Michelle Douglas, Raphael Lexi, Shelita Robinson, Todsha Beck, Kamala Kemp Fox, Stacey Saraceno, Ruben and Melody Watts all of Bogalusa, LA, and Lacecia Brown of Baton Rouge, LA. 
The visitation will be Friday, September 9, 2016 from 2:00PM-5:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa. The family hour will be from 5:00PM-7:00PM.
The funeral service will be 11:00AM Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Douglas Hart, pastor, officiating.
The interment will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery.

David H. Seal 
October 15, 1959 - September 1, 2016 
David H. “Boo” Seal, 56, a lifelong resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016. He was a retired operator for International Paper Box Factory, a member of Memorial Baptist Church and an avid Fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Magee Seal of Bogalusa, LA; a daughter, Leigha Beth Seal (Josh Miley) of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Tyler Seal of Bogalusa, LA, and Casey Varnado (Melissa) of Madisonville, LA; a granddaughter, Olivia Miley; two grandsons, Aiden Varnado and Conner Miley all of Bogalusa, LA; his mother, Mary Helen Seal of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Kathy Sumrall (John) and Lori Dickson (David) both of Bogalusa, LA, and Shari Turni (Gene) of Covington, LA; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends, co-workers and fishermen.
He is preceded in death by his father, Murton Seal, Jr.; grandparents, Murton Seal, Sr. and Jeanette Seal, and Tillman and Annie Chapman.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 P.M.
Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Field Thigpen and Ben Nevers officiating. Intement to follow at McGehee Cemetery.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Zeus MCCA Den and the members of PRSC “Pearl River Single Circuit” Fishing Club.

James Alton Seal 
September 17, 1945 - September 1, 2016 
James Alton Seal, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 70, born on September 17, 1945 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam Conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann Moore Seal of Bogalusa, LA; his daughter and son-in-law, Nikki Seal Wheat (Scott) of Bogalusa, LA; two grandaughters, Kaleigh Alizabeth Boone and Kinslee AnnaLeise Boone of Bogalusa, LA; his sister, Juanita Seal Stringer of Angie, LA; four brothers, Vernon Seal (Barbara) of Covington, LA, Lloyd Seal (Linda) of Angie, LA, Wilson Seal (Valerie) of Angie, LA, and Milton Seal of Isabel, LA; two sister-in-laws, Wanda Moore Seal and Lynn Scardino Seal; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Talmadge Seal and Polly Olivia Singley Seal; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dolphus Seal; his maternal grandparents, John and Olivia Duncan Singley; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, George and Elvie Moore; three brothers. Norman Seal, Alvin Seal and Earl Seal.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, September 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Moon and Clyde Woodward, Jr. officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post#24.

Evelyn Louise Dickens 
July 22, 1928 - August 31, 2016 
Evelyn Louise Dickens, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 88, born on July 22, 1928, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, LA.
She is survived by a daughter, Marie Martin of Bogalusa, LA; a son, Royce Richard Moffett of Holden, LA; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren .
She is preceded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” Dickens; a son, Ronald Moffett; and by her parents, H. N. Grantham and Jennie Brinkley Grantham Moffett.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016 with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating at Grantham Cemetery in Bush, LA.

Hershe Provost Oliver
September 23, 1938 - August 31, 2016
HERSHE PROVOST OLIVER, AGE 77 and a resident of Enon died at 4:10 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at her residence. She was a member of Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church and enjoyed her Quilting Ministry.
Survived by:  Husband of 59 years: Lawrence H. “Larry” Oliver of Enon; 2 Sons and daughters-in-law: Donnie Lee and Keren Oliver of Bogalusa, Lawrence Douglas and Tami Oliver of Alexandria; 2 Daughters and sons in law: Joyce and Jim Weaver,Ruth and Rick Naquin all of Enon; Sister: Judy Wheat of Rosenberg, TX; 3 Brothers and a sister in law: Allen W. Provost of Philadelphia, MS, Joseph E. Provost and Teresa Fuenctes of Paris, TN, Garland B Provost of Enon; 15 Grandchildren; 36 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild; Numerous nieces and nephews and other friends; She was preceded in death by her parents Ethel “Eft” and Hilda Corkern Provost, a brother in law Rev. Jerry Wheat and sister in law Emily Ann Provost.
Visitation will be at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church, Friday, September 2, 2016 from 6 PM until 9 PM and after 9 AM Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday at the church with Rev. Leon Hickman and Rev. Brian Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Doug Oliver, Don Oliver, Edward Provost, Kyle Weaver, Rick Naquin, Bo Galloway

Hunter James Stokes
June 21, 1995 - August 30, 2016
HUNTER JAMES STOKES, AGE 21 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 6 PM Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at his residence.  He was a country boy at heart.  
Survived by:  Father: James Stokes of Mt. Hermon; Mother: Stacey Gilliland of Kentwood; Grandparents: Carley and Ann Stokes of Mt. Hermon; 2 Brothers: Brent Stokes, Kolby Stokes; Sister: Kelly Denise Stokes all of Mt. Hermon; Loves of his life niece Karmen Stokes and nephew Braylen Stokes; Special Aunt and Uncle: Janice and Paul Smith; Aunts: Angela D. Cutrer, Tracey Rhodus; Special Cousins: Gaven Starett and Haleigh Starett, Tiffine Rhodus and Chasity Coon
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Sandra G. Granger, great grandparents Gordan and Ruby Faye Duncan, and Aunt Crystal Gilliland.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 11 AM until 3 PM. A funeral service will be held at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Maples Cemetery.

Jimmy Oneal Jackson
December 12, 1968 - August 30, 2016
Mr. Jimmy Oneal Jackson passed away at the age of 47 on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
He leaves to cherish his memories two sons, Keundrad Roberts of Independence, LA and Nathaniel Nelson of Mississippi; four daughters, Kevondia Roberts of Pensacola, FL, Keundria Jackson and Keshaundria Jackson both of Independence, LA, Terriunna Venible of Amit, LA; two brothers, Willie E. Jackson and Aundrea Jackson both of Mt. Hermon, LA; two sisters, Terri Jackson McGowan and Angelena Jackson both of Mt. Hermon, LA; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Father, Charles Edward and Jeanette Jackson. 
Memorial service will be held at 3:00PM on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Union Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Sherman Berry – Pastor Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements

Alice Laminda Rhoden
December 23, 1925 - August 29, 2016
Alice Laminda Rhoden age 90 passed away August 29, 2016 in Slidell La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was also a retired school teacher. She is survived by two daughters, Patsy Landry of Slidell la, and Linda Kay Clark of Bogalusa La. One sister Clara Kennedy of Angie La. Five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Rhoden, parents William Oscar and Emma O'Berry Knight, brothers Talmage Knight, Jack Knight, Doyle Knight. Sisters, Lillian Carter, Lois Hollenshead, and Doris Creel. 
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday August 30, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue of Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Keith Brance will officiate. 

Wallace Morace
August 6, 1945 - August 28, 2016
WALLACE NORMAN MORACE, AGE 71 and a resident of Franklinton, LA died Sunday afternoon August 28, 2016 at his home. He was a native of Jonesville, LA and a former resident of Ferriday, LA for nearly 30 years before moving to Washington Parish in 2007. Wallace was a member of the Woodlawn Pentecostal Church in Columbia, MS that enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He also loved to spend his spare time fishing and woodworking.
Survived by: Wife of over 52 years: Diane Patten Morace of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: David Anthony Morace and Vicky Morace of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: LaJan Morace Sutherland and Brian Sutherland of Franklinton; Grandson: Brandon Morace of Franklinton; 2 Sisters: Louise Smith of Vidalia, LA, Lillian Moore of Jena, LA; 4 Step-grandchildren; 5 Step-great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Mose Morace, Sr. and Lonie Ebey Morace, a brother Mose Morace, Jr. and 6 sisters Bertie Jones, Dorothy Kelley, Mary Craig, Evelyn Moore, Dora Parker and Delcie Harrigill.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Wednesday August 31st from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Carney, Rev. Stephen Binion and Rev. Jerron Carney officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Larkin Jackson, Andre’ Morace, Kirby Kelly, Shelton Craig, DeLan Hale, Lance Cooper, Gerald Tony, Darrell Bryan

Mark Douglas Schneider Samford 
July 23, 1982 - August 24, 2016 
Mark Douglas Schneider Samford, age 34, a former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Miami, FL where he had been living since 2014.
He is survived by his mother, Delee Samford of Bogalusa, LA; his step-father, Ricky Barnes of Bogalusa, LA; his father, Mark Schneider, Sr. of Biloxi, MS; his son, Gavin Samford; his step-daughters, Karcin and Presten Bounds; his step-son, Zohen Bounds all of Bogalusa, LA; his ex-wife, her husband, and dear friends, Tonya Barber Bounds and Ryan Colby Bounds of Bogalusa, LA; his grandmother, Brenda Samford of Bogalusa, LA; his grandfather, Bobby Schneider, Sr. of Slidell, LA; his beloved brother, Joshua (Flavia) Samford of Slidell, LA; his step-sister, Danielle Barnes of New Orleans, LA; his uncles, Troy and Travis Samford of Slidell, LA, Bobby Lee Schneider, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA, Keith Schneider of Biloxi, MS, Michael Schneider of Bogalusa, LA, and Jerry Schneider of Slidell, LA; his aunts, Cynthia Beyers of IN, Rachel (Kerry) Miley of Bogalusa, LA and Karrie Samford of Slidell, LA; numerous cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Matthew Samford; his grandfather, Zarnoff Samford; his grandmother, Velma Schneider; and uncle, Shirkee Samford.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Lassley officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Classie Mae Bearden
November 22, 1944 - August 24, 2016
Classie Mae Bearden answered the Master’s final call on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Classie was born on November 22, 1944 to the late Cleve and Alice Bearden in Bogalusa, Louisiana. 
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Alice and Cleve Bearden; step-mother, Sophie Bearden; three brothers, Joseph, Jonas, and Josephus Bearden; three sisters, Bonnie B. Brown, Essie Bearden, and Yvonne Washington.
She leaves to celebrate her new life in heaven and cherish her earthly memories: daughters, Phyllis Strawder of Houston, TX, Yvette Bearden of Bogalusa LA; Son, Jumetrus Bearden of Bogalusa, LA; Niece, Mary Brown of Bogalusa, LA; Sister-in-law, Maxine Bearden of New Orleans LA; Grandchildren, Tamika Bearden, Houston, TX; Lakelia Bearden, Jamia Bolton, Javontae Bearden, Jemetria Newell, Jumetrus Bearden Jr., Jayden Bearden, Jasmine Schillling (Devyn) and Laura Weary; Bogalusa, LA, great grandchildren; Jyren Bearden, Jamiya Brown, Lance Jackson II, Jayla Bearden, Jemerious Williams, JaMarlo Williams, I’Bree Manning, Devin Lee Schilling Jr;, Mariyah Marks (ladybug), Reginald Ryan-Carter Young (Big Yella), Kash Bearden (Guitar Slim), she had favorite names for her new great-grandchildren, nephews Josephus Bearden Jr. and Nicholas Bearden; special cousins, Pauline Torrence, Shirley Peters, Janice Pigott, Rose Rayford, and Barbara Williams; lifelong friends, Olivia Mondy, Faye Holts, Vie Magee, Emma Lee, Emma Sibley and a host of other relatives and friends. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00PM with a family hour from 6:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral will be held at 12:00PM on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Douglas Hart – officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

Hattie Mae Carter
December 17, 1933 - August 24, 2016
Hattie Mae Ella Clark Carter was born on December 17, 1933 in Crowder, MS to Humphrey Paul Clark and Mamie Lee Gibson. Ms. Hattie departed this world on August 24, 2016. Ms. Hattie was a resident of Kentwood Manor Nursing Home. She was a daughter, sister, wife and mother. She was a member of Bayou Baptist Church in Slidell. She was also a veteran of the United States Air Force. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 2 PM until 4 PM, on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Interment Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 3488 Grantham College Dr., Slidell, LA 70460 on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 11 AM. 

Randolph Humphries, Sr.
July 4, 1941 - August 23, 2016
Randolph “Randy” Humphries, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. He was 75, a native of Pineville, LA and a resident of Franklinton, LA. Randy was a veteran of U.S. Army Reserve and retired from Avondale Shipyard after 45 years of service. 
He was the beloved husband of the late Alma Lynn Baudin Humphries. Father of Randolph Humphries, Jr. (Reba), Pamela Dykes (Melvin), Melissa Davis (Shawn), Michelle Coste (Ricky) and the late Janet L. Humphries. Grandfather of Stephanie A. (Joel), Daphne L. (Josh) and Lee M. (Kirsty), Ashley M. Lee, Lauren N. (Andre) and Rachel A. (Brad Sr.), Rebecca S., Janet L. and Dorothy, Chance, George (Bethany) and Monique (Brandon,Sr.) Ruby and Jason C. and the late Samantha L. Davis. Great grandfather of Kamden, Brad Jr., Branden, Shawn, Wyeth, Payton, Brandon Jr., Cameron and Leah. Son of the late Daphne Bonds Humphries and Evans Brown Humphries. Brother of Gertrude, Russell, Kenneth, Helen, Donna, Roger, Gene and the late Margaret Roberts, Vernon Humphries and Evans, Jr. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral. Service at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 315 Ridgelake Dr., Metairie on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation at the church from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Killian Chapel Cemetery, Montpelier, LA. Arrangements by L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home. 

Richard Bickham
October 08, 1965 - August 23, 2016
Mr. Richard Earl “Red” Bickham passed away at the age of 50 on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at The Hospice House in Slidell, La.  Richard Bickham was born October 8, 1965 in Bogalusa, La. 
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Charlotte Thomas Bickham; to this union one child was born Teaghan Salis Bickham; twelve children, Ashnia Anders, Rashard Bickham, Richard Berry, and Adarrius Berry all of Franklinton, La, ZyKerian Bickham of Kentwood, La, Dyamaio R. Bickham and O’Ryan K. Bickham both of Houston, TX, Anthony Nunnery of San Antonio, TX, Mighonna Bickham of Bogalusa, La, Richard Bickham, Tyechia Bickham, and Rissan Bickham all of Atlanta, Ga; his father, Silas J. Bickham of Franklinton, La; two brothers Henry (Patricia) Bickham of Franklinton, La, and Steven (Shineta) Bickham of Lacombe, La; three sisters, Mary L. Panton and Alicia M. Bickham of Mt. Hermon, La, and Amy (Neal) Crosby of Franklinton, La; five grandchildren, Jamerian Anders, Jeremiah Anders, Jah’Miya Anders, Kailey Nunnery, and Ka’liyah Nunnery all of Franklinton, La; A special cousin, Stanley Bickham; and a special friend, Sedric Wilson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, relatives and friends too numerous to mention herein; yet all are bereaved at his passing.
Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie J. Robertson Bickham; his maternal grandparents, Albert and Mary Robertson; paternal grandparents, Julius and Lona Bickham; and his brother in- law, Ronald E. Panton
The visitation will be held Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00PM followed by funeral services beginning at 1:00PM at Friendship Church of God In Christ in Hackley, LA with Eld. Magee – Pastor. Interment will be held at Hayes United Methodist Cemetery.

Bill Lilly
July 7, 1932 - August 23, 2016
WILLIAM DUDLEY “BILL” LILLY, AGE 84 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died late Tuesday night August 23, 2016 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Bill was a mechanic of the Washington Parish Court House for 32 years after receiving his degree from Sullivan Vocational School. He was a past president of the Washington Parish Federation of the Blind and represented his group at the state level in Baton Rouge. Despite that disability, Bill achieved many more things not considered possible. He was a longtime piano tuner and re-builder and was an honorary deputy of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Bill was a professional musician that traveled throughout the area playing in church revival services as well as the services of his church, Mt. Hermon Pentecostal. Bill had the opportunity to travel and play music in Nashville, TN several times but passed to continue his Lord’s work by helping to plant numerous churches and Christian schools. He believed in second chances for all people and he had a favorite saying “If there is a Will, there is a Way”, as his life has proven.
Survived by:  Wife: Lavenia Lona Duncan Lilly of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter in law: Bobby Lynn and Sonya Lilly of Omaha, AR; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Venie Lee Lilly Spears and Billy Wayne Spears of Thomas, Marilyn and Wayne Taylor of Franklinton, Linda Darlene Garcia and Rev. Raymond Garcia of Mt. Hermon; 14 Grandchildren and Spouses: Heath Spears, Heather Spear Looper and Earl Looper, Hope Spears, Hannah Spears Newman, Kenny and Jamie Lilly, Monica and Tyrel Ford, Shelly Renee’ Taylor, Raymond, II and Priscilla Garcia, Russell and Kristy Garcia, Rodney and Edana Garcia, Randall J. Garcia and Tracie Jones, Keisha and Heath Jones, Kayla and Juan Mendoza, Kendra and Gasper Mendoza; 31 Great-grandchildren; Sister and Brother in law: Martha Lilly Terrell and Toxie Terrell of Prentiss, MS; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his son William Roy Lilly, his parents Dudley Thiboux Lilly and Ruby Albritton Lilly, 2 brothers J.C. Lilly and Robert Lilly and great-grandsons Micah and Mathan.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 25th from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bobby Lynn Lilly, Rev. Raymond Garcia, Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. Darren Terrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Heath Spears, Raymond Garcia, II, Keith Lilly, Robert Samuel Duncan, II, Darren Terrell, Gasper Mendoza
Honorary Pallbearers: Randy Seal, Bill Burris, Reggie Simmons, Mike Cupit

Virgil Ray Hunt 
January 31, 1930 - August 22, 2016 
Virgil Ray Hunt, 86, passed away at his home in Bogalusa, LA on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Bogalusa. He was a Retired Millwright with 46 years of service at Crown Zellerbach and owned Treasure Hunt Antiques since the mid - 1970's. He was a member of Lee's Creek Baptist Church and he was baptized in the creek as a boy, with his brother and father. He loved refinishing and repairing antiques for his customers. He was always on the look out for things to buy for his shop. Over the years he raised cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats and chickens. He bred and sold rat terriers for years. He gave away hundreds of bags full of satsumas every year from his very prolific bush in his yard. He was very kind to everyone he met. He was very active until his illness in April.
He is survived by a son, Virgil Steven Hunt (Regina); daughters, Robyn Hunt Sheridan (Shelly), and Kimberly Alane Hunt Kawick (James); former wife, Mary Kay Toca Hunt all of Bogalusa, LA; sister-in-law, Betty Rose Hunt of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Benjamin S. Hunt of Alexandria, LA, Donald W. Hall of Bogalusa, LA, and Jason A. Hunt of Baxterville, MS; great-grandchildren, Austin J. Hunt of Bogalusa, LA, Niki Montana Hunt of Baxterville, MS, Marley and Madison Hunt of Baxterville, MS, Briana Springer of Bulger, PA; nephews, Charles V. Hunt, Jr. of Tennessee, and Richard H. Hunt of Angie, LA; niece, Brenda H. Hearn of Alaska; also survived by many cousins; great-nieces; great-nephews; friends and loyal customers.
Mr. Hunt was preceded in death by his parents, Maxiel and Mary N. Hunt; brother, Charles V. Hunt, Sr.; grandsons, Scott B. Hunt and Cody A. Sheridan.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Interment to follow at Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Carina Dawn Locke
January 3, 1988 - August 21, 2016
CARINA DAWN LOCKE, AGE 28 and a resident of Enon died Sunday night August 21, 2016 at her home. She was a very caring and friendly person to all the people she met. Dawny, as she was affectionately known to her family, enjoyed listening to her favorite music and getting nicely dressed up. She was an animal lover but most especially loved her children and cherished the time she spent with them.
Survived by:  Son: Matthew Locke and his father Matthew Holland; Daughter: Re’Anna Locke and her father Matthew Thames; Mother: Arlene Locke and Peter Helander of Enon; Father: David Locke of Franklinton; 3 Sisters: Star Locke and Herb Templet of the Richardson Community, Angel Locke Escarra and Craig Escarra of Hammond, Jennifer Hosey and Jarod Patten of Franklinton; Brother: Byron Barletto of Enon; Grandmother: Marie Waller of Ponchatoula; Grandfather: Wendyl Locke of Plaquemines Parish; Nephews and Nieces: Tyler Gendron, Michael Miner, Payton Ricker, Piper Miller, Aleigha Talley; Great Aunt: Judy Dies of Rayville; Special Friend: Kelley Quinn; Also numerous aunts, uncles, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather Robert Waller, grandmothers Mildred Harris and Carol Surret Gill, a cousin Ramsey Reese, 2 aunts, 3 uncles and her great-grandparents.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 25th from 4 pm until 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 7 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. 

Margie Thomas Maples Doughtie
November 28, 1942 - August 21, 2016
MARGIE THOMAS MAPLES DOUGHTIE, AGE 73 and a resident of French Settlement died early Sunday August 21, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Laplace, after being displaced following the recent flooding. She was a native of Washington Parish and was a beautician for over 40 years, both operating her own shop and working in other areas. Margie enjoyed the great outdoors and camping. She loved working in her garden and tending to her flowers. Margie was also an animal lover that enjoyed bird watching and she had a special place in her heart for her pet dog Mimi.
Survived by:  3 Daughters and Son in law: Theresa Maples Naquin and Charles Naquin, Sybil Maples Carlton all of Laplace, Lee Anne Doughtie of French Settlement; 2 Sons and Daughters in Law: Milton W. and Carol Maples, Chris E. and Donna Maples all of Killian, LA; 11 Grandchildren and Spouses: Victoria and Mark Vicknair, Brandon Naquin, Justin and Lynn Naquin, Jonathan and Courtney Naquin, Tasha Maples, Tara Maples, Brad Guy, Melissa Bell, Brandy Carlton, Joshua Carlton, Ashley Carlton, Jackie Sue Carlton; 12 Great-grandchildren: Ethan Vicknair, Austin Vicknair, Brycen Naquin, Evan Everett, Devin Maples, Kaylie Guy, Jarred Guy, Jonathan Andrews, Tanner Carlton, Chance Johansen, Crimson Johansen, Tessa Carlton; 2 Sisters: Linda T. Talbot, Hazel T. Doucet; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by husbands Abner Maples and Obie Doughtie, and infant daughter Willene Maples, her parents Porter Thomas and Mary Roberts Thomas, sisters Shirley Gill, Maudine Orgeron, Betty O’Brien, brother George Thomas and longtime companion James Donald Breaux.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton on Saturday August 27th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with her grandson Jonathan Naquin officiating. Burial will follow in the Maples Cemetery near Mt. Hermon. 

Cynthia Marie Payne
January 28, 1968 - August 21, 2016
Lord bless the late Robert Bickham and Zadie Mae Spikes with a beautiful daughter, Cynthia Marie Lee Payne on January 28, 1968. Sister Payne was a born again Christian. She rejoined her maternal family church, Ford Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. From her time rejoining her church, Cynthia severed apart of the Usher Board, Women’s Mission and a kitchen worker for services of her church. Sister Payne was a stay at home grandmother to her one and only grandson, Thurston Jerrod Wright Jr. 
Cynthia leaves to cherish her memories, her mother Zadie Mae Spikes; along with two daughters, LeKeisha (Thurston) Lee of New Orleans, La, and Na’Sheka Lee of Hattiiesburg, MS; two goddaughters, Kenyatta Spikes and Darilyon Lee both of Bogalusa; one godson, Kentrell Spikes; her four bodyguards “brothers”, Darren (Tanya) Lee, Derrick Lee, and Kenneth (Aryell) Spikes all of Bogalusa, La, Earnest (Stephine) Spikes of Angie, LA; one sister, Deon “Tracey” Abrams; two best friends that were like her sister, Judy Smith of Bogalusa, La, and Reshundra Nunn of Springfield, ILL; Cynthia was a proud aunt of a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, play daughters, and mostly being TJ’s ya-ya. 
She was preceded in death by her father Robert Bickham; brother, Jackie Lynn Spikes; grandmother, Dellan Lee; her aunt/godmother Emma Rogers.
A funeral service is scheduled for 3:00 pm Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Ford Chappel Missionary Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, Mississippi

Louis Stringer
January 06, 1936 - August 20, 2016
Louis Stringer was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Huller and Annie Stringer on January 6, 1939. He departed this sweet life on Saturday August 20, 2016.
Louis met Modessa Freeman at a young age, they instantly became best of friends and in love. They were married and out of this union they were blessed with two children. He accepted Christ at an early age. Louise was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will always be loved and remembered by those who loved him the most. 
He leaves to cherish his precious memories, two sisters, Virginia Peters of Angie, LA, and Dorothy Stringer of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Aaron “Ron” (Karen) McCray and Derrick “Rickey” Stringer both of Norma, OK; two stepdaughters, Phyllis (Donald) Brawner, and Felicia (Lance) Harrell both of Norma, OK; one god daughter, Amaya Robinson of Bogalusa, LA; twenty grandchildren; six great grandchildren; special friends, T.J. Owens, Ezekiel Walker, and Elaine McCloual; special thanks to Tracy Gray for being a friend and comforter in his time of need; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Huller and Annie Stringer; one son, Wayne Benjamin; four brothers, John, Joe, Will, and Spam; and one grandson, Jaron McCray.
Visitation is Friday, August 26, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Springhill Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, Mississippi.

Carolyn Ann Martin
October 14, 1942 - August 20, 2016
Carolyn Ann Martin age 73 passed away August 20, 2016 at Good Samaritans Nursing Home. She was a resident of Varnado La. She is survived by two daughters Susan (Scott) Blair, and Frankie Jones. Four grandsons, Jay and Michael Blair, Matt Hillhouse and Zach Lyons. Four great grandchildren Mark and Raegan Hillhouse and Elise Blair and Bresa Blair. 
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Blair, father T.C. Martin and mother Geraldine Martin. Brothers Tommy and Jerry Martin.
Visitation will be Monday August 22, 2016 at Varnado United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until time for services at 12 noon. Burial will be in Rester Cemetery in Varnado. Pastor Kathy Pfleider will officiate.

Horace Hobart Wheat 
February 3, 1930 - August 20, 2016 
Mr. Horace Hobart Wheat of Crossroads, MS, passed away on August 20, 2016 at his residence at the age of 86.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews; June Wheat (Pug) Stafford, of Bogalusa, LA, Robert Harrell (Bobby) Wheat, of Crossroads, MS, Beverly Wheat (Billy) Martin of Crossroads MS, Charles (Sandi) Wheat of Crossroads, MS, Michael (Teri) Hines of Jacksonville, FL, Mark (Wendy) Hines of Hattiesburg, MS, Michelle (Bill) Arlt of Columbia City, Indiana and Wade Wheat of Tucson, AZ.
Horace is also survived by several great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Mattie Lee Wheat and parents A.C. Wheat and Velma Davis Wheat.
Visitation will be held on Sunday August 21, 2016 from 5:00 until 9:00p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held on Monday August 22, at 2:00p.m. With interment in the church Cemetery. The Rev. Billy Kent Smith will officiate.

Toni Lynette Mark
January 23, 1963 - August 19, 2016
Toni Lynette Mark was born on January 23, 1963 to O.C. and Lillie Mae Morris. She departed this life on Friday, August 19, 2016.  She graduated from Varnado High School and was a lifelong member of New Zion Missionary Baptist until her health begin to fail. Toni was very loving and concerned about the welfare of others. She had a magnetic personality, always wore a smile and she never met a stranger. 
She leaves to cherish her memories a faithful and devoted husband, Rev. John Mark; two sons, Keenan Mark of Bogalusa, LA, Kellan Mark of Kansas City; one daughter, Keela Mark of Chicago; four brothers, Willie Peters of Detroit, MI, Curtis Morris, and Stanley Morris both of Varnado, LA, and Douglas (Carolyn) Morris of Bogalusa, LA; four sisters, Eva Morris and Claudette Johnson of Varnado, LA, Evelyn Grays of Picayune, MS, Laura (Randy) King of Bogalusa, LA. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, O.C. and Lillie Mae Morris; a daughter, Danica Morris, two sisters, Ella Mae Hall, and Idella Roberts; one brother, Curbie Lee Morris
Visitation is Friday, August 26, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00am at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Varnado, Louisiana.

Mamie Thomas McDonald
September 6, 1921 - August 19, 2016
Mamie Thomas McDonald age 94 passed away August 19, 2016 at Harvest Manor Nursing Home in Denham Springs La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Bens Ford Baptist Church. 
She is survived by two sons both of Bogalusa, Edward Wilson McDonald and Corbett Dale McDonald. Two daughters, Dianne Muchow of Denham Springs La, and Deborah Rodish also of Denham Springs La. One brother Leon Thomas Sr. of Bogalusa La, and one sister Genevieve Strahan of McComb Ms. Eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Bill McDonald, a daughter Peggy Rivera, parents Ben and Pearlie Bass Thomas, one brother Louis Chalmette Thomas, and nine sisters. 
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Monday August 22, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Grove Church Cemetery. Elder Caleb Martin will officiate.

Dorothy Miller Stinson
April 9, 1939 - August 19, 2016
DOROTHY MAE MILLER STINSON, AGE 77 and a resident of Mt. Hermon passed away early Friday August 19, 2016 at her home. She was a member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. Dorothy worked alongside her family for many years at their dairy, Stinson Farms.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Peggy Jones and George Jones, Jr. of Varnado; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Travis and Darlene Stinson, Jamie Stinson, Michael Stinson and Keri Roberts all of Mt. Hermon; 11 Grandchildren and Spouses: Ashton and Jeremy St. Germain, Kimberly Bradford and Ashton Guidry, Jacob and Natalie Bradford, Kristal and Forest Holcomb, Dee Jones, Ryan Stinson, Jaina Stinson, Savanah Jones, Tyler Stinson, Jacie Stinson, Jodie Beth Stinson; 9 Great-grandchildren: Preston and Nancy Holcomb, Rylan, Cohen, Sawyer and Quinn St. Germain, Cooper Guidry, Reed and Carolyn Bradford; Sister and Brother in law: Annie Ruth and Dale McElveen of Mt. Hermon; Brother and Sister in law: Harvey and Emma Lee Miller of Mt. Hermon; 2 Brothers in law: Jack Stinson, Bobby Stinson both of Lexie; Sister in law: Lesine Jones Harvey of Jackson, MS; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ansel Earl Stinson, parents Ollie Miller and Agnes Riley Miller, brother and sister in law Dorman and Marjorie Miller, father in law and mother in law Leslie and Leda Stinson, brothers in law and sisters in law Dean and Kost Stampelos, Evelyn Stinson, Ed Harvey, niece Sandra Stinson and nephew Jeffrey Miller.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday August 21st from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Galloway and Rev. Russell Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jamie Stinson, Chris Tetreau, Joey Tetreau, Billy Shoemaker, Skipper Crawford, Mark Mier
Honorary Pallbearers: Patrick Williamson, Ronnie Tetreau, Peyton McDaniel

Ethel "Louise" Newell Black 
October 21, 1921 - August 18, 2016 
Ethel “Louise” Newell Black, 94, a lifelong resident of Bogalusa died, Thursday, August 18, 2016. She is survived by her 4 sons, Clarence Leo Black, III, (Carol) Raymond Newell Black, (Terry) Paul Rene Black, (Mitzi) and Alan McGrath Black (Deni); 12 grandchildren, Adrian, Renae, Kevin, Daniel, Matthew, Kristen, Lance, Justin, Nicholas, Andrew, Alexander and Patrick; and 4 great-grandchildren, Rowen, Madelyn, Grady and Evelyn. She is also survived by a sister, Agnes Newell; a host of nieces and nephews.
Beloved wife of the late Clarence Leo “Buddy” Black, Jr. for over 50 blessed years. She is preceded in death by her father Guy Rene Newell, Sr.; her mother Marie Louise LeBlanc Newell; a sister, Clisty Agatha Newell; and her brother Dr. Guy Rene Newell, Jr.
She was born in Norfield, Mississippi October 21, 1921. She retired from the Bogalusa Community Mental Health Clinic where she was an integral part of the office staff. She was a member and a volunteer for numerous community organizations including, Northside Elementary PTA, Bogalusa Duplicate Bridge Club, Ingleside Symposium, Bogalusa Civic League, Ladies Annunciation Catholic Church Alter and Rosary Society, Italian American Club, French Club, Ladies Mardi Gras Group GG’s, and the Bogalusa Country Club Golden Girls. Additionally, she was an avid reader with Mark Twain being her favorite author; she was a collector of classic books, stamps and fine coins, and one of her favorite long time hobbies was needlepointing.
Sunday’s visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on August 21st; from 5:30 -9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Monday’s visitation will be at Annunciation Catholic Church August 22nd, from 9 – 11 a.m. Mass will be officiated by Reverend Father Daniel Brouillette at 11:00 a.m. Interment to immediately follow at Ponemah Cemetery. To view or sign the online guest book, please visit www.pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Annunciation Catholic Church, 517 Avenue B, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 70427.

Walker B. "Rusty" Smith, III 
January 9, 1956 - August 18, 2016 
Walker B. "Rusty" Smith, age 60, born on January 9, 1956 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at his home in Bogalusa, LA.
Rusty was a well known brick layer in the construction business for 38 years.
He is survived by one son, Walker B. "Bucky" Smith, IV (Amy) of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Brooke Beam (Jeremy) and Elizabeth Burden (Daniel) of Andalusia, AL and Taylor Smith of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Carla Robinett (Jim) of Poplar Bluff, MO and Missy Seal (Timmy) of Varnado, LA; two brothers, Jeffery Smith of Mandeville, LA and Tony Leslie (Brandy) of Sumrall, MS; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Walker B. "Buddy" Smith, Jr. and Shirley Nell Penton Smith; and a sister, Christy Lynn Barber.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Memorial Services will begin at 7:00 P.M. with Rev. Eric Williams and Rev. Kelly Penton officiating.

Barbara Jean Sykes 
June 30, 1941 - August 17, 2016 
On August 17, 2016 Barbara Jean Stillwell Sykes was called to heaven. She was born June 30, 1941 in Bogalusa.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jerry A. Sykes; a daughter, Donna Sykes Mullen (Billy); two sons, Jeff and Doug Ray Sykes; four granddaughters, Staci, Tiffiney, Madonna (Stephen), and Ashley (Gabby); seven great-grandchildren, Nicole, Matt, Rainey, Dani, Davis, Geri, and Bella; a sister, Janice Billings; brother-in-law, Douglas Sykes (Judy); sister-in-law, Mary Nell Stephens; niece, Shelly Sykes; several nephews; very good friends, Betty Cooper and Bobbie Sykes Miller.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Larry L. Stillwell and Julia Slade Stillwell; two brothers, Larry and Ray Stillwell; two great-grandchildren, Bailey Jean and Ray Albert Bedwell.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia Dell Dixon 
September 11, 1938 - August 16, 2016 
Georgia Dell Dixon, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born on September 11, 1938 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, LA at the age of 78.
She is survived by two sons, Bruce Dixon, Jr. (Paula) of Jackson, MS and Charles Dixon of Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Rogers and Florence Penton.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Hillview Memorial Gardens on Friday, August 19, 2016.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Homer "Slim" Westmoreland
March 31, 1928 - August 17, 2016
HOMER “SLIM” WESTMORELAND, AGE 88 And a resident of the Hays Creek Community died just after midnight Wednesday August 17, 2016 at the AMG Specialty Hospital in Covington. He was a member of Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church who enjoyed listening to old country and gospel music. Slim was a blacksmith, alongside his family, for most of his life and later worked as a diesel mechanic for Southern Truck Lines. 
Survived by:  Wife of 53 years: Betty Bankston Westmoreland of Hays Creek; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Peggy and James Leonard of Hays Creek, Deborah and Tim Leonard of Montpelier, Harriet and David Cupp of the Spring Hill Community; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Kimberly and Brad Thompson, Amber Leonard and Lindsey Brou, Kristal and Cody Simmons, Tanner Westmoreland, Madelyn Cupp; 6 Great-grandchildren: Jake Thompson, Julia Thompson, Josie Thompson, Hunter Russell, Kayla Barkley, Brian Holland; 3 Sisters: Elaine Westmoreland, Paulette Beall, Mevoline Law; Sister in law: Joan Westmoreland; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Edison Westmoreland and Rebecca Viola Magee Westmoreland, grandson Warren Leonard and 4 brothers Albert Edison “Peck” Westmoreland, Jr., Devon Westmoreland, Hershel Westmoreland, Don Westmoreland.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 18th from 5 pm until 9 pm and Friday from 9 am until 11 am. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 am Friday in the Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: David Cupp, Tanner Westmoreland, Donald Wills, David Wills, Cody Simmons, Brad Thompson
Honorary Pallbearers: Hunter Russell, Scott Wills, Grayson Wills

Wade Bahm
August 21, 1925 - August 16, 2016
WADE BAHM, AGE 90 and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:35 pm Tuesday August 16, 2106 at Good Samaritan Living Center. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church who loved tending to his many beautiful rose bushes. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. Wade was the Paint & Body foreman at Lynch Chevrolet for many years, while also having a body shop at his home. He served 12 years on the Washington Parish Police Jury of Ward 9.
Survived by: Daughter: Judy Bahm of Kentwood; Son: J.J. Bahm of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren and Spouses: Rev. Jim and Michelle Bryant of Walhalla, SC, Sherron and Mark Riley, Denise and Blane Sanders all of Kentwood; 5 Great-grandchildren: Richard Inkenbrandt, Braxton Womack, James Matthew Bryant, Preston Womack, Rebekah Bryant; 2 Great-great-grandchildren: Adelyn Grace and Braydon Inkenbrandt; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille Bennett Bahm, parents Clifton Kip Bahm and Velma Miller Bahm, granddaughter Shelia Faye Bryant and brothers Clifford Bahm and Mikey Bahm.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date followed by burial in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery.

Adilee Pierce Rester
December 1, 1933 - August 14, 2016
ADILEE CREEL PIERCE RESTER, AGE 82 and a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning August 14, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church who enjoyed spending time relaxing on her front porch while watching the many birds and squirrels that ate from her feeders. Adilee also enjoyed talking to her friends on the phone. 
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Hulon and Bobbie Pierce of Colfax, LA; 3 Sisters: Marie Westley of Jefferson, LA, Thelma Smith of Franklinton, Robeena Creel of Bogalusa; 2 Brothers: J.L. Creel of Franklinton, Arthur “T.J.” Creel of Wiggins, MS; Special Friend: Len Henson of Pearl River; Also numerous step-children, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husbands Houston Pierce and Frank Rester, her parents T.J. Creel and Rosa Mae Sharp Creel, a sister Lucille Grace Ezell and brother Willie J. Creel.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday August 17th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clay Spinks officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Edward J. Pierce, Sr. 
January 13, 1956 - August 14, 2016 
Edward J. Pierce, Sr. age 60, born in Bogalusa, LA on January 13, 1956, passed away on August 14, 2016 at his residence in Angie, LA.  He was a United States Veteran.
He is survived by two daughters, Julie Pierce and Penny Pierce Wilbanks (John Ashley); a son, Edward J. Pierce, II (Nathalie); two sisters, Pauline Pierce and Paulette Lawlers (Mike); a brother, Paul Pierce, Jr.; six grandchildren, Tiarra Pierce, Destiny Ard, Elijah Pierce, Savanna, Cheyenne and Chance.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Pierce and Hazel Thomas Pierce.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 3:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Charles Ray Creel officiating. Interment to follow at Old Pierce Cemetery in Angie, LA.

James Edward Muse, III
September 03, 1963 - August 13, 2016
James Edward Muse, III, 52 years old of Kentwood, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2016.  Eddie graduated from Valley Forge Academy in 1982, Clemson University in Clemson, SC in 1987 and obtained his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from John Hopkins University in 1991. He began his Mathematical Science career with NSA in 1988 at Fort Meade, VA and eventually transferred to Denver, CO.  In 2001, he began working for Bits Systems as a Software Engineer. He immediately fell in love with Denver’s mountains, especially skiing and elk hunting. In 2011, he was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig Disease and returned home to Kentwood where he bravely walked a torturous journey, surrounded by family and friends. His team of caregivers became his family over the years. Special thanks to Melissa Grice, Joyce Johnson, Ardean Johnson, Mary Smith, Whitney Holland and Vital Home Health Nurse, Michael Davis. 
He is survived by his Mother, Norma T. Muse, siblings, Elizabeth M. Sharp and Ronnie, Trudy M. Shockley and Walter, Stephen C. Muse and Melissa, nieces and nephews, Ron Sharp, Jordan Shockley, Brayden, Sydney and Taylor Muse and Violet Lamonte. 
He is preceded in death by his father, James E. Muse Jr., maternal grandparents, Winfred and Pearl B. Travis, paternal grandparents, James E. and Vera Muse Sr. 
Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 6 PM to 9 PM and Wednesday, August 17, from 9 AM until services begin at 11 AM at Pine Ridge Methodist Church, conducted by Pastors Kevin D. Smith and Michael Townsend. Interment will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: The Gleason Initiative Foundation, PO BOX 24493, New Orleans, LA 70184. 

Doris Louise Amacker 
August 2, 1928 - August 12, 2016 
Doris Louise Amacker, 88, resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away Friday, August, 12, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Bogalusa and was a nursing assistant at Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
Doris is survived by two daughters Ova Amacker Barrere and husband Bobby of Metairie, LA and Robin Amacker Chastant and husband Walter of Bogalusa; a son Harlan Amacker and wife Aline of Poplarville, MS; 10 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents James Otho and Arvoy Jane Smith Blackwell.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016 starting at 10:00 am and remaining open until the funeral service in the chapel at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home at 2:00 pm. Rev. Patrick Magee and Chris Amacker will officiate the service with interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Richard "R.A." Arlin Mizell 
February 21, 1936 - August 11, 2016 
Richard "R.A." Arlin Mizell, age 80, born in Isabel, LA on February 21, 1936, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home in Franklinton, LA.
Member of Isabel Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Brian (Julie) Mizell and Kevin Boyce Mizell, Sr. both of Isabel, LA; one sister, Joann Mizell of Isabel, LA; one brother, Buford (Martha) Mizell of Franklinton, LA; six grandchildren, Tommy (Ana) Mizell, Elisabeth Grace Mizell, Kevin Mizell, Jr., Kelsey Mizell, Katie Mizell, and Jasmine Oliver; one great-grandchild, Emmie Mae "Mae Mae" Mizell.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Josie "Jo Warren" Mizell; and by his parents, Willie and Beatrice Mizell.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Poole- Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jeremy Greer and Dr. Stan Statham officiating. Interment to follow at Mizell Cemetery with Full Military Honors by the Magic City American Legion Post #24

Susan JoAnn Talley 
October 27, 1933 - August 11, 2016 
Susan JoAnn Talley, age 82, born in Poplarville, MS on October 27, 1933, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at her home in Bogalusa, LA.
Member of United Faith Pentecostal Church. Owner of Land of Sports of Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Warner (Tommy) and Shari Brumfield; two sons, Glynn Edward Talley, Jr. (Dena) and Jason Talley all of Bogalusa, LA.; two sisters, Joyce Talley of Jackson, MS and Lois Farmer (Clelly) of Poplarville, MS; two brothers, Buddy Amacker (Marilyn) and Lionel Amacker both of Poplarville, MS; brother and sister-in-law, Don Spiers (Georgia) and Patsy Johnson; eight grandchildren, Krista Mishina, Samantha Brumfield, Kasey Garrick, Colby Meiners, Chelsea Meiners, Courtney Meiners, Caleb Meiners and Aleigha Talley; thirteen great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband, Glynn Edward Talley, Sr.; a daughter, Jennifer Meiner; granddaughter, Monica Bates; grandson, Jude Talley; parents, Asa Argil Amacker and Mae Maxine Peters Amacker; and a son-in-law, Joe Brumfield.
Graveside Service will be held on Sunday August 14, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Ponemah Cemetery with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating.

Doug Schilling
February 3, 1958 - August 11, 2016
DOUGLAS SCHILLING, AGE 58 and a resident of Franklinton died early Thursday August 11, 2016 at his home. Doug loved gardening and fishing. He also enjoyed watching sports, including basketball and New Orleans Saints and LSU football. Doug worked for many years tying steel for J.W. Bryant on large construction projects throughout the area. 
Survived by:  Wife: Thelma Smith of Franklinton; 2 Daughters: Ashley Schilling, Donna Arceneaux; 3 Sons: Douglas Schilling, Dougie Smith, T.J. Smith; Father: Sam Schilling; Step-mother: Ann Schilling Henley; 2 Brothers: Randall Schilling, Scott Schilling; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Brenda and Troy Wilson, Sandi Schilling; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Cleo Goings Schilling, a son Paul Smith, and grandparents Rob and Minnie Goings and Albert and Alma Miller Schilling.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday August 12th from 9 am until 11 am. A graveside funeral service will be held in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at 11:30 am Friday. 
Pallbearers: Jerry Miller, Scott Thompson, Earl Gill, Douglas Smith, James Graves, Raymond Mizell, T.J. Smith, Bryan Louis
Honorary Pallbearer: James Athey

Linda Kay Magee 
September 1, 1949 - August 10, 2016 
Linda Kay Magee died August 10, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Horrace V. Yates
November 18, 1947 - August 9, 2016
Horrace V. Yates of Franklinton died August 9, 2016 at the age of 67.  Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am followed by a Funeral Service at Colonial Funeral Home, 323 2nd Street in Columbia, Mississippi. 

Talmage "Dewayne" Magee 
March 26, 1951 - August 8, 2016 
Talmage "Dewayne" Magee, age 65, born on March 26, 1951 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Monday, August 8, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Army.
He is survived by a daughter, Rachelle "Dee" Jones of Bogalusa, LA; and a son, Matthew (Misti) Magee of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Judy M. (Dary) Brouillete of Bogalusa, LA and Cynthia Magee of Hammond, LA; seven grandchildren, Ariel, Brandon, Ty, Kayleigh, Jackson, Jathan and Kendall.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Talmage and Rachel Magee; and a sister, Sandra Kay Keaton.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Frances Elaine Williams Harry 
April 9, 1931 - August 8, 2016 
Frances Elaine Williams Harry, age 85, born on April 9, 1931 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Monday, August 8, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by daughter, Beth Harry Williams Willett of Prairieville, LA; sister, Dorothy Mizell of Petal, MS; granddaughter, Jodi Williams of Garland, TX; grandson, Ryan Williams and wife Sara of Baton Rouge, LA; four great-grandchildren, Cade, Caleb, Riley and Trace Williams all of Baton Rouge, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, T. J. "Jack" Harry; and son, Thadius Jonathan Harry, III; her parents, Herman Pinkney Williams and Eunice Irene Johnson Williams.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Larry Mizell, Ryan Williams and Ron Swager officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Letha Weary
November 01, 1967 - August 07, 2016
Sister Letha Weary was born on November 1, 1967 to the late Mrs. Georgia Mae Weary and late Mr. Willie J. Weary of Angie, LA. She departed this life on August 7, 2016 in Angie, LA.
Sister Letha joined Springhill Missionary Baptist church at an early age, under the leadership of Rev. Levi Henry, where she remained a faithful member until she became ill. Letha was employed with Pride and Hope Missionary in Varnado, LA until her health began to fail. 
Sister Letha was preceded in death by her parents, Willie J. and Georgia Mae Jefferson Weary, her grandparents, Tillie and Johnnie Mae Jefferson and Frank and Treni Weary; Two sisters, Augustine Johnson and Annette Mark; a brother, Ronald Weary.
She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Breanna (Dusty) Pittman of Dallas, TX and Courtney Weary of Houston, TX; a son, La’Trun Weary of Houston, TX; two grandchildren, Dusty Pittman Jr. of Dallas, TX and Aniyah Weary of Houston, TX; four brothers, Donald Weary, and Troy (Tasha) Weary of Angie, LA, Eugene (Juwanna) Weary of Bogalusa, LA, and Roy (Belinda) Weary of Houston, TX; two sister, Louisa Mingo of Angie, LA and Hester Weary of Hackley, LA; one sister-in-law, Inez Weary of Houston, TX; A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The visitation will be Friday, August 12, 2016 from 2:00PM-5:00PM with a family hour from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA.
The funeral service will be 1:00PM Saturday, August 13 at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Versie Dee Lee, pastor, will be officiating. The interment will be at Spring Hill cemetery.

Larry McGuire
November 23, 1917 - August 7, 2016
LAWRENCE ARTILLUS “LARRY” MCGUIRE, AGE 98 and a resident of Franklinton died Sunday August 8, 2016 at the Ochsner Medical Center. He was a native of Kansas before serving his country as a United States Army soldier during World War II and the Korean War. Larry later sold maritime insurance while residing in the New Orleans area for many years. He and his wife Claire have lived in Washington Parish for 30 years where they have been active with various community groups, while also being active members of Holy Family Catholic Church. Larry was a proud veteran and was involved with the American Legion as well as the Rotary Club and Chamber organizations and the Riverside Medical Center Board. Each year Larry volunteered his time to the Washington Parish Free Fair, especially the Mile Branch Settlement, where the couple were previously Mile Branch Honorees and also recognized as Fair Parade Marshalls. Larry and Claire were also honored as Franklinton Citizens of the Year in 2008 for their commitment to our Community.
Survived by:  Wife of 35 years: Claire Gaudet McGuire; 3 Children: Maxwell McGuire, Dennis McGuire, Mary McGuire; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Joseph and Berta McGuire, Jesse McGuire; Sister and Brother in law: Eileen and Robert Orcutt; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Margaret and Seldon Boudreaux, Mary Gaudet Breland, Phillip Saleeby, Irby and Marcia Gaudet; Nieces, Nephews and their Spouses: Keith and Annette Boudreaux, Janet Michot and David, Dale and Cindy Boudreaux, Jennifer and Craig Haynes, Irby and Brenda Gaudet, Matt and Daphne Gaudet, Allison and David Trawick, Luke and Alison Saleeby, Johanna and Jeff Mabray, Billy Breland, Michael Breland, Robert Breland; Also numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph McGuire and Ruth Moon McGuire, 5 brothers Roger, Clarence, Cecil, Wayne, and Donald McGuire, sisters in law Malita McGuire and May Gaudet Saleeby and brother in law Billy Breland.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday August 12th from 5 pm until 8 pm with a Rosary and Prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral mass will be held in the church at 11 am Saturday with Father Peter Hammett officiating. The U.S. Army will perform military honors following the service. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Abbey Cemetery at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers are members of the American Legion, Franklinton Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce, Riverside Medical Center Board of Directors and Staff, Paul Herbert, Rodney Ball, Keith Waddell, Roy Richard and Horace Williams.

Deborah Ann Brumfield 
March 13, 1955 - August 7, 2016 
Deborah Ann Brumfield, age 61, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, died on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of First Pentecostal Church in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Delos Brumfield of Bogalusa, LA; two daughters, Angela Netherland of Pine, LA and Hope Hilton of New Hebron, MS; one son, William Earl Brumfield, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; her mother, Allie Mae Branton of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Rebecca Seal of Bogalusa, LA and Joann Diederich of Cabot, AR; two brothers, Kenneth Branton and Ralph Branton both of Bogalusa, LA; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her father, Howard Earl Branton.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at First Pentecostal Church on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Bro Kevin Cox, Bro. Travis Houston and Bro. Cliff Hilton officiating. Interment to follow at Mizell Cemetery.

Kimberly Charmaine Seals 
Died August 6, 2016 
Kimberly Charmaine Seals, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at her residence at the age of 52. Kimberly was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.  
She is survived by her mother Geraldine “Geri” Seals, two aunts Glenda (Kenneth) Sauls, and Linda Seals; cousins Shane Chad, and Scott Sauls, Sherry Martin and Tammy Spears, as well as her special care givers.
She is preceded in death by her father Leon Seals; an uncle Rayford Seals; grandparents Otis and Boneita Wheat and Leo and Alice Seals; sisters Sondra Rene and Cynthia Teresa Seals.
Pallbearers will be Byron Spears, Shane Sauls, Chad Sauls, David Thompson, Kenneth Sauls, Earl Ray Wallace.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, August 7, 2016, beginning at 9:00am and will continue until service time of 3:00p.m. Rev. Scott Oxner will officiate and interment will be held at Williams Cemetery.

Shay Kagler
January 29, 1972 - August 06, 2016
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and lean from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11: 28-30
Shay Demile Kagler was born January 29, 1972 to Melba Louise Kagler and the late Elmo Kagler Jr. in New Orleans, La.  At a young age, Shay joined Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church and accepted the lord as his personal savior.  He later joined Outreach Full Gospel Baptist Church until the lord called him home.
Shay’s early education was in New Orleans, he was part of Franklinton High Class of '91, and received his GED through The Cenikor Program in Baton Rouge, La.  He loved to be outdoors,  had a passion for nature and landscape, an was employed at Windmill Nursery in Folsom, La.
He had a great love for family and friends. He also enjoyed family gatherings. His smile and laughter for all those that knew him will never be forgotten. 
He leaves to cherish his life memories; his mother, Melba Louise Kagler of Franklinton, La. One brother; Aaron (Yolanda) Kagler of Douglasville, Ga. One daughter; Destiny Kagler of Suffolk, NY, One son; Demile Kagler of Franklinton, La. one grandson; Zayden Kagler and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, one great niece, two great nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Father; The late Elmo Kagler, Jr.
Visitation will be Friday, August 12, 2016 from 2pm to 7pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service is set for Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 3pm at the Outreach Full Gospel Church in Franklinton, Louisiana.

John Warren Williams
February 07, 1958 - August 05, 2016
John Warren Williams, 58, a resident of Franklinton, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, his father, J.W. Magee; four brothers, David Lee Williams, Timmy Magee, Steve (Sabrina) Magee, Jimmy Magee and Mark Magee all of Franklinton, LA; three sisters, Renette (Bobby) Bridges of Jayess, MS, Marie (Alex) Weary of Tylertown, MS and Monica Williams of Franklinton. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Williams Magee; one brother, Richard Earl Magee; and one sister, Patricia Ann Tate.
A visitation will be Wednesday, August 16 from 8:30AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:30AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.

Rachel Louise Crow
August 31, 1981 - August 5, 2016
Rachel Louise Crowe of Bush died August 5, 2016 at the age of 34.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 11 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Ivy Lawn Memoria Park, 400 Valentine Road, Ventura, California.  Arrangements are under the direction of Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura, California.

Bobby Ray Lampton
February 26, 1950 - August 05, 2016
Bobby Ray “Coach Lamp” Lampton, a resident of Bogalusa for the past 66 years departed his life August 5, 2016 with his loving wife and children by his side.
Bobby Ray Lampton was born to the late George and Evelyn Lampton. He graduated from Central Memorial High School.Bobby was a lifelong member of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church. He served on the Usher Board, Steward Pro-Tem, President of Sons of Allen, a Choir member and the Trustee Board. He was employed with Crown Zellerbach, Gaylord, Temple-Inland and International Paper until he retired with 42 years.
Bobby loved Little League Baseball. He coached for 25 years with the Red Oak Dodgers and Green Oak Dodgers, and Bogalusa All Stars which he led to the Little League World Series. He also loved to play tennis and travel. 
Bobby leaves to cherish his memories, his beautiful wife of 32 years, Gladys “Cookie” Lampton of Bogalusa, LA; children, Shawanda Fitzgerald of Baton Rouge, LA, Brian Lampton of New Orleans, LA, Kendrick Robertson, of Baton Rouge, LA and Carmen Mark of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Gaynell Jenkins of Detroit, Michigan, Carliss Twilley and Patricia Jacob both of Atlanta, GA ; one brother, Don (Mary) Lampton of Morning Side, Maryland; 15 grandchildren, Ashtin Robertson, Kimberly Rayford, Armonte’ McDowell, Kendrick Brumfield, Kardell Robertson, Kendall Martin, Briya Fitzgerald, Brian Lampton, Jr., Bryan Fitzgerald, Jr., Kennedy Robertson, Kobe obertson, Jared Lampton, Keiman Robertson, Tedrea Croon and Gabriel Lampton; a godson, Mark Barnes and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Evelyn Lampton; a sister, Barbara McAllister and George Stanley Lampton.
The visitation will be Friday, August 12, 2016 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM with a family hour from 6:00PM-7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa.
Funeral services will be 11:00AM Saturday, August 13, 2016 at St. Paul AME Church in Bogalusa, LA with Elder R.L. Palmer, Jr., pastor, officiating. The interment will be at Bogalusa Cemetery. 

Murleen Walters Welch
September 30, 1929 - August 5, 2016
MURLEEN ORA WALTERS WELCH, AGE 86 and a lifelong resident of Franklinton died early Friday morning at the Park Province Assisted Living Center in Slidell. She was a longtime active member of Centenary Methodist Church and a charter member of the Shasta Club. Murleen and her family were the owners for many years of Welch’s Hi Way Pak near Franklinton. She enjoyed quilting and loved cooking, hosting friends and family at her home and showing loving hospitality toward others. Murleen also enjoyed camping and traveling with her family and many years ago liked to square dance with her husband. She was always a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Joy Murleen Sykes and David Sykes of Pearl River; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Lavon and Jessica Welch of Covington, Larry and Merryanne Welch of Slidell; 9 Grandchildren and Spouses: RoAnna Sykes, Caroah Beth Sykes Cohen and Brandon Cohen, Rachel Welch, Nathan and Sima Welch, Jonathan Welch, Meredith Welch, Greyson Welch, Peyton Welch, Reagan Welch; 5 Great-grandchildren: Anna Bell, Ava, Jack, Ronin, Cason; Brother and Sister in law: Bob and Cathy Walters of Franklinton; Sister in law: Faye Walters of Tylertown; Brother in law: Leroy Toney of Franklinton
She was preceded in death by her husband Huey Welch, a daughter Caroah Sherell Welch, grandsons Joshua Luke Welch and Caleb Stevens Welch, her parents Attley Andrew Walters and Caroah Stevens Walters, sister Shirley Walters Toney and brother Dolan Walters.
Visitation will be at Centenary Methodist Church Monday August 8th from 11 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Monday with Dr. Rodney Wood and Rev. Mike Palermo officiating. Burial will follow in Morris Cemetery. A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall following the graveside committal service.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Centenary Methodist Church (1015 Cleveland Street, Franklinton, LA 70438).
Pallbearers: Nathan Welch, Jonathan Welch, Greyson Welch, Peyton Welch, Tanner Rochester, Bob Walters, Brandon Cohen, Robbie Stevens

Brody Dean Schilling
August 3, 2016
Brody Dean Schilling was born August 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm weighing 2lbs. 0 oz., measuring 16 in. long. Brody was born at 32 weeks and 2 days...he lived life in the arms of his daddy, big brother, and his momma. We were so blessed with two hours of loving on him! He is now in the arms of God being loved even more! He is so handsome and has big blue eyes, a head full of dark hair, big hands, and big feet just like his daddy! We know Brody left this world being loved on! Life without this little man is going to be so hard and different as we have made so many plans for his life but know one day soon we will get to be with him again.
Brody leaves behind his parents Chelsey Sharp and Austin Schilling of Mt. Hermon, La. Big brother Nicholas (Nick) Schilling of Mt. Hermon, La. Grandparents Fran and John Crouch and Donna and Jeff Schilling of Mt. Hermon, La. Great Grandparents Larry Riley of Mt. Hermon, La. Walter (Barbra) Cooper of Kentwood, La. Gene Sharp of Independence, La. Johnny (Gail) Mcclendon of Franklinton, La. Great-Great Grandparent Evelyn Riley of Mt. Hermon. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends. 
Proceeded in death by grandpa Nelson Sharp, Great "Nana" Shyrlene Riley, Great Grandparents Ronald (Dorothy) Schilling, and Joe Earl (Linda) Lebo. 
Visitation will be at Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church Saturday August 6th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Saturday with Rev. Randall Garcia and Rev. Raymond Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasanthill Cemetery. 

James Henry Pedigo
November 11, 1928 - August 2, 2016
James 'Jim' Henry Pedigo, 87, of Sheridan, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Riverview Health in Noblesville. He was born on November 11, 1928 to Clura Eston and Nana Velcie (Hicks) Pedigo in Logan County, Kentucky.
Jim retired from the Noblesville Foundry after 22 years of service. After retirement, he spent his time farming and working for the IN State Hwy Dept (which is now INDOT) and was the Elwood Police Captain for four years. As an antique lover, he also was the owner of the ‘Ole Shady Rest in Westfield for 25 years. He was a member of Hinkle Lodge 310 and the Moose Lodge 540 in Noblesville; and a member of the NRA. Jim was called 'Ole Squirrel Hunter by his friends, and also enjoyed fishing, trapping, turtle hunting and collecting pocket knives.
He is survived by two children, Jim Pedigo and Anna (Ted) Maynard; six grandchildren, Clint (Jodi) Wooten, Seth Wooten, Cody Wooten, Robert Maynard, James Maynard and Patrick Maynard; three great-grandchildren, Conner Wooten, Trinity Wooten and Esme Wooten; siblings, William O. Pedigo, Anna (Bob) Gosse and Debbie (Lee Roy) Keith; and several nieces & nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae (Watson) Pedigo who passed away in 1999; and four brothers & sisters, Bud Pedigo, Martha Crookham, Essie Harrison and David Clark Pedigo.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street in Noblesville, with Rev. Stanley R. Sutton officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, August 8, 2016 at the funeral home, with a Masonic service beginning at 7:00 pm. Burial will be at Hinkle Creek Cemetery in Noblesville.

Dollie Athey
April 3, 1969 - August 2, 2016
DOLLIE MAE ATHEY, AGE 47 and a resident of Pine died early Tuesday morning August 2, 2016 at her home. She was a longtime employee of Schilling Greenhouses who enjoyed tending to her own flowers and working in her yard. Dollie loved caring for her pet animals and sewing. She had a kind heart, willing to help others and need and cherished the quality spent with her family.
Survived by:  Husband: James Athey of Pine; Daughter: Crystal Athey Newman of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Daniel and Brittney Athey of Pine; 4 Grandchildren: Kira Alsobrooks, Chester Alsobrooks, Analei Athey, Kodah Delaine Athey; Mother: Sarah Morgan of Pine; Sister and Brother in law: Mary and Wayne Hunt of Pine; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Leon and Tammy Morgan of Pine, John and Donna Morgan, Jimmy Ray and Alicia Morgan all of Franklinton; Mother in law: Beatrice Athey of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father James Morgan, her grandparents and father in law Floyd Athey.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday August 3rd from 6 pm until 10 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 the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.

Eleanor Butler Bridges
November 20, 1921 - July 31, 2016
ELEANOR BUTLER BRIDGES, AGE 94 and a resident of Gulfport died at 8:58 PM Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Home Away from Home.  She did work as a volunteer at Air Force Military Hospitals. She was a graduate of Soule Business School. 
Survived by:  2 Daughters and a son in law: Gloria and Freddie Leuenberger of Gulfport, Myra Kathy Bridges of Franklinton; Sister: Betty Brock of Baton Rouge; 2 Grandchildren: Bridgette Hancock, Matthew Hancock both of Gulfport; 2 Great grandchildren: Hailey Hancock, Riley Hancock both of Gulfport; 2 Nephews: Walter Brock, Steve Brock both of Baton Rouge
She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Bridges and her parents Homer and Myra Foil Butler.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral after 1 PM Friday, August 5, 2016 with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.

Earline Lundie 
January 14, 1946 - July 31, 2016 
"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 anymore pain; for the former things are passed." Rev. 21:4
Earline Lundie departed this life Sunday, July 31, 20161 a 5:00 am at her residence. At an early age she joined New Jerusalem Baptist Church and later she moved to Bogalusa, LA where she joined Greater Salter Chapel AME Church, under the leadership of Pastor Earl Robinson, where she remained a faithful member until her health failed. She was born to the late Rufus and Mazie B. Warren, January 14, 1946 in Franklinton, LA. 
She leaves to mourn her husband, Robert C. Lundie of Bogalusa; seven daughters: Lillie P. (Devit Pigott) Martin of Bogalusa, Linda Earl of Gulfport, MS, Tammy (Emmit) Cain of Phoenix City, Al, Angela (Billy) Commodore of McComb, MS, Patricia (Nigel Robinson) Martin of New Orleans, LA, April Martin of Gulfport ; three sons: James (Barbara) Earl of Slidell, LA, Bernell Earl and Levi (Zanobia) Martin of Stone Mountain, GA. Seven brothers: Buffus Ray (Ella) Warren of Franklinton, LA, Herman Warren, Larry Warren and Harry Warren all o Slidell, AL; Kermon (Geraldine) Warren of Bogalusa, LA; special granddaughter, Melonnie Mark, special sister-in-law, Ella Mae Warren; sister-in-laws Vernice Warren of Franklinton and Geraldine Warren of Tacoma, WA special friend, Mary (Tiny) Oneal of Gulfport and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by both parents, 3 children: Shirley Ann, Rob Earl and Elmer Earl. , stepson, Bertrem Lundie Young, four grandchildren: Quarnija Earl, Makayla Perkins, special granddaughter Latrish (Trea) Earl and special grandson, Laroy Hood, Jr. 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Salter Chapel AME, Rev. Earl Robinson, eulogist. Interment: Bogalusa Cemetery

Timothy Allen Jenkins
July 6, 1956 - July 31, 2016
TIMOTHY ALLEN JENKINS, AGE 60 and a life-long resident of Amite died Sunday afternoon July 31, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. Timothy was born Monday July 6, 1956 to Bryant Jenkins and Margie Yates Jenkins. He was a 1974 graduate of Bowling Green School in Franklinton where he enjoyed playing basketball. Tim loved the outdoors including deer and dove hunting, feeding, watching and hunting wild turkeys and also fishing. He was the former owner/operator of Jenkins Farm and Nursery where he worked alongside his family for many years. Tim later became a pipefitter, often working in the oil fields and refineries in the area for Turner Industries.
Survived by: 4 Daughters and Sons in law: Regan and Wes Wynn of Richmond, TX, Alison Jenkins of Ponchatoula, Sarah Jenkins, Stephanie and Justin Morel all of Loranger; 4 Grandchildren: Evan, Miles and Bryant Wynn, Jenna Morel; Mother: Margie Yates Jenkins of Amite; Sister: Margie Ann Jenkins of Amite; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Jeffery Jenkins, Mark and Bertie Jenkins all of Amite; Nieces: Elizabeth, Melissa, Amelia, Maggie and Marcie; Former Wife: Debra Jenkins of Amite; Also numerous other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Bryant E. Jenkins, a brother Frederick B. Jenkins, grandparents Fred Yates and Camille Gardner Yates and Edward Jenkins and Neva Fussell Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Tuesday August 2nd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Trent Campbell and Dr. Gene Richards officiating. Following the service, Tim will be laid to rest beside his father in the Martin Van Buren Hughes Cemetery on the family property Bryant Jenkins Tree Farm near Amite. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Celebrate Recovery Fund of River Rock Church (19501 Hwy. 40, Loranger, LA 70446).
Pallbearers: Justin Morel, Price Yates, John Venable, Carl Williamson, Leland Yates, Johnny Yates
Honorary Pallbearers: Wes Wynn, Blake Niehause, Ryan Young

Cade Drue Williams
August 10, 1929 - July 31, 2016
Cade Drue Williams was born on August 10, 1929, on a farm in rural St. Helena Parish. He learned to milk cows by hand when he was ten years old. After graduating from Greensburg High School April in 1947, he went to work for the Illinois Central Railroad in 1948 in McComb, MS serving a four year apprentice trade. He was then drafted to serve two year in the United States Army 1951-1953, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He returned to work for the railroad until 1960. While working for the railroad, he raised his cows and purchased some land. He started his dairy in 1961 until 1978 when his only son, Jimmy, finished college and became a partner in the dairy, which was changed to C & J Dairy. Cade was a founder, charter member, and has served since 1965 (32 years) as director, secretary-treasurer of Dairy Farmers’ Trucking Association, Inc. He also served on the Tangipahoa Parish Fair Board and was president 1972-1974. In addition, Cade has served as Justice of the Peace in Tangipahoa Parish from 1963-1975, served from 1975-1982 on the Tangipahoa Parish Police Jury (two years as president), served as Registrar of Voters in Tangipahoa Parish from 1982-1994 (served four years on Board of Directors and President, one year of Louisiana Registrar of Voters Association) and retired in 1994. Cade is a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church, 50 year member of Spring Creek Masonic Lodge #184 as of 2015 (Worshipful Master in 1978), member of Walter T. Ott #217, Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years Nov. 28th 2016, 320 Scottish Rite Mason of Baton Rouge Consistory, Shriner Acacia Temple of Baton Rouge, member of Kentwood Lions Club (served as president in 1979), member of Farm Bureau since 1950, served on Peoples Bank Board for the past twelve years, served on the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of Benefit Capital Life Insurance for eight years. He served as Grand Marshall of Kentwood Dairy Day 1997 and Grand Marshall of the Kentwood Rotary Club Christmas Parade 2013. 
He was preceded in death by his parents James Ard and Mary Virginia “Jennie” (Wall) Williams, four brothers: Lee Allen Williams, Ed Williams and wife Mabel, J.D. Williams and wife Mae Dell, Ray Williams and wife Elva, two sisters: Virgie W. Needham and husband George, and Opal W. Travis and husband Otis, one grandson, Gabriel John Newman (infant). 
He is survived by his wife Flora Elaine (Blades) Williams, three children: Jimmy L. Williams and wife Millie, Vickie W. Gill and husband Douglas, Sonya W. Newman and husband Karl. He is also survived by seven grandsons Jeremy, Jacob and Jesse Williams; James and Matthew Neyland, Colby and Asa Newman. Nine great grandchildren: Joanna, Emmett, Noah, Chloe, Holden and Foster Williams; Mason, Liam, and Aiden Neyland and one additional Williams baby due in October. 
Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Tuesday, 9 to 11 with Masonic Rites beginning at 11 a.m. with services following. Burial will be held in the Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeremy, Jacob, Jesse Williams, James and Matthew Neyland, and Colby and Asa Newman. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Louisiana Hospice, 1200 Derek Drive, Ste. 202, Hammond, LA 70403; Alzheimer’s Association, Attn: Tricia Ory, 7732 Goodwood Blvd., Suite 110, Baton Rouge, LA 70806; or to the charity of your choice.

Sarah D. Stogner 
January 13, 1954 - July 30, 2016 
Sarah Stogner passed away at the age of 62. She was the first born child of Woodrow and Ada Dean Duncan.
Survived and loved by Willie Clay Stogner, Sr., the father of her children Kimberly, Melerine and Willie Clay Stogner II. Son-in-law, Sebastian. Grandmother of four: M. J., Desirae, Trey, Tyler and Brett. One great grandchild, Abigal and her sister Joyce Stogner and Wilson and Larry Duncan.
Funeral service was held on August 3, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Cook-Richmond funeral Home in Franklinton, LA.

Charles J Buchanan 
May 3, 1941 - July 30, 2016 
I hear a voice you cannot hear. which says I must not stay, I see a hand you cannot see which beckons me away!
At an early age, Charles joined Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Johnson. He moved his membership to a Pentecostal Church under Rev. Joseph where he continued to serve the Lord. Later in life, Charles joined Pope Memorial COGIC in Greensburg, LA under the leadership of Supt. J. W. Steward. He rejoined his home church, Oak Ridge, under the leadership of Dr. Phillip A. Williams in 2010.
Charles was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Letha M. Buchanan; to this union one child was born, the late Hosea Buchanan. In 1972, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Amie Commadore Buchanan and to this union five children were born and raised.
He leaves to cherish his memories: His wife of 44 years Amie Buchanan; two sons: Billy (Cynthia) Commadore of Covington, LA; Ricky (Rose Mary) Commadore of Kentwood, LA; three daughters: Tygerlynn Bridges of New Orleans, LA; Princess (Anthony) Stephen of Wilmer, LA and Susan (Marcia) Buchanan of Houston, TX; one brother, Norah (Catherine) Buchanan of Wilmer, one sister, Albertha Daniel of Atlanta, GA; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Prince and Jessye Buchanan; one son, Hosea Buchanan, one brother, Joseph Buchanan, and two sisters, Georgia Maye Jackson and Ruth Cutrer.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA at 12:00 pm, Rev. Dr. Phillip A. Williams, Eulogist
Interment, Good Hope Cemetery, Wilmer, LA

Jessie B. Penton
Died July 30, 2016
JESSIE BAHAM PENTON, AGE 96, died early Saturday morning July 30, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Washington Parish, having been born in Mt. Hermon and then graduating from Mt. Hermon High School in 1941. Jessie lived and worked in Bogalusa and Franklinton during her youth and later worked in retail sales at the Bogalusa Stores Commissary and the American Department Store. While in Franklinton, she was employed at the Red & White Grocery, Simmon’s Department Store and Babington’s. 
Jessie was an excellent seamstress and shared her talents with her family, teaching her nieces and great-nieces to sew. She loved craft projects, but her foremost passion was genealogy. Until recent years, she remembered the birthdays of every family member and sent greeting cards, including her great-great-nieces and nephews.
She married Frederick B. Penton when she was 40 and her husband and extended family enjoyed many years of her “down home” cooking. Jessie was well known for her chicken and dumplings, friend chicken, seven-layer orange or lemon-glazed cake and homemade ice cream.
Survived by:  Nieces: Ruth Bateman Crowe, Virginia “Ginger” Corkern, Donna Bateman Kilbourne; Nephew: Phil Bateman; Also many great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred B. Penton, her parents Phillip A. Baham and Fannie Bankston Baham, sisters Viola B. Moody, Lillian B. Bateman, an infant sister Bertha Baham , brother James A. Baham and a beloved niece Rosamond Bateman Nicolosi.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Monday August 1st from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Bankston Cemetery near Mt. Hermon.

Kent Jenkins 
May 1, 1948 - July 30, 2016 
Kent Jenkins, 68, born in Bogalusa and a resident of Eureka Springs, AR, passed away on July 30, 2016 in Gulfport, MS.
He is survived by one son Nick (Sarah) Jenkins of Indianapolis, IN; one daughter Kellie (John) Hohenshelt of Rockwall, TX; his mother Norma Jenkins; a sister Gina Jenkins Talley of Covington, LA; a niece Hillary Talley of Covington, LA; and his grandchildren Ashlyn Hohenshelt, John Carlos “J.C.” Hohenshelt, Caroline Jenkins, Alexandria Jenkins, and Emily Jenkins.
Kent is preceded in death by his father Carlos Jenkins.
Visitation will be Monday, August 1, 2016, from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Bogalusa and will reopen at 10:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am at the church. Rev. Grant McElveen will officiate the service and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Harry Chand
July 16, 1923 - July 28, 2016
Harry Chand, a resident of Meridian, MS, passed away at 9:16 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at The Oaks Rehab Center in Meridian, MS. He was 93 years of age. He graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont with a degree in chemistry. He was also a retired chemist in the petrochemical industry. 
Survived by his wife of 58 years, Wilma Bridges Chand of Meridian, MS; daughter, Diane Berwick and husband, Vernon of Meridian, MS; son, Eric Chand, M.D. and wife Cheryl of Jacksonville, FL; son in law, Kelly Rambo of Dallas, TX; 5 sisters, Barbara Foster, Carmen Patella, Esther Carl, Francis Fretwell, Cynthia Smith; brother, Daniel Chand; numerous nieces and nephews; 7 grandchildren, Adam York, Summer Berwick, Jordana Stewart, Shawn Corbello, Travis Rambo, Matthew Chand, and David Chand; 4 great-grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by his parents, Pandit and Lola Chand; daughter, Pamela Chand Rambo; 4 sisters; 4 brothers. 
Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Gibbie McMillan. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Sonya Barber Payne
September 13, 1976 - July 28, 2016
SONYA LYNETTE BARBER PAYNE, AGE 39 and a resident of Franklinton died at 7:20 pm Thursday July 28, 2016 at her home following a long and courageous battle with illness. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church who enjoyed watching television and listening to her favorite country music.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Cody and Meagan Payne of Franklinton; Daughter: Cassidy Payne of Franklinton; 2 Grandchildren: Mia Payne and Tucker Payne; Mother: Linda Jenkins Barber of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Roger and Regina Barber, Joshua and Daphne Barber all of Franklinton; Nieces and Nephews: Kirsty and Lee Bates, Abby Barber, Jaylon Barber, Roger Barber, II, Payton Barber
She was preceded in death by her father Willie J. Barber and grandparents Ed Jenkins and Margie Spears Jenkins and Abner “Bully” Barber and Una Mae Barber.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday July 31st from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Cody Payne, Roger Barber, Josh Barber, Chris Jenkins, Jimmy Jenkins, Joey Jenkins

Donna G. Padgett
December 1, 1954 - July 28, 2016
Donna G. Padgett age 61 passed away July 28, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa and US Navy Veteran during Vietnam War .She is survived by three sons, Chris Pittman of MS, Kevin Blackwell of Bogalusa, and Aaron Scott Blackwell of Bogalusa. One daughter Brandy Blackwell of Bogalusa. His mother JoAnn Beeson of Bogalusa. Three brothers, Herbert Glover Jr. of Bogalusa, Randy Glover of Bogalusa, and Brian Glover of Bogalusa. Seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown Mcgehee Funeral Home on Monday August 1, 2016 from 9 am until time for services in the chapel at 11 am. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery.

Hugh V. Bateman
August 13, 1931 - July 27, 2016
HUGH V. BATEMAN, AGE 84 and a resident of Enon died at 5:07 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.  He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. He enjoyed reading western. He was a member of the Mosher Hunting Club.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Randy and Jill Bateman of the Bonner Creek Community; Granddaughter and fiancé: Amanda Willis and Jared Martin of Franklinton; 2 Sisters: Janel Brumfield of Baton Rouge, Martha Jane Mizell of Springhill Community; Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Earlane Schilling Bateman and his parents Frank and Lillian Richardson Bateman.
Visitation will begin after 11 AM Saturday, July 30, 2016 with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler and Ronnie Bateman officiating. Burial will follow in the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Hardy Jenkins 
May 3, 1941 - July 27, 2016
Hardy Jenkins, age 75, a resident of Varnado, LA, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gladys Kuhn Jenkins; two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Angela) Hillhouse and Mrs. Fred (Melissa) Rodgers; a son, Rev. Chad (Amy) Jenkins; nine grandchildren, Matt (Felicia) Hillhouse, Adam (Brandi) Hillhouse, Amber (Brandon) Hillhouse Talley, Aaron (Payton) Hillhouse, Allen Rodgers, Alexa, Caleb, Joseph and Lindsey Jenkins; six great-grandchildren, Mark, Raeyan, Colby, Jax, and Connor Hillhouse, and Daylan Talley; two Sisters, Lolie King and Hester Hartfield.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Manson Jenkins and Edith Holden Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Jenkins Memorial Cemetery, M. Jenkins Road, Varnado, LA. Rev. Rusty Kuhn and Bro. Duane Ball will be officiating.

Pat Brumfield
October 26, 1944 - July 27, 2016
PATRICIA ERWIN BRUMFIELD, AGE 71 and a resident of Franklinton passed away, after a long battle with cancer, Wednesday July 27, 2016 at her home. She was a retired employee of the Washington Parish Health Unit and also had worked for BellSouth. Pat was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church and the widow of longtime sheriff’s deputy Max O. Brumfield, Jr. She enjoyed working in her yard and loved watching her favorite Golden Girls television show.
Survived by:  2 Step-children and Spouses: Max O. Brumfield, III and Risha Brumfield, Karmen and Ben Poole all of Zachary, LA; 4 Nephews and Spouses: Joey and Kim Roberts of Franklinton, Mickey and Jennifer Roberts of Decatur, TX, Leslie and Pam Davis of Hull, TX, Lee and Mandy Davis of Franklinton; 1 Niece and Spouse: Dee Davis Polkey and Wayne Polkey of Tylertown, MS; Sister in law: Martha Ann Brumfield Davis of Franklinton; 7 Step-grandchildren; 2 Step-great-grandchildren; Also numerous other nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Max O. Brumfield, Jr., her parents Danton Erwin and Laura Fussell Erwin, a sister Sue Erwin Roberts, 2 brothers in law Holyne Roberts and Larry Davis.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday July 30th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Johnathon Tynes, B.J. Roberts, Wayne Polkey, Bill Knight, Johnathon Knight, John Phares
Honorary Pallbearer: Christopher Luper

Oree H. Galloway
July 3, 1923 - July 26, 2016
Oree H. Galloway born July 3,1923 went home to be with The Lord on July 26, 2016. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of Main Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Marvin Galloway of Bogalusa, a daughter, Gwendolyn Bartels of Slidell, La., 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mary Jane Hunt, her husband,George W. Galloway, 5 brothers, O V Hunt, Olen Hunt, Odis Hunt, James Hunt, and Wilson Hunt, 3 sisters, Oretha Riley, Irma Kinchen and Yvonne Clark and a sister-in- law, Louise Ann Galloway.
Visitation and funeral will be held on Saturday July 30, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Billy Galloway will officiate the services and will be assisted by Rev. Tommy Varnado. The interment will be in the Pounds Cemetery.

Charles Gregory Welch 
February 16, 1958 - July 26, 2016 
Charles Gregory Welch, age 58, born on February 16, 1958, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by two daughters, Brandy Carroll and Katie Welch; a step-son, Aaron Gabriel; a sister, Sylvia Paige; two brothers, Kenneth Bruce Welch and Scott Lloyd Welch; five grandchildren, Amy "Jasmine Jones" McLod, Mister Carroll, Kayden McNabb, Mary Robertson, and MaKaila Welch;
He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin L. Welch and Katie M. McNabb; and a granddaughter, Erica Nicole Carroll.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Gregory Russell officiating. Interment to follow at Gardens Of Peace in Ponemah Cemetery.

Ora B Warren
September 07, 1924 - July 25, 2016
Sister Ora Dee Warren was born to the late Mary Bell Bickham and Flechter Bickham on September 7, 1924. She departed this life on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Good Samaritans Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA. Sister Ora was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 8, 1989 and remained a faithful sister to her death.
She is survived by one daughter, Freddie Mae (Joe) Howard of Tylertown Mississippi; six granddaughters she reared as her own, Cynthia (Troy) Thomas, Marceail Cook, Deborah Lynute, Wanda Warren, Chythia Warren, all of Franklinton, LA, Etheldra Warren of Baton Rouge, LA; four grandsons, King Cook, Rudolph Warren of Tylertown, MS, Bobby Warren of Baton Rouge, LA and Fred Cook of Franklinton, LA; one sister, Ada Brumfield of Franklinton, LA; sixteen great-grandchildren, eighteen great-great grandchildren, she also leaves a host of nieces, nephews other family and friends to cherish her precious memories. 
Sister Ora Dee Warren was preceded in death by her husband, James Warren; a daughter, Mary Bell Warren; a son, Bobby Warren Sr.; her mother and father, two sisters, and four brothers. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 11:30AM – 1:00PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 42590 Highway 16 Franklinton, LA. Followed by funeral service beginning at 2:00PM with Elder Richard Davis – Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton in charge of arrangements. 

Rentis West
November 03, 1941 - July 25, 2016
Mr. Rentis West passed away at the age of 74 on Monday, July 25, 2016 at his residence.
He leaves to cherish his memories one son, Marlon West; three daughters, Katherine Gatlin, Vickie Bickham and Rhonda Odonal; three sisters, Maxine Rone, Ozzie Connigham, and Audrey Jason and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Irene Dyson West and Norman West; one brother, Norman West, Jr.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 28040 Mt. Olive Road Mt. Hermon with Rev. Clifford Minor – Officiating. Interment – Mt. Olive Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.



Georgia Etta Schilling
June 3, 1931 - July 25, 2016
Georgia Etta Schilling born June 3, 1931 went home to be with The Lord July 25, 2016. She was a member of the United Faith Pentecostal Church of Bogalusa.
She is survived by 2 brothers, Shelly Ward and William Ward, 2 sister, Eula Mae Mclain and Louise Rogers and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Mary Ward, her husband, James Richard Schilling.
Visitation and services will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday July 29, 2016 starting at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 12:00 Noon. Services will be conducted by Bro. Jerry Duncan with the interment to follow in the Spencer Cemetery.

Shirley Jean Dunaway
April 13, 1939 - July 25, 2016
Shirley J. Dunaway age 77 passed away July 25, 2016 at Colonial Care in Baton Rouge La. 
She is survived by two sons Rickey Breland of Denham Springs La, and Terry Breland of Bogalusa La. Two daughters Debra Dillon of Denham Springs La, and Cynthia O'Bryant of Tylertown Ms. Two brothers Buddy Farmer of Bogalusa La, and Roy Hill of Tickfaw La. One sister Carolyn Kysar of Gonzales La. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home on Wednesday July 27, 2016 from 5 pm until 10 pm and will continue on Thursday from 8 am until time for services in the chapel at 12 noon. 
Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery.

Vesey J. Richardson
February 11, 1935 - July 25, 2016
Vesey J. Richardson passed away at his home on July 25, 2016, at the age of 81, surrounded by his loving family. 
Vesey was born on February 11th 1935, to the late Ogise and Mildred (Tootsie) Parker Richardson. A native of Bush La and a graduate of Covington High School in 1953, he proudly served his country in the National Guard for four years and the Army for two years. He spent some time in Germany. 
Vesey J., while being a member of Hebron Baptist Church most of his life retired from the Gaylord Paper Company in Bogalusa after 44 years. He also served on the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Board of Directors for 24 years. 
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Virginia Sue Lee Richardson. He leaves behind one sister Dianne Richardson, one brother Wendell Richardson; nieces Denise Ringer and Kaitlyn Davis; nephews Shane Richardson, Brian, Brandon, and Brett Davis and a host of cousins, family and friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday July 27, 2016 at Hebron Baptist Church Bush La from 9 am until time for services at 11 am. Burial will be in the Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery. Chaplin Jeff Sims, Rev. Bill Morris, and Rev. Nathan Johnson will officiate.

Vernon Robert Thomas 
October 12, 1918 - July 25, 2016 
Vernon Robert Thomas departed this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital.
Born on October 12, 1918 to the late Ephriam Thomas and Meacy Blackwell Thomas. He was a native of Plainview Community and has lived the past six years in Rest Haven Living Center.
He was married to the late Eunice Sharp Thomas and they has a daughter, Arline Thomas Bankston (Julius). He later married the late Ouida Carter Thomas and they had two daughters, Dianne Thomas Cesario (Tim) and Donnis Thomas Sanders (Rodney) and step-daughters, Katherine Stringer Lovecchio, whom he loved and cherished as his own. He had ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Archie Thomas, Mabel Thomas, George Harold Thomas, Alton Thomas, Virgil Thomas, Ruth Thomas and George Thomas.
Mr. Thomas served in the United State Army during World War II and spent fourteen months as a prisoner of war.
He retired from Crown Zellerbach in 1985.
He was a faithful member of Pettitt Memorial Baptist Church and loved his church family and Bro. Tommy Varnado and Bro Tommy Pittman. At Rest Haven Living Center, he attended chapel services through Monroe Street Baptist Church and loved Bro. Chad Jenkins. He joyfully served the Lord for numerous years. He had a very kind heart always willing to help others. He was devoted to his faith. He loved his family always putting their needs above his own.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Bro. Tommy Varnado and Bro Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
Active Pallbearers will be, Harold Bankston, Jason Sanders, Jeremy Sanders, Anthony Cesario and Thomas Cesario.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to: Monroe Street Baptist Church/Rest Haven Living Center Ministry Chapel Fund, 1412 Monroe Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427.

June Graham
August 29, 1951 - July 24, 2016
MARTHA JUNE GRAHAM, AGE 64 and a resident of the Stoney Point Community died early Sunday morning July 24, 2016 at her daughter’s home. She was longtime active member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church that was a Godly influence to her church family and others. June liked to garden and cook for her family and friends. She was a true servant at heart that was quick to provide for the elderly or others in need. June was always a loving mother and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
She and Alvin Graham are survived by:  3 Daughters and Sons in law: Dawn and Allen White of Amite, Tiffany and Todd Edwards of Franklinton, Emily and Clint Womack of Amite; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Corey and Amanda White, Meagan and Travis Graham, Hannah and Login Sparks, Morgan Bond, Grace Bond, Mason Edwards, Braden Edwards; 9 Great-grandchildren: Logan, Naomi, Baleigh, Jaymie, Mallory, Lawson, Liam, Carsyn, Emmett; Sisters: Sue Hingle, Becky Civello; Brother: William “D.D.” Foil; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Roy Foil and Lena Mae Brumfield Foil.
Visitation will be at Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday July 26th from 11 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Tuesday with Eld. Donnie Broom, Eld. Everett Broome and Rev. Rick Elder officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Login Sparks, Travis Graham, Trey Bond, Kody Helton, Gregg Helton, Jody Varnado

Anna Riggs
January 12, 1956 - July 21, 2016
ANNA FRANCES RIGGS, AGE 60 and a resident of Angie, Louisiana died at 5:47 pm Thursday July 21, 2016 at North Oaks Health Center. She was a native of Bullet County, Kentucky but had been a resident of Washington Parish for over 20 years. She was a former employee of Magnolia Gardens Nursing Home and a true caretaker at heart. Ann loved to read different types of novels and liked tending to her flowers. She loved cooking for and spending time with her family. She also had a special place in her heart for her pet Dachshunds Junior and Lucy.
Survived by: Son: Robert Riggs and Josie Woodward of Angie; 3 Step-sons and Spouses: Christopher and Leighann Luper, Lane and Jessica Luper, Timothy John and Heather Luper all of Pine; 9 Grandchildren: Austin Riggs, Zachary Riggs, Elizabeth Luper, Andrew Luper, Kaleigh Luper, Elijah Luper, Steven Price, Katie Leann Price, Zachary Price; 2 Sisters: Deborah Richards of Elizabethtown, KY, Sharie Blackwell of Trion, GA; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Larry and Vickie Porter of Mt. Washington, KY, John Travis of Eureka, CA; Step-brother and Spouse: Mac and Vona Kay Hubley of Destin, FL; Daughter in law: Sara Riggs; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth Travis and Martha Richardson Travis, 3 brothers Kenneth Travis, Jr., Roger Steven Travis, Chris Porter
A memorial service will be planned for family and friends at a later date. 

Diann C James
September 12, 1949 - July 21, 2016
Diann C. James was born to the late Flora Lee Crosby and the late C. L. Pittman. Sister Diann C. James was baptized at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church. 
She rededicated her life to Christ in 2013. She was preceded in death by her brother Darryl Crosby, two sisters Janet Crosby and Quinda Faye Abro. 
On July 20, 2016 at 1:04 A.M. Sister Diann James was called home to rest, at her home. 
She leaves to mourn her loving and dedicated husband Roosevelt James, who loved her dearly. Three children Theresa James, Wayne Basto James and Torie James all of Franklinton, La. Five brothers Frankie (Trisha ) Crosby, Reginald Crosby, Alvin (Olivia ) James Curtis Crosby and Ronald ( Cheryl ) Crosby. Eight Grandchildren Anissa, Anjuan, Kirstan, Martaulus, Sigouri, Tiara, Kierra and Wayne Arnes Jr. Four great grandchildren Quan, Bre,Khristen and Lundrell Jr. A host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and family and friends. She was well known for her laughter and smile, and she will be sadly missed by all that came into her presence.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00PM followed by a family hour from 6:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 3:00PM at Sweet Rest Baptist Church with Rev. Mallery Callahan – Pastor Officiating. Crain and Sons of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.

Larry Donnell Stewart
October 27, 1951 - July 21, 2016
Mr. Larry Donnell Stewart was born October 27, 1951 to the late Mylee M. Stewart and the late Robert “Bob” Magee. He was also reared by a step-father, the late Shelly Stewart. He lost his battle to cancer and transitioned on July 21, 2016. At an early age, he professed his faith in Jesus Christ and joined the Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness, USA. Larry attended Washington Parish High School. He was united in holy matrimony to Dorothy E. Gatlin, in November, 1972. This union was blessed with three sons. 
He began his career working with his dad tying steel. His sons most remember the excitement of driving across the Causeway Bridge and being told that their grandfather and dad helped to build the bridge. He later trained to become a carpenter, and would often be seen building dog houses in front of his house with his friends. 
His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his sons: Dr. Delarious O. Stewart of Franklinton; Kendric D. (Kiera) Stewart of Franklinton; Bernis L. (Marie) Stewart of Kenosha, WI; one step daughter: Yumeka Stewart Ard; Eleven grandchildren; three sisters: Doris (Lenward) Thompson of Franklinton; Cynthia Stewart of Los Angeles, CA and Janet Warren; one brother: William “Buster” Stewart; two sisters in law: Mary Stewart and Ruby Stewart; one goddaughter: Pansy Simmons; his crew: Derek “Goofy” Gatlin; Robin “Woman” Baker; Rodney “Rigger” Thompson and all of the children on 13th Avenue; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers: Claude Stewart, Clarence Stewart, Earl Stewart, Fred “Buckskin” Stewart, Troy Stewart, Denmon “Dent” Stewart, LeRoy Stewart and Ollie Magee; and two sisters: Shirley Stewart and Myrtis Lee Magee. 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00AM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA with Rev. Terrence August – Officiating, Elder Washington Drake – Host Church Pastor. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton in charge of arrangements. 

Phillip "PK" Barnes
March 28, 1936 - July 20, 2016
The heavens opened wide on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 welcoming Phill Kenneth (PK) Barnes. Phill (PK) was born in Franklinton, Louisiana to the late Marvin and Julia Watson Barnes. He was baptized and joined Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness at an early age. He graduated from Washington Parish High School and joined the United States Airforce. Phill (PK) served his country for over 20 years. After retiring from the Airforce he worked at the local family owned business called Quality Cleaners. He united in Holy matrimony to Louise Ginn-Barnes on December 26, 1977 and to this union a blended loving family was created. 
Phill (PK) was preceded in his death by his parents Marvin and Julia Watson-Barnes, step-son Walter Fowler and sibling’s Billy Barnes, Dorothy Cornist, Mary Gail Barnes-Gethers, and Jim Barnes. Left to cherish his memories are his wife Louise Ginn-Barnes, daughter Patrice K Barnes, step-children Toney Fowler (Vanessa), Coleman Fowler, Sandra Fowler, and Coleatha Fowler-Walker (Ronald). Two sisters Marvine Branham and Mona (Ed) Anderson. Two Brothers John Barnes and Bobby Barnes. Fourteen grandchildren E’lexus Warren, Jordan Barnes, Kelly Daniels Jr, Joshua Hart Jr, Riberto Lopez, Chandler Whitfield, Jase Walker, John Hewitt, Deja Bickham, Dy’Quon Bradley, Andrea T Magee, Christopher Fowler, Victoria Alexius and Torey Peters and an extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 2:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00AM Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA with Elder Washington Drake – Pastor Officiating. Internment – Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton in charge of arrangements. 

Mary L Rayford
June 16, 1936 - July 19, 2016 
Mary L. Rayford Mary L. Rayford, daughter of Everlean Thomas Sheridan and Sherman Green, was born June 16, 1936 in Tylertown, Mississippi. On May 10, 1952, she married Leroy “Willie” Rayford, Sr. and they were married for 53 years. She was a devoted member of the Greater Center Baptist Church in Angie, LA. Mary worked with Pioneer Aerospace Corporation for over 30 years. 
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her children: Dorothy Ree Wheeler, Detroit, MI, Clifford Rayford, Angie, LA, Clyde Rayford, Angie, LA, Virgil (Donice) Rayford, Sr. and Lorenza (Demetris) Rayford, Franklinton, LA; although grandchildren, she raised Jabbar (Priscilla) Rayford of Angie, LA, Angela Rayford of Columbia, MS, and Statuequa Franklin of Miami, FL as her own; her siblings: Damon Sheridan, California, Christine Watson, California, Julani Sheridan, Louisiana; 16 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, her goddaughter Loretta Pittman, and a host of aunts (eldest aunt, Darlene Swinney), uncles (eldest uncle, Marcus Green), nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends and neighbors. 
Mary L. Rayford was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Rayford, Sr., her mother, Everlean Sheridan, her father, Sherman Green, her sisters Elaine Sheridan Roberts and Wylet Sheridan, children Leroy Rayford, Jr. and Gloria J. Franklin.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 22nd from 2:00 – 6:00pm at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Funeral Service will be Friday at Greater Center Baptist Church in Angie, LA, Rev. Sydney Jones, Officiating. Interment in Live Oak Cemetery.

Louie John Stogner 
December 12, 1920 - July 19, 2016 
Louie John Stogner, 95, resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on July 19, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center. Mr. Louie was a member of Monroe Street Baptist Church and a US Army Air Force veteran of WWII having served in Italy.
He is survived by his daughters Billie Jo (John) Spencer of Bogalusa, LA, Cheryl Lynn (Chuck) Vierck of Young Harris, GA, and Pamela Louise (David) Entrevia of Boglausa, LA; grandaughters Lisa (Foster) Trecost of Mandeville, LA, Carly Entrevia of Bogalusa; and his sister Willie Nell McBeth of Tylertown, MS.
Louie is preceded in death by his wife Mamie Ard Stogner, his parents Albert and Lettie Pittman Stogner, and his brothers Wallace Stogner and Ralph Stogner.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am in the chapel. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate with interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Military graveside rites will be handled by the American Legion Post #24. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Monroe Street Baptist Church, 1412 Monroe St., Bogalusa, LA 70427.
Pallbearers will be John Spencer, Foster Trecost, Ricky McNabb, Caleb Jenkins, Odie Hughes, and Bill Langston.

Roy Gordon
December 04, 1946 - July 18, 2016
Roy Coleman Gordon, born December 4, 1946 in St. Croix, Virgin Islands to Eloise Killings of Jamaica Queens , New York and the late Bertram Gordon, died July 18, 2016.
He is survived by two brothers, Donald Killings and Michael Killings, and three sisters, Esonia Young, Beverly Jensen, and Patricia Bennett, all of New York. He was preceded in death by two sisters; Valencia Gordon and Donna Smith, and one brother, Tracy Killings. He was united in marriage to the late Lillie Thompson Gordon of Franklinton, LA, and is also survived by three daughters: Tina (Derrick) Bickham, Litisha (Bruce) Ladner of Slidell, LA and Shirrelle Gordon of Franklinton, LA; five grandchildren, (Jahlisa, Derrick Jr., Triston, Starr, and Brycen); two great-grandchildren, (Jaidynn and Jace), nieces and nephews. He transitioned from his earthly life on July 18, 2016.
There will be a condolences and memorial time held at Crain and Son's Funeral Home in Franklinton , LA on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 between 4-6 p.m. 

Shirley Gregot Lane
March 08, 1932 - July 18, 2016
Shirley Gregot Lane, a resident of Kentwood went to meet her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton at the age of 84. She was born March 8, 1932 in New Orleans. She attended Spring Creek School and was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. She leaves behind a legacy of church pianists. She taught piano and guitar at New Zion School, west of Kentwood; Mt. Hermon School, Washington Parish, and at home in Kentwood in the late 50’s until 1967. After graduating from SLU, she taught at Valley Forge School, GED night classes for Tangipahoa Parish, and retired from Baton Rouge Vocational Technical School. 
She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Lewis Stoudenmier (Kentwood); three grandchildren, Stephanie Golden McDuff (Greensburg), Adam Crawford and wife, Michelle (Niceville, FL), and Amanda Stoudenmier Mannino (Kentwood); four great-grandchildren, Buford “Trey” Golden (Kentwood), Jordyn Mannino (Kentwood), and Will Crawford and Molly Proulx (Niceville, FL) and a nephew, Fred Day and wife, Michelle (Omaha, NE). 
Preceded in death by her parents, Fred (FG) Gregot and Ruby Hughes Gregot, and her sister, Norma Gregot Day. 
Visitation at Lewiston Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Friday, July 22, 2016. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lewiston Baptist Church, 74516 N. Lewiston Rd, Kentwood, LA 70444. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Brown Walther
November 26, 1931 - July 18, 2016
MILDRED BROWN WALTHERS, AGE 84 and a resident of Hammond died at 11:45 am Monday July 18, 2016 at her home. She was a former longtime resident of Franklinton and a native of New Orleans where she had retired from the Orleans Parish School System. Millie loved the arts and upon retiring later became the art teacher at Bowling Green School for several years. She enjoyed painting, reading, listening to music and working crossword puzzles. She liked spending time with her friends at the Council on Aging in Hammond and was a founding member of the Franklinton G.R.I.T.S. Red Hat Society, with whom she enjoyed many social outings through the years. Millie liked to sing and act with The Franklinton Community Theater and also was a member of the Washington Parish Art Association. Prior to her move to Hammond, she was affiliated with Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church near Franklinton where she was baptized. 
Survived by:  2 Sons and Daughters in law: Richard Lawrence Walther and Cindy Walther of Hammond, Michael Frederick Walther and Marla Walther of Johnstown, PA,; Daughter and Son in law: Susan Rose Mahoney and Rich Mahoney of Metairie; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Melanie and Will Herrera, Katie Walther and fiancé Chris Satter, Chris Walther, Jason Walther, Margaret Walther, Taylor Walther, Patrick Walther, Michael Walther, Jr., Emily and Michael Lipani, Michael and Bethany Donegan; 3 Great-grandchildren: Indy Herrera, William Lipani, Maren Lipani; Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Frederick L. Walther, Jr., an infant son Thomas Lawrence Walther, her parents Willie Jeptha Brown and Zoe’ Dean Wascom Brown, 3 sisters Patsy Ruth Burkart, Mary Alma O’Brien, and Ora Marie Hamilton and a brother William Edgar Brown.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Saturday July 23rd from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ty Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Silver Springs Baptist Church cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the American Lung Association (www.lung.org). 

Shawn "Loaf" Arabie
February 10, 1972 - July 17, 2016
SHAWN IVY “LOAF” ARABIE, AGE 44 and a resident of Sun died Sunday July 17, 2016 doing what he loved, working on his race car. He was a welder that enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Shawn loved to cook for family and friends, especially his favorite seafood. He always cared deeply for his entire family and many friends.
Survived by:  Wife: Tricia A. Arabie of Sun; 4 Children and Spouses: Paige Arabie and Jessie Pierce, Gabriel and Junior Morse, Krysten Arabie, Rebekah Arabie; 2 Grandchildren: Gaston Leroy “T-Boy” Morse, III, Remmington Klose Arabie; An expectant grandchild; Parents: Denise and Floyd “Black” Arabie; Siblings: Brandie Arabie,  Christina Spell, Ricky Terrebone, Jr., Shae Hall; Godchildren: Rebecca Frickey, Airman First Class Joseph Arabie, Landon Arabie, Robin Logan Smith; Special Moms: Peggy Dawson, Diane Strahan; Also loved by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother Robin L. Frickey, and grandparents Ivy and Jeanette Frickey, Frank and Elvira Arabie.
Visitation will be at Oak Grove Baptist Church (19840 Lee Road, Franklinton, LA 70438) Thursday July 21st from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Thursday with Rev. Derek Dantin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Bertha Mae Miller
February 18, 1939 - July 17, 2016
Bertha Mae Miller born February 18, 1939 wnt home to be with The Lord July 17, 2016 at the age of 77. She was a long time resident of Bogalusa and was a member of the Central Missionary Baptist Church.
She leaves behind 2 sons, Kurt Miller and his wife Elisha of Bogalusa and Karl Miller and his wife Brenda of Pine, La., a daughter, Patricia "Patsy" Flynn and her husband Jimmy of Streets Boro, Ohio, a brother, Woodrow Freeman of TN, 2 sisters, Pauline Cotton and Shirley Penton both of Pine, La., 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Ophelia Freeman, her beloved husband, Arnold Edward Miller.
Visitation will be held Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 6:00 P.M. Until 9:00 P.M. And will resume Thursday morning after 8:00 A.M. Until service time at 11:00 A.M. The services will be conducted by Elder Doyle Ball and assited by Rev. Jimmy Miller. Interment will follow in the Central Missionary Baptists Church Cemetery.

Jan D. Harris 
August 31, 1963 - July 17, 2016 
Jan D. Harris, loving wife of 33 years, devoted mother, cherished daughter-in- law & precious Sweetie to her grandbabies, was born in Dallas, Texas on August 31,1963 and passed away on Sunday July 17, 2016 at University Hospital in New Orleans, LA. at the age of 52. She was a longtime resident of Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of the Bogalusa Firefighters Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Harris of Bogalusa, LA.; daughters; Shari Hutson and her husband J of Pearl River, LA., Sarah Harris of Bogalusa, LA. , Katlyn Pierce and her husband Michael of Bogalusa, LA.; sisters Dina Venable and her husband Mike of Wewoka, OK., Misty Crowson and her husband Chris of Wewoka, OK.; brothers John David Griffin and his wife Dawn of Euless, TX., Jim Griffin and his wife Beth of Goose Creek, SC.; Stepdad Jim Fleming of Wewoka, OK.; mother-in-law Barbara Harris Adams of Bogalusa,LA.; Eight grandchildren Brandi & Brittany Hutson, Timothy Creel, Riley & Avery Hutson, Braylen, Lauralye and EllaKate Pierce; special family friends, Jeremy Creel and Tadd Rushing. She is preceeded in death by her parents Jack Cecil and Freda Mainord Fleming.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, LA.

Althea Richardson "Billy" Pigott
September 18, 1931 - July 15, 2016
Althea Richardson “Billy” Pigott passed away at the age 84 on July 15, 2016 at her residence.
Visitation on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 2:00PM – 6:00PM followed by a family hour from 6:00PM – 7:00PM. 
Funeral service on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2:00PM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church 841 East 6th Street Bogalusa, LA with Rev. E.L Powell, Jr. – Officiating, Rev. Douglas Hart – Pastor of Host Church. Internment – Bogalusa Cemetery.

Martha Boyd
January 14, 1967 - July 14, 2016
MARTHA STOGNER BOYD, AGE 49 and a resident of Franklinton died early Thursday morning July 14, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She had a great sense of humor and was always willing to help people. Martha was very caring toward others and was a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother.
Survived by:  Husband: Jimmy Boyd of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Courtney and Zack Daughdrill, Kasie and Jake Lee; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Jimmy Boyd, Jr. and Jennifer Boyd, Carl and Kayla Pritchard; 2 Grandchildren: Alexander Daughdrill, Sklya Pritchard; Mother: Linda McKay; Sister: Rachel Stogner; Brother: Barkley Stogner; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father Warren Stogner and a brother David Stogner.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday July 16th from 2 pm until 4 pm. A memorial service will be held at 4 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff Rimes officiating.

Dr. Kerry O. Thomas, Sr.
April 28, 1951 - July 14, 2016
DR. KERRY OWEN THOMAS, SR., AGE 65, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 14, 2016 at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans surrounded by family. He was a native of Thomas, LA, and a longtime resident of Amite, LA. He was a member of Thomas First Baptist Church. Kerry graduated from Thomas High School, where he was an All-State basketball player. He then received a basketball scholarship to attend Nicholls State University. After graduating, he obtained a Master’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University followed by a Doctorate Degree of Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. He was a real estate broker for almost forty years. Kerry had an entrepreneurial spirit and held numerous business licenses. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He enjoyed shooting pool, planting watermelons, watching basketball games and fishing with his grandchildren. 
Kerry is survived by his children, Dr. Nancy N. Thomas and husband Dr. John W. Boyle IV, Kerry Owen Thomas, Jr and wife , Jessica Thomas; his siblings, Dianna Thomas and Dr. Jerry and Lou Ann Thomas; his grandchildren, Benjamin Thomas Boyle, Brooklyn Boyle, and Elise Boyle; and his aunt Margie T. Passman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R.O. and Nelline Thomas, his brother Richie Thomas, and two infant siblings.
Visitation will begin at noon on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm with Rev. Shadd Pittman and Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Entombment will follow at the Thomas Mausoleum. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Thomas Cemetery Fund; 51866 Lawrence Creek Road, Franklinton, LA 70438.
Pallbearers will be Norman Poole, cousin John R. Passman, nephews Dr. Jason Thomas, Pete Thomas, Lander Thomas, and son-in-law Dr. John Boyle. Honorary pallbearer will be grandson Benjamin Thomas Boyle.

Eulia Dean Sartin Christopher
January 28, 1947 - July 13, 2016
Mrs. Eulia Dean Sartin Christopher passed away at the age of 69 on July 13, 2016 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, MS.
She leaves to cherish her memories, four daughters, Frenchie C. (Charles Ray) Johnson of Columbia, MS, LaSheba Christopher of Columbia, MS, Fannie Christopher of Bogalusa, LA, and Edna (Ray) Oatis of Columbia, MS; four sons, Marcus (Maria) Christopher, Lawrence (Johnetta) Christopher, Freddie (Gloria) Christopher, and Cote Christopher all of Columbia, MS; one brother, Harry Earl (Louise) Sartin of Columbia, MS.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Christopher; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Sylvester (Naomi) Sartin, Sr.; eight brothers, and four sisters.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 9:00AM – 10:45AM followed by funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 141 Friendship Church Rd Columbia, MS with Pastor David Daniel – Officiating. Interment – Friendship Mississippi Baptist Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral – Bogalusa are in charge arrangement.

Eleanor Juanita Davis Guilott
October 28, 1930 - July 10, 2016
Eleanor Juanita Davis Guilott passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 10, surrounded by her family at the age of 85. She was a lifelong resident of Bush, LA who enjoyed her family, friends, traveling, and working in her yard. She was a member of the Bush Garden Club and Hebron Baptist Church.
She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Guilott. She is survived by two sons: Howard (Alice) Guilott of Orange, TX and C. Wayne Guilott of Bush, LA; and three daughters: Glenda (James) Sharp of Langston, AL, Sandra (Bruce) Knight of Enon, LA, and W. Sue (Jammie) Singletary of Bush, LA. She has ten grandchildren: Terry Sharp, Anthony (Tony) Knight, Theresa Addison, Branson Singletary, Brittany Sullivan, Susan Vallarautto, Anita Guilott, Nancy Stanberry, Ryan Guilott, and Stephanie Guilott. Twenty-one great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; three sisters: Betty Travis, Helen (Wayne) Kemp, and Pat (Frank) Strain; and two brothers: Mack (Ann) Davis and Billy (Jan) Davis. 
She is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Ruth Thomas Davis, two sisters: Mary Kennedy and Debbie Huntress, three brothers-in-laws, Claiborne Travis, Jimmy Kennedy and Basil Huntress.  
Visitation will be held at Hebron Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 13 from 1:00 p.m. until service at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating the service. The interment will follow in the Hebron Baptist Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Hebron Baptist Church Building Fund. 

Lillie Mae Walters
November 16, 1953 - July 8, 2016
LILLIE MAE CHAIN WALTERS, AGE 62 and a resident of Franklinton died Friday evening July 8, 2016 at her home. She enjoyed reading, especially her favorite novelist Stephen King. She had a large and varied rooster collection and she always loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  Husband: Robert Dale Walters of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Stephen Dale and Jennifer Walters of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Reagan Walters, Meagan Walters, Layton Walters; 6 Brothers: William “Bill” Bonin, Yancy Chain, Michael Chain, Ronald Chain, Danny Chain, Rickey Chain; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Cleon Chain and Jeralene Money Chain, a sister Kathy Chain and brother Arthur “A.C.” Chain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday July 10th from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Kelly and Dr. Stan Statham officiating. Burial will follow in the Rushing Cemetery near Tylertown.
Pallbearers: John Chain, Lawrence Chain, Derek Chain, Reggie Stewart, Richard Chain, Michael Mitchell

Sherry Johnson 
Died July 8, 2016 
Mrs. Sherry Jean Johnson, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, on July 8, 2016, at the age of 58.
Sherry is survived by her husband; Julius W. Johnson Jr. of Bogalusa, LA, a daughter; Amy Lynette Johnson of Bogalusa, LA, a son; Robert Nathan Johnson of Bogalusa, LA, a sister April Denise (Jimmy) Breland of Bogalusa, LA, brothers Clyde Tracy (Robin) Walker of Laurel, MS, and Bro. Bo (Vicki) Walker of Purvis, MS, grandchildren; Julius Robert Johnson, Dakoda Miller, David Neal Miller III, Destiny Nicole Miller, and many nieces and nephews.
Sherry is preceded in death by her son; Nicholas Johnson and her parents; Willis and Joan Walker.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 13, 2016, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, beginning at 2:00pm and continue until a memorial service at 4:00pm. The Rev. Pete Underwood will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Childrens Miracle Network in Sherry's Honor.

Elsie Mae Wilson
April 13, 1942 - July 07, 2016
Mrs. Elsie Mae Wilson passed away at the age of 74 on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories by her three sons, Albert (Cheryl), Vincent (Jackie) and Reginald (Joy); nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Terry (Roberta) Fox of Seattle, WA, Albert Fox of Seattle, WA, and Tyrone Fox of Franklinton, LA; two sisters, Grace Garrison of Seattle, WA and Myrtis Lee Reed of Franklinton, LA and a host of other relatives and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Wilson; parents, Kerry and Mary Lee Fox; two brothers, Elbert Fox and Jerome Fox.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM followed by a family hour from 6:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral – Franklinton.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 1:00PM at Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church 31499 Hayes Creek Rd Franklinton, LA with Rev. Jerome Warren – Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held at the Wilson Family Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

James David Hall, Sr. 
July 9, 1928 - July 5, 2016 
James David Hall, Sr., age 87, born on July 9, 1928, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He served in WWII in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the 40 & 8; and the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
He is survived by his wife, Mavis Sumrall Hall of Bogalusa, LA; a daughter, Regina H. Jenkins of Lafayette, LA; two sons, James D. Hall, Jr. of Pine Grove, LA and Greg Arthur Hall of Isabel, LA; two sisters, Earline Betts of Las Vegas, Nevada and Betty Lott of Alexandria, LA; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Kelly Western.
He is preceded in death by a son, Randal Hall.
Graveside Memorial Services will be held at the Magic City American Legion Post #24 Veterans Cemetery in Ponemah Cemetery on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Paul Corse officiating. Interment will be held at the Magic City American Legion Post #24 Veterans Cemetery in Ponemah Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy Y. Stillwell Crain 
June 7, 1945 - July 5, 2016 
Peggy Y. Stillwell Crain, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 71, born on June 7, 1945, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny D. Crain, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Johnny D. Crain, Jr. (Tammy) and Brian Crain (Samantha) both of Varnado, LA; a sister, Joyce Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; a brother, James H. Jimbo Stillwell, Jr. (Stephanie) of Bush, LA.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Patrick Magee, Rev. Jerry Wayne Cox and Rev. Roam Crain officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Ruby Duncan
January 14, 1965 - July 4, 2016
Ruby Ann Duncan born January 14, 1965, passed away July 4, 2016 in McComb, Ms. She is survived by her husband Larry Duncan Sr. , of Bogalusa La. Three sons, Burkley Duncan of Warnerton La, Larry Duncan Jr. of Warnerton La, and Thomas Duncan of Warnerton La. One daughter Angel Duncan of Warnerton. Father Ruben Stogner of Warnerton and one sister Mary Ann Stogner of Ms. Seven grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her mother Mary E. Stogner.
Visitation will be held in the Brown Mcgehee Funeral Home Chapel on Friday July 8, 2016 from 5 pm until 10 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday July 9, 2016 from 8 am until time for services in the chapel at 11 am. Burial will be in Stogner's Family Cemetery. Rev. William Tullos will officiate.

Johnnie R. Crowe
March 16, 1932 - July 4, 2016
JOHNNIE RUTH MORGAN CROWE, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died early Monday morning July 4, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was retired from the Southeast Louisiana Hospital and a member of Canaan Baptist Church. Johnnie enjoyed taking care of her yard and mowing the fields on her tractor. She also enjoyed sewing and being in the outdoors. Johnnie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother that cherished the time spent with her great-grandchildren.
Survived by:  Son: Walter Crowe; Granddaughter and Spouse: Joanna and Steve Jenkins; Grandson: Bucklee Crowe; 3 Great-grandchildren: Jonna Jenkins, Rachel Jenkins, David Jenkins; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Durward and Wilda Morgan, Nathan and Alma Morgan; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Denman “Spunk” Crowe, son Wayne Crowe, 2 grandsons Jerry Crowe, David Crowe, her parents Alton Morgan and Bertha Miller Morgan, a sister Josepha Morgan Jones, 2 brothers Travis Morgan and Elzey Morgan.
Visitation will be at Canaan Baptist Church Wednesday July 6th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Wednesday with Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Travis Morgan, Daniel Morgan, Tyler Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Johnny Tarver, Steve Jenkins

Ilean Crain
October 6, 1919 - July 3, 2016
ILEAN CRAIN, AGE 96 and a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning July 3, 2016 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton that loved her Lord and church family. Ilean was formerly a dental assistant and the receptionist for many years at the X-Ray department of Riverside Medical Center. She was also annually involved with Mile Branch Settlement of the Washington Parish Free Fair.
Survived by:  Sister: Dorothy Guy of Angie; Also numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces which she thought of as her very own.
She was preceded in death by her parents McCauley Crain and Luella Smith Crain, 4 sisters Inez Crain, Bessie Crain, Doris Crain Fussell and Oma Crain, and 5 brothers Edwin Crain, Ewell Crain, Delos Crain, Jessie Willard Crain and Hubert Crain. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday July 5th from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the First Baptist Church of Franklinton Building Fund or the Acts 1:8 missions fund.

Keith Allen Pounds 
July 1, 1972 - July 2, 2016 
Keith Allen Pounds, age 44, a resident of Columbia, MS, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Brown; a son, Trent Pounds; two sisters, Monica Dumas (Eric) and Michelle Pounds; a brother, Stephen Pounds (Victoria); nieces and nephews, T. J., Kayla, Garrett, Destin, Maddy, Tylin, Ashtin and Emily; great-niece and great-nephew, Jaylen and Christian.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Ray Pounds and Jackie Darley Anderson Pounds; and a nephew, Christopher Jenkins.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Eddie Robertson officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Martin Andrew "Marty" Knight
May 27, 1950 - July 2, 2016
Martin Andrew "Marty" Knight born May27. 1950 went home to be with The Lord on July 2, 2016 at the age of 66. He was a member of Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church of the Lee Road Community.
He leaves behind his beloved wife, Diane Jenkins Knight of Franklinton, 2 daughters, Lisa Gayle Knight of Franklinton and Samantha Lynn Knight Farlow and her husband of Sumrall, MS.a brother, Herbert "Herbie" Knight of Biloxi, MS. And a half-brother, Clarence Meyers of Bogalusa, 2 sisters, Ann Hindall of Navarre, Fla. And Faye Knight of Varnado, 11 grandchildren and step Grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, PrentissH. And Rose Mae Bush Knight.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday July 7,2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and resume Friday July 8, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 10:00 A.M. The interment wil;l follow in the Jenkins Cemetery located in Bogalusa.

Dorothy "Dot" Kirschner 
June 28, 1942 - July 1, 2016 
Dorothy (Dot) Kirschner (Pounds) passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during the night on Thursday, July 1, at her home in Buda, Texas, at the age of 74.
Dorothy was born on June 28, 1942, in Bogalusa, to the late Johnny Pounds and Bertha Pounds. She was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, mother-in-law and soon-to-be great grandmother. Dorothy was known for her loving heart, caring nature, and her remarkable abilities to pick up just about any craft and turn it into an art form.
Throughout her life she maintained a sweet spirit, was always an encouragement to others, and spoke ill of no one. To her children she was known for her boisterous support at their sporting events and her warm embrace in times of need. Dorothy was blessed with a courageous and adventurous spirit traveling far from her birthplace having lived in Houston, Austin, San Diego, and places in-between.
Dorothy treasured her time talking to her friends, creating all types of crafts, but her greatest joy in life was her family. Loving mother to Scott Killens and fiancée Linda Calamito of Boston, Mass.; Kevin Killens and wife Brenda Killens of Leander, Texas; Charles Killens of Austin, Texas; Joetta Laree Daniels and husband Paul Daniels of Leander; grandmother to Kurt Killens, Kevin Killens Jr., Brittany Killens, Braden Killens and Tensley Daniels; sister to Mildred Fowler and Fred Pounds; lifelong best friend (sister) JoAnne Book. She is also survived by many extended family members and countless friends touched by Dorothy’s warmth and love.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Pounds and Bertha Pounds; her two brothers, Jessie Pounds and Johnny Pounds Jr.; and three sisters, Judy Neismith, Jean Pritchett and Louise Hartzog.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 7, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home starting at 5 p.m., (eulogy at 6 p.m.), with a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday, July 8, at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Tommy Varnado officiating.

Olin W. Carrier 
October 10, 1942 - July 1, 2016 
Olin W. Carrier, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born October 10, 1942 passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center in Franklinton, LA at the age of 73.
He is survived by his wife, Helga Carrier of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Julie Hibbs of Los Alamitos, CA; one step-daughter, Diana Whittemore of Tylertown, MS; two grandsons Wayne Wallace "Zach" Elliot and Bo S. Whittmore; two brothers, Louis Carrier of Bogalusa, LA and Rodney Carrier of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Shirley Pittman of Foxworth, MS and Jo Ann Mitchell of Bogalusa, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Myrtis Carrier; three sisters, Velma Graham, Doris Narretto, and Ollie Smith and three brothers, Elbert Carrier, Sidney Carrier, and Gary Carrier.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a memorial service beginning at 6:00 P.M. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate the service.

Linnie Ree Boyd Hundemer 
February 24, 1917 - July 1, 2016 
Linnie Ree Boyd Hundemer, former long-time resident of Boglausa, died peacefully on July 1, 2016 at Grace Health and Rehab in Slaughter, LA. Linnie was born in Shreveport of February 24, 1917 to William Edwin and Annie Lanier Boyd, both of whom predeceased her, as did her three brothers Edwin, Jack and Joe.
A native of Shreveport and graduate of Byrd High School, Dodd College and LSU, Linnie came to Bogalusa in the late 1930's and taught physical education in the Bogalusa school system for several years. At the end of World War II, she married Charles H. “Charlie” Hundemer, an engineer at the paper mill. They raised three sons, instilling in them high moral character, a strong work ethic, an appreciation of nature and the importance of a good education.
Linnie was very active in Bogalusa civic affairs as a volunteer for Campfire Girls, Civic League, the Planning and Zoning Commission, Rest Haven Nursing Home and First Baptist Church, where she was a church member for over 70 years. She was an early organizer of the Republican Party locally and statewide and was particularly active in the local Republican Women's Association. Linnie's ongoing work in the community led to her being honored as “The Daily News” citizen of the year in 1985.
Linnie was preceded in death by her husband Charlie, who died in 1992. She is survived by sons Bill (Chris) of Knoxville, TN, Bob (Sigrid) of Baton Rouge and Tom (Sally) of Shreveport as well as two grandsons and two granddaughters.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, starting at 9:00 am and remaining open until the funeral service at 11:00 am in the Chapel. Rev. Greg Whaley will officiate and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Jimmie Roy Mizell
September 5, 1950 - July 1, 2016
JIMMIE ROY MIZELL, AGE 65 and a resident of the Enon community died Friday evening July 1, 2016 at the Ocshner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was a farmer that really loved his animals. Jimmie had horses, other livestock and farm animals around his home. He often would help others in the routine veterinary care of their animals as well. Jimmie cared about his family and friends and would always be available to help those in need of anything.
Survived by:  4 Brothers and Sisters in law: William Mizell of Hot Springs, Arkansas Wayne and Catherine Mizell, Johnnie and Mary Ann Mizell, Robert and Rebecca Mizell all of Enon; Sister: Judy Stogner of Franklinton; Half-Brother: Victor Mizell of Arkansas; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Otto Mizell and Darlene Fussell Mizell and a brother Kenneth Lloyd “Kenny” Mizell.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday July 3rd from 12 pm until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Mizell Cemetery.

Charles Robert Seals 
January 5, 1962 - June 29, 2016
Charles Robert Seals, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 54, born on January 5, 1962, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
He is survived by a daughter, Bridget Seals Smith (Robert) of Jesup, GA; two sons, Charles Curtis Seals of Purvis, MS and Robert Christian Seals of Bush, LA; one grandchild, Elijah James Smith of Jesup, GA; his mother, Bettie Mills Cooper of Bogalusa, LA; his father, Charles Edward Seals (Laura) of Varnado, LA; three sisters, Theresa Seals Terrell of Bogalusa, LA, Lesa Cooper (Sylvia Friend) of Ponchatoula, LA, and Cheryl Cooper Richardson of Victoria, TX; three brothers, Jimmy Seals (Brittany) Franklinton, LA, Joey Seals of Covington, LA and Lamont Cooper (Carolyn) of Gibson, LA; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at New Life United Pentecostal Church from 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Wesley Quave officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Guynell A. Hess
January 28, 1943 - June 29, 2016
Guynell A. Hess, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 2:58 AM on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Southwest MS Regional Medical Center in McComb. She was born January 28, 1943 in Baton Rouge and was 73 years of age. 
She is survived by her special friend, Smiley A. Seals, Kentwood; daughter, Bobbie Darnell Roper, Albany; 2 sons, Guy Ezell Thames, Independence and Henry Lee Thames, Jr., Clinton; 6 grandchildren, Rachael Riddle, Amanda Melancon, Joshua Kirkland, Jessie Lee Thames and Nicole Thames, and great grandchildren, Jay Riddle, Westin Gordon, Steven Smith, Terra Harris, Vance Lear, Camren Lear, Mason Kirkland, Kyleigh Thames and Addyson Thames. 
Preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Ann Riddle and granddaughter, Chrissy Kirkland. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Friday, July 1, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Corkern Cemetery, Franklinton.

Jimmy Bruce Brumfield
February 2, 1946 - June 28, 2016
JIMMY BRUCE BRUMFIELD, AGE 70 and a resident of the Hays Creek community died Tuesday afternoon June 28, 2016 at his home. He was a former dairyman that enjoyed visiting with his family and friends. Jimmy was a medic for the United States Army 101st Airborne division during the Vietnam War. He liked taking care of his yard and riding around in his Dodge truck. He also enjoyed fishing and being in the outdoors.
Survived by:  Wife: Natalie Barber Brumfield of Hays Creek; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Kelli and Conrad Luper of Pine, Robin Brown of Denham Springs; 2 Sons: Casey Brumfield, Greg Brumfield both of Franklinton; 4 Step-sons and Spouses: Vince and Melinda Barber, John and Bridget Barber, Matthew and Jennifer Barber, Bradley and Monica Barber; 19 Grandchildren; 8 Great-grandchildren; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Jackson Brumfield, Wayne and Linda Brumfield; Cousin: Gary Brumfield; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Ophelia Bridges Brumfield, father and step-mother John A. Brumfield and Veda Brumfield, daughter Cindy Brooks, brothers Elgin Brumfield, Denman Brumfield, and John R. Brumfield and an infant sister Mary Ann Brumfield.
Visitation will be Saturday July 16th at Hays Creek Baptist Church from 10 am until 11 am. A memorial service including military honors will be held in the church at 11 am with Rev. Fredrick Brumfield officiating. 
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to Hospice of St. Tammany for their care and support.

Dixie Nell Yates Gallaspy 
December 12, 1934 - June 28, 2016 
Dixie Nell Yates Gallaspy of Bogalusa died on June 28, 2016, after a lengthy illness. She was born on Palestine Plantation southwest of Franklinton on December 12, 1934, the sixth child of Fred W. Yates and Mrs. Camille Gardner Yates. Mrs. Gallaspy graduated from Franklinton High School in 1953 as Co-Valedictorian of her class and went to Texas State College for Women where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Art in 1957.
After working as an Assistant Home Demonstration Agent in St. Landry Parish, she was employed by Mueller's Department Store in Lake Charles in her chosen avocation as an interior designer. After moving to Bogalusa Mrs. Gallaspy established Dixie's Designs which provided and implemented aesthetic designs for the interiors of both homes and commercial structures with emphasis for years on the interior colors and arrangement of motion picture houses then being built throughout the South by Gulf States Theaters. At one time, in conjunction with the late Edgar Ferguson, she designed and manufactured women's clothing under the name of "d nelle" and marketed it through several of the major Canal Street clothing emporiums. She was a founding organizer of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, and also was appointed by Gov. Edwin Edwards as a Charter Member of the Louisiana State Commission on Women's Rights. In 1985 Mrs. Gallaspy brought the Bed and Breakfast concept to Bogalusa. She had earlier purchased the acreage known as "Smoky Creek Plantation" where Mr. and Mrs. Vertrees Young had maintained their home for many years, and she adapted the home and grounds to accommodate overnight guests. Many couples were joined in marriage there, and in the frantic months following Hurricane Katrina first responders were billeted in the manor house.
In 1981 she was asked to serve as the first queen of the Magic City Carnival Association, and with the late Vertrees Young who Served as king, introduced the Mardi Gras celebration to Washington Parish.
Early in her career she was recognized as Bogalusa's Woman of the Year by the Bogalusa Professional Women's Association, and she was later honored by the entire city as its Citizen of the Year for 1982. In 1986 Mrs. Gallaspy founded the Smoky Creek Summer School for girls, providing pre-teen tutelage on table and social graces, health habits and nutrition, skin care and cosmetics, dating, formal entertaining, and other topics appropriate for girls who are about to mature into young ladies. Guest physicians, dietitians, cosmetologists, and other professionals conduct classes, and the school continues to receive national recognition. Her Sundays were preoccupied with worship services and the conducting of her adult Sunday School class at Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Gallaspy was listed in Who's Who in America for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Frederic O. Yates, John Mousely Yates and Lyda Yates Wood; and is survived by her husband of 58 years, John N. Gallaspy; by sons, Dr. John Whithurst Gallaspy and wife Stacy; Gardner Weeks Gallaspy and wife Lori; and Leland Redding Gallaspy and wife Tonya; by grandchildren, Connor, Caitlyn, Marianna, Molly (Whit's children), Will and Emily (Gardner's children), and Caroline and Grant Gallaspy (Leland's children); and by sisters, Margie Yates Jenkins and Doris Yates Magee.
Her entire life, spanning from childhood when dropping seed corn in a furrow ahead of her father's plow to her later times of providing programs and entertainment for nursing home residents, was devoted to service to fellow human beings, cheerful and wholesome service, lovingly offered.
Visitation will be at Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church in Bogalusa from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Friday, July 1, 2016 and 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Saturday followed by the Funeral services conducted by Rev. Bill Moon at the Church at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be carried out later in the Pelican Cemetery in Desoto Parish.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Mark Jenkins, Mitchell Magee, Price Yates, and Johnny Yates; grandsons, John Connor Gallaspy, Grant Gallaspy, and Will Gallaspy; and loyal family friend Bill Nielsen.

Dorothy Maricelli
January 27, 1932 - June 27, 2016
DOROTHY FAYE YATES MARICELLI, AGE 84 and a resident of the Lee Road Community received her angel wings at 3:17 am Monday June 27, 2016 at the Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church International that liked to focus her attention to the mission field and also mentoring young families and new Christians. Dorothy greatly believed in the power of prayer and she did just that on behalf of her family, church or those in need. She and her husband were instrumental in the planting and building of a new church in Argentina and would often employ people around the house just for the opportunity to witness to them. She was affectionately known as “Ms. Dorothy” to the many people who often heard her on the local Swap Shop and she also liked to sew and make crafts. Dorothy enjoyed playing card games with her family and friends. According to her family, her life revolved around reading God’s Word, visiting and working alongside her church family and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.
“Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word.” Psalm 119: 65.
Survived by:  Her Loving Husband of 62 years: Rev. D.E. Maricelli of Lee Road; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Rick and Donna Maricelli, James and Rhonda Maricelli all of Lee Road; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Donna and Glyn Newman of Franklinton, Felicia and Phillip Nicholson of Lee Road, Mary Phelps of Omaha, NE; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses; 17 Great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Grace and C.D. Thornton of Lake Charles, Lynda Croom of Pineville; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Wade Yates, Jackie and Ruth Yates all of McLeod, TX; 2 Sisters in law: Lois Yates of Dallas, TX, Bonnie Yates of Huffines, TX; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Wade Alton Yates and Charlie Mae Parker Yates, and brothers Homer Yates and Charles Neal Yates.
Visitation will be at The Pentecostals of Lee Road church; 17700 Lee Road, Covington, LA 70435; Wednesday June 29th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 3 pm Thursday with Rev. T.F. Tenney, Rev. Leon Hickman, Rev. Anthony Mangun, Rev. Kevin Cox, Rev. Paul Trentacoste and Rev. Doug Klinedinst officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers are her grandsons Sean Phelps, Dylan Phelps, Kris Nicholson, Jeremy Newman, Jathan Maricelli, Shane Maricelli
Honorary Pallbearers are grandsons Blake Phelps, Kenneth Nicholson, Todd Newman

Benny Joe Hathorne, Sr. 
March 30, 1935 - June 27, 2016 
Benny Joe Hathorne, Sr. age 81, born on March 30, 1935 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Edwina Delores Hathorne of Bogalusa, LA; five daughters, Reannette (Daniel) Thomas of Thomas, LA, Becky (Michael) Knight of Bogalusa, LA, Melinda (Chris) Bickham of Mandeville, LA, Beverly (Buddy) Magee and Connie (Paul) Miller both of Pine, LA; one son, Benny Hathorne, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA; fourteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

James Kruebbe
June 22, 1928 - June 26, 2016
JAMES WALTER KRUEBBE, AGE 88 and a resident of Franklinton died Sunday evening June 26, 2016 at his home. He was a native and former longtime resident of New Orleans where he had retired as a Captain in the Homicide Division of the New Orleans Police Department. He later worked at the United States Marshalls Office for 10 years. Jimmy was a past Master of the Invincible Masonic Lodge in New Orleans and was also past Master of the Masonic Lodge #101 in Franklinton. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church of Franklinton who loved to travel, including throughout Europe and his favorite London, England. Jimmy enjoyed reading, playing golf and visiting each month with his police affiliated PALs group and walking with his group at First Baptist Church of Franklinton. 
Survived by:  Wife: Dorothy Riley Kruebbe of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Cherie and Douglass Moragas of River Ridge; Son and Daughter in law: Thomas and Traci Biskupovich of Harahan; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Laura and Brian Duthu, David and Amy Moragas, Rachelle and Scott Wenneman, Marlaina and Mark McCormick, Chad Biskupovich, Thomas Biskupovich, Kayla Biskupovich; 18 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great-grandchild; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents James Phillip Kruebbe and Marguerite Mooney Kruebbe, grandson Paul Moragas and sister and brother in law Margaret Ann and Paul Fenerty.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home; 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA 70438; Wednesday June 29th from 6 pm until 9 pm. A Masonic rites service will be at 7 pm Wednesday. Visitation will continue Thursday at 9 am with a funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 10 am. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Saint Joseph’s Abbey; Dept. of Institutional Advancement, 75367 River Road, St. Benedict, LA 70457; or to the Acts 1:8 fund of First Baptist Church of Franklinton; 950 Self Street, Franklinton, LA 70438.
Pallbearers: Thomas Biskupovich, Daniel Fenerty, Shawn Fenerty, David Moragas, Paul Herbert

Shirley Leanell Anthony
October 23, 1955 - June 26, 2016
Mrs. Shirley Anthony passed away at the age of 60 on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center.
Shirley Antony was born in Independence, LA to Willie and Oretha Taylor.
Mrs. Shirley was a faithful and dedicated member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Johnny Causey, Sr.
She served in the Washington Parish School System in the capacity of a cafeteria worker and later as a cafeteria manager for more than 20 years. During her years at Franklinton Elementary School she touched the lives of many, many children and encourage teachers and coworkers of her love for God.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories her loving husband, Lester Anthony of Franklinton, LA; she is the mother of six children, Shonda Anthony of Baton Rouge, LA, Felicia Anthony of Franklinton, LA, Alicia Anthony of Bake Charles, LA, Quincy Anthony of Washington, DC, Marshall Anthony of Houston, TX and Lester A. Anthony of New Orleans, LA; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister, Pamela Taylor of Franklinton, LA; two brothers, Paul Taylor of Kentwood, LA and Willie E. Taylor of Gonzales, LA
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 2:00PM – 4:00PM, and 5:00PM – 7:00PM at New Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00AM at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Causey – Pastor Officiating. Interment – St. James Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Jimmie Lowe
June 29, 1950 - June 26, 2016
Jimmie Lowe and a resident of Kentwood passed away at 11:55 AM on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born June 29, 1950 in Hopkins County, KY and was 65 years of age. 
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ellen Lowe; daughters, April Moak and husband, Joseph, Roseland, Melissa Lowe, Baton Rouge and Kimberly Lowe, Kentwood; 11 grandchildren, Melinda Hyde and husband, Rusty, Britany Cutrer and husband, Randy, Lindsey Kimble and Brandon Kinnamon, Tiphanie Allen, Danny C. Allen, Jr., Kassidy Allen, Emily Moak, Savanah Moak, Kaitlyn Moak, Breanna Fields and Seth Fields; 3 great grandchildren;11 nieces and nephews and sisters, Sue Ray Campbell and Doris Ann Farris. 
Preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Hook; father, Dorsey Lowe and nephew, Anthony Michael Sisk. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 PM until 9 PM , Friday, July 1, 2016. Funeral Service will be held at 8 PM. Services conducted by Rev. Israel Rodriguez. 

Charles Tatman Hudspeth, Jr.
August 05, 1945 - June 26, 2016
Charles Tatman Hudspeth, Jr., a resident of Bolivar, LA passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was born on August 5, 1945 in Magnolia, MS and was 70 years old. He was the business owner/operator of R and H Dozer for over 40 years, as well as an avid outdoorsman and U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jewel Ricks Hudspeth; his father, Charles T. Hudspeth, Sr.; children, Benjamin Hudspeth, Sr. and wife, Johanna, Arcola, John Harlin Hudspeth, Bolivar, Charlie Karen Hudspeth, Roseland, and his “adopted” son, Ray Hutchinson, Pride, and his grandchildren, Braston, Raeven and Bennie Hudspeth and Bailey LeJeune. He is also survived by siblings, Francis Hudspeth, Houma, Steven Hudspeth and wife, Misty, Alvin, TX, Renee Hudspeth, Hammond, and Lisa Bateman and husband, Jim, Utah. 
Preceded in death by his mother, Inez Dykes Hudspeth Warren; his step father, James L. Warren and his step mother, Lorraine Hudspeth. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Wednesday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Thursday, June 30, 2016. Interment Arcola Roseland Cemetery, Arcola.

John W. Brumfield
March 4, 1953 - June 26, 2016
JOHN W. BRUMFIELD, AGE 63 and a resident of Springfield died early Sunday morning June 26, 2016 at his home. He was a former security officer with Inner-Parish Security and a United Stated Navy veteran of the Vietnam War Era. John enjoyed camping with family and friends and being in the great outdoors. 
Survived by:  Mother: Josephine Dykes Brumfield of Springfield; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Russell W. Brumfield of Miami, FL, Milton and Tina Brumfield of Springfield; Nephews and Nieces: Randall Brumfield, Richard Brumfield, Amelia Hudson, Heather Brumfield, Kayla Paradelas, Hannah Brumfield; Also 8 Great-nieces and Great-nephews
He was preceded in death by his father Colie Warren Brumfield.
A graveside funeral service will be held in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery at 10:30 am Wednesday with Rev. Mike Dephillips officiating. Burial will follow.
Pallbearers: Charles Brumfield, Byron Brumfield, B.J. Brumfield, Randall Brumfield, Tatem Thompson,
Honorary Pallbearers: Henry Hudson, Richard Brumfield, Dillon Paradelas

Josie "Jo Warren" Mizell 
Died June 25, 2016 
Mrs. Josie “Jo Warren” Mizell, a resident of Franklinton, LA, passed away on June 25, 2016, at the age of 81.
She is survived by her husband Richard Arlin Mizell; 2 sons Jeffrey Brian (Julie) Mizell and Kevin Boyce Mizell Sr.; 2 sisters Mildred O'Quinn and Lavell Wilkins; 6 grandchildren Tommy (Ana) Mizell, Elisabeth Grace Mizell, Kevin Mizell Jr., Kelsey Mizell, Katie Mizell, Jasmine Oliver, 1 great grandchild Emmie Mae “Mae Mae” Mizell.
Josie was preceded in death by her parents Warren Wheat and Evy Josephine Hines Wheat; 2 brother Murphy Wheat and Jewel Wheat.
Visitation will be held on Monday June 27, 2016, from 6:00 until 9:00p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 28, 2016, beginning at 11:00a.m. All at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Stan Statham and Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate. Interment will be held at Mizell Cemetery in Isabel, LA.

Janice Lynelle Miller
May 31, 1957 - June 23, 2016
Janice Lynelle Miller, the 5th child of Carruth S. Miller and Junie Belle Leggett Miller, passed from this life at her home in High Point, NC at the age of 59. Lynelle was a wonderful loving mother, sister, aunt and friend and was a nurse, artist and poet. Lynelle was a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter, Ivy Tanvishut and her husband, Mac; son, John McClatchy; daughter, Clara McClatchy; and a grandson, MacArthur “Mac” Tanvishut, all of High Point. She is also survived by sisters, Shirley Barnes and her husband, Ted of Salem, Ohio, Louise Dill and her husband, Michael of Covington, Louisiana, and Lucille Anderson and her husband, Gerry of Louisville, Kentucky; a brother, David Miller and his wife, JoAnn of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Denver W. Miller of Franklinton, Louisiana and her parents. 
Visitation was June 26 at 4:00 pm at the Cumby Family Funeral Home in High Point, N. C. followed by a celebration of Life service at 5:00 pm

Myrtle Johnson
September 04, 1927 - June 23, 2016
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7
Myrtle Candace Dyson Johnson was born September 4, 1927 in Franklinton, Louisiana to the late Fletcher and Amanda (Magee) Dyson. Myrtle was the only girl of five brothers Ellison Frederick; Terry Cleophus; Melodyses Fletcher; and Collidge Jones Dyson; who all preceded her in death. 
Myrtle attended Washington Parish Training School and furthered her studies at Southern University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Secretarial Science. While at Southern University. She made legendary footprints by being named the 17th Miss Southern University for 1947-1948. She also became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated in 1947. During her time at Southern, she met her love and companion for life Walter L. Johnson. 
She married W. L. Johnson on August 22, 1948; they created a wonderful life for their only child Dr. Vincent Tyrone, born December 24, 1949. She and her family moved to Franklinton in 1951. Mrs. Myrtle returned to Southern University in 1952, and obtained her Elementary Teacher Certification. Myrtle assumed the position of teacher at Jones Creek School in Varnado, Louisiana. She later became a teacher at Franklinton Elementary School from which she retired. 
Myrtle was a devoted lifelong member of Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness. She was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Franklinton. She also participated in charitable works and was an inspiration to other breast cancer survivors after she won her own battle against the dreaded disease. 
Her devotion to her family was only surpassed by her love of the Lord. Her trust in Jesus sustained her during her final days. The Lord provided excellent care by the hands of her cousin, Mrs. Frances Brumfield Smith and Mrs. Angela Lanoix, Home Health Care provider. Elder Alvin Partman was an angel sent from the most High whose frequent visits and prayers with her gave her strength and comfort. 
She is survived by her only son Dr. Vincent Tyrone (Ruth) Johnson; grandchildren Vincent T. Johnson, II (Rachael) David T. Price, I (Katina); Henry J. Price; Kasey Trichon Morgan (Christopher); and Niani T. Price. Her great grandchildren are Cierra and Jada Price; Phoebe and Cree Ortega; Hunter Aristotle Johnson; Imanee Magee; David T. Price, II; Thalia Schiesswohl; Kristen and Courtney Morgan. Mrs. Myrtle is survived by one great-great grandson, Levi Lambert. 
Her family walks on in life comforted by the memories shared and love enjoyed over the years with Mother and Grandmom.  
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Washington Street, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438.  A Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11:00 am  at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA, 2200 Greenlaw Avenue in
Franklinton, Louisiana 70438

Captain James L. "Jimmy" Pittman
January 06, 1952 - June 23, 2016
James L. "Jimmy" Pittman, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. He was a Crew Boat Captain for Jade Marine of Belle Chase, LA for many decades. 
He is survived by his life partner, Becky P. Searcy; son, “Freddie” Pittman and wife, Stephanie; daughter, Amanda Pittman; 8 grandchildren, Kelsey Pittman, Alexis Pittman, James Pittman, Jr., Coby Pittman, Keryn Pittman, Ragen Williams, Brayden Williams and Christen Pittman; 2 great grandchildren, Carson Martin and Adayln Martin; sisters and brothers, Marie Kimble and her husband, Milton, Roger Pittman and his wife, Lois, Janet Tigner and her husband, Bobby, JoEtta Miller and her husband, Terry, and sister-in-law, Lucy “Gayle” Clark Pittman. 
Preceded in death by his son, Christopher James Pittman; parents, Bertha Lou Gill Pittman and Bobby Ray Pittman, Sr. and brothers, “Chuck” Dudley Gregory Pittman, and Bobby Ray Pittman, Jr. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Sunday and from 8 AM until religious services at 11 AM, Monday, June 27, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Stafford. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek.

Edward Warren
October 6, 1947 - June 23, 2016
EDWARD WARREN, AGE 68 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday, June 23, 2016 while working in his garden. 
He loved God and his family, he enjoyed working in his garden and giving to all who had needs. He watched Sheppard Chapel faithfully.
Survived by:  Wife: Brenda Magee Warren; 3 Sons and daughters in law: Edward Christopher Warren, Darin and Sheri Warren, Nelson and Shona Warren; 2 Daughters: Tammatha Wood, Karen Crain all of Franklinton; Grandchildren: Christian Warren, Christina Warren, Christopher Warren, Destiny Warren, Blake Warren, Blaine Warren, Dayokta Warren, Hailey Warren, Josh Warren, Lane Warren, Courtney Wood, Matt Crain; Great grandchildren: Carmon Warren, Aubree Warren, Daniel Warren, Kaylynn Warren, Lincoln Warren, Austin Passman, Allie Passman; Brother: Walter Wayne Warren; 3 Sisters: Shirley Stubbs, Elouise Miley, Rosemary Boleware; Numerous nieces and nephews and friends
He was preceded in death by his father Wilson William Warren, his mother Onether Barber Warren Simmons, and 2 brothers Wilson Warren, Jr. and John A. Warren.
Visitation will be held from 5 PM until 8 PM Monday, June 27, 2016. 

Myrtis Marie Terrell 
June 17, 1941 - June 23, 2016 
Myrtis Marie Terrell, a resident of Angie, LA, age 75, born on June 17, 1941, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Terrell of Angie, LA; one daughter, Debbie Ann Magee of Bogalusa, LA; one granddaughter, Allison Elizabeth Magee; one great-granddaughter, Isabella Marie Runfalo of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Mary Lucille Ellis of Dexter, MS; two brothers, George Lavelle Penton of Angie, LA and Donald Odine Penton of Duckhill, MS.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Pine, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Q Grass
January 9, 1968 - June 23, 2016
Thomas Q. Grass age 48 passed away June 23, 2016 at Our Lady of The Angles. He is survived by Amanda Bennett of Bogalusa La. One sister Eileen Young of Bogalusa La. 
He is preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Edith Kuhn Grass, and brother John Arnold Grass.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday June 25, 2016 from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue on Sunday June 26, 2016 from 9 am until time for service in the chapel at 2 pm. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery.

Gladys Creel Johnson
May 12, 1923 - June 22, 2016
GLADYS CREEL JOHNSON, AGE 93 and a resident of Franklinton died at 1:27 PM Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her residence.  She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church. She worked as a clerk in the register of voter’s office for many years.
Survived by:  Daughter: Pam Simmons Killingsworth of Franklinton; 2 Granddaughters: Vinessa Killingsworth of Franklinton; Kristy and Stephen Stockman of Lufkin, TX; Great granddaughters: Kristen Killingsworth, Kaylee Stockman; Great great grandson: Seth Kohler; Her Yorkie dog Boo Boo
She was preceded in death by her son Robert Jerry Johnson, II, and her parents George and Edna Crowe Creel.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 8 PM Friday, June 24, 2016 and after 9 AM Saturday. A funeral will be held at 10 AM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Andrew Voss and Rev. Percy Mac Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher Church Cemetery. 

Ernest Evon Martin
March 14, 1938 - June 22, 2016
EARNEST EVON MARTIN, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton died at 3:15 PM Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his residence.  He was a boat pilot for 50 plus years enjoying every day. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.
Survived by:  Wife: Dorothy C. Martin of Franklinton; 4 Sons: Ernest Leon Martin, Kenneth Martin, Burton Dewayne Martin, Virgil Claude Martin all of Franklinton; 2 Daughters: Eva Nell Parrot of Loranger, Sarah Jo Thomas of Hammond; 3 Step children: Lorie Brooks of Tylertown, Sharon Tornabene of South Carolina, Lawrence Taylor of Memphis, TN; 15 Grandchildren 17 Great grandchildren; “One Little Puddin” Alyssa Thomas; Brother: Walter Ray Martin of Leesville; Sister: Betty Jane Martin of Franklinton; Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other family and friends
He was preceded in death by his mother Louise Martin, father Virgil Martin, grandson Randall Martin, sister Evalean Taylor, and 2 brothers Monroe Lavern Martin and Jerry Wayne Martin. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Saturday, June 25, 2016 and after 9 AM Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.

Louise Pounds Hartzog 
March 6, 1938 - June 21, 2016 
Louise Pounds Hartzog, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 78, born on March 6, 1938 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Shannon Seal (Craig) and LuAnne Fortenberry (Alan) both of Bogalusa, LA; a son, Guy Melvin Hartzog of Sandy Hook, MS; two sisters, Mildred Pounds Fowler of Bogalusa, LA and Dorothy Pounds Kirshner of Buda, TX; a brother, Freddie Pounds (Betty) of Lake Charles, LA; seven grandchildren, James Christian Seal (Kathryn), John Cory Seal (Emily), Keshia Williams (Paul), Annedriea Hartzog, Heath Fortenberry (Veronica), Jeremy Fortenberry, and Gretchen Matthews (Daniel); eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Melvin Hartzog; her parents; three sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Lynn Martin, Bro. Caleb Martin and Bro. Jimmy Byrd officiating. Interment to follow at Ben's Ford Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Ben's Ford Baptist Church.

Faye Elizabeth Winborn Graham
March 23, 1930 - June 19, 2016
Faye Graham, a resident of rural Kentwood passed away at 8:25 AM on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at her home. She was born March 23, 1930 in Tylertown, MS and was 86 years of age. She was a member of Wilmer Baptist Church. 
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, LC Graham; six children and their spouses, Jimmy (Sherry) Graham, David (Marsha) Graham, Billy Graham and Jerry Graham, Pauline Baham, all of Wilmer, and Roxie (Jessie) Baham, Greensburg; 9 grandchildren, Carey (Carol) Graham, Shane (Missy) Graham, Susan (Mike) Patterson, Gerald Graham, Angel Graham, Victoria (Jeremy) Anderson, Joni (Mike) Kinney, Jana (Justin) Matherene and Shelby Baham; 21 great grandchildren, Gavin, Cara, April, Jeremy, Katelyn, Brody, Evan, Hunter, Carey, Sara, Taylor, Katie, Ashton, Torian, Brielle, Maci, Olivia and Sofia; 5 great great grandchildren, Cain, Jacy, Sophia, Easton and Karson and 2 sisters, her twin, Frances Lambert and Mary Bennett. 
Preceded in death by her parents, O.P. and Era Winborn; 3 brothers, James, Troy and Sammy Winborn and her grandson, Stacy James Graham. 
Visitation at Wilmer Baptist Church from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper, Bro. Jessie Johnson and Bro. Everett Broom. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Carey Graham, Gerald Graham, Gavin Graham, Hunter Graham, Shelby Baham and Sanford Wayne Holden. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. 

Roy Ernest Smith , Sr.
May 29, 1938 - June 18, 2016
ROY ERNEST SMITH, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton died 9 AM Saturday, June 18, 2016 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas. 
He was an ordained minister having ministered in the Baldwin, Louisiana area for several years. He enjoyed the outdoors. 
Survived by:  Wife: Joyce Cleveland Smith of Franklinton; Son: Carl B. Smith of Baytown, TX; Daughter: Donna S. Willm of Amite, LA; 2 Brothers: Donald Paul Smith of Mt. Hermon, Sam Smith of Utah; 4 Sisters: Emma Dean Martinez, Minnie Daughtry, Charlene Temple all of Baton Rouge, Pauline Sheridan of Wiggins, MS
He was preceded in death by a son Roy E. Smith, Jr., his parents C B and Garner Pearl Smith, brother Gary Smith and sister Glendora Carter.
Visitation will be at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church after 9AM Friday with funeral service to be held at 11 AM with Rev. Joe Wiggins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Ronald "Ronnie" Jeffery Jones
April 26, 1960 - June 17, 2016
Ronald “Ronnie” Jeffery Jones, 56, born in Independence, currently residing in Wilmer, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Ronald Jeffery Jones was a wonderful man that was loved, is missed, and will be forever cherished. He was an amazing, father, husband, brother, grandfather and friend to all that knew him. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also had a passion for collecting antiques. 
“Ronnie” is survived by his wife, Debbie Jones of 21 years; 3 daughters, Frannie Jones Peltier and husband, Todd, of Amite, Kimberly Jones Parsons and husband, Charles, of Summit, MS and Robin Jones Gill and fiancé, Raymond, of Tylertown, MS; step daughter, Jennifer Marcotte, of Springfield. His beloved grandchildren include Emily, Bailey, Bethany and Austin Peltier, Melanie and Conner Parsons, Tyler, Katelyn, Alyssa, Austin and Dalton Gill and Jaden and Maggie Marcotte. He is also survived by his siblings, Sandra Jones Badon and husband, Tommie, of Independence, Glynda Jones Toney and husband, Brad, of Franklinton, Bobby Jones, Jr. and wife, Taunee Sue, of Kentwood, and Tommy Jones and wife, Darenda, of Chesbrough and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Jones, Sr. and Frances Easley Jones; grandparents, Jeff and Rebecca Easley and Eva T. Jones. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 PM until 9 PM, Tuesday and from 8 AM until a Celebration of Life Service at 10 AM Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Hegwood. Ronnie will be laid to rest at Lee Cemetery, Amite. There will be fellowship afterwards at Loranger Baptist Church. 

Hollis Stogner, Sr.
September 10, 1940 - June 17, 2016
HOLLIS STOGNER, SR., AGE 75 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:37 pm Friday June 17, 2016 at his home. He was a former employee of Zona Feed Mill and later hand-planted countless pine trees throughout the area for Crown Zellerbach. Hollis enjoyed tinkering with small engines, playing dominoes and watching different types of sports like football, baseball and tennis. He liked fishing and always got laughs from watching his favorite Tom and Jerry cartoons. Hollis was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton who enjoyed visiting with and poking-fun at his family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Lorraine and Rusty Magee of Franklinton; 2 Grandsons and Spouses: Jermey and Monica Magee, Joshua and Collin Magee all of Franklinton; Granddaughter and Spouse: Brandy and David Merritt of Pine; 5 Great-grandchildren: Brantley Rhys Magee, Parker Leigh Magee, Alexis Kate Magee, Katherine LouElla Merritt, Mackenzie Mae Magee, and expected great-granddaughter Holly Michelle Magee; Special Cousin: Diane Sharp Anderson; Also numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Fannie Lee Schilling Stogner, son Hollis Stogner, Jr., and 2 angel babies, his parents Iona P. Stogner Langley and Harry Eugene Langley and the grandparents that raised him Oscar and Allice Stogner.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday June 21st from 9:30 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery Annex in Enon.
Pallbearers: Jermey Magee, Joshua Magee, Cody Brumfield, Godfrey Mizell, Zach Barnes, David Merritt
Honorary Pallbearers: Brantley Magee, Parker Magee, Alexis Magee, Katherine Merritt, Mackenzie Magee
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to his caregivers Cody Spear and Latansha “Sha” Brown for their loving support through the years.

Mary Jane Magee Dier
October 27, 1935 - June 17, 2016
MARY JANE MAGEE DIER, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:04 pm Friday June 17, 2106 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a born in Washington Parish on October 27, 1935 to the late TC Magee and Bonnie Hunt Magee. Mary was a Franklinton High School Graduate of 1954 and had retired after many years of service with the Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Survived by:  Daughter: Bonnie Dier of Franklinton; Granddaughter and Spouse: Misty Givens Payne and Clint Payne of Franklinton; Great-granddaughter: Ashleigh Dickerson; Brother: Marvin E. Magee of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters Lois Magee Corkern Fairburn and Christine Magee Maples and one brother TA Magee.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday June 20th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.

Eunice Wood Burdeaux
June 2, 1927 - June 16, 2016
EUNICE MARIE WOOD BURDEAUX, AGE 79 and a resident of Franklinton died early Thursday morning June 16, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and had retired from the Louisiana Department of Family Services. She enjoyed camping and working in her yard. Eunice loved spending time with her grandchildren and family but her true passion was riding horses and showing her beloved Tennessee Walking Horses. 
Survived by:  2 Daughters and a Son in law: Patsy S. and Pete Mellin of Pensacola Beach, FL, Marie Bateman of Franklinton; Son: Kevin Burdeaux of Breaux Bridge, LA; 2 Granddaughters and a Spouse: Kaitlyn Burdeaux of Baton Rouge, Stacy Bateman Buster and Todd Buster of Mandeville; 2 Great-grandchildren: Brandon Buster and Brooke Buster; Brother: David C. Wood of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband John H. Burdeaux, her son John Wilmer “Will” Burdeaux, parents Wilmer Jacob Wood and Philonia Miller Wood and recently by son in law Don Bateman.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday June 18th from 12 pm until 2:30 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Hezekiah Magee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Jimmy Guy, Tommy Guy, Andy Guy, Jerry Guy, Curt Guy, Junior Wood

James "Jimmy" F. Foster 
Died June 16, 2016 
Mr. James “Jimmy” F. Foster, age 73, passed away on Thursday June 16, 2016, at his residence in Bogalusa, LA
He is survived by his sister Suzanne Foster, two brothers George Foster and Michael Foster.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Frederic James Foster and Myrtle Foster.

Della Bonnie Lee Dillard 
July 1, 1921 - June 16, 2016 
Della Bonnie Lee Dillard, age 94, born on July 1, 1921 in Carnes, MS, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at her residence in Bush, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda D. Duncan (Frank) and Dianne Dillard; a daughter-in-law, Phyliss W. Dillard; four grandchildren, Gordon Duncan, Sarah E. Blenet, Corey Dillard and Patrick Dillard; six great-grandchildren, Anna Blenet, Anthony Blenet, Isabella Duncan, Justin Dillard, Ashleigh Dillard and Adynn Dillard.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William H. Dillard; a son, Henry A. Dillard; her parents, Bonnie Lee and Mary A. Johnson Lee; a sister, Euna Lea Kahl; her brothers, L. V. Lee, Mitchell Lee and James Lee.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Hebron Baptist Church, 79614 Highway 41, Bush, LA 70431, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Reggie Ogea officiating. Interment to follow at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Bush, LA.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to: Global Maritime Ministries, P. O. Box 750787, New Orleans, LA 70175-0787.

Frances Magee
April 21, 1930 - June 15, 2016
“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.”  Revelation 21:4
The sweet Angel of Mercy moved in quietly on June 15, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital – Bogalusa, LA and bare the spirit of Frances Magee at the age of 86.
She was manager of the Genesis Singers.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories, two daughters, Doris (L.C.) Dawson, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA and Delores (Bishop A.V.) Jordan of McComb, MS; two sons, Derrick D. (Brenda) Magee of Bogalusa, LA and Don F. Magee of Bogalusa, LA; two brothers, Curley L. (Ora) Murphy of Bogalusa, LA and Willie (Bennie) Murphy of Bogalusa, LA; one grandson whom she raised as her own, Louis Dawson, III of Bogalusa, LA; ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Magee was preceded in death by her mother, Ollie Mae Pittman Thomas Murphy; father, Will Thomas; two sons, Danny Powell and Darrell D. Powell; three brothers, J.W. Thomas, Julius Thomas and Charles Thomas
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 2:00PM – 7:00 PM
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church – 1408 N. Roosevelt Street – Bogalusa, LA with Rev. Dr. James Magee – Pastor Officiating. 
Interment – Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons of Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.

Bobbie Blair Berry
December 18, 1932 - June 15, 2016
BOBBIE NELL BLAIR BERRY, AGE 83 and a resident of the Springhill Community died at 8:25 am on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at her home. She was a longtime member of Springhill Baptist Church where she formerly taught Sunday school and vacation bible school and played the piano for many years. Bobbie enjoyed gardening and tending to her roses. She liked to sew and watch birds feed from the many feeders she kept around her home. Bobbie helped care for many young children in the community but truly cherished the time spent with her own grandchildren and family.
Survived by:  Husband of 65 years: Robert D. Berry of Springhill; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Richard L. Berry and Debbie Berry of Springhill, George Roland Berry and Jo Berry of Petal, MS; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: James Richard “Rick” Berry and Jennifer Berry of Walker, LA, John Clinton “Clint” Berry and Dennye Berry of Springhill, Justin Robert Berry and Brandy Berry of Franklinton, Melinda Nell Berry Mungo of Richmond Hill, GA, Shelly Ann Berry Jackson, Anna Jo Berry Barrett and Christopher Barrett all of Petal, MS; 14 Great-grandchildren: Parker, Peyton, and Paxton Berry, Jared, Jathan, Jericho and Jackson Berry, Dylan and Dakotah Berry, Brooks, Brandon, and Ava Mungo, Eli Jackson, Nora Barrett; 2 Sisters in law: Shirley Blair, Ernestine Blair both of Silver Creek; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents George Alvin Blair and Rosa Barber Blair, 2 sisters Idel Blair Benson and Genevieve Blair, and 4 brothers George E. Blair, James Blair, Harold Blair, Everette Blair.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday June 17th from 5 pm until 8 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hebron Cemetery in New Hebron, MS.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Carolyn Fruge'
January 16, 1945 - June 12, 2016
CAROLYN FRUGE’, AGE 71 and a resident of the Bonner Creek Community died at 9:30 am Sunday June 12, 2016 at her home. She was a lifelong member of Bonner Creek Baptist Church and a former fashion coordinator at West Brothers Department Store in Franklinton. Carolyn enjoyed working in her yard, camping and traveling. She was a fantastic cook and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by:  Husband of 51 years: Jerry Fruge’, Sr. of Bonner Creek; Son and Daughter in law: Jerry Fruge’, Jr. and Jewel Fruge of Bonner Creek; 2 Grandchildren: Caleb Fruge’, Cailee Ann Fruge’; Sister: Betty Jerylene Tarver of Folsom; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son Brian Loyd Fruge’, grandson Joshua Fruge’, her parents Loyd W. Stafford and Bevie McLain Stafford and a brother Elroy Stafford.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday June 14th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. David Tassin officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonner Creek Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to all her many friends and family for their support and to her sister in law LaDonna Shifflett for the great love and care she provided these last few months.

Hazel Oliver Smith
November 30, 1928 - June 11, 2016
Hazel Oliver Smith and a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away at 4:15AM on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at her home. She was born November 30, 1928 in Mt. Hermon, LA and was 87 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood and Friendship Circle Sunday School Class, and was a graduate of Mt. Hermon High School. Mrs. Smith loved her flowers and her garden and doing jigsaw puzzles with her friends. 
Survived by 4 daughters, Kathy Higginbotham and her husband, Roger, Kentwood, Debbie Matherne and her husband, Paul, Abbeville, Sherry Bridges and her husband, Walter, Kentwood, Lesa Cook and her husband, Lex, Ruth, MS, 5 sisters, Katherine Manning, Marietta, GA, Azalene Goetzmann, Osyka, MS, Irene Blades, Kentwood, Sarah Golmon, Kentwood, Mickey Cade, Kentwood, 4 half-sisters, Helen Sharp and her husband, Hank, Metairie, Gladys Bernard and her husband, Everett, Hammond, Beverly Coburn, and her deceased husband, Alan, Roseland, Edna Earl Leonard and her husband, Sam, Walker, 2 half-brothers, Jimmy Oliver and his wife, Janie, Paola, KS, Charles Oliver and his wife, JoAnn, Roseland, 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren 
Preceded in death by, husband, Hardy J. Smith, grandson, Timmy Huckaby, mother, Pearl Schilling Oliver Mulkey, father, Jimmy Oliver. 
Visitation at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Joey Miller. Interment Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Mt. Hermon, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Camille Ridgdell
April 3, 1950 - June 11, 2016
Camille Elaine Ridgdell age 66 passed away June 11, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa La. 
She is survived by a daughter Melissa Ridgdell Jenkins "James" of Bogalusa La. Two brothers Alvin Lott "Beverly" of Covington La, and Stanley Lott "Joyce" of Polarville Ms. One sister Christine Lott Pell "Hugh" of Slidell La. Two grandchildren Baine Jenkins and Gage Jenkins. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Sylvester Ray Ridgdell Jr. Parents Earl Aubrey Lott and Janice Mitchell Lott.Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Friday June 17, 2016 from 10 am until time for services in the chapel at 2 pm. Burial will be in Wilson Magee Cemetery. Rev. Randy Magee will officiate.


Doris Johnnie Mae Pigott
January 31, 1934 - June 9, 2016
Doris Johnnie Mae Pigott born January 31, 1934 went home to be with the lord June 9, 2016 at the age of 83.
She leaves behind a son Charles Pigott Sr. of Pennsylvania a brother, Benson Crawford Smith, of Rhode Island. 2 Sisters, Theresa Snowden and Geniel Ogundele both of Road Island, a special aunt Minster Bobbie J. Lindsey of Michigan City, Indiana, her Grandchildren, Amzie Pagott, Charles Pigott Jr, Apollo Pigott, Shukura Pigott, Nicole Pigott, Derek Pigott, William Pigott, Andre Pigott, Diana Pigott and Vincent Pigott. 3 Daughter-in-law's Casaline Pigott, Patricia Berryhill and Mavis Pigott and other family members and friends.
She is proceeded In death by her parents, Johnny and Ida Mae Freeman 2 son's Willie Pigott and Jim Pigott Jr., 2 brother's Milton Scott and Ruben Wayne Smith, a sister Emily Scott.
Visitation will be held Thursday June 16, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Bogalusa City Cemetery.

Theresa A. Wells
February 11, 1945 - June 9, 2016
Theresa A. Wells born February Feb. 11, 1945 passed away June 9, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital. She was a resident of Resthaven Living Center. She is survived by two sons, Robert Hodge of Crossroads Ms, and Charles Sanders of Bogalusa. Grandchildren Shanna Sanders, Christina Sanders, Brittnay Miller, Jacob Freeman, Chloe Jarrell. Two great grandchildren Tyrone Brinson and Payton Rogers. Nieces Shelia Odom and Cheri Meyn. 
She is preceded in death by her parents Robert Lee and Etta Mae Sanders.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday June 12, 2016 from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue of Monday June 13, 2016 from 8 am until time for service at 11 am. Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery.

Ada Agusta Jones
March 12, 1923 - June 9, 2016
Ada Augusta Jones born March 12, 1923 went home to be with The Lord June 9, 2016 at the age of 93. She was a resident of Bogalusa and was a member of West Side Emmanuel Baptist Church.
She leaves behind 2 sons, James Bennie Jones Jr. and his wife Robin of Franklinton, La. and Edward Lee Jones and his wife Freda of Purvis, MS.2 daughters, Brenda Jones Fox and her husband Raymond of Baton Rouge, La. and Glenda Jones also of Baton, La. 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary A. Jenkins, her husband, James Bennie Jones Sr., 4 brothers, Elton Jenkins, Zelimar Jenkins, Helton Jenkins and Ambrose Jenkins, 2 sisters, Elouise Helton and Nina Mae Graves.
Visitation will be held Tuesday June 14, 2016 at Brown-McGehee beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Marcus Rosa will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers the family request to make donations the Bogalusa Help Center, P.O.Box 1425 Bogalusa, La. 70427.

Mary F Alford 
March 9, 1936 - June 8, 2016 
Mary F. Alford, a resident of Franklinton, LA, born March 9, 1936, passed away Wednesday June 8, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA at the age of 80.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Debra Jean Alford of Abita Springs, LA and Vickie (Marcus) Mapes of Franklinton, LA; 1 brother, David Fox of Hattiesburg, MS; 1 sister, Marion Thurston of England; 3 grandchildren, Monica (Micah) McDonald Hooge, Todd (Karen) McDonald, and Joshua Scott (Charlene) Jenkins; and 8 great- grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Densil Alford and her second husband, Joseph Alford.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral in Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements.

Eric Kevin Garic 
January 3, 1964 - June 7, 2016 
Eric Kevin Garic, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born January 3, 1964, passed away at his residence on June 7, 2016 at the age of 52.
He is survived by his fiancé, Shannon Dillon of Bogalusa, LA; 1 son, Les Applewhite Garic of Bogalusa, LA; his son’s mother Kim Applewhite of Bogalusa, LA; 3 brothers, Dennis A. Garic of Bogalusa, LA, Greg (Gail) Garic of Bogalusa, LA, and Steve “Poncho” (Laura) Garic of Pine, LA; 2 sisters, Patricia G. Erwin of New Orleans, LA and Deborah (Berferd) Hartzog of Bogalusa, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Charlene Garic and a special friend, James Seawright.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral at 1:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA.

Marie Ann Duhon 
Died June 7, 2016 
Marie Ann Duhon, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away at Lakeview Regional Medical Center on Tuesday June 7, 2016 at the age of 59.
She is survived by 3 daughters: Tonya Duhon of Diberville, MS, Lisa Dunaway of Bogalusa, LA, and Pamela Duhon of Bogalusa, LA; 2 brothers Billy Carroll of Varnado, LA; and Leroy Carroll of Bogalusa, LA; 2 grandchildren Drake Dunaway, and Skylar Dunaway.
Marie is preceded in death by her parents: Daniel Carroll and Dollie Adams Carroll.
Visitation will be Saturday June 11, 2016, from 5:00 until 9:00p.m., and will continue Sunday June 12, 2016 from 9:00a.m., until service time of 2:00p.m., all at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Carroll Cemetery.

Helen Crain Flynt
September 14, 1932 - June 7, 2016
HELEN CRAIN FLYNT, AGE 83 was born in Washington Parish on September 14, 1932 and died at her home in Franklinton early Tuesday morning June 7, 2016. Helen was a member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Helen’s loves of life were her family, working in her yard, riding motorcycles and camping with her husband. She will be missed by her husband, children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and all those who knew and loved her.
Survived by:  Husband of 28 years: Hilry Flynt; Children: Herbert Durwood Seals, Phyllis Seals Whitfield and late husband Scott, Michelle Jauan Seals Ramshur and husband Ricky; Grandchildren: Courtney Seals Freeman and husband George, Joshua Seals, Taylor Seals Tucker and husband Veachel, Ryan Ramshur, Whitney Ramshur Walker and husband Forest, Carlie Whitfield and Jesse Whitfield; Great Grandchildren: Grayden Dequeant, Patrick Richardson, Sidney Richardson, and Harlowe Tucker; Also numerous nieces and nephews
Preceeded in death by her father Aldon Crain, mother Annie Mae Whitehead Crain and siblings Charles Ray Crain, Jimmy Richard Crain, Evelyn Louise Breland and Walter Roy Crain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday June 9th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Edward Penton and Eld. Lerand Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the War Crain Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ryan Ramshur, Forest Walker, Josh Seals, Veach Tucker, Grayden Dequeant, Jesse Whitfield

Chinesey McKenzie Branch
May 13, 1928 - June 6, 2016
CHINESEY MCKENZIE BRANCH, AGE 88 and a resident of Pine died at 7:15 pm Monday June 6, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a longtime member of Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church that always loved to read her Bible. Chinesey enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers, while also helping take care of the family farm. She also enjoyed baking cakes, especially her famous pound cake, for her family and often baked a cake for the sick or those in need. 
Survived by:  2 Daughters and a Son in law: Gayle and Eld. Clyde Cooper of Pine, Sandra Strahan of Gulfport, MS; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: James “Milo” and Emily Branch of Bogalusa, Pat and Cathy Branch of Pine; 11 Grandchildren and Spouses; Numerous great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; Sister in law: Jimmy Lou McKenzie of Pine; Also several nieces, nephews and other family members and friends
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years Robert Branch, her parents Andrew McKenzie and Rosetta Williams McKenzie, sister and brother in law Myrtle McKenzie Singley and Delos Singley, brother and sister in law J.D. and Gladys McKenzie, and brother K.C. McKenzie.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday June 8th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Richard Magee, Eld. Clyde Cooper and her grandson Rev. Keith Branch officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Haven Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Darren Cooper, Darrell Cooper, Clint Cooper, Steven Branch, Robbie Strahan, Michael Strahan

Velmon Cotton
May 2, 1927 - June 5, 2016 
Velmon J. Cotton was born May 2, 1927 in Hub, MS to the union of Clyde Jefferson and Sarah Ratliff. Velmon was the youngest of five children: Maefield, Eddie, Aldonia and Theresa (Pinkie) all of whom preceded her in death.
Velmon was the widow of Nelson Cotton. Later in life she became a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church, where she attended. Sister Cotton loved the Lord Jesus Christ. She lived a Christ like life. Her smile and laughter will be missed. If you talked to her she would tell you about the goodness of the Lord. She would always say, when Jesus comes back, He would ask did you tell anyone about Me?
Sister Cotton leaves to celebrate her life and homegoing, five children: Sarah Hayward of Houston, TX, Charles Robinson of Bogalusa, Samuel and Cora Gooden of Detroit, MI, Gregory and Barbara Ann Robinson of San Antonio, TX, Michael and Barbara Gail Robinson of Houston, TX. Also joining in the celebration of life, fourteen (14) grandchildren, twenty (20) great grandchildren , twenty-five (25) nieces and nephews.
Visitation Friday, June 10, 2016 from 2 – 5 pm in the chapel with funeral service on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00 am at Second Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Darrell Self, pastor and Rev. Christopher Matthews, Sr. Interments, Bogalusa Cemetery.
Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Benton Bernard Kennedy, Sr.
September 24, 1933 - June 4, 2016
Benton Bernard Kennedy Sr. born September 24, 1933 went home to be with The Lord on June 4, 2016 at the age of 82. He owner of Kennedy Fish Traps and he was a member of Angie Baptist Church . Benton served his country by serving in the United States Air Force.
He Leaves behind his beloved wife, Carolyn Thornhill Kennedy of Angie, a son Benton Bernard Kennedy Jr. of Angie, a daughter, Cheryl Watts and her husband Billy of Angie, two grandchildren, Christina Lott and her husband Mark and Billy Watts Jr., two great-grand children, Mark Aaron Lott Jr. and Lucas Paul Lott and also numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Bonnie Mae Baughman Kennedy and a brother , Donald L. Kennedy.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee on Wednesday June 8, 2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Thursday June 9, 2016 after 9:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Rev Larry Mizell will officiate the services with the interment to follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery located in Angie. La.

Elvin Ray Schilling
October 23, 1949 - June 4, 2016
ELVIN RAY SCHILLING AGE 66 and a resident of Enon died early Saturday morning June 4, 2016 at his home. Ray was a member of Mount Zion United Pentecostal Church and a former longtime diesel mechanic for Marvin Bennett Trucking. He loved worshiping the Lord and had a special place in his heart for his church family. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors and often spent time bird watching from his porch. He always cherished the time spent with his family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  Wife: Bobbie Mason Schilling of Enon; 4 Children and Spouses: Laurie and Karl Sharp of Franklinton, Alton Hart of Jackson, MS, Tina Hartfield, Carolyn Touchstone both of Bogalusa; 12 Grandchildren: Kodi Sharp, Zachary Sharp, Arianna Hartfield, Austin Hartfield, Colby Hartfield, Joshua Hartfield, Katie Hines, Blake Hart, Caleb Touchstone, Hanna Touchstone, Ben Touchstone, Lenzie Spencer; 2 Brothers: James Schilling of Brookhaven, Bobby Schilling of Franklinton; 4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Sharon and McCauley Sheridan of Plainview, Darlene and Jim Harvestone of Brookhaven, Wilda McNeese of Franklinton, Shelia and Donald Webre of Tickfaw; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents Edwin Schilling and Nora Mae O’Bryant Schilling.
Visitation will be at Mount Zion Pentecostal Church Sunday June 5th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral will be held at 11 am Monday in the church with Rev. Leon Hickman and Rev. Bryan Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Corkern Cemetery.

Mary L. Easterling Bohnenstiehl 
October 6, 1947 - June 3, 2016
Mary L. Easterling Bohnenstiehl, 68, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Friday June 3, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
Mrs. Mary is survived by her husband Gerry Bohnenstiehl; 2 sons Charlie (Charlene) Easterling and George (Julie) Phelps; a daughter Judy Easterling; step sons Jason Bohnenstiehl and Bryan Bohnenstiehl; a brother Doug Phelps; grandchildren Jessica Lewis, Georgie Phelps, Patrick, Michael and Kellie Easterling, and Bryn and Kate Bohnenstiehl.
She is preceded in death by her brothers Leonard Phelps, S. J. Phelps, John Phelps, George Phelps; and a grandson Cody Brewer.
Visitation will be Monday June 6, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:30 am until the funeral service at 12:00 pm with Rev. Leo Burge officiating. Interment will follow at Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mary Louise Smith
August 11, 1941 - June 1, 2016
Mary Louise Smith age 74 passed away June 1, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a resident of Franklinton La. She is survived by two sons, Robert Jay Smith Jr. of Houston Tx and Jimmy Anthony Smith of San Diego Calif. One daughter Donna Marie Smith Norton of Franklinton La. Brothers Henry Young of Varnado La and Charles Young of Gulfport Ms. Sisters Sarah Kelley of Warnerton La and Delona Young of Bogalusa La. Four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
She is survived by her husband Robert Jay Smith Sr. parents Henry and Lydia Martin Young, Half brother John D. Martin and Robert Alfred Young. Sister Ruby Nell Blackburn. 
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday June 4, 2016 from 5 pm until 9 pm and it will continue on Sunday from 10 am until time for service in the chapel at 2 pm. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Wesley Quave will Officiate.

Richard Lee "Spence" Spencer, Jr. 
December 17, 1967 - June 1, 2016 
Richard Lee "Spence" Spencer, Jr., a resident of Bush, LA, age 48, born on December 17, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Shelly Spencer of Bush, LA; two daughters, Mindy Spencer of Bush, LA and Misty Spencer of Covington, LA; a son, Kevyn Knight of Conowingo, Maryland; his mother, Ellen Esposito of Baltimore, Maryland; a sister, Tanya Bardo Ey of Conowingo, Maryland; two brothers, Pete Esposito and Michael Spencer both of Baltimore, Maryland; six grandchildren, Bradley Adkins, Hunter Adkins, McKenzie Wright, Spencer Wright, August Glass and Baby Glass.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Palestine Baptist Church from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 6:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating.

Kiniaki Shawaiki Williams 
May 12, 1983 - May 31, 2016
Kiniaki (Naski) S. Williams, Sr., was born May 12, 19833 to Pansy Williams and the late Larry Fowler.
He was a loving, caring and one of the most lively person you could meet. He made everyone happy with joy and laughter. He always had advice to give you. Naski touched and impacted so many lives. His life as he lived it speaks for him today.
No life is ever complete without friends who endured our lives along the way. He was affectionately know to family and friends as "NASKI". We should live like Naski did in love and peace.
Naski joined church at an early age and was baptized under the leadership of the late Rev. Columbus Muse.
He was a source of inspiration, strength and laughter. On January 16, 2009, his son, the love of his eye, his heartbeat, Kiniaki S. Williams, Jr., was born. And as a father, he truly and sincerely loved his son K. J.
In the early morning hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Naski season ended at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA. He will be greatly missed. He left some of himself for each of us to carry in our hearts.
Naski leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Pansy Williams of Progress, MS, stepfather, Dwayne Gutter of Progress, MS, grandfather and grandmother, Willie and Mary Fowler of Franklinton, LA; six brothers: Teewha Williams (Jasmine) of Mt. Hermon, LA, LaBrandon Fowler of Tulsa, OK, Leonard Fowler of Folson, LA, Larry Fowler of Columbus, GA, D'Morial Manning of Franklinton, LA; stepsister, Taylor Gutter, Hayward, GA; god sisters, Tiffany Williams, Anna, TX and Mysham Watson, Franklinton, LA, godparents, Janice Kay Magee and Calvin Magee; four godsons: Daelyn Haney, Markel Francis, Cameron McElveen, Collin Williams and a Devine host of aunts and uncles and forever loving cousins, nieces and nephews. A devoted friend and family, Jessica Burkhalter and the Burkhalter family.
Visitation: Friday, June 10, 2016 from 2 - 5pm Family Hour: 6 - 7 pm
Funeral: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:00pm Union Chapel AME Church, Rev. Sherman Berry, officiating

Barbara McElveen
October 21, 1940 - May 31, 2016
BARBARA HUSSER MCELVEEN, AGE 75 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 4:40 pm Tuesday May 31, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and a former longtime nurse at Southeast Louisiana Hospital. Barbara was an Honorable Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star who enjoyed cooking and gardening. She loved reading all types of books and camping. Barbara liked making crafts, quilting and crocheting small items like doll clothes.
Survived by:  Husband of 60 years: Paul McElveen of Mt. Hermon; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Anthony Bishop McElveen, Sr. of Albany, Patrick N. and Lynn McElveen of Mt. Hermon; 2 Grandchildren: Bishop McElveen, Melinda McElveen; 3 Sisters: Margie, Fleeda, and Emily; Also survived by numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Deedrah McElveen, infant son Scott McElveen, parents David Earl Husser and Myrtle Corkern Husser, 8 sisters and 3 brothers. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday June 3rd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Scott Spinks officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Patrick McElveen, Anthony McElveen, Bishop McElveen, Johnny Istre, Erik Tagert, Richard Lawrence.

Emma Thomas Barber
October 15, 1915 - May 31, 2016
EMMA THOMAS BARBER, AGE 100 and a resident of Thomas died Tuesday May 31, 2016 at the La Maison Leisure Living Center in Denham Springs. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, gardening and working in her yard when she was able. Emma liked to cook for her family and loved reading her Bible.
Survived by:  Daughter: Helen Thomas of Thomas; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Lee Wiley and Virginia Barber of Vicksburg, MS,
Phillip Ray and Deborah Barber of Thomas; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Ricky Barber, Sherilyn and Steve Abney, Jeff and Sabrina Thomas, Tim and Angela Thomas, Blake and Latisha Barber, Kyle and Ashley Barber; 14 Great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Anslee Barber, granddaughter Marilyn Barber, an infant grandson, her parents Louis Thomas and Katie Rogers Thomas, 3 sisters Gertrude Hunt, Rosette Sharp and Lottie Barber.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday June 2nd from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Marlon Arceneaux and Rev. Norman Hoyt officiating. Entombment will follow in the Thomas Family Mausoleum.
Pallbearers: Blake Barber, Kyle Barber, Jeff Thomas, Tim Thomas, Brent Barber, Austin Barber, Steve Abney

Herbert Wayne Smith
April 5, 1952 - May 30, 2016
Herbert Wayne Smith, born April 5, 1952, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, at the age of 64.
He was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Poplarville, Miss., and the Bogalusa American Legion Post 24. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army.
He leaves behind a daughter, April Lynn Smith Pitre of Houma; two brothers, Bobby (Diane) Smith of Millry, Ala., and Donny (Nina Kaye) Stevison of Poplarville; two sisters, Nelda Janet Anderson of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Deborah Jean Atwood of Seminary, Miss.; two grandchildren, LenaClaire Pitre and Carson Paul Pitre; and other family members and friends.
He is preceded by his parents, Herbert Hoover Smith and Elizabeth Riles Smith.
Visitation will be held in Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, June 3, and will resume Saturday, June 4, after 8 a.m. until the service time at 10 a.m. After religious services, the interment will follow at the Pomenah Cemetery in the veterans' section.

Elbert Miley
December 8, 1946 - May 29, 2016
Elbert E. Miley, 69, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016, at his residence in Bogalusa.
He was employed by Crown Zellerbach/Gaylor Papermill for 33 years and retired from the National Guard after serving 20 years.
Elbert enjoyed antique cars, spending time with his family, and most of all going to ballgames to watch his grandchildren play.
He is survived by a daughter, DeAnn (Byron) Forbes of Franklinton; a son, Britt Miley of Bogalusa; grandchildren, Allison Forbes, Aaron Forbes, Morgan Miley, Jordan Miley and Jackson Miley; his brother, Larry Miley of Provencal; and two sisters, Jean (Larry) Brown of Bogalusa and Elaine (Ed) Carroll of Bogalusa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ardis Miley and Myra Miley Jarrell; and a brother, Lon Miley.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 1, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will resume Thursday, June 2, after 8 a.m. until the service time at noon. The Rev. Elder Mark Hobgood will officiate the services with interment to follow at Lon Miley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Slaughter, Greg Slaughter, Albert Davis, Joe Davis, Lavon Forbes and Brett Pounds.

Ray McClain Powell 
July 24, 1931 - May 29, 2016 
Ray McClain Powell, a resident of Crossroads, MS, age 84, born on July 24, 1931, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Belle Powell of Crossroads, MS; one daughter, Terri L. Smith (Mike) of Crossroads, MS; two sons, Warren R. Powell (Anita) of Katy, TX and Gordon H. Powell (Laura) of Cypress, TX; son-in-law, John Chutz of Houston, TX; one brother, Burnell H. Powell, Jr. (Josie) of Denham Springs, LA; nine grandchildren, Daniel R. Schmid (fiancee Mandi Smith), Justin W. Powell, Brandon C. Schmid, Anne K. Dalrymple (Will), Cody Powell (Callie), Tabitha M. Powell, Cassidy M. Powell, Caitlin M. Stanford and Kevin Smith (Cassandra); four great-grandchildren, Kaity Ray Powell, Scarlett A. Powell, London Smith and Trevin Smith.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Ann Chutz; and his parents, Burnell and Lois Powell, Sr.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday. June 1, 2016 from 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Bill Moon officiating.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Schmid, Justin Powell, Brandon Schmid, Cody Powell, John Chutz and Mike Smith; Honorary Pallbearers will be Denny Ducker and Kevin Smith.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 6055 South Loop East, Houston TX 77087 or online at Alz.org/donate.

Alexis Brianna Levi 
February 3, 2016 - May 28, 2016
“And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise” Luke 23:43
Alexis Brianne Levi was born on February 3, 2016 in Bogalusa, LA to Kelli Shanice Burkhalter and Kevin Everett Levi.
Alexis leaves to cherish her memories; two sisters: Tameal Lashay and Latasha Marie of Arlington, TX; two brothers: Kevin E. Levi, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA and J’Keiston Levi of Ft. Worth, TX. Grandmother, Carolyn Burkhalter of Franklinton, LA; aunts: Kamila Burkhalter of Los Angeles, CA, Karla (Chris) Penton, Maeoceal (Larry) Brown, Chequita (Brandon) Short, Crystal (Jerrold) Montgomery all of Bogalusa, LA, Kimberly Burkhalter an Kendra Burkhalter of Franklinton, LA. Uncles: Keith (Julie) Levi of Holland, MI, Douglas (Brenda) Levi, Robert (Chandra) Levi, Kendrick (Tessa) Varnado, Rafael (Loren) Wilson and Sabashon (Deon) Levi all of Bogalusa, LA;
Her most special memories: a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins, Marie Brock, Adnesha Allen, Mr. & Mrs. Patterson and Mr. & Mrs. Washington, and Casey.
She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Anthony Burkhalter, Larry Walter Levi; grandmother, Mary Alice Levi, aunt, Felicia Levi McGriggs and uncle Jeffery Levi.
Visitation is Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home, 638 Columbia Street, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 70427.  A funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm.

Rhonda Denise Watson
July 3, 1955 - May 27, 2016
Rhonda Denise Watson age 60 passed away May 27, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton La after a lengthly illness. She was a resident of Bogalusa La, and Member of First Baptist Church. 
She is survived by her husband of 31 years James B. Watson, a son Jimmy H. Smith Jr (Denise) and granddaughter Kyla Briann Vallejo of Franklinton La. One sister Debra Lynn Cotton (Doy) of Bogalusa. Sisters-in-laws Mary Smith, Becky Watson, Sharon Thornhill and Evelyn "Tiny" Smith (Jimmy Sr.) of Franklinton.
She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Jeanette Gerald, sister Linda Wise, two brothers Mark and Mike Gerald, and grandson Kaden Vallejo.
Rhonda loved spending time with her granddaughter Kyla and her Boogi (her fur Baby)
Arrangements are incomplete

Audrey Lee Thomas
March 28, 1948 - May 26, 2016
Audrey Lee Thomas born March 28, 1948 passed away peacefully with her family at her side on May 26, 2016 at the age of 68.  She was a devoted housewife and mother and a resident of the Bush community.
She leaves behind her husband, George "Ron" Thomas of Bush, two sons, Donald Eugene Thomas and Richard Dennis Thomas both of Bush, a brother, Larry Penton of Natchez, MS. Three sisters, Pearl Mae Geraldson of Natchez, MS., Margaret Watson of Franklinton and Mamie Penton of Bogalusa, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Vaserie Dykes Penton, a son, George R. Thomas II, a brother, Julias Penton and a sister, Vallerie Vaughn.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday May 28, 2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and will resume after 8:00 A.M. May 29, 2016 until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate the service with the Interment following at the Thomas Cemetery located in Bush, La.

Wayne Knight
December 13, 1931 - May 25, 2016
JAMES WAYNE KNIGHT, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died early Wednesday morning May 25, 2016. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Wayne was retired from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. He was an active member of the Riverside Medical Center Board of Directors for 17 years where he served as Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee. Wayne enjoyed gardening and traveling, alongside his wife, to vacation spots throughout the country. He was an avid college sports fan, especially his beloved Ole Miss Rebels, and would often attend games while also watching them on TV any chance that he could.
Survived by:  2 Sons and Daughters in law: Dr. Tom Knight and Mindy Knight of Austin, TX, Russell and Becky Knight of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Cindy and Jim Wamble of West Point, MS; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Dr. Greg Knight, Kimberly Knight Hart, (J.D.) and Michael Hart, Dr. Steve Knight and Dr. Anna Knight, James and Paige Wamble, Andrew and Linda Wamble, Macaulay and Robert Whitaker, Scott Knight, Andrew and Pamela Blair; 10 Great-grandchildren: Daniel Hart, Elizabeth Knight, Taylor Wamble, James Wamble IV, Drew Wamble, Eli Wamble, Abbey Wamble, Tom Whitaker, Dade Whitaker, Kruz Blair; 2 Sisters in law: Betty Carr, Sybil Babington; Brother in law: J.S. Thomas; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Sally Babington Knight, his parents Percell Knight and Ina Lee Renfro Knight, 2 brothers Otto Knight, L.C. Knight, and 4 sisters Christine K. Thomas, Melba K. Hutsell, Maudie K. Clancy and Olean K. Corkern.
Visitation will be held at Centenary Methodist Church; 1015 Cleveland St., Franklinton, LA; on Saturday June 4th at 1 pm. A memorial service will follow at 2 pm with Rev. Mike Palermo and Bro. Brent King officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Riverside Medical Center Foundation or to Centenary Methodist Church. 

Betty Brewer
July 29, 1948 - May 22, 2016
BETTY CAVES BREWER, AGE 67 and a resident of Pine died Sunday afternoon May 22, 2016 at her home. She was a member of Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church who enjoyed drinking coffee while relaxing on her porch. Betty formerly did crocheting, including baby gifts and unique dolls for her family and friends. She always tried to take care of the needs others and loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Survived by:  2 Daughters and Sons in law: Betty Leeanne Varnado and Ronnie Rawson of Pine, Debra Denise and Tres Sylvest of Mt. Hermon; Son: Jimmy Brewer, Jr. of Pine; Grandchildren and Spouses: Amanda Renee’ Lachney and Michael Lachney, Danielle Johnson and Jenny Mack, Kenneth Brewer, Montana Brewer, Ashlyn Brewer, Amber Brewer, Justin Sylvest; Great-grandson: Joseph Lachney; 2 Sisters: Golda Sumrall, Billy Ann Sumrall; 4 Brothers and Spouses: John Earl and Verla Mae Caves, Tommy and Nell Caves, Floyd Caves and Lola Pippin, Donald Caves and Steve Keyes; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Brewer, Sr., her parents Bill Caves and Agnes Corkern Caves and a brother Roy Caves.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 24th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Yancy Magee and Bro. Steve Keyes officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tres Sylvest, Ronnie Rawson, Michael Lachney, Kyle Rawson, Kenneth Brewer, Jenny Mack

Paulette Jones Spears Phelps
October 1, 1946 - May 22, 2016
PAULETTE JONES SPEARS PHELPS, AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:21 PM Sunday, May 22, 2016 at her residence.  She was retired from the Washington Parish Clerk of Court Office. She was a member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church but attended New Beginnings Church.
Survived by:  Son and daughter in law: Byron and Tammy Spears of Bogalusa; Daughter: Mandy Phelps; 2 Grandsons: Thailyr Spears and Jake Miller Spears; Granddaughter: Bailey Spears; Great Great grandson: Braylin Spears; 2 Sisters:  Shirley Thomas, Elouise Jones; Brother and sister in law:  Malloye and Nell Jones; 2 Sisters in law:  Jean Jones and Hazel Jones; Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her first husband Talmadge Spears and her second David Phelps, her son Larue Spears, her parents, 5 sisters and brothers in law Margie and Adnell Magee, Joyce McDaniel, Eloise and Kenny Lee and Charles Sullivan, Clearmenthian and Joby Magee, Doris and J.E. “Big Boy” Magee, and brother in law Phillip Thomas, 5 brothers Eldridge Jones, Elvin Jones, Kenneth Jones, Hunter Jones, and Aubrey Jones and sister in law Margie Sonier.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 9 AM until 2 PM. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Keith Branch officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Geraldine Hennick Morris 
August 29, 1936 - May 22, 2016 
Geraldine Hennick Morris, a resident of Franklinton, LA, age 79, born on August 29, 1936 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
She is survived by three daughters, Denise Martin, Pam Tageant (Tim) and Debby Major (Kenny); four grandsons, Michael Formby, Wesley Williams, Conner Tageant and Hayden Tageant; one brother, Roy Hennick.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Martin and Jewell Morris; her parents, Harold Hennick and Bonnie Evalyn Sartin Hennick; two sisters, Harold Jean Hennick and Ann Hennick Otzenberger.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Micah Collins officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Mildred S. Peters 
September 1, 1934 - May 21, 2016 
Sister Mildred Weary Spikes Peters was born on September 1, 1934 to the parentage of the late Edna Elzy Peters and Henry Crumedy. She was adopted by the late Oscar & Mamie Weary.
Sister Mildred joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful servant there until her heath failed her. She served in several capacities in the church, and was president of the senior choir for 29 years.
Sister Mildred was formerly educated at Wesley Ray High School and continued her education at Southern University & A & M College in Baton Rouge, LA. She taught school in the Washington Parish School in the Washington Parish School System for 40 years.
Sister Mildred united in holy matrimony with the late Jessie Spikes and to this union two (2) children were born. She later united in holy matrimony with the late Jesse Peters.
She leaves to cherish her memories: three (3) daughters: LaTony Weary (Charles, Sr.) of Angie, LA, Lori Henry (Phillip) of Sterling Heights, MI, Clara Wilson of Baton Rouge, LA; one son, Alfred Hines (Shandra) of Bogalusa, LA; stepchildren: Sheila Brown (Milton) of Belle Chase, LA, Stella Morris & Royce Morris of Bogalusa, LA; two nephews that she raised as her own: Russell Cole (Kimberlyn) of Denham Springs, Bronco Cole of Jackson, MS. Godchildren: Ilean L. Jourdan (Melvin) of Katy, TX, Alma Martin (Jim) of Angie, LA, Shawn Dillon (Bobby) of Angie, LA, Lula B. Tanner of Baton Rouge, LA, Houston Booth of LaPlace, LA, Robert Booth, Jr. of Sun, LA, Cheryl J. Peters of TX and Jhyren Pigott of Angie, LA. She is also survived by three (3) sisters: Seleather Mark (Maurice) of MS, Edgie L. Crumedy and Beatrice Crumedy of MS, one brother, Collis “Peter” Crumedy (Yolanda) . Grandchildren: Charles E. Weary, Jr., and Madysen M. Weary of LA, Jordan A. Henry of MI, Phillip Henry J. (Lori) of MI, Joseph Henry (Val) of GA. A special cousin, Willie M. Cole of LA, a special friend and caregiver, Ms. Lila “Nita” Williams of LA, a special niece, Ms. Patricia May Jones of LA, a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a brother, Walter Collins Crumedy and a sister, Henrietta Alexander.

Joseph "J.W." Williams
April 23, 1927 - May 21, 2016
JOSEPH “J. W.” WILLIAMS, AGE 89 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:19 am Saturday may 21, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was retired after a long career with the maintenance department of the East Baton Rouge Parish Government. J.W. was a Merchant Marine during World War II and an outdoorsman that enjoyed squirrel and deer hunting and camping. He was formerly a member of the Cruising Cajuns and alongside his wife had visited all 50 states. J.W. liked horses and enjoyed woodworking. He adored his wife of 63 years, the love of his life, and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survived by:  4 Children and Spouses: Barbara and Thomas Wilson of Cleveland, OH, Daryl and Gwen Williams of Baton Rouge, Joseph Dennis and Vivian Williams, Virginia Martrain all of Denham Springs; 7 Grandchildren; 18 Great-grandchildren; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Betty Wilson, Loreda Holden, Johnnie Sue and Elwood Addison; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Audie Rollins Williams, his parents, a grandson Joseph Coleson Williams, a brother Loyd Williams, a sister Arlene Clary and an infant brother Lynn Williams. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home; 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA; on Thursday May 26th from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Egan Health Care and Lisa, Linda and Steve Bradford, Daryl and Tony Stogner for their committed support and to the family members who helped care for him, Loreda “Tiny” Holden, Betty Wilson, Rhonda and Mike, Justin and Madeline.

Bessie Seals Ard
September 30, 1926 - May 20, 2016
BESSIE REE SEALS ARD, AGE 89 and a resident of the Hilltop Community passed from this life to her eternal home on Friday May 20, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital surrounded by her family. Bessie was born on September 30, 1926 and was a charter member of Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church in Stateline. She worked for many years in sales at the former Morgan and Lindsey’s and Gibson’s stores in Bogalusa and later as a lunchroom worker at Pine School before retiring as a lunchroom supervisor at the Angie Junior High School. Bessie enjoyed gardening, cooking and caring for her beautiful flower beds. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her family and fellowshipping with her church family.
Survived by:  Husband of 71 years: T.W. Ard of the Hilltop Community; 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; 9 Great-great-grandchldren; Sister: Evie Seals Ard of Angie; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Fletcher Eugene Seals and Cynthia Williams Seals, two sisters Athalee Seals Tynes and Ruby Jane Seals Forbes, two brothers Leonard Seals and Clifford Seals.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday May 22nd from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm 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 Parish 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, Shermitt Ellis, Lavon Forbes, Horace Seals, Don Wheat

Artelia Keen Easterling
September 25, 1921 - May 20, 2016
Artelia Keen Easterling age 94 passed away May 20, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a resident of Angie La and a charter member of Memorial Baptist Church in Bogalusa La. She is survived by one daughter Wanda E. Pigott "Virgil" of Angie La. One brother Willard Keen of Bogalusa, one sister Bernice Jones of Bogalusa. One grandchild Jamie K. Pigott of South Houston and a great-grandchild Lawanna L Crutcher of South Houston. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Evan Easterling, parents Joe and Ola Kirkland Keen, and numerous other brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held on Sunday May 22, 2016 in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 5 p.m. til 9 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday from 8 a.m. until for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gradens. Rev. Field Thigpen will officiate. 

Billy Bullock
August 31, 1939 - May 17, 2016
Billy Earl Bullock was born to the late Luberta Norward Watts and Atlas Bullock in Prentiss, MS on August 31, 1939. He was the fourth child of six siblings. He departed this life on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Halcyon Hospice House in Atlanta, GA.
At a very early age in life he moved from Prentiss, MS to New Orleans, LA where he met and married the love of his life Josia Conerly. Together they nurtured four children.
Into his adulthood, he worked various jobs including a gas station attendant, and heavy equipment operator for Boh Bros. Construction Company. 
While visiting Mt. Hermon, LA he attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he later joined under the leadership of Rev. Willard Vernon. Since that time he received guidance under Rev. Johnny Causey, Sr. and Rev. Johnny Johnson, Sr.
Billy was a dedicated, loyal, devoted husband and father. He loved to spend time with his family and close friends with good home cooked country food.
He leaves to cherish his memories four children; Wanda (Ernest) McLaughlin, Cartersville, GA; Keith (Geniece) Bullock, New Orleans, LA; Elynn Bullock, Houston, TX; and JaJuan Bullock, Atlanta, GA; one brother, Oscar L. (Vera) Bullock of Duarte, CA, nine grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. Two brothers-in-law, Eight sisters-in-law, also a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and closest friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Luberta and Atlas; wife, Josia; four brothers; Victor, Edward, Austin Bullock, and James Watts; one sister Ruby Bullock.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Rev. George Butler, Pastor. 
Interment will be held at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Franklinton, are in charge of arrangements.

Katherine Alexander Watts
January 04, 1927 - May 17, 2016
Katherine Alexander Watts was born January 4, 1927 in Tangipahoa Louisiana to the late Mattie Ruffins Alexander and Jim Alexander. 
Katherine was the ninth of nine children all eight preceded her in death.
Katherine attended Tangipahoa colored school in Tangipahoa, LA. Katherine was very well known for her stylish dressing and shopping. July 19, 1952 Katherine and the late Alvin Watts were united in holy matrimony in New Orleans, LA. Alvin was a loving step-father to Dorothy Fultz Keller.
God embraced Katherine on Tuesday at 12 noon at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home in Kentwood, LA.
She is survived by one loving daughter, Dorothy Fultz Keller of Tangipahoa, LA; one grandson, Kelvin Dixon (Lorena) of Houston, TX; one great grandson, Kelvin Jevon Dixon of Urvana, OH; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Watts; sisters, Martha Jackson, Pearl Wessy, Clara Alexander Bell, Mabel Alexander Ard; brothers, Dan Alexander, Sr. and James Alexander; parents, Mattie Ruffin and Jim Alexander.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is from 9 am to 11 am May 21, 2016 at Quinn's Chapel AME Church in Tangipahoa, Louisiana.  A funeral service will follow at 11 am.

Edwin Bernell "Lightening" Simmons
May 15, 1954 - May 17, 2016
Edwin "Lightening" Simmons born May 15, 1954 went home to be with The Lord on May 17, 2016 at the age of 62. He was an Employee for the City of Bogalusa with 35 years of service and also worked for the Bogalusa Daily News and the Washington Parish District Attorney's Office. He served as Assistant Advisor for Venture Crew 785 B.S.A for 5 years, and was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 31 years, Rose Alfonso Simmons of Bogalusa, a son, Steven Isaac Simmons of Bogalusa, a brother, James Earl Simmons of Varnado, La. And a half sister, Sharon Kaye Manzellie of Kenner, La. and other family members and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Esco Simmons and Audrey Holmes.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday May 19, 2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Friday morning May 20, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Joe Rozelle will officiate the services with the interment following in the Pounds Cemetery.

Willie Ray Cassady
May 27, 1963 - May 16, 2016
Willie (Billy) Cassady age 52 of Bogalusa, LA passed away May 16, 2016. He was born May 27, 1963 in Covington County to Willis Cassady and Betty Henson Cassady. Billy worked clearing trees and right a ways for electrical power companys. He was preceded in death by wife, Joyce Fillingame; father, Willis Cassady; mother, Betty Henson Cassady.
He is survived by sister, Debra Hartline, brothers, Junior, Josh, Allen and Kevin Cassady, son, Michael Scott, daughter, Kelly Scott, numerous grandchildren including granddaughter, Jocelyn Hunt.
Funeral services for Billy Casady will be 2PM Thursday May 19, 2016 at Evans Funeral Home, 1972 6th Street, Florala, Alabama 36442. Visitation will be 1 hour before services.

Bobbie Jean Mickell
July 10, 1952 - May 15, 2016
Bobbie Jean Smith Mickell was born July 10, 1952 to the union of Sallie Barnes and the late M.C. Barnes, in Wesson, MS. " Bob as she was affectionately known by friends and family, she was the eldest of three girls.
"Bob" attended school at Central Memorial High School and later attended Job Corps in Gathrie, OK. Bob loved to cook and held numerous jobs that fulfilled her passion for cooking. 
Bob joined Harry's Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age and later moved her membership to Fully Committed Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Tina Graham and served until her death.
Bob was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Allen Mickell on April 25,2003.
She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband, Allen Mickell; one son, James Brown, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Donna Brown also of Bogalusa, LA; her mother Sallie Barnes; three sisters, Catherin Barnes, Alva (Joe) Lewis of Bogalusa, La, and Melissa (McKenzie) Gardner of Hattiesburg, MS; two brothers, Jerome (Sonya) Bowie of Wesson, MS, and Michael ( Patricia) Barnes of Collins, MS; one step daughter, Tiffany Marshall; three step sons, Allen Mickell Jr., William Mickell, and Davion Robby; sisters-in-law, Billie (Jerome) Parts of Chicago, ILL, Glenda Ramkins and Voncile Ramkins of Hattiesburg, MS; brothers-in-law, Willie and Evan Ramkins of Chicago; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, two special friends, Debra Plumager, Josephine Termine, and Linda Franklin; one niece, Shekimah Magee; three nephews, Christopher Hensley, Kevin Hensley, and Fredrick Magee; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and relatives. 
She was preceded in death by her father, M.C. Barnes; grandparents, James and Beulah Smith, and Clarence and Leamer Bowie; stepson, Matthew Mickell; mother-in-law, Edna Ruth Lindsey; brother-in-law, Charles Rankins; sister-in-law, Lovie Lee, Linda Rankins and Yvonne Rankins.
Visitation is May 20, 2016 from 2 pm to 7 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A funeral service is scheduled for 2 pm May 21, 2016 at Harry's Chapel United Methodist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Jimmy Karl Polk 
May 3, 1935 - May 14, 2016 
Jimmy Karl Polk, age 81, born on May 3, 1935 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at his residence in Sandy Hook, MS.  He was a United States Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Regan Payne of Sandy Hook, MS; two step-sons, Bryan Payne of Bolivar, TN and Brandon Payne of Foxworth, MS; two step-grandchildren, Olivia Payne and Tanner Payne; nieces and nephews, Johnnie Polk, Jimmy Polk, Patricia Polk of Luling, LA, and Jan Johnson of Florida.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Polk; his parents, James K. Polk and Beulah Nobles Polk.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. The Rev. Timothy Bass and Rev. Sammy Foxworth will be officiating. Interment to follow at Isabel Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Vicki Foil 
Died May 14, 2016 
Vicki Lynn Foil, a resident of Bogalusa, La, passed away Saturday May 14, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center at the age of 60.
She is survived by her companion Ronald Smith; daughters Shannon (Kelley) Penton, Lynsey (Jeremy) Ebarb, and Bobbie Nell (Robert) Adams; a son Joey (Judy) Saraceno; a sister Tammy (Ralph) Penton; grandchildren Joseph Saraceno, Zachary Saraceno, Alyson Saraceno, Caitlyn Penton, Braison Ebarb, Baylen Ebarb, Landan Foil, Peytan Graham, Jasmine Adams, Brent Adams, Lonnie Wade Adams.
Vicki is preceded in death by a son Shaun Foil; brothers Keith Foil, Tommy Foil, and Milton Foil; a grandchild Jaelyn Ebarb and her parents Houston Foil and Hazel Jenkins.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday May 19, 2016, from 10:00 until service time of 2:00pm. The Rev. Kelley Penton will be officiating and interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Thomas Melvin Adams
February 22, 1930 - May 11, 2016
THOMAS MELVIN ADAMS, AGE 86 and a resident of Isabel died at 6:40 pm Wednesday May 11, 2016 at his son’s home. He was a former truck driver for many years with Smith and Smith, Inc. in Franklinton and a member of True Light Baptist Church who enjoyed gardening and the outdoors. Melvin was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He enjoyed bird watching and listening to gospel music and going to gospel concerts. Melvin adored his family and loved spending quality time with his grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife: Clara Jones Adams of Isabel; Step-Son and Daughter in law: Ricky and Debbie McNeese of Isabel; Step-Daughter and Son in law: Terri and Chad Manning of Franklinton; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Heath McNeese, Kristen and Wade Fitzsimons, Joshua McNeese, Brandon and Ashley Manning, Kasey Manning; Great-granddaughter: Nicole Claire Manning; Brother: Curtis Adams of Isabel; Sister: Yvonne Williams of Isabel; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Jeanee’ Nicole Adams, his mother Alice Glass Adams, father and step-mother Otis Adams and Frances Baham Adams, 2 brother Larry Adams, Lawrence Adams and a sister Shirley McCarthy
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday May 13th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler and Rev. Billy Gill officiating. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery.

George Kenneth "Pat" Patterson 
April 7, 1919 - May 11, 2016 
George Kenneth "Pat" Patterson, age 97, born on April 7, 1919, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by two daughters, Stacy Patterson (Earl) and Kennie Mackey (Robert); five grandchildren, Robert A. Mackey, III, Scott Mackey, Chris Mackey, Haley Acquistapace, and Kirk Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Nyla Bell, Laila Mackey, Ava Mackey, Peyton Mackey, Luca Acquistapace, and Stella Acquistapace; numerous nieces and nephews; a special friend and caregiver, Peggy Crain.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Merle Patterson; his parents, John Patterson and Henry Ola Crowe Patterson; two sisters, Faye Weaver and Eunice Ray Boots; a brother, Hoyle Patterson.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Marcus Rosa will be officiating with Entombment to follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery.

Steven Ingles, Sr.
March 8, 1952 - May 10, 2016
STEVEN THOMAS INGLES, SR., AGE 64 and a resident of Franklinton died early Tuesday morning May 10, 2016 at his home. He was the former owner/operator of Clarity Pools of Covington that enjoyed gardening and landscaping. Steven was an avid sports fan that loved the News Orleans Saints, NASCAR and also soccer, in which he coached young people for many years. He liked caring for his Coy fish in their pond but especially enjoyed cooking for and spending quality time with his beloved family.
Survived by:  Wife: Virgie Bryant Ingles of Franklinton; 4 Sons: Steven Thomas Ingles, Jr. of Mandeville, Chad Mitchell Ingles of Abita Springs, Joshua Seven Ingles and Peyton Thomas Ingles both of Franklinton; 4 Daughters and a Son in law: Pamela Ann Ingles of Metairie, Traci Michelle Ingles of Lafayette, Stephanie Lynn Ingles of Mandeville, Raquel Malynda Cummings and Luke Cummings (U.S. Navy) of Kingsland, GA; 4 Grandchildren: Damien Wagner, Jacie Savarese, Cameron Ingles, Braelyn Cummings; Brother and Sister in law: Louis Ingles, Jr. and Linda Ingles of Destrehan; Sister in law: Marcie Ingles of Atlanta, GA; Father in law: Melvin Bryant and his wife Katie Bryant; 3 Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Diane and Tim Fitzpatrick of Tennessee, Kelley and Ray Respass of Maryland, Jennifer and Rick Songy of Franklinton; Nephew that he helped to raise: Christopher Bryant (U.S. Army) of Fort Campbell, KY; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis Ingles, Sr. and Norma Rivera Ingles, 2 brothers John A. Ingles, Robert J. Ingles, sister Ann Ingles and mother in law Charlotte Bryant.

Anthony Todd Myles 
October 18, 1969 - May 8, 2016 
Anthony Todd Myles made his debut into this world on October 18, 1969, in Los Angeles, CA to the proud parents of Jerry Myles, Sr., and Sherrielyn Magee. He was the 2nd of four sons born to the couple. Tony, as he was affectionally called was enrolled in the Compton School District at age six. During that year, he moved to Bogalusa with his mother and brother, and enrolled in the Bogalusa City Schools. He completed the 11th grade and joined the Job Corp where he earned his GED and a Brick Layer’s certificate. He also attended Louisiana Technical College and earned a Welder’s certificate. After moving to Bogalusa, his mother married Jesse Dillon (stepfather) who had a great influence on his life. He taught him to hunt wild game and to fish. Tony loved the outdoors. He also loved to cook and was a great cook—grilling and cooking for his kids.
Tony’s work history included working as a laborer in numerous jobs: offshore, a welder, Discount Tire, Bogalusa School Board and Joe Miles Lumber Mill.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children whom he loved and adored, Kenton Elijah Myles and Tonika Ayana Myles; mother, Sherrielyn Dillon of Tomball, TX; 3 brothers: Jerry (Lorna) Myles, Jr. of Carson, CA, Derrick (Tiesha) Myles of Bogalusa and stepbrother, Charles (Tara) Taylor of Bogalusa; nephews: Brandon & Christopher Myles of Carson, Marlon Myles of Bogalusa; nieces: Morgan Myles of Carson and Mariah Myles of Bogalusa, LA; uncles: Glennis (Brenda) Magee, Wayne Magee, all of Houston, TX, Darrell Magee of Bogalusa, Larry Myles of Chicago, IL and Morris Myles of Rochester, NY; Aunts: Patricia (Silky) King, Martha Bridges, Virginia (Dewey) Perkins all of Rochester, NY, and Delia (Jimmy) Morris of Las Vegas, NV. Also numerous cousins and friends and a special friend, Yolanda Harry.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Myles, Sr., stepfather, Jesse Dillon, brother, Sean B. Myles, grandparents: G. W. & Cloteal Magee, John & Leehood Myles, uncles: Charles Magee and Charles Myles.
Viewing will be Sunday, 5/15/16 with wake 6 – 8pm. Funeral service will be Monday, 5/16/16, 2pm at Christ Way Ministry Church with Pastor Michael Oree officiating.

Elaine Barnes
September 12, 1926 - May 7, 2016
ELAINE WHITT BARNES, AGE 89 and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:40 pm Saturday May 7, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Pine First Baptist Church that formerly sang in the church choir. Elaine loved playing bridge with her friends and enjoyed shopping for and collecting antiques. She was a wonderful cook that also enjoyed sewing doll clothes, costumes and things for her family.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Kaye and Lanny Crain of Pine; Son and Daughter in law: Ray and Marilyn Barnes of Murfreesboro, TN; 5 Granddaughters and Spouses: Karen and Todd Redmon of Murfreesboro, Leigh and Greg Mangum of Tallahassee, FL, Jennifer and Lee Ridgeway of Murfreesboro
Lynn and Ronnie Taylor of Stateline, Cynthia and Chris Pope of Pine; 10 Great-grandchildren: Kayla Redmon, Tyler Redmon, Kylee Mangum, Abbie Mangum, Cooper Mangum, Hannah Ridgeway, Raelee Ridgeway, Jackson Ridgeway, Drew Taylor, Kaylyn Pope; Brother and Sister in law: Jerry and Martha Whitt of Pulaski, TN; Also several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband James Raymond Barnes, her parents William J. Whitt and Hilda Merrill Whitt and a brother Merrill Whitt.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday May 9th from 9 am until the funeral service at 10 am with Rev. David Easterling and Rev. John Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.

Wesley Thompson, Sr.
March 10, 1932 - May 7, 2016
WESLEY THOMPSON, SR., AGE 84 and a resident of Folsom died early Saturday morning May 7, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a member of Lee Hill Baptist Church and a former foreman for Prestressed Concrete. Wesley enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather that cherished all the time spent with his family and friends.
Survived by:  Wife of 66 years: Lois Lee Thompson; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Randall Thompson, Wesley Thompson, Jr. and Cynthia Thompson, Russell and Sharon Thompson; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Joyce Thompson, Wanda and Craig Lee; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Kemp Thompson, Jr., Kenneth and Barbara Thompson; Sister: Margie Compton; 11 Grandchildren: Arron Lee, Byron Lee, Amanda Lee Gross, Jason Thompson, Joey Thompson, Jerrid Thompson, Jennifer Brown, Katie Vicknair, Megan Wallace, Shawn Thompson, Melissa Torres; 20 Great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by and infant child, his parents Kemp Thompson, Sr. and Leota Lee Thompson, 2 brothers Abe Thompson, Huey Thompson, sister Ruby McMorris and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday May 9th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jeff Simms and Bro. Ronnie Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in the Eliza Lee Cemetery in Folsom.

Michael Angelo Hall
January 11, 1964 - May 05, 2016
Michael Angelo “Stack Rooster” Hall was born January 11, 1964 to the late Albert hall, Sr. and the late Louvenia E. Conerly Hall. He was a lifelong Bogalusa area resident. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. for many years. He attended Bogalusa High School.
Michael enjoyed being outdoors and he worked with Magic City Lawn Care before taking ill. He also loved spending time outside watching his nieces and nephews play. He was an excellent artist and had a passion for art.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his son, Rashad Pittman of Columbia, MS; five sisters, Linda C. Payne, Josie M. Conerly, Sabrina (Zack) Causey, Karen (Clarence) Myers, all of Bogalusa, LA, Marquitte (Chris) Fland of Parker, TX; three brothers, Albert (Alinda) Hall, Jr. of Normal, IL, Tresvon (Tracy) Hall of Houston, TX, and Kevin (Conception) Hall of Bogalusa, LA; four aunts, two uncles, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his sister Sharon Estelle Hall.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM followed by funeral service begging at 12:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa with Rev. Lorenzo Magee - Officiating.

Gladys Pierce
October 4, 1928 - May 4, 2016
GLADYS BEATRICE CROCKETT PIERCE, AGE 87 and a lifelong resident of her family’s homestead near Pine died at 2:10 pm Wednesday May 4, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed cooking and caring for her plants. Through the years, Gladys loved tending her garden and caring for her farm animals. She also for many years provided child-care to numerous families in the area. Gladys was always a loving mother and grandmother that cherished the time spent with her family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Charles and Sarah Pierce of Franklin, TN; 2 Grandchildren: Michael Pierce, Katie Pierce
She was preceded in death by her parents C.O. Crockett and Rovilla Rogers Crockett and a brother and sister in law Thelton and Vernell Crockett.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday May 7th from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm. A funeral service will be held at 4:30 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Darren Uzell officiating. 
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the Mom-4-A-Day assisted living service and her caregivers Cathy Causey, Janez Johnson, and Sheree Magee for their loving support through the years, and also to the Washington Parish Council on Aging and Excel Home Health for their caring support.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Huey L. "Sawmill" Jenkins, Sr.
August 25, 1927 - May 4, 2016
Huey L. "Sawmill" Jenkins, Sr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 with his family at his side. He was born on Thursday, August 25, 1927 to Tera Fussell and Ross Jenkins and was a life resident of Folsom, LA. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at 12:00 Noon on Monday, May 9, 2016 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433.
Visiting hours on Monday will begin at 10:00 AM.
Interment at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Folsom, LA will immediately follow services. 

James Monroe "Jimmy" Rushing 
August 15, 1918 - May 3, 2016
On May 3, 2016 James Monroe "Jimmy" Rushing was ushered into heaven to life eternal with the God he served for most of his life sorrow fills our hearts at this sad time. The character of his life might be summed up as he was sincere, earnest, loyal, and a man who feared God. He was a man of high standards, integrity, courage, and faith serving God. What he preached, he practiced, what he believed, he believed with heart and soul.
Jimmy was born in New Orleans, on August 15, 1918 and lived in Bogalusa since 1938. He finished high school in Covington where his parents operated a small store and meat market. Jimmy worked at several small business establishments then went to the Bogalusa Paper Mill for 16 years. With a love of the meat market, he opened Rushing's Food Store in the Pleasant Hill area in 1955 - 1983. Many still have memories of those days of the "Mom and Pop" stores.
While attending First Baptist Church, he met his wife to be, Dorothy Lynell Lewis and soon married on March 16, 1940. They celebrated 70 years of marriage. Around 20 years of age he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and Served Him to the end.
Jimmy helped in the building of Westside Emmanuel Church where he served in numerous capacities: Sunday School teacher, Training Union teacher, RA leader and brotherhood for men, served on numerous committees and as a deacon, serving numerous times as chairman.
As a patriotic American he served in the Navy in the Pacific on Saipan from 1944 - 1946.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy L. Lewis Rushing, two daughters, Sandra Schiefley and Sharon Magee; his parents, James and Agnes Rushing; two brothers, William and Lloyd Rushing; and four sisters, Doris Sottile, Ollie Richardson, Norma Sharpe, and Althea Palmisano.
Those left to cherish his memory include: son, Gary Rushing (Joan); granddaughters, Julie Grenuk (Joe), Terri Lynn Nicholas (Chris), and Kristy DuBois (Joshua); two grandsons, Todd Schubert (Martha), and Tadd Rushing. He was also blessed with five great-grandchildren, Mason Nicholas, McKenna Rushing, Caleb and Noah DuBois, and Kinsley Rushing. There are also many nieces and nephews and other family members.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home will be in charge of services.
Visitation will be at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Funeral Services will continue at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens with military graveside services conducted by the honor guard of the American Legion Post #24. Donnie Kuhn will command this group.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Shriner's Hospital. James Monroe Rushing's life will live on in the hearts of those he touched through his witness and example for he truly walked the walk and talked the talk. He now rejoices in Heaven as promised in God's word.
We wish to extend our thanks to Rest Haven Living Center; Our Lady Of the Angels Hospital; Northshore Specialty Hospital; Camellia Home Health; Legacy Hospice and The American Legion.

Billy Wayne Jones
November 27, 1945 - May 3, 2016
BILLY WAYNE JONES, AGE 70 and a resident of Enon died at 9:30 pm Tuesday May 3, 2016 at his home. He was a former boiler-maker for several different companies that often traveled the entire country working. Billy was a huge sports fan that loved New Orleans Saints football, all the different sports of his favorite LSU Tigers and horse racing including the Kentucky Derby, which he looked forward to each year.
Survived by:  2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Travis and Nicole Jones of Bossier City, LA, Shannon Jones of Covington; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Vicky Jones of Bogalusa, Tracy Jones Blanco and Clarence Blanco of Covington; 6 Grandchildren: Renee Ricks, Hannah Ricks, Shane Ricks, Sydney Jones, Marissa “Ali” Jones, Hunter Freeman; Brother and Sister in law: Danny and Margaret Jones of Baton Rouge; Sister and Brother in law: Maxie and Billy Sonnier of Baton Rouge; Special Cousin that he raised: Robert McNeese and his son Dale; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Travis Lamar Jones, his parents Resse Jones and Vilie Holden Jones and a brother Thomas Jones.

Ralph Tabor
September 15, 1953 - May 2, 2016
RALPH JOSEPH TABOR, AGE 62 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 10:00 pm Monday May 2, 2016 at his home. He was born September 15, 1953 and was raised in Choctaw in Lafourche Parish and was also a former resident of Metairie and Folsom. Ralph had lived in Washington Parish for the last 13 years and was a truck driver for Blue Line Rentals. He enjoyed going to dirt-track races and traveling to the mountains. He collected guns and liked classic cars and motorcycles. Ralph enjoyed riding four-wheelers and loved spending time with his family at their cabin in Arkansas.
Survived by:  Wife: Faith Oalmann Tabor of Mt. Hermon; Son: Jacob Tabor; 2 Step-sons: Brandon Rodriguez, Devin Oalmann; 5 Grandchildren: Madison Rodriguez, Brandon Rodriguez, Jr., Kaylen Rodriguez, Jayda Gaude, Kinsley Knight; 3 Siblings and Spouses: Morgan and Cory Tabor, Marilyn and Nathan Cortez, Connie and Kenneth Chiasson all of Lafourche Parish; Godchildren: Jennifer Benoit, Erica Cortez, Vaughn Chiasson; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Claiborne Tabor and Yvonne Sanchez Tabor, grandparents Wallace and Lovina Tabor and Mack and Henrietta Sanchez, an aunt Diane Tabor and mother in law Georgia Oalmann.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday May 6th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Newcomb officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jacob Tabor, Brandon Rodriguez, Devin Oalmann, Vaughn Chiasson, Gene Riley, Morgan Tabor

Andrew Brian Kennedy 
October 20, 1993 - May 2, 2016 
Andrew Brian Kennedy, a resident of Angie, LA, born on October 20, 1993 in Covington, LA, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA at the age of 22.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Saturday, April 7, 2016 at Angie First Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M.

Walter James Ledet
February 14, 1933 - April 30, 2016
WALTER JAMES LEDET, AGE 83 and a resident of Kentwood died at 2:55 pm Saturday April 30, 2016 at his home. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force during both the Korean War and Vietnam War. Walter was a former member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church but had recently been a member of the Pentecostals of Lee Road church. He was a former dairyman that enjoyed gardening and wood working. He owned several motorcycles and loved riding as much as he possibly could.
Survived by:  Wife: Caryn Jenkins Ledet of Kentwood; Son and Daughter in law: Vince and Dodie Ledet of Pine; Daughter in law: Donna Penton of Angie; 2 Step-daughters and Spouses: Sabrina and Paul Lipscy of Kentwood, Katrina and Robert Munch of Amite; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Nicole Ledet Gaudin and Michael Gaudin, Joshua and Courtney Ledet, Bethanie Ledet, Brittney Lowery, Whittney Munch, Laila Munch, P.J. Lipscy, Briava Lipscy; Great-grandson: Carter Gaudin; 2 Sisters: Cecilia Wilson Ford, Adele Mouton; Brother in law and Sister in law: Lee and Jean Mitchell; Special Person in his life: Nancy Parks of Newfoundland, Canada; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years Helen Mitchell Ledet, his son Walter Todd Ledet, his parents Clarence James Ledet and Lizeida Bergeron Ledet and 11 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 3rd from 9 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Danny Jenkins and Rev. Paul Trentecost officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at the Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Johnny Clemons, Daryl Wilson, B.J. Mizell, Davis Tate, Paul Lipscy, Robert Munch

Lola Wallace
September 23, 1949 - April 29, 2016
LOLA DAVIS WALLACE, AGE 66 and a resident of the Sunlight Community died at 12:38 pm Friday April 29, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of Sunlight Baptist Church that enjoyed baking cakes and pies and making her famous chicken pie. Lola was a secretary at Luter’s Supply in Tylertown but for many years she provided child care to numerous families in the area. She also enjoyed spending her spare time reading novels.
Survived by:  Husband of 46 years: Jack Wallace of the Sunlight Community; Daughter: Brandi Wallace of the Sunlight Community; Son and Daughter in law: Joe and Bridget Wallace of Baton Rouge; 3 Grandchildren: Caroline Wallace, Benjamin Wallace, William Wallace; Sister and Brother in law: Nell and Larry Martin of Tylertown; Nephew: Todd Thomson; Nieces: Kelly “Mike” Littlefield, Holly Stogner; Also numerous other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents O.B. Davis and Anna Merle Simmons Davis.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday May 1st from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Milton Kliesch and Rev. Sammy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunlight Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jimmy Jack Hilton 
January 22, 1943 - April 29, 2016 
Jimmy Jack Hilton, age 73, born on January 22, 1943 in Walthall County, MS, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 at his daughters residence in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Army Veteran.
He is survived by two daughters, Reshea Hilton of Bogalusa, LA and Shannon Hilton of McComb, MS; two brothers, Richard Hilton of Jackson, LA and Jesse Hilton (Cheryl) of Sterlington, LA; two grandchildren, Dustin Normand and Daisy Craft (Shane); three great-grandchildren, Rhyon Craft, Graison Craft and Bryson Craft; special extended family members, Rick and Tonya Hilton and their children, Elizabeth and Stephen; Cliff and Hope Hilton and their children, Christian, Alyssa and Ava; Christopher and Amanda Hilton and their children, Mathew, McKayla and Sean.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 12:00 noon - 2:30 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:30 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield, Rev. Rick Hilton and Rev. Cliff Hilton officiating. Interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery will Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Albert Z. James 
September 14, 1952 - April 28, 2016 
Albert Z. James Jr. (Junior) 64 entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans.
He was born September 14, 1952, in Bogalusa to the late A. Z. James, Sr. and Mrs. Helen H. James. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents; his brother, Robert "Rabbit" James; and a very special aunt, Cleo Peters.
A. Z. was employed as a commercial roofer for many years. He accepted Christ at an early age. Thus, he renewed his faith in our Lord and served as a dedicated member at Second Baptist Church until his health declined.
Brother James was once married to the late Wyner Whittine and through this union he leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter, Naturcha (Derrick) Robinson; one stepdaughter, Trisha (Derrick Myles) of Dallas, TX and one stepson, Antonio Peters of Bogalusa; three grandsons: Jerrime, Dominique and Chaz'mon James all of Bogalusa, one granddaughter, Xaveria (Roman) Connerson of Dallas; and seven great grandchildren.
He is also survived by four sisters: Pamela (Jeanie) James of New Orleans, Debbie Thompson of MS, Penny James of Abita Springs and Wilda Faye Hughes of Virginia; two brothers: Lawrence (Edna) James of Hammond and Larry James of Philadelphia, PA/. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nephews, very special cousins that he loved and cherished as if they were his siblings; a special friend, Deborah Palmer.
Visitation for Brother James will be held Friday, May 6, at First Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 2507 Perdido Street in New Orleans from 4 - 6 pm. Funeral service will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Second Baptist Church, Rev. Darrel Self, officiating.

William Robert Galloway 
July 10, 1966 - April 27, 2016
William "Robert" Galloway a resident of Bogalusa died on April 27, 2016 of heart failure at the age of 49.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Galloway, three children: Brittney (Earl) Seal, Aaron (Hope) Galloway, Meagan (Frederick) Tippin; brother, Mike (Alicia) Galloway; 6 grandchildren: Whitney, Jordan, Hannah, Gabbi, Jalynn and Kamya; three sisters: Jane Johnson, Nita Woodaed, Renee McCain and numerous nieces and nephews, and a close son-in-law, Earl Jones, Jr., and mother-in-law, Shirley Jones.
He is preceded in death by his parents Mack and Louise Galloway and a brother, James Galloway.
Rev. James Galloway, officiating.  Interment: Pound Cemetery
Pallbearers: Mike Galloway, Allen Hopkins, Fredrick Tippin, Earl Seal, Keith Gerald, Riff McGehee.  Alternate Pallbearers: Willie James and Devin Bretard.
Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Charlotte Gordon
September 12, 1939 - April 27, 2016
CHARLOTTE HONEYCUTT GORDON, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:20 pm Wednesday April 27, 2016 at her home. She was a native of Buras, LA where she graduated from Buras High School in 1957 and later became a clerical worker for McClanahan before retirement. Charlotte moved to the Richardson Community near Franklinton where she has lived for the last 26 years. She became an active member of Fisher United Methodist Church where she served as a lay leader for 10 years and was a member of the Fisher Methodist Women’s organization. Charlotte was an avid reader that enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. She cared deeply for others and never met a stranger and had a special place in her heart for her pet dog Sally.
Survived by:  2 Step-Sons and Daughters in law: Timothy and Sylvia Gordon of West Monroe, David W. Gordon, Jr. of Mississippi; 2 Step-daughters and Sons in law: Penny and John Allen of Bay St. Louis, MS,; Rene and Rick Sturdivant of West Monroe; 14 Grandchildren; 5 Great-grandchildren; Sister and Brother in law: Dolly and BoBo Davis of Venice; Brother in law: Robert Bergeron of Beaux Bridge; Special Friends: Patty and Herman Crowe and their family; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other close friends and her Church Family.
She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 37 years Joe Gordon, parents Paul Glynn Honeycutt and Clothilde Buras Honeycutt, sister Paulette Honeycutt Bergeron and 2 step-daughters Cecelia Jo Gordon, Connie Rene Pugh.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 30th from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Percy Frazier and Brad Crowe officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Joseph Allen, Christopher Gordon, John Allen, Jr., David Gordon, III, Timmy Gordon, Oscar Gordon, Jr.

Charles Eddie Applegate
September 8, 1939 - April 27, 2016
CHARLES EDDIE APPLEGATE, AGE 76 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died before midnight Wednesday April 27, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was native of Magnolia, MS and a former Commercial truck driver. 
Survived by:  2 Sons and daughters in law:  Gary and Becky A. Applegate of Franklinton, Jerry Dwayne and Ruby Applegate of Walker; Mother of his children and their step-father: Sallie Barber Johnson and T-Ninety Johnson; 5 Grandchildren: Jerry Dexter Applegate, Gary Brandon Applegate, Amanda Applegate Mayeux, Dawn Michelle McDaniel, Sunny Trinette McDaniel; 11 Great-grandchildren:  Jerry Devin Applegate, Summer Grace Applegate, Addisen Kay Ann Mayeux, Cory Severio, Kelci Labruzzo, Sebastan Hymel, Jaxon Hymel, Nevaeh McDaniel, Destin Adams, Dustin Adams, Avah Adams; 2 Great-great grandchildren; Sister: Agnes Marie A. Owens of King George, VA; Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Carrie Mattie Belle Brown Applgate, 2 brothers William Edgar Applegate and Curtis Eugene Applegate and great grandchild Jade Severio.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:45 am Saturday at Sunlight Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Milton Kliesch and Rev. Sammy Smith officiating. Burial will follow.
Pallbearers: Gary Brandon Applegate, Jerry Dexter Applegate, Mike Applegate, Andrew Taylor, Clint Mayeaux, Marty Palmer

Wendy Lynn Hayes 
January 3, 1981 - April 26, 2016 
Wendy Lynn "Sun Shyne" Hayes, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 35, born on January 3, 1981, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her mother, Regina Patterson Hayes of Bogalusa, LA; her step-dad, Randall Barnes of Bogalusa, LA; her grandmother, Patricia "Pat" Patterson of Bogalusa, LA; her brother, Joey Gatlin (Terry) of Lee Road; her sister Sandra Barnes of Tylertown, MS; aunts, Evelyn Patterson of Lafayette, LA, Rose Starks (Trent) of Varnado, LA, Ashley Bell Cook (Mack) of Slidell, LA, Crystal Stewart (Matt) and Kori Bell (Martin) both of Bogalusa, LA; uncles, Richard Patterson (Sandy) and Terry Hayes both of Bogalusa, LA, and Michael Bishop (Sharon) of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Wendell "Clutch" Hayes; grandfather, Carl Wayne Patterson; and an uncle, Robert Patterson.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Memorial Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating.

Ruthie Lewis
November 18, 1931 - April 26, 2016
RUTHIE LEE RESTER LEWIS, AGE 84 and a longtime resident of Franklinton died early Tuesday April 26, 2016 at the Oschner Medical Center in Kenner. She had moved to Amelia to live with family about three years ago and became a member of Bayou Chene Baptist Church. She enjoyed tending to her plants and flowers but her life centered around caring for her own family and being involved with her church family.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: James T. and Aliene Lewis of Dayton, TX, Larry E. and Cheryl Lewis of Mont Be; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Joann and Joseph Verrett, Diane and Everett Verrett all of Amelia, LA; 14 Grandchildren; 49 Great-grandchildren; 6 Great-great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Theodore Lewis, her parents James A. Rester and Catherine Jenkins Rester, sister Beulah Mae Jenkins, brothers Frank Rester and Earl Rester.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday April 28th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Richard Magee, Bro. Joe Lott, and Bro. Jimmy Barber officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jonathan Verrett, Jeffery Lewis, Robert “Robbie” Lewis, Jr., Tony Lewis, Kenneth Lewis, Anthony Lewis

Vivian Creel Williams
October 23, 1935 - April 25, 2016
Vivian Creel Williams age 80 passed away April 25, 2016 at Walthall General Hospital in Tylertown Ms. She is survived by one son Donald Williams of Angie La. Three daughters, Brenda Jones of Franklinton La, Shelia Williams of Tylertown Ms, and Stephanie Knight of Franklinton La. Two brothers, Ralph Creel of Tennessee, and Jr. Creel of Pine La. Two sisters Gloria Jean Woods of Tylertown Ms and Juanita Creel of Bogalusa La. Grandchildren she raised Patricia D. Mata of Slidell La, Courtney Williams of Tylertown Ms, Mathew Dickerson of Tylertown and Christopher Dickerson of Tylertown. She was also survived by nine other grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great -great -grandchild. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Mathew Williams, son Ronald Mathew Williams, parents T. C. and Dixie Garner Creel, grandson Ronald Matthew McAnally, and also two brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday April 27, 2016 from 4 pm until 10 pm. Visitation will continue of Thursday from 8 am until time for services in the chapel at 11 am and cremation will follow. Brother Pete Williams will officiate

Virginia Anne "Ginny" Anthony Rodriguez 
August 11, 1949 - April 24, 2016
Virginia Anne "Ginny" Anthony Rodriguez, age 66, born on August 11, 1949, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA.
She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bogalusa, LA. Member of the Republican Women's Association.
She is survived by her husband, Al Rodriguez of Bogalusa, LA; her mother, Marie Louise Ware Anthony of Bogalusa, LA; sisters, Dr. Susan Crawford (Phil) of Bogalusa, LA and Mary Anthony of Brighton, CO; a niece, Mary Margaret Crawford; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
She is preceded in death by her father, John Wood Anthony.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 208 Georgia Avenue, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 208 Georgia Avenue, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. LeBaron Taylor officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Leona Crain
September 10, 1922 - April 23, 2016
LEONA SLOCUM CRAIN, AGE 93 and a resident of Thomas died at 10:20 pm Saturday April 23, 2016 at her son’s home. She was a longtime active member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers. She also loved working in her garden and growing vegetables that she then canned to share with family and friends. Leona was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by:  3 Sons and Daughters in law: Wendell Crain of Franklinton, Roy and Flo Crain of Sun, Larue and Charlotte Crain of Thomas; 3 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brad and Bonnie Crain, Kathy Crain, Nicole and Nathanial Sumrall; 5 Great-grandchildren: Allie Crain, Carley Crain, Joseph Sumrall, Colton Sumrall, Jazmine Oliphant; Sister: Edna Nobles of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband D.C. Crain, her mother May Freeman Slocum, father and step-mother James M. “Bud” Slocum and Naziel Cooper Slocum, daughter in law Nell Crain, grandson Jason Crain, 4 sisters, her twin Viola Slocum, Bessie Gerald, Eva Gerald, Gladys McKenzie and 4 brothers Jesse Slocum, Wilbur Slocum, Devon Slocum, Leo Slocum.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday April 25th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Crain’ Creek Missionary Baptist Church from 9:30 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Tuesday with Eld. Edward Penton and Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: J.W. Gerald, Bennie Buff, Greg Nobles, Herman Slocum, James Slocum, Geary McKenzie

Shirley Voth Sharp
October 4, 1938 - April 22, 2016
SHIRLEY VOTH SHARP, AGE 77 and a resident of Enon, passed peacefully from this life at her daughter’s home on Friday April 22, 2016. Shirley was a beloved mother and grandmother whose greatest joy was her family. Known for her kindness, sweet disposition and strength as she faced life’s trials she also had an endearing sense of humor that was cherished by those who knew her. Her faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ was strong and unwavering and the anchor that held her during her struggle with blindness and cancer. She was a longtime member of Enon Baptist Church and had retired in 1995 from the Office of Community Service as a case worker assistant.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Lisa Williams and Rev. Eric Williams of Franklinton; Son: Bryan Sharp of Franklinton; She was a devoted “Mawmaw” to her 8 grandchildren and Spouses: Brittany and Cole Hunt, Joshua and Cassidy Williams, Kelsey Williams, Brandon and Jamie Gerald, Brooklynn Sharp, Caston Gerald, Brandon and Jamie Voth, Mallory Voth; 7 Great-grandchildren: Audrey Williams, Ares Gerald, Maddie Gerald, Madison Voth, Jonathan Voth, Morgan Voth, Brady Voth, and Baby Hunt due to arrive in October; Sister: Brenda Bowen of Enon; Brother: Keith Voth of Enon; Also several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years James L. Sharp, parents Lee Voth and Tessie King Voth, a sister Debbie McCain and an infant brother Johnny Lynn Voth.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday April 25th from 9:30 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Williams and Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Knight Memorial Gardens in Enon. 

Herbert Elvin Culbreath
Died: April 22, 2016
Herbert Elvin Culbreath Passed away Friday April 22, 2016 at the age of 88. Herbert was a lifelong resident of Bush, LA.  Herbert is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Edith” Marie” Culbreath, 3 grandchildren, and a great grandchild Morgan Wade Hunt. Whether it be by blood or the grace of God he was survived by his children Shiela Owens of Bush, Herbert ( Hub) Culbreath of Franklinton, and Patricia Dukes of Bush; 7 Grandchildren and spouses,10 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Tuesday April 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the chapel of Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Road, Covington, LA. Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm until service time. Interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Hospice House of Slidell, 141 Pleasant Street Slidell, LA 70458.

Edward Jenkins 
September 28, 1925 - April 22, 2016 
Edward Jenkins went to spend eternal life with his Lord on April 22, 2016 at the age of 90.He spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ for sixty two years as a Southern Baptist Minister throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.
He is preceded in death by his father, Alonzo; mother, Josephine; wife, Oneita Stogner Jenkins; sisters, Ava Mizell, Elsie Stephenson, and brothers Erval Jenkins and Ellis Jenkins.
Edward is survived by a brother, Cleatus “Red” Jenkins; three sons, and daughter-in-laws,Lonnie and Sandy Jenkins, Charles and Brenda Jenkins, and Carey and Sharon Jenkins. “Pawpaw” dearly loved his nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Palestine Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. on Monday, April 25, 2016. The Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate the service.
Active Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Scott Jenkins, Brandon Jenkins, Josh Jenkins, Tanner Jenkins, and friends, Buddy Banks and Mike Stogner.

Sybil F. Breland 
February 10, 1925 - April 22, 2016 
Sybil F. Breland, a resident of Slidell, LA and former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at her resident in Slidell, LA at the age of 91.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Richard Earl West
March 06, 1953 - April 21, 2016
Richard West, born in Bogalusa on March 6, 1953, died on April 21.  He was baptized at an early age and attended Mt Hermon High School.  Richard worked as a truck driver for many different companies, until his health failed. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and cooking with his friends. 
He was preceded in death by his father, David Thompson; his grandmother’s, Irene West and Carrie Thompson; his step father, Richard Rone, and brother, Richard Rone, Jr. 
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 39 years, Brenda Brumfield West; one son, Kevin O’neal West; his loving Mom, Maxine West Rone and a loving grandson, (His Heart) Kevin West Jr. (K J); a loving daughter, Teeshan Burton; four grandchildren, sisters, Maresa Rone Hart, Patricia Anderson (Eugene), Geraldine Mcclodden (Otis), Ann Young (Roosevelt), Susie Gaines (Lee Dennis); three uncles, Elvin West, Prentis West, and Sherman West (Barbara); two aunts, Audrey Jason (Rodney), Ozzie Cunningham; a very special mother-in-law, Mrs. Ora Dee Brumfield (Aswell); a host of very special nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana.  A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Hermon, Louisiana.

Curtis Kendle "Bone" Tate, Sr.
March 27, 1961 - April 21, 2016
Curtis Kendle “Bone” Tate, Sr. passed away at the age of 55 on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton.
He leaves to cherish his memories two children, Shayla Allen and Curtis Tate, Jr. (Amanda); two grandchildren, Naomi and Amila Tate; brothers and sisters, Curtis Taylor (Annette), Pearlie Taylor, Jackie Tate, Patricia Taylor, Bryan Tate, Sr., Deborah Magee, Jackie Sue Hills (Lloyd), Christ Tate (Cheryl), Tiffany Johnson, Keiarra Tate, Warren Mae Tate, Phillip Tate, Supt. Cecealine Tate, Wayne Tate, James Tate, John Tate, Brenda Tate, Thelma Hart and Polanski Tate. 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:00AM at Magee’s Temple COGIC with Supt. Cecealine Tate – Pastor Officiating. Interment – Winan Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.

Percel Hall
May 27, 1932 - April 21, 2016
Mr. Percel Hall, born May 27, 1932 in Jefferson Davis County, MS, departed this life at Our lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA on April 21, 2016.
Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his mother and father, Julius and Molannie B. Hall; one daughter, Theresa Katina Brister, four sisters, Mealine Wilks, Mae Rose Roberts, Irene Waller and Charlean McCloud; and three brothers, Javious Hall, Julius Hall, Jr. and Junior Hall.
He leaves to cherish his memories, two sisters, Laura Peterson, who was his dedicated caregiver and Barbara Magee of Columbia, MS; one brother, Louis Hall (Georgia) of Ponchatoula, LA; two grandchildren, Shawanda Brister of Shreveport, LA and Vick Brister of Bogalusa, LA; one great granddaughter, Jasmine Jackson, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation on Saturday, April 29, 2016 from 9:00AM - 11:00AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa. Followed by a graveside at 11:00 at Bogalusa Cemetery with Rev. E.L. Powell. Crain and Sons Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Summers Felps 
April 3, 1925 - April 21, 2016 
Ruby was born in Electra, Texas, but grew up in Denham Springs, LA.
Upon graduating from Denham Springs High School, she attended Our Lady of the Lake nursing school in Baton Rouge, LA.
In 1944 she married Jules E. Felps and settled in Baton Rouge where Jules worked at the Exxon Refinery. While there, two children, Donna Lynn and David Jules were born.
In 1956 they moved to Denham Springs on Range Ave. While there, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, and for many years, served as Mother Advisor for the Order of the Rainbow for Girls. At the age of forty she fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse and worked for five years at Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton Rouge. Later they moved to a beautiful country home on Highway 16.
Upon the death of Jules, in 2007, she moved to Bogalusa, LA, near her daughter and became a member of the First Baptist Church. She died at her residence on April 21, 2016.
She is preceeded in death by her husband, Jules E. Felps; her son David Jules Felps; her brothers D.K. Summers and Terry Summers; her sister Dorothy Joyce Zeringue; parents David K. and Viola Glazner Summers.
Survivors include her daughter Donna Brown (Richard); her brothers Dale Summers (Peggy) and Joseph Summers (Nell); her sister Sandra Summers Tessier; grandchildren Kristi Galofaro (Brian) and Melissa Seal (Jeremy); great grandchildren Felicia and Tiffany Seal, Abigail and Lauren McNeal and Ella Claire Galofaro.
Visitation will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:00 am until the service at 11:00 am. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm at Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Bob Adams will officiate the service.

Barbara W. Lott 
July 27, 1946 - April 21, 2016 
Barbara W. Lott, age 69, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Curtis Ray Mixon
July 5, 1972 - April 19, 2016
CURTIS RAY MIXON, AGE 43 and a resident of the Amite area died early Tuesday morning April 19, 2016 at his home. He was born on July 5, 1972. Curtis loved his family and was known as “Uncle Coot” to many. His passion was music and he found solace in playing his guitar. Curtis is remembered by many as “Clown”, a throwback to his rodeo clown days when he used his natural humor to entertain many. But Curtis was happiest when behind a microphone announcing a rodeo or horse show.
Survived by:  Daughter: Caitlyn Mixon of Tylertown, MS; Son: Benjamin Mixon of Kentwood; Parents: Roy Mixon and Judith Miller Mixon of Amite; Sister and Brother in law: Amy Mixon Wall and George Wall of Kentwood; Special Aunt: Raeshell Mixon Lea; Uncles: Raymond Mixon, Ronnie Mixon both of Amite; Also several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, on Thursday April 21st from 9 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Sylvest Cemetery near his home.
Pallbearers are his nephews Kelby Lea, Kelsey Lea, Kyle Lea, Caleb Hendry, Jordan Hendry and special friend Ben Carrier.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.

Alexander J. Stamatelaky
September 22, 1934 - April 15, 2016
Alexander J. Stamatelaky age 81 passed away April 15, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond La. He was a US Navy Veteran and a retired US Merchant Marine. He enjoyed, cooking,fishing, and traveling. 
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Aline Jenkins Stamatelaky, three daughters Lauri (Richard) Humphrey, Mary Ann Rowe, and Tammy (Donnie) Adams, two sons Alan Stamatelaky and Timothy (Annett) Fucich. Four grandchildren, Shawn Glover, Shane Glover, Brennan Fucich and Bailea Fucich. One brother and sister Willie and Cora. Numerous nieces and nephews. 
He is preceded in death by a son Alexander J. Stamatelaky Jr. 
A Military Honor Service and Burial will take place at Miramar National Cemetery in San Deigo, California on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

BB McKenzie
May 3, 1931 - April 18, 2016
GEORGE BEN “BB” MCKENZIE, AGE 84 and a resident of Stateline died early Monday morning April 18, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime active member and deacon of Briarwood Baptist Church and a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. BB taught school in Franklinton for many years before retiring in 1974 to then become a successful dairyman. During his time as a dairyman he served for years on the Boards of Dairyman, Inc. and Farm Bureau. He loved fishing and the outdoors, often taking an out of state hunting trip each year until he was unable. He liked attending different types of auctions and was always a very friendly person. BB was quick to greet others with a smile and a handshake then visit with the people he met. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Ben and Kelli McKenzie of Stateline; Daughter and Son in law: Liz Anne and Peter Nyflot of Baton Rouge; 3 Grandchildren: Jacob Akers, Tanner McKenzie, Savannah McKenzie; Sister in law: Ann Thomas of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy Sue Crain McKenzie, parents Donese McKenzie and Dehlia Berry McKenzie and a brother Jewell McKenzie.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday April 19th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Briarwood Baptist Church from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Eric Williams and Rev. Jerry Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Drew Broome, Josh Broome, Justin Magee, Brandon Magee, Luke McKenzie, Chet Cooper, Clay Cooper
Honorary Pallbearers: Herbert McKenzie, Nate McKenzie, Ronald McKenzie, Ronald Joe Kennedy, James Rogers, Arlie O’Bryant 

Emelda Marion Breland Black 
October 23, 1928 - April 17, 2016 
Emelda Marion Breland Black passed away Sunday April 17, 2016 at Timelesss Grace Assisted Living in Carriere, MS. Mrs. Black was 87 years old and a resident of Bogalusa, LA
She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
She was survived by her children, Vicki Black Evans and Robert J. Black; six grandchildren, Christopher Evans, Kate Evans, Lizzy Evans, Patrick Evans, Caroline Black and Joseph Black; a sister, Colleen Breland Hemphill; and a brother, Donald Breland.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Black; her son, Joseph Ralph Black, Jr.; her parents, Edward and Doris Breland; her grandparents, Roscoe C. and Victoria E. Breland; an aunt, Hazel Briese.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Annunciation Catholic Church starting at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Interment will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Annunciation Catholic Church, 517 Avenue B, Bogalusa, LA 70427.

Jack Burns
May 25, 1929 - April 16, 2016
JACK BURNS, AGE 86 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:32 am Saturday April 16, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a former engineer with the Boeing Corporation that enjoyed reading, completing crossword puzzles and working on his computers. Jack was a veteran of the United States Army as well as a retiree from the United States Air Force. He served during both the Vietnam War and Korean War. Jack liked working in his yard and building model airplanes. He also had a special place in his heart for his pet dog Kane.
Survived by:  Daughter: Jackie Briest of Franklinton; Granddaughter: Megan Briest; 2 Great-grandchildren: McKayla Hewson, Donovan Hewson; Sister in law: Iris Burns of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Burns and Ethel Sanders Burns and brothers Jim Burns and Bob Burns.

Mary Alice Small
October 18, 1943 - April 15, 2016
Mary Alice Small AKA "Shorty" was born on October 18, 1943 to Theodore Keys and Bernice Hicks Keys. She later married Robert C. Small of Bogalusa, Louisiana. To this union they raised 3 young men, Ricardo Tony (Magoo), Randy Small (Chase), Reginald Small (Scoobie Doo). Shorty and Robert also raised their grandson, Robert Elmer. 
Mary Alice graduated in 1961 from Covington Rosenwall Holy Family. She worked at Allied Tube in Chicago for 10 years and worked as a Special Education school teacher in Chicago for 20 years. she was also the manager at Aunt Martha's Youth Work Community Center. 
Shorty leaves to cherish 2 sisters, Gerclyn Peterson and her twin sister, Mary Frances. Shorty was proceeded in death by her sister, Ilona White, her brother, Wayne Keys and her parents. Shorty leaves many grandchildren, Robert, Jalen, Brandi, Chelsea, Chandler, Ilona, Reginald, Robin, Tashana, Dena, and Lyric. She also leaves to cherish many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mary Alice was the Vice President of the Serious Seven Social and Pleasure Club from 1980 to 1990. She was very friendl