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Dezzie E. Miller Sprehe 
(November 25, 1929 - September 4, 2015) 
Dezzie E. Miller Sprehe, age 85, born on November 25,1929 in Osyka, MS, died on Friday, September 4, 2015 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Sprehe Bond; her son, David Eugene Sprehe; her brother, George Jones, Jr.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Erwin D. Sprehe; her parents, Eugene Miller and Miami Barber Miller Jones; her sisters, Sible Carter, Velma White, and Thelma Bennett; her brothers, E. J. Miller, and Ocie Miller; her son-in-law, Donald E. Bond.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will start at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Sammie C. Harriel 
(April 13, 1928 - September 1, 2015) 
Sammie C. Harriel, a resident of Bogalusa, LA age 87, born on April 13, 1928 in Poplarville, MS, died on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
Sammie was a United States Army Veteran of WWII. Member of Masonic Lodge #244 F & AM. Member of the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
He is survived by one daughter, Rena L. Harriel of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Donny C. (Gwen) Harriel of Poplarville, MS; one brother, Clinton (Cora) Harriel of Wiggins, MS; six grandchildren, Shannon Barnes, Travis Harriel, Nicholas Harriel, Amber Palmer, Michael Rivers and Jewel Rivers; and ten great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Lou Harriel; two sons, Michael C. Harriel and Reginald Harriel; one grandson, Daniel C. Harriel.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with Masonic Services by the Masonic Lodge #244 F & AM at 10:00 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Elder Gary Sumrall officiating. Interment to follow at Smith Cemetery in Poplarville, MS.

Vaughn Lee Massey Boyd
May 14, 1933 - August 30, 2015
Vaughn Lee Boyd born may 14, 1933 passed away August 30, 2015 at Our Lady of Angels at the age of 82. She was born in Eastern Shore Maryland and was a long time resident of Bogalusa. She was of the Protestant Faith.
She is survived by her husband, Walter S. Boyd of Bogalusa,2 sons Walter L. Boyd of Varnado, La. And Rian Lee Boyd of Bogalusa, a daughter, Patricia Irene Boyd of Bogalusa, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lester Benjamin and Margaret Irene Massey.
A visitation and Memorial Service will be held on Sunday September 6, 2015 ant Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.. Rev Bill Moon will conduct the Memorial Services. The Interment of the Ashes will be interred in White Bluff, MS. at 11:00 A.M. Monday Morning.

Evelyn Addie Duncan
January 23, 1930 - September 1, 2015
Evelyn Addie Duncan born January 23, 1930 went home to be with The Lord September 1, 2015 at the age of 85. Evelyn was a long time resident of Bogalusa and a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Bogalusa.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Brenda Duncan Seal and her husband Houston of Varnado and Deborah Duncan Potter and her husband Robert of Bogalusa, a sister Willie Mae Burge of Sylvarena, MS.1 grandchild, Kevin Seal, 3 great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Seal, Malarie Jenkins and Coley Jenkins and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, W.B. and Evie Beech Bufkin, her husband , Melvin Duncan,a son, Larry Duncan, a brother, Buddy Bufkin, a sister, Ava Jean Magee and a grand daughter, Jessica Potter.
Visitation will be held Thursday September 3, 2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev Travis Houston will officate the services with David Wilson taking part of service. Interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.

Brayden Reid Harris 
May 17, 2013 - August 30, 2015
Brayden Reid Harris, age 2, born on May 17, 2013 in Covington, LA, died on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at his residence in Angie, LA.
He is survived by his mother, Haley Leighanne Harris; his brother Laigan Wayde Harris; his grandparents, Eddie and Tammy Harris and Theresa Toney Bowman.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Kelly Penton officiating. Interment to follow at Pounds Cemetery.

Tiffany Racelle Redditt
January 04, 1981 - August 29, 2015
Tiffany Rachelle Redditt passed away at the age of 34 on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in Kenner, LA. 
She leaves to cherish: her mother, Veronica Torrence of Houston, TX, father, Russell Redditt of St. Gabriel, LA; one son, Tyar Russell Redditt of St. Gabriel, LA; one brother, Byron Redditt of Tacoma, WA; grandmother, Pauline Torrence of Bogalusa, LA; grandfather, Hezekiah Torrence of Bogalusa, LA; one aunt, Sharon Harry of Tyler, TX; three uncles, Hezekiah Torrence of Bogalusa, LA, Hoza (Jenell) Redditt, and Sterling (Deaudrey) Redditt both of St. Gabriel, LA; a host of special cousins raised up as sisters, Toi Harry, Chloe’ Williams, and Tailer Black, a very special friend, “Mrs. Classie” and a host of other cousins, relatives, and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Beatrice Steward Redditt, grandfather, Perkins Redditt, Sr.; two aunts, Ora Lee Redditt – Jones, Vera Mae Redditt – Poplars; two uncles, Perkins Redditt, Jr. and Evans Redditt. 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 3:00PM – 6:00PM with family hour from 6:00 – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa, LA. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015 11:00AM – 12:30 Noon followed by funeral service at 12:30 Noon at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church 4525 Point Clair Rd St. Gabriel, LA 70776. Internment – New Jerusalem Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

Devon Lee
April 06, 1947 - August 27, 2015
Devon Lee departed his life at Franklin County Memorial Hospital at the age of 68. Devon was born to Edrean Lee and raised by Thomas Brown, Sr. Devon joined church at Greater Bogalusa Full Gospel Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Jerry L. Newton. 
Devon leaves to mourn his passing: two sisters, Janice McKelphin, Willie and Beris McCray of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, Thomas (Constance) Brown of Connecticut; very special cousins, Zebbie Washington, William Johnson and Harlean May; special friends, Shonie Peters and A.V. Pittman; two special nieces, Shannon McKelphin and Shereeta Dillon; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 
Devon was preceded in death by his mother Edream Lee Brown; guardian, Thomas Brown, Sr.; brother, Frederick Elliott Brown; nephews, Calliamthia McKelphin and Willie McCray, Jr.; aunts, Modean Brown, Fayetta Henry and Ruby Washington; grandparents, Ed and Corine Lee. 
Mr. Devon Lee's visitation will be Saturday, September 5, 2015 11:00AM - 2:00PM at Greater Bogalusa Full Gospel Baptist Church (814 Union Ave. Bogalusa, LA). The funeral service will begin at 2:00PM with Pastor Jerry Newton officiating. The interment will be held at Bogalusa Cemetery.

Lillie Dean Burton
December 14, 1950 - August 25, 2015
Mother Lillie was born on December 14, 1950 to Elvester L.V. Conerly Sr. & Missionary Maudine Conerly in Clifton,Louisiana. 
Lillie matriculated through the Washington Parish School System & was a student of the historic Washington Parish High School. Lillie so received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development. 
Lillie accepted Christ at an early age at Magee’s Temple COGIC in Franklinton, Louisiana under the leadership of Supt Monroe Magee. After moving to Upland, CA she united with Life COGIC under the leadership of Bishop Ron Gibson. After her transition from Life COGIC, she later united with Worship & Truth COGIC under the leadership of Pastor Kevin T. Martin. After Lillie’s final move to McKinney, TX she united briefly with Elder Spencer Shiloh COGIC & later joined in fellowship with her brother Pastor Laride Conerly Sr. at Light of Life Church, where she served as Church Mother. Lillie served in many capacities at every ministry including Sunday School Teacher, Choir President, Deaconess, Hospitality, Children’s Ministry, and Young Women’s Christian Council. 
On Monday, the twenty fourth day of August, Two Thousand Fifteen, Mother Lillie Burton departed this life and exchanged ashes for beauty. 
She leaves to cherish her memories: her five (5) Children Kenneth Conerly of Ontario, CA, Stacy Conerly of Lancaster, TX, Patrick & Bernice Burton of Mckinney,TX, Kendra & Glenn Tennyson of Desoto,TX and La’Neaka & Garland Woodard of Dallas,TX, fourteen (14) grandchildren, and eight (8) great grandchildren. Her mother Maudine Conerly. Her sisters Donna, (Westley) Brenda (Glynn), Ruby, Magdalene, Fay (Sam), Helen (Waymon) Bennie and Cynthia (Tony). Her Brothers Laride (Cynthia) & Ray. A host of nieces,nephews,cousins and friends. 
Visitation will be Friday, September 4, 2015 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA. 
Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:00 at Magee’s Temple COGIC with Supt. Cecealine Tate, pastor officiating and Pastor Laride Conerly as eulogist. Interment will be held in St. James Cemetery in Franklinton, LA. 

McElleree "Mack" Knight 
(September 28, 1939 - August 29, 2015)
Mack Knight passed away into eternal peace on Saturday, August 29, 2015, after a long battle of COPD and heart disease.
Mack honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. Was a retired business man and had been a resident of Slidell, LA for many years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Stewart Thomas and brother, Howard Elmo Knight.
He is survived by his devoted companion, Ruby Boatner; best four-legged friend, Sugar; brother, George Michael (Pricilla) Knight; nieces, Remona Hicks and Sharon (John) Woodward; nephews, John Knight and James (JoAnn) Knight. Mack also had four great-nieces and one great-nephew.
The family would like to thank Pat and Audie Greer for all their care and support for Mack.
Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will start at 12:00 P.M. with Willard Polk officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, John Knight, James Knight, John Woodward, Audie Greer and Henry Vernon.

Mary Ann Miller Magee
February 19, 1941 - August 29, 2015
MARY ANN MILLER MAGEE, AGE 74 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 10:35 am Saturday August 29, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church but enjoyed attending revivals at numerous churches throughout our area. Ann loved cooking for her family and church pastors. She had recently been a personal caretaker for people in need.
Survived by: Husband of 40 years: Ray Magee of Mt. Hermon; 3 Sons and a Daughter in law: Todd A. Crain of Mt. Hermon, John T. Crain of Baton Rouge, Tim and Grace Magee of Mt. Hermon; 6 Grandchildren: Dustin Crain, Austin Crain, Holden Crain, Alexis Magee, Timothy Magee, Paige Magee; Sister: Melba Hubbard of Texas; Brother and Sister in law: Relious and Annie Bell Miller of Warnerton; Also several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Otis Miller and Dessie Dillon Miller, a sister Essie Mae Lambert, and brother James Ray Miller.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday August 31st from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church from 8:30 am until the funeral service at 10:00 am with Eld. Billy Reyer and Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee-Merritt Cemetery in Sunny Hill.

Yong Jie Dong
March 9, 1953 - August 29, 2015
YONG JIE DONG, AGE 62 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:50 pm August 29, 2015 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was a native of China but had lived in the United States and Washington Parish for many years. Yong, alongside his family, was the owner/operator of the Grand Buffett restaurant in Franklinton.

Donald E. Mann
BORN: July 10, 1924
DIED: August 28, 2015
Donald E. Mann age 91 passed away August 28, 2015 at Our Lady of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa La. He was a resident of Bogalusa La for the last 62 years. He was born July 10, 1924 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Mr. Mann was a graduate of Iowa State University. He retired form Crown Zellerbach after 30 years as a Forester and Pilot. Mr. Mann retired from the U.S. Air force after 30 years active duty and reserve service. He was also a member of the Aircraft Owner Pilots Association.
He is survived by his wife Miriam Mann of Bogalusa. Two sons, Dr. Stephen Mann of Palm Springs CA and Terry S. Mann of Farmerville La. 
He is preceded in death by his first wife Elizabeth Jane Mann, and his parents, Claire F and Opal Mann.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Monday August 31, 2015 from 11 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens with military rites conducted by Magic City Post #24 of the American Legion. Rev. Greg Whaley officiate.

Paul David Stewart 
(June 30, 1959 - August 28, 2015) 
Paul David Stewart, 56, resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa. Paul was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Bogalusa.
Paul is survived by his mother Geraldine Pickard Stewart; his sisters Pamela and husband Larry Quinn of Bogalusa, Sandy and husband Wilson Hebert of Bogalusa; his brothers Gary and wife Lourenda Stewart of Bogalusa, Bruce Stewart of Boglausa and Kenneth Stewart of Bogalusa.
He is preceded in death by his father Jamer Horace Stewart and his brother Ronald Stewart.
Visitation will be held Sunday evening August 30, 2015 from 4:30 pm until 9:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue Monday morning August 31, 2015 at 10:00 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm in the chapel. Rev. Pete Underwood and Dr. George Moore will officiate and interment will follow at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Vickie Sue Alford Crain
September 20, 1945 - August 28, 2015
VICKIE SUE ALFORD CRAIN, AGE 69 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 7:00 am Friday August 28, 2015 at her home. She was a member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church that enjoyed traveling and sewing. Vickie Sue was a junior high and high school science teacher at Mt. Hermon School for many years. She loved to grow beautiful flowers in her garden and worked at a florist for several years making floral arrangements. 
Survived by:  Husband: James Crain, Jr. of Mt. Hermon; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Josh Crain of Covington, James “Jimmy” Crain, III and Rebecca Crain of Mt. Hermon; 3 Grandchildren: Dalton Crain, Bailey Crain, Colin Crain; Brother and Sister in law: Ronnie and Linda Alford of Kentwood; Mother in law: Edith Crain of Mt.Hermon; Cousin: DeShea Miller of Hammond; Also several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Clifford Alford and Eloise Miller Alford and father in law James Crain, Sr.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday August 31st from 4 pm until 8 pm and after 11 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Ada Jane Stogner
August 17, 1947 - August 26, 2015
ADA JANE STOGNER, AGE 68 and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:25 pm Wednesday August 26, 2015 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Bogue Chitto Heights Baptist Church and a former seamstress at Rutter Rex for many years. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Ada was a loving sister and aunt to her family and she had a special place in her heart for her pet dog Sadie.
Survived by: 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Judson and Annette Stogner, Terry and Gerri Stogner all of Franklinton; Sister in law: Joan Stogner of Norfolk, VA; Nieces and Nephews: Angela Stogner of Bush, Jason Huling, Jennifer Huling both of Gretna, Carolyn McCauslin of Maryland, Mary Keitz of Virginia Beach, VA,; Michael Stogner of Atlanta; Barkley Stogner, Martha Boyd, Rachel Stogner all of Franklinton; Also numerous other nieces and nephews
Special Friends: Bob and Judy Simmons of Franklinton
She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas W. Stogner and Lela Lue Drummond Stogner, sister Ruby Gandy, 3 brothers Murphy Stogner, Lawrence Stogner, Warren Stogner,
a niece Barbara Stogner Stafford and nephew David Stogner.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday August 29th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at 9 am Saturday at Bogue Chitto Heights Baptist Curch. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday at the church with Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Enon Church-Magee Cemetery in Enon.

Ruth Alee Wells
BORN: April 11, 1934
DIED: August 23, 2015
Ruth Alee Wells born April 11, 1934 passed away August 23, 2015 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg Ms. She was a native of Washington Parish and a current resident of Poplarville Ms. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many who will be dearly missed. Ruth was a member of Derby Place Missionary Baptist Church and had a multitude of friends and Bill Sherman and Bradley Parker in the Derby Community.
She is survived by one son Wilton Earl Wells "Rita" of Lumberton Ms. Five daughters, Jackie A. Estopinal "Maurice" of Poplarville, Louise Esteve "Will" of Biloxi Ms, Debbie Williamson "Jerry" of Poplarville, Ginger Morris "Wayne" of Poplarville, and Shannon Andrews "James" of Mobile Ala. Twenty grandchildren and twenty five great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband John Earl Wells, daughter Sylvia Wells, parents Newton and Mammie Taylor Dykes, brothers S.A. Dykes and Elbert "Preacher" Dykes, sisters Edith Thomas, Vaserie Penton and Ruby Thomas.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home 610 Ave F. Bogalusa on Tuesday Aug 25, 2015 from 6 p.m. until time for services on Wednesday August 26, 2015 in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery. Rev. Huey Jenkins Brother Jake Staten and brother Scott Downs will officiate.

Nathan Daniels, Jr.
Born: July 01, 1941
Died: August 18, 2015
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself: that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. John 14:1-4 
We gather to celebrate the life of Nathan “Speedball” Daniels, the son of Helen Hart-Daniels and the late Nathaniel Daniels. He was born July 1, 1941 in Columbia, MS and departed this life August 18, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in New Orleans, LA. 
He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Helen Hart-Daniels; two daughters, Debra Ann Daniels-Ard and Helen Ann Daniels of Osyka, MS; eight sons, Curtis Daniels, James (Linda) Daniels, John (Tundaria) Daniels, Dennis Daniels, David Daniels all of Osyka, MS, Robert (Adrienne) Daniels of Niceville, FL, and Tyler (Melinda)Magee of Houston, TX; two sisters, Jeardine Daniels-Sparks of New Orleans, LA and Jacqueline Daniels of Franklinton, LA; three brothers; Melvin and Jerry Daniels of Franklinton, LA, and Leanon Daniels of Syracuse, NY; twenty-seven grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Nathaniel Daniels, three brothers, Jural, Charles, and Larry Daniels, one sister, Anevenet Daniels-Johnson, one grandchild, and one great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be Friday, August 28, 2015 Friday 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA. 
Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Sweet Rest Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Mallory Callahan officiating. Interment will be held in the Daniels’ Cemetery in Franklinton, LA

Silas Kennedy
September 24, 1926 - August 24, 2015
SILAS KENNEDY, AGE 88 and a resident of Hattiesburg, MS died Monday morning August 24, 2015 at his home. He was a longtime resident of the Stateline Community and a charter member of Briarwood Baptist Church. He had currently been attending Heritage United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. Silas was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II that enjoyed gardening. He was principal of Pine High School for 12 years while also being the owner/operator of Kennedy’s Decorating for 8 years.
Survived by:  Wife of nearly 65 years: Mavon Pace Kennedy of Hattiesburg; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Craig and Janet Kennedy of Abita Springs, Ben Kennedy of Covington; Daughter: Hope Kennedy Maples of Hattiesburg; 9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Julie Brown, Will Kennedy, Carrie Kennedy, Luke and Kaye Kennedy, Blake and Nicole Kennedy, Maggie Kennedy, Kirk Maples, Mallory Maples, Hayes Kennedy; 6 Great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters in law and a brother in law: Betty Crain Kennedy of Bogalusa; Sue and Hershel Kennedy of Stateline; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his son Brad Kennedy, parents William Wilbur Kennedy and Lena Crain Kennedy, son in law Tim Maples, 2 brothers Paul Kennedy, Clint Kennedy, and 3 sisters Myrtle Vince, Ozzie Stogner and Oveda Williams.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday August 26th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Kennedy and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Briarwood Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Stevie Kennedy, Dale Williams, Reggie Kennedy, Danny Cibic, William Stogner, Mike Williams, Shelton Stogner, Wade Fornea
Honorary Pallbearers are the members of the Luke Cowan Sunday school class of Heritage Methodist Church.

Katie Mary Ready McNabb 
(October 22, 1939 - August 23, 2015) 
Katie Mary Ready McNabb, age 75, born on October 22, 1939 in Darbin, MS, died on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Sylvia Welch Paige of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Kenneth B. Welch of Mississippi, and Charles G. Welch of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, Bill (Vivian) Ready, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Ann Manton, Julie Renee' Miller, Brandy Carroll and Katie Welch; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack "J.W." McNabb; mother and father, Eugene and Lillian Ready; one sister and brother-in-law, Malouise (Charles) Miller; two brothers and sister-in-law, Earl Edward "Pete" Ready and Jack (Mildred) Boyd; one great-grandchild, Erica Nicole Carroll.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Bill Ready, Jr. and Rev. Bobby Ready officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Of Peace in Ponemah Cemetery.

Hilda Creel Bennett Jordan
BORN: March 15, 1953
DIED: August 22, 2015
Hilda Louise Creel Bennett Jordan born March 15, 1953 passed away August 22, 2015 at the age of 62. She was a native and resident of Bogalusa and was of the Pentecostal Faith.
She is survived by her mother, Geneva Jones Creel of Bogalusa, 2 sons, James Bennett Jr. of Denham Springs, La., and George Todd Bennett of Livingston Parish, 2 daughters, Edith Jeanette Mitchell and her husband Luther of Denham Springs and Geneva Ann Price of Walker, La., 5 brothers, Billy Wayne Creel, Marvin Dewain Creel, Michael Wayne Creel, Kenneth Creel and Jerry Wayne Creel all of Bogalusa, 4 sisters , Pearline Barber, Carolyn Ann Davis, Jackline Erwin, and Wilda Faye Lavigne all of Bogalusa, 15 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Creel, husbands, James Bennett Sr. and Robert "Bobby" Jordan, a brother, Leroy Creel and a sister, Becky Fournet.
Visitation will be held at Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home on Monday August 24, 2015 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume after 8:00 A.M. Tuesday morning until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Wesley Quave will officiate the services with the interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Pauline Rogers Cosse
June 10, 1950 - August 22, 2015
PAULINE ROGERS COSSE, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday evening August 22, 2015 at her home. She enjoyed reading and cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren and family. Pauline worked for many years as a sitter and caregiver for those with medical needs and she loved every opportunity to get to know them and help the people she worked with.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Billy Cosse and Jill M. Cosse of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Michelle Cosse and Juan Magee of Bogalusa; 2 Granddaughters: Taylor Cosse and Kailey Cosse; Sister in law: Claire Rogers; Also numerous other family members and friends
She was preceded in death by her husband Albert L. Cosse, Jr., her parents Johnny Rogers and Ernestine Creel Rogers and brother Ronald Rogers


ELSIE MAE PENTON FRICKE Miller
February 26, 1924 - August 22, 2015
Elsie Mae Penton Fricke MILLER, AGE 91 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:00 am Saturday August 22, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church that enjoyed painting and making crafts. Elsie was a very talented seamstress and a former employee of Rutter Rex for many years. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Elsie loved fishing and was an accomplished gardener.
Survived by:  Nieces: Rosetta Thomas Byrd Miller of Mt. Hermon and Raylene Thomas Perry and Ray Perry of Franklinton; Several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; Special Cousin: Rev. Gary Penton of Pineville
She was preceded in death by husbands Andrew Fricke and Olan Miller, sister and brother in law Nettie Penton Thomas and Ray I. Thomas, and her parents William Chancey Penton and Rosa Emily Fortenberry Penton.
Visitation will be at Bethel Baptist Church Monday August 24th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the church with Rev. Joe Kelly and Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ray Perry, Andy Perry, Darrell Crowe, Lanny Crowe, W.E. Knight, Jimmy Jenkins
Honorary Pallbearer is Dylan Perry

Mary Jane Allen King
May 4, 1934 - August 22, 2015
MARY JANE ALLEN KING, AGE 81 and a resident of Franklinton went to be with her Lord and Savior at 10 am Saturday August 22, 2015 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Amite and was a nurse’s aide at the Hammond State School and Lallie Kemp Hospital in Independence for many years. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that loved spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite thing to say to others was “I love you bunches!” She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Terry and Ronnie Moak of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter in law: Gary and Judy King of Franklinton; Daughter in law: Pamela B. King of Pearl River; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Rikki and Patrick Morris of Ponchatoula, Melissa and Danny Parkinson of Hammond, Christopher and Christian King, Gary Brent King and Crystal Taylor, Amanda and Casey Collins all of Franklinton, Alton Brewer of Pearl River; 13 Great-grandchildren: Mason Anthony, Parker Anthony, Alex Morris, Andrew Parkinson, Peyton Parkinson, Polly Parkinson, Braxton King, Heavenly King, Davinie Collins, Khloe Frazier, Jada Sylvest, Skylar Brewer, Gage Brewer; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 40 years Claude Stewart King, 2 sons Patrick Keith King and James Gordon King, her parents William Allen and Mattie Ballard Allen, 3 brothers Rev. James Aaron Allen, Charles Moses Allen, and Benjamin Franklin Allen, sister Lerlene Allen Holden, 10 half-brothers and half-sisters, great-grandson Casey Jacob Collins and great-granddaughter Kaylynn Ann King.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday August 23rd from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 11 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote and Rev. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Briar Patch Cemetery near Husser.
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the entire staff of Good Samaritan Living Center for their loving care and to the staff of Community Care Hospice for providing comfort and support.

Kisha Ann Taylor Davis
August 18, 1975 - August 20, 2015
KISHA ANN TAYLOR DAVIS, AGE 40 and a resident of Pine died Thursday August 20, 2015 at her home. She enjoyed taking pictures and listening to all types of music. Kisha adored her young daughter and cared deeply for all her family. She loved life and loved it to the fullest.
Survived by:  Daughter: Makinley Davis; Husband: Rick Davis of Pine; Mother: Charlotte Taylor of Pine; Sister: Mona McMillan of Pine; Brother and Sister in law: Stacey and Ann Taylor of Lee Road; Step-brother: Brandon Creel; Nieces: Taylor Branch, Kyra McMillan, Jordan Taylor, Megan Taylor, Abby Taylor; Also a host of special cousins, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father Sidney Taylor, an aunt Billie Sue Barber and her grandparents.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday August 22nd from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Edward Penton officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Joycelyn Mary Ann Wilson Carnesi
August 30, 1935 - August 18, 2015
Joycelyn Mary Ann Wilson Carnesi passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on Tuesday evening, August 18, 2015. Beloved wife of Jake Joseph Carnesi for over 60 years. Loving mother of Scott Carnesi (Leslie) and Mark P. Carnesi (Billie). Grandmother of Jennifer Carnesi. Daughter of the late Edna and Stephen Wilson. Sister of the late Stephen Wilson Jr. Joycelyn was a native of New Orleans, and a graduate of McDonough High School No. 12. She retired from K&B Drugs after over 20 years of dedicated service, and spent the latter part of her years in Folsom with her husband. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial visitation from LEITZ-EAGAN on Tuesday morning, August 25 2015 from 10:00 until 11:00. Inurnment will follow in Lake Lawn Park, New Orleans. 

Aeschylus DeLondon Harry
April 03, 1960 - August 16, 2015
Aeschylus “Slack” Delondon Harry was born to Sylvester “Moses” L. Harry, Sr. and Mamie Sheridan Harry on April 3, 1960 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He departed this life on Saturday, August 15, 2015. 
Slack joined the United Methodist Church at an early age and remained a member until his death. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester “Moses” Harry; brother, Henry Joseph Harry; grandparents, Henry and Elnora Jones Sheridan and Jason and Lottie Harry. 
Slack leaves to cherish his life his loving and devoted mother, Mamie Sheridan Harry of Angie, LA; five brothers, Sylvester L. Harry, Jr. of Fayreville, NJ, Ryan Anthony Jefferson of DeQuince, LA, Levon (Carolyn) Harry, Sr. of Varnado, LA, Lesley McKinley of Angie, LA and Rick Owens of Bogalusa, LA; five sisters, Alice (Melvin) Jones of Virginia, Deidra (Leo) Sharp, Sr. of Chesapeake, VA, Shelia (Cory) Harry of Houston, TX, Sonya Pack of Angie, LA and Shaliza Manuel of Varnado, LA; two special nephews, Leo D. Sharp, Jr. and Joshua Harry and three special nieces, Ramona Yarbrough, DeCharlus Riley, and Ann Rashonda Lavar; two great nephews and five great nieces, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
Visitation will be Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA. 
Funeral Service will be Friday, August 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie, LA with Rev. Terrence August officiating. Interment will be held in the Live Oak Cemetery in Angie, LA.

Cynthia Marie Housley Lee
July 21, 1953 - August 13, 2015
Cynthia Marie Housley Lee was born at Lallie Kemp Hospital in Independence, Louisiana to Mazie Lee Carter and Sterlin Housley. She was reared and resided in Kentwood, Louisiana for the duration of her life. 
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” Hebrew 11:1 
Cynthia was united in marriage to the late Edward Lee in 1972. She later met and married Robert Coleman in Kentwood, Louisiana. She attended O.W. Dillon Elementary High and Kentwood High School graduating in 1971. She was employed with Kentwood Spring Water and The Building Block’s Day Care for many years. She was also employed at Croft Metal in McComb, Mississippi. 
Cynthia accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age at Sweet Home Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. John Thompson. She enjoyed life and will be best remembered as a loving, friendly and giving person. Her priority was always making sure that the needs of her children and grandchildren came first. 
Cynthia leaves to cherish her memories, four daughters, Christi Davis of Independence, LA, LaShanda Lee, Angela Lee and April Lee Dillon (Murley) all of Kentwood, LA; three sons, Chris Lee (Talitha) of Kentwood, LA, Tommie Lee (Renarda) of Tickfaw, LA and Edward Lee of Atlanta, GA; two grandsons that she raised as her own, Christopher Lee, Jr. and Jcory Baldwin both of Kentwood, LA; three brothers, Leonard Banks (Charlietta) of Kentwood, LA, Marvin Housley of Kyle, TX and Sterlin Housley, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; four sisters, Sharon Banks of Kentwood, LA, Wanda, Vanessa, and Shelia Housley all of Atlanta, GA; twenty grandchildren, one great-grandson and a host of loving nieces and nephew. She leave to remember her love also, four aunts, Mary Lee Elzy, Martina Addison, Alice Carter and Alice Sibley all of Kentwood, LA and one uncle, James Carter (Bonnie) of Amite, LA. 
Cynthia was preceded in death by her mother, Mazie Lee Carter; her grandmother, Geraldine Burton and her husband, Edward Lee. 
Visitation will be Friday, August 21, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA. 
Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA with the Rev. Lee Allen Pounds officiating. Interment will be held in the Sweet Home Church Cemetery.

Brady Henry Monroe, Jr.
January 26, 1968 - August 12, 2015
Brady Henry Monroe, Jr., a resident of Baton Rouge, LA and a native of Bogalusa, LA passed away at his residence on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. 
Brady Henry Monroe, Jr. was born January 26, 1968 to Marvel Hall Smith and Brady Monroe, Sr. in Chicago, IL. He was raised in Bogalusa, LA by his beloved maternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie Hall, Sr. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church by the late Rev M.K. Duncan. 
He was educated at Bogalusa High School where he was very popular in the chorus, football and baseball. He graduated in 1986. He moved to Baton Rouge and attended Southern University. He joined Star Hill Baptist Church. 
He loved being around family and friends. It was never a dull moment. He enjoyed outdoor cooking and would perfect skills he borrowed from great cooks and would declare "I'm the best in the world!" 
He loved being an umpire. His love of baseball started as a child in Bogalusa, from playing in the little league and throughout high school. As an adult, his passion for baseball carried over to umpiring, you knew when Brady Mon was calling a game. 
Brady leaves memories to be cherished by his wife, Vanessa Moore Monroe; children, Brittney Peters, Brandy Monroe and Brady Monroe, III;Siblings - Barry Monroe (Crushana), Tracy Monroe Humes (Deron), James Monroe,III and Robria Smith; step father, Robin Smith, Sr.; stepmother, Betty Thomas Monroe; mother-in-law, Shelia Dunbar; father-in-law, Charles Moore; sister-in-law, Kendra Causey (Alphonso); aunts and uncles - Howard Hall, Sr. (Juanita), Hansel Hall (Brenda), Jessie Thomas, Robert Harris, Lottie M. Garfield, James Monroe (Merlene), Mary Morris (William), Jacklyn Johnson (James), Wallace Smith (Frederikia), Anthony Smith, Regina Daniel (Dave), Essie Lenior (Walter), Lee Ethel Gabriel (Curt), Glenda Taylor, Trenee Smith, Brenda Green, Lionel Dunbar, Ruth Tolliver, Christann Payton, Carol Parker (Roosevelt), and William T. Dunba r, Sr (Nita);Nieces and nephews - Eric Monroe, Lonterio Moore, Malik Monroe, Brian Monroe, Jame' Robinson, Kenneth Robinson and November Humes; a great niece, Erica Monroe; Godchildren, MaLauren Dunbar and Lawrence Dunbar, Jr.; Special cousins, Roderick Monroe and Sheneda Thomas; best friends, Henry Reid, Nathaniel Mills, Jr., Anthony Brown, John Nathaniel and Wilton Lee; and a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robin Smith, Jr; maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents, James and Josephine Monroe; aunts, Doris Harris, Rilla Hall and Betty Monroe; as well as his uncle, Lonnie Hall, Jr. 
The visitation will be held at Star Hill Church 1400 N Foster Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 10:00am until religious services at 12:00pm. 
Arrangements entrusted to Carney and Mackey Funeral Home-Baton Rouge, LA.

Calvin Jerry Rominger 
(October 24, 1955 - August 17, 2015) 
Calvin Jerry Rominger, age 59, born in Banner Elk, NC on October 24, 1955, died on Monday, August 17, 2015 at his residence in Varnado, LA.
He was a veteran and served in the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann Harrison Rominger of Varnado, LA; one daughter, Julie Ann Rominger (Dusty) Webb of Boone, NC; four sons, Robert Anthony (Danielle) Harrison of Bogalusa, LA, Jacoby Lee Rominger of Alabama, Matthew Lee (Ashley) Shea of Saucier, MS, and William Franklin "Bucky" (Elana) Harrison, III of Biloxi, MS; two sisters, Verda Grewell of Sugar Creek, OH and Velma (Jack) Ridgeway of Byesville, OH; one brother, Kefer (Mary) Rominger of Byesville, OH; twenty grandchildren; and numerous children and grandchildren they helped raise.
Preceded in death by his son, Calvin Jerry Rominger, Jr.; his parents, Ira Dexter Rominger and Anna May Miller Rominger; two grandchildren, Shaenna LeAnn Branch and Michael Willam Gage "Jake" Harrison; and his sister, Kathy Wilson.
Visitation will be held at Angie Baptist Church on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 11:00 a. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Mizell, Brent Hickman and Roger Hickman officiating.
Proverbs 18:24 "A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Jerry met no stranger and was a friend to all he met. We lost a friend on August 17, one who was a blessing to everyone he met. Thank you Jerry, we love you. From the Family and Friends of Jerry Rominger.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Pearson
Died: August 10, 2015
Mrs. Doris Pearson age 90, a resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Monday, August 10, 2015 in Baton Rouge, LA. 
She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Sandra Faye Pearson of Baton Rouge, LA and Glenda Whittine of Bogalusa, LA; three sons, Larry Pearson of Bogalusa, LA, Connie (Liza) Pearson and Ricky (Jesusa) Pearson both of Las Vegas, NV; fourteen grandchildren; forty-six great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie (Rosa) May; her husband, Iddo W. Pearson; two sisters, Willie Mae Wilson and Clara Nobles and two brothers, James May and Johnny Brumfield. 
Visitation will be Friday, August 21, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA. 
Visitation will also be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM with the Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA with Rev. Dr. A.J. Luter officiating. Interment will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa, LA.

William T. Ingram, Jr.
BORN: July 28, 1930
DIED: August 15, 2015
William T. Ingram Jr. age 85 , resident of Sun La. Passed away August 15, 2015 at his residence in Sun La. He was a US Airforce veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He also served as a deacon in the First Baptist Church in Sun La. 
He is survived by his wife of 41 years Amelia Mizell Ingram. One sister Ezzie Ingram Nastasi and numerous nieces nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents William Terrell Ingram Sr. and Eliza Crain Ingram, brothers Harlan Ingram, and Newton Ingram. Sisters, Elsie Ingram, Lilyan Young, Evis Young and Doris Crain.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Monday August 17, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday August 18, 2015 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mizell Cemetery in Sun La. Brother Stan Salassi will officiate.

J.W. Weary
March 21, 1943 - August 10, 2015
J.W. Weary passed away at the age of 73 on Monday, August 10, 2015 at his residence. 
He was a laborer and was instrumental in building the Pearl River Bridge in Columbia, Mississippi. He loved life. He attended Mt. Olive M. B. Church in Dexter, Mississippi. 
Weary was blessed to have found love and married Reverend Emma L. Bullock and to that union twin daughters, Martha Weary-Nelson and Minister Dr. Mary Weary-Hossley (Kenneth) were born. 
He leaves to cherish his memories his son, Vernon Mark (Geneva), and his daughters, 
Cynthia Hart, Shirley Pittman, and Annette Fortenberry; his sisters, Merlie Moses (Anderson), Jewelean Crumedy, Hawillie Weary, Betty Robinson; his brothers, Bennie Guy (Laurie) and Robert Govan (Rachel). He had 14 Grandchildren, 20 great grand-children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nolemer “Pam” Bond; his grandmothers Ludie Wright and Sarah Bickham; grandfathers, T.J. Weary and Silas Bickham; his brothers, Carmel Weary, M.J. Weary, Esau Weary Jr., Larry Bullock, and Jerry Bullock; his sisters, Colean Brock; and his grandson, Vernon Mark, Jr. Also to cherish his memories, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
He loved fishing and spending quality time with his son, father, mother, sisters, and brothers. He looked forward to all his visits with his grandsons. He was full of laughter and enjoyed family gatherings. 
Visitation will be on Monday, August 17, 2015 from 2:00 – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa. 
Funeral service on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 1:00PM at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Dexter, MS with Pastor Reginald Russell – Officiating. Interment- Mt. Olive Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

Jackie Richardson 
(April 4, 1928 - August 13, 2015)  
Jackie Richardson, age 87, born on April 4, 1928 in Franklinton, LA, a former resident of Bogalusa, LA, died on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at her resident in Covington, LA. 
Jackie graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1945. She attended LSU and received her Masters from Southeastern Louisiana College. She taught in Bogalusa City Schools 31 years and retired in 1986. She was president and a active member of many Educational and Church Organizations. 
She was survived by two daughters, Vicki (Gary) Lewis of Mt. Hermon, LA and Becky (Francis Terry) Williams of Rowlett, TX; one son, Bill (Toni) Richardson of Mobile, AL; five grandchildren, Kelley Richardson, Ryan Williams, Travis Williams, William (Yetta) Lewis and Jordan Lewis; two great-grandchildren, Mina Lewis and Victor Lewis. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry M. Richardson; one grandchild, Meagan Lewis; her parents, Orda Wood McKenzie and Victor H. McKenzie. 
There will be a Graveside Service on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:30 P.M. in Ponemah Cemetery with Rev. Bryon Putnam officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elizabeth Sullivan United Methodist Church, Bogalusa, LA. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary Elizabeth Crain Borde 
(April 21, 1938 - August 12, 2015)  
Mary Elizabeth Crain Borde, age 77, born on April 21, 1938 in Washington Parish, LA, died on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. 
She is survived by one daughter, Anne Elizabeth (Michael) Dowdy of Angie, LA; one son, Richard Dale Borde of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Willene (Dennis) Adams of Crossett, Arkansas, and Wilda (John) Bufkin of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, Shelton Crain of Covington, LA; three grandchildren, Jessica Diane (Bryan) Burch, Chelsea Anne Borde and Michael Robert Dowdy; and one great-grandchild, Bradley Ian Burch. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Earl Borde; her parents, Willis and Lutie Crain; six sisters, Agnes Ard, Nell Corkern, Ruth Kennedy, Vera Kennedy, Verlie Breland and Patsy Crain; and two brothers, Woodrow Wilson Crain and Carl Ray Crain. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Mizell and Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Roy Andrew Miley
BORN: August 30, 1944
DIED: August 13, 2015
Roy Andrew Miley born August 30, 1944 passed away August 13, 2015 at Our Lady Of Angels Hospital at the age of 69. He was of the Baptist Faith. 
He is survived by a son Joshua Miley of Pine, La., 2 brothers, Clinton Miley and his wife Sheila of Bogalusa, Roy Miley and his wife Debbie also of Bogalusa, 2 sisters, Linda Black of Oklahoma and Golda Lee Young of Alexandria, La., 2 grandchildren, Asher James Miley and Alexander Drake Miley and other family members and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his father Roy Lee Miley and mother's Jaunita Strahan Miley and Edith Corkern Miley, a sister, Doris Wells. 
Visitation will be held Saturday August 15, 2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Chris McClelland and Rev. Pete Underwood will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Pounds-Poole Cemetery. 

Wanda Faye Hodge
BORN: February 19, 1941
DIED: August 10, 2015
Wanda Faye Hodge born February 19, 1941 went home to be with The Lord August 10, 2015. She was a long time resident of Bogalusa. She was of the Baptist Faith 
She is survived by 2 sons, Jimmy Garza and his wife Melissa of Pride, La. and Randy Garza of Bogalusa, 2 daughters, Elaina Dixon and her husband Clayton and Melinda Matran both of Bogalusa, a brother, Mike Dunaway of Bogalusa, her grandchildren, Alexis Dixon, Michael Dixon, Danielle Pierce, Matthew Guillory, Heather McLemore, Christopher Garza, Patrick Garza, Jonathon Garza, Thomas Garza, Randy Garza, Wendy Knight, Ashley Knight and Amanda Knight, 3 great grandchildren and other family members and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Avery and Mattie Lee Hodge, a son, Bruce Wayne Dixon, 2 brothers, Bob Hodge and James Irvine Hodge and a sister, Brenda Paige.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday August 15, 2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 11:00 A.M. until religious services at 3:00 P.M.

Tyna "Tonya" Caprice Roberts
July 04, 1962 - August 09, 2015
Tyna “Tonya” Caprice Roberts, daughter of Thomas Joe Roberts and Mae Rose Roberts of Bogalusa, LA, departed this life on August 9, 2015 at Ochner Hospital in Kenner, LA. 
She attended Apostolic Faith at an early age, later she resumed attended Apostolic Faith U.P.C. and was baptized in Jesus name. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Joe Roberts; her mother Mae Rose Roberts; one sister, Elaine Johnson; one brother, Thomas Wayne Roberts and a grandson, Thomas Roberts. 
To honor her memories, her four children, three daughters, Jemeka (Kelton) Johnson, Brittany (Michael) Williams and Raven (Chris) Roberts all of Bogalusa, LA; one son Booker (Kamal) Roberts of Mandeville, LA; two step-daughters, Priscilla Hatcher and Madelyon Hatcher both of Bogalusa, LA; five sisters, Shelia ( William) Roberts, Brenda (Robert) Crumedy, Stephanie (Eric) Yarbrough, Laura (Laverne) Roberts and Tasha (Brian) McCree all of Bogalusa, LA; five brothers, Stanley Roberts of Beaufort, SC, Willie (Karen) Roberts of Harvey, LA, John (Jada) Roberts, Tony (JoLynette) Roberts and Orlando Roberts all of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Shawn L. Fox, Jr., Alexis M. Roberts, JaMichael Roberts, Kennis Roberts, Kelsha N. Johnson, Kelton L. Johnson, Jr., Kamiya Roberts, K”Lynn Roberts, Isaiah Bolton, Brooklynn Roberts, BreeLynn Roberts; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
Visitation will be Friday, August 14, 2015 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 with a family hour to follow from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA. 
Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa, LA with Pastor Robert Crumedy officiating. Interment will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery.

Reginald Jesse Bourne
Died August 12, 2015
REGINALD JESSE BOURNE, AGE 81 and a resident of Pine died at 4:00 am Wednesday August 12, 2015 at his home. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War Era and a member of Bethel Baptist Church near Poplarville. Reggie, alongside his family, was a restauranteur throughout the area for 45 years. He was the owner/operator of House of Seafood, the House of Seafood Market and Express and also Bourne’s Restaurant in Sheridan. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survived by:  Wife of 58 years: Maureen Crain Bourne of Pine; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Reginald Gregory Bourne and Cindy Bourne, Ramie and Suzi Bourne all of Pine; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Bubba and Sandra Bourne, Chris and Shena Bourne, Chelsie Bourne, Cody Bourne, Dane Bourne, Eric Bourne, Brooke Pierce, Jordan Pierce; 5 Great-grandchildren: Austin, Grayson, Aaron, Ashlynn, and Myles; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by a son Lynn Bourne, his parents J. Dorsey Bourne and Elizabeth Burge Bourne, a brother Robert Bourne and sisters Janice, Reba, Helen and Ann.
Visitation will be at Crain FuneralHome Thursday August 13th from 11 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Easterling and Rev. John Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors performed by the American Legion of Bogalusa.
Pallbearers: Chris Bourne, Cody Bourne, Bubba Bourne, Eric Bourne, Dane Bourne, Keith Gorum
Honorary Pallbearers: Charles Ray Rogers, Harry Bowen, Hal Hendrick

Carolyn Rodgers Harland
August 11, 2015
CAROLYN RODGERS HARLAND, AGE 65 and a resident of the Oak Grove Community died Tuesday evening August 11, 2015 at Regency Hospital. She was a native of Carthage, Texas but had lived in Washington Parish since the early 1970’s. Gloria was retired after a career as a sales representative for AT&T.
Survived by:  Husband of 45 years: Chuck Harland of Oak Grove; Daughter and Son in law: Sherry and Butch Busby of Stony Point; 3 Grandchildren: Jake Busby, Brooke Busby, Hope Busby; Sister: Brenda Rodgers Griffin of Beckville, Tx; Also several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents W.C. “Buck” Rodgers and Aline Brevard Rodgers, sister Doris Ann Rodgers Raines and a brother Billy Rodgers.

Timothy Stephen Leslie 
(June 21, 1945 - August 11, 2015)  
Timothy Stephen Leslie, age 70, born on June 21, 1945 in Bogalusa, LA, died on August 11, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA. He was a United States Army Veteran. 
He is survived by one daughter, Missy (Timmy) Seal of Varnado, LA; three sons, Tim Stephen Leslie, Jr. of Picayune, MS, Tony (Brandy) Leslie of Hattiesburg, MS, and Phillip Scott (Amy) Leslie of Picayune, MS; two step-children, B. G. (Mandy) Miller and Crystal (Billy) Adams both of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Josie Cecil Hartzog of Angie, LA; and Margarette Galloway of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Logan Brian Seal, Madysan Faith Seal, Stacy Glenn Leslie, Brittany Michelle Leslie, Tiffany Amber Leslie, Chase Leslie, Briana Erin Leslie, Luke Chadwick Sellers, Caden Gaines Leslie, Carsen Anders Leslie, Cameron Miller, Payton Miller, Bri'Anna Miller, Will Adams, Nathan Adams and Isabella Adams. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Rita Faye Nash Leslie; a son, Stacy Glenn Leslie; his parents, Cecil Floyd Leslie and Mildred Lavane Doan Leslie; sisters, Fredda Miller, Laura Lee Cobb and Baby Lavane; his brothers, William Leslie, Charles Leslie, Richard Leslie, Gary Leslie and Cecil Leslie. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kelly Penton officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Peter Cardaro, Jr. 
August 11, 1926 - August 8, 2015 
Peter Cardaro, Jr. was born on August 11, 1926 and passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015.  Peter was a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana at the time of his passing.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ophelia.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 21st Avenue Covington, LA 70433.
In Lieu of flowers donation may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

Gloria Williams 
(April 25, 1940 - August 10, 2015)  
GLORIA FAYE MITCHELL WILLIAMS, AGE 75 and a resident of Angie died at 6:15 pm Monday August 10, 2015 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital. She was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church that enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandson. Throughout her life, she was a loving and compassionate caregiver to her family. 
Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Tony Williams and Christine Carroa Williams of Angie; Daughter: Tressy Aleta Williams Slade of Slidell; 4 Grandchildren: Brandon Slade, Bridget Slade, Cassie and Michael Seal, Jordan Slade; Great-grandson: Ryan Seal; Sister and Brother in law: Gwendolyn and Ernest Polk of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Oliver Purvis Williams, daughter Tammy Faye Williams, young son Allen Todd Williams, her parents Jay Mitchell and Goldy McMillan Mitchell, and brothers Richard Mitchell and Winfred Mitchell. 
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at Briarwood Baptist Church in the near future. 

Sebastian Peters 
(December 19, 1970 - August 7, 2015)  
Arrangements incomplete at this time.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lola Pearl Thomas 
(January 28, 1921 - August 5, 2015)  
God saw the road was getting rough, the hills were hard to climb. He gently closed those eyes and whispered, “Peace Be Thine.” The weary hours, the days of pain, the sleepless nights are passed. The ever patient, worn out frame, has found, “sweet rest at last.” God saw you getting wear, so He did what He thought was best. He came and stood beside you and whispered, “Come and Rest.” You bade no one a last farewell, not even a goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. 
Lola Pearl Allen Thomas was born January 28, 1921 in Sandy Hook, MS to Eugene and Mary Jane Allen. Lola was the firstborn child. Lola was joined in Holy matrimony the late Fred Thomas, Sr., on March 11, 1954. 
Lola received Christ at an early age at Ford Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. O. D. Alford and Rev. Edward Mark, Sr. now under the leadership of Rev. Archie McGowan. Sister Thomas was a faithful member, she worked diligently as a member of the Senior Mission, she sang in the choir and worked faithfully with the Pastor’s Aide for many years. Lola was a good person who was there to help anyone. 
We as Christians all have a claim check. There are many things we can purchase with that claim, they are both spiritual and natural. On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Lola presented her claim check. She has fought a good fight, she have kept the faith and now she shall receive eternal rest. 
On the journey into eternity, leaving from the banks of Jordan she leaves to cherish in loving memories: One son, Fred (Debra) Thomas, Jr, three grandsons; Fred (Patricia) Mingo, De’Marcus and Kevin Boston, eight great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. 
Lola was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Mary Jane Allen, one sister, Clementine Trotter, three brothers: Harrison Allen, Henry Allen and Robert Allen, Sr., and one great grandchild, Sanayia Boston. 
Visitation will be Friday, August 14, 2015 from 2pm - 5pm. Family Hour at Ford Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, MS from 7pm - 8pm. Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 15, 2015. 

Johnnie Thurman Hernandez 
(November 8, 1930 - August 10, 2015)  
Johnnie Thurman Hernandez, age 84, born on November 8, 1930 in Lacombe, LA, died on Monday, August 10, 2015 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA. 
She is survived by her husband, Joseph F. Hernandez, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Jo Anne Hernandez of Abita Springs, LA; one son, James K. "Jimmy" (Jane) Hernandez of Bogalusa, LA; two grandchildren, James K "Jim" (Stacey) Hernandez, II and Jessica D. "Jessie" Hernandez Miller both of Bogalusa, LA; four great-grandchildren, James K. "Jay" Hernandez, III, Madison Hope Hernandez, Jacey Addison Hernandez and Colby Seth Miller. 
There will be a Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Bogalusa, LA or Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bogalusa, LA. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Gwendolyn Rene Harris
October 25, 1976 - August 05, 2015
Gwendolyn Rene Harris, 38, a resident of Mt. Hermon, LA, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015. She was a member of Plainview Church and did what she could without calling attention to herself.  She would do things and give donations to the Church but did not want anyone to know it. She was a giver from the heart. 
Gwen (as she preferred to be called) attended Bogalusa City schools in the elementary grades. She completed junior high and high school at Mt. Hermon School. She graduated with the class of 1996. 
Gwen worked in numerous fast food places, nursing homes and a car wash. She loved people. Gwen was always trying to say things to make them smile or feel better; even when she was not feeling well herself. She loved her family unconditionally. 
Gwen leaves to enjoy her memories: two daughters, Miracle and Markayla Harris of Mt. Hermon, LA; her foster mother of over twenty years, Barbara Brumfield of Mt. Hermon, LA; a twin brother, Chris (Shadonna) Harris of Bogalusa, LA; two brothers, John Dean of New Orleans, LA and Todd Murray of Sacramento, CA; father, John Mason of Ponchatoula, LA; and a host of other relatives and friends. 
The visitation will be Sunday, August 9, 1:00PM - 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Franklinton. Funeral Services will be Monday, August 10, 11:00AM at Plainview Church of Christ Holiness USA in Mt. Hermon, LA. Eld. Albert Brumfield will be officiating. Interment will be held at Plainview Church Cemetery.

Bernice Bickham Brown
October 12, 1946 - August 04, 2015
Bernice Bickham Brown, age 68, a resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. 
She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted husband, Richard Harold Brown, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; two sons whom she loved dearly, Richard Harold Brown, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA and Darren (Tamika) Brown of Houston, TX; one sister, Katherine Price of Houston, TX; two brothers, Larry (MaeOcea) Brown of Bogalusa, LA and Robert Bickham, Jr. of Houston, TX; twelve grandchildren; one great grandson; three brothers-in-law, Jimmy Lee Brown of Bogalusa, LA; Milton (Quentina) Brown of Katy, TX and Clifton (Rosetta) Brown of TX; two special cousins, Willie J. Clark of Hackley, LA and Julia Dyson of Bogalusa, LA; two special friends, Brittany Brock and Deborah Henry both of Bogalusa, LA; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Altha Brown Bickham and one brother, Donnel Bickham. 
Visitation will be Thursday, August 13, 2015 from to 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA. 
Funeral Service will be Friday, August 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM at First Church of God in Christ with the Bishop Howard Quillen officiating. Interment will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery.

Enotris Johnson 
October 3, 1935 - August 2, 2015 
Enotris Johnson was born on October 3, 1935 and passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015.  Enotris was a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana at the time of her passing.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willie.
Family will receive friends at the Tree of Life Church in Bogalusa on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson will begin at 12'o clock noon. The Rev. Loranzo Magee, Sr. Officiating

Patricia Ann Stewart Fussell 
(April 8, 1948 - August 4, 2015)  
Patricia Ann Stewart Fussell, age 67, born on April 8, 1948 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA. 
She is survived by two sons, Christopher Todd (Amanda) Fussell and Kevin Douglas (Sally) Fussell both of Poplarville, MS; two sisters, Carolyn Sanders of Houston, TX and Glenda Davis of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, McKenna Fussell, Brayden Fussell, Raymond Greer and Shelby Pritchard. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Sam Stewart and Myrtle Ruth Rhymes Stewart; and one sister, Marie Jenkins. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Memorial Services will be held at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. 

Lucy Erwin 
(September 5, 1934 - August 4, 2015)  
LUCIA “LUCY” SCHOFFEN ERWIN, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:00 pm Tuesday August 4, 2015 at her home. She was a native of Brazil but was proud to have lived in the United States for 50 years and had been an American citizen since 1968. Lucy was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church that enjoyed gardening in her earlier years at her home near the Richardson Community. Lucy was a member of the Washington Parish Homemakers Club and liked to volunteer during the Fair each year at the gate house of Mile Branch Settlement. She enjoyed dancing and was always a fun loving person. 
Survived by: Daughter in law: Audrey Erwin of Covington; Grandson: Tyler Trahan; 4 Sisters, 2 Brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews in her native Brazil. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Willard Winford Erwin, son Ariel S. Erwin, her parents Pedro Luiz Schoffen and Francisco Rigina Schoffen, 6 sisters and 3 brothers. 
Visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church Thursday August 6th from 9:30 am until 11:00 am. A funeral mass will be held in the church at 11 am Thursday with Father Peter Hammett officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Tyler Trahan, Cipriano O’Campo, Angel O’Campo, Alvaro O’Campo, Scott Brumfield, Ricky Conerly 

Johnny Kouzes Boudreaux
September 23, 1964 - July 30, 2015
Johnny Kouzes Boudreaux age 50 passed away July 30, 2015 at his residence in Franklinton. He is survived by his wife Hannah Leah Verrett Boudreaux and his first wife Susan Gayle Boudreaux Haley of Franklinton. Sons Johnny Klint Boudreaux of Franklinton, Jacob Kouzes Boudeaux of Reserve La, Tobias Preston James Davis of Cut Off. Daughters Satila Ginger Boudreaux of Reserve La, Alizabeth Lacey Dale Boudreaux of Franklinton. Brother Percy (Dino) Billiot of Cut Off. Sisters Robin Autin of Cut Off, Joette Boudreaux of Cutoff, Christine Berthaut of Angie la, Paulette K Rowell of Franklinton, Georgiann Kiger of Larose, Sylvia K. Billiot of Larose, Annette Bellanger of Golden Meadow, Belinda K. Kiger of Larose, Monica Billiot of Cutoff. Grandchildren Christopher, Keeley, Heavenly, Zachary, Leila, Amiah, Faelen, Nevaeh, Dominic. Godchildren Corey, Keyaira, Emily, David Jr., and Jali. And several Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews.
He is preceded in death by His parents Issac Boudreaux and Mary Borne Billiot, George Kiger, Mansey Billiot, Antwain Billiot, Brothers Ricky Boudreaux, Gary Kiger, Russell Kiger, George Kiger Jr., Micheal Kiger, 
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday August 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Rowell Cemetery. Rev. Jaken Dardar Sr. and Rev. George Ridge will officiate.

Jerrvonne W. Penton, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Visiting will be held at Thirkield United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 6th from 1:00 pm until time for Hoing Home Service at 2:00pm. Rev. N. Robinson, officiating.

Jean Marie Singleton
BORN: June 29, 1930
DIED: August 3, 2015
Jean Marie Welcelean Singleton age 85 passed away August 3, 2015 at her residence here in Bogalusa. She was a member of ESM Methodist Church. Jean was a retired RN and graduated from Leesburg School of Nursing. She worked at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Bogalusa Medical Center and the Bogalusa Heart Study for 12 Years.
She is survived by one son Allen Richard "Ricky" Singleton III "Donna" of Bogalusa La., one daughter Jan Allyn Singleton Sanders "Roger" of Bogalusa. Grandchildren Rachele Amanda "Mandy" Jacob, Jennifer Anne Singleton, Tiffany Danielle Singleton, Heather Nicole Sanders Boyet "Dewayne. Great grandchildren Jace Singleton, Austin Singleton and Ethan Boyet. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Dr. Allen Richard "Chick" Singleton parents Constantine and Mamie Welcelean, one brother William Welcelean and a granddaughter Ashley Dawn Case.
Her wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Emile Joseph "Joe" Mayor, Jr. 
(June 19, 1958 - August 3, 2015)  
Emile Joseph "Joe" Mayor, Jr., a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 57, born on June 19, 1958 in Bogalusa, LA, died on August 3, 2015 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. 
He is survived by his wife, Lydia Joyce Lane Mayor; one daughter, Brittany Mayor Broadway (Bobby Earl, Jr.); one son, Curtis Lane Mayor (Chelsea); his mother, Vera Jean Merritt Mayor; one grandson, Grant Matthew Broadway; one sister, Melissa Mayor Mitchell. 
He is preceded in death by his father, Emile Joseph Mayor, Sr. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bob Adams, Rev. Tommy Pittman and Rev. Micah Collins officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Horace "Zip" Adna Hayden, Jr. 
(July 10, 1929 - August 2, 2015)  
Horace “Zip” Adna Hayden, Jr., 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2015, surrounded by his family. 
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Barbara Borden Hayden; daughters: Suzi Hayden Sibley, Slidell, LA, Terri Hayden Coxe, Bogalusa, LA; sons: Horace “Hap” Adna Hayden, III (Julie), Bogalusa, LA, Hugh Alan Hayden, Madisonville, LA; seven grandchildren: Jay (Lauren) Coxe, John (Jordan) Sibley, Ross Coxe, Lana (Daniel) Leonard, Horace “Hayes” Adna Hayden, IV, Mary Margaret Hayden and Owen Hayden; and five great grandchildren: Ellie and Luke Leonard, Emma Sibley, Lily Coxe and Thomas Coxe. 
He was a prominent local business man, founder of Delta Printing Company, Inc. and Hay-Wal Farms, and other business interest. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge #244, Jerusalem Shriners, founding member and director of Magic City Carnival Association, 1947 Bogalusa High School State Championship Football Team, Gaylord Baseball Team. He was a retired Captain of the National Guard. 
Visitation will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. continuing Wednesday at 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. The interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 511 Avenue D, Bogalusa, LA 70427 or Alzhiemer’s Association Louisiana, 3445 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 902, Metairie, LA 70002. 

Charles Kerrison Mullings, Jr. 
(July 10, 1927 - August 1, 2015)  
Charles Kerrison Mullings, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully Saturday August 1, 2015 at Our Lady of Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. Mr. Charles was a faithful member of ESM United Methodist Church, he retired as Assistant Chief of the Bogalusa Fire Department, he was a member of American Legion Post #24, and a U.S. Army veteran. 
Mr. Mullings is survived by his wife Sharon Matheny Mullings of Bogalusa, LA; three sons – Charles K. (Carole) Mullings IV of Maggie Valley, NC, Patrick (Sherry) Mullings of Mt. Pleasant, SC, John (Donna) Mullings of Prairieville, LA; a daughter Allison Mullings (Jay) Brignac of Gonzales, LA; a brother Robert E. (Charlotte) Mullings of Reidsville, NC; his mother-in-law Lily Matheny of Bogalusa, LA; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 
He is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his sons Mary S. Mullings. 
Visitation will be Sunday evening August 2, 2015 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will open again Monday morning August 3, 2015 at 9:00 am until the funeral at 10:00 am in the chapel. Rev. Bill Moon will officiate and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 
The family would like to express special thanks to the doctors, nursing staff, and respiratory therapist at Our Lady of Angels Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to ESM United Methodist Church. 

Dorothy M. Sieger 
(February 14, 1926 - August 1, 2015)  
Dorothy M. Sieger, 89, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Saturday August 1, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Sieger was a member of Lee's Creek Baptist Church. 
Dorothy is survived by her husband Herbert R. Sieger of Bogalusa, LA; three sons Randy L. (Denise) Sieger of Slidell, LA, Richard G. (Mary) Sieger of Memphis, TN, Ronald M. (Claudia) Sieger of Bogalusa, LA; two daughters Sue Sieger (Jeff) Harrison of Dudley, NC, Jill Sieger (Chris) Haag of Commerce, GA; 12 grandchildren Randy L. Sieger, Jr., Heather Sieger, Jeremy (Charlotte) Sieger, Margaret Sieger, Tiffany Haag, Phillip Haag, Kristyna (Hector) Dowdy, Stephen (Meagan) Sieger, Brandon Sieger, Joshua (Rachel) Harrison, Matthew Harrison, and Timothy (Jessica) Harrison; seven great grandchildren Amanda (Chris) Bennett, D.J. Galatas, Alyssa Haag, Jillian Dowdy, Sophia Dowdy, Ezekiel Harrison, and Mackenzie Harrison. 
Services will be Wednesday August 5, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with visitation starting at 9:00 am and will stay open until the funeral service at 11:00 am in the chapel. Rev. Dennis Allen will officiate and interment will follow at Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lee's Creek Baptist Church. 

Denver Young 
December 6, 1937 - July 28, 2015 
Denver Young, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 3:00PM at Jerusalem Baptist Church with Elder Lawrence Garrett, Pastor, officiating. 
Visitation & Family hour will be on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 4:00-6:00PM at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1100 Kings Road in Sun.

Barbara Joanne Miley
BORN: April 3, 1941
DIED: July 30, 2015
Barbara Joanne Miley born April 3, 1941 went home to be with The Lord July 30, 2015.She was a long time resident of Bogalusa and was of the Baptist Faith. 
She is survived by 2 sons. Mike Miley and wife Staci of Pearl MS and Ronnie Miley and his wife Faye of Nashville, TN., Grandchildren, Ashley Miley, Clint Cotton and Brittney Pigott, great-grandson, Dustyn Hickman, special niece and nephew, Cathy and Winston Robbins and other family members and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Bertha Varnado, husband, Don Miley, a son, Blake Miley, Brothers, Nate, Jay, and Richard Varnado, sisters, June McDaniel, Pearl Walker, Peggy Fairburn and Sandra Smith. 
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on August 1, 2015 starting at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Services will be conducted by Rev. Patrick Magee and Kevin Neary. The interment will follow in the Miley Cemetery in Pine, La. 

Ruth Blackwell 
February 15, 1920 - July 26, 2015
Ruth Blackwell, a resident of Angie, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
She was preceded in death by her husband Austin.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 31, 2015 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA with a Family hour from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Angie, LA. Funeral Service will be Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Angie, LA with Rev. Nelson officiating. Interment will be held in Robinson Cemetery in Angie, LA.

Kaylynn Ann King 
(July 28, 2015 - July 28, 2015)  
KAYLYNN ANN KING, the infant daughter of Christopher Keith King and Christian Frazier King was delivered into the arms of Jesus Tuesday morning July 28, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. 
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." 
Also survived by: Sister: Khloe Marie; Grandparents: Trisha and Ricky Simmons, Judy and Gary King; Great-grandfather: Sydney Simmons; Great-grandmother: Mary Jane; Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins 
She was preceded in death by her grandfather and a great-grandmother. 
A graveside funeral service will be held at 5 pm Thursday at Bolivar Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Archote and Rev. Tommy Smith officiating. 

Bruce Fontana 
(December 2, 1950 - July 28, 2015)  
BRUCE PAUL FONTANA, AGE 64 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:40 am Tuesday July 28, 2015 at Tulane Medical Center. He was a native and longtime resident of New Orleans where he retired as a paramedic and fireman with the New Orleans Fire Department. Bruce was a member of Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church where he often helped with Vacation Bible School and made beignets and funnel cakes for others. He volunteered at the sugar cane syrup mill in Mile Branch Settlement and because he was a master gardener he was put in charge of the settlement’s landscaping for this upcoming year. Bruce also volunteered with Hillcrest Baptist Church distributing Thanksgiving meals each year to those in need. He was a member of the chainsaw crew with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team and just recently was appointed as a chaplain for the team. 
Survived by: Wife: Ranee Fontana of Franklinton; Children: Tanya and William Raynard, Nina Fontana, Bonnie Pendleton, Jennifer Pendleton, Tabitha and Scott Stevens, Katera and Ray Burris, Faith and Brandon Fisher, Stephen Athey; Grandchildren: Brandon, Christopher, Olivia, Cody, Tristan, Benjamin, Rashaun; Great-grandson James; Sister and Brother in law: Sharon and Rob Marshall; Also numerous nieces and nephews 
He was preceded in death by his parents Jake Fontana and Eola Billiot Fontana and grandsons Austin James Guiterrez and Gary Trey Athey. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday July 31st from 9 am until the funeral service at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rick Elder and Rev. Fredrick Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Fontana Cemetery near his home. 

Ida Rose Seal 
(October 15, 1936 - July 27, 2015)  
IDA ROSE SEAL, AGE 78 and a lifelong resident of Pine passed away Monday evening July 27, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a charter member of Pine First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang with the church choir. Ida Rose especially enjoyed working with small children. She retired after a career at Rutter Rex of 36 years. She enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, and spending time with family and friends and she loved to laugh. Ida Rose was always a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many. She will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. 
Survived by: 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Marilyn Seal Schilling, Alice Seal DeVries and Wayne DeVries, Joann Seal Taylor and John A. Taylor, 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Daniel and Ann Seal, Lavelle “Bernie” and Nancy Seal, Tommy and Audrey Seal, Walton and Sanduel Seal; Sister in law: Sybil Seal; Also numerous nieces, and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents Bernice Seal and Maxine Moore Seal, an infant brother, brother and sister in law Colin and Ivy Seal, brother Johnny Seal and brother in law Dwight Schilling. 
Visitation will be at Pine First Baptist Church Thursday July 30th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the church with Rev. David Easterling and Rev. John Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Walton Seal, Wayne DeVries, Danny Henley, Darin Seal, Mac Langdon, Andrew Taylor, Wayne Henderson, Wes Stewart. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Pine First Baptist Church Building Fund, 27043 Hwy 62, Franklinton, LA 70438. 

James McClendon 
(June 16, 1938 - July 27, 2015)  
James Bernard McClendon born on June 16, 1938 died on Monday, July 27, 2015. James was the son of Jesse McClendon and Myrtle McClendon Stuart. He was a native of Mobile, AL before moving to Washington Parish. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and owner/operator of Mac’s Flowers and Supplies, a wholesale silk flower business. He attended Enon Baptist Church. 
He was survived by: Wife: Loralee Jones McClendon of Franklinton; Sister: Sharon McClendon Collins of Pensacola, FL; Daughter: Nancy McClendon of Franklinton Four Sons: James McClendon Jr, Ronald McClendon, Donald McClendon, and David McClendon all of Mobile, AL; Grandchildren: Donny McClendon, Teresa McClendon, Jamie McClendon, Michael McClendon, Jeff McClendon, Kevin McClendon, and Dayton McClendon; Great-Grandchildren: Claira McClendon and Jesse McClendon 
He was preceded in death by his parents Jesse McClendon and Myrtle McClendon Stuart, his brother Jesse Joseph “Joe” McClendon, and one grandson James Michael McClendon. 
Pallbearers: Jeff McClendon, Dayton McClendon, Ray Williams, Kenneth Jones, Ken Barbin, Sam Williams 
Honorary pallbearers, William Husser and Kevin McClendon 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday July 28th from 5-9 pm. Visitation will also be 9-11 am on Wednesday July 29th with a funeral service at 11 in the funeral home chapel. Bro. Chris Wheeler will be officiating the service. Burial will follow at Knight Memorial Gardens in Enon. 

Talmadge Crowe, Sr. 
(March 5, 1932 - July 27, 2015)  
TALMADGE COLON CROWE, SR. AGE 83 And a resident of Amite died Monday afternoon July 27, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a longtime member of Canaan Baptist Church and a United States Army veteran. Talmadge was a lifelong dairyman that enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He was an avid deer hunter and cherished all the time spent with his family and grandchildren. 
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Teresa and Farrion Holden of Amite; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Talmadge Crowe, Jr. and Betty Crowe, Talbert and Jody Crowe, Tadd and Michelle Crowe all of Amite; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Donnell “Donnie” Grace, Jr. and Natalie Grace, Krystle and Daniel Wall, Gary and Jamie Crowe, Justin and Jennifer Crowe, Tanya Lea Crowe, Cody Wayne Crowe, Tabitha Joan Crowe; 5 Great-grandchildren: Hadley Grace, Shelby Wall, McKayla Crowe, Jaci Crowe, Jaxon Crowe; 3 Sisters in law: Yvonne Crowe, Geneva Crowe, Laphate Crowe; Also numerous nieces and nephews 
He was preceded in death by his wife Janet Joan Jenkins Crowe, his parents Otto Crowe and Zula Varnado Crowe, son in law Donnell Grace, Sr., brothers Coy Crowe, Glenn Crowe, Sr., Conrad Crowe and a sister Lerlean Crowe Burch. 
Visitation will be at Canaan Baptist Church Thursday July 30th from 8:30 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Stan Adams and Rev. Eddie Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Gary Crowe, Justin Crowe, Donnie Grace, Cody Crowe, Rob Cure, Krystle Wall 
Honorary Pallbearers: Daniel Wall, Jr. and Glenn Crowe, Jr. 

Sidney Wayne Young 
(July 30, 1943 - July 27, 2015)  
Sidney Wayne Young, age 71, born on July 30, 1943, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.  He retired 30 years from the Bogalusa Fire Department. He was a faithful member of Ben's Ford Baptist Church. 
He is survived by his wife, Martha Hunt Young of Bogalusa, LA; two daughters, Lisa Young Crain of Bogalusa, LA, and Cheryl Young Lambert of Poplarville, MS; nine step-children, Chearl Calmes of Franklinton, LA, Sara Cummins of Mandeville, LA, Jeffery Simmons of Franklinton, LA, Willie Hunt of Hattiesburg, MS, Jerry Hunt of Bangor, Maine, Margaret Hunt of Navarre, FL, Pat Dial of Bogalusa, LA, Mary Hunt of Navarre, FL and Jason Lumpkin of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Evelyn Branch and Elsie Thomas both of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, Richard Young of Poplarville, MS; three grandchildren, Jensen Crain, Chelbe Crain and Elizabeth Nixon. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, David Aaron Young and Evis Ingram Young; and by two brothers, Charles Edward Young, Sr. and William David Young. 
Visitation will be held at Ben's Ford Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Ben's Ford Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lynn Martin and Rev. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment to follow at Ben's Ford Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Active Pallbearers will be Jay Penton, Alan Fortenberry, Randy Freeman, Gary Moore, Wayne Sumrall and Bennie Buff. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Emily Ruth Penny
BORN: August 17, 1941
DIED: July 26, 2015
Emily Ruth Simmons Penny, age 73, born on August 17, 1941 in Springhill, LA passed away Sunday July 26, 2015 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Franklinton LA. Mrs. Penny was a life long resident of Bogalusa and a retired teacher of the Bogalusa School System where she taught for 26 years at Long Avenue School.
She is survived by three daughters, Ruth P. Mier (Matthew) of Bogalusa LA, Tammy P. Mitchell (Maurice) of Poplar Grove IL, Michele P. Meadows (Steve) of Poplarville MS; one son, Osa Doyle Penny III (Marcellyne) of Lithia FL; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren ; one sister, Mary Beth Simmons Williams ,Bogalusa LA; one brother, Thomas Mclain Simmons (Gloria), Vildalia LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is proceeded in death by her husband, Osa Doyle Penny Jr, and her parents, Mclain Louis Simmons and Elizabeth Adams Simmons. 
Visitation will be in the Chapel at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday July 30, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:00 with services to follow. Grave side will be at Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the National Alzheimer's Association, or donate to your favorite church.

Curtis Phillip Neal
BORN: July 12, 1948
DIED: July 24, 2015
Curtis Phillip Neal born July 12, 1948 passed away peacefully July 24, 2015 at his residence at the age of 67. He was of the Methodist Faith and he was a Tug Boat Captain for Bertuci Marine until he retired. 
He was survived by his beloved wife, Dale Neal of Franklinton, 2 daughters, Jeanie Neal Pitre(Chris) of Bourg, La., Ladina Poston of Houma, La., 3 step-daughters, Melissa Plaisance (Sammy) of Lock Porte La., Danielle Callaise (Jace) of Raceland, La. And Heather Hebert (Marc) also of Lock Porte, La., a brother, Anthony Neal of Raceland , La., 3 sisters, Victoria Bruce of Lock Porte, La., Carolyn Hughan of Franklinton, and Gail LeDet of North Carolina. 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Amelia Marie Neal, a son, Curtis Neal Jr., by brothers, Isaac Neal, John Neal Jr., Floyd Neal and Paul Neal, a sister Amy Neal and a grandson, Chase Anthony Pitre. 
A memorial service will be set at a later date. 

Russell Rudolph Adams 
(August 19, 1935 - July 23, 2015)
Russell Rudolph Adams, 79, resident of Isabel, LA passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Adams was retired from the United States Air Force and was employed at Spencers Feed and Seed in Folsom and also at Bogue Chitto Tubing and Canoeing in Isabel, LA. 
Russell is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Lopez and Renee Turnage; his son Greg (Kerry) Adams; brothers Elwin (Ann) Adams of Hampton, VA, Elbert Ray Adams of Brewton, AL, Hollis A. Adams of Isabel, LA; sisters, Katherine (William) Knight of Isabel, LA, Frances Edwards of Isabel, LA, Olivia (Roy) DiVittorio of Baton Rouge, LA, Barbara (Gary) Phelps of Isabel, LA, Pat (Howard) Hunt of Isabel, LA; grandchildren, Adrian Lopez, Alexis, Kacie, and Jacob Turnage, Kaleigh, Ashlyn, Annabelle and Mason Adams, a very special niece that was like his daughter, Christy (Danny) Phelps and their son, Remington. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Stazzie Adams, his father Rudolph Adams, wives Judy Kuch Adams and Kathleen P. Adams; grandchildren Graycee Adams and Joshua Adams. 
Services will be Saturday July 25, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with visitation starting at 1 pm and will stay open until the memorial service at 4 pm in the chapel. Rev. Fredrick Brumfield will officiate the service. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mary Bird Perkins or the American Cancer Society. 

Camella Peters Spikes 
March 14, 1950 - July 18, 2015 
Camella Peters Spikes, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 10a.m.-1p.m. Funeral Services will follow immediately after visitation at 1p.m. in the Crain and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa with Reverend Terrance August officiating. Interment will follow in the Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.

Casey Jacob Collins, Jr. 
(July 20, 2015 - July 20, 2015)  
CASEY JACOB COLLINS, JR., The infant son of Casey Collins, Sr. and Amanda King Collins was delivered into the arms of Jesus Monday night July 20, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. 
“You didn’t have time to make fingerprints on our wall, instead you made fingerprints on our hearts.” 
Also survived by: Sister: Davinie; Grandparents: Gary King and Judy Miller King, Chris Collins, Ivy Lasseigne, Jr. and Vickie Lasseigne; Great-grandmothers: Mary Jane and Hazel; Also numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday July 22nd from 5 pm until 8 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers are uncles Chris King, Brent King and Tyler Lasseigne. 

Walter Beck, Jr. 
December 28, 1945 - July 16, 2015 
Walter Beck, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015.
He is survived by his wife Stella.
Visitations will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 2pm to 5pm at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 11:00 am at Second Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. D. Self, officiating. Interment in Bogalusa Cemetery.

Aaron Lane Polkey 
(May 2, 2001 - July 19, 2015)  
AARON LANE POLKEY, AGE 14 And a resident of Franklinton died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 3:50PM at Riverside Medical Center.  He was a student at Pine High School where he was a member of the Bible Club. He was the spokesperson for MDA. He loved Legos and building fires. He enjoyed spending time with his family. 
Survived by: Parents: Shaion and Amber Tarver Polkey of Franklinton Brother: Clay Polkey; Sister: Melody Polkey; Grandmother: Roslyn Tarver; Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and friends. 
He was preceded in death by grandparents Lee and Lois Polkey, grandfather Roy Tarver and Uncle Paul Tarver. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 12 noon until 7 PM. A funeral service will be held at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel. 

John Lee Dyess 
(July 29, 1981 - July 17, 2015)  
John Lee Dyess, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 33, born on July 29, 1981 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe, LA. 
He is survived by his father, Shelton Dyess; one brother, Mark (Bridget) Dyess; one sister, Becky Dyess (Nick) Part; three nieces, Madelyn Dyess, Cadence Dyess and Anna Claire Part; four nephews, Peyton Dyess, Brantley Dyess, Tripp Willard and Brayden Part. 
He is preceded in death by his mother, Carroll Ann Waltman Dyess. 
Memorial Services will be held at Superior Avenue Baptist Church on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Walter Ahlers
Died July 14, 2015
Walter Ahlers, a resident of Sun, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Naper, NE. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Naper, NE. Visitation will be Monday, July 20, 2015, from 6:30-8:00 P.M. at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.

Arnecia Morris 
September 7, 1920 - July 10, 2015 
Arnecia Morris, a resident of Bogalusa, was born on September 7, 1920 and passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015.
She was preceded in death by her husband Louis.
Wake service will be held Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 6 p.m. until 8 pm at New Zion Baptist Church. 
The funeral service will be Friday, July 17, 2015 at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie with Rev. L. Cotton officiating and internment in the Robinson Cemetery.

Dr. Ernest Russ Williams, Jr. 
(April 26, 1934 - July 15, 2015)  
Dr. Ernest Russ Williams, Jr., age 81, born on April 26, 1934, in Bogalusa, LA, died on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. 
Dr. Williams was well known in Washington Parish and in Bogalusa, LA as a genealogist and local historian and conducted extensive research into the genealogy of many Washington Parish families. He compiled and edited several volumes of histories of these families and other volumes on the history of the parish. 
He earned Bachelor, Masters, and PhD. degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University and University of Southern Mississippi. He taught choral music at Bogalusa Junior High School for several years and then joined the faculty at Northeast Louisiana State University in Monroe as associate professor of history. After retiring there, he returned to Bogalusa. 
He is survived by one son, Evan R. Williams (Cindy) of Thibodaux, LA; two daughters, Anne W. Hester (Brian) of West Monroe, LA and Melanie W. Burford (Rob) of McKinney, TX; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 
He is preceded in death by one son, Kemp M. Williams; his parents, Ernest Russ Williams, Sr., and Velma Kemp Williams; and his sister, Mellonee W. Boughan; and brother-in-law, W. C. Boughan. 
Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, July 24, 2015 from 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Memorial Services will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Bill Moon officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Elizabeth Lee 
(January 17, 1931 - July 13, 2015)  
Elizabeth Lee, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 84, born on January 17, 1931, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Milton Lee; and by her parents, Walter and Ruby Hedrick. 
She is survived by one sister, Hilda Pressman of Bayside, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Houston Hulon "Sam" Sheridan 
(October 16, 1940 - July 13, 2015)  
Houston Hulon "Sam" Sheridan born October 16th 1940 died Monday July 13th 2015 after a brief illness. Mr. Sheridan was the son of Houston and Jessie Duncan Sheridan. He attended Pine school. Mr. Sheridan served in the US Army and later married Sandra Kay Gates in 1961 they divorced in 1996. Mr. Sheridan joined the Pipefitters/Steamfitters Union and later became an accomplished pipe welder. Mr. Sheridan's career took him to a variety of locations including Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama and multiple refineries in Wyoming. He enjoyed farming and the outdoors and loved to tinker with old machinery. Mr. Sheridan married Virginia Ring in 1997 and they moved back to his familiar stomping grounds of Washington Parish. Mr. Sheridan never met a stranger and trusted God with his whole heart. 
He is survived by his three sons and daughters in law Shan (Tammy) Sheridan of Frankfort Indiana, Stephen (Alison) Sheridan of Lewisville Texas and Shaun Sheridan of Amarillo Texas, a granddaughter Victori Sheridan of Lafayette, Indiana, a sister and brother in law Margie and George Dunaway of Walker, Lousiana and special friends Donald and Bobbie Mizell of Franklinton. 
He was preceded in death by his father Houston and his Mother Jessie Sheridan. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 10 AM until 12 noon. A graveside service will be held at 1 PM Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers family prefers donations be made to Oak Grove Cemetery. 

Sandra Ann Martin-Peters 
January 27, 1958 - July 9, 2015 
Sandra Ann Martin-Peters was born on January 27, 1958 and passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015.
Sandra was a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana at the time of her passing.
She was preceded in death by her husband Terry.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 2:00 PM until 6:00PM at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa, LA. 
Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa, LA with Pastor Teri Ruzi, officiating. Interment will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery.

James Saville Stewart, Jr.
BORN: July 21, 1945
DIED: July 10, 2015
James Saville Stewart Jr. born July 21, 1945 passed away July 10, 2015 in Jefferson, La. At the age of 69. James was a native of Bogalusa and is of the Catholic Faith. 
He is survived by a son, Bryan Stewart and his wife Meg, of Hattiesburg, MS., 3 daughters, Kimberly Stewart and her partner, Natasha, of Mandeville, La., Amy Stewart of Ponchatoula, La., and Melissa Stewart of New Orleans, La., 3 brothers Robert Stewart and his wife Lorissa of Bogalusa, Sydney Stewart of Pascagoula, MS., and Haspel Stewart and his wife Margie of Wilmer, La., 2 sisters, Ann Stewart of San Fransisco, CA. and Peggy Stewart of Bogalusa., also 9 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Saville Stewart Sr.and Opal Rogers Stewart, and a sister, Jeanette Stewart. 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 14, 2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. Mass will be celebrated at !0:00 A.M. with Father Jeffery Montz officiating.the interment will follow in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Doyle Martin 
(January 1, 1927 - July 10, 2015)  
Doyle Martin, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 88, born on January 1, 1927, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the AMG Specialty Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. 
He is survived by his wife Ann Bonney Martin of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Brad (Lorie) Martin of Denver, CO; two step-daughters, Stephanie (Gary) Bryant of Springfield, MO and Tracey (Greg) Fussell of Charlotte, NC; two step-sons, Michael (Brenda) Mattox of Waveland, MS, and Roy Mattox of Charlotte, NC; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, July 13, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Entombment will follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery.

Joe Fielding Adams 
(July 23, 1966 - July 7, 2015)  
Joe Fielding Adams, age 48, born in New Orleans, LA, passed away on July 7, 2015 in Jackson, MS. Joe would have turned 49 on July 23, 1966. 
Joe graduated from Clinton High School in MS. He got his Degree in Accounting at the University of Southern Mississippi. 
Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Jo Beth Bass Elvin. 
Joe is survived by one son, Jon Adams and one daughter, Harlon Adams both of Kernersville, NC; His father, Jan Adams, stepmother, Valette Adams both of Bogalusa, LA, sister, Jana (John) Norwood of Hattiesburg, MS, and brother, Jeff (Brae) Adams of Pittsford, NY. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vick Kinnison officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 
Active Pallbearers will be, Robert May, John Norwood, Tony Gill, Bill Laird, Michael Dunn and Adam May. 

Rev. Marlin Edward Gipson
BORN: February 29, 1932
DIED: July 7, 2015
Rev. Marlin Edward Gipson age 83 passed away Tuesday July 7, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church and before retirement pastored there for 11 years. He also served in the US Army in Korea and was a member of Center Lodge 244 F & AM.
He is survived by two sisters, Montez Gipson Miller Locke of Purvis Ms, and Katie Mae Gipson Bolin of Lumberton Ms. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Talitha Miller, Tripper Gipson and Casey M. Gipson.
He is preceded in death by his wife Nita Faye Gipson, son Marlin Gipson Jr., parents Griffin and Lula Gipson and many brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday July 10, 2015 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. It will continue of Saturday July 11, 2015 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Masonic service will be held on Friday night at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites conducted by Magic City Post 24 of the American Legion. Rev. Ray Meigs and Rev. Pete Underwood will officiate. 
In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church.

Gary Glen Seal 
(October 25, 1967 - July 6, 2015)  
Gary Glen Seal, age 47, born in Bogalusa, LA on October 25, 1967, passed way on Monday, July 6, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA. 
He is survived by his parents, Larry and Margaret Seal of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, Larry Seal, II "Toby" of Baton Rouge, LA; one sister, Patricia Seal Comardelle "Patti" of Baton Rouge, LA; one nephew, Kenneth Wayne Seal; two nieces, Jennifer Seal Ashley and Jesse Seal all of Bogalusa, LA. 
Visitation will be held at Elizabeth Sullivan United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Bill Moon officiating. Refreshments to follow in the Fellowship Hall. 

Rev. Wesley Ray Cyprian, Sr. 
May 14, 1942 - July 2, 2015 
Rev. Wesley Ray Cyprian, Sr., born on May 14, 1942, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015.  Rev. Cyprian was a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his wife Patricia.
A Wake service will be held Friday, July 10, 2015 at 6:00PM at Bethel Reform Methodist Church, 602 W. 29th Ave.,Covington, LA 70433. Rev. Rodney Barney officiating and Rev. George T Burris eulogist. 
Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 12, 2015 at 11:00AM at Mary's Chapel United Methodist Church, 63343 Par Rd. 420, Angie, LA 70426 with Rev. Terrence August pastor officiating and Rev. Nolan Robinson eulogist. Interment will be held in the Moses Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa, LA in charge of arrangements.

Chester Gandolfi, III 
(November 19, 1936 - July 6, 2015)  
CHESTER BURT GANDOLFI, III, AGE 78 and a longtime resident of Metairie died at 9:25 pm Monday July 6, 2015 at Good Samaritan Living Center in Franklinton. He was a native of New Orleans and also lived in Kenner for several years before moving to Washington Parish. Chester was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War Era and the owner/operator of Chet’s Air Conditioning in Metairie. He loved to play golf and enjoyed the outdoors. 
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Kristie Gandolfi O’Quinn and Billy O’Quinn of Franklinton; 2 Sisters: June Gandolfi of Jefferson, Mildred Palmisano Gandolfi of Slidell; 3 Grandsons: Garvin William O’Quinn, III, Sean Patrick O’Quinn, Kyle Ian O’Quinn; 2 Granddaughters: Amy Ethredge Leblanc, Maggie Ethredge; Great-grandson: Trenton; 2 Great-granddaughters: Aubrey Ann and Annsley; 4 additional great-grandsons; Also several nieces and nephews 
He was preceded in death by his wife Janis McKennie Gandolfi, his parents Chester Burt Gandolfi, Jr. and Adele Jacob Gandolfi, stepson Jerry Ethredge, and stepdaughter Nancy Ethredge. 

Sylvia Ophelia Singletary Wiggins
BORN: August 21, 1948
DIED: July 4, 2015
Sylvia Ophelia Wiggins born August 21, 1948 passed away July 4th, 2015 at her residence at the age of 66. She was a member of the Charter Oak Apostolic Church in Pearl River, La. 
She is survived by her children, Clerance "Hank" Singletary Jr. and his wife Lisa, Jennie Singletary Armstrong and her husband Melvin, Jene' Singletary and Bella Wiggins, a brother, JW Rushing and his wife May and family, a sister, Maxine Rushing Kahl and family, grandchildren, Christina Singletary Rouse and her husband Isreal and family, Clerance "LiL Hank" Singletary III, Rebecca Singletary, Shea Armstrong Martin and her husband Junior and family, 5 great-grandchildren and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by parents Mack and Irene Provost Rushing, husbands, Rev. Clerance Henery Singletary Sr.and SGMCharles E. Wiggins,a daughter, Jennifer Singletary, a sister, Vernie Rushing Harris and a brother, David Rushing. 
Visitation will be held at the Charter Oak Apostolic Church in Pearl River, La. on July 7,2015 starting at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Rev.Glenn Kennedy will officiate the services with the interment following in the Charter Oak Baptist Church Cemetery. 
The address to the Charter Oak Apostolic Church is 70523 Archie Singletary Rd, Pearl River La. 70452. 

Timothy Wayne Jones, Sr. 
(October 21, 1946 - July 3, 2015)  
Timothy Wayne Jones, Sr., 68, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Friday July 3, 2015 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA. 
Mr. Timothy is survived by his wife Frieda Melton Jones; sons Timothy Wayne Jones, Jr. and Charles Bradley Jones; brothers Robert T. Jones III and Andy Jones; his sister Chelly Blailock and a granddaughter Raynee Grace Jones. 
He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Tombs Jones, Jr. and Eva Pettigrew Jones and a daughter Mara Melton Jones. 
Services will be Wednesday July 8, 2015 at White Sand Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 10:00 am and running until the funeral service at 11:00 am. Rev. Ken Howe and David Steele will officiate with interment to follow in the church cemetery. 

Betty Jo Stogner Holmes Hardee 
(May 20, 1933 - July 3, 2015)  
Betty Jo Stogner Holmes Hardee, age 82 and a resident of Bogalusa, went to be with our Lord on Friday evening, July 3, at Our Lady of Angels Hospital. Ms. Hardee was a member of Monroe Street Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her first husband Louie Wesley Holmes of Tylertown and her second husband Howard Glenn Hardee, Sr. of Bogalusa, an infant son Louie Wesely Holmes Jr., brothers Advil Stogner, Nelson Stogner, and W.S. Stogner; sisters, Ollie Mae Stogner Poarch, Pearl Stogner Freeman and Ruth Stogner Burkett. 
She is survived by a sister Leona Stogner Sumrall of Dexter, MS, son Michael (Dianne Lindsey) Holmes of Beaumont, TX, three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Holmes (Walter) May of Tylertown, Sherry Lou Holmes (George) Jenkins of Franklinton and Joanna Holmes (Darron) Thomas of Bogalusa and Steve Hardee, (fiance Brenda Long) of Hammond. Grandchildren, John Michael (Angela) Holmes , Leigh Ann Holmes (Matt) Majors, Adam Jenkins, Heidi O'Bryant (Edward) May, Yancy Dale (Pam) O'Bryant, Heather Lynn O'Bryant (Joshua) LeFort, Derek Matthew (Alissa Taylor) Thomas, Trevor Michael Thomas, Dodie (Blake) Hunt and numerous great grandchildren, neices, nephews, special friends and neighbors. 
The service was held at Monroe Street Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 7, with the internment following at Ponemah Cemetary with Pastor Chad Jenkins and Darron Thomas officiating. 
Pallbearers will be Derek Thomas,Trevor Thomas, Adam Jenkins, Tracy Sumrall, Yancy O'Bryant and Edward May and the honorary pallbearers are Todd Sumrall and Tory Sumrall.

Charles "Charlie" Howard Watts 
(Died July 2, 2015)  
Charles “Charlie” Howard Watts graduated with top honors on July 2, 2015 and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He died with the same faith, love and humility that he exhibited throughout his life. 
Born October 30, 1930 in Hammond, Louisiana, he was the youngest of 7 children. From humble beginnings during the Depression, this quiet, skinny boy began chasing his dreams. He became an Eagle Scout at the age of 13, and just a year later earned his private pilot license. In 1948, at the age of 17, he joined the Air Force, ultimately achieving the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He married his sweetheart, Dolores Sirone Watts in 1951 and completed his college degree at Southeastern Louisiana University 3 years later. He moved to Bogalusa in 1955, and worked for Mr. Mills Verger at Firestone before buying Clays Jewelers, which he operated until his retirement in 1989. 
Charlie Watts served the Bogalusa community as a member of the Rotary Club, a Mason, a 50+ year member of the American Legion, and a Gideon. 
The most significant event of his life occurred in 1957, when a group of Christian businessmen invited him to a prayer breakfast. That morning he renewed his commitment to Christ and the trajectory of his life was forever altered. Charlie was a faithful member of ESM United Methodist Church in Bogalusa, he served as a Sunday School teacher for 45years, and a lay speaker in churches across the State. He also had a huge heart for missions, traveling to Africa in 1968 to help a missionary doctor set up a hospital and leper colony there. Soon after he co-founded Ropeholders, a group of individuals dedicated to financially supporting missionary work around the world. Charlie was also the oldest Gideon in Washington Parish, and was a tither and generous giver throughout his life. 
Charlie Watts was a quiet yet grounded man. He was in the background always serving and making a difference for the Kingdom of God. He never let another man down…always choosing to lift them up instead. His word was his bond and he fulfilled every obligation he undertook. A man of Humility, Courage, Faith and Works, Charlie will be missed by all who knew him. In the end, it will be said that he was truly a man after God’s own heart! 
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 63 years, Dolores Sirone Watts. He also leaves behind two sons, Jeffrey Watts of Coral Springs, Florida and Timothy Watts of Thomasville, Alabama. He is survived by his oldest sister, Mary Margaret Burris of Franklinton, Louisiana and his brother, Chapin Arthur Watts of Decatur, Illinois. 
Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015 at ESM United Methodist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana , with the Funeral Celebration following at 11:00 a.m. The Pallbearers are Danny Schilling, Michael Pierce, Jim Yarborough, Ken Parker, David Grantham and Brad Lewis. The Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. in Hammond, Louisiana by the Magic City American Legion Post #24 at the Rose Memorial Park Cemetery. 
A special thanks to all the caregivers and friends who took such good care Charlie and his family during his extended illness. 
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to continue the work of the Gideons to provide Bibles to everyone in the world at www.Gideons.org/sendtheword 

Betty Ann Knight
BORN: December 5, 1942
DIED: July 1, 2015
Betty Ann Knight age 72 passed away July 1, 2015 at Our Lady Of Angels Hospital here in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a retired LPN. She is survived by her son William H. Knight Jr. of Bush La. One daughter Danita Gilliam of Altus Oklahoma. Brothers Larry Ray West of Bogalusa and Gary Wayne West of Fort Wayne Indiana. Sisters Donna Clark of Clarksville Tenn, Sandy Taylor of Orlando Fla, and Vickie Henry of Fort Wayne Indiana. Six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her husband William Henry Knight Sr. and her parents Leonard and Ida Mae Daniels West.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday July 5, 2015 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday July 6, 2015 from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Knight family Cemetery.

Marie Miley 
(June 5, 1932 - July 1, 2015)  
MARIE CATHERINE THOMAS MILEY, AGE 83 and a resident of Franklinton died at 7:30 am Wednesday July 1, 2015 at her home. She was a former special needs-bus attendant for the Washington Parish School Board and longtime substitute teacher for Varnado and Wesley Ray schools. Marie was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, where she loved to sing in the church choir. She liked being outdoors and enjoyed gardening vegetables and growing flowers. Marie liked to woodwork and make hand-made crafts and loved cooking for her family. 
Survived by: 4 Daughters and Sons in law: Lora and Nonzie Williams of Franklinton, Kathy and Glenn Wallace of Bogalusa, Diane and Jerry Lewis of Laplace, Lisa Hobgood of Tennessee; Son: Stanley Moore of Bogalusa; Grandchildren and Spouses: Justin Payne, Ryan and Erica Payne, Kevin and Shanda Moore, Ethan Hobgood, Stacy and Trey Rester, Jennifer Lewis and fiancé Chris, Tray Anders Nahla Williams; Great-grandchildren: Owen Payne, Jacob Payne, Sadie Rester, Alyssa Moore, Kingsley Moore, Christian Walker, Ragen Cothern, Shelby Robinson; Niece and Spouse: Phyllis and John Lee of Baton Rouge; Special Friend: Shawntel Embrey 
She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Miley, her parents Cullie Thomas and Audrey Sumrall Thomas and sister Aline Foreman. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday July 3rd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Darren Ezell, Bro. Ben Whatley and Eld. Albert Brumfield, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmony Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Jake Schilling 
(April 16, 1927 - June 30, 2015)  
Jake Schilling, a lifelong resident of Mt. Hermon, died Tuesday afternoon June 30, 2015 at his daughter’s home in Maryville, TN. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a longtime successful dairyman. Jake was a member of Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church where he was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years and on the Board of Deacons. He was a Godly, Christian man that loved his family and the people he met. Jake enjoyed fishing as his most favorite pastime. 
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Myron and Debby Schilling of Mt. Hermon, Perry and Faye Schilling of Mobile, AL; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Aline and Johnny Hynes of Vonore, TN, Patricia and Earl Adams of Carthage, MS, Marlene and Donny Copeland of Maryville, TN; 3 Brothers: Byron Schiling of Bogalusa, Paul Schilling of Zachary, Sam Schilling of Mt. Hermon; 3 Sisters: Eloise Blazo of Baton Rouge, Elaine Van Horn of Kentucky, Ginger Ellis of Columbi; 14 Grandchildren; 18 Great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends 
He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma Ravencraft Schilling, parents Albert M. Schilling and Alma Miller Schilling, brother Ronald Schilling and an infant brother Toney Schilling. 
Visitation will be at Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church Thursday July 2nd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Friday with Rev. Randall Garcia and Rev. Terry Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Eddie Gabler, Sr. 
(September 27, 1969 - June 27, 2015)  
EDWARD MICHAEL GABLER, SR. AGE 45 and a resident of the Thomas Community died early Saturday morning June 27, 2015 at his home. He was a native of Marrero and the owner/operator of Nemo’s and Buddy’s Tire Shop along Hwy 430 near Franklinton. Eddie enjoyed fishing, hunting and the great outdoors and loved spending time at his camp on Paradise Drive. He liked to rebuild old cars especially his current project of a 1972 Chavelle and enjoyed following LSU football. Eddie cherished all the time spent with his family and young grandchildren. 
Survived by: Wife: Rachael Hicks Gabler; Son: Edward M. Gabler, Jr.; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Ashley Dunn and Edwin Dunn, Jr., Desirae Melancon and Michael Melancon; Grandchildren: Baleigh Dunn, Madyson Dunn, Raelynn Dunn, Michael Melancon, Jr., Natylee Williams; Mother: Sharon Williams Gabler; Father and Step-mother: Edward Henry Gabler, Jr. and Lorraine Gabler; Sister and Brother: Candice Gabler, Kurtis Gabler; Special Nieces and Nephews: Jessica Hicks, Anna Hicks, Tuan Nguyen, Tu Nguyen; Also numerous other family and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his sister Shelley Gabler Delaune, grandparents Lynn and Dorothy Williams and Edward “Bunny” Gabler and Flossie Gabler. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday June 30th from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Williams and Rev. Bryan Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Lavell Bickham, Rishard Bickham, Mike Seal, Tuan Nguyen, Landon Gerald, Ryan Seal 

Abigail Breann Breland 
(February 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015)  
The four month daughter of Kristie McCain Breland and Tyler Breland went to Heaven on Friday June 26, 2015. She was only with us a short time but left us memories to last a lifetime. She was adored by all her loving family. Fly high Punkin’, your smile will always melt Mommy’s heart. 
“When God calls little children to dwell with Him above, we mortals sometime question the wisdom of His love. For no heartache compares with the death of one small child who does so much to make our world seem wonderful and mild, perhaps God tires of calling the aged to his fold, so He picks a rosebud, before it can grow old. God knows how much we need them and so He takes a few to make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view. Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try, the saddest word mankind knows will always be “Goodbye.” So when a little child departs, we who are left behind must realize God loves children, Angels are hard to find.” 
Also survived by: 2 Sisters: McCollee-Beth Carol Ezell, McKenzie Rivers Ezell' Grandparents: Melissa and Brian Smith, Vicki and Oscar McCain, Jr., Hollie Seay and Landon Knight, Damon and Donielle Breland; Great-grandparents: Carolyn and Adney Whaley, Rosemary and Boyce Smith, Oscar McCain, Sr., Judy and John Coker, Gwen Breland, Michael Seay; Great-great-grandmothers: Wilda Hill, Mary Seay; Uncles and Aunts: Jonathan “Bubba” McCain, Kayla and Corwin Norred, Lauren Jones, Cody McCain, Austin McCain, Kyle McCain, Sarah Breland; Great Uncles and Great Aunts: Dana and Timmy Beach, Derrick Whaley, Robert McCain, Duane and Alanna Seay, Shane and Alicia Breland, Josh and Holly Breland; First Cousins: Ryan McCain, Nathaniel McCain, Ashton McCain; Also numerous other cousins and family members. 
She was preceded in death by grandparents Elbert Haley, Amos and Duette Whaley, Carolyn McCain, Turhan Breland and great uncles Jeffery Wayne Smith and James Gerald. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday June 29th from 5 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 Eld. Duane Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the Whaley Family Cemetery. 
Pallbearers are Brian Smith and Cody McCain 

Doris Rundell Byrd 
(September 3, 1934 - June 25, 2015)  
Doris Rundell Byrd, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, died peacefully Thursday, June 25, 2015 surrounded by her family at St. Joseph's Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, LA. She was 80 years old. A native of Bogalusa, she was a resident of Denham Springs, LA. She was a dedicated nurse for over 40 years retiring in 2013. She worked faithfully for the Washington St. Tammany Charity Hospital for Dr. Waldrup and Dr. Singleton and also for Dr. Gerald Berenson with the Bogalusa Heart Study Program for 28 years. A truly Christian woman, Mrs. Byrd was a very active member of the Annunciation Catholic Church and a member of the first ever graduating class of 8th graders of the Annunciation Catholic School. After moving to Denham Springs in 2014, she was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mrs. Byrd lived her life loving and taking care of her family. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Tilman "T.A" Byrd of Denham Springs, LA; brother, Wayne (Judy) Rundell of Central; three sons and daughters-in-in-law, Mike (Kaye) Byrd of Pine, LA, Keith "Skeeter" (Rhonda) Byrd of Denham Springs, LA, and Lance (Cecillia) Byrd of Walker, a daughter-in-law, Loretta Byrd of Bogalusa, LA; eight grandchildren, Toby, Niki, John Michael, Erin, Ryan (Lauren), Lindsey, Elizabeth and Patrick Byrd; and four great-grandchildren, Shyanne, Summer, and Tyler Byrd, and Talyn Love. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Byrd was preceded in death by her parents, John M. and Lucille Rundell; a sister, Carol Myers; a brother, Lt. Colonel John Rundell; a son, Alan "Coach" Byrd, and a granddaughter, Shannon Byrd Love. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Monday, June 29, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 P.M. 

Waynard Fussell 
(January 14, 1935 - June 25, 2015)  
Waynard Fussell, age 80, born on January 14, 1935 in Franklinton, LA, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his residence in Baton Rouge, LA. 
He was a Veteran and served in the United States Air Force. A Member of Monroe Street Baptist Church. He retired from Crown Zellerbach. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Fussell; his parents, Delma Colden Fussell and Lura Mae Bateman Fussell; a brother, Colden Rutland. 
Survived by one daughter, Patricia Pierce of Sun, LA; two sons, John Fussell of Mandeville, LA and Jack Fussell of Denham Springs, LA; a sister, Carrie (Mike) Lewis of Birmingham, AL; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a special friend, Danny. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Interment to follow at Magee Cemetery. 

Larry Meyers 
(April 2, 1947 - June 21, 2015)  
LARRY JOSEPH MEYERS, age 68 and a resident of Stateline, LA for the last 3 years, was born on April 2nd, 1947 in New Orleans, LA, a native of Lafitte, LA and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2015. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Larry was a member of Pine First Baptist Church for the last 3 years and a member of Barataria Baptist Church from birth - 2012. 
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Scroggins Meyers of Stateline, his only daughter Jackie Meyers Carter, his son-in-law that he loved like a son Michael Carter and his precious granddaughters Meagan, Maisie, and Madison Carter all of Sandy Hook, MS, sister-in-law Jeannette Guidry Spencer and her husband William Spencer and their children, Joel & Erin Spencer, of Hickory, MS, his nephew Kenny Guidry Sr and wife Patty, their son Kenny Guidry Jr and wife Jennifer and their daughter Kylee, of Marrero, LA and great nephew Lee Hartman and son Blaiton Hartman of Larose, LA along with more loving extended family. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Morris Meyers, Sr. and Alice Guidry Meyers, brothers Morris Meyers Jr, Jerry Meyers and sisters Dot Meyers and Carrie Meyers Guidry and brother in law Paris Guidry and his niece Lana Jane Guidry. 
Relatives and friends of the family, members of Pine First Baptist Church, Hurricane Creek Baptist Church, Barataria Baptist Church, Employees and Retirees of Jefferson Parish and the staff of Heritage Manor are invited to attend the funeral. 
Visitation will be held at Pine First Baptist Church, 27043 Highway 62, Franklinton, LA 70438 on Tuesday June 23, 2015 from 6:00P.M-9:00P.M. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 9:00 AM until the funeral service at 11:00 AM. Rev. David Easterling, Rev. Cory Magee and Rev John Lowery will be officiating. Interment to follow at Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Active Pallbearers will be Bradley Cooper, Paulo Lefatia, Monty Meyers, Faasolo Tavai, Greg Tavai, and Solomon Tavai. 
Honorary Pallbearers: Joel Spencer, William Spencer, Kenny Guidry Sr and Kenny Guidry Jr. 
Crain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lee Garner, Jr.
BORN: August 3, 1924
DIED: June 21, 2015
Lee Garner Jr. age 90 passed away Sunday June 21, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa. He was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church He is survived by three sons all of Bogalusa, Jimmy Dale Garner Paul Edgar Garner, and Joe Dee Garner. Three daughters Sandra Lee Garner of Bogalusa La., Connie Marie Lazell of Bogalusa, and Anagene Baham of Bogalusa La. Twenty seven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Garner, son Danny Garner, parents Harper Lee and Hettie Garner. One grandson Michael Paul Garner and a granddaughter Mary Amanda Garner.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 11 a.m at Mizell Cemetery at Isabel. Rev. Wesley Quave will officiate.

Shirley Seal Evans 
(February 9, 1933 - June 20, 2015)  
Shirley Seal Evans, 82, resident of Bogalusa, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Covington, LA. Mrs. Evans graduated from Bogalusa High School and attended William Carey College in Gulfport, MS. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bogalusa and was the Executive Secretary to the President of Parish National Bank where she worked for over 35 years. 
Mrs. Shirley is survived by her husband Henry Wayne Evans of Boglausa, LA, sons Timothy N. Evans of Pine, LA, Christopher Statham of Zachary, LA, Mike Statham of Orlando, FL, Chip Statham of State College, PA, Max Marx of Baton Rouge, LA; a sister Dolly Bueche of False River, LA and 13 grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her parents Fyler and Irene Harper Seal and a brother Richard Seal. 
Visitation will begin Monday June 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm and will remain open until 8:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue on Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 9:00 am and run until the funeral service at 11:00 am in the chapel. Rev. Larry Mizell will officiate and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Oma Crain 
(September 29, 1923 - June 20, 2015)  
Oma Crain and a resident of the Sheridan Community died at 11:30 pm Saturday June 20, 2015 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was longtime member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed cooking meals at her home for family and friends. Oma and her sisters operated a dairy farm for many years and later raised beef cattle. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers in her garden. 
Survived by: 2 Sisters: Ilean Crain of Franklinton, Dorothy Guy of Angie; Also numerous nieces and nephews 
She was preceded in death by her parents McCauley Crain and Luella Smith Crain, 3 sisters Inez Crain, Bessie Crain and very recently Doris Crain Fussell, 5 brothers Edwin Crain, Ewell Crain, Delos Crain, Jessie Willard Crain, Hubert Crain. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday June 22nd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Doyle Ball and Eld. Tommy Hudnall officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery. 
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of St. Tammany Hospice and Heritage Manor for their loving care and to Family Medical Center for many years of wonderful health care. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. 

Lillie Mae "Mimi" Scelfo 
(January 5, 1926 - June 19, 2015)  
Lillie Mae Scelfo (Mimi) passed away in Forest Manor nursing home in Covington after an extended illness. Mimi was 89 years old and a lifelong resident of Bogalusa. She went to be with her Lord just after 4pm on Friday, June 19, 2015. 
Mimi was born on January 5, 1926 in Bogalusa to parents Johnnie and “Okie” Smith. She had three sisters, Theo Taylor, Johnnie B Jenkins, and Elaine Penton. All preceded her in death. Lillie was secretly married to Joseph B. Scelfo on July 2, 1943. They were married for over 69 years before Joe’s death on January 24, 2013. They were a model couple for all of us seeking to develop relationships based on love, faith, and selflessness. 
Mimi was a devoted mother and wife and began working outside the home after her children were in junior and senior high schools. She started a career at Montgomery Ward in Bogalusa where she became store manager. Many people in the area who could not remember her name knew her simply as “The Montgomery Ward Lady” because she treated everyone with such kindness and grace. 
Mimi is survived by two children, Marilyn and John, daughter-in-law Diane, two grandchildren Brad and Scott and their wives Amy and Emily. She also had five great grandchildren, Mia, Max, Kate, Taylor and Teddy. Bennie Scelfo was a devoted and concerned brother-in-law who was still able to visit her just two days before she passed away. She was always surrounded by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews who viewed her as their “Mimi” too. So many friends, relatives, acquaintances and neighbors contributed to making her life full and complete, especially after the death of her husband. Mimi was blessed for the last years of her life with a group of caregivers who allowed her to maintain the lifestyle she so desired at home for as long as possible. 
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church on Sunday, June 28th, at 3pm. Visitation will be at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, June 27th, 5pm-7pm and at First Baptist Church on Sunday, June 28th, 1:30pm-3pm. 
Mimi loved her family, her Lord, her church, and her many friends. She also loved her beautiful plants and NBA basketball. No one could tell you more trivia about the players or watched more games than she and her caregivers in her last few years. She will be missed terribly, but we are all happy she is whole again and has begun eternity with her Lord and her beloved husband, Joe. 

Danny Jenkins 
(January 26, 1955 - June 19, 2015)  
Danny Jenkins and a resident of Enon died Friday morning June 19, 2015 at his home. He was the owner/operator of K&D Mobile Homes and enjoyed the great outdoors. Danny was a longtime member and deacon of Enon Baptist Church. He loved playing golf and enjoyed all the great times with his golfing buddies. Danny was a huge New Orleans Saints fan and enjoyed listening to gospel and county music. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather that cherished all the time spent with his family. 
Survived by: Wife: Karen Jenkins of Enon; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Jason Jenkins, Barrett and Jessi Jenkins all of Enon; Daughter and Son in law: Heather Jenkins-Knight and Jason Knight of Mandeville; Grandson: Nick Jenkins and his mother Angela Barber; Granddaughter: McKenzey Kate Jenkins; Also expected twins in December; Brother and Sister in law: Buddy and Rita Jenkins of Plainview; Also numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and other family and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Oneal Jenkins and Lazelle Holloway Jenkins, sister Carolyn Jenkins Stroud and father in law and mother in law Albert and Laura Mizell. 
A graveside funeral service will be held at 10 am Monday June 22nd at Knight Memorial Gardens in Enon with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Enon Baptist Church c/o the Blessing of the Meal fund. 
Pallbearers: Ricky Culpepper, Kent Moore, Brandon Voth, Scott Dickerson, Jeremy Richardson 

Sheila Williams
BORN: December 10, 1954
DIED: June 18, 2015
Sheila Williams born December 10, 1954 passed away June 18, 2015 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in LaCombe, La. at the age of 60. She was a native of Bogalusa and a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Bogalusa. 
She is survived by her devoted husband, Albert "Danny" Williams of Bogalusa, 2 sons, Jonathan Williams and his wife Brandi of Lorranger, La.and Jody Williams of Bogalusa, her mother, Bethel Phelps of Isabel, a brother, Gary Phelps and his wife Barbara of Isabel, and a sister, Kim Fontenot and her husband Mike of DeQuincy, La., 3 grandchildren, Lilliana Williams, Mattie Williams and Jude Williams, and beloved brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Raymond and Joy Williams and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Phelps and a brother A.J. Phelps. 
Visitation will be held Monday June 22, 2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Travis Houston will officiate the services along with Speakers, Cliff and Ricky Hilton. The interment will follow in the Talley's Chapel Church Cemetery in Sun, La. 

Tracy Aaron Courtney 
(April 14, 1962 - June 17, 2015)  
Tracy Aaron Courtney, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 53, born on April 14, 1962 in Independence, LA, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. 
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Courtney of Bogalusa, LA; two daughters. Genia Marie (Joe) Kennedy of Rockhill, SC, and Honor Adair (Thomas) Mease of Fort Mill, SC; one sister, Buffie Pounds of Bogalusa, LA, two brothers, Toye Duane (Diane) Courtney and Clyde Roland Courtney both of Bogalusa, LA; two grandsons, Elijah Blake Murray and Jackie Kennedy; son-in-law, Jeff Enix; and numerous family and friends. 
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Amber Yvonne Enix; a grandson, Joshua Andrew Murray; and his parents, Clyde Booth Courtney and Wilma Jean Williams Courtney. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery.

Laken Wesley Johnson 
(June 12, 2015 - June 16, 2015)  
Laken Wesley Johnson sas born on Friday June 12, 2015 and went to Heaven on Tuesday June 16th. From our arms to His. “Let the little children come to me,” Matthew 19:14 
Survived by: Parents: Destiny Ordoyne and Devon Johnson; Twin Brother: Trenton Lawrence Johnson; Uncles: Hunter Ordoyne, Darren Johnson, Dylon Johnson, Nathan Johnson; Grandparents: April Foil Ordoyne, Troy Anthony Ordoyne, Wendy Fayard; Great-grandparents: William “D.D.” Foil and Jackie Foil, Shirley and Phillip Fayard; Godparents: Corey Meshell and Courtney Meshell; Also numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and other family members. 
He was preceded in death by his uncle Trey Anthony Ordoyne, great-uncle Brian Ordoyne and great-grandparents Floyd J. Ordoyne, Sr. and Marlene Theriot Ordoyne. 
A graveside funeral service will be held at Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church Cemetery on Thursday June 18th at 10:30 am with Bro. Rick Elder officiating. 

Martha Ann Lively 
(June 24, 1956 - June 12, 2015)  
Martha Ann Lively, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 58, born on June 24, 1956, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 at LSU Hospital in New Orleans, LA. 
She is survived by her husband, Woody Lively of Bogalusa, LA; mother-in-law, Helen Ingram of Bogalusa, LA; and sister-in-law, Terri Lively of Mandeville, LA. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Frances Patterson. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Pounds Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Magnolia Chapter of the Humane Society of Louisiana, P. O. Box 854, Franklinton, LA 70438. 

Samuel Malcom Talley
BORN: July 18, 1928
DIED: June 14, 2015
Samuel Malcom Talley born July 7, 1928 passed away June 14, 2015 at North Oaks Hospital at the age of 86. He was a life long resident of Bogalusa and a member of Talley's Chapel Community Church of Sun, La. 
He is survived by 4 daughters, Janet Kennedy and her husband Craig of Abita Springs, La., Jeanne Daigle and her husband Paul of Madisonville, La., JoAnne Coffey of Baton Rouge, La. And Alicia Dorsey and her husband Scott of Prarieville, La. 3 brothers, J.M. Talley of Blakely, Ga., Louis Delton Talley of Bogalusa and James Hollis Talley of Pine. 2 sisters, Ella Monizza and Edwin Miller both of Bogalusa, 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. 
He was preceded in death by parents, James and Veola Jenkins Talley, and his beloved wife, Geraldine Mae Perricone Talley. 
Visitation will be held Wednesday June 17, 2015 at the Talley's Chapel Community Church in Sun, La. Beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time 2:00 P.M.. Rev. Leo Burge will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

James Richard Knight 
(August 23, 1947 - June 12, 2015)  
James Richard Knight, a resident of Varnado, LA, age 67, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. 
He was a founding member of Varnado Fire Department. 
He is survived by his wife, Vickie L. Knight of Varnado, LA; three daughters, Marsha (Paul) Thibodeaux of Varnado, LA, Robyn Knight of Robertsdale, AL and Jennifer (Jason) Noah of Varnado, LA; one brother, Vernon Eli (Mae) Knight of Varnado, LA; four grandchildren, Winter Rose Thibodeaux, Abigail Noah, Jason Noah, Jr., and Lailee Noah. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Interment is to follow at Rester Cemetery in Varnado, LA. 

Richard Glenn Lavinghouse
BORN: October 6, 1944
DIED: June 11, 2015
Richard Glenn Lavinghouse born October 6, 1944 passed away June 11, 2015 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital at the age of 70. Richard was a retired Correctional Officer at the Rayburn Correctional Center. 
He is survived by his wife Opal Gaines Lavinghouse of Bogalusa, 1 son, Andrew Lavinghouse, 1 daughter, Constance Lavinghouse, a step-son, Jeffery Ried and his wife Phyllis of Mobile, Alabama, a step-daughter, Michelle Davis and her husband Dan of Bush, La., numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. 
He was preceded in death by parents, Morris and Naomi Lott Lavinghouse, 2 brothers, Morris Lavinghouse Jr. and Harold Lavinghouse, and a sister Margie. 
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Staurday June 13, 2015 beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Paul Corse will officiate the services. The interment will follow in the Audubon Cemetery in Hickory, La. 

David Thomas "Rocky" Helton 
(May 14, 1959 - June 8, 2015)  
David Thomas "Rocky" Helton, age 56, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA. 
He is survived by one son, David Miles Helton of Chicago, Illinois; two sisters, Vicky (Greg) Pounds of Bogalusa, LA and Tammy (Charlie) Fornea of Varnado, LA; three brothers, Charles (Pam) Helton, Allen (Sissy) Helton and Chad (Rochele) Helton all of Bogalusa, LA. 
There will be a Graveside Service on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Ponemah Cemetery with Rev. Kelly Penton officiating. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Nita Faye Gipson
BORN: October 8, 1935
DIED: June 8, 2015
Nita Faye Gipson age 79 passed away June 8, 2015 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Rev. Marlin Gipson. Three grandchildren, Talitha Miller, Tripper Gipson, and Casey M. Gipson. 
She is preceded in death by a son Marlin Gipson Jr., her parents Rankin and Geneva Johnson, brother Toby Johnson and sister Bille Bullock.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday June 11, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday June 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Ray Meigs will officiate. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the church

Doris Fussell 
(May 24, 1926 - June 8, 2015)  
DORIS CRAIN FUSSELL, AGE 89 and a resident of the Richardson Community died at 5:00 am Monday June 8, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Fisher United Methodist Church that loved to spend time with her family. Doris enjoyed growing beautiful flowers, especially her favorite orchids, and was the owner of Fussell Blueberry Nursery in Richardson. She loved to square dance with her partner in life, the late Winston “Red” Fussell. She was always a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother. 
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Charles Ray and Brenda Fussell, Keith and Suzannah Fussell all of Franklinton; Step-son and Daughter in law: Joel and Carolyn Fussell of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Jason and Cassie Shuman of Cedartown, GA, Timothy and Ellen Fussell of Rayne, Meridith and Ryan Matthew Jordan of Prairieville, Blake and Lindsey Fussell of Mandeville, Sarah Fussell Keaton, Katie Fussell and fiancé Alex Lewis all of Franklinton; 2 Step-grandchildren: Samantha Buttone, Marissa Buttone; 7 Great-grandchildren: McCauley Keaton, Sophia Keaton, Maddux Fussell, Porter Fussell, Cannon Fussell, Mary Ellen Fussell, Ryan Jordan, Jr.; 3 Sisters: Ilean Crain, Oma Crain both of Franklinton Dorothy Guy of Angie; Also numerous nieces and nephews 
She was preceded in death by her husband Winston “Red” Fussell, daughter Angela Fussell, her parents McCauley Crain and Luella Smith Crain, 2 sisters Inez Crain, Bessie Crain and brothers Edwin Crain, Ewell Crain, Delos Crain, Jessie Willard Crain and Hubert Crain. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday June 11th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher United Methodist Church. 
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the entire staff of Heritage Manor Nursing Home for their loving care and to the Doctors and staff of Family Medical Center for many years of wonderful care and support. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Fisher United Methodist Church, mailing address 1619 Main St. Franklinton.

Willie Eugene Seals 
(Died June 8, 2015)  
Willie Eugene Seals, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015 in Purvis, MS. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. 

Jimmy Wayne Thomas 
(May 31, 1947 - June 8, 2015)  
Jimmy Wayne Thomas, age 68, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015 at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, LA. 
He is survived by his wife, Nelwyn Misita Thomas; one daughter, Michelle (Percy) Knight; two sons, Ricky (Brenda Sue) Thomas and Kevin (Angela) Ballius; two sisters, Frances West and Christine Bumpas; two brothers, Billy Thomas and Harfan Kemp; grandchildren, Christian Wayne Thomas, Nicholas Vaughn, Tristan Adam Thomas, Andrew Chandler Vaughn, Branham Vaughn, Korbyn Vaughn, T. K. Ballius, Alisha Burch; step-grandchildren, Megan Sue Sellers, Kimberly Dawn Lambert, Payton Knight and Caroline Knight. 
Preceded in death by his parents, Word Thomas and Lillian Kemp Thomas; a sister, Mary Ann Perez; and a brother Aaron Thomas. 
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at New Life United Pentecostal Church, 1600 Jefferson Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Wesley Quave officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Mary Evelyn Crain Lloyd 
(May 8, 1933 - June 7, 2015)  
Mary Evelyn Crain Lloyd went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 7, 2015. She was greatly loved and will be sincerely missed by all those whose lives she touched. Born in Louisiana, Mary spent many years living in Utah before settling back in Mandeville, LA several years ago. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Sedgie and Ruby Crain; a daughter, Lori Ann and husband Virgil J. Lloyd. 
Survived by her daughters, Vicki (Tony) Kirschner, Jan Lloyd, Tamara (Stuart) Orton; son, Jason Lloyd; grandson, Connor Lloyd; granddaughters, Kristan and Kelly Kirschner, Jaidin and Khezie Lloyd; great-grandson, Liam Demster; plus a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 P.M. Interment is to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. 

Richard Glen Krebs
BORN: February 5, 1940
DIED: June 6, 2015
Richard Glen Krebs, born February 5, 1940 passed away June 6, 2015 at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, La. At the age of 75. Richard served his country in the United States Navy and the United States Army Reserve. He was also a lifetime resident of Bogalusa and a member of Annunciation Catholic Church. 
Richard is survived by his wife, Sue Daigle Krebs of Bogalusa: a daughter, Angela "Angel" Simmons and her husband "Bodie" of North Carolina: a son, Richard Emile Krebs and his wife Mary of Houston, Texas, a brother, Joseph Krebs of Bogalusa, 3 sisters, Mary Krebs McDuff of Alabama, Patricia Krebs Leleaux of Crowley, La. And Agnes Krebs Armentor of Lake Charles, La., 6 grandchildren and other family members and friends. 
He is preceded in death by parents, Emile and Elizabeth Gipson Krebs, a brother, William Krebs, and a sister, Juanita Fralick. 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday June the 9, 2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Greg Whaley will officiate the services with the interment to follow in the Ponemah Cemetery. 
There will be a Rosary Service at 1:00 P.M. 

Elise Antoon 
(June 8, 1961 - June 6, 2015)  
ELISE HOPE HEY ANTOON, AGE 53 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 4:15 pm Saturday June 6, 2015 at her home. She was a native and former longtime resident of Houston, Texas where she graduated from Spring High School in 1979. Elise graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in education then became a Kindergarten and Pre-K teacher for the Spring Independent School District. She also lived in and taught for many years in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System at Magnolia Woods Elementary School. Elise had a true passion for children and teaching. She inspired her students, co-workers, and all that knew her, to do and be their very best. She lit up every time she saw her class—and they will always remember the love she showed and the impact she had on them. Elise was a member Trinity Lutheran Church in Baton Rouge and attended Fisher United Methodist Church near Franklinton. She also enjoyed spending time with her husband and traveling in the great outdoors. 
Survived by: Husband: James P. Antoon of Mt. Hermon, formerly of Baton Rouge; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Natalee and Nick Foret of Warren, TX, Annalee and Spencer Hugo of Bryan, TX; Grandson: Grady Joseph Foret; Brother and Sister in law: Charles William Hey, Jr and Rachel Hey of Magnolia, TX; Special Nephew: Charles W. “Will” Hey, III; Aunt and Uncle: Doris and Chuck Duran of Mountain View, CA; Sister in law and Brothers in law: Sue and Paul Vaughn of Tomball, TX, Robert Antoon of Baton Rouge; Cousin: Barbara Currier and her husband John of Norwich, VT; Nieces and Nephews: Mark Antoon, Lisa Miller, Erin Graves, Tricia Brumfield, Becky Antoon, Philip Vaughn, Chris Dowell, Logan Dowell, Emily Salter 
She was preceded in death by her parents Charles William Hey, Sr. and Joyce Elaine Becker Hey. 
Visitation will be at Fisher United Methodist Church, 41607 Hwy 1056 Franklinton, LA on Tuesday June 9th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Tuesday with Rev. Dave Buss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
The family encourages memorial donations to be made to Baton Rouge Cancer Services, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806 

Deborah Carrier 
(October 21, 1948 - June 5, 2015)  
DEBORAH STEVENS CARRIER, AGE 66 and a resident of Carencro passed to Heaven at 1:00 pm Friday June 5, 2015 at Lafayette General Medical Center. She was born in Port Arthur, TX on October 21, 1948, the only child of the late Spurgeon Stevens and Nelda Haynes Stevens. She later graduated from Port Sulphur High School and became a reading teacher with the Plaquemines Parish School System. She also loved reading for enjoyment, especially historical fiction. Deborah enjoyed traveling and often spent time camping with her family. She was very good at baking sweets and other treats for family and friends. She loved being a grandmother and liked spending time with her family. 
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Tracy Carrier Henry and Jeff Henry of Carencro; Son and Daughter in law: Billy Joe Carrier, Jr. and Holly Hassey Carrier of Charlotte, NC; Grandson: Matthew Henry of Carencro 
She was also preceded in death recently by her husband Billy Joe Carrier, Sr. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA, on Monday June 8th from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Logan Gallet, Miles Carrier, Ridge Ridgedell, Tommie Gallet, Brett Ridgedell, Shawn Menard 

Lloyd Fornea, Sr. 
(February 7, 1944 - June 4, 2015)  
CHESTER LLOYD FORNEA, SR. AGE 71 and a resident of Franklinton went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday June 4, 2015 at his home. He was a loving husband, daddy, and paw paw and a friend to everyone he met. Lloyd loved to fish and hunt and spend time working in his gardens. 
Survived by: Wife: Gloria Alford Fornea; Son: Lloyd “L.J.” Fornea, Jr.; Daughter and Son in law: Missy and Brent Stevens; Granddaughter: Madison Rene’ Stevens, who was the love of his life; Grandson: Brandt Stevens, who he loved to talk deer hunting with; Step-son: Byron and Theresa Stogner; Step-granddaughter: Crystal Paige; Step-grandson: Justin Stogner; 4 Great-grandchildren: Preston, Cadyn, Alyssa, and Donald; Sister and Brother in law: Bobbie and David Cothern of Jayess, MS; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Terry and Irene Fornea of Foxworth, MS Freddie and Gayla Fornea of Ocean Springs, MS Eugene Fornea of Sandy Hook, MS; Special Friends: Andrew and Alice Sharp; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends 
He was preceded in death by his parents Johnny Fornea and Ada Mae Owens Fornea, a brother J.W. Fornea, sister Shirley Ikerd and father in law and mother in law Ray “Butch” and Nell Alford. 
Visitation will be Sunday June 7th at Varnado United Methodist Church from 1 pm until the funeral service at 4 pm with Rev. Larry Benson and John Dawsey officiating. Burial will follow in the T.P. Fornea Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Freddie Fornea, Terry Fornea, Eugene Fornea, Justin Stogner, Glen Yoes, Bill Ricke 

Gertie Adams 
(Died June 4, 2015)  
Gertie Adams, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. 

Joseph Petrolia, Jr. 
(February 10, 1936 - June 3, 2015)  
Joseph Petrolia, Jr., age 79, born on February 10, 1936 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at his residence in Angie, LA. 
He is survived by two sons, Allen (Angelia) Netherland and Darrell Petrolia; five grandchildren, Joey Netherland, Meagan Petrolia, Melanie Patrolia, Shelby Petrolia and Zachary Netherland; nine great-grandchildren and a siter-in-law, Joyce Mooneyham. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Petrolia; his parents, Joseph Petrolia, Sr. and Mary Vatrano Petrolia; six sisters, Lena Petrolia, Stella Petrolia, Josephine Petrolia, Pauline Wong, Virginia Angelo and Bernice Petrolia; two brothers, Anthony Petrolia and Roy Petrolia. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 P. M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:30 P. M. with Rev. Mark Hobgood officiating. Interment is to follow at Hilltop Baptist Church Cemetery in Angie, LA. 

Joshua Kelly Robertson 
(October 16, 1987 - June 2, 2015)  
Joshua Kelly Robertson, age 27, born on October 16, 1987 in Franklinton, LA, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at his residence in Angie, LA. 
He was a 2006 Graduate of Franklinton High School. He worked for S 2 Energy as an Oil Field Production Specialist in Lafitte, LA. 
He is survived by one son, Kolby Kelly Robertson of Franklinton, LA; his parents, Robert Henry Robertson and Pauline Smith Robertson; and a sister, Tiffany Nicole Robertson Humble and husband Jessie Dale Humble. 
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Carline Smith, I. J. Pierce; uncle Kelly E. Smith and aunt Earline M. Smith. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at The First Pentecostal Church, 14532 Highway 21 South, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will continue at The First Pentecostal Church on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Travis Houston officiating. Interment is to follow at Pine Community Cemetery. 

Cora Sticker 
(August 26, 1920 - May 30, 2015)  
Mrs. Cora Sticker, 94, died on May 30, 2015 at the Quality Care Residential Home near Summerville, SC. She was a resident of Bogalusa, LA for many years and was a long time employee of Magic City Motors and Berenson's Department Store in Bogalusa, LA. 
Mrs. Sticker was preceded in death by her only son, Lester Sticker Jr.; and by her husband, Lester Sticker Sr., a former Captain with the Bogalusa Fire Department. 
She has been living in South Carolina for almost 9 years under the care of one of her nephews due to failing health. 
Mrs. Sticker is survived by nieces, nephews, and many friends. 
A private graveside service will be held at Ponemah Cemetery on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. 
Mrs. Sticker's family request that in lieu of flowers donations are sent to First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Menola Bennett Williams
BORN: November 7, 1929
DIED: May 29, 2015
Menola Bennett Williams born November 7, 1929 went home to be with the Lord May 29, 2015. She was a long time resident of Bogalusa and was of the Pentecostal Faith. 
She is survived by 2 sons, Danny Williams and his wife Sheila Williams and Raymond Williams and his wife Joy all of Bogalusa, 1 brother, Aaron "Buster" Bennett of Mt. Herman, 3 sisters, Lynell Thoele of Slidell, La., Earline Sharp of Walker, La and Willie B. Schilling also of Mt. Hermon. , 4 grandchildren, Brannon Ray Williams, Jonathon Williams, Joel Williams and Jody Williams, 6 greatgrandchildren, Matthew Valencia, Merek Williams, Katelyn Williams, Liliana Williams, Mattie Williams and Jude Williams and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Hulon and Mabel Moak Bennett, her husband, Albert Joe Williams, 4 brothers, Ellery Bennett, Wayne Bennett, Ike Bennett, and Allen Bennett, 2 sisters Viola Jenkins and Ola Mae Miley. 
Visitation will June 2, 2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Travis Houston will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Gardens on Spring Valley Road. 

Nelda Hunter
BORN: August 30, 1924
DIED: May 28, 2015
Nelda Hunter, nee Loving, born in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1924, died in hospice care on May 28, 2015, with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at her side and nearby and loving visits from friends and family.
Nelda's life accomplishments were significant. She completed elementary and junior high school in Columbus, Mississippi, where she and her sister Monita spent each school year at the Palmer (Presbyterian) Children's Home; they spent summers with their mother, Agnes Bennett Loving in Bogalusa. 
Nelda finished her formal education at Bogalusa High School, after marrying G.C. Hunter, Jr., who soon left for duty in the U.S. Navy. She was the first married student allowed into her high school and strove to do her best to open opportunities for other married students. She excelled in Mathematics and language arts, graduating in 1942 with a fine record. After graduation, she worked! as a statistical clerk for scientists at the U.S. Tung Research Laboratory in Bogalusa; her flawless math skills netted her increasing responsibilities there until the research began to wind down in the late 1960s.
After the war, Nelda moved to St. Louis, Missouri with G.C. and worked in the office of a trade school he attended on the G.I. Bill. G.C.'s certification attained, Nelda and he returned to Bogalusa and went to work, he at the box factory as an electrician and refrigeration specialist and she in the tung research office. They made their home; attended First Presbyterian Church; and raised three children, working hard to help them all complete multiple university degrees over the next decades.
In 1969, Nelda and G.C. moved to Baton Rouge when his ill health and the imminent dismantling of the tung lab required it. Recognized by Ethyl Corporation evaluators as the first person in the country to make 100% on the statistics examination she took during the in! terview, she accepted a position as senior statistical clerk at Ethyl's offices in Baton Rouge. She enjoyed her years at Ethyl. She retired about ten years after G.C. died in 1980.
Nelda had a full, happy life, always loving, generous, doing well whatever needed to be done, glad to help in hard times. She thought of herself as a patriot, loved Fox News, did civic projects and had fun with lively lady friends. She was a maker of tasty meals, big Sunday dinners, holiday treats, and birthday cakes. She loved crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and playing cards and dominoes; she cherished time with her family. 
Nelda was preceded in death by her husband, her mother, and her sister, Monita Harris. Her survivors include her children, Priscilla Hunter, Joe Hunter and his wife Glenda, and (William) Kent Hunter and his wife Anne; grandchildren Catherine Solaas, Stephanie Roach, Elizabeth Roach, William (Bill) Hunter, Valerie Hunter, Lindsey Hunter, and Brooke Hunter; and great-grandc! hildren Stella, Sigmar, and Sander Solaas, Lari Hunter, Taylor Hunter, Sarah Johnson, and Jasmynn Brown. She is also survived by close Bennett, Harris, and Hunter cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Nelda will be buried beside G.C. on Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Bogalusa after a short visitation at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home at 2:00 pm and a brief graveside service at 3:00 pm. Friends and family may contact Joe Hunter regarding an informal reception in celebration of Nelda's life to be held in Baton Rouge. 
Deceased's funeral arrangements : Visitation: Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home
Graveside Service: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Hillview Memorial Gardens 

Delores Jerrell 
(February 22, 1969 - May 27, 2015)  
DELORES ROLLINS JERRELL, AGE 46 and a resident of Pine died at 9:00 pm Wednesday May 27, 2015. She was a native of Oakdale, LA and a former housekeeper. She was a member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church. Delores was a tough woman and always feisty, which served her well in her battle with cancer. She loved her family and cherished all the time spent with her grandchildren. 
Survived by: Husband: Samuel “Jeff” Jerrell, Jr. of Pine; 4 Children and a Spouse: Rodney Jerrell of Hammond, Randy Jerrell, Samantha J. Talley and Jeremy Talley, Samuel Jerrell, III all of Pine; 11 Grandchildren; Numerous brothers and sisters from the Oakdale area and also Missouri; Special Friend: Lorie Brooks; Also many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents Floyd Rollins and Thelma Carroll Rollins. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday May 28th from 5:30 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Faith Tabernacle Church Cemetery. 

Barry Crain 
(February 14, 1946 - May 27, 2015)  
JOHN BARRY CRAIN, AGE 69 and a resident of Deville, LA passed away early Wednesday morning May 27, 2015. Barry was a native and former resident of Franklinton where he graduated from Franklinton High School in 1964. He worked for over 40 years in wildlife and forestry management in various locations including South Carolina, Alabama and later in central Louisiana. Barry’s favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, playing golf, and watching and listening to LSU sports. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting with his many friends. Barry will be sadly missed by all those that knew him. 
Survived by: Wife of 50 years: Paulette Bulloch Crain of Deville; Son and Daughter in law: Damon and Tonya Crain of Deville; Daughter and Son in law: Christi Crain O’Quinn and Gerald O’Quinn of Ridgeland, SC.; 3 Grandchildren: Cliff O’Quinn, Hannah O’Quinn, Grace Crain; Sister: Sue Crain Magee of Franklinton; Brother and Sister in law: Hillary J. “Buddy” Crain and Mary Crain of Bogalusa; Sisters in law and Brother in law: Jessie and Jim Benton, Nan Bradley; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Hillary Crain and Helen Williams Crain, father in law and mother in law W.S. and Mildred Bulloch and brother in law Robert J.”Nookie” Magee. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton on Saturday May 30th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jack West officiating. Burial will follow in the Morris Cemetery. 
The family encourages that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org 

Vergie Eloise McDonald Cooper
BORN: August 19, 1923
DIED: May 25, 2015
Vergie Eloise McDonald Cooper, age 91, died on Monday May 25, 2015 at Hospice House in Slidell, Louisiana.
She was a woman of divine faith and member of The White Sand Apostolic Church. She will forever be cherished as a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt.
She is preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Cooper, her parents Charlie Corbitt McDonald and Leona Jones McDonald, two brothers, Bill and Wilson McDonald, one sister, Helen Jones Henton.
She is survived by one son, Joseph Cooper, his wife Kathy, and two granddaughters, Amanda and Ashley Cooper and one sister-in-law, Mamie Thomas McDonald, all of Bogalusa; Four nieces, Sandra Whiteknact, Ronda Jones, Dianne Muchow, Deborah Rodish, two nephews, Edward and Dale McDonald, and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday May 28, 2015 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Raymond Rester will officiate.

Carol Jean "Jeanne" Crain Terrell 
(March 4, 1945 - May 24, 2015)  
Carol Jean "Jeanne" Crain Terrell, a resident of Pine, LA, age 70, born on March 4, 1945 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington, LA. 
She was a Charter Member of Pine First Baptist Church. She was a loving Wife and Mother. 
She is survived by her husband, Tommy D. Terrell; children, Sue Ellen "Suzi" Terrell Thomas and husband R. Tim Thomas, Tommy Steven Terrell and wife Wanda Martin Terrell all of Pine, LA; sister-in-law Pearline Crain of Bogalusa, LA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Billie Sue Spears, Larry and Jean Terrell, Mary Lou and Daniel Gill, Gloria and Glen Haley, Charlotte and Mike Williams, Patsy and Harold Ritchie, Brenda and Eugene Martin; grandchildren, Adam and Brooklyn "Joney" Thomas, Kara Thomas and Cory Magee, Peyton A. Thomas, Kyle and Kari Galloway Martin, Nicole Martin, Cody Terrell and fiancee' Hannah Tullos, Rion Terrell and Harley Terrell; great-grandchildren, Noah Thomas, Jaxon Magee, Rebecca Magee, Coleman Knight, Colby Knight, Brooke Carnegie, August Martin and Drake Martin; numerous nieces, nephews and a large loving extended family. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Zoron and Josie L. Crain; a brother, James L. Crain; sisters and brothers-in-law, Adele Skrmetta (Nick), Arlene Hobgood (Willie Faye). 
Visitation will be held at Pine First Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Pine First Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. David Easterling, Rev. John Lowery and Rev. Cory Magee will be officiating. Interment to follow at Pine Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Active Pallbearers will be, Adam Thomas, Cody Terrell, Rion Terrell, Dewayne Terrell, Johnny Hobgood and Keith Hobgood. 
Honorary Pallbearers will be, Larry Terrell, Glen Haley, Daniel Gill, Eugene Martin, Harold Ritchie, Mike Williams, Lindy Terrell, Colby Knight, Coleman Knight and Kyle Martin. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Aubrey Jarrell 
(June 1, 1946 - May 24, 2015)  
Aubrey Jarrell, a resident of Angie, LA, age 68, born on June 1, 1946 in Crossroads, MS, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. 
He is survived by his children, Joanne J. Saucier of Poplarville, MS, E. J. and Wendy J. Hanhart of Greensburg, LA, Lance A. and Debbie D. Jarrell of Franklinton, LA, Joshua M. and Leigh J. Stogner of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Justin Lance Saucier, Elizabeth Jules Hanhart, Abby Leigh Stogner, Taylor Elizabeth Jarrell and Edward Julius Hanhart, Jr., Emma Jean Stogner, Preston Russell Jarrell and Ellie Jeanne Hanhart. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Rhonda S. Jarrell; his parents, Lawrence Jarrell and Helen Sones Jarrell; one brother, Charles Robert Jarrell. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Larry Mizell officiating. Interment is to follow at New Hope Church Cemetery in Crossroads, MS. 

Dorothy Rawls Milton 
(January 7, 1929 - May 24, 2015)  
Dorothy Rawls Milton, age 86, born on January 7, 1929 in Pine, LA, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. 
She was a member of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church. 
She is survived by her husband, Dan Milton of Bogalusa, LA; a son, Chris Lloyd of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Toni Lloyd Willis, Dana Lloyd Hebert, Blake Lloyd and Amanda Lloyd; and five great-grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by a son, Larry Lloyd; her parents, Christopher Columbus Rawls and Mary Breland Rawls; and seven brothers and sisters. 
Visitation will be held at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church on Monday, May 25, 2015 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Bertile Stogner 
(December 5, 1929 - May 22, 2015)  
BERTILE DUFRENE STOGNER, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:30 pm Friday May 22, 2015 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton since 1947. Bertile loved her church and church family and she often played her guitar and sang during services. She provided child-care to families throughout the area for many years and loved to sew different clothing items that she made for her family and young grandchildren. She was always a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. 
Survived by: Daughter: Sara h Cooper and Wayne Shoemaker of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Carl and Delores Stogner of Franklinton; 4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brad and Allison Bufkin of Walker, Jeff and Angela Bufkin of Franklinton, Stephen and Amy Stogner of Jackson, MS Stephanie Stogner and Chris Miller of Franklinton; 3 Great-grandchildren: Cheyenne Bufkin, Daniel Miller, Gabriele Miller; Sister: Enola Dufrene of Westwego; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Earl and Joann Dufrene of Marrero, Manuel and Beverly Dufrene of Independence, Riley and Jackie Dufrene of Campti; A Special Niece: Kathy Knight of Franklinton; Also numerous other nieces, nephews and family members 
She was preceded in death by her husband James Monroe Stogner, her parents Sylvest Dufrene and Edith Triche Dufrene, great-grandson Steven Christopher Stogner, sisters Ruby Matherne, Evelyn Lee, Dorothy Rogers, Wilma Plaisance, and brothers J.D. Dufrene, Willie Dufrene, Silas Dufrene. 
Visitation will be at First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton Monday May 25th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Monday with Rev. John Mark Franklin and Rev. Jimmy Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Morris Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Brad Bufkin, Jeff Bufkin, Stephen Stogner, Paul Stogner, David Stogner, Wayne Shoemaker 

Madison Marie Parrott 
(July 12, 2013 - May 22, 2015)  
Madison Marie Parrott, 1 year old , born on July 12, 2013 in Covington, LA, passed away on May 22, 2015 at Children's Hospital in New Orleans, LA. 
She is survived by her parents, Travis and Mindy Parrott; two sisters, Kelsey Varnado and Breanna Varnado; one brother, Joshua Varnado all of Bogalusa, LA; maternal grandmother, Trudy Saunders of Bogalusa, LA; paternal grandmother, Sharon Varnado; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, May 25, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Billy Pierce and Rev. Billy Ray Hines officiating. Interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Anthony J. Romano, Sr. 
(June 6, 1950 - May 20, 2015)  
ANTHONY JOHN ROMANO, SR. AGE 64 and a resident of Franklinton left this life at 4:05 pm Wednesday May 20, 2015 at his home. He was a native of New Orleans, born June 6, 1950, and a longtime resident of St. Bernard parish, having lived in Franklinton since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Anthony was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an electrician for many years, working for several companies like A&M Electric and also was a member of the electrician’s union. He was a sports fan, especially his favorite football and the New Orleans Saints. Anthony cherished all the time he spent with his family and adored his grandchildren. He will be missed by all his family and many friends. 
Also Survived by: Wife of nearly 50 years: Patricia Leddy Romano of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Anthony J. Romano, Jr. and Melissa Romano of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Cynthia Romano Savarese and Ralph Savarese of Picayune, MS; Grandchildren: Ava Kathleen Savarese, Ethan Andrew Romano, Gabriel Joseph Romano; Mother: Lorraine Smith Romano Wall of Alabama; Sister and Brother in law: Brenda and Trent Trawick; Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his son Sean Patrick Romano, his father John Romano, brothers Gary Romano and John Romano, a sister Cheryl Romano and grandson Evan Andrew Savarese. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday May 30th from 9 am until 11 am. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Father Peter Hammett officiating. 

Hugh Thompson Walker 
(February 24, 1938 - May 21, 2015)  
Hugh Thompson Walker, age 77, born on February 24, 1938 in Kosciusko, MS, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. 
He is survived by his wife, Margie Rae Walker of Angie, LA; one daughter, Lisa (Randy) Pritchard of Angie, LA; one son, Ronnie (Staci Stogner) Walker of Angie, LA; one sister, Sally Gill of Pearl, MS; one brother, Lynn (Louise) Walker of Hobbs, New Mexico; eight grandchildren, Jordan (Cami) Pritchard, Hayden Pritchard, Hannah (Adam) Thomas, Austin Stogner, Alex Stogner, James Gordon Walker, Kenneth Carroll and Dustin Carroll; a special friend, Cheryl (Gene) Bays of Mandeville, LA. 
Preceded in death by one sister, Mable Bridges; two brothers, W.H. Walker and Burnice Walker. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 P.M. Graveside Services will be held at 4:00 P.M. at H. H. Williams Cemetery in Angie, LA with Rev. Kelly Penton officiating. 

Rupert Earl Breland 
(May 18, 1935 - May 22, 2015)  
Rupert Earl Breland, age 80, born on May 18, 1935 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. 
He was a Member and Deacon of Superior Avenue Baptist Church and also taught Sunday School for many years. He was an ordained Baptist Minister. He taught school in Louisiana and Mississippi for 40 years. Former First Vice President of Louisiana Teachers Association. Boy Scout Leader Troop 86. He made three canoe trips to Canada with scouting. Former President of the Bogalusa Lions Club. Former Citizen of the year in 1972. Honored by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission for years of teaching hunter safety. 
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Nell Breland of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Cynthia Ann Wallace and husband Brad of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Rupert Earl "Butch" Breland, II and wife Sherri of Bogalusa, LA and Baron B. Breland and wife Julie of Mobile, AL; one sister, Gail Griffin and husband Bill of Pearlington, MS; one brother, Don L. Breland of Diamondhead, MS; eight grandchildren, Emily McCrary and husband Brian, Erin Gonzales and husband Guillermo, Rupert Earl "Roo" Breland, III, Rory Nathaniel, Heather Boyet and husband Dwayne, Kaley Breland, Anna Claire Breland and Nicholas Peterson Breland; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Boyet and Huttie Gonzales. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mittie Breland; granddaughter, Sara Katherine Breland; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lewis and Maudina Harper; two brothers, Dan Strahan and Ronnie Breland; sister-in-law, Brenda Grayson. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Superior Avenue Baptist Church on Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Clay Norwood and Rev. Paul Corse will officiate. Entombment to follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Venture Crew 313 c/o Col. Bobby Miller or Superior Avenue Baptist Church. 

Herman G. Whitfield 
(August 25, 1919 - May 20, 2015)  
Herman G. Whitfield, age 95, born on August 25, 1919 in Bethel, NC, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA. 
He was a WWII Veteran serving 33 years as a Master Drill Sergeant in the United States Army and Reserves. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church since 1971. 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Doris E. Whitfield. 
He is survived by three daughters, Vaudie L. Whitfield, Vickie (Ronnie) Baughman and Evelyn (Karl III) Starnes all of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Ronnie (Dana) Whitfield of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Phillip Ray Lorio, Kerri Z. Crawford, Ryan Whitfield, Brandy Starnes, Shelby Whitfield, Karl Starnes IV, and Circe Bridges; great-grandchildren, Randa Corkern, Kristen Saucier, Harleigh Brown, Jasmin Whitfield and Penelope Bridges; two great-great-grandchildren, Lily Corkern and Mila Corkern. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Travis Houston and Rev. Ronald Wilson officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24. 

Randy Jenison 
(April 24, 1960 - May 17, 2015)  
RANDY LEE JENISON, AGE 55 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Sunday night May 17, 2015 after a truck accident near Vicksburg, MS. He was native of New Jersey and former resident of Pennsville, NJ but was a longtime resident of Louisiana and Washington Parish. Randy drove a tanker for Smitty’s Oil, where he was referred to as “Problem Child”. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding and working on his tractor. He liked to work in his yard and cut the grass. Randy cherished all the time spent with his family and adored all of his many grandchildren. 
Survived by: Wife: Susan Breland Jenison of Mt. Hermon; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: John Paul Jenison, Chase Michael Breland and Chelsa Jones Breland; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Kelly Lee Johnson and Jamie Johnson, Corey Lynn Jenison, Ginny and Johnathan Willburn; Grandchildren: Taylor, Joesph, Maylee, C.J., Katelyn, John, Braxton, Jacob, Emi, and Chase, Jr.; Mother: Mary Elizabeth Seagraves Jenison of Pennsville, NJ; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: John “Sammy” Jenison and Debbie Jenison, Billy and Rita Jenison all of Pennsville, NJ; Sister and Brother in law: Lori and Donnie Schaffer of Pennsville, NJ; Sister in law: Dee Schneider; Brother in law: Mike Breland; Also numerous nieces, nephews and many, many friends 
He was preceded in death by his father John Richard Jenison and grandparents Everett and Margoret Seagraves and John and Madeline Jenison. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday May 22nd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Mike Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal/Tullos Cemetery in Stateline. 

Cody Mulford 
(August 3, 1993 - May 15, 2015)  
CODY JAMES MULFORD, AGE 21 and a resident of Pine died Friday morning May 15, 2015. He attended High School in Washington Parish and was a member of Love Missionary Baptist Church. Cody worked at the Honea Law Firm in McComb and was a former college student. He was always athletic and enjoyed sports, hunting and the outdoors. Cody enjoyed traveling and was always a very friendly person that liked to kid around with people. He liked many different movies and books and loved spending time with his family especially his younger siblings. 
Survived by: Parents: Charles Ray and Misty Mulford of Pine, Carla and Tony Edwards of McComb'Brothers and Sisters: Barrett Mulford and his wife Shana, Mary Page Mulford, Rachel Brumfield, Courtney Brumfield, Macy Stogner, Derik Edwards, Kelly Edwards; Grandparents: Ivell Miley, Page and Patsy Dew, Mary Catherine Boone, Eld. Glynn and Marcelle Erwin; Aunts and Uncles: Linda and Ricky Inabnitt, Darrel and Wendy Ard, Ryan Dew, Larry Erwin, Tyrone and Caron Blair, Carol Hobgood; “Little Brother”: Ashton Dew; Also numerous cousins and many special friends 
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Claude Mulford and brother Anthony Edwards. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 19th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Glynn Erwin and Rev. Shadd Pittman officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery in Stateline. 
Pallbearers: Harrison Freeman, Jake Boyd, Trevor Blair, Derik Edwards, Manning McMullen, Cote Liccericle, Scott Hobgood, Landon Erwin 
Honorary Pallbearers: Barrett Mulford and Graden McDaniel 

Colonel Lola Mae Ball 
(March 22, 1931 - May 15, 2015)  
Colonel Lola Mae Ball, USAF Nurse Corps, Ret. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 15, 2015, in Boerne, Texas, her retirement home for the last 40 years. 
Lola Mae, known as “Mae” to her family, was born on March 22, 1931, at home in Angie, Louisiana, to James Alton and Mildred (Brown) Ball as the fifth of ten children. She was raised on the family farm, attended Angie Elementary and High School and was a member of the Angie Baptist Church. Though her career and later life would take her far from her Washington Parrish, she would always cherish her close knit family and visits back “home.” 
In 1951, she graduated from Baton Rouge General Hospital Nursing School. She joined the Air Force Nurse Corps in 1953 as a 2nd Lt., with her first duty assignment at Tinker AFB, OK. She earned her Flight Nurse Wings at Gunter AFB, AL later that year. 
Her next assignments took her to Goosebay, Labrador, and Wiesbaden, Germany, Sheppard AFB, TX and the University of Colorado at Boulder earning a B.S. Nursing Degree. In 1964, she was assigned as Flight Nurse, Aeromedical Evacuations, Scott AFT, IL and promoted to Major. 
From November 1965 to July 1967, she was assigned as Chief Nurse, 57th Aeoromedical Evacaution Squadron, Clark AFB, Phillipines, where she directed the evacuation of wounded soldiers from Vietnam. She received several honors for her extraordinary leadership as Chief Nurse. She was featured in an ABC television documentary, “To Save a Soldier”, in 1967; featured in a Reader’s Digest article, “Our Flying Nightingales in Vietnam"; made a Citizen of New Orleans and given a key to the city; a proclamation from Angie, Louisiana; and 1968 Nurse of the Year Award from the Air Force Association. These honors all commended Col. Ball for her leadership and selfless devotion to our wounded servicemen in Vietnam. 
Her next assignments were to Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX and promotion to Lt. Col., Holloman AFB Hospital, NM as Chief Nurse and in 1970 to Dyess AFB Hospital, TX as Chief Nurse, where she was promoted to Colonel, below the zone in 1971. 
In 1973, Col. Ball retired to the Texas Hill Country where she was active in the Society of Air Force Nurses, volunteered at the Cibolo Nature Center, and supplied friends with produce from her award-winning gardens. 
Her frequent trips to Louisiana were always a time of joy: doting on nieces and nephews, family reunions with much food, love, and reminiscing about “growing up on the farm,” and always entertaining her family with her love of laughter and great sense of humor. 
Mae was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mildred Ball; her sisters, Rava Nell Ezell Davis, Donis Bernelda Fornea; and her brothers, Alton Doyle Ball and James Paul Ball. 
Mae is survived by her sisters, Lacy Strohschein Doss and husband Kenneth of Zachary, LA, Edith Rose Hutchinson and husband Charles of Baton Rouge, LA, Trudy McKenzie Williams of Baton Rouge, LA; her brothers, Basil Ball of Angie, LA, Gilbert Renon Ball and wife Peggy of Angie, LA; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews; and family friend, Col. Bettie Edmonds of Boerne. 
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 20, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home in Boerne, TX. A second visitation will take place in Angie, LA at Angie Baptist Church on Saturday, May 23, 2015, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial at Bonnie Cemetery in Angie, LA with Full Military Graveside Services by Kessler Air Force Base. 

Lawrence "Larry" J. Duca   
October 4, 1939 - May 15, 2015 
Lawrence "Larry" Jacob Duca passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home in Mt. Hermon, LA. A native of New Orleans, a resident of St. Bernard Parish for 30 years and a resident of Mt. Hermon for the past 7 years. Loving husband of the late Barbara Artigues Duca for 37 years. Son of the late Lawrence and Marie Miorana Duca. Devoted father of Añamaria Mendoza, Lori Pittman (Raymond) and the late Darnelle M. Duca. Former father-in-law (Pop) of Joseph Mendoza. Brother of Marie Demma. Grandfather of Bethiney L. Mendoza, Kali Lee, Wayne J. Girton Jr., and Marlee and Jeannie Pittman. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to LOPA (lopa.org). 
Visitation : Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Serenity Funeral Home, 20419 Hwy. 36, Covington, LA at 12:00 noon. Visitation at the funeral home from 11:00 am until service time. Inurnment following at 2:00 pm at St. Vincent dePaul Cemetery #2, Louisa St.,New Orleans. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington. 

Yvonne Phares 
(June 24, 1932 - May 16, 2015)  
YVONNE FISHER PHARES, AGE 82 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:49 pm Saturday May 16, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she often arranged the flowers for each weekly service. She loved planting and caring for her own flowers while also working in her yard. Yvonne enjoyed traveling, often to Tennessee to spend time with her family. She was always a loving wife, while caring for her husband, and she adored the time spent with her grandchildren and young great-grandchildren. 
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Karen Phares Anderson and Dan Anderson of Smyrna, TN; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: John Timothy Phares and Sharon Phares of Franklinton, Mark Jeffrey Phares and Robin Phares of Hammond; 9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Chad Ryan Anderson and Leslie Anderson, April Anderson Mullican and Will Mullican, Shari Phares Graci and Eric Graci, Justin B. Phares and Miriah Phares, Ashley Shea Phares, Micah B. Phares, Heidi Nicole Jenkins and Brad Jenkins, Edna Rose Phares, Elizabeth Ann Phares; 7 Great-grandchildren: Jake Ryan Anderson, Jillian Elizabeth Anderson, Burke Wyatt Mullican, William Thomas “W.T.” Mullican, IV, Layla Rose Graci, Emma Ann Graci, Bly Adelaide Phares; An expected great-granddaughter: Lillian Grace Jenkins; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Mildred Lewis of Lubbock, TX, Jeanette and Billy Sylvest of Franklinton; Special Cousin: Lana Spears of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces and nephews 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Carey Leon Phares and her parents John T Fisher and Lillian Carter Fisher. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday May 20th from 6 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. Joe Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Joseph Lorio 
(Died May 16, 2015)  
Mr. Joseph Anthony Lorio Sr., resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville, LA, at the age of 65. 
He was a supervisor of the #8 paper machine at Temple Inland. Joseph was an avid motorcyclist, a NHRA enthusiast, and enjoyed piloting. 
Joseph is survived by his wife, Susan Day Lorio; his children, Missy and (Danny) Jones, Tara and (Kyle) Lott, Jimmy and (Amanda) Lorio, Joey Lorio, Jason Smith, James Smith; brothers, Phillip and (June) Lorio, Salvador Lorio; his mother-in-law, Delorese Day; and a brother-in-law C.A. Day; grandchildren, Christian, Payton, Blake, Justin, Hannah, Christopher and (Kassi), Brandon, Taylor, Elijah, Ashlyn, Kennedee, Haley, Erin, Brennan, Brodie, and a special granddaughter Emily Smith. 
Joseph is also survived by two special friends; Sherry Martin and Brad Bennet. 
He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Breland Lorio; his father, Ben Lorio Jr.; grandmother, Lena Gunulfsen; grandfather, Gudmund Gunulfsen, grandmother, Angelina Lorio, grandfather, Ben Lorio Sr.; and a sister, Anna Marie Lorio. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continue until service time of 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Joseph's old crew off #8 will serve as pall bearers. 

Silmon Seal 
(Died May 15, 2015)  
Mr. Silmon O'neal Seal, a resident of Varnado, LA; passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at the age of 78. 
He is survived by his ex-wife Brenda Fournet Seal; daughters Tana Hudson of Mandeville, LA, and Dana Hosey of Varnado, LA.; one son Louis Seal of Varnado, LA; sisters Annette Thomas of Varnado, LA, and Sylvia Slade of Angie, LA; brothers Leon Seal and Hilton Seal both of Varnado, LA; five grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 
He is preceded in death by his parents Louis Leon and Polly Ann Seal. 
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Varnado Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Michael Thomas officiating. 

Doyle "D.W." Bateman 
(February 15, 1933 - May 14, 2015)  
DOYLE WEBB “D.W.” “DUB” BATEMAN, AGE 82 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday evening May 14, 2015 at his home. He was a native of Baton Rouge and a retired operator for Deltech Corporation. D.W. was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War Era and a faithful member of Enon Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He loved his church family and was actively involved with the Enon Agers, AWANA and vacation Bible school. He was also a founding member of the Hooper Road Volunteer Fire Dept. (now District 6). D.W. enjoyed his daily visits to “the Council” where for 6 years he proudly served as a member of the Washington Parish Council on Aging Board of Directors, three of which were served as Chairman of the Board. He was also a longtime member of the Central Lodge of the Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons. In addition to spending time with his family he also loved “the country” and enjoyed feeding his birds, deer and turkeys every morning. 
Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Louell B. and Jim Phenald of Clinton, Deana L. Bateman of Prairieville; Son and Daughter in law: Doyle K. “Butch” and Jane Bateman of Baton Rouge; 7 Grandchildren: Kristen Laine Bateman, Katie Bateman Haffner, Casey Randall Phenald, Jennifer Lanae’ Phenald, Sarah Elizabeth Phenald, Hannah Catherine Chidester, Dani Gaspard, Aundraya Keller; Sister: Ada Mae Rockford of Walker; Also numerous nieces and nephews 
He was preceded in death by his wife Evagene “Gene” Keefe Bateman, his parents Doyle Leon Bateman and Thelma Simmons Bateman and brothers Robert Dewitt Bateman and William Thomas Bateman. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Sunday May 17th from 5 pm until 8 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will deacons of Enon Baptist Church along with honorary pallbearers Gary Rockford, Pat Rockford, Jimmie Simmons, Casey Phenald, Robert Mitchell and the Men’s Sunday School class of Enon Baptist Church. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Enon Baptist Church. 

Velma Loise Seal 
(July 12, 1913 - May 15, 2015)  
Velma Loise Seal, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 101, born on July 12, 1913 in Kokomo, MS, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, LA. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangemets which are incomplete at this time. 

Marion Janice Lott
BORN: August 18, 1927
DIED: May 14, 2015
Marion Janice Lott age 87 passed away May 14, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She is survived by two sons, Earl Stanley Lott of Picayune Ms, Alvin Wayne Lott of Covington La. Two daughters, Christine L. Pell of Slidell La., Camille Ridgdell of Bogalusa La. Thirteen grandchildren and twenty seven great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Earl Aubrey Lott, parents Rudolph and Ruth Mitchell, brothers Eddie and Rudolph Mitchell.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday May 19, 2015 from 9 a.m. until service time in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Wilson Magee Cemetery. Rev. Randy Magee will officiate.

Aaron Kemp 
(August 7, 1982 - May 13, 2015)  
AARON PHILLIP RANSON KEMP, AGE 32 and a resident of Kenner died early Wednesday May 12, 2015 at his home. He was a former resident of Washington Parish and a 2000 graduate of Franklinton High School. He later attended the University of Louisiana-Monroe and was presently enrolled in the Doctorate program of Walden University. Aaron was a United States Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and later served as an Army Intelligence officer and instructor. He enjoyed poetry and was an artist. Aaron also enjoyed handling snakes and reptiles and had many as pets. 
Survived by: Wife: Michelle Sahuque-Kemp of Kenner; Step-son: Reese Hamilton-Patrick O’regan; Parents: Phillip Kemp and Peggy Ranson Kemp of Pine; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Kelly and Robert Ballard of the Oak Grove Community, Malory and Craig Martin of Foxworth, MS; Nieces and Nephews: Summer Ballard, Trase Ballard, Briley Martin; Grandfather and Step-grandmother: Rodney Ranson and Roberta Ranson; 3 Aunts and an Uncle: Vickie Honaker, Vickie Skillestad, Gay and Coonie Gomez; Also numerous cousins and friends 
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Mixie Ranson, grandparents Nadine and Lamar Kemp and uncle Fran Honaker. 
A Celebration of Aaron’s life will be held from 4 pm until 6 pm Friday May 15th at his parents’ home, 29279 Hwy. 1070, Franklinton, LA. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Doggoneexpress.com, an organization that provides service dogs to wounded veterans and others, or by contacting James Slocum at Whitney Bank. 

Kathleen M. Webb
BORN: February 15, 1925
DIED: May 12, 2015
Kathleen M. Webb born February 15, 1925 passed away May 12, 2015 at Our Lady of Angels at the age 0f 90. 
She is survived by one son, Ronnie Webb and his wife, Carol Webb of Covington; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Dianne Webb of Bogalusa; four grandchildren, Kristi Cook of Pascagoula MS., Suzanne Keaton of Bush, Bridgette Magee of Bogalusa, and William Vince "Bill" Webb of Austin, TX, five great children, Allie Thomas, Ashley Thomas, Misty Theriot, Shayne Magee and Amelia Cook. five great-great grandchildren, Lane and Liam , Skylar Theriot, Camden Theriot, and Porter Magee and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Verel V. Webb Sr., two sons. William G."Billy" Webb and Verel V. Webb Jr. 
Visitation will be held Sunday May 17,2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 3:00 P.M. Dr. James P. Cook will officiate the services with the interment to follow in the Ponemah Cemetery. 

Nella C. Corkern 
(January 22, 1926 - May 10, 2015)  
NELLA CRAIN CORKERN, AGE 89 and a longtime resident of Metairie died at 6 pm Sunday May 10, 2015 at the St. Joseph Hospice. She was a native and former resident of Washington Parish. Nella retired from South Central Bell after a career as a switchboard operator and enjoyed tending to the chores around her house. She loved spending time with her family, especially watching her grandchildren play sports and seeing the things they were involved in. 
Survived by: Daughter: Renae Black of Metairie; Son: John Wayne Crain of Stateline; 2 Grandsons and Spouses: James M. Black, III and Dodie Black of Metairie, Roger W. Crain and Theresa Crain of Stateline; 5 Great-grandchildren: Camille Black, Madeline Black, Brooke Galloway, Wesley Crain, Lylah Crain; 3 Sisters: Mary Borde, Willene Adams, Wilda Bufkin all of Bogalusa; Brother: Shelton Crain of Covington; Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by husbands John Wes Crain and Percy A. Corkern, her parents Willis Crain and Lutie Knight Crain, 5 sisters Agnes Ard, Vertie Breland, Vera Kennedy, Ruth Kennedy, Pat Crain and 2 brothers Wilson Crain and Carl Ray Crain. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday May 13th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Brent King and Bro. Donnie Broome officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal/Tullos Cemetery in Stateline. 

Jimmie Nell "Lady" Page 
(October 6, 1934 - May 9, 2015)  
Jimmie Nell “Lady” Page, 80, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church. 
Jimmie Nell is survived by two daughters April P. Harris of Covington, LA and Linda Page of Bogalusa, LA; three brothers Ernest (Diane) Smith, Harold (Glenda) Smith, Larry (Annise) Smith all from Bogalusa, LA; a sister Sylvia (Jim) Ellis of Bogalusa; four grandchildren Zachary Harris, Madelyn Harris, Miles Arsenault, and Leyton Page. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Rufus S. Page, Jr.; a son Keith Wayne Page, and her parents Earnest and Bernice Smith. 
Services will be held Monday, May 11, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with the visitation beginning at 10:00 am and will run until the funeral service at 11:00 am. Rev. David Hedden and Rev. Ronnie Chiasson will officiate and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

James Jenkins 
(February 18, 1945 - May 6, 2015)  
JAMES JENKINS, AGE 70 and a resident of Denham Springs died late Wednesday May 6, 2015 at the Ochsner Medical Center of Baton Rouge. He was a native and former resident of Washington Parish where he was a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputy for 5 years. James was a retired Sergeant of the Louisiana National Guard after 21 years of service and a member of True Light Baptist Church. He was also a cross-country truck driver for over 30 years while working with DSI Transport. 
Survived by: Wife of nearly 50 years: Connie Reeves Jenkins of Denham Springs; Daughter: Elizabeth Gurtner of Denham Springs; Son and Daughter in law: James Keith and Lisa Jenkins of Denham Springs; 6 Grandchildren: Joey and Nathan Gurtner, Jacob, Leah, Lacy and Layton Jenkins; Sister: Natalie Diddon of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family 
He was preceded in death by son in law Edward C. Gurtner, III, sister Jessie “Snookie” Miley, brother Jimmie Jenkins, his parents Felder and Lizzie Jenkins and in-laws Connie and Mildred Reeves. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, 1109 Bene St., Franklinton, LA on Tuesday May 12th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Ronnie Charpentier and Bro. Barry Posey officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilmer Baptist Church Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project at WoundedWarriorProject.org/Donate 

Linda G. Miller 
(June 16, 1943 - May 6, 2015)  
Linda Anne Gary Miller, Age 71 and resident of Hammond died at home, surrounded by her family, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. 
Survived by: Her husband of 49 years: Dwayne Randall Miller; Her daughter and son in law: Stacey and Jon Austin; Grandchildren: Peyton Austin, Madison Austin, Dylan Austin, Cody Austin; 2 Brothers and a sister in law: Norman Gary; Leon and Becky Gary; 2 Sisters and brothers in law: Carmen and Wally Sumner; Karen and Bill Hooker; Brother in law and Sister in law: Walden and Anelia Miller; Sister in law: Mary Miller; Sister in law and Brother in law: Ruth Nell and Jim Kinnison; She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents Morris and Murtle Gary and her brother in law David Miller 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton LA on Friday May 8, 2015 from 9-11 am. The funeral service will be in the Crain Funeral Home chapel on Friday May 8, 2015 at 11 am. Burial will follow at the Mount Hermon Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church, Hammond, LA.

Mabel Alberta George
BORN: September 7, 1916
DIED: May 5, 2015
Mabel Alberta George age 98 passed away May 5, 2015 at Our Lady of Angels here in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Bogalusa. She is survived by two daughters, Marie Helton of Bogalusa La, and Delores Smith of Hernando Ms. Two brothers Vernon and George Thomas of Bogalusa La. Grandchildren Shanna Paine of Baton Rouge La and John W. Helton of Covington La. Great-grandchildren Woody Helton and Harley Helton of Covington La.
She is preceded in death by her husband Norman George, parents Ephriam and Meacy Thomas, grandson Julian Alan Smith Jr., and four brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday May 8, 2015 from 9 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Scott Breland will officiate.

Charlen Leeann Whitehead
BORN: March 12, 1994
DIED: May 2, 2015
Charlen Leeann Whitehead born March 12, 1994 went home to be with the Lord 0n May 2, 2015 at the age of 21. Charlen was born in Bogalusa and was of the Pentecostal faith. 
She is survived by her parents, Diamond Whitehead Polk and Christopher Moffett of Bogalusa, Fiancee, Nathan Smith of Bogalusa, 2 daughters, Alexis Nicole Smith and Miranda Faye Smith, a sister, Delilah Angel Polk of Bogalusa, a brother, Aschine Polk of Bogalusa, grand parents, Dillard and Terry Whitehead and Linda Whitehead.and numerous other family members and friends. 
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Wednesday May 6, 2015 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and will resume Thursday May 7, 2015 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M.. Rev. Chad Jenkins and Rev. Jerry Terrell will officiate the services. The interment will following the Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Pine, La. 

Floyd Felix Grabert
September 19, 1928 - May 2, 2015
Floyd Felix Grabert of Mt. Hermon passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, Louisiana. He was born September 19, 1928 in Raceland, Louisiana to the late Harris Joseph and Edna Pertuit Grabert. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by brothers Lionel, Lindsey, and Harris Grabert, Jr.; and sisters Zona Darcey, Florence Brunet, Bell Labit, and Annabell Pellegrin.
He was a member of Mt. Hermon Methodist Church, a cattleman, and former Fishing Tool Consultant for Brown Oil Tools. He loved to dance, hunt, be outdoors, and go to car shows.
Survivors include his wife Joan Bennett Grabert; children Linda Roberts, Terry (Denise) Grabert, Yvette (Michael) McMillin, Darell (Theresa) Grabert, Deborah Grabert, Dale (Benita) Grabert, Roxsanna Urban, Patti Sue Grabert, and Sandy Grabert; sisters Violet Dupre, Vivian Girior, and Pearl Moss; thirteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dale Grabert, Darell Grabert, Terry Grabert, Trent Grabert, Kade Grabert, Jeff Knight, Michael McMillin, and Josh Holmes.
Visitation will be at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 3:00 P.M. until 4:45 P.M.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 5:00 P.M. with Reverend Russell Kirkland officiating. Burial will be in Silver Springs Cemetery.

Brian William Corkern
August 11, 1955 - May 1, 2015
Brian William Corkern passed away Friday evening, May 1, 2015. He was born in Washington Parish, the son of Vernon and Bertha Corkern and lived in the Franklinton area most of his life.
Brian's favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing and visiting with his many friends and large family. He was known for going out of his way to help friends in need, and recently spent the last 2 years caring for his elderly mother at her home in Covington until her passing in March. He truly had a servant's heart.
Brian was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Dustin and Lindsey Corkern and his grandson Ryland of Pearland, Texas, along with his sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Howard Guild of Orinda, CA, his brother Bruce Corkern of Covington, and his niece and her husband Haley and Sean Moore of Oakland, CA, and many relatives in Washington and St. Tammany Parishes. Brian will be sadly missed by his many friends as well.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service honoring his life on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to First Baptist Church of Franklinton or the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.
 
Alva Lea Myers, Jr. 
(June 3, 1927 - May 4, 2015)  
Alva Lea Myers, Jr., age 87, born on June 3, 1927 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, May 4,2015 in Bogalusa, LA. 
Alva was former Fire Chief of the Bogalusa Fire Department and served in the United States Navy in WWII. 
He is survived by a daughter, Deborah; one niece, Pamela McNeese Moody; numerous cousins, great nieces and nephews; lifetime family friends, David Taylor and Joanie Tynes Knight. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean McNeese Myers; and by his parents, Alva Lea Myers, Sr. and Irene Galloway Myers. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Memorial Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. 
In lieu of flowers , donations may be made to the National ASPCA. 

Mae Riley 
(August 19, 1930 - April 30, 2015)  
MAE ELLEN SUMRALL RILEY, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died early Thursday morning April 30, 2015 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church and a wonderful cook for her friends and family. She enjoyed working in her garden and tending her flowers. Mae loved playing music on her guitar and she had written several songs which she loved performing and listening to. She also enjoyed square dancing in her younger years. 
Survived by: Husband: Donnie Riley of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Kenneth and Brenda Strahan of Franklinton; 3 Step-children: Kim Barber, Karen and Dr. Eric Payne all of Franklinton, Mark and Sharon Riley of Kentwood; 4 Grandchildren: Ashton, Whitney, Trevor and Taylor; Also numerous nieces and nephews 
She was preceded in death by her first husband Osbon Strahan, son Bruce Osbon Strahan, her parents Huey Sumrall and Velma Crain Sumrall, a sister Ruth Peterson, and 2 brothers John Quincy Sumrall and Wilt Sumrall. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday May 1st from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am in the funeral home chapel with Eld. J.W. Graves officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: John Sumrall, Chris Sumrall, Joseph Sumrall, Mike Sumrall, Donnie Sumrall, Alan Sumrall and Mark Riley. 

Fannie Udene Creel
BORN: September 8, 1935
DIED: April 29, 2015
Fannie Udene Creel age 79 passed away April 29, 2015 at her residence here in Bogalussa La. She was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church Here in Bogalusa La.
She is survived by two sons, Gary Bruce Creel of Bogalusa, and Larue Creel of Spearman Texas. Two daughters, Evelyn Burkhalter of Bogalusa and Catherine Keating of Kentwood La. Thirteen Grandchildren and twenty six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Albert "AC" Creel, two sons Bennie Ray Creel and Jimmy Darrell Creel. Parents Henry and Harriet Magee. One brother Cleve Magee, sister Nina O'Bryant, granddaughter Kandice Michelle Creel and a son-in-law Robert Ray Keating.
Visitation will be Friday May 1, 2015 at the New Life Pentecostal Church from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will continue Saturday from 9 a.m until time for services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Star Hill Church Cemetery. Rev. Wesley Quave and Rev. Charles Ray Creel will officiate.

Bridget Mizell 
July 12, 1966 - April 28, 2015 
Bridget was a resident of Folsom, Louisiana at the time of her passing.
Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to E. J. Fielding Funeral Home.

Kenneth Ray Oxner
BORN: July 3, 1956
DIED: April 25, 2015
Kenneth Ray Oxner age 58 passed away April 25, 2015 at his residence in Bush La. He is survived by his wife Doris Easley Oxner. His mother Eleanore Mizell of Bogalusa La, one daughter Marinna Jenkins of Bogalusa La. Four brothers Steve Oxner of Slidell La., Bobby Oxner Jr. "Melissa" of Richton MS, Hank Oxner of Richton MS, Lionel Mathies "Melanie" of Springfield La. One sister Debbie Sprehe "Roy" of Bogalusa La. Two grandchildren, Logan Jenkins and Chloe Jenkins. 
He is preceded in death by a son Ramiro Easley, a daughter Jennifer Easley, his father Bobby Oxner Sr. and a grandson Jude Talley.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday April 30, 2015 from 10 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. 

Thomas Davis Wheeler, Sr. 
(January 13, 1950 - April 25, 2015)  
Thomas Davis Wheeler, Sr., a resident of Franklinton, LA, age 65, born January 13, 1950, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015. 
He is survived by his wife, Darlene R. Wheeler; two sons, Thomas (Debbie) Davis Wheeler, Jr. and Scott (Pamela) Welch; two sisters, Annie Laura Williams and Lois (Dewitt) Craft; three step children, Melinda (Stanley) Penny, Kristina (Stacey) Hamilton, and Joshua Pugh; and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar T. Wheeler and Edna Evans Wheeler; his first wife Gwen Wheeler; five brothers and one step brother, Lonnie Wheeler, Johnny Wheeler, Walter Wheeler, Hershel Wheeler, Wilford Wheeler, and Jean Moore; two sisters, Estelle Welch, Betty Kate Myrick. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 28,2015 at 9:00 A.M. with funeral service at 2:00 P.M., Rev. Pete Williams will officiate, interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogalusa. 

Joyce Wilkes 
(February 7, 1932 - April 25, 2015)  
JOYCE L. KNIGHT WILKES, AGE 83 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 9:20 am Saturday April 25, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center. She enjoyed playing cards and loved her favorite Bingo games. Joyce was good at completing crossword puzzles and liked working in her garden until she was unable. She always loved cooking for her family and friends. 
Survived by: 3 Daughters and a Son in law: Pat Wilkes and Janson Burch of Mt.Hermon, Pam and Mardie Hodges of Franklinton, Linda Woodward; Son: Richard Carpenter of Indonesia; 4 Grandchildren: Jessica Phelps, Sedgie Wilkes and Penny Teeter, Lisa Ard and Randy Jenkins, Craig and Amanda Wilkes; 11 Great-grandchildren: Juleighanna Phelps, Christopher Holmes, Tabitha Williams, Travis Wilkes and Katie Slocum, Shon Polk, Emily Ard, Destiny Wilkes, Raven Wilkes, Ricky Amacker, Billy Amacker, Joseph Amacker; 6 Great-great-grandchildren: Colton Knight, McKenna Williams, Larrel Polk, Raleigh Wilkes, Parker Wilkes, Sophie Slocum; Sister and Brother in law: Nancy and Lavelle Seal of Ocean Springs, MS; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Donald Knight of Franklinton, Jimmy and Cheryl Knight of Metairie; Also several nieces and nephews 
She was preceded in death by her husband Sedgie W. Wilkes, her parents James N. Knight and Emma Stogner Knight, 2 sisters Tessie Bickham, Ontee Knight, brother Denman Knight, and 2 Great-great-granddaughters Mikalah Polk and Kailyn Polk. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday April 28th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Pete Williams and Dr. Gene Richards officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Travis Wilkes, Randy Jenkins, Craig Wilkes, Mardie Hodges, Shon Polk and Janson Burch 

Jack Foil 
(January 26, 1941 - April 22, 2015)  
Jack Foil, age 74 and a resident of Franklinton died early Wednesday morning April 22, 2015. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday April 27th from 10 am until 12:45 pm. A Masonic Rites service will be held in the chapel at 12:45 with a funeral service following at 1 pm Monday. 

Huey Clifford Green, Sr. 
(November 25, 1950 - April 22, 2015)  
HUEY CLIFFORD GREEN, SR., AGE 64 and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:45 PM Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa. 
He enjoyed farming and driving his tractor. He also enjoyed tending to horses. He liked to fish especially with his brother in law. 
Survived by: Son: Huey Clifford Green, Jr. of Franklinton; Grandson: Huey N. Green; Sister and brother in law: Carolyn and Jimmy Ray Warren of Franklinton; Numerous nieces and nephews 
He was preceded in death by his parents James Roy and Lillie Mae Rainer Green, 2 sisters Margaret Ishee and Diane Munoz and a brother James Roy “Jimmy” Green. 
Visitation will be at Bible Baptist Church from 6 PM until 9 PM Friday, April 24, 2015 and after 8 AM Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 3 PM Saturday at the church with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Dewell D. Pittman 
(February 1, 1920 - April 22, 2015)  
Dewell D. Pittman, age 95, was born February 1, 1920 in Varnado, LA. He departed this life on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. 
Dewell was a graduate of Varnado High School Class of 1937, and graduated at the Louisiana State University with a degree in law. Before graduating from Law School, Dewell joined the United States Army for two years before transferring to the United States Air Force. Dewell was a B-29 navigator during WWII, traveling to many different areas including Japan. His B-29, flying out of Saipan, was one of the first B-29 bombers used over Japan during WWII. 
After returning from WWII, Dewell continued his studies at Louisiana State University finishing his degree in law, and remained in the Air Force reserve, retiring as LT. Colonel in 1980. 
In 1948, he opened his law practice in Bogalusa, LA serving the community for over 60 years. He and his lovely wife of 67 years were well-known and loved throughout the community. They were members of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa for many years. 
Dewell was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne B. Pittman; two sons, Dewell "Craig" Pittman and Bryan "Keith" Pittman; his parents, Iddo and Emma Seal Pittman; one brother, Bernard Pittman; and two sisters, Onez Pittman Owens and Myra Pittman Miley. He is survived by four nieces and two nephews. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, LA. with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24. 

Hardy Smith 
(September 27, 1925 - April 21, 2015)  
HARDY WARREN SMITH, AGE 89 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 8:45 am Tuesday April 21, 2015 at Good Samaritan Living Center. He was a longtime member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church and a retired Dairyman, working alongside his family for many, many years. Hardy was also a former school bus driver for Mt. Hermon School and a United States Navy veteran of World War II. 
Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Warren and Sandra Smith of Mt. Hermon; Grandson: Travis Smith; Granddaughter: Michelle Smith; 5 Great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Cassidy, Brody, Austin and Preston Hickman; Brother: Fleet Smith, Jr.; Brother in law: Billy Ray Breland; Also several nieces and nephews 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years Wilkie Breland Smith, his parents Fleet Smith, Sr. and Martha Bankston Smith, 2 brothers Wilson Smith and Earmon Smith, 2 sisters Gilda Newberry, Gertrude Simmons and Garner Smith. 
Visitation will be at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Friday April 24th from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Russell Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Claude Smith, Ray Alford, Phillip Alford, Walter Smith, Scott Moak, Paul Donough Alford 
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Men’s Sunday School Class of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church 

Anita Faye Dykes 
(October 18, 1938 - April 21, 2015)  
ANITA FAYE NIELSON DYKES, AGE 76 and a resident of Franklinton died at 1:10 am Tuesday April 21, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a longtime active member of Stateline United Pentecostal Church, where she loved her church family very much and was always looking to help people in need. She was a prayer warrior for her church and the elderly or for her family or those that needed support. Anita was a 1956 graduate of Thomas High School and a retired seamstress after 40 years of service at Rutter Rex. She enjoyed crocheting, working in her yard and tending her pretty flowers. 
Survived by: 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Darrell and Shirley Marie Dykes, Michael Dykes all of Franklinton; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: April and Samuel Williams, Brittany Dykes Polk, Jordin Lindsey Dykes, Hope Dykes, Chasity Dykes, James E. Dykes, Whitney Dykes, Vicky Shady, Lindsay Faloney, James “Buddy” Burton; 16 Great-grandchildren: Kaleb Williams, Larrel Polk, Hunter Dykes, Miracle Dykes, Michael Htdle, Carlee Hydle, Brianna Hydle, Burgandi Dykes, Aiden Dykes, Samantha Tucker, Tristian Tucker, Krista Wood, Abbagail Wood, Cameron Haught, Ella Burton, Logan Burton; 2 Sisters: Carolyn Hoffpieur, Eloise Robertson both of Franklinton; 2 Special Friends: Debra Magee and Sue Carney; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. 
She was preceded in death by her husband James L. Dykes, her parents Joe Nielson, Sr. and Susie Hill Nielson, 2 sisters Bea Brumfield, Louise Magee, 2 brothers Joe Nielson, Jr., Willie J. Nielson and 2 great-granddaughters Mikalah Polk and Kailyn Polk. 
Visitation will be at Stateline United Pentecostal Church Thursday April 23rd from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 8 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Friday with Rev. George Ridge, Rev. Randall Garcia and Rev. W.L. Tullos officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: James E. Dykes, Samuel Williams, Justin Porsch, Dudley Nielson, Chris Nielson, Joe Magee, Darren Burnthorn 

Gene Autry Carnegie 
(December 18, 1942 - April 21, 2015)  
Gene Autry Carnegie, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 72, born on December 18, 1942, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA. 
He is survived by two sons, Justin (Rachel) Carnegie of Crossroads, MS and Chad Carnegie of Baton Rouge, LA, one brother, Ben (Karen) Carnegie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two grandsons, Justin Carnegie and Jakob Carnegie. 
He is preceded in death by one son, Clayton Eugene Carnegie; and by his parents, Olie V. Carnegie and Ruby Crain Carnegie. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. 

Leroy Miller 
(April 19, 1935 - April 20, 2015)  
LEROY MILLER, AGE 80 and a lifelong resident of Mt. Hermon died Monday afternoon April 20, 2015 at his home. He was born in Tylertown on April 19, 1935 and was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War Era. Leroy was a longtime member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school director for many years. He loved his church and church family very much. Leroy retired as a foreman after a career with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and later worked at Seal’s Auto for many years, where he enjoyed visiting and joking with the countless friends he would encounter every day. He enjoyed woodworking and traveling, often to Gatlinburg, TN. Leroy loved his family and cherished all their time spent together. 
Survived by: Wife: Rosetta Byrd Miller of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter in law: Kevin Roy Miller and Ivon Miller of Mandeville; Step-daughter: Theresa Jenkins of Franklinton; 4 Step-sons and Spouses: Lynn and Libby Holmes of Montgomery, TX, Jeff and Debbie Holmes, Gwynn and Brenda Holmes, Jimmy and Ramona Holmes all of Tylertown; Sister: Thelma Miller Condalary of Baton Rouge; Also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews 
He was preceded in death by wives Diane Pezant Miller and Ellen Holmes Miller, his parents Thermon Miller and Dixie McKenzie Miller, sister Vivedee Miller Thomas, brother in law Sherrod Condalary, and nephews Marty Wayne Condalary and Gregory Stewart Condalary. 
Visitation will be at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Thursday April 23rd from 9:30 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1 pm Thursday with Rev. Russell Kirkland, Rev. Fredrick Brumfield and Dr. Joe Wiggins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Tim Haik, Derrick Condalary, Chandler Fitzmorris, Allen Boyd, Ray Perry, Gordon Booty 
Honorary Pallbearers: Patrick Williamson, Stanley Roberts, Mickey Sanford 

Delores "Nell" Loyd 
(May 19, 1940 - April 20, 2015)  
DELORES “NELL” REVIERE LOYD, AGE 74 and a resident of Lee Road died at 10 AM Monday, April 20, 2015 at her residence. 
She enjoyed spending time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
Survived by: Husband of 56 years: Sidney “Sid” Loyd of Lee Road; Daughter: Wanda Loyd Fairburn of Lee Road; Son: Kerry and Donna Loyd of Lee Road; 6 Grandchildren: Blake Jarrell, Brandie Morgan, Brandon Diddon, Whitney Fairburn, Chase Loyd, Raven Loyd; 7 Great grandchildren: Kinley, Cecilia, an expected grandson Thomas, Cameron, Layne, Brantley, Remi Sister: Eloise Jarrell of Melville, LA; Brother: Johnny and Kathy Reviere of MN; Numerous nieces and nephews and adopted grandchildren throughout the community 
She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Mary Ola Mae Hickman Reviere, 3 brothers Bill Reviere, Jimmy Reviere, Roger Dale Reviere and a sister Geraldine Sharp. 
Visitation will be at New Zion Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 after 9 AM with a funeral service to be held at 11:30 at the church with Rev. Clark Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers family prefers donations be made to the New Zion Baptist Church Building Fund or the lunch ministries at the church. 
Pallbearers: Dennis Sharp, Chris Sharp, Jeff Sharp, Shannon Loyd, Gilbert Perry, Tony Reviere 

Susan Dillon Caves 
(March 1, 1953 - April 20, 2015)  
SUSAN LAURA DILLON CAVES, AGE 62 and a resident of Bogalusa died early Monday, April 20, 2015 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. 
She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed baking cakes. Her favorite place to be was on the Pearl River fishing. 
Survived by: Mother: Louise Dillon Creel of Slaughter; Sons: Chris Caves, Shane Holloman, Whitney Aaron Holloman all of Boglusa; Daughter: Michelle Jenkins of Bogalusa; Granddaughter: Breanna Caves of Bogalusa; 6 Grandsons: Dillon Holloman, Devan Holloman, Delton Hollomon, Dalton Caves, Aaron “Scooter” Holloman, Cody Holloman; 4 Sisters and brothers in law: Syble and Kenny Pampell of Slaughter, Patricia Jones of Denham Springs, Brenda Sullivan of Maurepas, Alice and Pee-Joe Posey of Denham Springs; Brother: James Ray Dillon of Clearview, FL., Numerous nieces and nephews 
She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Caves, her father Harvey Dillon, a brother Ollie Dillon and granddaughter Gracie Cheyenne Holloman. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 12 noon until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel 

Houston Larry Pittman
BORN: September 15, 1936
DIED: April 15, 2015
Houston Larry Pittman born September 15, 1936 passed away peacefully at his residence with his family at his side on April 15, 2015. He was a Mechanical Engineer at the Gaylord Paper Mill from where he retired and also served in the Army Reserve. He was a member of Plainview Missionary Baptist Church. 
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Crawford Pittman, 2 daughters, Debbie (Roy) Miley and Cindy (Bruce) Smith all of Bogalusa, 2 sisters, Ruth Ballard and Audrey Stafford both of Franklinton, La., 3 grandchildren, Megan and Cody Everett and Charlie Smith and other family members and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan W. and Elulia Pittman, 2 brothers, N.W. Pittman Jr., and Lavon Pittman. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until services at 1:00 P.M., Rev. Scott Breland and Rev. Pete Williams will conduct the services. The interment will follow in the Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Johnny Ann McNeese 
(December 28, 1942 - April 13, 2015)  
Johnny Ann McNeese, a native of Enon, LA, age 72, born on December 28, 1942 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Trinity Neurologic Nursing Home in Slidell, LA. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Ann McNeese; and two brothers, Larry McNeese and Kenny McNeese. 
She is survived by two sisters, Mildred Whitehead of Bogalusa, LA and Barbara (Larry) Vaughn of Warsaw, Missouri; two brothers, Robert (Mary) McNeese of Franklinton, LA and Darryl (Anita) Jones of Angie, LA; sister-in-law, Wilda McNeese of Franklinton, LA; numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Stanley Talley officiating. Interment to follow at Talley's Chapel Cemetery. 

Alton R. Morris 
(December 4, 1919 - April 12, 2015)  
Alton R. Morris, age 95, born on December 4, 1919 in Darbon, MS, died on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Veterans Home in Collins, MS. 
He was a WWII United States Navy Veteran. 
He is survived by two daughters, Mary (Milton) Pearson of Crossroads, MS and Vickie (Reno) Verzier of Slidell, LA; two sons, Wayne (Teete)Morris of Bogalusa, LA and Alton J. (Katherine) Morris of Camden, South Carolina; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
He is preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Morris. 
Memorial Services to be held at a later date. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Glenn Sheridan 
(August 8, 1940 - April 13, 2015)  
Glenn Sheridan lost his battle to cancer on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 74. 
Faithful member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. Former Dixie Life Insurance Agent. Served 12 years as Washington Parish Police Juror. 
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Faye Sheridan of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Sandra Sheridan of Bogalusa, LA, Sharon (Ken) Butts of Meridian, MS and Carol (Mickey) Fortenberry of Bogalusa, LA; four sisters, Carolyn (Lavern) Jenkins of Pine, LA, Ann (Jimmy) Owens of Bogalusa, LA, Mary (Mike) Williams of Varnado, LA and Martha Lee of Bogalusa, LA; eight grandchildren, Amy (Jason) Moore, Ana (Austin) Moore, Russ Butts, Ryan Butts, Laken (Randall) Sheridan, Ryan Fortenberry, Dustin Fortenberry and Josh Fortenberry; four great-grandchildren, Brody Williams, Addyson Williams, Cainen Magee, and Paxton Fortenberry. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Pearlie Sheridan; father and mother-in-law, Elder Huey and Lavada Byrd; paternal grandparents, Willie and Caroline Sheridan; maternal grandparents, Milton and Posey Miley. 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Tommy Hudnall, Bro. Clyde Cooper and Bro. Doyle Ball officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Active Pallbearers will be, Dustin Fortenberry, Josh Fortenberry, Ryan Fortenberry, Ryan Butts, Randall Williams, Austin Hale and Jason Williams. 

Charlie W. Passman 
(January 2, 1929 - April 9, 2015)  
CHARLIE W. PASSMAN, AGE 86 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:20 pm Thursday April 9, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and attended Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Charlie was a longtime grader-machine operator for the Washington Parish Police Jury and later retired as a supervisor. He enjoyed traveling with his family often to the mountains and loved watching old Western movies. Charlie always liked relaxing on the porch for his afternoon coffee. 
Survived by: Wife of 68 years: Inez Cooper Passman of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Mary and Greg Crain of Franklinton; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Charles W. Passman and Sue Passman, Calvin Mike Adams all of Franklinton; Brother in law: John Garner of Roseland; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Mark and Kathy Crain, Brandy Crain Graves and Caleb Graves, Ashley Crain, Jessica and Steve Segesman, April Ducote, Jeremy Adams; 23 Great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews 
He was preceded in death by his parents Otto Passman and Mamie Warren Passman, 2 brothers Daniel Passman and Jimmy Passman, and 2 sisters Iris Jenkins and Sharon Garner. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday April 12th 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 Eld. Duane Ball, Eld. Don Jacobs and Eld. Lerand Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek. 
Pallbearers: Mark Crain, Steve Segesman, Mike Adams, Durwood Jenkins, Jimmy D. Passman, Wayne Rawls 

Robert Glen Applewhite 
(September 8, 1969 - April 9, 2015)  
Robert Glen Applewhite, 45, resident of Gretna, LA passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his residence. 
Robert is survived by his mother Shelia Applewhite Glover, brothers Jimmy Glover and Steve Glover, a sister Chastan Applewhite Bickham, grandmother Glynn Applewhite, and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Robert is preceded in death by his grandfather Albert Applewhite and a brother Jonathan Glover. 
Visitation will be Monday, April 13, 2015 from 10:00 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Rev. Billy Ray Hines will officiate and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Stephanie Marie Wells 
(September 9, 1976 - April 6, 2015)  
Stephanie Marie Wells, age 38, born on September 9, 1976 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Bogalusa, LA. 
She is survived by one daughter, Caitlyn Thomas; two sons, Joshua Thomas and River Thomas; her parents, David and Margaret Wells; one sister, Wendy Perette; one brother, D. A. Wells and a grandchild, Daylan Purvis all of Bogalusa, LA. 
There will be a Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. at Ponemah Cemetery on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 with Rev. Bennett Mullins officiating. 

Richard A. Goings 
(October 29, 1940 - April 9, 2015)  
RICHARD ARNOLD GOINGS, SR. AGE 74 and a resident of Franklinton died early Thursday April 9, 2015 at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He was a longtime dredge operator around the state and he also worked and lived many years in Florida, where he was known only as “Pops”. Richard graduated from Franklinton High School in 1958 where he played several sports including his favorite baseball. He was an avid sports fan that loved watching all types of sports, especially his beloved LSU Tigers. Richard enjoyed listening to country music and any of the “oldies” and he liked fishing. He had a special place in his heart for his pet Dachshund Stumpy. 
Survived by: 4 Children and Spouses: Shannon and Fred Ashley of Magnolia, MS, Renee and Ottis Arnold of Bedico, Richard Arnold Goings, Jr. of Springfield, Leigh Anne Goings of Colyel; 13 Grandchildren; 11 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-granddaughter; Sister: Charlene Cefalu of Franklinton; 3 Children that he helped raise: Samantha Puckett, Darin Roache’, Darlene Jones all of Florida; Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Carl Goings and Jessie Crowe Goings, a brother in law Tony Cefalu and nephew Joey Cefalu, and also brother in law Gerald Myers. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 11th from 11 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Richard Magee and Eld. Lavon Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to assist them in the handling of final expenses. 

Frank Tildon Burge 
(April 5, 1952 - April 8, 2015)  
Frank Tildon Burge, age 63, born on April 5, 1952 in Newington, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa,LA. 
Frank was a veteran and served in the United States Marine Corp. 
He is survived by four daughters, Dana Nicholson, Deanna "Sissy" Burge, Kristan Burge and Kayla Myres all of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Jonathan (Emma) Burge of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Ann Young (Willie) Harris of Angie, LA and Lydia (Zack) Alvarado of Auburn, AL; four brothers, Willie Burge of Auburn, AL, John Burge of Bogalusa, LA, Clyde Burge of Tumwater, WA, and Sonny (Lisa) Burge of Biloxi, MS; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Hope Thibodaux. 
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Meagan Burge; and by his parents, Garland Burge and Annie Ruth Drew Burge. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Kennedy Cemetery. 

Alla Mac Guy
BORN: August 3, 1927
DIED: April 7, 2015
Alla Mac Guy born August 3, 1927 passed away April 7.2015 at the Lakeland Nursing Home at the age of 88. She was a native and long time resident of Bogalusa and a member of the First Baptist Church here in Bogalusa.. 
She is survived by a son and daughter-in- law, Rick and Donna Williams Guy of Flowood, MS., a brother, Robert Williams of Atlanta, Georgia, 2 grandchildren, Haley Whitlock and Alan Guy, 2 great grandchildren, Lily Robinson and Hayden Whitlock and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Murphy and Ethel Jordan Williams, her husband Richard Guy, 4 brothers, James Williams, Murphy Williams Jr., Bernard Williams and Steve Williams and 1 sister, Laveda Williams Manning. 
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on April 9, 2015 beginning at 10:30 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.. Rev. Eric Williams will officiate the services with the interment to follow in Hillview Memorial Gardens located in Bogalusa on Spring valley Rd. 

Teresa Diane Thomas 
(March 14, 1960 - April 5, 2015)  
Teresa Diane Thomas, age 55, born on March 14, 1960 in Picayune, MS, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at her residence. 
Teresa is survived by her daughter, Aimee Knight King of Bogalusa, LA; her father, Travis (Denise) Thomas of Varnado, LA; her mother, Linda Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; her paternal grandmother, Oneida Thomas of Bogalusa,LA; her sister, Karen Sue Thomas of Varnado, LA; two grandchildren, Sterling Gillis, III and Hope Cleland. 
She is preceded in death by two daughters, Angie Knight and Amber Knight; one granddaughter, Angel Knight; and by a sister, Cathy Haire. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Elma Lee Turnage Rester
BORN: January 29, 1923
DIED: April 6, 2015
Elma Lee Turnage Rester born January 29, 1923 went home to be with The Lord on April 6, 2015 . She was a native of Kokomo, MS and a longtime resident of Bogalusa. She attended Turnage Chapel Baptist Church in Foxworth, MS. 
She is survived by 3 sons, Danny (Linda) Rester of Varnado, La., Darryle (Vonnie) Rester of Bogalusa, and Paul (Sandra) Rester of Baton Rouge, La., a daughter, Brenda (Danny) Morris of Bogalusa, 3 grandchildren, Kayla Rester, Blake Rester and Sara Rester, 1 great grandchild, Sebastian Sanders and numerous other family members and friends. 
She was preceded in death by parents, Ford and Mae Turnage Davis, a brother, William "Bud" Smith, 2 sisters, Hazel "Millie" Rester and Edna Davis. 
Visitation will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday April 8, 2015 starting at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M.. Rev. Keith Sheridan and Rev. Adrian Baham will officiate the services. The interment will follow in the Poplarhead Cemetery. 

Janie Elsa "Elsie" Adams Breland 
(July 18, 1917 - April 5, 2015)  
Janie Elsa "Elsie Adams Breland, age 97 passed away April 5, 2015 in Bogalusa, LA. Elsie was the eighth of ten children born to John Mayfield Adams and Julia Ball Keaton Adams on July 18, 1917. She preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Oneitha, Dencil, Murphy, Ollie, Purcell, Ellis, Johnny, Bobby and Willis and her husband of 54 years, Emmett Frank Breland. 
Elsie's grandparents, Sherwood and Elisha (Manning) Adams and Benjamin and Margaret (Ard) Keaton were early settlers in the Bogalusa area, farming "Adams Headright" land and land along the Pearl River. Upon her father's death in 1929, the Adams' moved to the Adamstown neighborhood of Bogalusa where Elsie became acquainted with a young man named Emmett Breland. Emmett and Elsie became childhood sweethearts, walking home from school together, attending the same church, ice cream socials and swimming at Cassidy Park. Elsie married Emmett in 1934 at the age of 17. 
Four children were to follow; Patricia, Larry, Michael and Pamela. Emmett worked at the papermill and built a house on Wilmuth Street for the family. He continued at the mill for many years until opening Breland's Red and White Grocery on St. John and Union in the 1940's. Elsie took care of the house and children while Emmett ran the grocery store. She spent her time cooking for Emmett, the children and their friends, attending ball games and Sunday services at Union Avenue Baptist Church where Emmett became a deacon. They moved to a house on Pine Ridge Road in 1955 where Elsie remained until forced out by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She was a long time member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church where her husband served as a deacon. Elsie and Emmett traveled, worked on the house and yard and shared many hobbies together such as playing cards and bowling. In Elsie's own words they "had a nice life". Elsie was a great bowler, an avid reader and gardener and belonged to many clubs related to these hobbies throughout the years. 
She enjoyed cooking for the family, perfecting her custard pie, chicken and dumplings and other recipes over the years. She shared many stories of her life and Bogalusa in its early days and had a great sense of humor with corny, political jokes being her favorites. She enjoyed spending time with her family and is survived by her four children, Patricia Ann Breland Rogers (Charles), Larry Emmett Breland, Sr. (Mary), Michael Lynn Breland and Pamela Doris Breland Moore (Ricky). Also surviving her are ten grandchildren, Kristal Rogers Creel (Ronald, Elesha Moore McCarty (Paul), Richard Kent Moore (Shannon), Lane Moore, Amy Breland Williams (George), Matt Breland, Larry Breland, Jr. (Cindy), Marianna Breland, Jeff Breland (Pam) and Allison Breland Dahlmanns (Eric); as well as eight great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Sadly, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Charles "Chuck" Patrick Rogers and a daughter-in-law, Beth Ann Boyet Breland. 
As she advanced in years and reflected on her life and wrote a book "They Call Me Elsie", she looked at its many ups and downs. There were joyful times and sadness but she had this to say about it: "Life has its moments but what I've realized though is that all of those moments involve love. During the good times it's the love of your family and friends that make those moments so good. During the bad times it's that same love that gets you through." 
Elsie's family and friends will be together for a service in her honor at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Micah Collins officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

William Simonson
BORN: December 29, 1977
DIED: April 5, 2015
William Simonson born December 29, 1977 passed away April 5, 2015 at his residence at the age of 37. Arrangements are incomplete . Brown-McGehee are in charge of local arrangements.

Charles Kucera 
(July 21, 1935 - April 3, 2015)  
CHARLES HENRY KUCERA, AGE 79 and a resident of Sun died at 10:00 am Friday April 3, 2015 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Zimmerman, Minnesota and longtime resident of the state while also being a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Chuck was a resident of Winter Haven, FL for many years prior to moving to Washington Parish 2 years ago. He made a career as a cross-country truck driver working with Transport America and others before retiring while working for Forward Air, Inc. Chuck was recognized for One Million miles without an accident along with other awards during his career. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf and he had a great sense of humor while telling jokes and old funny stories. Chuck loved eating with his family. He had a special place in his heart for his pet Chihuahua Sparky. 
Survived by: Wife: Mary Jost Kucera of Sun; Step-son and Spouse: Douglas and Tracy Rude of Bush; 2 Step-daughters: Karen A. Ask of Minnesota Donna J. Rude of Sun; 4 Step-grandchildren: Machon Dukosky, Nicole Johnson, Douglas Edward Rude, Tony Miller; 2 Sons: David Kucera, Allen Kucera; 2 Daughters: Kathy Smith, Mary Kucera; 1 Brother; 1 Sister; Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife Yoko Kucera, his parents Henry Kucera and Adelia Bauer Kucera, a brother Jerry Kucera and step-daughter Joy E. Miller. 
A memorial service will be held in the near future at Victory Faith Pentecostal Church in Sun with Rev. Curtis Varnado officiating. He will be laid to rest with family in Minnesota following memorial services there at a later date. 

Ellis "Jack" Jenkins 
(August 21, 1929 - April 2, 2015)  
Ellis "Jack" Jenkins, age 85, born on August 21, 1929 in Sun, LA, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Hospice House in Slidell, LA. 
He was a United States Army Veteran. A member of Westside Emmanual Baptist Church. He loved gardening and enjoyed mowing the Church yard. He also retired over 30 years from the Box Factory. He was a kind person and loved his family. 
He is survived by two daughters, Pat (John Ray) Stringer of Tylertown, MS and Terri (John) Clayton of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Hazel Gregoire of Baton Rouge, LA; three grandchildren, Allison Stringer (Scott) Ervin, Jennifer Stringer (Ryan) Bruhl and Megan Clayton; a great-grandchild, Anna Kate Ervin; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Wilda Faye Jenkins; his parents, Preston Carrol and Gabe Jenkins; sisters and brothers, Carol Preston "Buddy" Jenkins, Hubert Jenkins, Elsie Talley, Wanzie Lee Sharp, Oda Lee Wheat and Ola Mae Hurd. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be at 3:00 P. M. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 
The family of Ellis Jenkins wants to give a special "Thanks" to St. Joseph Hospice and Hospice House for their compassion and kindness. 

Betty Joyce Walker Seal 
(May 21, 1932 - April 1, 2015)  
Betty Joyce Walker Seal passed away at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas surrounded by her family. 
Betty was born May 21, 1932 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Hugh Dudley (Babe) Walker and Mattie Mae Barber Walker. She loved working in her yard, but her greatest love was her husband and her family. The legacy that she leaves behind is her love of God and sixty-six years of a blessed marriage to her husband, Thayer. She was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Betty graduated from Varnado High School in 1950 and was Valedictorian of her graduating class. She retired after a long and successful career at Joan of Arc Company in St. Francisville, Louisiana. She and her husband were residents of Picayune, Mississippi. 
Mrs. Seal is survived by her husband, Thayer W. Seal and her son, Ronald T. Seal (Marcia) of Denison, Texas. She is also survived by five granddaughters: Stephanie Seal Harmon (Mance) of Austin, Texas; Amy Seal Moore (James) of Tuscumbia, Alabama; Kristen Seal Thompson (David) of Denison, Texas; Lelania Seal of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Abbey Seal Knight (Matthew) of Slaughter, Louisiana. Also, ten great-grandchildren, Leemon, Madison, Benjamin and Joshua Harmon of Austin, 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 Slaughter, Louisiana. In addition to these she is survived by her sister, Mary Jane Bolton of Picayune, Mississippi and numerous extended family members. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Dudley (Babe) Walker and Mattie Mae Walker, her youngest son Terry A. Seal and two brothers, Marvin Walker and Marshall (Shack) Walker. 
Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am Tuesday, April 7, 2015 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, LA 
Pallbearers will be John Bolton, Shannon Ramsay, Austin Ramsay, Dylan Ramsay, Jerry West and Charlie Fornea. 
Donations in her memory can be made to Superior Avenue Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana. 

Dewitt Stewart
BORN: September 27, 1951
DIED: March 29, 2015
Dewitt Stewart age 63 passed away March 29, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a resident of Bogalusa La. Dewitt graduated from Enon High School in 1969. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was retired from Temple-Inland. He was a charter member of Chapter 31 International Harvester Collection Club. Dewitt was also a member of Zona Lodge #337. He loved farming, restoring and collecting tractors and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Judith Alford Stewart, three sons Rusty (Summer) Stewart, Patrick R. Stewart, and Casey Stewart. Four brothers, Howard (Linda) Stewart, Lamar (Doris) Stewart, Robert (Diane) Stewart, Boady (Kelly) Stewart. Six sisters, Janice Bedwell, Elaine (Rick) Buras, Sylvia (late Richard) Forbes, Rita (Buddy) Jenkins, Marion (Dennis) Galloway, Emelda (Mike) Hunt. Grandchildren Scout and Sawyer Sandifer. Many nieces nephews and cousins. Also his best buddy, his Blue Healer "Tucker" 
Preceded in death by his parents Talmage and Estelle Stewart, his mother-in-law Margaret Alford and his brother Jeff Stewart.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday March 31, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Dennis Allen and Rev. Pete Underwood will officiate. 
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Lambert, Russell lambert, Brian Stewart, Tommy Stewart, Ricky Culpepper, and Aubrey Rawls. Honorary Pallbearers will include International Harvester Chapter 31 members. 

Muriel Sticker Spencer 
(March 3, 2937 - March 29, 2015)  
Muriel Sticker Spencer was born in Bush, LA on March 3, 1927 and departed this life for her heavenly home at 88 years old on March 29, 2015. 
She married Elton Spencer on December 23, 1944. They were faithful members of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School Teacher for many years. 
She is survived by a loving devoted daughter, Elaine Knight of Bogalusa, LA, also Felicia Magee of Monroe, LA; grandchildren, Brian Knight (Christy), Niki Knight Cooper, Maranda Magee, Marissa Magee and Brayden Magee; great-grandchildren, Caroline Knight, Carlton Knight, Spencer Cooper, Gavin Cooper and Brayden Magee; sisters, Mary Parker of Mina, Arkansas and Martha Davis of Mandeville, LA; a brother, Daniel Sticker; sister-in-laws, Pat Ladner (George) of Pine, LA, Frankie Spencer of Jackson, MS and Helen Spencer of Varnado, LA, and special friends, Judy Miley and Sharon Seals. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Elton Spencer; son-in-law, Floyd Knight; parents, George and Addie Rayburn Sticker; a brother, Melvin Sticker; sisters, Necie Smith, Jessie Car, Frankie Thomas and a very special friend Todd Miley. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Mark Hobgood and Bro. Billy Reyer officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Bobby Estley Barber 
(June 12, 1937 - March 28, 2015)  
BOBBY ESTLEY BARBER, AGE 77 and a resident of Thomas died early Saturday morning March 28, 2015 at his home. He was a former golf course maintenance engineer at the Baker golf course for BREC, the parks and recreation department of East Baton Rouge parish. Bobby enjoyed playing golf and the outdoors especially fishing and hunting. He loved watching old Western movies. 
Survived by: Wife: Darrell Dean Barber of Hammond; 5 Children and a Spouse: Bobbie Jean McNeese of Enon, Johnny Barber of Thomas, Alice and Gary Johnson of Franklinton, Estley Barber, Jr. of Franklinton, Melissa Barber of Hammond; 2 Step-children: Elizabeth Barker Ockman, Massalet Barker both of Hammond; 13 Grandchildren: Dale McNeese, Jonie Barber, Victoria Johnson, Jacob Shane Wallace, Brianna Barber, Jason Easley, Destiny Barber, Star Barber, Skyler Barber, Jerry Barker, Colton Barker, Lee Barker, Dillon Barker; 7 Great-grandchildren: Destiny and Chambrae McNeese, Kayne and Karson Russell, Cheyenne, Maliala and Skyler Hicks; 9 Brothers and Sisters: Joseph Barber of Prattville, AL, Charles Barber of Jackson, LA, Tommy Barber of San Diego, CA, Ricky Barber of Thomas, David Barber of Magnolia, MS, Ruthy Green of Holden, Yvonne Blue of Dallas, TX, Debra Veses of Muscle Shoals, AL, Janice Roberts of Gloster, MS Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his former wife and mother of the children Lucy Keating Barber Ginn, infant daughter Bobbie Dean Barber, an infant son, his mother Mary Anthony Barber, father Richard Barber, step-mother Laura Barber Kirby, brother Arthur Ray Barber and sister Patsy Barber Primes, grandson Jessie Barber and step-daughter Margaret Barker. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday March 30th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Burdette Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery. 

Edith Rosell Mizell Jarrell
BORN: June 18, 1944
DIED: March 24, 2015
Edith Rosell Mizell Jarrell born June 18, 1944 passed away March 24, 2015 at her residence at the age of 70. Edith was a longtime resident of Sun, and was of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by a daughter, Terena Koenig and her husband Paul, step-daughter, Vicki Lynn Jarrell (Barry) of Pickerington, Ohio, a brother, B.J. (Hilda) Mizell of Bush, La., 2 sisters, Verena Mae (Jackie) Bennett of Bogalusa and Annie Amelia ( W T ) Ingram of Sun, La., and Granddaughter, Devin Shaw and her fiance Landon, Step Grandchildren, Liam Niemeyer, Nicholas Niemeyer and Logan Jarrell, daughter-in-law, Tonya Jarrell and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Marcus and Relia Verena Mizell, her husband, Donald F. Jarrell Sr., infant son, Irvin Scott Jarrell, step-sons Donald Jarrell Jr.,and Kevin Wayne Jarrell, a brother Robert Mizell and his wife Sylvia Mizell.
Visitation will be held Friday March 27,2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.and will resume Saturday morning after 8:00A.M until service time at 11:00 A.M. After religious services the Interment will follow in he Mizell Cemetery in Sun, La.

Michael Lee "Cowboy" Williams
(May 8, 1946 - March 25, 2015) 
Michael Lee "Cowboy" Williams, age 68, born on May 8, 1946 in Bogalusa, LA, departed this world on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
Cowboy was a colorful character and led a colorful life. He had a variety of interests. He was a United States Veteran and served in Vietnam. He was a chef, truck driver, avid horseman and die hard Saints fan. Up to his death, he still could not believe the Saints traded Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles!
Cowboy never met a stranger and was a friend to most everyone he met. He will be sadly missed by many friends and relatives. He will be remembered for his everlasting and memorable personality as he was often considered the "Life of the Party".
Cowboy was preceded in death by his parents, Mack Murray Williams and Ruby Aultman Williams; one brother, Gerry Wayne Williams; and life long partner, Shirley Ann Wells.
He is survived by three daughters, Michelle Lynne (John) Eckert of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Rubby Marie (Bill) Douglas of Walker, LA and Liz Mizell of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Mack Benjamin Williams of Walker, LA; one step-daughter, Stacey Mizell of Bogalusa, LA; one step-son, Jeff (Angela) Penton of Bush, LA; one sister, Maxine Taylor of Butte, Montana; one brother, Charles Ray Williams of Bogalusa, LA; two grandchildren, Catherine Janie Douglas and Kinsley Malea Rushing; four step-grandchildren, Sandra Jones, Kenneth Penton, Eric Penton and Heather Penton.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Lassley officiating. Interment to follow at Pounds Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
 
Joseph Hartfield 
(February 1, 1988 - March 23, 2015)  
JOSEPH MICHAEL HARTFIELD, AGE 27 and a resident of Franklinton died early Monday March 23, 2015 at his home. He was born February 1, 1988 in Bogalusa and was a welder for Brock Bit services. 
Survived by: Son: Treavor Wyatt Hartfield; Parents: Darrell Michael Hartfield and Arlenea Hunt Hartfield of Franklinton; 3 Brothers: James Allen Hartfield of Isabel, Jonathan Hartfield of Thomas, Justin Hartfield of Franklinton; Sister: Elizabeth Gauthier of Franklinton 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday March 26th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the Sheridan Cemetery. 

Jo Ann Gill 
(October 14, 1967 - March 24, 2015)  
JO ANN WATSON GILL, AGE 47 and a resident of Franklinton died at 10:30 pm Tuesday March 24, 2015 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She enjoyed working with her plants and flowers. Jo Ann also loved listening to different books on tape, her favorite TV programs and music. She was an animal lover and had a special place in her heart for her pet dog and longtime friend Baby Girl. 
Survived by: Companion: Cleve Slaven of Franklinton; Sister: Jan Suzette Carter of Mt. Hermon; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Rocky and Linda Watson of Franklinton, Rusty and Delores Watson of Mt. Hermon; Special Friend: Darlene Stinson; Also numerous nieces and nephews 
She was preceded in death by her parents Doyle Watson and Ora Mae Dillon Watson, 2 sisters Beverly Strahan and Diane Conerly, and a brother Randy Watson. 
A memorial service will be held at 1 pm Saturday April 4th at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 12 pm. 

Donis B. Fornea
BORN: November 25, 1925
DIED: March 23, 2015
Donis B. Fornea age 89 passed away March 23, 2015 at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington La. She was a resident of Angie La and life long member of Angie Baptist Church. 
She is survived by three sons; Robert Alton Fornea of Angie La, Donald Ray Fornea of Angie La, and Roxie Fornea of Angie La. Three daughters Mary Fornea Boone of Pine La, Jennifer Lynn Fornea of Angie La, Linda Jones of Atlanta Georgia. Brothers Basil Ball of Angie La, Gilbert Ball of Angie La. Sisters Lacy Doss of Zachary La, Edith Rose Hutchinson of Baton Rouge La, Lola M. Ball of Boerne Texas, and Trudy Williams of Baton Rouge La. Nineteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren nieces and nephews. 
She is preceded in death by a daughter Cynthia Kennedy, parents James Alton and Mildred Ball, brothers Doyle Ball and Paul Ball, one sister Nell Ezell and a grandson Brett Fornea.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday March 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Bonnie Cemetery in Angie La. Rev. Ricky Daughtrey will officiate.

Donald Edwin Bond 
(June 20, 1957 - March 23, 2015)  
Donald Edwin Bond born June 20, 1957 passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 57. He was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold E. Bond and Margie Barr Bond. 
He survived by his wife, Barbara Sprehe Bond of Bogalusa, his son, Christopher Lamar Bond (Brittany) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; his daughter, Amanda Oursler (Brantley) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; one brother, Harold Hugh Bond of Orlando, Florida; three grandchildren, Callen Bond, Charlie Oursler, and Anderson Oursler of Hattiesburg; three nephews, Matthew, Erin, and T.J.; and several great nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service will be held for him at the First Baptist Church in Bogalusa on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Visitation will start at 9:00 a.m. with memorial service starting at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Greg Whaley will officiate. 

Charlie Gavin
(July 6, 1934 - March 22, 2015) 
Charlie Gavin passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a member of Elizabeth Sullivan Methodist Church. He was a watchmaker for 25 years and later retired from Rayburn Correctional Center. He was a graduate of Jones County Junior College and served in the United States Army.
He is survived by two sons, Victor Gavin and Jason Gavin; one daughter, Schirley Russell and her husband David all of Bogalusa, LA; two granddaughters, Melanie Lively and her husband Dustin and Macey Russell of Metairie, LA; one grandson, Matthew Russell and one great-grandson, Danyan Brian Lively.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Field Thigpen officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Shirley B Alford
(April 5, 1932 - March 21, 2015) 
Shirley B. Alford born April 5, 1932, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the age of 82. She was a resident of Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Alford and the parents, Eula and Lawson Bateman.
She is survived by her two daughters, Gayle Alford and Pattie Nobles, one grandchild, Haley Nobles, and one great grandchild Olivia Caldwell, and her best friend Betty Hardee.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of services. There will be a graveside service Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Ponemah Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Varnado officiating.
 
Vernon J. Rachel
(Died March 21, 2015) 
Vernon J. Rachel passed away Saturday March 21, 2015, at the age of 91, he was a resident of Bogalusa, LA. Mr. Rachel was also a veteran of WWII.
He is Survived by his daughter Margaret Sullivan; a son Vernon Bruce Rachel; a step son Ralph McCain; 9 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wives Ellen Ruth Rachel and Thelma Delores Rachel; daughters Carolyn Breshears and Marie Knight; one step son Richard McCain; two sisters Winnie Rachel and Willie Rachel; a brother Ory Rachel; and his parents Henry and Elmer Rachel.
Visitation will begin Monday March 23, 2015 at 5:30 until 9:00p.m. Funeral Services will begin Tuesday March 24, 2015 at 11:00a.m. All at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Byrd officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery with American Legion performing Military Rites.

Maxine Erwin
(October 12, 1948 - March 20, 2015) 
EVELYN MAXINE WARD ERWIN, AGE 66 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:30 pm Friday March 20, 2015 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Maxine was a member of Canaan Baptist Church and a former beautician. She enjoyed traveling and tending to her roses and flower garden. Maxine adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with her family.
Survived by: 2 Sons: Michael Craig Ward and Allison Gauthreaux of Livingston, Leonard Sean Erwin and Mary Domingue of Franklinton; Grandchildren: Kasey Ward, Bailey Ward, Michael Erwin, Patten Erwin, Amelina Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Michael Taylor; Great-granddaughter: Layla Grace Galliano; 2 Sisters: Carol Marange of Picayune, MS Brenda Dillon of Covington; Brother: Shelby Ward of Covington; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Oswald Erwin, 2 sons Gary Dale Erwin and Michael Wayne Erwin, her parents Shelby Ward and Alma Rogers Buras and a brother Doug Ward.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday March 22nd from 5 pm until 8 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stan Adams and Rev. Jimmy Oalman officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.

Gerald Patrick "Pat" Lawrence, Sr.
(March 27, 1941 - March 19, 2015) 
Gerald Patrick “Pat” Lawrence, Sr., 73, passed away at his home in Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, after complications from long-term illness.
Born March 27, 1941, in Bogalusa, Louisiana, he graduated with honors from Bogalusa High School in 1959. After earning a degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1966, he moved his family to Bastrop, Louisiana, where he began a long and notable career with International Paper Company. After 30 years of faithful service, he retired from International Paper’s Design Engineering Division in Mobile, Alabama, in 1996.
As a twelve year old boy, he was baptized at First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana. In his thirties, he recommitted his life to God and became a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. He made it a priority to find a church home even before finding a residence each time his job transferred him and taught Sunday School classes, bible studies and shared with others the life he had found in Christ. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Bastrop, Louisiana; Northside Baptist Church, Panama City, Florida; Southside Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and West Mobile Baptist Church, Mobile, Alabama.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Graham Lawrence of Mobile, Alabama, and his four sons, Gerald Patrick Lawrence, Jr. (Tommi) of Houston, Texas; James Michael Lawrence, Sr. (Wilma) of Monroe, Louisiana; David Wade Lawrence (Allison), of Mobile, Alabama; and Kenneth Paul Lawrence (Samantha), of Atlanta, Georgia. He is also survived by one brother, Robert D. “Bob” Lawrence, Jr. of Slidell, Louisiana, and one sister, Rebecca Lawrence Clark of Terrytown, Louisiana. Other survivors include his ten grandchildren, Daniel Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence, Qaya Gasmi, Michael Lawrence, Jr., Christie Lawrence, Jacob Lawrence, Jonathan Lawrence, Jeremiah Lawrence, Alex Lawrence, and Gracie Lawrence.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert D. Lawrence, Sr. and Nellie Lee Lawrence of Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana on Monday, March 23, 2015, with visitation beginning at 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00p.m.. Burial will be at Ponemah Cemetary in Bogalusa.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.


Sarah Ann Applewhite Jenkins 
(July 30, 1938 - March 19, 2015)  
Sarah Ann Applewhite Jenkins, a resident of Pearl River, LA, age 76, born on July 30, 1938 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Ochsner Medical Center-Northshore in Slidell, LA. 
She is survived by one daughter, Cindy A. (Samuel) Thomas; three sons, Brian Jenkins, Terry Jenkins and Jeffery Applewhite; two sisters, Sybil Breland and Dewanna "Sis" Jordan; four grandchildren, Wade Thomas, Chris Thomas, Aaron Moran and Skyler Jenkins; five great-grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Buford Jenkins; one daughter, Ann Applewhite Moran; her parents, Walter R. Applewhite and Nellie Belle Baughman Applewhite; four brothers, Bobby Applewhite, Tim Applewhite, Jerry Applewhite and Donald Applewhite. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Interment is to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Daniel E. Fournet 
(June 29, 1934 - March 19, 2015)  
Daniel E. Fournet, born on June 29, 1934, died Thursday, March 19, 2015. 
He was the fourth child, second son, of Gladys Johnson and Emile J. Fournet of Bogalusa. 
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Georgette Wheat Fournet; a daughter, Sissy Diane Fournet Bennett (Webb); four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sybil Cache, Margie Seals and Brenda Fournet; one brother, Emile Fournet; and many loved nieces and nephews. 
He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Olivia Yvette Fournet Burkes; a son, Daniel E. Fournet, Jr. a sister, Dorothy Fournet Burcham; and a brother, Sidney F. Fournet. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. 

Dr. Allen R. "Chick" Singleton, Jr.
BORN: April 10, 1926
DIED: March 17, 2015
Dr. Allen R. "Chick" Singleton Jr. age 88 passed away March 17, 2015 at Regency Hospital in Covington La. He was a resident of Bogalusa La. He was a member of Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Methodist Church, graduate of L.S.U. Medical School, and served in the US Navy during WW II.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Jean W. Singleton. One son Allen Richard Singleton III (Donna) of Bogalusa. One daughter Jan Allyn Singleton (Roger) of Bogalusa La. Three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Allen R. Singleton Sr. and Anna Lou Dyer Singleton, brother Tom Singleton and sister Anna Bess McPheeters and a grandchild Ashley Dawn Case.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday March 19, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue Friday March 20, 2015 from 8 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Bogalusa Country Club for maintaining the golf course.
 
Denise Miller 
(June 28, 1957 - March 14, 2015)  
DENISE GALE MILLER, AGE 57 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday night March 14, 2015 at her home. Denise was born on June 28, 1957 in Bogalusa to the late Ocie and Bernice Miller. She lived at Riverview Apartments in Franklinton where she had many friends and supporters and also attended the nearby Trinity Baptist Church. Denise was an active member of the Franklinton Association for Challenged Citizens and the family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the wonderful staff for the care and support they gave Denise through the years. She loved being with her friends and enjoyed her time working with the FACC. 
Survived by: Sister: Michelle Amaya of Arizona; Her niece and nephew: Taylor and Jonathan, whom she loved very much; Brother: Dennis Miller 
She was also preceded in death by her sisters Mitzi Amaya and Billie Jeanne Miller. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday March 20th from 10 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa. 

Flora Mae Woodward Thompson 
(July 21, 1957 - March 12, 2015)  
Flora Mae Woodward Thompson, age 57, passed away March 12, 2015 at her home in Bogalusa, LA. 
Flora was born on July 21, 1956. She enjoyed the outdoors and spent many hours on the river with her husband Jimmy. 
Jimmy and Flora were the business owners of "Jimmy's" Fish Market and Seafood located in Bogalusa, LA. 
Flora was preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. Lee and Luvell Hartzog Woodward. 
Flora is survived by her husband, James Wendell "Jimmy" Thompson of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Sylvia Lynnette Granger of Bogalusa, LA, Crystal Gayle Adams of Albany, LA, and Angela Michelle Keating of Franklinton, LA; one son-in-law, Daniel Keating of Franklinton, LA; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Victoria and Emily Nicole Strahan, Tobin Monroe Martin, Joseph Ladner Adams and EmmaSue Nevaeh Keating; one brother, Robert S. (Mary) Woodward of Mt. Hermon, LA; and four sisters, Christine Woodward of Reserve, LA, Elvie (Douglas) Taylor of Angie, LA, Sylvia Phelps of Foxworth, MS, and Evaline (Claude) Rowell of Tylertown, MS; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends and loyal customers. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Charles Creel officiating. Interment to follow at Nobles Cemetery. 

Harold Louis Pounds, Jr. 
(February 8, 1947 - March 12, 2015)  
Harold Louis Pounds, Jr. age 68, born on February 8, 1947 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mae Pounds. 
He is survived by a daughter, Veronica Mayeaux; two sons, Herman P. "Lavane" Mayeaux and Ben Allen (Margaret) Mayeaux; two sisters, Cindy Cavanaugh and Dena Pounds Scribner; a brother, Vic Gaut; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Lois Faye Erwin Crain
BORN: December 4, 1934
DIED: March 11, 2015
Lois Faye Erwin Crain resident of Bogalusa born December 4, 1934 passed away March 11, 2015 at her residence here in Bogalusa La surrounded by her family. She was a member of Superior Ave Baptist Church and the Lydia Sunday School class that she so cherished with her sisters in Christ.
She is survived by her two daughters Tammy (Curt) Hodge, Donna (David) Hodge and her son Sammy Crain. Seven grandchildren; Summer (Ricky) Allen, Stacy Saraceno, Tyler Hodge, Rusty (Whitney) McMillan, Sarah (Tanner) Pritchard, Jared (Olivia) Crain and Erica Crain. Great grandchildren ; Jayci, Davin, Arkeem, Caden Allen, Deanna Saraceno, Nicole Lowery, Noah Pritchard, Luke Crain, Eli Crain, Presleigh and Rustin McMillan. Sister JoAnn (Gary ) Magee, brother, Denny (Frankie)Erwin.
She is preceded in death by the father of her children Albert "Saib" Crain. Her father and mother Perry and Marie Hines Erwin, brother Layton Erwin, and sister Chinesia Crain, brother in law Johnny Crain and nephew Brian Crain and brother in law Bob Williams.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday March 13, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue Saturday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Bens Ford Baptist Church Cemetery. Elder Clyde Cooper, Rev. Clay Norwood, and Elder Billy Ray Hines will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Jared Crain, Tyler Hodge, Davin Green, Buddy Temples, David Wilson, Goat Penton. 

Nellie Bounds 
(February 4, 1935 - March 11, 2015)  
NELLIE CLAIRE SPEARS BOUNDS, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:50 pm Wednesday March 11, 2015 at her daughters home. She was a longtime active member of Stateline United Pentecostal Church that loved her church family and donated her time to the betterment of the church. Nellie enjoyed cooking for her family and those in need. She was very highly thought of amongst her community because of her concern for others and her willingness to help. Nellie was always a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother to her adoring family and she cherished the time spent with all the young ones. 
Survived by: 4 Daughters and Sons in law: Joyce Wilkins, Judy and Daryl Burnthorn, Linda and Kenneth Dugas, Barbara and Mark Newman all of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Charles and Gina Bounds of Tylertown; 9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brandon and Mallory Wilkins, Davana Wilkins, Darren and Lorie Burnthorn, Kerri and Wayne Fortenberry, Brooke Dugas, Ashley and Mark Wilson, Crystal Newman, Andy and Jessica Bounds, Chase and Casey Bounds; 12 Great-grandchildren: Ian Wilkins, Halle Burnthorn, Kylie Burnthorn, Lincoln Burnthorn, Logan Fortenberry, Sawyer Fortenberry , Emma Wilson, Jack Wilson, Charlee Passman, Avaree Passman, Connor Bounds, Gracie Bounds; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Georgia and Don Cantrell of Robert, Brenda and Jon Hebert of Denham Springs; Brother and Sister in law: Billy and Vinnie Spears of Thomas; 4 Sisters in law: Nola Spears, Margaret Spears, Jo Anna Spears, Linda Spears; Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Bounds, her parents Andrew Spears and Martha Dean Spears, and 6 brothers Herbert, Howard, Bobby, E.T., Harvey, and H.W. Spears. 
Visitation will be at Stateline United Pentecostal Church Saturday March 14th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Sunday with Rev. W.L. Tullos, Rev. George Ridge, Rev. Leon Hickman and grandsons Brandon Wilkins and Darren Burnthorn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Chase Bounds, Andy Bounds, Darren Burnthorn, BrandonWilkins, Wayne Fortenberry, Heath Spears 

Bernard Alvin "Bernie" Brennan, Sr. 
(April 21, 1922 - March 11, 2015)  
Bernard Alvin “Bernie” Brennan, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at his home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He was 92 years old. 
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a resident of Bogalusa, Bernie was a much loved member of the community. He was very dedicated to his family, church, community and most importantly, God. 
Bernie graduated from Warren Easton High School in 1941. After completion of high school, he worked on building the Higgins Boat during World War II. Follow his marriage to Orleana “Olie” Walters in 1944, the couple moved to Bogalusa in 1950 to run a Tom’s Toasted Peanut Distribution route. In 1973, Bernie opened his own business, Brennan’s Wholesale Candy, which remains a family business to this day. 
Bernie was a lifelong member of Annunciation Catholic Church and served the church in many capacities. A few of his many accomplishments include construction of Annunciation Church Rectory, Dobyns Center and Bordenave Hall, Annuncation Catholic School’s cafeteria. He was awarded the Order of Saint Louis, Saint Louis Medallion, through the Archdioscese of New Orleans. In addition, Bernie was very involved in Knights of Columbus, Council 1819, in which he was a Fourth Degree Knight. 
Bernie was an active member of MCCA Mardi Gras association. He was a charter member of the RooGaRoo Krewe and he helped to construct both their current float and den. ` 
A devoted husband, father, son, brother and grandfather, Bernie is survived by his wife of almost 71 years, Orleana Walters Brennan; four children, Linda Brennan, Sheila Brennan Seal (Randy Seal), Bernie Brennan (Christi Brennan), Jennifer Brennan Scianna (Stanley Scianna); nine grandchildren, Christi Seal Brown (Barrett Brown), Rand Seal (Jennifer Seal), Katie Scianna Moore (Bobby Moore), Kristen Scianna Sentell (Christopher Sentell), Lee Seal (Kayla Seal), Sarah Seal, Jonathan Scianna (Chelbe Crain), Nicholas Brennan and James Brennan; six great children, Beau Brown, Scianna Moore, Halle Seal, John Robert Moore, Breelyn Seal and Emmaline Sentell; one brother, Terry Brennan (Joyce Brennan) and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Bernie was preceded in death by his daughter, Ann Marie Brennan Roe; one grandson, Derrick Brennan Seal; his parents, James Brennan, Sr. and Josephine Martina Brennan; nine brothers and sisters, James “Jimmy” Brennan, Jr., Millie Brennan Miller, Rose Brennan Collins, Eddie Brennan, Donald Brennan, Will Brennan, Pat Brennan and newborn twins. 
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 6:00 P.M. 
Visitation will continue at Annunciation Catholic Church on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Father Patrick Collum, Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette and Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. 

Verna Bennett Gibbs 
(December 21, 1915 - March 10, 2015)  
VERNA BENNETT GIBBS, AGE 99 and a resident of Franklinton died early Tuesday morning March 10, 2015 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Bogalusa on December 21, 1915 and was the oldest surviving member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton where she taught G.A.s many years ago. Earlier in life, she was a beautician and while she and her husband were stationed in the military she fixed the hair of actress Gene Tierny while she too was stationed there. Mrs. Verna enjoyed gardening, cooking and crocheting. She loved to read and liked playing the Bingo games during her time in the nursing home. She had a saying of “my mission in life has been doing for others” 
Survived by: Daughter in law: Juaan Gibbs of Katy, TX; 2 Grandsons and Spouses: Michael Cullen Gibbs and Nancy Gibbs, Joshua Evan Gibbs and Amy Gibbs; 3 Great-grandchildren: Evan James Gibbs, Michael Ira Gibbs, Clara Ruth Gibbs; Sister: Dot Smith of Hattiesburg' Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Ira Daunton Gibbs, Jr., her son Ira D. Gibbs, III, 2 sisters Juanita Sumrall, Norma Roseberry, and 4 brothers Maurice, Harlon, Arnold and Frank Bennett. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday March 15th from 12 pm until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Dale Parker and Bro. Ben Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. 


Bertha Jenkins Corkern Parker
(September 14, 1925 - March 9, 2015)
Bertha Jenkins Corkern Parker was born September 14, 1925 to Willie and Miranda Sharp Jenkins in the Blond community near Covington. She graduated from Lyon High School in 1942 and went to work as a secretary in New Orleans, where she met Vernon Corkern of Enon after World War II. They were married in 1947 and raised their family in Franklinton, where Bertha was the secretary for Heyward and Johnny Green at Green Brothers Gravel Company for over 20 years. 
After Vernon’s death, Bertha relocated to Covington to be near her family. At her 50-year high school reunion, she became reacquainted with Dumart Parker. They were married in 1992 and lived in Covington until his death in 2008. Bertha was active in the senior choir and other activities at First Baptist Church in Covington. While she was still in good health, she enjoyed making pies and taking them to those who were unable to leave their homes because of illness. 
Bertha is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Marilyn and Howard Guild of Orinda, CA, and her sons Brian Corkern and Bruce Corkern of Covington, granddaughter Haley Moore and husband Sean of Oakland, CA, grandson Dustin Corkern, wife Lindsey and great-grandson Ryland of Pearland, TX, brother-in-law Philip Sharp and sisters-in-law Donis Jenkins and Jenny Jenkins, all of Covington, and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the Covington area. 
She also is predeceased by her brothers - Ezekiel "Zeke" Jenkins, Leroy Jenkins, Sr., Boyd Jenkins, Lloyd S. Jenkins, sisters - Beatrice J. Sharp, Belva J. Dutruch, Bonnie Creel, Beulah J. McLain, and Wilda J. Jones. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 21st Avenue Covington, LA 70433. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM until service time. Interment will follow in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery in Enon, LA. 

Waldo AC Stewart
(Died March 7, 2015) 
Mr. Waldo AC Stewart, age 95, passed away March 7, 2015, at Our Lady Of The Angels in Bogalusa, LA. Mr. Stewart was a resident of Bogalusa, LA. He was a Master Mason for over 65 years, and was Past Master of Zona Lodge #337 and he was a Veteran of WWII.
He is survived by his wife Doris C. Stewart, 4 Daughters- Maita S. Rester Knight, Karen S. (Charles) O'Berry, Lori S. (Randy) Morris, Melissa S. (Tony) Cooper; 4 Sons- Horace A. Stewart, R. Larry Stewart, Darryl M. (Jessie) Stewart, C. Mark Stewart; 14 Grandchildren and 25 Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by 1 Brother – Silas Leo (Paula) Stewart; two Sister-in-Laws – Mae H. Stewart and Geraldine P. Stewart, as well as, Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Mr. Waldo is preceded in death by his parents – James Leslie and Pearl S. Stewart; 2 sisters – Edith S. Stewart McKenzie, and Katherine Stewart; 6 Brothers – Dewitt Talmedge Stewart, George Truitt Stewart, Robert Wellington “Bill” Stewart, Sam A. Stewart, Elbert Lee Stewart, James Horace Stewart.
Visitation will be held Sunday March 8, 2015, from 6:00 until 9:00p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel and will continue on Monday March 9, from 9:00 until the service time at 11:00a.m. Interment will follow at Emmanual Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with the Bro. Pete Underwood officiating.
 
Annie Mae Creel
(December 28, 1945 - March 6, 2015) 
ANNIE MAE LUPER CREEL, AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton died early Friday morning March 6, 2015 at her home. She was a member of Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church that worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at many locations in the area. Annie Mae enjoyed the great outdoors and loved fishing and hunting, especially her favorite squirrel hunting. She always had a wonderful sense of humor and loved making people laugh. Annie Mae liked having fun in all she did.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Annette Ingram Holmes and David Holmes of Tylertown; 2 Grandchildren: Mitchell Ingram, Holli Ingram; 5 Great-grandchildren: Kade Boyd, Kaitlea Boyd, Bryleigh Clement, Gerren Ingram, Lakelin Ingram; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Kaye and Larry Magee of Franklinton, Kathy Dunaway of Dexter; Also numerous very special nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents Dock Luper and Wilda McCain Luper and a sister Audrey Luper.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday March 7th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Yancey Magee and Rev. Brian Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Richard Luper, Scott Magee, Nick Magee, T.J. Cox, Shane Cox, Morgan Cox
Honorary Pallbearers: Mitchell Ingram, J.D. Jarrell
 
James Ray Boyd
(June 27, 1933 - March 5, 2015) 
James Ray Boyd, a resident of Gretna, LA, age 81, born on June 27, 1933 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank in Belle Chasse, LA.
He was a United States Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by one daughter, Gloria (Dale) Koenig of Gretna, LA; one sister, Bobbie (Sonny) Byrd of Ocean Springs, MS; one grandson, Jeffery Boyd; and one great-grandson, Shane Boyd.
He is preceded in death by one son, James R. Boyd, Jr.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Mizell officiating. Interment is to follow at Bonnie Cemetery.
 
Frank Montalbano
(December 22, 1921 - March 5, 2015)
Frank Montalbano, 93, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Thursday March 5, 2015 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA.
Frank was the owner of Berenson's Sales in Bogalusa, a member of the Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce, the Washington Parish Economic Development Foundation, a member of Nellie Byers School, Magic City Carnival Association and the Krewe of Roogaroo, member of the Italian American Cultural Society, a 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, member of Annunciation Catholic Church serving on the Finance committee, and usher society, and a member of the Annunciation School Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Josephine Sansone Montalbano, his brothers Ignace Montalbano and Charles Lupo, and a sister Mary Francis Montalbano.
Visitation will be Monday March 9, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a Rosary at 6:00 pm and will continue Tuesday March 10, 2015 at Annunciation Catholic Church from 9:00 am until the Mass at 11:00 am. Rev. Father Daniel Brouillete will officiate and entombment will follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum.
 
Frederick Lee Boone
(January 14, 1957 - February 28, 2015)
Frederick Lee Boone, age 58, born on January 14, 1957, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by three daughters, Wendy Boone, Heather Boone Lasyone and Amber Boone Fitte; numerous grandchildren, Ashtin, Raven, Marissa, Kaila, Jackie, Eric and Daricaz; his father Paul M. Boone; three sisters, Sharon "Shey" Boone, Deona Pittman and Paula Boone; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Jean Duncan Boone; his maternal grandparents, Austin Edward Duncan and Helen Faye Duncan.
There will be a Graveside Service on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at the Garden Of Peace in Ponemah Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Oneal Wheat
(November 9, 1946 - March 1, 2015)
Oneal Wheat, age 68, born on November 9, 1946, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at his residence in Crossroads, MS.
Oneal was a veteran and served in the United States Army. He was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Knight Wheat of Crossroads, MS; one daughter, Katrina Dixon of Sumrall, LA; two sons, T. J. (Christy) Lambert of Crossroads, MS and Brady (Nikki) Lee of Picayune, MS; one brother, Jerry Luke Wheat of Poplarville, MS; and five grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther Wheat and Mabel Passman Wheat; sisters, Pearlie Miller, Rose Odom and Bet Duncan; brothers, Walton E. Wheat, Billy Ray Wheat, Luther Wheat, and Joey Wheat.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at New Life Pentecostal Church, 1600 Jefferson Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Funeral Services will continue on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at New Life Pentecostal Church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Wesley Quave officiating. Interment will follow at Crossroads Pentecostal Church Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by Magic City American Legion Post #24.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Georgia Elaine Mizell
BORN: February 18, 1924
DIED: February 27, 2015
Georgia Elaine Mizell age 91 passed away Feb 27, 2015 at St Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa La and a member of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Ray Mizell of Bogalusa La and James William Mizell of Bogalusa La. Three grandchildren, Deborah Lynn Mizell, James Christopher Mizell and Amanda Laine. Five great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband William P. Mizell, parents William Clinton and Gladys Parker, brothers Garland Parker, sisters Mildred Perry and Helen Parker
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Monday March 2, 2015 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 12 noon. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Macus Rosa will officiate.
 
Michael David Gerald
BORN: June 16, 1958
DIED: February 25, 2015
Michael David Gerald born June 16, 1958 passed away at St. Tammany Parish Hospital February 25, 2015 at the age of 56. He was a native and long time resident of Bogalusa and a member of I.B.E.W. Electrical Union.
He is survived by his son, Jay (Jennifer) Gerald of Baton Rouge, La., a daughter, Molly Gerald , 2 sisters, Debbie (Doy) Cotton and Rhonda (James) Watson both of Bogalusa and a granddaughter Lily Gerald, and other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Anna Jeanette Gerald, his wife Cathy Gerald, a brother Gary Mark Gearald and a sister Linda Gerald Wise.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and will resume Thursday morning after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M..The religious services will be conducted by Rev. Fred Brumfield. There will be no Interment services.
 
Elmer D. "Donnie" Varnado, Jr.
BORN: June 18, 1958
DIED: February 27, 2015
Elmer "Donnie" Varnado Jr. age 56 passed away passed away Feb. 27, 2015 at Ochsner's North Shore in Slidell La. He was a resident of Bogalusa and a US Army veteran serving in the first Gulf War.
He is survived by one son Casey Donell Varnado of Madisonville La. Two step sons John P. Brooks Sr. of Franklinton La., and Alcus Wayne Brooks of Slidell La. One daughter Dominique Rochelle Stroup of Lafayette La. One step daughter Billie Faye Brooks of Bogalusa La. One brother Tony Varnado of Bogalusa La. One sister Beverly Susan Boone of Sumrall Ms. And a step sister Sheila Stogner of Bogalusa La. Eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer D. "Bull" and Marion Varnado Sr.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Monday March 2, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Ponemah Cemetery with military rites conducted by Magic City Post #24 of the American Legion. Rev. Don Thornberg will officiate.

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

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

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

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

F. J. Robichaux, Jr.
(August 2, 1925 - January 15, 2015) 
FLORESTAN JOSEPH “F.J.” ROBICHAUX, JR., AGE 89 and a resident of the Isabel Community died at 7:32 pm Thursday January 15, 2015 at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa. F.J. was the owner/operator of Franklin Southland Printing while his entire career in printing lasted over 50 years. He enjoyed fishing and bird watching and was an accomplished wood-worker that often hand-made items and gifts for his family and others. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Kerry Robichaux Harris of Isabel, Kelly and Kevin Gaubert of Luling; Son: Kevin Robichaux of Bogalusa; 7 Grandchildren; 6 Great-grandchildren; Brother: Reginald Robichaux, Sr. of Isabel; Sister and Brother in law: Gloria and Joseph Frances of LaPlace; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothee Holland Robichaux, his parents Florestan Joseph Robichaux, Sr. and Winnie Barre Robichaux, 2 brothers Lee Robichaux, Ronald Robichaux, Sr. and 2 sisters Marie Mae Hummell and Winnie Bailey.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton on Monday January 19th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Father Peter Hammett officiating. Burial will follow in the J.M. Fussell Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Kevin Robichaux, Greg Robichaux, Reggie Robichaux, Kevin Gaubert, Glen Howard, Danny Levatino
 
Sadie Bennett
BORN: January 7, 1920
DIED: January 14, 2015
Sadie Bennett age 95 passed away Jan. 14, 2015 at Our Lady Of the Angels Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Heritage Baptist Church in Bogalusa. She was a retired packager for Red Bird Ice Cream. She also spent a number of years working at Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home.
She is survived by two sons, Jackie Bennett "Mae" of Bogalusa, and Otis Earl "Sonny" Bennett "Marianne"of Bogalusa. One daughter Lana Spears of Bogalusa. Grandchildren, Mark Bennett "Tracy", Regina Hunt "Steve", Tina Majors, Troy Bennett, Mike Cooper, and Jodi Hameed "Shah". Eight great grandchildren and six great -great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Bennett, her parents Frank and Bertha Carter, brothers Floyd Carter, Otis Carter, and T O "Buster" Carter. Sisters Lillian Fisher and Winnie Adams.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home of Saturday Jan. 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. until time for services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Morris Cemetery. Rev. Joseph Porter will officiate.
 
John L. Gilbert
(March 1, 1922 - January 11, 2015) 
Rev. John Lewis Gilbert of Hammond passed away at age 92 on January 11, 2015 in a Hammond health care facility. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Rev. Martin J and Pearl Lewis Gilbert, Rev. Gilbert graduated from Hammond High, Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. From 1942-45, Rev. Gilbert served on active duty in the US Navy (Air Corps). His unit was first stationed in Dutch Guyana, South America, where he was Radioman/ Navigator/Gunner on a PV 1. Their bombers hunted German U-Boats prowling in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. His unit was then transferred to the Aleutian Islands, where many bombing runs were made over Japan until the end of the war. Several close brushes with death signaled to Gilbert that ‘God was trying to tell me something’ and he answered the call to Christian ministry. Called back to duty during the Korean Conflict, he was chaplain to a Seabee unit during the building of the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He spent the next 30 years as Naval Reserve Chaplain attached to Marine units in New Orleans and Shreveport, retiring with the rank of Commander. Next to God and his family, he was most proud of serving his country in the Navy. Rev. Gilbert is survived by one sister, Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Charles) Ray of Carrollton, Mississippi, and four children; Pete (Cheryl) of Fayetteville, Arkansas, J (Barbara) of Bryson City, North Carolina, Mark (Shelia) of Amite, Louisiana., and Cindy Ferrara (David) of Albany, Louisiana, 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grand children, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Gilberts also ‘adopted’ several other children that they had met while traveling on the foreign mission field. Fatima Lima Garcia is one example. They met her as a teenager in Brazil, invited her to the States to live with them and provided her with a college education. Following her graduation she returned to Brazil to serve as missionary/minister there. Rev. Gilbert was preceded in death by a grandson, Seth Lavigne; his wife of 67 years, Betty Dicken Gilbert; his brothers, J.T. and James Pascal Gilbert; and his parents. Rev. Gilbert served over 65 years in the gospel ministry. He was pastor at numerous churches in Mississippi, Louisiana and North Carolina, and served as Director of Associational Missions for Southern Baptists in New Orleans, Shreveport and the Florida Parishes. In 1982 he was recognized by the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board as the Outstanding Director of Missions in the Eastern half of the United States. Rev. Gilbert was recognized by his peers as an outstanding leader among Louisiana Baptists, starting churches, new ministries, and leading numerous volunteer mission trips. He was particularly skilled at mentoring young ministers from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as they served some of the small rural churches in the Florida Parishes. Many veteran ministers in Louisiana can remember a time when ‘Bro. John’ assisted them through a difficult time or gave them a welcome helping hand. With John L’s deep roots in Washington Parish growing up at Enon and Isabel, the Gilberts chose Franklinton as their retirement home. They leave behind many cherished friends and their beloved church, First Baptist. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be made to First Baptist Church of Franklinton. Crain Funeral Home of Franklinton is assisting the family with arrangements. Services will be Saturday, January 17th at First Baptist Church Franklinton. Visitation will be 1 to 3 PM with the funeral beginning at 3 PM. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.

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

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

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

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

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