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October 21, 2020


Eleanor "Pete" Alford Schilling

September 15, 1933 - October 20, 2020

Eleanor "Pete" Alford Schilling, age 87 and a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 5:30 AM, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at her home. She was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, where she enjoyed her Deborah Sunday School Class, as well as hosting and attending WMU meetings. She enjoyed playing on the Mt. Hermon Yellow Jackets Girls Basketball Team throughout her high school years. For many years she worked as a bookkeeper for Bickham Oil Company and a hostess at Crain Funeral Home. Her passion was always in her work alongside her husband for over 60 years in a successful dairy operation. She was a devoted wife, mother, granny, and great grandma.

Survived by: 3 Sons and Daughters-In-Law: Juiet G. Schillings and Melinda of Bolivar, Richard B. Schilling of Mt. Hermon, William R. “Billy” Schilling and Laura of Mt. Hermon; Daughter: Gale S. Williams of Mt. Hermon; Grandchildren and Spouses: Christopher Nicholas “Nick” Goings and Kristen of Pine, Mary Katherine Schillings Verberne and Wayne Jr. of Bolivar, Chris Tetreau of Mt. Hermon; Great Grandsons: Maddox Christian Goings, Maverick Gray Goings; Sister: Delores Corkern of Mt. Hermon; Brother: J. Paul Alford of Mt. Hermon; Sisters-In-Law and Brothers-In-Law: Mamie Burch, Frances Schilling both of Mt. Hermon, Tanda Schilling of Franklinton, Doris Schilling of Bogalusa, Robert D. “Bob” Smith of Mt. Hermon, Nell and Steve Webb of Watson; Numerous nieces and nephews and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband J.W. “Doc” Schilling, Granddaughter Krystal Gale Goings Tetreau, Parents J.P. and Connie Wilkes Alford, Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law Silas N. and Lettie Mae Miller Schilling, Sisters and Brothers-In-Law: Mary Ella “Toby” Smith, Patsy A. and Ralph “Red” Dedon, Jimmy Corkern, Barbara D. Alford, Dorman and Juanita Corkern, Cilmon and Nell Schilling, Donnie Schilling, Ronnie L. “Goat” Schilling, Abner Schilling.

Special thanks to her caregivers, Wayne Brumfield, Consuella Adolph, Orshall Brumfield, Tracey Robinson, and Community Care Hospice.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Tony Hicks, Bro. Tim LaCoste, and Dr. Joe Baugh officiating. Internment will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery, 25393 Mt. Pisgah Road, Mt. Hermon, LA 70450.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church (25393 Mt. Pisgah Road, Mt. Hermon, LA 70450).

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