LARRY VOYD THOMAS
(Nov. 14, 1950-Aug. 1, 2011)
Larry Voyd Thomas, 60, a resident of Bogalusa, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at the Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington. He was a member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church in Bogalusa and was a retired registered nurse at the Bogalusa Medical Center. He was active for many years in the Louisiana Via de Cristo and was also a proficient amateur artist.
Survivors are his wife of 21 years, Linda Newcomer Thomas of Bogalusa; a daughter, Teresa (Todd) Lapeyrouse of West Virginia; a son, Nicholas Little of Bogalusa; a sister, Mollie (Lauren) Monroe of Slidell; a brother, Bruce (Phyllis) Thomas of Franklinton; his mother-in-law, Dorothea Newcomer of Mandeville; five grandchildren, Kade Little, Kenzi Little, Kayleigh Little, David Lapeyrouse and Thomas Lapeyrouse and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Denman Thomas and Julia Mae Rester Thomas.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.
Rev. Philip Stagg will officiate and burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery.
GERTIE BELL PEPE
SHREVEPORT — Gertie Bell Pepe, 95, died Friday, July 29, 2011 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home Stratmore in Shreveport. Mrs. Pepe was born March 17, 1916 in Ruston.
Survivors are a niece, Martha (George) Duncan and a brother, Bobby Self, both of Shreveport.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John Pepe; her parents, Ivy Jefferson Self and Fannie Laura Tomlinson Self; a sister, Velma Chaplin, and a brother, Fisher Self.
Service was Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with Dr. John Duncan officiating. Entombment was in Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery.
HAZEL PARKER NORRIS
(Sept. 19, 1933-July 26, 2011)
Hazel Parker Norris and her twin made their entrance into this world Sept. 19, 1933, born to the late Rev. Charlie (Fannie Richardson) Parker in Bogalusa. She graduated from Lanier High School in Jackson, Miss.
Mrs. Norris later returned to Bogalusa and worked at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center. She then moved to Bronx, N.Y. where she worked at Community Bank until moving back to Bogalusa. She was employed in the dietary department at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center until her retirement.
She met and married James Norris, Sr. They had a faithful marriage until his death. She loved the company of her family and friends. After a lengthy illness, she made a peaceful transition on Tuesday, July 26, at 4:30 p.m. at the Resthaven Living Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, Michelle Parker, her parents, her sisters Delia Williams, Ethel Sutton, Josephine Moore, and Katherine Evans and her brothers John, Charlie, Mayfield, Robert, and Herbert (her twin).
She leaves to cherish tender loving memories her grandchildren, DeMario Parker of Baton Rouge and Megion Parker of Bogalusa; sisters, Melinda (Joe) Griffin of Jackson, Miss.) and Dorothy (Ardee) Rose of Kannapolis, N.C. and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Service will be Saturday, July 30 at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church Rev. Stanley Nathaniel, officiating. Burial will be in Bogalusa Cemetery under the direction of Cook-Richmond Funeral Home.
KENNETH “SQUADLY” COOK
(Jan. 29, 1988-July 25, 2011)
Kendrick “Squadly” Cook was born on Jan. 29, 1988 to Gwendolyn Cook and Ray Donald Brister. Kendrick was a loving, joyful, caring, and sensitive person. He will be greatly missed in our lives, but we must keep his memories cherished in our hearts.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving mother, Gwendolyn (Glenn) Cook Smith; six brothers: Jarrod Cook, DeVonte Cook, and Ryan King of Bogalusa, James Mack (Gail) Brister of Albany, Ga., Ray Brister, Jr. of Lake Arthur, La. and Patrick Brister of Los Angeles; one dear sister, Shirae Brister of Bogalusa; four aunts: Beris (Willie) McCray, Wanda Matthews and Kollette (Royan) Morris, all of Bogalusa, and Barbara (Gregory) Robinson of San Antonio; two great aunts: Mattie Mae Sandifer of Bogalusa and Edwine Bornes of Chicago; two uncles: Steven Fortner of Wichita, Kan. and Willie Holloway of Bogalusa; two great uncles: Willie June Grindle of Tylertown, Miss. and James Grindly of Jackson, Miss.
Survivors also include a very special fiance’, Lakeisha Brister; a stepdaughter whom he loved dearly, Keimaria “Phat” Brister and an unborn son of Bogalusa; special cousins, Roderick McCray, Roderick Taylor, Dedric Robinson, and Sedric Robinson and Courtney Matthews, all of Bogalusa; a host of other cousins and special friends.
He was preceded death by his father, Ray Donald Brister; a sister, Delane Brister, grandmothers, Velma Fortner and Ollie Mae Brister and grandfathers, George Fortner and Mack Brister.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Bogalusa, with Pastor Christopher Matthews, officiating. Burial will be in Bogalusa Cemetery under the direction of Cook-Richmond Funeral Home.
(Oct. 17, 1928-July 22, 2011)
Mr. Louis Abraham was born to the late Mr. Lucious Abraham and Beulah Bullock Abraham on Oct. 17, 1928. He departed this life on July 22, 2011 at the age of 82 years, nine months and five days.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Mr. Luther Abraham. He was the father of two sons and one daughter.
He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted cousin, Mrs. Christin L. Jackson, and her devoted son and daughter, Mr. Mervin B. Jackson and Mrs. Patricia J. Shaffer of Tylertown, Miss., as well as a host of other relative and friends.
Service was Thursday, July 28, 2011 with burial in the Lampton Family Cemetery in Tylertown under the direction of Cook-Richmond Funeral Home.
CLARENCE P. ARD
(May 26, 1919-July 28, 2011)
COVINGTON — Clarence P. Ard, 92, a combat veteran of Leyte Gulf in World War II, died Thursday, July 28, 2011 in Covington.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf is considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, the largest naval battle in history. It was the first battle in which the Japanese carried out organized kamikaze attacks.
Mr. Ard was a 32nd degree member of the Masonic Lodge, Past Master of Sun Lodge and past Worshipful Master of Center Lodge.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Magdeline Ard, and five children: Edward Ard, Ann Page, Adones Ard , Amanda Langkopp, Alison Ard and stepchildren Rita Trosclair, Catherine Mae Stribling, Ruth O'Quinn and Irene Sarran. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by Arthur Ard, Eleanor Le Fevre and Henry Trosclair.
Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday and burial, with full military honors by the Honor Guard of Magic City American Legion Post 24, will be at Ponemah Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Cannon Hospice, 1011 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 70471.
JUANITA ‘NITA’ MANNING FENDLASON BRUMFIELD
(March 7, 1925 - July 28, 2011)
Juanita “Nita” Manning Fendlason Brumfield, 86, a resident of Franklinton, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday at Heritage Manor of Franklinton.
She was a retired LPN with many years of service at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton and a member Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law: Barbara and Ross Mule’ of Franklinton and Marsha and Larry Fussell of Greenwell Springs; grandchildren and spouses: Richard and Stacey Magee of Abita Springs, Leslie and Billy Passman of Franklinton, Paige Fussell of New Orleans, Amy and Paul Roberts of Baton Rouge and Jay and Tina Booty of Houston; great-grandchildren: Micah Magee, Kamryn Passman, Blake Fussell, Parker Roberts, Kalli Roberts, Anna Roberts, Walton Roberts, Brandon Passman, Kyle Passman, Ashley Passman, Riley Passman, Kiley Matthews, Grace Booty and Olivia Booty.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Jay M. Fendlason, Jr.; second husband, Bert Brumfield; a daughter, Priscilla Booty; her parents, S.W. and Maggie Jenkins Manning and two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be after 9 a.mn. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Franklinton. Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Andrew Voss will officiate and burial will be in the Ellis Cemetery.
RUBY EARLE WEEKS MOSELEY
(Oct. 1, 1924-July 27, 2011)
Ruby Earle Weeks Moseley, 86, a resident of Franklinton since 1963, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Franklinton.
She was born in Moselle, Miss. and was one of the youngest of 10 children born to Rev. Jim and Mattie Weeks. She married Yancie “Hubert” Moseley, Sr. in early 1942 while he was serving in World War II.
The couple founded Moseley’s Jewelers in Hattiesburg, Miss. in 1945, later opened a jewelry store in Kentwood and, in 1963, opened the existing store in Franklinton. The Moseley’s worked side-by-side in the jewelry business until they retired in 1979 and then enjoyed traveling for many years.
Mrs. Moseley was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was an avid golfer and bowler who enjoyed fishing and watching all sports with her husband. Her hobbies included cooking, reading, game-playing and corresponding with her large circle of family and friends. She enjoyed her three grandchildren and while they were growing up, she and Mr. Hubert took them on many vacations. Those who knew the couple, knew the love they shared and know that they are united again.
Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law: Y.H. “Buck” Moseley, Jr. and Linda Key Moseley of Franklinton; granddaughters: Angel Moseley Simmons and Kim F. Morris, Becky Moseley Thomas and husband Dean Thomas, all of Franklinton; grandson: Yancie H. “Bubba” Moseley III and wife, Tracy Moseley of Mandeville; great-grandchildren: Adam Simmons and Kandis of Franklinton; Tucker Simmons of Santa Monica, Calif., Allison Moseley of Covington; Linden Moseley Shane and husband Jason of Irving, Texas; Matthew Moseley of Mandeville; Austin Varnado and wife Tina of Franklinton; Tyler Varnado of Ocean Springs, Miss/; Whitney Varnado of Franklinton; and Carter and Collin Cheramie of Mandeville; great-great-grandchilren: Deveyn Thomas, Keyton and Ethyn Varnado, Kensly and Luke Simmons all of Franklinton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Yancie “Hubert” Moseley, her parents, Rev. and Mrs. James W. Weeks, Sr.; brothers Paul, Rayford, and James Weeks; sisters Willie Mae Windham, Thelma Pickering, Winfred Beech, Una Lyons, Lucy Armstrong, and Wynona Ridgeway and a great-grandchild Jamie Moseley Varnado.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home until time for the service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards officiating. Burial will be in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Tyler Varnado, Adam Simmons, Matthew Moseley, Tucker Simmons, Carter Cheramie and Collin Cheramie.
JOHANNA MIZELL HESS
(Nov. 4, 1937-July 20, 2011)
HAMMOND — Johanna Mizell Hess, 73, loving wife, mother, grandmother and educator, died July 20, 2011 in Hammond, La.
Johanna was the daughter of Jewette and Thanie (Stafford) Mizell. She was a 1955 graduate of Bogalusa High School and a 1959 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and later a Master’s +30 in education. She spent the majority of her career in Tangipahoa Parish, teaching at Holy Ghost, Loranger, and Natalbany Schools, as an elementary classroom teacher. She also taught at Pine Grove and later in Starkville, Miss., as her husband attended graduate school at Mississippi State. She spent the latter years of her professional career as a Title 1 Supervisor and retired in 2000.
Survivors are her husband, George Hess of Hammond; a son, Stephen of Ponchatoula; a daughter, Thanette (Hess) Hunsberger and her husband Alan of Watson. She has five grandchildren: Nicole (Shane) Harris, Ashley Hunsberger, Scott Hess, Shanna Lambert and Cole Lambert. She has one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by two brothers: Maddox (Marie) Mizell of Metarie and Billy Ray (Mildred) Mizell of Bogalusa and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewette and Thanie, and an infant brother, Henry.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Red Hat Ladies, Tangi Travelers, Shanghai Card Club and the Y-Knots Square Dance Club. She volunteered many hours at North Oaks Hospital of Hammond. She enjoyed traveling with George and vacation trips with her traveling group. Johanna spent the last month of her life at the Richard Murphy Hospice House, where she received exceptional care. Many thanks go to their caring staff. The family also wishes to sincerely thank her many friends, associates, and colleagues for all their care and support. Johanna elected to donate her body to contribute to the scientific research of cancer.
“Bear on another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal. 6:2)
Johanna’s life will be celebrated at the First United Methodist Church of Hammond. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. with a memorial service to immediately follow on Saturday, July 30, 2011. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to FUMC of Hammond or donations to the Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, 1109 S. Chestnut St, Hammond, 70403.
Robert Richard Schlumbrecht, III
(Nov. 1, 1945-July 25, 2011)
Robert Richard Schlumbrecht, III, 65, died Monday, July 25, 2011 at Promise Hospital/Mid City in Baton Rouge. Born on Nov. 1, 1945 in New Orleans and a resident of Angie, he was a member of Angie Baptist Church. He was also a retired educator for New Orleans Public Schools for 33 years, a Boy Scout leader for numerous years in New Orleans and managed the tennis courts at City Park for many years. He was also a former board member for the Varnado Store Museum.
He is survived by his wife, Nanci Conti Schlumbrecht of Angie; a son, Aubrey Todd Schlumbrecht of Lakewood, Col.; his mother, Mary Dillistone Schlumbrecht of Slidell; his sisters, Claudia Schlumbrecht of Metairie and Freda Becknell of Loranger; a brother, Glen Edward Schlumbrecht of Slidell and a grandchild, Andrew Schlumbrecht.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Richard Schlumbrecht, II, and a sister, Tessa Marie Calmese.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family request donations be made to the Diabetes Association. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
DELLA MAE MURPHY VARNADO PARKER
(Nov. 17, 1915-July 23, 2011)
FORSYTH, Mo. — Della Mae Murphy Varnado Parker, 95, a long time resident of Bogalusa and current resident of Forsyth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Forsyth, Mo. for the past seven years, died Saturday, July 23, 2011.
She is survived by her children, Mary Margaret Collins of Forsyth, Mo., Clara (Charles) Volz of Benton, Mo., and Donald (Karen) Varnado of Franklinton; two sisters, Edith LeBlanc of Biloxi, Miss. and Willene Murphy; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Varnado; her daughters, Geneva Varnado, Willie Mae Dubisson, Peggy Sue Broussard and Doris Templet and her parents, Owen and Rosa Murphy.
Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at New Life United Pentecostal Church, 1600 Jefferson St., Bogalusa.
Service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011 at New Life United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Joe Quave and Bro. Lynn Martin officiating. Burial will be at Ponemah Cemetery under the direction of Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.
JOSEPH PAUL RABORN
(May 19, 1983-July 19, 2011)
Joseph Paul Raborn, 28, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at his residence in Bogalusa. Joe was known for his love, laughter and caring which he generously shared with family, friends and his beloved pets. He enjoyed music, photography, gardening, being close to nature, exploring, camping, hiking, campfires with his Dad and other friends and family. He possessed a deep interest in history, archeology and the nature of human condition.
He is survived by his mother, Anne Langston (Jerry) Crowell of Bogalusa; his father, Donald (Judith) Raborn of Varnado; his maternal grandmother, Donna Welsh (Ben) Henley of Bogalusa; his paternal grandmother, Louise Raborn of Bogalusa; his sister, Sara Raborn of New Orleans; his step-brother, Scott Reggio of Ponchatoula; his aunts, JoAnn Hingle, Julie Langston Hufft and Debbie Langston Lestelle; his uncles, James Raborn and Michael Raborn; numerous cousins, extended family and special friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dr. J. P. Langston; and by his paternal grandfather, Joe Raborn, Jr.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Rev. Bob Adams will officiate.
SARAH GARNER STOGNER
July 23, 1955-July 22, 2011
Sarah Gardner Stogner, 55, a resident of Franklinton, died at 5 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2011 at her home.
Survivors are her husband, Charles Stogner of Franklinton, two sons: Cody Charles Applewhite of Franklinton and Charles Michael Garner of Bogalusa; two daughters: Rosemary Garner of Biloxi, Miss. and Felicia Garner; a brother: Henry Garner of Angie; a sister: Pat Johnson of Bogalusa and several grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jason Issac Garner and Ruth Jones Garner, and two brothers, Joe Garner and Jason Stevens.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Monday and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Stogner Cemetery.
JESSIE CEFALU KNIGHT
(Dec. 23, 1930-July 22, 2011)
Jessie Cefalu Knight, 88, a resident of Bogalusa, died Friday, July 22, 2011 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.
Survivors are one sister, Sara Rogers of Bogalusa; one brother, Kelly Cefalue of Lawton, Okla. And a host of nieces and nephews whom she considered her children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Knight; her parents, Joseph Cefalu and Christina Casa Cefalu; her sisters, Florence Holmes, Josie Adcox and Mary McMillan and her brother, Anthony Cefalu.
Visitation will be from 5:30-9 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue at 10 a.m. Monday until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father Lawrence Phelps, O. S. B. officiating. Burial will be at Ponemah Cemetery.
(July 21, 2011-July 21, 2011)
Jaelyn Ebarb, infant daughter of Jeremy and Lynsey Ebarb of the Wilmer Community, was delivered into heaven on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington.
Survivors include her parents, a brother, Braison Ebarb; grandparents William and Jackie Foil of Franklinton, Vickie and Ronnie Smith of Bogalusa, Brenda and Roland Reid of Folsom and Rodney Ebarb of Amite; great-grandparents Lena Foil of Franklinton, Gayle Penton of Franklinton, Aline Lowery of Wilmer, Ely and Vicki Randol of Franklinton and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Kelly Penton officiating. Crain Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
L. E. WALLACE
(May 28, 1923-July 21, 2011)
L.E. Wallace, 88, a resident of Bogalusa, died Wednesday, July 21, 2011 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa.
Survivors are one daughter, Druanna Allman of Angie; two sons, Glen Wallace and Mark Wallace, both of Bogalusa; a sister, Pauline Patterson of Baton Rouge; a brother, Tommy Lee Wallace of Bogalusa; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Wallace; a son, William Wallace; and by his parents, Walter Wallace and Ina Bryant Wallace.
Visitation will be from1:30 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 22 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate and burial will be at Pounds Cemetery in Bogalusa.
WILLIAM JEFFERY VOELKEL
(Feb. 25, 1955-July 18, 2011)
William Jeffery Voelkel, 56, died July 18, 2011 in Angie.
Survivors are a brother, Dan Martin Voelkel of Slidell; a sister, Reta Fornea of Angie; an aunt, Barbara Seals of Angie and nieces Garnet Fornea, Brandy Fornea Spikes, Kayla Fornea Williams, and Greta Voelkel.
He was preceeded in death by his parents William J and Louise Voelkel and a brother Van Brian Voelkel.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2011 in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Mizell officiating. Burial will be in the Seal Cemetery at Stateline.
ELMER D. “BULL” VARNADO
(Died July 18, 2011)
Elmer D. “Bull” Varnado, 78, died Monday July 18, 2011 at his residence in Bogalusa.
A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he is survived by two sons, E. D. “Donnie” Varnado, Jr. and Tony Varnado, both of Bogalusa; one daughter, Beverly Boone of Mississippi; one sister, Dorothy Johnson of Bogalusa and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his parents and five brothers.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 and from 8 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Hone. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens with full military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Magic City Post No. 24 of The American Legion. Rev. Chad Jenkins and Rev. Jeff Tinsley will officiate.
BABY QUEDRIC JOSEPH NUNN
(DIED JULY 6, 2011)
A graveside service for baby Quedric Joseph Nunn, who died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, will be held Wednesday, July 20 at the Sun Community Cemetery.
He leaves to cherish in his memory his loving parents, Monique Nunn and Kendrick Galloway.
Rev. Lemuel Holloway will officiate and Cook-Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
VIRGINIA BRANCH WARREN
(May 29, 1927-July 18, 2011)
Virginia Branch Warren, 84, a resident of Franklinton, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2011 at Gulfport Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. A childcare provider in her home and around Franklinton, she enjoyed cooking and also loved studying and reading her Bible.
Survivors are a stepdaughter: Paulette Mohamed of Prairieville; a granddaughter: Tamberly Melissa Smith of Pine; a brother: N.H. Branch, Jr. of State Line; two sisters: Margaret Ann Daniels of Bogalusa and Betty Lee of Gulfport; eight nephews: Trent Herring, David Herring, Keith Lee, Jeff Lee, Joseph Branch, Michael Lee, Edward Jordan and Steven Branch.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Dale Smith, and her parents, Herman and Dixie Varnado Branch, a brother, Melvin Ray Branch and a sister, Maxine Stewart.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Crain Funeral Home. Rev. Stan Statham will officiate and burial will be in the Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
LUCY SMITH BATEMAN
(Aug. 30, 1907-July 17, 2011)
Lucy Smith Bateman, 103, a resident of Franklinton, died at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Riverside Medical Center.
A member of Clifton Baptist Church, she is survived by two sons: Ellis and Mary Nell Bateman, Burlon and Hortencia Bateman; nine grandchildren and spouses: Cheryl and Rick Brocato, Warren and Jackie Bateman, Burlon Bateman, II, Lucy Victoria Bateman, Bruce and April Simpson, Brett and Jamie Simpson, Dina and Scott Kanaley, Tara and Jim Shipp and Tari and John Hall; two sisters and a brother-in-law: Burnell Rovia, Karen and Howard Anderson; 22 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Esekiel “Zeke” Bateman; a son, Dallas Lane Bateman; a daughter, Faye Ellen Simpson; her parents, Burlon and Nellie Pope Smith; three brothers: Ruven Smith, Marlon Smith and Billy Smith and five sisters: Ellen Bateman, Lily Chauvan, Willian Leggio, Mavis Hale and baby sister Annette.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011 and after 9 a.m. Saturday until time for the service at 11 in the at Crain Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Toney Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Burlon Bateman, II, Jeff Smith, Dannie Smith, Klan Rovia, Scott Kanaley, and Rick Brocato.
(Died July 14, 2011)
BATON ROUGE — Debbie Fuller, 51, died July 14, 2001 at her residence in Baton Rouge.
A member of Terrace Missionary Baptist Church, she is survived by her husband, Edgar W. Fuller Jr. of Baton Rouge; son Chad (Rochelle) Helton of Bogalusa; mother and stepfather, Hazel Gregoire and Roger, whom she loved like a father, of Central; brothers Jimmy Wilson of Bogalusa and Ricky Wilson of Central; stepbrothers Gene Gregoire of Baton Rouge and Darryl and Billy Gregoire of Central; sisters Linda Wilson Fuller of Varnado and Shelia Wilson Nelson of Brewton, Ala., and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceeded in death by her father, Ramsey Wilson; sister, Joyce Wilson Munizza and brother-in-law, John W. Fuller.
Burial was in Pierce Cemetery on Saturday, July 16, 2011 with Elder Billy Ray Hines officiating. Brown-McGehee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(Died July 14, 2011)
Theresa Ducos, 51, died July 14, 2011 at her residence in Bogalusa.
Survivors are her husband, Harry Ducos, Jr.; a son, Bruce Barber, of Bogalusa; a daughter, Carmen Ducos, of Bogalusa; sisters Joan Dillon of Pine and Janice Colson of Bogalusa; grandchildren Rylan Ducos, Kiara Barclay, Kayla Barclay, and Phoebe Russell.
She was preceeded in death by a daughter Janice Barber, her parents Olen and Maxine Sheridan and a grandson Elijah Barber.
Burial will be in Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery on Saturday, July 16, 2011 with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating. Brown-McGehee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
KELLY D. GRAHAM
(Died July 12, 2011)
BATON ROUGE — Kelly D. Graham, 42, died July 12, 2011 at Ochsner Health Center in New Orleans.
A native of Bogalusa, he was a resident of Baton Rouge and is survived by his mother, Tanda Graham, of Baton Rouge; uncles, Keath Graham of California and Daryle Graham of Independence and numerous other family and friends.
Burial was in Hillview Memorial Gardens on Thursday, July 14, 2011. Brown-McGehee was in charge of arrangements.
JANET JUANITA BROUILLETTE
(Feb. 24, 1924-July 13, 2011)
Janet Juanita Brouillette, 87, born Janet Juanita Davison on Sunday, Feb. 24, 1924; in Rush County, Ind., and a long time resident of Pearl River County, Miss., passed peacefully into eternity in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
A registered nurse who graduated from Indianapolis’ Methodist Hospital in 1946 and came to the Pearl River County-Bogalusa area in 1971. In the sunset years of her life after retirement, she was active in church work at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bogalusa, the Literary Society in Bogalusa and with the Storytellers Guild in Poplarville, Miss.
Survivors are her daughter, Jan, of Lafayette; her son, Robert E. Brouillette III of Seattle and her grandson, Stephen Astley of Mobile, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Brouillette, Jr., and her son, David M. Brouillette.
Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 with the service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2011, at St. Matthews Episcopal Church. Burial will be Monday afternoon at Cushman Cemetery in Marksville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
STEPHEN L. JENKINS
(Died July 9, 2011)
Stephen L. Jenkins, 59, a resident of Bogalusa and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, died July 9, 2011 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.
Survivors are his wife, Karen Jenkins of Bogalusa; a sister: Linda Adams of Hammond; a niece: Kailee Kemp of Bogalusa and a nephew, Christopher Leonard of Virginia.
Burial was Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church cemetery.
DENSIL ADAMS, JR.
(Died July 9, 2011)
Densil Adams Jr., 85 died July 9, 2011 at his residence in Bogalusa. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Survivors are one son Densil Alan (Al) Adams of Dallas; two daughters: Olivia (Libby) Ebarb (Troy) of Bossier City and Anita Louise Batten of Bogalusa; one brother, Vert Adams (Ann) of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren along with umerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Adams, and sister, Jereldine Sundberg.
Burial will be in Lees Creek Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday, July 11, 2011.
MARY SUSAN GRANT
(Died July 9, 2011)
Mary Susan Grant, 64, passed away July 9, 2011 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by her husband, Norman Wayne Grant of Bogalusa; sons Terry Wayne Grant of Bogalusa, Kerry Lynn Grant of Madisonville; daughter-in-laws, Debra Lynn Varnado Grant and Traci J. McManus Grant; one sister, Martha F. Rowe Holt of Hope, Ark.; four grandchildren, Terry Wayne Grant II, Mason Nathaniel Grant, Madison Brie Grant and Riah Makale Grant along with eight nieces and three nephews.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Mary Lucille Rowe and a brother Richard Rowe.
Local service was Sunday, July 12, 2011 and burial was Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in Hope, Ark. In the Bluff Springs Cemetery in Nevada County, Ark.
ALINE WILENA PACE RODDY
(Dec. 20, 1945-July 7, 2011)
Aline Wilena Pace Roddy, 65, died on July 7, 2011 in Covington.
A resident of Angie, she is survived by two sons: Bobby Lewis of Angie and Coty Roddy of Picayune, Miss.; two daughters: Michelle Roddy of Angie and Kaline Tabor of Pearl River; four grandchildren: Savannah Lewis, Katlyn Cartier, Laken Cartier, and Daniel Cartier. She is also survived by one sister, Audine.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luke Pace and Hettie Lettie Buchanan, and her husband, Dean Roddy.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 10, 2001 and continue until the time of service at 2 p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Bro. Doyle Ball will officiate with burial at Pace Cemetery.
NELLIE ELIZABETH MITCHELL
(Feb. 13, 1930-July 7, 2011)
Nellie Elizabeth Mitchell, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2011 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa.
She is survived by two daughters, Freeda (David S.) Jenkins of Bogalusa and Lora (James O.) Holden of Poplarville, Miss.; three sons, Carl L. (Rhonda K.) Mitchell, Donald E. (Leatrice C.) Mitchell and David C. Mitchell, all of Bogalusa; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Carson Mitchell; her parents, William H. Carr and
Bertha Cameron Carr and a brother, Elbert R. Jones.
A graveside serive will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 7, at Ponemah Cemetery with Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
OLLIE “O.J.” MAGEE
(Died July 6, 2011)
Ollie “O.J.” Magee, 92, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at his residence in Franklinton.
Survivors are his wife, Ruth Magee of Frankinton; six daughters, Mildred Martin of Los Angeles, Jeanette Magee of Lemon Grove, Calif., Janette Smith of Sacramento, Calif., Helen Ford of Long Beach, Calif., Gwendolyn Thibodeaux of Compton, Calif., and Barbara Shields of Redding, Calif.; two sons, Robert Magee of Compton, Calif. and Cedric (Mary) Magee of Alexandria; one sister, Mildred Williams of Franklinton; one brother, Fessie Magee of Long Beach, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Terrence August officiating. Burial will be in Winan Cemetery
JOHNNY SHARP, JR.
(Nov. 13, 1944-July 3, 2011)
MANDEVILLE — Johnny Sharp, Jr., 66, a resident of Bogalusa, died on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville.
Mr. Sharp was a veteran of the military, having served in the U. S. Army.
Survivors are a step-son, Brian (Wanda) Creel of Bogalusa; a granddaughter, Samantha (L.J.) Daigle of Killeen, Texas; a sister, Dorothy Schillings of Franklinton; four brothers, Albert (Ethelyn) Sharp, Edward (Betty) Sharp, David Sharp and Roy Sharp all of Franklinton; numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend, Donna Turnage.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Kuhn, and his parents, Johnnie Edward Sharp and Celia Bates Sharp.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5 and continue after 9 a.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Rev. Charles Ray Creel will officiate and burial will be at Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
MARGIE NELL BRUMFIELD ELLZEY
(March 1, 1925-July 2, 2011)
METAIRIE — Margie Nell Brumfield Ellzey, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be loved and remembered always, died peacefully on July 2, 2011 at East Jefferson Hospital at the age of 86.
Margie lived most of her 86 years in her hometown of Franklinton, graduating from Franklinton High School in 1942 as valedictorian. As a young woman, she worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in the areas of Farmers Home Administration and Soil Conservation. During World War II, she was a Red Cross volunteer.
She was a charter and long time member of the Franklinton Women’s Club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Franklinton. She also belonged to the Wesleyan Service Guild, the Bogalusa Medical Center Auxiliary, and Tri Psi (the Delta Delta Delta Mothers’ club).
Mrs. Ellzey was married to the late Col. Cecil C. Ellzey, U.S. Army, former CEO of the Bogalusa Community Medical Center, and former commander of the Louisiana National Guard Battalions in Lafayette, Bogalusa, and Franklinton.
She is survived by her daughter, Cecily Bateman, her son-in-law, Rodney Bateman, and her granddaughter Marjorie “Betsy” Bateman, all of Mandeville.
She was preceded in her death by her parents, Thomas Colter and Emma Brumfield, and her sister, Gwen Brumfield Ellzey.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until time of service at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 4 at Crain Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Barlow and Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will be in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Reedy, Dr. Christopher Foret, Dr. Chip McVea, Ed Branch, James Richardson, Greg Seal and Bryan Stafford.
LAURA MAY WOOD GUY
(March 18, 1929-July 2, 2011)
Laura May Wood Guy, 82, and a life-long resident of Franklinton passed away peacefully on Saturday July 2, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.
She grew up on the family dairy farm on the edge of town and loved animals and the woods. Laura graduated from Franklinton High School in 1946 before attending Southeastern Louisiana College. She was a retired teacher in Washington Parish and also a retired social worker with the state of Louisiana.
Laura was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton, where she was a member of the Merry Hearts. She was a loving, caring mother and wife. We love you Mom so dearly, we will miss your love and kindness.
Survivors are her husband of 59 years, Douglas Edwin Guy of Franklinton; three sons and daughters-in-law: Jerry Wayne and Sheila B. Guy, James Douglas and Virginia (Jeannie) D. Guy and Thomas Howard and Cindy E. Guy all of Franklinton; five grandchildren: Curt Louis Guy, Laura G. Marcev, Joshua Adam Guy, Amanda Leigh Bateman, James Andrew Guy; three great-grandchildren: Austin C. Guy, Hunter Bateman, and Maicee Michelle Bateman; a sister-in-law: Verl Warren Wood and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas (Tom) Jefferson Wood and Della (Nettie) Monettie Wood, and a brother, James Yates Wood
Visitation will after 10 a.m. Sunday until time of the service at 2 p.m. at Crain Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Hicks and Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Hezekiah Magee Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Guy, James A. Guy, Curt Guy, Darrell Marcev, Slade Bateman and Hudson Jones. Honorary Pallbearers will be Emmett Guy, Russell Guy Charles Wood, Thomas Wood, James Wood, David Wood, Kevin Burdeaux, Larry Pope and Donnie Pope.
SARAH AUGUSTA FONTANA
(Feb. 1, 1923-July 1, 2011)
Sarah Augusta Fontana was born in Bogalusa on Feb. 1, 1923 and went peacefully to her eternal home with the Lord on July, 1, 2011 at the age of 88.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Paul Joseph (“Polo”) Fontana, her daughter, Sara Pauline Fontana, her parents, Zebulon Vance Fowler, Maude E. Davis Fowler, her two brothers Zebulon and Thomas Fowler and three sisters Elizabeth Boyd, Lucille Buzby and Margaret Richardson. Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Beasley of Cleveland, Miss., Leon Fontana and his wife Sandra of Houston, Texas, and Jane Porter and her husband Doug of Brandon, Miss. She is also survived by 33 grand, great and great-great grandchildren, all of whom she loved and treasured dearly. Other survivors include her many nieces and nephews who all loved her and will miss her greatly.
While Augusta lived in Bogalusa, she was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church and served with the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and Ladies Altar Society. Her other contributions to the Bogalusa community included membership in the Literary Club, the Bogalusa Garden Club, serving as a past President of the Civic League as well as volunteering at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center. She was a lifelong bridge player and member of numerous bridge clubs in all of the communities where she lived.
Augusta and Polo moved to Brandon, Miss. after his retirement. Augusta moved to Houston in 2005 where she lived until her death. She touched many lives and hearts and will be forever missed by her family and all who knew her.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2011, followed by the Rosary at 1:30 p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at Annunciation Catholic Church at 3 p.m. with Father Lawrence Phelps officiating. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chuck Grosche, David Fontana, Jason Grosche, Jeff Fontana, Chris Harris, Eddie Neese, Scott Byrd and her son Leon Fontana.
THOMAS R. “TOMMY” BRELAND
(June 10, 1955-July 1, 2011)
GRETNA — Thomas R. "Tommy" Breland, 56, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011 at Oceans's Hospital in Gretna.
He is survived by one sister, Glenda (Cook) Byrd of Bogalusa; four brothers, Terrell L. (Mary) Breland of New Iberia, Kenneth (Cheri) Breland of Bogalusa, Billy (Melinda) Breland of Madisonville and Troy (Bobbi Jo) Breland of Bogalusa and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Kathryn Breland.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Breland Cemetery in Pine.
REGINALD DEWAINE BURRIS, SR.
(Died June 26, 2011)
Reginald Dewaine Burris, Sr, 31, a resident of Baton Rouge and a former resident of Franklinton, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 at Bogue Chitto State Park in a swimming accident.
Survivors are his wife, Natalie Burris of Baton Rouge; one daughter, Alexis Nicole Burris of Baton Rouge; one son, Reginald Burris, Jr. of Baton Rouge; parents, Larry and Brenda Burris of Franklinton; two sisters, Jackie Jones of Franklinton and Tracy Burris of Grand Prairie, Texas; two brothers, Larry "Jay" Burris, Jr. of Franklinton and Ricky D. Burris of Mansfield, Texas, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA at 2200 Greenlaw Ave., with Rev. Washington E. Drake, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery.
ROBIN MITCHELL SCALLAN
(Died June 26, 2011)
SLAUGHTER — Robin Mitchell Scalan, 48, a resident of Slaughter and native of Bogalusa, she passed away at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, at her home following a lengthy battle with breast cancer.
Survivors are her husband, Lenn P. Scallan; mother and stepfather, Janet and Harvey Volentine; father and stepmother, Butch and Kathy Singletary; daughter and son-in-law, Krissie and Anthony Fleming; son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Christine Mitchell; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Richard and Dee Dee Singletary, Darryl and Susan Singletary, and Shawn Singletary; and six grandchildren, Shelby and Karli Fleming and Kyleigh, Landon, Logan and Kayden Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, R.V. and Ada Sloan; and paternal grandparents, Frank and Eloise Singletary.
Service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29 at Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment was in Hillcrest Mausoleum, Baker. Pallbearers were Lenn Scallan, Glenn Scallan, Anthony Fleming, Scotty Fleming, Gene Westmoreland and John Perrot.
WILLIE F. HOBGOOD
(Jan. 27, 1933-June 28, 2011)
Willie F. Hobgood, 78, of Pine, died at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at his residence. A member of Pine First Baptist Church, he was a retired employee of Crown Zellerbach Box Factory.
Survivors are two sons and daughters-in-law: John E. and Karen Hobgood of Sheridan and Keith and Toni Hobgood of Pine; a daughter, Deborah Dillon of Pine, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law: Woodrow and Dollie Hobgood of Bogalusa and a sister and brother-in-law: Aline and Tommy Sorrell of Bogalusa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Crain Hobgood; a son, Michael Hobgood; his parents, Eli and Edna Williams Hobgood, and a sister, Azzie Lee Crain.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011 and after 9 a.m. Friday until time of service at Crain Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Wayne Cook, Rev. John Lowery and Rev. David Easterling will officiate and burial will be in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery.
SANDRA LYNN BRUMFIELD
(Oct. 30, 1952-June 26, 2011)
BATON ROUGE — Sandra Lynn Brumfield was born in Bogalusa in 1952 to the union of Willie Brumfield and Bessie Mae Burkhalter. A resident of Baton Rouge for more than 40 years, she graduated from Mount Hermon High School, attended Southern University and the University of Phoenix. She most recently completed a certificate program at the Capital Area Technical College, Baton Rouge Campus.
In addition to her passion for education, she was gifted with the talent of music. For most of her life, Sandra served as a pianist and organist at several area churches. She loved playing the piano and enjoyed singing, especially gospel music. For many years, Sandra worked for the State of Louisiana and until her illness, worked at Convergys, Inc.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Bessie Mae Brumfield, her sister, Tavonja Turner and her granddaughter, Lauren Brumfield.
Survivors are two sons, Kendris J. Brumfield (Jeannine) of Katy, Texas and Elon N. Brumfield of San Antonio; four grandsons, Chase J. Brumfield, Tyler H. Brumfield, Xavier S. Brumfield, Jordan M. Brumfield of Katy, Texas; two older sisters, Delone B. Morgan (Johnny) of Harvey and Willie J. Alexis; four brothers, Willie F. (Carol) Brumfield, Larry V. (Mary) Brumfield, Ricky H. Brumfield, Dessie “Lamont” (Andrea) Brumfield, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and friends all of whom live in Baton Rouge.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Green's Chapel A.M.E., 1232 N. 32nd St., Baton Rouge. Burial will be in Crystal Spring's Cemetery in Mount Hermon.
RICKEY LEE CUBBEDGE
(July 20, 1961-June 27, 2011)
Rickey Lee Cubbage, 49, of Franklinton, died at 8:37 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2011 at Riverside Medical Center.
Survivors are his wife, Amy Cooper Cubbedge; three daughters: Rikki Cubbedge, Abigail Cubbedge and Whittney Spinks; his parents, Louis and Lena Helton, all of Franklinton. Also, a brother, Robin Gilbert of Morgan City and two sisters, Wanda Hill and Tammy Sheridan, of Morgan City, and an uncle and best friend, Dickie Knight.
He was preceded in death by his mother Martha Cubbedge, grandparents Wallace Cubbedge, Violet Cubbedge, Margarite Cubbedge, Herbert Knight, Peal Brumfield, and mother-in-law, Sue Cooper.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
KATIE MAE HARRY
(March 26, 1932-June 23, 2011)
Katie Mae Harry, 79, was born March 26, 1932 to the late Johnny W. Jones, Sr. and Eloise Robinson-Jones. She was raised and reared by her grandparents, the late Colly and Louise Robinson.
Katie Mae grew in faith at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Varnado. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Roscoe Harry and transferred her church home to Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie where she remained a faithful member until God called her home.
She is survived by 10 children: sons William (Laruen) Harry of Picayune, Miss., Elijah (Rose) Harry of San Antonio, Levi (Ernestine) Harry and Raymond (Felicia) Harry, both of Angie, and Ronald (Sonya) Harry of Round Rock, Texas, and daughters Diane Johns, Augustine (James) Brathwaite, Janice (Theodore, Jr.) Moses all of Angie, Jo Ann (Doug) Carvalho of Newbury Park, Calif. and Edna (Thomas) Montgomery of Lancaster, Calif.; 33 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Johnny W. Jones, Jr., of Baton Rouge, Charles (Linda) Jones and James (Yvonne) Jones both of Picayune; three sisters: Jessie Mae Sanford and Carolyn Jones both of Baton Rouge, and Luvenia (Clifton) Porter of Picayune; sister-in-law, Edith Roberts; a special friend, Vergean Martin, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Harry; son-in-law, David Johns, Jr.; grandson Starr Stephenson; and her godmother, Letha Paige.
Visitation is from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa and will continue from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie with Rev. Terrance August officiating.
IRMA STOKES MARTIN
(Jan. 3, 1921-June 23, 2011)
Sister Irma Stokes Martin, 90, was born January 3, 1921 to the late Lillian Keller and Willie Stokes, Sr. On Thursday, June 23, 2011 God called her home to eternal rest.
She is survived by a daughter, Madeline Martin of Monroe; a brother, Willie Stokes, Jr. of Bogalusa; a sister, Angelina Stokes Lee of Baton Rouge; two nephews, Alex J. Stokes of Rialto, Calif., Darryl (Tracy)
Stokes, Sr. of Slidell, LA; four nieces, Denise Stokes and Anyela Stokes both of Fort Worth, Texas, Christine Stokes of New Orleans and India Jackson of Philadelphia, Penn.; she is also survived by a number of great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Leroy Martin, her mother, Lillian Keller Stokes; her father, Willie Stokes, Sr., and brothers; Alex, Sr., Frank and Vernell Stokes.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2011 at Greater Ebernezer Baptist Church, Bogalusa, with Rev. Dr. Raymond E. Mims officiating.
RUTH YVONNE LEA SPEARS
(Feb. 25, 1929-June 25, 2011)
NEW ORLEANS — Ruth Yvonne Lea Spears, 82, a resident of the Wilmer Community, died at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans.
Survivors are two daughters, Nelleen and Earl Ray Seal of Wilmer and Janie and Walter Pierce of Wiggins, Miss.; a son, Thomas Clifton Spears of Wilmer; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Talmadge Spears; a daughter, Francis Kathleen Bateman; her parents, Thomas A. Lea and Courtney Simmons Lea; sisters Alkaline Randall and Massie Miller, and brothers Rev. Thomas Lexford Lea, Frederick “Ted” Lea, Darwin Lea and Dan Joseph Lea.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Crain Funeral Home and will continue at 9 a.m. Monday at Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Eld. Richard Magee, Eld. Everette Broome, and Eld. Jason Skipper officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery
TOMMY RAY WEBB
(July 4, 1942-July 23, 2011)
Tommy Ray Webb, 68, a resident of Franklinton, died at 10:23 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011 at his home.
He was a school bus driver for the Washington Parish School System and worked at Seal’s Service Station.
He was an active member and deacon of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. Tommy loved life and through his Christian Life, he touched many. He had a smile for everyone. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid golfer.
Graduating from Mt. Hermon High School, he later attended Southeastern College. Tommy was the owner of Webb’s Service Station from 1980 until 1997.
Survivors are his wife of 43 years, Marie Gill Webb of Franklinton; a son and daughter-in-law: Benjamin and Lisa Webb of Collinsville, Miss.; a granddaughter: Megan Webb of Collinsville; three brothers: Ernest Webb of Baton Rouge, Steve Webb of Walker and James Webb of Denham Springs and a sister, Louise W. Holmes of Mt. Hermon.
He was preceded in death by his son Chris Webb, his parents Ernest and Ethel Zulea Webb, sisters Mary Ethel Young, Ernestine Powell, Willene Smith and an infant sister Lorraine Webb, a brother Clyde Webb, and three nephews Willie Earl Powell, Don Smith and Lee Paul Moss.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p. m. Friday, June 24 and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Crain Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are Clay Smith, Richard Holmes, Patrick Holmes, James Webb, Jr., Gregory Webb and Steve Webb, Jr..Serving as honorary pallbearers are John Webb, David Young, Michael Holmes, Vernon Webb, Harry Lynn Powell, Lewis Ray Powell, Deacons of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and his golfing buddies.
MARTIN M. KNIGHT
(Sept. 26, 1921-June 22, 2011)
Martin M. Knight, 89, a resident of Bogalusa, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa.
He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army Air Corps. He was a longtime member of the Bogalusa Lions Club, past president of Local Central Trades and Labor Council and worked for many years at the Bogalusa Daily News and retired from Delta Printing.
He is survived by four daughters: Rosemary (Pat) Sanders of Destrehan, Barbara (Gary) Sanders of Lilburn, Ga., Susan Magee of Bogalusa and Doreen (Troy) Seal of Bogalusa; 11 grandchildren, Patrick Sanders, Jennifer Armand, Stephanie Sanders, Geoffrey Sanders, Sara Whitehead, Dustin Magee, Molly Magee, Heather Williams, Laurie Vince, William Seal, Jr. and Michael Seal and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Scott Knight; one granddaughter, Christie Rowell; a son-in-law, Terry Magee, a brother and sister-in-law, Dillon and Ellen Knight.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, June 24 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue at Hebron Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25.
Rev. Wiley Magee and Rev. Milton Gibson will officiate and burial will follow at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery.
MARIE W. WHITE
(Died June 21, 2011)
(Died June 22, 2011)
Marie W. White, 76, died June 21, 2011 at her residence in Bogalusa. She served as Dr. Casama's nurse for 15 years. Bill White, 80, died June 22, 2011 at his residence in Bogalusa. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean War in North Africa and Germany.
They were both owners and operators of White's Business Machines in Bogalusa.
Their survivors are three sons, David (Shirley) White of Moravian Falls, N.C., Danny (Malinda) White of Bogalusa and Steve (Suzanne) White of Gulf Breeze, Fla. and 8 grandchildren: Joshua, Emily, Casey, Meagan, Parker, Matt, Jeffrey and Nicholas.
Marie is also survived by one sister, Mary Nell (Cliff) Loines of Harris, Tenn. and one brother, Mike (Mary Jean) Walker of McKenzie, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, L. T. and Ovie Dicus Walker.
Bill is also survived by one brother, Elton (Doris) White of Baton Rouge. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth B. White, his father and step-mother, Elton and Mary White and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, June 24 at First Baptist Church, Bogalusa and will continue at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Bob Adams will officiate and burial will be at Ponemah Cemetery with full military honors accorded Bill by the Honor Guard of Magic City American Legion Post No. 24.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
RUSSELL K. VARNADO
(Oct. 18, 1937-June 21, 2011)
Russell K. Varnado, 73, a resident of Franklinton died at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Heritage Manor of Franklinton. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of Temple Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Barbara Saragusa Varnado, of Independence; two sons: Jody and Nikki Varnado and Rusty Varnado, all of Franklinton; three daughters: Robin Phelps of Franklinton, Wendy Neu of Amite and Wendy Jenkins of Crestview, Fla.; two brothers: Jackie Varnado of Enon and Kenneth Varnado of Toledo Bend; two sisters: Patsy Green and Judy Thigpen, both of Enon; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Latimore and Roxie Jones Varnado.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at Crain Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Friday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Don McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in the Knight Memorial Gardens at Enon.
LOUISE PIGEON GILL
(Died June 19, 2011)
Louise “Pigeon” Gill, 67, died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at her Bogalusa residence.
Survivors are three sons: Danny Gill and Willie D. Gill, both of Bogalusa, and Kevin Wayne Jenkins of Leesburg, Ind.; two daughters: Brenda Carter of Franklinton and Eva “Sis” Ridgdell of Bogalusa; three brothers: Floyd Whitehead of Covington, Eugene Whitehead of Mississippi and Walter Whitehead, Jr. of Covington; seven sisters: Dot Hill, Peggy King and Wyoma Howell of Bogalusa, Juanita Jenkins, Betty Spencer and Mary Anthony of Franklinton La. and Lela Gottschalk of Folsom. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 44-great-grandchildren and four-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Willie R. Gill; daughter, Shirley Boone; parents, Walter, Sr. and Viola Whitehead and brothers, Lloyd, Thomas, and Dewitt Whitehead.
Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011 and from 8 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home. Rev. Leon Hickman will officiate and burial will be in Spencer Cemetery.
VIVIAN LYNN BRIDGES BEACH
(Died June 18, 2011)
Vivian Lynn Bridges Beach, 52, a resident of Bogalusa, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at her residence.
An honor graduate of Bogalusa High School, she worked and retired as a clerical worker at Northshore Medical Supplies in Bogalusa. She had a passion for the arts and music, a free spirit with a love for the mountains, hiking, wood carving, singing and playing her dulcimer. She also had an enduring love for all animals, big and small.
Survivors are her husband of 30 years, Jesse Beach; her mother, Elizabeth Bridges; one niece, Jennifer Elizabeth Mitchell (Jeord); two great-nephews, Noah Alexander Mitchell and Jonah Atwood Mitchell. She is also survived by her loving bull terrier, Jimmy.
She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Bridges.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 on Thursday, June 23, 2011 in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home. Rev. Joe Beach will officiate with burial in the Bonnie Cemetery in Angie.
RYAN JOHN LA’NEAL HUGHES
(Died June 17, 2011)
Ryan John La’neal Hughes, 18, of Bogalusa, drifted off to sleep June 17, 2011 after routine outpatient surgery at Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital in Hammond.
Survivors are his mother, Hope Powe; a brother, DeVonte’ Hughes; grandparents: Ruth Burell, Cleotha Burrell Jr., Madelyn Dillon, Lionel and Lynette Henry and George (Fannie) Powe; step-sisters: Mya Hughes and Creshuna Jefferson; step-brothers: Ami’r Terry and Willique Dyson; 16 aunts: LaTanyia Powell, Dinita Powell, Tonchelle Ward, Prisca Burrell, Rachelle (Richard) Lowe, Fannie Buckley, Delisa Dillon, M-Tisha Dillon, Terrie (Greg) Mangrum, Nicole Buckley, Toisha Banks, Jacari Powe, Patricia Graham, Lavern Jackson, Lacole and Elena Brumfield; 12 uncles: Malcolm Powell, Julian Murphy, Ira Gene Powell, Keith (Kenya) McKelphin, Dominique (Keela) McKelphin, James Buckley, Les Dillon, Carlos Dillon, Damion Dyson, Reginald, Roosevelt and Rufus Brumfield Jr.; great-grandmother, Elizabeth Burrell; a great crowd of spiritual brothers and sisters; a host of great-great uncles and aunts, cousins and close friends; Craig and Betsy Ann Magee and Michael (Deloris) Magee; great-uncles and –aunts, Jeremy Taylor and Lawrence Taylor , Dana Ventry and Matisha.
He was preceded in death by his father, Derrick Powe Lucas; grandfather: Les Dillon Sr., Rufus Brumfield; great-grandmothers: Fannie Gatlin, Ruth Brown; great-grandfather, Jelter Brown Sr., Cleotha Burrell Sr., C. L. Hughes.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m until 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at Crain & Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, followed by the service at 3 p.m. at Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1017 City Limit Road, Bogalusa.
MARION P. MAXON
(Died June 17, 2011)
Marion P. Maxon, 89, died Friday, June 17, 2011 at LSU-Bogalusa Medical Center. She was a resident of Bogalusa, a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a member of the Order ofEastern Star-Pahokee, Fla.
Survivors are her daughter, Marilyn Sue Gardner, of Bogalusa; a brother, John D. Pittman, of Bogalusa; two grandchildren, Bret Gardner and Trevor Jenkins of Bogalusa and one great-grandchild, J. M. Jenkins, of Bogalusa.
Mrs. Maxon was preceded in death by her first husband, Morbey Sheridan, Sr., and her second husband, Ralph Allen Maxon; a son, Morbey Sheridan, Jr., a daughter, Brenda Maxon Jenkins; parents, John and Martha Pittman and sisters Bernice Foster and Lanell Thomas.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 19 in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Pete Underwood officiating.
(Nov. 27, 1931-June 17, 2011)
Ed Graves, 79, of Franklinton, died at 4:40 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at his home.
A member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church, he was retired from State Farm Insurance after many years of service to his friends and the people of Washington Parish. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, having served as an MP.
Survivors are his wife, Ruby Cooper Graves of Franklinton; seven children: James Bruce Graves, Melinda Faith Graves and Greg Rawls, all of Franklinton, Wayne and Jenny Rawls of Mt. Hermon, Billy and Aundrea Rawls of Pine, Karen and Abel Smith of Warnerton and Sheila Hartzog of Pine; a brother: Billy Ray Graves of Tylertown, Miss.; two sisters: Wilene Graves and Maudene Magee, both of Franklinton; four grandchildren: Emily Nicole Graves, Hannah Leigh Graves, Matthew Graves, Victoria Rene Lacuira and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Charlotte Graves Lacuira; a grandson, Daniel Joseph Dubisson, II; his parents, Alonzo and Daisy Graves, and two brothers, Clyde Graves and Winston Graves, both missing in action of the Korean War.
Visitation will from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 and after 12 noon Sunday at Crain Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. J.W. Graves and Eld. Gary Sumrall officiating. Burial will be in the Stateline United Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
OUIDA MAE WATSON
(Died June 16, 2011)
Ouida Mae Watson, 66, died Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.
A resident of Bogalusa, she is survived by one son, Kenneth David Davis, of Bogalusa; two sisters, Cynthia Acock of Pineville and Dorothy Smith of Slidell, and five grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, daughter, parents, three brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate.
(Died June 15, 2011)
MONTICELLO, Miss. — Gladys Lofton, 91, died June 15, 2011 at Lawrence County Nursing Home in Monticello.
A member of PAC, in Prentiss, she is survived by one son, Dennis Berry, Sr., of Bogalusa; a step-son, Freeman Lofton, a daughter, Eileen Bridges of Silver Creek Miss. and step-daughters Linda Boatwright and Mozelle Burton. Also, sister Leona Miller of Bogalusa, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by her first husband, Eugie Berry, and her second husband, D.F. Lofton; a son ,Jeffery Berry, her parents, Frank and Goldie Williams, and four brothers.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery with Rev. D. R. Buckley will officiating.
(DEC. 22, 1943-JUNE 12, 2011)
JEFFERSON, La. — Julius Wilson, 67, died Sunday, June 12, 2011. A former resident of Franklinton, he lived in Jefferson.
Survivors are his wife, Bertha Wilson of New Orleans; a son, Richard Wilson of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Barbara Simmons of Oklahoma City, and Connie Wilson and Yvonne Wilson, both of New Orleans; nephews, Vance Wilson of Franklinton and Bryant Smith of Des Moines, Iowa; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Zular Wilson; one sister, Tempie Wilson; three brothers, Lee Edward Wilson, Fredrick Wilson, and Harvey Wilson.
Visitation will be held be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, June 17 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Causey officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery.
(Died June 10, 2011)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Prentiss Robinson, 50, a resident of Sacramento, died Friday, June 10, 2011. He was a former resident of Bogalusa.
Survivors are one daughter, Ashley Robinson (Josh Monk) of Corinth, Texas; four brothers, Wilton (Mary) Baker, Willie Robinson, Jr., Albert Robinson all of Bogalusa, and Joseph Robinson of McComb, Miss.; five sisters, Mary Ann Robinson (Robert Hornsby) and Annie (Marvin) Hughes both of Bogalusa, Helen Robinson (Alejandro) Rodrigues of Baton Rouge, and Alfreda Harris and Juanita (Freddie) Johnson both of McComb; one aunt, Emma Wall of Kentwood; a devoted friend, Francie Perez; one stepson, Anthony Perez; two step-daughters, Angelie and Nikki Perez; Ruby (his favorite cat); Deann Edwards of Sacramento; special friends, Wayne Bolton of Bogalusa and James Daniels of McComb, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Will Robinson; mother, Erma Jean Robinson; sister, Janice Robinson and grandmother, Annie Powell
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m., Friday, June 17 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. James Magee officiating. Burial will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery.
MARY AGNES SMITH
(Nov. 10, 1936-June 15, 2011)
Mary Agnes Smith, 74, a resident of Bogalusa, died on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the LSU-Bogalusa Medical Center.
Survivors are a daughter, Christine DeMatteo of Pensacola, Fla; a grandson, Nikolas DeMatteo; three sisters, Natalie Brondum of Metairie, Dorothy Gautreaux of Tickfaw, and Jenny Monticeno of Tickfaw, and a brother, John Castille of Metairie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Murphy Paul Smith, Jr., and her parents, Walter Castille and Edna Kramer Castille.
Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Father Patrick Collum officiating. Burial will be at Ponemah Cemetery on Friday, June 17, 2011.
(Died June 13, 2011)
George Dawson, 70, a resident of Bogalusa, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at LSU-Bogalusa Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Cook-Richmond Funeral Home.
LUCIA C. QUINN
(Sept. 20, 1920-June 12, 2011)
Lucia C. Quinn, 90, a resident of Bogalusa, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at LSU-Bogalusa Medical Center.
Survivors are one son, Terry "Foots" Quinn and two grandchildren, Casey Quinn and Kelly Quinn, all of Bogalusa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton L. Quinn; her parents, Lucius Bateman and Tera Brumfield Bateman, and a brother, Tommy Bateman.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BETTY JO WALLACE GATEWOOD
(January 17, 1931 - June 11, 2011)
FRANKLINTON — Betty Jo Wallace Gatewood, 80, a resident of Franklinton, died at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Heritage Manor of Franklinton.
She was a retired teacher with the Washington Parish Schools, she was a member of Sunlight Baptist Church and for many years, she was co-owner/operator of WFCG Radio in Franklinton with her husband.
Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Jo Beth and Michael Valentino of Franklinton; a daughter-in-law, Denise Gatewood of Franklinton; five grandchildren: Byron (Ashley) Gatewood, Emily Gatewood, MacKensey Gatewood, Brennon Gatewood and Cameron Gatewood; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey Gatewood and Byron Joseph Gatewood, II. Also, a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Janice Wallace of Franklinton, and a sister-in-law, Cheryl (Bill) Graham of Dover, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Gatewood; a son, Kenneth Gatewood, and her parents, Millard and Mary Bond Wallace.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until time for the service at noon at Crain Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Sammy Smith will officate and burial will be in the Sunlight Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations in her memory to the Louisiana Childrens Home or Sunlight Baptist Church.
PAULINE THOMAS LUMPKIN
(Aug. 10, 1934-June 10, 2011)
FRANKLINTON — Pauline Thomas Lumpkin, 76, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2011 at her residence.
Mrs. Lumpkin was a retired bank teller, having worked at several area banks, including Washington Bank and Trust Company, for many years. She was a member of Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, John Paul Lumpkin, of Franklinton; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty Joyce and Kermit Hughes of Tylertown, Miss.; three sisters-in-law: Jean Thomas, June Thomas and Susan Thomas, all of Franklinton, and an aunt, Wilkie Magee of Franklinton. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alphus and Hattie Thomas; a sister, Thelma Watson and three brothers, James Thomas, Marvin Thomas and Glen Thomas.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at Crain Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Monday until time of the service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Eld. Lerand Hunt and Eld. Don Jacobs will officiate with burial in the Thomas Cemetery.
(Died June 9, 2011)
Odell Voth, 87, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011 in Lafayette. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa. The Reverend Marcus Rosa of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church will conduct the services and vocal selections will be provided by Odell’s niece, Paige Williams Fornea. Burial will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.
He is survived by his children, Tim Edward Voth of Bellaire, Texas, Suzanne Lyndall Voth Busby of Bogalusa, Rickey Claude (Connie Seal) Voth of Broussard and Gary Bryan (Lori Cromer) Voth of Baton Rouge; his grandchildren: Bruce “Trey” (Jennifer Irvin) Alford III of Mt. Hermon, Kristi Alford Miller of Bogalusa, Caroline Voth (Roy) Johnston of Houston, Juliana Catherine Voth and her fiance’ Shaun Sullivan of Campbell, Calif., and Bryant Martin Voth and Leah Catherine Voth of Baton Rouge: his great-grandchildren: Devyn, Alexis, Jonathan, Isabella, Savannah, Logan, Justice, Amaya, Lea’ Auna and another on the way; his sister, Marie Voth Hines of Bogalusa and in-laws Marie Bryant Bellavance of Grovetown, Ga., Shelby Jean Bryant (Elude) Williams of Angie, Charles (Carolyn) Bryant of Improve, Miss. and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Von Bryant Voth; his parents, Claude and Myrtha Mizell Voth; his sister and brother-in-law, Glynn Voth (Dugy) Watts, his brother, Roy Voth; his parents-in-law, Shelby and Carrie Lee Graham Bryant; his son-in-law. Bruce Alford II; his sister-in-law, Oneita Bryant Johnson; his brothers-in-law, Leonard Hines and Bob Bellavance; and his niece, Kay Bryant.
Odell was born in Isabel on June 27, 1923 and grew up in Bogalusa. Rita and he were married on July 17, 1945, a union of 64 years. They lived and raised their family in Bogalusa.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, working in the mail room much of his time in the service. Before and after his tour of duty, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, retiring as Postmaster in Bogalusa after 42 years with the Post Office, an accomplishment of which he was very proud. He delivered mail on foot for many years and could name the street address of almost anyone in Bogalusa. Most of his co-workers knew him as “Poncho.”
All during his life Odell stayed busy with his many pastimes. He enjoyed wood-working, watching sports on TV, visiting with friends and relatives and just tinkering with tools and fixing things at home and at their camp, which was fondly named Poncho Villa. But probably his favorite hobby, which he enjoyed with his sweetheart Rita, was gardening. They were proud to share with friends, neighbors and family the fruits of their labor — their canned and fresh vegetables, pickles, mayhaw jelly and blueberry pies. Even In recent months, Odell planted a garden, made mayhaw jelly and even took a keen interest in gourds — growing gourds and collecting seeds of different varieties of gourds and reading about decorating gourds.
He also enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and other relatives. Odell was very gentle, kind, witty and loving man and will be missed by many.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, June 10 and from 8 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m.
Pallbearers will include Roy Johnston, Shaun Sullivan, Cole Fornea, Blake Fornea and Mike Johnson.
Memorials may be made to Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1107 W 9th St., Bogalusa 70427 or to one’s favorite charity.
FRANKLINTON — Dorothy Brumfield, of Franklinton, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. Arrangements are pending with Crain & Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton.
ANNIE RUTH HUTCHINSON LEE
LaGRANGE, GA. — Annie Ruth Hutchinson Lee, 58, a resident of LaGrange, Ga. and a former resident of Bogalusa, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
Survivors include her mother, Julia Hutchinson of Bogalusa; one son, Larry Glynn (Candace) Lee Jr. of Los Angeles; two daughters, Tarsha Shenille Lee and Larolyn Vanessa Lee, both of LaGrange; four sisters: Wilda Peters, Earnestie Hutchinson and Marsha Sartin, all of Bogalusa, and Brenda Magee of LaGrange; two brothers, Fred Daniels of Bogalusa and Glynn Brumfield Sr. of Los Angeles; her best friend, Michael Ruthledge of LaGrange; one uncle, Lynn Raiford of Los Angeles, and two aunts, Evie Fields of Bogalusa and Mary Raiford of Los Angeles; 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Glynn Lee Sr.; her father, Neil Hutchinson; one brother, Newson Carson Sr.; her grandmother, Flora Hammond; two nephews, Coreilous Magee and Jackie Spikes Jr.; and one niece, Kimberly Evette Daniels.
Visitation is Friday, June 10 at Crain & Sons Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Thirkield United Methodist Church, Bogalusa, with Rev. Lois A. Smith, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Bogalusa Cemetery.
MARY JARRELL PHELPS
(Died Wednesday, June 1, 2011)
JACKSON, LA. — Mary Jarrell Phelps, 82, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at her residence.
A member of Trinity Baptist Church in Jackson, she was retired from the East Louisiana State Hospital.
Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Ernie and Mary Etta Phelps of Jackson; a brother, Willis Jarrell of Alabama; two sisters: Vernie Mae Atkins of Jackson, Miss. and Lucille Wall of Franklinton; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Otis G. Phelps, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crain Funeral Home with service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Phillip Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Old Gerald Cemetery.
DANIELLE MARIE TOUPS
(November 17, 1985 - May 30, 2011)
MT. HERMON — Danielle Marie Toups, 25, died at 9:05 a.m. Monday, May 30, 211 at University Hospital in New Orleans.
A resident of Mt. Hermon, she was a member of the Mt. Hermon Volunteer Fire Department and attended St. Paul Catholic Church in Tylertown, Miss.
She is survived by her parents, Danny and Marie Toups of Mt. Hermon, three sisters and a brother-in-law, Brittny and Patrick Fair, Jamie Toups and Marisa Montecino, all of Mt. Hermon. She is also survived by her grandparents, Donald and Trucella Krasmer of Raceland, Marianne Hebert of Cut Off and Jackie and Sis Toups of Galliano and her fiance'. Bill Hensley, of Mt. Hermon.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday and will continue Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tylertown with a funeral mass to be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
(Sept. 30, 1930-May 29, 2011)
Prentiss Creel, age 80, a retired deputy sheriff for the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at his residence in Bogalusa.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ernestine Creel Rogers; four brothers, D. J. Creel, Hillary Creel, Talmadge Creel and Delos Creel.
He is survived by Yvonne Pounds, five children: Mary Ewell, Mildred (Robert) Jenkins, Teman (Brenda) Knight, Joyce (Jerry) Spillman and Sarah (Billy) Hunt.
Visitation will be Wednesday at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until until the service at 11 a.m. with Dr. Teman Knight officiating. Burial will be at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Davy Spillman, Russell Bonura, Dusty Orgeron, Thad Haik, Cody Breland and Otis Ewell, Jr.
MARY ANN FRANCES PARKER LEONARD
(July 28, 1940-May 29, 2011)
Mary Ann Frances Parker Leonard, 70, a native and longtime resident of Bogalusa went to her eternal home on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Northshore Specialty in Covington.
She was retired from the Social Security Administration, where she served as Branch Manager in Bogalusa for 25 years. She also was Director of Social Services for the Resthaven Nursing Home. She worked for numerous physicians and finalized her working career with the Bogalusa United Way Office. Additionally, she served as a chairman for the Chamber of Commerce and as a board member for the Washington Parish Industrial Development Foundation and the March of Dimes. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church where she served as organist. She enjoyed being a sponsor of the Bogalusa High School AST Club in the 1970s and 1980s.
She is survived by numerous cousins; her husband's nephew and wife, Paul and Joy Achord and their children, Kristy Achord, Josie DeJongh, Amanda Achord, Elizabeth Shelby, Serenity DeJongh, and Ethan DeJongh and a special friend, Norma Blanchard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jay" P. Leonard; her parents, John R. Parker and Frances Distefano Parker; and a half sister, Beverly Scott.
Mary Ann's relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 135 Rio Grande St., Bogalusa. Rev. Robert Belknap will officiate on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Jan. 2, 1924-May 29, 2011)
FRANKLINTON — J. W. Barber, 87, died at 4:35 p.m. Sunday at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
A resident of Franklinton, he was a retired employee of the Louisiana DOTD and a member of Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church. He also attended Muster Ground Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son and daughter in law: Pete and Helen Barber of Franklinton; three daughters and sons in law: Lucy and Mickey McCain, Linda Nell Creel all of Dexter, Miss. and Faye and Marlin Riley of Mt. Hermon. Also, two brothers: Ottis Barber and Willis Barber, both of Franklinton, along with 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Turnage Barber, four brothers: Collins, Huelon, Marley and Carlos Barber and sisters: Lennie Barber, Elvie Warren and Onetha Simmons.
Visitation at Crain Funeral Home is from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday and after noon Tuesday until time for the service at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Rodney Graham and Eld. Don McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in the Magee Cemetery on Lawrence Creek Road.
MARGIE BARR BOND
(March 13, 1923-May 26, 2011)
Margie Barr Bond, 88, a resident of Bogalusa, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Good Samaritans Nursing Home in Franklinton.
She is survived by two sons, Harold H. Bond and Donald E. (Barbara) Bond; a sister, Reba Everett; a brother, Pete Barr; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. "Pete" Bond; her parents, Alston Barr and Ida Lowery Barr; her sisters and brothers, Roy Stuart Barr, Reese Barr, Ed Barr, Ruby Pope, Francis Cossey.
Visitation will be from 5:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Visitation will continue on Sunday from 12:00 P.M. until the service at 2 p.m. Rev. Bob Adams will officiate. Entombment will follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery.
(April 26, 1913-May 25, 2011)
BOGALUSA — Lucy Manning, age 98, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa. She was born on April 26, 1913 and was a member of Nondenominational Christian Church in Bogalusa.
She is survived by her children, Glenn "Buddy" (Joyce) Miley, Ruby M. Breland, Clarice (Sherwood) Jones, Rose Saucier, Hollis (Shirley) Miley, Delores (Gerald) Perry, and Sharon (Leon) Jenkins; 34 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved pet, "Chico".
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Fred C. Miley, Cauley Galloway, Everette Manning; a son, Richard Miley; her daughters, Lois Fussell and Margie Yates.
Visitation will be Friday, May 27, 2011 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 11:30 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Liz Stokes officiating and the eulogy given by Garon DarDar. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Chad N. Jenkins, Ben L. Jenkins, Richy Perry, Mike Fussell, Don Jones and Buren Sheridan.
JOHNNIE RAY TEMPLES
(Died May 21, 2011)
PINE – Johnnie Ray Temples, 64, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011 at his residence.
A longtime employee of TXI and Lafarge, he was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church and a Vietnam veteran, having served in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Hobgood Temples of Pine; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Patrick Temples and Tracey and Tara Temples all of Pine. Also, six grandchildren: Allie and Anthony Forbes; Brooke, Carley, Hannah, Haleigh and Cale Temples and one great-granddaughter, Rayleigh Forbes. Additionally, the birth of a great-grandson is expected soon.
He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law: Kenneth and Joanne Temples of Pine; stepmother: Betty Graves Temples of Pine, two stepbrothers: Jeff Graves of Covington and Keith and Dianna Graves of Pine, along with a very special friend, Danny Jones of Varnado Also several nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his parents Johnnie and Azie Lee Dykes Temples and a sister Janice Temples.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday (5/23) and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Doyle Ball officiating. Burial will be in the Pace Cemetery at Pine.