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Jack W. Hearon
Services for Jack W. Hearon, 64, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2004 at the Temple Baptist Church Sanctuary. Officiating will be Rev. Dale Oden assisted by Dr. David Willetts.
Interment will be in Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mr. Hearon died Monday, January 19, 2004 in Ruston following a brief illness.
Mr. Hearon was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was a Claim Representative for America First Insurance Company, formerly C. G. U. Insurance Company.
Survivors include his wife, Judy K. Hearon of Ruston, LA; two daughters, Kelly E. Hearon and Shannon D. Hearon, both of Atlanta, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gary and Cheryl McCormick of Monroe, LA; a brother-in-law, Blane Kelly of Monroe, LA; two nieces and two nephews.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Cobb, Paul Johns, John Serio, Kermit Barber, Gene Rogers, Van Wells, Lanny Spence and David Warner.
Memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church Building Fund.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at the funeral home.
James Howard "Jimmy" Turner
Graveside services for James Howard "Jimmy" Turner of Ruston will be held at Cook Cemetery on Cooktown Road in Ruston at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2004. Service will be officiated by Brother Jerry Adkins.
Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mr. Turner passed away at Christus Schumpert Hospital in Shreveport on January 20, 2004 after a brief illness.
Mr. Turner was a lifelong resident of Ruston. He was born May 29, 1936. He was retired from the Operating Engineer's Union and owned his own business, Turner Trucking. He was also a Master Mason and member of Lodge 106 in Ruston, LA.
Mr. Turner was devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Martha Ogden Turner; one son, Eddie Turner and wife Polly; two grandchildren, Molly and Steuart Turner; his sister, Marie T. Braswell and her husband, Walter Braswell; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Family visitation will be held on January 21, 2004 from 5:00 until 7:00 at Owens Funeral Home, Highway 80 West in Ruston.
Funeral services for Judi Patterson, 60, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2004 at Mt. Patrick Baptist Church, Bernice, with Bro. Ken Reeves officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Patrick Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Ms. Patterson, a homemaker, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Inez Roach.
Judi is survived by her father, P. D. Roach of Bernice, LA; one daughter, Jennifer J. Patterson of Irving, TX; one sister, Dr. Virginia Pennington and husband, Dr. Paul Pennington of Ruston, LA; best friend, Johnny Patterson of Bernice, LA; and a host of relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Kirk Weir, Farris Patterson, Leslie Towns, Burt Brown, Ronnie B. Roach, Jimmy Pilgreen, and Bobby Gene Kelly.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.
Maj. Haylon Ray Wood
Major Haylon Ray Wood died Monday, January 19, 2004 at Willis Knighton Hospital in Shreveport. Major Wood and his wife were residents of The Glen Retirement Village. Major Wood was born in Ansley, LA on February 3, 1918. He was the son of William Browder and Beulah Robinson Woods.
Major Wood was a graduate of Ansley High School and a summa cum laude graduate of Louisiana Tech. He joined the US Army Air Corp in 1942 and served as a fighter pilot on the European Front during WWII. He served with the 10th photo Squadron, 15th TAC/REC; 9th AF. Maj. Wood was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters, EAME Theatre Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars, American Theatre Medal and the American Defense Medal. After retirement from the USAF in 1953, Maj. Wood received his BA degree from Louisiana Tech, and was employed by the Social Security Administration. He was a 32nd Degree Mason.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary "Sis" Kavanaugh Wood; a daughter, Carol Anne Wood of New Orleans; a step-daughter, Kay Anderson and husband Dwight of Ruston; grandsons, Todd Anderson of Austin, TX, Maj. Bret Anderson and wife Gretchan of Charleston, SC, and Mark Anderson and wife Joanna of Columbia, SC; brothers, Joe Woods and wife Ruth of Hemphill, TX, Jim Woods and wife Joy of Jonesboro, LA; a sister, Ruth Byrd of Hattiesburg, MS; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Ansley United Church in Ansley, LA on Thursday, January 22 at 3:00 p.m. The family requests that any memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association.
Sharline Sherree Ramsey
Services for Ms. Sharline Sherree Ramsey, 41, of Eros, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2004 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. John Delalio and Rev. Larry Emory officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paschal's Catholic Cemetery.
Sharline died on January 19, 2004 in Eros, LA following an automobile accident.
Sharline was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend.
Survivors include one son, Brandon C. Price; daughter, DeNea Price, both of West Monroe, LA; mother, Cherree Pee Woods of Ruston, LA; father, William Charles Ramsey of West Monroe, LA; five sisters, Pamela R. Niemeyer of Spearsville, LA, Donna Word of West Monroe, LA, Jada Gilson of Stevens, AR, Jennifer Brown of West Monroe, LA and Stephanie Maldonado of Huntsville, TX; brother, Scott Woods of Many, LA; granddaughter, Aubrey R. Price of Lake City, CO; and two special aunts, Dianne Pennington and Rita P. LaForge, both of West Monroe, LA.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home.
Ginger Lee Reagan
Graveside services for Ginger Lee Reagan, 59, of Ruston, LA will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2004. Officiating will be Rev. Roger Johnson.
Interment will be in Liberty Hill at Linville Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Miss Reagan died Friday, January 16, 2004 in Ruston following a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Southern Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her brother, F. H. Reagan.
Survivors include one sister, Angie Lewis of St. Petersburg, FL; one sister-in-law, Sharon L. Reagan of Birmingham, NJ; one nephew, Fonnie H. Reagan III of Browns Mills, NJ; one niece, Velicia Passaro of St. Petersburg, FL; and many cousins and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Breast Cancer Research or Mental Health Center.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at the funeral home in Ruston.
Graveside services for Marne Dee Avera Grambling, 82, will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston, LA. Arrangements are through Kilpatrick's Funeral Home of Ruston. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an organization of one's choice.
Mrs. Grambling died January 17, 2004 at Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. She was born in Greene County, MS on November 10, 1921, the daughter of the late James Murdock Avera and Hattie Dunnam Avera. A graduate of Bogalusa LA High School, she attended Southeastern Louisiana College, and was a graduate of the Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial School of Nursing. A resident of Minden for 20 years, she worked as a registered nurse, both at the Minden Hospital and in private duty. For the next 35 years she was a nurse at Highland and Schumpert Hospitals in Shreveport, ending her career as Assistant Director of Nursing at Schumpert Medical Center.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Robert Franklin Grambling of Ruston, formerly of Shreveport and Minden; son, Robert Gregory Grambling of Ruston; daughter, Constance G. Lane and husband George Bertram Lane of Columbia, SC; and granddaughter, Branden Dunham Lane of Columbia, SC and Coral Gables, FL. Her surviving siblings are Ruby J. Cochran of Folsom, Jincy W. Broom of Bogalusa, and George T. Avera of Metairie. She was preceded in death by siblings, Gladys M. Rawls, Alma A. Trelles, Benjamin M. Avera, and James M. Avera.
She cherished her family, her friends and colleagues in Minden and Shreveport, and her beloved neighbors and their children on Lark Avenue.
Jane Bogard James
A Memorial Service will be held in honor of Jane Bogard James on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Minden Presbyterian Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Gary Miller, assisted by Rev. Jack Kennedy.
Mrs. James passed away on January 15, 2004 at Grace Home in Shreveport.
She was born on January 4, 1919 in Ruston. Mrs. James attended both Ruston public schools and Louisiana Tech where she became a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She was a member of Minden Presbyterian Church, Minden Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, former member of Minden Study Club, Young Women's Service Club, Minden Hospital Auxiliary, and the Louisiana Press Women's Association. In years past, she was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader in Shreveport and Minden. She was a former editor of The Ruston Daily Leader and later, associate editor of the Minden Press Herald. Mrs. James has written for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and The Shreveport Times.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, David James, Jr. of Minden; son, David James III of Humble, TX; daughter, Margaret James Washburn of Knoxville, TN; and granddaughter, Laura Kathryn Howard of Culver City, CA.
The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Jane Bogard James to either the Minden Presbyterian Church, 1001 Broadway, Minden, LA 71044, or Grace Home, 1035 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71171.
Services for Jonathon Morgan Tatum, 25, of Ruston, LA will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2004 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Choudrant Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.
Jonathon died January 17, 2004 at Lincoln General Hospital of injuries sustained in an accident.
Survivors include his daughter, Mackenzie Morgan Tatum of Ruston; father, Dennis Tatum of Ruston; mother, Kim Tatum of Ruston; sister, Andrea Tatum of College Station, Texas; grandparents, Barbara Forney of Ruston, L. D. Pee and Glenda Pee of Fruita, Colorado, and Johnnie and Ophelia Tatum of Choudrant.
Pallbearers will be Charles Davis, Joseph McWhorter, Kyle Odom, Robert Wyles, Tyler Tatum, Ryan Tatum, Jason Staples, Jason Ambrose, Nick Lee and Cal Purvis.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2004 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.
Alice Collie Howard
Born in Ruston, Louisiana, on May 14, 1931; Departed Jan. 13, 2004
Funeral services for Alice Collie Howard will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 16, 2004 at the First Baptist Church of Delhi. Dr. Marcus Murphy and Rev. Everett Geis will officiate.
Interment with Rev. Connie Ward presiding will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday at New Hope Cemetery in Choudrant, Louisiana. Cox Funeral Home of Delhi are in charge of arrangements.
Alice Howard was born to the union of Algie and Lucelia Collie on May 14, 1931 in Ruston, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Stephen Michael Howard, a sister, Marme Stephenson and a brother, John Bill Collie.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Howard of Delhi, LA; a son, Wayne Edward Howard and his wife Kathy of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada; and a sister, Florence Johnston. She leaves four precious grandchildren that include James Stephen Howard of Jackson, MS, and Kelly, Sarah and Mark Howard of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.
Mrs. Howard graduated from high school in Choudrant, LA and then received her degree from Louisiana Tech. She married John Howard on July 5, 1952 after graduation and began her teaching career at Springhill, LA. Mr. and Mrs. Howard moved to Delhi where she spent over twenty-five years as a first grade teacher in the same classroom. Many of the citizens of Delhi and the surrounding community can attribute to her the good foundation they received in her first grade class. Her love for teaching was reflected in the positive influence she had on everyone who came in contact with her. She was respected and loved by students, parents, teachers and administrators. They knew that her smile, graciousness, patience, and skill came because she depended on The Master Teacher, the Lord Jesus Christ. She was sorely missed when she retired in 1986.
Alice was a member of the First Baptist Church of Delhi where she was active in all phases that included teaching Sunday School, working with children, supporting the W.M.U. and sharing Christ with others by her words and life.
Mrs. Howard was a charter member of Beta Iota, Delta Kappa Gamma an honorary educational sorority and held many offices during the years. She was also a charter member of the Delhi Hospital Auxillary where she volunteered her services.
Pallbearers will include Milton Linder, Bud LaPrarie, Don Cheek and the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Delhi.
SHE LEAVES A DEAR HUSBAND, SON AND WIFE, GRANDCHILDREN, SISTER, AND A HOST OF FRIENDS THAT ARE COMFORTED BY THE PRECIOUS PROMISE OF A BLESSED REUNION WITH THOSE WE HAVE LOVED AND LOST. TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR HER LIFE!
John D. "Johnny" Patton
Services for John D. "Johnny" Patton, 44, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2004 in the Pine Grove Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Mike Smith.
Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mr. Patton died Wednesday, January 14, 2004 in Ruston, LA as the result of an automobile accident.
Mr. Patton was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, John (Buddy) Patton.
Survivors include his wife, Judie Patton of Ruston; one son, Marcus Patton; his mother, Betty Ruth Patton of Ruston; one sister and one brother; and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2004 at the funeral home.
Devonne Henry Fallin
Services for Mrs. Devonne Henry Fallin, 79, of Ruston, LA will be held Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Salem Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Fred Wideman, assisted by Rev. Rolly Walker.
Interment will be in Salem Cemetery near Dubach, LA under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Arcadia.
Mrs. Fallin died January 11, 2004 in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston, LA.
Mrs. Fallin was a retired Administrative Assistant. She was preceded in death by her husband, B. Howard Falllin and her parents, Scott and Willie Henry.
Survivors include one step-son, Ben Fallin and wife Julie of Red River, New Mexico; two step-daughters, Carole Harris and husband John of Ruston, LA and Brenda McIntyre and husband Tom of Federal Way, WA; one sister, Marguerite Henry Garrett of Ruston, LA; six step-grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren; and numerous cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to Salem Methodist Church or Trinity United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Iva Crowe, 90, of Ruston, LA will be held Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Stokes, Rev. Less Webb, Rev. Bill Sanderson, Rev. Larry Hatcher and Rev. Jimmie Pyles.
Interment will be in Ansley Cemetery in Ansley, LA under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Mrs. Crowe died Monday, January 12, 2004 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Mrs. Crowe was born in Mississippi on March 31, 1913. She was a retired Postmaster.
Survivors include her husband, R. E. Crowe of Ruston, LA; one son, Robert E. Crowe, III and wife Shirley of Bastrop, LA; one sister, Delia Labby of Crowley, LA; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 13, 2004 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Services for Noella Frazier, 84, of Ruston, LA will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2004 in the St. Thomas Acquinas Catholic Church in Ruston, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Tony Posadas assisted by Rev. John Ostdiek.
Interment will be in Cook Cemetery, Ruston, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mrs. Frazier died Saturday, January 10, 2004 in Ruston, LA following a brief illness.
Mrs. Frazier was a member of the St. Thomas Acquinas Catholic Church in Ruston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Frazier, Sr.
Survivors include her children, Johnnie Hogan and husband Paul, Warren Frazier, Jr. and wife Linda, and Mike Frazier and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Bill Hogan and wife Kelly, Ginger Manuel and husband David, David Hogan and wife Tiffany, Leah Frazier, Lori Henry and husband Phil, and Lacie Frazier, all of Ruston, LA; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Curtis Caldarera and John Caldarera, both of Lutcher, LA, and Glen Caldarera of Metairie, LA; sisters, Joyce Bourgeois of Lutcher, LA, Myrtis Caldarera and Letty Richard, both of Gramercy, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be John Allen, Billy Tinsley, Ed Cato, Thelton Ginn, Larry Penuell, and Johnny Armstrong.
Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Acquinas Catholic Church or the charity of the donor's choice.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2004 at the funeral home.
Velma Lucille Walker
Graveside services for Velma Lucille Walker, 81, of Ruston, LA were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2004 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston. Rev. B. H. Peterson officiated.
Mrs. Walker passed away Thursday, January 8, 2004 at Lincoln General Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Walker of Ruston, LA; three sons, Tommy Adkins of Monroe, LA, James V. Adkins of Ruston, LA and Johnny Ray Montgomery of Ft. Worth, TX; her brother, Eugene Tackett of Little Rock, AR; her sister, Mabel Duncan of Heber Springs, AR; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Lillie Mae "Puddin'" Skains
Services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Fitzpatrick Skains, age 78, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2004 at Aulds Chapel Church in Downsville with Rev. Frank Eppinette and Rev. Jimmie Pyles officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Downsville.
Mrs. Lillie passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 in Downsville after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Aulds Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivy and Margaret Fitzpatrick, and her husband, Reginald Skains.
She is survived by one son, Reggie G. Skains, Sr. and his fiance' Diane E. Gelburd of Downsville, LA; three daughters, Cheryl and Dwight Lamkin of Ruston, LA, Terri and Mark Whitehead of Denham Springs, LA and Lana and Todd Beams of Magnolia, AR; eleven grandchildren, Reggie G. Skains, Jr., Paula M. Ford, Regan G. Pyle, Regina G. Skains, Robin G. Skains, S. Brad Lamkin, Jeremy L. Lamkin, Brennan T. Beams, Dylan M. Beams, Landan S. Beams and Matthew B. Whitehead; seven great grandchildren, John Ford, Clayton Ford, Emma Ford, Reggie G. (Trey) Skains, III, Rebecca Skains, Taylor Lamkin and Cole Lamkin.
Pallbearers will be Lawrence Bingham, Ralph Barnes, Ray Antley, Jimmy Holman, Eddie Holman and Dale Holman.
Visitation will be from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA and before services at Aulds Chapel Church on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Foundation League in Monroe, Northeast Regional Hospice in Monroe or Methodist Children's Home in Ruston.
A special thanks to the Staff of Northeast Regional Hospice, Candace Hale and Annette Coleman, Sitter, Nellie Knox and special friend, Mrs. Dell Watson for the kindness shown to our mother during her illness.
Lois Breazeal Bowlin
Fort Worth - Lois Breazeal Bowlin, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, after a brief illness.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Broadway Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Greenwood Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice House West, 1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth 76102 or Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W. Broadway, Fort Worth, 76104.
Lois was born Dec. 12, 1913. She graduated from Louisiana Normal Teaching College in Natchitoches, La. and taught elementary school before moving to Fort Worth in 1936, with her husband, Joe P. Bowlin. Lois will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was very close to her three grandchildren and was looking forward to becoming a great-grandmother later this year.
Lois was a member of Broadway Baptist Church since 1941. She taught Sunday School and was a member of the Felicia Class where she formed some of her closest friendships.
Lois and husband, Joe were charter members of Colonial Country Club. An avid golfer, Lois played weekly and was a member of the Women's Golf Association at Colonial. She was a charter member of Women of Rotary in Fort Worth and a volunteer at All Saints Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe. P. Bowlin; parents, IP and Etta Breazeal; and brother, Stanford Breazeal.
Survivors include a son, Bob P. Bowlin and his wife, Loene of Fort Worth; daughter, Janet Phillips and her husband, Warner of Polk County; and grandchildren, Ann-Michele Bowlin, Paul Bowlin and wife, Melinda and DeAnn Phillips.
Hazel Gregory Thompson
Hazel Gregory Thompson, daughter of John N. and Lillia W. Gregory died Friday, January 2, 2004 at the West Monroe Guest House.
She was the sister of Virginia Gregory Kelly of Russ House in Ruston and Lilla Bea Terrell of Alexandria, VA. She leaves many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at the Mount Olive Cemetery West of Columbia.
Allen J. Tomlin, D.D.S.
Dr. Allen J. Tomlin, age 80, died January 3, 2004 at Grace Home in Shreveport, Louisiana. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Minden Roseneath Chapel. The service will be officiated by Reverend George Dyer. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 5, 2004 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Roseneath Funeral Home in Minden.
Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery in Springhill, LA.
Dr. Tomlin, known as "Poppy" to his beloved family and friends, was born on October 25, 1923 in Mansfield, Louisiana. Most of his young life was spent in Springhill, Louisiana. Dr. Tomlin served his country in the U. S. Air Force in World War II prior to graduating in pre-dental from Baylor University and from Loyola Dental School. He later graduated from Ohio State University in anesthesia.
He was a kind, compassionate, and gentle oral surgeon for thirty-one years in Shreveport, Minden, and Ruston before taking a medical retirement in 1983. While serving as an oral surgeon he was a distinguished member of several organizations: Delta Sigma Dental Fraternity; Northwest Dental Society - President 1959; Louisiana Dental Association; American Dental Association; Louisiana Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - President 1980-81; Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; and the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology.
Dr. Tomlin was preceded in death by his parents, Allie Dennis Tomlin and William L. Tomlin; three sisters, Mabel Tomlin Turner and husband Perry L. Turner, Sybil Tomlin Stephenson and husband Bob, and Mildred Tomlin.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Rockett Tomlin; sons, Dr. Thomas A. Tomlin and wife Pam of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Jarrel T. Tomlin of Milledgeville, GA, Dan T. Tomlin of Milledgeville, A, Danny Wilson and wife Melinda of Minden, LA, and Tom Wilson and wife Robbie of Minden, LA; daughters, Sue Tomlin of Milledgeville, GA, Laura Tomlin Cumbest and husband Randy of Warrenville, SC, and Laura Wilson Humphrey of Minden, LA; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild; a number of beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends; and a special friend, Leslie Humphrey.
Poppy loved life, family, friends, fishing, flying, laughter and he loved and trusted in the "Good Lord".
Pallbearers will be Gordan Jarnigan, Dr. William Haynie, Sr., Dr. Glenn Pittman, Russell Adams, Dr. J. V. Jones, Jim Brown, William Reyenga, Hal Jackson and J. C. Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Home In Shreveport, LA or to the American Cancer Society.
Mary Holly Houck
Services for Mary Holly Houck, 34, of Ruston, LA will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dale Oden and Dr. Michael Hawley officiating.
Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Ruston.
Ms. Houck passed away Saturday, January 3, 2004 at LSU Medical Center, Shreveport.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Agnes Atkins of Ruston and Barnette and Annie Houck of Simsboro.
She is survived by her parents, Oliver and Mary Jo Houck of Ruston; her brother, Robert Oliver Houck, Jr. and his wife Amy, and niece, Lauren Abby Houck of Dallas, TX.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bryan Atkins, Jim Atkins, Kane Ferguson, Zachary Best, Garrett Best and Nick Bennett.
Graveside services for Mrs. Lillie Baxter, 87, of Jonesville, LA, formerly of Baton Rouge, LA will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 5, 2004 with the Rev. David Carlton officiating.
Interment will be at Douglas Cemetery in Ruston, LA under the direction of Young's Funeral Home of Jonesville.
Mrs. Baxter was born October 29, 1916 in Bevins, Texas. She died Friday, January 2, 2004 at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday. She was retired from the East Baton Rouge School System, a member of the First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Alpha Delta Kappa and the Baton Rouge Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by husband, Rev. Fredrick Baxter; mother and father, David and Sybilla Taylor; six brothers and one sister.
Survivors include one sister, Jean Mynatt of Knoxville, Tennessee; daughter, Becky Richard of Jonesboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The pallbearers will be her nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Baptist Children's Home and the Baton Rouge Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
Services for Leon Davis, 82, of Dubach, LA were held Friday, January 2, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Dubach. Officiating was Rev. Barry Joyner and Rev. Janie Trammell Kelly.
Interment was in the Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mr. Davis died Wednesday, December 31, 2003 in Bernice following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Lincoln Parish and a lifelong member of First Baptist Church. He was retired from Southwest Gas after 33 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sue Davis of Dubach; one son, Harvey Davis and wife Bridgett of Ruston; two brothers, Huey Davis of Dubach and Luey Davis of Minden; grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Davis and Justin League, both of Ruston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Glen Hunt, Jerry Alexander, Wayne Davis, Michael Nolan, Bill Waltz and Ronnie Rodrigues.
Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Allen, Gene Posey, Luther Colvin, Sonny Foster, Jim Peters and Reagan Colvin.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Dubach.
Mark Patrick Lindsey
Services for Mark Patrick Lindsey, 2 months old, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2004 in the St. Thomas Acquinas Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Tony Posadas and Father John Ostdiek.
Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mark Patrick died Saturday, December 27, 2003 in New Orleans, LA.
Survivors include his parents, Erskine P. Lindsey, III and Gail Pankratz Lindsey of Ruston, LA; two brothers, Jack and Daniel Lindsey; grandparents, Alice Lindsey of Prattville, AL, Marilynn Pankratz of Harahan, LA and Alan Pankratz of Melrose, FL; aunts and uncles, John Pankratz, Jane Allen, Ann Crochet, Carol Butler, Robert Lindsey and Joseph Lindsey; and fifteen cousins.
Memorials may be made to a memorial fund for Mark Patrick Lindsey at Community Trust Bank.
Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Friday, January 2, 2004 at the church.