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Miscellaneous Webster Parish, Louisiana Obituaries


David Hampton
Funeral services for Deacon David Hampton, 91, were to be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church on Athens Road with the Rev. Earnest George officiating. Burial was to follow at Old Athens Cemetery under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Hampton, a native of Homer, passed away Friday, July 26, in Shreveport. He was born on Thursday, Sept. 20, 1910 to the late Fed and Ellen Washington Hampton and was educated in Claiborne Parish schools. He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. After serving in World War II, he moved to Minden, where he resided until November 1992, then moved to New Orleans. He was married to the late Lula Mae “Doll” Sears Brewer. Until his health began to fail, he worked diligently on the deacon board and usher board of his church and was also active in Minden Temple Lodge #109. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother; and four sisters. He is survived by one daughter, Linda Clark and husband Charles; one son, David Hampton Jr. and wife Jewell; one step-son, Claude Brewer and wife Autherine; one sister-in-law, Mattie Major; one niece, Ethel Miller; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Willie Wheaton
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Wheaton, 89, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Milton McDonald, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Wheaton Cemetery under the direction Kennon and Sons Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 2, at the funeral home and from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the church. Mr. Wheaton, a native of Homer, passed away Sunday, July 28. He was born June 2, 1913 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Wheaton of Maplewood, Minn., and Missouria Wheaton of St. Paul, Minn.; three sisters, Rosie Wheaton Webb of Homer, Lillie Wheaton Warren of Denver, Colo., and Allie Ruth Wheaton Brown of Los Angeles, Calif.; one grandchild; and many other relatives and friends.

Carol Markham
Funeral services for Mrs. Carol Owen Markham were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2002, at Eden Methodist Church in New York. Burial followed at Eden Methodist Church Cemetery, under the direction of Laing Funeral Home in Eden. Mrs. Markham, a longtime Minden resident, passed away Tuesday, July 23, at her residence in Eden, N.Y. She lived and worked in Minden for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Mildred Owen. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Markham and David Owen and wife Christi; stepmother, Verna Owen; brothers, David and wife Aline, Clifford Owen and wife Judy; sister, Mary Cleary and husband Michael; grandchildren, Jared Markham, Hayley Owen, Brittany Owen and Cameron Owen.

Henry Hampton
Funeral services for Mr. Henry Thomas Hampton, 85, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Bailey Funeral Home in Springhill with the Rev. David Easton and the Rev. J. B. Yelverton officiating. Burial will follow at Welcome Cemetery. Mr. Hampton, a resident of Sarepta, the Porterville Community, for 50 years, passed away Saturday, July 27, at his residence after a long illness. He was a member of Porterville Church of God, a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army, and was a retired electrician with International Paper Company with 20 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Sims Hampton on Sept. 25, 2000. He is survived by his daughters, Nona Vowell and husband Doyle of Sarepta, Dianne Ketchum and husband Larry of Texarkana, Texas; sons, Tommy Hampton and wife Sue of Shreveport, Kenny Hampton and wife Sandi of Bossier City; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ronnie Vowell, Kelby Bagwell, T.J. Hampton, Ty Hampton, Tim Ketchum and Kevin Butts.

William Baker
Funeral services for Mr. William Joseph "Billy Joe" Baker, 24, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Cotton Valley with the Rev. Kenny Joyner and the Rev. Charles Woolley officiating. Burial will follow at Cotton Valley Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Cotton Valley. Visitation will be held from 1 until 9 p.m. today, July 26, at the funeral home. Mr. Baker, a lifelong resident of Cotton Valley, passed away Wednesday, July 24, in Shreveport, after a sudden illness. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cotton Valley and worked for Red Ball Oxygen Co. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harry H. Baker, June 28, 2001. He is survived by his father, Phil Baker and wife Ludie of Cotton Valley; mother, Diane Sinclair Tynes and husband Tim of Cotton Valley; paternal grandmother, Lillie Sullivan Baker of Cotton Valley; maternal grandparents, Carl Sinclair of Cotton Valley and Nancy Sinclair of Kansas City, Mo.; sister, Amy Simonton and husband John of Minden; brother, Matt Baker and wife Christy of Plain Dealing; step-sister, Tiffany Tynes of Colorado; fiance', Tammy Matlock of Bossier City; two nieces, Bailey and Gracie Claire; two nephews, Clay and Dawson; and a host of other nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Coty Robinson, Micah Hanson, Johnny Reed Jenkins, Glynn Gaddy, Brad Hanson, Timothy Farrington, Chris Grisham, Jason McGinty, Leslie Putnam and Chad Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Beck, Michael Lambright, Gaylon Brown, Trent Maxwell, Brian Bonner, Daniel Beckman, Tony Matlock, and Larry Ruff.

Jacqueline Anderson
Funeral services for Ms. Jacqueline Marie Anderson, 35, were to be held at 11 a.m. today, July 26, 2002, at Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden. Burial was to follow at Cotton Valley Community Cemetery. Ms. Anderson is survived by her daughters, Kyatona M. Anderson of Minden, Chere' Renee Anderson of Daleville, Ala., and Connie Lee Grigsby of Cotton Valley; mother, Terri Catherine Burton of Minden and a host of other relatives and friends. Rest in peace.

Jakie Boyce
Graveside services for Mr. Jakie "Jake" Warren Boyce, 58, were to be held at 10 a.m. today, July 24, 2002, at Fuller Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Whitlock officiating. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Boyce, a native and resident of Minden, passed away Monday, July 22, in Minden. He was employed by Sanitary Dairy for 27 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Edgar Boyce. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda S. Boyce; son, Jacob W. Boyce and wife Kristi of Minden; mother, Malissie H. Boyce of Minden; sister, Dottie Gordon and husband Junior of Sibley; brothers, Don Boyce and wife Debbie, Roy Boyce and Buster Boyce, all of Minden; special brother, Jackie Boyce and wife Dorothy of Minden; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins. Pallbearers were to be Jay Boyce, David Gordon, Wesley Loden, Bradley Plunkett, Josh Boyce, Kem Butler, Joe Warquez, and Mike Klebba.

Galin Shaw
Memorial services for Mr. Galin Lee Shaw, 68, were to be held at 10:30 a.m. today, July 23, 2002, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubberly. Mr. Shaw, a resident of Dubberly, passed away Saturday, July 20, at Minden Medical Center following a long illness. He was born Jan. 30, 1934. He is survived by his wife, Faye E. Shaw; daughter, Judith Lynn Salter and husband Randy; sons, Thomas Edward "Eddie" Shaw, and Dale Wade Shaw and wife Susan; grandchildren, Rachel Shaw Willis and husband Shawn of Heflin, Jackie Faye Shaw of Dubberly, David Lee Shaw of Heflin, Chelsea Claire Shaw of Dubberly, Halea Hollis Shaw of Dubberly; stepgrandson, Zack Willis; one great-granddaughter, Kelly Dawn Willis; and special sons, Charles Tucker, Kevin Cottle and Keith Smart. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church.

Dee-Wayne Padgett
Funeral services for Mr. Dee-Wayne Alvin Padgett, 5, will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 22, 2002, at New Sarepta Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Dodds and the Rev. Tim Everett officiating. Burial will follow at Old Sarepta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Springhill. Dee-Wayne was born in Minden and was a former resident of Sarepta. He passed away Thursday, July 18, in Cullen, along with his mother, Jeannie "Beckie" Booth Padgett, as the result of an automobile accident. He is survived by his father, Chris Padgett of McNeil, Ark.; half-sisters, Kristina Leighann Padgett and Heather Irene Padgett, all of Montgomery; aunts, Julie Hand and husband Wayne of McLeod, Texas, Melissa Michelle Wood and husband Russell; uncle, Regainard Madison Booth and wife Erica, all of McNeil; his maternal grandmother, Sandra Elkins Booth of McNeil; maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Alvin Elkins of Sarepta; paternal grandmother, Patricia M. Bruce of Pineville; paternal grandfather, Larry L. Padgett of McLeod; paternal great-grandfather, Harold Padgett of Palm Bay, Fla.; cousins, Kurtis Hand, Ashley Hand, Trey Jones, Haley Jones and Macie Jones. Pallbearers will be Spencer and Michael Pipes, Daniel and Nicholas Garza, Shannon and Brandon Elkins, Richard Downs and Thomas Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be E.L. Edwards and Terry Poston.

Jeannie Padgett
Funeral services for Mrs. Jeannie "Beckie" Booth Padgett, 28, will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 22, 2002, at New Sarepta Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Dodds and the Rev. Tim Everett officiating. Burial will follow at Old Sarepta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Springhill. Mrs. Padgett, a native of Bossier City and a resident of McNeil, Ark., passed away Thursday, July 18, in Cullen along with her five-year-old son, Dee-Wayne Alvin Padgett, after an automobile accident. She was a former resident of Sarepta and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Magnolia, Ark. She was a self-employed marketing executive for the Melaleuca Company and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Alpha Mae Love Elkins; her maternal great-grandparents, Lula and Neal Love and Vera and Thomas Pierce Elkins. She is survived by her husband, Chris Padgett of McNeil; stepdaughters, Kristina Leighann Padgett and Heather Irene Padgett, all of Montgomery; sister, Melissa Michelle Wood and husband Russell; brother, Regainard Madison Booth and wife Erica of McNeil; stepsister, Wendy Harvill of Springhill; mother, Sandra Elkins Booth of McNeil; maternal grandfather, Thomas Alvin Elkins of Sarepta; aunts and uncles, Kathy Ketchens, Charlotte Garza and husband Danny, all of Sarepta, Charles Wayne Elkins of Shreveport, Mary Ruth Booth, Luther Booth, Bopie Booth and his wife Nadine, all of Magnolia, Ark. Pallbearers will be Spencer and Michael Pipes, Daniel and Nicholas Garza, Shannon and Brandon Elkins, Richard Downs and Thomas Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be E.L. Edwards and Terry Poston.

Ione Cooper
Funeral services for Mrs. Ione Chauvin Cooper, 85, were to be held at 11 a.m., today, July 22, 2002, at Bailey Funeral Home in Springhill with the Rev. Karl J. Daigle and Philip Pazhayakari officiating. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery. Mrs. Cooper, a resident of Springhill, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at The Glen in Shreveport, following a short illness. A resident of Springhill since 1953, she shared her love of life through the beauty of music and song with her family and the community. She taught in area schools and was very active with the Sacred Heart Church choir and activities within the Communities of the Holy Spirit. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis O. Cooper; and son, Michael Louis Cooper. She is survived by her son, Ellis O. Cooper Jr.; daughter, Nancy Cooper Oliver and husband Saul; son, Patrick Brooks Cooper and wife Susan; son, Steve Cooper and wife Debbie; son, Donald Paul Cooper and wife Anita; daughter, Crin Del Henry and husband Dan; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her sister, Alma Richard; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friend, Vera Grider. Pallbearers will be Floyd Sterling, Clyde Green, Anthony Manual, Leonard Blanton, Skip Grillot, Terry Roath, and Larry Berrier as honorary pallbearer. Memorials may be made to The Philadelphia Center, 2020 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, 71104, or National Marfans Foundation, 382 Main Street; Port Washington, N.Y., 11050.

Kathleen McIntyre
Graveside services for Kathleen Pullig McIntyre, 87, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Minden Cemetery, with Minister Charles Pate officiating. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held today, July 19, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. McIntyre, a native of Winn Parish and a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, July 17, in Minden. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband Grady L. McIntyre; father, Dug Pullig and mother, Lizzie Pullig. She is survived by her son, Doug Burt and wife Dot of Greensboro, Ga.; daughter, Julia Mahoney Hobby and husband Truitt of Cleveland, Miss.; grandchildren, Carrie Lynn Henderson and husband Tripp, Cliff Hobby, Deborah Watkins and husband Loye and Gid Burt; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Carrie Pullig DeLoach and husband Jessie; and several nieces and nephews.

Willie Robinson
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Allie Ward Robinson, 92, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at St. James Baptist Church with Dr. T.L. Ward officiating. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery under the direction of Kennon and Sons Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held today, July 19, at the funeral home. Mrs. Robinson, a native of Doyline and a resident of Minden, passed away at 2:09 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Minden Medical Center. She was born Sept. 23, 1909 to the late Louis and Ola Moore Ward. She was the third of 12 children. She was united in marriage to the late Rev. Joseph R. Robinson on Nov. 18, 1924, and was a loving, devoted and caring mother to her 10 children. She was a faithful member of New Zion Baptist Church in Doyline, where she worked diligently and tirelessly as a missionary and Bible leader. She received God at an early age and professed Him as her personal Savior in 1921, under the leadership of E.I. Beary. She was a devout Christian and counselor. Her Christian life reflected in her smiles and in her forthright approach to those around her. Her belief was that God is the answer to every situation for those who believe. Mrs. Robinson leaves behind a legacy wrought by love, honesty, Christian compassion and devotion. She will be remembered as an ambassador and mentor. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph; parents; daughter Josephine; and son Willie James. She is survived by seven daughters, Melvin Teresa Parker, Jeweline Smith, Ethel Lavergne, Gertrude Snowden, all of Detroit, Mich., Mable Martin of Minden, Lue Jean Washington of Alexandria, and Mollie Rice of Shreveport; one son Charlie Leon Robinson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 32 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; 52 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Johnny Scott
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Bernard Scott, 65, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Memorial Funeral Home in Cullen with the Rev. Roger Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Benton under the direction of Miller-Pioneer Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held until evening today, July 19, at Miller-Pioneer funeral home. Mr. Scott, a resident of Cullen, passed away Tuesday, July 16, in Shreveport. He is survived by his sons, Johnny Smith and wife Doretha of Cotton Valley, Johnny Ray Neal of Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Betty DeBose and husband Johnny Wayne of Plain Dealing; sister, Lula B. Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas; many grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Edgar Shockley
Memorial services for Mr. Edgar Shockley will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2002, at First Assembly of God Church in Minden. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Shockley; three daughters, Carolyn Craig of Bloomington, Ind., Brenda Gray of Frankfort, Ind., Helen Johnson of Minden; one sister, Lavon Oliver of Minden; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Dora Thompson
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Forrest Thompson, 96, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2002, at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church with the Rev. James Kinsey officiating. Burial will follow at Sheppard Street Cemetery under the direction of Kennon and Sons Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 21, at the funeral home. Mrs. Thompson, a native of Minden and a longtime resident of Los Angeles, Calif., passed away Monday, July 15, in Shreveport. She was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Thirteen years ago, she left her beloved Los Angeles to come back to live with her daughter in Minden. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elder Moses Forrest Sr. and Elizabeth Forrest Bailey; husband Theo Thompson; brothers, Ardis Forrest, Earnest Forrest, and Moses Forrest Jr.; sisters, Berta Forrest; son-in-law, W. Leon Hayes Sr.; and grandson, Wilber Leon Hayes Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Marguerite H. Williams and husband Oscar C. of Minden; son, Oren T. Qualls of Los Angeles; sister, Katie F. August of Minden; brother, Rudolph Forrest of Los Angeles; grandchildren, Yvette Hayes, Oren Qualls of Los Angeles, Aaron Qualls of Tacoma, Wash., Marcus Williams of Fairbanks, Alaska, Linda W. Durril of Ft. Wayne Ind.; great-grandson, Forrest H. Ashley; and many other relatives and friends.

Anna Landers
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna (Ann) Louise Dewey Landers will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with Eldon Howell officiating. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. today, July 18, at the funeral home. Mrs. Landers, a native of Avant, Okla., and a resident of Minden, passed away Monday, July 15, at home following a lengthy battle with heart and lung disease. She was born Oct. 17, 1924 and she spent her earlier years with her parents, Edna and Simeon Dewey and her siblings in Stinnett, Texas. In September 1945, she married David C. Landers and moved to Minden, where they lived for more than 40 years. She worked at Minden Medical Center for several years before going to work as an inspector at LAAP. She retired in 1984 and was also an active member of the Eastern Star and Beauceants for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and her oldest sister, Juanita Thurman. She is survived by three daughters, Valorie Boyles of Shreveport, Donna Landers of Dayton, Texas, and Bonnie Flurry and husband Charles of Magnolia, Ark.; two sisters, Dorothy Keel and husband Sam of Amarillo, Texas, Lucille Cox of Kemah, Texas; brother, Don Dewey and wife Laura of Whittier, Calif.; and two nieces that were reared with them, Kathleen Olsen and Barbara Dewey; five grandchildren, Wendy Bode, Stephanie King, John David King, Wes Holley, and Chuck Flurry; five great-grandchildren, Nikki Parker, Cameron King, Brittany Bode, Chandler Matteson, and Angelica Holley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Shriners Hospital.

Kathleen McIntyre
Graveside services for Kathleen Pullig McIntyre, 87, will be held at Minden Cemetery, time pending, with the Rev. Charles Pate officiating. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held Friday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. McIntyre, a native of Winn Parish and a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, July 17, in Minden. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband Grady L. McIntyre; father, Dug Pullig and mother, Lizzie Pullig. She is survived by her son, Doug Burt and wife Dot Burt of Greensboro, Ga.; daughter, Julia Mahoney Habby and husband Truitt; grandchildren, Carrie Lynn Henderson and husband Tripp, Cliff Hobbit, Deborah Watkins and husband Loye and Burt; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Carrie Pullig DeLoach and husband Jessie and several nieces and nephews.

Damien Frazier
Graveside services for infant Damien Lamar Frazier will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Sheppard Street Cemetery in Minden. Services are under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden.

Anna Landers
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna (Ann) Louise Dewey Landers will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with Eldon Howell officiating. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the funeral home. Mrs. Landers, a native of Avant, Okla., and a resident of Minden, passed away Monday, July 15, at home following a lengthy battle with heart and lung disease. She was born Oct. 17, 1924 and she spent her earlier years with her parents, Edna and Simeon Dewey and her siblings in Stinnett, Texas. In September 1945, she married David C. Landers and moved to Minden, where they lived for more than 40 years. She worked at Minden Medical Center for several years before going to work as an inspector at LAAP. She retired in 1984 and was also an active member of the Eastern Star and Beauceants for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and her oldest sister, Juanita Thurman. She is survived by three daughters, Valorie Boyles of Shreveport, Donna Landers of Dayton, Texas, and Bonnie Flurry and husband Charles of Magnolia, Ark.; two sisters, Dorothy Keel and husband Sam of Amarillo, Texas, Lucille Cox of Kemah, Texas; brother, Don Dewey and wife Laura of Whittier, Calif.; and two nieces that were reared with them, Kathleen Olsen and Barbara Dewey; five grandchildren, Wendy Bode, Stephanie King, John David King, Wes Holley, and Chuck Flurry; five great-grandchildren, Nikki Parker, Cameron King, Brittany Bode, Chandler Matteson, and Angelica Holley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Shriners Hospital.

Geraldine Mims
Funeral services for Mrs. Geraldine Beatrice Aker Mims will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church in Minden. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. at the church. She was born to the late Lawrence E. Aker Sr. and the late Beatrice Aker Armstrong on June 13, 1922 in Downsville. As a young child, she accepted Christ as her Savior and Lord and was baptized at Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church in Grambling. As an adult, she moved to Minden and became a faithful member of Mt. Zion. She was married to the late O.D. Mims on Oct. 1, 1946 in Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Mims was educated in Grambling public schools and was a member of the charter graduating class of Grambling State University. She earned a master's degree at Texas Southern University. She served as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Webster Parish school system until her retirement in 1968. She was a member of the Minden Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda; granddaughter, Malika Ordean "Mikki"; sisters, Margaret Rentz and husband the Rev. Simpson E., Dorothy Williams and husband Foster, and Ruby Flournoy; one brother, the Rev. Lawrence Aker Jr., and wife Dorothy; a special nephew who was like a son, Samuel E. Mims and wife Glenda and many nephews, nieces and godchildren.

Donald Griffith
Funeral services for Mr. Donald O. Griffith, 77, were to be held at 10 a.m. today, July 15, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Doyline with Dr. Richard May and the Rev. Steve Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at Point Chapel Cemetery in Doyline under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Griffith, a native of Fryeburg and a resident of Doyline, passed away Saturday, July 13, at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, 32nd Mason and he enjoyed his family and friends. He was a market manager, meat cutter and cook. He was retired from G.E. Commercial Transformer Co. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lora Murphy; brothers, Henry and Wayne Griffith. He is survived by his wife, Betty Martin Griffith; son, Michael Griffith and wife, Cynthia of Doyline; daughters, Donna Towns of Mt. Lebanon, Beverly Kea and husband Roy of Sibley; brother, Harry Griffith and wife Barbara; grandchildren, Todd Cummings and wife Lori, Jeff Cummings, Douglas Fuller and wife Rita, Craig Kea, Brian Griffith and wife Laurie, and Jennifer Griffith; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Elizabeth Fuller and Chelsea and Zachary Cummings. Pallbearers were to be his grandchildren.

Jessie Harris
Funeral services for Mr. Jessie James Harris, 95, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with the Rev. S. Wade Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Sheppard Street Cemetery in Minden under the direction of Kennon and Sons Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held today, July 12, with family hour from 7 until 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Mr. Harris, a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, July 10, in Minden. He was born Aug. 7, 1906 in Heflin. He was the oldest of eight children. He was united in marriage to Mary Esther Thomas on Nov. 24, 1945. To this union two children were born. He was known for his love for landscaping and gardening. He was very friendly to all he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Henry Harris and Elnora Davis Harris; and all his siblings. He is survived by his son, Corinthian Harris and wife Sheila of Houston, Texas; daughter, Elnora Harris of Minden; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Fannie Parker
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Jackson Parker, 101, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002, at St. Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Sheppard Street Cemetery under the direction of Miller-Pioneer Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held from 7 until 8 p.m. today, July 12, at the funeral home. Mrs. Parker, a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, July 10, at I.H.S. of Minden. She is survived by her daughters, Azzie Parker Blow of Arcadia; Gladys McGee of Minden; Dr. Jewel Jackson of Grambling; son, William B. Jackson of Minden; one sister, Viola Bates of Kansas City, Mo.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sam Jones
Funeral services for Mr. Sam K. Jones, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with the Rev. S. Wade Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery under the direction of Kennon and Sons Funeral Home in Minden and Woodforest Funeral Home in Houston, Texas. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services, Saturday, at the church. Mr. Jones, a native of Heflin, passed away Monday, July 8, in Houston, Texas. He was born June 15, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Jones and Mandy Brown Jones. He is survived by his sister, Henrietta Bailey of Houston; sons, Calvin Joe Jones, Johnny W. Jones, Calvin Wayne Theus; daughters, Thelma McIntosh, Pamela Miller, Brenda Bridges, Alma Cornish; and a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

J.W. Clark
Memorial services for Mr. J.W. Clark, 81, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with Dr. Ronald Prince officiating. Mr. Clark, a native of DeRidder, passed away Tuesday, July 9. He spent his early life working a ranch with his family. He joined the Navy during World War II and became a naval aviator in 1943. He was an officer and a pilot for Patrol Bombing Squadron 117, "The Blue Raiders." His squadron became the most highly successful bombing squadron in Naval history, leading Mr. Clark to be decorated multiple times with honors including the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war, he lived for a time in Warren, Ark., where he was a leader in the community. He had lived in Minden since 1956, where he was active with the Lions Club, American Legion, and various other organizations and was a faithful servant of the Lord at First Baptist Church. Most of his career was managing retail business for West & Co. and Clark Investments, but his true passions were working with his land and tree farming. No member of his family ever went without if he could help it and his generosity extended far beyond his blood relatives. Mr. Clark leaves behind a legacy wrought by honor, honestly and Christian compassion and will be remembered as a father, mentor, and hero to both his country and those close to him. "Big Daddy" held God, family and honor above all else. He will be forever remembered. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy; mother, Mary; brother, Cubert; sister, Velma Gallion; and his wife of 58 years, Geneva Clark. He is survived by two sons, James and wife Gloria of Talequah, Okla., and Robert and wife Monica of Minden; grandchildren, Lacy, Alicia, Chris and wife Tara, and Keali Waldron and husband John, Tammy Wingfield and Tiffany Wall; great-grandchildren, Tristin and Ty Waldron; Caitlyn Clark, Austin, and Kaley; sister, Elva Knight; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and a host of family friends whose lives he touched. Pallbearers will be Dr. Donald Beam, Eric Beck, O.D. Cox, Bryan Coyle, Wayne Crawford, and Tim Sammuels. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Walker, Jeff Davis, Jimmy Marquis, and the Fellowship Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church in Minden. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Minden Building Fund.

Frances Qualls
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Qualls will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Patterson Funeral Home in Minden. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Taylor. The body will lie in state Friday, July 12. There will be no family hour.

Zelma Walker
Funeral services for Mrs. Zelma S. Walker, 91, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2002, at Antioch Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. Danny Warbington officiating and the Rev. Wayne Reeves assisting. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. today, July 11, at the funeral home. "Miss Zell" was born in the Blackburn community near Homer on Nov. 20, 1910, lived near Doyline until 1941, and in the Dixie Inn/McIntyre community ever since. She was a homemaker, worked at the ordinance plant, clerked in retail stores in Shreveport and Minden, and was a distributor for home care products in the Minden area for years. She was a charter member of the Dixie Inn Lions club, and may have been the longest serving Sunday School teacher at Antioch, where she touched many young lives, and was a lasting inspiration to everyone with whom she came in contact. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 71 years, Harvey A. "Fat' Walker; parents Joe and Fannie Smith; sister, Thalia Walker; brothers, Lanny and Orvie Smith; infant granddaughter, Janice Kay Walker; and grandson, Robert Dean Walker. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Paul Dudley and Betty Walker of Shreveport, Norman and Pat Walker of Lindale, Texas, and Doyle and Ila Walker of Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Steve and Adam Gill, Kevin and Brian Walker, and Kyle Richards; and members of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church.

Leslie Avant III
Memorial services for Mr. Leslie "Buster" Leon Avant III will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, at First United Pentecostal Church in Cotton Valley with the Rev. Kenneth DeHart officiating. Mr. Avant passed away Sunday, July 7, after a courageous battle with an inoperable brain stem tumor. He was born Oct. 30, 1950, and was an avid sportsman and loved the outdoors. He was a beloved father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. He is survived by one daughter, Tina Avant of Austin, Texas; one son, Leslie Avant IV of Mexia, Texas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie L. Avant Jr. of Cotton Valley; sister, Beverly Lopez of Shreveport and his niece Sara and husband Lee Williams of Dallas, Texas; special cousin, Mike Madary and wife Diane of Sulphur Springs, Texas; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Larry Rice
Funeral services for Mr. Larry Wayne Rice, 47, of Minden, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2002, at House of Prayer in Minden with the Rev. Jeanette Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at the Newsome Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Homer. The body will lie in state at Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden, on Friday, July 12, 2002. He is survived by three brothers, Marvin Rice, Freddie Rice Jr. and Clinton Woodfork; like sisters, Gloria Jean Mixon and Patricia Wesley Bell; aunt, Mary "Jeanie" Edwards; uncle, Nathaniel "Nate" Woodfork; great aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pallbearers will be Ivery Joe Qualls, Henry Jordan, Charlie James Rice, Kenneth Wayne Elkins and Ferral G. Banks.

Zelma Walker
Funeral services for Mrs. Zelma S. Walker, 91, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2002, at Antioch Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. Danny Warbington officiating and the Rev. Wayne Reeves assisting. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the funeral home. "Miss Zell" was born in the Blackburn community near Homer on Nov. 20, 1910, lived near Doyline until 1941, and in the Dixie Inn/McIntyre community ever since. She was a homemaker, worked at the ordinance plant, clerked in retail stores in Shreveport and Minden, and was a distributor for home care products in the Minden area for years. She was a charter member of the Dixie Inn Lions Club, and may have been the longest serving Sunday School teacher at Antioch, where she touched many young lives, and was a lasting inspiration to everyone with whom she came in contact. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 71 years, Harvey A. "Fat" Walker; parents Joe and Fannie Smith; sister, Thalia Walker; brothers, Lanny and Orvie Smith; infant granddaughter, Janice Kay Walker; and grandson, Robert Dean Walker. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Paul Dudley and Betty Walker of Shreveport, Norman and Pat Walker of Lindale, Texas, and Doyle and Ila Walker of Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Steve and Adam Gill, Kevin and Brian Walker, and Kyle Richards; and members of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church.

Trevor Ray Jernigan Jr.
Graveside services for Mr. Trevor Ray Jernigan Jr., 32, were to be held at 10 a.m. today, July 9, 2002, at Minden Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Pate officiating. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Jernigan, a native of Shreveport and a resident of New Orleans, passed away Friday, July 5, in New Orleans. He was a waiter and a DJ. He was preceded in death by his grandfather L.E. Jernigan. He is survived by his mother, Carol Taylor Robinson of Fort Myers, Fla.; father, Trevor Ray Jernigan Sr. of Minden; paternal grandmother, Syble McBride Jernigan of Minden, Eddie Mae Taylor of Ft. Myers, Charles C. Taylor of Maryland; brother, Matthew Bert Robinson of Shreveport; aunts and uncles, Linda and Scott Barnes of Ft. Myers, Sherry and Terry Myers of Ft. Myers, Janet and Gerald of Baton Rouge, Ronnie and Cathy Jernigan, and Larry and Marilyn Jernigan, all of Minden; special friend, Amber Viglione of Ft. Myers; and a host of other relatives.

J.P. Allen
Funeral services for Dr. J.P. Allen, 89, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Broadway Baptist Church in Shreveport. A private burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park under the direction of Thompson's Harvenson & Cole Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, July 9, at the funeral home. Dr. Allen, a native of Birmingham, Ala., passed away Sunday, July 7, at a local hospital. He was born Nov. 22, 1912. He was a graduate of Louisiana College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and in 1940, he received his doctorate. He served as pastor of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1963-1970, during which he established the ministry now known as The Baptist Center, and taught an adult Sunday School Class, which was named the Allen Bible Class in March 1992. Following his retirement, he served as vice president and director of the Division of Audience Research and Response of the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission from 1970-1979, after which he served as professor of preaching from 1979-1987 at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dottie Allen. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Killen Allen; daughter, Trish Allen Asmus and husband Stewart of Coral Springs, Fla.; granddaughter, Stacy Donner and husband Matt of Plantation, Fla.; and their son, Grayden Allen Donner, Shannon Atkins and husband Ben of London, England; stepson, Robert K. Douglas of Fort Worth; stepdaughter, Melanie Brooks and husband Bart of Fort Worth and their children, Cody and Summer; brother, Eugene Allen of Minden; nephews and nieces, including Mary Margaret Clay of Fort Worth. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund at Broadway Baptist Church.

Trevor Jernigan Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Trevor Ray Jernigan Jr., 32, are still pending. Officiating will be Charles Pate. Burial will follow services at Minden Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held from 5 until 9 p.m. today, July 8, at the funeral home. Mr. Jernigan, a native of Shreveport and a resident of New Orleans, passed away Friday, June 5, in New Orleans. He was a waiter and a DJ. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, L.E. Jernigan. He is survived by his mother, Carol Robinson of Ft. Myers, Fla.; father, Trevor Ray Jernigan Sr. of Minden; grandmother, Eddie Mae Taylor of Ft. Myers; Charles Taylor of Virginia; brother, Matthew Burt Robinson of Shreveport, Syble Jernigan of Minden; aunts and uncles, Linda and Scott Barnes of Ft. Myers; Sherry and Terry Myers of Ft. Myers; Janet Gerald of Baton Rouge; Ronnie and Cathy Jernigan, Larry and Marilyn Jernigan, all of Minden; and special friend Amber ViqLione of Ft. Myers.

Bunie Odom
Funeral services for Mrs. Bunie Vest Odom will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. Joshua Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery in Dubberly under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held at noon prior to services at the church. Mrs. Odom was born April 7, 1912, in Ringgold. She was baptized at an early age at St. Mary Baptist Church in Ringgold. She served there until she became ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Odom; parents, Jim and Emma Hall; and one daughter, Ruby Odom Matthews. She is survived by four sons, Junior C. Odom, A.C. Odom, James Odom and Lee Roy Odom; one daughter, Rosie B. Sterling and husband Arthur of Minden; one sister, Vester Holmes and husband Adam of Shreveport; four grandchildren, Zora Odom of Minden, Tallulah Matthews of Irving, Texas, Terri Matthews of Shreveport and Lee Roy Odom Jr. of Minden; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Anthony Banks, Vernon Cooksey, Farron Elkins, Vincent Green, LaRuben Johnson, Ricky Martin, and Charles Shehee. Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Connelly, Clyde Lewis, Bennie Matthews, Alex Odom, Lee Roy Odom Jr., and Arthur Sterling.

H.O. Pullig
Funeral services for Mr. H.O. "Grassy" Pullig, 84, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia with the Rev. Lysbeth Cockrell officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. Mr. Pullig, a former resident of Haynesville and a resident of Bossier City, passed away Wednesday, July 3, at Grace Home in Shreveport. He was a retired pipeline superintendent with Placid Oil Company. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Elaine O. Pullig of Bossier City; son, Harvis O. Pullig Jr. and wife Diane of Shreveport; brother, Willie E. Pullig of Bryceland; sister, Oveda Martin of Shreveport; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Kimberly Walker
Funeral services for Kimberly Suzanne Walker, 26, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2002, at First United Pentecostal Church in Minden with the Rev. T.W. Barnes, the Rev. Gerald Trammel, the Rev. Kenneth DeHart, the Rev. Jonathan Foster and Debbie Foster officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. today, July 4, at the funeral home. Miss Walker, a native of Shreveport, passed away Tuesday, July 2, in Monroe, after a sudden illness. She was born April 7, 1976 in Shreveport. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Minden and a graduate of Minden High School. She received her master's degree in speech communications from the University of Monroe and was employed at CenturyTel in Shreveport and Monroe. She was a special daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend. We thank God for the few short years she shared with us. God needed "our angel" in heaven July 2, and left us with beautiful and loving memories. She is survived by her loving parents, Daryl and Deborah Canter Walker of Minden; brother, Barry Walker of Minden; maternal grandmother, Caudy Canter of Cotton Valley; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Walker of Springhill; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of special children that Kimberly dearly loved. Pallbearers will be her cousins, Glenn Dickson, Tony Dickson, Elliott Dickson, Neven Hooter, Brandon Cox, Corey Canter, Anthony Blake, Kerry Dale McClary, Ryan Phillips and Russell Phillips.

Fred Ellington
Graveside services for Mr. Fred Edwin Ellington, 68, were held Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating. Services were under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Ellington, a native and resident of Shreveport, passed away Sunday, June 30, in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thad and Margie Ellington. He is survived by his sister, Betty McGowan and husband Kenneth of Minden; aunt, Mrs. Clyde Ellington; nephews, Mickey McGowan, Rickey McGowan, Kenny McGowan and Jeff McGowan; and cousins, Clyde D. Ellington and Nancy Ellington.

Crotia Currie
Funeral services for Mrs. Crotia Elizabeth Harville Currie, 94, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. J. Roddy Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. today, July 1, at the funeral home. Mrs. Currie, a native of Danville and a resident of Minden, passed away Saturday, June 29, in Minden. She was a homemaker, mother and farmer's helper. She was born June 14, 1908, on Flag Day, to the late T.J. Harville and Beadie Alma Bartlett Harville. She was known as the "Flag Day Girl." She lived in Bienville Parish and in and around Arcadia. She graduated from Goldonna High School in 1927, where there were only 11 grades. She moved with her family to West Carroll Parish to the Old Campbell community after graduation. There, she married Buell Currie on June 29, 1930. She lived in Pioneer, from 1930 until 1970, on the farm. She moved to Minden to be near her brother, Claude and sister-in-law, LaFern Fallin Harville, now Holley. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and Sunday school class. She moved to Town and Country Nursing Home July 22, 1998, where she later passed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Feb. 1979; Claude Harville of Minden; Bonnie Harville of Lake Charles and sisters-in-law, LaFern and Frances. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Eleanor Currie Sawicki and husband John of San Diego, Calif., Joyce Marie Currie Little and husband John of Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren, Paul Currie Sawicki of Anchorage, Alaska, James Michael Sawicki of San Diego, John Little Jr. of Houston, Texas, and Robert Currie Little of Baltimore; and one great-grandchild, Trevor Stanton Sawicki of Anchorage.

Eldred Elkins
Funeral services for Mr. Eldred Vernon Elkins, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 1, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Doyline with the Rev. Steven Kelly and the Rev. Larry Hatcher officiating. Burial will follow at Doyline Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Elkins, a native of Spearsville and a resident of Doyline for 60 years, passed away Friday, June 28, at Christus Schumpert Hospital. He was retired from the Webster Parish School Board; a deacon of First Baptist Doyline; a master carpenter; and a Mason for more than 50 years. He was a kind and gentle man. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Elkins Woods; two sisters, Mary L. Beene and Eloise Elkins. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn A. Elkins; children, John C. and Beth Elkins of Fredericksburg, Va., Regina and John Maxey of Keithville; brother, John H. Elkins and Virginia of Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Mabel R. Moore and Murray of El Dorado, Ark.; grandchildren, Bart Elkins, Slade and Kate Elkins, Carolu Elkins, Jason Shaw, Heather Helsby, Amy and John Smith, John A. Woods, Elizabeth and James Woods, Kelley and Todd Cordray; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Children and Youth Department, P.O. Box 511, Doyline, LA 71023.

Wanda Lou Holmes
Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Lou Holmes, 51, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Blue Run Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. Anthony Combs officiating. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Miller-Pioneer Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held from 6 until 7 p.m., today, June 28, at the funeral home. Mrs. Holmes, a resident of Minden, passed away Saturday, June 22, at Minden Medical Center. She was employed with Trucker's Paradise in Minden. She is survived by her brother, Julius Jackson Jr. of West Germany; sisters, Gloria Henderson of Houston, Texas, Barbara and husband Sammie Turner of Minden; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.

Jesse McGee
Funeral services for Mr. Jesse J. "Panky" McGee will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Southside Missionary Baptist Church in Minden. Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Homer under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the funeral home. Mr. McGee passed away Monday, June 24, at Willis Knighton Hospital in Shreveport. He was born Dec. 11, 1947. He will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Angeline and J.C. McGee. He is survived by his devoted friend, Linda Bonds; brothers, Johnny J. McGee, T.C. McGee and Charles McGee; children, D.J. McGee, Keshia Mullens, Kim Bonds, Stephanie Owens and Donald McGee; sisters, Bessie Bradley, Lula Norton and Rosie Cornelious; and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

Amy Haynes
Funeral services for Mrs. Amy Rintha Haynes, 88, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at New Sarepta Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Dodd officiating. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Springhill. Visitation will be held from 5 until 9 p.m. today, June 25, at the funeral home. Mrs. Haynes, a resident of Sarepta, passed away Monday, June 24, after a sudden illness. She was a lifelong resident of Sarepta and a member of New Sarepta Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.W. Haynes; sisters, Terrell Martin, Effie Jones, Virgie Matlock, Mildred Cobb, Delores Wilson, Eula Martin; brothers, Guy Hilburn and Denzel Hilburn. She is survived by her four sons, Andrew J. Haynes and wife Patricia of Springhill, Donald Wayne Haynes and wife Cathrine of San Antonio, Texas, William D. Haynes and wife Elizabeth of Springhill, Roger Allen Haynes and wife Barbara of Shongaloo; one daughter, Rebecca Ann Fitts and husband Darrell of Shreveport; two brothers, Ray Hilburn of Bossier City, Yancy Mac Hilburn of Corpus Christi, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Orville Warren
Funeral services for Mr. Orville "Scooter" Warren, 68, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Mt. Zion Church at Driskell Mountain with the Rev. E.D. Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Driskell Cemetery on Driskell Mountain under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia. Mr. Warren, a resident of Simsboro, passed away Monday, June 24, at his residence. He was a retired miner. He was preceded in death by his father, William Clay Warren; and brother, Darrel J. Warren. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Warren of Simsboro; mother, Marguerite Warren of Oklahoma City, Okla.; son, Jimmy Clay Warren of Mustang, Okla.; daughters, Cheryl Cooley of Yukon, Okla., Oleta Kay Carter of Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Jack Warren of Houma; sisters, Glynda Chism of Oklahoma City, Gaye Warren of Bay City, Texas; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Tommy Allen, Michael Hicks, Brandon Allen, Carl Driskell, Walter Driskell, and Ron Cooley. Memorials may be made to Driskell Cemetery Association.

Wanda Anderson Green
Funeral services for Wanda Anderson Green, 66 of Minden will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22,2002 at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Homer. Rev. Kenneth Nutt and Rev. William A. Massey will be officiating. Interment will follow at Hebron Cemetery in Summerfield. Visitation will be held tonight at the funeral home. Mrs. Green passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2002 in Minden. She was a retired Cosmetology Instructor with Cloyds Beauty School in Monroe. Mrs. Green is survived by: her husband of 49 years, Rev. Crawford A. Green of Minden, formerly of West Monroe; brother, Joe Anderson of Indianapolis, IN; nephew, Dr. Butch Cantwell of Monroe; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Lois Hill of Castor, James and Faye Green of Minden, Bobby and Betty Green of Benton, Jerry and Virginia Tarpley of Minden and a number of other relatives and friends. All expressions of sympathy are very much appreciated, including flowers and any memorial contributions made to the Hebron Cemetery Fund or the Baptist Children's Home.

TaiTeuna Jackson
Services for TaiTeuna Jackson, 13, will be held Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Doyline. Officiating will be Rev. Richard Jefferson. "Tay Tay" went to be with The Lord Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 3:45 p.m. at LSU Medical Center. The 13-year-old "angel" ended a courageous seven-year battle with a childhood illness. She was an eighth grade student at Doyline High School. "Tay Tay" dreamed of becoming an AKA Queen. In November 2000, her dream came true. She was crowned Junior Miss Fashionetta for the Minden chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Jackson and Mrs. Laura Jones. Survivors include: her loving parents, Laura Ann Hardy of Doyline and Michael Allen of Shreveport; her maternal grandfather, Mr. Morris Jackson Sr. of Doyline; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Allen of Shreveport; brother, J.R. Hardy, sister, Mariah "Mimi" Jackson of Doyline; half-sisters, Lacole Gibson of Bossier City, Victoria and Slanai Gibson of Shreveport; half brother, Laterrance Johnson of Shreveport; hospital staff, Dr. Majed Jeroudi, Nurses Cheryl Fernandez and Linda Douglas; aunts and uncles, Lula (George) Fuller, Annie Ruth (James) Richardson, Walter (Clementine) Jackson, Noland Jackson, Wendell (Daphne) Jackson, all of Doyline, Morris (Bennie) Jackson Jr. of Bossier City, Charles (Debra) Jackson of Sibley and Louis Jackson of Shreveport; a special family friend, Kenny Lovelace of Shreveport and a host of other relatives and friends. The family wishes to give special thanks to the St. Jude Hospital staff, as well as the LSU Medical Center staff, Dr. Jeroudi and Nurses Fernandez and Douglas.

Wayne Moreland
Funeral services for Lloyd W. Moreland, 74, of Homer, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday June 21, 2002 at First Baptist Church in Minden. Dr. James Simeon will officiate. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Homer under the direction of Rose Neath Funeral Home. Visitation will be held tonight from 5-9 p.m. Mr. Moreland died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 in Homer. He was a retired Electrician for the Mid Valley Pipeline Company. Mr. Moreland is survived by: his wife Betty A. Moreland of Homer; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lloyd and Connie Moreland of Broken Arrow, OK; four daughters and sons-in-law, Nan and Doug Sanders of Broken Arrow, Lynn and Mike Blackwelder of Homer, Patti Collins of The Woodlands, Texas and Molly and Mike Clancy of Walnut Creek, CA; two sisters, Juanita McAdoo of Shreveport and Marlene Gill of Houston; three brothers, Ralph Moreland of Rogers, AR, Joe Moreland of Ruston and Edd Moreland of Union City, Texas; nine grandchildren, John and Hannah Moreland, Laine and Laura Sanders, Amy Collins, Kevin and Ryan Clancy and Amanda and Kent Blackwelder and one great-grandson, Blake Baltes.

Marilyn Matthews
Marilyn Matthews, 55, of Minden died Saturday, June 15, 2002 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was born January 1, 1947 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was a seamstress and a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Arlie Sisco. Survivors are one son, Gene Dodson of Minden; two daughters, Sherry Dodson Lynch of Magnolia and Paula Hasley Teague of Hot Springs, AR; two granddaughters, Kristin Elise Moody of Magnolia and Hollye Elizabeth Teague of Hot Springs; one grandson, Dustin Travis Moody of Magnolia; her mother, Betty Hasley Falls; stepfather, Doug Falls and two brothers Brian Falls and Mike Falls, all from Simpsonville, South Carolina; one niece, one nephew and a host of friends. Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Lewis Chapel. Burial will be in Shiloh Lamartine Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home. Bro. Patrick Dye will officiate with Bro. Daniel Williams assisting. Visitations will be Tuesday evening, June 18, 2002. Pallbearers will be Donald Eades, Gary Wolf, Jeremy Williamson, Jimmy Rodgers and Bo Hicks.

Patricia King Shelton
Doyline - Mrs. Patty A. Shelton, 41, was born in Northampton, Massachusetts on August 30, 1960 to John Henry and Dorothy Ann Bushey King. Upon arrival in Louisiana, she lived part of her childhood in Minden. She lived the rest of her life in the Shreveport, Haughton, Doyline areas, and worked as a beautician for many years in Shreveport. Patty stayed strong through her short battle with Cancer. She was received into heaven on Thursday, June 13, 2002 to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our Father God in Heaven just received the most excellent gardener he could find, and she is probably tending to his garden right now. Patty was an excellent homemaker, and she had a love of animals, even strays that wandered into her yard. Her heart was big enough to handle her large family and anyone she came in contact with that needed some love. Patty worked for years with elderly people, helping them feel better about themselves. She took her profession seriously and was very good at what she did. Patty was preceded in death by her father, John Henry King, and her maternal grandmother, Ida Bushey of Massachusetts. The following family members will forever remember the love that Patty shared with them all: her husband, Thomas Wayne Shelton, and their son, Matthew Thomas Shelton of Doyline; her mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Michael Willeford of Haughton; her brother, Wayne King and his wife Susan of Haugton; her sister, Debbie Evans and her husband Gene, of Oklahoma; her sister Janet Ussery and her husband Terry, of Texas; her brother, John King and his wife Caroline of Doyline; and her brother Steven King of Haughton. Patty's precious nieces and nephews, Angela Evans, Melissa Carter, Amanda Carter, Jennifer King, Tyler Evans and Christopher King will always remember the many hugs and kisses she gave to them. She is also survived by brother-in-law Mike Carter of Texas; and her father-in-law Thomas Junior Shelton. Patty has several aunts, uncles and cousins that still live in Massachusetts. Patty left behind many friends and past co-workers who loved her dearly. Visitation was held at Hill Crest Funeral Home in Haughton on June 14. The funeral was held Saturday, June 15 in the Hill Crest Chapel. The service was officiated by Bro. Eddie Sowders and Reverend Father Joe Martina The family would like to thank Schumpert Hospice, Chris and Debbie, for their dedicated service and helpfulness in this time of need.

Herbert Eugene Perry
Funeral services for Herbert Eugene Perry, 78, of Carthage, Miss. were held Sunday, June 16, 2002 at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard May officiating. Burial followed at Haughton Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Visitation was held Saturday, June 15 from 7-9 p.m. Mr. Perry, formerly of Haughton, passed away on June 13, 2002 in Jackson, Miss. He worked as a carpenter. Mr. Perry was born in Leake County, Miss. He was preceded in death by his wife Lizzie Reid Perry. Survivors include: two daughters, Darlene Chamblee and Becky Ellis, both of Carthage, Miss.; two step children, Charles Reid and Joyce Lunsford; one sister, Elizabeth Spingler of Marion, Ind.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Edna Carr
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Carr, 73, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Patterson Funeral Home in Shreveport. Visitation will be held from 7 until 8 p.m. today, June 14, at the funeral home.

Patricia Shelton
Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Ann King Shelton, 41, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Hill Crest Funeral Home in Haughton with the Rev. Eddie Sowders and the Rev. Joe Martina officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. today, June 14, at the funeral home. Mrs. Shelton, a native of Northampton, Mass., and a resident of Doyline, passed away Thursday, June 13, after a short battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 31, 1960, to John Henry and Dorothy Ann Bushey King. Upon her arrival in Louisiana, she lived part of her childhood in Minden. She lived the rest of her life in the Shreveport, Haughton and Doyline areas, and worked as a beautician for many years in Shreveport. Mrs. Shelton was an excellent homemaker, and she had a love for animals, even strays that wandered into her yard. Her heart was big enough to handle her large family and anyone who came in contact with that needed some love. She worked for years with elderly people, helping them feel better about themselves. She took her profession seriously and was very good at what she did. She was preceded in death by her father; and her maternal grandmother, Ida Bushey of Massachusetts. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Wayne Shelton; son, Matthew Thomas Shelton of Doyline; mother and step-father, Dorothy and Mitchell Willeford of Haughton; brother, Wayne King and wife Susan of Haughton; sister, Debbie Evans and husband Gene of Oklahoma; sister, Janet Ussery and husband Terry of Texas; brother, John King and wife Caroline of Doyline; brother, Steven King of Haughton; nieces and nephews, Angela Evans, Melissa Carter, Amanda Carter, Jennifer King, Tyler Evans and Christopher King; brother-in-law, Mike Carter of Texas; father in law, Thomas Junior Shelton; and many aunts, uncles, cousins friends and past co-workers who loved her dearly.

Joseph Gaynor
Memorial services for Mr. Joseph L. Gaynor will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at his mother's home in Doyline. Services are under the direction of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Haughton. Mr. Gaynor, a native of Victorville, Calif., passed away Sunday, June 2, after a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1957, at George Air Force Base in Victorville to Jim and Maxine Gaynor. He traveled the world as a child with his Air Force family and continued on as an adult when he joined the Thomas Shows Carnival Circuit. He settled on Lake Bistineau to be close to his family in 1990. He was an avid fisherman and a NASCAR fan. He was a wonderful son; a brother to many; and an uncle to all. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his father, James Gaynor. He is survived by his loving mother; brothers, Jim Gaynor Jr. and wife Jodie, John Gaynor, Jerry Gaynor and wife Lisa; Jesse Gaynor and wife Karen; one sister, Vicky Gaynor Pullig and husband Raymond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Donald Kimbell
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Lynn Kimbell, 74, will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 13, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Lynn Malone, pastor of Lakeview United Methodist Church, officiating. Mr. Kimbell, a native of Homer and a resident of Minden, passed away Tuesday, June 11, in Minden. He was a chemical engineer for Gulf Oil Co. He and his wife were married Dec. 7, 1954. They spent 12 years in Venezuela, from which he retired from overseas service with Gulf Oil in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Nina Poteet Kimbell of Minden; daughters, Dianna Savage and husband Mike of Teague, Texas, Monti Brewer and husband Sean, Vonnie Ales and husband Mike, Sherry Summerlin, and Geri Jean Kimbell, all of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Clara Bell Lockhart
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Bell Lockhart, 104, will be held at noon, Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Mt. Calm Baptist Church with the Rev. Joshua Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Sheppard Street Cemetery under the direction of Kennon and Sons Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held Friday, June 14, with family hour from 7 until 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Mrs. Lockhart, a resident of Minden, passed away Tuesday, June 11. She was born Jan. 22, to the late Clark and Emanda Billard Rice. She professed Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Claiborne Parish. Later, after relocating to Minden, she joined Mt. Comfort Baptist Church. She married the late William Amos Lockhart in December of 1918 and they had 11 children. She was a strong, loving, kind Christian mother that extended great love to her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Cargie and Major; and one daughter, Mednesia. She is survived by her son, Henry Lockhart of Minden; seven daughters, Mandy Washington and husband Patrick of Dallas, Texas, Geneva Nelson, Clara Odom, Arstella Jiles, Gloria Green, Christola Walton, and Vernell O'Neal and husband John, all of Minden; two sisters, Vera Williams and Vester Thornton, both of Minden; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; great-great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

A'Dovorn Fuller
Funeral services for Mr. A'Dovorn Danny Ray Fuller, 29, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Blue Run Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. Anthony Combs officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Cemetery in Homer under the direction of Miller-Pioneer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, June 14, with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Mr. Fuller, a resident of Minden, passed away Saturday, June 8, in a fatal accident. He was born March 10, 1973, in Shreveport. He is survived by his parents, Rose Fuller of Minden and Lonnie Randall of Athens; one son, Dylan Turk of Minden; grandmother, Carrie Christopher of Rusk, Texas; grandfather, Willie D. Stanley of Minden; three sisters, Chaunda Fuller Wilson and husband Glenn of Shreveport, RoLonda Stanley and Stephia Fuller McClinton and husband Andrew, all of Minden; two brothers, Tommie B. Fuller of Killeen, Texas, and LaCarlus Fuller of Minden; seven nephews; four nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Joseph Gaynor
Memorial services for Mr. Joseph L. Gaynor will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at his mother's home in Doyline. Services are under the direction of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Haughton. Mr. Gaynor, a native of Victorville, Calif., passed away Sunday, June 2, after a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1957 at George Air Force Base in Victorville to Jim and Maxine Gaynor. He traveled the world as a child with his Air Force family and continued on as an adult when he joined the Thomas Shows Carnival Circuit. He settled on Lake Bistineau to be close to his family in 1990. He was an avid fisherman and a NASCAR fan. He was a wonderful son; a brother to many; and an uncle to all. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his father, James Gaynor. He is survived by his loving mother; brothers, Jim Gaynor Jr. and wife Jodie, John Gaynor, Jerry Gaynor and wife Karen; and one sister, Vicky Gaynor Pullig and husband Raymond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grace Watson
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Turner Watson will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Bill Ichter of First Baptist Church Minden officiating. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 until 9 p.m., with family hour at 6 p.m., today, June 12, at the funeral home. Mrs. Turner was born in Minden on July 25, 1919, one of seven children of June and Emma Botzong Turner of Minden. She was the last surviving member of that family. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church Minden and recently a member of the Chapel Sunday School Class. She was married May 29, 1942, to James William Watson of Homer, at First Baptist. After the war, they moved into their new home in Minden, where they lived from 1950 until present and raised their two sons, William and Frank. She wrote extensively about family and local history. She was descended from several area pioneer settlers, including the Germantown Colony settlers, George Frederick and Emmaline Botzong, and of John Sidney Killen, who authored the 1871 bill creating Webster Parish. Mrs. Watson was a sixth and seventh grade language teacher in Minden at Lowe Junior High, Stewart Elementary, and Richardson Elementary, and maintained friendships with many of her now grown students. She was also active in the Dorcheat Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for which she served as secretary. She also prepared the annual newspaper scrapbook this year for the Louisiana D.A.R. She is survived by her husband; sons, Frank A. Watson and wife Debbie of Kenner, and William Turner Watson of Minden; grandchildren, Kelsey Elizabeth Watson of Minden, Ryan Kendall Watson and wife Rebecca of New Orleans, and Tyler Clayton Watson of Kenner; numerous nieces and nephews; and other family members. Pallbearers will be David Boyd, Glenn Johnston, Tyler Watson, Ryan Watson, James Turner, and Kerry Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, First Baptist Church and Northwest Regional Hospice.

Annie May Bradford
Funeral services for Annie May Bradford will be held at 11 a.m. today, June 11, 2002, at Patterson Funeral Home in Minden. Burial will follow at Mayflower Cemetery in Minden.

Gregory Ferrell
Funeral services for Mr. Gregory Ferrell will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Patterson Funeral Home in Minden. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Homer. Visitation will be held Friday, June 14, with family hour from 7 until 8 p.m.

Virginia Pipes
Funeral services for Miss Virginia M. Pipes will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Lakeview United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Lynn Malone officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held from 5 until 9 p.m. today, June 11, at the funeral home. Miss Pipes, a resident of Minden, passed away Sunday, June 9, at her residence. She was born in Doyline and was a graduate of Minden High School. She retired from Pennzoil, after 31 years of service as a secretary. She was a longtime resident of Shreveport and a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Shreveport. At the time of her passing, she was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church in Minden. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Pearl Pipes; one brother, Frank Pipes; and two sisters, Grace and Harold Stanley and Willie and Calvin McCollum. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Pipes; nieces, Velma Fisher and Dr. D.F. Fisher, Carol Matlock; nephews, Stanley and Virginia Pipes, Murrell and Betty McCollum, and Melvin Stanley; numerous great- and great-great nieces and nephews, and special friends, Evelyn and Terral Lowe. Memorials may be sent to Lakeview United Methodist Church, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Caney Conference Center, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Johnny Smith Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Smith Jr., 57, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden, with the Rev. Victor Carter officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery in Doyline. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., prior to services at the funeral home. Mr. Smith, a native of Doyline, passed away Sunday, June 2. He was born Feb. 4, 1945, and served in the Navy. He is survived by his wife, Annie Faye Smith; two sons, Darrin Keith and Ronald Lynn Smith of Shreveport; mother, Cora Lewis Alford of Doyline; four grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Margaret Sterling
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Cannon Sterling, 77, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002 in the Bailey Mortuary Chapel with Father Karl Daigle officiating. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 3 until 6:30 p.m. today. The Rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Bailey Mortuary Chapel. Mrs. Sterling was a resident of this area for 53 years. She was born Aug. 19, 1924 to Abraham and Barbara Khoury Cannon in Monroe. She graduated from Neville High School in Monroe. She was active in the Civic Club along with many other organizations, owner of Columbia Cafe and Sterling Real Estate and a very active member of Sacred Heart Cathlic Church, Eucharistic Minister, Ladies Auxiliary and other community activities. She was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham and Barbara Khoury Cannon; her husband Pete Sterling; brothers and sisters, Fahearn Cannon, Menier Cannon, Victoria Cannon and Madeline Cannon Namie. She is survived by her children, Jimmy Sterling of Lafayette, Allen Sterling, Patricia Sterling, both of Dallas, Texas, Floyd Sterling and wife Gaye of Haughton, Barbara Jo "JoJo" Pease of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Floyd Barham Sterling Jr., Eva Nicole Sterling, Jamie Elizabeth Sterling; and a host of neices and nephews. Pallbearers will be Keith Thomas, Anthony Manuel, John Slatter, Steve Rutledge, Skip Grillot and Clyde Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Hanish, Dr. J.E. Rutledge, Richard Johnson, Jake Harp, Dr. Russell Pavich, Don Cooper and Frank Martin. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Springhill.

Jeanne Lawe
Graveside services for Jeanne Hurtle Lawe, 48, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Father Phillip Pazhayakar officiating. Visitation will be held beginning at 4 p.m. today, June 10, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Mrs. Lawe, a native of Hampton Va., and a resident of Minden for 14 years, passed away Friday, June 7 in Minden. She was an inventory clerk for Fibrebond Corp. She is survived by her husband, James Lawe of Minden; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hurtle of Minden; one son, Thomas Lamar Pulley of Bossier City; two step-sons, Kenneth Lawe and James Anthony Lawe of South Dakota; two step-daughters, Whitney Lawe of Ringgold and Tammy A. Lawe of Witchita, Kan.; one sister, Cheryl Anne Doren of California; and one brother, Roger W. Hurtle Jr. and wife Susan of Doyline.

Annie May Bradford
Funeral services for Annie May Bradford will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at the Patterson Funeral Home in Minden. Burial will follow at Mayflower Cemetery. Visitation will be held today, June 10 with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gregory Ferrell
Funeral services for Gregory Ferrell will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Patterson Funeral Home in Minden. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Homer. Visitation will be held Friday, June 14 with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Maxine J. Carney
Funeral services for Maxine J. Carney, 85, were to be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Corsicana, Texas, with B.F. Risinger officiating. Mrs. Carney, a resident of Longview, Texas, and formerly of Corsicana passed away June 2 in a Longview Nursing Center. Mrs. Carney was born Dec. 11, 1916 in Oil City to Edward R. and Estella Watson Jordan. She was a medical laboratory technician and longtime employee of the Sperry-Rand Ammuntion Plant in Minden. Mrs. Carney served as a former Miss Longview during the 1930s. She is survived by two nephews, Larry Jordan of Atlanta, Ga., and Abbott Lee Jordan of Memphis, Tenn.; niece Candy Kirkwood of Corsicana; great nephew Cory Kirkwood of Corsicana; and great-niece Keri Kirkwood of Dallas, Texas.

Helena Elshout
Funeral services for Mrs. Helena Dymphina Maria "Lenie" VandenOord Elshout, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. today, June 10, 2002 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Minden with Father Karl Daigle officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden under the dirction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Visitation was held Sunday, June 9, at the funeral home. Mrs. Elshout, a resident of Minden, passed away at her residence on Friday, June 7, after an extended illness. She was born Dec. 31, 1918, in Nieuwkuijk, Holland. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, where she had been active in the Ladies' Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Leo M.J. Elshout; parents Gerritt and Theodora VanBeurden VandenOord; two brothers, Jan VandenOord and Martin VandenOord; and sister Maria VandenOord Meines. She is survived by a sister, Betsy VandenOord VanHappen and husband Ton of Holland; five children, Jerry Elshout and wife Mary of Baton Rouge, Martin Elshout and wife Kakie of Ruston, Tommy Elshout and wife Janita of Minden, Maria Elshout Powell and husband Alan of Bossier City, Mike Elshout and wife Jan of Minden; nine grandchildren, Debbie Elshout Roberts and husband Dale of Baton Rouge, Tracey Elshout Ballard and husband Brent of Baton Rouge, Sarah Elshout of Ruston, Scott Elshout and wife Terrie of McKinney, Texas, Wes and Bryan Powell of Bossier City, Michael Elshout and wife Dana of Minden, Candice and Gretchen Elshout of Minden; two great-grandchildren, Anna Roberts of Baton Rouge and Sydney Elshout of Minden; and numerous nieces and nephews including Marcel VandenOord and wife Carla of Minden.

Lillian Moulder
Funeral services for Lillian Diane Moulder, 90, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Rehobeth Baptist Church in Pelahatchie, Miss., with the Rev. Jerry Barnes and the Rev. John Carter officiating. Services are under the direction of Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Morton, Miss. Visitation will be held today, June 10, at the funeral home. Ms. Moulder, a native of Pelahatchie, passed away Sunday, June 9, after a courageous battle with many illnesses. She was a resident of the Lorena Community for 40 years before spending her last 18 months as a resident of Sibley. She was a faithful member of Goodwater Baptist Church. She will be missed by many. She is survived by her brother, Charles Shed of Hattiesburg, Miss.; four sisters, Jewel Bates and husband Claude of Goshen Springhs, Bernice Wilkes of Mesa, Ariz., Ruth Logan of Rehobeth, Dorothy Hartford and husband Ewell of Jackson, Miss.; two sons, Russell Myers and wife Gloria of Pelahatchie, Ray Myers and wife Pat of Sibley; two daughters, Patricia Rodgers of Haughton, Elizabeth Hodges and husband Charles of Natches, Miss.; one step-son, Gerald Moulder of Ovett, Miss; 10 grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Frank Martin, Jeff Myers, Mark Purvis, Steve Hodges, Randy Moulder, Russ Moulder, Kenny Cichocki and Rodney Myers.


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