Week of June 19, 2003
Jewel "Grannie" Crocker
Services for Jewel "Grannie" Crocker, 76, of Calhoun were held June 12 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Herb Sims and Rev. Dan Mclure officiating. Interment was held at the Beulah Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Cocker was a retired beautician and homemaker. She was a long time member of Calhoun Assembly of God Church. Some of her pastimes were reading, sewing, family, church, and most of all fishing.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Lea Crocker, Polly Crowell, Evola Rogers, Bertie Mae Otwell,; brothers, Ben Bishop, Bill Northcutt; granddaughter, Jackie Crocker; son, Tommy Glenn Cocker; infant son, Jackie Wayne Crocker; parents, Myrtle and Oscar Northcutt.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years Willis Crocker; two sons, Tracy Crocker and wife Donna, Tim Crocker and wife Gwen all of Calhoun; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Crocker, Trampus L. Crocker, Tracy W. Crocker, Brian Stewart, Jason Leburn and Sam Finklea.
Services for Mrs. Siddie Davis, 92, of Etowah, TN, formerly Monroe, were held June 20, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Davis died Sunday, June 15, 2003, in Etowah, TN.
A native of Sherman, TX, she was the daughter of Jack and Mary Currie. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she served as secretary.
Her husband, Hassell Lee Davis, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Marti Davis Fields and Gary Fields of Tellico Plains, TN; granddaughter, Flower Fields; and great granddaughter, Faith Ashton.
Edward Earl Estepp
Services for Edward Earl Estep, 69, of West Monroe were held June 18 at the First Assembly of God Church in West Monroe with Rev. Otis Moore and Rev. Butch Pilcher officiating. Burial was at Hasley Cemetary in West Monroe.
Estep was a long time member of First Assembly of God in West Monroe. Estep was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving in Korea. Estep truly had a servant;s heart exemplified by his door that was always open to family, friends, and youth of First Assembly.
He died in his home June 16.
He is survived by his wife Marlene Estep and daughter, Ashten Nicole; his son Kyle and wife Cindy of West Monroe; his daughter Debbie and husband Happy Byxton of DeQuincy; his step son, Bill Jennings and wife Kay of Antioch, California; John Jennings of Maulden, South Carolina; his step daughter Kathy Graham and husband Cecil of Calhoun; grandchildren, Melissa Davis and Brandon Estep; his sisters Jackie Turnage of Beaumont, Texas and Joann Hinton of West Monroe; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
Estep was preceded in death by a special granddaughter, Ashley Davis.
Pallbearers were Ed Higgs, Bobby Tidwell, Charles Brown, Johnny Ashbrook, David Sellers, Freeman Bloney, Randy Butler, Donnie Sellers and Paul Frost.
Honorary Pallbearers were members of the GBU Bible Class.
Willard W. Futrell
Services for Willard W. Futrell, 84, of Calhoun were held at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with John Taylor and Rev. Oda "Tuck" Robert officiating. Interment was held at the Calhoun Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Futrell was preceded in death by his wife Maurine Futrell and son, Paul Futrell.
Survivors include his son James Futrell and wife Lynn; brother, Milton Futrell and wife Hannah; three grandchildren, Andy Futrell and wife Melissa, Dwala Bass and husband Eugene, Kayla Bratton and husband Jacob; seven great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Doyle Smith, Butch Oaks, Don Bradshaw, Dr. Mike Spears, Jerry Lovett and Lenard Johnson.
Alice E. Garrett
Services for Alice E. Garrett, 91, of West Monroe, were held June 14 with graveside services at the Hasley Cemetery Gazebo in West Monroe with Rev. Rodney Sanders officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Garrett passed away June 11 in West Monroe.
Garrett was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in West Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward B. Garrett.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda G. Fentress, Rose Ann Freeman; sister, Helen Leonard; and four grandchildren.
Luther Lamar Grant
Services for Luther Lamar Grant, 62, of West Monroe were held June 18 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky Baker and Rev. Dub Massey officiating. Interment was held at the Little Star Cemetery near Kelly under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Grant was born June 18, 1940 at Olla and passed away June 16 in West Monroe. He was a former Central Bank employee, an active member of Grace Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force and was a avid bass fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Grant; son, Allen Grant; grandchildren, Robin Grant and Christopher Grant; daughter, Loretta Seal; sisters Geraldine Boyett, Shelba Barmes, Margie Sturgis and Darlene Lovelady; brothers, Jack Grant, Eddie Grant and Rickey Grant; a numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bryan Boyett, Terrell Boyett, Jeremy Grant, Josh Grant, Jeffery Barmes and Rodney Barmes.
Honorary Pallbearers were Andrew Pierce, James Boyett, Jason Boyett and Joseph Trahan.
Jeff T. Hemphill
Services for Jeff T. Hephill, 35, of West Monroe were held June 12 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Bro. Steve Chandler and Bro. Mark Fenn officiating. Interment was held at the Roselawn Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Hemphill died June 9 as a result of an automobile accident.
Survivors include his wife Amber Hemphill; daughter, Jordan Hemphill; father, Alfred Hemphill; Mother, Kathy Hemphill; Sister, Tina Glass; brothers, Johnny Hemphill, Steven W. Hemphill, Benji Hemphill; Maternal Grandmother; Geraldine Tullis; Paternal grandfather, Albert Hemphill and many nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
Pallbearers were Mike Barringer, Rick Grimmett, Neal Stapleton, and his brothers, Johnny Hemphill, Steven W. Hemphill and Benji Hemphill.
James Henry "Buddy" McClure
Services for James Henry "Buddy" McClure, 47, of West Monroe were held June 19 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
McClure was a self-employed mechanic for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary McClure of West Monroe; father, James M. McClure; son, Jason J. McClure; daughter, Amanda Mayo and husband Brian of Monroe; grandson, Christopher Mayo; sisters, Kathey Andrus and husband William, Sue Benoit and husband Randy, Karen Bourque and husband Kenny; uncle, Huey P. McClure; one niece and eight nephews and a special friend Cindy Brady.
Annette Lowrey Morris
Services for Annette Lowrey Morris, 72, of West Monroe were held June 18 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Rick Crandall officiating. Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park Mausoleum in Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Morris was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Frank and Minnie Lowrey, her brother; Dewitt Lowery and her granddaughter Sabrina Morris. Survivors include her husband Leslie Morris of West Monroe; four children, James Morris and wife Patricia of West Monroe, Scott Morris of DeQuincy, Cheryl Pazmino and husband Walter of Birmingham, Al., Steve Morris and wife Jenny of West Monroe; grandchildren, Shelley, Joshua, Casey, and Anna Rose Morris, Hunter and Spenser Pazmino and Sunday Douglas.
Pallbearers included Joshua Morris, Casey Morris, Hunter Pazmino, Spenser Pazmino, Curtis Wayne Morris and Lamar LaGrone.
Honorary Pallbearer was Bobby Boney.
Irvin Dawson Perry
Services for Mr. Irvin Dawson Perry, 75, of Sterlington, were held June 16, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Jack Phelps officiating and Rev. Don Wilkinson assisting. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Gardens, West Monroe.
Perry died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at North Monroe Medical Center.
He joined the United States Navy in 1945, served in the South Pacific, and was discharged in 1949. He retired from Continental Can Company after 35 years of service and worked at Chennault Golf Course. He was an avid golfer and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Fae Smelser Perry of Sterlington; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jeannie Perry of Quitman, LA; grandchildren, Jo Anna Gibson, Courtney Batts, Landon Perry, Megan Perry, Paige Perry, and Richard Trahan; great grandson, Conner Gibson; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Nell Perry; sisters, Merle Clary and Charlotte Greer and husband Charles; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Perry was a Special Pappa to Maddie Woodhead.
Pallbearers were Eric Woodhead, Brian Dayton, Bill Baker, Don Bell, Buck Raus, and Jesse Dans.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Gates, Bubba Boyd, Judge Robert Farr, Bobby Mann, B.A. Stokes, Joe Chao, Fred Nugent, Dan Bannister, and Larry Doyle.
Services for Justin Reppond, 18, of Downsville, were held June 13 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Jerry Whitman officiating. Interment was held at the Reppond Cemetery near Marion under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Reppond was born January 22, 1985 in West Monroe and died June 8, 2003 near Calhoun. Justin was a 2003 graduate of West Ouachita High School. During his high school career he played baseball and football. He was a member of Holmesville Baptist Church in Downsville. Justin always brought a smile when entering a room and never left it without a great bug hug and an I Love You.
Survivors include his mother Cindy Garland; father, James Henry Reppond, Jr.; sister, Jamie Lynn Reppond; brother, Jacob Reppond; grandparents, Alice and Earl Garland and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Skinner, Russell Spillers, Ryan Ray, Mitch Kirkendoff, Spencer Williams and Jonathan King.
Wood "Sonny" Sers III
Services for Wood "Sonny" Sers III, 75, were held June 16 at the First Baptist Church in West Monroe, Worship Center with Dr. David Uth and Rev. Charles Martindale officiating. Interment was held at the Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Sers was born on May 30, 1928 in Natchitoches to Wood and Grace Sers and passed away on June 13 in West Monroe following a long, courageous battle with cancer. Sers was raised in West Monroe and was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in West Monroe, a member of the Uth White Sunday School Class as well as serving as a Deacon. He was a graduate of Ouachita Parish High School, Northeast Louisiana University, and the University of Mississippi. Sers was a WWII Veteran having served in the United States Navy. He was employed by the Ouachita Parish School System for 32 years. He served as a teacher, coach and Principal of Crosley Elementary; Assistant Principal of West Monroe High School; Principal of Claiborne Elementary; and Principal of Boley Junior High School. Sers was also a member of the Houge Island Hunting Club for 41 years.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years Julia Wilson Sers; son, Woody Sers and wife Charlotte; daughter, Susan Sers Gill and husband Mike; five grandchildren, Morgan Gill, Jacob Gill, Katie Sers, Seth Gill and Rachel Gill; one niece, Kathy Kelly Young and numerous cousins.
Pallbearers were Harry Liner, Johnny Mitchell, Alva H. Rutledge, Frank Hoffman, Sam Henry, Louis George , Bill Ponder, Harper McKay, and Larry Young.
Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Uth White Sunday School Class and Deacons of the church.
Myrtle Lee Smith
Services for Myrtle Lee Smith, 91, of West Monroe, were held June 14 with graveside services at Hubbard Cemetery, Dekalb,
Texas, with Dr. Tom Sannes officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Smith passed away June 13 in West Monroe.
Smith worked as a registered nurse for many years.
Survivors include her sister, Laverne Chasteen of Dekalb, Texas; brother Homer Pickens and wife Beatrice of Wake Village, Texas; son, the late Scottie Neal Evans and daugheter-in-law Ginny Evans of West Monroe; three granddaughters, Pattie McCurry and husband Lonnie, Vicki Hrivnak and husband Steve both of West Monroe, Mandi Fisher and husband Will of Nashville, Tenn.; eight great grandchildren, Adam, Emily, Jordan, Lauren Lee, Katelyn, Ashtin, Evan, Scott and Jackson Scott and a host of nieces and nephews.
Lula Basco Shoemaker Stanley
Services for Mrs. Lula Basco Shoemaker Stanley, 83, of Monroe, were held June 16 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, with Rev. Job Edathinattu officiating. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Stanley died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center.
She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and the Altar Societies at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
Survivors include her son, Edward L. Shoemaker; daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred Ann and Robert A. Balch and Shirley M. and Bobby C. Mann; grandchildren, Jeanne Shoemaker, Rosemary and Dale Manchester, Joyce and Phillip Wilson, Brian Sr. and Lisa Shoemaker, Rena Ann Shoemaker, Mark and Mary Balch, and Amber D. Balch; great grandchildren, Daniel, Derrick, Dean, Edward, David, Crystle, Alisha, Mickey, Tiffany, Valerie, Natalie, Robert, and Brian; and great-great grandchild, Veronica N. White.
Mrs. Stanley's great grandsons served as pallbearers.
Col. (Ret.) Henry "Hank" Strumpell
Services for Col. Henry "Hank" Strumpell, 83, of Monroe, were held June 14 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Farley, Pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Strumpell was born May 25, 1920 in Sumner, Iowa and passed away at U.A.B. medical Center in Birmingham AL, on June 8 after a lengthy illness.
Strumpell retired from the Air Force after serving his country in three wars. He was also a retired professor of computer science and former director of the computer center at NLU. He was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Monroe.