From Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, Week of June 26, 2003
Mr. Aubrey Anderson
Funeral Services for Mr. Aubrey Anderson, 83 of West Monroe,La were held June 26 at the Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapelin West Monroe with Rev. Woody Rimes officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt.Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Anderson passed away on Monday June 23, 2003. He was amember of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, was a retired painter and enjoyedhunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mrs. Norma LucilleBerry Anderson, son and daughter-in-law, James and Jamie Anderson, grandson,Jon Tyler Anderson, Brothers, Glen Anderson, Charles Anderson, and J. E.Anderson.
Pallbearers were Gerald Hendrix, Greg Hendrix, JamesParker, Randy Lambert, Paul Womble, and Terry Berry.
Ernest Lee Brantly
Services for Mr. Ernest Brantly,86, of Monroe were June 23, at he Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road with Rev. Warren Eckardt and Dr. Bill Dye officiating. With burial to follow in Old Farmerville City Cemetery.
Brantly graduated Louisiana Tech in 1938. He was employed with Exxon for 37 years in Shreveport and Houston. In January 1983 he moved to Monroe. He was a member
of North Monroe Baptist Church. He was an avid Lady Techster basketball fan.
He was Preceded in death by his father Penn L. Brantly, mother Eunice P. Beck, brother P.L. Brantly .
Survivors include his wife of 62 years Ernestine R. Brantly of Monroe, daughter and son-in-law Suellen and Mike Ryan of Fripp Island, SC, son B. Lee Brantly and wife Patricia of Angleton, TX, son Dennis L. Brantly of Houston, TX, brother Benjamin F. Brantly and wife Janette of Baytown,
TX, brother Dr. Brythel H. Brantly and wife Nellie of Zachary, LA, six grandchildren and one great-grandson, and one great- granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Darrel Brantly, Ed Hislop, Donald Brown, Monroe Mitchell, Jason Brantly, Paul Brantly, Bob Lewter , and Bob Norris.
William Elvin Bayles
Services for William Elvin Bayles, 90, of Morgan City formerly of West Mornoe were Jun 25 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel West Monroe with Rev. Charles Gilder and Rev. Waymond Warren officiating.
Interment was held at the New Hill Cemetery in West Mornoe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Bayles died June 23 in Morgan City.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabth Bayles of Morgan City; children, William E. "Billy" Bayles Jr. and wife Verna of Morgan City, Judy Barfield and husband Charles of West Monroe; grandchildren, Jimmy Barfield, Chad Barfield, Lisa Guidry, Dean Bayles, Sandra Snider, Barry Bayles; 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Johnny Bayles of West Mornoe; two sisters, Marie Colvin of Jackson, Miss and Gladys Welch of Stockbridge, Ga.
Mary Ethridge Dean
Services for Mary Ethridge Dean, 80, of Monroe, were held June 23 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Monroe with Rev. William Smith officiating.
Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park Mausoleum in Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Dean retired from International Paper Company as a Registered Nurse.
He was preceded in death by her husband, CDR Bertrand S. Dean; parents, Joe and Maggie Ethridge of Union, Miss.; and sister, Owanna Boyette.
Survivors include her sisters, Ann Allday and husband Calvin of Pineville, Jo Krolak of Slidell; brother-in-law, Jack Dean and wife Elizabeth of Madison, Miss.
Mildred Norris Hammett
Services for Mildred Norris Hammett, 84, of Wichita Falls, Texas were held June 21 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe.
Interment was held at the Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Hammett died June 18 at Rolling Meadows Health Care Center in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Hammett was a resident of Wichita Falls, Texas for more thn 40 years and a native of West Monroe. She retired from Southwestern Bell Phone Company after 40 years of service.
Hammett was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Felton H. "Red" Hammett.
Survivors include her sister, Margie Daniel of West Monroe, Laverne Reed of Baton Rouge and numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Henry and Gloria Lucio.
Rosa Rebecca Lee
Services for Mrs. Rosa Rebecca Lee, 86, of West Monroe were held June 25 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Steve Whisler and Rev. William Edwardsofficiating.
Lee died June 23 at the Glenwood Regional MedicalCenter in West Monroe.
She was an avid quilter and enjoyed sewing.
She is preceded in death by her husband,J.C. Lee, son, Henry Edward Martin, daughter, Emily "Sally" Martin, andgrandson, Wayne Martin.
Survivors include her granddaughters, Brenda Tolbert, BethPowell, Sherry Marsh, grandsons, Robby Martin and Randall Martin,daughter-in-law, Glena Mae Martin, brothers, Raymond McMullen and RobertMcMullen, sisters, Sadie Edwards, Ouida Wilhite, nine great grandchildren, fourstep great grandchildren, and special niece Loraine Howard.
Pallbearers were Jerry Lillo, Pat Tolbert, Don Gilmore,Mike Stephens, Chris McMullen, and Mike McMullen.
Virginia Moore Martin
Mrs. Virginia Moore Martin, long time Monroe resident, died in Carencro, LA June 21 at the age of 95. Services were at Mulhearn Funeral Home on Sterlington Road June 23.
Burial was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Martin spent her life caring for and entertaining others with her many talents. She was well know in dramatic and music circles. Since 1925 Virginia has been an active member of the First Christian Church. She served wherever and whenever needed. Virginia was proud to be a member of the Downtown Lioness Club and the YWCA board. She was also pianist for the Downtown Lions club for several years.
She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Martin Lane and her husband, Jack, two grandsons, Jack Martin Lane, Richard Lane and his wife, Sally, and great-grandchildren Nikki and Mark Couvillon, Matt, Clint, and Jenni Lane all of Lafayette.
Virginia has joined her beloved husband , Bass B. Martin, and her mother and father Virginia Pace Moore and Martin Glenn Moore whom she idolized.
Glenn Swaggart, 60, an artist and photographer, died Thursday, June 19 at his home.
A lifelong resident of Monroe, he was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Mae Swaggart.
Swaggart is survived by his father and step-mother, Richard Harry and
Maglene Swaggart of Monroe, LA; brother, Joe Swaggart of Monroe, LA; sister, Nell
Gentry of San Pedro, CA; nieces, Kathy Perry of Monroe, LA, Alisa Lear of
Downsville, LA, Debbie Meeks of West Monroe, LA, Stacie Ratzlaff of LaPlace, LA,
and Stacie Ambrose of Choudrant, LA; nephews, Joey Swaggart of Downsville, LA,
John Sims of Kathleen, GA, Kenny Swaggart of West Monroe, LA, Mark Sims of
Ft. Collins, CO, Tommie Swaggart of Lake Charles, LA and Howard Smith of US
Naval Base, Guam; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Memorial service were held June 21 in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Martha Guthrie Swan
Services for Martha Guthrie Swan, 67, of West Mornoe were held June 20 at the Cheniere Baptist Church in West Mornoe with Rev. Robert "Bodie" Spicer officiating.
Interment was held at the Twin Cities Memorial Gardens in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Swan died June 18 at St. Francis Medical Center.
She was born March 11, 1936 in Jigger. He greatest joy cam from spending time with her husband, Orval, children and grandchildren. She was a member of Cheniere Baptist Church from many years.
Survivors include her husband Orval Swan of West Monroe; sons, Glen Bryant and wife Judy of Lebanon, Ohio, Stephen Bryant and wife Marilyn of Bossier City; step sons, Steve Swan and wife Arlene, Thomas Swan, Ricky Swan, Phillip Swan and wife Valerie; sister, Katherine Corley and husband Ellis of Jena; brothers, Charles Guthrie of West Monroe, Alex Ferrington of Devine, Texas; 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchldren.
Pallbearers were Sonny Musc, Michael Swan, Lnce Swan, Shaun Swan, Phillip McMillan, and Chad Swan.
Services for Willa Beth Williams of Atlanta, Ga. were held June 20 at Nolley Memorial Methodist Cemetery in Jena.
Williams was 78 years old and died after a lengthy illness of cancer of the lung, then of the brain.
She was a member of the Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Atlanta. She was active in colunteer work at Northside Hospital. Williams was also a trained professional sitter for individuals suffering from debilitating diseases.
Rev. Mark Benge officiated at her interment at Nolley Memorial Methodist Cemetery. She is survived by her son, Jim Willimas; grandson; Ben; sister, Norma Lee Swazey Peacock; and a host of friends, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Williams will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Orrie Milo White
Services Orrie White 77 of Monroe, La., were held June 23 at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Msgr. Edmond Moore and Fr. Mark Watson officiating.
Burial followed at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
White was born September 4, 1925 in Hanna City, Illinois. He attended
school in Illinois before moving to Monroe in 1942 and graduating from Neville
High School in 1943. He served in the Navy during W.W.II aboard the Blackfin
submarine for three years. He married Jeanne Miller on January 4, 1947 in Peoria,
Ill. They resided in Monroe for 56 years. He worked for C.S.C. and
IMC at Sterlington for 42 years. He was active in Boy Scouts of America for 50
years, serving 25 years as Scoutmaster of troop 32 and in various other
leadership positions. He was a volunteer for the American Red Cross serving at many
disasters and on the board. He was an active member of Jesus the Good
Shepherd Catholic Church. He was a member of Council #1337, Knights of Columbus where
he had been Grand Knight, Financial Secretary and house chairman. He also
was a member of Msgr. Marsh Assembly 4th Degree; was past Faithful Navigator
and Comptroller, and served the State Knights of Columbus Council as a District
He is survived by his wife Jeanne and three sons, Thomas, of Cincinnati,
Ohio, Steven, of San Diego, California, and Richard and partner Ron Estioko of
Santa Clara, California, two grandchildren, Laura Starr and husband Orion; and
Seth White; the mothers of his grandchildren, Beth White and Jimmie Phillips,
brothers, Terry White and wife Venita of Dallas, TX. and Duane White of Orlando,
FL., brother-in-law, James Miller and wife Pat of Peoria, IL.
Pallbearers were Joey Feltri, Peter Elias, Eric White, Daniel White, Orion
Starr, Mark Nix, Jerry Kaufman and William Staab. Honorary Pallbearers will
be Sylvester Breard, Parker Wiggins, Earl Brown, and Buster Parker.