Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of July 17, 2003
J.P. "Pat" Brady
Services for J.P. "Pat" Brady, 77, of Calhoun were held July 12 with graveside services at Rowland Cemetery in Cahoun with Bro. Jerry Hebert officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Brady died July 9 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Brady was a pipefitter with Local #659 and was a Veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific.
He was preceded in death by a sister Winnie Graham and a granddaughter, Kimberly Bailey.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Rosie Owen Brady of Calhoun; three daughter, Jackie Bailey and husband Bill of Bluefield, WV, Meredith Pyleski and husband Joe of Granberry, TX., Beatrice Thompson and husband Dan of Houston, TX.; granddaughters, Tami Thompson, Ansley Holly and Brooke Holly; grandsons, Bobby Bailey, John Bailey, Sam Thompson and Colin Thompson; great granddaughter, Kimberly Thompson; great grandson, Brandon Thompson; sisters, Mary Sue Barkley, Elizabeth Rankin ; brothers, Eugene Brady all of West Monroe and numerous nieces and nephews.
Maude Gallman Brown
Services for Maude Gallman Brown, 93, of Monroe were held July 13 at Parkview Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Mike Hamilton officiating.
Interment was held at Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.
Brown was born in Smith County, Miss. on April 28, 1910 to the union of Emmie Cockrell Gallman and James Alfred Gallman, the sixth of seven children. Brown passed away July 10 at Glenwood Medical Center in West Monroe. Brown's family moved to Louisiana in 1914 and she grew up in Richland Parish, graduating from Rayville High School in 1926 with honors and as the youngest member of the class. She attended business college in Shreveport and had her first full time job there while she was still 16. While in her teens she became interested in writing and over a period of years contributed to more than thirty regional and national publications and contributed to six published books. In 1948 she joined the Gulf Coast Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, later becoming a charter member of the Crescent Branch in Monroe. She became a member of the North Louisiana Branch and served two years as its president. She also served as State President of the National League of American Pen Women during which time she organized the Cad Branch in Shreveport. She was a longtime member of the Parkview Baptist Church. Always seeking to improve she took voice lessons as a private student also art and oil painting. Also short writing, newspaper reporting and creative writing from the University of Oklahoma in addition to some work at Northeast Louisiana University. She was converted to become a member of the First Baptist Church there and when elected librarian activated the church library, upon return to Monroe in 1951 she began the library of the First Baptist Church, Monroe. She sang in the choir, taught a Sunday School Class and led the Junior Department in Training Union.
On February 9, 1939, she married local athlete Roland David Brown, who passed away in 1978. For twenty years she worked the business as co-owner with her husband until the sale of the business in 1972. During World War II she worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad as secretary to the Superintendent. In 1953 the Browns built the second house on Deborah Drive. She is listed in the Sixth Edition of "Who's Who of American Women" of Daughter of the American Revolution. She belong to the Monroe Garden Club, Entre Nau Book Club and Pen Women, in all of which she held various offices.
Survivors include her sister, Lillian Bagley of Monroe; special niece-in-law and nephew, Carolyne and Harry Pankey of Monroe; nieces and nephews, Harold Gallman of Rayville, Mike Gallman of Bunkie, Marilyn Hood of Arcadia, Jerry Gallman of Houston, Johnny Cain of Monroe, Phillip Cain of Monroe, Bobby Cain of West Monroe and Alfred Gallman of Shreveport.
Pallbearers were nephews and honorary pallbearers were members of the David Byrd Sunday School Class of the Parkview Baptist Church.
Edward Claud "Sonny" Dunham
Services for Mr. Edward Claud "Sonny" Dunham, 60, of Sterlington were held July 12, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Jimmy Harper, Rev. Todd Perry, and Rev. George Bonner officiating. Burial was in Dunham Family Cemetery, Waverly, LA.
Dunham, a welder, died Thursday, July 10, in Waverly. He attended Warsaw Baptist Church.
His brother, Dunham Ray Wright, father, Albert Edward Patterson, and step-father, Loyd Brumley preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Wardna Dunham of Sterlington; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Tracy Dunham and David and Sylvia Dunham of Sterlington; mother, Claudene Dunham Brumley of Monroe; step-mother, Jo Patterson of Monroe; sisters, Sandy Durbin of West Monroe, Sherry Fontana of Monroe, Jo Papham of Austin, Texas, and Suzanne Back of Grandbury, Texas; brothers, Marshall Wright of West Monroe, Eddie Patterson of Monroe, Geri Patterson of Monroe, and Mike Patterson of Goose Creek, SC; and grandchildren, Dusti Dunham of Bastrop, Kelly Powell of West Monroe, Josh Powell of Sterlington, Ashley, Jacob, Chad and Nathan Pruitt of Sterlington, Chris Humphries of Berkley CA, and Jason and Todd Lehraman of Waco, TX.
Pallbearers were Sherman Shaw, Mikiel Porter, H. E. "Bubba" Perry, Travis Wyatt, Sidney Stokes, Danny McEacharn, Bishop Johnston, and Jimmy Ormond.
Honorary pallbearers will be Emmitt sparks, James Brown, Larry Jones and J. S. McEacharn.
Graveside services for Katherine McCabe were held July 11 in Greenwood, MS at the Oddfellows Mausoleum.
McCabe was born Feb. 15, 1911 in Vaiden, MS and passed away July 9 at Landmark Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
McCabe was preceded in death by her husband, John Parker McCabe and brothers Wallace Dismukes, William Dismukes and sister Orlean Williams, Bess McNeil, Elois Vaughan Allen, and Mildred Allen and nieces Bessie Mae Tallent and Dolores Armstrong.
McCabe had resided in West Monroe for the last 14 years. She had also lived in Rayville, Oak Grove, Rosedale, Miss., Vicksburg Miss. and Greenwood Miss. She was retired from Union Compress and Warehose as a bookkeeper. While in West Monroe she was a member of McGuire United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Martha and Bill Bobo of West Monroe, grandchildren Becky and Kevin Miller of West Monroe, Billy and Linda Bobo of Nacogdoches, TX; great grandchildren Jordan Parker Miller and Jackson Brooks Miller of West Monroe; nieces Mary Evelyn Maxwell of Greenwood, MS>, Helen Hicks of Memphis, Tenn., and Doris Jean Ramage of Tupelo, Miss., Mary Parker McCabe Wilson of Clinton, Miss. and Jeanette Murphy of Porabnge Beach, Ala.; great nieces Anne Shearer of Jackson Miss., and Patricia Labasso of Collierville, Tenn., and nephews Charles Wilson Dismukes of Wilnona, Miss., Curtis Allen of Madison, Miss.and Henry McCabe of Greenwood, Miss.
Pallbearers were Allen Maxwell, Doug Maxwell, Bob Shearer, Mike Labasso, Jack Tallent and Tommy Tallent.
Ora Mae Trichell McNease
Services for Mrs. Ora Mae Trichell McNease, 78, of Swartz, LA, July 16, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Collin Wimberly and Rev. Danny Trichell officiating.
Burial was in Loch Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. McNease quietly passed away Sunday, July 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA, after a lengthy illness. Born April 19, 1925, she was the seventh of eleven children born to Edmond and Leontine (Fee) Trichell. She and her late husband, Albert McNease, were long time residents of Swartz. They were founding members of the Monroe Farmer's Market. She continued to raise produce until she became ill.
Survivors include her son, Larry Dean Luft and daughter-in-law, Helen of Swartz; two grandsons, Joseph Lee Luft and J. Gregory Luft and wife Holly; one great grandson, Nathan Curtis Luft; three sisters, Ruby McDaniel of Monroe, Hazel Biedenbender of Oak Grove, and Allie Mae McDonnell of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews who she dearly loved.
Pallbearers were Brian House, Johnny House, Mike Moss, James Hooks, Tim Stampley, and Marvin Trichell. Honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Luft and Joseph Luft.
Amy Durene Bingham Patrick
Services for Amy Durene Bingham Patrick, 73, of Calhoun, were held July 16 at Aulds Chapel Bible Church in Downsville with Rev. Frank Eppinette officiating.
Interment was held at the Spillers Cemetery, Eureka Community under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Patrick died on July 14 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center.
Patrick was a member of Aulds Chapel Bible Church in Downsville.
Survivors include her husband S. R. Patrick of Calhoun; four children, Judy Randall and husband Howard of West Monroe, Shelia Massey and husband Jimmy Bice, Debbie Sims and husband Timmy, Ronald Patrick and wife Kim all of Calhoun; sister, Evelyn Scott and husband Luther of Shreveport; 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Curtis Goodling, Brian Goodling, Brandon Massey, Ralph Lowery, Steve Senn, and Jamie Spillers.
Dorothy Claire Hays Rose
Services for Dorothy Claire Hays Rose were held July 16, at St. Matthew Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Puthuppally officiating.
Interment was in St. Matthew's Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Dorothy passed away July 12 at Lecompte, La. She was born July 17, 1923 in Monroe, La. and was retired from BellSouth Telephone Company.
Her parents, Gabe and Gertrude Hays and three brothers, Francis, James, and Patrick Hays preceded her in death.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Julian and Ethel Rose; three granddaughters, Coralie Rose, Claire Rose, and Julia Rose, all of Jackson, MS; one sister, Sally Vanderlick of Cheneyville, LA; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were her nephews.
James Edward "Jim" Sisson
Services for James Edward "Jim" Sisson,73, of Monroe were held July 12 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Martin and Rev. Woody Rimes officiating.
Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Sisson was born November 17, 1929 in Fordyce, Ark. and went to be with the Lord July 10 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
He fought some courageous battles with his health. Sisson was a master mechanic by trade as well as in spirit. He was employed with Southern Equipment for 35 years and was self-employed for 14 years at Louisiana Equipment and Parts.
Sisson was preceded in death by his great grandson, Kenneth Ryan Mayo, son-in-law, Kenneth Gene Mayo, his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years Cleo Wilson Sisson; son, Paul Sisson and wife Susan; daughters, Pam and husband Keith McKaskle, Donna and husband Ricky Martin; grandchildren, Tara and husband John David Giddens, Todd Sisson, Clay and Cole McKaskle, Chad Heather and Kyle Mayo, and Great grandson, Ty Barrett Giddens; brother, Russell Sisson; sisters, Sara Gwin , Jeannie Walthall and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were grandson and honorary pallbearers were Mr. Sidney Ashcraft, Buster Barnes and special members of the Sisson Hunting Club.
Dorothy G. Smith
Services for Dorothy G. Smith,74, of West Monroe were held July 11 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Dick Paige and Dr. David Uth officiating.
Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park in Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Smith died July 9 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center.
Smith was a member of Fair Park Baptist Church. She attended Faith Sunday School Class, and was involved with D.M.A. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by husband, J.D. Smith, a brother, Melvin Franklin Gilbert, parents Mack and Clara Gilbert.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara "Bobbie" Smith of West Monroe; two sisters, Maxine Bryan of Monroe and Alice Meador and husband Donald of West Monroe; one grandson, Jimmy Dewayne Smith; one great granddaughter, Jadyn Lynn Smith both of West Monroe; special niece, Jean Rowland and husband Shelby of Downsville; numerous nieces and nephews and special friend Wanda Seward.
Pallbearers were Leslie Smith, Mike Bryan, Steve Bryan, Derrick Meador, Kerry McCoy, Doyle Rowland.
Robert E. Williams
Services for Robert E. Williams, 72, of Sterlington were held July 12 at Forsythe Avenue Church of Christ with Bro. Don Glover officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Williams was born April 19, 1931 at Topeka, Kan. and passed away suddenly at his residence, July 9.
Williams began his life long love for aviation in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. He began flying recognition by the FAA for 50 years of service as a pilot and mechanic. He loved single emgine low level flying. He owned and operated a scenic air tour service near Yellowstone Park. He was a member of Shoshone Masonic Lodge # 21 A.F. and A.M. of Cody, WY., and a life member of the American Legion, Post 13. He was a skilled pyrotechnic and loved all types of fireworks.
Williams was preceded in death by his parents John M. Williams and Lola C. Williams and a sister, Mila Brooks.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years Ruth E. Williams of Sterlington; sons. Scott K. Williams of Havana, FL., Jay M. Williams of Silverthorne, CO., Ernie S. Williams and wife Darla of Wildersville, TN.; grandson Robert John Williams and several nieces and nephews.