Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of July 24, 2003
Donald Ray Deis Sr.
Services for Mr. Donald Ray Deis, Sr., 71, of Monroe, were held July 17, in Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Retired Lt. Col. Jimmy R. Williams officiating.
Graveside service were held July 18, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Col. Deis, a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church, died Sunday, July 13, in Atlanta, GA.
Before entering the Army, he attended Texas A&M. He was a Retired United States Army Lt. Col. who served his country proudly for 23 years. He served in Vietnam and held numerous command and staff assignments including Commanding Officer of Special Troops 22nd Field Army, and Support Command and Instructor in the Command and Staff Brigade/Battalion Operations at the US Army Infantry School. He held all elected and appointed positions in AmVets Post 66, served as District Vice Commander and Commander of AmVets National District III and State VC Commander for three terms and then State Commander, was currently serving as NEC from Louisiana, served on numerous National committees and was Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee, and was running for AmVets National 2nd Vice Commander. He was also instrumental in gaining approval of a National AmVet Grant for Diabetes. After retiring from the Army, Col. Deis was manager for Norwest Financial Company in Houston and Dallas for ten years.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Hargrove Deis of Monroe; son, Donald R. Deis, Jr. and wife Cathy of Baton Rouge, LA; daughter, Patti Deis of Houston, TX; step-children, Ron Van Hooser and wife Nancy of Plano, TX, Cheryl Davidson and husband Steve of Southlake, TX, and Denise Jahraus and husband Garth of Dhahran, Saudia Arabia; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services for Wayne Earl Ellis, 54, of West Monroe were held July 19 in the chapel of Kilpatrick's Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Dr. James Parker officiating.
Burial was held at the Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe.
Ellis a retired welder and skilled tradesman in many fields died Sunday July 13 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
He is preceded in death by his father Rev. Fred W. Ellis and his first wife Darlene Succow Ellis.
Survivors include his mother Retha Mea Glover Ellis, his brother Robert M. Ellis, his present wife Cherry Anne Phillips- Ellis, his children Jerry Wayne Ellis and Sharon Renee Ellis, and his grandchildren Christopher Caleb Ellis and Virginia Darlene Ellis, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Pallbearers will be John Arnold, Tony Rogers, Ken Wyatt, Ed Wyatt, John DeWitt and Tony Taylor.
Mary Pipes McEnery
Mary Pipes McEnery, devoted wife and mother and a loving grandmother, passed away on July 18. As requested by Mrs. McEnery, Reverend Larry Stafford officiated a private graveside service for the immediate family.
Interment was in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband T.B. McEnery.
Survivors include her daughters Felicie Barnes and husband David L. Barnes, Jr. of Monroe, and Mary Florence Edwards and her husband Lee Edwards of West Monroe, and three grandchildren, Gennie Barnes, Emily Edwards, and Drew Edwards.
Ella Amanda Martin Flowers
Services for Ella Amanda Martin Flowers, 90, of Monroe were held July 19 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tom McCurley and Dr. James Parker officiating.
Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe.
Flowers died July 17 at her daughters residence after a brief illness in Monroe. She worked for many years at Bonds Bakery in Monroe. After their normal retirement Mr. and Mrs. Flowers had a newspaper route for USA Today for any years.
Flowers was preceded in death by her husband William T. Flowers Sr., grandsons Steven Flowers, Terrell Sloan Holland, III, Ronnie McBeth, two brothers, one sister and her parents.
Survivors include her son William Thomas Flowers Jr. and wife Annie Mae of Winnie, TX., two daughters, Jeanette Flowers Walker and husband George of Monroe, Bobbie Flowers Dita and husband A.J. (Sonny) of Monroe; special niece, Mary Alice McBeth and husband Carl of West Monroe; grandchildren, Michael Ditta and wife Laurie of Monroe, Robert J. Ditta and wife Tami of Lowell, Ark., Thomas A. Ditta and wife Angela of Monroe, Denise Ditta Dupree and husband Kevin of Monroe, Randy Walker of Bossier City, Donna Walker Hendriks and husband Chris of Houston, TX., Mark A. Walker of Houston, TX., Douglas Walker of Monroe, Deborah Flowers Holland and husband Sloan of Sour Lake, TX., Terri McBeth Canal and husband Buddy of West Monroe; 22 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Honorary pallbearer was Carl R. McBeth.
Services for Waymon Hollis , 81, of West Monroe were held July 18 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Bro. Stan Fortenberry and Bro. Jim Moran officiating.
Interment was held at the Roselawn Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Hollis was born October 24, 1921 in Junction City Arkansas and passed away July 15 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe.
He was a lifelong resident of West Monroe. He was owner and operator of Hollis Service Station and was a World War II veteran. Hollis was well known in the Tennessee Walking Horse circuit as he loved the many years he participated in the horse shows and activities. After his retirement he took great pleasure in driving his John Deere Tractor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Hollis was a member of the White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruthie Hollis.
Survivors include his wife Stella Hollis of West Monroe; three daughters, Diane Griggs and husband Tommy f Calhoun, Wilie Collie and husband Bob of Marshall Taxes, Frances Irving and husband John of Minden; six grandchildren, Sandy McMillan, Danny Harkness, Warren Collie, Kathleen Kraemer and husband Mark, Mark Beth Love and husband Jeff, Sharon Gorman and husband B.J.; nine great grandchildren and a host of family ad friends.
Pallbearers were Richard Ballard, Scottie Aulds, Johnny Copeland, Warren Collie, Jeff Camp and George Scaife.
Services for Ethel Lusk, 79, of West Monroe were held July17 with graveside services with Rev. Neil Everett officiating.
Interment was held at the Antioch Cemetery in Eros under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Lusk was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Lusk.
Survivors include her sons, Kenny Lusk of West Monroe, Jerald Lusk of Vicksburg, Miss; daughter-in-laws, Mary Lusk of Calhoun, Fae Lusk of Vicksburg, Miss.; siblings, Merle Basco of Boyce, Curtis Conrad of Baton Rouge, Shirley Ann Carlson of Providence; five grandchildren, Angelia Tucker, Georgia Lusk, Courtney Albritton, Jered Lusk, Brandon Lusk; four great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Jimmy "Jim" Earl Nordan
Services for Jimmy "Jim" Earl Nordan, 62, of West Monroe were held July 19 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe.
Interment was held at Roselawn Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Nordan spent many years in machine shops and worked several years in Greenville, Miss. He was a veteran of the United States Navy from 1957-1961. Jimmy was full of laughter and everyone who knew him knew he loved to play pranks. He was tragically taken from this life on July 16.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Nordan.
Survivors include his parents Ben H. Nordan and Medria S. Nordan; children, Michael E. Nordan, Darrell Nordan and wife Terri, Donna Nordan Saterfiel and husband Charles; brother, Bob Nordan; four grandchildren, Tara and Caylie Nordan, Logan and Carter Saterfiel.
Pallbearers were Joe Prysock, Paul Deloach, Carl Hayden, Herbert Scot, Kelly Bishop, Sam J. Dispenza.
Clark B. Smith, Jr.
Services for Clark B. Smith Jr., 88, of Monroe were July 19 at the St. Paschal's Catholic Church in West Monroe with Rev. Mike Haney officiating.
Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park in Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Smith died July 17 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center.
He was a retired office manager for Biulbert Brothers Construction Company. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School in Vicksburg, Miss.
Survivors include his daughter, Beverly S. Bennett and husband Fred of West Monroe; sister, Alma R. Agard of Cal.; two grandchildren, Robin D. Seal of Asheville, N.C., Robert Clark Draper of Dallas, TX.; one great grandchild, Krista D. McClendon of Pensacola, Fl; nieces and nephews, Alex, Raymond, George and Katherine Agard, Ramona Hunley all of California; step family; Edna Moates, Bill Sistrunk, Kenny and Cindy Wade, Ryan and Ashley Wade and Russell Mills.