Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of September 11-18, 2003
Mrs. Eva Marie Agin
Services for Mrs. Eva Marie Agin, 75, of West Monroe were held at Sept.16, in the chapel of Mulhearn FuneralHome in West Monroe with Rev. David Maxwell and Rev. Gerald Lewisofficiating.
Burial was in the Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe.
Mrs. Agin died Sept. 14, at the North MonroeMedical Center.
Mrs. Agin was a member of the Ridge Avenue Baptist Churchand Choir. She was a very active caregiverfor other people. She is preceded indeath by her husband William "Bill" Asher Agin.
Survivors include her daughters, Billie Marie Agin Murphyand husband Tim, Pat Agin Johnson and husband Mike, eight grandchildren, eightgreat grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, brothers, Gerald Lewis andBuddy Lewis, sister, Lois Dickerson, numerous nieces and nephews, specialfriends, Tom Simpson and Pearl Harrell.
Pallbearers were Ronald Renfrow, Jewel Miller, HenryChriceol, Calton Yeager, Larry Ott and Charles Holstead.
Claudean S. Bratton
Services for Claudean S. Bratton, 79, of West Monroe were held Sept 18 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Milton Pray and Rev. Gene Thomas officiating.
Interment was held at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Bratton died Sept. 16 in West Monroe.
Bratton was a member of Peniel Baptist Church in West Monroe. She loved being outdoors. Bratton was preceded in death by her husband, John Bratton; a son, Leslie Bratton; two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include four children, Mary Borland and husband Raymond of Jonesboro, Gloria Haney of West Monroe, Dennis Bratton and wife Missy of West Monroe, Terry Bratton and wife Jackie of Chatham; brother, Dick Stuckey of Bastrop; sisters, Genie Burrett of Clendale, Calif., Clydell Thomas of West Monroe, Evelyne Morris of Monroe; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Glen D. Carver
Services for Glen D. Carver, 53, of Monroe were held on Sept. 15 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Monroe with Rev. Jeff Luellen officiating.
Interment was held at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Carver died Sept. 12 at North Monroe Medical Center.
Carver was a sergeant with the Ouachita Parish Sheriffs Dept., having 18 career ears in law enforcement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife Betty J. Carver of Monroe; two daughters, Paula B. Davis and husband Wayne of baton Rouge, Timicia C. Garvin and husband Toby of Ruston; four grandchildren, Erin Davis, Dylan Davis, Raven Carver, and Megan Garvin; sister, Denise L. Carver of Houston, Tex. And numerous other relatives.
Pallbearers were Reginald Manning, Lamar Cab, Chris Dochesty, Paul Campbell, Alan Greene, and Kevin Dupree.
Burbon Ralph Emory
Services for Burbon Ralph Emory, 81, of Calhoun were held Sept. 16 at the Kilpatrick Funeral home Chapel in West Monroe with Dr. David Uth officiating.
Interment was held at the Beulah Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Emory was a native of Louisiana, born in Calhoun on August 16, 1922 to his parents Clarence Key ad Vivian Blanche Emory. He graduated from Calhoun High School and attended Lamar College in Beaumont, Tex. He was employed by Sun Oil Company in Beaumont and Lafayette for 39 years and retired with his wife to his boyhood home in Calhoun, not far from his birth place. He was an avid gardener and took particular pride in growing choice tomatoes and sharing his bounty with friends, relatives and neighbors. His greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be missed by all those who knew this very special man.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Iris Brooks; four brothers, Marquette Emory, J.E. Emory, Lamar Emory, Johnnie Emory; and a grandson Morgan Emory Adams.
Survivors include his wife, Fay Richardson Emory of West Monroe; four children, Kathy Emory Dennis and husband William of Alexandria, Va., Sharlotte Sue Emory Shepherd and husband William of Beaumont, Tex., Rick Emory and wife Dottye of Kilgore, Tex., John David Emory of Calhoun; three sisters, Leree Holtzclaw and husband James of West Monroe, Sue Dowey and husband Robert of Jacksonville, Fla., Yvonne Evans and husband Rev. Dick of Dickerson, Tex.; five grandchildren, Brent Emory, Frank Adams, Will Dennis, and Ashley Derosa; two great grandchildren, Paige Emory and Payton Emory.
Pallbearers were Will Dennis, John Dennis, Frank Adams and Brent Emory.
Services for Estelle Gilmore, 96, of West Monroe were held Sept. 15 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Clyde Sanchex officiating.
Interment was held at the Luna Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Gilmore was born June 16, 1907 and died Sept. 12 in West Monroe.
Gilmore was very active in Annie B. Bennett order of Eastern Star and held many offices during her life time. She was preceded in death by her husband Abner "Jack" Gilmore.
Survivors include one daughter, Montez Anderson and husband Glen of West Monroe; one granddaughter, Judy May and Jim of Huntsville, Tex.; two step-children, Richard Anderson and wife Karen of Calhoun, Darlene James and husband Rod of Butner, NC.; seven great grandchildren, Jeffery May, Casey Anderson, Raine Anderson, Janna James, Mallory James and Bill James and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Evan Kilpatrick, Jerry Kilpatrick, Ralph Kilpatrick, Mickey Evans and Daniel Lenard.
Services for Louis Herring,80, of West Monroe were held Sept. 15 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Tony Smith officiating.
Interment was held at the Roselawn Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.
Herring was born June 23, 1923 in Mt. Vernon, Il. And died Sept. 13 in West Monroe.
Herring's favorite pastime was her needlework, which she was known for. She retired from Walgreen's Pharmacy as a manager.
Survivors include two children, Ron Herring and wife Bessie of West Monroe, Carol Herring of West Monroe; three grandchildren, Melanie Osborne and husband Keith of Calif., Marti Herring of Baton Rouge, Morgan Herring and wife Bonita of Swartz; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Morgan Harring, Nick Herring, Mark Joiner, Jimmy Chapman, Andy Gladney, Dekerus Square, Jason George and Louie Ponce.
Myrtle Fulgham Neal
Myrtle Fulgham Neal, 89, died in Baton Rouge General hospital Sept. 13 after a brief illness.
She was the youngest daughter of the late Anthony Rayford and Nellie Elizabeth Thompson, of Oktibbeha County, Miss. She met her late husband, R.E. Neal when he was an ROTC cadet at Mississippi State College. Upon his graduation they were married in 1932. For many years, they made their home in West Point, Miss. before moving to Lake Providence in the 1950's where they were active in the community and the Methodist Church. A devoted wife and mother, Neal will be remembered for her sweet smile and pleasant personality. She is predeceased in death by her husband, R.E. Neal and a son, Gene E. Neal.
She is survived by one son Robert E. Neal and wife Kathy of West Monroe; three daughters, Beth Fall and husband Jim of West Monroe, Kathryn Lee and husband Donald of baton Rouge, and Julia Severy and husband Steven of bridgton, Maine. In addition to 11 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchild and one great great granddaughter, she is survived by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Clint Fulgham of West Point Miss. and a host of nieces and newphews.
Funeral services were held at the Oliver Funeral Home in Winona Miss. on Sep 18.
Burial was held at the Mars Hill Methodist Cemetery in Duck Hill, Miss.
Pallbearers were David Fields, Greg Falls, Jimmy Gunter, William Gandy, Bob Fulgham and Glenn Fulgham.
Beth Jones Peacock
Services for Elizabeth (Beth) J.Peacock, 87, were held at Sept. 17, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Bob Hollowayofficiating. Burial will be at RutledgeCemetery, West Monroe.
Mrs. Peacock was a member ofWatson Chapel in West Monroe. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Dixie Chapter. Her husband Joseph Grant Peacock, Sr, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her threechildren: Joe G. Peacock, Mary Katherine Peacock and Nancy Berry; one sister,Jean Griggs, one brother, Tom R. Jones; three grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were nephews.
Tilitia Monique "Tommie" Tomlinson
Services for Tilitia Monique "Tommie" Tomlinson, 79, of Monroe were held Sep. 18 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Monroe with Rev. Danny McIlveene and Rev. Mickey Bounds officiating.
Interment was held at the Means Cemetery in Hampton, Ark. under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Tomlinson was was born March 18 in ElDorado, Ark. and passed away Sept. 16, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Tomlinson was a retired registered nurse having worked at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Community Baptist Church in West Monroe.
Tomlinson was preceded in death by her fater, Charles Lee Anglin; mother, Ruby V. Harris; step father, Albert Harris; brothers, Larry Ronald and Charlie Lee Anglin.
Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Tomlinson of Monroe; sons, William Tomlinson, Jr. and wife Sara of West Monroe, Charles A. Tomlinson and wife Ellen of Monroe, Michale W. Tomlinson and wife Sue of Alexandria; daughter, Diane Tomlinson Firbanks and husband Jimmy of Ruston; brothers, Johnny Harris of Luling, James Harris of ElDorado, Ark.; sisters, Naomi Rowland of Junction City, Ark., Margaret "Baby" Brantley of Lillie; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Rev. James Barnett White
On Sept. 13, a beloved servant of God was called home to be with his Maker. Known to many as Brother White the Reverend James Barnett White was born on October 6, 1920 in Mansfield.
He graduated in 1937 from Mansfield High School and worked there until 1951 at which time hemade the decision to enter the Ministry and moved to Pineville, Louisiana withhis wife and two children in order to continue his education at Louisiana College.
While a student at Louisiana College, he served as part-time pastor at Cypress Springs Baptist Church near Gibsland, La.
Rev. White graduated withhonors from this institution in 1954 and accepted a pastorate in Clayton,LA. Under his leadership, the ClaytonChurch began a mission church on the banks of Lake St. John near Ferriday, LA.which today is the thriving Lakeshore Baptist Church
In 1957, Rev. White felt led to continue his education, resigned his pastorate,and enrolled in the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. While a student Rev. White pastored the BonSecour Baptist Church near Foley, Alabama. In 1960 he graduated with honors from the Seminary and accepted thepastorate of Trinity Baptist Church in West Monroe.
After a 24 year ministry, Rev. White retired and moved with hiswife to Farmerville where they became members of the First Baptist Church. During this period he held a part-timepastorate at Union Grove Baptist Church at Lillie, Louisiana for 13 years.
Rev. White is survived by his wife, Lillie Rae StilesWhite, his daughter, Rosemary Massingale and son-in-law George of Garland,Texas, his son James Larry White and partner, Carol Bratton of Monroe; grandchildren Amy Hassler and husband Tucker of West Hollywood, Calif., EmilyDorch and husband John of Seattle, Wash., Marc Phillips and wife Jodie and WilliamPhillips both of Houston and one great grandchild, Scott Phillips of Houston,Texas.
Services were Sept. 15, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Roger Johnson and Rev. Scott Tatumofficiating. Burial will be in theUnion Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Herb Peterson, Shorty Aulds, Doyle Smith, Jesse Howell, Jerry Durham,and Dub Autonberry.