Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of October 2, 2003
Services for Marsha Allen, 53, of Monroe were Oct. 1 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Allen died Sept. 29 at North Monroe Hospital.
Survivors include husband, Ronnie A. Allen; two sons, Daniel Scott Allen, Charles David Allen, both of Monroe; father, Melvin Graham and wife Lola; stepfather, Ray Arnold; brother, Mike Arnold and wife Sheila of Calhoun; sister, Penny Howard and husband Ralph of Monroe; and numerous family, friends, aunts and uncles.
Geraldine Faulks Fern Hargrove
Services for Geraldine Faulks Fern Hargrove, 8, of West Monroe were held Oct. 2 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Lemiel Baugh officiating.
Interment was held at the Palestine Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Hargrove died Sept. 30 in West Monroe.
Hargrove retired from Caldwell Parish School system after 40 years of teaching. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Leslie Fern and Hesse Hargrove and parents, John and Evie Faulks.
Survivors include her sister, Johnnie Faulks Bonnett and husband Leo of West Monroe and best friend and cousin, Rhonda Hargrove of West Monroe.
Beuford G. Jacka, Sr.
Services for Beuford G. Jacka, Sr., 78, of Monroe were held Sept. 27 at Pine Grove Church with Rev. Dale Walker and Rev. Rick Lucas officiating.
Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Jacka was born in Utica, Kan. and passed away Sept. 25 at St. Francis Medical Center.
Jacka established the first architectural firm in West Monroe in 1955. Among his most notable designs are Glenwood Hospital, Ewing Coliseum and the West Monroe Police Department. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, Jacka served as a pilot during WWII. He graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in Architecture. Active in community service, Jacka served as a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank, Junior Warden of Grace Episcopal Church, past president of the West Monroe Kiwanis Club, member of the Highland Park Country Club Board of Directors and past president of the Monroe Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He received the distinguished service award from the West Monroe Jaycees in 1960 and the outstanding young man of the year from the West Monroe Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Varino Jacka, and a daughter, Lisa Jacka.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Butler Jacka of Monroe and New Orleans; daughter, Susan Jacka Riggin of West Monroe; Elizabeth Jacka Lund and husband Steve of Nashville, TN; sons, Bobby Jacka and Ford Jacka and wife Mary Sue of Monroe; sister, Mildred Lucas of Kansas City, Mo.; stepsons, Byron Robertson of Denham Springs, Dain Robertson and wife Pepper of Reserve, Tony Robertson and wife Allison of Lafayette; grandchildren, Joshua Riggin and wife Erin, Tracy Riggin, Stephanie Lund and Carolin Jacka; step-grandchildren, Elizabeth Faulk, Heather Brown, Chloe Robertson and Emilie Robertson.
Pallbearers were Josh Riggin, Tracy Riggin, Tony Robertson, Dain Robertson, Byron Robertson and Steve Lund.
Honorary Pallbearers were Francis Varino, George Varino, Jr., Rick, Jack and Scott Lucas, Duane Stutz, Dr. Ron Hammett, Bill Hochsteler, and Robert Poole.
Arthur A. (Gus) Walker
Services for Arthur A. (Gus) Walker, 83, of West Monroe were held Sept. 29 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, with Dr. David Uth and Rev. Woody Rimes officiating.
Burial was in the Roselawn Cemetery in Calhoun.
Walker died Sept. 27 at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center.
Walker was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge, 460. He was a member, deacon, and secretary-treasurer at the First Baptist Church in West Monroe.
Mr. Walker is preceded in death by hisparents, Willie and Fannie Walker and sister, Ruth Winecoff.
Survivors include his wife, Aloise Freeman Walker; sister, Beatrice Tisdale and husband Erby; nieces Jean Wagoner, Jo Ann Bennett, Bonnie Kirkland, and Rita Soigner; and nephews, Ronnie Tisdale, Lavaugn Tisdale, Reggie Freeman, Robbie Freeman.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Tisdale, Lavaugn Tisdale, Reggie Freeman, Jerry Kirkham, BruceCosby, and Roger Rutledge.
Honorary pallbearers were Leo (Bud) Bonnett, Tommy Hendrix, and Hillary Dozier.
Jamie Wayne Wilson
Services for Jamie Wayne Wilson, 28, of West Monroe, were held Oct. 2 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Massey officiating.
Interment was held at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Hebert under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Wilson died Sept. 29 at his residence.
Wilson was a painter for Wilson Painting Company. He attended West Monroe High School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his father, Arthur "Willie" Wilson of Columbia; mother, Floris Rayner of West Monroe; stepfather, Darryl Rayner of West Monroe; two sisters, Candace Wilson of Columbia, Barbara Wilson of Columbia; three stepbrothers, D.J. Rayner, Eric Rayner, Casey Rayner all of West Monroe; grandparents, Gladys and Lynn Wilson of West Monroe.
Cornith Sherrouse Turnbough
Graveside services were held Sept. 26 for Mrs. Cornith Sherrouse Turnbough who died last Sept. 25 at Christus St. Joseph Home inmMonroe. She was 85.
Burial was in the Oakley Cemetary at Gilbert under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Foster officiated.
A native of Gilbert, Mrs. Turnbough taught elementary education in Ferriday until her retirement. She later moved to Monroe.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Peggy Turnbough of Monroe, and her daughter, Jane Richey of Dallas, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.