Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of November 6, 2003
Dorothy "Dot" Anding
Services for Dorothy "Dot" Anding, 72, of West Monroe were held Oct. 31 at Luna Methodist Church with Rev. Billy Taylor officiating.
Interment was held at the Luna Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Anding died Oct. 29.
Her life revolved around her family. Yardwork, fishing, camping and bingo were her pastimes. She was loved by everybody that knew her. Most people called her "Dot", but to her family she was just Mama or Mamaw.
Survivors include her husband Bert Anding; daughters, Cherry Kay Evans and husband Mickey, Nina Rae Robert and husband Jerry, Dianna Lea Gibson and husband Ray; son, Albo Anding and wife Terri all of West Monroe; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and many other family members and friends.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
William McFee Bryan
Services for William McFee Bryan, 76, of Savanna, OK, formerly of West Monroe, were held Nov. 5 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Louis Bartett officiating.
Interment was held at Vallery Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Mr. Bryan was born July 2, 1927, in Bastrop and died Nov. 1 in McAlester, OK. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and antiques. Mr. Bryan was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Jasper Bryan and mother, Mabel Lassiter.
Survivors include his wife Rosaline Vallery Bryan of Savanna, OK; sons, Timothy G. Bryan and wife Carolyn of Savanna, OK, Troy C. Bryan and wife Mary of Bastrop; grandchildren, Naomi D. Franklin and husband Bryan, T. Andrew Bryan and wife Amanda, Matthew Spikes and wife Beth; one great granddaughter, Abbigail Spikes; sisters, Sarah Liles and husband Arnold, Jo Evelyn Ashley and husband Buel; brother, Clavis Ray Bryan and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were Steve Vallery, Joel Vallery, James Fowler, John Fowler, Joey Hibbard and Andy Vallery.
Honorary pallbearers were A. J. Boyett, Donald Lee Jordan, Hosey Lee and Lee Burford.
Orelle Plummer Gwinn
Services for Orelle Plummer Gwinn, 88, of Monroe were held Nov. 2 in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Julie Spencer officiating.
Graveside service were held in Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, Jena, with Rev. John R. Johns officiating.
Gwinn died Oct. 31, at The Oaks. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Her husband, C.E. Gwinn; parents, E.W. and Ida Plummer; and sister, Evelyn Breithaupt preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Jack Plummer and wife, Nell of Calhoun; daughter, Janice Parker and husband Glenn of Italy, TX; grandchildren, Stephen Plummer, Randy Greer, Doug Greer, and Jennifer Burkett; and four great grandchildren.
Services for August Higginbotham, 75, of Swartz, were held Nov. 6 at Loch Arbor Baptist Church in Swartz with Rev. Andy Myrick and Rev. Lynn Townsend officiating.
Interment was held at Loch Arbor Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Higginbotham was born Aug. 1, 1928, in Meadville, Miss. and passed at his residence on Nov. 1 in Swartz.
Higginbotham was a member of Loch Arbor Baptist Church for over 65 years, served as a deacon for 31 years and taught Sunday School. Higginbotham was retired from I.M.C. as a Lab Analyst after 42 years of service and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife Marie Higginbotham; children, Donna Oglesby and husband Gary of Swartz, Mike Higginbotham and wife Nancy of Hixson, Tenn.,; grandchildren, Michael Oglesby, Christopher Higginbotham, Kelsey Higginbotham; brothers, Roy Higginbotham and wife Patsy, Ben Higginbotham and wife India, J.T. Smith Jr. and wife Gladys; sister, Christine Crain and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Burl Stewart, Paul Clark, Dale Harris, Charles Roberts, Mike Phillips, Ronald Parker.
Honorary pallbearers were men of the Loch Arbor Baptist Church and special friend, Jim Webb.
William C. "Bill" Hines
Services for William C. "Bill" Hines, 83, of Monroe, were held Nov. 5 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Monroe with Rev. Leonard Garlington officiating.
Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Hines was born on July 27, 1920, in Natchitoches and passed on Nov. 2 in Monroe. Hines was a retired building and electrical inspector for the City of Monroe. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the D. Strickland Masonic Lodge, the Monroe Scottish Rite Bodies and the Barak Shrine Temple. He attended Parkview Baptist Church. He had many interests and hobbies and will be remembered for sharing his talents with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Sally Crosby Hines of Monroe; daughters, Linda Reeves and husband Terry of Monroe, Susie Broach and husband Thomas of Woodbridge, Va.; grandsons, Donald Reeves and wife Amanda of Monroe, Daran Reeves and wife Yvette of Monroe; granddaughters, Tina Broach of Williamsburg, Va., Robyn Broach of Baton Rouge; great grandchildren, Analeise and John Clay Reeves, Thomas, Taylor and Matthew Reeves, Aden Thomas Buettner; special nieces, Merida Vogt and Joey Shaver; special nephew, Terry Becke and several great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Donald Reeves, Daran Reeves, Steve Shaver, Pat Vogt, Terry Becke, Henry Thomas, Jim Bershen.
Donald Brian Johnson
Services for Donald Brian Johnson, 41, of Monroe, were held Nov. 2 in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Trey Albritton officiating. Burial was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Johnson, a self-employed truck driver, died Thursday, Oct, 30, at his residence. His mother, Ann Crawford Johnson preceded him in death.
Survivors include his father, Robert Z. Johnson of Monroe; brother, Stanley Johnson of Monroe; sister, Stephanie Sawyer and husband Tommy of Birmingham, AL; and nephews, Christopher Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Chad Johnson, and Zach Holloway.
Pallbearers were Sammy Paulus, Craig Wycoff, Scott Ledoux, Toby Liner, Dewey Street and Tommy Sawyer. Honorary pallbearers were David Baird, Scott Posey, Terry Huckaby, Joey Slavant, Billy Cartwright, Timmy Edwards, and Danny Duke.
Lorethia Ann Ladart Monaco
Services for Mrs. Lorethia Ann LaDart Monaco, 83, of Monroe were held Nov. 1 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Rev. Joseph Robert Inzina and Rev. Boby M. Alex officiating. Burial was in St. Matthew Catholic Cemetery.
Monaco was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Monroe and died October 29 in Monroe. A lifelong resident of Monroe, she was a graceful Southern lady that made you feel good about yourself and loved her family, church, and friends. A graduate of St. Matthew High School, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of America. Her husband, R.J. "Rock" Monaco; parents, Joe and Virginia Danna LaDart; brothers, Louis LaDart and Sam LaDart preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Jo Monaco of Monroe; brother, J. D. LaDart and wife Josephine; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers were Frank Bruscato, John Bruscato, Mike Pritchard, Jim Greenlee, Robbie Greenlee, and Sam Danna.
Graveside services for Christine Poston, 84, of West Monroe were held Nov. 7 at Beulah Cemetery with Rev. Otis Moore officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Poston died Nov. 3 in West Monroe.
Poston was a member of The First Assembly of God Church, West Monroe. She was preceded in death by her husband James R. Poston and a daughter, Priscilla.
Survivors include her son, James R. (Randy) Poston, Jr.; daughter, Janice Fletcher; granddaughter; Christy Bailey and husband Jeff, all of West Monroe; brother, Joe Purdy of Calhoun and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Mrs. Opal Powell, 74, of Monroe were held Nov. 1 in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Trey Albritton officiating.
Interment was held in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Powell was born on July 23, 1929, in Jonesboro, LA and died Oct. 29 in Rayville. She was a loving wife and mother who never met a stranger. She was a member of Bayou Oaks Baptist Church and was active in her Sunday School class. Her parents, Larkin Cortez and Vernie Ryals preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, E.H. Powell and son, John Powell both of Monroe; brother, Kenneth Ryals and his wife Mildred of Chatham; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Dennis Ezell, Mike Downhour, Jamie Bonner, Milton Satcher, Jim Griffin, and Charles Sanders.
Gladys A. Sanders
Services for Mrs. Gladys A. Sanders of Monroe were held Oct. 30 at the First United Methodist Church, Monroe, with Revs. Larry Stafford and Terry Love officiating. Burial followed at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.
Sanders died Oct. 28 at her home.
Sanders was a member of First United Methodist Church, Monroe. She was a member of the Monroe Garden Club, Chapter A.E. of P.E.O., The Republican Women's Organization, The United Methodist Women's Organization, and The Anna Gray Noe Sunday School Class, and was selected as one of Monroe's "Mothers of the Year." Affectionately known as the "First Lady of Mid-South," Mrs. Sanders moved to Monroe in 1968 along with her husband, William D. Sanders, to establish State Farm's Mid South Regional Office. Mrs. Sanders continued to be involved in activities at State Farm's Regional Office, and it has been said she added a touch of dignity, class, and caring to the State Farm Family.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Strickler and husband Chris of Monroe; three sons, William D. (Chip) Sanders, Jr. and wife Denise of Jackson, MS; Steve Sanders and wife Julie of Chicago, IL; and John Lee Sanders of Oakland, CA; two sisters Eleanor Hannah of Little Rock, AR and Jesse Lynn Mansfield of Humboldt, TN ; four grandsons John Strickler, III, Christopher Sanders, William Dean Sanders, III., and Tyler Sanders, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other beloved relatives and friends.
Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Sanders, Sr., her parents Carl and Jesse McLellan, her sister Elizabeth McLellan, and her granddaughter, Lauren McLellan Sanders.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Dean Sanders, Christopher Sanders, Tyler Sanders, and John Strickler, along with Guy Barr and James L. Hanks.
Doris Lucille Robertson Taylor
Graveside services for Mrs. Doris Robertson Taylor, 79, of Fairfield Bay, AR, formerly of Monroe, were held at Oct. 30 at Riverview Cemetery in Monroe with Robert Brewer officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Monroe.
Taylor was born in Shreveport and moved to Monroe at the age of 7. She was a graduate of Neville High School.
Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ella Robertson, a infant daughter Rebecca Suzanne Taylor and brother George B. Robertson.
She is survived by her husband, Marion Taylor of Fairfield Bay , AR; a son; John C. Taylor and his wife Ligia of San Jose, Costa Rica; granddaughter Erin Weathers and her husband, Ned of Oklahoma City , OK, three great great grandchildren; brother Rex R. Robertson of West Monroe and sister-in-law, Verlon Robertson of Monroe.
Pallbearers were nephews and great nephews.