Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of November 13, 2003
Mr. Floyd H. Brown
Graveside services for Mr. Floyd H. Brown, 63, of Eros, were held Nov. 8 at the Sardis Cemetery in Farmerville, with Rev. Mike Devillier officiating.
Brown died Nov. 6, at his residence in Eros.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Gladys Brown; children, Floyd E. Brown and wife Rebecca, Danny Brown and wife Julie, Robin Becker and husband Cimarron; brothers, Ricky and Bobby Brown; sister, Shirley Brown; grandchildren, Steven, Amber, Trevor Brown, and Julie Marsden; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ronnie Dickey
A celebration of Ronnie Dickey's life was held Nov. 12 at the Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, with Rev. Doyle Chambers officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery near Grayson.
Ronnie entered the Kingdom of Heaven on November 8 in Houston, TX, after a brief illness. Ronnie was a lifetime professional in the heat/air and electrical field with his own business, Air Kontrol Systems, and then later with AKS Services, Inc. Ronnie also had a career in the law enforcement profession with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department under the administration of Sheriff Godwin. His love for law enforcement led him to take a position with the West Monroe Police Reserve as well as with the West Monroe City Marshall's Office. Ronnie's passion for trains landed him a position with the Kansas City Southern Railroad as a signalman. There he made countless devoted new friends in a late career.
Ronnie and his wife, Linda, were totally devoted to one another. They knew each others' needs and wants and lovingly provided for both.
Ronnie was a doer. He did for those in need and for those that simply needed a friendly hand. He continuously serviced his customers with their heat, air and electrical needs whenever it was needed. Ronnie would unselfishly take care of his friends and family for little or nothing and simply said, "Oh, I�ll catch you Later." Ronnie would pass on to everyone he came into contact with, his knowledge, his generosity and his last dime if need be. Ronnie wanted to help everyone and he did. His job now takes him to a higher calling to perform his greatest task for the Almighty. Ronnie was a Christian, he was not a member of a church, but was a member of "The Church" the body of Christ.
Ronnie is survived by his beloved wife, Linda Howard Dickey; his daughter Naomi Howard Goulart and son-in-law Kenny Goulart; granddaughter, Heather Goulart; great-granddaughter, Bailee Goulart; son, Dean Howard; daughter, Stephanie Howard; and grandson Joshua Black; family from Oklahoma; mother, Maxine Camp Dickey; daughters, Christie Dickey, Mistie Dickey Cryer and grandchildren, Jacob, Britney, Brook, Blake, Alex and Justin. Many best friends and extended family members along with "Bubba," his faithful bulldog companion. Ronnie was also lovingly known as Paw-Paw, Paw and Ronnie-Paw.
Pallbearers were John Rutledge Jr., Ken Schlessman, Mike Jones, Chris Sasser, Ronnie Brown, Lawrence Parker, Keith Pool and Ronnie Causey.
Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Goulart, Tracey Moore, Jimmy Hart, Eddie Miller, Jeremy Timmons, Brian Degner, Bob Morton, Jeff Newman, John Rutledge Sr. and Dale Nash.
John L. Landrum, Sr.
Services for Mr. John L. Landrum, Sr., 68, of Swartz, were held Nov. 8 at Rowland Road Baptist Church, with Rev. John Yates and Rev. Norman Bryant officiating.
Burial was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Landrum, a member of Rowland Road Baptist Church, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 5. An Army veteran, he was born in Henderson, TX and lived in Ouachita Parish most of his life. A wonderful husband, father, and papaw, John was one who would give you the coat off his back if you needed it. His parents, Muriel and Bailey Landrum; brothers, Bill Landrum and J. B. Landrum; and grandson, Trey Linzay preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Marilyn Ramsey Landrum; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Wayne "Bubba" Linzay, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, John L., Jr. and Becky Landrum, all of Swartz; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Bonita Landrum and Lloyd and Elaine Landrum; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joy and Jim Solley and Betty and Ronald McManus; grandsons, Colby Landrum, Dylan Landrum, Bailey Landrum, Joseph Landrum, Mitchell Clark, and Chris Clark; granddaughters, Kacie Linzay and Alicia Thompson.
Pallbearers were James Adams, Larry McMorris, Ed Shoemaker, George Zuber, David Speir, and Albert Kelly.
Hattie Pearl Person Morrow
Services for Hattie Pearl Person Morrow, 81, of McKinney, Tex., formerly of West Monroe, were held Nov. 15 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe with Bro. Wayne Morrow officiating.
Interment will be held at Twin Cities Memorial Cementery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Morrow was born July 9, 1922 in Marthaville. She died after a courageously fought battle with cancer on Nov. 9.
Morrow lived in West Monroe over 50 years, where she worked at Olinkraft for 35 years. She had recently moved to McKinney, Tex. to be near her family. She was a member of Peniel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Owen William Morrow.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty Ann Smith and husband James of Allen, Tex.; grandchildren, Jamie Ann Zbinden and husband, Kelly of Southeast Asia, Dr. Mark C. Smith and wife Vicki of Allen, Tex., Marla DeAnn Bishop and husband Scott of Frisco, Tex.; great-grandchildren, Malia, Savannah, Noah Zbinden, Logan Bishop, William Morrow Smith and many nieces and nephews.
Services for Richard Muirhead, 74, of West Monroe were held Nov. 8 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Milton Pray officiating.
Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.
Muirhead was born on April 9, 1929 and passed away on November 6.
Muirhead was a boat captain for the Port Author Towing Co. for 35 years. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, June Moore Muirhead; daughter, Wanda Pugh and husband Wendell of Cabot, Ar.; sister, Mary Phillips and husband Hester of Hamilton, Ar.; step children, Steve Rosenberry, Mitchell Rosenberry, Darrell Rosenberry, Gina Markham; niece, Vicki Mitchell; nephews, Steve Phillips, Al Phillips, Andy Phillips and Robert Muirheal; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and special friends Martha Sloan, Lillie and Jim Rabb.
Pallbearers were Mitchell Rosenberry, Wendell E. Pugh, Jim Rabb, Darrell Rosenberry, Steve Rosenberry and Steve Phillips.
Berta Mea Dumas Petagna
Graveside services for Berta Mae Dumas Petagna, 91, of Monroe were held Nov. 7 at Riverview Cemetery in Monroe with Dr. Randy McGee and Rev. Greg M. Madden officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Petagna was born Feb. 27, 1917 in Copia County, Miss and passes away Nov. 5 in Monroe.
Petagna was a former proof reader for The News Star, a member of the First Baptist Church of Monroe for over 40 years. Petagna will be remembered for her beautiful yard with blooming flowers and bushes of which she took care of until her recent illness. She had an article written on her in The New Star about her flowers and bushes.
Petagna was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Warren Petagna and daughter, Jo Frances Hambelton.
Survivors include her son, Ronald Warren Petagna of Monroe and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Augusta Studdard, 93, of West Monroe, were held Nov. 6 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Bro. Huey Diffey officiating.
Interment was in the Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Studdard died November 4 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center.
Studdard was a former nurse's aide at E.A. Conway Hospital. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Mrs. Studdard was preceded in death by her husbands, David Hornsby and Fletcher Studdard.
Survivors include her daughters, Eula Hern and husband Clyde of Monroe, Amanda Price of West Monroe, Ida Herrington of West Monroe, Brenda Darden and husband Lenny of Bernice; sons, David Hornsby and wife Joyce of Spearsville, Torris Hornsby and wife Dowan of Newton, TX; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Leroy Price, III, Kenneth Hendrix, Clint Hornsby, Garry Roark, Mike Doolittle, Steve Sims.
Service for Noah Thomas, 65, of Chatham, were held Nov. 14 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Interment was held at Mt. Nebo Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Thomas was born on September 12, 1938 and passed away on November 10.
Thomas will be remembered for his love of the Bible, music and life.
Survivors include his brothers, Bobby Lee Thomas and wife Edna of West Monroe, Fred Thomas and wife Annie Ruth of Chatham; nieces, Sandra Lynn Moore, Brittany Kathleen Thomas, Shannon Thomas; nephew, Wesley Thomas; great-nieces, Gabrielle J. Thomas, Laura Thomas and special uncle, Bruce Paschal.