Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of November 20, 2003
Alma Keith Anders
Services for Mrs. Alma Keith Anders, 88, of West Monroe, were held Nov. 15 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA with Rev. George Fluitt officiating.
Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery.
Anders died on Nov. 12, at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Survivors include, sons, Robert K. Anders and wife Carol and Daniel R. Anders and wife Shrea; grandchildren, Reagan Anders, Tara Anders, Ashton Anders, Dustin Anders and Justin Anders; one sister, Betty Boyd and one brother, James Keith.
Services for Mrs. Castella M. Barton, 88, of Monroe, were held at Nov. 14, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. George Bonner and Rev. William Smith officiating.
Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Barton passed away Nov. 12, at Landmark Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church and was presently a member of Forest Glade Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Barton; son, Hugh Lynn Barton; daughter, Carmen Barton Stamper; grandson, Randy Barton; and grandson-in-law, Mark Reynolds.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Joe Barton of Monroe and Billy and Cindy Barton of Surprise, AZ; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Delton "Blackie" Smith of Monroe and Peggy and V.J. Casamento of Monroe; daughter-in-law, Betty Barton of Mesquite, TX; sister, Minerva Lofton of Kerman, CA; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers were grandsons: Danny Smith, Brad Smith, Robbie Barton, Casey Barton, Scott Stamper, and Michael Stamper.
Darrell Glen Craft
Graveside Services for Mr. Darrell Glen Craft, 49, of West Monroe, were held Nov. 15, at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, with Rev. Danny McIlveene officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.
Craft ran the family peach orchard for a number of years, selling peaches all over North Louisiana and South Arkansas. After working in the family business, Darrell opened Vinyl Craft, a business that sold to used car dealers and to dealerships around the area.
Craft is survived by his son, Shane Craft; sisters, Thelma Henderson and Evelyn Lee; brothers, Cecil Ray Craft, Albert Craft, Clyde Craft, Clifton Craft and Alfred Craft.
Pallbearers were Don Hudnall, Scott Tulis, Ron Boyd, Dennis Craft, George Walsh, Mark Dillingham and George Meredith
Judith Ann Wheelus Fennell
Services for Mrs. Judith Ann Wheelus Fennell, 44, of Monroe, were held at Nov. 18, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home with Jeffrey Brasher officiating.
Burial was in the Central Cemetery in Wisner.
Fennell died on Nov. 16, at St. Francis Medical Center after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Rogers Ray Wheelus Sr. and her son, Michael Keith Fennell.
Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Ann Fennell Tippit; granddaughter, Jessica Fennell; mother, Bobbie Jean Wheelus; sister, Lynn Nobles; brother, Ray Wheelus; niece, Lindy Brasher and nephew, Shane Wickliffe.
Services for Gertrude Mixon Gates, 93, of Monroe were held Nov.13 at Mulhearn Funeral Home on Sterlington Road in Monroe with the Rev. Doug Allen officiating. Burial was at Mulhearn Memorial Park.
Gates died Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Monroe. She was born August 19, 1910 in Winn Parish. She was the only daughter of John Randle and Ella Puckett Mixon who resided near Dodson in Winn Parish throughout their lifetime.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Gladden Gates, formerly of Sikes, and one grandson, Murray Orion Parker.
She was a 1927 graduate of Dodson High School, later attending college in Natchitoches at what is now Northwestern State University, earning BA and MA degrees as well as a Masters plus 30. Gates was a member of College Place Baptist Church and a number of professional organizations, as well as the Chief Tusquahoma Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution and the Palestine Chapter #55 Order of the Eastern Star.
She was listed in Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America and received numerous awards for her work with 4-H clubs at Dodson High School during 23 years of service as an adult 4-H Leader.
She retired in 1974 after serving more than 40 years as a teacher in the Winn Parish Public Schools. She and her husband moved to Monroe in 1977, where she taught an additional 10 years at Ridgedale Academy and Grace Episcopal School.
Survivors include two daughters, Ella Sue Gates Parker and husband Doyle of Monroe, Ada Lynne Gates Leonard and husband Cyril of Sulphur; three grandsons, Dr. Doyle Randall Parker and wife Avee of West Monroe, Dr. Waylon Morris Parker and wife Peggy of Monroe, Kevin McCarton Leonard and wife Cathy of Sulphur; two granddaughters, Melissa Susan Parker Wiygul and husband Gary of Monroe, Margaret Gay Leonard Wright and husband Ian of Sulphur; eight great-grandchildren, Adam Everett Parker, Suzanne Kathryn Parker, Henry Addison Wiygul, Eamon Patrick Leonard, Andrew Berkley Wright, Emma Marie Leonard, Clairelynn Margaret Wright and Liam McCarton Leonard.
Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandson.
Hattie Person Morrow
Services for Hattie Pearl Person Morrow, 81, of McKinney, Tex. formerly of West Monroe were held Nov. 13 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel of West Mornoe with Bro. Wayne Morrow officiating.
Interment was held at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens Cemetery 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, Nov. 9.
Morrow lived in West Monroe over 50 years where she worked at Olinkraft for 35 years. She had recently moved to McKinney, Texas 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 her husband, Kelly of Southeast Asia, Dr. Mark C. Smith & wife Vicki of Allen, Tex., Marla DeAnn Bishop & husband Scott Frisco, Texas; great grandchildren, Malia, Savannah, Noah Zbinden, Logan Bishop, William Morrow Smith and many nieces and nephews.
Services for Mariete Nale, 76, of Sterlington, were held Nov. 15 at Paron Baptost Church in Sterlington under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Nale of Sterlington; daughters, Janice Welch and husband Dale of West Monroe, Linda Chambless & husband Bobby of West Monroe.
Marilyn Corbin Tittle
Graveside Services for Mrs. Marilyn Corbin Tittle, 57, of West Monroe were held Nov. 16, at Hasley Cemetery with Rev. Randy McGee officiating.
Tittle passed away on Saturday Nov.15. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monroe. She was a life-long resident of Ouachita Parish and the past owner and president of Twin City Moving and Storage in West Monroe.
She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Tittle of West Monroe; daughter, Allyson Ann Parker of West Monroe; mother, Fannie C Corbin of Monroe; sister, Sue Corbin Davis and her husband Edwin of West Monroe; brother, Don Corbin and his wife Janet of Monroe; brother, Mark Corbin and his wife Annette of West Monroe; numerous nieces and nephews.
George Clinton "G.C." Wallace
Services for George Clinton "G.C." Wallace, 82, of West Mornoe were held Nov. 10 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe.
Interment was held Hasley Cemetery of West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Wallace was born Oct. 19, 1921 in Hamburg, Ark. and died Friday Nov. 7 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe following a short illness.
Wallace was the owner of Wallace Wheel Alignment and Brake Service in West Monroe, serving his customers for over 35 years. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in combat during World War II in the Pacific. Wallace was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Senior Citizens Bass Club, he enjoyed many years of friendship eith a wonderful group of people.
Survivors include his wife Ruby Wallace of West Monroe; son, William C. Wallace and wife Jane of Sulphur; daughter, Kay King and husband Richard of Bastrop; three granddaughters, Susan Wallace Gardebled and husband Brent of Sulphur, Kelli Wallace Smith and husband Chad of Pineville, Nicole Price Hale of Monroe
Bobbie J. Wilson
Services for Bobbie J. Wilson, 78, of West Monroe were held Nov. 14 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Danny Hawthorn officiating.
Internment was held at Pollock Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Mornoe.
Wilson was born on May 15, 1925 and passed away on November 11, 2003.
Bobbie J. Wilson was retired from Olinkraft after 23 years of service. She was also a member of the Highland Baptist Church in Monroe, La. She was preceded in death by her husband Brotha Wilson and a sister.
Survivors include son, Sonny Wilson and wife Shirley of West Monroe; daughter; Deanna Russell and husband Sam of Downsville, three sisters, one brother, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include Chris Evans, Brian Wilson, Eric Wilson, Kevin King, Mike Peters and Sonny Dycus.