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Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of November 27, 2003

Posted By: LouisianaGuy
Date: Monday, 28 January 2008, at 6:40 p.m.

Week of Nov. 27, 2003

Agnes E. Adams
Memorial Graveside services were held Nov. 26 at Twin City Memorial Gardens in West Monroe with Rev. Mark Foster officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Adams died Sunday, November 23, 2003 in Monroe, Louisiana
Adams was a member of the Pentecostal of the Twin Cities. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Osburn of Calhoun, Debra Davidson of West Monroe, Susie Turner of West Monroe; four sons, Raymond Gill of West Monroe, Don Adams of Monroe, Michael Adams of Monroe, Keith Adams of West Monroe; four brothers; two sisters; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren, Harley and Hollee Davidson.

Joseph Block Barham
Joseph Block Barham was born November 6, 1978, in Monroe and died in
Monroe on November 19. Services were held on Nov. 21 at the Oak Ridge Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Wilkins officiating.
Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery.
Joe Block was a long time member of Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Monroe. He was a graduate of Riverfield Academy and ULM and was employed as a farm manager by Barham, Inc. of Oak Ridge.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph West and Elizabeth N. Barham, by his maternal grandfather, Dr. Ben B. Cobb, and his cousin Anne Duval Barham.
He is survived by his parents, Andy and Janie Barham; his brothers, Will Rhymes Barham and Micah Cobb Barham; his sister, Amanda Jane Barham; and his grandmother, Robertine Rhymes Cobb. Also surviving him are his aunts and uncles Mack and Pat Barham, Chandler Ford, Neil and Amanda Mott, Colley and Roberta Joseph, Carlos and Bibb Ingram and Drexell and Caroline Boggs. His loving cousins are Andrew and Allen Barham, Lindsay Franklin, Virginia Ford, Cobb and Amiee Morgan, Marlowe Phillips, Ben, David and Joshua Joseph, Katie Ambrose, Stewart Ingram, Hunter, Walker and Thomas Boggs.
Pallbearers were Jason Bruyninckx, Phillip McQueen, Conrad Mott, Woodard Mott, Mike Rainwater, Scott Shepard, Matt Spicer, Trey Whitman, Brian Barham and Buie Cumpton.
Joe Block loved farming, hunting, his many friends and his family.

Gloria Gayle Stovall Green
Services for Mrs. Gloria Gayle Stovall Green, 53, of Monroe, were hled Nov. 24, at North Monroe Baptist Church, with Dr. Bill Dye, Rev. Warren Eckhardt, and Rev. David Worthington officiating. Burial was in Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.
Mrs. Green died Nov. 22, at her residence after a brief illness. She was an employee of State of Louisiana Group Benefits.
Gloria was an active member at North Monroe Baptist Church where she had been a Sunday School teacher, Discipleship Leader, and member of the Women's Leadership Council.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Jack Green of Monroe; son and daughter-in-law: Matt and Maria Green of Monroe; grandsons: Kevin and Jacob Green; brother and sister-in-law: Jerry and Judy Kay Stovall of Baton Rouge; sisters and brothers-in-law: Patricia and W.E Martin of West Monroe, Ashley and David Worthington of Monroe, Michelle and George Karvonen of West Monroe; mother-in-law: Ricki Green of Monroe; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Greg and Sharon Green of Monroe; nieces and nephews: Jay Stovall and wife Keela Stovall, Jody White and husband Chris, Jennifer Green, Joshua Green, Scott Whitman and wife Chanon, Emma Kate Whitman, Lane Worthington, Micah Antley, Daniel
Antley, and Tabitha Antley; most precious 1st cousin: Sarah Sue Cromwell; and a host of other cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were Josh Green, Micah Antley, Daniel Antley, Scott Whitman, Jason Guidry, and Lane Worthington.

Rose A. Knipple
Services for Mrs. Rose A. Knipple, 80, of Monroe, were held Nov. 24, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Monroe, with Rev. Sebastian Kallarackal officiating.
Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Baton Rouge.
Knipple died Sunday, November 23, 2003, at her residence after a lengthy battle. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and was office manager for her husband, Milton Knipple, at Southern Batteries.
Survivors include her daughter, Rose Callahan of Monroe; grandson, Justin Callahan of Yazoo City, MS; granddaughter, Rachel Craig of Brookhaven, MS; great granddaughters, Elizabeth and Emily Craig of Brookhaven, MS; caring family friend, Ron Gurba; and compassionate doctors including Dr. Coy Gammage.

Ellon Lee Lowery
Services for Mrs. Ellon Lee Lowery, 84, of Rosepine, formerly of
Rayville and Monroe, were held , Nov. 24, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Gary Bankson, Rev. J. T. Wheat, and Rev. David E. Mixon officiating. Burial was in Start Cemetery.
Mrs. Lowery was a member of Rosepine United Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve H. Lowery who preceded her by eleven months.
Survivors include her daughters: Bobbie Wiltz and husband Allen of
Raceland, LA, Aliene Adams of West Monroe, LA, and Doris Ellis of Rosepine, LA; sons: Steve Lowery and wife Mary Ann of Monroe, LA and H. L. Lowery and wife Louise of Redding, CA; sisters: Estelle Carney of Visalia, CA and Ophelia Davis of Fresno, CA; brother: Vernon Lee of Fresno, CA; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Roger Richard, Louis Ellis, Daniel Glynn, Scotty Adams, Tim Goebel, and Chris Bankson. Honorary pallbearer will be Frank Louis Ellis, Jr.

James P. (Mack) McCormack
Private family services were held for Mr. James P. (Mack) McCormack, 65, of West Monroe.
Mr. McCormack died Nov. 22 at his residence.
Mr. McCormack was retired from the State of Louisiana, where he was the Head Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for over 10 years. He was a United States Navy Veteran.
Survivors: his wife, Mrs. Miriam McCormack, Son, James McCormack, II and his wife, Leslie, Sister, Mrs. Betty May

Kenneth J. Miller
Memorial services for Dr. Kenneth J. Miller, 79, of Monroe, were held Nov. 25 at First United Methodist Church, Monroe, with Rev. Terry Love officiating.
Dr. Miller died Friday, November 21, 2003, at his residence after a sudden illness. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he was a World War II Navy veteran and a retired chemistry professor.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Miller; daughters, Susan Boyd, June Murray, and Amy Miller; and sons, James Miller and John Miller.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Peggy Ann Mullins Mulhearn, 63, of West Monroe, LA were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 22, 2003 at St. Paschal's Catholic Church in West Monroe, LA with Rev. Mike Haney officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Mulhearn died November 20, 2003 at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Mulhearn was a member of St. Paschal's Catholic Church in West Monroe, LA. She was a retired florist and former owner of Mulhearn's Car Wash.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years: Thomas H. Mulhearn, Jr.; five children: Mike Mulhearn and his wife Cathy, Cathy Mulhearn Richardson and her husband Vance, Lynn Mulhearn Antis and her husband Andrianos, Tom Mulhearn, III and his wife Tammy and William S. Mulhearn and his wife Robin; grandchildren: Michael Mulhearn and his wife Joani, Gus, Audrey, and Adam Antis, Ashlea, Lauren and Van Richardson, Cory, Colby and Casey Mulhearn and Kailey Mulhearn; brother-in-law: Eddie Hoy of Elgin, IL; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tom Sanders, Al Sanders, Pat Norman, Clyde White, Raymond Winn, Frank Fox, Rusty Fox and Andy Wales.
Visitation will be 5:00 until 8:00 PM Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.
A Vigil Wake Service will be held at 7:00 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel.
Memorials may be made to St. Paschal's Catholic Church and Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church building funds.

Corene Smith Poland
Services for Mrs. Corene Smith Poland, 85, of Monroe, were held Nov. 21, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. R. C. Smith, Jr. and Rev. Rickey McPhearson officiating.
Burial was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Poland died Nov. 20 at The Oaks.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Vera S. and John Kelso; sons and daughters-in-law, R. C., Jr. and Charlotte Smith and James E. and Isabelle Smith; sisters and brother-in-law, Bobbie and James T. Smith and Patricia Garrett; brother and sister-in-law, W. A. and Helen Walters; nine grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robert C. Smith, III; John F. Kelso, III; Douglas M. Tinsley, Jr.; Mitchell Hardey; James E. Smith, Jr.; and Dewayne Rash.

James Henry Rivers
James Henry Rivers was born May 23, 1934, in Shreveport, LA and departed this life Nov. 22, at his residence in Monroe, after a battle with cancer.
A reception was held in Kilbourne Hall Nov.24. Services follow ed in Grace Episcopal Church, with The Reverend Greg Riley and Reverend Walter Baer officiating.
Services are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home,Monroe.
Jim was a strong advocate of giving back to the community. He honored that commitment in many ways and was a leader with vision beyond our time.
Jim graduated from Neville High School, Monroe, LA in 1952 and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA in 1956 with a degree in Business Administration. He spent four years in the United States Air Force serving as a Captain. In 1959, he started his career in the automobile business at McCain Richards which became Rivers Ford. He served as President or CEO from 1960-1983.
He was past president of Tri J Automotive, Ouachita Equipment Rental, Ford Dealers Advertising Association, YMCA, Jaycees, Bayou Desiard Country Club, and The Monroe City School Board. Jim organized and was president of Ram Rent All until 1990 and the co-owner of Rivers Investments.
Jim was a member of Grace Episcopal Church having served on the vestry, a past member of the board of The Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Bayou Desiard Country Club, Rotary Club, and Ouachita Valley Council of Boy Scouts. He was a member John Rea's Bible Group. He was also an Eagle Scout and Jaycees Man of the Year.
He was very active in the golf community. In 1987, he was the chairman for the renovation of the Bayou Desiard Country Club and in 1995, Mayor Bob Powell asked him to be the chairman for the construction of Selman Golf Course. He was also chairman of the Senior Cotton States at Bayou Desiard Country Club for the past 10 years.
Jim was the Louisiana State Senior Golf Champion twice, Bayou Desiard Country Club Senior Champion four times, qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur five times, was a member of The Society of Seniors and a Golf Digest Committee member.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vagie Henry Rivers and mother, Jewel Daffin Rivers.
He leaves to mourn his death but celebrate his life his wife of 20 years, Debbie Daniel Rivers; five children, Jay Steven Rivers and wife Lynn of Monroe, Cyndy Rivers Perry and husband John of Monroe, Michelle Lynn Rivers of Atlanta, GA, Stephanie Rivers Randolph and husband Robert of Marathon, TX and Quincie Corry Rivers of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Jamie Frances Perry, J.W. Perry, Brett Wiley Rivers, Blaine Corry Rivers, and Tyner Rivers Guillot; brother, Jack Looney Rivers and wife Patti Welch Rivers of Downsville, LA.

Kathlyn Yvonne McKenna Williams
Services for Mrs. Kathlyn Yvonne McKenna Williams, 87, of Monroe, were held Nov. 21 at at St. Matthew Catholic Church, with Rev. Joseph Puthuppally officiating.
Burial was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Monroe. Williams, a loving wife and mother that spent her life caring
for her family, died Wednesday, November 19, 2003, at Christus St. Joseph Home. She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America. Her husband of 54 years, Walter L. Williams and daughter, Yvonne Marie Williams Ford preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, Walter L. Williams III and wife Sandie of West Monroe and Eugene Howard Williams and wife Sandy of Daytona Beach, FL; grandchildren, Kathy Hughes, Randall Dew and wife Karen, Neill Ford, Wendy Giovingo and husband Frank, Walter Lee Williams IV, Micah Williams, Christopher Williams and wife Gealean, Cameron Williams; and great grandchildren, Donnie Hughes, Ashley Hughes, Kristie Lee Dew and husband Kristopher, Jack Dew and wife Kristina Moreau, Tiffany Hughes, McKenna Rae Giovingo, and Caiden Giovingo.

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