Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of January 8, 2004
Lloyd Cecil "L.C." Browder
Services for Lloyd Cecil "L.C." Browder of West Monroe were held Dec. 31 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Hall, Bro. Elvin Wheelis and Rev. Tom Lowe officiating.
Interment was held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Chatham under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Browder served in U.S. Navy during World War II and was retried from the City of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Browder; four brothers, Homer Browder, Roy Browder, Arnold Browder, Winford Browder and three sisters, Evelyn Browder, Eva Browder and Liddie Lea Flower.
Survivors include his son, Kenneth Browder; three grandchildren, Deborah Van Elswijk and husband Arthur, Josh Browder and wife Melanie, Kimberly Browder; one great grandchild, Hannah Browder and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Dr. F. P. Cobb, Freddie Browder, Randy Browder, Richard Robinson, Randy Waggoner, Marty Varner, Dan Hicks, A. C. Terrell, and Roy Reeves.
Services for Mr. John Coburn Burnham Sr. of Monroe, were held Jan. 2 with a graveside service at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Paul McComack Officiating.
Burnham died Dec. 29 at St. Francis Specialty Hospital in Monroe.
Burnham was the co-owner of Coburn Lamp Shop.
He is survived by his wife, Erika Burnham, daughter Cindy Burnham, both of Monroe, son, John Burnham II and wife, Amy, of West Monroe; grandchildren Jamy Burnham and Andrew John Burnham of West Monroe.
Ernest Grey Ford
Services for Mr. Ernest Grey Ford, 79, of Dallas, Tex., were held Jan 2 in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, with Rev. Bernard Duchesne, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.
Ford was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Winnsboro to George W. and Mary Duchesne Ford and passed away Dec. 28 at his home in Dallas. He retired from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in Dallas in January 1990.
Survivors include his brother, W.B. "Bill" Ford and wife, Ruth, of Monroe; sisters, Georgia "GeeGee" Cipriano and Mary Christensen of Dallas; six nieces, one nephew, numerous great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews and dear friends.
Perry C. Jeter
Memorial services for Mr. Perry C. Jeter, 73, of Monroe were held Jan. 5 at the St. Paschal Catholic Church in West Monroe with Rev. Don Grunloh and Rev. Mike Haney officiating. Burial was in the St. Paschal Catholic Cemetery.
Jeter died December 31 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Jeter was a member of St. Paschal Catholic Church, the St. Paschal Knights of Columbus and was recently nominated for the Diocesan Medal of Honor. He served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He spent his professional career in the transportation and commercial warehousing businesses and was owner and president of Dixie Moving and Storage, Inc. in Monroe from 1976 until 1991.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Belle Jeter, siblings, Enoch David Jeter, Beulah Coon, Lessie Ainsworth, Calvin Jeter, Sheldon Jeter and Lovie Rowe.
Jeter is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lil, daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Ken Newton and son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Yvette Jeter; grandchildren, Molly and Chris Pealer, John and Terra Jeter and Eric and Allyn Newton, great grandchildren, John Calvin Jeter, Jr. and Charles Gray Pealer; sister, Jessie Herrington, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Perry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He touched the lives of all who knew him with kindness, sincerity, and generosity. He served his Lord by exemplifying all that is good. Although his human presence will be missed and the end of a life mourned no greater, his spirit will live forever in the hearts of the people who knew and loved him.
Honorary pallbearers were The St. Paschal Knights of Columbus, Bill Davis, Richard McGivern, Robert Esker, Marshall Charlton, Jim Brown and Mr. Jeter�s nephews.
Shirley Mae Parsons
Services for Shirley Parsons, 59, of West Monroe, were held Jan. 4 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe with Dr. Connie Ward and Bro. Danny McIlveene officiating.
Interment was held at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Parsons was born Dec. 2, 1944, in West Monroe and went home to be with the Lord on Jan 2.
Shirley was a graduate of West Monroe High School and attended Northeast Louisiana University. For the past seven years she was well known in the Monroe area as the floral designer at Michaels Arts and Crafts. Prior to that time, she has been the floral designer in several flower shops in northeastern Louisiana.
She was a loving, caring, devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, confidante, and friend. Her radiant smile will be remembered by all who knew and loved her. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Community Baptist Church.
Her father, Mr. H. V. Parsons, and her son, Carlton Wayne Cory, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter, Sheryl Kathleen "Katy" Cory-Spears and husband, Jonathan Spears of Eros; grandson, Collin Patrick Smith of Eros; mother, Virgia M. Parsons of West Monroe; sisters, Sharon Graves and husband Bobby of Calhoun, Lynn Parsons of Eros, Billie Owens and husband Leon of West Monroe and Thelma Clement of Lake Providence; brother, George Parsons and wife Beth of Starkville, Miss.; special friend, Lamar Prisock of West Monroe and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were James Fuller, Rex Cobb, Gary Donaldson, Randy Cory, George Johnson, and Clyde Tucker.
Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Farmerville.
Charles L. Sims
Funeral services for Charles "Red" Sims, 73, of Calhoun were held Jan. 8 at the Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church, with Rev. Jimmy Masters officiating.
Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Calhoun.
Sims passed away Jan. 6 at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Ouachita Parish. He met and married his wife, Ann, in 1950 and they raised their four children together at 148 Charles Sims Rd. in Calhoun.
Sims spent most of his working life in the commercial building industry, primarily in the northeast region of the state. He became a member of the Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church in 1949, where he served as Senior Board Member for over 25 years. He retrieved a tremendous amount of joy from spending time with his family, sitting on his front porch and watching over his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sims also received a great deal of pleasure from sitting and talking with his many friends, whether that be in his home or on a fox hunt. All who knew him came to see him as a man of great inner strength, with a kind heart and a person willing to go the last mile for a friend. A sign at the entrance to his home says it best, "All guests and grandchildren welcome."
Sims is preceded in death by his father, W. Z. "Zode" Sims, Sr.; two sisters, Charlotte Rose and Rhonda Gail; a grandson, Easy Tee Tedeton and a great grandson John Isaac Littleton, all of Calhoun.
Sims is survived by his wife, Ann; mother, Mrs. Eunice Caughron both of Calhoun; daughters, Barbara Sims and husband Lonnie Daniel of Hummelstown, Penn., Sue Tedeton and husband Kirk of Calhoun; sons, Terry L. Sims, Sr. and wife Kathy of Calhoun, Mike Sims and wife Jennie of Minden; brothers, W. Z. Sims, Jr., Jimmy Sims and Scottie Sims all of Calhoun; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Sims' grandsons, Jack, Jessie and Terry Sims, Jr, Kirk Tedeton, Jr., Chris Price and Brock Trammel.
Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Walker, Tony Littleton, and Rodney Powell.
Delano "Dale" Tarver
Services for Delano "Dale" Tarver, 59, of Monroe were held Dec. 28 at Old Bethel Cemetery in Grayson with Robert Evans officiating.
Interment was held at the Old Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Tarver was born on July 19, 1944, and passed away on Dec. 25 in Monroe following a lengthy illness.
Tarver was a manager at Barnhill's Restaurant where he had been employed for three years.
Survivors includes his wife of 25 years, Elke Tarver of Monroe; mother, Maric Tarver of Columbia; daughter, Laine Johnson, Sandra Schuster and three other children living in Germany.