Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of January 15, 2004
Jewel "Pappy" Joiner
Jewel "Pappy" Joiner, 90, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, departed this life to be with his Lord and beloved wife on Jan. 11. "Pappy" was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Mabel "Mammy" Brady Joiner; daughter, Gwendolyn Joiner Bowen and son, Cecil Jewel Joiner.
He is survived by his son, Roy Joiner and his wife, Janie of LaPorte, TX; daughter, DeLane Jones and husband, Kelley of LaPorte, TX; son-in-law, Mike Bowen of Pearland, TX and sister, Jan Hare of West Monroe.
"Pappy," as he was affectionately known, was blessed with nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren, as well as many others who considered him a grandfather figure in their lives. He also had a very special friend in his caretaker, Viola Hearld and his family is forever grateful to her.
"Pappy" was born on Nov. 22, 1913 in Eros. He was a proud World War II Veteran with the 145th Combat Engineers in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Pipefitters Local Union 211 in Houston, TX.
Pappy will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his great storytelling and harmonica playing, as well as his kind, generous and loving nature. He left an impression with everyone who met him and was a true inspiration for us all.
Funeral services were held Jan. 15 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with Dr. Collin Wimberly officiating.
Burial was held at the Hasley Cemetery.
J. T. Lenard
Services for J. T. Lenard, 80, of West Monroe were held Jan 9 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Mark Foster and Rev. Jerry Whitman officiating.
Interment was held at the Roselawn Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Lenard was born on Nov. 28, 1923 in Caldwell Parish and died Jan. 6 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Lenard was employed as a salesman for many years. He was a member of the Cypress Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, June Lenard of West Monroe; two daughters, Connie Elmore and husband, Carl Van of Calhoun, Bonnie Harris and husband, Michael of West Monroe; son, Stanley Lenard and wife, Jennifer of Spearsville; two sisters, Barbara Lenard Waters of West Monroe and Bernice Lenard Keene of Sulphur; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; five step children; eight step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Craig Elmore, Eric Elmore, Michael John Lenard, Brandon Hancock, Bradley Hancock and Benjamin Hancock.
Honorary pallbearer was Sonny Waters.
Services for Rabon Nolan, 77, of West Monroe were held Jan. 13 at Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe with Dr. Greg Clark officiating.
Interment was held at the Acree Cemetery in Point under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Nolan went to be with his Lord Jan. 11 at North Monroe Hospital. He was born May 29, 1926 to his parents, Ford and Alice Slack Nolan in Point. He graduated from Downsville High School in 1944 as Valedictorian of his class. Nolan was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Upon his return, Rabon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture at Louisiana State University. He continued his education at Louisiana Tech, earning his BA and Plus 30. He also received his Masters in Education Administration at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, formerly Northeast Louisiana University. Nolan served the Union Parish School Board for 35 years as a principal, teacher, coach, guidance counselor and Supervisor of Secondary Education. After his retirement, he returned as a much beloved principal of East Union Academy in Marion. Nolan was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joy N. Littleton.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joy N. Nolan of West Monroe; son, Reggie and wife, Patricia of Downsville; two daughters, Pamela N. Brown and husband, Michael of Alexandria, Sonya N. Aulds and husband, Charles of West Monroe; four grandchildren, Aron Ingram and wife, Aynsley, Reggie Rabon Nolan, Joy La Shea Ruebin and husband. Herbert and Jason Bearden all of West Monroe; five great grandchildren, Jacob and Ashtyn Ingram, Alexandra, Andrew and Adrian Ruebin all of West Monroe; sister, Lois White of West Monroe; sister-in-laws, Lona Rusell and husband, Tony of Monroe, Foye Smith and husband, James of Farmerville; brother-in-law, Bill G. Nolan and wife, Mildred of Farmerville.
Pallbearers were the Deacons of Cedar Crest Baptist Church.
Honorary pallbearers were men of the Rabon Sunday School Class that he taught for many years.
Services for Mr. Donald Ray, 53, of West Monroe were held Jan. 8 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Wesley Pittman officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.
Ray died Jan. 5 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center.
Ray was employed with Bancroft Bag for over 20 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his daughters, Donnell Fletcher and husband, Eric and Bronica Moss and husband, Charles; grandchildren, Angel and Abbigale; sister, Betty Osbon, brothers, Julius Ray and wife, Kay. Ronald Ray and wife, Mary, Harold Ray and wife, Lottie and Shelby Ray.
Pallbearers were Jerry Collins, Keith Crenshaw, Bo Cowart, Billy Taylor, Roy Ray and Billy Willis.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of Bancroft Bag and members of the Tip Top Hunting Club.
Jessie Mae Rowe
Services for Jessie Mae Rowe, 86, of Monroe were held Jan. 8 at Monroe Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. John Traylor officiating.
Interment was held at the Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Rowe was born Feb. 6, 1917 in Rosston, Ark. and passed away Jan. 6 in Monroe.
Rowe was a former nurses aid at St. Francis Medical Center and a member of the First Baptist Church of Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Nelson Rowe and a daughter, Georgia Ann #####worth.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Cathy Rosson; great granddaughter, Leanne; two great grandsons, Jason and Brian Fike; two great great grandchildren, Lynsie Ann Fike and Kayley Rose Fike and special friend, Katherine Knox.
Ruby Bernice Martin Sepulvado
Funeral services for Ruby Bernice Martin Sepulvado, 70, of West Monroe were held Jan. 14 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe with Rev. Milton Pray officiating.
Burial was held in the Smith Cemetery. Sepulvado died on Jan. 13 at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was a loving wife and mother that was devoted to her family and was loved by all.
Survivors include her husband, Jessie C. Sepulvado Jr.; three daughters, Shirley Miller and her husband, Mike, Charlotte Murry and her husband, Dale and Debbie Jones and her, husband Joe; son Ricky Martin and his wife, Pam; mother, Avie Grayson; two sisters, Betty Foster and Mae Roberts; eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers were Bobby Miller, Michael Miller, Richie Martin, Kiley Martin and Eddie Taylor.
Joy Beavers Gann
Services for Joy Beavers Gann, 72, of Monroe will be held Jan. 15 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe with Bro. Billy Verhoeff and Larry Norris.
Interment was held at the Old Winnsboro Cemetery in Winnsboro under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Gann died Jan. 13 in Winnfield.
Gann retired from Ouachita Parish School Board as a bus driver and was the manager for the Federal Credit Union of West Monroe. She was preceded in death by her mother, Odessa Hill Jones, father Whittle Jones and aunt Evelyn Allen Donnell.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Gann of Monroe; two children, Carolyn Beaver Gray and husband Joey of Sikes, Jan Beavers of Carrollton, Texas; one sister, Jean Jones Newton of West Monroe; three grandchildren; Bill Ryan Gray, Michael Ray Gray, Mierielle Caroline Gray; stepmother, Opal Brand Jones and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Joey Gray, Bill Ryan Gray, Michael Gray, David Newton, Larry Norris and Alvis Arnold.