Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of February 12, 2004
DAVID ALAN BENNETT
Services for Mr. David Alan Bennett, 35, of Start, were held Feb. 8, at House of Prayer International, Monroe, with Rev. Tom Lowe and Rev. Ronald D. Brown officiating.
Burial was in Start Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.
Bennett died Feb. 4, in a boating accident.
He was a member of House of Prayer International where he served as Sunday School Director, Deacon, Elder, and in many other positions. He was a
softball coach, hunter, fisherman, and a lover of people and the outdoors. He worked at St. Francis Medical Center for 12 years and was currently employed by Medtronic.
He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Bennett; children, Taylor Bennett and Reagan Lauren Bennett; parents, Dan and Linda Bennett; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Tammie Bennett; sister and brother-in-law, Kristi and Kevin Eppinette, all of Start; grandmother, Ollie May of Rayville; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Dr. Chris Morris, Dr. David Webre, David Salsbury, Scott Peevy, Beau Roberson, Todd Hable, Matt Hardie, Michael Fusilade.
Honorary pallbearers were Joey Metz, Prentiss Norred, and Larry Romero.
Bobby Luther Branch
Funeral Services for Mr. Bobby Luther Branch, 74, of Calhoun, were held Feb. 9, at the First United Methodist Church, 1411 Glenwood Drive West Monroe with Rev. Spiller Milton and Rev. Jack Phelps officiating.
Burial was in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.
Branch died at his home on Thursday February 5, 2004. He was the son of the late Luther and Pearl Branch. Mr. Branch was a native of West Monroe. He graduated from Louisiana Tech with a bachelor's degree in marketing and management. After college, Mr. Branch was the import export manager in the Transportation Department of Riverwood International and was employed there for 41 years. He was a member and past president of the Monroe-West MonroeTraffic Club, Delta Nu Alpha professional fraternity, he served on the Highland Park Country Club Board of Directors, was a Dixie Youth Baseball coach, and was a member of the Pine Hills Country Club. He was an avid golfer and life-long member of the First United Methodist Church, West Monroe, where he sang bass in the Chancel Choir.
Branch is survived by his wife of 52 years, Montez Wilder Branch; his children and spouses, Steven Branch and Marc Moore of Lake Charles,Terri and William "Tad" Kivett of LaPlace, LA, Sue Ellen and Steven Landauer of Bettendorf, IA, Marcia and Rodger Bagwell of Lafayette, and four grandchildren, Krystal, Lance, McKensey, Chelsea Bagwell all of Lafayette.
Pallbearers were Clyde Albritton Jr., Billy McClendon, Marvin Cook, Glen Golson, Henry Camp and Johnny Hale.
Honorary pallbearers were Clyde Jordan, Roy Edwards, C.M. Gilbert, Billy Watson, John M. Smith and J.C. McDougald.
Cade Blayne Boler
Funeral Services for Cade Blayne Boler, 25, of West Monroe, were held Feb. 11 at the Whites Ferry Rd. Church of Christ in West Monroe, with Jim Moran officiating. Burial was at Antioch Cemetery near Farmerville under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Cade enjoyed sports, especially baseball and was a very talented artist. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and grandson to his family.
Survivors include his father, Ronny Boler; his mother, Glenda Boler; twin brother, Cassidy Layne Boler; sisters, Rhonda Renee' Boler Williams and husband, Steve and Toni Lynn Boler Powell and husband, Jeff; grandparents, Judy Bennett and Robbie Mashaw; nieces and nephews Jessica Cox, Abigail Powell, Houston Williams and Zachary Cox.
Pallbearers were Kasey Kane, Brian Roberts, John Larry Averitt, Kyle Wilson, Chris Moore, Donnie Furlow, Matthew Brister, and David Cole. Honorary pallbearers were Zack Green and Jim Norris.
RYAN DREW CLARK
Services for Mr. Ryan Drew Clark, 29, of Pineville, formerly of Monroe, were held Feb. 5, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Monroe, with Rev. Terry Love officiating.
Graveside service were Feb. 6, in Graceland Cemetery, Pine Bluff, AR.
Ryan, a member of First United Methodist Church in Monroe, died Feb. 2. He attended River Oaks and graduated from Neville High School. He was an avid guitar player and loved to do wood work.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Raymond E. Camper of Pine Bluff, AR, and Shield E. Clark, Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL.
Survivors include his parents, Robert and Linda Clark of Monroe; sister, Robin Lynn Clark of New Orleans, LA; maternal grandmother, R. Pauline Camper of Pine Bluff, AR; paternal grandmother, Carolyn Brinan of King City,CA; aunts and uncles, Paula and Tommy Webb of Pine Bluff, AR, Martha and Shields Clark of Tampa, FL, Thelma and Charlie Clark of Monterey, CA, and Donald Clark of Colorado Springs, CO; cousins, Dr. Shannon Kohrig of Boise, ID, Jason and Rosemary Kohrig of Fayetteville, AR, and Sarah and Eric Clark of Tampa, FL, Cindy Clark of Las Vegas, NV, Andy Clark of North Carolina, and Becky Clark of Seattle, WA; numerous great aunts, great uncles and other family members.
ROBERT MICHAEL DUMAS
Services for Mr. Robert Michael Dumas, 40, of Swartz, were held Feb. 8, at First Baptist Church of Swartz, with Dr. Collin Wimberly and Rev. Gerald Lewis officiating.
Masonic Rites and burial was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Dumas, a member of First Baptist Church of Swartz, went to be with his Lord, Feb.5, at North Monroe Medical Center after a courageous fight with cancer. He served as Mechanic on the Monroe Fire Department for 8 1/2 years and was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters and Local 629. He was an ASE and EVT Certified Mechanic and held many other specialty certifications. As Fire Department Mechanic, he endeavored to keep the fleet of fire trucks, support vehicles, and fire fighting equipment in proper working order. He also worked as a Paramedic on the Fire Department and with local ambulance services in providing emergency medical services to the community.
Mike was a Master Mason, a member of Western Star Lodge #24 F&AM, a member of Barak Shrine Temple and the Clown Unit where he was known and loved as a Smoke Doga the clown in the fire truck. In his service with the Clown Unit, he was instrumental in organizing the parade vehicles for events and keeping them running and looking good.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Cater Dumas of The Woodlands, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith and Jeanette Tyson of The Woodlands, TX and Steve and Kitty Tyson of Eros, LA; sister, Diane Dumas Goodson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Monroe Fire Fighters: Chief Jimmie R. Bryant, Ric Hall, Randall Thompson, David Hill, Robert McGee, and Tracy Douglas.
Honorary pallbearers were Benny Duncan, Ricky Smith, George Douglas, and
Stanley A. Green
Services for Stanley A. Green, 53, of Welsh, were held Feb. 7 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Robert Spicer officiating.
Interment was held at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Green died on Feb. 5 in West Monroe. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Green and his son Craig Green.
Green was employed at Welsh Equipment in Moss Bluff.
Survivors include his wife, Susie Cummingham Green of Welsh; sons, Steven Green and wife Denise of West Monroe, Quentin Green and wife Stephany of Welsh; step son, Ian Nelson, Jr of Monroe; mother, Marilyn Green; brothers, Johnny Green, Billy Green and wife Kathy; sisters, Janis James and husband Clint, Jeannie Cook and husband Floyd, Kay Powell and husband Wayne, Susie Green all of West Monroe; five grandchildren, Ashley, Derrick, Courtney, Madalyn and Will; numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends in south Louisiana.
Ron "Ronnie" Hilton, Jr.
Services for Ron "Ronnie" Hilton, Jr., 33, of West Monroe, were held Feb. 7 at Loch Arbor Cemetery in Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Hilton died on Feb. 4 at his residence.
Hilton was a glass installer for Acme Glass. He was a loving son, husband and father wand will be missed by all.
Survivors include his wife Cathy Hilton of West Monroe; daughter, D. J. Kasper of Clarksville, Ark.; four step-children, David Beaver, James Beaver, Elizabeth Hank, Bryan Hank II all of West Monroe; mother and father, Dennis and Martha Edwards; brothers, Dennis Edwards; two sisters, Charlie Gullette, Ele Clark all of Clarksville, Ark.; two nieces and grandmother.
Catherine V. Patrick Lamb
Services for Catherine V. Patrick Lamb, 78, of West Monroe were held Feb. 6 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Jeff Luellen officiating.
Interment was held at Monroe Memorial Park, Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Lamb died Feb. 4 in West Monroe.
Lamb was a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church. She was a retired school crossing guard for the City of Monroe.
Survivors include his daughter Barbara Weaver of West Monroe; sons, David and wife Carolyn Lamb of Farmerville, Bill and wife Michelle Lamb of Hartselle, Al., Scott Lamb of Atlanta, Ga., Curt Lamb of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Ollie Hale of Monroe; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
ALTON O. MAY
Services for Mr. Alton O. May, 90, of Monroe, were held Feb. 5, in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, with The Very Reverend William Bryant officiating.
Burial was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home,Monroe.
Mr. May, a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at The Oaks. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Colvin May; son, Ronald May; and great granddaughter Megan Oglesbee.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Jalna and David Powell of Monroe and Marguerite and William Oglesbee of Hanna, WY; daughter-in-law, Katie May of Monroe; grandsons, Mark Powell of Monroe, Andrew Powell of Florida, and Buck Oglesbee of Colorado; granddaughters, Dana Minton of New York, Danielle Cabe of Arkansas and Colorado, Rebekah Huffman of Texas, and Rhonda Ellis of Columbia, LA; four great grandsons, Michael, Cody, Maddux, and Brandon; and three great granddaughters, Audrey, Isabelle, and Brandy.
Services for Jonathan McCaleb, 39, of West Monroe, were held Feb. 11 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Russell Rhodes officiating.
Interment was held at Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
McCaleb was born on Sep. 21, 1964 and passed away following injuries sustained in an automobile accident Feb. 6.
McCaleb worked as an electrician and an oil field worker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Hightower and his father, Jonathan McCaleb IV.
Survivors include his wife Delores McCaleb; children, Johnni McCaleb, Justin McCaleb, Melanie Clower and Mare Shipley, Jeremy Clower and wife Jana; granddaughter, Jayden Shipley; brother, Robert K. Anderson; sisters, Susan Wood, Sherriel McCaleb, Crystal Stanford, numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Pallbearers were Brad Bookter, Dennis Wolfe, Randy May, Robert Kilbourn, Keith Bridges, and Brian Worral.
Honorary Pallbearers were Elgie Stanford.
Penny Patrick Murphy
Services for Penny Patrick Murphy, 46, of West Monroe, were held Feb. 10 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. Woody Rimes and Rev. Everett Geis Jr. officiating.
Interment was held at Mount Ararat Cemetery in Downsville under the direction of Kilparick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Murphy was born on Jan. 15, 1958 and passed away on Feb. 8.
Murphy was a member of the Woodlawn Riding Club and First Baptist Church of West Monroe. She was preceded in death by her mother, Orelle Patrick, step-mother, Sarah Eppinette Patrick and brother, James Prentice Patrick.
Survivors include her father, James Franklin Patrick of West Monroe; daughter, Charlie Murphy Kelley and husband Christ of West Monroe; sister, Wilma Louis Cole of West Monroe; brothers, Ivy Leon Patrick and wife Patricia of McCamey, Tx.; Clark Dennis Patrick and wife Jimmie of West Monroe; special friends David "Bo" Wilkes and Connor of West Monroe; several nieces and nephews and close friends.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Howell, Don Turner, Scott Armstrong, Walter Stapleton, Walter Kelley and Matt Stephens.
Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Woodlawn Riding Club and Employees of Glenwood Environmental Services and Maintenance Department.
Violet Faye Shively
Services for Violet Faye Shively, 68, of Calhoun were held Feb. 7 at Living Way Apostolic Church in West Monroe with Rev. Carl Shurte and Rev. Troy Shurte officiating.
Interment was held at McCormick Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Shively was born March 7, 1935 and died Feb. 5. She was a lifetime resident of Calhoun. Shively was a member of Living Way Apostolic Church and was also a Sunday School teacher. She was preceded in death by parents, Boyd and Clarice Steed, her husband Clifford Bouwel, and grandson, Micah Crowell and Wendall Bouwel.
Survivors include sons and daughters, Jane and husband Earl Bennett, James and wife Yvonne Bouwel, Ronnie and wife Cindy Bouwel, Connie and husband Ronnie Crowell, Stevie and wife Frankie Bouwel, Karla and husband Robert Spillers; 14 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; uncle, A. W. Hammond and "Tatt" the cat.
Pallbearers were William Rosier, Robert Spillers, Gary Winters, Harvey Hammond Jr., Roy Robertson Jr., Tracy Strange, Scooter Bellmore.