Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of February 19, 2004
Patsy Lee Gardener BeDoit
Graveside services were held for Patsy Lee Gardener BeDoit on Monday, Feb. 9 at Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
BeDoit as born Nov. 3, 1935 in Monroe and died Feb. 7 at West Monroe Guest House.
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Ortis of Jackson, Miss, Sharolyn Shultz of West Monroe, Marilyn Norris of Arlington, Texas; sisters, Linda Lee of Monroe, Nancy Negron of Whitehouse, Texas; brother, Gene BeDoit of Swartz.
Mary Aline Cruse
Graveside service for Mary Aline Cruse, 88, of Monroe were held Feb. 13 at the New Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in West Monroe with Richard Armont officiating.
Cruse died Feb. 11 at the West Monroe Guest House.
Survivors included her sister, Evelyn Cruse Hammond, niece, Sharon Adams and husband Mark, great nieces, Lori Manfull and husband Wesley, Tracy Alexander and husband Andy, great nephews, Kevin Adams, and Josh Adams, great great niece, Skylar Alexander, great great nephew, Will Alexander, numerous cousins and a host of friends.
Services for Marguerite Fisher, 90, of Monroe, were held Feb. 12 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Warren Eckhardt officiating.
Interment was held at Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe.
Fisher was born August 17, 1913 in Monticello, Ark. and passed away Feb. 9 at St. Francis Hospital.
Fisher was a former sales clerk of the Palace Dept. Store and was a member of the First Baptist Church, West Monroe. She was preceded in death by her husbands William T. Levie and L.O. Fisher.
Survivors include her sons, William B. Levie and wife Beverly of Monroe, Hillman Levie and wife Nadine of Jacksonville, Or.; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
AUBREY GREGORY HARE
Services for Mr. Aubrey Gregory Hare, 70, of Swartz were held Feb. 15 in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Dr. Collin Wimberly officiating. Burial was in Loch Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery.
Hare, a photographer, died Feb. 13 at his residence.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Swartz and retired from he Corps of Engineers.
Survivors include his wife, Shelby Dye Hare of Swartz; sons and daughters-in-law, Kent G. and Anne Hare of Natchitoches, LA and Michael A. and Pamela Hare of Auburn, AL; grandchildren, Tristan Hare, Michael Hare Jr., and Magan Hare; sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Bernard Love; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruby Dye and Billy Guice.
PAULINE TERRELL THORNHILL HOSKINS
Services for Mrs. Pauline Terrell Thornhill Hoskins, 91, of Monroe were held Feb. 13, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, St. John Street, Monroe, with Rev. Andrew Hitchcock, Rev. Thomas Eaton, Rev. Curtis Cox officiating. Burial wasin Riverview Cemetery.
Hoskins, a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Monroe, died Feb. 11 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center.
She was a Nurses Aide at E. A. Conway Medical Center for many years. Her husbands, Ralph Thornhill and Oather Hoskins, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Wayne Boyles and Carol and O. L. Hoskins, Jr.; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
JOE E. MARX, JR.
Services for Mr. Joe E. Marx, Jr., 88, a native and lifetime resident of Monroe were held Feb. 16, at Temple B'Nai Israel, with Rabbi David Kline officiating.
Interment was in The Jewish Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Marx died Feb. 13. He was born May 13, 1915, the son of the late Joe and Bessie Marx, was educated in the Monroe City school system and was a member of the first graduating class of Neville High School. He was a graduate of Soule Business College and served in the United States Army.
Marx served as President and Chairman of the Board of Southern Hardware and Supply Company. He also served as the Chairman of the Utilities commission under Mayor Jack Howard.
He was a member of Temple B'Nai Israel where he served as President of the Board, and was a member of Bayou DeSiard Country Club, The Lotus Club, and Rotary Club. Joe also enjoyed his friends in 'The Romeos' - And his longtime Poker Group.
Joe Marx will be remembered by all who knew him as the eternal optimist who loved people. Although he was physically handicapped in his later years, he never ceased to enjoy going out and being with his friends and family, both old and young. His positive outlook and spirit made him a joy to be with. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his daughter, Lynn Cohen of Austin, TX; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Susan Marx of Monroe and Gary and Julie Marx of Chevy Chase, MD; his devoted brother and sister-in-law, Sackman and Carol Marx of Monroe; grandchildren Cathy Cohen Swan of Ackworth, GA, Jay and Lisa Cohen of Atlanta, GA, Linda and Toby Van Zile of Dallas, TX, Michael and Carrie Marx of Atlanta, GA, Wendy Marx of Dallas, TX, Jacob Marx and Daniele Marx of Chevy Chase, MD; five great grandchildren; and his longtime loyal devoted helper, Clarice Taylor.
Lee Mallard Wieschhaus
Services for Lee Mallard Wieschhaus, 69, of Mesquite, Texas were held Feb. 12 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Bro. David Kaizer officiating.
Interment was held at the Clark Springs Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Wieschhaus was born Feb. 5, 1935 and passed away Feb. 9.
Survivors include his sister, Clairece Wright brother, Jimmy Mallard; son, Kevin Stanford, Mike and Angie Langston; daughters, Rhonda and Tommy Theis, Kathy and Luis Zamora, Marky Klenk; grandchildren, Kim, Derek, Kaitlin, Langston, Joshua Bryant, Jonathan Hales, Stephen, Jessica Surrey, Patricia, Sarah, Jeremy Klenk, Kevin Stanford, Jr.; great grandchild, Erica Mentor.
Joe William Wilson
Funeral services for Joe William Wilson, 84, of Fredericksburg; Tex., formerly of West Monroe, will be held Feb. 12 with Rev. John Holley and Rev. Paul Carter officiating. Interment was held at Rocky Branch Cemetery in Rocky Branch under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.
Wilson was born on Jan. 12, 1920 in Marion and went to be with the Lord Feb. 8. Wilson was employed at D. Masur and Sons Clothing, owner of Wilson's Grocery in Monroe, district manager for United Dollar Stores and later employed at Howard Brothers Discount Stores.
Wilson was a wonderful person who spread love and sunshine everywhere he went. He always made everyone he met feel very special, even in his days of his illness.
Wilson was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Dorothy Smith Wilson; his parents, John and Irene Reeves Wilson; two brothers, Jewel and Odell Wilson, and three sisters, Ica Hammonds, Audrey Russell and Bessie Turman.
Survivors include a son, David Gray Wilson of West Monroe; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Ray Holley of Fredericksburg, Texas; four grandchildren, Bryan Holley of Austin, Texas, Rev. John Holley of Charleston, S.C, Adam Wilson of Baton Rouge, and Amanda Wilson of Monroe; four great-grandchildren, Evan Holley and Erica Holley of Austin, Texas, Aaron Holley and Caleb Holley of Charleston, S.C.
Pallbearers were Randy Wilkerson, Lonnie Smith, Randy Smith, Phillip Smith, Bo Chism and Glen Sams.