Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of March 25, 2004
Doris Evelyn Brown
Services for Doris Evelyn Brown, 62, of Downsville. were held at March 18 at the Community Baptist Church in West Monroe with Rev. Danny McIIveene officiating. Burial was in the Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe.
Brown died March 17 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Brown was a member of the Community Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Bill Brown, sons, Phillip Wayne Basey, Shawn Dale Basey, and Derrick Lavelle Basey, grandson, James Monroe Basey, Jacob Wayne Basey, and Joseph Lavelle Basey, brothers, Albert Lee Jones, Marvin Wayne Jones, and Glen Dale Jones.
Pallbearers and honorary Pallbearers were deacons of Community Baptist Church.
Denton T. Collins
Graveside services for Mr. Denton T. Collins, 65, of West Monroe were held March 18 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, with Rev. Robert Dandridge officiating
Collins died March 16 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe.
Collins was retired from Riverwood International as a plant engineer for 34 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in West Monroe.
Survivors include his wife Jean Collins, daughters, Janice Honeycutt and husband Gary of Philomath Oreg., Susan Domanque and husband Michael of Calhoun, son, Denton Collins, Jr. and wife Rita of West Monroe, grandchildren, Heather, Heidi, Heath Honeycutt, Alyssa Collins, Chad Domanque, and Jay Collins, great grandchild, Isabel Honeycutt, brother, John Franklin Collins, Jr., of Cullman, AL.
David Mitchell Hodges, Jr.
Services for Mr. David Mitchell Hodges, Jr. 57, were held March 24 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with Rev. Neil Everett officiating.
Interment was in Carlton Cemetery in Calhoun.
Hodges died on March 21 at the V.A. Medical Center in Shreveport.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Calhoun.
He is survived by his two daughters, Conna Beebe of Arlington, Texas and Rebecca McCready of Shreveport; three sisters, Brenda Posey of Pasadena, Texas, Diane Hamilton of Downsville, and Cindy Woodard of Houston, Texas; six brothers, Roger Hodges of Shreveport, Durwood Hodges of Downsville, Ronnie and Scott Hodges of Houston, Texas, Paul and Kenny Hodges of Choudrant; and several niece and nephews.
David T. King
Services for Mr. David Thompson King, 77, of Monroe, were held March 19 in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, with Rev. Dick Humphries officiating. Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
King died Wednesday, March 17 at his residence. He was a native of Monroe, a graduate of Neville High School and of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, now Louisiana Tech University, where he received a BS Degree in Civil Engineering. He also attended Northeast Junior College, now ULM. After residing in California, Louisiana, and Alabama, he returned to Monroe where he resided since 1960.
King was a Methodist and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was licensed by the State of Louisiana as a Civil Engineer, a building contractor and a real estate salesman. He was active in the natural gas and building construction industries for over 40 years. For eleven years he was a Vice President, Director and General Manager of Superior Lumber and Hardware Co. and for many years served on the State Board of Directors of the Louisiana Building Material Dealers Association. Prior to retirement in 1988, he served as the Manager for the Ouachita Valley Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.
Mr. King was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Atkinson King and his parents, William Monroe King and Elizabeth Thompson King.
Survivors include his two sons, Dr. David Thompson King, Jr. of Auburn, AL and Timothy Robert King of Colorado.
Graveside Services for Mr. Gary Shelton, 58, of St. Simons Island, Gaa. formerly of Monroe, were held March 20 at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun with Rev. Marian Mullis officiating, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.
Shelton died at his residence on March 17 after a brief illness. He grew up in Lake Providence and later moved to Monroe where he was self-employed. After moving to Georgia, he maintained a web-based business. Mr. Shelton is preceded in death by his father, Norwood Shelton Sr. and also by three sisters, Patricia Nalls, Jane Kreps and Mary Shelton.
Mr. Shelton is survived by his wife, Exie Shelton of St. Simons Island, Ga.; daughter, Michelle Brown and her husband Tim of Arcadia; son, Gary Brent Shelton of Monroe; several step-children; three grandchildren and other step-grandchildren; mother, Mary Opal Shelton of West Monroe; brothers and sister, Norwood Shelton Jr. and his wife Annette of Monroe, Wendell Shelton and his wife Sharon of Miami, Fla., David Shelton and his wife Wanda of New Brunswick, Ga, Larry Shelton and his wife Sherry of West Monroe, and Debra Barnes and her husband Buster of Calhoun; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ray Clement, Ralph McCurdy, Brad Shelton, Chad Phillips, Steve Howe, Michael Bruscato Jr. and Drew Randall.
Billy Ray Price
Services for Mr. Billy Ray Price, 74, of Sterlington were held March 19 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe with Mr. Charlie Reeves officiating.
Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Price was born on February 9, 1930 in San Angelo, Texas and passed away on March 16.
Price retired from the Pillsbury Company with over 20 years of service. Formerly an elder at University Church of Christ of Monroe, he currently was a member of Sterlington Church of Christ where he was actively involved in the leadership and building program.
He is survived by his wife Betty Price, who was his childhood sweetheart of 55 years.
Survivors include his three daughters, Karen Jantz and husband Ken of Shreveport, Kathy Schlottman of Monroe, and Kelly Walters and husband Larry of El Dorado, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Carl and Jonnie Underwood of Shreveport, Heather and Jeramy Schlottman of Monroe, and Scott, Lindsey, and Clay Walters of El Dorado, Ark.
Pallbearers were Carl Underwood, Jonnie Underwood, Jeramy Schlottman, Scott Walters, Clay Walters, and Ferrell Bostick.