Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of July 8, 2004
Mae Smith Dean
Funeral services for Mae Smith Dean, 95, of West Monroe were July 8 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Dennis Anger officiating. Burial was in Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe.
Dean died July 6, 2004 at her residence in West Monroe.
Dean was a retired minister after 50 years. Mrs. Dean founded Dean Chapel Church of God, Liberty Grove Church of God in West Monroe and Cherry Ridge Church of God in Bastrop. She was always studying and learning her Bible. Mrs. Dean was a one of a kind seamstress, making clothes for her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ollie A. Dean.
Survivors include her daughter, Margie Dean McGough Bruce and husband Robert, son, Ollie Ray Dean and wife Jo, grandchildren, Monica McGough, Doris Becton and husband Barry and their son Beau Becton, Larry McGough and wife Debbie and their daughters Haley and Lauren, Michele Dean, James Thomas Dean, David Ray Dean and wife Joya and their children Jesse and Jory .
Rubie Gean Easom Duffey
Services for Mrs. Rubie Gean Easom Duffey, 63, of Monroe, was July 6, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, with Rev. Joseph Puthuppally officiating. Burial was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Duffey, a retired accountant, died Sunday, July 4. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd B. Duffey, Jr.; father, Euel G. Easom; first husband, Howard D. Crew III; and mother-in-law, Helen Crew.
She was the loving mother of Catherine Crew Young of Monroe, William A. Duffey of Monroe, and Lori Duffey Anderson of Avon Lake, Oh.; and the loving grandmother of Heather Young, Christopher Young, Casey Anderson, and Samantha Anderson. Other survivors include her mother, Ruby McDaniel; sisters, Billie Stephan, Rhonda Hudson; brother, Danny Trichell; fathers-in-law, H.D. Crew and Loyd B. Duffey Sr.; mothers-in-law, Violet Duffey and Ada Duffey; sister-in-law, Sue Dodd; brother-in-law, Doug Duffey; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Mary Elizabeth (Webb) Magnon
Services for Mrs. Mary Magnon was July 1 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home with Rev. Warren Eckhardt officiating. Interment followed at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Magnon was born in Utica, Miss., on May 29, 1905, and has been a resident of Monroe since 1933. Magnon was a faithful member of North Monroe Baptist Church and a devoted person to her Lord, her family and her church. She loved sewing, crochet and enjoyed making pretty gifts for others. Children and missions were dear to her heart all her life.
Magnon is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years Edwin (Ed) Magnon; parents, Henry S. and Addie M. Webb and brothers, C.K. Webb, Clifton Webb and Joe S. Webb; sisters, Marguerite Page and Polly Wardlaw. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Merilyn and Bill Hanewinckel of Monroe; sisters-in-law, Althea Lentz of Florence, Ken. and Lena M. Webb of Shreveport, LA and a number of special nieces and nephews
Special thanks to the staff of Oakwoods and Dr. Joe B. Williams for their loving care.
Pallbearers were Jim Hutchison, Jim Hood, Roy Evans, Bill Matkins, Don Beach and Bob Lewter. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Salmon and Clarence Powell
Durwood L. Clark
Funeral services for Mr. Durwood L. Clark, 76 of Downsville was July 7 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Officiating was Rev. C.T. Smith and Rev. Randy Bardwell. Interment was at Aulds Chapel Cemetery, near Downsville, Louisiana under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Clark was born July 13, 1927 in Calhoun and died Monday, July 5 in West Monroe.
Clark was a retired licensed general contractor in the state of Louisiana. He served in the Navy Sea Bees in World War II. Mr. Clark was a member of Harvest Assembly of God Church West Monroe. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary A. Clark.
Survived by his wife of 58 years Weta M. Harrelson Clark; two sons, D. Michael Clark and wife Brenda, Eric K. Clark and wife Ruby; daughter, Sheila R. Diaz and husband Johnny all of Downsville; daughter-in-law, Linda Clark of Cookeville, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Lillie M. Cannon.
Pallbearers were Dwain Jordan, John Bray, Malcolm Williams, David Sellers and Bob McKoin.
Honorary pallbearers were W. C. Rawls, J.W. Griggs, Bill Brown, Errol Miller and Bill Jack Averitte.
Debra Michelle Fowler
Funeral services for Debra Michelle Fowler, 28 of West Monroe were July 3 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Officiating was Jim Ragsdale. Interment was at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens, West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.
Debra died Thursday, July 1 in West Monroe.
Debra was employed as a file clerk with Chase Mortgage. She was preceded in death by her father, Hardy B. Afeman. She will be remembered as loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, and a true friend.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Fowler of West Monroe; son, Austin Fowler of West Monroe; mother, Dorothy Afeman of West Monroe; two brothers, Michael Yattaw of Midwest City, Okla., David Afeman of West Monroe; grandmother: Thelma Afeman of Pineville; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were Gary Hagan, Mario Leija, Joel Correra, Cliff Mobley, Chuck Bradberry and Ray Bradberry.
Vera Case Emerel
Funeral services for Vera Case Emerel, 84, of West Monroe, were July 3 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Officiating was Rev. Doug Allen and The Rev. Andy Powell. Interment was at Loch Arbor Cemetery, Loch Arbor Community under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Emerel died Thursday, July 1 in West Monroe.
Emerel was a member of First Baptist Church of West Monroe.
Mrs. Emerel was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl and Minnie Case; brothers; Lee Case, M. C. Case, and Cecil Case; granddaughter, Donna Kay DuPriest; daughter, Joy Emerel DuPriest; husband of 63 years, Herman C. Emerel.
Survivors include her son, Gerry W. Emerel and his wife Janette of West Monroe; grandson, Stephen Burt Emerel of West Monroe; grandson, Will DuPriest and his fiance Holly Moon of Lafayette; granddaughter, Dianna Brouillette and her husband Craig of Prairieville; sister, Marie Gibbs and her husband E.S. Gibbs of Monroe; special cousin Ruby Lee Robertson of Randolf, New Jersey.
Pallbearers were J.L. Case, Emmett Gibbs, David Hartt, Stan McCandlish, Ben Rogers, and Kenneth Wagley, Jr.
Ellen Marsue "Sue" McGraw
Services for Mrs. Sue McGraw, 74, was Thursday July 1 in the Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John White officiating. Burial followed at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
McGraw was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and worked for 41 years in the banking profession. She was also a charter member of the North Monroe-Lakeshore Lioness Club.
McGraw is preceded in death by her first husband R.P. Moore and brother Thomas McKinley.
Survivors include her husband Charlie L. McGraw of Monroe; daughters Faye Moore and husband Bruce of Arlington, Texas; Beada Jinks and husband Carey of Monroe; Krisan Bryant and husband Mike of Monroe; brother Franklin McKinley of Cedar Vale, Kan. and wife, Pat; sister Joy Dell Crow of Bastrop; grandchildren Ellen and Brittany Moore of Arlington, Texas; Richard Jinks of Monroe, Josh Bryant and wife Tara of West Monroe, Pamela Bryant of Monroe; stepchildren, Charlie McGraw and wife Sharon of Marion, Brenda Hubanks of Monroe, Sonny McGraw and wife Phyllis of Monroe, Wayne McGraw and wife Beth of West Monroe, Brian McGraw and wife Lisa of Wylie, Texas; grandchildren, Stevie and Dusty Hubanks, Allison McGraw, Justin Callicott, Allen and Sean McGraw; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Dustin.
A special thank you to Dr. Beene and staff of St. Francis MICU for the love and kindness shown to us during our time of need.
Pallbearers were Sonny McGraw, Charlie McGraw, Wayne McGraw, Brian McGraw, Dusty Hubanks and Luckie Nappier.