Louisiana, Ouachita Parish Obits, Week of August 15, 2004
Pamela Marnell Donald
On Aug. 9, Pamela Marnell Donald lost her battle with lung cancer. She loved life with her adored husband and spending time with her grandchildren, her family, her green house, boating, and spending time at the Gulf. She was loving and considerate of all and never put herself first. Mrs. Donald was preceded in death by her father, Pat "P.J." Marnell and uncle, Gene Wright.
Services were Aug. 11, at St. Paschal's Catholic Church with Father Jose Martinez Valenzula OSM officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.
Survivors include her loving husband, Hubbard H. Donald; daughter, Melissa Young and her husband Neal; son, Hubbard Donald and wife Kendra; mother, Dorothy Marnell; grandchildren, Niles Patrick and Canon Donald Young and Emily, Christopher, and Peyton Donald; brother, George Johnson and wife Joyce; sister, Marsha Utesch and husband John; sister-in-law, Helen Kohr and husband Dan and their children, Greg and Lisa; brother-in-law, Mike Donald and wife Vicki, and their children Meredith and Lindsey; aunts and uncles, Jimmie Lou Pearce, Patricia Branch, David Wright, Jane Akins, Evelyn Dorn, Dee Roy, Tessie Corsi, Nancy McCloughan and Bernie Olsen; special nephews and nieces, Gene Johnson, Trey Johnson, Ashley Ortiz, David Stanley, and Christine Utesch; and a very special friend, Mare Janeroux
Pallbearers were George E. "Trey" Johnson III, James E. Johnson, John Utesch, David Stanley, Michael B. Donald, and Hughie Parker.
John Paul Burke
Funeral Services for John Paul Burke, 80, of West Monroe, were Aug. 11 at the Asbury United Methodist Church in West Monroe, with Rev. John Deshner, Rev. Joe Solomon and Rev. Johnny Hankens officiating. Burial was in the Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.
Burke died on Aug. 8, at his residence in West Monroe after a lengthy illness. He was a longtime member of Southside United Methodist Church. He was currently attending Asbury United Methodist Church. Mr. Burke was a retired salesman with Monroe Hardware Co. with 28 years of service. After his retirement, Mr. Burke took over the duties at the Church of God State Camp in Pollock where he devoted 10 years of service. He was a Veteran of WWII and was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Joyner Burke of West Monroe; children, Barbara Burke Costantino of Ball, Janice Burke Burt of Eastland, Texas, Paul Clayton "Buddy" Burke of Spring, Texas and Karen Burke Marsala of West Monroe; brother, Phillip Burke of Dumfries, Va.; sister, Eloise Burke Edwards of Philadelphia, Miss.; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Burke's grandsons served as Pallbearers.
Randy Lynn Orrell
Services for Randy Lynn Orrell, 54, of Longview, Texas were August 9 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe with Rev. George Bonner officiating. Interment followed in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Orrell died on Aug. 5 in Longview, Texas at his residence.
Orrell was a longtime resident of Monroe. He was a US Army Staff Sgt. veteran of the Vietnam War where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Bronze Stars, 2 Silver Stars, AROOM Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Emblem, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and served 2 tours in Vietnam.
Survivors include his mother, Patsy P. Porter of Monroe; three brothers, Rodney Orrell of Shreveport, Kent Orrell of Bossier City, and Tim Porter of Arlington, Texas; two nieces Venessa Nichols and Christy Porter, one nephew, Timothy Porter Jr.; aunt; Gloria Arender of Tallulah; and numerous cousins.
Pallbearers were Dr. Stan Wilkins, Maurice Machen, Randy Haynes, Joe Brown, Chuck Cureington and Tommy Block.
Fred Ray Kennedy
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself! These are God's words that describe, Fred Ray who went to be with the Lord on Aug. 6.
He was truly a servant of all and always putting the interest and care of others before himself.
Services for Fred Ray Kennedy, 66, of Monroe were Aug. 8 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe with Dr. Collin Wimberly and Rev. Terry Hines officiating. Interment will follow in Chatham Cemetery.
Kennedy was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the 24th Infantry Division. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Swartz. Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by his grandson, Colby Lane Kennedy. God blessed him with many gifts but the most precious gift was the love and example he set for his family! All who knew him called him "Friend" we called him our best friend, but knew him as an extraordinary husband, dad, and granddad.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, JoAnne Kennedy, one daughter, Kim and her husband Ed Hoff; three sons, Mike and his wife Johnnie, Kevin and his wife Sissy, and Jeff; six grandchildren, Michael and Caleb Kennedy, Allie Grace and Kipp Kennedy, Blake Hoff and Chandler Kennedy; two brothers, Roy Lynn and DeVonne Kennedy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Loretta Cupples and Bill and Landa Thompson; four sons not by blood but by love, Tim Frost, Brian Ticheli, Scotty Nugent, and John Carr; extended family James and Mary Ellen Frost; special cousin, Janice Kennedy Waldrop; and the Mid South Extrusion family who all made our journey much easier also our many faithful friends and a special church family.
Pallbearers were Billy Nielsen, Richard Norman, Joe Young, James Frost, Gary Banta, Lynn Lincecum, Brother "T" Terry Hines, and Mark Kemp. Honorary pallbearers were John Brinson, Ray Ross, Sam Hixon, Doug Nielsen, and Jobie Telano.
Marguerite Ikerd Breard
Funeral services for Mrs. Marguerite Ikerd Breard, age 83, were Aug. 7 at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Father Joseph Puthuppally offered the funeral Mass, assisted by Father Sabastian Kallarackal. Interment followed at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Breard graduated from Ouachita Parish High School and Northeast Louisiana Junior college. She was a founding member of the La Petite Mason Garden Club, a leader for the Girl Scouts of America, and a member of the American Business Women's Association. As a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, she worked with the Altar Society and the St. Vincent de Paul Society for that parish. She had a life-long love of gardening, flower arranging, and oil painting.
Breard's parents, Edward and Gussie Ikerd as well as her husband, Louis A. Breard, Jr., and a brother, Edward Ikerd, Jr. preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Gellatly of Jackson, and Margaret Breard of Little Rock, Ark., as well as three grandchildren, Edward Louis Dwyer of St. Francisville, Laurel Stadter of St. Louis, Mo., and Marygrace Stadter of Little Rock, Ark.
Pallbearers were Edward Louis Dwyer, Mike Shore, Herbert Breard, Mike Breard, F. H. Burdeaux, and Tommy Burdeaux.
Virginia Chapman Parker
Services for Mrs. Virginia Chapman Parker, 72, of Monroe were August 7, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Fred Rushing officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe.
Parker died on August 3, at Avalon Nursing Home.
Parker was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Parker and sister, Ruth Rushing.
Survivors include her two sons, Bill Parker and his wife Sarah and Mike Parker and his wife Tammy all of Monroe, ;grandchildren, David Parker, Michael Parker, William Parker, Sam Parker, Madalyn Parker, and Hannah Virginia Parker; and three sisters, Elizabeth Lowe of Minden; Willie Looney of Lake Charle; and Pauline Gideons of Alvin, Texas.
Mildred Marie Clark
Funeral services for Mildred Marie Clark, 78, of West Monroe were August 6 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Ron Lowe officiating. Burial was in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun.
Clark was a member of the First Christian Church in Monroe. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Clark, parents, Leslie and Ruth Lingel and sister Lois Suits.
Survivors include her children, Pamela Clark Hall, Robert Brett Clark, Skye Parrish and husband Mark, ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Luke Parrish, Spence Parrish, Patrick Parrish, and Jeff Clark.
Funeral services for Mr. Marshel Rolen 78 of West Monroe, were August 8, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel West Monroe. Interment was at Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Rolen was born May 1, 1926 and died Thursday August 5 in Monroe.
Rolen had a love for gardening and fishing. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army.
Rolen is survived by his wife; Dorothy Rolen of West Monroe; five children: Beverly McManus of West Monroe, Terry Rolen of San Antonio, Texas; Diana Kronenburg of Monroe, Marsha Humphries of West Monroe, Michelle Renfro of West Monroe; one sister: Omia Rice of West Monroe; 16 grandchildren; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Joshua Knighten, Steven Moore, Christopher Rolen, Kevin Kronenburg, Steve Humphries, Paul Renfro, and Mike McManus.
Elma Cordelia Bunn
Funeral services for Mrs. Elma Cordelia Bunn, 88 of West Monroe, were August 8 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel, West Monroe. Officiating was Rev. Jerry Salisbury. Interment was at Walnut Grove Cemetery, West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Bunn was born on April 4, 1916 and died Friday, Aug. 6 in Monroe.
Bunn was a nature lover, and an avid gardener who loved to grow beautiful roses. She loved to hunt, fish and was a hard worker. Mrs. Bunn was a member of Walnut Grove Methodist Church and sang alto in a Gospel Quartet.
Mrs. Bunn enjoyed singing for the nursing home and had a very active social life at the Ouachita Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Bunn and her eldest daughter Bobbie Jo Freeman, her parents Henry and Willie; sisters: Netty Lou Bunn and Dovie Etheridge.
She is survived by daughters: Murlene Pepper and husband William of West Monroe, Glenda Bunn of West Monroe; grandchildren: Kim King and husband Brad of West Monroe, Julie Worley and husband David of West Monroe, Callie Pepper of West Monroe, Tammy Harper of Pensacola, Florida; Dewey Hinton of Carthridge, Texas; Kathy Hinton of Houston, Texas and seven great grandchildren.
Family members served as pallbearers.