Curtis E. Campbell
Funeral arrangements for Curtis E. Campbell, 51, of Wisner, are incomplete, under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.Mr. Campbell, an employee of Haring Farm Planting Partnership, died Monday, July 14, 2008.
Funeral services for Louise Martin, 77, of Winnsboro will be held Friday, July 18, 2008 at 1 p.m. at First Zion Baptist Church of Winnsboro with the Rev. Phaion Thomas officiating.
Burial will be in the Little Dee Cemetery in Mer Rouge under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Martin died Friday at her residence in Winnsboro.
She is survived by her husband, Mack Martin, Winnsboro; three daughters: Dorothy Jones, Collins, Miss.; Barbara Thomas, Winnsboro; and Betty James, Lake Providence; two sons: Mack Martin and Robert Martin; five sisters: Ruby Hawthorne, Irene Fairley, Beulah Sullivan and Lou Ethel Barnes, all of Collins, Miss., and Francis Young, St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Berlon Hawthorne, Collins, Miss.; and 36 grandchildren.
Elizabeth Folse Baker
Elizabeth Folse Baker, 88, passed away July 12, 2008, at Morningside of Newport News, VA. She was born September 23, 1919, in Oak Ridge, Louisiana, where she spent her childhood.
Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husband, William Baker; her parents, Henrietta and Edward Bruff Folse; her brothers and sisters-in-law; Evelyn and Douglas Bowden Folse, Bruff and Marietta Folse; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Charles Heath, Sr. , Winnifred and Charles Heath Jr., and Margaret Folse Hauser. She was the last of this Folse generation.
Mrs. Baker is survived by six nieces and nephews: Paul Folse, Sandra Tumminello, Darrel Folse, Charles Heath, Dorothy Trethewy, and Mary Bruff Morrow; and her sisters-in-law and dear friends who lovingly served her, Lillian Baker, Ella Margaret Humble, Ed and Mary Lee and Buck Tumminello,
Mrs. Baker graduated from LA Tech where she dated her husband, William, a student of architecture. After their marriage and William's service in the Navy in World War II, Elizabeth and William lived in the house William designed and built in Winnsboro, La. She served as librarian in the public library and in the Baker architectural firm. She had fond memories of working on the bookmobile because "people were just glad to have someone to talk to." She was a founding member of St. Columba's Episcopal Church where she was active in all phases of church life, especially altar guild. Mrs. Baker resided in Plantation Manor in Winnsboro until Sandra and her husband, Buck, moved her to Morningside of Virginia to be closer to them.
Mrs. Baker will be remembered for her love of animals, insatiable appetite for knowledge, and concern for others. She was known as the rescuer of stray animals, once having a skunk and a robin she had rescued and tamed. A curious person, she always wanted to "look up" how everything was invented or discovered. She made daily trips to the nursing home to visit friends.
Mrs. Baker's family expresses gratitude to the wonderful people at Morningside and Bon Secours Hospice of Va. who helped Elizabeth pass into the Lord's eternal victory with comfort and dignity.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Winnsboro, La., or Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A funeral service will be conducted at St. Columba's, Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m. with visitation in the parish hall at 10 a.m. Ashes will be interred at the New Winnsboro Cemetery immediately following the service, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Clifton Howell Travis III
Clifton Howell Travis III, 39, of Dallas, Texas, passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota July 11, 2008 after a lengthy illness. He was born March 7, 1969 in Little Rock, Arkansas and attended Culver Military Academy and Kent's Hill School in Augusta, Maine.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifton Howell "Butch" Travis Jr.; his paternal grandfather, Clifton Howell "Hal" Travis Sr.; his maternal grandfather, Albert Eugene Yarbrough, all formerly of England, Ark.; and his grandmother, Miriam Seligman Schendle of Bastrop.
He is survived by his daughter, Macy Jordan Travis of Winnsboro; his parents Susan Yarbrough Travis Schendle and H.I Schendle of Dallas, Texas; his two sisters, Lucy Jordan Travis Mercer of Minneapolis, Minn. and her husband Jay Mercer; and Frances Elaynne Schendle of Boston, Mass., as well as one brother, Harris Ian Schendle of Dallas, Texas, all formerly of Monroe, Louisiana; his paternal grandmother, Hazel B. Travis of England, Ark.; his maternal grandmother, Jackie Jordan Yarbrough of Winnsboro, formerly of England, Ark., and his grandfather, Joseph M. Schendle of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Bastrop.
A private graveside service was held Monday, July 14, 2008, at Mulberry Cemetery in England, Ark., with Robert C. "Ric" Cannada, Jr., Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Art Good of Sicily Island; John Hebert of Monroe; Donald Wayne Goodman of Winnsboro; Shelby Graves of Winnsboro; Addison Moore of Grapevine, Texas.
Donations may be sent to University Good Samaritan Center, 6th Floor, Huntington's Unit, 22 27th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, Attention: Gwen Johnson.
Online obituary: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/england.
Garland 'Goat' Spence
Funeral services for Garland "Goat" Spence, age 65, of Ruston, were held Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Dr. Mike Holloway and Rev. Marion Spence officiating. Burial followed in Simsboro City Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mr. Spence was born May 25, 1943 in Crowville to Marion John Spence and Nanny Cox Spence. He died Thursday, July 10, 2008 at his home in Ruston. Mr. Spence was the owner of Garland Spence Tile and was a cotton farmer in his younger years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening and one of his accomplishments was building his home with his own hands. Mr. Spence was preceded in death by his parents, one brother John Derril Spence, and two nieces: Melba and Regina Lee.
Mr. Spence is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dian Fletcher Spence; one daughter: Angel and husband Billy Roy Dancy of Magnolia, Ark.; two sons: Jeff Spence and wife Tracy of Orange Park, Fla. and Richard Spence and Patty of Choudrant; five grandchildren: Heath Dancy, Hannah Dancy, Tyler Spence, Kylee Spence and Anthony Spence; 13 siblings: Cammie and husband Charles Lee of Bastrop, E.L. Spence of Crowville, C.L. Spence and wife Thelma of Pearl, Miss., Truett Spence and wife Carolyn of Delhi, Carrie Ruth and husband Joe Thornton of Urainia, Sandra and husband Bill Mulkey of Winnsboro, Sidney Spence and wife Mary of Winnsboro, Betty and husband Buddy Willis of Jena, Pauline and husband Paul Smith of Bossier City, Billy Spence and wife Terri of Winnsboro, Marion Spence and wife Susan of Baskin, Ann and husband Kenny Tibbett of Many and Roxie and husband Carlos Blanco of Denton, Texas; one sister-in-law: Patsy Spence of Crowville as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were grandson Heath Dancy and nephews Chris Lee, Chenny Spence, Roger Spence, Eric Gossett, Mark Spence, Jason Tibbett, Charles Blanco, Brandon Spence, Bobby Lee and James Spence.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Professional Hospice, Dr. A. Wayne Owens, Dr. George Smith and the nursing staff in the Progressive Care Unit at Northern Louisiana Medical Center.
Carolyn Marie Ricks
Mrs. Carolyn Marie Ricks, 57, of Hamburg, Ark., died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at her sister's residence in Winnsboro. Mrs. Ricks was a native of England, Ark., a resident of Hamburg for the past 23 years, a homemaker, and a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey & Ann Gober, and one brother, Ronnie Gober.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Donald Ricks; one son, William Pamplin, Jr., of Rogers, Ark.; two daughters, Teresa Curry of Warren, Ark., Susan Lynn Hopping of Rogers, Ark.; one step-daughter, Vickie Sue Ricks of Monticello, Ark.; one brother, Kenneth Gober of Monroe; four sisters, Linda Hill, and Sharon Ferrington, both of Winnsboro; Diane Halcomb of Little Rock, Ark. and Kathy Smithwick of Pine Bluff, Ark.; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Remains were cremated. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg, Ark.
On-line guestbook www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
James Clifford Welch
Funeral services for James Clifford Welch, 79, of Winnsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2008 from the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Paul Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Oakley Cemetery in Gilbert. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Welch was born Sept. 5, 1928 to Clifford and Trudy Reeves Welch in Gilbert, and he passed from this life on Monday, July 14, 2008 at Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro.
He loved to read westerns and he loved to work in his garden. He was preceded in death by his wife: Vider Viola Hudson Welch; his parents; daughter: Earlene Wilson Welch.
Survivors include seven children: Linda Walters, Deanie Walters, Mickey Welch, Beverly Page, Gloria Myers, Paul Welch, and Terry Welch; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gillfirstnational.com.