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Funeral services for Sam Anderson, 50, of Newellton will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church in Newellton with the Rev. Duke Moses officiating.
Services are under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.
Mr. Anderson died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday.
Mr. Anderson was formerly of Franklin Parish.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Anderson.
Estella Rush Folds
Funeral services for Estella Rush Folds, 82, of Winnsboro, were held Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 at the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Cory Bruce officiating. Interment followed at Providence Memorial Cemetery in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Folds was born March 20, 1926 to Horace and Sabre Cox Rush in Datto, Ark., and she passed from this life on Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 at Plantation Manor Nursing Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Folds was a seamstress who loved to sew and crochet. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband: W.R. Folds; son: Richard Douglas Folds; six sisters: Marie Cupp, Verneal Rush, Milly Lusk, Pauline Phillips, Ethel Cook, and Evelyn Nicholson; four brothers: Bruce Rush, Elvis Rush, Hobert Rush, and Everett Perrin.
She is survived by brother: Raymond Rush; two sisters: Betty Rush and Ravenna Spence; granddaughter: Jessica Paige Folds; several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gillfirstnational.com.
Lola Juanita Parker
Funeral services for Lola Juanita Parker, 88, of Malvern, were held Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in the chapel of J. A. Funk Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Myrick officiating.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 in the Crowville Masonic Cemetery in Crowville, with Bro. Marion Collier officiating.
Mrs. Parker died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008 in the Malvern Nursing Home. She was born on March 10, 1920 in Crowville, to the late Dan C. and Minnie Temple Welch. Reared and educated in Crowville, she was a homemaker and a member of Third Baptist Church of Malvern, where she had resided since 1988. She was the widow of the late Isaac Oscar "Ike" Parker, to whom she was married on July 14, 1940 in Crowville. They were wed for over 62 years when he preceded her in death on December 21, 2002. Mrs. Parker was also preceded in death by two brothers, Leo and Ance Welch.
She is survived by a son, Larry Parker of Malvern; a daughter, Judith Fletcher of Tucson, Arizona; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Richard Parker, Ryan Parker, Don Parker, and Chris Walthall.
Honorary pallbearers were the Men's Sunday School Class of Third Baptist Church.
Memorials are requested to the Lottie Moon Offering in care of Third Baptist Church, Malvern.
Online condolences may be sent via jafunkfuneralhome.com.
Lora Peters Griffin
Services for Lora Peters Griffin, 94 of Wisner, were held Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 at Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro, with Rev. David Martin officiating. Burial followed at South Central Cemetery in Wisner.
Mrs. Griffin, a homemaker and retired librarian was born Nov. 15, 1914 in Martinsville, Miss., to Thomas Milton Martin and Ruth Berry Martin with whom she traveled to Wisner and resided for 88 years and was charter member of First Baptist Church of Wisner.
Mrs. Griffin died peacefully Nov. 28th at Landmark Nursing Facility in West Monroe after a brief illness with family at her side. She was preceded in death by her parents: Thomas M. Martin and Ruth B. Martin; husbands: Captain James M. Peters and Louis M. Griffin; brother: Hugh Martin; sister: Laura Martin Moore.
Mrs. Griffin is survived by sons: James M. Peters and wife Ann of West Monroe; Louis M. Griffin of Wisner; grandchildren: Krista Peters Brown Elayan and husband Jamil of Athens, Ga.; Eric Todd Peters of Athens, Ga.; Kimberly Ann Peters of West Monroe; Jason Griffin, Melissa Griffin, and Christopher Griffin; great-grandchildren: Lauren Kaitlyn, Amanda Brown, and Garnett Elayan; nephew: Gene Moore.
Pallbearers were Ted Grace, Aaron Scott, Reggie Peters, Gary Peters, Robert Peters, and Ronald Beach.
Honorary pallbearer will be Kenneth Peters.
Send online condolences to www.gillfirstnational.com.
Selma Coyle Tarver
Mrs. Selma Coyle Tarver, aged 92, and life-long resident of Franklin Parish (Baskin), passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at Charlyn Nursing Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Tarver was a member of Eastern Star, Mangham Chapter #152 where she served as Worthy Matron. She was a member of Mangham Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by Cecil Coyle of Baskin, her first husband, and Ed Tarver of Mangham, her second husband of 33 years.
Survivors include her son: Jarrell C. Coyle and wife, Alice of Houston, Texas; daughter: Jannie C. Housewright and husband Al, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren: Pattie Housewright of Tampa, Fla.; Larry Coyle of Houston, Texas; Cindy McCoy of Raleigh, NC; Paul Housewright of Lake Worth, Fla.; Jennifer Lunsford of Houston, Texas; Brian Hurst of Jackson, Tenn.; Denise Makepeace of Lacrosse, Wis.; and Susan Green of Houston, Texas; eight nieces and one nephew; nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro, with Rev. Rick Aultman officiating. She was laid to rest at Coax Cemetery, Baskin, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Pallbearers were Frank Smith and the loving grandchildren of Mrs. Tarver: Pattie Housewright, Larry Coyle, Cindy McCoy, Paul Housewright, and Jennifer Lunsford.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Shirley Torrey, 71, of Duty Ferry will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday), Dec. 3, 2008 in the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Rick Aultman officiating. Interment will follow in Sandy Bayou Cemetery near Duty Ferry.
Mrs. Torrey was born to James Roscoe and Mary Zula Taylor Harrison on June 27, 1937 in Harrisonburg and passed from this life Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 in St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Mrs. Torrey, a Baptist, married Dale T. Torrey on May 7, 1955 in Jonesville. She had many hobbies which included growing flowers in her gardens, fishing, shopping for antiques and doting over her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.
Mrs. Torrey is survived by her husband of 53 years Dale T. "Speck" Torrey of Duty Ferry; daughter Karen Roark of Doyline; two sons Dale T. Torrey, Jr. and wife Charlotte of El Dorado, Ark., and Weldon Torrey and wife Linda of Rayville; a sister Louise Sikes of Ridgecrest; grandchildren Allen, Amie, Jamie, D.J., Jackson, Cassie, and Russ; great grandson Conner; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Byron Garner, Kevin Grace, Allen Griffin, Luther Holloway, Randy Sikes, D.J. Torrey, and Lloyd Torrey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Bennett, Bill Files, Steve May, Dewayne Sikes, and Donnie Torrey.
To view video tribute and sign the online guestbook, visit www.gillfirstnational.com.
Charles Everette Buck
Funeral services for Charles Everette Buck, 69, of Wisner, were held Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 at Central Baptist Church in Wisner with Rev. Larry Eubanks and Rev. Michael Devillier officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Buck was born to the union of his parents: Everette Hale and Oney Dorman Buck on July 2, 1939 in Leake County, Miss., and went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 at his residence in Wisner. Mr. Buck was a member of Holly Grove Baptist Church. He was retired from Scoggin's Chevrolet, Global Marine Drilling Company as rig engineer and Haring Pride as a mechanic. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister: Betty Moore.
Mr. Buck is survived by his wife of 23 years Jackie Bass Buck of Wisner; daughter: Vickie Buck of Lake Charles; son: Warren Buck of Randall, Minnesota; four step-daughters: Cathy Beach and husband Darrell of Wisner; Renee Jones and husband Gary of Pineville, La.; Karen Holloway of Wisner; and Sam Shafer and husband Jerry of Monroe; stepson: Keith Holloway of Gilbert; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; five sisters: Fredia Hunt and husband Bill of Wier, Miss.; Hilda Leach and husband Willie of Philadelphia, Miss.; Kathy Harrell of Morton, Miss.; Geneva Townsend and husband Jerry of Louisville, Miss.; and Helen Killen of Morton, Miss.; two brothers: Joe Buck and Harry Buck both of Morton, Miss.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Corbet King, Seth Jones, Danny Bass, Josh Holloway, Darrell Beach, Ronald Beach and Calvin Augustine.
Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Roberts, Guy Barfield, Jerry Zeigler along with the Adult Sunday School Class of Holly Grove Baptist Church and the Men's Sunday School Class of Central Baptist Church.
To sign guest book or send condolences please visit gillfirstnational.com.
Florence Nelda Jester Batton
Funeral services for Florence Nelda Jester Batton, 70, of Vidalia, were held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 with Bro. Huey Hughes officiating. Interment followed at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Batton was born Dec. 21, 1937 in Winnsboro, and passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 at Miss. Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was a resident of Vidalia, a Night Auditor at Passport Inn and Suites, a member of Women of the Moose, and a member of The Jehovah's Witness.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gordon Ashley; mother, Inez Ruby (Wallace) Ashley; two brothers: Gordie Ashley and Troy Ashley.
Survivors include the father of her children, Roy B. Jester of Vidalia; two daughters: Linda Collier and husband Robert of Natchez, Miss.; Susan Jester of Natchez; sister, Inez Cupit of Baskin; grandchildren: Cameron and Charmaine Collier; Tiffany Collier; Cade Farmer and fiancee Emily Blaney, all of Natchez, Miss.; special sisters-in-Law: Alice Ashley of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; and Bobbie Gene Ashley of Winnsboro; special friend, Sonja Patel; a host of other loving family and friends.
She was also survived by three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Cameron Collier, Cade Farmer, Jerry Cupit, Tommy Ashley, Johnny Ashley, and Derrick Lebeaux.
Honorary Pallbearer was Alex Patel.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.