Funeral services for Charity Berry, 79, of Wisner, were held Saturday at Pleasant Star Baptist Church in Winnsboro. Burial followed at Locust Hill Cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Ms. Berry died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at St. Francis North Hospital in Monroe.
She is survived by sisters: August Mathis, Wisner; Sue G. Mitchell, Shreveport; Luella Caston, Houston, Texas; Loretha Walter, Orlando, Fla.; brothers: Charles R. Atkins, Los Angeles, Calif.; Henry C. Atkins, Houston, Texas; Dave Walter Jr., Orlando, Fla.; Jessie Walter, Morgan City; Johnnie Walter, LaPlace; Robert Lee Walter, Texas; Ray Walter of Houma.
Pallbearers were Clifford, Stewart, John H . Caston Jr., Johvon D. Caston, Malki D. Mitchell, Hanson J. Caston Sr., and John H. Caston Sr.
Melvin Alfred 'Boy Blue' Boothe
Funeral services for Melvin Alfred "Boy Blue" Boothe, 83, of Harrisonburg, were held at Rosin Creek Pentecostal Church, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 with Rev. Charles Curry, Rev. Brent Randall and Rev. A.J. Kimball officiating. Interment followed at Boothe Cemetery, Harrisonburg, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home in Jonesville.
Mr. Boothe was born July 7, 1925 in Harrisonburg, and passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at Jonesville. He was a resident of Harrisonburg, a farmer, retired from DOTD after 30 years of service and a member of the Rosin Creek Pentecostal Church. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Melvin Alexander and Gladys O'Steen Boothe; son, Keith Edwin Boothe; great-granddaughter, Adyson Randall; brother, Kence E. Boothe; two sisters, Betty Bond Boothe and Gladys Irene Boothe.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Louella Kenney Boothe, Harrisonburg; son, Melvin Anthony "Tony" Boothe, Harrisonburg; daughters: Melanee and husband, Brent Randall of Jackson, Miss.; Denise and husband Joe Nicosia of Jonesville; Alfreida and husband Charles Curry of Reisterstown, Md.; nine grandchildren: Laura Curry Hudspeth, Chad Curry, Amy Curry, Jason Sikes, Jonathon Sikes, Anna Boothe Tarver; Andrew Boothe, B.J. Randall and LaDena Randall Lowery; brother, Alvin E. Boothe Sr., West Monroe; three sisters: Maxine Breithaupt and Joye Wilson, both of Harrisonburg; Peggy Douglas, West Monroe; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jason Sikes, Chad Curry, Andrew Boothe, Jonathon Sikes, B.J. Randall, and Joe Nicosia.
Honorary pallbearer was Jesse J. Boothe.
To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.youngsfh.com.
Morris John 'Johnny' Corca
Graveside service for Morris John (Johnny) Corca, 63, of Toledo, Ohio were held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at South Central Cemetery in Wisner with Rev. Paul Perry officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
He was born to Sam and Verna Lucille Kemp Corca on Aug. 6, 1945 in New Orleans and passed from this life Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at his home in Toledo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Paul Corca.
He is survived by his wife Darlene Corca, Toledo; son, Miguel Juan Corca, New Orleans; three step-children: Lawrence Richard, Danny Richard, and Darla Brady; brother, Melvin Barraco, Batesville, Ark.; sister-in-law, Precious Pierce; three nephews: Wade Pierce, Karl Pierce and David Pierce; and eight grandchildren.
Jane Poland Davis
Funeral services for Jane Poland Davis, 54, of Livingston, Texas formerly of Crowville, were held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at Gill Chapel with Rev. Kelly Clark officiating under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Davis was born to the union of her parents Oliver and Rena Welch Poland on Dec. 10, 1954 and passed from this life on Jan. 20, 2009 at her residence in Livingston, Texas. She is preceded in death buy her parents; son: Johnathan Poland Williams; two brothers: Carey "Knot" Poland and Oliver Charles Poland; one sister: Emma Rae Poland.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband: Mike J. Davis of Livingston, Texas; son: Kelly Williams and wife Pam of Magazine, Ark.; two grandchildren: Jared and Jonathan Williams of Magazine, Ark.; two sisters: Oma Faye Temple and Mary Ruth Faulk; one brother: Jackie Ray Poland all of Winnsboro; in-laws: Ronald and Virginia Davis of Venice, Fla.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were nephews: Adam Faulk, Todd Wright, Mike Poland, Ricky Poland, Jeff Poland, Charles Wayne Poland, Joey Poland, Danny Poland and Chris Duke.
To sign guest book or send condolences please visit gillfirstnational.com.
Wilton Ernest Hoggatt
Funeral services for Wilton Ernest Hoggatt, 90, of Wisner will be held at Holly Grove Baptist Church today (Wednesday), Jan. 21, 2009 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mickey Gallup officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Hoggatt was born Nov. 7, 1918 and passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. He was married to Mamae Hoggatt, whom he loved to his dying day. He had three children, Tessa, Eric and Donna. He was a very industrious man. He had been a teacher, coach, principal and a rancher. He served as deacon at Holly Grove Baptist Church. He loved God, his wife, children, family and horses. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Hoggatt was preceded in death by his father, Wilton Roderick Hoggatt; mother, Lishie Belle (Humble) Hoggatt; wife, Mamae (Allbritton) Hoggatt; sister, Orrean Mason; brother, Boyce Hoggatt.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Lean Rombs and husband, Ronnie of Alvin, Texas; son, Eric Hoggatt and wife, Vickie of Mississippi; daughter, Tessa Albritton and husband Tim of Haughton; three brothers: Virgil Hoggatt, Vidalia; Sam Hoggatt and Raymond Hoggatt, both of Wisner; sister, Belle Cascio, Monroe; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ron Rombs, Kevin Woods, Glenn Byrd, Micah Hoggatt, Warren Hoggatt and Isaiah Hoggatt.
The family will receive friends at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Funeral services for Garvin Miller, 93, of Winnsboro will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 at Temple Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Miller died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2009, at LaSalle General Hospital in Jena.
Visitation will be Wednesday at Gill from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Rev. Willard 'W.C.' Mixon
Funeral services for Rev. Willard "W.C." Mixon, 90, a retired Assembly of God minister of Winnsboro, who died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, were held at The Lighthouse Pentecostal Church on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, with Bro. Phillip Holloway and Bro. Ernest Oliver officiating. Interment followed at Crowville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Stanley Jay Thornhill
Funeral services for Stanley Jay Thornhill, 98, of Wisner, will be held at10 a.m. (today) Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Wisner, with Rev. Thomas Peoples officiating. Interment will follow in Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Wisner, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Mr. Thornhill was born May 26, 1910 in Columbia, Miss., and passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 in Winnsboro. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Ann Wactor.
Survivors include his 14 children: Virginia Swillie and husband, Buddy of Fort Necessity; Artie Marie Payne of West Monroe; Mary Alice Day of Swartz; Pauline Mulhearn of White House, Texas; Stanley Jay "Sonny" Thornhill and wife, Cathy, and Larry Michael Thornhill, all of Winnsboro; Dixie Hamilton and husband, Jerry of Wisner; Carl Henry Thornhill and wife, Ruby of Petrolia, Texas; Janet Lee Marshall and husband, Bob of Ruston; Leah Angela "Angie" Williams and husband, Tommy of Start; Deborah "Debbie" of Maryland; Susan Elizabeth Steed of Mississippi; Audrey Johnson of Start; and Randal "Randy" Dewayne Thornhill and wife, Veronica of Rayville.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law.
To leave condolences for the family go online to www.brownholleyfuneralhomes.com.