Chandra Vanessa Criff
Graveside services for Chandra Vanessa Criff, 42, of Houston, Texas were held Monday at Locust Hill Cemetery in Extension.
Ms. Criff, formerly of Fort Necessity, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at Herman Hospital in Houston.
She is survived by her parents George and Ella Criff of Houston; brothers: Albert Tolliver, Wisner; Jonathan Levi, Orange, Texas; sisters: Shirley Hollis, Gilbert; Brenda Blakes, Monroe; Katherine Barlow, Baytown, Texas; Angela Criff, Demetria Criff and Christy Criff, all of Houston; and grandmother, Ella Mathis, Wisner.
Cousins and friends served as pallbearers.
Verbia May Gray
Funeral services for Verbia May Gray, 65, of Crowville were held Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Crowville. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Gray died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 at Robbindale Rehabilitation Center in Robbindale, Minn.
She is survived by her daughter, Veronica Head, Brooklyn Park Minn.; son, Vernon L. Gray, Winnsboro; father, O'Neal Anderson, Winnsboro; brother, Calab Anderson, Winnsboro; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Killian, Randy Glover, Montreal Bullock, Dytralius Jackson, Alvin Jackson, and Eric Wardlow.
Bill Hendrix Jr.
Funeral services for Bill Hendrix Jr., 55, of Winnsboro were held Saturday at Greater One Christian Center in Delhi. Burial followed at Palastine Cemetery in Warden, La., under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Hendrix died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Hendrix, Winnsboro; sons: Cornelius Hendrix, Phoenix, Ariz.; Bill Hendrix III and Jeremy Hendrix, both of Winnsboro; daughters: Natasha Murphy, Bossier City; Kimberly Brooks, West Monroe; brother, David Hendrix, Neosho, Mo.; sisters: Ruby Lee Hudson, Tendal, La.; Catherine Robinson, Ethel Hendon and Florence Washington, all of Tallulah; Pinky Knox, Bernice; Hazel Jackson and Martha Mitchell, both of West Monroe; Bobbie Hendrix, Monroe; and Mabalie Fletcher, Epps; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Emry Chesterfield Jr., Clyde Connist; Jimmie Gray, Derrick Hudson, Arthur Johnson, Derrick Knox, Freddie Lee, Bobby Lynch, Sammy Travis and Willie Wesby.
Funeral services for William Swiney, 89, of Winnsboro will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Star Baptist Church in Winnsboro with the Rev. Deacue Field Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow at Morning Star Cemetery in Fort Necessity under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Swiney died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Franklin Medical Center.
Wake service will be Friday, 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Survivors include two daughters: Ollie M. Brown, Oakland, Calif.; Myrtle Durham, Winnsboro; three sons: Charles "C.W." Swiney, Winnsboro; Truman Swiney, Tracey, Calif.; and Rickey Swiney, San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters: Betty Doyle and Minnie McCoy, both of Shreveport.
Pallbearers will be Tharon Whitaker, Barrett Brown, George Whitaker Jr., Tharon Whitaker II, and Roland Brown.
Noah B. Welch
Funeral services for Noah B. Welch, age 79, of Gilbert, were held Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at River of Life Church of Winnsboro, with Bro. David Phillips officiating. Interment followed in South Central Cemetery near Wisner under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Welch was a trucker for 55 years, he loved his grandchild and great-grandchildren, and loved to raise hogs. He was preceded in death by his wife: Ruth M. Welch; daughter: Carolyn Sue Welch McCaul; great grandchild: Lester Kane Cardin, three brothers: O. J. Sikes, Billy Faye Welch, and Dennis Ray Welch.
Survivors include his sons: Donnie Welch and wife, Elizabeth; Jessie Welch; son-in-law: Marvin McCaul; granddaughters: Carolyn Cardin and husband, John; Melanie McCaul; grandson: Marvin "BoBo" McCaul; great grandchildren: Josh Moses, Krystal Cardin, Madison Cardin, Noah Cardin, and Wes Cardin; brother: Truman Welch; sisters: Helen Morrison; Alice Temple and husband Nolan; sister-in-law: Faye Welch; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Marvin McCaul, Marvin "Bobo" McCaul, Eric Rutledge, Pete Welch, Travis Welch, and Michael Temple.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Tometta Winzer, 71, of Winnsboro will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Winnsboro Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Herman Harris officiating.
Burial will be in the Sims-Gethsemane Memorial Garden under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Winzer died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe.
She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Winzer, Garland, Texas; two sons: William Charles Winzer, Mobile, Ala.; Donald Winzer, Winnsboro; four sisters: Rosie Jenkins and Josephine Williams, both of Winnsboro; Gloria Patterson, Homer, La.; Pearlie Fuller, Dallas, Texas; three brothers: Van Jenkins, Dallas; Curtis Jenkins and Bobby Jenkins, both of Winnsboro; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.