Leslie Wayne 'Sam' Bass
Leslie Wayne "Sam" Bass, 72, a retired general manager for LuVel Dairy, died Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Funeral services are 10a.m. today (Wednesday), April 22, 2009 at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko, Miss., with burial in the Richardson Family Cemetery in Jena, La. Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko, Miss. is handling the arrangements. Rev. Barry Corbett will officiate the services in Kosciusko and Rev. Jerry Richardson and Rev. Barry Corbett will officiate the service in Jena.
He was a past president of Mid State Management Association, a member of the LSU Alumni Association and the School of Dairy Science. He was a past participant in the Dixie Dairy Association. He retired as General Manager of LuVel Dairy in 2000. He was a management consultant for Mississippi State Dairy Science Department. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army in Korea. Sam was an avid deer hunter, loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching sports. Mr. Bass was a member of First Baptist Church in Kosciusko.
Survivors include: his wife, Shirley C. Bass of Kosciusko; daughters, Lynnette Williams and husband, Marty of Madison, Miss., Leslie S. Bass of Miami, Fla., and Lisa Hodges and husband, Jeff of Madison, Miss.; grandchildren, Kimberly and Christopher Williams, and Scarlett and Sydney Hodges; and sisters, Bobbye Patton of Bridgeport, Texas and Betty S. Bass of Little Rock, Ark.
Mr. Bass was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Leslie and Mary Violet Richardson Bass.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church building fund, the Richardson family cemetery in Jena, LA, or the Center for Great Apes, P.O. Box 488, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Arlene 'Linda' Graves
Funeral services for Arlene "Linda" Graves, 69, a nurse of Wisner, were held at First Baptist Church, Wisner on Friday, April 17, 2009 with Rev. Thomas Peoples officiating. Interment followed at Oakley Cemetery.
Mrs. Graves was born Aug. 11, 1939 in Calilfornia and passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009 in Shreveport.
She is survived by her husband, Huey Graves; son, Brett Graves; one brother; two sisters.
Online condolence for the family, visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Funeral services for Sylvia Miles-Greely, 44, of Monroe were held Saturday at Pleasant Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Deacue Fields Jr. officiating.
Burial followed at Morning Star-Pleasant Star Cemetery in Fort Necessity under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Greely died Saturday, April 11, 2009 in Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Inelia Miles.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Greely, Monroe; two sons: Kyran Miles, Lake Charles; K'Darius Greely, Monroe; two daughters: Keidra Miles, Baton Rouge; Kentra Greely, Monroe; father- and mother-in-law, Joe and Mary Greely, Monroe; four sisters: Lynette Miles, Rayville; Sandra Wilson, Baton Rouge; Linda Miles and Deborah Miles, both of Winnsboro; six brothers: Louis Miles, Jr., Monroe; Billy Miles, Lannie Miles, James Miles, all of Dallas, Texas; Kenneth Miles, Cedar Hill, Texas; Elvin Miles, Milwaukee, Wis.
Darrell L. Legros
A memorial service for Darrell L. Legros, 55, of Winnsboro was held Thursday at Chase Pentecostal Church with the Rev. James McMurray officiating.
Services were under the direction of Clark-Griffin Funeral Company.
Mr. Legros died Monday, April 13, 2009 at his residence. He was a chef, a native of Jennings and a resident of Franklin Parish for the past 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his father Leon J. Legros.
Survivors include his children Joshua Legros and Amber Legros, both of Winnsboro; his mother, Viola Legros, Jennings; two sisters Betty Comeaux of Welch; and Cecilia Eubanks of Wisner; one brother, Roland Legros of Gaydon; and two grandchildren: Trenton Legros and Joshua Martin Legros.
Michael Ray Ramshur
Funeral services for Michael Ray Ramshur, 48, of Winnsboro, were held at Bethany Worship Center on Sunday, April 19, 2009, with Rev. Ron Charrier officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Hale Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Ramshur was born Dec. 21, 1960 in Vicksburg, Miss., and passed away Friday, April 17, 2009 in Rayville. He was a resident of Winnsboro, a oil field worker both offshore and land rig, and a member of the Bethany Worship Center.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann (Cain) Shields.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah (McVay) Ramshur of Winnsboro; father, Don Shields of Eudora, Ark.; daughter, Reva Ramshur of Winnsboro; grandson, Michael Ryan Ramshur of Winnsboro; family and friends.
Pallbearers were Stanley Driggers, Bradley Driggers, Jonathan Parker, Steve Miller, Jeff Arceneaux, and Billy McVay.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Jamer 'Round Man' Roberts
Funeral services for Jamer "Round Man" Roberts, 60, of Fort Necessity will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2009 in King's Pentecostal Church near Wisner with Rev. Jerry Brady and Rev. Howard Childs officiating. Interment will follow in South Central Cemetery in Wisner under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. at the church.
Mr. Roberts was born March 11, 1949 in Wisner and passed from this life Monday, April 20, 2009 in Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro.
He was member of King's Pentecostal Church, Ironworkers Local #469 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Roberts is survived by two children: Patty Sue Roberts of Winnsboro, and Jamie DeWayne Roberts of Fort Necessity; his parents Blue and Neva Crain Roberts of Wisner; two brothers: Baby Floyd Roberts of Wisner and Russell Roberts of Fort Necessity; two sisters: Sue Pickering and Priss Hall both of Wisner. He leaves behind four grandchildren: Meagan Brecht, Morgan Higdon, Jay Roberts and Dakota Roberts; the mother of his children Vivian Hawthorne of Wisner; mother-in-law Lois Craig of Gilbert; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be Steve Drane, Little John Haring, Brad Herrington, Jason King, Brad McGuffee, Duke Roberts, Josh Roberts, and Robbie Damon Roberts.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Cumpton, Zeke Landry, Charles Parker, Charlie Sanders and D.D. Smith.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Funeral services for Herbert Smith, 88, of Wisner were held Saturday at Newlight Baptist Church in Wisner. Burial followed at Hope Estate Cemetery in Wisner, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Smith died Saturday, April 11, 2009 at his home in Wisner.
He is survived by one daughter, Delorise, Byrd, Monroe; his sons: Herbert Smith JR., Kalamazoo, Mich.; Leonard C. Smith, Houston; Ernest Smith Sr., Monroe; Henry Lee Bullitts, Jonesville; Ivery Smith, Gilbert; brothers: Thurman Wright, Longview, Texas; Nathaniel Lister, Wisner; sisters: Australia Harris, Clarksville, Texas; Annie B. Lister, Monroe; 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Herbert Smith Jr., Leonard C. Smith, Ernest Smith Sr. and Ivery Smith.
Funeral services for C.W. Tidwell, 67, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Clayton Pentecostal Church with Rev. Melton Rushing officiating. Interment followed in Oakley Cemetery near Gilbert under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
He was born to Vernon and Rosa Lee Mahoney Tidwell on Oct. 13, 1941 in Gilbert, and passed from this life Wednesday, April 15, 2009 in Franklin Medical Center.
Mr. Tidwell, a member of the Pentecostal faith, was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nora Welch; and two great grandchildren Byron Boutwell and Serentee Cato.
He is survived by his special daughter Puddin Ulmer of Gilbert; eight other children: Cindy Delaughter of Gilbert; Stephanie Tidwell of Tallulah; Tina Collinston of Mangham; Harlan Boutwell of Gilbert; Robin Tyler of Baskin; Paula Boudreaux of Texas; Nicky Barlow of Gilbert; and Toby Boutwell of West Monroe; two brothers Billy Tidwell and Vernon Tidwell Jr.; two sisters Barbara Walker and Verna Mae Barfield; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Michael Basher, Mitchell Basher, Justin Calhoun, Coy Daniel Ulmer, Thomas Ulmer, and Matthew McKnight.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Mrs. Willane Williams, 75, of Winnsboro, homemaker, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2009 at the Town and Country Nursing Home, Minden, La. Services were held Monday, April 20, 2009 in the Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel in Winnsboro, with Rev. Paul Perry and Rev. Marion Collier officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Winnsboro.
She is preceded in death by her husband: J.C. Williams; parents: William L. and Virlee Lowery Pippin; sisters: Gracie Dell Taylor, Louise Stringer, and Ruth Allen; brother: Archie Pippin.
She is survived by two sons: Michael and wife, Lorna Williams and Gregory Allen and wife, Patricia Williams all of Minden; grandchildren: Chad, Brad and his wife, Alanna; Bailey and Hayden Williams; great-grandson Gage Allen Williams. Special recognition to Buddy and Dot Smith, Betty and Greg Bollman , and special niece, Marilyn and Staci Wilson.
She graduated from Winnsboro High School in 1952.
Pallbearers were Sherman Allen Jr., Carlos Smith, Jonathan Williams, Alan Oglesby, Danny Walters, and Michael Wilson.
Online registry/condolences can be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.