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Story Archives: Posted 6/23/09
Charles Louis Aymond
Charles Louis Aymond of Wisner, passed from this world to be with his heavenly father on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the age of 45. He was brought into this world as the second son to James and Margaret Aymond on February 17, 1964, in Monroe, La. Most people knew Charles as "Chuck", the younger brother to Jimmy and older brother to Jo Jo, but to those who really knew him, he was so much more than that.
Although Charles had no children of his own, he spent most of his life raising his various nieces and nephews. To Wesley, David, Victoria, Michael Ellis, Jonathan, and Kenneth, he was simply "Unc". To them, he was a role model, a confidant, a jack of all trades who could fix anything they broke, and always up for anything they threw at him. To them and so many more, he meant the world.
Charles is survived by his wife, Lisa of Wisner; his parents, James and Margaret Aymond of Wisner; two brothers, Jimmy Aymond and his wife Linda of Sikes, La; Jo Jo Aymond and his wife Christy of Wisner; onw sister, Nikki Aymond of Monroe; 10 nephews, 10 nieces, three great nephews, three great nieces, numerous honorary nieces and nephews, and countless aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his sister, Laura Aymond of Wisner.
Funeral services were held for Charles at Christian Fellowship Church in Chase, where he had recently become a member, on Saturday, June 20 2009 with Brother George Ferrington and Brother Thomas Peoples officiating. Immediately following the church services, graveside interment was held at South Central Baptist Church Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Aymond, Jo Jo Aymond, Greg Dupree, Wesley Aymond, David Aymond, Jerry Robbins, Danny Robbins, and Logan Tice.
Honorary Pallbearers were Kenneth Emfinger, Michael Donald, Johnny Bumpous, John Lemoine, Maverick Lemoine, Billy Wayne Tucker, Andy Nelson, and Garrett Tice.
"Charles, we know that you and Laura are up there with your new completely healed bodies, sitting at the knee of our father, patiently waiting for the rest of us. We will see you again soon. We love you and miss you already."
Leon Dale Colson
Funeral services for Leon Dale Colson, 71, of Baskin, were held Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Friendship Baptist Church near Baskin with Rev. Prentiss Gandy and Rev. Buford Brady officiating. Services were under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Colson was born the the union of his parents Leon John and Myrtle Estelle Young Colson on April 4, 1938 in Ouachita Parish, and passed from this life on Monday, June 15, 2009 at Richardson Medical Center in Rayville. He was a member of the U. S. Marine Corps of Monroe. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Donald Reginald Colson and Cecil Jerome Colson; and one nephew: Nicky Jerome Colson.
Mr. Colson is survived by his wife of 46 years Ina Hewitt Colson of Baskin; six children: David Paul Colson and wife Lisa of Baskin; April Lynn Colson of Kent, NY; Steven Donald Colson and wife Christy of Poplarville, Miss.; Jeffery Dale Colson and wife Jasmine of Baskin; Scott Darrell Colson and wife Emily of Baskin; and Kimberly Dawn Pickel and husband Harvey of Crowville; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one sister-in-law: Shirley Ann Hewitt of Baskin. There are a host of other relatives and friends.
To view video tribute, sign guest book, or send condolences please visit www.gillfitstnational.com.
Nolan 'Pete' Crum
Services for Mr. Nolan "Pete" Crum, age 84, of Fort Necessity, held Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Fort Necessity Baptist Church with Rev. Don Blackmon and Rev. Benton Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Crum was born on Feb. 14, 1925 and passed from this life on Friday, June 19, 2009. He was a member of Fort Necessity Baptist Church, Favorite Uncles Club, a veteran of World War II, Battle of the Bulge Tank Division. He was preceded in death by his parents: William Dalton Crum and Ida Belle (Bass) Crum; and brothers: Edgar Crum, J. C. "Buster" Crum, Ray Crum, Sula Crum, Tommy Crum Lonnie "Smokey" Crum, Earl Crum, Odell "Irishman" Crum and sister: Rhonda Zeigler.
Survivors include his wife: Barbara Crum of Fort Necessity; brother: Huey Crum of Fort Necessity; a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were David Carroll, Dallas "Frog" Crain, Joe Foy, Cody Gallagher, Chuck Smith, Patrick Gallagher, and Joe Tarver.
The family would like to thank Dr. Greg Sampognaro for his care.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Jeanie Ezell, 55, of Newellton, were held Monday, June 22, 2009 at Gill Chapel with Rev. Paul Perry officiating. Burial followed at Legion Memorial Cemetery in Newellton under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Ezell was born to the union of her parents, G. W. and Evelyn Suggs Polk on Sept. 8, 1953 in Winnsboro, and passed from this life Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Golden Age Nursing Center in Jena. She was a member of the Baptist faith and was known for her love for children. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother: Buddy Polk.
Mrs. Ezell is survived by her husband of 34 years, Roy Ezell Sr. of Newellton; three sons: Roy L. Ezell Jr., Willie Joe Ezell, and George Dennis Ezell, all of Newellton; one sister: Shannon Lynn Cooley and husband Bernie of Jena; two nephews: Sam and Matt Cooley both of Newellton; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Dennis Ezell, Willie Ezell, David Goodwin, Cole Higginbottom, Gene Lord.
Honorary pallbearer was Jason Collins.
To sign the guest book or send condolences please visit www.gillfirstnational.com.
Lois Ruby Phillips
Lois Ruby Phillips of Concord, NC (formerly of Winnsboro) passed away June 6, 2009 in North Carolina.
She was born Oct. 20, 1930 in Swampers, La., to the union of Abie Richard White and Wilda Winkler White.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Cassie H. Phillips; her parents; two sisters: Estelle White and Alma Fay White; two brothers: Richard White and William "Tip" White; and son-in-law, Gene Guice.
Survivors include her three daughters: Cathy Guice of Matheson, CO; Linda Harkey of Baton Rouge; Edna Ramsey of Concord, NC; one son, Cassie Phillips Jr. and wife Linda of Winnsboro; one brother: David White and wife Debra of Ukiah, Calif.; four grandchildren: Delana Kennedy, Sharon Byce, Dawn Shirley and Mark Harkey; and seven great-grandchildren.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Bryan Michael Scobbee
Funeral services for Bryan Michael Scobbee, 19, of Winnsboro, were held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, June 18, 2009, with Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Interment followed at Coax Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Scobbee was born Jan. 9, 1990 in Fort Myers, Fla., and passed away Monday, June 15, 2009 at Winnsboro. He was a resident of Winnsboro and an oil field worker.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Letha and Earl Minchew; paternal grandparents: Earl and Beatrice Scobbee; step sister: Laura Gayle Cato.
Survivors include his father, Steve David Scobbee, Sr. and wife Joyce; mother, Deborah (Minchew) Scobbee; fiance', Victoria Guthrie; son, Bryson Scobbee; daughter, Breanna Scobbee; four brothers: Steve Scobbee Jr., all of Winnsboro; Thomas Burnette of Newellton; Shane Burnette of Louisiana; Kevin Paul Scobbee of Springfield, MO; two sisters: Krystle Scobbee of Winnsboro, and Kitty Ann Scobbee of Springfield, MO; one step sister, Teresa Jean Collins of Jigger; nephew, Trey Burnette of Columbia.
Pallbearers were Phat Boley, Tony Chain, Shane Burnette, James "Bubba" Redd, Jason Britt, and Rusty Haywood.
Honorary Pallbearers were Steve Scobbee Jr. and Anthony Enterkin
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Jarrett Desha Turner
Funeral service for Jarrett Desha Turner, 23, of Winnsboro will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2009 in River of Life Church in Winnsboro with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Turner Family Cemetery in Fort Necessity under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. at River of Life Church.
Jarrett was born Sept. 3, 1985 in Monroe and passed from this life Sunday, June 21, 2009 in LSU Medical Center in Shreveport.
He was member of River of Life Church in Winnsboro. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Desha Turner and Buddy Erskin.
He is survived by his father and step-mother Byron and DeAnna Turner of Monroe and his mother and step-father, June and GeneBenson of Winnsboro; brother Jameson Turner; sister Jacie Turner both of Winnsboro; grandmothers Linda Armstrong of West Monroe, and Carmelita Erskin of Winnsboro; great-aunt Gloria Tarver; step-grandparents, Linda and J.C. Winters of Winnsboro; numerous aunts, uncles cousins, and many friends.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Britt, Ryan Emfinger, Jeremy Erskin, Jamie Ferrington, John Aaron Garrett, Ryan Garrett, Todd Haire, and Terrance Hill.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Boyd, Keith Holloway, and Buddy Wright.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Etta Eurene 'Baby' Weatherly
Graveside services for Etta Eurene "Baby" Weatherly, 84, of Baskin were held Monday, June 22, 2009 in Reagan Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Cotten officiating.
Mrs. Weatherly was born April 23, 1925 and passed from this life Sunday, June 21, 2009 in Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years Bill Weatherly of Baskin; six children: Billy Wayne Weatherly and wife Nita of Mangham; Carolyn Armstrong of Baskin; Mike Weatherly and wife Wanda of Baskin; Gary Weatherly and wife Kim of Baskin; Terry Weatherly and wife Jeanette of Austin, Texas; and Scott Weatherly and wife Carla of Baskin. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Donald McManus, Chris Mock, Brian Weatherly, Joel Weatherly, Micky Weatherly, and Terry Glen Weatherly.
Condolences may be made online at www.gillfirstnational.com.