Lee Ester Brannan
Funeral services for Lee Ester Brannan, 60, of Monroe were held Friday at River of Life in Winnsboro. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Winnsboro, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brannan died Friday, June 19, 2009 at LSU Medical Center in Monroe.
Survivors include her son, Ted Ross Jr.; daughters: Philicious G. Guillory and Terry D. Treadway; brothers: Charlie Henry Jr., Jimmy Henry, Joseph Henry, Torres Henry, Elijah Henry and George Henry; sisters: Lela Grant, Catherine Tolliver, Dorothy Jones, Mary Campbell, Bertha Hartford; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ted Ross Jr., Darnell Guillory, Kennedy Hall, Elijah Henry, Charlie Henry Jr., Torres Henry, Tevin Ross, Ron Ross and Ted Ross Sr.
Mary Taylor Ervin
Funeral services for Mary Taylor Ervin, 98, formerly of Winnsboro will be held July 2, 2009 at First Southern Baptist Church in Long Beach, Calif.
Mrs. Ervin passed away June 22, 2009. She was born Feb. 15, 1911 in Winnsboro and was a long time member of True Light Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children Ida Judy Bossier and Eddie Mae Moore; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Catherine Hart, 70, of Winnsboro, were held Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Sardis Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Stroud, Rev. Leon Ward, and Rev. Bobby Brown officiating. Services were under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Hart was born to the union of her parents Delton and Zella Walker Maxwell on Dec. 3, 1938 in Rayville, and passed from this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church. Mrs. Hart is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Audrey Butler and Ruth Munn; and one brother: J. W. Maxwell.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years: Bobby Ray Hart of Winnsboro; three sons: Michael R. Hart, Richard C. Hart, and Byron Hart and wife Elizabeth, all of Winnsboro; two sisters: Lela Fredrick of Winnsboro, and Carolyn Burt and husband Bubba of Columbia; one brother: Donnie Maxwell and wife Jan of Crowville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, along with other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Gary Butler, Bubba Hart, Shannon Maxwell, Junior Munn, Davy Parker, and Stephen Sanders.
Honorary pallbearers were Glenn Guilliams, Stacey Maxwell, Randy Munn, William Neal, and Keith Robinson.
To sign the guest book or send condolences please visit www.gillfirstnational.com.
Lonnie R. Hatton Jr.
Funeral services for Lonnie R. Hatton Jr., 80, of Lake Providence will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, July 1, 2009 in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Delhi with the Rev. Wayne Stroud officiating.
Burial will be in the Epps Cemetery.
Mr. Hatton was a cattleman, commercial fisherman and a musician. In 1957 he joined the La. Wildlife and Fisheries Dept. as a game agent and retired in 1977. Lonnie loved to play his fiddle, having played for many community centers, nursing homes, dances and benefits. Lonnie was known as one of the finest fiddle players in Louisiana. He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church in Winnsboro; a 32nd Degree Master Mason and a member of the Royal Arch Masons in Liddieville, Mangham and Columbia as well as being a member of the Woodmen of the World. Mr. Hatton was responsible for raising the first flag of the Cherokee Nation in Franklin Parish, and was a member of the Boeuf River Band of Cherokees.
He is preceded in death by two sons: Teddy Joe Hatton and William T. "Jo Jo: Hatton; his parents, Lonnie Roosevelt Hatton Sr. and Lola Dale Foreman Hatton; a sister Juanita Mercer; and a granddaughter, Christy Hatton.
He is survived by his loving wife, Connie Lee Hatton of Lake Providence; three sons: Ronnie and Kathy Hatton of Winnsboro; Richard Hatton of Los Angeles, Calif.; Tony and Susanne Hatton of West Monroe; daughter, Linda and John McGallaird of Spindale, NC; six grandchildren: Nicole and Bryan Laws of Marion, NC; Jeffery Don and Christina Hatton of Liddieville; Justin Hatton of Liddieville; Joel and Tracey Hatton of Liddieville; Jack Oliver Hatton of West Monroe; sister, Noel and Jorge Tramontana of PA; brother-in-law, Phillip and Selia Frasier of Delhi; sister-in-law, Carol and John Herlong of Lake Providence; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Don Hatton, Don Hatton, Joel Hatton, Justin Hatton, John McGallaird, Bryan Laws and Shannon Craig.
Honorary pallbearer will be Phillip Frasier and Johnny Mercer.
To leave a message of condolence to the family please visit website at www.coxfuneral.com.
Funeral services for Thelma Livingston, 87, of Winnsboro, were held at New Zion Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, with Rev. Tommy Bosco and Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment followed at New Zion Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Livingston was born July 6, 1921 in Winnfield, and passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Plantation Manor Nursing Home in Winnsboro. She was a resident of Winnsboro, a homemaker, and a member of the New Zion Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Grady Creel; mother, Alice (Howell) Gibbs; husband, Louis Livingston; two brothers: Cecil Creel and Douglas Creel; one sister: Kathrine "Kitty" Bixler; step-father, Floyd "Heavy" Gibbs.
Survivors include two sons: William "Buddy" Livingston of Winnsboro;
Marshall Livingston and wife Jeanine of Floresville, Texas; two daughters: Alice Monroe and Liz Livingston, both of Winnsboro; two sisters: Victorine "Vicky" Smith of Winnsboro; Joyce Black of South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends; seven special grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Josh Magee, Aaron Magee, B. J. Bernard, Clarence Bernard, Nathaniel Jones, David Parks, and Ben Purvis.
Honorary Pallbearers were Ray Parks, Glenn Ray Smith, Walter Purvis, and Donnie Carter.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Walter Daniel McDowell
Funeral service for Walter Daniel McDowell, 51, were held Saturday at Lone Cherry Baptist Church with the Revs. Charlie Best and Jason Lupo officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Clark-Griffin Funeral Company.
Mr. McDowell died Saturday, June 20, 2009 at his residence after an extended illness. He was a truck driver and a resident of Cave City, Ky. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Henry McDowell.
Survivors include his mother, Audrey Weston McDowell, Winnsboro; his wife, Judy McDowell; son, William McDowell; daughters: Elice Sanchez and Dawn McDowell; brothers: Joe and Larry McDowell; grandchildren: Aryna, Kalie and L.J. Sanchez.
Pallbearers were Greg Guillory, Roy Lynn Weston, Larry Weston, Paul Till, Scott Till and Lloyd A. Sanchez III.
W.H. 'Pee Wee' Meyers Jr.
Funeral services for W.H. "Pee Wee" Meyers Jr., 76, Broaddus, Texas, were held June 17, 2009 at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine, Texas. Burial followed at Hebron Cemetery in Broaddus, under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.
Mr. Meyers was born Oct. 21, 1932 in Gilbert, La., as a son of Clara Lee (Wiggins) and William Henry Meyers Sr. He passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009, at his residence.
He had been a resident of San Augustine County for the past 18 years and had lived in Nederland, Texas from 1965 until his retirement in 1985. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea; he worked for 29 years as an ironworker out of Local #125. He was a member and deacon of Yellow Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Norbeth Meyers.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years: Elaine Stroud Meyers of Broaddus; daughters: Cindy Fults and husband Michael of Nederland, and Sharon Meyers of Vidor; son: David Meyers and wife Jan of Groves; grandchildren: Dr. Will T. Fults, Austin; Brandon Fults and wife Mandy, Magnolia; Jamie Meyers Cramer, Broaddus; Mandy LaGrappe and husband Jeremy, Bridge City; great-grandchildren: Anthony, Ethyn, and Kadence Cramer; Trent and Luke LaGrappe; sisters: Jerry Polk, Broaddus; Margie Wright and Ernestine Carter, both of Winnsboro; Myrna Remore, Cleveland.