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Annie Louise Daniel Myers
Funeral services for Annie Louise Daniel Myers, 81, of Sicily Island, were held Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Sicily Island First Baptist Church with Bro. Ken Hoots and Bro. James Gass officiating. Interment followed at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday.
Mrs. Annie Louise Daniel Myers was born on Jan. 24, 1928 in Sicily Island, Louisiana, and died at the Franklin Parish Medical Center, Winnsboro on June 29, 2009. She was a graduate of Sicily Island High School and a retired homemaker and babysitter. She was a life-long member of First Baptist Church, Sicily Island. She loved and helped care for many children in the Sicily Island community. "Granny," as she was lovingly called, will be missed by family and a host of friends and loved ones.
She was married to and is preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter Ramsey Myers Sr. They were married for 62 years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and wonderful grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Biaza and Caly Daniel Sr.; one brother, Caly Daniel Jr.; a sister, Erciel Newsom; and one son, Danny Myers.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Ruby Davis of Natchez, Miss.; one brother-in-law, Willie George Myers and wife Maureen of Grand Rapides, MI; two daughters, Cecilia Hoffman of Ferriday, and Johnnye Mae Grubbs and husband Mitchell of West Monroe; one son Walter Myers Jr. and wife Jackie of Sicily Island; and one daughter-in-law Alberta Myers of Sicily Island.
Granny had seven grandchildren: Tish Budemer of Sicily Island; Standley Myers of Sicily Island; Matthew Myers and wife Leanne of Clayton; Wendy LeRay of Sicily Island; Nancy Bicker and husband Jonathan of San Antonio, Texas; Mitch Grubbs and wife Christie of Minden; Chad Grubbs of West Monroe. She had six great-grandchildren: Khai Dang of Walker, La.; Jacob and Anna Myers of Clayton; Breanna and Krystal LeRay of Sicily Island and Will Budemer of Sicily Island.
Pallbearers were Standley Myers, Matthew Myers, Mitch Grubbs, Chad Grubbs, Jonathan Bicker, and Travis Bowlin.
To leave an online condolence please visit www.youngsfh.com.
Audrey Louise Parker Ogden
Funeral services for Audrey Louise Parker Ogden, 60, of Winnsboro were held Friday, July 3, 2009 in Norris Hill Baptist Church near Wisner with Rev. Don Blackmon officiating. Interment followed in Oakley Cemetery in Gilbert under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
She was born to Tom and Audrey Mae Smith Parker on Dec. 23, 1948. She passed from this life Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at her residence in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Ogden was preceded in death by her parents; husband Thomas "Red" Ogden; sons: Dennis Ogden and Sam Ogden; niece Amanda Arnold; and brothers: Tommy Parker and Ronnie Parker.
She is survived by a daughter Sarah Parker of Winnsboro; three grandchildren Sam Ogden, Jr., Coby Ogden, and Amber Ogden; two sisters: Dianna Bellon and Lisa Morgan, both of Winnsboro; and a host of special nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
James Allen Parks
Services for James Allen Parks, age 67, of Winnsboro, were held Saturday, July 4, 2009 at New Life Assembly of God Church in Winnsboro, with Rev. Raymond Beard officiating. Interment followed in Harris Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Parks was a member of New Life Assembly Church, a retired Army Veteran, truck driver and machinest. He passed away on July 2, 2009.
Survivors include his wife: Linda Sue Parks of Winnsboro; daughters: Kellie Parks of Winnsboro; Kriss Hollis and husband Shawn of Archibald; son: Keith Parks and wife Kayla of West Monroe; grandchildren: Jaime Hollis, Sara Hollis, Buddy Hollis, Jayda Parks, Carson Parks, and Kaden Parks; brothers: Henry Parks, Edward Parks, Jimmy Parks, Raymond Parks, Vernon Parks, and Mike Parks.
Military Personnel will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for JoAnn Thomas, 74, of Winnsboro, were held Friday, July 3, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Wisner, with Rev. Thomas Peoples and Rev. Stacy Thomas Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Fort Necessity Church cemetery under the direction of Gill first National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Thomas was born to the union of her parents, Joel Wilburn McCarty and Nezzie Roberts McCarty, May 15, 1935 in Fort Necessity, and passed from this life on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Winnsboro. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond Thomas; one sister: Kathryn Dickey, and a great grandson: James Raymond Ezell.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her children: Stacy Thomas Sr. and wife Patsy of Winnsboro; Mike Thomas and wife Connie of Monroe; Wanda Ezell and husband Joel of Wisner; Kenny Thomas and wife Tammy of Columbia; Gary Thomas and wife Kristi of West Monroe; Sherri Aplin and husband John of West Monroe; an Scott Thomas of Wisner; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sister-in-laws: Hazel Hays and husband Henry of Monroe; and Ida V. Thomas of Winnsboro. There is also a host of other relatives and friends.
To sign guest book or send condolences please visit www.gillfirstnational.com.
Funeral services for Virdus Williamson, 94, of Baskin, were held at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, July 5, 2009 with Rev. Prentis Gandy, Rev. Buford Brady, and Rev. Justin Winstead officiating. Interment followed at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Williamson was born Dec. 23, 1914 in Sicily Island, and passed away Friday, July 3, 2009 at Plantation Manor Nursing Home in Winnsboro. He was a resident of Baskin, a farmer, a retired custodian of Baskin School, and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leola Williamson of 69 years; son, Jimmy E. Williamson; his parents, Albert Williamson and Anna Hutchinson Williamson; granddaughter, Kaye Crabtree; four sisters and five brothers.
Survivors include his children: John and Audrey Williamson of Baskin; James and Joyce Williamson of Rayville; Charles and Martha Williamson of Baskin; Tilda and Bobby Crabtree of Mangham; Rudy and Buddy Long of Baskin; Buster and Pam Williamson of Baskin; Sylvia and Lynn Williamson of Rayville; and Hope and Marvin Williamson of West Monroe; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren: J.D., Chloe, and Lele; special great-niece, Robin Storey whom we could not have made it without her; Billy Renea and all Daddy's "Little Darlings"; Plantation Manor Nursing Home nurses and aides and all other staff; many special nieces and nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Gary Weatherly, Landel McKeithen, Jimmy Winstead, David Stowe Sr., David Stowe Jr., and Larry Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers were Josh McGurk, Fred Ragsdale, Cody Stowe, Tom Hill, Huey Allen Smith, Lewis and Van Taylor, Faye and Raymond Crabtree, Jerry Ray Roberts, and Leon McIntrye.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.