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Story Archives: Posted 9/8/09
Funeral services for Ricky Ferrington, 46, of Winnsboro, will be held at First Baptist Church of Gilbert on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 10 a.m. with Bro. Doyle Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Ferrington was born November 16, 1962 in Winnsboro, and passed away Sunday. September 6, 2009 in Winnsboro. He was a horse trainer, oil field worker and an avid fisherman and attended the First Baptist Church of Gilbert.
He was preceded in death by his father, Otis "Spooky" Ferrington; paternal grandparents, George and Rhodie Ferrington; aunt, Bonnie Parker; maternal grandparents, Wesley and Rosie Spears.
Survivors include his mother, Joyce (Spears) King, brother, Terry Lynn Ferrington, step father, Sammie Joe King, all of Gilbert; uncles, George Ferrington of Winnsboro, and Arnold Ferrington of Monroe; aunt, Ruth Forest of Winnsboro; family and friends.
The pallbearers will be Rusty Woods, James "Jimbo" Combest, Gary Thomas, Jerry Cupp, Mitchell Valentine, and Marlin Valentine.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Oscar Howard and David Phillips.
The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church of Gilbert from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2009.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Services for Bernard Hart, 83 of Winnsboro, were held Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro with Rev. Wayne Stroud, Rev. Leon Ward, and Rev. Joey Stroud officiating. Burial followed at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Hart passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 at Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro.
Mr. Hart was a member of Sardis Baptist Church. He was a farmer and his hobby was wood working. He served as a paratrooper in the U. S. Army in 1945.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Pearson and Mattie Elizabeth Hart; sister, Nell Neatherland; and six brothers: Frank, J. E., Lanier, Durwood, Leo, and Marvin.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margie Knight Hart; one brother, Bobbie Ray Hart; one sister, Maxie Hicks; special niece and nephew, Glenda and Leo Skelton; special nephew, Harvey Stephenson; and special friends, Amanda and Chad McManus; a host of nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly.
Pallbearers were nephews: Mike Hart, Bubba Hart, Byron Hart, Rodney Cherry, Chad McManus, Harvey Stephenson, Tony Stephenson, and Justin Cherry.
Members of the VFW Post #3155 will conduct a flag presentation ceremony.
Online registry/condolences at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Coy William Huff
Funeral services for Coy William Huff, 36, of Richmond, Texas, formerly of Winnsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 in Gill First National Funeral Home Chapel in Winnsboro with Jerry Keene officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Memorial Cemetery in Winnsboro.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 10 1972 in Huntington, West Virginia and passed from this life Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 in Katy, Texas.
Mr. Huff was a member of Winnsboro Church of Christ. He was an avid outdoorsman who particularly enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He had been employed with Schlumberger Ltd. for 14 years and had currently worked in Katy, Texas. His passion was the love he shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving sons: Everette Joseph Huff and Gage William Huff and their mother Jo Anna Jarrett Huff all of Richmond, Texas; his devoted parents Karl and Kathryn Huff of Winnsboro; trusted siblings, sister Wynn Diane Channell and husband Dan Wesley Channell and their children Cassidy William Malone and Hunter D. Malone all of Bossier City; and brother Steven Karl Huff and wife Tracie Huff and their children Karlee B. Huff and Zeb D. Huff all of Winnsboro.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Armstrong, Mike Ganey, Trampest Martin, Michael McLemore, Ryan Rowell, and Mark Shires. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dan Channell and Lance Hudson.
Any planned memorials may be made to Winnsboro Church of Christ - 7081 Prairie Road - Winnsboro, LA 71295 in Coy's memory.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Pamela Winborne King
Funeral services for Pamela Winborne King, 53, of Winnsboro are incomplete, under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Ethel Walton Renfrow
Funeral services for Ethel Walton Renfrow, 92, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 Gill First National Funeral Home Chapel in Winnsboro with Rev. Wayne Stroud and Rev. Joe Stroud officiating. Interment followed in Ogden Cemetery in Liddieville.
She was born to John and Mary Nixon Walton on March 7, 1917 in Mangham and passed from this life Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 in Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Renfrow, a member of Sardis Baptist Church, retired from the Franklin Parish School System as a cafeteria worker, having worked at the Junior High and the Elementary schools in Winnsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Roddie Renfrow; and a son Ronald Renfrow.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory: son Jerry Renfrow of Wisner; daughters Ann Eubanks and husband Kenneth of Monroe, Sue Renfrow of Crowville; special daughter Betty Greer; daughter-in-law Carolyn Renfrow of West Monroe; sister Syble Evans of West Monroe; brother Percy "Man" Walton of Hebert; nine grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Andy Armstrong, Carey Armstrong, Billy Brown, Justin Eubanks, Todd Eubanks, and Derrick Renfrow.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Thomas L. Smith Jr.
Services for Thomas L. Smith Jr. were held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville with the Rev. Tim Hisaw, Dr. David Cranford and Mr. Billy Avery officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Mr. Smith, 92, of DeRidder, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at Rosepine Rehabilitation Center.
He was a member of Tioga First Baptist Church. Mr. Smith was a 1935 graduate of Ogden High School and a 1939 graduate of Louisiana College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and completed his Master's Degree at North Texas State University. He taught geometry and algebra and coached basketball, softball and baseball at Tioga High School from 1939 to 1942. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Staff Sergeant and Physical Training Instructor for the troops at Keesler Field during World War II, from 1942 - 1945. After his tour of duty, Mr. Smith returned to his position as teacher and coach at Tioga High School. He served as Assistant Principal at Tioga High School 1946 to 1962, and a principal at Mary Goff Elementary School from 1962 until 1972.
Mr. Smith lettered in football, basketball and track at Louisiana College, was an award winning athlete in the area of track an field, having set javelin records and winning gold medals in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Southern Amateur Athletic regional meets and twice winning the silver medal at the National Amateur Athletic National Championship meets. He was a charter member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Tioga High School Hall of Fame in 1997. IN 2005 he was honored by the Tioga High School Alumni Association, as Aug. 6, 2005 was declared "Thomas L. Smith Jr. Day" at the annual reunion celebration. Mr. Smith was known in the community as an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas L. and Lillie Modena Ingram Smith; brothers: Luther Porter, Otis Porter, A.E. Smith, and James Paul Smith; sister: Meddie Smith Davis, Christina Smith, Lavinia Smith, Juanita Smith Lovell and Irene Smith Wiggins.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mabel Hargis Smith; daughter, Susan Claire Smith McLaughlin and husband Clarke of DeRidder; sister, Jeannette Smith Neal.
Pallbearers were William Neal, James Neal, Danny Davis, Robert Wiggins, Kenneth Smith and James P. Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were Zack Lofton, David McKnight, Sam Domico, Jessie McManus, Charles Arrington, Marvin Jordan and J.W. Crump.
Donations may be sent to the Tioga First Baptist Church, 1309 Singer Drive, Pineville, LA or to the Thomas and Mabel Scholarship Fund at Louisiana College.
To extend online condolences to the Smith family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Michael Alan 'Mike' Turner
Michael Alan Turner "Mike," a retired master carpenter and a resident and native of Baton Rouge, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at his home. He was 51.
Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Wisner with the Rev. Thomas Peoples officiating. Burial followed in South Central Cemetery in Wisner under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen B. Turner, of Wisner; parents, Beverly Ann and Winton Earl Turner; two daughters, Rachel Lynn Turner Collignon and husband Sean, and Brooke Paige Turner Ezell and husband C.J.; two sons, Jeremy Michael Turner and Adam Win Turner; two sisters, Teresa Curtis and Tara Pocorello; a brother, Mark A. Turner; grandchildren, Taylor Tullier, Ian Collignon, Caitlynn and Chloe Ezell; and special nephews, Brandon M. Curtis, Lee Daquin and Maxim Daquin.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Godfrey and Lois Turner; and Joseph and Bertha Daigle; and a grandson, James Raymond Ezell.
Pallbearers were Mark Turner, Mike Curtis, Lonnie Pocorrello, Lee Daquin, Joe Gray and C.J. Ezell.
Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Curtis, Lee Daquin and Maxim Daquin.