Funeral services for Beatrice Allbritton, 96, of Winnsboro, were held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, with Rev. Ron Ferrington and Rev. Tommy Basco officiating. Burial followed at New Zion Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Allbritton was born March 20, 1913 in Winnsboro, and passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Plantation Manor Nursing Home in Winnsboro. She was a lifetime resident of Winnsboro, a homemaker, and a lifetime member of the New Zion Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, and helped with "little ones." She loved to garden, love to sew, and loved to cook.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carey Allbritton; father, F. B. Hitt, Sr.; mother, Ida (Taylor) Hitt; son, Jack Muckelrath Sr.; stepson, Charles "Bill" Allbritton; three brothers: Abrer Hitt, Leon Hitt, and Fred Hitt; great-grandson, Jason Muckelrath.
Survivors include son, Carl Allbritton and wife Sarah of Raymond, Miss.; daughter, Lucy Lawrence of West Monroe; step daughter, Dorothy Hitt of Winnsboro; grand children: Debbie Bayles of West Monroe, and Jackie Muckelrath, Jr. of Winnsboro; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-granchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Pallbearers were Mac Alford, Danny Alford, Tommy Alford, Scotty Alford, Kevin Bayles, and Timothy Bayles.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Charles W. Buie
Funeral services for Charles W. Buie, 74, of Fort Necessity were held Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 in Gill First National Funeral Home Chapel in Winnsboro. Burial followed in Buie Cemetery in Fort Necessity with Rev. Stewart Sherman and Rev. Rex Barker officiating.
He was born to William Samuel and Marie Brower Buie on Dec. 7, 1934 in Monroe and passed from this life Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 in Monroe.
Mr. Buie, a lifelong resident of Fort Necessity, was the great-great grandson of Neil Buie an original settler of Franklin Parish. He attended school at Fort Necessity and graduated from Brown Military Academy as Major, the highest ranking officer of the academy.
He attended NLU and graduated from LSU in 1957 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. While at LSU, he served as treasurer of Alpha Zeta honorary agriculture fraternity, vice president of Agriculture Economics Association, member of Sigma Chi fraternity, and ROTC. He later served in the U.S. Army Reserve as Staff Sergeant.
As a farmer and cotton ginner, Mr. Buie was devoted to the cotton industry. He was a member of the National Cotton Council, Southern Cotton Ginners Association, Louisiana Cotton Producers Association, among others. He also served on the board of directors of First South Production Credit Corporation since 1977 and the board of directors of Franklin Cotton Warehouse where he held the office of treasurer.
He is survived by his wife Pat Hoffman Buie of Fort Necessity; daughter Bonnie Buie Ritchie of Gilbert; grandchildren: Jordan Ritchie, Cassidy Ritchie, Mark Liles, Mason Liles, Michael Liles, Ainsley Liles and a new granddaughter born on Friday; step-children: Allison Killingsworth, Mark Liles, and A.C. Liles, III; sister, Harriet Johnston of Dallas, and cousin, Dr. Jimmie Y. Buie of Lafayette.
Pallbearers were Gary Killingsworth, Myles Kiper, Mark Liles, Mason Liles, Michael Liles, and Kyle Peoples.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were O.D. Johnson Jr., Boyce Stone, Bobby Wooldridge and Board of Franklin Cotton Warehouse.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church - Columbia, LA or Boeuf Prairie Methodist Church - Fort Necessity, LA.
Online condolences mlay be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Gladys Cooper Cole
Funeral Services for Gladys Cooper Cole, 79, of Sicily Island, were held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at First Baptist Church Sicily Island with Rev. James Gass officiating. Burial followed in Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Cole was born to the union of her parents: Luther and Clara Wade Graves on Aug.10, 1930 in Sicily Island, and passed from this life on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sicily Island and retired as Nurses Aid with the Franklin Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband: Hyman Ray Cooper Jr.; two sisters: Thelma Sikes and Ella Brashears.
She is survived by her husband: James Floyd Cole of Sicily Island; three children: daughter: Sherry Cooper Hall of Alexandria, and husband James; son: Burchall Cooper of Atlanta, Ga., and wife Ruby; and daughter: Gloria Jean Cooper of Huntington, Calif.; two sisters: Dorothy Nell Stone of Ferriday, and Rosa Lea Irwin of Natchez, Miss. She leaves behind nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Tommy Cooper, James Hall, Bill Kahl, Richard Price, Robert Price, and Chris Tyndall.
To sign guest book or send condolences please visit www.gillfirstnational.com.
Funeral services for Rosie Holmes, 85, of Sicily Island were held Tuesday at New Zion Baptist Church in Peck. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Harrisonburg under the direction of Richardson-Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Ms. Holmes, a seamstress, died Friday.
Mattie Spears Strange
Mattie Spears Strange, 80, of Orange, Texas passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 at Christus Hospital St. Mary in Port Arthur, Texas.
She was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Delhi, to Roosevelt and Ophelia Webb Spears.
She was preceded in death by two children, Ruby White and Calvin Spears.
Survivors include her four sons, Charles Hooker (Cookie), of Joliet, IL; Delmos Hooker and Larry Brown (Sharon) of Orange; Sam Brown Jr. of Beaumont, Texas; six daughters: Fannie Bell (Woodrow) of Winnsboro; Henrietta Hooker and Barbara Richardson (Royd), of Orange; Beverly Henderson (Rev. James) of Port Arthur; Dorothy Jones (Rev. Frank) of Rayville; and Daisy Norman of Dallas, Texas; three brothers: Johnnie Spears (Millie) of Orange; Steve Spears (Castena) of Lake Charles; James Spears of Angleton, Texas; four sisters: Lorine Robinson (Mack Sr.) and Pearl Spears, of Winnsboro; Mary Jones (Willie P.) and Mary Breedlove (Leroy Sr.) of Orange; 58 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren; God son Kevin Staten of Beaumont, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family would like to offer thanks for the many acts of kindness extended. Special thanks to caregivers Lillian Garrett, Annette Collins, Essie Stevenson, and Hazel Turner.
Nettie Stewart Vickers
Funeral service for Nettie Stewart Vickers, 84, of Winnsboro were held Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 in Lone Pine Baptist Church near Crowville with Rev. Paul Stephens, Rev. James Lee Busby and Rev. Paul Perry officiating. Burial followed in Harris Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
She was born to George Oscar and Annie Earnest Pullin Stewart on Aug. 13, 1925 in Swampers and passed from this life Monday, September 14, 2009 in Glenwood Hospital in West Monroe.
Mrs. Vickers was a member of Lone Pine Baptist Church. She was a volunteer with the Ladies Auxiliary at Franklin Parish Hospital, Triad and Council on Aging. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry "Tot" Vickers; siblings Verbie Graney, Ora Stewart, Alma LaBorde, Gladys Bradley, Robert Stewart, Ray Stewart and Roy "Shorty" Stewart.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory two children Linda Busby and husband Ronnie, George Ronnie Vickers and wife Sandy, all of Winnsboro; sister Nell Allen of Bossier City; brother Rheo Stewart and wife Dixie of Winnsboro; special niece Annie O'Neal Crawley of Bossier City; five grandchildren Tammie Arnold and husband David of West Monroe, Tad Busby and wife Ashley of Atlanta, Ga., Kim Luckett, Crystal Peters and husband Scott, and Zackery Vickers, all of Winnsboro; five great-grandchildren Sarah and Jacob Arnold, Chase Morrison, Brittany and Kyle Peters; and to special loving and caring friends Jean Monroe and Lucille Ford.
Pallbearers were David Arnold, Tad Busby, Duane Flowers, Scott McMurray, C. E. Monroe, and Scott Peters.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Funeral services for Renata Washington, 29, of Natchez, Miss., were held Saturday at Harvest Baptist Church, Ferriday. Burial followed at Loamland Cemetery in Clayton, under the direction of Richardson-Sims Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Ms. Washington, a student, died Thursday.