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Story Archives: Posted 9/29/09
Mickey Gene Cassels
Funeral services for Micky Gene Cassels, 55, of Winnsboro, La were held Tuesday at Fort Necessity Baptist Church with Rev. David Womack and Rev. Benton Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Cassels was born to the union of his parents Isadore and Viola Rice Cassels on Nov. 29, 1953 in Winnsboro, and passed from this life on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. He worked for the City of Winnsboro for over 20 years as a mechanic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his son: Jeremy Cassels and his fiancée Sheri Smith; two daughters: Jennifer Moroni and husband Wesley and Jessica Mulkey and husband Phillip all of Winnsboro; three sisters: Shirley Wyant and husband Kenneth of Fort Necessity; Linda Hatton and husband Joe of Liddieville, and Sharon Womack and husband David of Monterey; three grandchildren: Samantha Mulkey, Avery Mulkey, and Emma Moroni; a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Skipper Stinson, Terence Hill, Josh Wyant, Leo Hutto, Shannon Womack and Michael Ballard.
Honorary pallbearers were Mayor Jack Hammons, Buddy Potter, and Cotton Tharp.
To sign guest book or send condolence please visit www.gillfirstnational.com.
James Henry Riley
James Henry Riley, 89, a WWII Army veteran and a retired road construction worker of Sicily died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at LaSalle General Hospital in Jena.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Myers Bend Pentecostal Church in Harrisonburg. Burial will follow at New Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Ross A. Thomas
Ross A. Thomas was born May 20, 1919 to Cabe and Myrtle Thomas in Winnsboro, La., and passed away September 1, 2009 in Balch Springs, Texas.
Mr. Thomas has gone to Heaven to help fix the pearly gates! A veteran of WWII, he was part of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Following the war he was became a brick layer and was with the Brick Layers Union for 50 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Virginia M. Thomas; children: James Thomas, Phylis Ballard and husband David, Linda Rose and husband Phil, and Brenda Long and husband Ed; grandchildren: Rhonda Jones and husband Jason, Jennifer Blackburn and husband Wayne, Paul Ballard and wife Angela, J.J. Thomas, Kim Frascone and husband Andy, Teresa Wall and husband Doug, and Michael Thomas; great-grandchildren: Ross, Rebekah, Kathelyn, Bryan, Michael, Kyle, Seth, Grant, Brooks, Olivia, Marshall and Abby; and numerous other family and friends.
Funeral service were held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Gilcrese officiating. Burial followed at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite.