Alma 'Lou' Buchan
Funeral services for Alma "Lou" Buchan, 58, of Winnsboro, LA were held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 with Father Roy Myers officiating. Burial followed at South Central Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Buchan was born Oct. 26, 1951 in Wisner, and passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Richardson Medical Center in Rayville. She was a resident of Winnsboro, a homemaker, and a member of the St. Columbus Episcopal Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Sydney Martin; mother, Clara Bell (Mulkey) Martin; brother, David Martin.
Survivors include her husband, Lynn Buchan of Winnsboro; two sons: Jeff Martin and wife Kim of Rockhill, SC; Steve Carroll and wife Wanda of Winnsboro; daughter, Shanon Lauderman of Winnsboro; two brothers: Robert Martin of Winnsboro; Willard Martin and wife Donna of Wisner; two special friends: Peggy Ezell of Wisner; Linda Delaughter of Winnsboro; eight grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers were Billy Smith, Tony Stephenson, Dennis Smith, Josh Smith.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
John L. Ferrington
Services for John L. Ferrington, age 53, of West Monroe, were held Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at South Central Baptist Church near Wisner, with Rev. Roy Telano and Rev. Semion Strickland officiating. Burial followed in Holly Grove Cemetery near Wisner, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Ferrington was a retired contractor with Southern Construction Co. and was a member of Faith Chapel Pentecostal Church of West Monroe. He passed away on Nov. 19, 2009 after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include his wife: Sandra Ferrington of West Monroe; three sons: Darren Etheridge and wife Tisha of Monroe; Jon Bradley Ferrington of Pinebluff, Ark.; Thomas Peoples of West Monroe; two daughters: Wendy Brady and husband, Josh; Jessica Ebey and husband Mark, all of West Monroe; his mother, Lucille Hutto Ferrington Chambers; four brothers: Roy "Pokey" Ferrington and wife Johnnie of Warren, Ark.; Larry Ferrington and wife Kayla of Kingston, Tenn.; Pete "Pebo" Ferrington and wife Sonja of Holly Springs, Ark.; Phillip Ferrington and wife Lois of Wisner; four sisters: Elaine and Bob Hill of Gilbert; Tiney and Lloyd Walters, and Mae Goodwin, all of West Monroe; Penny and David Rials of Tylertown, Miss.; grandchildren: Jenna Etheridge, Annabella and "Baby Bump" Brady, and Madison Ebey.
Pallbearers were Larry Ferrington, Pete Ferrington, Calvin "Pokey" Ferrington, Phillip Ferrington, Darren Etheridge, and Josh Brady.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Opal Brand Jones
Funeral services for Opal Brand Jones, 95, of Bogue Chitto, Miss., were held Saturday, at Jones Family Funeral Service in McComb, with the Rev. Woody Rimes officiating. Burial was at Coax Baptist Church Cemetery near Winnsboro.
Mrs. Jones passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 20, 1914 , in Moran, Texas, the daughter of the late Alonzo Madison Brand and Mary Adell Alderman Brand.
Mrs. Jones retired from Baskin Elementary School , after 33-1/2 years of teaching. She received her BA degree from Louisiana Tech in Ruston and her Masters Degree from Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss. She is a former member of Baskin Women's Club of Winnsboro and First United Methodist Church . She was a member of First Baptist Church in McComb, and was part of the Senior Adult Hand Bells, the Young at Heart Singers, WMU at the church and loved Senior Adult Game Day. She was a member of DAR in Winnsboro and the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association. She loved to paint and work with genealogy and use her computer. She will be sadly missed by her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Whit Henry Jones; her step-daughters: Joy Beavers and Gean Newton; her brother, L.E. Brand; and her sister Mabel Bayles.
Survivors include three nephews: John Brand and wife Dixie, Doug Brand and wife Alice, all of Bogue Chitto, Miss., and Robert Earl Bayles and wife Debbie; two great-nieces: Wendy Spitchley and Dawn Archibald; two great-great nieces, and one great-great nephew, four step-grandchildren and nine great-step-grandchildren.
William Turner Neal Sr.
Services for William Turner Neal Sr., 80, of Winnsboro were held Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 with Eddie Erwin officiating. Burial followed at Ogden Cemetery near Liddieville under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home Winnsboro.
Mr. Neal died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at Saint Patricks Hospital Monroe. He was born on Dec. 16, 1928, a native and lifelong resident and farmer in Franklin Parish.
He is preceded in death by his parents James Ernest and Minnie Bell Searcy Neal; a son James Ernest Neal, II; and a brother James L. Neal.
Survivors include his wife Margaret Neal of Winnsboro; son, William T. Neal Jr., and wife Debbie of Winnsboro; grandsons: James "Jay" Neal and wife Ginger of Crowville; William Turner Neal, III of Winnsboro; great-grandchildren: Morgan Elizabeth Neal and James Joseph Neal; sister, Lucille Grillete of Natchez, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Larry Cassidy, Lynn Cassidy, Mike Hart, Ricky Hart, Larry Brown, David Deblieux, Kenneth Smith and Robert Wiggins.
Honorary Pallbearers were Bo Erskin, H. L. Lee, Ray Sharp and J. W. Fortenberry.
Online guest register book at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Funeral service for Cecil Richardson, 83, of Sicily Island were held Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Pinehill Baptist Church in Sicily Island. Burial followed at New Piine Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Mr. Richardson died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, in Alexandria.
George Pardue 'Rocky' Carter Jr.
Funeral services for George Pardue "Rocky" Carter Jr., 58, of Winnsboro, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Winnsboro, with Rev. Max Lee and Rev. Troy Long officiating. Burial followed at New Winnsboro Cemetery, under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Rocky was born to the union of his parents, George Pardue and Earnestine Meyers Carter on July 13, 1951, in Winnsboro, and passed from this life on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at M. D. Anderson in Houston, Texas after a brief illness.
He was a member of Winnsboro First Baptist Church. He was a Welding Instructor with Louisiana Technical College in Winnsboro. Rocky enjoyed life and gave back to his community, where he spent 30 years coaching and umpiring girls' softball. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and member of the Turkey Creek Bass Club and The Twin Oaks Country Club. He will forever be known and remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather, but the pride and joy of his heart were his four precious grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father: George Pardue Carter Sr.; and his brother-in-law: Roy Gonzalez.
Rocky is survived by his wife of 36 years, Teressa Stevens Carter, of Winnsboro; daughters: Jaime Williamson and husband, Joey, of Lafayette, La.; Heather Carter and Steve Grant, of Winnsboro; and special daughter: Molly McLemore Blaylock and husband, Michael, of Winnsboro; mother: Earnestine Carter, of Winnsboro; three brothers: Artie Carter and wife, Sherri, of Crowville; Roger Carter and wife, Alicia, of Baytown, Texas; and Tommy Carter and wife, Donna, of Eros, La.; one sister: Shelley Gonzalez, of Winnsboro; four grandchildren: Ty and Taylor Williamson, and Caroline and Camille Grant. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, sisters- and brothers-in-law, as well as many friends.
Pallbearers were John Bass, Allen Butler, Dennis Bratton, Richard Dickey, William Hatten, and Vernis Russell.
Honorary Pallbearers were Carey King, Dell Davis, Gary Sims, George Paola, Jerry Paola, Jerry Blackmon, Johnny Pace, K. P. Bonner, Danny Smith, Mike Duplissey, Russ Morrow, and Stevie Doyle.
To sign guest book or send condolences please visit www.gillfirstnational.com.
Services for Vicky Smith, 84, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at New Zion Baptist Church. Revs. Jerry Goodman and Tommy Basco will be officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith was born on June 30, 1925 in Sikes, and passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at her residence, after a brief illness, surrounded by her family and friends. She was a mother and homemaker, and a member of New Zion Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband John A Smith; her parents: Grady and Alice Howell Creel; step-father Floyd Gibbs; granddaughter Victoria Jones; brothers: Douglas Ray and Cecil Creel; sisters: Katherine Bixler and Thelma Livingston.
Survivors include her daughters: Jenny Goodman and husband Jerry of Chase; Sue Jones and husband Gerald of Baskin; Vickie Purvis and husband Walter of Chase; son: Glen Ray Smith and wife Lynn of Winnsboro; sister, Joyce Black of Beaufort, South Carolina; grandchildren: Benjamin Purvis, Angelika Camp, Regina Goodman, Charity Day, John A Smith, Andrea Goodman and Nathaniel Jones; great-grandchildren and a dear friend and beloved neighbor Ethel Carter.
Pallbearers were Glen Ray Smith, John A Smith, Benjamin Purvis, Nathaniel Jones, John Day Jr., and Jason Camp.
Online guest register book at www.gillfirstnational.com.