Marcus D. Bingham
Funeral services for Marcus D. Bingham, 37, of Wisner were held Saturday at Newlight Baptist Church in Wisner. Burial followed at Hope Estate, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Bingham died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2009 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe.
Survivors include his wife, Christina Hilliard, Sicily Island; one son; his mother, Elester Bingham, Wisner; and a host of other family and friends.
Rev. S.B. Boyett
Funeral Services for Rev. S. B. Boyett were held Tuesday at Baskin Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnie Boyett officiating. Burial followed at Crowville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home.
Rev. Boyett was born on July 23, 1925 at Dunn, Louisiana and died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville, Miss.
He moved to Urania, La. at an early age with his family where he grew up. He attended school in Rayville, where he graduated high school. He attended Baptist College at William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Miss. where he graduated in 1975. He is a U. S. Navy Veteran serving during WWII in the South Pacific as a corpman. He served in the Ministry for 60 years, and pastored church's in California, Louisiana and Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his parents Simuel and Ida Boyett; his wife of 58 years, Lessie Boyett; his son, Bobby Boyett; his brothers, Bill and Dub Boyett; and his sister, Clorine Merideth.
He is survived by his son and daugher-in-law, Rev. Donnie and Linda Boyett of Lake Providence; daughters, Kathy Day and husband Dennis of Greenville, Miss., Mary L. Blacksher of Alexandria; daugher-in-law Millie Boyett of Katy, Texas. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Online guest register book at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Funeral services for Earline Carter, 66, of Los Angeles, Calif., were held Sunday at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Sicily Island. Burial followed the church cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Carter died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 at her home.
Survivors include sons: Ira Carter, Houston, Texas; Thaddius B. Carter, Santa Clarita, Calif.; Arthur J. Carter, Inglewood, Calif.; daughters: Geraldine Phillips, Los Angeles, Calif.; Angela Minor and Tamara Carter, both of Inglewood, Calif.; and Felicia Dunbar, Sicily Island; brother, Smith Carter, Los Angeles; sisters; Beatrice Holmes, Las Vegas, Nev.; Vivian Compton, Katy, Texas; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Ira J. Carter, Thaddius B. Carter, Arthur J. Carter, Cedric Jackson, Samuel Jackson, and Hershey Carter.
Robert James Chandler Jr.
Funeral services for Robert James Chandler Jr., 61, of Winnsboro were held Sunday at Truelight Baptist Church in Winnsboro. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Winnsboro under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Chandler died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe.
He is survived by his wife, Mary S. Chandler, Winnsboro; son, Christopher Chandler, Houston, Texas; daughters: Kyntra Lighten and Eboni Williams, both of Houston, Texas; Shannon Branch, Fredricksburg, Va.; Deidra Cureten, Spring, Texas; brothers: Joe Mays and Greg Ward, both of Monroe; Robert Chandler, Winnsboro; sister, Shirley Cornish, Baton Rouge; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Edward D. Brown, Arthur White, Henry Wilson, Patrick Davis, Floyd Taylor, and John Davis.
Funeral services for Leander Coleman, 94, of Winnsboro were held Saturday at Shady Grove AME in Mangham. Burial followed at Rest Haven Cemetery in Winnsboro under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Coleman died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009 at Charlyn Rehabilitation Nursing Center in Winnsboro.
Survivors include his sons: Rev. Henry D. Coleman, New Orleans; Isiah Coleman, Los Angeles, Calif.; Rev. Elijah Coleman, Wilmington, NC; Rev. Curtis Coleman, Monroe; Rev. Gerald M. Coleman, Birmingham, Ala.; daughters: Elice Coleman, San Diego, Calif.; Bessie Jones, Charleston, SC; Margaret Coleman, Sacramento, Calif.; Betty Brown, Rev. Mary Coleman, Pearl Wise, all of Monroe; Linda McDonald, Decatur, Ga.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rev. Curtis Coleman, Hoseia Harris, Lawrence Hookfin, Larry Prater, and Willie Wise.
Cecil 'Jack' Earl
Services for Cecil "Jack" Earl, 88, of Crowville, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at Magnolia Baptist Church in Crowville. Officiating will be Rev's. Ron Ferrington, and Bill Garinger and granddaughter Brandy Borque. Burial will follow at Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home Winnsboro.
Mr. Earl was born on Dec. 21, 1920 in Winnsboro, and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at Glenwood Medical Center following a long illness. He was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church in Crowille. Mr. Earl was a retired mechanical technician for Monroe Armature Works.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson Earl and Annie Lee Earl; his siblings: Irene Juno, Venetta McMurry, Tommy Earl, and grandson Clint Brown.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years Dorothy Ward Earl of Crowville; son: Arthur Earl and wife Judy of Monroe; daughters: Jackie Borque and husband Jerry of Athens, Texas; Debbie Wygal and husband Randy of Baskin; and Sandra Knowles and husband Fred of Heath, Texas; grandchildren: Tonya Anderson and Brandy Borque of Athens, Texas; Angie Rover and husband Rick of Peachtree City, Ga.; Amy Allen and husband Benny of Collierville, Tenn.; April Martindale and husband Andy of West Monroe; Scott Wygal and wife Stacy of Baskin; Chris Wygal and wife Joani of Crowville; and Whitney and Ryan Knowles of Dallas, Texas; 11 dearly loved great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Paul McMurry, Kirk McMurry, Bruce McMurry, Kent Nichols, Randall Garvin, and Eddie Earl.
Honorary Pallbearers include Scott Wygal, Chris Wygal, Larry Waggoner, Bumpy Temple, Gary Carrol, and Troy Temple.
Online guest register at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Edward Marion Huacuja Jr.
Memorial services for Edward Marion Huacuja Jr., 62, of Henderson, Texas, formerly of Winnsboro, will be held at a later date.
Burial will be in Chase Cemetery, under teh direction of Crawford-A Crim Funeral Home in Henderson, Texas.
Funeral services for Martel Lain Sr. 79, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at Mt. Zion Church of Christ of Gilbert with Elder Wallace Bell officiating. Burial followed at Berry Hill Cemetery in Winnsboro under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Lain died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Elizabeth 'Liz' Reeves
Services for Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" Reeves, 55, of Gilbert were held Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at Crockett Point Baptist Church, with Rev's. Joe Senn, Jimmy Goodman, Wayne Reeves, Rodney Reeves and Paul Perry officiating. Burial followed at Harris Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home Winnsboro.
Mrs. Reeves was born on Jan. 18, 1954 in Delhi, and died on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at her residence after an extended illness. She was a member of Crockett Point Baptist Church. She retired after 23 years of service to the Franklin Parish School Board as cafeteria manager.
She is preceded in death by her parents Claude Bill and Mary Elizabeth Brown Thompson.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years Lynn Reeves of Gilbert; sons: J. R. Reeves, of Winnsboro; and Jerimie Reeves and wife April of Gilbert; daughter Deborah Faye Carter and husband Jason of Monroe; step-son Mark Lawson and wife Leslie of Monroe; brothers: Bill Thompson of Okla., Clarence Thompson of MO, Billy Wayne Thompson of Tallulah and Clifton Thompson of Vivian; special granddaughter Macy Reeves, and special grandson Joshua Lynn Reeves; other grandchildren include: Christian, Chance, and Chase Carter, Joshua and Caleb Lawson; and a host of nieces, nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Wayne Reeves, Kenneth Reeves, Keith Reeves, Jason Carter, James Mercer and Terry Poland.
Honorary Pallbearers were Gerald Reeves and Gary Ezell.
Online guest register at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Billy Joe Fleming
Funeral services for Billy Joe Fleming, 55, of Wisner were held Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Newlight Baptist Church in Wisner. Burial followed at Hope Estate Cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Fleming died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Fleming, Wisner; daughter, Tonya Johnson; step-daughter, Jessica Boton; son, Joe Austin Fleming, Wisner; parents, Cora Williams, Wisner; father Joe Fleming, Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers: Kelvin Williams, Arlington, Texas; Dexter Williams, Wisner; sisters: Dorothy Jean Atkins, Monroe; Monica Wilkins, Pennsylvania; three granddaughters; one grandson; and very special friend Nila Newman.
Pallbearers were Kelvin Williams, Dexter Williams, Cardarial Atkins, and Terrance Atkins.
Harry Benjamin Rountree III
Harry Benjamin Rountree III, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at his home in Newport News, Virginia following a valiant struggle with cancer over the past year.
A memorial service celebrating his life was held Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church in Newport News. Officiating was Rev. Carole Stockberger, his minister and special friend, assisted by Rev. Bill Davidson. Services were under the direction of Altmeyer Funeral Home, Newport News, Va.
Mr. Rountree was born Feb. 1, 1938 in Beaumont, Texas. He later moved to Louisiana where he spent his youth and attended school. He was a graduate of Jefferson Military Academy in Natchez, Miss. and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, from 1956-1957. Following four years of military service in the Navy, he returned to Louisiana, enrolling in Northeast Louisiana State University Pharmacy School. He began his pharmacy career in Winnsboro affiliating himself with King Drug Store in 1965. In 1971 he purchased King Drug Store and operated it until 1981. From 1981 until 1987 He did pharmacy relief at various pharmacies in North Louisiana as well as Franklin Parish Hospital. He became Director of Pharmacy at Franklin Parish Hospital in the late 80's and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1993.
Retirement gave him the opportunity and time to explore and enjoy his hobbies of fishing and sailing. In 1993 Harry and his wife Charlene moved to Newport News, to be close to the ocean. The years he spent in this beautiful area were very special to Harry and he found opportunities to continue utilizing his pharmacy profession by serving as pharmacist at Riverside Hospital in Newport News until 2004, at which time he retired and spent his time traveling and enjoying his free time.
Always a quiet and stoic gentleman Harry gently gave stability and friendship to all who were lucky enough to know him. To both his family and friends he was that ever present loyal and funny person who seemed to always know the right thing to say or do. He dealt with his illness just as he did with his life — with a positive and reassuring attitude.
Mr. Rountree was preceded in death by his parents Laurine and Harry Rountree, and his daughter Diane Rountree Wells.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Charlene Bryant Rountree of Newport News; daughter, Millicent Rountree, Newport News; son, Bryant Rountree and his wife Cheri of McMinnville, Oregon; two grandchildren, Joshua Russell and Holly Russell of Winnsboro; sisters: Linda Gammill and husband, Gene of Oak Grove; Besty Bankston and husband Vernon of Oak Grove; and Bertha Adams and husband John of Fernandina Beach, Fla., as well as several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two aunts, Pauline Wiggers and Neely Roach, both of Chase.
Mr. Rountree was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro, until moving to Newport News where he became a member of the Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your personal choice.
Funeral services for David Sikes, 73, of Gilbert, were held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, with Rev. T. J. Boyd officiating. Burial followed at South Central Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Sikes was born March 28, 1936 in Fort Necessity, and passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at his residence in Gilbert. He was a retired construction worker and had worked on the pipeline and as a commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Baptist Faith. He loved hunting and fishing. He served in the U. S Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawson Sikes; mother, Clara Mae (Talbert) Sikes; daughter, Dixie Marie Rials; brother, Bobby Earl "Sonny" Sikes; sister, Lillie Mae Reynolds.
Survivors include five sons: Willie David Sikes Jr., and Larry Wayne Sikes, both of Winnsboro; John David Reynolds and Tommy Earl Sikes, both of Natchez, Miss.; David Gerald Sikes and wife Barbara of Woodworth, La.; daughter, Peggy Ann Daniels and husband Dale Sr. of Gilbert; brother, J. L. Sikes and wife Sue of Wisner; uncle, J. D. Sikes and wife Eva of Winnsboro; two aunts: Evelyn McClanhan of Ruston; Minnie Lee Dilly of Fort Necessity; nephew, Mike Sikes and wife Michelle of Monterey; niece, Debbie Miller and husband Eddie of Wisner; brother-in-law, Onis Reynolds; son-in-law, Tony Rials;12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Daniel, Dale Daniels Jr, Brock Sikes, Donald Bailey, and Tony Rials.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Dae'Jun Terrell Tolliver
Funeral services for Dae'Jun Terrell Tolliver, 5, of Sicily Island were held Nov. 28, 2009 at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Sicily Island. Burial followed at New Salem Cemetery, under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home.
Tolliver died Nov. 21, 2009 at his home in Sicily Island.