Walter Asa Crain
Funeral services for Walter Asa Crain, 68, of Winnsboro, were held at Jigger Apostolic Church on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, with the Rev. Hurby Hitt and the Rev. Virgil Harris officiating. Burial followed at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Crain was born Dec. 30, 1941 in Jena, La., and passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Franklin Medical Center. He was a resident of Jigger, a boilermaker working in construction and paper mills, and a member of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Crain; mother, Mary (Ellard) Crain; brother, Charles Don Crain.
Survivors include two sons: Kevin Crain and wife Annis, Jigger; Asa Crain and wife, Lawanna, Sicily Island; brother, Melvin Crain and wife, Yvonne, Ruston; grandchildren: Kimberly Crain, Haley Crain, Ashlyn Crain, Scooter Crain, Devin Crain, and Taylor Crain; and a number of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Pallbearers were Scooter Crain, Brad Robinson, Kalub Holley, Brett Crain, Colton Crain and Jeff Crain.
Honorary pallbearers were Devin Crain and Johnathan Robinson.
To leave on online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Services for Mike Easterling, age 60, of Fort Necessity, were held Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 at Apostolic Faith Chapel in Gilbert, with Bishop Virgil Harris and Rev. Curtis Harris officiating. Burial followed in Carraway Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Easterling passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 and was a retired aquaculture farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents: Marvin and Dozie Easterling.
Survivors include his son: Michael Shae Easterling and wife, Anita of Fort Necessity; two special grandsons: Ryan Eckard and Dylan Eckard; two brothers: Donnie Easterling of Winnsboro, and Ralph Easterling of Fort Necessity.
Pallbearers were Shane Smith, Brandon Easterling, Jeff Rials, Angel Arteaga, David Gilmore, Justin Gallagher, Willard Martin, Wayne Smith, and Randall Delaughter.
Honorary Pallbearers were Tommy Herring, John Dennis, Bruce Withers, Eugene Brewster, Raymond Roberts, and Tommy King.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Willie Allen 'Buddy' Mason Sr.
Funeral services for Willie Allen "Buddy" Mason Sr., 83, of Wisner, were held at Apostolic Faith Chapel in Gilbert on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 with Rev. Virgil Harris and Rev. Billy Martin officiating. Burial followed at Holly Grove Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Mason was born March 7, 1926 in Leland, La., and passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at his residence in Wisner. He was retired from Wisner Minnow Hatchery and a member of the Pentecostal Faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Will Mason; mother, Lizzie (Hewitt) Mason; two brothers: Dewitt Mason and Harvey Mason; sisters: Gladys Mason, Myrtis Roberts, Virtis Lee Hutto, Reatha Mae Bowlin, Nettie Walker.
Survivors include his wife, Margie (Adams) Mason of Wisner; two sons: Edwin Dale Mason and wife Jenny, and Willie Allen Mason Jr. and wife Charlotte, all of Wisner; four daughters: JoAnn Edwards and husband Buddy of Wisner; Christine Brown and husband Greg of Sicily Island; Geneva Cupp of Wisner; and Deana Kay Trahern and husband Johnny of Wisner; three sisters: Eloise Smith of Sicily Island; Bessie Roberts of Ferriday; and Jewel Ferrington and husband Jackson of Wisner; 14 grandchildren: Kevin Deon Edwards, Bradley Shane Edwards, Tina Price Waldrop, Charles Ray LeBlanc, Keesha Mason Bordelon, Tosha Mason Adams, Brandon Allen Mason, Chassity Mason, Kasey Mason Welch, Angie Mason, Logan Cupp, Bryson Parker, Tristan Trahern, and Allison Trahern Wollerson; and 23 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Pallbearers were Deon Edwards, Brad Edwards, Brandon Mason, Charles Ray LeBlanc, Randy Waldrop, Timothy Wollerson, Billy Adams, and Robert Bordelon.
Juanita Holmes Moore
Funeral service for Juanita Holmes Moore, 75, of Crowville were held Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 at Crowville First Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Dowden, Rev. Marion Collier, and Rev. Paul McDuffie officiating. Burial followed in Providence Memorial Cemetery in Winnsboro under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Moore was born on Nov. 10, 1934 in Crowville and passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 in Baton Rouge General Hospital.
Mrs. Moore was a member and former minister of music at Crowville First Baptist Church. She married Thomas Moore on June 2, 1956 in Crowville First Baptist Church. She earned her B.S. degree at LSU and her masters +30 from NLU and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She taught at Central School near Crowville and then at Winnsboro High School where she retired, having taught typing, speech, business education, accounting and was C.O.E. Director. She was preceded in death by her parents Jay Ray and Mary Belle McDuffie Holmes.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband of 53 years Thomas B. Moore, Jr. of Crowville; a son and daughter-in-law Ron and Jamie Moore of Baton Rouge; her five precious grandchildren: Taylor, John Michael, Kirby, Brooks, and Rylee; numerous other relatives and many friends.
The deacons of Crowville First Baptist Church served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were James Lanier, James Shell, and Dwain Tharp.
Any planned memorials may be made to Crowville First Baptist Church – P.O. Box 38 – Crowville, LA 71230.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Donald S. 'Pete' Ezell Sr.
A celebration of the life of Donald S. "Pete" Ezell, Sr. was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 18 at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Gilbert with Rev. Jimmy Harper, Rev. Don Blackmon, Rev. Dale Goodman, and Rev. Bobby Ensminger officiating. Interment followed at Oakley Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Pete, a resident of Gilbert, passed away peacefully at his home with his family surrounding him on February 15 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Gilbert on September 23, 1942 to Rufus and Mertie (Thompson) Ezell. He graduated from Gilbert High School and NLU with a BS degree in Ag Business in 1970.
Pete worked hard to support his family while putting himself through college. He worked at Motor supply in Monroe, drove the Franklin Parish Bus to NLU, farmed, taught Agriculture at Ward III High School, and retired from the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier with 27 years of service.
Pete was an avid deer hunter with numerous trophy mounts to testify. In addition to hunting, his other interests included coaching boys baseball, fishing, camping, traveling, reading, and working in his church. He was a good listener and loved visiting with his family and friends.
Pete was predeceased by mother and father, Mertie and Rufus Ezell; wife, Carolyn (Cox) Ezell; brother, Ed Ray Ezell; father-in-law, Morgan Ezell; and step granddaughter, Rayanna Hodge.
Those left to cherish his loving memories include his wife, Reba Ezell; his sons - Steve and wife Vicki of Winnsboro; Larry and wife, Marjorie; Keith and wife, Kerry, all of Gilbert; Brian and wife Sherry of Baskin; and stepson, Hugh Hodge and wife Stacy of West Monroe; sister, Faye Holcomb and husband Bill of Gilbert; sister-in-law, Ann Ezell of Gilbert; mother-in-law, Donnis Ezell of Gilbert.
Also remembering fondly their PawPaw/PetePop includes Pete's grandchildren: Courtney, Kacey, Joshua, Dustin, Rachel, Brandi, Hailey, Brandyn, Rory, Cody, Cole, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Ethan, Eli, Ian, and Jude.
Pallbearers were Steve, Larry, Keith, Brian, Joshua, Dustin, and Hugh. Honorary pallbearers were special friends, W.H. Sanders, Cordell Hill, Randy Sewell, Ted Holder, Su Hill, Jeff Hill, Cleve Norell, Henry Parks, Skeet McDaniel, Frog Crain, and Harold Stephens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Pete with a donation to the building fund at Turkey Creek Baptist Church Hwy 128W in Gilbert % of Laverne Parks.
The family would like to give special thanks to Jean Carroll, Laverne Parks and Lisa Pleasant of Hospice Care Resources for making Pete's "home-going" so peaceful!