Funeral services for Roy "Huck" Allbritton, 54, of Wisner, were held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, March 11, 2010, with Rev. David H. Oliver officiating. Burial followed at South Central Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Allbritton was born Feb. 15, 1956 in Wisner, and passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at LSU Medical Center in Monroe. He was a resident of Wisner, a longtime employee in the fish industry, and a member of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ira Lee (Morse) Allbritton; three brothers: Jesse Allbritton Jr., Ronnie Allbritton, and Larry Allbritton; nephew, Shawn Warren.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Nesmith) Allbritton of Wisner; father, Jesse Allbritton Sr. of Wisner; son, Brandon Batchelor and wife Melissa of Syracuse, Kansas; daughter, Crystal Lampe and husband Matthew of Syracuse, Kansas; two sisters: Wanda Faye Allbritton of Wisner, Carolyn Lyle and husband Leo of Rayville; six grandchildren: Koty Campbell, Chrissy Batchelor, Michael Batchelor, Hannah Lampe, Sarah Lampe, and Rebekah Lampe all of Syracuse, Kansas; a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Pallbearers were Glen Lee, Leo Lyle, Johnny Wayne Allbritton, Jerald Allbritton, Mayo Simms, and David Allbritton.
Honorary Pallbearers were Michael NeSmith and Sam Haring.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Mary Lee Young Richardson-Brown
Funeral services for Mary Lee Young Richardson-Brown, 101, will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 2 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Burial will followed at Sims-Gehtsemane Memorial Garden in Winnsboro, under the direction of Richardson-Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Brown, a retired school teacher, died Saturday, M arch 20, 2010.
Mary Alice Busby
Funeral services for Mary Alice Busby, 86, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2010 in the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro, with Rev. William Busby officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, until time of service.
Mrs. Busby is preceded in death by parents, C.I. and Ella Remore, and brother, C.J. Remore.
Mrs. Busby, longtime member of Temple Baptist Church , was employed by Martin Brothers as an accountant, and after retirement, resided in Monroe .
Those who honor her memory include her four children: son, Dr. Jay Busby and wife, Karen, Winnsboro, Gail Elkin and husband, Roger, Monroe, Kay Lofton and husband, Jerry, Pollock, and Wynn Busby, Colfax; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Fl., New York , NY 10001.
'Funeral services for Steve Carrington, 53, were held Sunday March 21, 2010, at Kings Pentecostal Church with Rev. Jerry Brady officiating. Burial followed at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home Winnsboro.
Mr. Carrington was born on Sept. 6, 1956 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and died on March 18, 2010, at his residence after a brief illness. He was a resident of Downsville, an alarm tech, attended the Pentecostal faith and served with the U. S. Navy.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jesse Willard and Margaret Mary Spawn Carrington.
Survivors include his siblings: Shari Harter of West Monroe, Bobbye Parks of Wisner, Cathy Hathcock of Ragland, Ala., John Carrington of San Diego, Calif., Robert Carrington of Shreveport, and J. W. Carrington of Lincon Ala.; his life partner Sherrie Ponder of Downsville; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jesse Carraway, Tim Carraway, David Carrington, James Taylor, Melvin Taylor, Robin Taylor, Eric Williams and Jared Williams.
Online guest register book at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Jennie Louise Townsend Coburn
Jennie Louise Townsend Coburn of Shreveport, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Live Oak Community. She was born May 16, 1924, in Gilbert, La.
She is survived by two sons, Thad and Chris Coburn, both of Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Coburn; her parents, Cecil and Louise Townsend; her sister, Cecile Kiper; and aunt Nina May White.
Mrs. Coburn graduated from Gilbert High School in 1941, and immediately went to Shreveport where she enrolled in business college. She joined First Methodist Church where she was a member and sang in the choir for almost 60 years.
A memorial service was held on Monday, March 6, 2010, at Couch Chapel of First United Methodist Church in Shreveport. The family requests memorials to the church.
Linda Sue Bruce Erwin
Linda Sue Bruce Erwin of Reston, Va., went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2010 at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Born April 19, 1950 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she was raised in Virginia. She married her beloved Jimmie Ray Erwin on April 24, 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Herndon, Virginia and was a very special teacher at the Church Preschool.
Loved by all, she is survived by husband Jimmie Ray Erwin; mother Mabel Bruce; sister Jerry Ann Sajeski; brothers Horace D. Bruce, Jr. and Michael A. Bruce and their spouses.
She is also survived by her mother-in-law Louise Erwin of Fort Necessity; her special uncle Jimmy Orr of Wisner; sister-in-law Juanita Jones; brothers-in-law Terry, John, Graylan, Joe, and Mike Erwin and their spouses, and many nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces.
Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Herndon on Monday March 15.
Graveside service for Stephanie Haydell, 20, of Memphis were held Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in South Central Cemetery in Wisner under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro. She passed from this life on Friday, March 19, 2010 in Memphis after a life long illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents Steve and Sandra Haydell.
Alfred Lee Houston
Mr. Alfred Lee "Uncle Pap" Houston, 87, of Winnsboro, passed away Friday, March 19, 2010 at Franklin Medical Center, after a lengthy illness.
Memorial services are incomplete at this time.
Mr. Houston was born July 28, 1922 in East Bernstabt, Kentucky. He was the oldest son of John Walton Houston and Etsie Hubbard Houston Pounders.
Mr. Houston moved to Franklin Parish 60 years ago. He was retired in the lawn care service. He enjoyed the outdoors. He was a member of New Life Assembly. Even though he never married and had children of his own, he had many nieces and nephews that he loved as his own.
Mr. Houston is preceded in death by his father and mother; step-father William Pounders; sisters: Margaret White, Frances Nations, Bessie Houston, Jennie Scruggs; and two brothers: Thomas "Tebo" Houston and Earl Houston; step-brothers, Jack Pounders and William "Bill" Pounders.
Survivors include his sisters: Martha Offutt of Texas; Elise Temple of Shreveport; Bertha Rushing of Winnsboro; and many nieces, nephews and five generations of family members.
A memorial service for Carolyn Lilly, 60, of Natchez, Miss., will be held in Houston.
She was born June 21, 1949 and passed away March 13, 2010 in Natchez. She is formerly of Winnsboro.
Raymond Martinez, 69, of Bosco, La., died Monday, March 22, 2010 at LSU Medical Center-Monroe, EA Conway.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mack Martin Sr.
Funeral services for Mack Martin Sr., 83, of Winnsboro will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the First Zion Baptist Church of Winnsboro with Dr. Phaion Thomas officiating.
Burial will follow in Sims-Gethsemane Memorial Garden Cemetery under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Martin died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Franklin Medical Center. He was retired after 40 years from Hatfield Hardware as a truck driver.
He is survived by five daughters: Maxine Phillip, Milwaukee, Wis.; Dorothy Jones, Collins, Miss.; Barbara Thomas, Winnsboro; Betty James, Lake Providence; and Diane Wattley, Oak Grove; four sons: Willie Arnold, Eudora, Ark.; Wilbert Desselle, Pioneer; Mack Martin Jr. and Robert Martin, both of Winnsboro; two sisters: Lurlean Anderson and Sarah Jones, both of Denver, Colo.
Terry Brady Ratcliff
The memorial service of Terry Brady Ratcliff, 81, of Leesburg, Ga., who died Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Lee County Health Care, will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Haefs will officiate.
A native of Baskin, La., Mrs. Ratcliff had resided in Leesburg for the past four years moving from Shreveport, La. She was a graduate of Baskin High School, where she played on the girls state basketball team. Mrs. Ratcliff was a former realtor, a homemaker and a member of Gillionville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Beyrl Ratcliff, her daughter, Patsy Louise Ratcliff Hunter, and her twin brother, Terrell Brady.
Survivors include two daughters: Terese (Tommy) Thomas of Leesburg, Ga., Brenda (Eddy) Kilman of Auburn, Ala., a son, Deryl Nolan (Lisa) Ratcliff of Shreveport, La., three brothers: Floyd (Ginger) Brady, of St. Regis, Mont., Buford (Etta) Brady and Jerrell (Bonnie) Brady, all of Baskin, and seven grandchildren: Jace (Leah) Dunlop of Jonesborough, Tenn., Angela Butchikas (David) Thomas of Opelika, Ala., Aaron Dunlop of Albany, Ga., Kaitlynn Ratcliff of Shreveport, Jon R. Dunlop, Sgt./USMC (Brandy) of Yuma, Ariz., Ellis Hunter of Tucson, Ariz., and Zachary (Britney) Ratcliff of Shreveport, and five great-grandchildren.
Those desiring may make memorials to The American Heart Association, Memorial Donations, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692 or Alzheimer's Association, Ga., Chapter, 1512-1 Gillionville Rd, Albany, Ga., 31707.
To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews' website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Ludie Powers Sanders
Graveside service for Ludie Powers Sanders were held Saturday at Coax Cemetery with Rev. Paul Perry officiating.
Mrs. Sanders died on March 18, 2010 at the age of 95. She was a homemaker and a member of Coax Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband Percy Edward Sanders.
Survivors include her son Max Sanders and wife Rita of Yazoo City, Miss.; sister Ruth Crum of Baton Rouge; sister-in-law Eula Powers of Winnsboro; grandchildren Alex Sanders and wife Beth of Oxford, Miss., Marti Sanders of Florence, Italy, and Brent Sanders of Oxford, Miss.; also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Online guest register book at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Jimmie Lee Duff Taylor
Services for Jimmie Lee Duff Taylor ("Sister Billie") will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Faith Apostolic Tabernacle, Gilbert, Louisiana with the Revs. Virgil Harris and David Clary officiating. Burial will be in Burroughs Garden of Memories under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Faith Apostolic Tabernacle, Gilbert.
Ms. Taylor was a homemaker, wonderful wife and mother. Over the years, she worked as a nurse, Post-Mistress of the Fort Necessity and Jigger Post Office, and as a garment factory employee. She was given the Louisiana Senior Citizen Employee of the Year Award while working for the Green Thumb Program in Columbia, Louisiana.
Her first love and passion was for the young people she nurtured while serving as Youth Director at Jigger Pentecostal Church. Her love of young people and ability to encourage them in their lives and walk with God was her gift. Her spirit touched and changed countless lives.
Survivors include her two daughters, Jerry Nealy and husband Earl, of Liddieville, Vera Grace Monaghan and husband, Charles of Wisner; two sisters, Martha Madden of Gilbert and Myra Nell Russell of Monroe, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas James Duff, her mother, Maude Hancock Duff; her husband, Homer Washington Taylor; her brothers, J. B. Duff and Vertis Duff; her sisters, Juanita Henderson and Helen Hatten; her son, Denny Taylor; and her granddaughter, Marlene Rogers Asbill.
Zack Elbert Walker
Funeral services for Zack Elbert Walker, 69, of Sicily Island, were held at First Pentecostal, Wisner on Sunday, March 21, 2010, with Rev. Johnny Barnhill, Rev. David Clary, and Rev. James Gass officiating. Burial followed at New Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Walker was born Dec. 26, 1940 in Pineville, La., and passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010 at his residence in Sicily Island. He was a carpenter, and a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Wisner. He served in the Army.
He was preceded in death by his father, Zack Walker, mother, Oreila (Delrie) Walker; brother, Earl Walker
Survivors include his wife, Pat Walker of Sicily Island; adopted son, Zackery Landmark of Sicily Island; two sons: Mike Walker and wife Donna of Wisner, Mark Walker and wife Kelli of Conyers, Ga.; one daughter: Lori Shirley and husband Mitch of Winnsboro; two other daughters: Patricia McKee and husband Steve of Sicily Island, Bo Jones of Natchez, Miss.; two sisters: Barbara Walker and husband Wayne of Winnsboro, Betty Tolbert of Sikes, La.; special brother and sister-in-law, Bill McCarty and Sharon of Sicily Island; seven grandsons, four granddaughters, and six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers were Zackery Walker, Virgil Breaux, Stacy McCarty, Heath Barnhill, Rusty Cruse, Tony Roberts, Michael Walker Jr, and Dusty Bailey.
Honorary Pallbearers were Wesley Joe Riley, Miles Kiper, Trey King, Jordy Sadler, and Ray Ladner.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.