Funeral services for Jack Cameron, 87, of Winnsboro, will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 2010 at True Light Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Burial will follow at Rest Haven, under the direction of Richardson-Sims Funeral Home.
Mr. Cameron, a retired cement finisher, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010.
Dorothy A. Hitt
Services for Dorothy A. Hitt, 88, were held at 10 a.m. Friday at New Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Jordan and Rev. Tommy Bosco officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hitt was born on July 26, 1921 and died on March 24, 2010 at Franklin Medical Center Winnsboro.
She was a resident of Winnsboro, retired cafeteria employee with Winnsboro High School and a longtime member of New Zion Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by her husband Fred Hitt Jr.; son Arviel Earl Hitt; parents Cary and Ione Magee Albritton; brother Bill Albritton; and a grandson Gary Wayne Hitt.
Survivors include her daughters Betty Parker and husband George T., Belinda Hatten and husband Edmond "Ed" both of Winnsboro; brother Carl Albritton of Jackson, Miss.; sister Lucy Lawrence of West Monroe; also survived by six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dale Beavers, Jackie Muckelrath, Walter Purvis, Terry Sharp, Glen Smith and Skipper Stinson.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry McCain, Horace Robinson, Charles Smith, Eric Smith and J. C. Winters.
Online guest register book at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Wilena Brazil Ledford
Funeral services for Wilena Brazil Ledford, 82, of Pineville will be held at First Baptist Church of Sicily Island on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. with Bro. James Gass and Bro. Ken Hoots officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Mrs. Ledford was born June 19, 1927, in Louann, Ark., and passed away, Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Plantation Oaks, Wisner. She was a resident of Sicily Island, a PBX operator at Louisiana College, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sicily Island. In her younger years, she worked at England Air Force Base in Alexandria, and later she became the telephone operator at Louisiana College, Pineville. She was a very creative and talented person. She did various types of needlework and painted for a hobby. Before moving to Sicily Island she was a member of Kingsville Baptist Church, Pineville, where she served as Sunday school teacher for Tioga Manor Nursing Home. She also enjoyed serving and traveling with her senior adult church group.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Ledford; parents, William Henry Brazil and Myra Lou Brazil; four brothers: W.H. Brazil Jr., Curtis Colen Brazil, M. Reginald Brazil and Charlie F. Brazil; sister, Julie Marie Roberts; niece, Mary Brazil; and nephew, Roy Roberts.
Survivors include her daughter, Jackie Albright Myers, Sicily Island; grandchildren: Tish Budemer and son William Budemer, Sicily Island; grandson, Matt Myers and wife Leanne, and children: Jacob and Anna Myers, of Sicily Island; granddaughter, Nancy Bicker and husband, Jonathan of San Antonio, Texas; nieces and nephews: Lloyd Roberts, Roy Roberts, Naomi and John Nelson; Regina Brazil Sanderson, Stephen Brazil, Kevin and Dee Brazil, Lisa Brazil, Carrie Koss, Tammy Simmons, Sabrina Veuleman, Chad Brazil, and a special son-in-love, Frank Wiley. She will also be missed by a host of great-nieces and nephews, other family members, and friends.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Brazil, Thomas Nelson, Matt Myers, Jacob Myers, Will Budemer, Frank Wiley, Michael Brazil and Stan Myers.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit: www.youngsfh.com.
Barbara Gill Hatten
Funeral services for Barbara Gill Hatten, 56, of Mer Rouge will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 in the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Natchez, Miss., with Brian Allen officiating.
Mrs. Hatten was born to E.J. and Elizabeth Johnson Gill on June 11, 1953 in Natchez and passed from this life Sunday, April 4, 2010 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father E. J. Gill and father-in-law Buck Hatten.
She is survived by her husband Kelton Hatten of Mer Rouge; two sons John Hatten and Howard Harris both of Rayville; mother Elizabeth Buckles of Waterproof; four siblings: Brenda Goodwin of Waterproof, Jerry Gill of Natchez, Miss., Tena Gill of Washington, Miss., and Melony Osborn of Russellville, Ark.; mother-in-law, Mary Lou Bairnsfather of Monroe. She was a devoted "Nana" to her four grandchildren: Kaitlylnn Harris, Kody Harris, Karston Harris, and Savanna Mae Hatten.
Pallbearers will be Chris Bamburg, Ray Goodwin, Kody Harris, Chris Herron, Diddle Hodge, and Shane Smith. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Gill and Dean Hatten.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com
Dr. Milton Allen Williams
Funeral services for Dr. Milton Allen Williams, 85, of Wisner, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Wisner.
Dr. Alan Miller, the Rev. Thomas Peoples and the Rev. Woodson McGuffee officiated the service. Interment was in Oakley Cemetery in Wisner under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home.
Williams was born Jan. 16, 1925, and passed away at his home March 31, 2010, following a lengthy illness.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Adell Williams; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Homer Harris of Oxford, Miss.; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Linda Williams of Wisner; daughter-in-law Susan Williams Ragusa and husband Jeff Ragusa; grandchildren Katrina Harris, Susan Hauenstein, Christi Rushing, Jeremy Johnson, Haley Barnes, Carmen Whittington and Trent Williams; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Perry Williams; and siblings Drew Williams, Rose Smith and Louis Hitt.
As a young man, Williams worked as a sharecropper and in the oil industry before surrendering to the gospel ministry in 1955. He attended Clark College in Newton, Miss. and obtained his bachelor's degree from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Miss. He ultimately obtained his doctor of divinity degree from Luther Rice Seminary.
Williams pastored several churches in Mississippi and Louisiana, including First Baptist Church of Wisner, before being appointed Director of Missions for the Deer Creek, Richland and Caldwell Baptist Associations. He served in that position for 10 years. Following his retirement, he returned to the pastorate, serving Fort Necessity Baptist Church for 10 years before retiring once again in 2008. Through the years he preached thousands of sermons, presided at many baptisms, marriages and funerals and faithfully shepherded the flocks entrusted to his care.
In addition to his passion for preaching the gospel, Williams enjoyed hunting and was an avid and generous gardener. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who took enormous pleasure in his family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Keith Bringol, Joe Foy, Tony Haring, Keith Priest, Mike Watson, Jesse Young and Michael Young. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of First Baptist Church of Wisner and Fort Necessity Baptist Church.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Wisner. Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Joe A. Wilson
Funeral services for Joe A. Wilson, 78, of Central were held Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary with Sherry O'Neal officiating.
Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Baker.
Mr. Wilson, retired from Ironworker Local 623, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 27, 2010, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his son, Dan Alan Wilson; father, Lathan Wilson; and sister, Elaine Reese.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bobbye Wilson; two sons, Lynn and his wife, Cindy Wilson of Zachary; Darryl Wilson of Central; six grandchildren, Tiffany Wilson, Marshall and his wife, Lacey Wilson; RyAn Nichole Wilson, Katie Wilson, Anna Wilson, and Keith Rutledge; two great-grandchildren, Brody Jones and Marley Lynn Wilson; his mother, Ninnie Tullos; two sisters, Stella Ballard and Lois Goodwin; and step brother, Bobby Tullos.
Pallbearers were Marshall Wilson, Keith Rutledge, Rip Collier, Don Smith, Carl Smith, and Nat Smith.