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Story Archives: Posted 5/11/10
Rachel Mae Buck Bowie
Funeral services for Rachel Mae Buck Bowie, 86, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, May 1, 2010 at First Zion Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Burial followed at Oakley Cemetery, under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Bowie died Monday April 26, 2010. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents David and Neacy Buck; two sisters: Nettie Williams and Gladys Cameron; and two brothers: Robert Buck and Allen Buck.
Survivors include her husband, Roosevelt Bowie Sr., Winnsboro; sister, Atchra Beckwith, Tallulah; one brother, David Buck, Riverside, Calif.; four daughters: Louisa Lumpkin and husband Leroy,of Milwaukee, Wis.; Neacy Singleton and husband Henry, of Long Beach, Calif.; Hagar Bowie-Stapleton, Winnsboro; Mary Yolanda Nabors and husband David, of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons: Roosevelt Bowie Jr. and wife Tanya of DeSoto, Texas; Robert Bowie of Milwaukee, Wis.;14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Thelma Dearing, 87, of Gilbert will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Calvary Baptist Church, Gilbert with the Rev. Bobby Ensminger officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakley Cemetery, under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home Winnsboro.
Visitation will be at the church beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010.
Mrs. Dearing was born on June 10, 1922 and passed away on May 10, 2010 at Franklin Medical Center Winnsboro.
She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church Gilbert.
She is preceded in death by her husband Derrel Dearing and her sister Rowena Berry.
Survivors include her children JoAnn Holder and husband Ted; Rose Marie English; Jimmie D. Dearing and wife Shirley; Robert "Bob" Dearing and wife Marsha; a special maternal niece, Phyllis Ezell; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bud Arnold, Glenn Carroll, John Earl Carroll, Johnny Carroll, Mark Carroll, Joe Hair and Walter Sanders.
Honorary pallbearers will be R.V. Arnold, Louis Ezell and Bill Holcomb.
Online guestbook at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Walter C. Ellerbe
Services for Walter C. Ellerbe, age 54, of West Monroe, were held Friday, May 7, 2010 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro with Rev. Jason Foster officiating.
Interment followed in Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Ellerbe was a meat market employee and passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. He also served in the National Guard for 13 years and had worked in the oilfield. He was preceded in death by his parents: J. C. and Odessa Ellerbe; wife: Betty Ellerbe; and son: Christopher Glenn Ellerbe.
Survivors include his daughter: Lisa Ellerbe; sister: Janie Ellerbe; nephew: Joseph Ellerbe; grandchildren: Brittany Ellerbe, Michael Ellerbe, and Jarome Collins.
Pallbearers were Darrin Turner, Bert Kornegay, Kenyon Bryant, David Edwards, Larry Modest and Dawin McCarthy.
Members of VFW Post #3155 will conduct a Flag Presentation Ceremony.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Joy Scott, age 77, of Oak Grove, Louisiana, were held Sunday, May 9, 2010 at First Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with Rev. Carl Gulde and Rev. Mike Mote officiating. Burial followed at Harris Cemetery in Franklin Parish in the Lone Pine Community near Crowville. Services were under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.
Mrs. Scott was born October 23, 1932, the second child of the union of Bessie and Victor Caldwell of Crowville. She died May 6, 2010 after a lengthy illness with her family by her side.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George Arther Scott, Sr.; her son, George Arthur Scott Jr. and grandson, Scotty Scott of Lake Providence, La.; parents, Bessie and Victor Caldwell of Crowville; brother and sister-in-law, Adrian and Myrt Scott of Crowville; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Bessie Caldwell; brother-in-law, Jesse Scott of Crowville; brother-in-law, Chuck Gordy of Jackson, Miss.
Mrs. Scott is survived by her daughter, Jenni Scott Robertson and husband David of Lake Providence; daughter, Ann Scott French and husband Gerry of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter, Amy Scott of Oak Grove; sister, Mary Opal Gordy of Jackson, Miss.; sister-in-law, Edythe Russell and brother-in-law, Julian Russell of Winnsboro; sister-in-law, Eloise Scott of Crowville; grandchildren, Ben Robertson and wife Denise of Euless, Texas; Lori Robertson Mosteller and husband Sam of Columbia, Mo.; Lana Robertson Kelly and husband Neal of Oak Grove; Byron Robertson of Cornwall on Hudson, New York; Tim Carr of Lake Providence; Lisa French Claxton and husband Jeff of Tulsa, Okla.; Janet French Faulk and husband Airen of Tulsa, Okla.; Rachel Voisin of Oak Grove; nine great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives, and a host of cherished friends.
She spent her life enjoying family and friends, being actively involved with her children and grandchildren, and sharing everything with her husband, George, until his death in 2004. Her 56 years with George included countless memorable trips, playing tennis together for years, playing any kind of cards, and cheering on their favorite teams in professional basketball and tennis. One of her favorite pleasures in her last years was listening to Oak Grove Tiger football on the radio. One of her last outings was attending the Lady Tigers basketball play-offs and cheering on the Tigers. She loved her church and church family of First Baptist Church of Oak Grove, participating as an active member to the end of her days.
Pallbearers were Ronny Gordy, Brent Gordy, Keith Gordy, Kyle Russell, Scott Ashley, Butch Glasscock, and Elliott Sutherlin.
R.S. Smith, 73, a retired farmer and retired LP&L Power employee, resident of Natchez, Miss., formerly of Waterproof, died Thursday, May 6, 2010.
A funeral service was held Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro, with Rev. Dale Goodman officiating.
Burial followed at Coax Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was survived by his wife, Opal (Keyes) Smith and six children.
Dotezel Rushing Ulmer
Funeral services for Dotezel Rushing Ulmer, 79, of Winnsboro, were held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, May 9, 2010, with Rev. Ron Ferrington officiating. Burial followed at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Ulmer was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Wisner, and passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at Plantation Manor N.H. in Winnsboro. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Rushing; mother, Essie Rushing; husband, O.C. Ulmer; brother, John Hardy Rushing; two sisters: Polly Temple and Lula Bell Reeves.
Survivors include her sons: Bobby Browning and wife Diane of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Roger Ulmer and wife Robin of Winnsboro; daughter, Debbie Reeves and husband Dewayne of Winnsboro; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers were Tommy Ulmer, Stephen Ulmer, Brad Parker, Timothy Ulmer, Daniel Raley, and Ben Raley.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.