Willis 'Jap' Boone
Funeral services for Willis "Jap" Boone, 91, of Newellton will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at First Baptist Church Newellton with Revs. Fulton McGraw and Dennis Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Crowville Masonic Cemetery, under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Boone was born June 28, 1922 at Greenville, Miss., and died on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at The Olive Branch Nursing Center after an extended illness.
He was a resident of Newellton, a retired electrician, a member of the Baptist Faith, and served in the U. S. Marine Corp.
Survivors include his wife Daisy J. Boone; children: Ronny and Jimmy Boone both of Delhi, Debra Johnson of Vicksburg, Miss.; step-sons: James Hankins of Delta and Chris Hankins of Calhoun; also survived by eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Chris Hankins, James Hankins, Steve Johnson, Brad Rushing, Joey Wempren.
Friends may call for visitation on Wednesday after 11 a.m. until time of service.
Online guestbook at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Funeral services for Beatrice Campbell, 82, were held Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Fort Necessity Pentecostal Church with the Rev. T. June Higgingbottam officiating. Burial followed at Holly Grove Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home.
Mrs. Campbell was born on April 24, 1928 at Jasper, Tenn., and died on Monday, May 17, 2010 at Richardson Medical Center Rayville.
She was a resident of Wisner, a homemaker and was a founding member of Fort Necessity Pentecostal Church.
She is preceded in death by parents Lesslie "Boss" and Loudeena "Dena" Graham; husband Robert "Pete" Campbell; sisters: Libby and Louise; brothers: Jack and Jody.
Survivors include sons: Curtis and Bill Fetty of California; sister Betty Lou Wilkey of Tennessee; also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, church family and many friend.
Pallbearers will be Earl Atcheson, Mack Bass, Douglas Beach, Robert Campbell, Sam Campbell, Ray Denmon, Junior Roberts.
Online guestbook at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Roger D. Chapman
Mr. Roger D. Chapman, 58, a retired Angola security guard, resident of Winnsboro, died Monday, May 24, 2010.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Funeral services for Ruth Jones, 87, were held Tuesday May 25, 2010 at Baskin Baptist Church with the Rev. Marion Spence officiating. Burial followed at Lone Cherry Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jones was born on October 31, 1922 at Strong, Arkansas and died Sunday, May 23, 2010 at her residence after an extended illness.
She was a resident of Baskin, retired Post Master with Baskin Post Office, a member of Baskin Baptist Church and a member of Granny Jackson Sunday School Class.
She is preceded in death by her first husband Floyd Jones Sr.; and her second husband McErrey "Buddy" Jones; son Wayne Jones; brothers: John, Grady, William, and J. L. Gray; sisters: Azalea Taylor, Viola Ferris and Genell Hixson.
Survivors include her son Floyd Jones Jr. and wife Glinda; daughter, Sylvia Jones Cowart and husband Nolan, all of Baskin; grandchildren: Robin Jones Chapman and husband Randy, Eric Jones and wife Shelley, Wade Cowart, Amy Jones Jones and husband Bret; brother, James Gray; sister, Ira Dell Gray; also survived by seven great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jerry Gray, Johnny Gray, Sammy Hixon, Mike Jones, Alfred Slade and Chuck Slade.
Honorary pallbearers were Gary Gray, Mike Gray and James Jones.
In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Baskin Baptist Church Building Fund.
Online guestbook at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Everett L. Kincaid Sr.
Funeral services for Everett L. Kincaid Sr., 95, of Fort Worth were held May 11, 2010 at Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Chism officiating. Burial followed at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Mr. Kincaid died Friday, May 7, 2010 at his home in Fort Worth. He was born Nov. 20, 1914 in Fort Necessity, La., to Robert Foster and Mae Ross Kincaid. He attended Centinary College in Shreveport, and attended LSU in Baton Rouge. ON July 23, 1936 he married Alice Welch in Gulfport, Miss.
During World War II, be became a pilot and was a flight instructor for the Army Air Corps, training pilots in West Texas. After the war, he returned briefly to Louisiana, where he was involved in the family grocery business. He moved to Fort Worth in 1951 and joined Curtis Publishing Co., from which he retired in 1976. He was a member of Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, serving as president of the Men's Bible Class; a member of the Downtown Fort Worth Masonic Lodge AF & AM; the Mosiah Shrine, where he worked at the circus every year; the Fort Worth Club; and the Wednesday Wine Committee.
He had vast knowledge of American European wine and was a member of Chapitre Americaine of the Conference St. Etienne, and Alsatian Wine Society, where he held maitre status.
Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Alice Kincaid; sons: Everett L. Kincaid Jr. and wife Adelaide, and Douglas M. Kincaid; grandchildren: David E. Kincaid, Adelaide Ann Roels and husband Timothy; twin granddaughters: Callie Ruth Kincaid and Lindsay Ganz and husband Jason, Samuel D. Kincaid and Mary M. Kincaid; great-granddaughter, Adelaide Marguerite Roels; and sister, Willene Evans.
Beverly Boutwell Matherne
Beverly Boutwell Matherne, age 69, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2010. She lived in St. Charles Parish since 1958 and was a Para Educator with the St. Charles Parish School Board for 35 years.
She is survived by two daughters: Janine Michele Matherne and Kiersten Matherne Granier and husband, David; two brothers: Billy Ray Boutwell and wife, Carolyn, and Don Boutwell and wife, Lovie; two grandchildren: Blake and Paige Granier.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Ray O. Boutwell and Oleta Sills; one sister, Carolyn Boutwell St. Amant.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro, La. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow in the Crowville Masonic Cemetery in Crowville.
In memory of her giving spirit, the family request donations be made to a charity of your choice.
Local arrangements are under the direction of H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco.
Family and friends are invited to send their condolences to: www.hcalexanderfuneralhome.com.
Services for Charles McKeithen were held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Rose Neath Funeral Home in Shreveport, with Rev. Cecil Maar officiating.
Charles or "Mac" as he was known by friends and relatives was born to Levi and Melvina McKeithen in Winnsboro, La. on April 14, 1933 and passed away at home in Shreveport on May 21, 2010 after a lengthy illness.
Burial followed at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans' Cemetery.
He was graduated from Crowville High School in 1952. He then entered the U.S. Army and served for two years, including a tour in Korea. After leaving the army, Charles enrolled in electronics school and became a television technician. Mac's career spanned over 50 years. He moved to Shreveport in the mid 1950's, eventually went to work for Holly's Hardware and was employed there for 25 years. When Holly's closed, he opened his own business, Mac's TV, and remained there until 2008 when poor health forced him to close his shop.
Charles was a member of Pinecroft Baptist Church. He enjoyed attending church and the fellowship shared by his Adult Couples Sunday school class.
Charles is survived by his wife of 24 years, Melba; six brothers: Alton McKeithen of Baskin, Bill McKeithen of Delhi, Russell Garner of Sun City, Calif., Cecil Garner of Wildwood, Fla., Aubrey Garner of Roxie, Miss., and Richard Garner of Bossier City; three sisters: Lula Mae Brinson of West Monroe, Henrietta Lee of Shreveport, and Jenny Byrd of Louisville, Ky. Charles also leaves two special daughters: Debbie Rohrer and husband Hank of Shreveport, Rhonda Stout and husband John of La Guna Calif.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Predeceasing Charles were his parents, one brother, A. C. McKeithen, a sister, Jeanette Garner, and stepson J. W. Hightower.
Pallbearers were deacons of Pinecroft Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to aid homeless vets at the Volunteers of America Veterans Transitional Living Program, 360 Jordan St., Shreveport, La. 71101.
Joe Lester Swiney
Funeral services for Joe Lester Swiney, 72, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Greater Union Baptist Church in Winnsboro.
Burial followed at Bell Union Cemetery, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Swiney died Monday, May 17, 2010 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Swiney, Winnsboro; sons: Joe Lester Swiney Jr., Baton Rouge; Micheal Swiney, Fort Worth, Texas; Alvin Jackson and Vernon Jackson, both of Winnsboro; daughters: Jocylyn Swiney, St. Louis, Mo.; Wilma Journet, Houston, Texas; Lora Jackson, Winnsboro; LaDonna Swiney and Marsha Hooker, both of Fort Worth, Texas; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; uncles: Otis McDonald, Henry McDonald and Nathan Blunt, all of Chicago.
Pallbearers were Russell White, Jerry Jackson, James Armstrong, Caleb Anderson Jr., Preston Mingo, Tim Washington, James White and Kenneth White.