Stanley D. Caston
Funeral services for Stanley D. Caston, 46, of Winnsboro were held Saturday at Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Winnsboro.
Mr. Caston died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Franklin Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Kekitha Caston; daughter, Emily Caston; mother, Gloria Caston; brother, Marvin Caston; and sister, Pamela and Tammie; and a host of other relatives.
Willis G. Day
Funeral service for Willis G. Day, 85, were held Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Perry officiating. Burial followed at Harris Cemetery near Crowville.
Mr. Day was born on Nov. 11, 1924 in Delhi, and died on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Charlyn Nursing Center Winnsboro after an extended illness.
He was a retired farm manager and custom harverster, served with the United Stated Armed Forces during WWII and was in Patten's 3rd Army.
Survivors include his wife Lula Bell McMurray Day; daughter Marilyn Lee and husband John of Winnsboro; grandchildren: Renee' Ward and husband Chris of Crowville, John Gordon Lee and wife Nicole of Baton Rouge, Jennifer Fryer and husband Justin of Delhi; great grandsons: Elijah and Ethan Ward of Delhi, John Hayden Lee of Baton Rouge. Also special family friends Sandra Vickers, Mary Gill, Bobby Wayne LaBorde and all members of Swampers Community.
Pallbeares were Larry Biggs, Doug Clark, John Kirk Graney, Wayne LaBorde, Bubba Perry, W. L. Robbins and Jerry Sutherlin.
Honorary pallbearers were John Hayden Lee, Elijah Ward and Ethan Ward.
Online guest register book at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Lola Lee Frederick
Funeral services for Lola Lee Frederick, 73, of Gilbert, were held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, June 7, 2010, with Bro. Eddie Erwin officiating. Burial followed at Crowville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Frederick was born Aug. 7, 1936 in Zebedee, La., and passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro. She was a resident of Gilbert, a Certified Nurses Assistant, and a member of the Jigger Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Ray Frederick; father, Delton Maxwell, mother, Zella (Walker) Maxwell; daughter. Sandra Kay Lambert, brother, J. W. Maxwell; three sisters: Audry Butler, Ruth Munn, and Catherine Hart
Survivors include her daughters: Deborah Durham and Danny Steffey of Hebert, La., Kimberly Leitman and husband Scott of Moscow Mills, Mo., Denise Welch and husband Lonnie of Winnsboro; son, Earl Johnson and Elsie Shannon of Gautier, Miss.; brother, Donnie Maxwell and wife Jan of Warsaw, La.; sister, Carolyn Burt and husband Bubba of Hebert; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was also survived by 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Brandon Johnson, Bryan Welch, Chad Welch, Shannon Maxwell, Stacy Maxwell, and Ricky Hart.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Donald Wayne Goodman
Funeral services for Donald Wayne Goodman were held Friday, June 4, 2010 at Chase Baptist Church with Revs. Marion Collier and Doyle Adams officiating. Burial followed at Chase Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home Winnsboro.
Mr. Goodman, 42, a resident of Chase was born on April 5, 1968 and died on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Saint Francis Medical Center, Monroe.
He was owner of Goodman Flying Service and Goodman Racing Company; a member of Chase Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge, National Aerial Applicators Association, Louisiana Aerial Applicators Association; a volunteer for Pilots for Patients; and a late Model Series NASCAR driver at Monroe Motor Speedway.
He shared the gift of life by being an organ donor.
He is preceded in death by his father Bobby Donald Goodman; brother Bobby Earl Goodman; grandparents Mandy and Cleve Goodman, Curtis and Dolly Cobb.
Survivors include his wife Angie Goodman of Chase; children Ashley, Brandon and Julianne; mother Enora Pittman of Rayville; grandson Colton James Goodman; cousin Mike Kramer and family. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and man's best friend Sergeant and Mandy.
Pallbearers were Donald Dale Ashley, Darwin Day, Rachel Eckard, Lee Ezell, Art Goode, Jay Godfrey, Clark McCain, Ricky McLemore and Jim Whitman.
Honorary pallbearers were GFS Race Team, GFS Employees, Bubba Ezell, Frank Eckard, Ryan Holcomb and Ty Britt.
Online guestbook at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Funeral services for Paralee Schaefer, 84, of Gilbert, were held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, June 6, 2010, with Rev. Doyle Adams officiating. Burial followed at Epps Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro
Mrs. Schaefer was born April 18, 1926 in Taylortown, La., and passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Plantation Oaks Nursing Home in Wisner. She was a homemaker of Gilbert.
She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Lawrence Scott, mother, Emma Mattie (Armour) Scott; husband, Carl V. Schaefer; daughter, Kathleen Huey; sisters: Ruby Scott Reid and Gladys Scott Riley.
Survivors include her son, Stewart Shelley of Mesa, Ariz.; daughter, April Newville of Flagstaff, Ariz.; step-daughtera, Carla Meche of Lafayette, and Cindy DeLaGarza of Chatsworth, Calif.; niece, Dolores Sullivan; great-niece, Samatha Winborne.
Pallbearers were Eddie Reid, Lance Reid, Ryan Holcomb, Gary (Butch) Jones, Brandon Reid, and Kenneth Miller.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Jannie Lue Washington
Funeral services for Jannie Lue Washington, 60, of Wisner were held Sunday at Holly Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Washington died Thursday, May 27, 2010 at her residence.
Survivors include son, T. J. Washington Jr.; daughter, Latoya Henderson; brothers: David, Roger, Jacques Gerald and Syre Henderson Jr.; sisters: Camelia Henderson, Nancy Wilford, and Diana Henderson; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
Her brothers served as pallbearers.
Charles Laroy Wallace
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Laroy Wallace, age 82, resident of Epps, were held Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home. Burial followed in Epps Cemetery. Mr. Wallace, retired owner and operator of Wallace Garage, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010.
Amy Joette Mobley Wheat
Funeral services for Amy Joette Mobley Wheat, 38, of Brandon, Mississippi, were held at Swartz Assembly of God Church on Monday, June 7, 2010 with Rev. Gerald Lewis and Rev. Bill Lewis officiating. Burial followed at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Monroe.
Amy was born on Nov. 3, 1971 and died June 2, 2010. She was a graduate of Ouachita High School in Monroe and Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss. She was a registered nurse employed as a nursing recruiter at C.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veteran's Hospital in Jackson, Miss. She will be remembered for her smile, great humor and ability to make everyone feel like a friend. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Ernest L. Berry.
Mrs. Wheat is survived by her daughter, Savanna Addison Joette Wheat and Savanna's father, Sherman Anthony Wheat, both of Brandon, Miss.; parents, Annette T. Berry of Monroe, and James and Dotty Mobley of Winnsboro; step-siblings: Teddy James Berry of Little Rock, Ark., Gary O. Baskin Jr. of Detroit, Mich., and Tanya Rudder Hyatt of Charleston, SC; aunts: Sharon Boone of Winnsboro, Shirley Bayless of Bastrop and Linda Hilbun of Wisner; uncles: Ado Mobley Jr. of Benbrook, Texas, Ray Mobley of Natchez, and Bobby Mobley of Winnsboro; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Cerda, Jason Craft, Mike Bishop Jr., Zack Boone, Christopher Williams, Curtis Hilbun, R.V. Arnold, Moise Tarver and Kevin Woods.
To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Russell Whittington, Jr.
On May 9, 2010, Russell Whittington, Jr. passed away at home following a short illness. He was born November 3, 1927, and grew up in Franklin Parish, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie and Russell Whittington.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie McIntyre Whittington; son, Mike Whittington; daughter-in-law, Christi Whittington; grandsons, Kyle and William Whittington; sister, Pauline Fairbanks; and nephews, Carey and Ronnie Fairbanks.
During World War II Russell served as an aerographer's mate in the U.S. Coast Guard. Following his discharge from service he enrolled in college, eventually earning a bachelor's degree from Northwestern State College, a master's degree from Louisiana State University, and the PhD degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He began his teaching career at Central High School in Franklin Parish, Louisiana. After six years there, he joined the mathematics faculty at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He spent twenty-four years at NSU as a teacher and administrator. Administrative positions, which he held, were Head of the Mathematics Department, Dean of Science and Technology, and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
He was a member of the National Speakers Bureau for the National Bureau of Standards and worked to promote a change to the metric system of measurement in the U.S. He co-authored the textbook žAn Outline of a Total Program in Metric EducationÓ which was used by more than 1500 teachers during the l977-78 school year. He also directed and served as an instructor for three institutes funded by the National Science Foundation. He served as chairman and vice-chairman of the Louisiana/Mississippi section of the Mathematical Association of America and was the institutional representative of the Mathematical Association of America.
He held membership in a number of honorary and professional organizations, including the Mathematical Association of America, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Louisiana Association of Mathematics Teachers, and Phi Kappa Phi.
He was an avid fisherman. In his later years his interest turned to computers. He became proficient in putting the components together for specialized uses of computers. He was particularly helpful to his wife and her friends in teaching them the basics of computer use so they were able to utilize computer programs for their sewing machines.
In accordance with his wish, a private family memorial service has been planned.