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Story Archives: posted 6/22/10
Beulah B. Brass
Funeral services for Beulah B. Brass, 84, of Wisner were held Saturday at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Wisner. Burial followed in the church cemetery, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brass died Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at her residence.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Brass Sr., Wisner; sons: Samuel Brass Jr., Wisner; Willie Brass and Roger Brass, both of Dallas, Texas; daughters: Birtha Brass, Wisner; Lucille Grant, Maggie Polk and Louisa Taylor, all of Houston, Texas; sisters: Rosie Harris, South Carolina; Laura Thomas, Gilbert; and Orangie Lee, Monroe; and a host of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Field Brass, Louis J. Thomas, Harrison Thomas Jr., Jerry Jones, John McCottery, Louis Brown Jr., and Anthony Williams.
Margie Lynn Carter Holloway
"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed in scarlet. Strength and honor are her clothing: and she shall rejoice in time to come." These words are taken from Proverbs 31 and describe why Mrs. Margie Holloway so deserves the rest and rejoicing that now greet her.
Funeral services for Margie Lynn Carter Holloway, age 78, of Delhi, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro with Rev. Jimmy Harper and Rev. Marion Collier officiating. Interment followed in Crowville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Holloway was born Margie Lynn Carter on August 1, 1931, to Alfred and Bessie Tuberville Carter in Point, La. She married her life-long sweetheart, J. W. Holloway on September 24, 1946. Together they worked hard and built their home and a successful farming operation along the banks of the Bayou Macon in the Madison Parish community of Little Fork. The Holloways were blessed with two children, Jimmie Lynn Holloway Franklin and Jeff Holloway. Mrs. Holloway completed her degree in home economics at Northeast Louisiana State College in 1963, teaching at Crowville and Central High Schools. She was known throughout the area for her beautiful flowers and gardens. She greatly enjoyed traveling with her family and experiencing gardens in other areas of the state and throughout the country. In her later years, Mrs. Holloway cared for her home and family, particularly devoted to meeting the needs of her son Jeff who was paralyzed in an accident in 1971. The addition of grandchildren and great-grandchildren throughout the years gave her even more souls to nurture and cherish. She passed from this life to her eternal rest on June 20, 2010 after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Holloway was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Eursel Carter and Willie Glen Carter; son-in-law W.T. "Tommy" Franklin; and great-grandson Caleb Franklin.
She is survived by her husband J.W. Holloway of Delhi; her children, Jimmie Lynn Holloway Franklin and Jeff Holloway; two sisters, Delilah Mauldin of West Monroe, and Daisy Neathery of Summerdell, Ala.; grandchildren: Shelly Franklin Crawford and husband Paul of Delhi, Steven Franklin and wife Angie of Delhi, and Jason Franklin and wife Jennifer of Monroe; great-grandchildren Anna and Randall Crawford, Emily and Katie Franklin, and Collier Franklin; and a number of sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
Pallbearers were: Steven Franklin, Jason Franklin, Paul Crawford, Randall Crawford, Darren Green and Colby Pepper.
Honorary Pallbearers were: Emmitt Sparks, R. V. Sanches, Dennis Ray Franklin and Roger Perot.
Mrs. Holloway's favorite passage of scripture was Psalm 23; without a doubt, she will now dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Johnson
Funeral services for Elizabeth "Lizzie" Johnson, 97, of Winnsboro will be held on Monday, June 28, 2010, at 1 p.m. at True Light Baptist Church in Winnsboro with the Rev. Herman Harris Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Estate Cemetery, Wisner, under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, June 17, 2010 at St. Francis Medical Center.
Survivors include two sons: Leon Bolden, Winnsboro; Lendell Johnson, Marino Valley, Calif.; five daughters: Sedell Johnson, Chicago; Lyonett Lewis and Deon Johnson, both of Dallas; Lenora Caston and Lenette Scott, both of Winnsboro; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
Bertha "Sis" Johnson
Funeral services for Bertha "Sis" Johnson, 74, were held Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home with the Revs. Richard Henderson and Jerry Chapman officiating. Burial followed at Coax Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson, a homemaker, was born on December 10, 1935 and died on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at her residence.
She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence S. Johnson, Jr.
Survivors include her children: Pat Chapman and husband Gary of Winnsboro, Tommy Johnson and wife Cathy of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren: Angel McLemore and husband John, Jason Chapman and wife Melody, Patric Chapman, Colannie Book and husband Tony, Hollie Otts and husband Jonathan, Tommy Allen Johnson, Jr., Camilla Johnson, Heather Korn and husband Jeremy, Amanda Chavers, Allen Chavers and wife Trisha, David Johnson; and also 15 great-grandchildren.
Online guest register book at www.gillfirstnational.com.
April Michelle Kimball
April Michelle Kimball, 23 of Minden, Louisiana, passed away on June 11, 2010 at LSU of Shreveport after a lengthy illness. Funeral service were held Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Kendricks Ferry Pentecostal Church. Burial followed at South Central Cemetery in Wisner, under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home of West Monroe, Louisiana.
Adam S. Reljac
Services for Adam S. Reljac, age 84, of Winnsboro, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Winnsboro with Father Dwight DeJesus officiating. Burial followed in Myrtle Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Reljac was born December 24, 1925 and passed away on June 18, 2010 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents: Leopold and Frances Volff Reljac; brothers: Tony Reljac, Philip Reljac, Joe Reljac, and Frank Reljac; sister: Frances Reljac; and step-son: Alan Payne.
Mr. Reljac was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where he served as an Altar Boy as a child. He was a member of the Winnsboro Class of 1944, of which he was called to service prior to his graduation. His niece received his diploma in his place. He was a World War II Navy Veteran serving on the U.S.S. Washington. After the war, he came home and began a career in the paper production industry in several places throughout the country, finally settling in Fort Smith, Ark. as plant manager with Manville Paper Company until his retirement in 1990.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years: Mary Tate Reljac of Winnsboro; brother: Leo J. Reljac of Morton Grove, IL.; step-daughter: Linda Konert and husband Jim of St. Louis, MO.; step-grandchildren: Christee Evans and husband Matt of St. Louis, MO., Steven Konert, Pamela Konert, Craig Payne and Cory Payne; step-great-grandchildren: Kyle and Hannah Walker and Blake Evans; 11 nieces and nephews: Mary Helen and husband Basil Smith Jr., Antoinette Dupree and husband Leon, Annie Comiskey and husband Bill, Mona Barbay and husband Curtis, Mary Lou Swanner and husband David, Joseph Kelly Reljac and wife Kathy, Pattie Ann Ryan and husband Jim, Mark Reljac and wife Melissa, Leo J. Reljac, Jr., Pegie Price and husband Chris, and Jeannie Karol and husband John; many great nieces and nephews; God Children: Chelsea Tarver, Micah Paola, Pegie Price, and Susan Nielson.
Pallbearers were: Joe Kelly Reljac, Mark Reljac, Chip Reljac, Kelly Joe Reljac, David Swanner, Trey McNair, Mark Price, and George Paola.
Honorary Pallbearers were: members of the Class of 1944, Basil "Smitty" Smith, Leon Dupree, Bill Comiskey, and Curtis Barbay.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church Library, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com