Doris Harper Ashley
Funeral services for Doris Harper Ashley of Crowville, were held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at the Crowville Baptist Church with Dr. Keith Dowden and the Rev. Jimmy Harper officiating. Internment followed in the Crowville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Ashley died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born August 22, 1929, in Franklin Parish where she was a lifelong resident and active community leader. She owned and operated a retail clothing business for 15 years. During her retirement, she assisted in the creation of and served on the board of the Crowville Fire District and the Richardson Community Center. Many of her extensive volunteer efforts were focused on the promotion of agricultural education. She served on the board of the Northeast Louisiana Ag-Council and chaired the Louisiana Cotton Wives Association. She was also active in the Farm Bureau and Franklin Parish LSU Extension Service activities. Mrs. Ashley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crowville for 58 years where she served as church hostess.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Carl M. Ashley, Jr.; her parents Arthur Harris and Lillie B. Pylant Harper; sisters Mary Maurice Harper Craft and Mattie Gertrude Harper McDuffie; and brothers James Marion Harper and Arthur Asberry Harper.
Mrs. Ashley is survived by a son, Gale Lynn Ashley of Center, Texas; and daughters, Pamela Delaine Ashley of Crowville and Tammie Ashley McDaniel of Oak Ridge; grandsons, David Carl Ashley, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Lynn Ashley, and Richard Keith Ashley; granddaughters Lauren Elizabeth McDaniel Brandon and Meredith Ashley McDaniel Dixon; great-granddaughters Morganne Elise Ashley and Eden Elizabeth Dixon and great-grandsons Jackson Warfield Brandon and Samuel Harper Brandon; brothers Alvin Copeland Harper of Lafayette and Hollis Eugene Harper of Denham Springs.
Pallbearers were James Cupit, Stephen Dupont, Donnie Harper, David McDuffie, Tim Pylant and Steve Pylant.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the Harper Memorial Endowed Scholarship, c/o ULM Foundation, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, La. 71209 or to the First Baptist Church of Crowville, P.O. Box 38, Crowville, La. 71230.
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Funeral services for Lizzie Bowie, 103, of Winnsboro were held Saturday at St. Paul #2 in Wisner with the Rev. Evelyn Dean officiating.
Burial followed at Oakley Cemetery near Gilbert under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Ms. Bowie died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 at Franklin Medical Center.
She is survived by a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Duncan Jones, 48, of Newellton were held Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 in the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Larry Foster and Rev. Fulton McGraw officiating. Interment followed in Providence Memorial Cemetery near Winnsboro.
He was born to W. E. and Mary Massey Jones on Feb. 21, 1959 in Winnsboro and passed from this life Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at his residence in Newellton.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife Janet Jones of Newellton; two sons Nathan Jones and Logan Jones both of West Monroe; mother Mary Helen Neslely of Ft. Myers, Fla.; sister Polly Jones of Winnsboro; and two brothers: Gregory Jones of Jigger, and Jackie L. Jones of Start.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Pallbearers were Steve Hisaw, Tim Kennedy, Bryan Kifer, Don McGhee, Albert Morris, and Doug Sloan.
Honorary pallbearers were the employees of Goldman Equipment, Warrior Energy, Patrick, Glass, Joe Guirlando, and Randy McDonald.
Robert Foster Kincaid Jr.
Funeral services for Robert Foster Kincaid Jr., 85, of Arlington, Texas were held Saturday at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington with the Rev. Dale Waser officiating.
Interment will be in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with honors.
Mr. Kincaid passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 in Arlington. He was born March 8, 1922 in Fort Necessity, to Robert Foster and Rose Mae Ross Kincaid Sr. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had been a resident of Arlington since 1952 and was employed by General Dynamics for 49 years as an aeronautical engineer and retired in management. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by a daughter and granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Kincaid; daughter, Barbara Elaine Kincaid Wade of Arlington; brother, Everett L. Kincaid, Fort Worth; sister, Willene Evans of Oklahoma; two grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Anthony Mathis Jr.
Funeral services for Anthony Mathis Jr., 71, of Wisner were held Saturday at Locust Hill Baptist Church.
Burial followed at Mathis Cemetery in Extension under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Mathis died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at his residence.
Survivors include a son, Amos Tolliver, daughter, Betty Coleman, both of Portland, Oregon; sisters: Ruby Coleman, Addie Berry, Louise Smith and Mattie Wilson, all of Monroe; brothers: Maxie Berry and Johnny Norman, both of Monroe.
Pallbearers were Charles Wilson Jr., Edward Doyle, Johnny Heckard, Quan Wilson, Darryl Doyle and John Tolliver.
James L. 'Jim' McQuillin
Funeral services for James L. (Jim) McQuillin, 75, of Richland, Miss., were held at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro, Sunday, January 13, 2008 with Rev. Marion Collier officiating.
Mr. McQuillin died Thursday, January 10, 2008.
He retired from Mississippi Power & Light/Entergy in 1992 after 39 years of service. During his employment with Entergy he lived in Vicksburg, Tunica, Brookhaven, and Monticello. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was deployed to Korea for a year. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Richland, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Lucille McQuillin of Crowville, and brother, Leroy McQuillin of Winnsboro.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah McQuillin; son, Jimmy McQuillin of Nederland, Texas; and daughters: Lisa Tracy of Whippany, NJ, and Julie Cobb of Florence, Miss.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Eloise Jackson of Monroe, and Gloria Taylor of Winnsboro; number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Eddie B. Byargeon
Graveside Services for Mrs. Eddie B. Byargeon, age 93, of Winnsboro, were Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 at Providence Memorial Cemetery near Winnsboro with Rev. Hank Hamilton officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Byargeon passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at her residence.
Mrs. Byargeon was a member of the D.A.R. and the First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard A. Byargeon and son, Robert Byargeon.
Survivors include: sons: David Byargeon of Monroe, Andrew Byargeon of West Monroe, and daughters-in-law, Betty, Sarah, and Melanie Byargeon; five grandchildren, Kayla Johnson, Kevin Byargeon, Alan Byargeon, Lori Byargeon, and David Craig Byargeon; one great-grandchild: Emily Johnson
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Raymond E. Gwin
Funeral services for Raymond E. Gwin, 58, of Baskin, were held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at Gill Chapel with Rev. Paul Perry and Rev. Marion Collier officiating. Burial followed in Reagan cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Gwin was born to the union of his parents William and Verna Sproles Gwin on Nov. 8, 1949 in Wisner, and passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at Charlyn Nursing Home in Winnsboro. He was a life time member of the North American Hunting Club. He is preceded in death by his father: William Augusta Gwin.
Mr. Gwin is survived by his son: Robbie Gwin of Crowville; his mother Verna Lee Gwin of Baskin; two brothers: Bobby Gwin and his wife Gussie and William Gwin and his wife Dora, all of Baskin; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were nephews: Bobo Gwin, Scott Gwin, Matt Gwin, Paul Gwin, Jason Jarrette, and Patrick Pounder.
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Walter Byron Huff
Walter Byron Huff, 97, of Winnsboro, died Monday, January 7, 2008 in West Monroe, La., after being hospitalized in December. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Interment followed in Providence Memorial Cemetery, near Crowville, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Rev. Marion Collier officiated.
Mr. Huff was born in 1910 in Puckett, Miss. When he was two years old, his parents, Hulon and Annie Donnell Huff, returned to Crowville, where they had married in 1908. He was a graduate of Crowville High School. He married Annie Vera Lewis in 1933 and farmed until they moved to Winnsboro in 1938. Always wanting to learn something new, he held various jobs over the years, including working in sales and service for hardware, furniture and appliance stores. He owned Economy Sales and Service (later known as Huff's Grocery) and then purchased a television and radio shop. He was a traveling salesman and became a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office. After retirement, he moved to Monroe to work with his son at the Pepsi franchise. He returned to the Crowville/Winnsboro area in 1983. During all of this, he prepared taxes for over 60 years and did bookkeeping for local businesses. He was a member of Woodmen of the World, and was involved in the Winnsboro youth baseball program during the 60's.
Mr. Huff was preceded in death by his wife Annie Vera Lewis Huff, his son, Marvin Eugene Southern, his sisters, Clara Huff Lewis and Flora Huff, and his brothers Estus Huff and Hugh Huff, and son-in-law Phil Fortenberry.
He is survived by two daughters: Virginia Ann Fortenberry, Hattisburg, Miss., and Terri Huff Sharp, Chino Hills, Calif.; son: Walter Earl Huff and his wife, Sharon, Monroe; daughter-in law: Kay Southern, Monroe; grandchildren: Phil Fortenberry, Shane Fortenberry, Bill Huff, Cheryl Montgomery, Brian Huff, Julie Lamker, Traci Wray Sharp, Douglas Wray, Elizabeth Sharp, Andrew Sharp, Susan Aulds, Brent Southern, Chris Southern, and Amy Southern; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers were Phil Fortenberry, Shane Fortenberry, Bill Huff, Brian Huff, Douglas Wray, Andrew Sharp, Jason Fortenberry, and Lucas Fortenberry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franklin Parish Library or the Winnsboro Dixie Youth Boy's Baseball, P. O. Box 386, Winnsboro, LA 71295.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
Lucille Carter Mays Parker
Funeral services for Lucille Carter Mays Parker, age 89, of Winnsboro were held Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Kent Nugent officiating. Interment followed at New Winnsboro Cemetery.
Mrs. Parker was born March 14, 1918 to Arthur and Marslete Carter in Shreveport, and she passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at her residence.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands: John Dallas Mays, Sr. and Billy McDonald Parker; son: John Dallas Mays, Jr.; granddaughter: Angela Mays Glass; brothers: William Arthur Carter and George P. Carter; sisters: Dora Mae Lapetria and Aliene DaMour; half-sister: Etta Osborn.
Mrs. Parker is survived by son: Frank B. Mays and wife Belinda of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter: Onie Parker of Winnsboro; daughter-in-law: Sadie Mays of Crowville; step-son: William C. Parker and wife Glenda of Corpus Christi, Texas; brother: Billy Carter and wife Jean of Winnsboro; sisters-in-law: Ernestine Carter of Winnsboro; Dorothy Bolton of Shreveport; brothers-in-law: Cotton DaMour of Grain Valley, Miss.; Joe Lapetria of Monroe; grandchildren: John Dallas Mays III and wife Tammy of West Monroe; Frank B. Mays, Jr. of Winnsboro; Brandon S. Mays and wife Samantha of Winnsboro; step-grandchildren: Mark A. Parker and wife Diane of Overland, Miss.; Steven B. Parker, Kyle J. Parker, and Lori J. Parker all of Corpus Christi, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Rocky Carter, Artie Carter, Tommy Carter, Dallas Mays, Frank Mays, and Brandon Mays.
A special thank you to great-granddaughters Nancy Lynn Mays, Maxine Mays, and Vicki Robinson.
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Rena C. Wells
Funeral services for Rena C. Wells, age 79 of Winnsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 from the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Clovis Sturdivant and Rev. Hank Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Chase Cemetery in Winnsboro. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wells was born on April 12, 1928 in Winnsboro to James Arthur and Willie Mae Carpenter and she passed from this life on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at Charlyn Nursing Home in Winnsboro.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Wells and her parents.
She is survived by three sons: Roger Dale Wells of Nashville, Tenn.; Jerry Dewayne Wells and wife Sidney Sexton of Justin, Texas; James David Wells and wife Kristy of Winnsboro; one brother: James Albert Carpenter and wife Donna of Lumberton, Miss.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Fuller, David Guimbellot, Mark Johnston, Eric Smith, Gerald Smith, and Skipper Stinson.
Johnny L. Adams
Funeral services for Johnny L. Adams, 48, of Wisner will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Winnsboro.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 18, at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Wisner from 5 - 7 p.m.
Burial will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery near Wisner under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Adams, a loan officer, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Vanessa Adams, Wisner; son, Johnny Adams Jr., Wisner; daughter, Kasy Adams, Baton Rouge; sisters: Nina Spruel, Baton Rouge; Gloria Adams, Chicago; Marcella Adams, Alexandria; brothers: Roger Adams and Micheal Adams, both of Houston, Texas; Calvin Adams, Sicily Island; Eurdis Adams, Liddieville; Melvin Adams, Mt. Morris, Mich.; Glen Adams, Stafford, Texas; mother-in-law Beverly Harris, Moreauville, La.
Pallbearers will be Greg Brown, Elijah Rose, John Austin, Daryl Adams, Willie Sensley Jr. and Fitzgerald Guillory.
Funeral services for Bernice Taylor, 79, of Winnsboro were held Friday at Winnsboro Second Baptist Church in Winnsboro with Elder Eunice Davis officiating.
Burial followed in State Place Cemetery in Gilbert under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Taylor, a housewife, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at LSU Medical Center/E.A. Conway in Monroe.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard Taylor, Winnsboro; step-son, Tariono Ryll Clark, Monroe; daughter, Ella Chambers, Houston, Texas; sisters: Florence McCoy, Tallulah; Marion Johnson, Vallejo, Calif.; Ada Williams, Stockton, Calif.; brothers; R.C. Dickens, Winnsboro; Eddie Dickens, Vallejo, Calif.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tracey Dickens, Cordell Dickens, Eli Freeman Jr., Alex Wesley, Etoya Davis and Michael Wilson.