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Eli Ellis Jr.
Funeral services for Eli Ellis Jr., 53, of Winnsboro were held Saturday at First Zion Baptist Church in Winnsboro. Burial followed at Philadelphia Cemetery in Crowville under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.
Mr. Eli, a farmer, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport.
Survivors include his mother, Easter Ellis, Winnsboro; sisters: Mary Ellis, Winnsboro; Vera Ellis and Ida Bell Ellis, both of Monroe; Pearl Mae Ellis, Alexandria; brothers: Otis D. Ellis and Joseph Ellis, both of Winnsboro; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Floyd Atkins, Charles Doyle, Jimmie Doyle, George Doyle, Otis E. Ellis, and David Lee Johnson.
Estelle Kierbow Glass
Funeral services for Estelle Kierbow Glass, 90, of Mangham, were held Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the Friendship Baptist Church near Baskin, with Rev. Prentis Gandy and Rev. David Shirley officating. Burial followed in the Gwin Cemetery in Mangham, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Glass was born in Yell County, Ark., on March 29, 1917 and died in Monroe on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church near Baskin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pervis Glass, grandson: Bo Mack McMahon and two brothers: Jewel and Ernest Kierbow.
She is survived by 10 children: William Glass of Mangham, Ernestine Glass of Archibald, Jesse Glass of Baskin, Betty Royals of Georgia, Ida Bradshaw of Rayville, Jimmy Glass of Gilliam, La., Sammy Glass, Odell Glass, John David Glass, and Ruby Glass, all of Mangham; one sister, Ruby Fraiser of Boynton Beach, Florida; 23 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Davis, Kevin Glass, Chris Glass, James Hines, Richard McMahon, and John Graham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Byron Glass, Jayme Lee Graham amd Daniel Glass.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
Ruby T. Evans
Funeral services for Ruby T. Evans, 92, of Gilbert, were held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, March 2, 2008 with Rev. Doyle Adams officiating. Interment followed at Coax Cemetery, Baskin, under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Evans was born Oct. 6, 1915 and passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. She was a resident of Gilbert, a house mother with the Baptist Children's Home, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gilbert.
She was preceded in death by: her husband-Nick Evans; parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Tibbs; three sisters and one brother.
Survivors include: son, James and his wife Jo Ann Evans of Gilbert; granddaughter, Angela Darlene Evans Goodman and her husband Donald Wayne of Chase; granddaughter, Amanda Kay Evans of Baskin; grandson, Michael Ray Evans and his wife Jane of Winnsboro; seven great-grandchildren: Ashley and Brandon Goodman, Victoria and Allen Michael Evans and Alexis, Halea and Trey Fife.
Pallbearers were Brandon Goodman, Michael Evans, Donald Wayne Goodman, David Tibbs, Ty Britt and Robby Fife.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com
Services for Rebecca Graves, age 93, of Baton Rouge, formerly of Winnsboro, were held Saturday, March 1, 2008 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro with Rev. Hank Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in New Winnsboro Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Graves was a retired store owner and passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008.
She was preceded in death by her husband: R. W. Graves; parents: Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Scottl; sister: Sarah Dobyns; and brothers: Lankston Scott and Stafford Scott.
Survivors include: nieces and nephews: Marilyn Dobyns Finley and husband, Mike of Baton Rouge; Robert Glynn Bounds of Baton Rouge; Mary Ann Hatfield and husband Charles, Albuquerque, NM; great nieces: Rebecca Bounds Kirby of Herndon, VA. and Sandra Scott of Baton Rouge; great-great niece: Pat Verbois of Baton Rouge.
Pallbearers were Winton Lofton, Mike Kramer, Blake Kramer, Tommy Womble, Lloyd Posey, and Mike Ellerbe.
Honorary Pallbearer was Robert Gwin.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
Roy Webb McIntyre
Funeral services for Roy Webb McIntyre, 89, of Delhi were held Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Delhi United Methodist Church with Rev. Marion Collier and Rev. Chris Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Delhi Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.
Mr. McIntyre was a member of the Delhi United Methodist Church for over 70 years. He was a longtime farmer and rancher and was a member of the Louisiana Cattleman's Assoc. and the Franklin Parish Cattleman's Assoc. He was a member of the Soil Conservation Board of Supervisors, a member of the board of directors for the Northeast LA Power Cooperative for over 40 years and was a 32nd degree Mason having over 50 years of service. He was a former member of the Franklin Parish Police Jury and was a member of the Board of Stewards for the Delhi United Methodist Church.
Mr. McIntyre was preceded in death by his parents, L. M. McIntyre and Minnie Kersh McIntyre; a grandson, Chris Winters; two brothers, M. C. and Kersh McIntyre and a sister, Audrey Honeycutt.
He is survived by his wife of over 65 years Virginia Pettit McIntyre of Delhi; four children, Ginger Sturdivant and husband David of Delhi, Dottie Winters and husband Carey of West Monroe, Roy Pettit McIntyre and Deborah Herford both of Delhi; eight grandchildren, Ken Sturdivant, Caroline Croad, Scott Winters, Stuart McIntyre, Rachael Herford, Michelle Herford, Beth Herford and Lauren Herford; two brothers, Marion McIntyre of Delhi and Rudolph McIntyre Sr. of Winnsboro and eight great grandchildren.
Any planned memorials may be made to the National Parkinsons Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Ste 1509, New York, NY 10018.
To leave a message of condolence to the family please visit our website at www.coxfuneral.com
Melvin David 'Mel' Morse
Funeral service for Melvin David "Mel" Morse, 45, of Pearl, Miss., formerly of St. Joseph were held Sunday, March 2, 2008 in First United Methodist Church in St. Joseph with Rev. Ray Owens officiating. Interment followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near St. Joseph under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
He was born March 5, 1962 and passed from this life Thursday, February 28, 2008.
Mr. Morse was a member of First United Methodist Church, a graduate of Tensas Academy and was formerly employed with Goldman Equipment, NAPA and CarQuest. He had been a resident of Pearl for the past 15 years.
He is survived by his wife Beth Kirkpatrick Morse of Pearl; five children: Heather Lord and husband Gene of Newellton; Adam McMahon and wife Annie of St. Joseph; Allen D. Morse and wife Jessica; Melanie Morse, and Christina Weathersby and husband Billy all of Pearl; four grandchildren: Kade McMahon, Kathyrn McMahon, Landon Weathersby, and Emma Lord. Mel also leaves behind his parents Allen and Claudine Morse of St. Joseph; four siblings: Lane Morse and wife Janice of Church Point; Ruth Powell and husband Mike of Alto; Paul Morse of St. Joseph; and Phillip Morse and wife Jude of Coppell, Texas.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com
Bettye Morgan Talbert
Funeral services for Bettye Morgan Talbert, age 77, of Denham Springs, formerly of Wisner, were held Monday, March 3, 2008 from the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Jason Foster officiating. Interment followed at Providence Memorial Cemetery in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Talbert was born Nov. 18, 1930 to Arleigh and Sarah Caldwell Morgan in Natchez, Miss., and she passed from this life on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 at her residence.
She loved to travel, loved kids, and loved to work in the garden. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: James S. Talbert; two brothers: Richard and Tommy Morgan.
She is survived by two daughters: Sandy Talbert Teal and husband John of Baton Rouge; Darlene Talbert Perez and husband Guy of Denham Springs; six brothers: Robert Morgan and wife Evelyn of Baton Rouge; Edward Morgan and wife Doris of Baker, LA; Glen Morgan and wife Nelda of Monroe; Jerry Morgan and wife Marlyn Ann of Walker, LA; Phillip Morgan and wife Nihla of Dutchtown, LA; Bruce Morgan of Jackson, Miss.; one sister: Peggy McManus and husband Lonnie of Winnsboro; five grandchildren: Beth Erkelens and husband Randall, and their children Brett and Will of Aurora, Colo.; Brad Teal and wife Ashly, and step-daughter Ashlyn Allen of Baton Rouge; Brooke Teal of Baton Rouge; Kellye Stepp of Baton Rouge; Hunter Perez of Denham Springs; Megan Todd of Walker; and her beloved dog, George.
To send online condolences visit www.gillfirstnational.com.
Funeral services for LouEtta Walker, 97, of Ida, La., were held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 at Cox Funeral Chapel in Delhi with Rev. Clyde Piercy and Rev. W. H. "Buck" Curry Jr. officiating.
Burial followed in the Crowville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Delhi.
Mrs. Walker was a longtime resident of the Dunn community until she was 95 years old. When her health declined, she then lived with her daughter in Minden, La., for two and a half years and she spent the last few months in Ida with another daughter where she passed on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Charles Walker; her parents, Ucreightous Antley and Cynthia Katherine Butler Antley; a son, Alton "Red" Walker; a son-in-law, Fred Smith; a daughter, Geniece Walker; a grandson, Clifford Hays; two brothers, William and Archie Antley; and three sisters, Rosa Martin, Evie Upton and Annie Lee Smith.
She is survived by two sons, Wilford Walker and wife Helen of Delhi; and Travis Walker and wife Rogenia of Crowville; five daughters, Floriece Smith of Fort Necessity; Maxine Hays and husband Charles of Ida, La.; Patsy Evans and husband Wayne of Delhi; Linda Caldwell and husband, Roger of Arcadia, La.; and Kay Hamm and husband J. E. of Minden, La.; a daughter-in-law, Johnnie Walker of Winnsboro; a sister, Lois McGuire of Longview, Texas; 23 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
To leave a message of condolence to the family please visit our website at www.coxfuneral.com.
Funeral services for Irene Parker, 74, of Vidalia will be held at Pentecostals of the Miss-Lou today (Wednesday), March 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Bro. Gary Howington and the Rev. George Guy officiating.
Interment will follow at Oakley Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday.
Mrs. Parker was born June 1, 1933 in Gilbert, to Ruth and Homer Hodges. She passed away Monday, March 3, 2008 at Natchez Community Hospital. She was a resident of Vidalia, a homemaker and worked in retail sales. Mrs. Parker was a member of the Pentecostals of the Miss-Lou in Ferriday.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Eugene "J.E." Parker; parents: Ruth and Homer Hodges; son, Michael Henry Parker.
Survivors include her son, Gene Parker and wife Rasty of Denham Springs; sisters, Lillian Hayes and husband Curt of Meadville, Miss.; Shirley Looper of Stuttgart, Ark.; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Curtley Hayes Jr., Jonathan Landrum, George Hayes, Donnie Wilson, Jody Perrault, and Rev. Guy Looper.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Homer Looper and Chauncey Fonville.
The family will receive friends at the church from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2008.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngsfh.com
Charles O. Rountree, Sr.
Charles Osborn Rountree, Sr., had a safe and peaceful passage February 21, 2008, at home in Fort Myers, FL surrounded by his loving family. This honorable man was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, father-in-law, nephew, friend and World War II pilot. Charles's childhood dream of becoming a pilot was inspired by his hometown hero, General Claire Chennault. Chennault who at the time was a Captain with the US Army Air Corps, upon coming home to Gilbert, Louisiana for short leaves, would land his plane in a field outside this rural town. Unknown to Charles, also raised in Gilbert, at this young age, his hero, Claire Chennault, would be a part of a life altering decision.
Charles made many differences in the world, most proudly, by serving his country from 1941 to 1945. As a China National Air Corporation (CNAC) pilot flying 620 plus missions over "the Hump," as the Himalayas were known, Charles and his fellow pilots flew every day from Dinjan, India to Kunming, China since Japan had captured all land routes to China. They delivered much needed supplies, clothing, fuel, and soldiers to the Chinese and to the Flying Tigers headed by General Claire Chennault. The best route, from Dinjan to Kunming, about 500 miles long, crossed a series of mountain ranges up to 16,000 feet high which harbored some of the worst weather in the world pushing pilots and aircraft to extremes. The motto of the CNAC was "Send me men to match my weather."
From 1952 to 1967 Charles, wife Genna and their three children lived in Indonesia. There, Charles was a corporate pilot for the Standard Oil Company flying DC-3's carrying company personnel, their families, and cargo to various oil fields, Djakarta, Bali, Singapore and Hong Kong. The children of the refinery employees, needing to fly to various small towns, remember being welcomed onto the plane and invited into his cockpit to sit in the co-pilot's seat to hold the steering wheel and "help fly the plane!"
Charles and Genna retired to balmy Fort Myers in 1967 where they enjoyed fishing, watching sunsets on their back porch and traveling. Their traveling adventures took them from Nova Scotia to Manzanillo, Mexico and all exciting places in between. Most enjoyment was spent sharing time with their children and friends. This daring flier, gentle person and family man also was a phenomenal storyteller, writer of life's happenings and champion to those in need. He was a graduate of LSU and a member of Alpha Tau Omega. Charles was a member of the Gilbert Methodist Church as were his parents Harry and Bertha Rountree.
Fifty years after the end of World War II, Charles received his medals for flying these hazardous missions over the Hump. A special act of Congress recognized his contributions to the war effort and awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars.
He is survived by his soul mate and love of his life, wife, Virginia "Genna" Ann Birge Rountree, of 65 years (who met Charles at a Cadet Recognition Dance at the Grayson Hotel in Sherman, Texas), originally from Sherman, Texas; his son, Charles O. Rountree, Jr. and his wife Connie and their children, Catherine and Charles (Cotter) Rountree III; daughter, Anne Schroeder, her husband Ed Schroeder and their son Jeffrey; daughter, Nancy Staub and her husband Charles Staub. Also, within this loving family is granddaughter, Ayme Pappas, her husband Jay Pappas and their children, Teeya and Jaylee; grandson, Chris Rountree, his wife Mary and their children, Haley, Holland and Christopher Jr.; nephew, Harry B. Rountree, nieces, Linda, Betsy and Bertha; and cousin, Elsa Malcolm. Additionally, Charles is survived by sister-in-law, Florence Mosher and her children Lisa, Fred, Mike, and Kim.
A private ceremony will be held at one of his favorite spots, the Caloosahatchee River, with family, friends and all species having feathers and fins that choose to join us.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may go to St. Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57326.
A memorial service for Barbara Perry, 69, of Marrero, were held Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home. Burial followed at Restlawn Cemetery in Avondale, La.
Mrs. Perry was a native of New Orleans. She passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Perry, and first husband, Sheldon Falgout; and her parents Octave and Eve Barbetta; and two step-children Ronnie Perry and Danette Adams.
Survivors include a daughters, Kelly Falgout Richter and Sheree Falgout; step-children: Chris, Mona, Donnie and Gayland Perry; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters Evelyn and Ethel.
Funeral services for Velma Reese, 73, of Epps were held Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Epps. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Reese, a housewife, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Survivors include her sons: Willie Smith, Lonnie Reese, Rickie Reese, Louis B. Reese Jr.; daughters: Darlene Whittington, Betty Williams, Levern Spencer, Shirley Robinson; sisters: Marion Hutton, Margie Chisley, Lorriene Weaks, Mildred Crockham; brothers: S.L. Williams, John Hutton, Sam Williams Jr., Sammie Williams, Charles Williams, Lloyd Williams, James Williams, Johnny Williams; 27 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Sammie Williams, Charles Williams, Lloyd Williams, James Williams, John Hutton, Johnny Williams.