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Funeral services for Cornelius Jones, 68, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Holly Grove Baptist Church, Wisner with the Rev. James Anderson officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Jones died March 31, 2008 at his home in Winnsboro.
He is survived by two brothers: Kelly Jones and Jeff Jones, both of Winnsboro; and three sisters: Lucy Mae Jackson, Tulsa, Ohio; Luella Jones, Sagnaw, Mich.; and Magnolia Jones, Wisner.
Sadie Allene Spann Good
Funeral services for Sadie Allene Spann Good, 87, of Wisner, were held at First United Methodist Church of Wisner on Thursday, April 10, 2008 with Rev. Frances Guy officiating. Interment followed at Holly Grove Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Good was born Oct. 21, 1920 in Wisner, and passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Mary Anna Nursing Home in Wisner. She was a resident of Wisner, a seamstress and a clerk at a grocery store. Mrs. Good was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wisner and belonged to the Rena Funderburk Missionary Society. She was a member of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her father-James Allen Spann; mother-Sadie (Higgins) Spann; her husband-Charles A. Good; brother-Francis Marion Spann; and one nephew.
Survivors include her sister, Merle Spann McKee of Wisner; five nephews; four nieces; and one great-niece; and one great-nephew.
Pallbearers were George Carroll Jr., Nathan Oliver, Dan DeLaughter, Donnie DeLaughter, Carl Haring, and Ed McKee Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers were Eldon Brown, Bill Carroll, and C. L. McDonald.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com
Funeral services for Louise Griffin, 68, of Ferriday were held March 3, 2008 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Ferriday with the Rev. Shep Bethley officiating.
Burial followed in Ferriday Cemetery under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Mrs. Griffin passed away Wednesday at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday.
Survivors include one son, Benarel Hicko, Ferriday; three brothers: John Hicks Jr., Natchez, Miss.; Scott Hicks, Toledo, Ohio; and Abner Gene Hicks, Sacramento, Calif.
Funeral services for Ela Landis, 65, of Winnsboro will be held Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Winnsboro with the Rev. James Howard officiating.
Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery in Winnsboro under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mrs. Landis died Friday, April 11, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
She is survived by her husband, Willie Landis, Monroe; two sons: Micheal Rubin, Winnsboro; Titus Landis, Monroe; one daughter, Jenifer Rubin, Winnsboro; four brothers: Hayward Rubin Jr. and Lawrence Rubin, both of Dallas, Texas; Louis Rubin and Henry Bradley Rubin, both of Winnsboro; two sisters: Bessie Rubin, Winnsboro; Lucy Mae Brown, Washington, D.C.; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Micheal Rubin, Stonewall Hunter Jr., Louis Rubin, Willie McGee, Calvin Hunter, and Henry Bradley.
Cora C. Fuller
Services for Cora C. Fuller, age 71, of Winnsboro, were held Thursday, April 10, 2008 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro with Dr. Bill Robertson officiating. Burial followed in Sunflower Cemetery near Baskin under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Fuller was an elementary teacher until she retired in 1985. She passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. She was born in Lake Charles, and lived there until 1988, moving to Winnsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Edward Fuller, Jr.; parents: George Francis and Goldie Mae Cox; and brothers: Fitz, Marion, Mike, and Don Cox.
Survivors include her daughter: Christy Madix and husband, Steve of Ruston; grandsons: David and John Madix; sisters: Pat Russell and husband, Bob of Minnesota; Marg Hatsfelt of Lake Charles;
Jean Whittington and husband, Jim of Westlake, La.; brother: Jerry Cox of Lake Charles; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers were Billy Spence, Dallas Batey, Alvin Hatten, Joe Whitten, Jerry Bartelson, and Pat Weatherford.
Honorary Pallbearers were Paul Thornhill and Tommy Tims.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Online Condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
Raymond J. McMurray
Funeral services for Raymond J. McMurray, 63, of Monroe, formerly of Winnsboro will be held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Doyle Adams and Rev. Jerry Goodman officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. McMurray was born Dec. 8, 1944 in Winnsboro, and passed away Sunday, April 13, 2008 at his camp in Wisner. He was a resident of Monroe, a engineer specialist with the Louisiana Department of Transportation, and a member of the Baptist faith. Mr. McMurray was a veteran of the United States Navy and will be missed by many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Willie McMurray, mother, Viola (Barfield) McMurray, and brother, Dennis McMurray.
Survivors include wife of 42 years, Georgia Cowart McMurray; daughter, Angela (McMurray) Bickham and husband Lance; and son, Raymond Brett McMurray and wife Amanda; three grandchildren: Tyler Lance Bickham, Tayler Amber Bickham, and Raymond Decatur McMurray, all of Monroe; three brothers: Delmus "Poochie" McMurray and wife Juanita of Baskin; Hubert "Bo" McMurray and wife Dena of Winnsboro; and Jerry McMurray of Winnsboro; two sisters: Marilyn Buxton and husband Marvin, and Edna Wiggins, all of Winnsboro; very special aunt, Inez Day and husband John of Winnsboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Bickham, Jimmy Spencer, Fred Watson, Don Smith, Mike Patterson, and Terry Lightsey.
Honorary Pallbearers will be John Day, Bubba Day, and Buster Williamson.
The family will receive friends at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2008.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity.com.
Herschel Theo Barron
Funeral services for Herschel Theo Barron, 83, of Ferriday, were held Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Comer Funeral Home in Ferriday. Burial followed at Highland Park Cemetery in Sicily Island under the direction of the funeral home.
Mr. Barron died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Barron was born Jan. 11, 1925 in Franklin Parish to Zennie and Mattie Barron.
He had been a resident of Ferriday for 54 years and was of the
Methodist faith. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during
World War II.
Mr. Barron was a retired surveyor for the Louisiana Department of
Transportation and Development. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Dustin Mason.
Survivors include wife, Frances C. Barron, of Ferriday; son, Lonnie
Barron and wife, Grace; daughter Gwen Comeaux and husband David of Cash Bayou; two sisters: Annie Dollar of West Monroe, and Laverne Mock of Baskin; grandchildren: Lacie Killian and husband, Allen; Brandy Iles and husband, David; Melanie Book and husband, B.J.; Karen Antala,
Brandy King and husband, Dan Stephen; Stephen Wyles and wife, Ann; and Chris Temple and wife, Michelle; great-grandchildren: Cody and Tanner Mason, Kirsten Iles and Cayden Killian; and a host of relatives and friends.
John T. Pierce
Funeral services for John T. Pierce of Kingwood, Texas, are incomplete at this time.
Mr. Pierce, a retired metal construction worker, died Monday, April 14, 2008. Services will be handled under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Luther Ward Scott
Funeral services for Luther Ward Scott, 88, of Winnsboro will be held Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Philadelphia Baptist Church in Crowville with the Rev. Nolan Mock officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mr. Scott died Thursday at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Visitation will be Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Scott is survived by one son, Andrew Scott, Houston, Texas; one daughter, Nancy Marshall, Leggett, Texas; three brothers: Tommy Scott, New Orleans; Andrew Jackson, Pasadena, Calif.; Hubert Hicks, Marian, Ark.; nine sisters: Ella Pettis, Barbara Jean Brothers, Rosie Page, Lucille Jackson, Sophia Scott and Jo Ann Tabb, all of Monroe; Freddie White and Roberta Prescott, both of Monroe; and Ruth Swiney of Winnsboro.
Pallbearers will be Ira Williams, Kenneth White, Richard Walker, Silas White, James White and Otha Caston.
Grace Russell Smith
Services for Grace Russell Smith, 92, of Winnsboro, were held Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Beouf River Baptist Church at Liddieville, with Rev. Jimmy Harper and Russell Kupferer officiating. Interment followed in Ogden Cemetery, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Winnsboro.
As the last surviving member of her family she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: George Russell, John Russell, her twin brother Roger Garrett "Bud" Russell; sisters: Ollie Riley, Clara Winters, Bonnie May Thomas, Martha Jane Russell, Lucy Faulk, Maggie Searcy, Beatrice Hawsey and Julie Fowler; along with two infants that died soon after birth. Also preceded in death by Major Collins, who was taken in as a young child by her parents.
Mrs Smith, known as Big Mama to her family, was born in Liddieville, Oct. 26, 1915 to the late George Newt Russell and Clara Williams Russell. In her teens, she traveled to Monroe, to attend Russell Beauty School. She married Cecil Smith Dec. 24, 1938. In 1949 they returned to Liddieville with their family.
She was well known as a great cook even though she never measured anything. She spoke "her mind". You never had to guess what Big Mama thinking. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her children, Jerry Smith, Sylvia Kupferer and Linda Sue Allen, as well as five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Billie Massey, Stephen Smith, Russell Kupferer, John Kupferer, Hooper Nealy and George Faulk, Jr.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ogden Cemetery Fund.
On line registry / condolences at www.mulheranfuneralhome.com