|Obituaries published on Jan. 1, 2009|
Lois Marine Hendrix Beard
Funeral services for Lois Marine Hendrix Beard, 94, of West Monroe, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in West Monroe. Officiants were Revs. Rick McPhearson and Danny Chance. Interment followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Terrell P. Beard; daughter, Janice A. Beard; and seven brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Katherine Beard McManus and husband, Donnie R., and their children, Randy McManus and wife, Beverly and children, Quincy and Lacy; Judy McManus Barnes and husband, Bobby and children, Courtney Silmon and fiancé, Jamie Parrott, and son, Ethan Parrott; and B.J. Barnes; and Michelle McManus Dycus and husband, Dub; son, Benny T. Beard and wife, Janice A., and their children, Rhonda Beard Walker and husband, Keith, and children, Garrett and Morgan; Prentice "Buster" L. Beard and daughter, Madi Beard; and Amanda K. Beard; brother, Albert "Buck" Hendrix; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Dub Dycus, Buster Beard, Keith Walker, Danny Gaston, Bobby Barnes and Quincy McManus.
Margie Lee Martin Bond
Mrs. Margie Lee Martin Bond, 91, of Monroe, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, in Monroe.
His funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe with Rev. Tony Smith officiating. Interment was at Carter Cemetery in Collinston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Bond Sr.
Survivors include her sons, Willie Frank Bond of Monroe, Robert W. Bond Jr. of Swartz, J.R. Bond and wife, Cynthia, of West Monroe, Jerry Bond and wife, Ruby, of West Monroe, Jessie Marion Bond of Swartz, Eddie L. Bond and wife, Kathy, of Swartz and Jimmy Kerrick and wife, Valarie, of Georgetown, Texas; sister, Maggie Slack of Bastrop, and Betty Houidobre of New Orleans; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Frances Speir Cole
Mrs. Frances Speir Cole, 84, of Monroe, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, in Monroe.
Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe with Dr. Alan Miller officiating. Interment was at Monroe Memorial Park.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Wesley Ray Cole in April 2003.
Survivors include her sons, Kenneth R. Cole and wife, Marta, Ronald E. Cole and wife, Mary; daughters, Kathy Thompson and Kay Buchart; 10 grandchildren, Cammeron Lutrick, Melissa Spencer, Kelli Thompson, Trey Buchart, Megan Reyna, Amanda Buchart, Wesley and Kenneth Cole, Kari Borgman, Justin Boudreaux; five great-grandchildren, Corin, Hannah, Sara, Emma Grace and Karson; sisters, Virginia Renwick, Marie Glenn, Patsy Causey and husband, Marion; brothers, George Speir and wife, Joan, David Speir and wife, Sarah, and Jerry Speir and wife, Barbara; and many nieces and nephews.
John A. Douglas
Mr. John A. Douglas, 46, of West Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008.
His funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. Jeff Luellen officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Douglas; two daughters, Mandy and Sara; one granddaughter, Riley; four brothers, Bruce Douglas and wife, Linda, Mark Douglas and wife, Lori, Gregory Douglas and wife, Lisa, all of West Monroe, and Michael Douglas and wife, Frieda, of Riverview, Fla.; niece, Michelle Douglas; nephew, Nicholas Douglas; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
A.V. Frost, 85, of Sterlington, departed this earth on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, after a brief illness.
Survivors include his four children, Marcia Dudley, Charles Frost, James Frost and Ginger Wimberley; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Frost.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Mauldin, in 1997; and his parents, Fred Houston Frost and Dee King.
A memorial service has been planned for 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at the American Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, his family requests that donations be made to the Friends of the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum.
Everett L. Gay
Mr. Everett L. Gay, 80, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at his residence.
His funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Roger Stouffer officiating with assistance from Rev. Ronnie Wyrick. Entombment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Edith Marie Harrison Gay; parents, Henry B. Gay and wife, Eulla; three stepsisters; two brothers, H.B. Gay and Floyd Gay; one sister, Juanita Rich; brothers-in-law, Garvis Buchanan, Lunk Barnes, C.H. Hensley and Delbert Harrison; and sisters-in-law, Frances Barnes and Margaret Hensley.
Leaving behind to cherish his memory are his two sons, Jimmy Floyd Gay and wife, Elizabeth, of Monroe, and Billy Joe Gay of Redland, Calif.; one sister, Myrtle Marie Buchanan of Leonard, Texas; one brother, Gerald Gay of Forney, Texas; one granddaughter, Kristy Gay of San Bernardino, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Homer Brashear, John Brashear, J.L. Harrison, Billy Gay, Billy Gay Jr. and Joe Young. Honorary pallbearer was Steve Gay.
Orleane Redding Heacock
Mrs. Orleane "Sissy" Redding Heacock, 90, of West Monroe, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.
Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. Todd Gregory officiating. Interment was at Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Heacock; sons, Donald Heacock and Ricky Heacock; and daughter, Judy Ann Heacock.
Survivors include her daughter, Gayle Wellerman; son, Glen Heacock; nine grandchildren, Travis Heacock, Lynn Farr, Andrea Fowler, Michelle Heacock, Blake Wellerman, Danna Lett, Scott Wellerman, Rick Heacock and Aaron Heacock; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.
Pallbearers were Travis Heacock, Rick Heacock, Blake Wellerman, Scott Wellerman, Dalton Fowler and Brad Gregory.
Levi Andrew Jackson
Levi Andrew "Jack" Jackson, 73, of Calhoun, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, in Calhoun.
His funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe with Brother Neil Everett officiating. Interment was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Helen Richmond Jackson; son, David Jackson and wife, Debi; daughter, Teresa Hicks and fiancé, Steve Gill; sister, Patricia Auger and husband, "Sonny"; brother, Travis Jackson and wife, Charlotte; grandsons, Tres Hicks and Ryan Jackson; granddaughters, Wendee Hicks, Laurie Fitzgerald and husband, Jay, Aimee Jackson and fiancé, Ron Causey; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Michael Burkhardt, Jeff Spillers, Clint Cannon, Kevin Jackson, Jay Fitzgerald and Ron Causey. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Green and Charles May.
Glynn O. Johnston
Glynn Johnston, 78 of West Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, in West Monroe.
His funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe with Revs. Eddie Shoemaker and Charles Davis officiating. Interment was at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Waymon and Pearl Johnston; children Michael Johnston and Janet Johnston Easterling; grandson, Jason Easterling; and brothers, W.N., Sherman and Dalton Johnston.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene; son, Terry Johnston and wife, Rhonda; daughter-in-law, Deborah Johnston; grandchildren, Michael Johnston Jr., Tara Johnston, Shelley Johnston Hendrix and husband, Chad, Tim Johnston and wife, Emmy, Holly Johnston Reigle and husband, Aaron, Ricky Brown, and Heather Holsomback; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Michael Johnston, Jr., Tim Johnston, Chad Hendrix, Donald Johnston, Leroy Johnston, Ricky Lilly, Ralph Young and James White. Honorary pallbearers were the Senior Men's Sunday School Class of Peniel Baptist Church.
Claude Simpson Mason
Mr. Claude Simpson Mason, 89, of West Monroe, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
His funeral was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. Danny McIlveene and Rev. Dale Jordan officiating. Interment was in Wilmot Cemetery in Wilmot, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Rials Mason and daughter, Brenda Mason Hagan.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Kenny and husband, William, of Dallas, Texas, and Linda Willis of West Monroe; two granddaughters, Sandie Wilson of Dallas and Angela Hill of Alexandria; three grandsons, Bill Kenny of Dallas, Mason Hagan and wife, Brandi, of Dodson and David Hagan and wife, Jennifer, of Aiken, S.C.; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Wilson of Dallas; and two sisters, Bennie Barnes of Donaldson and Laveta Garner of Monroe.
Pallbearers were Jerry Steelman, Tim Watson, Nelson Lane, Bill Kenny, Mason Hagan and Dale Sandifer. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Barker, Buck Watson, Maloy Slocum, James Wyatt, E.L. Gewin and Richard Fewell Sr.
Ethel Juanita Page
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Juanita Page, 80, of Ore City, Texas, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. Carlton Watkins officiating. Interment was at Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Robert and Bessie Houston; brothers, Claudie Houston, Frank Houston and Allen Houston; and sister, Allie V. Crane.
Survivors include her husband, James Ray Page; sons, Johnny Allbritton, David Allbritton and Gerald Allbritton; daughters, Kathy McMurray and Lisa Sherman; stepchildren, James Ira Page, Darrel Page, Alie Rayburn and Margret DeMoss; sisters, Betty Crain, Hazel Dove, Evelyn Hickingbottom and Bobby Hemphill; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many special friends.
Pallbearers were Michael Madden, Cody Allbritton, Daniel Ready, Bubba Sanders, Jason Page and Brad Collier. Honorary pallbearers were Brock Sherman, Quentin Sherman, Bubba Allbritton and Caleb Allbritton.
Jeff Planco, 35, of West Monroe, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service was at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Mulhearn Funeral Home.
Survivors include his fiancée, Miki Stout, of West Monroe; his mother, Terri Planco, Newington, Conn.; father, Richard Planco, Simsbury, Conn.; sister, Allison Planco, Newington, Conn.; and nephew, Spencer Planco,
The family asks that memorial donations be sent to Miki Stout, 112 West Ridge East #B, West Monroe, LA, 71291.
Andrew T. Robertson Jr.
Mr. Andrew T. Robertson Jr. 83, of Monroe, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008.
His funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with his son-in-law Sam Dickens officiating. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Ruth Carmichael Robertson; daughter, Nancy East, and her daughter, Sunnye East; son, Jacob East; daughter, Jenny Dickens and husband, Sam; their son, Reed Dickens and wife, Sofia; their son, Sam Reed Dickens; and Robbi Dickens and wife, Caitlin; their son, Carter Dickens; their daughter, Emma Dickens; son, Ragan Dickens and wife, Natalie, Riley Dickens and Reese Dickens; son, Andy Robertson and wife, Carol; their son, Andrew Robertson; brother, Norman Robertson and wife, Gladys; and numerous friends and relatives.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Reed Dickens, Robbi Dickens, Ragan Dickens, Riley Dickens, Reese Dickens and Jacob East.
John T. Seale
Mr. John T. "Bud" Seale passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, in Monroe.
His funeral was private under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jay Seale; his father, Percy Seale; mother, Ruth Seale; and his sister, Ruth Jean Dumas.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Seale; son, Brad Seale and wife, Alexi, of Safety Harbor, Fla.; sisters, Mary Jo Humphries of Livingston, Texas; Ann Greer of Benton, Ark., Linda Demann of Shreveport; grandchildren, Mariah Seale, Brad Seale Jr. and Jayde Seale, all of Safety Harbor, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 3400 Forsythe Ave., Monroe, La. 71201.
Alvin Jimmy Shows Sr.
Mr. Alvin Jimmy Shows, Sr., 69, of Monroe, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Cornerstone Hospital.
His funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. John Dallalio officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Davis; and brother, Joe Shows.
Survivors include his son, Alvin J. Shows, Jr. and wife, Karen; sisters, Julie Ann Rinnicker and husband, Kenneth, Doris Cupit and Shirley Bridwell; and brothers, William Shows and James Shows.
Pallbearers were Eugene Cupit, Terry Sturdivant, Jason Shows, Steve Ellias, Kenneth Rollinson and John Ditta.
James Louis Stephens
James Louis "Jim" Stephens, 73, of West Monroe, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in West Monroe.
His funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. Don Wright officiating. Interment was in Hewitt Cemetery in Mangham.
He was preceded in death by his parents, "Rex" and Mable Stephens and sister, Flo Stephens Manning.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Stephens; sons, James Dawson Hicks and wife, Roxie; daughter, Susan Dianne Windham and husband, Bert; brother, Robert Stephens; six grandchildren, Derek James Hicks, Jeremie Dawson Hicks, Heather Marie Calhoun, Ryan Sydney Windham, Steffany Jill Sanders and Susan-Brooke Windham; five great-grandchildren, Olivia, Landen, Isabelle, Kyla and Jillian; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ken Brown, Frank Miller, Lynn Lee, Alex Lee, Rick Walters and Trey Oglesby.
Junie E. Whittington
Mrs. Junie E. Whittington, 72, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, after a brief illness.
Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at McFarland Cemetery in Banks, Ark. Rev. Dean Nelson officiated. Arrangements were by Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Survivors includes daughter, Sharon Pierce and husband, David, of North Little Rock, Ark.; sons, James Thomas and wife, Glenda, of Princeton, Roger Thomas of West Monroe, Kenneth Thomas and wife, Debbie, of Marion, and Glen Whittington of West Monroe; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bradley Thomas, Steve Hollis, David Aday, Larry Bennett, Clint Hollis and James Aday. Honorary pallbearers were James Whittington and Clay Hollis.