|Obituaries published on Jan. 15, 2009|
Leonard E. Carlton
Funeral services for Mr. Leonard Eugene "Gene" Carlton, 78, of West Monroe, were at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe with Phillip Bedenbender and Stanton Groan officiating. Interment was at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe.
He was preceded in death by six sisters; one brother; and his first wife, Kathryn Eppinette Carlton.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Germany Carlton; children, Kathryn Jean Poland, Susan Gail Groan and Paul Leonard Carlton; sister, Laverne Griffith; extended family, Grace Germany Kirksey, Stephen Germany and Enoch Germany; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were William Poland, Stanton Groan, Lt. William Poland, III, Johnathan Groan, James Poland and Victor Cheeks.
Memorials may be made to Camp Road Church in West Monroe.
James M. Cooper
Mr. James M. Cooper, 82, of Dubach, passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
His funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Dubach United Methodist Church in Dubach with Rev. Doug Stewart, Rev. Don Lanier and Rev. Connie Smith officiating. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William M. and Vera Wadley Cooper; first wife, Ruth Foster Cooper; and sister, Dot Turner.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Cooper; daughter, Linda Ruth Cooper and husband Charles G. of Duncanville, Texas; son, Kenneth James Cooper and wife, Debbie, of Lewisville, Texas; stepson, Deany Herring and wife, Donna, of Dubach; sister, Louise Bain of Rome, Ga.; grandchildren, Crystal Cooper of Midlothian, Texas, Carrie Cooper and husband, Mike Terrell,of Austin, Texas, and Kelley Cooper and Natasha Cooper of Lewisville, Texas; step grandson, Dallas Herring and wife, Bridget, of Ruston; great-granddaughter, Annabelle Terrell; and stepgreat-grandson, Dawson Herring.
Pallbearers were Warren Washam, Tom Baker, Jimmy Turner, Jason Baker, Robert Colvin and Jerry Rogers.
Alice Mignone Haley Creekmore
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Mignone Haley Creekmore, 65, of Calhoun, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. Micky Hudnall officiating. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Garden Cemetery in Calhoun.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mitchell and Oma Haley; brothers, Jimmy and Jake Haley, S.L. Taylor, J.T. Taylor, and Awress Taylor; sisters, Anna Mae Keirn, Maudie Lee Christy and Beatrice Pace; and her first husband, William Smith.
Survivors include her husband, Daniel Creekmore Sr.; two sons, William E. Smith Jr. and Daniel Creekmore Jr.; three daughters, Tina Pancoast, Tammy L. Jacoby and Rebecca S. Creekmore; six grandchildren, Ryley A. Smith, Joshua Jacoby, Stanley Jacoby, Eden Holt, Alvin Holt and Daniel J. Creekmore; and three sisters in-law, Opal Taylor, Geneva Taylor and Martha Haley.
Pallbearers were Billy Taylor, Jack Taylor, Tommy Foster, Michael Hunt, Joshua Jacoby and Roger Hale. Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Jacoby and Ryley Smith.
Memorials may be made to Clark Springs Baptist Church.
Memorial services for Mr. Richard "Dickie" Getchell, 69, of West Monroe were at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe, with Dr. Greg Clark officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Getchell; eight brothers in-law; one sister in-law; two uncles; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Jennifer Greenwood, 52, of Bossier City, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Willis Knighton Hospital after a sudden illness.
Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe, with Rev. Jon Tellifero and Rev. Marla Munn officiating. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Greenwood Young.
Survivors include her parents, Harry and Mary Nell Greenwood; brother, Paul Greenwood and wife, Debbie; nieces, Alicia Greenwood and Andrea King and husband, John; nephews, Michael Young and James Young; great nephew, Griffin King; great nieces, Landyn and Laurel Young; aunt and uncle, Emma and Stanley Burkett; companion, Rita Formby and her children, Rhonda Burlison and husband, Mike, J. Formby and wife, DeAnna, and their children, Blair, Bailey, Bryleigh Burlison and Miller Formby.
Pallbearers were Michael H. Young, Jim Hall Jr., Herschel C. Cobb, Ray Allen, Jerry Formby Jr., James J. Young, and John H. King.
Honorary pallbearers were the Ed Stinson Jr. Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church in West Monroe and Employees of Tiger Loans/CMSC, LLC.
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City, or to First United Methodist Church in West Monroe.
Mr. Robert "Dan" Hayes, 76, of Monroe, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, following a lengthy illness.
His funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Loch Arbor Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Myrick officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.
In addition to his parents Drew and Ida Bell Hayes, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 29 years, Sandra Thompson Hayes; three daughters, Connie Hendricks and husband, Ricky, Elizabeth Osborne and husband, Willie, and Angela Patten; two sons, Danny W. Hayes and Shane Patten and wife, Michelle; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Thomas and Neva Driggers; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Brad and Vance Trichel, Jamie Eppinette, Mike Hearne, David Hernandez, Oscar Robertson and Ricky Hendricks Jr.
Evelyn E. Kinnison
Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn E. Kinnison, 89, a longtime resident of Sterlington, were at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Monroe Memorial Park Mausoleum. Rev. Harry Burns officiated and arrangements were by Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Phillip Kinnison, in April 2006.
Survivors include her children, Glenda Smith and husband, Dean, Dwayne Kinnison and wife, Myrna, Roger Kinnison and wife, Vonnie, Michael Kinnison and wife, Carrie, and Beth Toney and husband, Billy; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Erma Parker, Iva Lee Brazzel and Marie Kinnison; a brother, Norman McClung; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Margaret Ellen Cassady Lane
Mrs. Margaret Ellen Cassady Lane, 71, of Monroe, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Msgr. Edmund Moore officiating. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fate M. and Bertha Heath Cassady; and brother, Roy Cassady.
Survivors include her husband more than 52 years, Charles W. Lane; one daughter, Debbie Adams and husband, James, of Monroe; two sisters, Shirley Johnson of Kentucky, and Barbara Cassady of Monroe; grandchildren, Cassady Lane Adams, and James R. "Chip" Adams II; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Lavelle Ivy, H.J. (Frenchie) DeMers, Bill Cooper, Charles Baker, Toby McKown and Christopher DeMers.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
James M. McDonald
James M. "Jimmie" McDonald, age 61, of Crestview, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his father Harry, and a brother, Billy.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Dianne McDonald; his children, Mary Margaret McDonald of Denham Springs, J. Michael and Kristie McDonald Jr., of Navarre, Fla., Matthew Isaiah McDonald and Morganne Margaret McDonald, of Crestview; two grandchildren, Shawn Michael McDaniel of Monroe and James Michael McDonald III of Navarre, Fla.; great-grandchild, Kaden Michael McDaniel of West Monroe; his mother, Eloise Stalk; sister, Margaret Gayle McDonald; and many friends and hunting buddies.
Oscar Junior Odaware
Mr. Oscar Junior Odaware, 77, of West Monroe, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in West Monroe.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe with Rev. David Barkley officiating.
Survivors include his children, Randy Odaware and wife, Brenda, Billy Odaware and wife, Nancy, Kathrine Swinea and husband, Michael, and James Odaware and wife, Dianne; grandchildren, Stephanie, Randall, Ryan, Alicia, Dustin, Derek, Brian, Traci, Brad, Amanda and Rachel; numerous great-grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Ann Tidwell.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Dustin Odaware, Derek Odaware, Brian Arender, Brad Arender and Randall Odaware.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Bettie Lou Bradley Sutton
Mrs. Bettie Lou Bradley Sutton, 79, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, after a lengthy illness.
Her funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Rusty Richardson officiating. Interment was in Twin Cities Memorial Gardens in West Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charlie William Sutton.
Survivors include her son, Charlie M. (Mike) Sutton and wife, Sherry, of Monroe; sisters, Neal Crawley and Johnnie Richardson, both of Bossier City; granddaughters, Holland Christine Sutton, Courtney Graves Sutton and Bethany Shea Sutton; stepgrandsons, Kenneth Michael Wallace and Stephen Patrick Wallace; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were James Viator, Robert Forrester, Greg Alley, Kenneth Wallace, Stephen Wallace and Aaron Roubion.
Sharon Allen Taylor
Sharon Allen Taylor, 62, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008.
Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Monroe, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Pallbearers were Harvey Hales, Dr. George Cannon, George Cummings, Joe Farr, Tom Nicholson, Mike Riley, Bob Durden and Hugh McDonald. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Rayville Men's Prayer Group.
Sharon leaves behind her husband and partner of 40 years, Jim Taylor; her two children, who were her greatest pride, joy and comfort, Jay Taylor and Tanya Taylor Pesek, and Tanya's husband, Mark Allen Pesek, who became like a son to her; three grandchildren, Sarah Helen Pesek, Nathan Taylor Pesek and Nicholas "Cole" Allen Pesek, who all became the delight of her life; her parents, John and Helen Allen; brother, Heath Allen and his wife, Jan; sister, Arden Allen Dufilho and her husband, Ed; and numerous nieces and nephews who were very dear to her.
Memorials may be made to the United Way of Northeast Louisiana, at 1201 Hudson Lane, or MD Anderson Cancer Center-Breast Oncology Department, at mdanderson.org, or PO Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210.
Lisa Grigson Thomas
Mrs. Lisa Grigson Thomas, 45, of West Monroe, passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009.
Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at First Baptist Church of Calhoun with Rev. Robert Wise and Rev. Tommy Terry officiating. Interment was in Roselawn Gardens in Calhoun under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Thomas; children, Matthew Grigson and Sarah Aiken and husband, Sam; parents, Larry and Annette Long; brothers, Robert Long and wife, Lisa, of Nashville, Tenn., and Doug Long and wife, Laura, of Cullman, Ala.; grandparents, James and Margaret Long; stepchildren, Timothy A. Thomas, Natasha A. Buie and Kristina Gayle Thomas; special friend and father of her children, Jerry Grigson; nephews, Sam, Stephen and Jon-Luke Long; and step-grandchildren, Quinton, Hunter B., Kayli and Zane Thomas.
Pallbearers were Matthew Grigson, Timothy A. Thomas, Samuel Long, Stephen Long, John Scott and Mike Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lisa Grigson Thomas Underprivileged Families Christmas Fund at Community Trust Bank.
Richard Thornton, 73, of Rayville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008.
A remembrance of life service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Rev. Clint Thornton and Rev. Jimmy Pelley officiated. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mava Jean Nolan Thornton and his sons, Royce Thornton and Mahlon Richard Thornton Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Thornton of Rayville; daughter, Wanda King and her husband, John, of Cleveland, Tenn.; sons, Larry Neal Thornton and his wife, Portia, of Rayville, and Mark Stephen "Steve" Thornton of Cleveland, Tenn.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Deannie Strickland of Sterlington; brothers, Rev. Clint Thornton of West Monroe and Arnold Thornton of Mangham; and several nieces and nephews.
Lonnie David Turner
Mr. Lonnie David Turner, 76, of Monroe, went to be with the Lord on Christmas morning, 2008, in West Monroe.
His funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe with Pastor Roy Duffey officiating. Interment was at Monroe Memorial Park.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Leona Turner and two brothers, Willis David (WD) Turner and Jack Turner.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Doris Turner of West Monroe; son, Paul Turner and family of Ft. Mill, S.C.; daughter, Pam Nations and family of West Monroe; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and four brothers, Nelson Verden, Owen, Billy and James Turner.
Pallbearers were Mike and Kevin Nations, Ken Green, Lynn and Vic Albritton and Neal Johnson.