|Obituaries published on Jan. 22, 2009|
Robert Barton Bruce
Robert "Bob" Bruce passed away from this world on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, surrounded by his loved ones, following an extended illness.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Dean McGough Bruce; children, Monica McGough Ingram and her husband, Scott, Doris McGough Becton and husband, Barry, and Larry McGough and wife, Debbie; and grandchildren, Beau Becton along with Haley and Lawren McGough.
Services and interment were held Saturday, Jan. 10, with Rev. Dennis Anger officiating. Pallbearers were Barry Becton, Ollie Dean, Bob Eads, Sherman Harrelson, Scott Ingram and David Thiels.
Memorials may be made to Cypress Street Church of God Building Fund, 1401 Cypress Street West Monroe, LA. 71291.
Horace Q. Buckley Jr.
Mr. Horace Q. "Buddy" Buckley Jr., 65, of West Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009.
His funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe, with his nephew Rev. Charles Dupree officiating. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Helen White Buckley; son, Horace "Buddy" Buckley III of Houston, Texas; daughter, Vicky Buckley Chelette and husband, Dale, of West Monroe; two grandchildren, Alyssa Marie Chelette and Justin Dale Chelette of West Monroe; and sisters, Inez Cavey of Baltimore, Md., Jane Dupree of Swartz and Corda Queen of West Monroe.
Honorary pallbearers were Rex Rugg, Jessie Flower, Robert Murphy, Dale Chelette, Kerry Moulder and A.J. Corrent.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or by phone, 1-800-ACS-2345.
Lula Mae Hale Graham
Mrs. Lula Mae Hale Graham succumbed to kidney disease on November 12, 2008.
Survivors include her three children, Author Hale and wife, Kanda, of Washington, Mitchell Hale and wife, Debbie of Alaska, and Ronni Marzolf and husband, Bill of Louisiana; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Jesse of Epps and Eva of Monroe; brother, John of Florida; and numerous other family.
Frances R. Howard
Mrs. Frances R. Howard, 84, of West Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in West Monroe after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Hasley Cemetery with Rev. Milton Pray officiating.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Tommy L. Howard and Jerry R. Howard.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Floyd D. Howard; son, Stephen K. Howard and wife, Janet, of Shreveport; granddaughters, Amy Long and husband, Michael, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Allison Jones and husband, Richard, of Shreveport; grandson, Michael Howard of Vero Beach, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Colby Long and Hogan Jones; daughter-in-law, Dana Furr Howard of Bossier City; and brother, Frank Folks and wife, Rhonda, of Ponchatoula.
Geraldine Aulds Howard
Mrs. Geraldine "Jerry" Aulds Howard, 79, of Rocky Branch, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in West Monroe.
Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Rocky Branch Church of Christ with Bro. Don Delukie, Bro. Larry White and Bro. Jerry Lee officiating.
Interment was at Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelton Howard and parents, Ira and Carrie Aulds.
Survivors include three daughters, Karen Stephens and husband, Brent, Pamela Hodges and husband, Ronnie, and Suzanne Calk and husband, Mark; sister, Francis Kennedy and husband, Euell; seven grandchildren, Bart Miller, Kellye Bergeron, Gabe Smith, Misti O'Neal, Tara Riley, Rachel Deichmann and Jon Wayne Stephens; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bart Miller, Jimmy Howard, Mitch Hardy, Mike Hardy, Casey Kennedy and Milas Parker Jr. Honorary pallbearers were John Howard, Al McGee, Jasper Howard, Will Ferguson and Gabe Smith.
Donations may be made to World Radio at White's Ferry Road Church of Christ or Rocky Branch Church of Christ.
June Knight Ivy
Mrs. June Knight Ivy, 70, of Farmerville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009.
Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Kibbey Hatfield officiating. Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Katherine Knight; daughter, Amy Jeanette Ivy; three grandchildren, Christopher Glen, Erica Lynn, and Katherine June Guinbellot.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Lavelle Ivy; two daughters, Kathi McGaugh and husband, David, and Tracey Ivy; two brothers, Ben Knight of Monroe and George Knight and wife, Lisa, of Missouri; grandchildren, Davey McGaugh and wife, Amanda, Jesse McGaugh and Samuel Tyler McGaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Davey McGaugh, Jesse McGaugh, Tyler McGaugh, Kevin Hogard, Kreig Hogard and George Knight III.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Farmerville United Methodist Church.
Lyle Auston Malloy
Lyle Auston Malloy, 88, of Windsor, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Hasley Memorial Pavilion in West Monroe. Arrangements were by Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Mae Harris, in 1972; a grandson, Jacob Terrill Culpepper; two brothers, Carl Columbus Malloy Jr. and John Harold Malloy; and two sisters, Martha Louise Stuckey and Annette Paulk.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Gay Seward and her husband, Tennie, of Windsor, Mo.; Pamela Kay Foster and her husband, J.W., of Downsville; a son, Lyle Auston Malloy Jr., of Louisiana; two grandchildren, Emily Louise Foster and Elijah Jerrell Foster; two brothers, Joe Roy Malloy of Washington state; George Edward Malloy of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including a special niece, Rebecca Riser, whom he raised with his wife.
Rosa P. Morrow
Mrs. Rosa P. Morrow, 90, of Winnsboro, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
Her funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Winnsboro with Rev. Daniel Corkery officiating. Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell A. Morrow and brother, Francis J. Palumbo.
Survivors include her son, William Russell Morrow and fiancée, Carmen Glennon; grandchildren, Laura, Caroline, Matthew and Mark; sister, Deloris DiMarco and husband, Ross; nephews, Dr. Ross DiMarco and wife, Kandy, Rick DiMarco and wife, Jane, Francis J. Palumbo Jr. and wife, Joan, David Palumbo and wife, Tania, and Joby Cantalamessa and wife, Pam; nieces, Kathy Gulino and husband, Joe, Sherry Maher and husband, Regis, Rush Miller and husband, Don, and Mia Faris and husband, David.
Pallbearers were Barry Stevens, Mickey MaGee, Chris Christman, Sidney McLemore, Rocky Carter and Terry Murphy.
Memorials may be made to the American Breast Cancer Society.
Lola Bee Porter
Mrs. Lola Bee Porter, 84, of Downsville, passed away Jan. 13, 2009, in Monroe.
Her funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Aulds Chapel Church with Bro. Mike Reynolds officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.
Survivors include her husband, Leon Porter; four sons, Gary Porter and wife, Barbara, Roy Porter and wife, Bonnie, Terry Porter and wife, Lee, and Richard Porter and wife, Margaret; daughter, Cheryl Porter; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
John A. Silkman Sr.
John A. Silkman Sr., 96, died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss.
A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Baltimore, Md., at a later date.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Magness Silkman. Survivors include a son, Tim Silkman, and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Draughn Silkman, of Petal, Miss.; three grandchildren, Hannah Silkman Bell of Gulfport, Miss., Austen Silkman of Dallas, Texas, and Evan Silkman of Hyde Park, N.Y.
memorials may be made in Monroe to the Grace Episcopal Rectors Discretionary Fund or to the Ronald McDonald House.
Lucille P. Smith
Graveside services for Mrs. Lucille P. Smith, 97, of Shreveport, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Riverview Cemetery in Monroe with Rev. Rusty Grant officiating. Arrangements were by Mulhearn Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. M.M. Smith; sons, Robert Smith and Courtney Smith; daughter, Lucille Hebert; son in-law, Sherman Johnston; and grandsons, Kenneth Smith and Robert Keith Smith.
Survivors include her daughters, Bea Johnston of Shreveport and Mary Smith of Manor, Texas; son, Harry Smith Sr. of Balch Springs, Texas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
James Sowell Sr.
Mr. James "Rusty" Sowell, Sr., 41, of Marion, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009.
Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Concord Cemetery in Marion with Dewayne Monk officiating. Arrangements were by Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Thelma (Nanny) and Jim Oliver; great-grandmother, Granny Burt; best friend, Kenneth M. Tillman Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Wendy; son and daughter-in-law, Rusty Jr. and Rebecca of West Monroe; son, Christopher (Pookie); daughter, Brandi Nicole of Marion; mother and father, Sebron and Joyce Sowell of Marion; uncle, Charlie Sowell of Winnsboro; great uncle, Joe Burks of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Tristin and Jamie Rae Sowell; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Betty and Gary Hamilton; brother-in-law, Britt Clarke Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please email Sherrijone@yahoo.com for family memorial funds.
Katherine Cleo Warren
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Cleo Warren, 88, of West Monroe, were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe, with Rev. Danny McIlveene officiating. A private burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Garden Cemetery in Calhoun.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Warren; son, Dr. Harold Warren; sister, Mary Oliveaux; and brother, Willie Barnett.
Survivors include her daughter in-law, Sharlene Warren; grandchildren, Jimmy, Noel and Michelle; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Hair, Lelea Clark and Bobbye Verbois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Richard Hair, Brian Hair, Junior Johnson, Curtiss Parker, Ronald Auttonberry and Sam Keeton.
Memorials may be made to Ouachita Parish Humane Society.
Robert E. Weaver
Mr. Robert E. Weaver, 81, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Avalon Place.
His funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Dale Walker and Bishop C.T. Hanchey officiating. Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Survivors include his children, Dr. Mike Weaver and wife, Liesa, of Petal, Miss., Connie Miller and husband, Danny, of Monroe, and Ronnie Weaver and wife, Liz, of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren, Danielle Joy Miller, Jacob Miller and wife Halley, Robin and Jeffery Weaver, and their mother, Susan Weaver, and Erin and Anna Weaver; and great-grandchildren, Destinee Joy Miller, and her mother, Shaundreka Miller, Dillon Miller and Leena Jayne Miller.
Memorials may be made to ALS Association, Louisiana Chapter, 640 Main Street, Suite 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-6825.
Robert Sherwood Wickes
Mr. Robert Sherwood Wickes, 91, of Monroe, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.
His funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Gerald Lewis officiating. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his nephew, Thomas Sherwood Wickes and wife, Joy, of Albany, Ill.; niece, June Brantley of Farmerville; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Betty Jean McKaskle Wilkes
Mrs. Betty Jean McKaskle Wilkes, 76, of West Monroe, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in West Monroe.
Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in West Monroe, with Rev. Rick McPherson and Rev. Everett Geis officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Wilkes; two brothers, Paul and C.D. McKaskle; sister, Mary Wilkes; and a grandson, Daniel Wilkes.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Wilkes Sr. and wife, Annette, and John Wilkes and wife, Teresa; sister, Juanita Davis; six grandchildren, Michael Wilkes, Jr., Ashley Shyrock, Cody Wilkes, Elisha Coats, Johnny Kilpatrick and Mary Kilpatrick; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Michael Wilkes Jr., Cody Wilkes, Greg Shyrock, Johnny Kilpatrick, Brad Coats and Chad Webb.
Joseph Alfred Young Sr.
Mr. Joseph Alfred Young, Sr., Maj, USAF-Ret., 93, of Shreveport, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport.
Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Marcell Crow officiating. Arrangements were by Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Selma Oliphant Parks Young; and son, Joseph A. Young Jr.
Survivors include his daughter, Era Lee Parks Thigpen and husband, Larry, of Sterlington; sons, Jule William Parks III of Shreveport and Paton David Parks of Sterlington; grandchildren, Larry Eugene Thigpen Jr. and wife Karen, Tracy Lynn Thigpen Risser and husband, Thomas, and Kelly Anne Parks-Smith and husband, Justin; and great-grandchildren, Katlyne Brianne Thigpen, Payton Jule Parks-Smith and Presley William Parks-Smith.
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