|Obituaries published on March 11, 2010|
Howard Devone Payne Jr.
Howard Devone Payne Jr., 68, of Little Rock, Ark., died Monday, March 8, 2010 after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was born Feb. 7, 1942 in Winnsboro, to the late Howard Devone and Delores Payne.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Charlotte Payne; his daughters, Dee Payne Chapman (Wink), and Shelly Payne Martin (Bobby) and son, Howard (Trey) Devone Payne III. Grandchildren are Claire Chapman, Winston Chapman III, Payne Martin and Parker Martin. He is also survived by his brothers, Robert Charles Payne (Donna), Joe Beck Payne, and Andy Payne (Anna).
He played football for ULM in Monroe. He spent time on the rodeo circuit team, roping and steer wrestling before beginning his career with Snelling. He started Snelling over 40 years ago and has built a respected reputation for his honesty, character and integrity. He was honored by Snelling with the first Legacy Award ever presented. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Franchise Advisory Council.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He had a strong Christian faith and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for over 39 years.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today, March 11, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, in Little Rock, Ark., (501)224-8300. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Immanuel Baptist Church with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR 72211 or American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
Clovis Wayne Searcy Jr.,
Funeral services for Corporal Clovis Wayne Searcy, Jr., of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office were at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010, at First Baptist Church of West Monroe. Officiants were OPSO Chaplain Jeff Luellen, OPSO Chaplain Scott Thompson and Rev. Clovis Sturdivant. "JR" was eulogized by Sheriff Royce Toney. Interment was at Kilpatrick's Serenity Gardens in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Visitation was Wednesday evening at the church.
Clovis Wayne "JR" Searcy, Jr., of West Monroe, died March 6, 2010, after being injured in the line of duty two days prior. He was born Nov. 4, 1976, in West Monroe. He was a devoted father, husband and son, his children were the light of his life. He graduated from West Ouachita High School in 1994. He then entered the United States Air Force where he served four years as a military police officer and also met the love of his life, Kerry, his wife of nine years. Continuing on his pursuit to serve and protect, JR joined the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office where he served eight years as a dedicated, including several years as a K-9 officer, which was his true passion. JR was such a hard worker and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was also a successful business owner of C&K Searcy Enterprises, a lawn-care business and his hard work did not stop there: he was also dedicated to Woodlawn Elementary School by helping direct traffic during school arrivals and dismissals. As a final act of selflessness, he gave the gift of life through organ donation. During JR's free time, he enjoyed many hobbies and past times which included participating in his children's sporting events, four-wheel racing, mud digging, boating, water sports, and football especially the New Orleans Saints.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James M. Searcy Sr. and Alice Marie Searcy and cousin/best friend Tony Searcy.
He is survived by his loving wife of nine years, Kerry S. Searcy and his two children, Justin and Maegan Searcy, as well as his step-son, Nicholas Lambert; mother, Kay Guirlando and her husband, Rocky; father Clovis W. Searcy Sr. and his wife, Ginger "Lou Lou"; brothers, Cody Searcy and Casey Guirlando and his wife, Rainy; maternal grandparents, Thomas D. and Marjorie Cupit of Rocky Branch; grandparents, Rosemary "MeMe" Crowson and her late husband, Marvin Crowson; brothers and sisters at heart, Tracy Wayne Crocker and his wife, Shana, Tommi Lynn Bush and her husband, Jay, Gidgette Broussard and her husband, Jeremy and Brooke Whitehead; uncle James Searcy and his wife, Darlene, aunt Janis Cupit; uncle Thomas "Buddy" Cupit Jr.; uncle Terry Searcy; aunt Gayle Searcy, aunt Connie Beavers and her husband, Joey, uncle Gary Dale Searcy; uncle Joe Guirlando and his wife, Peggy, aunt Virginia Puckett and her husband, Billy; aunt Rosie Sikes and her husband, Rickey; mother-in-law Sue A. Bass and her husband, Robert of Lincoln University, Penn.; fathers-in-law George McAfee and his wife, Virginia of Fremont, Ohio, Stuart Small and his wife, Phyllis of Coatsville, Penn.; sisters-in-law Stephanie Small and her fiancÚ, Lance Staib of Newark, Del., Amy Gray and her husband, Bill of Oxford, Penn., Tara McAfee and Heather McAfee of Fremont, Ohio; grandparents at heart, Loretta Mohr, Dorothy and Chuck Gnepper all of Fremont, Ohio, as well as a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
Pallbearers will be Casey Guirlando, Tracy Wayne Crocker, Jason Lillo, Jason Greenly, Scooter Day, Shelton Cooper, Cody Searcy, Kevin Brasher, Jason Hendry, Dennis Wall, Jeremy Broussard, Jim Funderburk and Craig Elmore.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Ouachita Parish Sheriff Office Deputies.
A special thanks for the outpouring of support from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office and other surrounding law enforcement agencies, as well as J.P. Morgan Chase and P&S Surgical Hospital, plus other local businesses.
A benefit account has been set up at Progressive Bank for the Searcy family. You may make donations at any of their locations and reference Searcy Family with Account Number 4022289.
Online condolences: www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.
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