Obituaries

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Gaynell Kathleen Gresham Wallace

Mrs. Gaynell Kathleen Gresham Wallace, age 101 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Born Monday, December 24, 1917 in Atlanta, Louisiana, she was member of Atlanta Baptist Church and was co-owner of Wallace Service Station of Atlanta.

Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by her parents, John Phillip “Pete” and Lillie Dale Lee Gresham; husband, John Ross Wallace; son, Phillip Eugene Wallace; granddaughter, Jo Anne Landry; great-great granddaughters, Kristyn Nicole Hoffpauir and Riley Elizabeth Wallace; son-in-law, Hulen Charles Landry.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Lorraine Wallace Landry; and her six grandchildren and a multitude of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Atlanta Cemetery with Rev. Chad James officiating. Interment followd under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

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Carl Lee Paul

Mr. Carl Lee Paul, age 71 of Goldonna, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Born Saturday, April 26, 1947 in Jonesboro, Louisiana, he was a member of the River of Life Church in Goldonna, was retired from Willamette in Campti and was an avid coon and hog hunter.

Mr. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and June Joyner Paul; son, Lane Conley; sister, Wanda Paul.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 47 years, Dianne Harris Paul; children, Danny Dawson (Kym), Kimberly Brown (Keith) and Dwana Luther (Vance); grandchildren, Cody, Faith, Trey, Savannah, Sylvia, Dylan and Landon; brothers, Tommy Paul (Norma), Lester Paul (Douglas) and Eugene Paul (Sherilyn); 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Michael Evan Austin

Mr. Michael Evan Austin, age 55 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Born Friday, June 21, 1963 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his father, James Harley Austin, Sr.; niece, Brandi Lynn Parker; and his fur baby and best friend, Oskar.

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Kimberly Alyse Sullivan Ramirez

Kimberly Alyse Sullivan Ramirez passed from this life on Tuesday January 22, 2019 in Vacaville, California. She was born in Baytown, Texas on December 5, 1976.

Kimberly graduated from the Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology Esthetics Program in 2001 and worked the past 18 years as an esthetician.

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Feb

Earnest James Baxley Sr.

Mr. Earnest James Baxley Sr., age 80 of Winnfield, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Born Saturday, July 2, 1938, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Earl and Nellie Baxley; brother, Louis Earl Baxley; and son, Jay Baxley. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 53 years, Carolyn Crooks Baxley; daughter Kristy Baxley Avant and husband Terry; granddaughters, Kalyn and Karly Avant and Olivia Baxley; sister, Nell Baxley Stadtlander of Jonesboro as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Earnest was a 1957 graduate of Winnfield High School and a 1964 graduate of Northwestern State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He was a logger for over 40 years and was the owner and operator of Winn Timber Company. Upon retirement, he was also the trucking manager for Diamond B Construction in Alexandria, Louisiana.

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30
Jan

Tammi Lynn Henderson Howell

Tammi Lynn Henderson Howell, 56, passed away on January 24th, 2019 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, after a long battle with cancer. Her funeral services were held at North Hodge Assembly of God on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3pm. A wake was held at Winnfield Assembly of God on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 5-8pm.

Tammi was born on May 22, 1962 in Malvern, Arkansas to Stan and Sandra Henderson. She married Tim Howell on May 4, 1984. Together, they raised two boys, Drew and Daniel Howell. She remained a dedicated employee of the Bank of Winnfield for 34 years.

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Raymond Griffin, Jr.

Mr. Raymond Griffin, Jr., age 79 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Winn Parish Medical Center.

He was born Tuesday, December 19, 1939 in Chopin, Louisiana and was retired from A&P Grocery store as Assistant Manager.

Mr. Griffin was the son of the late Raymond Griffin Sr. and the late Vera Quimby Griffin. He was also preceded in death by four siblings Vernon, Shirley, Audrey, and Jacqueline.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary Griffin, his son Eddie Griffin (Trina) of Cypress Texas, daughter Anita Jones (Randy) of Weatherford, Tx., and two grandsons Benjamin and Brian. He also leaves to cherish his memory one sister Janet Tomlinson of Bradenton, Fl. as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 11:30 AM on Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Gary M. Parker officiating.

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Paul Wesley Garner

Mr. Paul Wesley Garner, age 61 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019.

Born Monday, June 24, 1957 in Mobile, Alabama, he was an avid fisherman and hunter, was a log truck driver and attended church at Jordan Hill United Pentecostal Church.

Mr. Garner was preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley and Mary Ethel Ward Garner; siblings, Carolyn “Kaka” Bedgood and Robert “Bud” Garner.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 42 years, Judy Womack Garner; children, Daylon Wesley Garner and Sheena Denise Combs (Donnie); grandchildren, Dayton Combs, Dyson Combs, Karlie Garner, Kinley Garner and Leah Garner; siblings, John L. “Johnny” Garner (Evelyn), Janice Hasselle, Emily Gibson (Weylin) and Paula Lucas; and numerous nieces and nephews

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Jan

Mr. Thomas Warren

Mr. Thomas Warren, 91, of Maurice, Louisiana, passed away on January 18, 2019, surrounded by his family members.

The funeral service is being handled by and wase held at Southern Funeral Home on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at 202 E. Lafayette St., Winnfield, Louisiana. Byron White, grandson-in-law of Thomas, of Angleton, Texas, will be officiating. Visitation was held on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service, at Southern Funeral Home. Burial followed the funeral at Garden of Memories cemetery in Winnfield.

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William Michael “Mike” McDaniel

William Michael “Mike” McDaniel, age 53 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Born Monday, January 18, 1965 in El Paso, Texas, he was preceded in death by mother, June Branch McDaniel.

Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Jessie McDaniel; wife, Dawn Ayres McDaniel, Atlanta, LA; son, David McDaniel, Atlanta, LA; daughter, Gabriella Ayres, Atlanta, LA; step-son, Chris Ayres, Atlanta, LA, sister, Diana McDaniel, St. Joseph, MO; sister, Cathy Czudek, Leesville, LA; brother, Dewey Ramey, Leesville, LA; brother, Christopher McDaniel, Fort Lauderdale, FL; 4 grandchildren, Ashley Nation, Robbie Nation, Melynda Nation and Michailah Grishom; 5 great grandchildren, Malachi Nation, Aeric Grishom, Mason Grishom, Mariah Beard and Madelyn Nation; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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