Obituaries

Wed
20
Sep

Irene Audry McNeely

Mrs. Irene Audry McNeely, age 89 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. Born Sunday, July 22, 1928 in Hudson, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Relious Carpenter and Martha Johnson Carpenter; husbands, Dewey Spangler, Earnest Maxwell and Victor McNeely; son, Dewey W. Spangler, Jr.; siblings, Ruth LaFollette, Lester Carpenter, Alton Carpenter and James Carpenter. Survivors include her nephew, Gary Carpenter and wife Renee, among numerous other nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Beech Creek Cemetery with Rev. Mickey Parker officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Online condolences may be made to the family atwww.southernfuneralhome.com.

Wed
20
Sep

Georgie Ann Lunsford

Mrs. Georgie Ann Lunsford, age73 of Alexandria, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born Saturday, March 18, 1944 in Trout, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Earley Elton Calhoun, Sr. and Mildred Stapleton Calhoun; daughter, Victoria Ann Hampton; son, Franklin O. Lunsford, Jr.; sisters, Margie Rhinewalt and Johnny Shaw; and brother, Renard Calhoun. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 34 years, Franklin Odell Lunsford, Sr.; daughters, Diane Jones and Freda Spangler; sons, Todd Hampton and Keith Holland; brother, Elton Calhoun; sisters, Mildred Faye Vitale and Hilda Mae Holland; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; special friends, Jared and Nicole Ferguson; anda host of other relatives and friends.Funeral services were held at Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Ricky Wilson and Rev. Joseph White officiating.

Wed
13
Sep

Daniel William “Boone” McCarty

Funeral services for Daniel William “Boone” McCarty, Jr., age 70, were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia, Louisiana with Rev. Todd Tucker officiating. Burial followed at Welcome Home Cemetery in Grayson. Daniel William “Boone” McCarty, Jr. was born in Columbia on July 20, 1947 to the union of his parents, Daniel McCarty, Sr. and Frances Floweree McCarty. He passed away on September 1, 2017 at his home in Harrisonburg. Boone was an active member of Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church in Jonesville and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a decorated Vietnam Veteran having received the Purple Heart and numerous other medals. Boone was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved his family, especially his babies. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Wed
13
Sep

Mary Bess Stroud Todd

Mary Bess Stroud Todd, age 83 of Wheeling, Louisiana, passed away on August 31, 2017. She was born in Wheeling, Louisiana to the late Houston Stroud and Muriel Jones Stroud. Mary was a graduate of Northwestern State University. She started her teaching career in 1955 in Bell City, Louisiana and subsequently taught in Iowa, Louisiana and at Atlanta High School, Atlanta, Louisiana until her retirement. Mary was a member of the Mount Zion Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughters Kim Henderson (Bill), Lori Dumaine (Mark), four grandchildren and one great granddaughter, and her siblings Jim Stroud, Joe Stroud and Linda Stroud Mason. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Houston Stroud and Muriel Jones Stroud, brother, Robert Stroud, daughter, Toby Todd Svensson and granddaughter, Mary Ingrid Svensson. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Mount Zion Methodist Church in Wheeling, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Wed
13
Sep

Maureen Jordan Wise

Mrs. Maureen Jordan Wise, age 68 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Born Saturday, October 2, 1948 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her father, Cranford Lee Jordan, Sr. and daughter-in-law, April Wise. Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Peggy Evelyn Henderson Jordan; husband, Gerald Wise; daughter, Shonda Milton (Bo); son, Philip Wise; daughter, Marsha Daugherty (John); grandchildren, Georgia Lee Ann Milton, Mary Jordan Milton, Andie Holliday Milton, Trenton Skylar Downs, Evelyn Grace Ann Sanders, Slade Garrett Sanders, and Crislee Ann Daugherty; and brother, Cranford Lee Jordan, Jr. (Dianne). Graveside services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Garden of Memories, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home, with Rev. John Holland officiating. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the charity of your choice.

Wed
30
Aug

Burk Fowler

Mr. Burk Fowler, age 92 of Montgomery, Louisiana passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017. Born Saturday, September 27, 1924 in Wheeling, Louisiana, he was a member of Atlanta Baptist Church where he served as deacon, and was also a 50 year member of Montgomery Lodge No. 168 F&AM. He was an avid fisherman of white perch and bream, enjoyed gardening and spending time with family as well as his Masonic fellowship. Mr. Fowler was a US Army veteran of WWII. Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Andrews Fowler; parents, Frank and Hester Lee Stroud Fowler; brothers, Buford Fowler and Arvil Fowler Sr.; and son-in-law, Fabian Geisman, and a great-great-granddaughter Korlyn Chiasson.

Wed
30
Aug

A.D. Rowell

A.D. Rowell, 86, was born on May 27, 1931 in Calvin, LA and passed away on August 12,2017 in Shreveport, LA at Willis Knighton Pierremont. The memorial service was held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 1pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 7000 Glen Leaf Road, Shreveport, LA.A.D. was the owner of Beauty Queen Cabinets, Inc. He had many faithful and loyal employees. Later he worked for Union National Life Insurance and retired from there in 1996.He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Martha Obera Nichols Rowell; brothers, Gary Rowell and Gerald Rowell; Sister Exermae Richards. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma Sue Adams Rowell; Brothers, J.E. Rowell (Jo Ann), Glen Rowell (Earline); sister, Elsie Gieger; sister in law, Betty Rowell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A.D. was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on April 1, 1951 and has served as an elder in the congregation for many years.

Wed
30
Aug

Frances Ruth Barber Sweat

Mrs. Frances Ruth Barber Sweat, age 77 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017.Born Wednesday, April 10,1940 in West Monroe, Louisiana, was a member of East Winnfield Baptist Church and worked for many years in the home health industry, Thompson Home Health and most recently, for Winn Home Health. Mrs. Sweat was preceded in death by parents, Edwin W. Barber and Ruby Brown Barber; grandson, Justin Matthew Sweat. Those left to cherish memory include her husband, Gene A.

Wed
23
Aug

Helen Mae Drewett Johnson

Helen Mae Drewett Johnson passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is survived by her son, Rusty Johnson and wife Caroline of Tulsa, and daughter-in-law Darlene Johnson of San Diego, California; grandchildren and spouses, Julia and Steve Mayer of Fair Oaks, California, Jennifer and Jon Parrish of Washington D.C., Jeffrey Johnson of Lake Oswege, Oregon, Ben Johnson and Maryann Hon of Tulsa; and three great grandchildren, Emily and Ava Parrish and Jevin Johnson. Other survivors include niece, Helen Lynn Bankston of Winnfield, and nephew, Jerry Drewett of Ruston. She is preceded in death by husband Julius Johnson and son Jeffrey Johnson. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Drewett, Sr.; sister Pauline Drewett LaCroix; brothers, A.T. Drewett Jr. of Winnfield and Colvin Drewett of Ruston. Memorial services will be held in Winnfield.

Wed
23
Aug

Avery Danielle Stewart

Infant Avery Danielle Stewart, age 1 month and 22 days, of Goldonna, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Born Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Alexandria, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Pamela Renae Stewart. Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, Ethan and Angela Smith Stewart of Goldonna; sister, Alaina Stewart; maternal grandparents, Jeff and Sandi Freeman and Steve Smith; paternal grandfather, Dave Stewart; maternal great-grandparents, Walter Daniel and Geraldine Schmutz and Jim and Charlene Smith; paternal great-grandparents, Arnold and Carolyn Bedgood and Tom and Martha Stewart. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Goldonna Assembly of God with Rev. Shaun Garner officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery, in Goldonna under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Serving as pallbearers were Travis Braswell and Daniel Kirkham.

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