Mr. Link Larn Allen, age 49 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Mr. Allen was a retired auto mechanic. Born Tuesday, May 2, 1967 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his father, Leonard L. Allen; brother, Lex Allen; grandfather, Lloyd Allen. Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Gloria Butler Muller; uncle, Onis Allen; brothers, Lacey Allen and Lance Allen; sister, Vicki Allen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service arrangements will be announced by the Allen family at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Mr. Benjamin Kurt Yellott, age 38, were held at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the Plain Dealing Baptist Church, Plain Dealing, LA with Rev. Andy Harris officiating. Interment followed in Hamiter Cemetery, Plain Dealing, LA under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Plain Dealing, LA. Mr. Yellott was born on August 5, 1978 to Donis Timothy Yellott and Vickie Elaine Hamiter Yellott in Dallas, TX and passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Winnfield, LA. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Iraq War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved his family very much. He is survived by his daughter, Gracie Yellott; two sons, Luke Yellott and Spencer Yellott; parents, Donnie and Vickie Yellott of Plain Dealing, LA; two brothers, Tim Yellott, Josh Yellott both of Plain Dealing, LA; step-son, Kessler Matlock; best friend, Kristan Green of Winnfield, LA; and a host of other family and friends. Mr.
Jace Michael Barber, age 4 months of Goldonna, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Jace was born Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Those left to cherish his memory include his Parents Michael and Jamie Garner Barber, paternal grandparents Jeff and Lori Barber of Winnfield, and Deanna McDaniel of Georgetown, paternal grandmother Debra Garner of Goldonna, paternal great grandparents Wayne and Carolyn Barber and Leonard and Evelyn McDaniel all of Winnfield, uncle Robert Barber, aunts Amanda Parker, Rachel Graves and Alyssa Garner. He is also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Shaun Garner officiating. Interment followed in the Goldonna Cemetery, in Goldonna, La. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.southernfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Patterson for James E. Carpenter, a native of Calvin, LA and a longtime resident of Patterson was called home to be with the Lord at the age of 84 on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Interment followed in the Morgan City Cemetery. Rev. Mark Norwood, Rev. Joe Thibeau, and Rev. Lamar Carpenter will conduct the services. Serving as pallbearers were Justin Carpenter, Adam Vaccarella, Carson Vaccarella, Matthew Carpenter, Denis Gravois, and Peter Vaccarella. Honorary pallbearers were John Garrett, Jack Bice, John Carpenter, Wesley McReynolds, Bob Watson, and Jerry Boyles. Relatives and friends were invited to join the family for the visitation on Thursday at First Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m.
Funeral services for A.C. Riggs, age 90, were held at Zion Baptist Church, Georgetown, LA at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 18, 2017 with Rev. Byron Norris officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Mr. Riggs of the Packton Community passed away on March 16, 2017. He was born on December 20, 1926, and was a life long resident of Grant Parish. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Bessie Riggs, brothers Clyde, Thurman, W.O. (Blue) and Gerald and sister Dorothy Kees. Mr. Riggs was a graduate of Selma High School and a veteran of World War II having served in the South Pacific. His career with Penrod Drilling Company spanned many years in the oil field. Upon retirement, he established Riggs Enterprises, Inc. and worked as a drilling consultant.
Services for Patricia Ellen “Patt” Thurman, age 66 of Choudrant, LA will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Warren, AR with Minister Gary Harrison officiating. There will be a reception in the fellowship hall following the service. Patt was born and raised for the most part in Warren, AR. Later in life she moved to Winnfield, LA and was living in Choudrant at the time of her death. She loved to read books and spend time with family and friends. Patt was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Ron Thurman of Hope, AR, her parents, Nolan Leon Williams of Warren, AR and Adeline Helms Friedlander of Opp, AL, her sister, Nancy Lynn Grissom of Greenville, TX and a granddaughter, Erika McKenzie Higgs of Winnfield, LA. Patt is survived by her daughters, Ellen Kay Higgs of Choudrant, LA and Ashley Brooke Davis and husband Tommy of Bernice, LA, her brother, Nolan Stanford Williams and wife Celeste of Dallas, TX.
Mrs. Velma Hamberlin Shaw, age 94 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Born Friday, September 15, 1922 in Colfax, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Houston and Linnie Cosby Hamberlin; husband, David Shaw; siblings, Mertis Dowty, Thelma Nash, Jeanette Johnson and Perry Hamberlin. Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Vera Keith and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Carolyn Fletcher officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery, in Montgomery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.