Obituaries

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Margie Kelley Dobson

A service to honor the life of Mrs. Margie Kelley Dobson was held at 2 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Briarwood Baptist Church in Saline, LA with Bro. Dick DeBusk and Bro. Trey Etheridge officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home of Natchitoches. Mrs. Dobson, 84 years of age and a resident of Chestnut, passed away February 16, 2018. She was born on May 22, 1933 to Edwin C. Kelley and Lela Durbin Kelley in Winn Parish, LA. She married Roland Dobson on July 15, 1950 and shared 62 years together until he passed away in 2013. She enjoyed traveling with Roland and visiting new places together. A long-time member of Briarwood Baptist Church, she enjoyed fellowship with her church family. Her greatest treasure on earth was her family. The happiest times were when her family could gather and enjoy a meal she prepared for them.

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Dorothy Durbin Caskey

Mrs. Dorothy Durbin Caskey, age 87 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Born Wednesday, July 2, 1930 in Goldonna, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Abner Durbin and Pearl Ruth Durbin; son, David Glen Caskey; brother, Denny Lawrence Durbin; and sisters, Estelle Coile, Aubyn Gill, and Mary Reidheimer. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 72 years, Henry L. Caskey, Jr., Dodson, LA; daughters, Donna Privett (Don), Ball, LA and Cheryl Walters (David), Dry Prong, LA; 7 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and sister, Carrie Humphrey (Jerry), Hosston, LA. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 16, 2018, at Gloryway Church with Rev. Ronny Taylor and Rev. Donald Privett officiating. Interment followed in Gloryway Cemetery, near Dodson. Serving the family as pallbearers were Timothy Privett, Todd Box, Joshua Box, Daniel Caskey, John Nobles, Chris Allen, and Ray Duck.

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John E. Garrett

Mr. John E. Garrett, age 85 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. Born Saturday, August 13, 1932 in Dodson, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Hubbard E. and Lettie A. Holloway Garrett; and son Steve Garrett. Mr. Garrett was a retired road construction superintendent and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Christabell Singleton Garrett; son, James Stanley Garrett (Cecelia); daughters, Rebecca Garrett Jordan (Michael), Teresa Garrett Bailey (Norris), and Anita Garrett Parsons (Frank); 10 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Reverends Lamar Carpenter and Dick DeBusk officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

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Linda Carol Newcomb Sterling

Linda Carol Newcomb Sterling 58 of Sikes, LA formerly of Norwood, LA, Gloster & Summit, MS went to be with the Lord on Monday February 12, 2018. Linda was born on Sept 14, 1959 in Amite, LA to the union of L.C. & Jerline Newcomb. She is preceded in death by her father L.C. Newcomb and former husband Kim Sterling. Those left to cherish her memories are her mother Jerline Newcomb of Norwood, LA; son Jason Sterling& Jessica of Benton, LA, brother Jimmie Wayne “Tub” Newcomb & Charlotte of Stonewall, LA; the love of her life Jerry Erskins of Sikes, LA and two daughters Caitlan Erskins Loftin of Ruth, MS & Amanda Erskins Pigott of Summit, MS; grandsons Jackson & Davis Sterling; Jase Pigott, Riley & Layton Loftin. Nephew Cory Newcomb of Castor, LA and niece Bethany Faye Newcomb of Stonewall, LA. Linda graduated from Centreville Academy in 1978. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her five grandsons.

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Ernest H. (Rusty) Melton, Jr.

Services for Ernest H. (Rusty) Melton, Jr., age 74, of Hammond, Louisiana were held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield, Louisiana with Pastor Ty James officiating. Burial followed in the Melton Cemetery Rusty was born March 30, 1943, in Riverside, CA where his father (Ernest Sr.) was stationed during World War II, and where his father met and married his mother (Grace). The family moved to Winnfield, Louisiana (where his father was from) after the war ended and he spent the rest of his childhood growing up in Winnfield. He attended Louisiana College and graduated with a double major in Accounting and Psychology. Rusty began his career as a sales associate for Baker Shoe Store, while attending college, and held a managerial position at the Baker Shoe Store in Lake Charles. Missing his native Winn Parish, he returned home to serve as a Case Worker for the Winnfield Welfare Dept.

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WMS 4H Shares The Love

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, members of Winnfield Middle School’s 4H Club visited Autumn Leaves Nursing Home. While there, the students distributed Valentine’s Day cards and visited with residents. – photo submitted by Winnfield Middle School 4H Club

 

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Thomas Roddie Poole, Sr.

Thomas Roddie Poole, Sr. A native of Winnfield and resident of Denham Springs, La. passed away on January 25, 2018 at the age of 88. He was a graduate of Winnfield High School, Class of ‘47 and Northwestern University, Class of ‘51. He retired from the State Legislative Auditors of Louisiana twenty plus years of service. Graveside services were held at Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, La. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10:00am. He is survived by two daughters, Wanda J. Poole, and Beth Poole Jessup and husband David, son, Thomas R. Poole, Jr. and wife Tracey, six grandchildren; Michelle Clark and fiancé Jason Hathaway, Chris Jessup, Rachel Jessup Carr and husband Chad, Lawson Jessup, Camaille Poole, and Zachariah Badon, three great-grandchildren, Lauren Picou, Brian Picou, Jr., and Matthew Picou, and great- great-granddaughter, Zoey Krauss, and brother, Michael Van Poole, Winnfield La.

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Leona Sharbono

Mrs. Leona Sharbono, age 86 of Montgomery, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Born Thursday, December 3, 1931 in Aloha, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Telie Thompson DuBois; husband, Ted Sharbono, Sr.; sisters, Orie Bee Dauzat and Ola Mae Williams; and brother, Charles and Jr. DuBois. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Ted Sharbono, Jr. (Charlotte); son, Eugene Sharbono; son, Willard Sharbono (Amanda); son, Jimbo Sharbono (Nettie); daughter, Anita DeSoto (Rickey); daughter, Mabel Woods (Mike); son, Steve Sharbono (Vicki); 18 grandchildren; numerous great and great great grandchildren; sisters, Tiny DuBois and Esther Mooty (Harmon); and brother, Buddy DuBois. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Southern Funeral Home, from 9:00 AM until time of services. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev.

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Eunice Mary Mercer

Mrs. Eunice Mary Mercer, age 88 of Sikes, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Born Monday, March 4, 1929 in Hinton Camp, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington and Vera McNaughton Boyett; husband, Floyd Edward Mercer, grandson, Micah Shane Myers; brothers, Melvin, J.D., Arvel, and Douglas Boyett; and sister, Lilley Mae Ramsey. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Lynda S. Broadway (Steven); grandson, Christopher DuLane Myers; granddaughter, Brandy Lynne Butler; great granddaughter, Harley Brooke Myers Peterson; and brother, Lawson Boyett (Lucille). Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home. Interment followed in Cox- Guin Cemetery, in Winnfield. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com

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Mark Frederick

çMr. Mark Frederick, age 60 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018. Born January 9, 1958 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was a member of South Winnfield Baptist Church and was very devoted to his family. Mr. Frederick was preceded in death by his parents Willie E. Frederick, Sr. and Ida Mae Frederick; and brother, Willie E. Frederick, Jr. Those left to cherish his memory include his niece Andrea Frederick-Hymel and husband Clifford; Aunts/Uncles; Floyd Frederick, Leslie and Mary Frederick, Carlotta Frederick; cousin Stacey Frederick and her son Dustin, and sister-in-law Cathy Frederick. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jack Miller officiating. Interment followed in Winnfield City Cemetery. Clifford Hymel, Dustin Frederick, Bruce Crain, Tony Frederick, Shane Frederick, Chad Frederick, and Keith Frederick served as pallbearers.

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