Obituaries

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Frances Prescott White

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Frances Prescott White, age 46 of Cordova, Tennessee completed God’s plan for her life on Saturday, January 23, 2021 after a brief illness.

Frances was born June 30, 1974 in Oxford, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her father: John David Melton and an unborn son.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of almost 20 years, Joseph White: her children Brian and Brianna White all of Cordova, Tennessee. Her mother, Betty Costilow and significant other John of Duckhill, Mississippi. Her parents in-law: Jimmy and Karen White of Winnfield, Louisiana. One brother, Philip Knickel of Mississippi. Sibling-in-laws, Jennifer (Brad) Watts of Carrollton, Mississippi, Jodie (Paul) Busha of Winnfield, Louisiana. One nephew, Tyler Watts of Brandon, Mississippi; Two nieces: Olivia and Blakelyn Busha of Winnfield, Louisiana. As well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and day care babies.

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James L. Hinckley, Jr.

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James L. Hinckley, Jr., age 71 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Born Sunday, June 19, 1949 in Alexandria, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his father, James L Hinckley, Sr.

Mr. Hinckley was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his time with his grandchildren. He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve. Mr. Hinckley worked as a controller at Tremont Lumber Mill but was most proud of his work as administrator for the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home (OWL Center).

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 49 years, Vivian Panzigrau Hinckley; mother, Joyce Cardwell Lofton; daughter, Jennifer Vidrine (Blake), grandchildren, Samuel, Sylvia and Marcie Vidrine; sister, Janice Stroud (Gary) and brother, Justin Hinckley (Jeanette).

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27
Jan

Billy Choate

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Mr. Billy Choate passed from this life on Wednesday, January 20,2021. Mr. Billy spent his working career in the timber industry where he would later retire from. In 1977 he received a kidney transplant, which was donated by his brother Scooter. Mr. Billy was the longest living individual receiving a transplant of some 43 years. He will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he has gained throughout a lifetime.

Those left to cherish his memory are his three brothers Tony, Scooter, and Tommy Len Choates, along with several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Wilbur Kennedy and Virginia Maxine Choate, and one sister Joy Choate Folden.

The family received friends at Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 12 noon until 2PM. Inurnment will take place at a later time privately by the family.

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27
Jan

Earlene Long Boyett

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Mrs. Earlene Long Boyett, age 90 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Born Thursday, April 17, 1930 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was the last surviving charter member of The Family Church. She managed the Morgan and Lindsey store in Winnfield until it closed. Later, she worked at P&M Plumbing until retirement. She was a pastor’s wife and supported her husband’s ministry throughout northcentral Louisiana. She loved growing tropical house plants and over two hundred plants in her home.

Mrs. Boyett was preceded in death by her parents, Earl E. Long, Sr. and Edrye Simms Long; grandparents, Joe E. and Alice Smith Long and Holden and Jeannie Jeffus Simms; husband, Rev. Daniel George Boyett; son, Daniel Earl “Danny” Boyett; sisters, Virginia Long Rolen and Gracie Long Vargas.

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20
Jan

Mrs. Sue Jones Lowe

Mrs. Sue Jones Lowe

Mrs. Sue Jones Lowe, age 73 of Calvin, Louisiana passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021.

Born Wednesday, March 5, 1947 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Selma Keene Jones; daughter, Susan Lowe Stiles; sisters, Margie Franks and Thelma Billeau; niece, Patricia.

Sue was a woman of quick wit and sarcasm. Behind her subtle smile, she was full of sass. If you had a conversation with her, you could trust that she would always tell you how she really thinks. She was full of deep love for her family. She was a great role model as a faithful wife and a devoted mother.

Sue had a place in her community. She stood beside her husband in business at Lowe’s Grocery Store. She was a member of Calvin Baptist Church and also served as a substitute teacher and was loved by the students.

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20
Jan

Martha Lowe Killian

Martha Lowe Killian

Martha Lowe Killian, daughter of Herschel and Ruth Lowe, was born and raised in Calvin Louisiana, Martha passed away 10th January 2021 aged 82 in her hometown of Alexandria. Survived by brother Milam, sisters Mary Ann and Melinda. Martha was a graduate of Calvin High School and Northwestern University, where she earned a degree in education. As a teacher she worked in parishes around north Louisiana. Martha understood the worth of every student that crossed her path, education, a life passion projected into her great grandchildren.

Beside her brother and sisters, Martha is survived by her children Denese and husband Allen; Robbie and wife Kelly; and Renee and fiancé Tony; five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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20
Jan

Amy Gail Allen

Amy Gail Allen

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever because the Word of God is alive and powerful.”

The family of Amy Gail Allen, age 77, a native of Winnfield but a longtime resident of Baton Rouge, is now celebrating Amy’s transition to heaven at 5 pm on January 9, 2021. A memorial service, Lord willing, is being held on Friday, Jan. 22, at 12 Noon at the Presbyterian Church in Winnfield.

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13
Jan

Mellie Faye Barton

Mellie Faye Barton

Mrs. Mellie Faye Barton, age 72 of Winnfield, passed away at Willis Knighton Medical Center North in Shreveport January 7, 2021.

Mrs. Barton was born in Winnfield, Louisiana, December 10, 1948 and was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. She was a Registered Nurse and worked at Winn Parish Medical and later retired from Fresenius Dialysys Clinic. She also worked for Dr. Collier for many years. She had several hobbies including sewing, reading, and playing Phase10 but her favorite was spending time with family.

Mrs. Barton was the daughter of the late Roy Folden and the late Etta Rolen Folden and was also preceded in death by her husband Wilmer Clyde Barton Sr. as well as her siblings Robert Folden, Vivian Folden Ross, Sally Folden Williams, Roddy Folden, Betty Jo Folden Barton, Edna Folden Hair, and Glen Folden.

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Jan

Lee Leonard Wood, Jr.

Lee Leonard Wood, Jr

Lee Leonard Wood, Jr., 73, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

The family received friends between 6 and 8 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2021 at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett. Graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Pavilion in Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Ronnie Lawson, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett.

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13
Jan

Edna Lee (Taylor) Cash

Edna Lee (Taylor) Cash, age 69, of Arcadia, Louisiana, passed on December 18, 2020, due to complications from pneumonia and the COVID virus while hospitalized at the Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, LA. Born August 4, 1951 in Pineville, LA, she was the daughter of the late John H. Taylor and Laura Lee (Matthews) Taylor and was preceded in death by both as well as brother, Donald Taylor, and step-brother, Harold Lashley.

Edna grew up in the Wheeling Community and attended Atlanta High Schoolfrom which she graduated in 1969. She was a threeyear Veteran of the United States Air Force and worked in the trucking industry until retirement.

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