Obituaries

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01
Dec

Bobby Gene Jennings

Bobby Gene Jennings

Mr. Bobby Gene Jennings, age 86 of Goldonna, Louisiana passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021.

Born Friday, May 17, 1935 in Marthaville, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, L. Roy Jennings and Mattye Blanche Knott Jennings; granddaughter, Amanda Kay McAllister.

Mr. Jennings was self-employed as a contractor and loved hunting and guns, but most of all, his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Gracie Bonnette Jennings; children, Sharon Rhodes (Terry), Karen McAllister (Robert) and Brandon Lynn Jennings (Amy); 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Brian McAllister and Rev. Brendan Thomas officiating. Interment followed in Sanders Chapel Cemetery in Calvin.

Wed
17
Nov

Earl Glynn Smith

Earl Glynn Smith

Mr. Earl Glynn Smith, age 89 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Born Friday, December 18, 1931 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma Ionia Welch Smith and William Grady Smith; sisters, Dorasteen and Pauline Steel, and Lula Bell Barton; brother, Woody Smith; daughter, Glenda Diane Smith, and granddaughter, Caroline Rodgers.

Mr. Smith served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He drove a school bus for many years for the Winn Parish School Board and was a long-time custodian for First Baptist Church of Winnfield.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Earlene Smith; son, Kerry Wayne Smith; grandchildren, Howard Marshall Smith, Jodie Renee Hudgins, Cassie Jeanine Rodgers, Alesha Ann Smith, and Megan Smith; great grandchildren, Brielle Hudgins, Brentley Hudgins, Brayden Smith and Kaidence Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wed
17
Nov

Rev. Walton Deloy Shows

Rev. Walton Deloy Shows

Rev. Walton Deloy Shows, age 89 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021.

Born Friday, October 21, 1932 in Jonesboro, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents Cleo Barnes Shows and Walton A. Shows; wife, Jean Desadier Shows; brothers, Tommy and William Henry Shows; son-in-law, Sam McFarland; and great grandson, Eli Bryant Shows.

Rev. Shows served as pastor in various area Baptist Churches for over 50 years and was also retired from Williamette after 50 plus years of Service. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Mike Shows (Liz), Kim McFarland, Martha Finch (Dave), and Jeff Shows (Mary); grandchildren, Melissa (Mike), Christina (Rick), Paighton (Austin), Kyle (Valerie), Erin, Jared (Rebecca), and Josh; great grandchildren, Brenden, Evan, Luke, Caroline, Austin Paul, Kyra, Piper, Oliver, Grayson, Korbin, Molly, Jayce, and Noah.

Wed
17
Nov

Linda Kay Vines Harris

Linda Kay Vines Harris

Linda Kay Vines Harris, 67, of League City, Texas passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Friendswood, Texas. She was born September 6, 1954 in Winnfield, Louisiana to Henry B. Vines, Sr. and Jewel “B” Franks Vines.

She was a graduate of Dodson High School and later Louisiana College where she received a BA degree in education to pursue her love for teaching. Linda spent nearly 40 years teaching and retired from Clear Creek ISD. Most of her teaching career was spent in Special Education where she truly loved each and every one of her students. If she wasn’t teaching, she was serving the Lord in her church whether it be singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school or most recently working in the church office part time.

Wed
17
Nov

Jim Bradford

Jim Bradford

Jimmy Jasper Bradford, age 81, of George town , Louisiana, passed away November 8, 2021 surrounded by family.

Funeral services were Friday, November 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Georgetown Baptist Church, with Rev. Carl Griffith and Rev. JR Lee officiating. Interment ed at Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown, LA. Visitation was held from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Georgetown Baptist Church.

Jim was born in Rochelle, LA, on August 2, 1940. He graduated from Georgetown High School and Northwestern State University. An educator, he taught at Georgetown High School for over 30 years. In addition to teaching Junior High, Jim also taught night school and helped many get their GED. He was also a long time member of the Georgetown Town

Wed
10
Nov

Mary Alice Martin McBride

Mary Alice Martin McBride

Mrs. Mary Alice Martin McBride, age 82 of Brewton’s Mill, Louisiana passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Born Monday, February 20, 1939 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her husband, James McBride; parents, J. K. and Aline Kelley Martin; daughter, Alicia Kim Kieffer; brothers, Jimmy Martin and Johnny Martin; niece, Autumn Henderson.

Mrs. McBride was a member of the Antioch Community Church where she and her late husband, James were dedicated church members. She was a devoted homemaker and loved spending time in the kitchen preparing delicious meals. One of her favorite past times was sitting in her recliner watching sports with James. She truly loved God, her family and her community where she resided all of her life.

Wed
10
Nov

Sheila Kay Franks

Sheila Kay Franks

Funeral services for Mrs. Sheila Kay Franks were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Sanders Chapel United Methodist Church, 4231 Highway 156, Calvin, Louisiana with Reverend James “Jim” Gstohl officiating. Burial followed in the Sanders Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home, Ball, Louisiana.

Mrs. Franks entered eternal rest on Monday, November 1, 2021 at her residence in Calvin, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Sheila Franks was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend. She loved her family, cooking, garage sales and retired as a school bus driver for Winn parish after 25 years. Mrs. Franks will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Sheila Franks was preceded in death by her father, Glen Desadier, mother, Rita Dow and step-father Charles Dow.

Wed
03
Nov

Ronald Earl Fallis

Ronald Earl Fallis

Mr. Ronald Earl Fallis, age 76 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Born Friday, December 15, 1944 in Nashville, Arkansas, he was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Fallis and Katie Webb Fallis; wife, Rosemary Fallis: brothers, Bobby Fallis and Tommy Fallis.

Mr. Fallis was a 1962 graduate of Winnfield Senior High School and served in the US Navy from 1962-1966. He was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church and was retired from West Frazier with 41 years of service.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Kathy Johnson Fallis; children, Rhonda Wise (Roger), Robin Abels (Ronnie), Stephen Fallis (Lisa), Brian Morrow, Brandi Carlos (John) and Tyler Garrett; grandchildren, Corey Young, Peyton Rhone, Joshua Young, Alana Canady, Sean Abels, Karlee Abels, Erin Fallis, Luke Fallis, Janna Fallis, Taylor Carlos, Zachary Carlos and Bryce Carlos; as well as six great-grandchildren.

Wed
03
Nov

A.C. Busby

A.C. Busby

Mr. A.C. Busby, age 73 of Sikes, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Born Wednesday, July 28, 1948 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Blondell Cockerham Busby and Aaron Clifton Busby, Sr.; son, Phillip Busby; sister, Ann Parker; and nephew, Joey Parker.

Mr. Busby was a member of The Family Church in Winnfield and a 1967 graduate of Winnfield Senior High School. He spent his career in the tire business at Delta Tire in Winnfield and was a friend to everyone who knew him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 44 years, Phyllis Busby; son, Sam Busby; granddaughter, Brianna Busby; sister, Jo Ellen Dunn; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

The family received friends on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Southern Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at The Family Church, from 4:00 PM until time of services.

Wed
27
Oct

Ronald Willard Taylor, Jr.,

Ronald Willard Taylor, Jr.,

Mr. Ronald Willard Taylor, Jr., age 53 of Dodson, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, October 10,2021.

Born Saturday, May 4, 1968 in Natchitoches, Louisiana he is preceded in death by his grandparents, Willard and Mary Taylor of Dodson, Louisiana and Hubert and Laverne Barnhill of Keatchie, Louisiana; his mother-in-law, Annette (Parker) Emanus.

Ronny was an active member of Gloryway Church in Gansville, Louisiana. From an early age he enjoyed working with his hands. He learned to build and work with wood from his grandfathers and uncles, but his passion was working in the electrical field. He honed this skill while working side by side with his dad and later with his son Chase. He was an avid outdoorsman and when he wasn’t working he was fishing and hunting.

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