Obituaries

Wed
22
Jan

Robert (Bob) Wilmer Simmons

Robert (Bob) Wilmer Simmons

Robert (Bob) Wilmer Simmons was born October 1, 1917, in Mira, LA. He was one of nine children born to James Monroe Simmons and Bessie McLeish Simmons. He grew up working on a farm with his eight brothers and sisters, which he said taught him a lot about life. Bob met Ruth Van Buren at the Percy Crawford Christian Camp in the Poconos, PA and they were married for 47 years before her death in 1989. He later married Evelyn Yvonne Canady, to whom he was married for 25 years before her death in 2016.

A huge love of Bob’s was riding motorcycles, which he rode almost daily from the age of 18 until he turned 93. (In fact, uncharacteristically, he was stopped for speeding coming home from church at age 92, but after looking at his driver’s license, the police officer with raised eyebrows gave him only a warning).

Wed
22
Jan

John “Pete” Wise

John “Pete” Wise

Mr. John “Pete” Wise, age 96 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Born Friday, August 24, 1923 in Chatham, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Wise and Ona Simons Wise; wife, Beulah H. Wise; brothers, John B. Wise, Lloyd E. Wise, Henry G. Wise, Thomas Wise, and Wyanget Wise; sister, Goldie Faye Shows; daughter, Ona Elizabeth Wise; and granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Wise.

Mr. Wise was a member of V.F.W., Montgomery Post 11351 J.D. Boston, Jr., located in Montgomery, LA. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, where he served in both Europe and the South Pacific. He was retired from the Laborers Union and Atlanta High School where he served as janitor.

Wed
22
Jan

Ruth Virginia Holden Hudson

Ruth Virginia Holden Hudson

Mrs. Ruth Virginia Holden Hudson, age 83 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Mrs. Hudson was a member of Tullos United Pentecostal Church.

Born Saturday, December 19, 1936 in Sikes, Louisiana, shewas preceded in death by her parents, Clyde L. Holden and Myrtie Simons Holden; husband, Charles Hudson; and daughter, Neva Gayle Mixon.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Randy Hudson (Betty), Glinda Buchan (Jerry), Connie V. Caughlin (Tommy), Penny McGuirk (Patrick); brothers, John Leonard Holden and Jerry C. Holden; son-in-law, John L. Mixon; 9 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren

Graveside funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Transport Cemetery in Dodson with Bro. Ben Petrella officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Wed
22
Jan

Marvin Calvin Bain, Jr.

Marvin Calvin Bain, Jr.

Marvin Calvin Bain, Jr., age 66 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Born Wednesday, April 22, 1953 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Calvin Bain, Sr. and Lois Johnson Bain,infant son, and wife, Deborah Sawyer Bain.

Mr. Bain was a member of the Church of Christ of Dodson. He was retired from Weyerhauser. Mr. Bain loved gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Andrew Bain, daughter, Amanda Sonnier (Craig), grandchildren, Emma Bain, Ellison Sonnier, and Claire Sonnier, sister, Beth Terral, a niece, nephew, and a host of friends and relatives.

The family received friends on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Southern Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Southern Funeral Home, from noon until time of services.

Wed
15
Jan

Carlos Lynn Carpenter

Carlos Lynn Carpenter

Carlos Lynn Carpenter, age 60, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Rapides Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.

Born January 21, 1959 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his father, Larry Lynn Carpenter, daughter, Emily Kathryn Cox, paternal grandparents, Leon & Marie Carpenter, and maternal grandparents, Reginald (Buck) & Elsie Bonnette.

Carlos, fondly known as 'Los by bandmates and friends, was a talented musician and songwriter. He played lead guitar and sang with numerous local bands throughout his years, including The Fugitives, LA-9, the Outlaws, and toured with The Lacour Brothers and Marva Belle, performing at US military bases across South Korea in the 90's. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching Saints football, playing guitar and singing, crafting his own guitars and teaching others to play.

Wed
15
Jan

Emmy Elizabeth Bostick

Emmy Elizabeth Bostick

Emmy Elizabeth Bostick passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston Texas. She was born Thursday, July 19, 2018 in Monroe Louisiana to her loving parents, Chase and Jourdan Jurek Bostick, her brother Denver, and her sister Mere Elle.

Emmy was born with a genetic liver disease (PFIC 2). God blessed Emmy with a new liver on April 1st, 2019. Emmy fought the good fight and kept a smile on her sweet face and in her heart through it all. She spoke louder than words without making a sound. Not only did Emmy touch our hearts but our souls as well. She was our little miracle.

Emmy absolutely loved to play with her brother and sister who will have precious memories of their sweet Emmy girl. She loved to play the guitar with her Dada and was his “gurl”. Dancing and cuddling with her momma was one of Emmy’s favorite things. What a blessing Emmy was to so many people.

Wed
08
Jan

Lawrence L. Lewis

Lawrence L. Lewis

Lawrence L. Lewis passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020, peacefully, at home surrounded by his family.

Services will begin with a visitation at 1:30 pm, followed by a funeral at 2:30 pm, both on Wednesday January 8, 2020, held at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel, Haughton, with Lance Carpenter presiding. Interment will take place following the services, within Hill Crest Memorial Park.

Lawrence was born to Minnie Davis Lewis and Abe Lewis on Saturday, May 15, 1926 in Montgomery, Louisiana. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman. Lawrence was a working man spending time in both the oil field and pulpwood industry. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Wed
08
Jan

Carol Ann James

Carol Ann James

Mrs. Carol Ann James, age 56 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Born Monday, January 28, 1963 in Luling, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her father, Jeril Lawrence Landry; and sister, Lynn Landry.

Mrs. James was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Carol was always full of energy and smiling. She loved her husband and family. Her brother and sisters supported her throughout her battle with cancer. Lots of sister trips with love and laughter. Mama Avis lived with Brandon and Carol for several years before Carol got sick. Her husband Brandon said, if one sister cut their finger, they all wore a bandaid.

Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Avis Mary Landry; husband, Brandon James; brother, Jeril Landry, Jr. (Peggy); sisters, Valerie Hebert (Jerry), Theresa Weeks (Bruce), and Sharon Bourgeois (Lenny); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wed
08
Jan

Carl Justin Greer

Carl Justin Greer

Mr. Carl Justin Greer, age 81 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019.

Born Saturday, January 1, 1938 in Basco, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Earl J. Greer and Frankie Hasley Greer.

Mr. Greer was an avid hunter, fisherman, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 60 years, Beth Cockerham Greer; brother, Henry Greer and wife Judy of Quitman; special great-nephew, Ayden Greer; ninieceC , Connie SShackelford and husband Ricky; nephew, Curtis Greer and wife Kristi.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. John Holland and Rev. Tom May officiating. Interment follow in Winnfield City Cemetery.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Wed
01
Jan

Roger Gayle Smith

Roger Gayle Smith

Roger Smith

Birth 01-01-1951 Death 04-03-2019

Happy Birthday in Heaven

Although you can’t be here with me. We’re truly never apart. Until the final breath I take, You’ll Always Be Living in My Heart.

Missing You Everyday, Selbie Smith Dawn Homan & Family Shane Smith & Family Delisa Blake & Family

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