Obituaries

Wed
21
Sep

John Miron Parker

John Miron Parker

John Miron Parker Mr. John Miron Parker, 66, of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away at Ochsner’s Medical Center LSU Shreveport on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 after a lengthy illness.

He was born August 23, 1956 in New Iberia, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his parents M.M. “Doc” Parker and Faye Porter Parker, and one sister Beverly Parker Harrell. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Donna Coleman Parker; daughter, Heather Parker Pickett (Jeff); son, Joshua Leonard Parker (Emily); daughter Claudia Parker Womack (Josh); daughter, Atlanta Kelly Johns; grandchildren, Parker, Madison, and Coleman Grantadams, Jack and Randi Claire Parker, John Luke, Taysom and Connor Womack; one sister, Cherry Beth Parker Salter (Kevin), one brother, Dock Barksdale “lil Dock” Parker (Elaina); numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog “Sassy”.

Wed
21
Sep

Elijah Sparks “Sparky” Foster, Jr.

Elijah Sparks “Sparky” Foster, Jr.

Mr. Elijah Sparks “Sparky” Foster, Jr., 92 of Zwolle, Louisiana was received in to Heaven on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home in Winnfield, Louisiana.

Born Thursday, October 17, 1929 in Ruston, Louisiana, he was the son of the late E. S. Foster, Sr. and Elizabeth Pyburn Foster. He met and married the love of his life, Gwen McDonald

Foster whom he was married to for 67 years. Mr. Sparky spent his working career in the education field and served as coach at Jonesboro Hodge, and various other schools. He retired from Louisiana Tech University as Vice President of Student Affairs. He was an avid outdoorsman and very much enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents E. S. and Elizabeth Pyburn Foster; siblings, Nadine Foster, Miriam Foster Drummond, Nedra Foster Parry, Patricia (Pat) Foster White, and Cornelius “Neal” Foster.

Wed
14
Sep

Glynda Gail Crooks Boren

Glynda Gail Crooks Boren

(February 23, 1964 August 30, 2022)

Glynda wasGlynda Gail Crooks Boren, 58, of San Angelo, Texas, died Tuesday, August 30, 2022, following a brief, courageous bout with cancer.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2022, in the chapel of Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield, Louisiana, with Minister Gabe Bruyere officiating.

Glynda was born in Winnfield, Louisiana, and graduated from Winnfield Senior High School in 1982. She graduated with honors from University of Louisiana Monroe with a Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, in 1987. A dedicated, compassionate professional, she had over three decades of experience in hospital, retail, and health maintenance organization settings. Her passion was the training of students, technicians, and

Wed
31
Aug

Lamar Hutto

Lamar Hutto

Mr. Lamar Hutto, age 87 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Born Monday, April 22, 1935 in Dodson, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Eunice Martin Hutto and Benjamin Lane Hutto; brothers, Cecil Waylon Hutto, James Hutto, Charles Hutto, and William E. “Bill” Hutto, and sister, Eva Hutto Riser. Mr. Hutto raised horses and grew orchids with his wife Gloria. He was a member of the Louisiana Orchid Society. He was involved with the forestry community statewide. Mr. Hutto was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Wed
31
Aug

Sue Frances White

 Sue Frances White, age 87, passed away peacefully on August 22 in Baton Rouge following a long and difficult illness. She was a native of Georgetown, LA, and a graduate of Georgetown High School, Class of 1955.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe in 1963 (now University of Louisiana Monroe). Miss White was a longtime resident of New Iberia and a retired teacher from Iberia Parish School Board. For the past twelve years she has lived in Baton Rouge. Funeral services were held at Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Hwy 472, Georgetown, on Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Don Wright conducting the service.

Wed
24
Aug

Harold Aston

Harold Aston

Harold Aston Mr. Harold Aston was born May 16, 1934, and crossed the Golden Bridge into Heaven on August 10, 2022, at the young age of 88. He was born in Lockney, Texas and was the only child of Othel Cockerham & A. C. Aston. His final hours were spent surrounded by family.

This man never met a stranger and all those that crossed his path were made to feel like a friend as well as family. He had an infectious sense of humor, often lacked any filters, and was often referred to as a “hot mess”. In 1953, he married the love of his life, Claudine Burk, and they went on to have 2 daughters, LaWanda and Nancy. Their family was completed when grandchild, Theresa came along.

Wed
17
Aug

Thomas “Tommy” Lynn Jones

Thomas “Tommy” Lynn Jones

Thomas “Tommy” Lynn Jones, 82, passed away peacefully and with love surrounding him after a brief battle with cancer on August 1, 2022, at his home in Thibodaux, LA. Thomas was born to Earl Thomas and Cleo Temple Jones on February 18, 1940, in Jonesboro, Louisiana and grew up in Winn Parish, Louisiana.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elna Hardee Jones, his two daughters, also known as the “Jones Girls,” Deanie Jones Soignier (Dr. Rodney Denis) and Elna Clair Jones Boudreaux (Greg “Bud”), three grandchildren who made him very proud, Mark Denis Soignier, Blake Allen Boudreaux and Virginia Claire Soignier, one sister, Lynda Jones Favret Boyce (Terry) of Mandeville, Louisiana and one brother, Gary Allen Jones of Alabama. He is also survived by three nieces, Stacey Jones, Amanda Rose Jones and Hallie Jones, and two nephews, Allex Poole and Allan Poole.

Wed
17
Aug

Raymond Howard Moore

Raymond Howard Moore

Mr. Raymond Howard Moore, age 67 of Natchitoches, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Born Sunday, July 10, 1955 in Jonesboro, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Lela Mae Burnum Moore and Willie Odell Moore; brothers, Willie Edwin Moore, Sr and Harvey Ray Moore; and sister, Joyce Murlene Walker.

Wed
17
Aug

Joyce Murlene Walker

Joyce Murlene Walker

Mrs. Joyce Murlene Walker, age 77 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022.

Born Thursday, April 19, 1945 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Lela Mae Burnum Moore and Willie Odell Moore; husband, Edward S. Walker; and brothers, Willie Edwin Moore, Sr. Harvey Ray Moore, Her brother, Raymond Moore, passed the following day, August 9.

Wed
10
Aug

James. L. Carter, Sr.

James. L. Carter, Sr.

James L. Carter, Sr., 82 of Converse Louisiana died August 6,2022. Mr. Carter was born May 31st, 1940 in Atlanta, Louisiana to Bo and Blanche (Lovett) Carter.

He is survived by his sister, Sharon Yannarella and husband Tom; brother-inlaw, Thomas Gresham; daughter, Cindy Tingle and husband Virgil; son, Jimmy Carter and wife Terri; son, Richy Carter and wife Susan; son, Scott Carter; son Jamie Carter; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in

death by his wife, Mary Carter; his father Bo Carter; his mother, Blanche Carter; sister, Betty Herrman and sister, Jo Gresham.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Sardis Cemetery in Atlanta, LA with Jason Johnston and Jared Vincent officiating.

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