Obituaries

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31
Oct

Kathryn Nugent Roberts

Kathryn Nugent Roberts, 64, of Winnfield, passed from this life on October 21, 2018, at her home. She was a retired registered nurse, who spent her career working for Hardtner Medical Center and for twelve years at Rapides Home Health where she not only provided care for her patients but genuinely cared for them as well. First and foremost, she was a wife and mother who loved her family. To her family and friends, she was simply “Kathy.” She was a 1972 graduate of LaSalle High School and received her degree in Nursing from LSU at Alexandria in 1982. The oldest of five children, she was born April 4, 1954, and grew up in Urania, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Aline Nugent of Urania. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Mike Roberts; her sons, Kurt Boyd of San Diego, California, Kyle Boyd and Andrew Roberts and his wife Terri, all¤of Winnfield, and her daughters, Andrea Roberts and Chelsea Roberts.

Wed
31
Oct

Lois Elaine Greer Carpenter

Mrs. Lois Elaine Greer Carpenter, age 78 of Campti, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018. She was a member of United Baptist Church of Campti. Born Sunday, September 1, 1940 in Jonesboro, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Exie Olivia Greer; husband, Bobby Carpenter; daughter, Cynthia King; sister, Gwen Cheatwood. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Patty Sorenson and Rhonda Barnhill (Ed); 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; niece, Cynthia Jones (Mason). Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Lamar Carpenter and Bro. Mike Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery, in Calvin. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

Wed
24
Oct

Mary Mitchell White

Mrs. Mary Mitchell White, age 72 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Born Thursday, April 4, 1946 in Winnfield, she was a member of United Baptist Church and more recently attended The Family Church. She was also employed with Brenda’s Chicken Inn. Mrs. White was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Madeline Horn Mitchell; husband, Carl White; grandsons, Zachery and Jeremiah McDuff. Those left to cherish his memory include her daughter, Teresa White; son, John White; sisters, Dorothy Young and LaVerne Wise; grandchildren, Caitlin and Robbie; great-grandchildren, Caiden, Avery and Jordan. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Hines officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery, in Wheeling.

Wed
17
Oct

Billie J. Southern

Mrs. Billie J. Southern, age 88 of Castor, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Ray L. Southern; her children, Mike Collinsworth, Barry Collinsworth and wife Betty, Sandy Keiffer and husband Clifton, Debbie Keiffer and husband Harvey; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ben Collinsworth; daughter, Linda Collinsworth Hawkins; granddaughter, April Collinsworth; great-great grandson, Chandler Wise; parents, Doss Elmer and Minnie Lou (Toms) Caskey. Friends visited with the family on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 11:00AM- 2:00PM at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services followed at 2:00PM with Reverends Jerry Martin and James Lovell officiating. Interment was in Pine Ridge Cemetery near Goldonna under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Wed
10
Oct

Mrs. Irine Ashley

Mrs. Irine Ashley, age 84 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Born Saturday, March 17, 1934 in Winnsboro, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Hudson Franks and Hubert Perry Franks; husband, James Ashley; and brother, W. H. Franks. Mrs. Ashley enjoyed being outside working in her flower beds, cooking and walking. She loved her family and friends. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Connie Ashley; sons, Alvin, Eddie (Jerri), Woody (Lynn), Pat, and Chris Ashley; grandchildren, Gary (Natasha), April, Kevin, Payton, Summer, Bryce, and Leah; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Lea Glass; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends., The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Southern Funeral Home, from 12:00 PM until time of services. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Spikes and Rev.

Wed
10
Oct

Albert Michael “Mike” Cockerham

Mr. Albert Michael “Mike” Cockerham, age 70, of Winnfield, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018. Born Thursday, December 4, 1947, in Winnfield, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield and was a graduate of Northwestern State University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. His hobbies included fishing, woodworking and gardening, but above all, he most enjoyed helping other people. Mr. Cockerham was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Howard and Clara Rachel Carpenter Cockerham; first wife, Janice Richards Cockerham; siblings, Howard Cockerham, Frances Williams and Cathy Franks; nephew, Roger D. Lowery.

Wed
10
Oct

Billy Wayne Strickland

March 3, 1942 – Oct. 7, 2018

Wed
03
Oct

Ruth “Janell” Beardsley

Ruth “Janell” Beardsley, formerly of Strandburg Ave. passed away (Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018) at the Pines in Machias. Born March 23, 1934 in Sikes, Louisiana, she was the daughter of William and Mary Brister Willis. In 1994 in Warsaw, NY she married David Beardsley who survives. Mrs. Beardsley was a graduated of Sikes High School, and was employed by Merrill-Lynch Brokerage Firm in Buffalo, she later worked at Mallory Inc. of Warsaw, NY, where she made her home for 38 years. Ruth enjoyed gospel singing, recording her own music, working in the yard and flowers. Surviving besides her husband are 2 daughters Lisa Schwab of Erie, PA, Linda (Duane) Edmunds of Pittsford, NY, a son Richard (Kimberly) Schwab of Pike, NY, 2 grandsons, Adam and Hayden Schwab, a brother John Willis of Boser City, LA, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters. Friends gathered with the family on Thursday (Sept. 27, 2018) at the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home 7 N. Main St.

Wed
03
Oct

Mr. James McBride

Mr. James McBride, age 82 of Goldonna, went to be with the Lord Monday, September 24, 2018. He will always be remembered as a loving, hard working man of God. He was a compassionate caregiver and an avid gardener. He enjoyed and adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. McBride was a long standing member, board member, and deacon of Antioch Community Church in Brewton’s Mill. Following his retirement he became quite the talented baker and always had a cup of coffee ready to enjoy with all of his sweet treats. Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Alice (Martin) McBride; daughter, Karla Campbell and husband Tommy; grandchildren, Brent Carpenter and wife Jennifer, Brooke Womack and husband Stuart, Zachary Kieffer, Martin Shaw and wife Amber; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Billy Mac McBride and wife Dorothy; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wed
03
Oct

Mrs. Beulah Hammer Wise

Mrs. Beulah Hammer Wise, age 91 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Born Monday, November 15, 1926 in Chewey, Oklahoma, she was preceded in death by her parents, Callie Thurman Hammer and Grover Hammer; daughter, Ona Elizabeth Wise; granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Wise; and siblings, James Hammer, Lila Mae Williams, Ann Butler, and Bonnie Eads, Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 71 years, John Pierce Wise, Sr.; Children, Phyllis Castro, Catherine Crow, and John Wise, Jr. (Melinda); 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and siblings, Dick Hammer and Francis Espinosa. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Mars Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Williams officiating. Interment followed in Mars Hill Cemetery, near Verda, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Serving the family as pallbearers were Justin Wise, Joshua Wise, Jesse Crow, Phillip Wise, Toby Guidry and Cranford Jordan.

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