Obituaries

Wed
09
Mar

Phillip Wayne Cochran

Phillip Wayne Cochran

Services for Phillip Wayne Cochran will be at 2PM, Monday, March 14, 2022 at Hurricane Grove Baptist Church, Sikes, LA, with Bro. Shad Tibbs officiating. Visitation will be from 10 AM, March 14 th until time of service at 2PM, Monday March 14 th at the Church. Interment will follow at Hurricane Grove Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria, LA.

Phillip Wayne Cochran, 71, of Dodson, LA, passed away March 4, 2022 at his home. He was pastor of Hurricane Grove Baptist Church. He loved his family and his Church family. He was a special education teacher for 19 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lucian Cochran; mother, Helen Cochran; sister, Barb Mitchell; and brother, Mike Cochran.

Wed
02
Mar

Mary Josephine Heidel

Funeral services for Mary Josephine Heidel, 52 of Ferriday, LA will be held at Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Mary was born on Friday, October 31, 1969 in Alexandria, LA. and passed away Saturday, February 19, 2022 in Ferriday, LA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Heidel and stepfather, Robert Wright Sr.

Mary is survived by son, Michael Thomas Heidel II of Ferriday, LA; twins Sons, James Dewitt Heidel and Jessie Alan Heidel of Ferriday, LA; mother, Glenda Dodd Wright of Ferriday, LA; father, Dewitt Hagan and his wife Olene of Winnfield, LA; brother, Wayne Hagan and his wife Amanda of Winnfield, LA; sisters, Bobbie Jo Wooten of Vidalia, LA, Karen Sue McMillian and her husband Bud of Jonesville, LA and sister, Jamie Lea Hagan of Ferriday, LA; niece, Hollie McMillian and nephew, Cody Jackson.

Wed
02
Mar

Susan D. Hemphill

Susan D. Hemphill

Susan D. Hemphill, age 70 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022.

Born Thursday, January 31, 1952 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Marilois Wilson Hand and David Vernon Hand; brother, Tommy Hand; and husband, Gary Hemphill.

Susan cherished her 3 grandsons and loved making gumbo for them. She loved to cook, snuggle with Cartman, Abby, Meow Meow, and her favorite, Rosie.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Michael Heath Poole (Kelly) and Jared Bumbalough; sister, Ondrea “Andi” Carpenter (Bruce); special friend Mike Poole; and grandchildren, Zoe Michael Poole, Zachary Robert Poole (Catherine), and Zane Thomas Poole (Ashley).

The family received friends on Friday, February 25, 2022, at Southern Funeral Home, from 10:00 AM until time of services.

Wed
23
Feb

Larry Truman Rogers

Larry Truman Rogers

Larry Truman Rogers, known as T-Pop by his family - husband, father, gifted sportsman, avid collector, skilled poker player, and the best grandfather two girls could ever have - passed away peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2022 surrounded by family at his home on Turkey Creek Lake. He was 85 years old.

Larry was born on October 10, 1936 in Rochelle LA to loving parents Rufus Ralph Rogers and Lessie Tarver Rogers. A lifelong resident of north Louisiana, he grew up in Winnfield and was a 1955 graduate of Winnfield High School. He married his lifetime sweetheart Dottie Rogers and they raised their two children in Winnfield, Winnsboro, and Gilbert. Larry and Dottie enjoyed the last forty of their 65 years together in the home they created on their family’s beloved spot on Turkey Creek Lake.

Wed
23
Feb

Johnnie Lee Rainwater

Johnnie Lee Rainwater

Mrs. Johnnie Lee Rainwater, age 92, was born Sunday, July 7, 1929, in Winnfield, Louisiana to Oscar and Josephine Perry Rainwater. She departed from this life January 31, 2022 at the Cornerstone Specialty Hospital in West Monroe. Mrs. Rainwater is preceded in death by her parents, three sons Charlie Cockerham Jr., Freddie Cockerham, and Danny Cockerham; and all her siblings.

Johnnie became a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church under the leadership Reverend HY Bell. She served faithful as an usher until she was physically unable to serve.

Wed
23
Feb

Buford Elmo “Sonny” Lashley

Buford Elmo “Sonny” Lashley

Mr. Buford Elmo “Sonny” Lashley, age 89 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

Born Thursday, January 12, 1933 in Atlanta, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Bermie Shows Lashley and Buford E. Lashley; and siblings, James H. Lashley and Willie Jean Snead.

Mr. Sonny was a member of Atlanta Baptist Church, a retired truck driver, and a was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He will be remembered as an avid gardener and as Atlanta High School’s #1 Basketball Fan.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Clark Lashley (Shawn), Brad Lashley (Leah), and Tammy Lashley James (David); 10 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; and siblings, Moeice Jones (Jack) and Walter Lashley (Cindy).

Wed
23
Feb

Billy Joe “Tennessee” Kerley

Billy Joe “Tennessee” Kerley

Billy Joe “Tennessee” Kerley, age 83 of Logansport, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

Born Wednesday, March 9, 1938 in Crossville, Tennessee, he was preceded in death by his parents, Nora Bell Blaylock Kerley and Alvin Kerley; brothers, Carman and David Kerley; sisters, Thelma Greenlee, Hazel Kerley, Jean Carpenter, Helen Kerley, Rev. Clarence and Beulah Weatherford; and son, Douglas Ray Kerley.

Mr. Kerley was an avid hunter and fisherman after retiring from 49 years in the plywood business.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, LouVenia “Bennie” Kerley; sons, Ron Kerley (Carolyn) and Grayson Douglas Kerley; daughter, Jessica Jolene Kerley; grandson, Markiese Kerley; caregiver/special niece, Sue Forte; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Southern Funeral Home, from 1:00 PM until time of services.

Wed
16
Feb

Johnny Garner

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Johnny Garner, age 71 of Winnfield, Louisiana, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 6, 2022 after a lengthy time of declining health.

Born in Winnfield, Louisiana on June 14, 1950, he was preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley Garner and Mary Ethel Griffith, two brothers Robert”Bud” Garner, Paul Garner, and two sisters Janice Marie Hasselle and Carolyn “KaKa” Bedgood.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 52 years, Evelyn Garner; son Brandon Garner (Shellye) of Georgetown, LA; daughter Laurie Hennessy (Tobin) of Alexandria, LA; granddaughters Kaylee Garner and Alaina Hennessy; grandsons Tyler Garner, Logan Hennessy, and L T Hennessy. Sisters Emily Ann Gibson (Weylin) of Oakdale, LA and Paula Lucas. Also, a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. He will be greatly missed but we will cherish the wonderful memories.

Wed
16
Feb

Vicky Lynn Carnes Jordan

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Vicky Lynn Carnes Jordan, age 64 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away February 8, 2022 at her residence.

She was a native of Charleston West Virginia and the daughter of the late Raymond Carnes and Gail Siders Carnes. She was also preceded in death by niece Rachel Barragan and nephew Donnie Carnes.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sister Karen Townsend (Aaron), brothers Donald Carnes (Mary) and Ronnie Carnes. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as her brat cat “Knot Head”

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Cemetery with Reverend Mike Green officiating. Graveside services are under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Wed
16
Feb

Marlene Vivian Wilson Ford

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Marlene Vivian Wilson Ford passed away on February 1, 2022.

She was born on June 25,1934 in Zenoria, LA to Vezie (Red) and Melvina Wilson. She traveled around the world with her husband Jimmy D. Ford for more than 20 years before settling in Winnfield in 1971 after he retired from the Air Force.

She worked at Parkview Care Home for many years as an LPN and was known as a very compassionate and caring nurse who enjoyed taking care of her patients.

Marlene was a loving mother who always had a smile for everyone. A kind and compassionate person, she always did her best to help those in need. Many kids in Winnfield called her ‘mom’ and she was always happy to provide a hot meal and place for them to sleep for the night. Everyone was welcome in her house.

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