Obituaries

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24
Jan

Abigail Hahn

Poet, writer, community activist, and friend to many, leaves peacefully.

Wed
24
Jan

Mrs. Betty Ruth Smith

Mrs. Betty Ruth Smith, age 85 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Born Saturday, July 23, 1932 in Jena, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Roy L. and Viva Taylor Roark; husband, Meredith Smith; sister, Vera Smith; grandson, Raymand Lee Normand, Jr.; son-in-law, Raymand Lee Normand, Sr.; and nephews, Elbert McAllister and Rodney Smith. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and enjoyed crafting, embroidery, and sewing. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Sandra Normand Hansen (Ken) of Bossier City, LA., Judy McAllister (Jimmy), Winnfield, LA, and Melinda Stewart (Bo), Jonesboro, LA; son, Curtis Smith (Carolyn), Jonesville, LA; brothers, Dale Roark (Karen), NC, and Dwain Roark (Terrie), Cave City, AR; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wed
17
Jan

Audrey R. Williams

WilliamsAudrey R. Williams was bornin Bienville Parish on May 27,1923 to Carl and Lydia W.Williams. He passed away onJanuary 8, 2018.Funeral services were held at1:00 PM on Friday, January 12,2018 at Southern FuneralHome with Dr. Donald Wardofficiating. Interment followed in Antioch CommunityCemetery, in Brewton’s Mill.Mr. Williams grew up in and around the Saline and PineRidge communities. In 1944, he married the love of his life,Edna Hattaway, and they raised four children in Winn Parish.Audrey loved fiddling, farming, forestry and family.He loved to play his fiddle and collected several over theyears. He and Edna traveled to bluegrass festivals and enjoyedhosting friends for music gatherings at their home. He and othermusician friends visited nursing homes to play for the residentsthere.Audrey could grow anything. He would sometimes get out inthe garden before work and then would come home and workuntil it was dark.

Wed
17
Jan

George M. Orr

Mr. George M. Orr, age 83 ofWinnfield, Louisiana passedaway on Friday, January 12,2018.Born Friday, May 11, 1934 inBoyd, Arkansas, he was preced-ed in death by his parents,Claude Dale Orr and Pearl IreneGreenwell Orr Hanks; wife of61 years, Darcey Ann Orr; sev-eral brothers and sisters.Mr. Orr worked as a lineman for the City of Alexandria andwas an avid fisherman.Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, GeorgeOrr, Jr. (Elise), Max Allen Orr, and Jamie Orr; daughters, DebraWooten (Johnny), Annette Cockerham (Steve), SandraVanderwater (Emmett), and Karen Norris (Bobby); 17 grand-children, 21 great grandchildren; brothers, Buford McMills andEddie McMills, Jr.; sister, Sissy Dillion; and numerous niecesand nephews.Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 14,2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Reverends BrianMontgomery and Mike Green officiating.

Wed
17
Jan

NM001GcThomas VincentChoate

A service to honor the life ofThomas Vincent Choate washeld at 1 pm Saturday, January13, 2018 at Campti UnitedPentecostal Church. Burial fol-lowed at Ramah Cemetery inAshland, LA. Thomas, 34 years of age anda resident of Readhimer, LA, passed away on January 7, 2018from an auto accident. He was born on October 18, 1983 inShreveport, LA. Thomas was a son, brother, uncle, nephew, andcousin and was loved by his family and friends. He meant somuch too so many different people. Thomas was a one of a kindperson that you would never forget once you met him. He hada smile that would light up a room. He was kooky at times butalways made everyone around him laugh as well as a great per-sonality that was out of this world.

Wed
17
Jan

Mark A. TerralMr

Mr. Mark A. Terral, age 60 ofJonesboro, Louisiana passedaway on Monday, January 8,2018.Born Monday, February 18,1957 in Clinton, Louisiana, hewas preceded in death by hisparents, Bertha Stotts and GeneR. Terral, Sr.; brother, George R.Terral; and step-mother, EvelynTerral.Those left to cherish his memory include his brother, GeneTerral, Jr., and sisters, Jewel Cloud (Leroy) and Grace Cox(James).Funeral services were held at 2:30 PM on Friday, January 12,2018 at Edmonds Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Cole officiat-ing. Interment followed in Transport Cemetery, in Dodson.Online condolences may be made to the family atwww.edmondsfuneralhome.com.Audrey R. WilliamsAudrey R. Williams was bornin Bienville Parish on May 27,

Wed
17
Jan

Gerald O’B

Mr. Gerald O’Bryan, age 85 ofWinnfield, Louisiana passedaway on Saturday, January 13,2018.Born Friday, October 28, 1932in Calvin, Louisiana, he waspreceded in death by his par-ents, Huey and Audie RaybornO’Bryan; son, Jr. O’Bryan;brother, Bobby O’Bryan; andtwin sister, Geraldine Maland.Mr. O’Bryan was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 64 years,Laura Sanders O’Bryan; son, Ronnie O’Bryan (Penny); daugh-ters, Diane Clark (Mark) and Belinda McCartney (Allen); 8grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grand-children; sisters, Camille Lafollette, Marie Plunkett, CarolynLaCoy, and Sandra Hopkins; and numerous nieces andnephews.Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January15, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Reverends LamarCarpenter and Elton Gunter officiating.

Wed
17
Jan

Abigail Hahn

1936-2018

The family and friends ofAbigail Hahn welcome you tojoin and share in rememberingher life on Friday, January 19th,2018 at 10 am.Service to be held at theSouthern Funeral Home, 202 E.Lafayette St., Winnfield, LA.This will be followed by agraveside service at The JewishCemetery, Main St., Pineville,LA. Obituary forthcoming.Please contact Allen Astin for additional information at 832-515-9382.

Wed
10
Jan

Lizzie Mae Griffin Newsom

Funeral services for Lizzie Mae Griffin Newsom were held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel, Winnfield, LA. Officiating was the Reverend Randy Johnson. Burial followed at the Sikes Baptist Church Cemetery, Sikes, LA, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home. Born Lizzie Mae Griffin January 26, 1922 into the family of Harvey & Etta Mae Griffin the third daughter and sixth child. Lizzie was introduced to tragedy very early in life, when at barely six years of age she lost her mother, Etta Mae to injuries suffered from a fall. Next her oldest brother Luther Emerson succumbed to Typhoid Fever, then her youngest brother, Johnny Ralph, only four, were all lost in just 72 days. Five months later her second brother, Robert Lincoln drown while swimming. Three and a half years later Lizzie’s middle sister, Myrtle Irene was lost.

Wed
10
Jan

Florella Faye Keyes

Funeral services for Mrs. Florella Faye Keyes were held at 10 am Friday, January 5, 2018, at Sardis Baptist Church in Sardis, LA with Bro. Danny Keyes officiating. Burial followed at Brown Cemetery in Sardis, LA. Mrs. Keyes, 83 years of age, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in Natchitoches. She was born on May 7, 1934, to George W. Evans and Geneva Brian Evans in Winnfield, LA. She was a loving mother and sister and will be missed by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Archie Keyes. She is survived by her son, Johnny Keyes and wife Nancy of Natchitoches; and a sister, Ollie Baker of Groves, TX.

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