Obituaries

Wed
23
Sep

Carl James Gresham

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Mr. Carl James Gresham, age 87 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Monday, September 07, 2015. Born Monday, July 23, 1928 in Midway, Louisiana, he was retired from the Louisiana Dept. of Corrections and was a corporal in the US Army where he served in the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of Atlanta Baptist Church and the Eastern Star Lodge #151 F&AM where he was a 50 year member and also received the Fidelity Award. Mr. Gresham was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Emmett and June Sanders Gresham; sisters, Kay Bedgood, Marie Spikes and Doris Creel; brothers, Clyde Gresham, Murrel (Boo) Gresham Kevitt B. Gresham, and Dale Gresham; son-in-law, Rip Whittington. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Peggi Gresham, Atlanta; daughter, Deborah Gresham Whittington; grandchildren, Raymond Vantroy (Troy) Whittington, Tracy Stewart and Shirley Whittington; great-grandchildren, Wesley, Laeton, Jackson, Grace and Ryder.

Wed
23
Sep

Bradley Garrett

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Born: May 18, 2015 Died: September 02, 2015 Bradley Garrett, infant son of Tyler Garrett and Lori Shecton of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, September 02, 2015. Born Monday, May 18, 2015 in Ruston, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, R. F. “Sonny” Garrett. Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Tyler Garrett, Winnfield, LA; mother, Lori  hecton, Winnfield, LA; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Kathy Fallis, Dodson, LA; maternal grandfather, Joe Shecton, Winnfield, LA; maternal grandmother, Mary Guidry, Winnfield, LA; half-brothers, Brennan Poisso and Silas Heard; and numerous aunts and uncles. Graveside services were held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 05, 2015 at New Hope Cemetery with Rev. Bill Moore officiating, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Wed
23
Sep

John Elmer Bedgood

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Mr. John Elmer Bedgood, age 78 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Born Friday, June 11, 1937 in Goldonna, Louisiana, he was a retired truck driver and served his country in the US Army. Mr. Bedgood was preceded in death by his Parents, Oliver and Betty Bedgood and six siblings. Those left to cherish his memory include his Daughter, Shannon Carpenter, Dodson; Son, Randall Bedgood, Hampton, AR; 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren; Siblings, Louella Maines, Jerry Bedgood and Jimmy Ray Bedgood; Numerous nieces and nephews; Special friend, Linda Bryant. Graveside funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Goldonna Cemetery. Interment followed under the direction of Southern Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

Wed
16
Sep

Louella H. Powell

Louella H. Powell (95) of Winnfield died September 8, 2015. Interment was in the Winnfield Cemetery
Wed
16
Sep

Mr. Carl James Gresham

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Mr. Carl James Gresham, age 87 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Monday, September 07, 2015. Born Monday, July 23, 1928 in Midway, Louisiana, he was retired from the Louisiana Dept. of Corrections and was a corporal in the US Army where he served in the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of Atlanta Baptist Church and the Eastern Star Lodge #151 F&AM where he was a 50 year member  and also received the Fidelity Award. Mr. Gresham was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Emmett and June Sanders Gresham; sisters, Kay Bedgood, Marie Spikes and Doris Creel; brothers, Clyde Gresham, Murrel (Bo) Gresham and Kevitt B. Gresham; son-in-law, Rip Whittington. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Peggi Gresham, Atlanta; daughter, Deborah Gresham Whittington; grandchildren, Raymond Vantroy (Troy) Whittington, Tracy Stewart and Shirley Whittington; great-grandchildren, Wesley, Laeton, Jackson, Grace and Ryder.

Wed
16
Sep

Ola Gibbs Peterson

Funeral services for Ola Gibbs Peterson, 101, of West Monroe, LA were held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 10, 2015 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Dr. Mark Fenn officiated. Private family graveside service was held at Yankee Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Winn Parish, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mrs. Peterson was born to William F. and Emma Walker Gibbs on November 12, 1913 in Winn Parish, which was her home for 89 years, at which time she moved to West Monroe. She passed away at the West Monroe Guest House on September 8, 2015. Mrs. Peterson retired from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service, having worked as a fire tower lookout at Gum Springs, Kisatchie National Forest, for seventeen years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Peterson, Sr., her son William Peterson, her parents, her sister Ezona Blake, and her brothers Arthur and J.D. Gibbs. She is survived by her daughter.

Wed
16
Sep

Mrs. Brenda Kay Jones

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Mrs. Brenda Kay Jones, age 57 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015. Born Tuesday, April 08, 1958 in Natchitoches, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her Father, Louis Bedgood. Those left to cherish her memory include her Husband, Willis E. Jones, Jr.; Mother, Jewel Goodwin; Children, Marshall Jones, John Paul Jones, Tracy Jones, Elizabeth Freeman (Dewayne) and Stacey Jones (Alicia); Grandchildren, Brittany, Dakota, Bridget, Frankie, Dillion, John, Dannon, Jamie, Landon, Little Willis, Danielle and Summer; Sisters, R.J., Linda, Shirly, Carrie, Judy and Carolyne; Brothers, Roger and Dennis. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 14, 2015 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Verhoef officiating. Interment followed in Jones Cemetery, in Winnfield. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

Wed
09
Sep

Orlin Lionel Taylor

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Funeral Services for Orlin Lionel Taylor, age 73, of Sikes, LA, were held at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 4, 2015 at the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia, LA with Bro. Laverl Shell and Bro. Wallace Ingles officiating. Interment followed at Hebron Cemetery, Sikes Mr. Taylor was born January 25, 1942 to the union of Otis and Velia Chandler Taylor in Winnfield, LA and he passed from this life September 2, 2015 at his home in Sikes. He served his country in the Navy. He worked as the Assistant Warden at Caldwell Correctional Center. Orlin enjoyed hunting  and fishing but loved spending time with his family. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Etoile Smith.

Wed
09
Sep

Letha Ann Watts

Letha Ann Watts (37) of Calvin, LA died August 26, 2015. Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home.
Wed
02
Sep

Rosie Walker Gibson

Rosie Walker Gibson (63) of Winnfield, LA died August 24, 2015. Services August 28, 2015, Winnfield Memorial Funeral
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