Obituaries

Wed
07
Feb

Darness Funches

Darness Funches, age 85 years old of Winnfield, Louisiana Born on April 8,1932 passed away on February 2,2018 at Mansfield Methodist hospital in Mansfield Texas. Home going Services will be held Saturday February 10, 2018 at Corner Stone Baptist Church 5415 Matlock Rd, Arlington, TX 76018 at 1pm. Viewing will be held at church from 11:30 until 12:30pm. Wake will be held Friday February 9, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at Prestige Mortuary 404 E. Broad St. Mansfield, Texas. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters Kail Pikes, Winnfield, LA., Kerry Bickham, Mansfield, Tx., Katherine Floyd, Mansfield, Tx, Kathy Brown, Monroe, LA, Earlean Dobson, Mansfield, TX. Her sons, Earl Funches Jr. Fort Worth Tx. and Denny Calvin, Winnfield La. Sisters Idamer George, Mansfield Tx and Yolanda Weaver, LaPlace, LA and brother Dexter Hussan Metarie LA.

Wed
31
Jan

Peggy Lynn Eagles Wood

Peggy Lynn Eagles Wood died January 13, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Born November 5, 1932 in Winnfield, Louisiana, Peggy was the youngest daughter of Ray and Muriel Eagles. Her older sisters Rabie Reid and Guinivere Allen preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Steve Wood, of San Antonio. As the “baby” of the family, Peggy grew up only slightly older than her sisters’ children. She and her niece Beth Reid Moss grew up almost as sisters, remaining close throughout their lives, as have her other nieces Mary Doherty (Willie) and Amy Allen (Ron Skains). The second generation of nieces and nephews on the Eagles side of the family include Ann Moss James, Reid Moss, John Moss, Danny Doherty (deceased), and Dawn Doherty Johnson. As a girl, Peggy’s best friend was Ann Wood. In 1952, Peggy married Ann’s brother Morris (Buddy) Wood. They were inseparable until his death in 2002. Buddy’s sisters Marylynn and Ann produced a crop of nieces and nephews: Sandra McClane O’Bryan, K.

Wed
31
Jan

Madison Paige Kelly

 

Wed
31
Jan

Sadra Fae Thornhill

Sadra Fae Thornhill On December 5, 2017 our lives changed forever as we had to tell you goodbye. Sadra Fae Thornhill was born on April 7, 1951 and went home to her reward on December 5, 2017. Sadra was preceded in death by her parents Wilburn and Viola Harvey, Mother and Father in law’s Elvie and Eloise Thornhill. Sadra is survived by her husband of 49 years Robert” Buddy” Thornhill. Her four sons; Robert Thornhill (Sara) Glynn Thornhill, Mark Thornhill (Misty), and Stephen Thornhill. Grandchildren Robbie Thornhill, Bryce Thornhill, Tara Thornhil many nieces, nephews and friends. Sadra loved spending time with family, doing word search puzzles and spending time with her dogs. A memorial service was done December 8, 2017 at The Family Church of Winnfield under the direction of Rev. Joel Hines and Rev. Mark Thornhill. Internment was at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Tannehill.

Wed
24
Jan

Mrs. Susie Lynn Ashley

Mrs. Susie Lynn Ashley, age 62 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. Born Monday, January 17, 1955 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her father, Melvin W. James. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 35 years, James Alvin Ashley; mother, Elouise Canerday James; sister, Vera Ables; niece, Sandy Ables Borland (Scott); and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery, in Calvin. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

Wed
24
Jan

Henry Bubba Hubbard

Henry Bubba Hubbard, 78, of Winnfield, Louisiana, passed away on January 17, 2018. Bubba grew up in Winn Parish where he spent his career as a logging contractor. “Hub” loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Bubba’s personality allowed him to build relationships with most everyone that he met. He was a member of The Family Church where he loved connecting with others. Bubba was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of Chatham Masonic Lodge #265. He was also a Barak Shriner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Etta Hubbard; Son, Tracy Glenn Hubbard; Grandson, Brenton Cole Hubbard; Stepson, Mark Randall Brewton; and Brother, James Eugene Hubbard.

Wed
24
Jan

Betty Bonnett Hyde Hutto

Mrs. Betty Bonnett Hyde Hutto, age 82 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at her residence. Born Tuesday, January 14, 1936 in Fort Necessity, Louisiana, she was a member of South Winnfield Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, flowers, vegetables and especially spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Hutto was preceded in death by her parents, Ruben Lee and Birdie B. Franks Bonnett; husband of 30 years, Dallas Ray Hyde, Sr. and husband of 20 years William “Bill” Hutto. Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Dallas Ray Hyde, Jr. and his wife Karen and Gary Hyde and wife Jessica; daughter, Debbie Porter and husband Thad; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Eula Miley, Ruby Cruse and Gaye Moore. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Miller officiating. Interment followed in Bolton-Teagle Cemetery, in Winnfield.

Wed
24
Jan

Mrs. Bernice Taylor White

Mrs. Bernice Taylor White, age 86 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Born Thursday, January 29, 1931 in Brewton’s Mill, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Bertha Brewton Taylor; brothers, Willie, Roy, Albert and Huey Taylor; sister, Eunice Barnett; and son-in-law, Rev. Doyle McManus. Mrs. White was a founding member of Christian Fellowship Church in Winnfield. For 60 years, she was an active member and supporter of her husband’s ministry at various churches throughout Louisiana. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 70 years, Rev. Huey P. White; sons, Arville White (Nelda) and Darrell White (Evon); daughter, Judy McManus; 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Christian Fellowship Church, from 11:00 AM until time of services.

Wed
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.

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