Obituaries

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25
Aug

Joey DeWayne Dauzat

Joey DeWayne Dauzat

Mr. Joey DeWayne Dauzat, age 32 of Joyce, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

Born Monday, December 19, 1988 in Ruston, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his brother, Travis Mercer; maternal grandparents, Elmore and Ruth Hudson; paternal grandfather, Geroy Dauzat; and uncle, Lester Hudson.

Joey was a member of Old Union Baptist Church and an employee of Jeld-Wen.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 9 years, Stephanie Carnes Dauzat; children, Travis and Jasmine Dauzat: parents, Kathy Hudson Dauzat and Gerald Ray Dauzat; paternal grandmother Lena Dauzat Camp; and uncles, Mike and Mark Hudson, Benny Dauzat; one Aunt, LeeLee LaBorde; inlaws Ronnie and Terry Carnes; sister-in-law, Amber Carnes; and a host of cousins and adopted brothers, Brandon and Wesley Gates and Clayton Roller.

Wed
25
Aug

Eva Udene Willis Sanders

Eva Udene Willis Sanders

Eva Udene Willis Sanders, age 91 of Zwolle, Louisiana, passed peacefully surrounded by family on August 13, 2021.

On February 19, 1930, Udene was born to Elvin and Mary “Molly” Willis in Sikes, Louisiana. Udene was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings: Lamoor Willis, Leon Willis, Leonard Willis, JB Willis, Chloe Shows and Faye Hatten.

She was married for 62 years to the love of her life and late husband, Garland Sanders. They made their home in Winnfield, Louisiana where she was employed by South Central Bell as a telephone operator for many years. She then worked alongside her husband as they built Sanders Tractor Company and Sanders Construction Company. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Winnfield where she served as WMU president, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school.

Wed
25
Aug

Mary Ellen Fuller Rowlan

Mary Ellen Fuller Rowlan

Mrs. Mary Ellen Fuller Rowlan, age 74 of Joyce, Louisiana passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021.

Born Tuesday, August 27, 1946, she was preceded in death by her parents, Hardy Fuller and Dorothy Burns Fuller; husband, Joe Dillion Rowlan.

Mrs. Rowlan was a retired CNA and was a loving mother, grandmother and grandmother who loved cooking for her family.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Curtis Rowlan (Gail), Raymond Rowlan, Sheila Sayer (Tony), Johnny Rowlan (Kim) and Leisa Ates (Wayne); step-son, Michael Rowlan; sister, Carolyn Gunn; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Hasley Cemetery with Bro. Mathew Long officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Wed
25
Aug

Johnny Ray Fannin

Johnny Ray Fannin

Mr. Johnny Ray Fannin, age 69 of Winnfield, Louisiana, passed away August 16, 2021 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

Johnny was born in Winnfield, LA and graduated Winnfield Senior High School in 1969. Johnny enlisted in the Louisiana National Guard after graduation and attended Northwestern State University where he earned a bachelors degree in business. During college, he worked at the A&P in Winnfield and continued to work for A&P for over 20 years before retiring. After retiring from A&P, Johnny went to work for Walmart where he has worked for the past 22 years. After helping with the opening of the Winnfield Supercenter, Johnny returned to management and served as an assistant manager for the Ruston Walmart until stepping down to return to the Winnfield Walmart to work in the sporting goods department. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in his yard and riding his tractor. He was a member of East Winnfield Baptist Church.

Wed
25
Aug

Vera Annette Skains

Vera Annette Skains

Annette Skains was born May 10, 1964, in Oxford, Mississippi. She passed away on August 19, 2021, at the age of 57, following a brief illness.

Wed
25
Aug

Cory Ray Austin

Cory Ray Austin

Cory Ray Austin, age 37 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021 in Winn Parish Medical Center of Winnfield, Louisiana.

Cory was born to the union of Felix and Diann Daigre Austin in Pineville, Louisiana on March 1, 1984. He was an avid animal lover, and in his spare time enjoyed various venues of music, movies, and precious time spent with his family. His bright spirit will certainly be missed by those who had the opportunity to meet him.

He is preceded in death by his father Felix Austin, and his grandparents J.O. and Gladys Daigre Austin.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother Diann Austin; three brothers Teddy Bedgood, Duane Austin, and Erik Austin; four sisters Patricia Gorham, Shela Austin, Linda Dampier, and Jennifer Austin; nephews Dustin Gorham, Carlitos and Elijah Valdez, Alex Austin, Cody, Zach, and Justin Bedgood; neices Liliana and Ainsley Austin, Casey Gorham, Harley and Gabby Bedgood.

Wed
18
Aug

Ricky Tyan White

Ricky Tyan White

Ricky Tyan White went to be with his Savior on Saturday, August 14, 2021. He was born, January 29, 1963, to W.A. “Sonny” and Bobbie Thompson White in Winnfield, Louisiana.

He was a member of the South Winnfield Baptist Church. Ricky loved to fish and spend time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Tony White.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 29 years, Jennifer White and daughter, Rebecca White both of Winnfield. His stepson, T. J. Kennedy and wife Valriee of Mansfield and grandchildren: Jewel, Landon and Ruby Kennedy. Brothers: Jimmy White and wife Karen of Winnfield, Bobby White and wife Kathy of Columbia and sister-in-law Teresa White also of WInnfield, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends visited with the family Monday, August 16, 2021 from 5 until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services.

Wed
18
Aug

David Watson Shelton

David Watson Shelton

Mr. David Watson Shelton, age 80 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021.

Mr. Shelton was an avid deer hunter, planted a huge garden always giving vegetables away to neighbors and friends and enjoyed his profession as a carpenter.

Born Sunday, November 3, 1940 in Atlanta, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Clarence and Eileen Lee Shelton; siblings, Cloy Shelton, Pat Shelton, Richard Shelton, Jettie Moore and Kay White; grandson, Brandon Paul Reeves.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Barbara Shirley Shelton; daughters, Tina Williford (Cole) and Cindy Cook; grandchildren, Chad Reeves, Vanessa Reeves, Chris Cook (Keri), Adam Cook (Amanda) and Rachel Short (Eric) and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Cele Thompson, Linda Weatherford, Connie Ferguson and LaWanda Holmes; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Wed
18
Aug

Aubrey Wayne Ferguson

Aubrey Wayne Ferguson

Mr. Aubrey Wayne Ferguson, age 80 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021.

Mr. Ferguson was retired from the U.S. Army of 21 years, was a disabled Vietnam Veteran (2 tours) as well as International Paper Company of 20 years. He loved a challenge, was persistent in figuring out the seemingly impossible problems, and working in his shop on various projects.

Mr. Ferguson was born on Sunday, August 21, 1940 in Winnfield, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his father J.L. “Coonhide” Ferguson and mother Lillie Patten Ferguson, and brother Tritos Ferguson.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 59 years Connie Ferguson; three sons Todd Ferguson (Joanna), Greg Ferguson (Kathi), and Tony Ferguson; four grandsons, one granddaughter, ten great-grandchildren, one sister Voncile Ferguson Killgore, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Wed
11
Aug

Jerry Lee Stroud

Jerry Lee Stroud

Jerry Lee Stroud, 88 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston, Louisiana.

Born Friday, August 5, 1932 in Montgomery, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late A. M. Barnes and the late Cuma Hickman Barnes.

She was the wife of the late L.Z. Stroud. She spent her working career as a hairdresser and enjoyed every minute of what she did. Ms. Jerry enjoyed time working in her flower beds, as well as camping and fishing.

Those left to cherish his memory are one son, Glenn Davis (Sandy), two daughters, Ranee Ingles, and Vickie Smith; her grandchildren B.J. Davis (wife Sandra), Brock GrantAdams (wife Amy), Hylie Mercer (husband Andy), Brandon Smith (wife Brittany), Cole Ingles, Clay Ingles, Craig Ingles (wife Calli), and Christy Ingles; 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one nephew Steve Melton, and two nieces Kay Bryant, and Ann Heck

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