Obituaries

Wed
05
Jan

Terry Allen Chandler

Terry Allen Chandler

Terry Allen Chandler, age 72 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021.

He was born Tuesday, September 20, 1949 in Winnfield, Louisiana. He was a millwright during his working career, was an avid duck hunter and fisherman. He was a devoted member of Hurricane Creek Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents James A. Chandler & Geneva Moffett Chandler; wife Charlotte Higgs Chandler, and his fourlegged hunting partner “Blackberry” the dog.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters Nikki O’Neal, and Libby Chandler Rushing; one grandchild Hannah Cox (Jacob); Great Grandchildren Elijah and Elizabeth Grace Cox; three brothers Rayford Chandler (Sherry), Tommy Chandler (Fonda), Phillip Chandler.

Wed
29
Dec

Jessie Nell Grigg

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Memorial services for Jessie Nell Grigg will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Winnfield, Louisiana with Dr. Jerry Pipes officiating.

Jessie Nell, 91 of Winnfield, passed from this life on Friday, Decemeber 3, 2021 at Ridgecrest Community Care Center in West Monroe, Louisiana. Mrs. Grigg was born October 16, 1930 in Red River Parish, Louisiana and graduated from Hall Summit High School in 1947. She continued her studies at Louisiana Tech, where she met her future husband Edward Jackson Grigg, from Beinville, Louisiana. One daughter and two sons were born to this union.

The early years of the Griggs’ marriage were spent in Bernice, Louisiana where Mrs. Grigg served as high school librarian and English teacher. After Mr. Grigg completed as B.S. degree in forestry at Louisiana Tech, the couple moved to Winnfield, Louisiana where both were employed.

Wed
29
Dec

Vikkie Lynn (VanHoozen) LaFollette

Vikkie Lynn (VanHoozen) LaFollette, age 54 of Joyce, Louisiana was received into Heaven on Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Arrangements under the directions of Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home of Jena

Wed
29
Dec

Denise Verret Thompson

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Denise Verret Thompson, age 60 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed from this life to a better life at 3am Saturday morning, December 18, 2021, with her husband Bill by her side.

Born Tuesday, February 21, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her mother, Sandy Sanders Verret, brother, Roger Dale Verret; and 3 fur babies, Gretchen, Dixie, and Jack,

Those left to cherish her memory include her father, Nicholas Felix Verret, Sr; husband, Bill Thompson; daughter, Brittany Osborn (Steve); son, Alex Thompson; bonus daughters, Jennifer Johnson (Mike), Tina Thompson, and Rebecca Crowe (Doug); brother, Rev. Nick Verret, Jr. (Angela); 11 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The family received friends on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Southern Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and again on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Southern Funeral Home, from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Wed
29
Dec

Quinton Howard Arnold

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Mr. Quinton Howard Arnold, age 79 of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021.

Born Monday, January 19, 1942 in Dess, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Leach Arnold; parents, James Howard Arnold and Reba Busby Arnold; siblings, Dollis Bustemento and Glen Arnold.

Quinton was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who loved his Lord and his family very much. In his spare time, he loved to fish. When he was able, he was always up for a basketball game. He will be forever loved by his family and the many friends he made through his time here.

Wed
22
Dec

Mackie (Mac) Pete Carpenter

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Mackie (Mac) Pete Carpenter, age 74, of Natalia, Texas, passed away peacefully in his home outside of San Antonio, on November 24, 2021.

Mac was born in Winn Parish on February 17, 1947 to Beatrice and Austin Carpenter. He attended Calvin High School and was an outstanding athlete and active in school clubs.

He retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service and a veteran of the Vietnam War. Mac grew up in Calvin, LA and his life led him to many adventures and stories far from the woods and Dugdemona Swamp of Calvin, LA that he loved. He was stationed in Japan, where he met, fell in love, and married Kazuko Komaki Carpenter, to whom he was married for four decades until her passing in 2011. His daughters, Michelle and LaDonna, were born in Japan, and together, the family immigrated to Wichita Falls, TX in 1974. His sons Jeffery and Justin were later born in Louisiana and Texas, respectively.

Wed
15
Dec

Sybil James Guilliams

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Mrs. Sybil James Guilliams, age 95 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

Born Friday, August 6, 1926 in Verda, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by husband, Buford of 61 years; a daughter Regina; parents, Charles and Veva James; 3 sisters, Thelma Horne (Bill), Hazel Roberts, and Nell Poisso; 5 brothers, Casey, Jessie, Arthur (Dude), Huey and Troy.

She was a retired school bus driver, a long time member of South Winnfield Baptist Church where she served as church clerk, Sunday school teacher, church secretary, choir member, Ladies Prayer group, W.M.U., and worked several years at Food Pantry.

She loved her Pastor and her church family, to cook, work in her yard, do needle point....but most of all she loved to travel.

Wed
08
Dec

Carolyn Jeanette Maggio

Mrs. Carolyn Jeanette Maggio, age 71 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Born Friday, January 13, 1950 in Hodge, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by parents, Pearl May Slaughter Ashely and Louis Ashley; brother, Louis Ashely; and husband, Roy Maggio,

Mrs. Maggio was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She had many hobbies that she enjoyed including, interior decorating, flower gardening, and crafting. Holidays were special to Mrs. Maggio. She loved spending time with her grandchildren who knew her for baking cookies and brownies.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Tracy Kelley; sons, Ross Maggio and Kelly Maggio; grandchildren, Sam Maggio, Hannah Maggio, Jyssie Kelley, Manny Kelley, Autumn Maggio, Sebashtian Ashmore, and Jasmine Maggio; great grandchildren, Gunner Maggio, and Riley Kinder; brother Leroy Ashely (Judy); special close family, Jerry Williams, Rose Ashmore, and Brooklyn Bialey.

Wed
01
Dec

Bobby Gene Jennings

Bobby Gene Jennings

Mr. Bobby Gene Jennings, age 86 of Goldonna, Louisiana passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021.

Born Friday, May 17, 1935 in Marthaville, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, L. Roy Jennings and Mattye Blanche Knott Jennings; granddaughter, Amanda Kay McAllister.

Mr. Jennings was self-employed as a contractor and loved hunting and guns, but most of all, his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Gracie Bonnette Jennings; children, Sharon Rhodes (Terry), Karen McAllister (Robert) and Brandon Lynn Jennings (Amy); 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Brian McAllister and Rev. Brendan Thomas officiating. Interment followed in Sanders Chapel Cemetery in Calvin.

Wed
17
Nov

Earl Glynn Smith

Earl Glynn Smith

Mr. Earl Glynn Smith, age 89 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Born Friday, December 18, 1931 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma Ionia Welch Smith and William Grady Smith; sisters, Dorasteen and Pauline Steel, and Lula Bell Barton; brother, Woody Smith; daughter, Glenda Diane Smith, and granddaughter, Caroline Rodgers.

Mr. Smith served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He drove a school bus for many years for the Winn Parish School Board and was a long-time custodian for First Baptist Church of Winnfield.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Earlene Smith; son, Kerry Wayne Smith; grandchildren, Howard Marshall Smith, Jodie Renee Hudgins, Cassie Jeanine Rodgers, Alesha Ann Smith, and Megan Smith; great grandchildren, Brielle Hudgins, Brentley Hudgins, Brayden Smith and Kaidence Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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