Obituaries

Wed
31
Jul

Lonnie Lee Corley, Sr.

Mr. Lonnie Lee Corley Sr., age 72, of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away July 25, 2019, in Tioga, Louisiana after an extended illness.

Mr. Corley was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Corley and Martha “Mattie” Atkins Corley; wife of 38 years, Evelyn Varnell Corley; son, Steven Procell; and brothers, Charles Corley and Johnnie Corley.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sisters, Marilyn Morgan, Elizabeth “Liz” Hargrove; children, son Lee Corley, daughters Kimberly Corley Lawrence and Jennifer Corley Strain; grand children, Tony Procell, Stephanie Procell, Megan Procell, Amanda Smiley, Ryan Ellis, Johnathon Duncan, Ethan Duncan, Justin Gough, Madison Black; as well as 12 Great-Grand Children.

Wed
24
Jul

Thomas Chad Hammonds

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Mr. Thomas Chad Hammonds, of Quitman, passed from this life on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the age of 28 years. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend who was an avid fisherman.

Friends visited with the family 6:00PM - 9:00PM Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Antioch Bible Way Church in Brewton’s Mill. Funeral services were held 10:00AM Friday, July 19, 2019 at the church with Reverend Elton Gunter and Reverend Richard Harmon officiating. Interment followed in the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Mr. Hammonds is survived by his son, Thomas Jayden Hammonds; parents, Thomas Lee and Mary Ellen (Durbin) Hammonds; brothers, Nick Hammonds & Callie and Shannon Hammonds; neices, Blayne Hammonds and Emma Hammonds; maternal grandmother, Thera Lee Durbin. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Hesley Durbin; paternal grandparents, Tom Willis and Jean Elizabeth (Vines) Hammonds.

Wed
24
Jul

Billie Sue Lonadier Trissler

Mrs. Billie Sue Lonadier Trissler, 84 years of age and a resident of St. Maurice, LA, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019. She was born on February 16, 1935, to Julius Lonadier and Julvina DeSoto Lonadier in Winn Parish. She is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Paul Trissler; as well as 7 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her children, Alicia Trissler of St. Maurice, LA and Tom Trissler of Naples, FL; and a grandson, Michael Trissler of Naples, FL; as well as many friends. Memorials in Billie’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. A service to honor her life will be announced at a later date.

Wed
24
Jul

Marvin Morgan Allen

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Dr. Marvin Morgan Allen, age 89 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Born Friday, April 18, 1930 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew Mack Allen and Martha Anne Wright Allen; wife, Joanne Roark Allen; daughter, Karen Suzanne Allen Ross; siblings, Gladys Allen, Lois Smith, Josie Porter, Doris Kraft, Lazelle Allen, R.C. Allen, Max Allen, Jamie Allen and Earl Allen.

Dr. Allen was a US Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He graduated from LSU with a Master of Science degree in 1963, and later from Mississippi State with his PhD in Agronomic research in 1976. In 1977, Dr. Marvin Allen was promoted to full professor by the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield.

Wed
17
Jul

John Allen “Johnny” Franks

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Mr. John Allen “Johnny” Franks, age 93 of Calvin, Louisiana passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019. Born Tuesday, March 2, 1926 in Winnsboro, Louisiana, he was retired from Bud Carter Logging Co. Mr. Franks was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Eula Mae Britt Franks; first wife, Gertrude Aarons Franks; second wife, Merlene Womack Franks; son, Nolan Franks; granddaughter, Lynette Boyette; step-son, Ken Fitzgerald; and several brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Warren Franks (Kay), Alice Webb and Doris Stacey (Jerry); step-son, Billy Fitzgerald; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Claudia Franks; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services wereheld at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Bates officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Calvin.

Wed
17
Jul

Katie Mae Cox

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Ms. Katie Mae Cox passed from this life on July 12, 2019 in Winnfield, Louisiana. She was born to the union of Samuel and Clora (Batey) Walters. She was a sweet spirited soul to all who knew her. She was a devoted church worker and loved her Lord, and church family, Old Union Baptist Church. She very much enjoyed good gospel music.

She loved all of her family dearly, as she never forgot a

birthday, anniversary, or any other special day in the life of one of her family members. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, especially for her family, holiday gatherings, and Christmas being her favorite holiday. She loved to work with her flowers, and in recent years developed a love for Bingo.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children David Morse, Jr. (Nancy), Sammy Morse, Susan Atwell (Mike), seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Wed
17
Jul

James Rieson

Mr. James Rieson, age 97 of Dodson, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 surrounded by his family. He retired from Rock Island Railroad and long time member was a of Dodson Assembly of God. He was a devoted family man and a veteran of the United States Army. He proudly served his country during World War II receiving numerous medals including the American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Phillippine Liberation Ribbon with two bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.

Wed
10
Jul

Theresa Janette Weeks Peterson

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Theresa Janette Weeks Peterson was born on Thursday, April 14,1938, in Gansville, LA to the union of James Faxon and Leola Harris Weeks. Maternal grandparents were James Nash “Jim” and Ella Effie Rhymes Harris, and paternal grandparents were Wiseman Everett and Ethie Lindy Rushing Weeks. She passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 after a brief illness.

Growing up, she was very active in her church, having accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. As a teenager, she felt the call to home missions. Theresa attended Dodson High School and graduated Salutatorian of the Class of 1956.

Wed
10
Jul

James William Parker

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Mr. James William Parker, age 79 of Sikes, Louisiana, passed away July 1, 2019 at the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pineville, Louisiana.

Mr. Parker was a native of Rodessa, Louisiana and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was also a member of Charles F. Buck Lodge No. 260, Free & Accepted Masons in Urania.

Mr. Parker, after graduation from Louisiana Tech University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, went to work for the City of Alexandria in 1972 in the distribution department as an electrical engineer. In January of 1975 James and his wife went to ARAMCO in Dhrahan, Saudia Arabia where his employement took him to various projects in other countries. He and his wife, after traveling for work decided that there was no place like the U.S.A. In August 1980 he went to work for Campbell Soup in Paris, Texas

In May of 1983 he went to work for Libby-Owens-Ford Glass Plant in Sherman, Texas where he worked until retirement in January of 1996

Wed
10
Jul

Peggy Evelyn Henderson Jordan

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Mrs. Peggy Evelyn Henderson Jordan, 91, a life-long resident of Winnfield, passed away at her home on June 28,2019.

Peggy was born November 28, 1927, in Winnfield to the late E.L. and Fannie Farrell Henderson. She graduated from Winnfield High School in 1944 and later married Cranford L. Jordan, Sr. on September 22, 1945. At the age of 50, after a very successful career with Stanley Home Products,

Peggy decided to pursue a nursing degree at Louisiana State University in Alexandria, where she graduated at the top of her class.

With her nursing degree accomplished, Peggy was ready for the next challenge. Always having a heart for serving others and a mind for business, she and her two children opened Winn Home Health Care in 1986 where she served as director of nurses until her retirement at the age of 85.

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