Obituaries

Wed
10
Jul

Dolly Imogene Russell Jones

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Dolly Imogene Russell Jones, age 88 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and loved fishing, gardening and cooking. She was well known for making a “mean pot of chicken dumplings” She worked in the cafeteria at the Winnfield Middle School for several years.

Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late Clarence Franklin Russell and the late Sarah Brown Russell. She was also preceded in death by her husband Willis “Dick” Jones, brothers Lester, Red and Charles Russell, sisters Elsie Howell, and Glenda Rodriguez as well as her great grandson Caleb Jones.

Survivors include children Nelda Klusman (Michael), William Jones (Diane), Elaine Hawkins, six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. She also leaves to cherish her memory four sisters Earline Baker, Pauline Hirsch, Lois Howes, and Judy Sanders.

Wed
10
Jul

Tracy Lee Harrel, Jr.

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Mr. Tracy Lee Harrel, Jr., age 89 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019.

A life-long resident of Winnfield, he was born Friday, March 14, 1930 and was a 1947 graduate of Winnfield High School where he was quarterback on the football team. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1950-1954. He was a member of the 10th Infantry Special Forces as a paratrooper, formerly known as the Green Berets. Upon being discharged from his military service, he then returned to Winnfield to join his father, Tracy L. Harrel, Sr. as part owner of Harrel Builders Supply Company, Inc. where he remained until his retirement in 2007.

Wed
10
Jul

Nellie Earline Usrey Gonzalez

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Mrs. Nellie Earline Usrey Gonzalez, age 87 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

Born Thursday, October 29, 1931 in Sikes, Louisiana, she was a retired education administrator.

Mrs. Gonzalez was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Ansel Usrey and Nellie Mae Gulledge Usrey; husband, Rev. Clarence Gerald Fuller, Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Vincent Gonzalez; children, Linda Genella (Chuck), James Fuller (Melanie) and Deborah Hurley; grandchildren, Cory Handy, Charlie Genella, Emily Fuller, Sam Fuller, Jessica Aguilar and Samantha Tejada; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Miller, Jack, Kate, Isabelle, Liam and Jaxon; sister, June Melton (Ronnie).

A private celebration of remembrance will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com

Wed
03
Jul

Danny Glyn Carter

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Mr. Danny Glyn Carter, age 67 of Calvin, Louisiana passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Known as “Skillet” to his friends, he was born February 8, 1952 in Winnfield, Louisiana, and was a retired log cutter and member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Lee Carter, Jr. and Lola Cockerham Carter.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 45 years, Marsha Smith Carter; children, Lane Carter and Jessica Murray (Brent); grandchildren, Ethan Boone and Lathan Snowden; siblings, Donald L. Carter, Vickie Robertson and Pamela Procell.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Malone and Rev. Bobby Bates officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Mon
01
Jul

Peggy Evelyn Henderson Jordan

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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.

Wed
26
Jun

Ronald Mayes,

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Ronald Mayes, 69, of Beaumont Texas, passed away on June 5, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, after a lingering illness.

Ron was born in Beaumont, January 19, 1950, to Ovay H. Mayes and Mildred Taylor Mayes of Winn Parish, Louisiana, and attended Beaumont Schools. In Junior High School he discovered earning money when he landed his first paper route and by high school had become expert in saving every penny with a second job in a gas station. He still managed to play baseball and was a pitcher to be feared. Graduating from French High School, he enrolled in Lamar College and earned his bachelor’s degree in Geology, all the while teaching guitar and banjo lessons to pay for his schooling.

Wed
26
Jun

Emery L. “Billy” Henderson

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Emery L. “Billy” Henderson, age 71 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Born Thursday, September 11, 1947 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Tennie Irene Garr Henderson and James E. Henderson; and sister, Bonnie Henderson.

Billy was a Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War with numerous medals, including the Purple Heart. He had a great love for his family and his friends - especially his childhood friends, Kenneth Spangler and John Ray Barber.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 30 years, Jackie Henderson; sons, Kenneth, Wayne, and Thomas Henderson; step-son, Chris Hayes; step-daughter, Susie St. Andrie; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brothers, Thomas Henderson and James Paul Glenn; and sister, Delores Gay.

Wed
19
Jun

Richard “Dick” Davis

Richard “Dick” Davis, loving husband and father of four, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the age of 83. He was born on February 15, 1936 in Kalispell, Montana.

He married his lifetime love, Sue Davis on April 5, 1958. He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1964, then was a member of the Air Force Reserves and the National Guard. He worked in the oil and gas industry for over 60 years in the U.S. and abroad.

He was greatly loved by his family and always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. He lived a full life with many adventures and loved to travel, camp and be outdoors. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.

Wed
19
Jun

James Glenn Stroud

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Mr. James Glenn Stroud, age 73 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Born Thursday, December 13, 1945 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Effie Mae Sandidge Stroud and G.H. Stroud; wife, Melba Tarver Stroud; son, James Scott Stroud; brothers, Basil and Charles Stroud; and sister, Ruth Stroud,

Mr. Stroud loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Brian Scott Stroud (Tammy); daughter, Teresa Stroud McGee (Darcy); daughter, Jami Stroud; son, Chuck Stroud (Charlotte); sister, Judy Harlan (Wayne); brother, George Stroud (Mary); 10 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Southern Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Wed
19
Jun

Gerald D. Prather

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Gerald D. Prather, 70 of Montgomery, LA was born to Lela and Paul Prather on Friday, September 24, 1948. He passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Lancaster, California.

Gerald was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He served his country from 1967 to 1971 in the U.S.A.F. serving one tour in Vietnam.

His passion was restoring antique cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Lela Prather.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years Linda L. Prather; one son, Greg Prather (Danica); brother, Wayne Prather; three grandchildren, Chase Prather, Casey Scharfenberg (Sam) and Kristen Martin; Three great grandchildren Hallie, AdLynn and Sophie; two adopted grandchildren Karleigh and Lindsey Davidson; his close friend and adopted son Cheyenne Welch.

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