Obituaries

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02
Jan

Jeffery Alan Whatley

Funeral Services for Jeffery Alan Whatley of Winnfield, LA were held at 10 am Friday, December 28, 2018 at Family Church of Winnfield LA, 1806 Maple St 71483. Revs. Joel Hines and Brian Montgomery officiated, with Russell Jones as a special speaker. Internment was at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation was 4pm to 9pm Thursday December 27, 2018 at the Family Church of Winnfield.

Jeffery Alan Whatley was born on May 31, 1962 and left this world on December 21, 2018 at the age of 56 in the Rapides Medical Center in Alexandria, LA.

He is Preceded in death by his father, Ronald Whatley; stepfather, Loyd Murphy; and grandparents, Ada and Thomas J. Foster.

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02
Jan

Eloise Canerday James

Mrs. Eloise Canerday James, age 90, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 after a very short illness.

Mrs. James was known to many as a sweet fiesty southern lady with style. She and husband, Melvin, owned and operated the White House Grocery for many years. She loved to play Rook, dominoes and loved to dance. She was a member of Laurel Heights Baptist Church. She loved her family but most of all she was a God fearing woman.

Born May 3,1928, Mrs. James was preceded in death by her parents, Presley and Lucille Canerday of Calvin, Louisiana. Her one love, Melvin James in 1987 and her youngest daughter, Susie James Ashley earlier this year.

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02
Jan

Jerry Wayne Leslie

Mr. Jerry Wayne Leslie, age 76 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away December 20, 2018 in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Mr. Leslie was a member of the Port Deluce Hunting Club, a Veteran of the U. S. Navy and a past employee off shore for Cheveron. He also was a fromer employee of C.C.A.

Mr. Leslie was a native of Springville, Alabama and was the son of the late James Lemuel Leslie and the late Kate Coleman Leslie. He is also preceded in death by his wife Margie Leslie and a brother James Leslie.

Survivors include stepsons James and Loyd McDuff, daughters Angela Leslie and Paige Manasco, and a son Eric Leslie. He is also survived by sisters Sheila Pigott and Chris Carver, one brother Joe Leslie, as well as six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018 in the Chapel of Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield. Interment will follow in the Beech Creek Cemetery near Olla.

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02
Jan

Enola Chreene Crumholt

Mrs. Enola Chreene Crumholt, age 87 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Mrs. Crumholt will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother greatgrandmother and great-great grandmother, who was known as “Granny” to all who knew her. She loved to cook and tend to her many flowers and treasured her time with family and friends.

Born Thursday, December 25, 1930 in Stanley, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Lizzie Chreene; children, Derrell Warren, Jr., Darren Warren and Donna Warren Reynolds; brother, Robert Chreene; grandson, Samuel David Reynolds.

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02
Jan

Edward E. Barton

Funeral services for Edward E. Barton, age 86 of Chatham, Louisiana were held Friday, December 28, 2018 at Caney Lake Baptist Church with Bro. Lance Otwell and Bro. Joe Reynolds officiating. Visitation was held from 10:00AM until time of service at 2:00PM. Burial was at Beech Creek Church Cemetery, Winnfield, Louisiana under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro, Louisiana.

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26
Dec

Larry Wayne Durbin

Larry Wayne Durbin, age 68, of Hollister, Missouri passed away December 1, 2018. He entered this world July 22, 1950, in Winnfield, Louisiana, the son of JB and Martha Ruth (Walters) Durbin. He was joined in marriage June 26, 2001 to Julie Morgan. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Larry proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was quite the character and kept people laughing when he was around. Larry enjoyed fishing, hunting, mowing the lawn, working in the vegetable garden, being with his “buddy” Conner, and watching Gunsmoke. He was a hardworking man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents; a set of twins at birth; grandson, Timmy Corzine Jr.; and his grandparents.

Wed
19
Dec

Betty Jean Waller Thompson

Betty Jean Waller Thompson was born on October 26, 1925 in Winnfield, Louisiana to James Irving Waller and Dottie Mae Patterson Waller. She died on December 7, 2018 in Dayton, Texas.

Wed
19
Dec

James Leonidas “J.L.” Hinckley, Sr.

James Leonidas “J.L.” Hinckley, Sr., age 92 of Vick, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, December 09, 2018. Born Friday, October 01, 1926 in Jena, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Florence Smith Hinckley and James Cotton Hinckley; sister, Olga DeTogne; and wife, Bobbie McNeal Hinckley.

Mr. Hinckley served his country in the U.S Army in the Pacific Theater and the Occupation of Japan during World War II.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, James L. Hinckley, Jr., Dodson, LA; daughter, Janice Hinckley Stroud, Monroe, LA; son, Justin C. Hinckley, Ruston, LA; granddaughter, Jennifer Hinckley Vidrine, and great grandchildren, Samuel, Sylvia and Marcie Vidrine,

Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 with Rev. Bill Strawbridge officiating at Vick Baptist Cemetery in Vick, LA under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

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19
Dec

Thomas Hull Ferrell

Thomas Hull Ferrell, Ph.D., ULL Retired Professor of Political Science, died at his residence, Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was 76 years old. Tom, as he was known to friends and relatives, was born in Winnfield LA in 1942. He graduated from Northeast Louisiana State University, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and continued his education at Louisiana State University where he received both a masters and doctorate in Political Science. He spent his career at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Department of Political Science where he served as Head of the Department. In addition to his research accomplishments, he was recognized by the university as an outstanding student advisor and guided many Acadiana attorneys in their undergraduate preparation for law school.

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12
Dec

Martha Ann Stone

Mrs. Martha Ann Stone, age 78 of Sikes, Louisiana passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Born Friday, March 1, 1940 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Grace Mizell Warner and Henry Hardy Warner, Sr.; husband, Lee Stone, Sr.; brothers, J. B. McCain and Henry H. “Jr.” Warner; and children, Michael L. Bishop and Tony L. Bishop.

Mrs. Stone worked, formerly, for Winn Council on the Aging and currently a housekeeper. She was a faithful reader of God’s Word, which she lived daily in her life. Mrs. Stone attended Jordan Hill United Pentecostal Church for many years, and more recently attended The Family Church of Winnfield. She loved helping others and will be remembered for her gentleness, as she never met a stranger. Mrs. Stone always had a hug and a kiss for everyone. She loved her plants and gardening, but more than anything she loved spending time with her family, whom she prayed for daily.

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