Obituaries

Wed
11
Aug

Tara Hope Parker

Tara Hope Parker
Tara Hope Parker

Tara Hope Parker, age 41 of Georgetown, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Born Tuesday, July 22, 1980 in Alexandria, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Cummings; Mr. & Mrs. Raymond N. Parker; and Mr. D.D. Jacobs.

Tara loved her family, her horses, her dogs and reading. Her son Payden, was her only child, and being his mother was the highlight of her life. Tara loved her job as a postal carrier and enjoyed visiting all the people she served.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son Payden Wade Parker; husband, Raymond N. Parker, II, her mother, Glenda Faith Cummings Guillet; father, Randall Keith Parker; siblings, Jacob Randal Parker, Leah Parker Kendrick (Ricky) and Leah’s son, Levi, Cole Martin, and Carly Parker; stepmother, Allison Parker; grandmother, Marie Jacobs.

The family received friends on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Southern Funeral Home, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Wed
11
Aug

Emma Claire Gill

Emma Claire Gill

Miss Emma Claire Gill, age 16 of Brewton’s Mill, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021.

Born Thursday, September 2, 2004 in Fairhope Alabama, she was a junior at Winnfield Senior High School where she was a Tiger Mentor. She was also on the Lady Tigers Basketball team and was a member of 4-H, FFA and FCA. Emma was also a member of Bethel Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her great grandmother, Anna Welker Bastable.

Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, Joseph Ryan Gill, and Darla Gill; Her siblings, Rylan Elizabeth Gill, Joseph Burch Gill and Ava Chandler; Grandparents, Jeff & Christina Caskey, Darlene Gilbert and Joseph & Ruth Anne Gill; Great Grandparents, Huey & Ruth Caskey and Gary & Evelyn Coleman; and a host of Aunts, Uncles & Cousins.

Wed
04
Aug

Bobby Ray Sanders

Bobby Ray Sanders
Bobby Ray Sanders

Mr. Bobby Ray Sanders, age 76 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021.

Born Tuesday, November 28, 1944 in Verda, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Webster and Virgie Lasyonne Sanders; brother, Gerald “Bob” Sanders.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 57 years, Sara Beth Creel Sanders; sons, Steve Sanders (Phuong) and Terry Sanders (Rose); sister, Jo Anne Gregory; grandchildren, Rachel, Grace Ann, Slade, Casey and Haley; great-grandchildren, Gentry and Whitley.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Calvin Phelps, Rev. Dick DeBusk and Dr. Jerry Pipes officiating. Interment followed in Garden of Memories in Winnfield.

The family received friends at Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield on Thursday 10:00 AM until 1:45 PM.

Wed
04
Aug

Jerry Wayne Roberts

Jerry Wayne Roberts

Mr. Jerry Wayne Roberts, age 70 of Winnfield, Louisiana, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Alexandria, LA.

Born Friday, March 23, 1951 in Flatwoods, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Helen Grace Malone Roberts and Noah Edward Roberts; and brothers, Larry and Elton Roberts.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 25 years, Marilyn Arlene Womack Roberts; son, Timothy Roberts (Amy); daughters, Amber Juneau (Bryan), Amy Williams, Melanie Griffin (Cole), and Melissa Mixon; grandchildren, Ethan, Wesley, and Lauren Roberts, Cameron Neyra, Jacie Weaver, Mason Juneau, Cheyenne and Marissa Hattaway, Ty and Paisley Griffin; brothers, Terry and Raymond Roberts; sisters, Yvonne Simpson and Patricia Poe; Host of extended family and friends,

Wed
04
Aug

Monroe Wilton Jones, Jr.

Monroe Wilton Jones, Jr.
Monroe Wilton Jones, Jr.

Mr. Monroe Wilton Jones, Jr., age 67 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Born Wednesday, July 29, 1953 in Grant Parish, Louisiana, he was retired from the construction and logging industries and was an animal lover and gardener.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe Wilton Jones, Sr. and Thelma Bryant Jones; sister, Linda Lou Jones.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lula Jones; children, Willie Jones (Crystal) and Matthew Jones; grandchildren, Kayliegh and Brandon; siblings, Hope, Glenda, Rena, Raynell, Derek, Casey, Tony and John.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Saturday from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Wed
28
Jul

Tracey Samuel Thomisee

Tracey Samuel Thomisee

Tracey Samuel Thomisee, age 23 of Montgomery, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

Born Sunday, February 22, 1998 in Minden, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Gladys Ballard and Muria and Lanie Thomisee; uncle, Robert Thomisee; aunts, Margia Shelton and Delia King; cousin, James Shelton, III.

Tracey’s life was centered around his work. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Brenda Ballard Thomisee; father, Timothy Darrel Thomisee; siblings, Lanie Thomisee, Lee Thomisee (Danielle), Lesley Thomisee (Laura), Stephen Thomisee, Reuben Thomisee, Lesheka Smith and Jessica O’Banion as well a huge, loving extended family.

Wed
21
Jul

Celebration of A Life Well Lived Bro. Booker T. Chatman

Celebration of A Life Well Lived Bro. Booker T. Chatman

Our beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend exchanged time for eternity on June 23, 2021 at the Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield, LA. Brother Booker T. Chatman was born in Trout, LA on November 23, 1933. His parents were T. J. and Lillie Chatman, both preceded him in death.

A life well lived included working faithfully with the Sunday School Ministry in his early years. He attended until he was faced with medical conditions.

He could always be found reading the Bible, working crossword puzzles, watching the news or sneak feeding the family pet Jackson. He was an avid sports fan, with the New Orleans Saints being his favorite team. He also enjoyed riding with his children and recalling past events.

He supported his family by working at Milam Wholesale, Olin Chip Mill and then retiring from Cole Oil & Tire as a truck driver.

Wed
21
Jul

Martha George Hall Hanson

Martha George Hall Hanson

Martha George Hall Hanson, 79, of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021 after fighting a valiant second battle against cancer.

She graduated from Winnfield High School in 1960, and she spent her early years working at South Central Bell in Winnfield. She then began working as a Bookkeeper for the family business, JT Hanson Timber Company, until the time she retired. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family, and her kind heart and her love of animals led her to dedicate much of her free time to taking care of her “fur babies”.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 57 years, J.T. Hanson of Winnfield, two daughters, Leah Hanson Carpenter of Winnfield and Alissa Hanson Hammons (Chip) of Alabama, one grandson, Jensen Hammons, whom she cherished dearly, one sister, Frances Hall Walker of Winnfield, and one brother, James Hall of Alabama, as well as several nieces and nephews and all her pets.

Wed
21
Jul

John Wesley Lutes

John Wesley Lutes

John Wesley Lutes, age 77, of Winnfield, Louisiana, passed from this life on Sunday, March 14th, 2021, in his home with his wife by his side. He was born on March 11th, 1944, in Alexandria, Louisiana.

John graduated from Pollock High School in 1962. He earned the honor of Eagle Scout on March 10th, 1960. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1972 from Louisiana College. Beginning on May 31st, 1966, he proudly served his country in the Army Reserves until January 30th, 1972. During his service, he married his wife of 54 years on November 21st, 1966. He and his young family moved to Winnfield where he owned and operated Dixie Ready Mix Inc. for over 40 years. John sold his business and continued to work part-time for Builder¹s Supply while also enjoying special time with his wife, family, dogs, and enjoying his hobbies.

Wed
21
Jul

James Ted Mayes

James Ted Mayes

Funeral services for James Ted Mayes, age 76 of Urania, LA, will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the Urania Pentecostal Church, Urania, LA with Bro. Clay Hutto and Bro. Mark Thornhill officiating. Burial will follow at Urania Cemetery under the direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home, Olla, LA. The family will hold a visitation at the church on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, beginning at 5 PM.

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