Obituaries

Wed
14
Aug

Betty Cockerham

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Mrs. Betty Cockerham, age 79 of Hughes Springs, Texas passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Born Thursday, August 29, 1939 in Calvin, Louisiana, she was a member of First Baptist Church, Hughes Springs.

Mrs. Cockerham was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Loyd Cockerham and her parents, James Murray Riffe and Rubye Gladys Riffe.

Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Leslie Fredrick of Winnfield, Louisiana; children, James and Nancy Cockerham of Marshall, Texas, Mitzi Crowson of Hughes Springs, Texas; grandchildren, Tim and Amanda Skaggs, Charles “Jeb” and Laikyn Crowson, Matthew and Kaitlen Stewart, Shelton and Kelly Sykes, and Aimee Cockerham; great grandchildren, Kayden, Kailee, Kaci, Matthew, Jackson, Jett, Arden, Margaret, and Amelia.

Wed
14
Aug

Shirley Ann Moring Canerday

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Mrs. Shirley Ann Moring Canerday, age 74 of Calvin, Louisiana passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019.

Born Monday, April 30, 1945 in Lillie, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Coy and Minnie Lou Elkins Moring; brother, Joe Moring.

Mrs. Canerday was a member of Calvin Baptist Church where she was active with Mrs. Bird’s Sunday School Class. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 56 years, Bobby Canerday of Calvin; sons, Bobby Joe Canerday (Becky) of Campti and Jeff Canerday (Michelle) of Calvin; grandchildren, Ashley Wilson (Eric), Amber Canerday, Coy Canerday and Clay Canerday; great-grandchildren, Stetson Wilson and Blair Babers; sister, Sylvia Lawrence (Bobby) of Leadhill, AR; nieces, Therisa Clary and Mickey Turner; nephews, Coy Lawrence and Gerald Moring.

Wed
07
Aug

Lonnie Lee Corley, Sr.

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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
07
Aug

Cheryl Crowe Adams

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Funeral services celebrating the life of Cheryl Crowe Adams, 66, of Winnfield, Louisiana, will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Winnfield. The Rev. Steven Smithson will be officiating with the interment following at the Garden of Memories under the direction of Southern Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, August 9, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM and Saturday, August 10, from 10:00 AM to service time at First Baptist Church.

Wed
07
Aug

Willie B. Butler

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Mr. Willie B. Butler, age 91 of Tullos, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Born February 7, 1928 in Gibsland, Louisiana, he was a retired auto mechanic, an avid gardener and was an active member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church.

Mr. Butler proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Butler and Jewel Miles Butler.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 68 years, Georgia Couch Butler; daughters, Sherri Texeira (Frank) and Nancy Ricketts (Warren); grandchildren, Kris (Amy), Isaac (Melissa), Windi (Keith), Lori (Jason), Ashley (Mike) and Brittani; fourteen great-grandchildren; brother, Charlie Butler (Glenda); sisters, Margie Brent (Lucky) and Betty Spears; and a host of nieces and nephews and special neighbors, Monty and Marty Atkins.

Wed
07
Aug

Mary Pearl Stark

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Mary Pearl Stark, born on September 30, 1948, in Sherman, Texas, passed away after a strong battle against pancreatic cancer.

Family was the most important to her and it started with her marriage. Mary and Bill said, “I do” in Vinton, Louisiana on December 26, 1966. They were blessed with nearly 53 years of marriage.

Mary was preceded in death by brothers Roland and David McBride. And sister Joyce Franklin. Mary is survived by her husband, William (Bill) Stark, siblings Lloyd McBride, Hazel McBride, and Cheryl Donovan; daughters Carolyn Deardorff, and husband Gary, and Marjorie Barrilleaux, and husband Clay. Her grandchildren Alicia Yarrish, and husband Teylor, and Alex, Arianna, and Sasha Barrilleaux; Mary also leaves behind a great-grandchild, Greyson Yarrish, to remember her love. Numerous nieces and nephews are left with memories of her personality as well.

Wed
31
Jul

Rachel Lea Walker

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A Celebration of Life Service for Rachel Lea Walker was held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in the Sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Reverend Dr. Juliet Spencer and Reverend Leslie Stephens officiated. Visitation was held at Trinity in the Sanctuary on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 5:00 -7:00 PM.

Rachel was born September 23, 1975, in Monroe, Louisiana, and passed away, July 19, 2019. She grew up in Winnfield, Louisiana, and married Jason Walker, also of Winnfield, on July 11, 1998. Their daughter Kate was born in June, 2003. Rachel’s greatest love was her family.

Rachel is survived by her husband of 21 years Jason; daughter Kate; parents Helene and Jimmy Walker; parents-in-law Chris and Bo Walker; her brother Drew; brother-in-law Kevin; sister- and brother-in-law Joliene and Ruddy Sosa; nieces Piper Sosa, Dottie Walker, and nephew Walker Sosa.

Wed
31
Jul

Sam Houston Melton, Jr.

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Mr. Sam Houston Melton, Jr., age 79 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019.

Born Monday, April 29, 1940 in Packton, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnette Dick Melton and Sam Houston Melton; and sister, Sonja Duke,

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Angela Suzette Melton and Jacqueline Melton Ratcliff (Carl); son, Sam Houston Melton, III (Kimberly); sister, Alma Cockerham; grandchildren, Jerrad Falcon, Carl Ratcliff, Jr., Sydnee M. Ratcliff, Payton L. Ratcliff, Kelly Melton, Coty Melton, and Katie Melton Boyett; and great grandchildren, Logan T. Ratcliff, Paige Ratcliff, Marissa Rose Melton, Leila Ledet, Brendan Ledet, Ivy Grace Boyett, Von Luke Boyett, and Emerald Faigh Boyett.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Southern Funeral Home, from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Wed
31
Jul

Jimmie Jenkins King

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Jimmie Jenkins King, age 87 of Olla, Louisiana passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 18, 2019 after a lengthy illness. Jimmie was born November 30, 1931 in Urania, Louisiana to the union of his parents, Samuel DeFrance King and Clara Jenkins King and he was a resident LaSalle Parish all his life. He is remembered fondly by his Olla-Standard High School friends as a member of the 1950 State Championship baseball team when he pitched a no-hitter to cinch the title winning game. After high school he served his country in the U. S. Army as a tank commander traveling throughout Europe. Upon his arrival home from the war he attended Northwestern State University where he played on the baseball team and earned an accounting degree. Jimmie was a hard-worker. He worked for La Salle Parish School Board as the accountant for the school system and also opened his own accounting business in his home in the mid-60’s where he was assisted by his wife, Aubin.

Wed
31
Jul

Lorene Howell Doughty

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Mrs. Lorene Howell Doughty, age 90 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019.

Born Friday, November 9, 1928 in Hargis, Louisiana, she was a life-long member of Hargis Baptist Church and was a graduate of Verda High School in 1946 as salutatorian. She was mostly a housewife,but did enjoy working for Old South Life Insurance Co. as well as Avon and Mary Kay. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, crafting, traveling and growing flowers in her garden.

Mrs. Doughty was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Howell and Nora Futrell Howell; husband of 55 years, William T. Doughty, Jr.; granddaughter, Trista Tyler; siblings, Helen Land (Bill), O.M. Howell (Nadine), Elmore Howell (Gloria), R.C. Howell (Lillian) and Raymond Howell (Hella); brother-inlaw, Dwayne Bevill.

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