Obituaries

Wed
26
Jan

Rex Allen Ferrier, Sr.

Rex Allen Ferrier, Sr.

Rex Allen Ferrier, Sr. passed away January 4, 2022 at the age of 66. He was born September 8, 1955 in Winnfield, LA to the late Floyd and Dorothy Ferrier.

A visitation was held Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm with a Memorial Service at 2:00 pm at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Highway, Victoria, TX. Officiating were Rev. Lamar Carpenter and Dr. Lydon Carpenter.

He is preceded in death by his father Floyd Ferrier; mother Dorothy Ferrier Kelley and a brother Ricky Ferrier.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Terri Lynne Ferrier; children Rex Allen Ferrier, Jr. and Marisa Lynne Ferrier and her husband Ernie Ray Johnson, Jr.; sister Dottie (Danny) Carpenter; brothers Donald Wayne (Rita) Ferrier, Glynn Dale (Rosie) Ferrier and Roger Ferrier; grandchildren Alana Johnson, Kane Johnson, Mason Allen Ferrier, Brennen Gray and Brandtley Gray.

Wed
26
Jan

Nelda Varnell Reed

Nelda Varnell Reed

Nelda Varnell Reed 79, passed peacefully at her Metairie, La home on March 26, 2021 after a long illness. Nelda was preceded in death by her parents Bessie and Leon Varnell. She also lost her beloved son Gary Davila in 2017. She is survived and greatly missed by her daughters Andrea (Davila) Bostick and Melissa (Reed) Blystone, her brother Carroll Varnell and nephew Bryan Varnell. Nelda will also be missed by her grandson Brian Bostick and her sons in law Mark Bostick and Tony Blystone. We loved her tremendously and know she loved us as well. She was very proud of us all.

Nelda was born in Winnfield La and graduated from Winnfield High School. She also attended Northwestern State University. She often spoke fondly of her schoolmates.

Wed
19
Jan

LaJuana Stroud Ferguson

LaJuana Stroud

Mrs. LaJuana Stroud Ferguson, age 92 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. She was born to the union of Walter and Victoria Dixson Stroud on Monday, February 25, 1929 in Wheeling, Louisiana. Mrs. Ferguson spent her working career in multiple positions including Librarian, Bookkeeper, and Beautician. She retired from the Winn Parish Library/Atlanta

Branch. She was a devoted member of Atlanta Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Victoria Dixson Stroud; husband Lelan W. Ferguson; three brothers and two sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters Diane Broussard, Ileene Pogue, and Donna Barton; eight grandchildren, and 22 greatgrandchildren.

The family received friends on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Southern Funeral Home from 5PM until 8PM.

Wed
05
Jan

Jessie Nell Grigg

Jessie Nell Grigg

Memorial services for Jessie Nell Grigg will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the First Baptist Church in Winnfield, Louisiana with Dr. Jerry Pipes officiating.

Jessie Nell, 91 of Winnfield, passed from this life on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Ridgecrest Community Care Center in West Monroe, Louisiana. Mrs.Grigg was born October 16, 1930 in Red River Parish, Louisiana and graduated from Hall Summit High School in 1947. She continued her studies at Louisiana Tech, where she met her future husband Edward Jackson Grigg, from Bienville, Louisiana. One daughter and two sons were born to this union.

The early years of the Griggs’ marriage were spent in Bernice, Louisiana where Mrs. Grigg served as high school librarian and English teacher. After Mr. Grigg completed as B.S. degree in forestry at Louisiana Tech, the couple moved to Winnfield, Louisiana where both were employed.

Wed
05
Jan

Terry Allen Chandler

Terry Allen Chandler

Terry Allen Chandler, age 72 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021.

He was born Tuesday, September 20, 1949 in Winnfield, Louisiana. He was a millwright during his working career, was an avid duck hunter and fisherman. He was a devoted member of Hurricane Creek Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents James A. Chandler & Geneva Moffett Chandler; wife Charlotte Higgs Chandler, and his fourlegged hunting partner “Blackberry” the dog.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters Nikki O’Neal, and Libby Chandler Rushing; one grandchild Hannah Cox (Jacob); Great Grandchildren Elijah and Elizabeth Grace Cox; three brothers Rayford Chandler (Sherry), Tommy Chandler (Fonda), Phillip Chandler.

Wed
29
Dec

Jessie Nell Grigg

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Memorial services for Jessie Nell Grigg will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Winnfield, Louisiana with Dr. Jerry Pipes officiating.

Jessie Nell, 91 of Winnfield, passed from this life on Friday, Decemeber 3, 2021 at Ridgecrest Community Care Center in West Monroe, Louisiana. Mrs. Grigg was born October 16, 1930 in Red River Parish, Louisiana and graduated from Hall Summit High School in 1947. She continued her studies at Louisiana Tech, where she met her future husband Edward Jackson Grigg, from Beinville, Louisiana. One daughter and two sons were born to this union.

The early years of the Griggs’ marriage were spent in Bernice, Louisiana where Mrs. Grigg served as high school librarian and English teacher. After Mr. Grigg completed as B.S. degree in forestry at Louisiana Tech, the couple moved to Winnfield, Louisiana where both were employed.

Wed
29
Dec

Vikkie Lynn (VanHoozen) LaFollette

Vikkie Lynn (VanHoozen) LaFollette, age 54 of Joyce, Louisiana was received into Heaven on Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Arrangements under the directions of Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home of Jena

Wed
29
Dec

Denise Verret Thompson

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Denise Verret Thompson, age 60 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed from this life to a better life at 3am Saturday morning, December 18, 2021, with her husband Bill by her side.

Born Tuesday, February 21, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her mother, Sandy Sanders Verret, brother, Roger Dale Verret; and 3 fur babies, Gretchen, Dixie, and Jack,

Those left to cherish her memory include her father, Nicholas Felix Verret, Sr; husband, Bill Thompson; daughter, Brittany Osborn (Steve); son, Alex Thompson; bonus daughters, Jennifer Johnson (Mike), Tina Thompson, and Rebecca Crowe (Doug); brother, Rev. Nick Verret, Jr. (Angela); 11 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The family received friends on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Southern Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and again on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Southern Funeral Home, from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Wed
29
Dec

Quinton Howard Arnold

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Mr. Quinton Howard Arnold, age 79 of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021.

Born Monday, January 19, 1942 in Dess, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Leach Arnold; parents, James Howard Arnold and Reba Busby Arnold; siblings, Dollis Bustemento and Glen Arnold.

Quinton was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who loved his Lord and his family very much. In his spare time, he loved to fish. When he was able, he was always up for a basketball game. He will be forever loved by his family and the many friends he made through his time here.

Wed
22
Dec

Mackie (Mac) Pete Carpenter

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Mackie (Mac) Pete Carpenter, age 74, of Natalia, Texas, passed away peacefully in his home outside of San Antonio, on November 24, 2021.

Mac was born in Winn Parish on February 17, 1947 to Beatrice and Austin Carpenter. He attended Calvin High School and was an outstanding athlete and active in school clubs.

He retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service and a veteran of the Vietnam War. Mac grew up in Calvin, LA and his life led him to many adventures and stories far from the woods and Dugdemona Swamp of Calvin, LA that he loved. He was stationed in Japan, where he met, fell in love, and married Kazuko Komaki Carpenter, to whom he was married for four decades until her passing in 2011. His daughters, Michelle and LaDonna, were born in Japan, and together, the family immigrated to Wichita Falls, TX in 1974. His sons Jeffery and Justin were later born in Louisiana and Texas, respectively.

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