Obituaries

Wed
11
Sep

Anna Bell Taylor

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Mrs. Anna Bell Taylor, age 98, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019. She was born In Calvin, LA and attended school there. Anna Bell grew up in the Depression Era, and her happiest memory during that time was being named All-State Forward for the Calvin High School basketball team.

In her adult life, she was a wonderful cook and seamstress. She had a green thumb, and could grow anything with the help of the Farmer’s Almanac. In her later years, she was proud of being able to mow her two-acre yard on a riding lawn mower. In the last phase of her life, she was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

Anna Bell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winnfield, LA, and a friend to everyone she met.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great- great-grandmother.

Wed
11
Sep

Walter Lynn James, Sr.

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Walter Lynn James, Sr., age 87 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Born Wednesday, May 18, 1932 in Crowville, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtie Mixon James and Walter Edward James; his brother, Charlie Gene James; and his grandson, Justin Daniel James.

Mr. James was a member of Sikes Apostolic Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He was retired from many years of working in the timber industry as a log cutter.

Wed
11
Sep

Rheanee Horn

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Ms. Rheanee Horn, age 57 of Montgomery, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Born Wednesday, August 29, 1962 in Lone Star, Texas, she was preceded in death by her father, James Harry Horn; and sister, Heather Lynn Horn.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Dwayne Kilpatrick (Kimberly Flynn); mother, Jeanette Horn; brothers, Jimmy Horn (Kellie) and Richie Horn (Donna); sisters, Jayme Freeman (James) and Suzanne McBride (Bubba),

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Union Hill Baptist Church near Montgomery, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM , and again on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from noon until time of services.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Union Hill Baptist Church with Reverends Lee and Scott Tilton officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Wed
11
Sep

Larry Wayne Dearman

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Mr. Larry Wayne Dearman, age 75 of Winnfield, La., passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Dearman, born August 14, 1944 in Memphis, TN, was a member of South Winnfield Baptist Church and was retired from Shell Oil and Gas Company. He was a U. S. Veteran of the Airforce and was a Master Mason and a proud NRA member. He was past owner of L&H Western Wear, was a Nascar enthusiast and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mr. Dearman was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Zula Robbins Dearman.

Wed
11
Sep

John Austin

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Born Monday, August 29, 1938 in Dodson, LA, he was preceded in death by his parents, Rhuey Stewart Austin and Evan W. Austin; son, Malvin “Buddy” D. Austin; sisters, Lurline Skipper, and Hope Weeks; brothers, Harley Austin and Eugene Austin; nephew, Mike Austin; nieces, Lori Thompson and Brandi Parker.

Mr. Austin was a member of the Zion Baptist Church. A 21 years veteran of the National Guard along with 18 years with the DOTD and 29 year employee at Wal Mart.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 41 years, Patricia Ann Austin; sons, Bruce Austin (Syrina), and Kenneth Evans; daughters, Angela Gunter (Sam), Angie Rush (Keith), and Marci Austin; brother, Charles Austin; sister, Evie Sue Jones; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews,

Wed
04
Sep

Walter Lynn James, Sr.

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Walter Lynn James, Sr., age 87 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Born Wednesday, May 18, 1932 in Crowville, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtie Mixon James and Walter Edward James; his brother, Charlie Gene James; and his grandson, Justin Daniel James.

Mr. James was a member of Sikes Apostolic Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He was retired from many years of working in the timber industry as a log cutter.

Wed
04
Sep

U.S. Army Specialist Clayton James Horne

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U.S. Army Specialist Clayton James Horne, age 23, of Atlanta, Louisiana, passed away doing what he loved, serving his country, on Saturday, August 17, 2019. He was deployed to Saudi Arabia with the 351st Military Police Company, 160th Military Police Battalion in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Clayton, born July 31, 1996, to Clay and Susan Horne, was soon promoted to big brother after welcoming his little sister, Caitlyn Elizabeth (Caity) Horne into the world. Clayton and Caity shared a special bond, not only as siblings but also as best friends; a bond that took them on many adventures.

Clayton grew up as an Atlanta Bulldog, graduating from Atlanta High School in 2014. He was an honor student Mr. AHS and

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Wed
28
Aug

Billy M. Dickerson

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Billy M. Dickerson, 94, died August 17, 2019, at Farmington, MO. He was born at Winnfield, Louisiana, a son of Hannah (Porter) and Olan Dickerson. He married Frankie Ann Allen on December 16, 1945.

Billy, a World War II veteran, was a member of the “greatest generation,” as he enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1963. During his Navy career he was assigned to Naval Aviation on carriers and was also stationed in Kodiak, AK; Pensacola, FL; Providence, RI; San Diego, CA; Honolulu, HI; and Memphis, TN. After his retirement from the Navy, the family lived in Sikeston, MO, where he worked for 20 years as a vocational electronics instructor for the Sikeston Public School system. Billy’s hobbies were hunting and fishing, especially at his beloved Saline Lake in Winn Parish.

Wed
28
Aug

Theresa Marie Bazar

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Ms. Theresa Marie Bazar, age 59 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Born Wednesday, September 23, 1959 in Longview, Texas, she worked for many years in retail management. Theresa enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and had a great love for horses. She also cherished her family.

Ms. Bazar was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Nina McClellon Bazar; brother, DeWayne Bazar; nephew, Brandon Cawthon.

Those left to cherish her memory include the father of her children, Galan Ferguson; son, Jared Ferguson (Nicole); daughter, Lisa Duff (Clay); brother, Floyd Bazar (Elaine); sister, Eva Cawthon; 10 grandchildren, Stefanie, Cameron, Sydney Claire, Logan, Shayna, Owen, Anna, Jalan, Justin and Cody; 3 great grandchildren, Deilyah, Daxx and Kitt Ferguson; host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Wed
21
Aug

Paul Roberson

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Mr. Paul Roberson, age 71 of Calvin, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home in Winnfield.

Mr. Roberson was a native of Winn Parish and an Electrician. He was U. S. Air Force Veteran of Vietnam, was retired from West Frazier in Joyce after 43 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Calvin. He was an avid deer hunter, fisherman and enjoyed reading.

Mr. Roberson was preceded in death by his father Edward Andrew Roberson. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 52 years Beverly Anderson Roberson, son Cade and his wife Kimberly, daughter Geneva and her husband Quin Durbin, his mother Pauline Folden Roberson, and grandchildren Elizabeth Durbin, Alexander Durbin, Jackson Roberson, He is also survived by his sisters Vida Monnin, and Deborah Gilcrease and her husband Butch, and his brother Kermit Roberson and his wife Jenny.

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