Obituaries

Wed
08
May

Debra Kay Ferrier Smith

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Mrs. Debra Kay Ferrier Smith, age 62 of Montgomery, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Born Friday, March 15, 1957 in Pineville, Louisiana, she was a member of Montgomery Church of Christ.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her father, Warren Ferrier and her daughter, Stacy Vollm; sister, Deana Ferrier.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Alton Smith; mother, Bonnie Cox Ferrier; children, Ginger County (Jeffery), Timothy Vollm and Jasmine Smith; grandchildren, Tiffany, Lindsey, Dillon, Katherine and Kayleen; great-grandchildren, Jaiden, Dae’Veon, Camille, Camryn, Malik, Kylar and Damian; siblings, Clinton Ferrier, Ronnie Ferrier, Eugene Ferrier, Theresa Pippins and Susan Berry

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Montgomery Church of Christ with Carey Smith officiating. Interment followed in Hargis Cemetery, in Montgomery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Wed
08
May

Chestine Calhoun Hale

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Mrs. Chestine Calhoun Hale, age 93 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Born Thursday, October 15, 1925 in Atlanta, Louisiana, she was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church. She loved southern gospel music, particularly The Gaithers, and will be remembered as a great cook.

Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her parents, Andon and Chestine McManus Calhoun; husband, Jack Hale; son, Timothy Hale; siblings, Dotrie Calhoun, Buddy E. Calhoun, Andon Willard Calhoun, Nolia Stapleton and Lurleen Lang.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Kevin Hale of Irvine, CA and Jack Hale of Redwood, CA; and her siblings, Waymond Calhoun of Columbia and Hazel Hale of Atlanta.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Norris Curry officiating. Interment followed in Mars Hill Cemetery in Verda.

Wed
01
May

Mildred Iva Welch Wright

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Mrs. Mildred Iva Welch Wright, age 97 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019.

Born Friday, March 17, 1922 in Picher, Oklahoma, she was preceded in death by her parents, John Ivy Welch and Mae Faust Welch; and her husband, Carson Wright.

Those left to cherish her memory include her two daughters, Marty Wright of Columbia, SC and Cheryl Wright and husband Jerry of Winnfield; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Memorial service arrangements will be announced by the family at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

Wed
01
May

Debra McCoy

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Mrs. Debra McCoy, age 63 ofWinnfield, Louisiana passedaway on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Born Thursday, April 12,1956 in Bainbridge, Maryland,she was preceded in death byher parents, Willa Dean ShowsMcDaniel and Troy McDaniel;husband, Charles McCoy; sisters, Diane Hicks, DarleneEvans, and Dora Gatlin; and granddaughter, Madison Kelly.

Mrs. McCoy was a member of The Christian FellowshipChurch. She loved her family, church, football, and her dog,Mimi.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, MichaelMcDaniel (Lorena); daughter, Janice Kelly; grandchildren,Cody, Brittney, Dylan, and Haley; and great grandchildren,Colton, Alynsa, Zavier, and Clayton,

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 29,2019 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell White officiating. Interment followed in Ebenezer Cemetery, in Weston.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Nathan Carlile, CodyRoberts,

Wed
01
May

Monty Raymond Lenard

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It is with great sadness that the family of Monty Raymond Lenard announce his passing after a lengthy illness. Mr. Lenard passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the age of 74. Mr. Lenard will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Vera Slipchenko Lenard and his children: Dean Lenard, Christy Bekhit, Penny Ferguson, and Amy Lenard. Mr. Lenard will be greatly missed by his five grandchildren, Abby Ferguson, Mariah Lenard, Amber Lenard, Hunter Lenard, Emily Goodson, and two great grandchildren. Mr. Lenard was predeceased in death by his mother, Mrs. Annie Mae Lisenbia Lenard; father, Mr. James E. Lenard; brothers, Rodney Lenard and Dwight Lenard all of Winnfield, Louisiana.

Wed
24
Apr

Ethel Lea Peters

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Ms. Ethel Lea Peters, age 91 of Calvin passed from this life on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents Ike Peters and Laura Stein-Peters; brother Doyle Peters and sister Virginia Peters-Provence. Those left to cherish her memory are her brother, Don Peters and wife Evelyn; nephew Tommy Provence and wife Sharon; niece Stephanie Grice and husband Paul and their children Katelyn and Nathan Grice; niece Donna Taylor; niece Debi Nelson; nephew Scott Peters; niece Laura Ellen Garner; niece Pam Lloreda; and niece Ramona Christiansen. She was also survived by numerous other great nieces and nephews.

Wed
24
Apr

Clara Luther

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Mrs. Clara Luther, 80, of Mabank, TX, entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington, TX.

She was a retired nurse and an avid reader, who also enjoyed plants and crafts. She was of the Baptist faith and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by: Her parents- Robert and Mae Morrison, Her husband- Alfred David “A.D.” Luther, One son-David Luther, and One granddaughter- Rusty Sturgen.

Wed
24
Apr

Melba Jane Bradford Little

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Melba Jane Bradford Little, age 81, of Winnfield, Louisiana, passed away April 18, 2019, at home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Southern Funeral Home, with Rev. Steven Smithson and Rev. John Holland officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rhinehart, LA.

Mrs. Little was dedicated to her family, friends, and students. She was born in Rochelle, LA, on May 18, 1937. She graduated from Georgetown High School, received a Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana Tech University, and Master’s Degree from Northwestern State University. After moving to Winnfield in 1968, she and husband Ray joined First Baptist Church. She taught English at Winnfield Senior High School for 30 years, leading the department to outstanding achievements. Her love of teaching, the knowledge she imparted to her students, and her standard of excellence is her legacy.

Wed
24
Apr

Johnnie “Buddy” Canerday

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Mr. Johnnie “Buddy” Canerday, age 85 from Calvin, Louisiana passed away Tuesday, April 16,2019.

Mr. Canerday served in the National Guard for 4 years active and then began working at Calvin High School as custodian, while he remained active in the reserve for 4 more years. He became a part of Calvin High School for many years where he was known and loved by many. He loved to hunt and fish with his many friends. He never met a stranger. His was very kind man that loved people, animals and the outdoors. He was a jack of all trades to say the least.

A carpenter, mechanic, plumber just to name a few. There was nothing that he could not do. Always there to help whoever was in need. He loved to play dominoes and cards with his friends. And usually spent most of his time sitting outside at the local store in Calvin. Everyone that knew him loved him and will cherish his memory forever in their hearts.

Wed
17
Apr

Carroll Gardner Hicks

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Mr. Carroll Gardner Hicks, age 89 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Born Tuesday, March 11, 1930 in Cotton Valley, Louisiana, he was a 33rd degree Master Mason, was a retired mail carrier with the US Postal Service having 35 years of service, and was a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean conflict.

Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Elsie Hicks; wife and the mother of his children, Marglo Gorham Hicks; son, Jimmy M. Hicks; siblings, Fred Hicks, Joy Hicks Miller and Mary Hicks Miller; daughter-in-law, Ann Hicks.

Those left to cherish memory include his wife, Doretha Hyde Hicks; daughters, Debbie Hicks Fullerton and Denise Hicks Beavers (Martin); step-daughters, Pam James (Leroy) and Missy Hyman; step-son, Stacy Walker; sister, Patricia Ann Keiffer; 9 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 greatgreat grandchild, special niece and nephew, Lee Ann and Chip; and his special family member, “Little Bit”.

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