Obituaries

Wed
03
Nov

A.C. Busby

A.C. Busby

Mr. A.C. Busby, age 73 of Sikes, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Born Wednesday, July 28, 1948 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Blondell Cockerham Busby and Aaron Clifton Busby, Sr.; son, Phillip Busby; sister, Ann Parker; and nephew, Joey Parker.

Mr. Busby was a member of The Family Church in Winnfield and a 1967 graduate of Winnfield Senior High School. He spent his career in the tire business at Delta Tire in Winnfield and was a friend to everyone who knew him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 44 years, Phyllis Busby; son, Sam Busby; granddaughter, Brianna Busby; sister, Jo Ellen Dunn; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

The family received friends on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Southern Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at The Family Church, from 4:00 PM until time of services.

Wed
27
Oct

Ronald Willard Taylor, Jr.,

Ronald Willard Taylor, Jr.,

Mr. Ronald Willard Taylor, Jr., age 53 of Dodson, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, October 10,2021.

Born Saturday, May 4, 1968 in Natchitoches, Louisiana he is preceded in death by his grandparents, Willard and Mary Taylor of Dodson, Louisiana and Hubert and Laverne Barnhill of Keatchie, Louisiana; his mother-in-law, Annette (Parker) Emanus.

Ronny was an active member of Gloryway Church in Gansville, Louisiana. From an early age he enjoyed working with his hands. He learned to build and work with wood from his grandfathers and uncles, but his passion was working in the electrical field. He honed this skill while working side by side with his dad and later with his son Chase. He was an avid outdoorsman and when he wasn’t working he was fishing and hunting.

Wed
20
Oct

Stevie Bernard McWright

Stevie Bernard McWright

Sunrise: February 19, 1964

Sunset: September 28, 2021

Services for Stevie Bernard McWright were held Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 1 p.m. with Bryan Woodson officiating. Visitation was held 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm in the Ingrams Funeral Home Chapel in Cummings, GA.

Wed
20
Oct

Cathy Denise Little

Cathy Denise Little

Mrs. Cathy Denise Little, age 58 of Dodson, Louisiana was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, after a lengthy illness.

Born Monday, December 31, 1962 in Monroe, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her father, James E. Little.

Cathy was a member of Sikes Baptist Church and was formerly employed by Plum Creek and Sabine State Bank. More recently she was employed at Hodge Bank and Trust Company. Cathy loved her family, her Hodge Bank and Trust Company family, and especially loved her grandchildren. She also enjoyed camping and her dogs.

Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Totsy Parker Gaar; son, Ethan Liles (Monica); grandchildren, Katelyn and Carson; Fur babies, Harry, Charlie, Willie, and Slinky; siblings, James Little (Gayla), Debbie Speed (Nicky), and Robert Johns (Rebekah); and several nieces and nephews.

Wed
13
Oct

Florene Jordan Higgs

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Mrs. Florene Jordan Higgs, age 90 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

Born Thursday, June 25, 1931 in Zenoria, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Letha Haynes Jordan; husband, Wayne Higgs; son, Lonnie Wayne Higgs; grandson, Justin Higgs.

Mrs. Higgs will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed fishing, cooking and spending time with her family.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Randall Higgs (Shari); grandchildren, Rex Higgs (Jennifer), Kyle Higgs (Ali), Jared Higgs and Colin Higgs; great-grandchildren, Layton Higgs, Haley Higgs, Weston Higgs, Drake Higgs, Kinlee Higgs and Ella Higgs.

Graveside funeral services were held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Jordan Hill Cemetery with Bro. Rayford Chandler officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Wed
13
Oct

Frances Elizabeth Adkins

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Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Adkins, age 88 of Goldonna, Louisiana passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Born Friday, March 10, 1933 in Natchitoches, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Florence Leggett Hines and John Hines; husband, Huey P. Adkins; niece, Ashley Keen; son-in-law, David Keen; brothers, Noah, Blanchard, Ezell, and John Hines.

Mrs. Adkins was a longtime member of Goldonna Baptist Church and later attended Creston Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Melvin Adkins (Debbie), daughter, Theresa Keen; grandchildren, Chad, April, and Britt; 8 great grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Sanders Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

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

Wed
06
Oct

Johnny Ray Fannin

Johnny Ray Fannin

Losing Johnny was so sudden and unexpected. Our family will never be the same. But we are left with the knowledge of how very much he loved each one of us! His actions spoke volumns for the love he had for each of our four children and twelve grandchildren.

As a family, we would like to extend a thank you to each and everyone who called, texted, prayed, sent cards, flowers and food. We appreciate all donations made in Johnny’s memory to various organizations. He would have been pleased. God has truly blessed our family with the best friends, family, work families and loving church families. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts for all acts of kindness.

With sincere thanks, Jo Fannin

Christy and Will

Bates & Family

Jason and Martha

Mercer & Family

Joseph and Britthany

Mercer & Family

The Fannin Family

Wed
06
Oct

Sheila Ann McElroy Walker Stewart

Sheila Ann McElroy Walker Stewart

Sheila Ann McElroy Walker Stewart was born in Winnfield, Louisiana on January 24, 1942. She passed away peacefully in her home on September 28, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents Ardis Roscoe McElroy and Ruth Inez Norred McElroy, and her husband and the father of her children, Ray Roland Walker.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Gerald Stewart, her brother John Ray McElroy (Joyce), two sons Mike Walker (Kathy) and Bobby Yelverton (Nadine), one daughter Sarita Horne(Tracey), three grandchildren Cara Barnes (Daniel), Lauren Emmons (Michael), and Thomas Horne; six great grandchildren Lilly Barnes, Mattie Barnes, Kylianne Barnes, Cooper Barnes, Jake Emmons and Rhett Emmons. In addition to her close family, she will be missed by several nieces, nephews, and honorary family and friends.

Wed
06
Oct

Cynthia Ann Miller Sweat

Cynthia Ann Miller Sweat

Mrs. Cynthia Ann Miller Sweat, age 59 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Born Saturday, March 10, 1962 in Lawton, Oklahoma, she was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Patricia Holland Miller; and an infant son, Justin Matthew Sweat.

Mrs. Sweat was an active member of East Winnfield Baptist church and was recently retired as an office manager in the medical field. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Mark Sweat; son, Cody Sweat; daughter, Allison Sweat; grandchildren, Hayden Sweat, Haleigh Sweat and Audrey and Allie Carpenter; brother, Steve Miller.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at East Winnfield Baptist Church with Reverends Dick DeBusk, Dick Enterkin and Jeff Shows officiating. Interment followed in Old Union Cemetery in Joyce under the direction of Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield.

Wed
06
Oct

Christopher Paul Moreno

Christopher Paul Moreno

Mr. Christopher Paul Moreno, age 30 of Saline, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Born Saturday, July 20, 1991 in Ferriday, Louisiana, he was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church in Saline and enjoyed his natural skill as a carpenter. Chris also enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved spending time with his family and making them laugh. He will be remembered for his cooking and his famous cheese cake, pecan pies, biscuits and making Mickey Mouse pancakes for his beloved daughter, Emersyn.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Emersyn Raye Moreno and her mother, Summer Moreno; parents, Rev. Duane and Lisa Thompson Moreno; siblings, Dylan Moreno, Aaron Moreno (MiKayla) and Macey Moreno; nephew, Grayson Moreno; grandparents, Guycell and Betty Thompson and Glenda Moreno.

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