Obituaries

Wed
16
Sep

Annette Prescott Cook

Annette Prescott Cook

Annette Prescott Cook, age 73 of Dickinson, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday, September 4, 2020.

Born Monday, July 14, 1947 in Winnfield, LA, Annette was a graduate of Texas City High School in Texas City, TX. She then attended and graduated from Business School. Annette made a career working at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Pediatrics Unit in Galveston, Texas from which she worked until her retirement.

Annette was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Michael Ray Cook; granddaughter, Kayla Sue Cook; sister, Jean Nesmith; parents, Wilbur and Eleanor Prescott.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children and grandchildren: son, Robert ‘Trooper’ Cook of Crosby, TX and grandchildren, Tamara

Wed
16
Sep

Myrtle P. Mellichamp

Myrtle P. Mellichamp

Mrs. Myrtle P. Mellichamp passed away September 4, 2020 in Greenville, S. C.. Millie was an esteemed artist and her paintings can be found all over the United States.

She was the daughter of Ruth and Henry Pendarvis. She was born on April 15, 1920 in Winn Parish, Louisiana. She is leaving behind one son Robert A. Mellichamp and wife Joan of Houston, Texas and one daughter, Marsha Mellichamp Holton, of Travelers Rest, South Carolina. She also leaves to cherish her memory, two grandchildren, Thomas Mellichamp of Houston, TX. and Amanda Holton Braswell of Greenville, S.C. and her husband Jeff Braswell; four great grandchildren Taylor Holton, Matthew Patch, Austin Braswell and Emily Braswell. She is also survived by her brother Billy Joe Pendarvis and his wife Doris of Georgetown, LA., She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Major Robert Thomas Mellichamp.

Wed
16
Sep

Elinor Anne Love Derr

Elinor Anne Love Derr

Elinor Anne Love Derr passed away August 28, 2020 at Autumn Leaves Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Winfield, Louisiana, following a brief illness.

Anne Derr was born in Minden, Louisiana on July 24, 1925. Her parents were William Durward Love and Hazel Riser Love.

Anne attended school in Winnfield, Louisiana grades 1 - 6. After the death of her mother, she moved with her father to Kilgore, Texas. She graduated from Kilgore High School in 1942. She attended Kilgore Junior College and was a Kilgore Rangerette. She graduated from Kilgore Junior College in 1944.

After college graduation, Anne was employed as Assistant Clerk for the Gregg County Draft Board during WWII. While working for the Draft Board, she met the love of her life, John Chester Derr. Anne and Chester were married in Kilgore, Texas on August 24, 1946.

Wed
09
Sep

June King

June King

7-29-53 9-7-11

Every day I grieve for you. I love you. I miss you. I need you. I think of you. Every day is so hard without you.

I still bring you flowers and talk to you each day.

I still love you with all my heart!

Stanley

Wed
09
Sep

Doyle Douglas Lasyone

Doyle Douglas Lasyone

Mr. Doyle Douglas Lasyone, age 74 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Winn Parish Medical Center.

He leaves his wife of 55 years, Myrtle Beavers Lasyone; children, Dewayne Lasyone (Jenney), Damon Lasyone (Carla Kay) and Carla Tinnerello (Pete); ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and many close friends.

Born and raised in Winnfield, the son of Odus and Jimmie Lee Smith Lasyone, Doyle was a lifelong resident of Jordan Hill.

Wed
09
Sep

Chad Harvey Hammons

Chad Harvey Hammons

Chad Hammons, 47, passed away on August 29th in his home surrounded by family and friends. He is now sheltered in the arms of God and was welcomed home to the praise of good and faithful servant. He was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2010 and he fought a hard battle and never lost his faith.

Chad was a faithful member of Minden Presbyterian Church were he served as an elder. He was employed by Fibrebond, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Department and served as a substitute teacher at Minden High School. No matter where he worked, he left a legacy of respect and friendship.

He loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing and spending time with family and friends. Although Chad was father of the year every year, in 2013 KRMD recognized him as their Father of the year. His wife and children were the loves of his life.

Wed
09
Sep

James “Jim” Thomas Quitta

James “Jim”Thomas Quitta

James “Jim” Thomas Quitta, affectionately known as “Bobeck” in his youth, passed away on Sunday, the 30th of August 2020. Jim was born on the 29th of October 1931, in Smithville, Texas to Olga and Steve Quitta, Sr. He grew up in Smithville with two older brothers, Fred William and Steve, Jr. and graduated from Smithville High School. After high school he served in the U.S. Army. Following that, Jim attended Stephen E Austin State University earning a degree in forestry, which led him to Winnfield, Louisiana where he and his wife of 51 years, Betty Hampton Quitta, raised their 6 children. Jim’s professional career as a forester for Crown Zellebach lasted for over 31 years until he retired.

Wed
26
Aug

Carol Ann Harkins

Carol Ann Harkins

Carol Ann Harkins, born December 27, 1952, passed from this life on August 8, 2020 having lived 67 years, 8 months, and 8 days. Her parents were John Wesley Harkins and Laura Louise Melton Harkins. You may remember Carol as the lady who walked everywhere and used quite colorful language. She was original, resourceful, and one-ofa-kind. If you made it past her gruff and defensive attitude, you were probably surprised by the fact that she was fiercely independent and really very funny. Even if the public doesn’t recognize Carol by name, everyone knew her by reputation.

Wed
26
Aug

Nita Ann Rodgers McManus

	Nita Ann Rodgers McManus

Mrs. Nita Ann Rodgers McManus, age 70 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Nita was born October 19, 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She graduated from Fair Park High School in 1967 and married Jimmy David McManus in 1969.

Nita was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she served as the Chaplain. Nita cherished her ties to the American Legion. Her father, Fred A. Rodgers, Jr. was the post commander and life charter member who designed and built Post-388 that was later renamed in his honor to the American Legion Fred A. Rodgers Post-388 in Koran, La. (Haughton, LA).

Nita enjoyed her last few years with her Library ladies spending time in friendship and doing various activities that included arts and crafts and painting.

Nita was preceded in death by her mother, Ada Bell Thomas Rodgers; father, Fred A. Rodgers, Jr.; brother, Fred A. Rodgers, III; and her husband of fifty years, Jimmy D. McManus.

Wed
26
Aug

John Lewis “Luther” Kerry April 10,1938- August 21,2020

John Lewis “Luther” Kerry April 10,1938- August 21,2020

Mr. John Lewis “Luther” Kerry age 82 of Winnfield passed away from this life on Friday August 21,2020 at St Joseph’s Hospice Carpenter House in Shreveport La. He was born on April 10,1938 to Ezel “Bennie” and Julia Pardee Kerry at Black Lake (Creston) Louisiana. He was a retired Sergeant of the US Army and Louisiana National Guard after serving for almost 23 years. He worked many places throughout his lifetime including Olin Kraft, Louisiana Pacific, L.L. Brewton Lumber Co., West Frasier, Weyerhaeuser, Wal-Mart and was continuing to work part time at the Winn Parish Sherriff ’s Office Rifle Range. He loved to fish and spend time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years Eunice Arline Kerry, Parents Ezel “Bennie” and Julia Pardee Kerry, Brother Johnnie Kerry, Brother in Law Edward Harper and Great Grandson Douglas Thompson Jr.

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