Obituaries

Wed
27
Aug

Evan Eugene Austin, Sr.

Mr. Evan Eugene Austin, Sr. died Saturday, August 23, 2014 following a lengthy illness. Mr. Austin was a loving husband,
father, grandfather and a friend to all that he met. He was an educator teaching Vocational Agriculture at Quitman High
School for many years. He served his church, Sweetwater Baptist Church as a deacon and in his younger years he served his country as an M.P in the U.S. Army. Services were held 10:00 am Monday, August 25, 2014 at Sweetwater Baptist Church with Reverend Stuart Toms and Reverend Wilton Wall officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Austin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lessie Austin;
Wed
27
Aug

John Wayne Canerday, Sr

Mr. John Wayne Canerday, Sr., age 67 of Creston, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born Friday, August 01, 1947 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his Parents, John Daniel & Gertha Lee Canerday.
Those left to cherish his memory include his Son, John Wayne Canerday, Jr. and wife Nikki, Calvin; Daughter, Sondra Nesbit and husband Lane, Boyce; Grandchildren, Emma Claire and Ava Canerday and Jay and Dylan Nesbit; Brother, Jerry Canerday, Calvin; Sister, Sue Stockburger, Pineville, The family Memorial services were held at 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Calvin Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.
Wed
20
Aug

Mrs. Marjorie Alice Evelyn (Block) Beal

Mrs. Marjorie Alice Evelyn (Block) Beal, age 84 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. Born Sunday, June 01, 1930 in Martinez, California, she was a member of Sanders Assembly of God Church and was a retired Certified Nurses Assistant from Winn Parish Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Arthur William and Violet Marie Block; Husband, A. P. Beal, Sr.; Brother, Bill Block; Sisters, Bethel Block and Jerri Block; Great Granddaughter, Christina Maryweather. Those left to cherish her memory include her Daughters, Sharon Provence and husband Tommy, Winnfield and Ida Johnson and husband Roy, Calvin; Son, Andy Beal and wife Wanda, Haughton, 9 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren and 7 Great-Great Grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Shaun Garner and Rev. Arthur Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Sanders Chapel Cemetery, in Calvin.

Wed
20
Aug

Mr. Willie Edward Frederick

Mr. Willie Edward Frederick, Sr., age 83 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. Born Tuesday, August 04, 1931 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson Frederick and Willie Leona Gilcrease Frederick; Son, Willie E. Frederick, Jr.; and Brother, Earl Frederick, Sr. Those left to cherish his memory include his Wife, Ida Mae Boyett Frederick, Winnfield, LA, Son, Mark Steven Frederick, Winnfield, LA, Granddaughter, Andrea Hymel and husband Cliff, Phoenix, AZ, Brother, Troy Frederick and wife LaNell, Winnfield, LA, Brother, Thomas “Bootsie” Frederick and wife Carlotta, Winnfield, LA,, Brother, Floyd Frederick, Winnfield, LA, Brother, Leslie Frederick and wife Mary, Winnfield, LA Jeff Carpenter, Tony Frederick, Dustin Frederick, Bruce Crain, Chuck Curry, and Timmy Frederick served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were James Eugene Carpenter, Gary Carpenter, and Emery Billy Henderson.

Wed
20
Aug

Mr. Tommy Joe Willis

Mr. Tommy Joe Willis, age 64 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Born Monday, July 10, 1950 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was retired from law enforcement having previously been employed with Northwestern State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, West Monroe Police Dept. and was an  investigator with Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office and the 9th District Medical Examiners Office in Orlando, Florida. He was a member of the LA Peace Officers Association, LA Municipal Police Officers Association, Past Member and President, West Monroe Police Association, Past Vice-President  and member, West Monroe Police Relief Association, Member, First Baptist Church of Winnfield, Master Mason, J. C. Stewart Lodge # 460; Member, Winn Genealogical and Historical Association. Mr. Willis was preceded in death by his Parents, Welby and Louise Willis and a Brother, Jerry B. Willis.

Wed
20
Aug

Mrs. Marie Avery Thigpen

Mrs. Marie Avery Thigpen, age 92 of Princeton, Texas passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014. Born Saturday, July 08, 1922 in Chatham, Louisiana, she was  a long time member of Hebron Baptist Church and previously served as secretary-treasurer of the Hebron Cemetery fund for over 50 years. She enjoyed  spending time with her family and friends and loved crocheting, quilting, cooking and will be remembered for her famous angel food cakes.  Mrs. Thigpen was preceded in death by her Parents, Joel Herbert and Orlean Doyal Avery; Husband, Crafton Thigpen; Siblings, Johnnie, Cecil, Herman, Ernest, Benton, Kenneth, Corinne, Maureen and Melba.

Wed
13
Aug

Dorothy Jean Gates Collins

Wed
13
Aug

Betty Sue Brewton

Betty Sue Brewton, 80, of Natchitoches, La., formerly of Winnfield, La., died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, August
9, 2014 at her home in Natchitoches. Born August 20, 1933, in Minden, La., she is predeceased by her parents, Arthur
M. and Artie E. (Manning) Parker; two brothers, Billy Ray Parker and Edward (Eddie) Parker; and her husband of 53
years, L.L. (Snookie) Brewton, Jr. of Winnfield. A 1951 graduate of Winnfield Senior High School, Betty Sue was very active in sports. Though small in stature, she excelled in basketball, softball and served as a Tiger majorette. Later in
Wed
13
Aug

Mr. Floyd Dale Snowden

Wed
06
Aug

Diane Thomas Hunter

Diane Thomas Hunter (64) of Houston, Texas, Formerly of Winnfield, LA. Born March 17, 1950 died July 26, 2014. Funeral Services were held Saturday, August 02, 2014 at Morning Star B. C. at 1:00 P.M. in Winnfield, LA. Interment: Winnfield City
Cemetery. Services Entrusted to Winnfield Funeral Home

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