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Jasmine Starks Graduates from Grambling

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The parents of Jasmine Monique Starks (Morgan Perry and Sharon Starks) along with their family, wish to congratulate her for graduating with the Fall Commencement Class at Grambling State University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated Cum Laude.

Jasmine’s family is very proud of her persistence, determination and courage for achieving this accomplishment. She was persistent in no giving up when times became hard. She was determined in not accepting any “nos, ifs, and or buts”.

 

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Winn Parish Students Attend National 4H Congress

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Miss Betty Sue Southerland, age 83 of Winnfield, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 26, 2017. Present at her beside were her two loving sisters Barbara Marshall and Carol Melton. Bom January 6, 1934, in Port Barre, LA, she was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Montgomery and Marjorie Thelma (Grimmett) Southerland; sister, Norma Jean Southerland; and brother, Jerry Hugh Southerland. Miss Southerland was a member of the Atlanta Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, mowing and hunting. She worked at Winnfield First Federal, Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office, Troy’s Supermarket, and the Mayor’s Office before retiring.

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Betty Sue Southerland

Miss Betty Sue Southerland, age 83 of Winnfield, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 26, 2017. Present at her beside were her two loving sisters Barbara Marshall and Carol Melton. Bom January 6, 1934, in Port Barre, LA, she was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Montgomery and Marjorie Thelma (Grimmett) Southerland; sister, Norma Jean Southerland; and brother, Jerry Hugh Southerland. Miss Southerland was a member of the Atlanta Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, mowing and hunting. She worked at Winnfield First Federal, Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office, Troy’s Supermarket, and the Mayor’s Office before retiring.

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Barbara Jean Gresham

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Mrs. Barbara Jean Gresham, age 62 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born Friday, January 14, 1955 in Lafayette, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Louis A. Marks, Jr. and Rousella Miller Marks; and granddaughter, Cassidy Gresham. Mrs. Gresham was a member of the Gloryway Church. She enjoyed crafting and tole painting. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 47 years, Tommy Gresham; sons, Tommy Lee Gresham, Jr. (Sarah), Brandon Heath Gresham, and Bryan James Gresham; grandchildren, Marcus, Sadie, Elisabeth, Cameron, Mary Grace, Boston, Gabriel, and Scott; sisters, Brenda Marks and Connie Smith (Jerry). Funeral services were held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Ronny Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Atlanta Cemetery, in Atlanta.

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Stephanie Kay Stipek

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Ms. Stephanie Kay Stipek, age 30 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born Thursday, February 26, 1987 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, she was currently a CNA studying to obtain her RN degree. She was an animal lover, horseback rider, singer and loved the outdoors and most of all, spending time with her family. Stephanie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dale and Ruby Stipek, Eunice Stipek and Michael Tuzzolino. Those left to cherish her memory include her loving daughter, Jaiden Stipek; parents, Joe and Kathy Stipek; brother, Joey Stipek (Tuesdi); and nephew, Jasper Stipek. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

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Dec

Darcey Ann Orr

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Mrs. Darcey Ann Orr, age 77 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Born Wednesday, March 13, 1940 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Iona Kelly Varnell; grandson, Joseph Max Orr; and brother, \John W. Varnell. Mrs. Orr was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church and enjoyed reading her Bible daily. She worked at Calvin High School and was a substitute teacher. Mrs. Orr enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchildren and family. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 61 years, George M. Orr, Winnfield, LA; son, George Orr, Jr.

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Dec

James O. Jurek

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Mr. James O. Jurek, age 82 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Born Saturday, January 12, 1935 in Cuero, Texas, he was preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Belle Hull Jurek; and wife, Priscilla Jurek. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Sue Duplantis (Steve), Thibodaux, LA; sons, Chuck Jurek, Winnfield, LA, Troy Jurek (Sharona), Winnfield, LA, and Johnny Jurek (Crissy), Thibodaux, LA; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Smithson officiating. Interment followed in Garden of Memories, in Winnfield. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

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Dec

John Arthur Huckaby

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John Arthur Huckaby, 52, passed away unexpectedly on December 17th, 2017, from a heart attack. A memorial was held on December 21st at the Cedar Creek gym, 2400 Cedar Creek Drive in Ruston, Louisiana, beginning at 6pm. A viewing was held the following morning, December 22nd at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints at 205 W Woodhaven Road in Ruston, Louisiana, from 9am to 11am. Funeral services followed at 11am with limited seating available. Burial was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Winnfield, Louisiana, immediately following the funeral. He was born to Gerald Ray Huckaby and Joan Cummings Huckaby (Reeves) on May 3rd, 1965, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He married his wife Beckie Evans on March 30th, 1989, in the Manti LDS Temple in Manti, Utah. Jay was a loving husband and son, devoted father, a teacher, coach, businessman, close friend, and teammate. Jay never knew a stranger, making friends out of everyone he met.

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Joyce Morrison Rigdon

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Mrs. Joyce Morrison Rigdon, age 92 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. Born Wednesday, March 4, 1925 in Haynesville, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Audie A. and Mrs. Clella Reed Morrison; husband, W. O. Rigdon; brothers, James and Lowell Morrison; sisters, Reva Prince and Hope McClelland; and grandson, Cameron Varnell. Mrs. Rigdon was a retired teller and worked for many years at Bank of Winnfield. She was a member of Laurel Heights Baptist Church and served as the organist and pianist for many years. Mrs. Rigdon was a member of NAAGQ (National Association for the Advancement of Grandstand Quarterbacks), a group of Louisiana Tech Football players and wives that have remained friends for the years since their college days. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Keith Rigdon (Yvette), Erie, CO; daughter, Laurie R.

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Dec

Kristyn Nicole Hoffpauir

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Kristyn Nicole Hoffpauir, age 15 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. Born Friday, June 2, 2002 in Shreveport, Louisiana, “Krissy” was a loving God fearing young lady. She loved the Lord and her family with all her heart. Krissy was loved by everyone she came in contact with both young and old. She loved all babies and they loved her. She was her daddy’s angel and her mommy’s best friend. She loved horses, hog hunting with her daddy and brother. Her brother was her best friend. She was a rodeo queen and loved her dogs. Her love of God, Family and Rodeo will live on forever. She was a member of Atlanta Baptist Church where she was active in the youth group and Bible Drill program. She was also an active member of the Winn Parish 4-H club, LaSalle, Catahoula, and Winn Parish Riding Clubs, American Auxiliary and volunteered for many community projects. Krissy was a leader in home schooling and all group activities.

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