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Bill Monroe Branch

November 10, 1947 - November 22, 2016

Bill Monroe Branch, born November 10, 1947 passed away peacefully November 22, 2016 at PAM Specialty Hospital in Covington, La. He was an employee at the Gaylord and Crown Zellerbach paper Mill. He was a resident od Varnado and was member of the Southern Baptist Church of Varnado. ...
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Charles Ray Fontenot

October 18, 1951 - November 20, 2016

Charles Ray Fontenot , born October 18, 1951 wnt home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2016 at the age of 65. He was loved LSU and loved family and friends and also loved to eat. He leaves behind a first Cousin Daniel Fontenot and his wife Karen of Bogalusa and 2 aunts, Helen Fontenot of Bogalusa and Lois Bickham of Franlinton, and many cousins and family members. ...
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Sheila McLaurin Harris

August 6, 1947 - November 14, 2016

Sheila McLaurin. Harris born August 6, 1947 went home to be with The Lord on November 14, 2016. She was born in Bay Springs, MS. And a long time resident of Bogalusa. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and loved her family. She leaves behind 4 sons, Trent McLaurin of White Sands, MS., Eddie Harris and...
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Ether Mae Stewart

April 6, 1925 - November 11, 2016

Ether Mae Stewart age 91 passed away November 11, 2016 at her residence in Foxworth Ms. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bogalusa La. She is survived by four sons John Paul Stewart of Foxworth Ms, Thomas Edward Stewart Washington Parish La, William Rusty Stewart of Gloster Ms, and Wilbert E. Stewart of Foxworth Ms. Step sons Samuel Toby Stewart, of Washington Parish , Charles...
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Robert Max Oliver, Jr.

September 30, 1948 - November 9, 2016

Robert Max Oliver Sr. born September 30, 1948 passed away November 9. 2016 peacefully at his residence at the age od 68. He was a resident of Angie and was a retired Correctional Officer at the Rayburn Correctional Center and was a member of Bens Ford Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by 2 sons, Robert Max Oliver Jr. of Franklinton, La and John Oliver of Pine, La. One daughter,...
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William "Bill" J. Roberts, Jr.

February 1, 1923 - November 6, 2016

William J. Roberts Jr. born February 1, 1923 passed away November 6, 2016 at the Rest Haven Living Center at the age of 93. He retired from the Gaylord Box Plant with many years of service and loved life and his family and loved to travel. He leaves behind 2 sons, Carl Bruce Roberts of Bogalusa and Kenneth David Roberts of Waynesboro, MS., a daughter Sandra Brumfield and...
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Phyllis Pierce Starks

July 11, 1946 - October 29, 2016

Phyllis Pierce Starks born July 11, 1946 passed away at Ochsners Hospital on October 29, 2016 At the age of 70. She was a resident of Angie. She is survived by her son , Gordon Trent Starks and his wife Rose of Angie, La., a sister, Patricia Wilson of Varnado, a niece, Donna Simon and her husband Joey and a...
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Charles Wayne Thompson

December 23, 1938 - October 20, 2016

Charles Wayne Thompson born December 23, 1938, passed away October 20, 2016 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Meridian Ms. He was a former resident of Bogalusa La, and owner of Thompson's Bait Shop. He was also retired from the State Of Louisiana. He is survived by one sister Teresa Anders and husband Billy of Meridian Ms. Two nieces Donna Ahlrich and husband Paul of Madison Ms, and Dianne...
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James E. Simmons

February 20, 1923 - October 6, 2016

James E. Simmons age 93, passed away October 5, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center here in Bogalusa. He was a resident of Franklinton, member of Light House Pentecostal Church, and US Army veteran serving in WW II. He is survived by on son James Edward "Joe" Simmons of Franklinton, two daughters, Jean Carolyn Simmons Warren of Sheridan La, Joyce Elizabeth Simmons Creel of Bogalusa La. Eight...
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Evelyn P. Corkern

January 16, 1939 - October 4, 2016

Evelyn Pasterio Corkern born January 16, 1939 passed away October 4, 2016 at Our Lady Of the Angles Hospital in Bogalusa. She is survived by three sons, Vernon E. Corkern Jr. Of Bogalusa, Johnny R. Corkern of Bogalusa, and Tony M. Corkern of Angie La. Three daughters Nora Barber of Bogalusa, Joyce Creel of Bogalusa and June Lorio of Bogalusa. Three sisters Charlene Ricard, Stella Miley, Rose...
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Jimmy Ray Rogers

December 26, 1937 - September 30, 2016

Jimmy Ray Rogers, a resident of Angie, Louisiana passed away at the age of 78. He went peacefully at the home of his daughter in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Friday, September 30, 2016 surrounded by family. He was born on 12-26-1937 in Pine, Louisiana, eldest of 5 children. He married Delores Elaine Hall on 8-27-56 and celebrated 55 years together. As a member of the Boilermaker-Blacksmith...
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Richard Wayne Talley

April 16, 1933 - September 29, 2016

Richard Wayne Talley age 83 passed away Sept. 29, 2016 at his residence in Sun La. He was a member of Talley's Chapel Pentecostal Church. He was also a US Navy Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife Virginia Dykes Talley of Sun La. Three sons, Charles Wayne Talley "Jodie" of Bogalusa, Troy Laverne Talley "Diana" of Bush La., Russell Paul Talley "Lynn" of Bush La....
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Delos R. "Dickie" Williams

June 12, 1933 - September 24, 2016

Delos R. "Dickie" Williams Sr., age 83 passed away September 24, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He was a member of Lees Creek Baptist Church and member of the Sun Lodge. He is survived by his wife LaVerne Thomas Williams of Bogalusa La. One son Delos R. Williams Jr. "Rhonda" of Bogalusa La. Daughters, Debbie Williams Stafford "Randy" of Franklinton, La., Vicki Williams St. Pierre "Ray" of...
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Geneva H. Holston

March 7, 1942 - September 21, 2016

Geneva Holmes Holston of Bogalusa was granted her angel wings and went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 21, at the age of 74. Her final days were surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some way throughout her memorable life. "MeeMaw" as she was lovingly known by her family, was a devoted wife and amazing mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and...
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Lucille Harris Hodge

December 17, 1937 - September 9, 2016

Lucille Harris Hodge age 78 passed away September 9, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She was also a member of Calvary Christian Fellowship. She is survived by her husband J.W. Hodge of Bogalusa La. One son Carlos Ditcharo of Fla. One brother Billy Wayne Harris of Alaska. Nephews Eddie Harris, Bryan Harris, Brad Harris Willie Edward Harris, Ricky Edward Harris, Eddie Harris, Bobby Harris,...
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Alice Laminda Rhoden

December 23, 1925 - August 29, 2016

Alice Laminda Rhoden age 90 passed away August 29, 2016 in Slidell La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was also a retired school teacher. She is survived by two daughters, Patsy Landry of Slidell la, and Linda Kay Clark of Bogalusa La. One sister Clara Kennedy of Angie La. Five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by...
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Carolyn Ann Martin

October 14, 1942 - August 20, 2016

Carolyn Ann Martin age 73 passed away August 20, 2016 at Good Samaritans Nursing Home. She was a resident of Varnado La. She is survived by two daughters Susan (Scott) Blair, and Frankie Jones. Four grandsons, Jay and Michael Blair, Matt Hillhouse and Zach Lyons. Four great grandchildren Mark and Raegan Hillhouse and Elise Blair and Bresa Blair. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa...
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Mamie Thomas McDonald

September 6, 1921 - August 19, 2016

Mamie Thomas McDonald age 94 passed away August 19, 2016 at Harvest Manor Nursing Home in Denham Springs La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Bens Ford Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons both of Bogalusa, Edward Wilson McDonald and Corbett Dale McDonald. Two daughters, Dianne Muchow of Denham Springs La, and Deborah Rodish also of Denham Springs La. One brother Leon Thomas...
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Donna G. Padgett

December 1, 1954 - July 28, 2016

Donna G. Padgett age 61 passed away July 28, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa and US Navy Veteran during Vietnam War .She is survived by three sons, Chris Pittman of MS, Kevin Blackwell of Bogalusa, and Aaron Scott Blackwell of Bogalusa. One daughter Brandy Blackwell of Bogalusa. His mother JoAnn Beeson of Bogalusa. Three brothers, Herbert Glover Jr. of Bogalusa...
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Oree H. Galloway

July 3, 1923 - July 26, 2016

Oree H. Galloway born July 3,1923 went home to be with The Lord on July 26, 2016. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of Main Street Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Marvin Galloway of Bogalusa, a daughter, Gwendolyn Bartels of Slidell, La., 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and...
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Georgia Etta Schilling

June 3, 1931 - July 25, 2016

Georgia Etta Schilling born June 3, 1931 went home to be with The Lord July 25, 2016. She was a member of the United Faith Pentecostal Church of Bogalusa. She is survived by 2 brothers, Shelly Ward and William Ward, 2 sister, Eula Mae Mclain and Louise Rogers and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. ...
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Shirley Jean Dunaway

April 13, 1939 - July 25, 2016

Shirley J. Dunaway age 77 passed away July 25, 2016 at Colonial Care in Baton Rouge La. She is survived by two sons Rickey Breland of Denham Springs La, and Terry Breland of Bogalusa La. Two daughters Debra Dillon of Denham Springs La, and Cynthia O'Bryant of Tylertown Ms. Two brothers Buddy Farmer of Bogalusa La, and Roy Hill of Tickfaw La. One sister Carolyn Kysar of Gonzales La. Numerous...
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Vesey J. Richardson

February 11, 1935 - July 25, 2016

Vesey J. Richardson passed away at his home on July 25, 2016, at the age of 81, surrounded by his loving family. Vesey was born on February 11th 1935, to the late Ogise and Mildred (Tootsie) Parker Richardson. A native of Bush La and a graduate of Covington High School in 1953, he proudly served his country in the National Guard for four years and the Army for two years. He spent some time in...
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Bertha Mae Miller

February 18, 1939 - July 17, 2016

Brown McGehee Funeral Home 610 Avenue F Bogalusa, LA 70427 (985) 732-7155 Bertha Mae Miller born February 18, 1939 wnt home to be with The Lord July 17, 2016 at the age of 77. She was a long time resident of Bogalusa and was a member of the Central Missionary Baptist Church. She leaves behind 2 sons, Kurt Miller and his wife Elisha of Bogalusa and Karl...
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Eleanor Juanita Davis Guilott

October 28, 1930 - July 10, 2016

Eleanor Juanita Davis Guilott (October 28, 1930-July 10, 2016) passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 10, surrounded by her family at the age of 85. She was a lifelong resident of Bush, LA who enjoyed her family, friends, traveling, and working in her yard. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Guilott. She is survived by two sons: Howard (Alice) Guilott of Orange, TX and C. Wayne...
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Ruby Duncan

January 14, 1965 - July 4, 2016

Ruby Ann Duncan born January 14, 1965, passed away July 4, 2016 in McComb, Ms. She is survived by her husband Larry Duncan Sr. , of Bogalusa La. Three sons, Burkley Duncan of Warnerton La, Larry Duncan Jr. of Warnerton La, and Thomas Duncan of Warnerrton La. One daughter Angel Duncan of Warnerton. Father Ruben Stogner of Warnerton and one sister Mary Ann Stogner of Ms. Seven grandchildren. She...
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Martin Andrew "Marty" Knight

May 27, 1950 - July 2, 2016

Martin Andrew "Marty" Knight born May27. 1950 went home to be with The Lord on July 2, 2016 at the age of 66. He was a member of Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church of the Lee Road Community. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Diane Jenkins Knight of Franklinton, 2 daughters, Lisa Gayle Knight of Franklinton and Samantha Lynn Knight Farlow and her husband of Sumrall...
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Thomas Q Grass

January 9, 1968 - June 23, 2016

Thomas Q. Grass age 48 passed away June 23, 2016 at Our Lady of The Angles. He is survived by Amanda Bennett of Bogalusa La. One sister Eileen Young of Bogalusa La. He is preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Edith Kuhn Grass, and brother John Arnold Grass. Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday June 25, 2016 from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will...
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Camille Ridgdell

April 3, 1950 - June 11, 2016

Camille Elaine Ridgdell age 66 passed away June 11, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa La. She is survived by a daughter Melissa Ridgdell Jenkins "James" of Bogalusa La. Two brothers Alvin Lott "Beverly" of Covington La, and Stanley Lott "Joyce" of Polarville Ms. One sister Christine Lott Pell "Hugh" of Slidell La. Two grandchildren Baine Jenkins and Gage Jenkins. She is preceded in...
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Doris Johnnie Mae Pigott

January 31, 1934 - June 9, 2016

Doris Johnnie Mae Pigott born January 31, 1934 when home to be with the lord June ,9 2016 at the age of 83. She was born in Bogalusa and a resident of Pascagoula, MS. She leaves behind a son Charles Pigott Sr. of Pennsylvania a brother, Benson Crawford Smith of Rhode Island, 2 Sisters, Theresa Snowden and Geniel Ogundele both of Road Island, a special aunt Minster Bobbie J. Lindsey of...
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Ada Augusta Jones

March 12, 1923 - June 9, 2016

Ada Augusta Jones born March 12, 1923 went home to be with The Lord June 9, 2016 at the age of 93. She was a resident of Bogalusa and was a member of West Side Emmanuel Baptist Church. She leaves behind 2 sons, James Bennie Jones Jr. and his wife Robin of Franklinton, La. and Edward Lee Jones and his wife Freda of Purvis, MS.2 daughters, Brenda Jones Fox and her husband...
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Theresa A. Wells

February 11, 1945 - June 9, 2016

Theresa A. Wells born February Feb. 11, 1945 passed away June 9, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital. She was a resident of Resthaven Living Center. She is survived by two sons, Robert Hodge of Crossroads Ms, and Charles Sanders of Bogalusa. Grandchildren Shanna Sanders, Christina Sanders, Brittnay Miller, Jacob Freeman, Chloe Jarrell. Two great grandchildren Tyrone Brinson and Payton Rogers....
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Benton Bernard Kennedy, Sr.

September 24, 1933 - June 4, 2016

Benton Bernard Kennedy Sr. born September 24, 1933 went home to be with The Lord on June 4, 2016 at the age of 82. He owner of Kennedy Fish Traps and he was a member of Angie Baptist Church . Benton served his country by serving in the United States Air Force. He Leaves behind his beloved wife, Carolyn Thornhill Kennedy of Angie, a son...
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Mary Louise Smith

August 11, 1941 - June 1, 2016

Mary Louise Smith age 74 passed away June 1, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a resident of Franklinton La. She is survived by two sons, Robert Jay Smith Jr. of Houston Tx and Jimmy Anthony Smith of San Diego Calif. One daughter Donna Marie Smith Norton of Franklinton La. Brothers Henry Young of Varnado La and Charles Young of Gulfport Ms. Sisters Sarah Kelley of Warnerton La and Delona...
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Herbert Wayne Smith

April 5, 1952 - May 30, 2016

Herbert Wayne Smith, born April 5, 1952, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, at the age of 64. He was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Poplarville, Miss., and the Bogalusa American Legion Post 24. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He leaves behind a daughter, April Lynn Smith Pitre of Houma; two brothers, Bobby (Diane) Smith of Millry, Ala.,...
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Elbert Miley

December 8, 1946 - May 29, 2016

Elbert E. Miley, 69, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016, at his residence in Bogalusa. He was employed by Crown Zellerbach/Gaylor Papermill for 33 years and retired from the National Guard after serving 20 years. Elbert enjoyed antique cars, spending time with his family, and most of all going to ballgames to watch his grandchildren play. He is survived by a daughter, DeAnn (Byron) Forbes...
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Rhonda Denise Watson

July 3, 1955 - May 27, 2016

honda Denise Watson age 60 passed away May 27, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton La after a lengthly illness. She was a resident of Bogalusa La, and Member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 31 years James B. Watson, a son Jimmy H. Smith Jr (Denise) and granddaughter Kyla Briann Vallejo of Franklinton La. One sister Debra Lynn Cotton (Doy) of Bogalusa....
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Audrey Lee Thomas

March 28, 1948 - May 26, 2016

Audrey Lee Thomas born March 28, 1948 passed away peacefully with her family at her side on may 26, 2016 at the age of 68.She was a dovted housewife and mother and a resident of the Bush, La. Community. She leaves behind her husband, George "Ron" Thomas of Bush, two sons, Donald Eugene Thomas and Richard...
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Artelia Keen Easterling

September 25, 1921 - May 20, 2016

Artelia Keen Easterling age 94 passed away May 20, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a resident of Angie La and a charter member of Memorial Baptist Church in Bogalusa La. She is survived by one daughter Wanda E. Pigott "Virgil" of Angie La. One brother Willard Keen of Bogalusa, one sister Bernice Jones of Bogalusa. One grandaughter LaWanna Leigh Pigott-Crutcher "James" of South...
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Edwin Bernell "Lightening" Simmons

May 15, 1954 - May 17, 2016

Edwin "Lightening" Simmons born May 15, 1954 went home to be with The Lord on May 17, 2016 at the age of 62. He was an Employee for the City of Bogalusa with 35 years of service and also worked for the Bogalusa Daily News and the Washington Parish District Attorney's Office. He served as Assistant Advisor for Venture Crew 785 B.S.A for 5 years, and was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist...
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Vivian Creel Williams

October 23, 1935 - April 25, 2016

Vivian Creel Williams age 80 passed away April 25, 2016 at Walthall General Hospital in Tylertown Ms. She is survived by one son Donald Williams of Angie La. Three daughters, Brenda Jones of Franklinton La, Shelia Williams of Tylertown Ms, and Stephanie Knight of Franklinton La. Two brothers, Ralph Creel of Tennessee, and Jr. Creel of Pine La. Two sisters Gloria Jean Woods of Tylertown Ms and...
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Alexander J. Stamatelaky

September 22, 1934 - April 15, 2016

Alexander J. Stamatelaky age 81 passed away April 15, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond La. He was a US Navy Veteran and a retired US Merchant Marine. He enjoyed, cooking,fishing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Aline Jenkins Stamatelaky, three daughters Lauri (Richard) Humphrey, Mary Ann Rowe, and Tammy (Donnie) Adams, two sons Alan Stamatelaky and Timothy...
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Helen L. Magee Knight

February 1, 1922 - April 10, 2016

Helen L. Magee Knight "Our Matriarch" entered her heavenly home on April 10, 2016 at the age of 94. Helen was lovingly known as "Granny' was born February 1, 1922 to John David and Nancy Jeanette King Magee in Bogalusa. She was the heart and soul of our family. She was a Loving Mother, grandmother, great-grand mother, great-great grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by her family,...
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George Earl Thomas, Sr

February 22, 1932 - April 6, 2016

George Earl Thomas, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away at his home on April 6, 2016, at the age of 84. George was born on Feb. 22, 1932 to Ephriam and Mecy Thomas of Plainview. He was the youngest of eight siblings. As a child, he enjoyed working on the family farm. He was a graduate of Bogalusa High School. He worked at the Bogalusa Paper Mill and retired in 1997 after 45 years. After...
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Roy Dale Freeman

June 18, 1940 - March 24, 2016

Roy Dale Freeman age 75 passed away March 24, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of Bogalusa and US Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife Wanda T. Freeman of Bogalusa La. One son Michael Dale Freeman "Phyllis" of Poplarville Ms. Two daughters Lisa Spears "Ronnie" of Bogalusa La, and Emily Smith "Bernard" of Bogalusa La. Seven grandchildren, Brandon Freeman, Jamie...
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Mary Louise Edwards

September 3, 1946 - March 18, 2016

Mary Louise Edwards, born September 3, 1946 passed away March 18, 2016 at AMG of Covington at the age of 69. She attended Love Baptist Church here in Bogalusa. She leaves behind her husband, Brad Edwards of Bogalusa, a son Richard E. Edwards of Rhode Island, 2 brothers, Samuel R. Carroll of Petal, MS., and Maxwell Carroll of Bogalusa, numerous nieces and nephews and other...
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Earl Winston Seal

October 31, 1941 - March 10, 2016

Earl Winston Seal, born October 31, 1941 pased away March 10, 2016 at the Our Lady of Angels at the age of 74. He was of the Baptist Faith. He worked at the Crown Zellerbach , Southern Timber Forestry Division as shop foreman. He leaves behind a daughter, Tawana Seal Applegate and fiance', Jessie Wall of Franklinton,...
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David Preston Crain

February 10, 1959 - March 3, 2016

David Preston Crain age 57 passed away March 3, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He is survived by two daughters, Holly A. Crain of Covington La, and Mindy M. Crain of Bogalusa La. Two brothers, James "Corky" Crain of Bogalusa La, and Clarence Cooper Crain of Holden La. Four grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents James Preston and Betty Joyce Cooper Crain, brothers Lamar...
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Robert "Bobbie:" Borel

September 16, 1937 - February 27, 2016

Sunrise, September 16, 1937 until Sunset, February 27, 2016 for Robert "Bobbie" Borel who peacefully went home to be with The Lord at the age of 78. He was a Christian and loved the Lord and was an Iron Worker. He also served his country by serving in the United States Air Force. ...
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Betty Davis Powell

April 16, 1935 - February 26, 2016

Betty Davis Powell, born April 16, 1935 passed away peacefully at the Pearl River County Hospital on February 26, 2016 at the age of 80. Betty was a long time member of the Love Baptist Church here in Bogalusa. A devoted mother she leaves behind 3 daughters, Yvonne (Authur) Nobles of Bogalusa, Betty Jo (Mark) Kimmons...
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Carolyn Nickolaus

July 16, 1978 - February 23, 2016

Carolyn Nickolaus age 37 passed away February 23, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She was president of American Legion Unit #24 Lady's Auxiliary for the last eight years. She is survived by Aunts Cheryl Roper of Metairie La, and Cynthia Logan of Appoka Fla. One uncle Kenning Aultman of Harahan La., Grandparents Dorothy Aultman of Harahan and Roy Aultman of Picayune Ms. Her wishes were...
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Philip J. "Butch" Cedotal, Jr.

May 29, 1947 - February 22, 2016

Philip J. "Butch" Cedotal Jr., a resident of Bogalusa passed away Monday, February 22, at his home at the age of 68. The first born and only son of Philip and Audrey Cedotal, he was born May 29, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Shirley J. Cedotal, his daughter, Phyllis Cedotal Warren,...
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Betty Jo Scruggs Lambert

October 18, 1924 - February 14, 2016

Betty Jo Scruggs Lambert born in Bogalusa La on October 18, 1924 passed away on Sunday February 14, 2016 at the age of 91 years old. Betty Jo loved cooking, canning, sewing, crocheting, and reading. She always had a biscuit and a cup of coffee to offer anyone who dropped by. She was an amazing and beautiful person inside and out, and always she had a smile of her face to offer. One of her...
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Richard Eugene "Ricky" Whitney, Jr.

January 12, 1981 - February 12, 2016

Richard Eugene Whitney Jr. "Heaven Rejoices while the earth cries" Richard was called home to our Lord at 7:26 A.M. Friday February 12, 2016. He was 35 years old. He is survived by his 7 year daughter...
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Inez Sandifer

March 4, 1922 - January 27, 2016

Inez Sandifer age 93 passed away Jan 27, 2016 at Our lady Of Angles Hospital in Bogalusa. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a charter member of Midway Baptist Church. She is survived by one son Charles O. Ingram of Bogalusa La. Two daughters, Charlene Branch of Bogalusa and Marlene Ard of Thomasville Ala. Two brothers, Luke Miley of Varnado and Elder Mason Miley of Pine La. Two sisters, Lucille...
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Paul L Garner

August 28, 1982 - January 27, 2016

Paul L. Garner born August 28, 1982 passed away at his residence January 27, 2016 at the age of 33. Paul was of the Baptist Faith. He is survived by his his Father, Paul E. Garner, his mother, Robin Thigpen of Bogalusa, a daughter, Alyssa Leigh Garner of Nashville, TN., brothers, Jason Paul Garner of...
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Mary Delaine Lanie Farr Rivera

August 13, 1958 - January 24, 2016

Mary Delaine Farr Rivera "Lanie age 57 passed away January 24, 2016 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia Ms. She was a resident of Poplarville Ms. She is survived by her husband Jr. Rivera. Two brothers Vernon Ray Farr "Vicky and Allen Farr. Three sisters Sharon Ann Daquin "John", Pamala Darlene Higginbottom "Mike", and Tracy West "Mike". Five nephews and two nieces. Visitation will be on...
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Judy Diane Sheridan

July 28, 1947 - January 19, 2016

Judy Diane Sheridan born July 28, 1947 passed away at her residence on January 19, 2016 at the age of 68. She was a born in Bogalusa and resided in Bush, La. Judy was also a member of the Bush United Methodist Church. She was a Minute Clerk for the St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Courts where she served 20 years of service. She was a beloved mother and...
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Etha Lavada Bryant

November 15, 1914 - January 19, 2016

Etha Lavada Bryant age 101 passed away on Jan. 19, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She is survived by one son Tom Lewis who lives in Kentucky. Two daughters Helen L. Stewart of Bogalusa La and Ann james of Leesburg Fla. Five grandchildren and a special friend Donna Martin. Her wishes were to be cremated and no memorial service is planned. ...
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Myrtle Lee Seal

February 12, 1931 - January 18, 2016

Myrtle Lee Seal age 84 passed away January 18, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa La. She was a member of Union Heritage Baptist Church. She is survived by one son Reginald Richard Seal of Angie La. Two daughters Delaine Seal Green of Bogalusa La. And Debbie Galloway of Angie La. One sister Earline Adams of Bogalusa La. Five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She is...
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Arlan Leroy Miley

April 27, 1959 - January 17, 2016

Arlan Leroy Miley born April 27, 1959 passed away January 17, 2016 in Heber Springs, AR. at the age of 56.He was a native of Bogalusa and a attended Palestine Baptist Church and also a mechanic in the community. He served in the United States Air force and was a member of the Rebel Riders Motorcycle Club. He leaves behind a...
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Lura Pounds

September 11, 1958 - January 2, 2016

Lura B. Pounds born September 11, 1958 passed away at her residence January 2, 2016 at the age of 57. She was a teller in Banking at First State Bank, Hibernia and Capitol One. She was also a member at Superior Avenue Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother and leaves behind two sons, T.W. Pounds and his...
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Janice Sticker

November 11, 1938 - January 1, 2016

Janice Sticker born November 11, 1938 passed away at her residence on January 1, 2016 at the age 77. She was a native of Bogalusa and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife and mother and grandmother. She leaves behind her husband, Daniel B Sticker of Bush, two sons, Jerry Paul Miller Jr. and his wife Nancy of Madisonville, La. and Bradley Allen Sticker and his wife Leann...
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Charlene Inez Ramsey

October 10, 1926 - December 30, 2015

Charlene Inez Ramsey age 89, passed away December 30, 2015 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Franklinton La. She was a resident of Bogalusa. She is survived by her son Robert Earl Ramsey Jr. of Bogalusa La. Two daughters, Joyce Kaye Schroeder of Bogalusa La and Janice Ramsey Patterson of Bogalusa La. Ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She is...
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Hansel C. Jenkins, Jr.

October 5, 1929 - December 14, 2015

H. C. Jenkins Jr. age 86 passed away Dec. 14, 2015 at Good Samaritans Nursing Home in Franklinton La. He was a resident of the Enon Community and member of Mt. Zion UPC. He is survived by his wife Juanita Whitehead Jenkins of Enon. Two sons, Dual Jenkins of Bogalusa La, and Charles Jenkins of Bogalusa. One daughter Diane Jenkins Knight of Franklinton La. Two brothers Wilson Jenkins and Showalter...
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Myra Jeannie Temples

July 5, 1955 - December 11, 2015

Myra "Jeannie" McAllister Temples born July 5, 1955 passed away at Ocshners Hospital in New Orleans on December 11, 2015 at the age of 60. She was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived a daughter, Melissa Anthony of Hammond, a brother Johnny McAlister of Pontchatoula, La., a sister, Linda Anthony of Loranger , La.,...
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Annie Laura Williams

August 21, 1940 - December 10, 2015

Annie Laura Williams age 75 passew away December 10, 2015 at Resthaven Living Center where she was a resident. She was a retired nurse. She is survived by a son James Charles Williams Jr. of Bogalusa La. Two daughters, Joy Williams-Landry of Sun La., Faith Ellen Williams of Varnado La. One sister Lois Craft of Osyka Ms. Her Grandchildren Charity Estelle Williams, Hope Ennice Williams, and...
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Alice Fulton

May 30, 1958 - December 5, 2015

Alice Fulton born May 30, 1958 passed away December 5, 2015 at Our Lady of Angels at the age of 57. She was a Store Manager and Cashier in local stores. She is survived by her mother, Fannie Roberts Taylor of Bogalusa, a daughter, Nitasha Fulton of Bogalusa, three brothers, Donald Taylor of Oregon City, Oregon, Benjamin Taylor of Utah, and William Allen...
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Freda Sue Penton

November 19, 1944 - November 29, 2015

Freda Sue Penton born November 19, 1944 passed away November 29, 2015 at Our Lady of Angels at the age of 71. Freda was a member of Palestine Baptist Church. She is survived by a 2 sons, David W. Penton and his wife Jennifer of Bogalusa and Scott A. Penton and his wife Yvonne of San Diego, California, five grandchildren, Amanda L Penton, David C. Penton, Cody W....
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Gene Douglas Erwin

May 12, 1942 - November 25, 2015

Gene D. Erwin born May 12, 1942 passed away November 25, 2015 at his residence at the age of 73. Gene was a retired Machine Operator at the Crown Zellerbach Paper Mill and worked as a machinest at Stennis Nasa Space Center for fourteen years. Gene loved to fish and enjoyed the outdoors. Gene...
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Brenda Kees Busby

January 27, 1948 - November 18, 2015

Brenda Kees Busby born January 27, 1948 passed away November 18, 2015 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center at the age of 67. Brenda was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Busby of Angie, La., a daughter Lorrie Kees Wood and her husband Shalin of Pine, La., a son, Joseph "Joey" Kees of TN., two brothers, Ben Thomas and Leon Thomas both of...
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Linda Sue Thomas

March 3, 1962 - November 10, 2015

I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7 Linda Sue Thomas age 53, a lifetime resident of Varnado La passed away Nov. 10, 2015 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans La surrounded by her loved ones. Linda was a quiet humble person loved by everyone she met. She has always loved animals espically her dogs which were her babies. She is...
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Alvin Burt

March 3, 1922 - October 31, 2015

Alvin Burt, age 93, born March 3, 1922 in Bogalusa, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. Alvin along with his ten siblings were raised on Burt Hill where they helped their parents, Will and Lucy Burt on their farm. Alvin was baptized at Union Avenue...
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Randy E. Hodges

November 6, 1954 - October 26, 2015

Randy E. Hodges age 60 passed away Oct. 26, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa La. Randy was a retired Lieutenant with the Bogalusa Police Dept. He also worked a number of years with the Washington Parish Sheriff's Dept and served as Councilman for District E for eight years. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Sondra Hodges, son Steven Hodges, Mother Lillie Mae Hodges, sisters Linda Seal,...
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Kathleen Jordan

August 3, 1956 - October 25, 2015

Kathleen Stafford Jordan born August 3, 1956 passed away October 25, 2015 at her residence at the age of 59. She is survived by her husband Willie Jordan of Franklinton, La., 2 daughters, Cathy Sumrall and her husband J.C. and NanetteReagan and her husband Ronald all from Pine, La.,...
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Shirley Ann Crawford Pittman

October 16, 1940 - October 21, 2015

Shirley Ann Crawford Pittman born October 16, 1940 passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on October 21, 2015 at the age of 75. She was a resident of the Plainview Community and a member at Plainview Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 daughters, Debbie Miley and her husband Roy and Cindy Smith and her husband Bruce all of...
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Donald Gordon Starks

April 7, 1944 - October 20, 2015

Donald Gordon Starks age 71 passed away Oct. 20, 2015 at his residence in Angie La. He is survived by his wife Phyllis Pierce Starks of Varnado. La. One son Trent Starks "Rose" of Varnado La. A sister-in-law Patricia Wilson of Varnado La. Niece Donna Simon "Joey and a great niece LeeAnn Prisk. He was preceded in death by his mother Lorena Starks. Visitation will be held in the chapel of...
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Ivy Nell Hill

February 4, 1932 - October 10, 2015

Ivy Nell Hill age 83 passed away Oct. 10, 2015 at Heritage manor Nursing Home in Franklinton La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La and member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was also a registered nurse for sixty years and worked at Resthaven Living Center for thirty years. She is survived by a niece Judy H. Mizell "Judson" of Bogalusa La. A great nephew Jason Mizell. She is preceded in death by her...
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Geraldine "Gerry" Welborn Lynch

February 2, 1923 - October 6, 2015

Geraldine Welborn Lynch, 92, passed away peacefully at Harvest Manor Nursing Home on October 6, 2015. She was a dedicated employee of the Bogalusa Paper Mill for 65 years, a member of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa and a well loved socialite in the community. For the last 10 years she has resided in Denham Springs near her daughter. Gerry is survived by her grandson Daryn Spence and...
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Elizabeth Gail Fuller

November 26, 1965 - October 2, 2015

Elizabeth Gail Fuller age 49 passed away Oct. 2, 2015 at Our lady Of Angles Hospital in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Bogalusa. She is survived by her husband Melvin Fuller of Bogalusa, one daughter Ashley Miller "Christian" of Bogalusa. One brother Elzey Lee Miller of Petrolia Tx. Five sisters Donis Mahon of Galena Park Tx., Naomi Dias of Houston Tx, Lisa Marks of Petrolia Tx, Michelle...
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Richard W. Fontenot

September 23, 1940 - September 29, 2015

Richard W. Fontenot age 75 passed away Sept. 29, 2015 at Resthaven Living Center. He was a resident of Bogalusa la. He is survived by one son Richard R. Fontenot of Abita Springs La. A step Daughter DeOna Bell of Alabama. One sister Lois Bichham of Franklinton la. A sister-in-law Helen Fontenot of Bogalusa, La. Three grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Frances Fontenot, parents...
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Susie Lanita Pounds

March 2, 1933 - September 28, 2015

Susie Lanita Pounds born March 2, 1933 went home to be with the Lord on September 28, 2015 at the age of 82. She was a long time resident of Bogalusa and a member of the United Faith Pentecostal Church. She is survived by 3 sons, Edgar Pounds and his wife Dewanna, Dewey Pounds and his wife Joyce and...
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Curtis Franklin Owens

July 27, 1958 - September 24, 2015

Curtis Franklin Owens born July 27, 1958 went home to be with the Angels on September 24, 2015 at the age of 57. He was a resident of the Sandy Hook Community and was of the Pentecostal Faith. He is survived by his father Deloy Owens and step-mother Mary Owens of Sandy Hook MS., 2 daughters, April Owens...
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Louise Ann Galloway

July 8, 1940 - September 19, 2015

Louise Ann Galloway age 75 passed away Sept. 19, 2015 at St Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Pettitt Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of over 57 years Marvin Galloway, one son George Wendell Galloway of Petal Ms, one daughter Joann Galloway Roberts of Keystone Hights Fla. Four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren....
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Margie Lynn Beeson

July 9, 1944 - September 15, 2015

Margie Lynn Beeson born July 9, 1944 passed away at her residence September 15, 2015 at the age of 71. She was a long time resident of Bogalusa and attended Ben's Ford Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived bya son Floyd Miley and his wife Shan of Bogalusa, 4 daughters, Belinda "Little Bit"...
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Paul W. Seal, Sr.

January 3, 1938 - September 15, 2015

Paul W. Seal Sr. age 77 passed away Sept. 15, 2015 at his residence in Angie La. He was a member of Angie Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Patricia Jackson Seal of Angie La. Two sons Mark Adam Seal "Wendy" of Angie La. Paul W. Seal Jr. "Melissa" of Angie La. Two sisters Elsie Freeman of Sandy Hook Ms. and Winnie Williams of Angie La. Three grandchildren Clinton W. Seal, Drew P. Seal...
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Larry Lloyd Ward

July 27, 1938 - September 12, 2015

Larry Lloyd Ward, 77, formerly of Bogalusa, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Southaven, Mississippi, passed away on September 12, 2015 in Ruston, Louisiana following a brief illness. Larry was born on July 27,1938 in Bogalusa, Louisiana and was a 1956 graduate of Varnado High School. He moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1967 and received his BA from Louisiana State University in May 1972....
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Evelyn Addie Duncan

January 23, 1930 - September 1, 2015

Evelyn Addie Duncan born January 23, 1930 went home to be with The Lord September 1, 2015 at the age of 85. Evelyn was a long time resident of Bogalusa and a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Bogalusa. She is survived by 2 daughters, Brenda Duncan Seal and her husband Houston of Varnado and Deborah Duncan Potter...
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Vaughn Lee Massey Boyd

May 14, 1933 - August 30, 2015

Vaughn Lee Boyd born may 14, 1933 passed away August 30, 2015 at Our Lady of Angels at the age of 82. She was born in Eastern Shore Maryland and was a long time resident of Bogalusa. She was of the Protestant Faith. She is survived by her husband, Walter S. Boyd of Bogalusa,2 sons Walter L. Boyd of Varnado, La. And Rian Lee Boyd of...
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Donald E. Mann

July 10, 1924 - August 28, 2015

Donald E. Mann age 91 passed away August 28, 2015 at Our Lady of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa La. He was a resident of Bogalusa La for the last 62 years. He was born July 10, 1924 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Mr. Mann was a graduate of Iowa State University. He retired form Crown Zellerbach after 30 years as a Forester and Pilot. Mr. Mann retired from the U.S. Air force after 30 years active duty and...
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Ruth Alee Wells

April 11, 1934 - August 23, 2015

Ruth Alee Wells born April 11, 1934 passed away August 23, 2015 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg Ms. She was a native of Washington Parish and a current resident of Poplarville Ms. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many who will be dearly missed. Ruth was a member of Derby Place Missionary Baptist Church and had a multitude of friends and Bill Sherman and Bradley Parker...
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Hilda Creel Bennett Jordan

March 15, 1953 - August 22, 2015

Hilda Louise Creel Bennett Jordan born March 15, 1953 passed away August 22, 2015 at the age of 62. She was a native and resident of Bogalusa and was of the Pentecostal Faith. She is survived by her mother, Geneva Jones Creel of Bogalusa, 2 sons, James Bennett Jr. of Denham Springs, La., and George Todd Bennett of Livingston Parish, 2 daughters, Edith Jeanette Mitchell and her...
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William T. Ingram, Jr.

July 28, 1930 - August 15, 2015

William T. Ingram Jr. age 85 , resident of Sun La. Passed away August 15, 2015 at his residence in Sun La. He was a US Airforce veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He also served as a deacon in the First Baptist Church in Sun La. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Amelia Mizell Ingram. One sister Ezzie Ingram Nastasi and numerous nieces nephews. He is preceded in death by his...
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Roy Andrew Miley

August 30, 1944 - August 13, 2015

Roy Andrew Miley born August 30, 1944 passed away August 13, 2015 at Our Lady Of Angels Hospital at the age of 69. He was of the Baptist Faith. He is survived by a son Joshua Miley of Pine, La., 2 brothers, Clinton Miley and his wife Sheila of Bogalusa, Roy Miley and his wife Debbie also of Bogalusa, 2 sisters, Linda Black of Oklahoma...
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Wanda Faye Hodge

February 19, 1941 - August 10, 2015

Wanda Faye Hodge born February 19, 1941 went home to be with The Lord August 10, 2015. She was a long time resident of Bogalusa. She was of the Baptist Faith She is survived by 2 sons, Jimmy Garza and his wife Melissa of Pride, La. and Randy Garza of Bogalusa, 2 daughters, Elaina Faye Dixon and her...
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Jean Marie Singleton

June 29, 1930 - August 3, 2015

Jean Marie Welcelean Singleton age 85 passed away August 3, 2015 at her residence here in Bogalusa. She was a member of ESM Methodist Church. Jean was a retired RN and graduated from Leesburg School of Nursing. She worked at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Bogalusa Medical Center and the Bogalusa Heart Study for 12 Years. She is survived by one son Allen Richard "Ricky" Singleton III "Donna"...
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Johnny Kouzes Boudreaux

September 23, 1964 - July 30, 2015

Johnny Kouzes Boudreaux age 50 passed away July 30, 2015 at his residence in Franklinton. He is survived by his wife Hannah Leah Verrett Boudreaux and his first wife Susan Gayle Boudreaux Haley of Franklinton. Sons Johnny Klint Boudreaux of Franklinton, Jacob Kouzes Boudeaux of Reserve La, Tobias Preston James Davis of Cut Off. Daughters Satila Ginger Boudreaux of Reserve La, Alizabeth Lacey Dale...
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Barbara Joann Miley

April 3, 1941 - July 30, 2015

Barbara Joann Miley born April 3, 1941 went home to be with The Lord July 30, 2015.She was a long time resident of Bogalusa and was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by 2 sons. Mike Miley and wife Staci of Pearl MS and Ronnie Miley and his wife Faye of Nashville, TN., Grandchildren, Ashley Miley, Clint Cotton, Anna Miley and Brittney Pigott, great-grandson,...
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Emily Ruth Penny

August 17, 1941 - July 26, 2015

Emily Ruth Simmons Penny, age 73, born on August 17, 1941 in Springhill, LA passed away Sunday July 26, 2015 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Franklinton LA. Mrs. Penny was a life long resident of Bogalusa and a retired teacher of the Bogalusa School System where she taught for 26 years at Long Avenue School. She is survived by three daughters, Ruth P. Mier (Matthew) of Bogalusa LA, Tammy P....
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Curtis Phillip Neal

July 12, 1948 - July 24, 2015

Curtis Phillip Neal born July 12, 1948 passed away peacefully July 24, 2015 at his residence at the age of 67. He was of the Methodist Faith and he was a Tug Boat Captain for Bertuci Marine until he retired. He was survived by his beloved wife, Dale Neal of Franklinton, 2 daughters, Jeanie Neal Pitre(Chris) of Bourg, La.,...
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