Obituaries and Memoirs

Bishop J. Woodrow Hearn
Passed away on August 30, 2020

He was elected to the episcopacy by the South Central Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church in July 1984 from the Louisiana Conference. He was assigned to the Nebraska Area for 1984-1992. In 1992, he ...

Rev. James Thomas Logan
Passed away on August 30, 2020

Tom was born in Ruston, Louisiana and grew up in Quitman, Louisiana. His parents were Harrison and Willow Logan. He was the second oldest in a family of five siblings. Tom always believed that this time might have been ...

Marjorie Frances Carter
Passed away on August 24, 2020


Elizabeth "Beth" Dorris Fairley
Passed away on August 17, 2020


Myrtress Lapuyade
Passed away on August 15, 2020


Rev. Joseph L. Rountree, Jr.
Passed away on August 15, 2020


Rev. Gene Fauire
Passed away on July 15, 2020


Rev. Henry Bowdon, Jr.
Passed away on July 09, 2020

Joseph Henry Bowdon, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. J. Henry Bowdon, was born in Jackson, La., April 21, 1927.  On July 9, 2020, God received Henry and confirmed his gift of eternal life which he had given him when he accepted...

Rev. Cage M. McLemore
Passed away on July 01, 2020


Rev. B. Ramon Warren
Passed away on June 20, 2020


Rev. George B. Cunningham
Passed away on June 10, 2020


Mrs. Judy Holt
Passed away on June 02, 2020


Rev. Samuel P. Emanuel
Passed away on May 31, 2020


Rev. William "Bill" McPhearson Stokes, Jr.
Passed away on May 10, 2020

On the morning of Sunday, May 10, 2020, William M. Stokes, Jr. (Bill) passed away at the age of 95.  Bill was born to William and Ada (Laird) Stokes, Sr. in McComb, MS, on January 6, 1925.  After graduating from McComb ...

Dr. Gwynn Shamlin
Passed away on May 08, 2020


Rev. Douglas L. Cain
Passed away on May 04, 2020

On May 4, 2020, Doug Cain, loving husband and father of 3 children, passed away at the age of 71. Doug was born in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland where he was adopted by Art and Dee Cain and raised in Bossier City with his...

Rev. Hurvey Sweazie, Jr.
Passed away on April 26, 2020

Pastor Hurvey Sweazie, Jr., was born December 23, 1939 to the late Hurvey Sweazie, Sr. and Delia Louise Williams Sweazie.  He accepted Christ as a young man. During his Christian journey, God saw favor in him and called...

Mrs. Mary Lewis Poole
Passed away on April 22, 2020

Mary Lewis Poole passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.  She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister.  She spent her 86 years in service to others bringing great joy as an outstanding organist, hand bell ...

Rev. Brunette A. Shamlin
Passed away on April 19, 2020


Rev. Carlos Alvin Welch
Passed away on February 29, 2020

Rev. Carlos Alvin Welch triumphantly leapt home to Jesus on February 29, 2020 at age 91.  Rev. Welch was born in Winnfield, LA on August 24, 1928, the third of 12 children, to Fred & Morean Welch.  While studying in ...

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