Obituaries and Memoirs

Myrtress Lapuyade
Passed away on August 15, 2020

Myrtress May Kellar was born on May 5, 1932 in Galvez, Louisiana. Her parents were Leo and Myrtie Kellar. She had two sisters, Stella May and Mary Bernice ("Bunny"), now deceased. Myrtress graduated from Gonzales High ...

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

Joseph L. Rountree, Jr, the first child of Joe and Margaret Rountree, was born in New Orleans, LA. The Rountree family moved from Norco to Baton Rouge in 1943. Joe grew up in Baton Rouge, graduating from Istrouma High ...

Rev. Gene Fauire
Passed away on July 15, 2020

"God has made a way for all who mourn and grieve, death will never be the end, if you just believe." On July 15, 2020, Gene M. Faurie went home to be with our Lord and Savior. Born on June 6, 1949 to Wallace and Odile ...

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

Reverend Cage “Mack” McLemore of Farmerville, La., son of the late Cage McLemore and Ellen Gathright, passed away on July 1, 2020 at the age of 94.  For those wishing to pay their respects, visitation will be open to the...

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

Rev. Warren was born September 10, 1933 in New Summerfield, TX, and passed away June 20, 2020, at the age of eighty-six.  He was a graduate of Bastrop High School and Louisiana College.  Ramon received a Master of ...

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

George was born August 8, 1936 in Richmond, Virginia.  George graduated at Byrd High School in Shreveport, LA. in 1954, graduated at LA. Tech University in Ruston, LA with a Bachelor of Arts in 1958, graduated Emory ...

Mrs. Judy Holt
Passed away on June 02, 2020

Judy, 64, of Sieper, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Alexandria. She was born June 22, 1955 in Alexandria to the union of Luther R. Rone and Christine Ivy Rone. Upon graduating high school, Judy attended...

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

Dr. Gwynn Lance Shamlin, Sr. departed this life for the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 8, 2020 after 82 years of bountiful life marked by accomplishment, leadership, service, love and devotion ...

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

Reverend Brunetta Aldridge Shamlin departed this life for the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 19, 2020 after 82 years of bountiful life marked by accomplishment, leadership, service and love ...

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 ...

Mrs. Jerry B. Lee
Passed away on February 13, 2020

Jerry Belle Durham Lee, age 85, of Slidell, LA, passed away on February 13, 2020.  Beloved wife of the late Rev. Dr. John M. Lee, III and mother of John C. Lee (Tammy), Cindy L. Duracher (Mitch) and the late Rock A. ...

Rev. John D. Sadler
Passed away on February 01, 2020

Rev. Fulton A. Raymond, Sr.
Passed away on January 31, 2020

Rev. Barbara Hamilton
Passed away on January 16, 2020

Barbara Materre Hamilton passed away on January 15, 2020, at the age of 83. She was born in Donaldsonville, LA on July 28, 1936 to the late Bathreal and Freddie Materre Sr. She graduated from Southern University in Baton...

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