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Archive - Feb 2011 - Obituaries

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February 5th

Maggie Moncrief Williams

Funeral services for Maggie Moncrief Williams, age 100, a native of Bernice and a resident of Houma will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Weldon Baptist Church near Bernice.

The Rev. Carroll Holmes will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Weldon Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Maggie was born in Bernice on Aug. 21, 1910 and died in Houma on Feb. 3, 2011.
She was a 1929 graduate of Bernice High School and was the oldest member of Weldon Baptist Church.

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Melba L. Skipper

Funeral services for Melba L. Skipper, 65 of Choudrant , will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating will be Rev. Tommy Speights and Rev. Jimmy Barmore. Burial will follow in Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach.

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Cecil E. Volentine

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Funeral services will be held for Cecil E, Volentine, 91, of Homer, at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home chapel in Homer on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at 3 p.m. with Rev. James Simeon and Rev. John McClelland officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday at 1 p.m. until service time.

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February 4th

Charles Woodruff (C. W.) Colvin

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Charles Woodruff (C. W.) Colvin was born in Unionville, Louisiana on January 12, 1922. He passed from this earthly life and entered into Heaven on February 1, 2011 at the age of 89 years. A celebration of the life of Mr. Colvin will be held in the Trinity United Methodist Church Burkhalter Chapel in Ruston, Louisiana, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 5, 2011. Visitation with the family will be held before the service beginning at 10:00 AM at the Chapel. Mr. Colvin was the second of six children born to Thomas Ralph Colvin and Bertha Elaine Goodgoin Colvin.

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Carl Clinton Williams, Jr.

Carl Clinton Williams, Jr. died on Monday, January 17, 2011 at his home in Midlothian, Virginia, after a brief illness. Born in Corsicana, Texas on June 2nd, 1923, he grew up in Ruston, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University and obtained three Master's Degrees. He served in the 882nd Bomber Squadron, US Army Air Corps during World War II including an overseas tour in Saipan where he earned three bronze stars. After the war he returned to Ruston and pioneered the first farm raising chickens in Lincoln Parish.

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Phillip May, Jr.

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Funeral Services for Mr. Phillip May, Jr. 87, of Grambling, LA will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Grambling,  LA with Rev. Titus Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Grambling Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grambling, LA under the direction of Kings Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Mr. May  was born on February 28, 1923 in Hilly, LA and passed away on January 29, 2011 at his home in Grambling, LA. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp during  World War II.   Mr.

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Glenda Rose Hendricks Smith

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On September 7, 1947, Glenda Rose Hendricks Smith was born to the late John Wesley and Gladys Mable Hendricks. She leaves to cherish her life her two loving daughters, Pamela & Victoria and one devoted and committed son Edwin Dewayne. She leaves behind four sisters, Mary, Renell, Tanya, and Pearl (Steve); six brothers Tyrone (Carolyn), Kenneth, Preston, Herman (Teresa), M. Lavelle and Ralph (Sandy); six grandchildren (Michael, Gregory, Casious, Nakedra, Rodneca, Makita), and two great grandchildren (Courtney, Gregory Jr.), and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.

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February 2nd

Charles Monk

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Funeral services for Charles Monk, 64, of Bernice, LA., will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 4, 2011 at Sharon Baptist Church in Bernice with Rev. Carroll Holmes officiating and long time friend Buzzy Buckner. Interment will follow at Sharon Cemetery in Dubach under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville. Charles E. Monk was born on August 26, 1946 in Scott County, Mississippi to Abb and Truddie Monk. He passed away on February 1, 2011 at his home following a four year battle with cancer.

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Edwin Alexander “Buck” Peden

Edwin Alexander “Buck” Peden, 75 of Suffolk, VA and formerly of El Dorado died Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Sentara Obici Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born November 8, 1935 in Ruston, Louisiana he was the son of Robert Alexander and Lois Spinks Peden who preceded him in death. Ed was a graduate of Ruston High School and attended Louisiana Tech where he was a member of the Tech Band and served as President of Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Upon graduation with a degree in chemical engineering, he married his college sweetheart, Julie Ann Wooley in the summer of 1958.

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