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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Thursday, September 10, 1998
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i 4B THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1998 THE TIMES tUO ANNOUNCIHiNTI Obituaries IN MEMORIAM r " r, ft"--' 1, ,,; i LocalState i I Ml IIHI.M-I I IUJI "v.- J K. ' , i .P.y 1 Rick Wilson DOYLINE, LA Services for Rick Wilson, 49, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, September 1 1 , 1 998 at the First Baptist Church, 619 College St., Doyline, La. Officiating will be Rev. Steven L. Kelly. Burial will be in Point Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 10, 1998 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Boone Funeral Home, Bossier Chapel. Mr. Wilson died Monday, September 7, 1998 at his residence. He was born in Lake Village, AR and was a resident of Doyline. Mr. Wilson was the owner of Rick's Repair Service & Doublewide Mobile Home Set-up. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Doyline, La. and was a former Mason. . He is survived by his wile, Mary Wilson; mother, Gelene Cotton of Boydell, AR; daughters, Angela Hatcher and husband, Shawn of Minden, LA and Gelena Marie Wilson of Doyline, LA; sisters, Kathy Klippfel and Carol Bailey of Colorado City, CO and Barbara Boliver of Boydell, AR; and brother, Kent Wilson of Boydell, AR. He was preceded in death by his son, David Richard Wilson and his father, Curtis Richard Wilson, Sr. ' Pallbearers will be Greg Tilley, Greg Allen, Billy Joe Wilkins, Lynn Herren, Mark Dykes and Clarence Webb. The family would like to suggests memorials be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Boone Funeral Home Bossier Chapel, 742-5361 Arthur Robert Alley ALEXANDRIA, LA Services for Arthur Robert Alley will be at 11 a.m., Friday, September 11, 1998 in Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria, with Rev. Kenneth Everett and Dr. David Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria. J II. A It . . nn t A I !.; AA ivii. fuey, oo, ui rMWAdi iui id, uieu ai V32 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 1998 in Lexington House, Alexandria. He was a native of Conroe, Texas and employed by International Paper Company in the maintenance division (Or 38 years. ..He was presently a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria, and a former member and deacon in Central Baptist Church, Springhill. Survivors include his wife, Edna Gallemore Alley of Alexandria; one son, Rev. John Gallemore Alley of Alexandria; one sister, Allene Rhodes of Katy, Texas; two granddaughters, Lynn Wheelis and Lisa Smith both of Alexandria; two great granddaughters, Katharine Alley Smith and Alley Claire Wheelis and two great-grandsons, Stephen Christopher Wheelis and Mason Connor Smith. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 5011 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71303 or Central Baptist Church at Springhill, LA. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Mr. Jules N, "Sugar" Schooler -HAUGHTON, LA - Services for Mr. Jules N. "Sugar" Schooler, 76, of (Haughton, LA, will be held 11 a.m. I Friday, September 1 1 , 1998 at Hill Crest jj Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Scott Teutch. Burial will follow in the Hill Crest Memorial Park - Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 til 9 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 1998 at j the funeral home. I Mr. Schooler died Tuesday, September 8, 1998 in Bossier City. He Lhas been a resident of the Haughton Urea for the past 40 years. He was a member of the Eastwood Baptist (Church and also The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He was a retired Conductor for The Illinois Central Railroad. Mr. Schooler was also a WWII Veteran in the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and three brothers. ! Survivors include his wife of 49 years, LaVerne Schooler of Hauqhton, LA; two Ssons, John Schooler of Philidelphia, PA and Jeffrey Schooler and wife, Margie ,of Louisville, KY; three grandchildren, t Sandy Garrett Schooler of Norfolk, VA, Melissa and Brian Pate of Louisville! jKY; two sisters, Mary Ellen Wilson of Monroe, LA and Joann Schooler of tasadena, CA. 1 1 Pallbearers will be John Porteous, Kenneth Small, Harold (Bubba) jjchooler, Jim (Butch) Schooler, James !$anfield, Lee Clark, Lynn Johnson and Mike Schooler. 'Honorary Pallbearers will be retired Employees of Illinois Central Railroad. i" Hill Crest Funeral Home jj 949-9415 Weekend Obituaries Card of Thanks In Memorials Weekend Hours 3 pm to 5 pm - (By Telephone Only) 318-459-3487 Dr. Howard Sims, Jr. SHREVEPORT, LA The homegoing celebration for Dr. Howard Sims, Jr. will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 1998 at New Inspiration Baptist Church, Rev. Samuel G. Orange, pastor. Interment will be held at Lincoln Memorial Park immediately thereafter. After a brief battle with cancer, Dr. Sims departed this earth Friday, September 4, 1 998 at the age of eighty three in the comfort of his own home in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born to the late Howard Sims, Sr. and Lucy Henderson Sims in Mooringsport, Louisiana on March 16, 1915, and later reared by Willie Benton Sims alter the untimely death of his birth mother. He resided in Shreveport most of his adult life. He graduated in 1937 from Southern University in Baton Rouge with a BA Degree in Social Studies and also from Meharry Medical College in 1951 with a degree in Dentistry. Dr. Sims was a retired dentist, scholar, educator, orator, mentor, Christian servant, community leader, devoted and loving father. Because of his many contributions to various organizations and the community, he received numerous civic awards, certificates and other forms of recognition. He is often remembered by his commitment to sharing his love of God and the pursuit of education through his many speaking engagements. Visitation will be held Friday, September 11,1 998, 5 p.m. 7 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Funeral Home located at 2200 Laurel Street. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva L. Sims; his sister, Mrs. Ella Fair Kinchen; five daughters, Mrs. Lois Jean Alexander, Mrs. Gail Sams, Dr. Sharon D. Sims, Ms. Shunta E. Sims, Atty. Sheva M. Sims; two grandsons, Demetriz and Jayson; one granddaughter, Taylor, and numerous nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers will be Mr. Marcus Dixon, Mr. John E. Kent, Mr. Isreal Shahdaiah, Mr. Robert Jackson, Bro. Michael Smith and Rev. Collier Mickle. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Rufus Loud, Dr. J. C. Brierre, Dr. Joseph Sarpy, Dr. C. M. Lester, Dr. Elbert Allen and Bro. Dwight E. Shields. Donald Brooks, Sr. BOSSIER CITY. LA - Funeral services for Donald Brooks, Sr. will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, September 11, 1998 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Bossier Chapel. Interment will be at Rose-Neath Cemetery, with Barksdale A.F.B. Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 1998. Donald Brooks, Sr. was born October 9, 1936 in Hillsboro, Mississippi to Lucille and William Brooks. Mr. Brooks' homegoing was Saturday, September 5, 1998 at the Overton-Brooks VA Hospital in Shreveport, LA. He was united in marriage to Mildred Patricia Bailey on February 9, 1961 and to this union five children were born. Mr. Brooks served in the U. S. Air Force for 22 years before retiring. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart for his service. After retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Brooks worked with Piggly Wiggly groceries and was employed by Rousell Racing at the time of his death. Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lucille Brooks; and sister, Verlean Wallace. Mr. Brooks leaves to cherish his life: his wife, Pat of Bossier City, LA; five children, Georgianna Brooks-Newton (Raymond) of Oklahoma City, OK; Donald Brooks, Jr. (Patricia) of Dallas, TX; William Brooks of Oklahoma City, OK, Roseanna McCarroll (Dennis) of Galveston, TX; Leon Brooks (Ann) of Sierra Vista, AZ; four grandchildren, Ramon & Brittany Newton, Chante McCarroll, Angelica Brooks and a host of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Bossier Chapel, 746-2543 In Memorials For Saturday or Sunday Publication May Be Placed Monday thru Friday 8 am til 4:30 pm. Please Call 318-459-3487 Photographs Must Be Delivered Before 4:30 pm Friday To: 222 Lake Street, Shreveport, La. iml.X i 0 --Ztri?'ir: Anthony Tobias Gekakis SHREVEPORT, LA A Trisagion service for Anthony Tobias Gekakis will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday evening, September 10, 1998 at the Marshall Street Chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, September 1 1 , 1 998 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Shreveport where he was a lifelong member. Officiating will be Father George Bessinas. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Anthony Tobias Gekakis, a native of Shreveport, LA, passed away Sunday, September 6, 1998 in Shreveport. He was born in Shreveport, LA on Monday, November 14, 1977 giving his parents great joy. At the time of his death, Anthony was a student at LSU-Shreveport. While spending most of his life in Shreveport, he also lived in Las Vegas, NV for four years. Anthony loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His loss is felt deeply, not only by his family, but by his many devoted friends. Anthony is survived by his parents, George and Carol Gekakis, sisters, Despina and Katherine Gekakis all of Shreveport, LA; grandparents, Anthony and Helen Gekakis of Las Vegas, NV and the late Frederick and Clementine Norris; uncles, Fred Norris of Gonzales, LA, Bill Gekakis of San Francisco, CA and Gary Gekakis of Las Vegas, NV; aunt, Helen Gekakis of San Francisco, CA; godparents, Nick and Cassia Mandrapilias of Shreveport, LA; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Pallbearers will be cousin, Alexander Chappo of Baton Rouge, LA, godbroth-er, Jason Calligas of Shreveport, LA, friends, Kris Wilson, Brad Saterfield and Christopher Thompson all of Shreveport, LA and Brian Schell of Las Vegas, NV. Honorary pallbearers are Vince Hudson, Trey Bolton, Samuel Richardson, Brandon Young and Mark Curtis all of Shreveport LA and Jake Topakas of Colorado Springs, CO. The family would like to thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of love and caring at this very difficult time. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Diocesan Center Building Fund, 4610 East Alameda1" Avenue, Suite D-1 , Denver, CO 80246. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Marshall St. Chapel 222-0348 Mr. Harold Lee Roton MINDEN, LA - Harold Lee Roton, 72, died Wednesday, September 9, 1998. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 11, 1998 at Rose-Neath's Minden Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Randy Hales. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Roton of Minden, LA; three sons, Pat Roton and wife, Judy of Goldonna, LA, Harold Gene Roton and wife, Tera of Minden, LA and Steve Roton of Shreveport, LA; one sister, Ruby Lee Bruner and husband, Leroy of Minden, LA; two brothers, Thurmon Roton and wife, Lola of Shreveport, LA and Tommy Roton of New Jersey; nine grandchildren and two-greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Novie Roton; and a daughter, Amanda Roton. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Minden Chapel, 377-3412 CARD OF THANKS Thank You Grace Home The Families of Ivey L. Smith wish to thank all of the nurses, aides, social workers, volunteers, housekeeping staff and the many groups who brought wonderful meals, goodies in the afternoon and fresh flowers each week. Grace Home Is the ultimate in caring for the terminally ill. Special thanks to Trish Rabine and Charles Nicholas - they were always there. Garments Dry Cleaned $g9 (some restrictions aiy) ' , ......... "A James A. Fortuna LAREDO, TX - A memorial service will be held Friday, September 11,1 998 at 10 a.m. at Love Chapel United Methodist Church in Haughton, LA for James A. Fortuna of Laredo, TX. Mr. Fortuna died suddenly at his home Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998. He is survived by his parents, Walter and Dorothy Fortuna of Haughton, LA; his daughter, Angela Fortuna; his son, Christopher Fortuna; two granddaughters, Victoria and Felicia; three brothers, John, David and Dan Fortuna; and seven nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to Love Chapel United Methodist Church, 4600 Hwy 80 East, Haughton. Melvin Mayeaux NATCHITOCHES, LA Services for Melvin Mayeaux, 80, will be held at 1 1 a.m., Friday, September 11,1 998 at the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis in Natchitoches, La. Officiating will be Rev. Ken Roy and Rev. Ben Carter. Burial will be at Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches. Mr. Mayeaux died Tuesday, September 8, 1998 at Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport, La. He was a native of Marksville, La. and was a resident of Natchitoches, La. Mr. Mayeaux was a retired mechanic having worked for Natchitoches Motor Co. for many years. He was a veteran of WWII having served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific, a member of the American Legion and a volunteer fireman in Natchitoches. He is survived by four sons, Donald Mayeaux, Fort Worth, TX, Ronald Mayeaux, West Monroe, La., Jerry Mayeaux, Ragley, La. and Kenny Mayeaux, Natchitoches, La.; three daughters, Delores Nail, Spring, TX, Nelwyn Whitton, Shreveport, La. and Janet Foster, Bay St. Louis, MS; one sister, Virgie Bordelon, Marksville, LA; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Kile Mayeaux and son, Troy Mayeaux. i Pallbearers will be Russell Nail, Kile Foster, Brent Whitton, Brett Mayeaux, Stephen Mayeaux, Mickey Mayeaux, Taylor Mayeaux, Brandon Mayeaux and Eric Mayeaux. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to the service time at the funeral home. A Christian Wake Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Ruth Kissick Williamson MARTHAVILLE, LA - Services for Ruth Kissick Williamson will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 1998 in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home, Natchitoches, La. Officiating will be Rev. Ed Fenton. Burial will be in Marthaville Cemetery, Marthaville, La. Visitation will be Thursday from 8 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Mrs. Williamson died Tuesday, Septembers, 1998 at Highland Hospital in Shreveport, La. She was a resident of Marthaville, La., a retired secretary at the Marthaville High School and she attended Centenary College, Shreveport. She is survived by two daughters, Jayne Johnson Ingram, Amarillo, TX and Suzanne Williamson Foret, Houston, TX. Pallbearers will be Bobby Birdwell, Mervln Birdwell, Arden Settle, Jr., Carl Eason, Harold Rains and Bill Rains. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Marthaville High School Library or the Marthaville Volunteer Fire Dept. John E. Settle, Jr. Attorney At Law Law of Elderly WillsSuccessions 742-5513 THE LARGEST DISPLAY IN THE ARK-LA-TEX! Buy Direct - No Middleman m We know the rules & regulations of all cemeteries. Finest Quality for over 30 years. Installed in any Cemetery. See us for " flat type bronze markers Pi CENTRAL MONUMENT CO. Calvin Bawls, Owner 5'milM South of Bert Kouns on Mansfield Rd. Keithville, La. 71047 925-9695 3 miles south of Shrwvwport Louis C. Stuart SHREVEPORT, LA - Services for Louis C. Stuart, 75, will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, September 11, 1998 at Rose-Neath's Marshall Street Chapel. Officiating will be Bro. Jim Turnbo, pastor of Shreve City Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue. Funeral home visitation will be 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 1998. Mr. Stuart died Tuesday, September 8, 1998 in Shreveport. He was born in Macon, GA and was a resident of Shreveport. Mr. Stuart was a retired salesman from Curtis Stout Company of Shreveport. He was also a member of the Shreve City Baptist Church, a veteran of the U. S. Army and a life member of B.P.O. Elks. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ina Pearl Stuart and brother, Robert Edward Stuart. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Dorris Stuart of Shreveport, LA; daughter, Vicki Louise Stuart and brother, Charles Franklin Stuart, Jr. both of Atlanta, GA; nephews, Robert Louis Stuart of Atlanta, GA and Chuck Stuart of Panama City, FL; niece, Nancy Stuart Ogilve and grand nephew, Stuart Robert Ogilve both of Macon, GA. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Marshall St. Chapel, 222-0348 IN MEMORIAM Mary Louise Frazier 91062-212798 It's been just a few months since God called you Home. Little did we know that day God was going to call your name In life we loved you dearly... In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone. For part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories Your love is still our guide And though we can not see you You are always by our side. Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one... The chain will link again. Happy Birthday You are sadly missed by Mother, children, sisters and brother. IN MEMORIAM In Memory of Mr. Johnny Davis, Jr. Founder and President Good Samaritan Funeral Home 2200 Laurel Street Shreveport, Louisiana The spirit of this is remembered today. His life was dedicated to serving families in their time of need. t ' m r.' ff February 5, 1922 - Thank you for a lifetime of devotion to your '. family, church, and community. We are striving to keep your legacies of sharing and professional advice vibrant. Your children, Kenyon and Winnifred Jackson, CEO and I The Staff of Good Samaritan Funeral Home : r- 1 : T In Loving Memory of Robert Beckham 3329-91095 Ann, children, grandchildren and friends. IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of Our Wife and Mother JoAnn Tuminello Vasko 72935-91097 We will keep you in our hearts forever, Steve, Steve Jr. and Michael IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of Melvin Earl Allen 92164-91083 , It's been fifteen years although it seems like yesterday., But we have beautiful memories that will never fade away. Loved and sadly missed Mama, Daddy, Amie, Gala, Keith and Ken. Happy 34th Birthday on the 21st remarkable man September 10, 1997 . .. -. f.jf A J6 J .... . . . ..

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