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4B MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1999 THE TIMES PAID ANNOUNCEMENTS PAID ANNOUNCEMENTS . - - --- , r i : - t ' t ' t ' I ' i - - II J ' 4. 0 s .-f -' m f i , x -x 'i - Rembert Clifton Bridges MANSFIELD, LA - Services for Rembert Clifton Bridges, 87, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Mansfield with Internment at Mansfield Cemetery. Officiating will be by Rev. Don Scott with Rev. Leland Wade assisting. Mr. Bridges was born in Pleasant Hill, LA on December 20, 1911 and passed away on Saturday, February 13, 1999. Mr. Bridges was honored as one of the living founders of DeSoto Parish in 1997. He was a noted cattle and timber farmer in DeSoto and had real estate holding including Bridges Plaza. He retired from Exxon USA after serving 53 years as distributor of Exxon products in DeSoto and part of Sabine Parishes. Rem, as he was called by many, was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, LA having served on the board for several years. He was also a member of the DeSoto Hospital Association and served on that board also. Mr. Bridges was a member of the DeSoto Soil and Water Conservation District for 25 years and served as Area Director for several years. He was awarded the Certificate of Merit in 1970 for outstanding accomplishment in soil conservation for the Upper West Red River Soil Conservation District and for the years 1972-1979 was given the Outstanding Service Award for Soil and Water Conservation Districts by the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts. Rem was given the FreeportSulphur Award in 1 982 for exceptional leadership in promoting soil and water conservation at the state and national level. In 1989, Mr. Bridges received the Guy Carie Memorial Award for display of outstanding leadership, goodwill and personal involvement in the promotion of soil and water conservation by the Lower Delta Soil and Water District. He wa5 also recognized with this same award by the DeSoto Soil and Water Conservation District in 1 993 and 1 996. Mr. Bridges was chosen by the National Endowment for Soil and Water Conservation for outstanding achievement in conserving soil and water resources for Louisiana in the National Soil and Water Conservation Awards Program in 1990 and was selected as one of the ten national finalist. In 1993, Mr. Bridges received the GoodyearNACD Conservation Award of Merit for outstanding accomplishments in resource conservation. The DeSoto Soil and Water Conservation District recognized Mr. Bridges as the Tree Farmer of the Year in 1996. Mr. Bridges was a Century Member of the Boy Scouts of America and served his country in World War II having participated in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Rhineland. Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ovean McCullough Bridges. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Louis Clifton and Bettie Rembert Bridges, a bother, Bland Leon Bridges and a sister, Helen Ethanine Bridges. Mr. Bridges leaves behind "his two boys" Jerry Wayne Bolton and his son, Rembert Gust Bridges of Mansfield; two. grandchildren, Rembert Gust RriHnne Ir onrl hie annifar anrl Jonathan Christopher Bridges and his wife, Stephanie all of Holtom City, .Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Joseph. Survivors also include two sisters, Lillon Enid Sh'aughnessy and her husband, Elmer of New Iberia, LA; and Dr. Betty Katherine Notar and her husband, Ctiuck of Mojave, CA and several niectes and nephews. Honorary pallbearers include O.H. Jordan, Jr., Roger Silver, Jack Lowery, Werldell Scales, Tommy Brice, Bill Lowery, Cecil Brown and the Board of Directors of the DeSoto Soil and Water Conservation District: Jerry Holmes, Glen Caldwell, Jimmy Stephens and L. .C. Blunt, Jr. Pallbearers will be Gust Bridges, Jr., Jori -c. Bridges, Donnell Bell,, Gerald ; Files, Blake McCullough, and R.T. '. "Morjty" Montcalm. '. Ftose-Neath Funeral Home : Mansfield, 318-872-4660 Maty Alice Denny ; tONGVIEW , TX - Funeral services .for.Mary Alice Denny, 75, of Longview, will 6e 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Raster Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert J. Babb officiating. Entombment will follow in Rosewood Park Mausoleum. Mfs. Denny died Sunday morning at a local hospital after a brief illness. She was-born May 24, 1923 in Goodpine, LA-to Lexie and Alice Oakmail and had livgd in Longview since 1976 coming from; Lafayette, LA. She was a member of "trje Trinity Episcopal Church and waa homemaker. "the family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 5 p.rfj. until 7 p.m. and have asked that those desiring to do so, may make memorial donations to the Trinity Episcopal Church. Mfs. Denny is survived by her husband, Otway B. Denny; son and daugh-ter-in-law, Otway B. and Bonnie Denny of Houston, TX; granddaughters, Amy, Lisa and Stacey Denny, all of Houston; grandsons, David and Derek Anderson, both of Bellville, TX; sister, Mildred Heard of Monroe, LA; and brother, Harold Oakmail of Texarkana, TX: , Harriet Cameron Belchic SHREVEPORT, LA - Harriet Cameron Belchic died at home on February 12, 1999 after a long illness. Services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 275 Southfield Road, Shreveport, on Wednesday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be private. The family will receive at home, 6500 Gilbert Drive, Shreveport, on Tuesday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Mrs. Belchic was born in Tiffin, Ohio on August 17, 1928. She graduated from Winnfield High School, and was the first woman ever to be granted B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology by Louisiana State University. Mrs. Belchic was a longtime Republican activist on the local, state and national level. She served as vice-chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party from 1962-68 and held a seat on the party's State Central Committee for over 20 years. She was elected delegate to numerous Republican National Conventions, serving as a southern floor leader for Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964, district chairman of Women for Nixon in 1968 and as an alternate delegate for Vic-President George Bush in 1988 and again in 1992. She became a member of the Women's Republican Club of Shreveport in 1954, and served on the board of the. Louisiana Federation of Republican Women. Active in local civic affairs, she was. appointed by Mayors John Hussey and Hazel Beard to the Shreveport Women's Commission from 1988-94, and by Mayor Beard to the Riverfront Redevelopment Advisory Committee in 1989. She was a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Shreveport and a former member of the Centenary Muses. Mrs. Belchic was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband Dr. George Belchic, Jr.; her brother Wheelock Cameron and wife Virginia of Fort Walton Beach, Fla; her brother-in-law Albert Mitchell Belchic of New Orleans; daughter Katherine Belchic Rolland and husband Michael of New Orleans; daughter Ellen Belchic Hutchison and husband Bruce of New Orleans; daughter Martha Cameron Belchic of Shreveport; son George Cameron Belchic and wife Angelia of Decatur, Al. Grandchildren are Ellen Virginia Snider, Michelle Marie Rolland, Margarite Belchic Rolland, Mary Katherine Hutchison, Cameron Prevost Rolland, Martha Calvin Rolland and Sarah Vivian Belchic. She is also survived by her nephew Gregory Martin Cameron and wife Virginia of Seaford, VA., and great-niece Lindsay. Pallbearers are Judge Thomas E. Stagg, M. Thomas Arceneaux, Senator Ron Bean, Cleveland C. Burton, Robert E. McDowell and Sidney F. Rivers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Harriet Cameron Belchic Memorial Geology Scholarship Fund, co LSU Foundation, 3838 W. Lakeshore Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Rose-Neath Fuenral Home Marshall St. Chapel, 222-0348 Mr. Jerry D. Crow HAUGHTON, LA - Memorial services for Mr. Jerry D. Crow, 54, will be held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, February 15, 1999 at Eastwood Baptist Church in Haughton, LA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at Sheffield Funeral Home in Temple, TX. Mr. Crow, a resident of Haughton, LA, passed away Saturday, February 1 3, 1 999 at Willis-Knighton Bossier. He was born in Harlingen, Texas, February 29, 1944, and had resided in Louisiana for the past 1 7 years. Jerry retired from Brown and Root, Inc. after 25 years, and was presently employed by Cerro Copper Tube Company in Bossier City, LA. He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. after serving a tour as a marine in Vietnam and was also a member of Eastwood Baptist Church in Haughton, LA. Jerry was loved by those who knew him and his death leaves a void in the lives of his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Nick "Dick" Crow and a brother, James W. Crow. He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Crow; sister, Nancy Wegner, both of Galveston, TX; two daughters, Denise Stewart and Delaine Crow; four grandchildren, all from Houston, TX. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Bossier Chapel, 746-2543 IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of Jay A. LeDoux, Jr. 21517-102697 No farewell words were spoken no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. We love and miss you, Dad and Paw Paw daughter, Sandra: son, Jimmy; grandsons, Joey, Fred and Butch. Retired SMSgt Gerald Edward Gibbs BOSSIER CITY, LA - Services for Retired SMSgt Gerald Edward Gibbs, 62, will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, February 15, 1999' at Rose-Neath's Bossier Chapel. Officiating will be Bill Alley and Chaplain at Barksdale Air Force Base. Burial will be in Rose-Neath Cemetery with full military honors. SMSgt Gibbs passed away Friday, February 12, 1999 after a lengthy illness. "Gomer" proudly served his country for over 25 years as a Boom Operator in the USAF Reserves. He is a veteran of the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, flying over 250 combat missions and receiving numerous medals throughout his career in the military. From 1978 to 1985, he was owner operator of three Pap-Paws Fried Chicken Stores in the Bossier -Shreveport area. A lover of airplanes, he also earned his private pilot licenses and became a flight instructor. He was a kind and generous man always putting the needs of others before himself. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Gibbs; brother, Garnett Gibbs; sister, Judy Gibbs Wiggins; and son-in-law, Tracy Edward Hendrix. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 41 years, Barbara McBride Gibbs; three daughters, Gail Russell and husband, Tom of West Memphis, AK, Ginger Bigby and husband, Walt of Bossier City, LA, Sandra Hostman and husband, Chuck; seven grandchildren; brother, Joseph Gibbs and wife, Linda. Pallbearers will be Keith McBride, Craig McBride, Michael McBride, Zachary Hendrix, Billy LeBleu, GWayne Denom Special thanks to the Willis-Knighton Bossier 3rd Floor and CCU Staffs, Doctors, Ted Warren and Danny Payne for the excellent care of our father, and to the O.R., Day Surgery, friends and co-workers for the support of our family. Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Bossier Chapel, 746-2543 Wilma Thomas Whittington SHREVEPORT, LA - Mrs. Wilma Thomas - Whittington, 89, died on Monday, February 8, 1999. Private graveside services were held on Saturday, February 13 at the Welcome Home Cemetery in Grayson, LA. Mrs. Whittington was a native of Grandin, MO and a resident of Shreveport for 60 years. Mrs. Whittington is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Whittington Spano and Frankie Spano of Shreveport; sons, Thomas Wallis and Denise of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Robert Whittington and Glynda of Walnut Creek, CA; grandchildren, Lane Spano and Caroline of Shreveport, Leslie Spano Joseph and Rob of Atlanta, GA, Shawn Wallis of Houston, Todd Wallis of Austin, TX, Julie Whittington Cornford and Craig of Concord, CA; and one great-granddaughter, Erin Cornford. Osborn Funeral Home 865-8426 IN MEMORIAM In Memory of Joris Anthony Lewis 101380-21597 Your time here with us was brief, yet the time we shared with you was filled with love and joy. We cherish each golden moment spent with you. You are greatly missed by your father, mother, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Weekend Obituaries Card of Thanks In Memorials Weekend Hours 3 pm to 5pm (By Telephone Only) 318459-3487 f A fe : : - . .". . - ; i Mrs. Gurthie M. Smith ' BOSSIER CITY, LA - Services for Mrs. Gurthie M. Smith, 89, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at the First Baptist Church of Benton, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Robert Beadle, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Benton, assisted by Rev. David Williams. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Plain Dealing. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Monday, February 15, 1999 at Rose-Neath's Bossier Chapel. Mrs. Smith passed away Sunday, February 14, 1999. She was a resident of Bossier Parish all her life. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church of Benton, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curley Smith, and one grandchild. She is survived by her children, Helen Horton and husband, Harley; Kenneth Smith and wife, Betty, both of Bossier City, LA; Burnie Dee Coker and husband, Lewis of Longview, TX; Mary Ellen Edwards and husband, Roy of Benton, LA; sisters, Eunice Adams of Plain Dealing, LA, Hattie Belle Overton of Shreveport, LA, Eloise McKinney of Rocky Mount, LA.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; many nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Benton, LA. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Bossier Chapel, 746-2543 Mr. Roy V. Jones PLAIN DEALING, LA - Funeral services for Mr. Roy V. Jones, 89, of Plain Dealing, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at the Oak Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Craig, Rev. Tim Wallace and Rev. Don Hicks officiating. Burial will be in the Hamiter Cemetery with graveside rites by the 12th District, Department of Louisiana Veterans of Foreign Wars -Honor Guard with services under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Plain Dealing, LA. Mr. Jones, a native of Murrayville, IL and, a resident of Plain Dealing for 51 years, passed away Saturday, February 13, 1999 in Plain Dealing after a long illness. He was a charter member and deacon of the Oak Hill Baptist Church and was instrumental in the founding and construction of the church. He was a retired shipping and receiving clerk for Riley-Beaird Industries with 25 years service. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp. and was a lifetime member of the Wikes-Strange VFW Post 5099, Plain Dealing. He is survived by his wife with whom he had celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary on December 14, 1998, Mary Hattie Hamiter Jones; a daughter, Glynis Rachel Butler and her husband, Louis Butler, Jr., of Waxahachie, TX; grandson, Jordan Alexander Butler; sister, Eula Hooper of Worden, IL; special friend, Tommie Anderson, of Princeton, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be nephews, Tim Covington, Glen Covington, Obie Hamiter, John David Hamiter, Raymond Hamiter and Robert Hamiter. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Davis, Jerry Granger, Dale Barnette, J.B. Hamiter, R.B. "Junior" Hamiter, Billy Don Slack, George Barnes and Robert C. Whatley. The family wishes to express special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at Willis-Knighton in Bossier City and also to the nurses and aides at Whispering Pines Nursing Home in Plain Dealing. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Don't Want To Talk About Funeral Arrangements? Skk Oi r VViusm;: www.osbornfuneraihome.com PRE-PLANNING iMri inniMnu IIRIAL POUC H S iBITUARIUS BURIAL POL OBITUARIU: OSBORN, Vn mi. i n.-m. r 318-865-8426 (Ml Sol I mi kv Am . Smhi vi itiht. I. A 71 104 Mr. Autry Sandell MINDEN, LA - Services for Mr. Autry Sandell, 64, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Michael Booze. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 1999 in Prewitt Chapel Cemetery in Hornbeck, LA. Visitation will be at 6 pm, Monday, February 15, 1999 at the funeral home. Mr. Sandell passed away on Saturday, February, 13, 1999 in Minden, LA. He was a native and former resident of Hornbeck, LA. Mr. Sandell, a resident of Minden, was owner of Brite Way Carpet Cleaning Service for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Sandell of Minden, LA; three daughters, Rhonda Carson and husband, Martin of El Dorado, AR, Marilyn Arnold and husband, Peter of Ft. Worth, TX, and Janet Fletcher and husband, Allen of Minden, LA; four sisters, Floy Jordan and Lela Evans of Toro, LA, Una Savell of Port Neches, TX, and Veral Hutchison of New Waverly, TX; six brothers, Floyce and Chris Sandell of Toro, LA, Troy Sandell of Hornbeck, LA, Huey Sandell of Beaumont, TX, Loye Sandell of Converse, LA, and Talmadge Sandell of Houston, TX; six grandchildren, Keith, Jeremy and Jody Carson, Emily and Barrett Arnold and Madison Fletcher. Pallbearers will be Mark Foster, David Torrance, Allen Fletcher, Martin Carson, Peter Arnold, Bill Jones, Hampton Graham and Dan Kellogg. Honorary Pallbearers will be The Men's Ministry of Worldwide Church of God of Shreveport, LA. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Minden, 318-377-3412 Walter James Peddy RICHMOND, TX - Walter James Peddy, age 58, of Richmond, TX, and formerly of Bossier City, LA, passed away Saturday, February 13, 1999. He was born December 16, 1940 in Boyce, LA. Mr. Peddy was employed by Mid-Continent Steel Casting for 38 years, and was recently employed by the Richmond Foundry, a division of NACO. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. Mr. Peddy was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He as a member of Stockwell Missionary Baptist Church in Haughton, LA, and centered his life around his family and grandchildren. Mr. Peddy was preceded in death by his father, Lephy Peddy, and his brother, Leon Peddy. Survivors include his wife, Penny Lynn Peddy; son, Chris Edmiston; daughters, Karen Poe, Sheila Jones, and Kimberly Ware; mother, Jessie Peddy; brothers, David Peddy and Dwayne Peddy; sisters, Linda Sue Thurman, Mary Tingle, and Carolyn Bush; and grandchildren, Chris Matlock, Casey and Talor Jones, Ashley and Garrett Poe, Zachary and Kassie Ware, and Nathan Edmiston. Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, 601 Highway 80 East. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at the Chapel of Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family wishes to express special thanks to Fort Bend EMS, the ER doctors and nurses and CCU unit at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital, and to Doctors' Satterfield, Philip's, and Steiner. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Burrows, Joe Fergurson, Shelly Fleming, Pat Sewell, Kenneth Longino, and Aubra Arinder. I ; --S '"" 'Y y "V 4 ' -'I Curtis Cliffton Lambert " SHREVEPORT, LA - Curtis Cliffton; Lambert, 78 years of age, passed away. February 14, 1999 after a short illness. , He was born in Amity, AR pn, September 16, 1920 to James Morfroe, Lambert and Mary Ellen Pledger and is ' cimiworf hv hie umo nt FtU vonro . Maudine Golden Lambert and threec. sons; William Clifford Lambert, Curtis Cliffton Lambert, Jr. and Dannie Vance , Lambert. . - Mr. Lambert was a Korean War veteran wno reiocaiea 10 onrevepun, , LA in 1959. He was a construction'su-perintendent with Whitaker', Construction Company and retired after 32 years of constructing numerous buildings in the local area. He was aJ i r- i -r . luimer ueauuii ciiiu i leusuiei ai uiato . Baptist Church. Mr. Lambert is survived by five, grandsons, Kenneth Lambert, Danny. Lambert, Jr., Brad Lambert, Robert' Lambert, and Tyler Lambert; four, granddaughters, Tonia Reyna Anderson, Stephanie Lambert, Staty" Lambert, and Emily Ann Lambert; five ; great-grandsons, Jason Anderson,' John Lambert, Walker Lambert, Robert ' Lambert, Jr., and Benjamin Lambert; one great-grandoaugnter, tmiiyjc;-Lambert. " There will be no memorial services for Mr. Lambert chose to donate.his body to' Louisiana Anatomical Servic'es to assist his fellow mankind. He wilt be greatly missed by family and friends. . n ! tat - . WWIIIIIW llli TVVWVI Mill ROSSIFR HITY I A - Sfirviresr for Mrs. Bonnie M. Woodrum, 61, wilj be" halH Tuocrtnw Pohrtian 1fi 1QQQ at.fk . p.m. at Hill Crest Funeral Home',! Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Dennis' , Blankenship, pastor of Shady Groye'1 Baptist Church. Interment will be at HiH f Crest Cemetery. Mrs. Woodrum was born February-. 12, 1938 and died Sunday February,. 14. 1999 at The Grace Home in ShreveDort. Bonnie fouaht a valiant diiu uiymiieu uduie dyainai icmuei uvei an extended period of several years. ' She is now with the Lord and at peaces ? Bonnie was born in Breman, Germany . and was raised by her step-father and mother. Bonnie had schooling in three ,l different countries and worked at LSU, until medical retirement. She was a member of the ladies V.F.W. Aux ' a r-rn I I : : J l t r : U an ri. Hnn nnn i mH ms nHni hi Dtiss ur i City. , -, ; Bonnie was preceded in death by her step-father, William R. Maher. She,is ; survived by her son, Ramey Woodrum and grandchild, Steffanie Woodrum? ' ers, Bernie Grotheer and wife, Donna, William P. Maher and wife, Jamie, and several nephews and nieces. Boonie' will be sadly missed by all. thanks to The Grace Home for the care' sne was given, in neu ot tiowers tne family request memorials be giver) to,. The Grace Home in Shreveport, LA, ' ' Hill Crest Funeral Home ',' ' 318-949-9415 ' 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" We know the rules & regulations of all cemeteries. Finest Quality for over 30 years. Installed V r;, Su ,or in any f f at type. rmorv -. J, oronze markers' CENTRAL MONUMENT CO. Calvin Rawla, Owner S'imilM South of Bart Koum on Mansfield Rd. Keithville, La. 71047 925-9635 3 mtlff south of Shrwwwport ' ' S '- ' ' - t ,. !" " ' ' ' 1 - . i 9 .' r. 1, ....aialMf I

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