Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Richard Wesley Cherry — a teacher to hundreds, a mentor to many, and a friend to all — passed away peacefully at his home in French Settlement, LA, on January 8, 2021 at the age of 74. Richard was born in Jennings, LA, on May 3, 1946, to Homer and Ruth Cherry. He attended Lake Charles High w…

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Melinda Leigh Edelmann Moore was born on February 06, 1961, to Ray and Joy Edelmann. She passed on December 21, 2020. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed fishing in Grand Isle on many family trips that included cousins and friends. She enjoyed listening to good music…

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R.B. Parker, Sr., was born July 8, 1938, in Sicily Island, LA, and passed away January 9, 2021, in Wisner, LA. He was a painter and member of Norris Hill Baptist Church, Sicily Island, LA. R.B. was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Parker and Hazel Colvin Parker; wife, Loraine Robinson…

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Frank Anthony Genusa, Sr., was born to Joe Genusa and Rosie DiVincenti Genusa on December 28, 1927, in Amite, LA. He died peacefully in his home on December 30, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Genusa; mother, Rosie DiVincenti Genusa; sisters, Anna Mae Bourgoyne and Rose Jon…

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Cherie Henkel Moss, 74, of Hot Springs, passed away on December 12, 2020. Cherie was born in Hammond, Louisiana, to Georgie Rownd Henkel, who sadly took her last breaths as Cherie was taking her first. Now they are reunited in Heaven, finally able to hold each other. Cherie will also be gree…

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Tommy Ellis Stewart, 73, transitioned peacefully from his Baton Rouge home to his heavenly home on Dec. 17, 2020. A Denham Springs native and a devout Christian, he served for many years as a Baptist Deacon and was passionate about visiting all sick, homebound and hospitalized church members…

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Katherine Renee Leonard-Dupre, born January 24, 1962, was a mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, and friend. She joined her late husband of 42 years Carl Dupre, Jr., in eternal rest on December 2, 2020. She is survived by her two children Holly Griffith and Johnathon Dupre, Along with her tw…

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Dr. James C. Rippel, 87, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on December 6, 2020 in Denham Springs, Louisiana. Born November 17, 1933 in his family’s home in Pangburn Hollow, Pennsylvania, he gained his hard work ethic from being a descendent of a farm family and spending his youth…

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Verdo J. “Bert” Lancaster, Sr., was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 7, 2020, at the age of 82 years. He was a long-time resident of Walker, La., and was a member of Community Chapel Church. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Freida “Maxcine” Craig Tannehill Lancas…

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Jerry Keith May passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020, at 4:54 p.m. in Lafayette, Louisiana, after a sudden illness. To share the story of Jerry K May, “Maypop” to his family and friends, “JK May” to most everyone else, we must go back 77 years to when Jerry came into this world. Jerry wa…

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Velma Barton Davidson, age 86, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on October 16, 1934 in Clio, LA, and lived her entire life there. She married the love of her life, Faust, in 1951 and they were married 69 years. Velma was a wonderf…

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Helen Margurette Everett LaVergne, a beautiful loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, went to her eternal home on Thursday, November 5, 2020. She was 83 years old. She leaves behind to cherish her memories three daughters, Andrea…

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Philip Ronald (Ronnie) Devers, Sr. of Walker, LA, formerly of Collinwood, TN, was born November 6, 1945 in Waynesboro, TN, the son of the late Charles H. Devers and Aileen Weaver Devers Long. He was united in marriage to the former Linda Marie Broussard on December 29, 1969 and she preceded …

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Earlene Roby, a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, went to her eternal home on Monday, November 2, 2020. She was 83 years old. Earlene loved to travel, gardening and especially spending time with her friends and family. Earlene retired from Blue Cross after 30 years of service. Sh…

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David N. Sullivan, 53, went to his eternal home on October 27, 2020. He is survived by his mother, Kathy Lockhart; step-mom, Karen Sullivan; brothers, Charles Sullivan and Jonathan Sims; sister, Deseree’ Phillips; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Kent Sullivan;…

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Dr. Oscar “Red” P. Waldrep, Jr., 97, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Waldrep was born June 26, 1923 to O.P. Waldrep, Sr., and Annie Aaron Waldrep. Dr. Waldrep attended Hammond High School, LSU, and Loyola School of Dentistry. He graduated in 1950 and practiced dentistr…

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Barbara Ann LeJeune, 71, of Denham Springs, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. Born Jan. 30, 1949, in Dade City, Florida, she moved to Denham Springs in 1965 and married the love of her life on January 14, 1966. She worked throughout her life in vari…

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Marlon Kearney Foster passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the age of 75. He was born on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1944, in Killian, Louisiana. Kearney was a loving husband, married 55 years to the love of his life, best friend and he would argue, his better half, Paulette Hebert Foster. A pro…

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Sylvia Bernadette Sullivan Duke — “Mama Syl” — a native of Baton Rouge, passed away on October 11, 2020, from COVID-19 complications. Born November 7, 1936, Sylvia was the oldest daughter of Sidney James and Willie Christine Davis Sullivan. After graduating from Istrouma High School in 1954,…

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Michael Shelton McKenzie, age 68, passed away peacefully with his sister by his side on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, while under Hospice care. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens (Ecclesiastes 3:1). God is able to restore even the most worn-out pa…

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Rose Genusa Jones, age 69, died on the morning of October 7, 2020, after a courageous battle against brain cancer. She was born on March 26, 1951, in Independence, LA, and is survived by her husband, Herman S. Jones III; son, Brad J. Bourgoyne and wife Molly; grandchildren, Joseph, Anna, and…

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James Edward “Sonny” Vinson, of Bogue Chitto, began his journey here, on this earth, March 9, 1936, and he entered his eternal home September 24, 2020. He was 84 years old. Mr. Vinson was a heavy equipment operator and worked as an Operation Engineer Local 406 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He s…

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Barbara Wynette McDonald, a native of Albany and resident of Denham Springs, passed away on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at 3:25 a.m. at the age of 73. She was preceded in death by her father, TG Bankston; mother, Barbara Dando; stepfather, Richard Dando; brother, David K Bankston; and grandson, Z…

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Gerald Lane Cotten, age 67, passed away on September 19, 2020. He was a native of Meadville, MS, and a resident of Livingston, LA. Gerald was a master builder for over 45 years and was the owner of Cotten Custom Homes. He was an avid LSU Tigers and Atlanta Braves fan. He loved his family imm…

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Thomas Earl Davis, born Feb. 14, 1943, passed away on Sept. 16, 2020, at the age of 77. He was a resident of Walker, LA. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army where he served as a Combat Engineer while stationed in Germany. He was an expert marksman with both MI rifle and a 30-calib…

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Ivan Leroy Thomas, 91, a loving husband, father, brother grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, went to his eternal home on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Walker, LA. Visitation will be held at First United Pentecostal Church of D…

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Darrell Herman Crane, a loving husband, father, son, brother, and loyal friend, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at the age of 44. He was a resident of Livingston, La. Herman is survived by his beloved wife, best friend, and soulmate, Nicole Renee Crane; his children, Kaleb Gage Crane…

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Vivian Murlin Broussard, 90, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, passed away on August 23, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Mississippi. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Hebron Baptist Church Chapel in Denham Springs, Louisiana. Visitation to …

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On Friday, August 28, 2020, Evelyn Milton Hatchell, age 93, entered her heavenly home. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-nine years, Gordon L. Hatchell; her son, Mark S. Hatchell; and a daughter, Wanda H. Spence. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Alice H. Arnold and husb…

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Evelyn Kay Crane Schenk, age 76, went home to be with her heavenly Father on August 19, 2020. She was a native and resident of Livingston, LA. Evelyn was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Livingston. Her time on this Earth was devoted to the service of her Lord Jesus Christ an…

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William Edgar “Ed” Coxe, born on June 19, 1958, passed away on August 11, 2020. Ed had been battling cancer for the last couple of years. Born and raised in Louisiana, he spent most of his adult life in Los Angeles, California. Ed was a bi-centennial graduate of Live Oak High School, in Wats…

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“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but about learning to dance in the rain.” Born in Menominee, MI, Carol Mae Cox Stuart was raised in Peshtigo, WI, by Robert and Mildred Cox with her five brothers and sisters (Joan, Robert, Patricia, Richard and James). She entered the pre-no…

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Marilyn Slaughter Fayard, age 76, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, August 8, 2020. She was a longtime resident of Holden, LA. Marilyn enjoyed the outdoors and could be found fishing or working in her garden. She absolutely adored her family and loved to cook for them and go on family v…

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Bobbie Spencer, 85, was born March 20, 1935, in Walker, LA. She spent her childhood and early adulthood in Denham Springs, graduating with honors from Denham Springs H.S. in May 1953. Bobbie enjoyed working as a teen at the old Leslie (Carol) Theater and later at Walgreens in downtown Baton …

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Leona Roux Aiken peacefully passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2020, at Southern Pines Retirement Community in Walker, LA. She was 96 and a native of Port Vincent. She is survived by daughter Cindy Hebert of Clearwater, FL; son Jacques Aiken and wife Tonya of Ponchatoula, LA; grandson Gal…

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Tracy Clark Benton, Sr., a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, went to his eternal home on Thursday, July 30, 2020. He was 92 years old. Tracy proudly served his country in the U.S. Airforce and retired as a Master Sergeant. Tracy enjoyed gardening, traveling a…

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Willis Clyde “Red” Williard, Jr., 77, of Livingston, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in his home after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. Clyde was born November 23, 1942, in Flushing, New York, to the late Willis Clyde Williard, Sr., and Theresa Haws Williard. He was …

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Vietta Mae Cook “Vie”, born Sept. 28, 1943, a native of Livingston Parish and a resident of Denham Springs, passed away at Ochsner Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA, on Monday, July 13, 2020. at 11:35 a.m. She was 76 years old. Visitation will be Friday July 17, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ser…

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Lynne “NaNa” Achord Millet walked into the arms of King Jesus on July 13, 2020. She was surrounded by her family, leaving behind her husband of 41 years, Ricky Millet, and the struggles of ALS. Her father and mother, Lannie J Achord and Jean LeJune Achord, raised Lynne and her siblings to lo…

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Rev. Larry Kennon McLin, Sr., passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020, at his home in Denham Springs. He was 81 years old and a native of Livingston Parish. Visitation will be at Hiram Stafford Cemetery (Lod Stafford Road) in Satsuma on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, from 9 am until religious service …

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Daniel Clay Smith, born November 12, 1987, entered into his heavenly reward to be in the presence forever with His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 32 on July 2, 2020 in Tomball, TX. Daniel was a resident of Houston, TX for these past five years. Daniel’s Legacy is continuing on by…

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Armond Dalfrise Taylor went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2020. He was born in the Frost Community of Livingston Parish, Louisiana. He was a graduate of Acadia Academy and was one of the first ministers to graduate from Blue Mountain College. Armond then earned a M.Div. from Memphis Theolog…

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Clara Ellen Soresino, age 93, of Denham Springs, LA, departed this life on Sunday, June 14, 2020. She was born on March 18, 1928. She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Cora Landry; husbands, Clifton Ouber, Sr., and Martin Soresino; two brothers, Ralph Landry and Alphonse Landry…

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Garrett Kyle Atkins, age 18, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. He was a resident of Walker, LA. Garrett was a proud graduate of Louisiana Youth Challenge, who loved to volunteer with A Door of Hope Ministry, of Walker, and was a member of Encounter Church of BR. Garrett is survived b…

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Dr. Edwin Walker, or “Dr. Ed” as many called him, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 3:00 a.m. at the age of 89. He practiced medicine for 65 years, including more than 60 of those years in Denham Springs, Louisiana. Edwin loved Jesus. His faith was the defining characteristic of his l…

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Timothy Joseph Hickey, 69, a resident of Summit, MS, and a longtime resident of Amite, LA, passed away June 7, 2020, in Summit. No services are scheduled at this time. Hartman Jones Funeral Home in McComb will handle the arrangements. Timothy was born June 8, 1951 in New Orleans, LA, to Will…

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Clara Mabel McLin, a native of Livingston Parish and a resident of Plaquemine, passed away at The Baton Rouge General Butterfly Wing early Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the age of 96. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, in Denham Springs, on Monday, June 22, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 9 …

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Loyd “Bo” Dale Fletcher, 50, of Maurepas, LA, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020. Bo loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a die-hard Tigers fan, loved to be on the water, and enjoyed building anything he could. He recently retired from the NASCAR Truck Series and was a member of mul…

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Mary “Libby” Elizabeth Mixon Guillot peacefully died at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital on June 1, 2020, in Baton Rouge, LA, at the age of 59. Mary was born on September 17, 1960, in Pascagoula, MS, to Catherine Mixon and Jerry Barber. Mary is survived by two daughters, Maxie Elizabeth Guillot…

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Madeline Weber Simoneaux passed on March 27, 2020. Madeline was born on Jan. 30, 1949. Preceded in death by late husband Milton Simoneaux, and both parents, Lucien Weber, Sr. and Rena St. Pierre Weber. She is survived by her sister, Vivian Delhommer of Avondale; brother and sister-in-law, Lu…