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Tony Hicks Tony Hicks died recently. Visitation will be 1:00 - 6:00 PM, Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Smith Funeral Home. Service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, October 9, 2020 at Magnolia Cemetery, Monroe, LA under the direction of Smith Funeral Home....

 

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George Jordan, 73 George Jordan of Monroe, LA -Retired Graphic Packaging died Monday September 21, 2020. Services: 11:00AM Saturday October 3, 2020 at Greater Free Gift BC under direction of McFarland Funeral Company of Monroe. Alexis Francoise...

 

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Donald Ray Fields, 56 Donald Ray Fields of Monroe, LA -Singer Mighty Gospel Aires died Friday September 18, 2020. Services: 11:00 am Saturday September 26, 2020 at Greater Free Gift BC. Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pm Friday September 25, 2020 at Greater...

 

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King Judah Zechariah Ben Israel (Terry Nelson), 52 King Judah Zechariah Ben Israel (Terry Nelson), 52, Security Officer, died Thursday, September 10, 2020.Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, September 17, 2020 at McFarland Funeral Home Chapel....

 

Thank You for Answering

We have all received one gracious blessing after another John 1:16 NLT Thank you Monroe Dispatch for the lovely story about my twin Kenneth Ray Sampson. I wanted closure while God blessed me with...

 

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Moses Beal, 72 Moses Beal of Rayville, LA -Anodize, died September 7, 2020. Graveside Services: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00am at New Bethel Cemetery in Mangham, LA. Drive Thru Visitation: Friday, September 11, 2020 from 4:00-6:00pm at...

 

Thompson's Last Game

John Thompson, famed African-American Basketball Coach, has now gotten his wings after passing at age 78. He died on August 30, 2020. "Big John" as he was affectionately known, had significant...

 

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Ardis Finley, 88 Ardis Finley of Monroe, LA died August 14, 2020. Service: 12:00 P.M., Friday at Adile Cemetery, Alto, LA under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Elaine Clay, 68 Elaine Clay of Monroe, LA died August 21, 2020. Visitation (Drive...

 

Lincoln Custodian Passes

Former Lincoln Elementary School Custodian John Calvin Dixon 69, of Monroe, LA died August 19, 2020. Visitation (Drive Through): 6:30 until 7:30 P.M., Friday August 28, 2020. Service: 11:00 A.M.,...

 

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Susizette Marie Nelson, 62 Susizette Marie Nelson of Monroe, LA -Homemaker died Tuesday August 18, 2020. Services incomplete under direction of Funerals by McFarland of Monroe. Castes Lovan Seale, 60 Castes Lovan Seales of Winnsboro, LA – Woodwork...

 

Farewell Maggie Nabors

Graveside service for Maggie Nabors, 89 will be held Saturday, August 15, 2020at 1:00 pm at Richwood Memorial Gardens. Drive through visitation Friday, August 14, from 12-1:30 pm at Smith Funeral...

 

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Glenda Hill, 50 Glenda Hill of Monroe, LA -Cafeteria Worker died Thursday August 6, 2020. Arrangements incomplete under direction McFarland of Monroe. Johnny A. Boose, Jr., 49 Johnny A. Boose, Jr. of Delhi, LA -Operator, died August 8, 2020. Drive...

 

Bernadine Ware Staten's Final Rites

Bernadine Ware Staten, the last-born child of six of the late Luke Ware and late Everist Watkins Ware, was born in Monroe, LA on July 23, 1957. Bernadine departed this life on July 28, 2020. Bernadine accepted Christ at an early age at her...

 

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Gertrude Beatrice Hall, 83 Gertrude Beatrice Hall -Homemaker of Monroe, LA died July 29; 2020. Service: 11:00 A.M., Thursday August 6, 2020 at Smith Funeral Home. Visitation (Drive Through): 12:00 until 1:00 P.M., Wednesday August 5, 2020 at Smith...

 

Ernest's Gets His Wings

Ernest Michael Parson was born the only child of Angela Marie Parson on January 20, 1986 and passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020. Michael attended and graduated from Richwood High School in 2005,...

 

Angela the Angel

Angela Marie Parson-Jackson was born Wednesday, November 10, 1965 in Monroe, LA to Earnest and Hazel Parson. Angela was affectionately called "Angie" by her friends, and "Sis" by her siblings. She...

 

Danny Wilson Strong, Proud, Brave

January 27, 1954 – July 10, 2020 Danny Lester Wilson was born January 27, 1954 in Monroe, LA. He was the only son of Stacy Ralph and Juanita Long Wilson. Danny has three sisters, Jacquelyn Long...

 

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Forest 'Forst' Claiborne, 71 Forest 'Forst' Claiborne of Tallulah, LA -Retired General Motors died Tuesday July 14, 2020. Graveside Services: 10:00am Thursday July 23 2020 at Morning Rest Cemetery Buckner, LA. Visitation: 4:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday...

 

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Foredt 'Forst' E. Claiborne, 71 Foredt 'Forst' E. Claiborne of Monroe, LA -Retired GM Worker died Tuesday July 14, 2020. Services incomplete under directions of McFarland Funeral Co Monroe. Erroll Foster Johnson, Jr., 31 Erroll Foster Johnson, Jr....

 

Acknowledgement

The family of Deacon Henry Lee Jackson, Sr. wishes to express our appreciation for all prayers and all acts of kindness demonstrated during our time of bereavement. May God continue to bless you....

 

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DaMorrius De’Shawn Hollins, 21 DaMorrius De’Shawn Hollins of Monroe, LA -Laborer died Thursday July 2, 2020. Drive-thru Visitation: Thursday at 3:00-6:00 on July 9. Graveside Services: 10:00am Friday July 10,2020 at Richwood Memorial Gardens...

 

In Loving Memory of Mrs. Florine Brimmer

Mrs. Florine Lane Brimmer was born August 22, 1939 in Leland, Mississippi to the late David Lane and Cleotha Lewis. She received her final wings at Emory-Decatur Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia on...

 

Sam Long Jr's Final Rites

On Friday June 5, 2020, Sam Long Jr. was called home to be with the Lord. A native of Monroe LA, Sam Long Jr. was born on December 16, 1933. He was the son of the late Sam Long Sr. and Lila Turner...

 

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Hazel Dean, 93 Hazel Dean of Monroe, LA Homemaker died June 16, 2020. Graveside Service: 2:00 P.M. Friday June 26, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church, Slaughter, LA., under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Visitation (Drive Through): 2:00 until...

 

Memorial Tribute

Please join us honoring the Life and Achievements of Catrina Monique Green ( July 20, 1975- June 1, 2020) for a public memorial and visitation service Saturday June 27, 2020; Visitation 12-1pm-Time...

 

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Moses James Thomas, 79 Moses James Thomas of Shreveport, LA -Retired Ttruck Driver died June 3, 2020. Service: 11:30 am Friday June 19, 2020 at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Calhoun, LA. Burial: Jerusalem Cemetery in Calhoun, LA. Visitation: Thursday...

 

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Eula D. Henderson, 88 Eula D. Henderson of Monroe, LA -Homemaker died June 5, 2020. Service: 11am Tuesday June 9, 2020 graveside. Burial: Richwood Memorial Gardens in Richwood, LA under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home. Donald R....

 

Lorenzo "Lo" Carraway Moving to a New Home

June 21, 1957-June 3, 2020 Mr. Lorenzo Carraway 6-21-1957- 6-03-20 attended the public schools of Lake Providence LA and furthered his education at Southern University in Baton Rouge LA, majoring in...

 

Well Done Catrina Green

In loving memory of Catrina Monique Green, 44, the Green Family announces the homegoing of beloved daughter, sister, mother, friend, and community volunteer. Catrina was born on July 20, 1975 and entered eternal rest on June 1, 2020 at 8:28am, at...

 

Thank You

The family of Olevia Rosetta Turner, "True Love," deeply appreciate and gratefully acknowledge your kind expressions of sympathy during the loss of our loved one. On behalf of the Robinson &...

 

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Norvell Christian, 89 Norvell Christian of Bonita, LA -Bus Driver, died May 30, 2020. Graveside services: Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00am at St Luke Cemetery in Bonita, LA. Drive-Through...

 

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Oscar G. Johnson, 80 Oscar G. Johnson of Richwood, LA -Machine Operator died May 22, 2020. Service: 11am Saturday May 30, 2020 graveside. Burial: Richwood Memorial Gardens in Richwood, LA under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home....

 

Kenneth Ray Shoulders' Treasured Farewell

Kenneth Ray Shoulders was born to William and Clarice Shoulders on February 3, 1951 in Monroe LA. He was baptized at an early age at Triumph Baptist Church, Monroe LA. Kenneth was a graduate of...

 

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Joyce Moore Young, 67 Joyce Moore Young of Monroe, LA Beautician died May 8, 2020. Graveside Service: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday May 19th at Richwood Memorial Gardens. Jacqulyne Ann Perry, 66 Jacqulyne Ann Perry of Monroe, LA died May 13, 2020. Graveside...

 

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Derrick L Autman, 62 Derrick L Autman of Jonesboro, GA formally of Rayville, LA, Painter died May 10, 2020. Graveside services: Saturday, May 16,2020 at 2:00pm at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery in Rayville, LA under the direction of Tennant Funeral...

 

Little Richard... An Immeasurable Influence

Richard Penniman, better known as Little Richard 87, died Saturday May 9, 2020 after battling cancer. who combined the sacred shouts of the black church and the profane sounds of the blues to create...

 

Betty "Tonight is the Night" Wright's Final Bow

Betty Wright 66, an influential singer whose soulful voice won her a Grammy Award for Where Is the Love, died Sunday May 10, 2020 of cancer. Beyond performing, Wright operated her own record label,...

 

Nick Greely's Final Rites

Nick Greely 53, died April 21, 2020, at LSU Ochsner Health in Shreveport, Louisiana. Nick was born on October 23, 1966, in Monroe Louisiana, and was a lifelong resident. He worked for Turner Industries. While growing up in Monroe, Nick found he had...

 

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Alma Jones, 70 Alma Jones of Bonita, LA, Correctional Office, died May 2, 2020. Graveside services are Saturday, May 9, 2020 at St Mark Cemetery in Bonita, LA. Visitation will be Friday, May 8, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00PM under the direction of Tennant...

 

Remembering My Sister for Mother's Day

The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you shall never pass away. Remembering My Sister Katie Coleman on Mother's Day! Always love your sister...

 

Chief Master Sergeant Henry Q.V. Huey Life Reflections

Chief Master Sergeant Henry Q.V. Huey, son of Ardonia and Henry T. Esaw, Sr. departed his life on Sunday, April 19, 2020 in Hampton, Virginia. He was born in Idabel, Oklahoma on October 5, 1946. He...

 

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Carl Edward Leonard age 62 Monroe, LA Carl Edward Leonard who was a deputy sheriff died on April 25, 2020. Service will be information incomplete at this time. Beadie Kendall age 87 Monroe, LA Beadie Kendall who was a home maker died on April 25,...

 

Missed

Remembering Sister Priscilla Gee who was an extraordinary woman from Richland Parish. Although Pricilla went home to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, she is still sadly missed.. She was a mother,...

 

Deaths

Saul Jaret White, 89 Saul Jaret White of Monroe, LA Insurance Sales Agent died April 17, 2020. Service: 11am Wednesday April 22, 2020 graveside. Burial: Richwood Memorial Gardens in Richwood, LA under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral...

 

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Roosevelt Willis, Jr., 71 Roosevelt Willis of Monroe, LA died April 7, 2020. Burial: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday April 14th at Richwood Memorial Garden, Richwood, LA under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe, LA. Mary M. Hughes, 80 Mary M. Hughes of...

 

Mother Mary M. Hughes Final Rites

Mother Mary M. Hughes was born on February 10, 1940 to the parents of the late John Mendenball and Louvae Thomas Taylor in Springhill, LA. Mother Hughes joined the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in the late 1980s. She was crowned a “Mother” when her...

 

Rev. Dr. Ronnie Hampton's Final Rites

Pastor Ronnie Hampton 64, of New Vision Community Church in Shreveport LA died Wednesday March 26, 2020. On Tuesday, March 24 Pastor Hampton tested positive for the coronavirus and died Wednesday...

 

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Jannie Slack, 72 Jannie Slack of Michigan died March 27, 2020. Graveside: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday April 8th at Plumhill Baptist Church Cemetery, Eros, LA under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe, LA. Only 10 people will be allowed at the...

 

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Freggie Mack, Jr., 65 Freggie Mack, Jr. of Monroe, LA died March 26, 2020. Graveside Services: 11:00 A.M., Friday April 3rd at Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood, LA. Visitation: 9:30 until 10:30 A.M., Friday April 3 at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe,...

 

Civil Rights Leader Joseph E. Lowery Remembered

Civil Rights Activist Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery died Friday, March 27, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. Rev. Dr. Lowery was considered the Dean of the Civil Rights Movement, having served alongside Dr. Marti...

 

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