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Dan Gilbert, 69 died Gardens December 19, 2021. Graveside Service: 12:00 PM Thursday January 13, 2022 at Richwood Memorial, Richwood, LA. No Visitation. Burial: Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood, LA under the direction of Smith Funeral Home....

 

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Dyann Jackson, 69 Dyann Jackson of Monroe, LA Homemaker died Sunday, December 19, 2021. Services: 11:00 AM Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Evergreen BC in St. Maurice, LA. Burial: Church Cemetery under direction of McFarland Funeral Company-Monroe....

 

Brother Jonathan Smart Homegoing Celebration

Sunrise: May 8, 1926 Sunset: December 9, 2021 Saturday December 18, 2021 11am Greater New Antioch Baptist Church 301 Sherrouse Ave. Monroe LA 71203 Rev. John L. Russell ll, Officiating...

 

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Rosie Mack, 69 Rosie Mack of Monroe, LA Homemaker, died December 12, 2021. Graveside Service: 1:00 PM Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Magnolia Cemetery, Monroe, LA. Visitation: 10:00 to 12:00 Noon Thursday at Smith Funeral Home. Augusta...

 

Rev. Dr. Oscar Jenkins' Final Rites

Rev. Oscar Jenkins was born in Laurel, MS. He accepted his calling at age 15 where he pastored for more than 30 years; most dear, committed, and treasured in life was His Master, His Marriage, His...

 

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NaQuinton Tyrone Wilson, 36 NaQuinton Tyrone Wilson, 36, Laborer from Delhi, LA died Monday, November 29, 2021. Funeral Service: Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11:00 AM at Greater One Christian Fellowship, Delhi, LA. Visitation: Friday, December 10,...

 

Jessie B. Williams' Final Farewell

Jessie B. Williams went on to Glory on December 1, 2021. Her homegoing celebration will be on Saturday December 11, 2021 at 10am at Smith Funeral Home in Monroe LA....

 

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Eveline “Elvie” Butler, 81 Eveline “Elvie” Butler of Delhi, LA a Homemaker died Tuesday October 26, 2021. Visitation: 5:00-8:00PM Friday, November 5, 2021 McFarland Funeral Chapel in Delhi. Service: 11:00AM Saturday November 6, 2021 at...

 

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Jarvis Jacques Varner, 17 Jarvis Jacques Varner, student of Monroe, LA died September 25, 2021. Services were, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home. Visitation was Monday, October 4, 2021, 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home. Burial was...

 

Crying Days will Soon Be Over

A celebration of life for Sister Earnestine D. Hall was held at Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe LA on Thursday September 30, 2021. She was born November 16, 1939 in Simsboro LA...

 

Perry Thomas' Final Rites

Sunrise August 10, 1949 Sunset September 13, 2021 In our hearts forever a superman of God was Perry Thomas' homegoing celebration was Saturday September 25, 2021 at the Monroe Civic Center Jack...

 

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Peggy Jean Turner Butler, 70 Peggy Jean Turner Butler of Fort Worth, Texas (formerly of Monroe-Rayville), X-Ray Technician, died Monday, September 20, 2021. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Greater Free Gift B C in Monroe, LA....

 

Loving Memory

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are Loved beyond words and missed beyond measure....

 

Jerry Lindsay's Final Farewell

Jerry Lindsay 80, (Former math teacher at Wossman/school bus driver) passed Friday September 17, 2021. He was born on March 23, 1941. Jerry was a retired educator from Wossman High School and a bus...

 

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Perry James Thomas, 72 Perry James Thomas, 72 of Monroe, LA, EEO Compliance Director, died September 13, 2021. Funeral Service: Saturday, September 25, 2021, 11:00 AM at the Monroe Civic Center Main Theater. Visitation: Friday, September 24, 2021, 5:...

 

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Gilbert Bernard Armstrong, 59 Gilbert Bernard Armstrong of Ruston, LA Truck Driver Died: Thursday September 9, 2021. Graveside Service: Friday 2:00 PM September 17, 2021 Providence Cemetery in Homer, LA. Visitation: Thursday September 16, 2021 10:00...

 

Honoring Albert Lee Qualls "Sonny"

February 24, 1948 August 23, 2021 Albert Lee Qualls "Sonny" was born to Ester Staten and Doretha Qualls in Monroe LA He was one of four children. Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother...

 

Leroy "Joe" Barnett's Final Farewell

LeRoy "Joe" Barnett Jr., 71, was a veteran and Carroll High School Class of 1968 graduate who fell asleep in death on Friday, September 3, 2021. LeRoy was a loving husband of 48 years to his wife,...

 

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David L. Cunningham, 63 David L. Cunningham of Monroe, LA Laborer died August 30, 2021. Graveside Service: 11AM Saturday September 11, 2021. Visitation: Friday September 10, 2021from 1-3 PM at Hester Central State Funeral Home. Burial: Magnolia Cemet...

 

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Ruby Hardwell, 65 Ruby Hardwell of Monroe, LA died August 25, 2021. Memorial Service will be 11:00 A.M., Thursday September 2, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home. Charles Bingham, 57 Charles Bingham formerly of Wisner, LA died August 23, 2021. Graveside...

 

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Kaden Storm Brown, 14 Kaden Storm Brown of Monroe, LA died August 13, 2021. Service: 11:00 A.M., Saturday August 21, 2021 at First West Baptist Church, West Monroe, LA. Visitation: 12:00-1:00 P.M., Friday August 20, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home....

 

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Frelynda D. Coleman-Whitty, 40 Frelynda D. Coleman-Whitty of Monroe, LA Data Entry Operator died August 2, 2021. Service: 11 AM Friday August 13, 2021 at Union Baptist Church in Bosco, LA. Visitation: Thursday August 12, 2021 from 1-3 PM at Hester Ce...

 

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Gianni Artis Cobbs, 24wks Gianni Artis Cobbs, 24wks of Monroe, LA died July 30, 2021. Graveside Service: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 11:00 AM at Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood, LA under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Rev. George...

 

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Ronald Gayle Foy, 69 Ronald Gayle Foy of Monroe, LA died July 24, 2021. Graveside Service: 11:00 AM Saturday July 31, 2021 at Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood, LA under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. No Visitation. George Allen, 74 George...

 

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Pauline E. Joshua, 79 Pauline E. Joshua of Monroe, LA Homemaker died July 13, 2021. Service: 11 AM July 24, 2021 at Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church in Monroe. Burial: Ballard Cemetery in Monroe under the direction of Hester Central State...

 

Pauline Joshua's Final Rites

Sunrise August 27, 1941 Sunset July 13, 2021 Pauline Joshua 79, was a Monroe native. Her parents were the Adelaide Gray and Rev. Floyd Gray. Preceding her in death was one sister Carrie Mae Short,...

 

Remembering James Carter

Sunrise - September 6, 1943 Sunset - July 6, 2021 Hearts are saddened at the passing of James A. Carter, a husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Carter will be remembered as a...

 

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Ida Joyce Jenkins Craft, 66 Ida Joyce Jenkins Craft of Monroe, LA Food Service died July 7, 2021. Services: 11:00 AM Wednesday July 14, 2021 at Antioch Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Burial: Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood, LA under the direction...

 

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Louis Thomas, 78 Louis Thomas of Monroe, LA Retired Railroad Foreman died June 24, 2021. Service: 11:00 AM Saturday July 10, 2021 at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Visitation: 5:00-7:00 PM Friday July 9, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home....

 

A LIFE WELL LIVED

NOTABLE PHILANTHROPIST IN RICHLAND PARISH DIES AT 94 Mrs. Mary Ellen Bateast Plain, affectionately known as "Momma Plain", was born March 28, 1927, to the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bateast in...

 

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Felicia Ann Banks 56 Felicia Ann Banks, Homemaker Monroe LA Died Saturday June 26, 2021, VISITATION: 1:30PM-4:30PM Thursday July 1, 2021, at Funeral Home Chapel GRAVESIDE and BURIAL SERVICE: Friday July 2, 2021 11:00 AM Richwood Memorial Gardens....

 

Me Say Thanks

There is such great comfort in knowing that me was not alone in this time of seeming loss; and that comfort was made manifest by the many warm and sincere expression of care and concern you have...

 

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Marilyn Allen, 56 Marilyn Allen of Monroe, LA Homemaker died June 21, 2021. Memorial Service: 10:00 AM Friday June 25, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home. Garland Dunn, 50 Garland Dunn of Monroe, LA Chef died June 17, 2021. Service: 11:00 AM Friday June 25,...

 

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Audrey Mae Hennings, 65 Audrey Mae Hennings of Monroe, LA Retail Manager died June 13, 2021. Service: 11:00 AM Saturday June 19, 2021, at St. Paul Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Visitation: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Friday, June 18, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home....

 

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Shakunla Marcette Currie, 50 Shakunla Marcette Currie of Monroe, LA Ouachita Parish Schools Dietary Department died Thursday June 3, 2021. Visitation: 5:00-8:00PM Friday June 6, 2021 in Funeral Home Chapel. Service: Saturday June 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM...

 

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Ambrose Jenkins, 66 Ambrose Jenkins of Monroe, LA Electrician died May 25, 2021. Service will be 11:00 A.M., Friday June 4, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home. Visitation will be 4:00 until 6:00 P.M., Thursday June 3, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home. Burial will...

 

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Al R. Sampson, 61 Al R. Sampson of Chicago IL Retired died May 8, 2021. Service: 11 AM May 18, 2021 at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Calhoun, LA. Burial: Jerusalem Cemetery under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home. Mary Meadows, 78...

 

Everett Louis Hartwell Final Rites

Everett Louis Harwell 67, Truck Driver, Monroe LA- Died Tuesday May 10, 2021- Visitation: Thursday May 20, 2021 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM McFarland Funeral Companies- Funeral Service: Friday May 21, 2021...

 

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Juanita Collins Brown, 88 Juanita Collins Brown of Monroe, LA General Motors died May 1, 2021. Service: 11:00 AM Saturday May 8, 2021 at St. Luke Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Visitation: 7:00-8:00 PM Friday May 7, 2021 at St. Luke Baptist Church....

 

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Dennis Randall, 73 Dennis Randall of Monroe, LA Building Maintenance Technician died March 27, 2021. Graveside Service: 12 Noon Sunday April 11, 2021 at Marion Cemetery in Marion, LA under the direction of Heater Central State Funeral Home. David...

 

Take the Shot

We have been hearing for some time now about the hesitancy of many Black people when it comes to taking any of the Covid-19 vaccine shots. Truth be told, in the early stages of the development of the Covid-19 vaccines, there was a general...

 

In Honor of Prophet Dewayne Black

Inviting you to a balloon & dove release in honor of Prophet Dewayne Black Sunday April 11, 2021 at 1pm at Richwood Memorial Gardens for anyone who wants to attend. Balloons will be provided,...

 

Deaths

Carolyn Gaines, 64 Carolyn Gaines of Monroe, LA Self-Employed died March 29, 2021. Service: 11 AM Saturday April 10, 2021 at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Burial: Richwood Memorial Gardens in Richwood, LA. Visitation: Friday March 9, 2021 from...

 

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Edna Delores Jones, 73 Edna Delores Jones of Monroe, LA Housekeeper died March 269, 2021. Service: 11:00 AM Friday April 2, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home. Visitation: 4:00-6:00 PM Thursday April 1, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home. Burial: Magnolia Cemetery,...

 

Mildred Dickerson's Celebration of Life

Mildred Patricia Ann was born to her parents, Mary Ellis Moore and Nathaniel Lanier, on a cold winter day of love, February 14, 1936, in Oak Ridge, LA. Mildred's grandmother, Berta Harris, played a...

 

Deaths

Betty Foy, 69 Betty Foy of Monroe, LA Certified Bus Driver died March 14, 2021. Graveside Service: 1 PM Thursday March 25, 2021 at Richwood Memorial Gardens in Richwood, LA. Visitation: Wednesday March 24, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM at Hester Central...

 

Joseph "Joelah" Guice's Celebration of Life

Joseph Guice was born December 25, 1957 to the late Lucas and Dorethea Guillot Guice. He departed this life on January 13, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. He was a great guy who would help...

 

Remembering Ben H. Owens

March 31, 1956-December 13, 2020 Happy Heavenly Birthday to our Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend. You are most surely missed. Love Always, The Owens, Brown, Matthews, & Henderson...

 

Legendary Lakers Star Elgin Baylor Remembered

Elgin Baylor 86, Hall of Fame star spent 14 years playing for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers, died from natural causes on Monday March 22, 2021. Baylor was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 1958. Over his 14-year career, which he spent...

 

Moving to a New Home

Carroll, Grambling, and NFL standout Solomon Freelon was born to the late Lucille Freelon and Solomon Freelon Sr. on February 19, 1951 in Monroe, LA. Solomon went home to be with the Lord on...

 

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