Death Notices: July 6th – July 13th

Sue Ann Lawrence Stinson     Sept. 4, 1930 – July 6, 2020
Sue Ann Lawrence Stinson, age 89, passed away on July 6, 2020 at LandMark Nursing Center, West Monroe, LA. Sue was married to David Fletcher Stinson of Jonesboro, LA for over 60 years until the time of his death in 2012.

Sue graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport in 1949 and then went on to attend Centenary College where she and David sang in the renowned Centenary College Choir. She and David were active in the Jonesboro United Methodist Church for many years where she sang in the choir, served as pianist, visited nursing homes and sent cards to church members and nursing home residents.

She is survived by her sister Linda Sims of Plano, TX; Four children – Judy Young of Ruston, David Stinson (Jenny) of Vicksburg, MS, Reed Stinson of Cascade, IA and Kay Chung (David) of Federal Way, WA. She was Mimi to grandchildren – Melanie Worthington, Lindsay Owens, Leslie Shows, Ryan Stinson, Stacey Clark, Branda Stinson, Jamie Stinson, Erin Howard, Carrie Head, Tomas Stinson, Grace Chung and numerous great-grandchildren.

She is remembered by her family for her love of news and proper grammar. She was always interested in hearing about what was going on in the lives of family and friends and she clipped and shared articles and pictures about those she knew from area newspapers. Grandchildren stopped by Mimi’s house for ice cream with their friends. She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held at Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro, LA on Wednesday, July 22 from 9:30 am to 11 am prior to the funeral at Edmonds Chapel. She will then be buried in the Jonesboro Cemetery.

***** Please wear a mask and follow proper social distancing at visitation and the funeral *****

Jennifer (Culpepper) Westbrook           August 25, 1973 – July 07, 2020
Ms. Jennifer Ann (Culpepper) Westbrook, age 46 of Jonesboro, gained her heavenly wings Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  She was employed by the Jackson Parish Correctional Facility and took pride in her work.  Jennifer enjoyed anytime she could get being outdoors.  She loved to hunt and fish.  Above all else, she loved time spent with her family; especially her children and grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Keely Westbrook, Bailee Westbrook; grandchildren, Brantley, Macey, J.J., Arizona; siblings, Jeanie Nugent (Raymond), Mark Culpepper (Jennifer), Randy Culpepper (Telena); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, James Lee and Diane (Kirtley) Culpepper; brother, Steven Culpepper.

William Dan Bridges                 Nov. 10, 1934 – July 09, 2020
Mr. William Dan Bridges, age 85 of Jonesboro, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 9, 2020.  Mr. Bridges enjoyed riding horses when he was young and this grew into a love for motorcycles as an adult.  He retired from Stone Container after 40 plus years of employment as a welder in 1998. 

He will always be remembered for his strong work ethic; which he carried with him throughout his life time.  Mr. Bridges loved to fish and he enjoyed mowing grass.  He just loved the outdoors and being in it!  After retirement he might have been seen out measuring the grass in advance of the next mowing. 

He began mowing grass for the town of Jonesboro and took as much pride in that as in mowing his own yard.  One may wonder if he started mowing for the town because of his love for the outdoors, for his love of mowing or perhaps it was both.  However, his biggest love was for his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, his family and friends!

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Opal Bridges; children, Jimmy Carl Morris (Penny), Frank Morris (Rosie), Veda Diamond (Sam), Jerry Morris (Tina); 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; siblings, Sue Denton, Brenda Robison (Cleeve), Joan Howard (Randy); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ever “Deady” (Kirkham) Bridges; sisters, Janice Brown, Iriece Simpson.

A graveside service was held at the Gayla Traina Cemetery on Sunday, July 12, 2020 with Reverend Michael Whitman officiating.  Burial followed under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Ethel D. Combs                           July 20, 1945 – July 10, 2020
On July 10th, 2020 Ms. Ethel D. Combs, age 74, left this earth to be with the Lord. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 15th at Union Star Cemetery in Jonesboro, LA under the direction of Paradise Funeral Homes.

If you plan to attend please remember to practice social distancing and that masks must be worn at all times.


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