Death Notices July 20th-26th

Patricia Nash                      April 17, 1958 – July 21, 2020

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Sadly, family and friends said their farewells to their beloved Patricia Nash (Bernice, Louisiana), who passed away at the age of 62, on July 21, 2020.

A graveside service for Ms. Nash, whose family hails from Jonesboro-Hodge, was conducted by the Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro on Sunday, July 26th at the Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Simsboro, LA.

Betty Ann Hall                   September 11, 1947 – July 26, 2020

Betty Ann Masters Hall was born September 11, 1947 in Jonesboro LA to Oliver S Masters and Dorthy Boddie Masters. Betty passed away July 26, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center in Monroe, LA. She was joined in marriage to Terry Gene Hall on September 27, 1962. In 57 years, their marriage was blessed with 5 children, Gayla Smith (Jim Bradford), Terry “Bubba” Hall, Melinda “Lindy” Hall, Michael Chad (Wendy) Hall, and Angela Hall. Her blessings continued with 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Betty was an operator at the bag mill and retired from Graphic Packaging.

She is proceeded in death by her beloved father (Oliver S Masters), her maternal grandmother (Vergie Mae Boddie), and granddaughter (Amber Hall). Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Terry Gene Hall, Children: Gayla Smith (Jim Bradford), Terry Bubba Hall, Melinda “Lindy” Hall, Michael Chad (Wendy), and Angel Hall. Grandchildren: Bradley Smith (Leslie), Chris Oncale, April Brooks, Ashley (David) Howard, Rebecka (Michael) Sellers, Brandon (Reva) Hall, and Brittany Hall (Warren), Siblings: James Sonny (Betsy) Masters, Patsy (Ed) Flores, and John (Pam) Masters and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 28th at the McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Jonesboro with Reverend Randy Dark officiating.  Interment followed in the McDonald Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Sonja Shryock                    May 19, 1953 – July 21, 2020

Mrs. Sonja Shryock, age 67, of Jonesboro was escorted through the gates of Heaven Tuesday, July 21, 2020 following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Shryock was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church and was originally from Germany.  It was in Germany where she met and married her husband John Shyrock while he was stationed there in the U.S. Army.  Mrs. Shryock was an industrious and hard-working lady who had earned a nursing degree in Germany and held many varied jobs here.  She loved animals and was certified to work and train Therapy Dogs which she often carried to nursing homes and hospitals.  She loved her family deeply and enjoyed spending time with them.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 49 years, John Shryock; children, Helene Shryock, Lewis Shryock & wife Kacee; grandchildren, Brittiny Shipley, Alex Webb, Carley Perry, Emiley Shryock, Bradley Shryock, Elizabeth Maxwell, Emalee Maxwell and Christopher Maxwell, Jr.; brother, Roland Hartig.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Helene (Myre) Hartig.

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