Death Notices August 10-17

Larry Melvin Pardue                 May 13, 1938 – August 13, 2020

Mr. Larry Melvin Pardue Sr., age 82 of Jonesboro, LA passed away peacefully at his home while surrounded by his family on August 13, 2020. Larry was born in LeCompte, La on May 13, 1938. He is preceded in death by his parents Victor Carl and Jewel (Tumlin) Pardue, brothers Victor and John Pardue, sisters Max Quarles and Connie Spurlock.

Larry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Juliette Saint Pardue. Together they raised 5 children Tamera Morgan (Stephen), Lauri Brown, (Scott), Susie Nomey, Larry Jr. (Samantha), Joey Pardue (Kori), plus 2 bonus children Troy Dane Johnston and Wendy Davis, all of Jonesboro. He will be remembered by 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Larry was a proud graduate of Weston High School. He co-founded Pardue & Quarles in 1969, alongside his late brother-in-law John Ed Quarles. He created a business that felt like home to all that walked in, whether it was drinking coffee in the back or swapping stories about what the fish were biting even though he wouldn’t tell a soul what bait he used. He was the epitome of a hard working man. Larry was passionate about the community and his church. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. He was a staple in the Jonesboro community.  Larry was known for his quick wit, big smile, and love for his family. He kept things interesting with his jokes, dancing, and stubborn demeanor. Larry spent many hours with his kids and grandkids on the pond, in the deer stand, or in the garden. He’d take you fishing, but you can bet he stood at the back of the boat to put himself on the fish. And don’t think he’d give up a shot at a buck, even if it was his 10 year old granddaughters first hunt.

Larry was an avid outdoorsman, it didn’t matter what time of the year it was but you could find him pulling a 4-wheeler, a boat, or a tractor. He’s hunted all over the south and has the antlers to prove it. When hunting season was over, you could find him in his garden or on the lake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church Building & Grounds fund or the charity of your choice.

Brenda Michelle Bishop          Sept. 29, 1962 – August 15, 2020

Mrs. Brenda M. Bishop, age 57 of Hodge, entered into Heaven on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many.  Mrs. Bishop was a retired merchandiser who loved spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Michael Bishop; children, Michael Paul Ellington & Ashlee, Kevin Ellington & Rachel, Jason Bishop; grandchildren, Eli Ellington, Carson Ellington, Whitten Ellington, Ayla Ellington, Callan Ellington, James Ellington, Sadie Ellington; siblings, Denise Foy & James, Micheal Quinton, Amanda Woods & Brian; uncle, Robert Quinton, Jr.; step-father, Thomas Chesney; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Mrs. Bishop was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Quinton, Sr. and Sandra Faye (Whitten) Chesney; grandparents, Robert Whitten and Melba (Duck) Whitten.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at North Hodge Assembly of God Church with Reverend Geary Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers Brenda had requested that donations be made to Pilots for Patients at or Pilots for Patients, 3127 Mercedes Drive, Monroe, LA 71201

***COVID-19 Precautions of Mask & Social Distancing Should Be Observed For Service Attendance***

George Edward Freeman        Sept. 09, 1962 – August 15, 2020

Mr. George Edward Freeman, age 57 of Jonesboro, died Saturday, August 15, 2020, following a period of declining health.  Mr. Freeman loved the outdoors and he loved his family. Those left to cherish his memory are his life partner, Linda Boykin; son, Cody Freeman; siblings, Peggy Alford and Lewis Freeman; a host of other family and friends.  Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Edward Freeman and Iva (Davis) Freeman.

There will be memorial service held in his honor 6:00 -8:00 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in the chapel of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations in his honor be made to the charity of your choice.

***COVID-19 Precautions of Mask & Social Distancing Should Be Observed For Service Attendance***

Ted Bosch                  December 26, 1970 – August 11, 2020

Mr. Ted Warren Bosch, age 49 of Dry Prong, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Dorothy Bosch; father-in-law, Jon Odom. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carol Odom Bosch; children, Erin Bosch, Adam Bosch; grandchildren, Kai Matu’u, Kane Matu’u; siblings, Deidra Terral and Terry, Pat Bosch and Lisa, Christy Luke and Reynold, Tim Bosch and Melissa; mother-in-law, Barbara Otwell and Dennis; brother-in-law, Daryl Odom; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial services will be announced at a later date.


Cleasy Ernest Futrell        February 02, 1942 – August 12, 2020

Mr. Cleasy Ernest Futrell, age 78 of Quitman, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  He retired from the Hodge Paper Mill after 42 years of employment.  Mr. Futrell was a very creative and talented artist who also enjoyed time spent gardening.  He was a devoted minister who truly loved the Lord and he will be remembered for being a wonderful man of God.  His family was his prized possession and he loved each of his family members with his whole heart.

Mr. Futrell is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Eula Murphy Futrell; his son, Adam Futrell and wife Rachel; grandchildren, Crystal Futrell, Chris Futrell and wife Traci, D.J. Futrell and wife Amanda, Courtney Futrell, John Walker and wife Jessica, Carrie-Lynn and Grace Futrell, Dakoda Morse, Cheyenne Nugent and husband Lee, Nathan Morse and A.J. Futrell; great grandchildren, Maci Futrell, Abigail Futrell, Gabi Lee Futrell, Chris Futrell, Jr., Nevaeh Futrell, Lucas Futrell, Laila Futrell, Alec, Bella Walker, Jules Walker, Ellington Walker, Nova Lee and Natalie Nugent; sisters, Diana Hammons and husband Charles, Pat Mason; brother, Charles Futrell and wife Becky; brother-in-law, Jerry Murphy and wife Wanda; sisters-in- law, Girline Smith, Martha Murphy; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.  He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Futrell; parents, E.J. and Helen Futrell; siblings, Doyle Futrell, Mary Ellen, Deloris and husband Travis; nephew, Edwin Futrell; great grandchildren, Willow Raine, Mauryk-Renn; sisters-in-law, Allie Lunsford, Laverne Murphy, Lois Carlile; brothers-in-law, Wayne Murphy, T.D.”Doc” Murphy, J.C. Carlile, Marion Smith, Tommy Lunsford.

A graveside service was had at Springhill Cemetery at 3:00PM with Reverend Rick Cole officiating.  Burial followed under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers were Chris Futrell, D.J. Futrell, Dakoda Morse, Nathan Morse, A.J. Futrell, Lee Nugent.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Terry Carpenter, Randy Mason, Allen Hammons.


Murline Brooks                           March 12, 1944 – August 11, 2020

Mrs. Murline Brooks, age 76 of Monroe and formerly of Quitman, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, August 11, 2020.  She was a nurse that enjoyed exploring her recipe books and cooking.  Mrs. Murline was a huge fan of Christmas time and loved making Christmas crafts.  She loved and adored her family and church family.

She is survived by her children, Tina Brooks, Staci Spurlock, Dr. Steven Futrell; siblings, Robert Barry Shug and Patricia Ann (Aldy) Womack; sister-in- law, Fannie Fletcher; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Aubrey Brooks; parents, Murlin and Willie Womack. A graveside service was held at the Mount Olive East Cemetery with Reverend Charles Penuell officiating.  Burial was under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers were Gilbert Pickens, Dwight Lamkin, Steve Matlock, Jody Terral, Mathew Boughton, Eric Holers, Tom Teprovich. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made the Alzheimer’s Association.

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