Helon Louise Earle February 23, 1923 – August 21, 2020
Helon Louise Allen Earle was born in Jonesboro, LA on February 23, 1923 and died peacefully there August 21, 2020 at the age of 97. She is survived by her son, Robert Allan Earle “Bob” and wife Mary Katherine Weeks Earle “Kat” of Greeley, CO; daughter, Ann Elizabeth Earle Allred of West Monroe, LA; daughter-in-law, Brenda Sue Millegan Earle of Alto, NM; nieces, Janet Littlefield Luther of San Antonio, TX and Christine Louise Allen Weeks of Jonesboro; nephews, Charles “Chuck” Harold Allen, Jr. of Jonesboro, Donald Joseph Allen “D.J.” of Ruston, Richard Samuel Allen “Rick” of Auburn, AL. Also surviving is a host of great-and great great-nieces and nephews.
Helon married F.A. “Al” Earle June 6, 1945 in the Methodist Church her mother helped establish. They moved to Al’s hometown of Escanaba, MI where Bob was born in 1948 and Ann in 1950. They returned to Jonesboro where Joe was born in 1952. Helon was a gracious, loving woman active in her church and community. She had a zest for life, loving many things including her family, her church, friends, traveling , skiing, horseback riding, her flowers, football –and was happiest surrounded by the little ones in the family.
Helon attended Centenary College where she was a member of the Centenary Choir and was a founding member of the Centenary Equestrian Team. She was the first lady to be inducted into the Jonesboro-Hodge Kiwanis Club and served as a Pink Lady volunteer at the Jackson Parish Hospital. Helon was honored as Grand Marshall of the Jackson Parish Christmas Parade along with her husband Al, sister Dot and brother Harold. She was an Honorary member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She is predeceased by her parents, Isum Josiah Allen and Elizabeth Lenora Jeffress Allen; husband, Frederick Allan Earle; son, Joseph Charles Earle; son-in-law, Mitchell Allred; sisters, Pauline Allen Littlefield, Martiel Allen Michaud and Dorothy Jo Allen; brother, Charles Harold Allen, Sr.; nephew, John C. Michaud, Jr.
Funeral services were at the Jonesboro-Hodge United Methodist Church with Reverend Bill Strawbridge and Reverend Paul Stearns officiating. Interment followed at the Jonesboro Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Serving the family as pallbearers were Thurston Allen, Grayson Allen, John Allen, Ricky Keith, Wade McBride, Paul Peters, Winston Allen.
Billie Ann Miller March 17, 1960 – August 24, 2020
Mrs. Billie Ann Miller, age 60 of Heflin, passed from this life into heaven Monday, August 24, 2020 after a brief period of declining health. She was fond of gardening, fishing and camping. Mrs. Miller enjoyed reading and working on her coloring application when she had free time. Her favorite time was loving on her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her dogs and treasured anytime she could spend with them.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 45 years, Billy Joe Miller; children, Jody Miller and wife Ashley, Johnthn Miller, Tiffany Pylant and husband Chris, Movaline Elizabeth Miller, Tommy Miller and wife Mary; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Lisa Parker, Renee Wages; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edjer Udall and Movaline (Fenn) Wilson; brother, Edjer Udall Wilson, Jr.
The graveside service was Friday, August 28th in the Chatham Cemetery with Reverend Bill Staples officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Marjorie Laverne Richards Jan. 28, 1929 – August 31, 2020
Mrs. Marjorie Laverne Richards, a resident of Winnfield, was escorted into Heaven on August 31, 2020 at the age of 91. A visitation will be held 1:30 – 2:30 Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro, La. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 in the chapel with Reverend Brian McAllister and Reverend Trey Etheridge officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Winnfield. Full obituary details will be posted when available.
Thera Durbin November 09, 1936 – August 24, 2020
Mrs. Thera Lee Durbin, age 83 of Jonesboro, went to meet her Lord and Savior Monday, August 24, 2020. She was a member of Antioch Community Church and Antioch Bible Way Church. She always enjoyed writing articles about her beloved church for the newspaper. She also enjoyed singing and sang with a singing group. She was fond of gardening which is a hobby she maintained her whole life until she no longer could. Her biggest love of all was her grandchildren; they held her heart!
Mrs. Durbin is survived by her children, Phoebe Durbin, Michael Durbin and his wife Sondra, Ellen Hammonds and her husband Tommy, Penny Dillon and her husband Jim; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Wilburn Fred Smiley; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hesley “Bus” Durbin; children, Kathy LaRue, Ricky Fred Durbin; grandson, Chad Hammonds; parents, Fred Ander and Lottie Mae (Cunningham) Smiley; siblings, Lavell Smiley, L.V. Smiley, Glen Smiley, Alvin Smiley, Vera Mae Grishom.
Funeral services were Monday, August 31, 2020 with Reverends Richard Harmon and Elton Gunter officiating at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Antioch Community Church Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.
Caitlin Chantae (Mosley) Bishop Dec. 03, 1992–Aug. 24, 2020
Caitlin Chantae Mosley, as we all know as Caitlin Bishop, age 27, passed away surrounded by family and friends. She went peacefully and on her own terms. Caitlin looked her husband and parents in the eyes, and made them pinky promise they would be alright and would find her on the other side. Despite cancer, she was her true self and left this world as courageous, loving and full of life.
She was born in Minden, Louisiana, on December 3, 1992. She passed on August 24, 2020. Regardless of her battle with cancer, she won the battle with death and we know she is waiting for us to find her in heaven. Caitlin was married to Alex Bishop. They met in the fall of 2014, and were married on March 21, 2020.
Caitlin was a resident of Pace, Florida. She graduated from Pace High School class of 2011; Troy University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2014; and Masters of Health Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Alabama class of 2016.
She began martial arts at age five, and participated in her first North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) in 2001 where she earned two first place awards at the Battle of Atlanta. She was a member of Won’s Martial Arts KICK Team, (Kicking in Christ’s Kingdom) in Columbus, Georgia. She also went onto to be an integral team member of the Pro Rank Team. She went on to win 19 World Championship Martial Arts titles in NASKA and was featured on ESPN.
She was named Miss Pace High School and was in the top 10 of her graduating class. During her time at Troy she was a proud member of Alpha Gamma Delta where she made lifelong friendships. While obtaining her Physician Assistant Degree she volunteered at USA’s student run free clinic and the Christian Medical Ministry of South Alabama. She went on two medical mission trips to Peru during her studies.
She practiced as a Physician Assistant in Cardiology for two years and in Hospitalist Medicine for over two years. She was awarded the Shining Star Award for healthcare members who make a positive impact on the lives of patients and coworkers. She worked up to the end effortlessly, even through a pandemic to help her patients.
She was actively involved in Distinguished Young Women after she was crowned the 2011 Florida Distinguished Young Woman. She was Chairwoman and Founder of Distinguished Young Women of Northwest Florida for five years. She truly built this local program from the ground up.
She is survived by her husband, Alex Bishop; stepdaughter, Caroline; parents, Max and Rhonda Mosley; brother, Skyler; sister, Brandi, and her family; as well as, many more aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by her dearly beloved dogs, Gizmo and Susie.
She is preceded in death by Rhode and Winnie Turner of Quitman, Louisiana; as well as, Max Sr. and June Mosley, of Bienville, Louisiana.
Friends and family may visit 10:00 – 10:30am Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Brooks Chapel Cemetery near Quitman, Louisiana. Graveside service will follow under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Everyone attending will need to wear a mask.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. Eldawy, Morgan, everyone at the Sacred Heart Infusion Center, Dr. Brown, her Hospitalist Family and Lecresa from Covenant Home Health. Their kindness and support was always noticed and appreciated.
Caitlin loved flowers, and any other donations can be made in Caitlin’s honor to Distinguished Young Women of Northwest Florida towards the Caitlin Mosley scholarship fund at Pen Air Federal Credit Union.