Death Notices

Dollie Elaine McCarty Phillips

The family of Sis. Dollie Elaine McCarty Phillips would like to express our deepest appreciation for every expression of love for our precious wife, mother and friend. Dollie broke free of her earthly chains and entered eternity to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, November 6, 2020.

We are so thankful for our loving church family at NORTH HODGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD.  You have all been so supportive and understanding. Thank you for allowing me to be your Pastor while also remaining very involved in caring for my beloved wife for over eight years. You’re the BEST!!!

We are also very grateful to Forest Haven Nursing Home. Forest Haven was Dollie’s home for most of her illness. To the administration, Nurses and all of the staff,
thank you for the loving care you all gave to Dollie. We will never forget any of you. God Bless you all!!!

There were many caregivers who cared for Dollie throughout her illness. We would like to thank all of you for everything you have done for her!
For the short time she was with us, Ms. Pam McGuire provided excellent care for Dollie & we are grateful!
We would like to make a special expression of gratitude to Mrs. Julie Loyd Evans for her faithfulness to graciously provide Dollie and our family loving care for over eight years. Julie, you have become like part of our family. We will never be able to repay you for the love and care you have given to Dollie, and to us!

A heartfelt Thank you to Compassus Hospice, for the professional, loving care you gave my wife in the last days of her life on this side of heaven. Your professionalism and care helped each one of us to be prepared for Dollie’s home going. For that we are very thankful! God bless you continually as you make a difficult time in the lives of grieving families just a little easier.

For every expression of love through gifts of food and flowers in her memory, for every text, call and prayer we are eternally grateful!!! To all of the churches and the community that has surrounded our family with love, WE LOVE YOU!!! WE THANK YOU!!!!!

Reverend Geary Phillips and Family

Leroy Roebuck                   May 10, 1944 – November 14, 2020

Mr. Lee Roebuck, age 76 of Hodge, was escorted through the Gates of Heaven Saturday, November 14, 2020, following a brief illness.  Lee was a very outgoing and friendly person who loved his family and friends.  He was a former funeral director and spent he spent most of his life helping others and being a good friend.

Mr. Roebuck is survived by his wife of 30+ years, Annie L. (Culpepper) Roebuck; son Wendell Roebuck; daughter, Melissa Cheryl Broxton; grandchildren, Joshua, Katie, Brandon & Cameron; 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Paul Roebuck, Bobbie Green; brother-in-law, Jimmy Culpepper; sisters-in-law, Sharon Milks, Carmen Harper; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Frankie Lee (Brown) Roebuck; sister, Mary Ann Parker.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Springhill Cemetery with Reverend Jeff Stroud officiating. Serving the family as pallbearers were Donnie Jordan, Steve Fox, T.C. Harper, Chris Harper & Wyatt Harper.

John Robert Conville                Dec. 04, 1937 – Nov. 12, 2020

On Thursday, November 12, John R Conville of Jonesboro, LA, entered into the presence of the Lord after a lengthy illness at the age of 82. In spite of the difficulties of the past several months, John never lost his joy and smile and he cherished the love of his family more than ever before.

John was a graduate of Jonesboro-Hodge High School where he enjoyed  playing running back for the Jonesboro-Hodge Tigers.  He was President of his Senior class and was also voted “Most Popular”.  John later attended Northwestern State University where he was a member of the swimming and gymnastics teams. He was employed by the paper mill in Hodge until his retirement and loved all his co-workers.

John was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a proud member of the Lowe’s Pasture Hunting Club, where he considered each of his fellow members to be family.  John was also a long-standing member of Hodge Methodist Church.  Both he and his wife Patty loved to sing in the church choir.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Conville; parents, Doyle Shelby and Bertha Mae (Crowell) Conville; brothers, Doyle James Conville, Lee Roy Conville; brother in laws, Forrest Hall and Bobby Chamberlain; sister-in-law, Carol Conville.

Those left to cherish his memory is his son Robbie Conville and Kevin; grandchildren, John Clyde Conville, Shelby Conville, Sam Maggio;  great-grandson, Silas Aries Conville; step-daughter, Vanette Sears and husband Mike; six step-grandchildren; fourteen step-great grandchildren; siblings, Johnnie Hall, Bonnie Townley and husband J.E., Leonard Conville and wife Jan,  Brenda Chamberlain, Sylvia Kinman and husband Mark and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

A graveside service was held at the Driskill Cemetery on Saturday, November 14th under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home with Reverend Ken Richmond officiating.

Jeffrey Hammons             Oct, 21, 1961 – Nov. 08, 2020

Mr. Jeffrey Hammons, age 59 of Quitman, passed through heaven’s gates on Sunday, November 8, 2020.  Jeff Hammons loved life and lived it to the fullest.  His gift was making family and friends laugh.  He enjoyed his job as a lead man over the fork lift shop at West Rock.  He was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church.

Mr. Hammons is survived by his loving wife, Cindy Hammons; children, Ashley and husband Jeff Hines, Jr. of Liberty Hill, Daniel and wife Mollye Hammons of Ruston; grandchildren, Alley Marie Hines, Evelyn Grace Hammons, Jacob Hodge Hammons, Logan Claire Hammons; sister, Jo Ellen and husband Rusty Allen of Quitman; brother, Jamie and wife Catina Hammons of Quitman.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hodge Elmer and Doris Evelyn (Varner) Hammons.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Beech Springs Baptist Church at 10:00AM with Reverend Larry Jinks officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Robbie Riehn, Nick Brown, Jay Dunham, Mark Hammons, Jody Edmiston, Richie Patton, Tommy Womack, Rusty Kelly.  Honorary pallbearers were Bill Cooper and Billy Mize

Charles “Charlie” Harper                  Oct. 31, 1961 – Nov. 07, 2020

Charles G. Harper was born on October 31, 1961. He departed this life on November 7, 2020 at the age of 59 years old.

He was employed as a Tool Pusher in the oil field where he worked on land rigs with H & P and Patterson Drilling Companies in West Texas.

Charles G. Harper was united in matrimony to Carmen Harper. To this union, five children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents Grayson and Mae Harper.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife Carmen Harper; five children: Chris (Meranda) Harper, Mandi (Jared) McMurray, John (Abbey) Kezerle, Tori (Walter) Burton, and Troy (Brooke) Harper; four brothers Tommy (Donna) Harper, Joey (Tammy) Harper, Bruce Harper, and Leonard Harper, and eleven grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, November 10th at the Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro, LA under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Michael Bryant                  January 01, 1958 – October 29, 2020

Michael Bryant, age 62, passed away on October 29th, 2020. Funeral services were held at the Living Gospel Church in West Monroe, LA under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Arcadia, LA.

Ophelia Wyatt Green               Feb. 18, 1929 – Oct. 31, 2020

Ophelia Wyatt Green, age 91, passed away on October 31, 2020. Funeral Services and were held on Saturday, November 7th at the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Dodson, LA. Interment followed at the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro, LA.

Ruby Lee Heard-Paggett                   June 10, 1943 – Oct. 31, 2020

Ruby Lee Heard-Paggett, age 77, passed away on October 31st, 2020. Graveside services were held on November 7th at the Friendship Baptist Church in Dodson, LA under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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