Death Notices

Annie Ruth Jackson                   May 20, 1928 – Nov. 14, 2020

Sister Annie Ruth Jackson, age 92, departed this life on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at the Forest Haven Nursing Home in Jonesboro, LA.  She was born on May 20, 1928 to the departed Israel and Mary D. Hall of Chatham.

Annie Ruth joined the Mt. Mariah Baptist Church in Chatham at an early age and served as an usher until her health failed. She was employed with the Jackson Parish School Board and united in holy matrimony to the late Isiah Jackson of Chatham. To this union, nine children were born.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and husband as well four children, two grandchildren, two great grand-children and eight siblings. Cherishing her memories are five daughters: Jo Ann Buckner (Lattimore) of Jonesboro, LA; Mary Davis (William) of Chatham, LA; Deborah Robinson (Donald) of Pineville, LA; Sarah Foster and Janet Jackson of Chatham, LA. Also are thirty-three grandchildren, seventy-three great grandchildren, fourteen great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, November 21st at the Mt. Mariah Missionary Baptist Church in Chatham, LA with Reverend Will Jefferson officiating. Pallbearers were Casey Jackson, Melvin Jackson III, Samuel Mayo, Domminie Jones, Khalif Jackson, Jayvonte Jackson, Lyndon Richardson and Gregory Harris. Honorary Pallbearers were the Mt. Mariah Baptist Church Deacons. Internment followed at the Mr. Mariah Church Cemetery under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro, LA>

 

James Allen Choate                   Dec. 26, 1953 – Nov. 21, 2020

Mr. James Allen Choate, age 66 of Saline, died Saturday, November 21, 2020 in Monroe, La. following a period of declining health.  Mr. Choate was a retired logger who enjoyed the outdoors and loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Mr. Choate is survived by his wife, Joy Choate; children, Jamey Ambler & husband Larry, James Garland Choate and wife Shelly; 4 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James William and Mary Beatrice (Fowler) Choate. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be set by his family.

Calvin Martin           Aug. 29, 1954 – Nov. 11, 2020

Mr. Calvin Martin, age 66, passed away on November 11, 2020. A graveside service and interment was held on Saturday, November 21st at the Bethany Cemetery in Quitman, LA under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro, LA

 

Betty Sue Brody                          Aug. 15, 1946 – Nov. 16, 2020

Ms. Betty Brody, age 74 of Jonesboro, went to glory on Monday, November 16, 2020.  Betty Sue Brody was born August 15, 1946 to Elijah Houston Owens and Vera Cantrell Owens in Ruston, Louisiana.  She retired from Forest Haven after nursing for over 20 years.  She lovingly cared for her residents.  She enjoyed travel, reading, and her “pet” babies, Sally, Tia, Rosey.  Sunday dinners with her wonderful cooking, gathering with family and friends will be a cherished memory.

Betty is survived by her sons, Timothy Lee Nunn and wife Tammy of Jonesboro, James David Nunn and wife Beverly of Dubach; grandsons, James Adam Nunn, Elijah Clark Nunn, Blake David Nunn and Christian Elijah Hay; granddaughters, Kristy Renee Nunn, Brandi Lee Nunn Freitas and husband Cesar, Courtney Nicole Nunn; great grandson, Esbon Lee Alexander Nunn; sister, Ruby Nell Otwell; nephew, Shane Otwell.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Ray Brody; daughter, Donna Sue Nunn Hay; parents, Elijah and Vera Owens.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Southern-Edmonds Chapel with President Don Walden officiating.  Burial took place at Walnut Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

 

Debra Kaye Denton                   Aug. 20, 1958 – Nov. 19, 2020

Mrs. Debra Denton, age 62 of Quitman, met her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 19, 2020.  Mrs. Debra enjoyed time spent working in the yard and planting and caring for her flowers. 

Mrs. Debra is survived by her children, Christopher North, Michael D. North; grandchild, Michael Scott North; mother, Alice Denton; siblings, James Denton, Susie Harvey.  She was preceded in death by her father, David Denton; sister, Kathy Denton.

A graveside service was held at the Quitman Baptist Church Cemetery at 2:30pm with burial following under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

 

Ezekiel Harrell Jr               Sept. 17th, 1950 – Nov. 14th, 2020Mr. Ezekiel Harrell Jr., age 70, of Jonesboro, LA left this world on November 14th, 2020. A graveside service and internment under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro, LA was held at the Sandhill Cemetery in Quitman, LA on Saturday, November 21st.

 

Billy Joe Miller                   Dec. 02, 1957 – Nov. 16, 2020

Mr. Billy Miller, age 62 of Heflin, passed through the gates of heaven into a joyful reunion on Monday, November 16, 2020.  Mr. Billy was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed spending time camping.  He was a carpenter and could always find something to do to keep his hands busy.  He loved his family and his children, but his grandchildren were his world.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Jody Miller (Ashley), John Miller, Tiffany Pylant (Chris), Movaline Elizabeth Miller, Tommy Miller (Mary); 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 9 siblings; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Ann (Wilson) Miller; parents, Joseph Henry and Shirley Elizabeth (Heyse) Miller; 1 sister.

A graveside service was held at the Chatham Cemetery with Reverend Bill Staples officiating.  Burial followed under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.


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