Death Notices

Vicki Cottonham                        Sept. 18, 1959 – Nov. 21, 2020

Ms. Vicki Cottonham, age 61, went to be with the Lord on November 21, 2020. A graveside service was held on Saturday, November 28th at the Galilee Cemetery under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Paul Humphrey                           Feb. 10, 1929 – Nov. 27, 2020

Mr. Paul Humphrey of Saline, Louisiana passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at the age of 91.  Paul entered into his heavenly home peacefully with his beloved wife, Margie by his side.  Dementia is cruel and watching a brilliant mind fade away was incredibly rough.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions placed on nursing homes, our family was unable to visit him for the past nine months except through a window or a video chat.  The family would like to thank all of the staff at Forest Haven in Jonesboro, LA for the wonderful care provided over these final months.

Paul was born in Friona, Texas on February 10, 1929 to David and Maudie Humphrey.  Growing up during the depression undoubtedly shaped his exemplary work ethic, innovative mind and resourceful ways.  He was the pillar of our family, loved God and served as a deacon of Old Saline Baptist Church for many years. 

He loved his country and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California.  Paul was a master mechanic and had the ability to fix, build or fabricate almost anything.  He was a straight and plumb carpenter and his construction was top notch.  He was a lover of music and could play many instruments by ear.  He passed on his many talents and passions to his children and grandchildren.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Aubrey Humphrey.  He is survived by his wife, Margie of 70 years; their three sons, Douglas Humphrey and wife Gail of Saline, Gene Humphrey and wife Gail of Saline, Ronnie Humphrey and wife Janice of Shreveport.  Grandchildren include Tanya and Jeremy Paul of Ruston, Trent and Emily Humphrey of Haughton, Ryan and Amy Humphrey of Shreveport, Alyson Lancaster of Forney, Texas, Ashlin and Heath Thompson of Shreveport, Matthew and Cody Rawls Beaverton, Oregon, Eric and Jennifer Rawls of Keithville, Chris and Shannon Fife of Sterlington, Matthew and Kristi Fife of Farmerville, Leigh Ann and Nicholas Hamburg of West Monroe, eleven great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Graveside services were held on December 1st, 2020 at Old Saline Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home following a brief visitation period at the Old Saline Baptist Church.

Evelyn Russell                             May 03, 1958 – Nov. 15, 2020

Funeral Services were held at the New Galilee Baptist Church in Jonesboro, LA on Friday, November 27, 2020 for Evelyn Russell who passed away at the age of 62 years old. Internment followed at the New Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro. 

Casey “Buck” Anders Jr.          Jan. 04, 1956 – Nov. 19, 2020

Funeral Services were held Casey “Buck” Anders Jr., age 64, on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Anders Farm in Eros, LA. Internment followed at the Old Ziggler Cemetery in Eros, LA under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro, LA.

Marie Knox                         August 09, 1935 – November 23, 2020

Ms. Marie Knox, age 85 passed away on November 23, 2020. A graveside service was held at the Sandhill Cemetery in Quitman, LA on Monday, November 30th under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro, LA.


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