Death Notices

Robbin Michelle Buchan
April 20, 1973 – February 9, 2021

Robbin Michelle Buchan, age 47 of Quitman, gained her angel wings on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. She was a sweet and caring soul who would do anything for anyone that she could. She enjoyed life and had many talents. Some of her talents included sewing, painting, knitting and especially gardening. She had a green thumb and could grow anything. Robbin loved animals, her family and her children more than life itself.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Katelyn Browning, Michael Browning; father and stepmother, Charles Steven Buchan, Sr. and Laurie; siblings, Wendy Harrington, Charles Steven Buchan, Jr., Steven Ray Buchan (Faith), Toby Nathan Buchan; stepbrothers, Chris Henry, Josh Henry, Chase Henry; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Robbin was preceded in death by her mother, Debra Wood; stepfather, Charles Wood; sister, Melissa Kay Buchan. The family plans to hold a memorial service at a later date.

Patricia Elmore 
November 11, 1953 – January 26, 2021

Patricia Deloris Young Elmore, an earthly angel, was born on November 11, 1953 to the union of James Wilson Young, Sr. and Velma Lee Anders Young. Of this union were four children: Gwendolyn Young Drayton of Monroe, LA, the late Patricia Elmore, Winifred Veronica (Jerome) Mayo, and James (Shirley) Young, Jr. all of Eros, La.

At an early age, she united with the Robinson Chapel C.M.E. Church of Eros, La where she remained a dedicated and faithful member until her demise. She was steadfast in her unwavering love of God and she displayed her devotion through countless acts of service and diligence within the church. Patricia attended Jasper Henderson in her early years and later graduated from Grambling State University where she obtained an Associates Degree in Business Administration. However, she pursued a career in Cosmetology in which she spent the last 37 years touching lives through her love of beauty and people. She was indeed special to others through her “hair ministry”.

Patricia Elmore united in holy matrimony to Johnny Wayne Elmore who preceded her in death. To this union, two children were born. She was devout Christian as well as a devoted wife and mother. She was the Secretary of Robinson Chapel C.M.E. Church,
Patricia Elmore grazed the hearts of all those she encountered with her infectious smile and monumental heart. She was known to sacrifice her needs for the good of her family and friends, selfless in her acts of others. She had a quiet strength and her legacy was “love”, which will forever reign in the hearts and minds of those she inspired and guided along her earthly journey. God put His angel here on earth in the midst of our presence and her work is done. Her journey here is complete and God summoned for her return.

Her priceless memories will indefinitely be cherished by her two daughters, Kanitra (LaMario) Hicks of Chatham, La and Berkita Elmore of Calhoun, La; two grandchildren, Khy’lee Elmore and Khloe’ Hicks; three sisters, Gwendolyn Drayton, Veronica Mayo, and Olga Haulcy; one brother, James Young, Jr.; one niece whom she reared like a daughter Chasity Young; special niece Clemetriss Thomas; nephews Lawelldon Thomas, Maurice Mayo, and Cory (Melissa) Young; a cousin that was reared like a brother, Billy Anders; a god daughter, DeShannon Walton; a godson, Kerry Stringfellow; a great grandson she raised as a son Kesjan Harris; a special cousin and friend, Caroline Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends. There were so many family and friends that were near and dear to her heart that she would love to have included. Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, February 6th at the Ziggler Cemetery in Eros, LA. Interment followed under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

David Bryan
May8, 1930 – February 8, 2021

David was born May 8, 1930 in Ansley, LA and passed away February 8, 2021. He was an officer for Central Bank and First National Bank, and for 20 years was owner of Central Commercial Cleaning Service. David was with West Monroe Civitan Club for 40 years, and Treasurer for many years. He also enjoyed working at the Ark-LA-Miss Fair sponsored by the Civitan Club and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, West Monroe, LA.

David is survived by his wife of 69 years Lottie Gaskins Bryan; children Barbara Walters, Gary Bryan and wife Susie; grandchildren Angela Helmer (Jay), Tracey Culp (Larry), Matthew Bryan (Mindy), Miranda Gryder (Zach) and Molly Parker (Brandon); great-grandchildren, Marley Helmer, Lauren Culp, Arrow, Day and Isla Gryder, Malachi Bryan, Joanna, Gavin and Evelyn Parker; siblings, Ruth Leist, Beau Bryan, Priscilla Beach, Alma Puckett, Elizabeth Rowen, Johnny Bryan and Bobby Earl Bryan.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the Concord Cemetery, Chatham, LA with Rev. Robin Roark officiating. Pallbearers were Ken Schlessman, Don Newell, Mike Shields, Dale Shields, Fred Shields, and Alan Shields. Honorary pallbearers were the West Monroe Civitan Club members.

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