Death Notices

Don Hill
October 03, 1935 – February 14, 2021

Mr. Don Hill, of Quitman, age 85, passed from this life to his eternal life Sunday, February 14, 2021, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Ann Hill of Quitman; daughter, Donna Mahfouz (Johnny), of Stuttgart, Arkansas; son, Russell Hill (Michelle Cunningham), of Quitman; brother, Kenny Hill (Chris) of Rowlett, Texas; grandchildren, Stephanie Prislovsky (Sam) and Derek Fischer (fiancee Jordan Elliot) of Stuttgart, Arkansas, Andrew Hill, of Quitman, and Emily Hill, of Ruston; great-grandchildren, Boone and Lane Prislovsky and Henlie Fischer, all of Stuttgart, Arkansas; nephew, Jesse Anderson, of Fort Worth, Texas; and uncle, Alex Rachal (Betty), of Monticello, Georgia; and several extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Elma Hill; nephew, Aaron Hill; a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dewey and Ophelia Anderson; and several aunts and uncles. The family will hold a memorial service for Don to be held at a later date.

James Everett Shively
March 06, 1972 – February 13, 2021

Mr. James Everett Shively made his heavenly journey February 13, 2021. James was a loving and kind person who endured many hardships during his lifetime but maintained a positive outlook for the future. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Bonnie (Porter) Hennigan & husband Shellie; brother, Arnold R. Shively; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Estes Shively.

Visitation at Edmonds Funeral Home will be from 1:30pm ~ 2:30pm Tuesday, February 23, 2021 with graveside services to follow at 3:00pm at Antioch Cemetery near Quitman.

Mark O’Neal Hudson
July 26, 1955 – February 14, 2021

Mr. Mark O’Neal Hudson was escorted through the portals of Heaven on Sunday, February 14, 2021 following a brief illness. He was a member of Caney Lake Baptist Church and was retired from Schlumberger after 33 years of employment. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, and vegetable gardening.

Mr. Hudson preceded in death by his mother Betty Mae Sims Hudson, his father Elton James Hudson and his brother Michael Elton Hudson. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Sarah Marie Allen Hudson; his children Tod O’Neal Hudson of Purvis, Mississippi, Kelli Renee Hudson of Prentiss, Mississippi, Scottie Denise Citrano of St. Martinville, Louisiana, Sarah Nichole Lefort of Grenta, Louisiana and Joseph Allen Wolford of Des Allemands, Louisiana; grandchildren Lilli Sue Hudson, Kylie Renee Citrano, Brandon Joseph Lefort, Zoe Alexis Lefort, Connor Matthew Lefort, Phoebee Marie Wolford and Daniel Joseph Wolford; and his brother Timothy Richard Hudson of Abbeville, Louisiana.

A memorial services will be held at Caney Lake Baptist Church Sunday, February 21, 2021. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00am and the memorial service will be held at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer to have donations made to St. Jude Hospital in Mark’s name.

Margaret Howard Tilley
June 26, 1934 – February 12, 2021

Margaret Howard Tilley, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 in Baton Rouge, LA at the age of 86. The daughter of the late Lillie Bea Howell and Selby Lee Howard, she was born on June 26, 1934 in Jonesboro, Louisiana. She had resided in Baton Rouge for the past three years, but the majority of her life was spent in Quitman, LA.

Upon graduation from Jonesboro- Hodge High School, she traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit family and went to work for the Quartermaster General’s Office. While in DC she continued to correspond with a young man she had been dating Charles Henry Tilley. Margaret returned to Jonesboro and she and Charles married on January 19, 1953 and settled outside of Jonesboro in the Quitman area and began their life together.

Margaret was known for lovingly spoiling Charles, her wonderful husband. Together they created the happiest of homes for themselves and their four children. Margaret possessed a kind spirit and she loved her family and friends deeply and put needs of others ahead of her own. A woman who truly knew and loved Our Lord she was active in her church and was involved in all aspects of her children’s academic and spiritual upbringing. Margaret created for her family and friends a welcoming home filled with faith, laughter, love along with generous hospitality. She was a wonderful cook and truly enjoyed welcoming guests into her home.

She worked at Edmonds Funeral Home and later as an Administrative Assistant in the Housing Department at Louisiana Tech University until she retired 1995. Margaret was an accomplished artist painting many beautiful oil paintings. Also, she was known for her beautiful French needlework, embroidery and fine sewing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Henry Tilley, her parents, Lillie Bea Howell Howard and Selby Lee Howard, her Paternal Grandparents, Ola Lee Howard Rogers and Charlie Howard and Maternal Grandparents Margaret Maddox Howell and Fred Howell. Also preceding her in death was her beloved uncle that she called “brother” Wilbur Rogers and wife Ona Vee Rogers and beloved son-in-law Carroll Davis Rich.

She is survived by four children: Carla Tilley Theriot and husband Ralph of Baton Rouge, LA, Leesa Tilley Rich of Arcadia, LA, Amy Tilley of York, South Carolina, Roger Tilley and wife Anne Nowak Tilley of Prairieville, LA. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Sage Theriot of New Orleans, LA, Morgen Theriot of New Orleans, LA, Catherine Margaret McCarley Norris and husband Blake of Golden, Colorado, Taylor Ashley “Kane” Edwards of York, South Carolina, Maya Tilley of Prairieville, LA, Benjamin Tilley of Prairieville, LA and great grandchild Charlotte Norris of Golden, Colorado.

Also left to honor her memory is her sister, Sandra Howard Morton of Youngsville, North Carolina and sister-in-law, Barbara Tilley Estes of Greenwell Springs, LA as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Special thanks to loving care givers Vicky, Carolyn, Chaz, Shannon and Alicia. Memorial graveside services for Margaret Howard Tilley will be held on February 25, 2021 at 1 PM at the Mt Olive Baptist East Cemetery in Quitman, LA.

Marie Christy
November 21, 1936 – February 16, 2021

Funeral services for Marie Baugh Christy, will be held Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe with Rev. Randy Hartwell officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Marie was born November 21, 1936 in Eros, LA, one of seventeen children and passed away February 16, 2021 in West Monroe, LA. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Mary Baugh; brothers, Marshall Baugh, Melvin Baugh and Richard Baugh; sisters Lois Christy, Nancy Williamson, Brenda Aswell and Helen Lay.

Marie is survived by her son Gary Christy and wife Betty; grandchildren Tabitha Collins, April Rice, Jamie Christy, Rachel Marcom; great grandchildren Ashton Coughran, Courtney Rice, Katy- Lynne Coughran, Annabelle Rice and Christians Collins; siblings Lemiel Baugh, Ray Baugh, Odell Baugh, Norman Baugh; sisters Evelyn Osbon, Linette Wheelis, Debbie Baugh, Hollie Alford and Teresa Ferguson. Pallbearers will be Ashton Coughran, Cooper Collins, Kevin Rice, Tommy L. Christy, Richard Christy, Claude Williams and Tyler Christy. Honorary pallbearer will be Christian Collins.


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