Death Notices

James Thomas Carter
October 29, 1949 – February 25, 2021

Mr. James T. Carter, age 71 of DeRidder, La., went to his heavenly home on Thursday, February 25, 2021. In his younger days James enjoyed hunting and fishing, but through the years he began to take a shine to gardening. He will be best remembered for the vegetable gardens he loved to grow and care for. He learned a lot about agriculture from his father who was a share cropper. He found the most joy in the truck rides he would take with his beloved furbaby, Sassy. Those left to cherish his memory is his sister, Linda Young (Harold); nieces, Mindy Carter, Ashley Carter; furbaby, Sassy. A graveside was held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 10:00AM with Reverend Bill Staples officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Son “Soni” Dison
January 30, 1944 – March 8, 2021

Mrs. Son Dison, age 77 of Castor, walked through the gates of heaven on Monday, March 8, 2021. Mrs. Soni was an avid hunter and fisher that enjoyed anytime that she could outdoors. She also enjoyed gardening, whether it be flowers, veggies or crepe myrtles. Her love of flowers created many flower beds over time around the yard and under the crepe myrtle trees. She also loved to cook for her family, her heart.

Those left to cherish her memory is her husband of 50 years, Kenneth “Butch” Dison; sons, Kirby Dison and wife Misty, Charles Dison and wife Aimee; grandchildren, Garrett Dison, Grayson Dison, Austin Lawson, Zachary Dison and wife Emily, Morgan Dison, William Dison, Ella Dison, Abram Lee Dison; 3 brothers; 2 sisters. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Crystal Eloise Dison; her parents.

Friends may view on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Old Saline Baptist Church from 11:00AM-1:00PM. Funeral services are set to begin at 1:00PM with Reverend Calvin Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow in Old Saline Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers will be Zach Dison, Will Dison, Garrett Dison, Austin Lawson, Abe Rogers, Matt Cheatwood. Honorary pallbearers will be Grayson Dison, Casey Rogers, Jerry Dison.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Please be advised that wearing a mask and social distancing is to be expected at all times while inside the church.

Lenda Aurelia Boykin
May 20, 1948 – March 7, 2021

Ms. Lenda Boykin, age 72 of Jonesboro, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 after a brief period of decline. Lenda loved to collect items that brought her joy such as ceramic roosters, chickens and antique rolling pins. One of her favorite hobbies was to sit and crochet. She absolutely enjoyed cooking for her family and caring for animals and plants. She loved her son, her family and children above all else.

Those left to cherish her memory is her beloved son, Cody Edward Freeman of Jonesboro, La.; siblings, L.H. Boykin of Franklin, La., Mary Carol Bonck of Pine Grove, La., Retha Joy Toney (Murray) of Busy Corner, Ms., Veronica Plaisance (Sidney) of Ferriday, La., Scarlet Collier of Central City, La., Terry Boykin of Zachary, La., Jerry Boykin (Debbie) of St. Francisville, La. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Trey Humble; lifelong partner, George Freeman; parents, Elwood and Vassar Boykin; brothers, Gavin Boykin, Kermit Boykin. A Memorial service has been set for Sunday, March 14, 2021 in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home at 2:00PM with Bro. Glen Davis officiating.

Please be aware that due to Covid-19 restrictions a mask is to be worn inside the building and social distancing must be maintained.

Walnette Loucious
August 21, 1977 – March 2, 2021

Graveside services were held for Walnette Loucious, age 43, on Saturday, March 6th at the Winnfield Cemetery in Winnfield, LA under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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