Death Notices

Miriam Maria Kelly
February 05, 1936 – March 28, 2021

Mrs. Maria Kelly, age 85 of Dodson passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2021 after a lengthy period of declining health. Mrs. Kelly was a hard-working lady who always did the best she could in any situation. She was a firm believer in doing the right thing. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and loved her step-children and step greats as one great family.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Harmony Grove Cemetery near Dodson with Johnny Pyles officiating. Interment will be in the cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Tom Kelly; children, Christina Labbe, Javier Labbe & Kathy and David Labbe & Brandy; grandchildren, Ethan David Labbe and Emma Mirelle Labbe; stepchildren, Gaynell Kelly, Gweneth Dingler & Jerry, Camilla Pyles & John; 9 step-grandchildren; 3 step-great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Harmony Grove Cemetery near Dodson with Johnny Pyles officiating. Interment will be in the cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Gaynell Kelly, Ethan Labbe, Johnny Pyles, David Labbe and Phillip Palmer.

Mary Lucille Howard
August 24, 1932 – March 21, 2021

Mrs. Mary Lucille Howard, age 88 of Quitman, was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 21, 2021.  Mrs. Howard was a loving and kind lady who enjoyed life and spending time with all of those around her.  She had a great love for all of her family and the grands and the great grands filled her heart with joy..

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Marlene Dark & Joe, Donna Lynn Howard; grandchildren, Amanda Turner & Jason, Seth Dark & Mercy, Adam Reading Catlin & Jessica, Terri O’Neal & Jason, Dustin Reed Catlin & Dorothy; great grandchildren, Meredith Turner, Avery Dark, Braedyn Turner, Slaton O’Neal, Maci Jane Catlin, Teddi Renee Catlin, Addison Paige Catlin, Amelia Elise Catlin, Leah Lucille Catlin; sisters, Bonita Kennedy, Shirley Tibbit, Janie Skains, Irma Kelley; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Howard; parents, Hodge J. & Willie Mae (Beatty) Hammons; siblings, Elmer Hammons, Henry Hammons, Josie Byrd, Carl Hammons.

Funeral services were held on Frida, March 26th at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church with Reverend Bob White officiating.  Interment followed at Mt. Olive West Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers were Seth Dark, Mark Hammons, Jason O’Neal, James Hammons, Jason Turner, Cody Hammons.

Donald Daniels
August 25, 1963 – March 17, 2021

Donald Daniels, age 57, went to be with the Lord on March 17th. Funeral services were held on March 27th at the Paradise Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro, LA. Interment followed at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home.

Jason Eugene Lawrence
January 6, 1979 – March 23, 2021

Mr. Jason Eugene “Big Boy”,Lawrence, age 42 of Chatham, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.  In his short 42 years Mr. Lawrence found many things that he enjoyed in this life.  He enjoyed spending time fishing, riding motorcycles, riding 4-wheelers and drag racing.  He really enjoyed cooking and sharing the tasty treats he made with others.  Those that knew and loved him lovingly called him “Big Boy”, “Biggin” or “Chops”.  Mr. Lawrence loved his daughter, fiance, family and his dogs above all else. Those left to cherish his memory is his fiance, Brittany Brooks; daughter, Jazzmine Stuckey; brothers, Joe Lawrence (Shirlene), Josh Lawrence (Robyn), Joshua Lawrence, Jr., Brian Evans (Jessica); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Eugene and Peggy Nan (Dark) Lawrence. The family of Mr. Lawrence plans to hold a memorial service at a future date.

Allen Davis Long
February 07, 1927 – March 19, 2021

Mr. Allen Davis Long, age 94, passed through the gates of Heaven on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Mr. Long is a former resident of Quitman, La and is know by his friends as “Flip”.  Those that knew him best know that he is celebrating a joyful reunion with his beloved wife, Joy Long. Those left to cherish his memory is his son, Dr. Cecil Allen Long and wife Debora; grandchildren, Heather Ann Standifer and husband Adam, Jacob Michael Long and wife Bailey, Lucy Allen Long; great grandchildren, Levi, Darcy, Rowan.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Millicent “Joy” (Cole) Long; parents; 1 brother; 6 sisters. Funeral services were held on February 27th at the Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Joey Anderson and Charles Penuell officiating.  Burial services will be private and under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Alice Lorene Weeks
November 10, 1926 – March 28, 2021

Mrs. Lorene Weeks, age 94 of Danville, passed into Heaven Sunday, March 28, 2021. Mrs. Weeks was a native of Danville but following her marriage to Rupert Weeks, a member of the U.S. Air Force, she traveled to many different states. She was able to experience the different aspects of our country through these travels and learned to relish the best of each area that they lived. In 1999 it was time to come back to her roots in Danville so she left California and returned home. Mrs. Weeks was an avid gardener, loved to make beautiful quilts and thoroughly enjoyed the times she was able to spend with the family she loved so much and her friends.

Those left to cherish her precious memory are her daughters, Dorothy Jean Leeper & Ralph and Linda Diane Nale & Bert; grandchildren, Nicholas Pacenza and Amanda Pacenza; great grandchild, Cooper Wyatt Pacenza; brother, Prentis Ralph Robinson; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert Weeks; father, John Bunyon Robinson; mother, Willie (Stinson) Robinson; siblings, J. B. Robinson, Doris Robinson Lucky, Gene Robinson. The family will hold a memorial service for Mrs. Weeks at a later date to be determined by her family.

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