Death Notices

cockerhamSue Peel Cockerham
November 27, 1937 – May 09, 2021

Mrs. Sue Peel Cockerham, age 83 of Weston, was escorted to her heavenly home on May 9, 2021. Mrs. Cockerham was a talented and hard working lady who enjoyed not only raising her children but being a caretaker for many of Weston High School’s teacher’s children through the years. She enjoyed laughing and having fun with family and friends. Sue was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church for over 50 years and loved her church and her church family. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, all of her grandchildren, her siblings and friends.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Debbie (Cockerham) Bryan, Phil Cockerham, Mitch Cockerham; grandchildren, Cameron Bryan, Madelyn Bryan, Morgan Roberts, Chad Cockerham, Jamie Cockerham, Hannah Cockerham; great-grandchildren, Kason Roberts, Hallie Cockerham, Noah Roberts, Alex Bryan, Maverick Cockerham, Jathan Wright, Brileigh Roberson and a plus one great-grandson due in June; siblings, Wilfred Peel, Johnny Peel, Alice Hinton. Mrs. Cockerham was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Morgan Cockerham; parents, Fred and Ollie Mae Peel; brothers and sisters, Winfred Peel, Elaine Pierce, Bobby Dean Peel, Rickey Peel.

Funeral services will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church at 1:00pm Wednesday, May 12, with Bro. Chris Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers are Chad Cockerham, Jamie Cockerham, Cameron Bryan, Brian Shannon, Jeremy Clements, Micah Lounsberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Kason Roberts and Noah Roberts

morrisFrank Morris
October 03, 1958 – May 06, 2021

Frank Leroy Morris was born October 3, 1958 in Brewton, Alabama to Jimmy Ray Morris and Opal Dean (Harrison) Morris. He was a retired directional driller in oil & gas exploration. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Lolie Harrison and Clyde and Sallie Morris; his father, Jimmy Ray Morris; his step-dad, William Dan Bridges; his brothers, Gary Lee Morris and Jerry Wayne Morris.

He is survived by his children, Joshua Morris of Jonesboro, LA, Nathan Morris and wife Nicole of Downsville, LA, and Samantha Morris of Houston, TX, and six grandchildren, Kaytlyn Morris, Justin Morris, Gage Morris, Shae Morris, Colt Morris and AuVanee Martin. He is also survived by his mother, Opal Dean Harrison Bridges of Jonesboro, LA; his siblings, Carl Morris and wife, Penny of Quitman, LA, Veda Diamond and husband, Sam of Monroe, LA; sister-in-law Tina Morris of Crossett, AR; his nephews: Justin Morris and Gary Morris and wife, Mandy; his nieces: Stephanie Jordan, Allenia Allen and husband, Matthew, Michaela Lyons and husband, Ben, Kasey Stringer and husband, Josh, Amanda Robertson and husband, Dex, Leanna Odom and husband, Brandon and Hannah Morris; his great nephews and nieces: Garrett Morris, Jared Morris, Madison Stringer, Molly Stringer, Robbie Morris, Claire Morris, Judah Allen, Josiah Allen, Sarina Allen, Landon Lyons, Addison Lyons, Jonah Morris, James Odom and Leo Odom. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

suggsMargaret Sue Suggs
July 22, 1939 – May 01, 2021

Margaret Sue Suggs, of Conway, AR, joined her family in her heavenly home on May 1, 2021. She was born to Tom and Zera (Cotton) Giddens in Red River Parish on July 22, 1939. She graduated from Jonesboro-Hodge High School in 1957. She had also resided in Shreveport, La. for a number of years.

It is without a doubt the two happiest days and times in Sue’s life was when she gave birth to her three children, first with the twins Jimmy and Johnny and then with her daughter Angela, the second birth. She was always very proud of her children and their success in life. They have given her six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren who she absolutely adored and talked about all of the time. After her children were older she attended Northwestern University where she obtained a degree in nursing. She was employed at LSU Medical Center, Willis Knighton Hospital and later as a pharmaceutical sales rep for a drug company. She then was Director of Nurses several years at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home and finally worked as an industrial nurse for GNB Battery until she retired.

Sue was one of those individuals who was always there to assist anyone needing help. Whether she knew them or not or if it was a family member she was there offering assistance. She stood by them the entire time that they might be having a crisis in their life. After retirement she enjoyed traveling and being with her children and other family members. She loved spending time in her yard with her flowers. Sue spent some fun times in Beta Sigma Phi with her sorority sisters and loved to dance. She was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church in Shreveport. The photo used for her obituary was taken when she was in charge of the church directory.

Left to survive are her children, Jimmy Ayres of Conway, Arkansas, Johnny Ayres of Russelville, Arkansas and Angela Rae Weyers of Conroe, Texas; grandchildren, Christopher Ayres, Marshall Ayres, Teri Ayres, Tiffany Ayres, Lauren Dawn and Bradley Dawn; sister-in-law, Mrs. J.L. “Cotton” Giddens; a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Zera “Cotton” Giddens; siblings, Alma “Bunt” Shows Hill, Cecil “Red” Britnell, Bud Giddens, Edna “Pug” Layfield, Jessie L “Cotton” Giddens, John D. Giddens, Nora Lawrence, H.C. Giddens, J.T. Giddens;

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 10, 2021 in the chapel of Edmonds Funeral Home with Randy Layfield and Wilda Smith officiating. Interment followed at the Thomas-Wren cemetery near Martin under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers were Christopher Ayres, Marshall Ayres, Bradley Dawn, Ralph Brooks, Nathan Dawn and Tim Breeding.


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