Death Notices

Elizabeth Suzanne Ortego
July 27, 1956 – May 20, 2021

ortegoMrs. Elizabeth “Suzanne” Wright Ortego, age 64 of Farmerville, walked through Heaven’s gates Thursday, May 20, 2021, where she will rest eternally at the right hand of Jesus. Suzanne, affectionately known as Sissy by her family and friends, entered into the world on July 27, 1956 with a fierceness and boldness that soon became her trademark. Her life motto, which she quickly reverberated to anyone within earshot was, “Women rule the world!” And she did just that. Suzanne served in the medical field as a compassionate nurse for many years. Those who were privileged enough to be under the direction of her care sing her praises to this day. She loved the beach. Granted, her toes rarely touched the sand, but from the safety of her balcony, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore brought peace to her soul. She loved shopping, but rarely bought anything for herself because her giving heart was too busy searching for a special prize for someone else. Suzanne made friends everywhere she went. From the bag boy at Brookshire’s to the owner of the local flower shop, everyone in town knew Mrs. Suzanne the moment she walked through the door. There is no doubt that after she drew her last breath on this earth, she drew her next breath in the presence of God.

Those left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband of over 29 years, Sam Ortego; daughters, Amanda Rowley (Matt), Ashley Tisdale (Jeremy), Amber Williams (Michael), Destini Miller (Eddie); grandchildren, Julia Bubrig, Kyle Henshaw, Brodi Rowley, Maddax Rowley, Tully Dauser, Tegan Dauser, Ayden Ortego, Stone Williams, Kaiden Williams; brother, Wayne Lee Wright, Jr. (Lynette); sister, Pam Munsterman (Kurt); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne Lee and Joy Yvonne (Toney) Wright; sister, Toney Deanne Wright.

Friends may visit on Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pm in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. A home-going celebration will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11:00am in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home with Reverend Chris Witt officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Jeremy Tisdale, Michael Williams, Brodi Rowley, Tully Dauser, Kyle Henshaw, Mark Hartley.

Richard E. Formby
February 15, 1947 – May 08, 2021

formbyFuneral services honoring the life of Richard E. Formby were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Reverend Tom Brown. Visitation was held prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial immediately followed at Rose-Neath Cemetery, 5185 Swan Lake Road, Bossier City, Louisiana.

Richard E. Formby was born February 15, 1947 in Magnolia Arkansas and passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Haughton, Louisiana.

Richard graduated high school in Magnolia, Arkansas and went on to earn a pharmacy degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He was a United States Air Force veteran who was proud to serve his country. After over 30 years of service, he retired from Health South Rehab in Ruston, Louisiana. Richard loved the outdoors, his rescue animals, and watching sports of any kind. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Aaron Formby.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Gracie Sanders; daughter, Kelly Formby McTiernan and husband, Patrick; son, Robert Formby and spouse, Jimmie Dragoo; grandsons, Kaleb Foster, Kaden Brantley and Kason Formby; sister, Nell Formby; nephew,  Aaron Formby and wife, Paige; great-nephews, Gabriel Formby and Conner Formby; and Trosey Formby.

Honoring Richard as pallbearers were Kaleb Foster, Kason Formby, Aaron Formby, Gabriel Formby, Conner Formby, and Trosey Formby.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Shekinah with A First Name Basis, and Christine and Jennifer with Southern Care Hospice for their care and compassion.

Corey James Ingram Carter
August 05, 2013 – May 06, 2021

carterCorey James Ingram Carter, age 7 of Jonesboro, was carried into the arms of Jesus May 6, 2021.  Corey was a bright and fun-loving child who enjoyed spending time in all of the outdoors activities.  He thoroughly enjoyed playing baseball and his teammates and his coaches were very special to him.  He loved his mother and his father and all of his grands, great grands, aunts and uncles with all of his heart.  He was a special young man who was loved by all that came in contact with him.  Corey will be missed.

Those left to cherish his memory are his father, Dakota Lynn Carter, mother, Elizabeth Ann Ingram; paternal grandparents, Eric & Janet Carter; maternal grandparents, Jeff & Dana Ingram; paternal great grandmothers, Kitty Carter and Nancy Jones; maternal great grandparents, Ray & Linda Blackstock, Nollie & Vickie Ingram; maternal great-great grandmother, Nelda Carter; maternal great-great grandmother, Jimmie Walsworth; aunts and uncles, Nicole Carter, Tyler Carter, Olivia Kate Carter, Ken & Terry Jones, Cliff & Jill Hampton, B.J. Carter, Abby Ingram, Gracie Ingram, Pat & Christy Posey, Chad Posey, Jeff & Pam Blackstock, Scotty & Jena Blackstock, Greg Balckstock, Jeanie Ingram Landes & Mike, Jody Ingram Bussey & Jonathan, Jessica Ingram Carr; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.  Preceding Corey in death are great grandfathers, Glen Carter and Joe Jones; great-great grandparents, James & Eloise Rasberry.

Funeral services were held at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church on Monday at 11:00am with Bro. Randy Dark officiating.  Interment followed in the Garden of Memories cemeteries under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of  Jonesboro.

Honoring Corey by serving as pallbearers were David Jamison, Carlton Rojas, Silas Taylor, Ridge Spivey, Greg Williams and Bannon Martin.


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