Death Notices

Orion Grayson “O.G.” Watts Jr.
November 28,1934 – June16, 2021

Mr. O.G. Watts, Jr, age 86 of Weston, was escorted into Heaven on June 16, 2021 following a period of declining health. Mr. Watts was a farmer by trade and following his noble service in the Navy he and his wife, June, raised and nurtured a very close-knit family in the Weston community. He loved his wife, children, grands, greats and all of his siblings and their families. Mr. & Mrs. Watts were members of Ebenezer Baptist Church until the later years when physical disability hindered them.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 66 years, June (Duck) Watts; children, Vickie Hatch & Danny, Sonny Watts & Kim, Sandra Kennedy & Mark; grandchildren, Rodney Hatch & Amy, Garin Hatch & Tatum, Stefanie McBride & Michael, Heather Linton & Josh, Mallory Garrett, Lindsay Stevenson & Adam, Allison Hightower & Timothy; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Malcolm Watts & Jessie; sister-in-law, Vernell Watts; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

O.G. was preceded in death by his parents, Orion Grayson Watts, Sr & Ethel (Odom) Watts; daughter, Toni Watts; siblings, Valton Watts, Grace Nelwyn Enmon, Bonnie Mae Lamm, Lehman Watts.

Friends may visit with the family at Ebenezer Baptist Church from 2:00pm ~ 3:00pm Sunday, June 20. 2021. Funeral services will begin at 3:00pm with Reverend Chris Lee and Reverend Randy Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Rodney Hatch, Garin Hatch, Adam Stevenson, Timothy Hightower, Darrell Magee and Jim Fannin.

Reuben Roy Lofton
August 12, 1935 – June 16, 2021

Mr. Reuben Roy Lofton went to his heavenly reward on Wednesday June 16, 2021 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born on August 12, 1935 in Natchitoches, Louisiana and lived throughout Louisiana, residing in Jonesboro for the past thirty years. Reuben was a member of the Hodge United Pentecostal Church. He served in the US Marines at the end of the Korean War.

Left to cherish his memory are his second wife of twenty-seven years, Lynda Lofton, son Lane Lofton (Allison), grandsons, Cameron, Peyton, and Colin all of New Orleans; daughters LaNita Braud (Darren) and granddaughters, Tiffany Braud, Taryn Bennett (Jeff), and Taylor Braud, all of Prairieville, and Jan Walker (Steve), and granddaughters Heather Horton (Kyle) and Whitney Willis (Logan), all of Quitman. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

Reuben was preceded in death by his first wife of thirty-one years, Elma Hodges Lofton; by his parents, William and Elizabeth Reams Lofton, and by four brothers and three sisters.

Reuben had many roles during his life, his favorites being husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. His work roles included moving mobile homes, welder, truck driver, and others. He loved traveling, especially to the Ozarks, staying at his waterfront camps, and watching the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. He will be missed beyond words by many.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, June 21, 2021 beginning at 9:00AM with services immediately following at 10:00AM at the Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Bro. Jeff Stroud officiating. A graveside service will be held at Hope Haven Garden of Memories cemetery in Gonzales, Louisiana on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 3:30PM.

Pallbearers for the service will be grandsons Cameron Lofton, Peyton Lofton, Colin Lofton, Jeff Bennett, Kyle Horton, and Logan Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons Gage Horton, Ridge Horton, and Cohen Haydel.

Betty Sue Collinsworth
April 25, 1948 – June 15, 2021

Betty Sue Collinsworth, age 73 of Hodge, traveled through the portals of Glory to meet her Savior on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. She was a member of Hodge United Pentecostal Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years. She was known as Grammy to her family and to most anyone who knew her. She loved flowers and enjoyed gardening. Sue could also be found being crafty in her craft room or playing cards with family and friends. She might get caught up in a good game of rook or progressive rummy and lose track of time. Sue was a Godly woman that dearly loved her family.

Those left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Alita Pipes; son, Clint Collinsworth (Tammy); grandchildren, William Pipes, Garland Pipes, Jake Pipes, Colby Collinsworth, Brooke Collinsworth, Noah Collinsworth, Claire Walpole; siblings, Lynette Wynn (Larry), Ronnie Williams (Amy), Beth Cooper (John); sisters in law, Charlene Williams, Linda Williams; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Collinsworth; parents, Howard Joyner and Viola Elizabeth (Dison) Williams; siblings, Jimmy Williams, Tommy Williams and wife Marie, Fran Fort, Johnny Williams; twin sisters, Judy Lane Williams and Julia Ann Williams.

Funeral services were held at the Hodge United Pentecostal Church on Friday, June 18, 2021 with Reverend Jeff Stroud officiating. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery near Castor.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Colby Collinsworth, William Pipes, Garland Pipes, Jake Pipes, Noah Collinsworth, David Odenbaugh. Honorary pallbearers were James Ray Williams, Kenneth Collinsworth, Lindon Collinsworth, Jody Hall and Kim Treadway.

Elizabeth Carol Silmon
November 11, 1960 – June 15, 2021

 

Elizabeth Carol (Cooper) Silmon, age 60 of Quitman, made her journey from this life to meet her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. She is a member of Hodge United Pentecostal Church. She will be remembered as a true worshiper of God. She loved the Lord and put God above all else. She enjoyed to hunt and was an avid deer hunter. She and her husband, Stacey also enjoyed traveling together in their camper. Liz loved her family and especially loved being Nannee to her grandchildren. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy.

Those left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband, Stacey G. Silmon; daughter, Sara Elizabeth Stewart (Nick); son, Chandler Gray Silmon (Ashley); grandchildren, Jensen Avery Stewart, Paisley Gray Silmon; nephew, Cal Idom; mother in law, Syble Silmon; sister in law, Angie Idom (Bud). She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Andrews and Johnnye Carol (Thrift) Cooper; father in law, Melvin Silmon.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Hodge United Pentecostal Church with Reverends Stan Thrift and Jeff Stroud officiating. Burial followed in Brooks Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Troy Cunningham, Brandon Durbin, Caleb Tidwell, DeWayne Harrell, John Cooper, Kasey Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Cooper, Bro. Geary Phillips.

 

 


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