Richard Pierce Barlow
September 24, 1943 – July 17, 2021
Richard Pierce Barlow, 77, of Weston, Louisiana, died on July 17, 2021. Per his wishes, his final days were spent surrounded by friends and family at his home which he always referred to as “The Hill.”
A lover of his home state, Richard was born on September 24, 1943, in Jonesboro, Louisiana. He attended school in Springhill, Walker, Jonesboro, and after moving to Weston, he graduated from Weston High School as the valedictorian of the Class of 1961. He graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (LA Tech University) in 1965 with a Bachelor’s in Forestry.
A man that adored wildlife and nature, he curated a successful 40 years in the forestry industry. Richard acquired numerous faithful and memorable friendships with co-workers and business associates during his professional years. His career took him from Louisiana, to South Carolina, to Georgia, then back home again to settle on “The Hill” for his last 42 years. Richard was a member of the Society of American Foresters and Louisiana Forestry Association. He served on several committees and board of directors for LFA. He was a man known for his detail and precision, and could grow a seedling and spot a high yield pine plantation blindfolded.
Richard was fortunate to have collected friends, family, and historical treasures from across the United States as he became quite the ancestry buff in his retirement years. From refurbishing farm tools that were over 100 years old, to researching his family history archives, he loved discovering new documents and photos as far back as the pre-Civil War period.
Always the dedicated husband and father, Richard could work harder than a mule on a hot Louisiana summer day and still have time to offer assistance to a neighbor who needed a hand. Honest, hard-working, and honorable work were always a guarantee when it came to his life. His final earthly prize was meeting his first great grandson, Connor.
Richard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nellie Tyler Barlow, of Weston, Louisiana; 3 children, Rick Barlow (Amy) of Weston, Louisiana, Dallas Barlow (Gladys) of Tomball, Texas, and Caryn Barlow Jenkins (Devin) of Stonewall, Louisiana; 7 grandchildren, Breann Singleton (Kody), Dakota Barlow, Noah Barlow, Malaika Barlow, Josiah Barlow, Pierce Jenkins, Addison Jenkins; and 1 great grandchild, Connor Singleton; 2 siblings, Janette Barlow Coy of Kewanee, Illinois, and Dennie Barlow of Jonesboro, Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his mother Louise Fowler Barlow, father Lionel Pierce Barlow, and sister Myra Barlow.
Special thanks to his loving and charitable caregivers at North Louisiana Regional Hospital, Ochsner LSU Hospital, Ruston Regional Specialty Hospital, and especially Legacy Hospice. It would be impossible to name each individual that blessed him in care during this time. Even though his last days were challenging, those days were made much more manageable because of the special care given to him by so many angels in disguise.
Funeral services will be held 2:00PM Wednesday, July 20th, at the Southern-Edmonds Chapel in Jonesboro with Reverend Geary Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in the Midway Cemetery near Jonesboro under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Honoring Richard by serving as pallbearers will be Chuck Claxton, Kent Hightower, Daniel Hightower, Keith Walker, Joey Neatherland and David Maxey.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Richard to the Louisiana Forestry Association, 2316 S MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71301; Teen Challenge, 411 E California Ave, Ruston, LA 71270; Weston High School Alumni Association, c/o 213 Hwy 505, Jonesboro, La. 71251.
Christine Wilma Martin
July 14, 1921 – July 16, 2021
Christine Wilma Martin, age 100 of Ruston, passed through the gates of Heaven Friday, July 16, 2021. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and a former member of Hodge Baptist Church. Christine was a “Class Act” and was known for her beauty; both inside and out. She always was curious on how things were going with everyone and liked to ask questions out of care and love. Her family was her heart and was her everything! She held her grandchildren in a special place in her heart; a place where they could do no wrong. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be truly missed.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Judy Deal and husband David, Kathie Cordaro and husband Frank; grandchildren, Dr. Christopher Deal, Marcie Ramsey and husband Brandon, Martie Cordaro and wife Sara, Vinnie Cordaro, Larry Cordaro, Connie Kittner and husband Mike, Richie Cordaro and wife Fabi; great grandchildren, Braden Ramsey, Taylor Ramsey, Kendall Ramsey, Gavin Cordaro, Collin Cordaro, Cass Cordaro, River Payne, Mia Kittner, Avae Kittner, Jagger Kittner, Zuri Cordaro; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Martin; great grandchild, Cicily Kittner; parents, Marvin Josiah and Willow Bell (Britt) Rogers; siblings, Hazel Young, Nellie Holman, Aubyn Morrow, Aubrey Rogers.
Friends may visit on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Quitman Baptist Church from 1:30pm until time of service. Funeral services are set to begin at 3:00pm at Quitman Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Rudd officiating. Burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers, Reanee Mosley and Eva Danzy, for the special care they gave.
Honoring Mrs. Martin by serving as pallbearers are Dr. Christopher Deal, Martie Cordaro, Vinnie Cordaro, Larry Cordaro, Richie Cordaro, Gavin Cordaro, Collin Cardaro and Braden Ramsey.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Christian Community Action in Ruston or Eight Days of Hope.
Kassidy Jo Causey
May 12, 2005 – July 11, 2021
Funeral services for Kassidy Jo Causey, age 16 of Quitman, LA were held Friday, July 16, 2021 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA with Bro. Connie Smith officiating. Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery in Simsboro, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.
Causey was born May 12, 2005 in Shreveport, LA to Bobby Ray Causey, III and Kayla Boyett. She attended Quitman High School. Kassidy enjoyed hanging out with her sister, riding the side by side and swimming.
Kassidy is preceded in death by her daddy, Bobby Ray Causey, III and grandmother, Karen Knowles.
She is survived by her parents, Wayne Boyett and Kayla Johnson Boyett; sister, Allie Johnson; step brothers: John Boyett and Gabe Boyett of North Carolina; grandparents: Bobby Causey Jr. and Cindy Causey of Dubach, LA; grandfather, Victor Johnson of Farmerville; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends and other family members.
Pallbearers were Philip Wood, Rodney Buxton, David Cedotal, Lane Henry, David Billingsley and Daniel Nutt. Honorary pallbearers were David Cedotal Jr., Albert Buxton, Justin Terrell, Michale Cedotal, Timothy Buxton, Cade Henry and Chance Cedotal.
Linda Lorraine Emanus
April 23, 1948 – July 09, 2021
Mrs. Linda Lorraine Emanus, age 73 of Jonesboro, was escorted through the portals of heaven on July 9, 2021 after an extended period of declining health. Mrs. Emanus was a member of Southside Baptist Church and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her many friends. She was a hard worker and was retired from her work as a medical records clerk.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, John R. Emanus; children James Emanus & Glenna, John Emanus & Kristi, Rhonda Ingram & Jeremy; foster children, Ashley Trim, Gina Trim; grandchildren, Zackary Ingram, Mallory Farris, Kourtney Emanus, Amelia Emanus, Adrienne Ingram, Trevor Ingram, Destiny Ingram, Jacob Ingram; three (3) great grandchildren; brothers, Richard Kenney, David Kenney, Todd Kenney. Mrs. Emanus was preceded in death by her parents, Barrett Leroy & Rhoda Lorraine (Filmore) Kenney; brother, Barrett “Pee Wee” Kenney.
A memorial service to honor Mrs. Emanus was be held Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Southside Baptist Church with Reverend Wesley Venable officiating.
David Benjamin Tucker
December 16, 1972 – July 07, 2021
David Benjamin Tucker, Jr., age 48 of Winnfield, passed away on July 7, 2021 following a period of decline with his health. He was born December 16, 1972 in Hodge, Louisiana to his father, David Benjamine Tucker, Sr. and Doris Dewanna (Mize) Tucker.
David leaves behind his wife, Tammy (Brewer) Tucker; children, Taylor Lee Ann Tucker, Michael Ethan Tucker; mother, Doris Dewanna (Mize) Tucker; father David Benjamine Tucker; Aunt, Janis (Mize) Newton & Tom; Uncle, Randy Mize. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herschel Edwin Mize, Oma Doris (Harper) Mize, Ricey White Tucker.
The family plans to hold a memorial at a later date.