Death Notices

Judith “Judie” Ann Blalock
October 31, 1950 – June 26, 2021

judieA memorial service will be held for Judith “Judie” Ann Blalock  at 2:00pm on Sunday, August 1 at the Highway Chapel Church of God, located on the old Hwy 167 between North Hodge and Quitman. “Judie” was born October 31, 1950, in Hodge, LA, and passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Jonesboro, LA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Loyd and Lou Allie (Brown) Blalock, and her sister, Doris (Blalock) Hennigan and husband Leslie. Judie is survived by her brother, Kenneth Blalock, Sr. (Pat) and her sister, Mary Blalock, all from West Monroe, LA, as well as, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

After graduating from Jonesboro-Hodge High School in 1968 she earned her education degree from Louisiana Tech University and became a dedicated teacher for many years. During her years as an educator, she was a Cheerleader Sponsor and President of the Jackson Parish Federation of Teachers. After retirement, Judie was a secretary of the Jonesboro Study Guild, Board Member of the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Jackson Parish Museum.

Joanna Tilley
January 03, 1954 – July 24, 2021

tilleyJoanna Tilley, age 67 of Quitman, walked through the gates of Heaven on July 24, 2021. She enjoyed being in the outdoors to do some fishing. She also enjoyed canning and attending concerts. One of her favorite activities to do was going on adventures and getting out and traveling. She will forever be treasured as a beloved wife, loving grandmother and aunt. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Those left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 30 years, David Tilley; granddaughters, Madison Tilley, Alexis Tilley; brother, James Hilburn and Carla; nephews, Justin Hilburn and Brittany, Yancy Hilburn and Amanda; a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Irma (Mann) Hilburn.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Center Point Baptist Church from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Funeral services are set to begin at 2:00p.m. with Reverend Randy Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Ricky Springfield, Logan Johns, Joey Tilley, Adam Harris, Cade Daniels and Ray Kelsey.

Bonnie Frances Hennigan
February 02, 1939 – July 24, 2021

henniganBonnie Frances Hennigan, age 82 of Jonesboro, took her Lord and Savior’s hand when he came calling her on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Bonnie was born in Jonesboro, Louisiana to James and Pinkey Porter. She is a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will dearly be missed by all that knew her and love her.

Those left to cherish her memory is her husband, Shellie Hennigan; sons, Arnold R. Shively, Matt Cheatwood(Marsha); grandchildren, Reagan Alexander Shively, Cassandra Shively Miller, Natasha Shively, Madison Stanford, Maci Cheatwood; sister, Dianne Allen; sister-in-law, Jane Sharplin; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her son, James Everett Shively; parents, James Lewis and Pinkey (Aldy) Porter; siblings, J L Porter, Bo Porter, Bobby Porter.

A graveside service was held in Antioch Cemetery on Tuesday, July 27th. with Reverend Geary Phillips officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.


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