August 11, 1931 – July 23, 2022
Aylon Thomas Pate of Jonesboro, LA died on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Forest Haven Nursing Home of congestive heart failure. Aylon was born October 11, 1931 in Hodge, LA to Walter and Vada Pate.
Aylon is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bettye Turner Pate; daughter, Lisa Wurstisens (Michael); sister, Evelyn Burson; grandchildren, Chad Garner, Corey Johnston (Cherrie), Candice Johnston (Daniel), and Allie, Jacob, and Payton Wursteisen; great grandchildren, Lillian Herndon, Michael and Tristan Johnston; son in law, Bobby Hayden; step-grandson, Bobby Wayne Hayden. Aylon was predeceased by his parents, Walter Thomas and Vada (Bridges) Pate; daughter, Rhonda Hayden, Brothers, Berlin “Bo” Pate and Jack Pate; sister, Nell Prothro; and step-grandson, Timmy Hayden.
Aylon attended Jonesboro-Hodge High School and served in the United States Army in the Korean War rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class. He retired from Stone Container Corporation in 1997 after 44 years of faithful service, 22 of which were as operator of the No. 5 paper machine. After retirement he enjoyed fishing on Saline, Black and D’Arbonne Lakes with Bettye. He was a big fan of Elvis Presley and Conway Twitty. He and Bettye were big fans of “The Young and Restless” which he taped and they watched after midnight. He loved cooking and took over those duties after retirement. Aylon took pride in both his appearance and that of his home and yard. He was obsessive about keeping his cars and trucks in their showroom appearance.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Jonesboro-Hodge Methodist Church. Burial followed in Brooks Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.
Serving the family as pallbearers were Chris Love, Charles Neeles, Mike Turner, Terry Williams, Bobby Hayden, Thomas Lay, Bryan Lay, Tyler Lay and Michael Wurstisens.
Honorary pallbearers were Ken Hartsfield, Woody McDonald, Chuck Allen, Murphy Chestnut, Lavelle Brown and Bill Jimmerson.
Donations can be made in Aylon’s honor to Brooks Chapel Cemetery in care of James Mobley at 707 Brooks Chapel Road in Quitman, Louisiana 71268.
JAMES DONALD ROBIN
July 19, 1931 – July 27, 2022
Mr. James Donald Robin passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at his residence in Quitman, Louisiana. He was born in Nederland, Texas on July 19, 1931 to Merril and Lillian (Guilliot) Robin. Mr. James was a veteran of the Korean War. He was an industrial electrician and worked for Murphy Oil Company for many years.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Melinda (Barrintino) Robin of Quitman; son, James Donald Robin, Jr. of West Monroe; and granddaughter, Jessica Robin of West Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Robin’s wish was to be cremated. A memorial service will be held in the fall.
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