Death Notices

Ovie (Markham) McBride
August 18, 1927 – December 17, 2022

mcbrideMs. Ovie (Markham) McBride passed away Thursday, December 17, 2022 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ovie was married to the late Harold Wayne McBride and they enjoyed attending dances at the VFW Hall in Jonesboro. They also enjoyed fishing at Black Lake.

Ovie was an excellent seamstress and began sewing when she was five years old. She loved sewing so much; she even sewed and mended for the other guests and staff after she moved to Flannery Oaks Guest House in Baton Rouge. Ovie was a fierce competitor when it came to playing cards and board games. She also enjoyed puzzles. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her passion and she enjoyed visiting with them whenever she could.

Ms. Ovie is survived by her son, Jessie W. Hammett and wife, Dell; daughter, Debra H. Bolton; grandchildren, Rebecca H. Schultz and Derek, Misty Dees and Jay, Nikki B. Eidt and Phillip, Maggie H. Harrell and Kris, Justin B. Hammett and Jill, Joshua M. Hammett and Kelli, Trevor Hammett; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Kay Hogan and Genelle Trahan; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Wayne McBride; son, Danny Wayne Hammett; father, Lee Clay Markham; mother, Maggie (Hight) Markham; sister, Alene M. Mayeaux; sister, Betty Lou Winget; and son-in-law, Barry E. Bolton.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro from 12 pm until 2 pm. The funeral will begin at 2pm with Minister Steve Pardee officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Rest Cemetery near Weston under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Justin Hammett, Joshua Hammett, Phillip Eidt, J.L. Dees, Kris Harrell and Ted Guillory. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Jonesboro VFW.

Aline Pate
January 24, 1934 – December 18, 2022

pateMs. Margaria Aline Pate passed from this life on December 18th, just short of her 89Th birthday, at Forest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jonesboro. Aline was born on January 24, 1934, in Quitman, Louisiana.

Aline was a music lover and shared her gift of playing the piano her entire life. She was the pianist at Highway Chapel Church of God for many years and was even known to tickle the ivories at Forest Haven on occasion. She loved to sing and traveled to many “Singing Conventions” with her father. She was also a member of the Tonettes Trio and traveled across the South, sharing Christ through Southern Gospel music. She also loved to fish, squirrel hunt, and duck hunt.

She began her career with Ruston State Bank as a teller but, after several years, decided to make a career change and attended Cosmetology School. She became a Licensed Cosmetologist and worked in her own beauty shop for years, where she developed a small, but faithful clientele. She then decided it was time to make a career change again and started working as a window teller for Hodge Bank and Trust, where she eventually retired.

When her health began to fail, she decided it was time to move to Forest Haven Nursing Center. While there, she began to thrive and rediscovered her enjoyment of painting. As her skill developed, people began to ask for her paintings. She was Artist of the Month for the Jackson Parish library, designed a t-shirt for one of the festivals in Jackson Parish, and her Christmas card design was used for three years on the corporate Christmas card for Forest Haven. Her art pieces can be found in many homes across Jackson Parish. She also became an avid Bingo player and looked forward to seeing her friends and being able to yell “Bingo” each week.

She made Forest Haven her home and made many new friends there. Thank you to the Forest Haven staff for your care and thoughtfulness over her final week and for allowing her to reinvent herself while she was a resident there.

Aline was preceded in death by her father, George Pate; mother, Sula Pate; and her brother, Hilman Pate. She is survived by one nephew, Michael Pate and his wife Felicia of Alexandria; one great nephew, Chris Pate of Pineville; and one great niece, Elizabeth Pate of Alexandria. She is also survived by Minnie Pate Hammons, her sister-in-law and prayer partner.

Funeral serviceswere held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Southern Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with Bro. Joey Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Mount Olive West Cemetery near Quitman, under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

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