Death Notices

Marzell Phillips
July 20, 1929 – April 23, 2023

phillipsDewanna Marzell Phillips passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2023 in Jonesboro, Louisiana. She was 93 years old. Marzell was born in Chatham, Louisiana on July 20, 1929 to Red and JoAnn (Copeland) Womack.

Marzell loved her family very much and she loved the Lord and her church, North Hodge Assembly of God. She was a retired accountant at Stone Container in Hodge, Louisiana. It has been said that her banana pudding was the best around. Marzell enjoyed watching game shows, especially “The Price is Right.” She loved to shop and was a big fan of the Home Shopping Network.

Marzell is survived by her son, Bro. Geary Phillips and his wife, Tammy; grandchildren, Kyle Phillips (Nicole), Courtney Whitehead (Robin), Casey Petersen (Michelle), Shane Morgan and Angela Morgan; 11 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Phillips; daughter, Sonya Phillips Petersen; and sister, Peggy Griggs.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at North Hodge Assembly of God from 5 PM until 8 PM. The funeral service will be on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at North Hodge Assembly at 1 PM, with Bro. David Walsworth and Bro. Lance Huckaby officiating. Burial will follow at Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro, under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be David Smith, Donnie Knox, Jeremy Cousins, Johnny McMillian, Troy Griggs and Doug Harper. Honorary pallbearers will be Derek Goss, Ernie Roden and Corey Vail.

Nadine Tarver
March 19, 1926 – April 24, 2023

tarverNadine (Rhodes) Tarver, age 97 of Chatham, made her way through Heaven’s gates on Monday, April 24, 2023. She was devoted Christian and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She loved being a part of WMU and was a proud member for over 60 years. Her heart belonged to her Lord and Savior and her beloved family. Nadine and her husband, Rudolph were absolutely inseparable. Everything she did was centered around him and school events. They were residents of Morehouse Parish until they moved back Jackson Parish in 1997. She is a cherished mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed.

Nadine is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Tarver) Burk; granddaughters, Carlie (Burk) Cresse and husband Brad, Haley Burk; great grandchildren, Burk Bradley Cresse, Chayie Mills Cresse, Rhodes Andrew Cresse; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph E. Tarver; parents, James Carlie and Edna Elaine (Dickerson) Rhodes; siblings, Keith Rhodes, Lynwood Rhodes.

Friends may visit with her family on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Ebenezer Baptist Church from 5:00PM until 8PM. Funeral services are set for Friday, April 28, 2023 at 1:00PM at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Bro. Chris Lee and Bro. Russell Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Deryl Wayne Audirsch
May 10, 1949 – April 22, 2023

aurdishDeryl Wayne Audirsch was born on May 10, 1949 in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana to the union of Arthur Dale and Rosie Mae (Hutchins) Audirsch. He passed away on April 22, 2023 at his home in the Gansville Community of Winn Parish, Louisiana.

Deryl was an electrician and a sign painter. Many truck doors and church signs were painted by his skilled hands. He also enjoyed rock painting and canvas painting.

He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. He enjoyed singing in the choir and playing the harmonica.

Deryl is survived by his wife, Linda Carol (Quinn) Audirsch. They celebrated 55 years of marriage. He is also survived by his daughter, Corrina (Audirsch) Thompson and husband Jason; two grandsons, Zane Thompson and wife Taylor, Rune Damon Thompson; one sister, Rebecca Hubbard; one brother, Arthur David Audirsch. He is also survived by many friends and acquaintances.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Dale and Rosie Mae (Hutchins) Audirsch.

Funeral services were on Monday, April 24, 2023 at Siloam Baptist Church in Gansville with Rev. Terry Bartley and Rev. Charles Hammons officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers were Charles Hammons, Jack Bowers, Jim Tinsley, George Simon, Cecil Hall and Jimmy Dunigan.

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