Obituaries and Death Notices in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana (2023)

Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
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Robert Almond
Robert Almond, 87 of Oak Grove died Saturday when the car he was in overturned in a ditch along La, 2 east of MerRouge. [Ruston Daily Leader, 8/13/1973]

Mer Rouge, La. March 8 - Andrews, a prominent citizen of Mer Rouge, planter and merchant, after an illness of one week, died of pneumonia on March 8. Mr. Andrews was an exemplary citizen, police juror, vestryman in the Episcopal church, superintendent of Sunday school, a Mason that the order here was proud of; was worshipful master when he died. His death will be mourned by all who knew the man while living as an honorable and upright man; he had no superior here. [The Daily Picayune, (New Orleans, LA) Thursday, March 09, 1899]


John S. Barr, III
OAK RIDGE - John S. "Duke" Barr III, a prominent northeastern Louisiana farmer who was past president of the National Cotton Council, was killed when his truck crashed into a tree, state police said Thursday. Barr's pickup ran off a Richland Parish road for no apparent reason late Wednesday, investigators said. The truck hit a tree, and he was dead at the scene. State troopers ordered an autopsy to see if Barr suffered a heart attack before the wreck, but it showed he died of multiple injuries from the wreck. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, followed by burial in the Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery, with Mulhearn Funeral Home of Rayville in charge. Barr, 49, lived on his 750-acre farm near here, but his main farming operations were in Morehouse Parish. A one-time national "cotton producer of the year," Barr also was past president of the Louisiana Cotton Producers, and past chairman of the Northeast Louisiana Agri-Business Council. Since he was named by President Nixon to a committee on farm safety, he has served on several national committees by presidential appointment. Last year he was considered as a possible undersecretary of agriculture. Fellow farmers described him as an aggressive producer, an innovator who used new technology as it became available. [The Advocate, (Baton Rouge, LA) - April 18, 1986]

Alton L. Bradford
Alton L. "Brad" Bradford, 77, of Bonita, LA, formerly of Crossett died Thursday, December 30, 1999, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. Born October 20, 1922, to John and Lexer Hamaker Bradford in Banks, he was a district manager and appraiser for Interstate Life Insurance Company and a member of the VFW, AARP and Underwriters' Association. He served four years in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Egypt Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Beatrice Woods Bradford of Bonita; a son, Kevin Lee Bradford of Oklahoma; a daughter, Helen Ruth Boyd of Lufkin, TX; three brothers, H. L. and James Bradford of Houston, TX, and Donald Bradford of Waskem, TX; a sister, Mary Mercer of Rison; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 2, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Farrell Breshears officiating. Pallbearers were Earl Murphy, Keith Mercer, Joey Mercer, Jefferey Moore, Keith Breshears, James Ed. Woods, Marvin Holmes and Nick Martin. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park. [unknown newspaper, c. Dec/Jan 1999/2000]

Frances Martin Brown
Mrs. Frances Martin Brown, 72, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, March 16, 2000, at the Morehouse General Hospital. She was a retired cafeteria superintendent of St. Joseph's Catholic School and a member of Bonnie Idee Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents and a great-grandson, Christopher Chance Tate. Survivors include two daughters, Nencia Sue Johnson and Rebecca Ann Diel; three sons, Richard Lamar Boykin, Kenneth Bryant Tate, and Terry Wayne Tate Sr.; one sister, Patricia Ann Roberts; four brothers, Jesse Elvin Martin, Clyde Thomas Martin, James Paul Blocker, and Joe Albert Blocker; a stepson, sixteen grandchildren, David Boykin, Deborah Jonin, Lucinda Tate, Jason Tate, Kenneth Tate, Angela Tate, Dustin Tate, Dewey Diel, Tabitha Eppinalle, Danny Diel Jr., Rebecca Brakefield, and Lona Page; three step-great-grandchildren and three great-grandchild, Kimberly Diel, T.J. Tate, and Malcolm Tate. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 16, at the Golden Chapel in Bastrop with Rev. Jerry Stuckey officiating. Grave-side services followed at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Hamburg. Pallbearers were Mike Fussell, Dardell Bostic, Louis Maddock, Greg Cheek, Jerry Bryan, and Ronnie White. [Ashley County (ARK) Ledger; submitted by KT]


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Elizabeth Sisson Carter
Funeral Services were held Saturday afternoon at Mer Rouge for Mrs. Betty Sisson Carter aged 73 years, wife of Allan H. Carter, who died at Mer Rouge last Friday night (July 25, 1930) following a brief illness. Interment followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Carter was well known in Mer Rouge and throughout the parish and her death came as a big surprise and shock to many friends. She was a life long member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband and one daughter. Miss Emily Carter of Mer Rouge who is librarian at the Bastrop high school, two sisters Mrs. Marion Ashley of Mer Rouge, and Mrs. Mary Lilly of Mer Rouge. (July 26, 1930; Sub by Jrice)

Crownfield (Infant)
Morehouse, Bastrop, La., Mt. Nebo . Charge: Brother Abraham Crownfield's little babe departed this life on July 9th, and was buried on the 10th in the cemetery near the church. We pray God's blessing upon the bereaved family in their trouble. A. B. Venable. [Southwestern Christian Advocate, (New Orleans, LA) July 27, 1899; pg. 13; Sub. by Jrice]


Nancy Domino, Edna Kinnaird

In Louisiana, Mrs. Edna Kinnaird,36, and Mrs. Nancy Domino, 26, were killed when their car left a road in Morehouse Parish and plunged into Bayou Bonne Idee. Both women were from Bastrop. [Ruston Daily Leader, 8/13/1973]


Emmet Perry Eckles
Emmet Perry Eckles 84, father of Mrs Everett Wilder of Ruston, died Friday January 18, at his home in Mer Rouge. Mr. Eckles was born in Ouachila City and was a resident of Mer Rouge since 1901. He was a well known farmer in that area Services were held Saturday afternoon in the First Baptist Church of Mer Rouge with the Rev. Thomas Berry officiating assisted by the Rev. W B Shaw. [Monday January 21, 193? Ruston Daily News]


W H Gayle
The Ouachita Telegraph, of the 16th inst. announces the death of W H Gayle, Esq. at his residence in Morehouse parish. [Oct 15 1867, New Orleans Times]


Robert Henderson
At his residence in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, on the 28th of December last, after a brief illness, ROBERT HENDERSON, Esq., in the 32d year of his age. His friends in Virginia, where he spent the greater part of his life, will remember his kindness, manliness, and stainless integrity. The Christian faith in which he had walked during the last years of his life fully sustained him in its last moments. H. [Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Monday, February 02, 1852; sub. by Jrice]

Col. John M. Huffman
At his home near Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, January 1, 1889, Col. John M. Huffman, in the 67th year of his age. [Weekly Courier-Journal, (Louisville, KY) Monday, February 25, 1889]

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Davids Evans Ivey
Davids Evans Ivey, 94, passed on at the home of his daughter in Arcadia at 4 p..m. Monday following an illness of four years. Christian Science Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Congers Funeral Home with George Tallman, former Christian Science first reader of First Churce of Christ, Scientist, Shreveport officiating. Cremation will take place in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Ivey, the son of the late Rev. James Asbury Ivey and Mrs. Ivey, a pioneer Methodist minister in Louisiana, was a former member of- the Louisiana legislature, former member of Morehouse parish police jury and school board and formerly on the Lincoln parish school board. He is survived by two sons by his first wife, E. M. Ivey of New Orleans, and E. L. Ivey of Westfield, New Jersey; two daughters, by his second wife, Mrs. G. W. DeBlieux of Miami, Fla ., and Mrs. Roy Caskey of Arcadia, with whom he made his home; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Ivey was born in Morehouse parish on the family plantation between Bastrop and Mer Rouge in 1866. As a child his family went to New Orleans, where he was brought up and educated, he r eturned to Mer Rouge as a young man and managed the family plantation until his marriage to his first wife, - Martha Evans Pipes of Mer Rouge. He then purchased a plantation of his own and built a cotton gin. They had two sons, E. M. a civil engineering graduate of Tulane, and E. L. a life long employee of Ois Elevator Company, now retired. His first wife died in 1893. In 1902 he married Miss Lizzie Turpin of Bastrop. She was mother of their daughters, Mrs. G. W. DeBlieux arid Mrs. Roy Caskey, both of whom attended Sophie Newcomb college. He came to Ruston in 1921 and l ived here until 1934 when he moved to Arcadia. The family home, a Ruston landmark, was located on North Vienna and is owned today by Mrs. W. L. Mitchell, wife of the late dean at Louisiana Tech. Mr. Ivey's father held pastorates in the fledgling Methodist church organization in Louisiana at Mer Rouge, Alexandria and New Orleans. Mr. Ivey was a member of the Episcopal church of Mer Rouge and was a Master Mason. Always active in good government, Mr. Ivey served on the Morehouse Police Jury and School Board, and when he moved to Ruston served on the Lincoln parish school hoard for a number of years He was a member of the state legislature under the administration of John W Parker. The family has requested that no flowers be sent to the services, but rather that contributions be included in the late Mr Ivey's name to a church or a charity. [Ruston Daily Leader, Tuesday, December 27, 1960; Sub. by Jrice]

Edna Kinnaird, Nancy Domino
In Louisiana, Mrs. Edna Kinnaird,36, and Mrs. Nancy Domino, 26, were killed when their car left a road in Morehouse Parish and plunged into Bayou Bonne Idee. Both women were from Bastrop. [Ruston Daily Leader, 8/13/1973]


George Lampport
Mr. Geo. Lampport, who joined us last June, gave his heart to Christ, and lived as he died, a pure Christian, on the 12th ult.. Bastrop La, Members of my church. A. Spears, Pastor. [April 24, 1880] [Southwestern Christian Advocate, (New Orleans, LA) Thursday, May 27, 1880]


Erna MacDonald
Mrs. Erna MacDonald died Saturday when her car collided head-on with another car just east of Rayville. She was driving in the wrong lane on Interstate 20. [Ruston Daily Leader, 8/13/1973]

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THE MONROE NEWS-STAR - Feb 10, 1975BASTROP - Funeral services were held today at 2 P.M in the chapel of Farrar FuneralHome here for James P. Morgan, 84 of Bastrop. The Rev.David Oliver officiated.Burial was in Midway Cemetery at Epps.Mr. Morgan died at 1:15 p.m Sunday in Richland Parish Hospital at Rayville after alengthy illness.A retired farmer, Mr. Morgan was a member of the Baptist Church and had resided inBastrop for 50 years.Survivors include two sons, Johnny Morgan of Houston. Tex and James Morgan Jr. ofShreveport; five daughters, Mrs. Albert Chunn of Oak Ridge, Mrs. Jewel Cook ofRayville, Mrs. Lillie Fae Forrest, Mrs. Mabel Carmack and Mrs. Erma Lane Oglesby,all of Bastrop; one brother, Lonnie Morgan of Baton Rouge; 2 grandchildren, 58great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were Sonny Forrest, James Albert Chunn, Victor Ray Chunn, Jimmy RayOglesby, Tommy Ray Butler and Billy Jo ChunnAdditional Comments:Tombstone has date of death as 2-7-1978 but the paper is dated 1975. This is mygreat grandfather The date of paper is the 10 which was on a Monday and it says hedied Sunday which would put his passing on the 9th



William Carey Norsworthy
W.C. Norsworthy Rites Today
OAK GROVE — Funeral services for William Carey Norsworthy, 52, of Oak Grove, will be at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Kidder-Cox Funeral Home here with the Rev. James Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Bonne Idee Cemetery at Mer Rouge. Mr. Norsworthy died Saturday night in Morehouse General Hospital at Bastrop after a short illness. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Norsworthy was a native of Mer Rouge. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary K. Norsworthy of Oak Grove; one son, Ludie Norsworthy of Monroe; two brothers, Dan Norsworthy of Bastrop and Howard Norsworthy of New Orleans; one sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Midge Cooley of Ruston; and one grandchild. [Ruston Daily Leader, Nov 10, 1975; Sub. by Jrice]


Arvin Eugene Rabom
Arvin Eugene Rabom, 46, of West Monroe died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack while working on 1-20 one mile east of the Choudrant Interchange at about 4:15 p.m. It was reported that Raborn complained of chest pains and sat down to rest then later got up and fell out. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Lincoln parish coroner Dr. Henry Roane.; Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Rocky Branch under the direction of Kilpatrick's Funeral Home in West Monroe. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Raborn of West Monroe; one step-daughter, Mrs. Patricia Willard of Memphis, Tenn.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Love Raborn of Farmer ville; two sisters, Mrs. Ernestine Poland of West Monroe and Miss Linda Raborn of West Monroe; three brothers, J. D. Raborn, of Farmerville, James-Raborn of Baton Rouge, andRichard Raborn of Shreveport; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ada Bailey of Farmerville. [October 19,1972 Ruston Daily News; Sub. by Jrice]

Frank L Reeks
Monroe La October 18, Frank L Reeks 69 years old died at his home in Monroe yesterday. He is survived by three daughters Mamie, Minerva and Eunice and one son Ventriss and one sister, Mrs Robert Godley of Vicksburg, and a brother, W J Reeks of Covington, La. Mr. Reeks was born in West Feliciana Parish and came to Monroe ten years ago. The funeral was conducted by Rev A W Waddill, Methodist Pastor, and interment was in Riverside Cemetery. [Times Picayune Oct 19, 1922]

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Monroe La October 18, J A Sisson 68 years old died at Terminal Heights, a suburb of Monroe, yesterday. He is survived by five sons, and four daughters. They are Mrs. Mary Hayes, Dewey and Ray Sisson of Monroe, Mrs. E L Stevens of Utica, Miss, Mrs C O Golson, of Mer Rouge, Mrs. William Stephens of Vicksburg. Gordon and Ed Sisson of Iowa. Charles Sisson of Florida. Mr Sisson was a native of Morehouse Parish, coming to Monroe a number of years ago. [Times Picayune Oct 19,1922; Sub by Jrice]


Sister Maria Thomas

Sister Maria Thomas, died June 23th, in the full triumph of faith. She-leaves husband and four children and many frienda to mourn her loss. J. S. Patterson. Bastrop, La. [Southwestern Christian Advocate, (New Orleans, LA) Thursday, July 13, 1882]

Annie B. Todd
In Bastrop La October 29, 1887 Annie B daughter of Mr and Mrs R B Todd four years of age. The Daily Picayune, (New Orleans, LA) Sunday, November 20, 1887

Elizabeth Speir Treen
Elizabeth Speir Treen, the mother of former Gov. Dave Treen, died in New Orleans on Saturday after a brief illness. She was 91. She was born on June 26, 1899, on her parent's cotton farm in Morehouse Parish. Speir graduated from Louisiana Normal, now Northwestern Louisiana University, in 1918 and taught school in Grant, Sabine and Morehouse parishes. She married J. Paul Treen in 1923, and the family moved to New Orleans in 1935. She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Northwestern Louisiana University in 1989. She was a member of the Orleans Club and Rayne Memorial Methodist Church. She is survived by her three sons, J. Paul Treen Jr., a retired engineer; John S. Treen, a homebuilder, and David C. Treen, attorney and former governor. She is also survived by two sisters, Lee Otis Speir and Minta B. Speir of Bastrop and by seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Sunday at Rayne Memorial Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave.,New Orleans, at 4 p.m.September 30, 1990 Baton Rouge Advocate]


Annie Ward

Mrs. Annie Ward departed this life, iu full hope, on the 19th of March, leaving a husband and two children. [April 24, 1880, Members of my church. A. Spears, Pastor.] [Southwestern Christian Advocate, (New Orleans, LA) Thursday, May 27, 1880]


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