Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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A graveside service celebrating the life of Blake Robert Averett will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Denham Springs, LA. Blake was born Sept. 27, 1988, in New Orleans and passed away Oct. 14, 2019, in Baton Rouge, LA. Blake was a loving, car…

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Patricia Ann Foster passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Lady of The Lake Hospital, surrounded by her friends and loving family. She was 74 years old. Pat was born on Aug. 23, 1945, at the Naval Air Station Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, to William Gerwig and Mary Alice Lassey (Th…

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Glen Roger Girlinghouse, born Oct. 15, 1941, in Baton Rouge, passed away peacefully at his home with family on Oct. 11, 2019. Roger was the eldest of six siblings. Roger is survived by a son, Hollis Girlinghouse; a brother, Jerry and wife Barbara Girlinghouse; sister, Katie and husband Larry…

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Jessica Lynn Magallon, a native of Livingston Parish, went to her eternal rest on Oct. 4, 2019, at the young age of 31. Jessica was born on June 12, 1988, in Fremont, California. Jessica attended Walker High school and last worked as a sales clerk. She was a very kind, loving woman with an i…

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Charles Ray Crowder, 83, went to be with his Lord on Oct. 7, 2019. Charles was born in Darnell, LA, on Nov. 1, 1935. He graduated from Pioneer High School in 1954 and later graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He served in the U.S. Air Force for th…

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Louis “Sterling” Vincent departed this life at his home on Sunday, Oct. 6. Sterling was a lifelong resident of Denham Springs and was an avid hunter and fisherman in his early years. He loved the Lord God and never failed to witness when the occasion arose. Sterling wore many hats during his…

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Carol Hutchinson, age 48, was taken away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. She was a longtime resident of Holden, LA. Carol was an extremely hard worker who held many professions. She was a Director at Little Peoples Playstation Daycare in Livingston, photographer, and Private Investigator. Carol…

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Bryan “Zach” Alan Zachary II, age 33, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. He was born Aug. 27, 1986, in Baton Rouge, to Wanda and Bryan Zachary. He was a 2004 graduate of Hayes Preparatory School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved everything outdoors. He is survived by his par…

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Fred L. Mack, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the age of 69. He was a pastor for many years in Baton Rouge, Slidell, and North Carolina. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, beginning at 11 a.m. Funeral se…

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A loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Henry Joseph Anthony Spica went to his eternal home on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Henry was a resident of Pride, LA. He retired after serving for 33 years with Grady Crawford Construction Co. Henry loved his LSU footbal…

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Marie Stafford, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, went to her eternal home on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the age of 82. She was a resident of Walker, Louisiana. She retired after serving as secretary at Walker Baptist Church. She is survived by Wayne …

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Dorita Mae Harbin (Riddle) Spencer, a native of Eastland, Texas, and a resident of Zachary, Louisiana, died at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA. Born on June 20, 1934, she was 85. Mrs. Spencer is survived by her husband, Paul Spencer,…

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Ronald “Ronnie” W. Johnson died on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Our Lady of The Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. He was 50 years old. He was a resident of Denham Springs and a native of Pensacola, FL. He is survived by his four children, Christopher Clayton Johnson, Justin “Cody” Dewayn…

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Robert Bruce McLaughlin Jr. was born April 17, 1939, to Bruce and Melba McLaughlin in Bogalusa, LA, and died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, not far from his Livingston Parish home from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was surrounded by friends and family who will miss him greatly. Vis…

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Charles Leroy Shilling was born April 25, 1941, to Georgia and Lee Shilling. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; sons, Adam and Paul (Jenifer); daughters, Amy (Jim) and Keryl. He is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geo…

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“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. On Sept. 16, Doris Suzanne Blocker Thomas was called home following a battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy that left her body unable to perform the most basic tasks. Now she is rejoicing wi…

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Donna Sue Miller Roberts, 57, a resident of Walker and loyal employee of Circle K on Juban Road in Denham Springs, entered the gates of heaven on Sept. 11, 2019. She is survived by her loving children, James “Cassidy” Miller and Amy Smith, Sean Patrick Roberts and Katie King, Heath M. Robert…

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Danny Ray McMorris, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away at his home early Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 2019, at the age of 76. He was a resident and native of Denham Springs. Danny graduated from Denham Springs High School in 1961 where he played football. He …

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Lydia Rae “Coonie” Marcantel Kane passed peacefully in her home in Port Vincent, Louisiana, surrounded by her family on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Lydia is survived by her husband, Timothy; her brother, Alvin and Marie Wroten; two daughters, Sheila Rae Steen and fiancé John Bencaz, Jamie Michel…

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Dorothy Frances Langlois, born Sept. 11,1937, in San Francisco, California, passed away at Harvest Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by her family on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the age of 82. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, from 5-9 p.…

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Kimberly E. Black Graves, a resident of Walker, Louisiana, age 38, an avid fisher with a great sense of humor, passed away Aug. 27, 2019. She is survived by her daughter, Katie L. Wunstel; son, Brandon Graves; parents, Michael W. Black and Therese A. Black; brother, Michael P. Black; sisters…

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Michael Anthony Burkes, a resident of Denham Springs, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Aug. 31, 2019, at the age of 29. Michael is survived by his mother, Merle Burkes; father and stepmother, Robert and Kristen Burkes; paternal grandmother, Gail LeMaster; siblings, Bobby Burkes, Josep…

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Stephen P. Norgress, 74, of Deland, Florida, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. He was born on March 3, 1945 in Baton Rouge, LA, to Lewis A and Eleanor P Norgress. Steve graduated from Live Oak High School in Watson, LA, and LSU, where he earned his BS in Industrial Tech and through R.O.T…

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Alvin A. Martin, a resident and native of Bayou Barbary, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at the age of 101. He was born on Oct. 12, 1917. He retired from Delta Tank Manufacturing with over 25 years of service. Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Pine Grove Baptist C…

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Romona Faye Jarreau Sibley Forbes passed away in Walker on Aug. 26, 2019, after a lengthy illness with the people who cared about her by her side. She was born in Baton Rouge but lived most of her life in Walker which she loved very much. She was 89 years old. She was born on Oct. 21, 1929, …

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Cindy Burge, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, went to her eternal home on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, after a lengthy fight with cancer. She was 66 years old. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family and friends. She leaves behind to cherish her memories he…

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Billy Hughes Mardis, age 86, of Watson, LA, passed away peacefully Aug. 18, 2019. Beloved husband of Patsy McAdams Mardis; loving father of Blanche Elaine Mardis West (William); grandfather of Bryana West Hall (Michael), and Julie West Ellender (Paul); great-grandfather of Julianne Elizabeth…

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“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23. Connie Francis Guidroz, a native of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the age of 41.…

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Bonnie Williams Lockhart, age 97, departed this life surrounded by her children and their families at her home in Walker. A lifelong resident of Walker and longtime member of Walker Baptist Church, Bonnie served her Lord and Savior everyday of her life. Born June 5, 1922, she was a loving da…

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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7). Loretta “Joyce” Greer of Denham Springs passed away in the presence of family at Our Lady of the Lake Baton Rouge on July 28, 2019. She was born on Dec. 15, 1938. Joyce was a mother, grandmother…

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Tonya Marie Hoff Thornton died on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Oschner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. She was 45 years old. Tonya was employed with Livingston Parish Public Schools and was a faithful employee at North Corbin Junior High in Walker. She was a resident of Denham Springs and a …

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Shelby Jean Bethune Charlton went to her Heavenly home on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the age of 77. She was a resident of Denham Springs, and native of Thomaston, GA. She leaves behind her daughter, Tammy Waddell and husband Billy; brother, Ronnie Bethune; grandchildren, Mandy Bihm and husba…

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David Patrick Johnson passed away on Sept. 15, 2017, in Lake Providence, LA. He was surrounded by his parents Ivy G. Johnson, Jr., and Brenda B. Johnson, brother Daniel Keith Johnson, Brian Paul Johnson, Aunt Debra J. Mayo and his heavenly family with their arms wide open when he received hi…

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Ivy Gilbert Johnson, Jr., passed away on June 26, 2019, at 3:55 a.m. He was at home with his beautiful wife, Brenda, his loving sons Brian Paul Johnson and Daniel Keith Johnson, his sister Debra Ann Johnson Mayo and surrounded by the rest of his family and his heavenly family with their arms…

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Frances Frandria Griffin, 80, of Walker, LA, joined her husband at the feet of her Savior, on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Frances was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Visitation will be held at Revival …

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Ernest Paul Gabel Jr., a Christian, died at home and went to be with his Lord just before midnight on Monday, July 9, 2019. He was 84. Paul was a lifelong resident of Denham Springs, LA, a graduate of Denham Springs High, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who received the Expert Rifleman Medal, a …

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Warren Douglas Simoneaux, 73 years old, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2019, surrounded by his loving family and friends. A Baton Rouge native, he was born on July 17, 1945, to Henry and Mercedes (O’Callaghan) Simoneaux. Doug retired from Turner Industries in Baton Rouge after …

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Perry Wayne Cowart, age 76, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. He was known for his knowledge of just about any subject, his love for living in the country, the outdoors whether is was hunting, fishing, gardening, cattle or timbe…

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Herbert Octave Fernandez Jr. “Sonny” passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the age of 79 at his home in Springfield, Louisiana. He was born on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1939, to the late Herbert Octave Fernandez Sr. and Florence Plaisance Fernandez. Herbert is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mar…

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Richard “Rick” Ray Simms, a native of Chickasaw, AL, and a resident of Walker, LA, passed away on June 14, 2019, at the age of 69. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Alton Ray and Joan Badon Simms. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Denise Anderson Simms; three children, Sam Lin…

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Shelby Jean Bethune Charlton went to her Heavenly home on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the age of 77. She was a resident of Denham Springs, and native of Thomaston, GA. She leaves behind her daughter, Tammy Waddell and husband Billy; brother, Ronnie Bethune; grandchildren, Mandy Bihm and husba…

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Tyler Lane Fox, a native of Baton Rouge and resident of Walker, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the age of 43. Tyler proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was a motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed riding with his father and brother. He is survived by his wife, Melanie A. F…

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On June 29, 2019, Joseph “Joey” Allatto left those he loved on this earth to join his Heavenly Father and his earthly father Sam Allatto in heaven. Joey has longed to live in heaven for many years. Despite the suffering he endured on this earth from cancer and muscular dystrophy, Joey always…

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Karen Correll Lee, 64, joined her Lord and Savior Saturday, June 29, 2019, at her home in Denham Springs, LA, surrounded by her family. Karen had an amazing love for Jesus and would take any opportunity to share his love. There will be many familiar faces in Heaven because of her witness of …

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Our precious mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Amy Wheat Taylor went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the age of 92. She was a native and resident of Colyell. She was the retired co-owner and co-operator of Taylor’s Grocery and Hardware for more than 30 years…

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“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Tim. 4:7-8. Paul …

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A funeral service for Mr. Kenneth Andrew Fugler will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven, MS, with interment at Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklin County. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday. Mr. Fugler, 64, …

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James “Jim” Pirie, Sr., 67, of Denham Springs, LA, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019. He was born Aug. 16, 1951, to the late Alec Douglas Pirie and Thelma Ruth (Easterly) Pirie. Jim was a 1969 graduate of Denham Springs High School and worked as a machinist and farmer all his life. He r…

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James Durbin, a native of New Iberia and resident of Denham Springs, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, and went to his eternal home in heaven after a long fight with liver cirrhosis. He was 46 years old. He leaves behind his wife, Kelli of 22 years and two teenage daughters, Olivia an…