Anne Trisler Martin

Anne Trisler Martin, 78 years young, passed into heaven on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at her home in Extension, surrounded by her loving family. She is now healed from cancer and is in heaven with Jesus, celebrating with her husband, J. C. Martin, her daughter, Donna, and her family and friends who have gone before her.

Her family accepted visitors at Mulhearn Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2018, and on Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, 2018, at 9 a.m. prior to the service, which is at 10 a.m. Her son-in-law, Rev. Rex Barker officiated, and arrangements were under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro. 

Mama was a special lady. She raised her four children and when they all entered school, she began work at Fort Necessity High School as a teacher’s assistant, touching the lives of so many. Her calling in life was to be a mama. Along with J. C., her high school sweetheart husband of 57 years, she raised us well, teaching us faith, and how to love, laugh, work succeed, serve, and survive. She loved to cook and was a master in the kitchen, known for all good foods in general, but kind of famous for her chocolate pies, homemade bread, and cinnamon rolls. More than cooking, Mama’s greatest love was family, tending to us, feeding us, and advising us, even when we did not ask for advice. She more than assisted in raising her eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, and as recently as three months ago was keeping multiple great-grands at a time. They never seemed to drain her energy, in fact, they energized her and kept her going. There are not enough words to describe what an amazing woman she was, and her legacy will live for generations.

She is preceded in death by her husband, J C. Martin; daughter, Donna Martin; and her parents, Cosby and Lillian Frazier Trisler.

Left to carry on her legacy are her three children: Debra Martin Barker and Rex, Terry Martin and Vicki, and Glyn Martin and Lisa; and a special niece, Judy Ragsdale; and son-in-law, Jerry Robbins; eight grandchildren and spouses, Sarah and Cammie Landry; Bailey and Jeff Winters; Cuyler and Lucy Martin; Jamie and Brad Nelson; Kristen and Daniel Landry; John Robbins, Lilly Hughes and Brett, Jessica Hill and Kolby and special grand, Stefanie Bailey. Her 15 great-grandchildren are Noah, Adi, Caroline, Blaine, Carson, Milli, Chloe, Zayn, Emma, Evan, Eli, Ella, Jaedyn, Kendal, and Karter.

Honoring her by serving as pallbearers were Cuyler Martin, John Robbins, Jeff Winters, Cammie Landry, Brady Nelson, and Brandon Easterling. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jimbo Colvin, Ralph Easterling, Jerry Robbins, Dr. Tom Colvin, Quinton Ragsdale, and Dr. David Colvin.

The family would like to express our love and appreciation to Dr. Tom Colvin, Dr. Sanjay Joseph and Mary and the kind staff at Louisiana Oncology, Home Care TLC, and Hospice TLC, and her special care giver, Charlotte Landry. We could not have endured this journey without your expertise, love, and support.

Remembrances in her honor may be made to Boeuf Prairie Methodist Church or a worthy cause of your choosing.

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Kennon Clingan Walker

Kennon Clingan Walker, 79, of Mangham, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at Glenwood Hospital after a brief illness. Born on Sept. 30, 1939, in Baskin, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Lucille Clingan. She was a retired Certified Nurse Assistant for 30 years.

Kennon was preceded in death by her husband, Les Walker; and three brothers Cecil Ray, Jack and Bobby Clingan.

She is survived by a son, Patrick Walker and wife Jennifer of Sparks, Nev., one grandson, Joshua Walker; brothers: Willie Earl (Bud) Clingan, Marvin Clingan (Jean); and sister Barbara Walker (Adron).

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro, with Rev. Buford Brady officiating. Interment followed at Reagan Cemetery in Baskin, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.

Pallbearers were Ernie Clingan, Robert Walker, Patrick Pierce, Danny Williams, Marlin Valentine and Mitchell Valentine.

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Beverly Polk

Funeral services for Beverly Polk, 88, of Winnsboro were held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Lone Cedar Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Magnuson and Rev. Jimmy Harper officiating. Interment followed in Ogden Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home. 

Beverly was born March 22, 1930, in Franklin Parish to the union of Wiley Robert McCarty and Mary Idell Simons McCarty, and passed from this life on Nov. 11, 2018, at her residence in Winnsboro.

Beverly was a member of Lone Cedar Baptist Church. She and her husband Dewey Polk were instrumental in starting the Deep South Rodeo.

She is preceded in death by her two husbands: James D. Polk and Tommy Wilson; daughter, Tammy Ingram; grandsons: Devin Ingram, Rayne Ingram, and James Robert Polk; great-grandson, James Michael Punchard; two sisters, Bessie Martin and Lessie Moore.

Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Ingram and husband Kenneth; two sons James D. Polk and Lonnie Ray Polk and wife Mary Pat, all of Winnsboro; eight grandchildren: Tonya Taylor and husband Elvis of Sterlington, Bradley Ingram of Winnsboro, Teslyn Ingram of Winnsboro, Keisha Polk of Winnsboro, Jeremy Polk of Columbus, Ohio, Joe Polk and wife Ashley of Winnsboro, Raelin Beckley and husband Alex of Stowe, Ohio, and Tamrin Ingram of Tucson, Ariz.; 14 great-grandchildren: Lathan Taylor, Rilan Kayne Taylor, Michael Taylor, Keithen Ingram, Braxley Ingram, Colton Jordan, Garrett Robinson, Gracelyn Ingram, Gunner Gillespie, Aaron Punchard, Devin Polk, Heath Polk, Logan Ezell and Cody Lively; two great-great grandchildren; a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Bradley Ingram, Joe Polk, Lathan Taylor, Rilyn Taylor, Aaron Punchard and Alex Beckley.

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Frank Davis

Funeral services for , 90, of Winnsboro will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in First United Pentecostal Church in Winnsboro with Rev. Floyd Hawthorne, Rev. Jonathan Richard and Rev. James “Chubby” Hawthorne officiating. Interment will follow in Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.

He was born to Herbert Louellen and Bessie Jane Johnson Davis on Jan. 14, 1928, and passed from this life Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in his residence in Winnsboro.

Mr. Davis was a faithful member of First United Pentecostal Church and was a United States Air Force veteran. He retired as supervisor with Mountain State Telephone and Telegraph Company in Albuquerque, N.M., before moving back to Winnsboro. He was a longtime cowboy who enjoyed riding and caring for his horses and was also a true fan of John Deere tractors. He had a wonderful sense of humor and dearly loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jerry Davis; and great-grandson Michael Anthony Davis.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife Helen Hawthorne Davis of Winnsboro; sons James Alan Davis and wife Victoria of Edgewood, N.M.; Darion “Bo” Rollins of Winnsboro; and Brandon Lee Boles of Kingman, Ariz.; daughter Donna Sue Marsh and husband Jim of Irvine, Calif.; daughter-in-law Merle Davis of Monroe; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Pallbearers will be Dallas “Frog” Crain, James Davis, Marvin Fulford, Adam Marsh, Emerson Marsh and Michael Smart. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. DeWayne Day, Ronnie Hawthorne, Bro. Jimmy Parker, Timothy Patten, Bro. Bob Temple, and Bro. Simmie Ray Welch.

The family would like to thank Hospice TLC for the compassion, kindness, care and understanding shown to them during Frank’s illness. His nurses: Bob Temple, Vivian Hawthorne, Clara Reeves, DeWayne Butler, Loyce Ferrington as well as his aides Sunshine and Kelly could not have taken better care of him. Anytime they were called, they were always ready to help.

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O’Neal Anderson Sr.

Funeral services for O’Neal Anderson Sr., 87, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Crowville. Burial followed in the church cemetery, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

Mr. Anderson died Nov. 1, 2018, at his home.

Survivors include a son, Caleb Anderson of Monroe; brothers: Jim Williams, Rayville; Willie Anderson, Pomona, Calif.; Lem Anderson, Eudora, Ark.; Will Blackmon, Epps; Freddie Anderson and Billy Anderson, both of Chicago; Mark Baker, Monroe; sisters: Virginia Wilson, Monroe; Martha McDowell, Rayville; Ada Buggs, Los Angeles, Calif.; Sylvia Anderson, Shreverport; Shirley Anderson, Eudora, Ark.; 24 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren; special friends: Tony Amos, Barry Don Parker and Genevieve Griffing; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Brandon Mathis, Thomas Jackson, Caleb Rollins, Roterrius Rollins, Rodney Doyle and Charles Doyle.

Hercules Aldridge

Funeral services for Hercules Aldridge, 66, of Winnsboro will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. at New Macedonia Baptist Church in Gilbert. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

Mr. Aldridge died Nov. 5, 2018, at Franklin Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Jewel Aldridge, Winnsboro; sons: Dedric and Derrick Aldridge, Winnsboro; Jonathan Aldridge, Rowlett, Texas; daughters: Chandra Aldridge, Carrollton, Texas; Cynthia Aldridge, Monroe; brother: William Aldridge Jr., Greenville, Miss.; sister, Jean Evans, Indianola, Miss.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Dedric Aldridge, Derrick Aldridge, Jonathan Aldridge, Davonte Aldridge, William Aldridge III, Amarion Berry and Joshua Hollis.

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