Yolande Boothe Graham

Funeral service for Yolande Boothe Graham, 56, of Columbia, were held Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at River of Life in Winnsboro, with Rev. David Philips officiating. Burial followed the service in Chase Cemetery, under the direction of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Yolande was born on Jan. 7, 1963, in New Orleans, and passed from this life on Feb. 7, 2019, in Monroe. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Laverne Booth.

Yolande brought value to many areas of employment including; teaching school, Radiology Associates, and most recently serving her church, River of Life. She was an avid New Orleans Saints fan for the duration of her life. Her family will deeply miss her home cooked meals and gatherings with her. She cherished her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Dennis Graham of Columbia; daughter, Julie Womack and husband Hays of Rayville; son, Joseph Graham and wife Shawna of Columbia; four grandchildren, Darby Womack, Jayden Graham, Jessalynn Graham, and Jaylee Graham; and sisters: Lita Smith of Burnsville, N.C. and Sharon Williams of West Monroe.

Asberry Brass

Funeral services for Asberry Brass, 87, of Wisner were held Jan. 26, 2019, at Holly Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Brass officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery, under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brass died Jan. 22, 2019.

She is survived by three sons: Arthur Brass (Linda), Dallas, Texas; Glen Brass (Chanel) Houston, Texas; and Alvin Brass (Cassandra), Lake Charles; five daughters: Doris King, Wisner, Annie Brass and Daisy Broadway, of Lake Charles; Bernice Jordan (Billy), New Orleans; Denise Bingham, (Jessie) of Beaumont, Texas; and one brother, Adam Mathis, Lake Charles.

Charles C. Gebbia

Funeral services for Charles C. Gebbia, 93, of Oak Ridge were held Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Rayville, with Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating.  Interment followed in Welcome Home Cemetery, in Grayson.

Mr. Gebbia retired from the railroad. He served in the United States Army during World War II, where he received the Purple Heart. He loved to cook, garden and watch football. His favorite teams were the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers.  He also enjoyed rabbit hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by one son Stanley Gebbia, mother, Stella and father, Sam Gebbia; brothers, John and Nick Gebbia; sisters, Lena Mussachia, Annie Bittle, and Margaret Knight.

Mr. Gebbia is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lovie Louise Lord Gebbia of Oak Ridge; two sisters: Mary Gonzales and Lucile Bova; brother, Jimmy Gebbia;  sister-in-law, Marie Lord of Arkansas; two grandsons, Shawn Gebbia and wife Brandy of Mississippi and Derrick Gebbia and fiancée Lucy of Arkansas; and four great-grandchildren;  nephews: Ronald Lord and wife Dorrie of Oak Ridge, Mitchell McDowell and wife Irena of New Orleans, Michael Lord of Slidell, Jimmy Lord of West Monroe, Wayne Lord of Monroe, Dale Lord of Oak Ridge, Wayne Gonzalez of New York, and Brian Gonzalez of Slidell; nieces, Carmen Lord of Marreo, and Michelle Perez of Florida.

Services were under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Rayville.

Howard Mullican

Funeral service for Howard Mullican, 79, of Ward III, were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the chapel of Magnolia Baptist Church, with Rev. Ron Ferrington officiating. Burial followed in Harris Cemetery, under the direction of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home.

Howard, retired from road construction, was born on Nov. 16, 1939, in Philadelphia, Miss., and passed from this life on Feb. 6, 2019, in West Monroe. He is preceded in death by his wife, Louella Mullican; father, J.B. Mullican; mother, Bannie Simms Mullican; two brothers, Orbin Mullican and Henry Mullican; daughters, Shirline Martin and Earlene Williams; and two granddaughters, Janell King and Megan Raborn.

Survivors left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Penny Rene Husser and Robert ‘Moose’ Wilkinson of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Angie Taylor of Tallulah, and Sandra Browder of Winnsboro; and brothers, Lamar Mullican of Monroe, James R. Mullican and wife Patsy of Winnsboro, and Elmer J. Mullican and wife Elaine of Winnsboro. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Pallbearers were Shane Toney, Roger Dale Ulmer, Chuck Easterling, Johnny Mullican, Doug Easterling, and Austin Taylor. Honorary pallbearer was Wayne Houston.

Earlene Martin

A memorial gathering for Earlean Martin, 69, of Winnsboro, was held Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Gill First National Funeral Home

Earline was born Oct. 30, 1949, Winnsboro, to the union of Richard N. Martin and Mary Edith Browder Martin, and passed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at her residence in Winnsboro.

Earline enjoyed working in her yard.  Her greatest enjoyment in life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother Elvon Martin, and husband James “J.T.” Tarver Jr.

Survivors include her two daughters: Shannon McMurry and wife Pam Maxwell of Winnsboro; Sandy McMurry Johnston and husband Bobby of West Monroe; four grandchildren: Jessica Johnson and husband Wesley of Winnsboro, Hunter Johnston of West Monroe, Blake Wheeler and wife Hannah of Ferriday, and Samantha Korn and husband Jake of Monroe; eight great-grandchildren; one brother Kenneth Martin and wife Barbara of the Hill Ridge Community; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.

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