Kenney Wade Bufkin

A celebration of the life of Kenney Wade Bufkin, 66, of Delhi, formerly of Franklin Parish, was held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Gilbert Methodist Church in Gilbert, under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Rev. Thomas Peoples, Rev. Bentley Curry, and Dr. Bobby Ensminger officiated the 10:30 a.m. service. Interment followed at Oakley Cemetery.

Ken was born on April 4, 1952, in Winnsboro. He was a graduate of Gilbert High School and held degrees from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and The University of Texas. Over the course of his life, he worked as an insurance agent and adjuster, owned and operated Bufkin’s Western Auto in Wisner, and was currently a cattleman.

Ken was a deacon at First Baptist Church, Wisner, and Bisbee Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas. He also served as a Gideon, President of the Wisner Lions Club, President of the Dixie Youth Baseball Association, President of the Gilbert High School Booster Club, and a member of the Franklin Parish School Board.

Ken is preceded in death by his father, Melton Wade Bufkin of Gilbert, and two sons, Brandon Wade Bufkin and Jonathan Turner Bufkin.

Mr. Bufkin is survived by his wife of 46 years, Martha Lou Turner Bufkin; a daughter, Jessica Bufkin of Plano, Texas; a son, Justin Kenney Bufkin and wife Meredith of Woodworth; a daughter-in-law, Kelsey Bufkin Olguin of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; mother, Olivia Kenney Bufkin of Wisner; one sister, Debbie Bufkin of Gilbert; one brother, Brian Bufkin of Kongsburg, Norway; and four grandchildren: Sawyer Bufkin, Jaxon Bufkin, Mia Bufkin, and Noah Jon Bufkin.

Pallbearers were Keller Broadway, Barry Broadway, Jeffrey Broadway, Mike McDonald, Larry Armstrong, Josh Donnell, and Don Barton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Gideons International.

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Clara B. Lynch

Funeral services for Clara B. Lynch, 83, of Winnsboro were held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at St. John Baptist Church. Burial followed at Cuba Cemetery in Gilbert, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

Ms. Lynch died Nov. 14, 2018, at her home on Winnsboro.

Survivors include her sons: Eddie Caston Jr., DeRidder; Baron Caston Sr., Dallas, Texas; Reginald Lynch, Winnsboro; daughters: Loretta Sims and Alison Ross, both of Winnsboro; Votika Lynch, Monroe; brother, Arthur Lee Sr., Tempe, Ariz.; special caregiver, Hortense Mane Walker; and a host of grandchildren, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Baron Caston III, Jesse Chambers, Kenneth Dykes, Lonnie Jackson, Anthony Johnson, Ashley Ross, and Eddie Washington.

Charlie A. Martin Jr.

Funeral services for Charlie A. Martin Jr. ,70, of Vidalia, were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Sunnyside Church, near Sicily Island, with Rev. Jerry Sharp officiating. Interment followed in Oakley Cemetery, Gilbert, under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home.

Charlie was born Oct. 9, 1948, in Baskin to the union of Charlie Albert Martin and Sybil Lebeaux Martin, and passed from this life on Nov. 18, 2018, in Bude, Miss.

Mr. Martin attended Sunnyside Church. He was employed for 38 years at International Paper, he also worked at Kaiser Napa Auto Parts in Natchez; he was a mason and an avid outdoors man.

He was preceded in death by his father; brother J. D. Martin, and sister, Anne Arceneaux.

Survivors include his wife Sharon Martin of Vidalia; two sons: Brent Eugene Martin and Tommy Martin, both of Vidalia; two sisters, Tammy Howard of Hobbs, N.M., and Kathy Pruitt of Ridgecrest; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Jason Bandy, Scott Bandy, Duke Campbell, Jeremy Campbell, Chris Cothern, and Ryan McIntosh.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Perth Hunting Club, Sammy Butler, Larry Lawerence, Sonny Tarver and Bobby White.

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Eula Cupit Powers

Funeral services for Eula Cupit Powers, age 93, of Winnsboro, were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Coax Baptist Church with Rev. Heath Powers, Rev. Doyle Adams, and Rev. Paul Perry officiating. Burial followed in Coax cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

Eula was born on April 17, 1925, and passed from this life on Nov. 20, 2018. She was a member of Coax Baptist Church for many years. She worked for the garment factory in Winnsboro for over 35 years and was known for sewing and cooking for others. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pete Powers.

Eula Powers is survived by one son, Earl Powers and wife Louise, one daughter, Alice Carter and husband David, all of Winnsboro; three grandsons, Brian Powers of McKinney, Texas; Heath Powers and wife Leigh Ann from Conroe, Texas; and Neil Powers and wife Mei of West Monroe; seven great-grandchildren, Dylan, Luke, Hannah, Joshua, Lydia, Jonathan, and Abigail; one sister-in-law, Annie Cupit, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Kevin Ray Pleasant

Funeral services for Kevin Ray Pleasant, 23, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at King Jesus Worship Center. Burial followed at Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

Mr. Pleasant died Nov. 28, 2018, at Franklin Medical Center.

He is survived by daughter, Railyn Pleasant, Winnsboro; parents: Kevin and Melissa Rose, Winnsboro; sister, Precious Pleasant, Dallas, Texas; fiance: Jameshia Flunder, Winnsboro; grandmother, Verlee Rose, Gilbert; grandfather, Lawrence Thomas; and God sister, Lailah Daniel, both of Winnsboro; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ruth Waller

Funeral service for Ruth Waller, 84, of Winnsboro were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at Temple Baptist Church in Winnsboro. Interment followed in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Winnsboro under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.

Mrs. Waller was born on Jan. 16, 1934, in McComb, Miss., and passed from this life Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Plantation Manor Nursing Home in Winnsboro.

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Rabbit and Roxy Barnes; husband James L. “Pete” Waller; infant daughter Myrtle Louise Waller; and a step grandchild.

Mrs. Waller is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: Jimmy Lee and Mayo Waller of Prentiss, Miss., William G. and Gayle Waller of Rayville, and Charles Ray and Kaye Waller of Winnsboro; a brother Lloyd Barnes of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Grandsons served as pallbearers were Caleb Waller, Christian Waller, Eric Waller, Tim Waller, Tyler Waller and William Waller Jr.

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