Katie Joyce Culp Barker

Katie Joyce Culp Barker was born October 27, 1938 in Chatham, LA to the union of Irene Tippen Culp and Thomas Carroll Culp. Katie was the 5th of 11 children; 6 boys and 5 girls.

They moved to West Monroe, LA when she was in the 3rd grade. She graduated from West Monroe High School in 1956. She went to N.L.U. for 2 years taking secretarial courses.

She married Bobby Barker in 1958. She was blessed with two children Sherrie and Jeff and was very thankful that she could be a stay-at-home mom while her children were in school.

Katie is survived by husband, Bobby Barker; daughter, Sherrie Fair and husband, Nigel and Son, Jeff Barker and wife, Karen; two granddaughters, Shelby Fair and Ashleigh Barker; two sisters, Shirley Boyte and Patsy Hull; two brothers, Walton (Sonny) Culp and Troy Culp.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Irene Culp, brothers, J. L. Culp, Walter Culp and Gary Culp; and sisters, Eleene Eaves and Helen Parks.

Katie was very active in her church work and was a member of the Forsythe Ave Church of Christ for 42 years before moving her membership to Sterlington Church. She always had a smile and a hug and a flair for making a stranger welcomed. Katie said many many times that she was fortunate to have so many good friends, too numerous to name.

Katie’s highlight was working with the Northeast La War Veterans Home. Katie had a very tender heart for veterans. Every month a birthday party was held for the veterans and they loved it. She got a group of ladies from Sterlington Church of Christ and made their party bigger. At Christmas the ladies bought gifts for the veterans and made their party a big affair.

Even with her own battle with cancer and the pain she experienced, Katie did not forget her veteran friends. She made over 60 lap quilts one year and 40 the next year for Veterans for Christmas. This was in addition to a Christmas party with gifts, a nice lunch and live entertainment included “Elvis” (Todd Martin, Elvis imitator) singing to them. Even though some of the veterans no longer had living relatives, with Katie they had family.

Services Celebrating the life of Katie Joyce Culp Barker will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, November 2, 2018 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe with Bro. Don DeLukie officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe. Visitation will be held from 4:00PM until 7:00PM Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Lawrence, Bob George, Larry Randolph, Roland McClure, Dave Garris, and Wayne Fowler.

Online condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.

Jane Moore Blaney

Funeral services for Jane Moore Blaney, 65, of West Monroe, were at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at at McClendon Baptist Church. Interment was at Hasley Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Travis L. “T.L.” Windy Carter

Graveside services for Mr. Travis L. “T.L.” Windy Carter, 88, retired tuber operator, of West Monroe, were at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Sharon Church Cemetery in Sikes, under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home. Visitation was Friday at Griffin Funeral Home, West Monroe. He died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

Richard P. “Pat” Curtin

Richard P. “Pat” Curtin, 90, of Monroe, retired probation and parole officer, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Visitation was Monday with a Vigil Wake Service at 6 p.m. at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.

Lori J. Baxter Douglas

Funeral services for Lori J. Baxter Douglas were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Interment was at New Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at the funeral home.

James Ray “Jimmy” Hutcherson

Memorial services for Mr. James Ray “Jimmy” Hutcherson, 62, pipeline inspector, of Farmerville,were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Griffin Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation was Saturday at the funeral home. He died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.

Elouise King

Funeral services for Mrs. Elouise King, 86, of West Monroe, retired assembly line worker for Texas instruments, were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Lone Cherry Baptist Church in Mangham. Interment was at Lone Cherry Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe. She died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018.

Virginia Prince Lieb

Graveside services for Mrs. Virginia Prince Lieb, 90, retired bookkeeper, of Monroe, were at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Albany Cemetery in Albany, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home, Monroe. She died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

William Curtis McCabe

Funeral services for Mr. William Curtis McCabe, 64, machinist, of Farmerville, were at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Life Church in West Monroe. Arrangements were under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe. He died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.

Doris Holmes Roark

Funeral services for Doris Holmes Roark were at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park. Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 25, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Thomas Raymond Turner Jr.

Thomas Raymond Turner Jr., 67, of Monroe, a heating and air tech, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Visitation was Monday in the mausoleum. Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.

Betty Louise Walker

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Louise Walker, 71, of Monroe, owner/operator of mobile home transport service, were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Griffin Funeral Home, West Monroe. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park in Monroe under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe. Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home. She died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.