Margaret McLean Truly

A memorial visitation honoring Mrs. Margaret McLean Truly, 85, will be held from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Margaret was born Jan. 13, 1933, in Franklinton, and passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Vestavia Hills, Ala.

The daughter of a Methodist minister, Margaret lived in several towns in Louisiana. She graduated from Ruston High School in 1951 and Magna Cum Laude from Louisiana Tech University in 1953, with a degree in medical technology. She attended graduate school at LSU Medical School in New Orleans and became a Registered Microbiologist. She and her family lived in West Monroe from 1963 until 2004. During those years, Margaret was a strong advocate for her community. She provided leadership on committees that built West Monroe’s civic buildings and improved West Ouachita schools. She served on the committee that decorated City Hall with original art by local artists. She was past President of the West Monroe Boys’ Club Auxiliary and the Ouachita Medical Society Auxiliary. She was cited several times as the Volunteer of the Year at the West Monroe Community Center, where she served as a tutor to adults seeking to further their educations. She volunteered in the Emergency Room at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. She was the first woman to be appointed to serve on the Board of Commissioners for Hospital Service District #1, and was the first woman recipient of the A.O. Evans Award for community service.

She and her husband retired to Hoover, Ala., where she was commissioned to begin an outreach program for the Hoover Public Library, leading book discussion groups for residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. She continued to volunteer at the library. At age 83 she published a biography of Colorado’s first school teacher that was well received by leading Colorado historians.

She is preceded in death by her son, James Adams Truly Jr.; her parents, Rev. Charles E. McLean and Frances Lucille Bowdon McLean; siblings, Charles R. McLean, F.E. McLean (Amanda), Julia McLean Williams and William Paul McLean; sister-in-law, Jo McLean; and grandchild by marriage, Crystalyn Henson.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, James Adams Truly, M.D.; daughters, Karen Truly Long (Randall) of Vestavia Hills, Ala., and Rebecca Truly Stuart (Thomas) of Springhill, Fla.; her daughter-in-law, Susan E. Truly of Hammond; grandchildren, Rebecca Long Anderson (Kevin), Randall McLean Long and James Adam Sydnor; grandchildren and great-grandchildren by marriage, Lance and Lauren Drouet, Lorie Lofquist (Jeff), Brad and Halley Lofquist; her siblings, Ruth McLean Turner (Bob) and James A. McLean; sister-in-law, Lynne McLean; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 929, Ruston, LA 71273-9976.

Online condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.

Dr. Lawrence Stephen Baum Sr.

Dr. Lawrence Stephen Baum Sr., 80, of Monroe, a retired college professor, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, Monroe. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe, and Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ginger Lee Collins Barron

Ginger Lee Collins Barron, 69, of Monroe, died Sept. 14, 2018. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Bernice Christine Bohannon

A celebration of life for Ms. Bernice Christine Bohannon, 83, retired telephone company supervisor, of West Monroe, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Griffin Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. She died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.

Bobby Dale “Bob” Burnley

A celebration of the life and legacy for Bobby Dale “Bob” Burnley was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Feazel Chapel of First Baptist Church of West Monroe. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial was at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.

Maxine Hodge Cavazos

Funeral services for Maxine Hodge Cavazos were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, with Father Frank Coens officiating. Interment was at St. Paschal’s Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at the funeral home. She passed away Sept. 14, 2018, in West Monroe.

Sarah Christeen Downs

Funeral services for Sarah Christeen Downs, 84, were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe under the direction of Rev. Shane Warren and Rev. Butch Pilcher. Interment was at Sardis Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at the funeral home. She passed away on Sept. 15, 2018 in West Monroe.

Rhonda Kay Wells George

Rhonda Kay Wells George, 60, of Sterlington, died Sept. 17, 2018. Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Paron Baptist Church, Sterlington. Interment will follow at Ouachita City Cemetery, Sterlington, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation was 5-8 p.m.Wednesday, at the church.

Naomi “Nonie” Young Harrison

Naomi “Nonie” Young Harrison, 93, of Euless, Texas, a homemaker, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Hebert Methodist Church Cemetery, Hebert, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home.

Dr. Melathathil “M.J.” John

Dr. Melathathil “M.J.” John, 100, of Monroe, a retired college president, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Services were at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at First Christian Church, Monroe. Visitation was 5-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Rickey McFarlin

Rickey McFarlin, 62, of West Monroe, died Sept. 14, 2018. Services were at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Interment was in Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe.

Patti Anderson Naron

Patti Anderson Naron, 74, of Calhoun, died Sept. 15, 2018. Memorial services were at noon Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time, Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Mary Katherine Nolan

Mary Katherine Nolan, 95, of Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Visitation was Saturday. Interment was ib Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.

Cynthia J. Perdue

Funeral services for Ms. Cynthia J. Perdue, 66, of Monroe, retired safety coordinator, were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Griffin Funeral Home, West Monroe. Interment was in Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Visitation was Wednesday. She died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

Donald Ray Phillips, Sr.

Graveside services for Donald Ray Phillips Sr. will be at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Downsville Cemetery, with Rev. Larry Lanier officiating.

Visitation is noon-1:30 p.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. He passed away on Sept. 14, 2018, in West Monroe.

Larry Gaston Rutledge

Larry Gaston Rutledge, 70, of West Monroe, died Sept. 13, 2018. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in West Monroe.

Interment was in Rutledge Cemetery, West Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Ruth Adrienne Ward

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Adrienne Ward, 83, retired CNA, of Monroe, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Winnsboro. Interment was at Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery in Winnsboro under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home Monroe.

Visitation was 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

She died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

Charlotte Inez Peterson Wilkes

Charlotte Inez Peterson Wilkes, 74, of Start, died Sept. 12, 2018. Services were Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation was Saturday. Interment was in the New Salem Cemetery, Girard.

Harriet Echols Woodell

Graveside services for Harriet Echols Woodell, 94, were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello, Ark., under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

She passed away on Sept. 15, 2018 in Monroe.

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