Annette Gant Bennett

Graveside service for Annette Gant Bennett, 82, of Vidalia, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday March 1, 2019, at Lake Wood Memorial Park Cemetery in Clinton, MS under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Annette Bennett was born on Monday, January 11, 1937 in Vaiden, MS and passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday.


John Bernard Cole

Mr. John Bernard Cole passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in Natchez, Mississippi, as a result of a sudden illness. Services were held Sunday, February 24, 2019, at St. Patrick’s Church, of Ferriday. Burial was held in the Natchez City Cemetery, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

A resident of Natchez, Mississippi, Mr. Cole was a native of Wildwood Plantation near Clayton. He was born November 13, 1978, the son of the late Samuel Dixon Cole, III and Carolyn Edith Davis Cole Huffman. He is survived by his mother, his step father Walter Benjamin Huffman, Jr. and his three brothers and their families, Samuel Dixon Cole IV and his wife Virginia Caroline Seale Cole of both Baton Rouge and Ferriday, Howard Davis Cole and his wife, Shelly Frances Brown Cole of Baton Rouge and Walter Benjamin Huffman, III and his wife Jessica Coco Huffman of Baton Rouge. Survivors include six nieces and nephews, Anna Lane Cole, Samuel Dixon Cole, V (Dixon), Gregory Davis Cole, Clara Grace Cole, and Ella Kate Cole (Davis) and Bailey Noelle Huffman (Benjamin). Mr. Cole is also survived by his fiancée, Anne Barton Stowers, of Natchez, Mississippi.

John Bernard Cole grew up in Catahoula Parish on Wildwood Plantation. John’s family has resided in the Natchez area for nine generations. His maternal grandparents farmed in the Catahoula, Tensas, and Concordia area and owned the Davis Brothers Gin Company in Clayton. From his paternal grandparents, he was descended from the Coles who settled the Coles Creek area north of Natchez on a Spanish land grant in the 18th Century.

John was a 1996 graduate of The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He worked as a survey crew chief and instrument man, civil engineering inspector, and brick mason. He was especially proud of his masonry work throughout the Blacksburg, Virginia area. Most recently, he worked as a civil engineering inspector for the replacement of the drinking water system throughout the Town of St. Joseph.

John was a great son, brother, uncle and friend. He enjoyed reading, history, hunting, fishing, and socializing with his many friends in historic Natchez. John was a gifted artist and craftsman who worked in stained glass, wood carving, and charcoal drawing. He made a legendary chili and grew great tasting tomatoes. He was a kind and generous person who was always eager to help a friend or stranger.

Pallbearers will be: C. J. Barron, Ben Touchstone, Robert Smith, Samuel Stowers Mohon, Ron Burt, Bill Britt, Zach Wakefield and Gregory Davis Cole. Honorary Pallbearer will be Kevin Kuperman.


Judy Colleen McManus

Graveside services for Mrs.Judy Colleen McManus, 63, of Clayton, were held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Old Catahoula Cemetery, Enterprise, with Sister Dana Nelson officiating under the direction of Comer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Judy died on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in Alexandria, Louisiana.


Linda Faye Vance

Linda Faye Vance, 69, of Ridgecrest, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. A memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Linda Faye Vance was born on Friday, October 28, 1949 in Vicksburg, MS and passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was a resident of Ridgecrest.

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