Melissa Jan Shirley

A ceremony celebrating the life of Melissa Cain Shirley will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Evangeline Baptist Church, visitation will be Saturday 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will resume on Sunday at 12 noon until time of the service.

Melissa Jan was born in Bastrop on December 6, 1959 and passed from this life on Tuesday January 14, 2020, at her residence after a brief illness. She was a past resident of Jonesville and current resident of Baton Rouge; a member of Evangeline Baptist Church, ABWA, Women of Vision and WMU. Missy was the managing director of Comer Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Ferriday for over 10 years, since 2016 she was location funeral director for Church Funeral Services & Crematory Baton Rouge.

She is preceded in death by her father Edward Lee Cain and a brother Jory Cain.

Survivors include her husband David W. Shirley, children Caroline Victoria Flournoy (Michael), Shana and Landon Shirley; mother Irmagene Mardis Cain; brother Jody Edward Cain (Jennifer), sister-in-law Denise Roberts Cain; grandchildren Collins, Trey, Landin and Hannah; nephew Cody Lee Cain (Lauren); nieces Mary Margaret, Molly Frances and Mae Marie Cain; great nephews Carson, Hudson and Camden Cain; also survived by host of other relative and friends.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends may give a memorial gift to be used by the family to honor her life and memory please visit

Arrangements with Church Funeral Services Baton Rouge 225-644-9683


Judy H. Franklin

Funeral services for Judy H.  Franklin, 64, of Jonesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020, at Young's Funeral Home in Jonesville on Friday, January 17, 2020 with Bro. Larry Eubanks officiating.  Internment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manifest, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home - Jonesville.

Judy Franklin was born on Friday, March 18, 1955 in Winnsboro and passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 in Jonesville.  


Jimmie Sue Barnett

Funeral services for Jimmie Sue Rollins Barnett were held Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Comer Funeral Home under the direction of Comer Funeral Home.

Jimmie Sue Rollins Barnett, 84, of Ridgecrest, was born on October 23, 1935 in Roxie, MS and passed away in New Orleans on January 9, 2020.


Barbara Tidwell Walker

Funeral services for Barbara Tidwell Walker, 73, of Clayton, were held Monday, January 13, 2020, at Clayton Apostolic Pentecostal Church Chapel with Rev. Melton Rushing and Bro. Cecil Grantham officiating.  Interment followed at Kings Cemetery in Wisner, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Barbara Tidwell Walker was born on Wednesday, March 13, 1946 in Gilbert and passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Alexandria.


Lucille Hudnell Bond

Lucille Hudnall Bond, 93, entered into eternal life on January 9, 2020 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Lucille was born in Jonesville, on April 29, 1926, to the union of Henry Hudnall and Pearl McClure Hudnall.

A service celebrating Mrs. Bond’s life was held on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in Jonesville with Reverends Gary Norris and Ralph Webber officiating. Interment followed at Galvin’s Creek Cemetery in LaSalle Parish, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.


Roy M. Reyes

Memorial services for Roy M. Reyes, 71, of Ferriday, were held Friday, January 10, 2020, at First Baptist Church of Vidalia with Bro. Wes Faulk officiating, under the direction of Comer Funeral Home.

Roy Reyes was born on Febuary 13, 1948 in Raymondville, TX and passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Merit Health in Natchez, Mississippi. Roy retired from the City of Vidalia as the Street Department Superintendent. with 23 years of service and was a part time Vidalia Police officer. Roy grew a love of the outdoors while being raised and working beside his father and grandfather as a cowboy on the King Ranch in Texas.

Roy was preceded in death by his mother Mary Reyes and niece Rene' Rodgriguez

Survivors include his wife Janie Tucker Reyes of Ferriday; two sons, Roy Reyes and his wife Crystal of Ferriday, and Levi Reyes and his wife Nikki of Monroe; his father Roger D. Reyes of Vidalia; sister Diane Rodriguez of Vidalia; brother Steve Reyes of Carthage, TX; four granddaughters, Bailey Reyes, Brooklyn Reyes, Lyla Cate Reyes and Ally Crofford and two grandsons, Lawson Reyes and Holden Tucker Reyes

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I would like to express my condolences to the family. I just wanted to share an encouraging thought from God's word. It's taken from 2 Cor, 1:3,4 -- Praised be the God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.

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