Marla Lynn Coast

Memorial  services for Marla Lynn Coast, 68, of Saint Joseph, will be held at a later date under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Marla Lynn Coast was born on Wednesday, August 23, 1950 in Vallejo, CA and passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 in St. Joseph.   She was a resident of Saint Joseph and  a member of St. Joseph Church of Christ.

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Albert Lamar Nettles

Albert Lamar Nettles, 88 from Purvis, Mississippi, formerly of Lake St. John, passed away on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., surrounded by family and loved ones.

Albert is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Betty Sue Nettles, and his two sons Kenneth with his wife Linda, and Paul with his wife Jane. He is also survived by grandchildren Jessica, Shane, Chase, Jordan, and Ethan.

Albert lived a long and fruitful life that began on October 18, 1930, sharing many loving memories with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He bravely served our country in the United States Navy during the Korean war in the summer of 1953. During his time of service, Albert was awarded numerous medals for his sacrifices.

It is with regret that we say goodbye, but we come together in his memory to send our love and prayers for such a cherished man. Please include Albert and his entire family in your prayers.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 pm on Wednesday, May 29. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Chapel Inc in Purvis, MS.


Bernice Bordelon McLemore

Funeral services for Bernice Bordelon McLemore, 92, of Vidalia, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2019, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Vidalia. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to services.

Bernice was born July 23, 1926 in Cottonport, to Lucielle and Clifford Bordelon. She attended LSU and majored in Business Education. She married the love of her life, Jack McLemore, Sr. in 1949. She was a longtime teacher at Vidalia High School and also taught at the Concordia Parish Trade School. She was an avid gardener and her yard was her pride and joy. She was past president of the Bruin-Vidal Chapter of DAR, a member of the Pilgrimage Garden Club, and she received at several antebellum homes. She also loved playing cards with friends.

She is survived by daughters Lisa McLemore Tate and husband Avrie of Baton Rouge, and Ann McLemore Robichaux and husband Drew of Denham Springs; daughter-in-law Nancy Babin McLemore, wife of the late Jack H. McLemore, Jr.; grandchildren, Jack H. McLemore, III and wife Paige of Baton Rouge, Scott Barbin McLemore and wife Laura of Vidalia, David Allen Tate and wife Rachael of Navarre Beach, FL, Shannon Tate Messina and husband Kevin of Baton Rouge, Sherry Tate of Baton Rouge, Brian Michael Tate of Panama City, FL; great grandchildren, Molly McLemore, Natalie McLemore, Jack Hendrix McLemore IV, Brynn Lalonde, Stephanie Daigle, Chelsea Daigle, Arthur Messina, Benjamin Messina, Lila Tate, Ruby Tate, Charlotte Tate, Jakob Tate, great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah Lalonde, Kyler Daigle, Quinten McFarland, Treytin Daigle; sister Amy Muhs of Houston, TX; brother-in-law, Robert McLemore and wife Linda of Arlington, TX; sisters-in-law Dorothy Jean Falkenheiner of Vidalia, Pat McLemore of Corpus Christi, TX, and Mary McLemore of TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack McLemore, Sr.; son Jack McLemore, Jr.; great grandson Alex Tate, and sisters Miriam, Elinor, and brother Derrill.

Pallbearers will be Drew Robichaux, Scott McLemore, Jack McLemore, III, and Mike Mayeaux.

Honorary pallbearers are Avrie Tate, Charles Falkenheiner, Larry Chauvin, Bernard Sheppard, and Norman Edwards.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.


Rhett Pollard Powell

Funeral services for Rhett Pollard Powell, 70, of Ferriday, were held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the First Baptist Church of Vidalia with Brother Jase Ellis, Brother John Collard and Judy Hewitt officiating. Interment followed at Eva Church of God Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.  

Former longtime Concordia Parish award-winning photo journalist Rhett Powell moved to his Heavenly Home peacefully at 10:45 Am, May 24, 2019 in Alexandria, after a lengthy illness. 

Rhett Pollard Powell was born on August 24, 1948 in Ferriday. 

Rhett graduated from Swanee River Military School, attended Oral Roberts University and graduated form Atlanta Photography Institute. For nearly 50 years, Rhett served the citizens of Concordia Parish and Adams County with his photographic talent. He worked for the Natchez Democrat and the Concordia Sentinel, earning Best Photo awards at both papers. His Press pass opened a world of opportunity to Rhett. He seemed to always be at the right place at the right time to get that perfect shot. He was adept at flowing with the many changes he experienced in the world of photography. Rhett had pictures published in major newspapers and magazines and loved covering LSU football and baseball games. He also was on the sidelines for a Super Bowl Game in New Orleans. Rhett won Best Photo Awards in news and sports with both the Mississippi Press Association and Louisiana Press Association.

Rhett gave credit to God for his photographic ability. He would be first to say he was a born-again Child of God, and next a photographer! In his latter years, after his dear wife Francis' death, Rhett spent hour upon hour, reading and studying the precious Word of God. And, he prayed without ceasing. During crucial times, he was known to fast for days. He will be missed but will be remembered as a lover of people and friend to all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell Powell and Odessa Morace Powell; his wife Francis Latham Powell and daughter Bonnie Blue Powell Matthews.

Survivors include grandson Keith Matthews of Natchez, MS; granddaughter Elizabeth Matthews of Natchez, MS; son-in-law Chris Matthews of Natchez, MS; stepmother Darlene Powell of Ferriday; sister Wendolyn Powell Moon and husband Toby of East Texas; sister, Rhonda Powell Lewis and husband Brian of Lake Concordia.

He is also survived by a nephew, two nieces and a host of cousins.

Pallbearers were Buddy Paul, Joey Martin, Stanley Nelson, Modie Mascagni, Homer Hewitt, and Glen McGlothin.

Honorary Pallbearers were Jim "Abe" Evansizer, Ralph Bendell, Rob "Robbie" Brown, Chris Matthews, Keith Matthews, Bruce Laird and Mel Riggs. 

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Eloise Eschete Sullivan

Funeral services for Eloise Eschete Sullivan, 88, of Ferriday, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday. Interment will follow at Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, MS, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Eloise Sullivan was born on Saturday, April 11, 1931 in Louisiana and passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Houston, TX. She was a lifelong resident of Ferriday and worked for over 20 years with state and federal grants that assisted children of migrant farmers. Mrs. Sullivan worked a five parish territory to follow the education and medical needs and record keeping for the children of migrant farmers. Later in life she enjoyed working with plants, playing dominoes and collecting angels.

Mrs. Sullivan was preceded in death by her husband, Sgt. Arthur Francis Sullivan and second husband, Reggie Lowery; parents, John Percy Eschete and Alice Inez Jenks Eschete; three brothers, James Earl Eschete, Julius Vernon Eschete and Bobbie Delam Eschete; three sisters, Jacqueline Eschete, Charlotte Eschete DeLaune and Cherly Eschete Reed; three nieces, Misti Ahrens, Gigi Eschete and Jamie Eschete.

Survivors include two sons, John Sullivan of Houston, TX and Wayne Sullivan of Ferriday; sister Lorenza Ann Lambert; sister-in-law, Nora Eschete; five nephews, Timmy Eschete, Terry Eschete, Tommy Eschete, Michael Eschete and Eddie DeLaune; five nieces, Dee Miller, Tracie Gray, Jackie Hodges, Michelle Eschete and Becky Eschete.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 am until 11 am. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit


Lester J. White

Funeral services for Lester J. White, 86, of Jonesville, were held Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Mayna Church of God with Bro. Lloyd Trisler and Bro Joey Pepmiller officiating. Interment followed at Palo Alto Cemetery, Mayna, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Lester White was born on Tuesday, March 21, 1933 in Mayna and passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Rapides Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of Jonesville and a devoted member of Mayna Church of God where he served for many years. Mr. White was an avid cattleman even working with his cattle in the last month of his life. He could often be found fishing and hunting. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-granddaughters.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest J. White and Edith Runnels White; one great-granddaughter, Dylan Faith Wiley; one sister, Clara “Sis” White and seven brothers, Clerel, Virgie, Boo Boo, Luther, Norman, David and Robert Owen White.

Mr. White is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alyne White; daughter Clara Wiley and husband Jerry; son James White and wife Sandy; daughter Rhonda Wilson and husband Kyle; four grandchildren, Jason Wiley and wife Alecia, Jeremy Wiley, Jack Little and wife Jimmie Jo and Evan White; five great-granddaughters, Katelyn Wiley, Ashlyn Wiley, Cameron Wiley, Savannah Little and Audrey Little.

Pallbearers will be Jason Wiley, Jeremy Wiley, Jack Little, Evan White, Jerry Wiley, Kyle Wilson and Bill Wiley.

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews, Jackie McNeely, Glenn McNeely, Shelby Trisler and Joe Ivey.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the caregivers at the Columns and to the care team at Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Medical ICU.

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