Lukey Shows Robinson

Funeral services for Lukey Shows Robinson, of Winnsboro were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, Winnsboro, with Rev. Fran Guy and Rev. Chris Winterman officiating.  Interment followed in New Winnsboro Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Robinson passed away on Dec. 19, 2018, at Willis-Knighton Pierremont, Shreveport.  She was born to O. C. Wardlaw Shows and Stephen Morris Shows on July 25, 1927, in Mansfield.  After graduating from Mansfield High School she attended Louisiana Tech University where she earned a BS degree in education and was a member of  Phi Mu sorority, serving as its president during her senior year.  After graduation she took a job at Winnsboro High School in the fall of 1947, teaching typing, bookkeeping and shorthand.  She kept that position for 31 years, teaching hundreds of students.  With the advent of computers, many of her former students have expressed gratitude that Mrs. Robinson taught them to type.

In Winnsboro she met and married John Pershing Robinson.  They were married for 45 years until his death in 1994.  Other family members who preceded her in death were her parents Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Shows; brother James Shows; sister Mary Kathryn Shows Smith, and nephew Steve Shows.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Mary K. and husband Dr. Carl Turpin of Bastrop; grandsons: Dr. Matt Turpin and wife Jennifer of West Monroe, Dr. John Turpin and wife Tiffany of West Monroe, and Dr. Stephen Turpin and wife Elizabeth of Ruston; her adored great-grandchildren: Max, Luke, Patrick, Kate, Stella and Annelise Turpin all of West Monroe.  She is also survived by one niece, four nephews, and many valued friends.

Being a person who enjoyed people, Mrs. Robinson was involved in several community groups.  She served as an officer in the Winnsboro Garden Club, Southern Homes and Garden Club and the DAR.  She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed the pokeno club, attending functions at the Princess Theater and gardening in her lovely yard.

Mrs. Robinson was an enthusiastic member of Winnsboro Methodist Church where she was known to dress up as Minnie Pearl to make special announcements.  She served as Sunday School Secretary for 12 years and was a long-time member of the Administrative Board.  She also served as president of the Pearls, her beloved Sunday School Class. “Miss Lukey” loved her church family because she loved her Lord.  She accepted Jesus as her savior as a child and is now praising Him in heaven.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1502 West St. Winnsboro, LA 71295

Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.

Mary Virginia Scriber

Services for Mary Virginia Scriber, 100, of Winnsboro, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro, with Rev. Chris Winterman, Rev. Fran Guy, and Rev. Johnny Hankins officiating.  Interment followed in Grayson Family Cemetery, in Fort Necessity, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

Mrs. Scriber was a 1935 graduate of Fort Necessity High School.  She attended Louisiana State Normal College, as N.S.U. was then known, earning her teaching degree in 1939.  She then taught elementary education in Winnsboro for nine years.

Mrs. Scriber loved spending time with her family.  She loved to cook and travel.  She loved shelling peas, and cracking pecans.  She also loved to send cards to friends and family, enjoyed helping and entertaining people.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church, and an active member in the U.M.W. Group. 

Mrs. Scriber was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Mae Harkey; and her husband of 64 years, W. Buie Scriber.

Survivors include  son, Bill Scriber and wife Mary Joan of Houston, Texas, daughter, Ginger White and husband Cloid of Winnsboro, six grandchildren: Amy Scriber Szucs, of Denham Springs, Ben Scriber of Houston, Texas, Stephen Scriber and wife Andrea of Houston, Texas, Kris White of Portland, Ore., Grayson Boudreaux and husband Tommy of Gretna, and Hunter White and wife Chrissie of Winnsboro, great-grandchildren: Cole and Viktoria Szucs, Addison Noser Bitsis, Ame’lie and Olivia Boudreaux, and sister-in-law, Joy Scriber of Winnsboro. 

Pallbearers were Ben Scriber, Stephen Scriber, Cole Szucs, Kris White, Hunter White, Tommy Boudreaux, Ray Scriber, and Glen Scriber.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Winnsboro, LA., or “Families in Need Project”.

Online registry/condolences may be made at www.mulhearenfuneralhome.com.

Mary Lee Wright Norwood

Funeral service for Mary Lee Wright Norwood, 85, of Winnsboro, were held on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in the chapel of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home, with Rev. John Norwood officiating and Rev. Tommy Bosco assisting. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Norwood was born on June 10, 1933, in Jigger, and passed from this life on Dec. 20, 2018 in Winnsboro. She is preceded in death by her parents, R. L. Wright Sr. and Cora Jane Davis Wright; husband, Allen Theodore Norwood Sr.; son, Larry Wayne Norwood; daughter, Debbie Campbell; sisters, Ruby Gene Gaulden and Keitha Ellerbe; and brothers, Vernon Wright and Buddy Wright.

She is survived by her children: son, Michael Norwood and wife Sue of Olla; daughter, Diane Hodges and husband Glenn of Shreveport; son, Teddy Norwood and wife Sunday of Winnsboro; daughter, Janet Stone and husband Roger of Arkansas; son, Jimmy Norwood and wife Lisa of Gilbert; and daughter, Katie Norwood of Winnsboro; brothers, Garvin Wright and wife Ada of Winnsboro, and R. L. Wright Jr. and wife Maxine of Liddieville; and sisters, Viola Guice of Winnsboro, Faye Lyons of Homedale, Idaho; and Carolyn Guillot and husband Bufurd of Fort Necessity. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Pallbearers were Jeff Wright, Bo Guillot, Dusty Ellerbe, Tra Wright, Corey Carr, and James Mobley.

Danny A. Priest

Funeral services for Danny A. Priest, 73, of Winnsboro were held Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Life Church in Winnsboro with Rev. Kevin Bates and Rev. George Bates officiating.  Interment followed in Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home. 

He was born to Hugh Allen Sr. and Lois Armstrong Priest on April 1, 1945, in Winnsboro, and passed from this life Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at his residence in Winnsboro.

Mr. Priest was a member of Life Church and was a U.S. Army veteran.  He worked as a sales clerk for many years, having worked at Hatfield Lumber, Home Depot in Monroe and Home Hardware.  He was an LSU sports enthusiast and was a former coach for local baseball and softball teams in Winnsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Hugh Priest Jr.

He is survived by his wife Rhonda Davis Priest of Winnsboro; son and daughter-in-law Robert Allen Priest and Kristi McIntyre Priest of Crowville; daughter and son-in-law Robin Priest Mooney and Brooks Mooney of Winnsboro; brother Charles Priest and wife Candy of Frisco, Texas; sister Ann Ensminger and husband Gary of Baton Rouge; grandchildren: Chaten Singh, Andrew Priest, Ryan Mooney and Emma Priest.  He is also survived by two dear friends Tab Singer and Bill Marionneaux, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Pallbearers were Chris Armstrong, Tommy Gilbert, Sam Nations, Eric Parker, Blake Priest and Brian Reynolds.

Honorary pallbearers were Doyle Champlin, Bill Griffing, Bill Marionneaux, Leon McInture and Tab Singer.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.gillfirstnational.com.

Pearl Lou Roberts Caillouet

Graveside service for Pearl Lou Roberts Caillouet, 84, of Wisner, were held on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at South Central Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Keith Dowden officiating, under the direction of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pearl Caillouet, a retired nurse, was born on Feb. 16, 1934, in Wisner, and passed from this life on Dec. 19, 2018, in Winnsboro. She is preceded in death by her parents, Monroe Richard Roberts Sr. and Delma Wright Roberts; husband, Edward Joseph Caillouet Sr.; sons, Edward Jospeh Caillouet Jr. and Donald Caillouet; and brothers, Thomas Roberts and Gerald Roberts.

She is survived by her sister, Stella Fatzer and husband Lionel; and brother, Monroe Richard Roberts Jr. and wife Diane. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Robert James “Butch” Alpe

Robert James “Butch” Alpe passed away at Oktibbeha County Hospital on Dec. 20, 2018. Butch was born on June 2, 1942, in Winnsboro, to the late Joseph Bernard and Camille Forte Alpe.

Butch graduated from Winnsboro High School in 1960 and Louisiana State University in 1966. Butch was a true “Southern Gentleman” and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, and supporting MSU athletics. He served in the U.S. Army and was the past Director of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce Plant Industry. Butch was the secretary and treasurer for many years for the Mississippi Agriculture Industry Council.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Twila Little Alpe and children: Mike and Mitzi Alpe of Starkville, Shane and Kristy Alpe of West Point, and Kalicia and Lee Henderson of Tupelo; grandchildren: Logan and Lillee Alpe of Starkville; Kip and Price Alpe of West Point; and Jay, Joshua, and Jessica Henderson of Tupelo; one brother, Joe Frank Alpe, of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Cheryl and Jerry Reeves, of Winnsboro; mother-in-Law, Beulah Little, of Winnsboro; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Tonda and Petey Parish, of Riverview, Fla., and Roxy and Scott Fletcher, of Winnsboro; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friends, David and Janet Hodges of Aberdeen, Miss.

Butch is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Charles “Rock” Alpe, and father-in-law Nelson Little.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville, Miss. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date at Souled Out Ministries in Winnsboro.

The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Butch Alpe Scholarship Fund in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, MSU Foundation, P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Online donations may be made at and designate your gift for the Butch Alpe Scholarship Fund.

You can leave the family a condolence at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com.

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