Jimmy “Bo” Davis
Funeral services for Jimmy “Bo” Davis, 68, of Winnsboro, will be held Friday, July 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home, with Rev. Danny Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Chase Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home.
Bo was born on Oct. 12, 1950, to the union of Johnny and Katherine Davis, and passed from this life on July 1, 2019, in Rayville. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Davis and Katherine McKenzie Davis; and brother, Larry Spruill.
Survivors left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Amber Berryhill and husband Tommy; adopted daughter, Sheri Thomas and husband Joey and their three daughters: Chelsea Thomas, Maddie Thomas, and Karaline Thomas; sister, Wanda “Doll” Barton and husband Danny Joe; and granddaughter, Maggee “Magnum bow” Shiers. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Pallbearers to honor the memory of Bo will be Tommy Berryhill, Leon McIntyre, William Guimbellot, Mark Walker, Jessie Wallace, Jerry Perot, and Mack “Redman” Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cleve Heckard, Peanut, Mutt, and Woodrow.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 5 p.m.– 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Maxine Fowler Stevens
Maxine Fowler Stevens of The Woodlands, Texas, formerly of Austin, died Wednesday, June 26 at age 97.
Born July 25, 1921, in Lisbon, to James Crad and Minnie Clements Fowler, she was the last survivor of seven children. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, James Traxel Stevens after almost 66 years of marriage.
She is survived by her son, Barry and wife Gayla, of West Monroe; daughter and former son-in-law, Linda Menn and Harry Menn of The Woodlands, Texas; granddaughters, April Menn Dickerman (Ralph) of The Woodlands, Texas; Jessica Stevens Thurman (Matt) of Ruston; Jennifer Stevens Juneau (John) of Fort Worth, Texas; and Jacqueline Stevens Kitchingham (Brock) of Monroe; great-grandchildren Olivia Hamby, Elayne Kitchingham, Chandler Thurman, Elijah Juneau and Landis Juneau; one sister-in-law Eva Fowler; and several nieces and nephews.
In August 2005, after 59 years in their beloved Austin, Maxine and Traxel moved to The Woodlands, Texas to be near their daughter.
Maxine was a graduate of Lisbon (Louisiana) High School and Louisiana College, Pineville. She did graduate library work in Library Science at The University of Texas-Austin.
She taught in Louisiana public schools before moving to Austin in 1946. She worked with the Austin Public Library and the Texas State Teachers Association before joining the Austin Independent School District as an elementary librarian.
Mrs. Stevens was librarian at Pease, Mathews, and Highland Park elementary schools, and at old Austin High School on Rio Grande. She moved to Anderson High School in 1974, before retiring in 1986.
After retirement, Maxine volunteered at the LBJ Library, worked at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and catalogued and set up a library at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church in Austin.
For many years, she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, International Society of Key Women Educators, and Austin Retired Teachers. She was active in retiree groups, Lifetime Learning Institute, the Nite Owls bee of the Austin Area Quilt Guild, and the “Mermaids” at Crenshaw Fitness Center.
Maxine volunteered her assistance in many ways, including making of banners for Northwest Hills United Methodist Church (Austin), where she was a charter member. She also worked with the Prayer Quilt group at Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church. Maxine had many friends and was a friend to many.
A graveside service was held at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery, Sharon, Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. Dr. Steven Fowler officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.
Clara Moffett January
Funeral services for Clara Moffett January, 86, of Winnsboro will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Winnsboro Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.
Mrs. January died June 30, 2019, at University Health of Monroe.
She is survived by sons: Leo Moffett, Monroe; Rubin Moffett and Rev. Robert Moffett, both of Dallas, Texas; daughters: Mattie Johnson Crenshaw, Monroe; Elnora Mooring, San Antonio, Texas; Olevia Williams and Tawallar Jackson, both of Dallas, Texas; step-children: Rev. Luther January, Monroe; Huey January, Shreveport; Annie Davis, Chicago, Ill; Vera January, San Leandro, Calif.; Shirley McDowell, Alexandria; sister, Louise Smith, Winnsboro; aunt, Lydia Lewis, Winnsboro; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Roger Wayne Sims
Memorial services for Roger Wayne Sims, 60, of Winnsboro, were held Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Boeuf Prairie Methodist Church in Fort Necessity, with Rev. Rex Barker officiating. Interment followed in the Turner Family Cemetery in Fort Necessity, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Sims loved spending time with his family and friends, loved traveling the country with his wife, working side by side as pipeline surveyors, deep sea fishing, boating, spending time on the water, wood working, playing Santa Clause, and was a prankster. He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Willie Ruth Sims, and brother, David Sims.
Survivors include his wife, Jayme Sims of Winnsboro; son, Terry Sims and wife Emily of Weatherford, Okla.; grandchildren, Carley and Harper; and brother, Ricky Sims of Okla.
Online registry/condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.
Jakyrie Umari Scott
Funeral services for infant Jakyrie Umari Scott, 2 months old, of West Monroe were held Sunday June 30, 2019, at St. John Baptist Church in Winnsboro. Burial followed at Rest Haven Cemetery, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.
Jakyrie died June 24, 2019, at St. Francis Medical Center.
Survivors include parents, Charles Scott Jr. and Tionany Walker, West Monroe; brother, Charles Scott III, West Monroe; maternal grandparents Tiffany Jackson and Fred, Monroe; Oniss Walker and Yolanda, Fort Worth, Texas; paternal grandparents: Charles Scott Sr. and Betty, West Monroe; great grandmother, Charlean Jackson, Winnsboro; and a host of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Oniss Walker, Jeffery Scott, Richard Jackson, Xzavier Jackson-Tolliver, Brian Scott, Larry Richardson Jr.
Funeral services for Alex Shaw, 79, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Cuba Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.
Mr. Shaw died June 17, 2019, at Franklin Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy C. Shaw, Winnsboro; sons: Tommy Lee Shaw, Danny Shaw; step-sons: David Carothers and Corey Carothers; daughters: Jennifer Shaw, Harriet Shaw, Sarah Ann Cook, Diane Shaw, Geraldine Shaw, and step-daughter, Sheronda Hunt; brothers: Eugene Shaw and Pierce Shaw, both of Winnsboro; sister, Hattie Washington, Winnsboro; 31 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers were Ben Jackson, Phil Jackson, Charlie Cooks, Jessie Shaw, John Washington, Michael Washington and Antonio Washington.
Sister Aline McMurray
Funeral services for Sister Aline McMurray, 86, of Chase will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Chase Pentecostal Church with Rev. Billy Martin, Rev. David Poole and Rev. Clay Hutto officiating. Interment will follow in Harris Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, until time of services Wednesday.
Sister Aline was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Winnsboro, and passed from this life on June 30, 2019, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.
She was a member of Chase Pentecostal Church; she was a pastor’s wife along with being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her family, friends and strangers that came into her life.
Sister Aline is preceded in death by her parents, Whitt Driggers and Ava Lofton Driggers; husband, Rev. Ray McMurray; daughter, Sandra Kay Richmond; grandsons: James David Richmond, Joel Allen Richmond and Tyler Lee; sister, Tinker Carroll; brother, Fred Driggers, and sister, Modessa Newman.
Survivors left to cherish her memory include four children: Ronnie McMurray, of Winnsboro, Steven Ray McMurray of Chase, Tressia Lynn Richmond of Raymond, Miss., and Shonnie Lee of Chase; brothers: Drew McMurray of Chase, James Ray McMurray of Newellton, and Rodney McMurray of Winnsboro; and sister, Ava Nell Merritt of Newellton; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Hitt, Cameron Lee, Brad McMurray, Chris McMurray, Eric McMurray, Mark McMurray, Todd McMurray and Ryan Richmond.
Honorary pallbearers will be Colton McMurray and Matt Richmond.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
Funeral services for Willie James, 58, of Monroe, will be Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. .at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Sicily Island with Rev. Evertt Shiele officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery, under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home.
Mr. James died Thursday, June 27, 2019.
He is survived by his daughter, Wysheka Mane Jones, Houston, Texas; mother, Mandy Brooks, Sicily Island; sisters: Patricia Brooks Bonner and Carol Brooks, both of Breaux Bridge; Marcie Brooks and Mamie Brooks, both of Sicily Island; one brother, Kevin Brooks, Baton Rouge; additional siblings: Claudia Collins and Willie Collins Jr.; Angela Berry, Damy Berry, Eddie Berry Jr. and Johnnie Ross.
Online guestbook: www.richardsonandsimsfunerealhome.com.