Jerry V. Sullivan

Funeral services for Jerry V. Sullivan, 70, of Monroe, formerly of Winnsboro were held Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Gill First National Funeral Home, with Rev. George Bates officiating.  Interment followed in Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home. 

Mr. Sullivan was born Oct. 7, 1948, in Winnsboro, and passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at his home in Monroe. 

He was a member of St. Marks Methodist Church in Monroe.  He traveled all over the nation with his profession but he chose to be a resident of Monroe.  Mr. Sullivan was a highly skilled sought after chief Pipeline Inspector in both the nuclear field and petroleum production field for his entire career beginning at the early age of 17.  After retiring in 2016, he continued as a consultant for various firms.

Anyone who knew Jerry knew he was a very loving man, a man who chose to live a simple life with dignity and strong character.  A man of reputable character among his peers, and he worked diligently throughout his career to instill good work ethics in all the projects and teams he worked with. He was kind and considerate in every aspect of his life, both in business and family.  He loved the work he did and received high praises from all those associated with him, but his real love was family and his life with them.  His family loved him dearly and will miss him immensely.  He was an outstanding son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. A beautiful sweet soul.

He is preceded in death by his parents Edward and Vicki E. Sullivan; niece Brandi N. Spradlin; two brothers: James C. Sullivan and John L. Sullivan; and sister-in-law, Georgia L. Sullivan.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years Carrie Sullivan of Monroe; son, Jason Daven Davis of Houston, Texas; step daughter, Lauren Nicole Page of Monroe; step son Dustin Michael Page of West Monroe; three grandchildren, John Oliver O’Toole, Parker William Davis and Saylor Elizabeth Davis; two sisters: Dot Stanitzky and husband Carl of Monroe, and Rita Colgate and husband Terry of Breaux Bridge; several nieces and nephews who adored him.

Pallbearers were his nephews and great nephews  Greg Lee, Jacob Spradlin, Jeremy Spradlin, John Mitchell Sullivan, Shawn Sullivan, and Jeff Taylor.

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Joseph Morris Creppel

Joseph Morris Creppel, 90, of Winnsboro, was born on March 9, 1928, in Lafitte, and passed from this life on Jan. 18, 2019, in Winnsboro.

He is preceded in death by his father, Elcide Morrow; mother, Lucille Creppel; sister, Bertha Creppel; and son, William David Creppel. Survivors left to cherish his memory are his wife, Doris Alene Freeman Creppel; two sons, Gregory Creppel and wife Lisa, and Stephen Freeman; and daughter, Renvah Creppel. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family.

A private family memorial service to honor Mr. Creppel will be held at a later date.

DanL “Pete” Bennett

Funeral services for DanL “Pete” Bennett, 90, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Lone Cedar Baptist Church in Winnsboro with Rev. Johnny Magnuson officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro.  

She was born to the union of L.C. and R.D. Higdon Sharp on Feb. 29, 1928, in Winnsboro and passed from this life Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at her home in Winnsboro.

“Pete” was preceded in death by her parents; husband Cecil Bennett Jr.; daughters: Margie Killingsworth and Loretta Lipsey; and granddaughter, Kai Killingsworth.

She is survived by one daughter Karen Kaufman and husband Brian of Winnsboro; son-in-law Devone Killingsworth of Winnsboro; seven grandchildren: Lynsey Rea and husband Wesley of Houston, Kyle Kaufman of Baton Rouge, Nick Kaufman of Virginia Beach, Va., Danna Hodges and husband Kenny of Baton Rouge, Ryan Killingsworth and wife Sarah of Winnsboro, Kathy Lipsey and Karen Lipsey both of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; sister Monnie Baldwin; brother Ray Sharp both of Winnsboro.  She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren Katie Rea, Price Rea, Annie Hodges, Lucy Hodges, Andrew Hodges, Jesse Luke Killingsworth and Anna Claire Killingsworth.

Pallbearers were Tommy Baldwin, Ricky Baldwin, Larry Hebert, Nick Kaufman, Ryan Killingsworth, Johnny Mullican, Wesley Ray and Terry Sharp.

Honorary pallbearers were Don Bennett, Kent Bennett, Stan Ezell, George Gowan, David Price, Emmett Richardson and deacons of Lone Cedar Baptist Church.

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Varnie “Shuntae” Atkins-Young

Funeral services for Varnie “Shuntae” Atkins-Young, 41, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at Cathedral of Love & Faith in Winnsboro. burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Young died Jan. 9, 2019, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini in Alexandria.

She is survived by her husband, Kelvin Young; sons: Dirviney Atkins, Donterious Shaw, Tamarion Young, all of Winnsboro; daughters: Brittany Atkins, Debony Atkins, and Lori Lynch, all of Winnsboro; mother, Edith Atkins, Winnsboro; brothers: Shelton Atkins and Michael Robinson, both of Winnsboro; sisters: April Atkins, Shreveport, Shannon James, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Broderick Cameron, Johnny Rogers, Charles Anderson, Thomas Flunder, Eddie Atkins and Keontray Anderson.

Georgia Ann Moffitt

Funeral services for Georgia Ann Moffitt, 81, of Winnsboro were held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Morning Star Baptist Church in Fort Necessity. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moffitt died Jan. 10, 2019, at Plantation Manor Nursing Home in Winnsboro.

Survivors include sons: Johnny Moffitt of California; Danny McDaniel, Fredrick McDaniel and Lonnie Moffitt, all of Winnsboro; daughters: Gloria Baker and Shirley Moffitt, Winnsboro; Georgia Mae Moffitt, California; sisters: Clara January and Louise Smith, both of Winnsboro; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Adam Baker, Johnny Moffitt, William Heckard, Donnie Hughes, Moses Baker Jr., Latart Baker, Michael T. Thomas, Al’Derrius McCarthy Sr.

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