Betty Lee Garner

Graveside memorial services for Mrs. Betty Lee Garner of Surprise, AZ was 10 a.m. Oct.19 at Coax Baptist Cemetery near Winnsboro.  Arrangements were under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Winnsboro.

Mrs. Garner was born April 23, 1935 in Anadarko, OK and passed from this life on September 19, 2020 in Surprise, AZ at the age of 85.  Betty and Marion were married for 68 years before his passing in 2018.  She would say she had been around the world three times as Marion was retired Air Force and had been stationed many places.  Betty and Marion had retired to 39 acres in Winnsboro in 1992.  She enjoyed the animals and vegetable gardens.  She loved her family and now has gone home to be with her Heavenly Father.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Marion Edward Garner; and one daughter, Gail Garner.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Dennis Garner and wife, Rhonda of Wittmann, AZ, and her daughter, Karen Olivas of Charlotte, NC; her brother-in-law, Alvin “Top” Garner and family; also survived by three grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.

Online guestbook/condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com

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Monia Joyner

Graveside memorial services for Mrs. Monia Joyner of Mangham will be 11:00 a.m. Oct.2 at Lone Cherry Baptist Cemetery near Mangham with Rev. Doyle Adams officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville.

Mrs. Joyner was born October 19, 1917 in Elton, LA and passed from this life on October 17, 2020 in Shreveport, LA at the age of 102.  She graduated from Acadia Baptist Academy in Church Point, LA in 1937.  After graduation she worked as a Nurses’ Aide until the time of her marriage.  On April 18, 1938 she married Lee Roy Joyner, Sr. in Waskom, TX and bore five children.

For many years after her marriage, Monia directed her energies and talents toward taking care of her home, raising a family, and supporting and assisting her husband in his works as Baptist Minister at Lone Cherry Baptist Church, where she was a passionate Sunday school teacher, as well as very talented piano player for over 53 years. In her early fifties, with her husband now victimized by a disabling illness, she suddenly found herself confronted with a need to change her role in life and become a breadwinner.  Undaunted by the challenge facing her, she learned to drive an automobile and thirty-six years after high school graduation she entered vocational schooling preparation for her career.  With her God-given intelligence and strong work ethic, she soon mastered shorthand related subjects to enter the workforce.  Two days before her 55th birthday, at an age when many people are already thinking about retirement, she went to work for the Louisiana Department of Highways.  She worked for the Louisiana Department of Transportation for 34 years under the direction of Houston Champlin, Bill Kaufman, Bill Forrest, Ricky Moon, and Ken Free.  She retired with many accomplishments and lifelong friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lee Roy Joyner, Sr.; her parents, Olide Rachal and Mary Rachal Badon; her children, James Keith Joyner, Joe Edwin Joyner, Dr. Lee Roy Joyner, Jr., and Joy Camp; her grandson, Jon Tyran Camp; and her siblings, Cora Kelly Ward, Maurice Badon, Calvin Badon, Jessica Balovich and Vivian Green.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mary Margaret Barclift of Mangham; one brother, Houston Mannie Badon and wife, Joan of Lafayette; ten grandchildren, Lori Harris and husband, John, Joe Edwin Joyner Jr. and wife, Denise, Jan Wright, Joy Carol Mayhugh and wife, Kathryn, Timothy Justin Joyner, Juliene Nicole Joyner, Madeline Claire Joyner of, Nicolas Barclift, Joffry Lee Camp and wife, Julia, Margette Reid and husband Michael; also survived by nine great-grandchildren, fifteen great great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends.

Online guestbook/condolences www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville

Vernasteen ‘Bunt’ Smith

Vernasteen ‘Bunt’ Smith died Oct. 12 at her home in Winnsboro. She was 63.

Services for Vernasteen were held Oct. 17 at Richardson Funeral Home in Winnsboro at 11 a.m. Burial followed at Gethsemame Memorial Cemetery in Winnsboro.

She is survived by one son, Justin Jermaine Smith; one brother, Phillip Walker and one sister, Nona Walker.

She is also survived by three grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

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hillmanp2004

To The Family:

My name is, Pamela H. and I just wanted to extend my condolences to the family. I know this can be a difficult time for anyone to go through and I wanted to share with you a scripture from the bible; that helped me through my difficult times and continues to do so. The scripture is at -- Rev. 21:3,4 - With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be wit them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

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