Susan Leigh Cochran

Susan Leigh Cochran, 70, of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Friends and family attended a reception honoring Susan at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Lori Anne Crandle

Lori Anne Crandle, 40, of Monroe, an employee of JP Morgan Chase, died Saturday, March 16, 2019. Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at North Monroe Baptist Church. Visitation was 5-7 p.m.Thursday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Interment was in the Allendale Township Cemetery, Allendale, Mich.

Edith Mae Haney Dyke

Edith Mae Haney Dyke, 83, of West Monroe, died March 19, 2019. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Marsha Hatten Emmons

Marsha Hatten Emmons, 87, of Sterlington, a beautician, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation was from 12:30 p.m. until service time Saturday. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.

John David Frost Sr.

Funeral services for John David Frost Sr., age 72, were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2019, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time. Rev. Dennis Hensley Jr. officiated. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Jack Wesley Gray

A memorial gathering for Mr. Jack Wesley Gray, 80, pawn shop owner and operator, of Choudrant, will be from 5-7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Griffin Funeral Home, West Monroe. He died Monday, March 25, 2019.

Patsy (Pat) Ruth Holliman

Patsy (Pat) Ruth Holliman, 63, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born July 30, 1955 in Monroe, LA to Herbert and Mildred (Boyett) Holliman.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Fair Park Baptist Church in West Monroe with Rev. Waymon Warren and Rev. Jeff Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, LA. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.

Pat was loved by her family, friends and co-workers. She was a dedicated teacher and coach for 40 years. Her love for her students was evident by her firm but fair approach. Pat possessed a down to earth nature and love for people and life. Her sweet smile could light up any room. She loved to sing with the church choir and had the voice of an angel. Now, she is singing with the heavenly choir above. The loves of her life were her nieces and great-nieces and nephews.

After retirement she volunteered at St. Francis Medical Center in the Newborn Nursery. Rocking those sweet babies gave her great joy.

Pat was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Holliman, Sr. and her mother, Mildred Boyett Holliman.

Pat is survived by her sister, Martha Holliman Preston, West Monroe; brother, Herbert Holliman, Jr., West Monroe; her precious nieces, Amy Preston Shelby (Robert) Prairieville, LA and Kelly Nicole Preston, Dallas, TX and great-nephews and nieces, Cade Shelby, Ian Shelby, Tate Shelby, Cai Shelby, Abram Shelby, Emma Shelby, Sarah Shelby, Asa Shelby, Isaac Shelby and Anna Claire Shelby. They were the loves of her life. She will be missed greatly by her family as well as friends and co-workers.

Pallbearers will be Cade Shelby, Ian Shelby, Tate Shelby, Craig Pate, Paul Coburn and Paul Crew.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cai Shelby, Abram Shelby, Asa Shelby, Isaac Shelby, Jim Norris, Wayne Cranford and Tim O’Neal.

Memorials may be made to Fair Park Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Pat’s favorite scripture: To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven… Ecclesiastes 3:1

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

Joyce Edwina Herrington

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Edwina Herrington, 76, retired cashier, of Monroe, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Griffin Funeral Home, West Monroe. Interment was at Cheniere Baptist Cemetery in West Monroe. She died Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Mary Lee King

Mary Lee King, 84, of Monroe, a registered nurse, died Monday, March 25, 2019. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. March 29, 2019, in Riverview Cemetery in Monroe, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.

Barbara Ann LaCour

A celebration of life for Mrs. Barbara Ann LaCour of Monroe, was at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Griffin Funeral Home, Monroe.

Rose Marie Lasuzzo

Rose Marie Lasuzzo, 63 , formerly of Monroe, died Monday, March 18, 2019. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at St. Matthew Catholic Mausoleum Chapel. Interment was in St. Matthew Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.

Barbara Perritt

Funeral services for Barbara Perritt, 78, of Downsville, were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe with Rev. Ricky Baker and Bro. John Austin officiating. Interment was at Williams Cemetery in Eros. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

George Edward Phillips

George Edward Phillips, 64, of Star, Miss., passed away on March 7, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, eight days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

He was born in West Monroe, and lived in Star, Miss., for over 30 years. He graduated from West Monroe High School and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from ULM.

Music, animals and art filled his life, and he approached each day with wonder and creativity.

Growing up, he was particularly interested in reptiles, and had an assortment of snakes and alligators during his younger years. He worked at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo with the reptiles. All his beloved pets through the years were rescue animals.

He worked for Specialty Sound in Monroe, and played keyboard in various bands, most notably The Mistakes. He was recruited to Morrison Brothers in Jackson, Miss., as manager of the Keyboard Department. While living at his grandparents’ home in Star, he worked from his home recording studio and composed music, pursued painting and other visual art forms, and collaborated with numerous other musicians on a multitude of endeavors. He operated the Magnolia Flea Market in Star, where he met many interesting people and had lots of stories to tell.

His gentle spirit and quick wit will be missed. His mantra was to look for joy, beauty, and meaning every day. He was loved and respected by many.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Maxine Phillips of West Monroe, and wife Olivia Grower Phillips. Cherishing his presence in our lives and our memories of the good times are his soulmate Sharon Holloman of Star; sisters, Frances Phillips Methvin of Alexandria, and Nancy Phillips Blanchard of West Monroe, brother, Bill Phillips of Rocky Branch, and special nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a future date.

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

Leon Julian “Sonny” Ramsey

Leon Julian “Sonny” Ramsey, 75 , of Monroe, a building contractor, died Sunday, March 24, 2019. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at First Baptist Church Swartz. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church Swartz. Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith, 68, of Monroe, an accounting clerk, died Friday, March 22, 2019. A memorial visitation was 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.

Sara Mayo Spencer

Private family services for Sara Mayo Spencer, 94, of Monroe, will be held at the family cemetery in Catahoula Parish. Mrs. Spencer was born Sept. 5, 1924 and passed away March 18, 2019.  She was a teacher and librarian. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home.

Andrew F. “Andy” Stump

Andrew F. “Andy” Stump, 75, of West Monroe, died March 23, 2019. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Billie Maxine Takewell

Miss Billie Maxine Takewell, 89, of Monroe, a bookkeeper, died Monday, March 25, 2019. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Swartz First Baptist Church. Visitation is from 1-3 p.m. today at Swartz First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.

Bobby F. Williams Jr.

Bobby F. Williams Jr., 77, of West Monroe, died Thursday, March 21, 2019. Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe.

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