Nancy Byers

Nancy Byers, 81 , of West Monroe, died Sept. 28, 2018. Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Cedar Crest Baptist Church, West Monroe. Interment followed in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Calhoun, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Pamela McClung Cannon

Memorial services for Mrs. Pamela McClung Cannon, 64, retired customer service representative, of Sterlington, were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe. Visitation was from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. She died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

Freddie R. Cooper

Funeral services for Freddie Roy Cooper, 87, of Sicily Island, were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Pine Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Harrell Tucker officiating. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery, under the direction of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home-Winnsboro. Mr. Cooper passed away on Sept. 28, 2018 in Alexandria.

Donna Sue McNabb Finley

Donna Sue McNabb Finley, 81, of Monroe, an elementary teacher, died Sept. 30, 2018. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today, Thursday, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Raymond W. Hamilton

Funeral services for Retired Chief Petty Officer Raymond W. Hamilton, 82, were at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Woodlawn United Methodist Church, West Monroe, with Rev. Shelley Hill officiating. Interment with military honors was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. at the church with a Masonic Rites Service at 6 p.m. under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.

Thomas Ray “Tommy” Lynch, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Ray “Tommy” Lynch, Jr., 68, retired salesman, of Monroe, will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct.4, at Loch Arbor Baptist Church in Monroe. Interment will be at Loch Arbor Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home Monroe. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church. He died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

Doris F. Medley

Doris F. Medley, 93, of Monroe, died Sept. 30, 2018. Private Family Services will be Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Sherry Plunk

A celebration of life for Sherry DeLancy Plunk will be at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Family Church, West Monroe. Officiating will be Rev. Michael O’Neal, Bishop Mark Foster and Rev. Richard Richardson. Family remembrances will be offered by her father, Beryl DeLancy.

Entombment will follow in the Open Air Chapel Mausoleum in Kilpatrick’s Serenity Gardens, West Monroe, with Rev. Michael Stravato. Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

Sherry passed away on Sept. 30, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family.

Sherry is survived by her husband, of 50 years, Donnie Plunk of West Monroe; daughters, Sharon Disotell of West Monroe, Sarah Nelson and her husband, Chris of West Monroe; son, Don Plunk and his wife, Ashley of West Monroe; mother, Virginia Ayers of West Monroe; father, Beryl DeLancy and his wife, Pat of West Monroe; sisters, Berylene Moore of West Monroe, Jennifer McDanell of West Monroe, Phyllis DeLancy of West Monroe, Scarlette Black of Monroe and Robin DeLancy of Olney Il; brother, Ken DeLancy of Carbondale, IL;  grandchildren; Alan Disotell, Will Disotell and his wife, Kayla, Claire Disotell, Ethan Plunk, Katie Nelson, Luke Nelson, Olivia Plunk, Sophia Plunk, Grant Nelson and Emory Nelson; great grandchild, Sawyer Disotell; and a host of nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Laurie Tarver.  

Sherry and Donnie’s life was focused around their family and were members of Family Church for over 41 years.   Sherry’s enthusiasm for life and sharing it with their family was central to her and she relished her role as Nana. She was an enthusiastic supporter of her grandchildren’s activities. She delighted in celebrating and planning for the holidays and made every family occasion festive and fun.  The beach was one of her favorite places and enjoyed reading a good book while she was there. She loved hunting but could fish all day if you let her.

Honoring Sherry as pallbearers will be Alan Disotell, Will Disotell, Ethan Plunk, Luke Nelson, Beryl Richardson and Dewayne Richardson.

Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in Sherry’s memory to Family Church.

Online condolence messages may be made to the family at

Mary Catherine Riser

Mary Catherine Riser, 77, of West Monroe, died Oct. 1, 2018. Services were at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation was from 2 p.m. until service time on Wednesday.

Maurice Tipton

Memorial visitation for Maurice Tipton, 52, of West Monroe was from noon-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Inurnment will follow at Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Rayville, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.

Maurice passed away Sept. 27, 2018 in West Monroe.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.