Obituary Archive

William Jinks (11-20-2014)
Funeral services for William Jinks, 78, of Downsville, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville with Bro. Wayne Whiteside and Chaplain Don Banks officiating. Burial was in Crestview Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.
Mr. Jinks was born and raised in Delhi, Louisiana. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served in the Vietnam Conflict and retired after 20 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant. Mr. Jinks worked and retired after many years as an auto mechanic in Union Parish.
He is preceded in death by : His wife of 59 years, Myrtle “Cat” Jinks; his parents, John Henry and Maudie Ellen Jinks; a brother, John Elvis Jinks, Sr.; five sisters – Mary Nell Overstreet, Ollie Mae Jinks, Myrtle Dickson, Louise Jinks and Beatrice McKibbens.
Left to cherish his memory are: His two daughters – Rebecca Jinks Brennon and husband Charles and Rhonda Jinks Owens and husband Shelton, all of Downsville; three sons – William E. “Blue” Jinks and wife Lorrie of Downsville, Homer Ray Jinks and wife Marty Kay of Farmerville, and Mark O’Neal Jinks and wife Johnna of Shreveport; two brothers – Billy Ray “Johnny” Jinks Sr. and wife Inez and Henry E. Jinks and wif, Nadia, all of Delhi; two sisters – Shirley Dickson of Delhi and Judy Goodson and husband Jerry of Georgia; 13 grandchildren – Jennifer Creed, Jason Creed, Casey and Jennifer Rogers, Adam Smith, Colby and Courtney Jinks, Jessica Kelly, Sam Smith, Dalton and Katie Jinks, Josh and Leanne Brennon, Matthew Jinks, Caleb Jinks, Mason Jinks and Marley Jinks; four step grandchildren – Whitney Owens, Bonnie Bearden, Stephanie Craighead and Angela Del Rio; and a host of other family and friends who will miss him greatly.
His grandsons served as pallbearers.
Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank the Gamble Hospice Care for their services, social worker Cheryl Minor and caregiver Wanda Holmes.
Online messages for the family may be left at

George Everette Rogers Sr. (11-20-2014)
Photo of George  Everette Rogers Sr. Mr. George Everette Rogers Sr. of Downsville, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. He was 66 years old. He was born Tuesday, November 25, 1947 in Monroe, Louisiana
He was preceded in death by: His parents, Everette Eugene “Sam” and Doris Honeycutt Rogers; a brother, David Rogers.
Mr. Rogers was owner/operator of Rogers-U-Pull-It Auto Salvage Yard and was an avid collector. He was also a former deputy with the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Those left to cherish his memory include: His wife Sharon Lewis Rogers of Downsville; a son, Dr. George Everette Rogers Jr. and wife Connie of Charlotte, Tenn.; three daughters – Christy Rogers and husband Jerry of West Monroe, Allison Guice and husband Chris of Grapevine, Texas and Wendy Miller and husband Matt of Winnfield; 11 grandchildren – Andrew, Aaron and Anna Claire Rogers, Caleb, Morgan, Logan, Natalie and Chloe Rogers, Mattie and Emma Miller and Connor Guice; a sister, Sybil Ganey and husband Wilbur of Downsville; three nieces – Toni Rose, Sherilyn Gaston and Deanie Rogers.
The family received friends on Thursday, November 13 at Community Baptist Church, 164 DeFreese Rd., West Monroe, from 5-8 p.m. and again on Friday, November 14 from 11 a.m. until time of services. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Community Baptist Church with Rev. Danny McIlveene officiating. Interment followed in Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.
Serving the family as pallbearers will be John Obed, Billy Wayne Silmon, Bill Cook, JimBo Holman, Richard Bennett and Butch Sheptock. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

Robert H. Wilson (11-20-2014)
Photo of Robert H. Wilson Robert H. Wilson, 80, of Camden, Ark., passed away on November 14, 2014, at Pine Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. Robert was born on September 21, 1934 to James M. Wilson and Mattie Elizabeth Puska Wilson of Waldo, He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Maul Road Church of Christ in Camden.
Robert is preceded in death by: His parents, James and Mattie Elizabeth Wilson; his brother, Paul Wilson; and sisters Irma Ruth Brogdon and Mary Alice Thomas.
He is survived by: His wife of 56 years, Barbara Perry Wilson of Camden; two daughters – Cindy Besancon and her husband Brad of Benton, Ark. and Robin Gray and her husband, Gary of Farmerville; grandsons Heston Besancon and his wife Courtney and Ryne Besancon and his wife Jessica of Benton and Wesley Gray of Farmerville; a great-granddaughter, Mattie Beth Besancon of Benton; a brother, Morgan Wilson and his wife Sue of Longview, TX; and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at Proctor Funeral Home funeral home 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at the funeral home, followed by interment at Liberty Cemetery near Louann.
Memorials may be made to the Maul Road Church of Christ Food Pantry, Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of the Pine Hills Nursing Center, Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice, and to Dr. Erin Goss for the compassionate and loving care Robert received.
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Mattie Lee Glass Armstrong, (11-20-2014)
Mattie Lee Glass Armstrong, 92, a homemaker, died Sunday, November 9, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.  Burial followed in Liberty Hill/Taylor Cemetery.