Obituary Archive

Eddie Mckennis Page (05-03-2016)

Funeral Services for Eddie Mckennis Page (72) will
be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday May 4, 2016, at Zion Hill
Missionary Baptist Church in Farmerville, with the Rev.
Tommy L. Carr officiating. Interment will Immediately
follow at the Zion Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from
2-6 p.m. on Tuesday May 3, 2016, in the chapel of Memorial
Funeral Home in Farmerville.

Dorothy Jean Hicks (04-28-2016)

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Hicks, 82, of Monroe
were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Farrar
Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kurt Auger officiating.
Burial was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of
Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mrs. Hicks, a homemaker, went to her heavenly home
April 22, 2016.
She was preceded in death by: Her husband, Huey P.
Hicks; and two sisters.
Left to cherish her memory are: Her three sons –
Thomas Michael “Mickey” Hicks and wife Judy of Monroe,
David Glen Hicks and wife Micki of Arizona and
Steven Ray “Stevie” Hicks and wife Sandy of Arkansas; a
daughter, Bernadette “Bernie” Nolan and husband L.W. of
Farmerville; a brother, Charles Woolsey and wife Caroline
of Texas; five grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Wayne Cunningham, David Richmond,
Fred Shields, Jerry Taylor, Dale Smith and Tim
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2016,
at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.

Dorsey Smith (04-28-2016)

Dorsey Smith, age 91, of Lawrenceville, Ga., passed
away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
He was preceded in death by: His parents, Curtis
Dephew Smith and Pearl Darsey Smith; a daughter, Suzanne
Smith; a sister, Laverne Smith; a brother, English
Gary Smith; and a grandson, Daniel Edwin Smith.
He is survived by: His wife of 68 years, Eula Mae
Bearden Smith of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a son and daughter
in-law, Joe Dorsey and Patti Amerson Smith, Lawrenceville,
Ga.; three grandchildren – Christopher Dorsey and
Samantha Smith, Lawrenceville, Ga., Ryan Joseph Smith
and fiancé, Kristin Moore, Sandy Springs, Ga.; three greatgrandchildren
– Curtis Dorsey Smith, Thomas Gabriel
Smith and Alexis Christine Smith; a sister and brother
in-law, Carol Smith Webb and Chester Webb, Elberton, Ga.;
sister in-law, Patricia K. Smith, Hoschton, Ga.; as well as
several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Smith was born on September 10, 1924 in Claxton,
Ga. He was a graduate of Claxton High School and a
graduate of Landig Mortuary of Science College. He was
a former owner of Smith and Kennedy Funeral Home in
Claxton, Ga. where he was licensed funeral director and
embalmer. He was retired from C.S.X. Railroad as a conductor
with 32 years of service, and a member of Prospect
United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, GA.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April
22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral
Home with Rev. Richard Moeller officiating. Interment
followed at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville, Ga.
with military honors. The family received friends on noon
until time of the service on Friday, April 22, 2016.
To express condolences, please sign our online guest
book at

JoAnne Bennett Pearson Smith (04-28-2016)
Photo of JoAnne Bennett Pearson SmithJoAnne Bennett Pearson
Smith, 79, a retired florist,
went to be with the Lord
while surrounded by her
three daughters on April 19,
2016, in Farmerville.
JoAnne was born in
Union Parish on April 7,
1937 to her parents, J. D. and
Vera Ray Bennett.
At the age of 50, JoAnne
pursued her love of flowers
and became a licensed
florist working for Brookshire’s
for several years.
Her other passion was music,
and to hear her play the
piano was a treat for all.
She was preceded in
death by: Her parents; and
her husband of 22 years, Max. G. Smith.
JoAnne is survived by: Three daughters – Terri Pearson
Gregory and husband Rice, Toni Pearson Grier and husband
Bobby and Tammi Pearson Anderson and husband
Johnny; two step-sons – Joseph Smith and wife Mandie
and Jonathan Smith; her sister, Bettye Bennett Nolan; two
nephews – Matt Nolan and Johnny Pearson; two nieces –
Angie Nomey and Vevia Sturm; grandchildren are Kylie
Jones and husband Ben, Anna Hayes and husband Wade,
William Gregory and wife Lexi, Kassidy Bennett and
husband James, Kelci Rodgers and husband Trey, John
Richard Anderson and wife Ree, Jed Anderson, Claiborne
Smith, Nolan Smith, Graham Smith and Garrett Young;
11 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly; her uncle,
James “Sonny” Bennett and wife Barbara. Pallbearers were grandsons, William Gregory, John
Richard Anderson, Jed Anderson, Wade Hayes, Ben Jones,
James Bennett and Trey Rodgers.
The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation
to the compassionate staff at Arbor Lake Nursing Home,
caregivers Susie Smith, Debra Caples and Lynn Walker.
Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21,
2016 at Kilpatrick’s Funeral Home in Farmerville.
A Celebration of Life service was held Antioch Baptist
Church of Farmerville on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11 a.m.
with Bro. Nick Andrews officiating. Interment followed
at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,
910 Pierremont Road, Suite 410, Shreveport, LA 71106
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www

Mary Oma Smith (04-28-2016)
Photo of Mary Oma SmithFuneral services will be
held for Mrs. Mary Oma
Smith, 77, at 10 a.m. on Friday,
April 29, 2016, at First
Baptist Church of Homer
with Rev. Jerry Gill, officiating.
Interment will follow
in Holly Springs Cemetery
near Homer. The family
will receive friends at Rose-
Neath Funeral Home in
Homer on Thursday, April
28, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Mrs. Smith was born
October 30, 1938 in Linville
to Sherman and Lura Elizabeth
Hodge Roberson. She
went to be with her Lord
and Savior on Sunday, April
24, 2016 in Homer. Mrs.
Smith was former co-owner of Fred Smith & Sons and
a former employee of South Claiborne Water System. A
long time active member of the Ruple Baptist Church, Mrs.
Smith was a loving mother, grandma and great grandma,
as well as Mamaw to many others.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents; her
loving husband of 47 years, Fred Weyland Smith; and a
sister, Margie Tanner.
She is survived by: Four sons – Weyland Smith and wife
Carol, Kenneth Smith, Randy Smith and wife Donna, and
Keith Smith and wife Melissa, all of Homer; a daughter,
Charlene Killgore and husband Grant of Homer; a sister,
Shirley Roberson Elliott and husband Dr. Clyde Elliott of
West Monroe; two aunts – Ida Bell Albritton and Melba
Roberson, both of Farmerville; two sister in laws – Betty
Smith of Alexandria and Faye Smith Osbourne of Marion;
13 grandchildren – John David, Mary Kate (Tom), Rodney,
Daniel (Shayla), Jason, Nicole (Scott), Cassie (Kirk), Rachel,
Zach (Courtney), Shea, Jeremy (Brittany), Brandon
and Jake; 12 great grandchildren; along with numerous
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be John David Smith, Daniel Smith,
Jason Smith, Zach Killgore, Jeremy Smith, Brandon
Smith, Jake Smith and Scott Dye.
In lieu of flowers honoring Mrs. Smith, her family suggests
memorials be made to Ruple Baptist Church, Holly
Springs Cemetery or charity of donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www

A.J. Drost (04-28-2016)

A memorial service for A.J. Drost will be held at 10:30
a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Life Church in Sulphur.
Burial will follow at Dutch Grove Cemetery in Moss Lake,
La., at a later date, under the direction of Farrar Funeral
Home of Farmerville. Mr. Drost, 88, a retired refinery
operator, died April 23, 2016.