Obituaries
Obituary Archive

Boyce Aaron “Bob” Pardue (03-05-2015)
Photo of Boyce Aaron “Bob” PardueFuneral services for
Boyce A. “Bob” Pardue age
78 of Kelly were held 2:30
p.m. on Tuesday March 3,
2015, in the Columbia chapel
of Riser Funeral Home
with Rev. Joe Aguillard offi -
ciating. Interment followed
in the Old Bethel Cemetery
at Clarks. Visitation was on
Monday March 2, 2015 at the
funeral home from 4-9 p.m.
Boyce Aaron Pardue,
known by everyone as
“Bob,” was born on January
7, 1937, in Marion to
the union of his parents,
Andrew Dewey Pardue and Linne Eva Graves Pardue.
He passed from this life on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at
the St. Francis Medical Center following a brief illness.
Bob retired as an operations engineer, having worked
on numerous gas pipelines throughout the country. After
retirement he went to work with the Caldwell Parish
Sheriffs offi ce and worked there for the last 19 years. Bob
was a farmer, cattleman, hunter and had a great love for
animals and for people, which was returned greatly. Bob
also served in the United States Army and was a member
of Kelly Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by: His parents; his fi rst wife,
Betty Taylor Pardue; and by his brother in law, Wilbur Taylor.
Those left to cherish his memory are: His wife: Evelyn
Grant Pardue of Kelly; his son, Bobby Pardue and wife
Donna Collins Pardue of Kelly; his stepsons – Samuel
Greenwood and wife Gail of Kelly, and Randy Greenwood
of Kelly; his daughter, Jenea Clark and husband Timothy
Clark of Kelly; stepdaughter Kathryn Naquin and
husband Jim of Urania; grandchildren Clayton Pardue,
Stephanie Pardue, Dustin Clark, Brittany Clark Rider, and
Colton Clark; two brothers – Jerry Pardue and wife Susie
of Houston, Texas and Elton Pardue and wife Susan of
Farmerville; two sisters – Annette Daniels and husband
Jerry of Farmerville and Sylvia Jean Wimberly and Powell
McAlpin of Monroe; brothers and sisters-in-law Buddy
and Ethyl James, Bill and Mary Taylor, and Charles “Rabbit”
Taylor and Pat Taylor and Frances Taylor.
Serving as pallbearers were Michael Wimberly, John Taylor,
John Rider, Rob Taylor, Todd Williams, Roddy Pardue,
Eddie James, Larry Adams, Dustin Hatten, Lee Scribner and
Honorary pallbearers were Clarence Moore, Huey Bonner,
Glen Grant, Mickey Hillman, Bud Kinnison, Sheriff Steve
May and the entire Caldwell Parish Sheriffs Offi ce.
In lieu of fl owers any planned memorials may be made
in memory of Bob Pardue to Kelly Baptist Church, P.O.
Box 159, Kelly, LA 71441
Online registry/condolences: riserfuneralhomes.com.

Amanda Ann McKinnie McPherson (03-05-2015)
Photo of Amanda Ann McKinnie McPhersonFuneral services for
Amanda Ann McKinnie
McPherson, 32, were held
at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March
1, 2015, at Dean Baptist
Church with Bro. Don
Reeves offi ciating. Burial
followed in Dean Cemetery
under the direction of
Farrar Funeral Home in
Farmerville.
Amanda was born
March 3, 1982 to Sharon
and Virgil McKinnie. She
was a graduate of Linville
High School, class of 2000. After graduation she attended
Cloyd’s Beauty School and worked as a server. She was
an avid hunter and enjoyed running dogs with her daddy.
Left to cherish her memory is: Her son, Hunter McKinnie;
parents Sharon and Virgil McKinnie; two sisters
– Tammy Porter and husband Ron and Dee Shepherd
and fi ancée Johnny; grandmothers Marie McKinnie and
Therese Haye; nieces Kiersten Hill, Kelsay Hill, Brooklynn
Harris, Morgan Shepherd, and Taylor Porter; future great
nephew: Kaden McKinnie Hill; as well as many other relatives
and friends.
Pallbearers were Tony McKinnie, David Cole, Darryl
Cole, Danny Cain, Lance Davis and Wayne Reppond.
Visitation was Saturday at the church.
Online messages may be left at farrarfuneralhome
online.com.

Ruth M. Blair (03-05-2015)
Photo of Ruth M. BlairFuneral services for
Ruth M. Blair, 98, formally
of Wisner, were held at 11
a.m. on Thursday, February
26, 2015, at Farmerville City
Cemetery in Farmerville
with Bro. David Martin offi -
ciating under the direction
of Farrar Funeral Home.
Mrs. Blair, a homemaker,
went to her heavenly home
on February 23, 2015. She
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Benton, La. Cooper and Lela McKay.
Left to cherish her memory is: Her son, Dr. Joe Blairand
wife Carrie of Texas; daughter, Sandra Weaver and
husband David of Bossier City; daughter-in-law Marie
Blair; six grandchildren – Kevin Blair and wife Tammy,
Ricky Blair and wife Beth, Doneen Brubaker and husband
Bob, Brad Blair, Brian Weaver and wife Vicky and Ginny
Weaver Hammock and husband Charles; as well as numerous
great grandchildren and a host of other relatives
and friends.
Online messages may be left at farrarfuneralhome
online.com.
Mrs. Blair worked as a clerk
at the Wisner Drug Store,
and in her eighties, worked
at the Union Parish Police
Jury and fi nished her career at the Union Parish Library.
She was preceded in death by: Her husband: Horace
Blair; oldest son Donald Blair; and two sisters, Gladys

Ricky Finklea (03-05-2015)
Photo of Ricky FinkleaA memorial service for
Ricky Finklea, 61, of Calhoun,
was held at 4 p.m.
on Saturday, February 28,
2015, at Farrar Funeral
Home with Bro. Bob Jackson
and Bro. Ricky Baker
offi ciating.
Ri c k y g r a d u a t e d
Farmerville High School
in 1972 and spent most of
his life in Farmerville. He
was a commercial electrician,
an avid fisherman
and a member of First
Baptist Church in Marion.
He passed away February
26, 2015.
Preceding him in death
were: His parents: Marshall and Willene Hicks Finklea.
Left to cherish his memory is: His wife, Roxanne Finklea;
three sons – Chris Finklea, Mikey Finklea and wife
Christina, and Ricky Finklea and wife Amy; two daughters
– Shea Emery and husband Stephen and Gracie Finklea;
four sisters – Kay Stockle, Jane Gray and husband Wayne,
Missy Pylant and husband Jamie, and Nancy Tyson and
husband Chuck; four brothers – Randy Finklea and wife
Renee, Mark Finklea, Lane Finklea and wife Kim and
Tracy Finklea and wife Ann Marie; one grandchild, Eli
Finklea; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was 3:30 p.m. until time of service.
Online messages may be left at farrarfuneralhome
online.com.

Sharon Freeman Goldman (03-05-2015)
Photo of Sharon Freeman GoldmanFuneral services for Sharon
Freeman Goldman,
67, of Sterlington, were
held at 10 a.m. on Friday,
February 27, 2015, at Rocky
Branch Baptist Church
near Farmerville. Rev.
Harry Woodson McGuffee
officiated. Interment followed
at Freeman Family
Cemetery under the
direction of Farrar Funeral
Home in Farmerville.
Sharon Freeman Goldman
was born September
17, 1947, in Farmerville and
passed away on Monday,
February 23, 2015.
She was preceded in death by: Her parents George and
Dorothy Freeman.
She is survived by: Companion Leo “Buddy” Ashley of
Sterlington; two daughters – Melissa Toyas and husband
Rolando of Nashville, Tenn. and Kelly Pack and husband
Andrew of Texarkana, Texas; brother David Freeman
and wife Angela of Farmerville; sister Regina Gilmore
of Bernice; aunt Jean Fiebelkorn and husband Jack of
Monroe; three grandchildren – Allison, Cate, and John
Preston; two nieces, Tori and Courtney; nephew Mason;
great nephew Brycen; as well as numerous cousins.
Sharon was a graduate of LA Tech University, was a
retired hairdresser and was a restaurant manager for
many years.
Pallbearers were Joshua Whitner, Jerrell Gates, Ronald
Gene Gates, Kerry Wayne Ashley, Von Freeman and
Kerry Freeman.
Visitation was held Thursday at Rocky Branch Baptist
Church, Farmerville.
Online messages may be left at farrarfuneralhome
online.com.

Gerard Ferrone, 83 (03-05-2015)

Funeral services for Gerard Ferrone were held at 2 p.m.
March 2, 2015 in the chapel of Farrar Funeral Home of
Farmerville. Visitation was 1 p.m. until time of service.
Burial was in Spearsville City Cemetery. Mr. Ferrone, a retired
pharmacist from Spearsville, died February 22, 2015.

Paul White, 56 (03-05-2015)

Funeral services for Paul White will be held at 3 p.m. on
Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Curry Chapel AME in Strong,
Ark. Mr. White, a stocker for Wal-Mart, died February
24, 2015.

Lester E. Freeland (02-26-2015)
Photo of Lester E. FreelandMr. Lester Freeland, 69,
formerly of Rayville, a
retired driller and veteran
of the U.S. Air Force while
serving during Vietnam,
went to his heavenly home
on February 21, 2015. A
private service, held by
the family, will be at a later
date.
Left to cherish his memory
is his wife: Gladys Freeland
of Rayville; three sons
– Ronny Edward Freeland
and wife Karen of Farmerville,
James Freeland and
wife Karen of Houston,
Texas and Tommy Eugene
Freeland of Rayville;
brother Bernard Freeland; two sisters – Jeannie Womack
and Opal Freeland; seven grandchildren – Tyler, Travis,
Amber, Sean, Kyle, Cody, and Olivia; as well as several
nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.

Sim “Junior” Scarborough (02-26-2015)
Photo of Sim “Junior” ScarboroughFuneral services for Sim
“Junior” Scarborough, 70,
were held at 10 a.m. on
Saturday, February 21, 2015,
at Farrar Funeral Home
in Farmerville with Bro.
Robin Cox officiating assisted
by Elvia Fife. Burial
followed in Reppond Cemetery
in the Dean community
under the direction of
Farrar Funeral Home.
Mr. Scarborough, a retired
oil field consultant,
passed away February 19,
2015. He was a member of
Haile Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by: His parents Sim Sr. and
Ruth Lee Scarborough; sisters – two sisters Dollie Perot
and Judy Fife; and brother Jimmie Scarborough.
Left to cherish his memory is: His wife of 48 years,
Janie Scarborough; mother-in-law Jean Smith; two daughters:
Michelle and fiancée Joel and Jan and husband,
Jason; four grandsons – Chase, Josh, Slade and Dalton; a
granddaughter, Emma; one great grandson Brayden; as
well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Pallbearers were Matthew Smith, Justin Smith, Mason
FREELAND
SCARBOROUGH
Smith, Jerrod Baker, Jonathan Hodge, and Cody Pace.
Honorary pallbearer was Logan Fife.
Visitation was Friday, February 20, 2015, at Farrar
Funeral Home.
The family expresses special thanks to the doctors
and nurses who provided care for Junior: nurse Rhonda
Walker, Dr. Archie and Fresenius Dialysis Center. A special
thank you to Dr. Cindy Bimle and Dr. Stuart Melton for all
their loving care over the years.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.
com.

Audrey A. Thomas (02-26-2015)
Photo of Audrey A. ThomasFuneral services for
Audrey A. Thomas, 63,
were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
February 21, 2015,
at First Baptist Church in
Farmerville with Bro. Kurt
Auger officiating, under
the direction of Farrar
Funeral Home. There was
no graveside service.
Mrs. Thomas, co-owner
of Thomas Nursery and
Feed, went to her heavenly
home February 19, 2015.
She was a member of Mt.
Ararat Baptist Church in
Downsville and currently
attended First Baptist
Church in Farmerville.
She was preceded in death by: Her parents, Bro. David
& Mildred Barkley; and sister Louise Pace.
Left to cherish her memory is: Her husband of 45 years,
John W. Thomas of Farmerville; son: Jason W. Thomas
and wife Paula of Farmerville; two brothers – Scooter
Barkley of Downsville and Joey Barkley and wife Terri
of Downsville; three sisters – Vicki Sullivan and husband
Hardy of West Monroe, Carrie Barkley of Downsville and
Kathy Coates and husband, Kenny of Columbia, LA; two
grandchildren – Alex W. Thomas and Brianna Thomas;
as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives
and many friends.
Visitation was Friday, February 20, 2015, at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0142.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.
com.

Addie Williams (02-26-2015)
Funeral services for Ms. Addie Williams, 85, of Crossett
were held Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at New Bethel
Baptist Church in Crossett. Burial followed at Carlock
Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral
Service of Crossett. Ms. Mitchell died Wednesday,
February 18, 2015.