Obituary Archive

Rosie Lee Moore (01-22-2015)

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Lee Moore, 57, a homemaker from
Hamburg, Ark., were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at
Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Hamburg, Ark. Burial followed at Green Grove
Cemetery in Parkdale, Ark., under the direction of Mitchell Memorial
Funeral Service of Crossett, Ark. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until
7 p.m. on Friday, Mrs. Moore died January 6, 2015.

Wreather Pilgreen, 95 (01-22-2015)

Funeral services for Wreather C. Pilgreen, a Homemaker, 95, a
homemaker from Marion, were held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at First
Baptist Church in Farmerville. Burial followed at Union Primitive Baptist
Church in Linville, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in
Farmerville. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015,
at the church. Mrs. Pilgreen died Monday, January 12, 2015.

Tina Knoles Scarborough, 57 (01-22-2015)

Funeral services for Tina Knoles Scarborough, 57, a homemaker from
Haile, were held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Haile Baptist Church.
Burial followed at Liberty Cemetery near Linville, under the direction of
Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Visitation was held Friday, January 16,
2015, at the church. Mrs. Scarborough died Tuesday, January 13, 201

Clotilde “Tee” Allen Doster (01-22-2015)

Funeral services for Mrs. Clotilde “Tee” Allen Doster,
84, of Ruston, will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015,
at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston. Rev. Royce Allen and
Rev. Danny Eddy will officiate the service. Interment will
be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Spearsville, LA
under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Visitation will be 1:00 P.M. until service time at the church.
Mrs. Doster was born March 5, 1930 in Downsville and
passed away January 17, 2015, in Ruston at her residence
following a lengthy illness. She was a member of Cook Baptist
Church and was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant.
Clotilde was a very loving, compassionate and sharing
person by generously offering delicious teacakes, jellies
and dumplings. A favorite saying of Tee’s was “Jesus loves
you, and I do too.” During her married life she supported
her husband as a minister’s wife for over 30 years.
She is preceded in death by: Her parents; her husband,
Charley Roy Doster; and brother, O.K. Allen.
She is survived by: Seven children - Roy Anthony Doster
and wife Nelly of Brownsville, Texas, Jeffrey Allen Doster
and wife Sheila of Point, Texas, Charles Gregory Doster and
wife Venetia of Kaufman, Texas, Kerry Lang Doster and wife
Stasia of Sherman, Texas, Kelly Edward Doster and wife
Chony of Frisco, Texas, Tena Lee Crabtree and husband
Mike of Ruston and Amanda Sue Batey and husband Brian
of West Monroe; 22 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren;
two great great grandchildren; eight siblings – Bessie Mae
Acree of Linden, Tenn., Juanita Rich of Shreveport, Jack Allen
of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Mary Green of Shreveport,
Robert Allen of ILil, Mich., Eloise McFadden of Shreveport,
Royce Allen of Charlotte, Mich., Marie Ryan of Stonewall,
La.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Association
of Baptist Students at Louisiana Tech University, c/o
of Danny Eddy, 505 W. Alabama Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons – Lang
Doster, Bobby Doster, Nathan Batey, Trey Slaton, Preston
Doster and Andrew Doster. Honorary pallbearers will be
Ricky McFadden, Jerry McFadden, Keith Tawater, Mazion
Pepper, Phi Pham, Brian Batey, Connor Batey, Michael
Crabtree, and Kenny Green.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.

Orare Bearden Skains (01-22-2015)

Funeral services for Mrs. Orare Bearden Skains, 96, will
be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Sardis
Baptist Church in Farmerville with Pastors Bob Jackson &
David Martin officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery
near Farmerville, under the direction of Farrar Funeral
Mrs. Skains, a homemaker, went to be with her Lord and
Savior on Sunday, January 18, 2015.
Orare was born May 10, 1918 to the union of Leonard
“Len” and Daisy Bearden. She spent her entire life in
Union Parish. She was a faithful member of Sardis Baptist
Church for over 80 years until her health prevented her
from attending.
Orare was preceded in death by: Her husband of 70 years,
John O. Skains; son Taylor “Pug” Skains; a niece that was
like a daughter, Ruth Albritton and husband Marvin; as well
as five sisters and five brothers.
Left to honor her memory are: Her sons, Bennie B. Skains
and wife Nan and Danny Skains and wife Debbie; daughterin-
law Maxine Skains of Farmerville; 10 grandchildren, 18
great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren and three
great-great-great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the
nurses and staff at Arbor Lake Nursing Home & Bro. David
Martin for the excellent care given during our Mother’s
final years.
Serving as pallbearers will be Stan Bearden, Kim Skains,
Ronnie Cole, Jimmy Cole, Tony Nolan, and Learnerd Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers are Stein Bearden, Emmett
Bearden and Lester Bearden.
Visitation was 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at
Farrar Funeral Home.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.

Henry R. Taylor (01-22-2015)

Henry R. Taylor, a retired businessman, passed away
Thursday, January 2, 2015, at the age of 92, after an extended
illness. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January
4, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Farmerville with Rev.
Kurt Auger and Bro. Ronnie Parks officiating. Visitation
was held from 1:30 - 3 p.m. at the church. Interment followed
at Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Golden
Funeral Home.
Mr. Taylor, born in Mangham, grew up in Swartz, raised
his family in Monroe and retired to Farmerville on Lake
D’Arbonne.. While healthy, he was an active member and
deacon of First Baptist Church of Farmerville and had
served as a deacon at two other churches in his earlier years.
Mr. Taylor was a proud veteran of the United States Marine
Corps during World War II and served on the islands of
Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa with the 2nd Marine
Division. He was a member of the occupied forces of Japan.
Following the war, Mr. Taylor returned home to Swartz
and enrolled at the then Northeast Louisiana Junior College
where he met the love of his life, Juanita Burford
Taylor, whom he married in August of 1947. Following
completion of course requirements at junior college, they
moved to Baton Rouge where he earned his electrical engineering
degree from LSU. Spurning offers from some of
the largest manufacturers of electrical components, the
couple returned to the Monroe area to be close to their
parents and began a family of their own. For many years
he worked as a salesman for Murco, Inc. which he helped
form in the early 1950s. Mr. Taylor was a past member
of the Monroe City School Board, an associate member
of the National Electrical Contractors Association and a
current member of the VFW Post in Farmerville. When
healthy, he was an avid fisherman and an active member
of his church, whose congregation was very dear to him.
Mr. Taylor is preceded in death by: His wife of over 55 years; and
his parents, Mack Henry Taylor and Gladys Byargeon Taylor.
He is survived by: Two sons – Glenn R. Taylor of Farmerville
and Paul R. Taylor of Mountain Home, Texas; his
grandchildren – Kelly Taylor Geist and her husband Jared
of Shreveport, Jeff G. Taylor and his wife Amanda Estep
Taylor of Allen, Texas; as well as four great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Dale Buford, Tim Tettleton,
Jarrell Matkins Jr., Wayne West, Jeff Taylor and Leslie
Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 400
North Main St., Farmerville, La. 71241

James Floyd Thomas (01-22-2015)
Photo of James Floyd Thomas
Funeral services for
James Floyd Thomas, 68,
will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21,
2015, at Cross Roads Baptist
Church in Farmerville with
Rev. Andy Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in Cook
Cemetery in Spencer under
the direction of Farrar Funeral
Mr. Thomas, a retired
welder, went to his heavenly
home January 17, 2015. He
was a member of Cross
Roads Baptist Church. Jim
was a “Jack or Jim,” if you
will, of all trades. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing,
coin collecting and woodworking. He met so many people
through his travels and the D’Arbonne Diner. He loved his
kids and grandkids with all his heart, including Jessica
Novak. He loved her and treated her like his own. He was
a proud Vietnam Veteran and served two tours during
Preceding him in death were: His parents Lawrence
“Pop” Thomas & Mary “Nanny” West Thomas; and a son,
Rusty Thomas.
Left to cherish his memory are: Two daughters – Missy
Greer and husband Ben and Rhonda Rawls and husband
Mike, all of Farmerville; two brothers – Beau Thomas and
Ricky Thomas of Farmerville; three sisters – Jane Cook, Pat
Addison and husband Terry and Sandy Dean, all of Farmerville;
seven grandchildren – Kimber Moon, Bubba Moon,
Tiffiny Greer, Nate Greer, Taylor Thomas, Allie Givens
and Chassidy Boyd; as well as a host of nieces & nephews.
Pallbearers will be Beau Thomas, Ricky Thomas, Adam
Novak, Lee Thomas, Lil Bo Thomas, Todd Futch, Ronnie
Dean, T.J. Futch & Ray Wyrick.
Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Farrar Funeral Home.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.