Obituary Archive

Norma Evelyn Poston McKinnie (09-11-2014)
Photo of Norma Evelyn Poston McKinnie  Services for Mrs. Norma Evelyn Poston McKinnie, 94, of Marion were held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2014, at the Dean Baptist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Donald Reeves. Burial followed at Liberty Cemetery in Linville. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.
“Miss Norma” passed away September 4, 2014 at home in Ft. Smith, Ark., after a short illness. A lifetime resident of Dean, she was born November 14, 1919. She attended Spearsville High School. She worked at Marion Clinic for many years and provided care and comfort for so many. She was a member of Dean Baptist Church, where she was pianist & organ player for over 45 years.
She is survived by: Her daughters, Patricia Ann Hickey and Diedre Lane of Fort Smith and Terri Sue Phillips of Frisco, Texas; son Jon R. McKinnie of League City, Texas; 11 grandchildren – Scott Bardin of Russellville Ark., Pat Pillow of Jackson, Tenn., Terri Andrews of Benton, Amanda Phillips of Denver, Colo., Ashley Meredith of Haughton, Jennifer Pearson of Dallas, Penny Gregory of League City, Randy McKinnie of Ruston, and Michael Hicks, Courtney Lane and Marc Lane of Ft Smith; 19 great grand-children and seven great great grand-children.
She was preceded in death by: Her husband of 50 plus years, William Pinkney “Dub” McKinnie; two children – Michael and Cindy; and her parents, Leonard & Tempie Ann Key Poston.
Pallbearers were Scott Bardin, Randy McKinnie, Larry McKinnie, Gary McKinnie, Marc Lane, Danny Smith, Roger Baker.
Honorary Pallbearers were Dewey Reppond, Dewey Rhodes, Charles Pace
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Peggy Lanier (09-11-2014)
Funeral services for Peggy Lanier, 84 of Farmerville, will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Culbertson Baptist Church in Farmerville. Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Oda Wayne Roberts. Burial will follow in Culbertson Baptist Church Cemetery under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mrs. Lanier was born on October 28, 1929 in Monroe and passed away on September 6, 2014 in Farmerville. She was the former owner of Peggy’s Cake Shop in West Monroe. She was a member of Culbertson Baptist Church.
She is survived by: Her husband of 67 years, Don Lanier; daughters Sharon Porter and husband William and Kathy Blaylock Jarrell and husband Daniel; sisters Janice Nolan, Martha Vinson and Willie McQuire; grandchildren, Wendi, Christie, Hollie, Brian, and Brad; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.
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Julian Keith “Buck” Parks (09-11-2014)
Photo of Julian Keith “Buck” ParksJulian Keith (Buck) Parks, 86, passed away after a lengthy illness on August 19, 2014, at his home in Farmerville, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born June 8, 1928, to the union of Jule and Verda Hay Parks, and was a lifelong resident of Union Parish.
Although he was employed for many years in the insurance and banking industry, his true passion was farming. He was happiest spending time on the Parks Farm acreage. After retirement, “Uncle Buck” was a much-loved employee at the dental offices of Dr. Tommy Ward, Dr. Vance Costello and Dr. Daniel Raymond.
He was preceded in death by: His beloved wife of 51 years, Loyce Wilson Parks, and son-in-law Randy Reid.
He is survived by: His daughters Dr. Judith Levy and husband Robert of Baton Rouge, Belinda Reid of Farmerville and Melanie Wester and husband Richard of Asheville, N.C.; grandchildren Wesley McMurrian of Seattle, Wash., Derek Reid of Monroe, Dr. Claire Kappa and husband Dr. David Kappa of Durham, N.C., Blake Wester and Grace Wester of Asheville, N.C.; step-grandchildren Brian Levy of New Orleans and Dr. Robin Levy of Baton Rouge; and great grandson William Parks Kappa and step great grandchildren Ben, Caro, and Cecilia Bookman. He is also survived by his “son,” nephew Dr. Tommy Ward and wife Donna; sister Kathleen Ward and brother Barnes Parks and several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to his beautiful daughter Belinda Reid for her loving care over the last few years.
Visitation was August 21 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Services were August 22 at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Farmerville with the Rev. Kurt Auger officiating. Interment followed in the Farmerville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Union Parish Council on Aging Meals on Wheels Program or the American Lung Association of the Southeast.