Obituaries
Obituary Archive

Melton Edwards (08-27-2015)
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Funeral services for
Melton Gray Edwards,
Sr. 84, of Farmerville,
were held at 10 a.m. on
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
at 10 a.m. at Salem Baptist
Church in Farmerville,
officiated by the
Rev. Aleck Nyegaard.
Interment followed Liberty
Taylor Cemetery
in Farmerville under
direction of Kilpatrick
Funeral Home.
He was born on August
8, 1932, and passed
away on August 22,
2015. Mr. Edwards was
a corporal in the United
States Army Engineering Battalion in Saalfeldan, Austria.
He was a lifelong member of Salem Baptist Church
and a deacon since 1975. He was also a member of Union
Fraternal Lodge No. 53 and a member of International
Union of Operating Engineers for 63 years.
He was preceded in death by: His wife Patricia Sims;
and a daughter, Cynthia Breed.
Survivors include: His children – Jennifer Bordelon
and husband Terry of Branson, Mo., Melton Gray Edwards
Jr. and wife Debra of Farmerville, Philip Taylor
Edwards and wife Missy of Pineville, Peggy Stracener
of West Monroe, Eric Alan Edwards of Springfi eld,
La.; 18 grandchildren – Emily Wilson, Sarah Bordelon,
Molly Bordelon, Cody Bordelon, Tyler Breed, Whitney
Johnson, Hunter Breed, Mel Edwards, Amy Edwards,
Blake Edwards, Allison Edwards, Taylor Edwards,
Travis Edwards, Kevin Stracener, Kylie Stracener,
Kole Stracener, Madeline Edwards, Bailey Edwards; 12
great-grandchildren; and sister Reba Albritton (Rex),
brother-in-law; LaJune Edwards (sister-in-law); Susan
Edwards (sister-in-law); fi ancι’ LaVerne Johns; as well
as numerous nieces and nephews.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, August 24,
2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.
Online condolence messages may be sent to the fam
ily at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

Wayne McFarland (08-27-2015)
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Funeral services
for Mr. Wayne McFarland,
75, of Downsville,
was held at 10 a.m. on
Wednesday, August 26,
2015, at Downsville United
Methodist Church,
officiated by Rev. Lisa
Mayo. Interment will follow
at Downsville Cemetery
under direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral
Home.
Mr. McFarland was
born on January 11, 1940,
and passed away on August
23, 2015.
He was a lifelong
member of Downsville
United Methodist
Church, where he was
a Sunday school superintendent and member of the
choir. He owned and operated Farmerville TV Service
since 1978.
He was preceded in death by: His parents, Fred and
Doris McFarland; and a brother, Frank McFarland.
Survivors include: His wife of 53 years, Virginia Mc-
Farland of Downsville; children – Tommy McFarland of
Downsville, Tammy Poole and husband Joey of Clinton,
Miss., Tina Corona and husband David of Marion; two
siblings – Marvin McFarland and wife MaryLou of
Downsville and Becky Gleason and husband Jim of
Ruston,: six grandchildren – Corey (Ashley), Jordan,
Seth, Emma, Caleb, and Callie; as well as several nieces,
nephews, other family members and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August
25, 2015, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.
Serving as pallbearers were Corey Poole, Jordan
Poole, Seth Corona, Eric McFarland, Jonathan McFarland,
and Cole Gleason.
Memorials may be made to Downsville United Methodist
Church.
Online condolence messages may be sent to the family
at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

Ray Royal (08-27-2015)

A private, graveside service for Ray Royal, Jr. was
held Friday, August 21, 2015, at Liberty Cemetery near
Linville under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of
Farmerville. Mr. Royal, 77, who was retired Louisiana
Offi ce of State Parks, died Thursday, August 20, 2015.