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Jeannette Ackel Memorial Services for Jeannette Peck Ackel, 92, of Monroe, Louisiana, will be held at 12:00PM Monday, April 25, 2016 at St. Paul's United Methodist with Rev. JoAnn Pounds officiating. Visitation will be held at 11:00AM until service time on Monday. Jeannette was born on October 1, 1923, in Greenville, South Carolina, and passed away peacefully in Monroe, Louisiana, on April 20, 2016. She attended Ouachita Parish High School where she graduated with honors. After high school she went to Northeast Louisiana Junior College where she was Homecoming Queen, Beauty, a member of Kappa Delta social sorority and Purple Jackets, an honor society. She went on to Louisiana Tech where she received her bachelor's degree in education. Continuing her education, she was awarded a master's degree from Northeast Louisiana University. Jeannette spent her professional life as an English and Louisiana History teacher at Robert E. Lee and River Oaks schools until her retirement in 1984. Active in her church, St. Paul's United Methodist, she served as librarian for many years. Jeannette was a member of the Susanna Wesley Chapter of the United Methodist Women's Circle and in 1993 was elected St. Paul's Woman of the Year. She was also a member of ADK, a teacher's group; PEO, a philanthropic organization and 20th Century Book Club. Interest in her community led to her serving as Chairwoman of the Monroe Bicentennial under Mayor Bob Powell. Her love of Monroe's rich past led to a series of presentations for clubs and schools about Monroe's founding families, their old homes and historic cemeteries. Jeannette was a docent for the historic Layton Castle, was a founding member of the Monroe Historic Commission and received an award for Historic Preservation from the Monroe Garden Study League. Her passion for genealogy led to her membership in many patriotic societies including the Fort Miro Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars; Sir John Payne Chapter of Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century; John Robinson Chapter, Daughters of American Colonists and Nike Air Max 2016 Sale General William Claiborne Chapter, Daughters of 1812. She was preceded in death by her husband Carter Barton Ackel; parents Jeannette Swoope Peck and James Godwin Peck, Sr. and siblings Hortense Peck Melton and James Godwin Peck, Jr. Jeannette is survived by her daughter, Jeri Ackel Kelly and husband David; son, Charles Scott Ackel and wife Donna and son Richard Barton Ackel; grandchildren, Jeffrey Scott Ackel and wife Carrie, Andrew Jordan Ackel and wife Jessica, Carter Alexander Kelly, James Barton Kelly and fianc Melissa Maldonado; and by her great grandchildren, Harris Scott Ackel, Wesley Ryan Ackel, Thomas Porter Ackel, and Addison Lee Ackel. The family would especially like to thank Jackie Keith and Betty Weems for their loving care of our mother. Jeannette put the flag up every morning and took it down every evening. She was a true patriot. Jack was retired from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System after many years of teaching at Baton Rouge High School and serving as a Visiting Teacher. Army Air Corps and was very active in Freemasonry since 1947. Visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Graveside services will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:00am. Mr. Claunch is survived by his son and daughter in law, Dr. Alan Claunch and his wife Christine; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Preceded in death by his wife, Sue Macy Claunch, and a step daughter, Terra Tepper. The family wishes to express their appreciation for wonderful care Nike Air Max 2016 Womens provided by the staff at Jena Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center and All Saints Hospice. Rabenhorst Funeral Home East Baton Rouge, LA
Edward Lewis Creel, Jr. Graveside services for Edward Lewis Creel, Jr., 80 of Frisco, TX formerly of Monroe, LA will be held at Heard Cemetery, Manifest, LA on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM with Bro. Ken Hoots officiating under the direction of Young's Funeral Home. Edward Lewis Creel, Jr. was born on Thursday, March 12, 1936 in Monroe, LA. and passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Baylor Scott White Medical Center in Plano, TX. He was preceded in death by Father Edward Lewis Creel, Sr., Mother Mary "Mayme" Scott Creel. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Ann Adams Creel of Frisco, TX; Son Edward Temple Creel and his wife Marlene of Arlington, TX; Daughter Celeste Berlien and her husband Jack of Plano, TX; 2 Grandsons John Berlien of Texas A and Matthew Berlien of Plano,TX. Young's Funeral Home Jonesville, LA
Errol J. Donovan Funeral services for Errol J. Thursday, April 28, 2016 at St Francis Medical Center Chapel in Monroe. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park. Father Phillip Theempalangattu will be officiating. Wednesday April 27, 2016 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home 1200 Lamy Lane Monroe, LA. God puts people on earth to do specific jobs. Errol's was to serve the public. He used his many skills serving, from fighting high water, to fixing caved in storm drains, cleaning up after ice storms, to putting out city dump fires, just to name a few. Errol's talent was landscaping, he was very proud of the work he did at the Monroe city complex and Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. And although those projects fell by the wayside, he still had a sense of accomplishment in his life. He loved his adopted city and saw great improvements in many areas during his years with the City. It was there that he met and worked alongside men who knew how to do their jobs, making friends wherever he went. After his time with the City of Monroe he carried his knowledge to ULM, again working with the physical Plant and wonderful employees who again, knew their jobs. His service to St. Fredericks High School spanned 16 years. Errol's retirement gave him precious time, his grandchildren gave him joy. The long walks along the Red Rock River in Montana with Joseph and Molly were like gifts from God. Watching the elk and looking for Mama Moose's babies were a must when visiting that wonderful place; teaching the grandchildren the true values in life, guarding and protecting them as he did his two daughters. As the sun set over the mountains, you would find him out with his fly rod testing his skill against the trout. The Lions Club work brought him joy as did trips to have iced tea with like minded friends. Errol was born in Natchez, MS., and was reared in Pointe Coupee Parish. He attended St. Joseph's Academy, graduated from USL, and went to Auburn University to study horticulture, which prepared him for his work in Monroe. During his career with the city, he worked under three mayors. He entered private business and met success. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Donovan and Lula Robinson Donovan; brothers, Donald Donovan, William Thomas Donovan, II, Patrick Donovan, and his brother Mike who died just hours before he did, in New Roads, Louisiana. He leaves behind his wife, Barbara Donovan; daughter, Angela DeeAnn Donovan Sager and the best son in law in the world, Bernard Sager; daughter, April Dionysia Donovan; grandchildren, Malcolm Joseph Sager and Molly DeeAnn Sager; sisters, Shirley Donovan Doucet and Constance Donovan Smith; brothers, Duane Donovan (Dale) and John Donovan (Sandra); and beloved sister in law, Judith Ann McKee (Otis). He had so many nieces and nephews that meant the world to him; most were his Godchildren. Pallbearers will be: Bernard Sager, Joseph Sager, Mark McKee, Tom McKee, Jason McKee, Corey Donovan, and Jerome Doucet. Honorary pallbearers will be: the Chapel Buddies at St. Francis Medical Center; Sister Mary Ann, Theresa and Roland Cotton, Vicky and Russ Day, the employees of the Grounds Department at ULM, and The Downtown Monroe Lions. His favorite pal, Whizz Donovan, stayed close to him during his short battle with a brain tumor. He leaves two grand dogs, Tuttle and Cheyenne. Special thanks to Dr. Owen Meyers and his precious nurse, Dr. Weinberger and staff, Dr. Bernie McHugh and Paula Walker, and Dr. William Zollinger ,Marilyn Finch, and Frank Wilcox. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Duncan was a long time member of Lakeshore Baptist Church and a retired carpenter. Mr. Duncan died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at St Francis Medical Center Mr. Duncan is preceded in death by his parents Willie Richard Duncan and Clara Ophelia Gorton, his sister Shirley Thomason, and two brothers Douglas L. and Claude. Survivors include his brother Charles Duncan and wife Dorothy, two nieces, five nephews, and a host of friends. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Calhoun, LA. Mrs. Fae was born November 28, 1926 and passed away April 16, 2016. She was a member of Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church, loved quilting and enjoyed working in her vegetable garden. Mrs. Fae was preceded in death by her husband, Beuford Gilley; father, Alfred Seaman; mother, Claribel Norsworthy; brother, Carlton Seaman; sister, Marie Dunham; and step father, Leroy Norsworthy. Survivors include her sons, Michael Gilley and wife Gail, Bill Gilley and wife Pam, Bruce Gilley and wife Mary, and Tony Gilley and wife Debbie; grandchildren, Mike Gilley, Chris Gilley, Jennifer McClain and husband Jerald, Kevin Gilley and wife Roxanne, Michael Gilley and wife Jenny, Shawn Gilley and wife Brittany, Robert Gilley and wife Whitney, Matthew Gilley, Christine Laird and husband James, and Tony Gilley, Jr.; 19 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Mike Gilley, Shawn Gilley, Robert Gilley, Matthew Gilley, Tony Gilley, Jr. and James Laird. The family would like to give special thanks to Evelyn Doyle and Zona Washington for all the love and support they provided not only to Mawmaw but to our entire family. A few months later, on Saturday, November 22, at 8PM, they were married. and Estelle spent the last few days of their life on this earth at their home in Rayville in hospital beds side by side. They continued to encourage one another, sing songs to one another and assure the other of how much they were loved. passed away first and less than 12 hours later Estelle joined him. Life here for one without the other was impossible. Estelle was born in Hebert, LA on December 3, 1912. was born in Morton, MS on January 6, 1917. He served in the US Army during WWII. He managed the Farm Service Agency in Rayville until he retired at age 57. He then began farming with his two sons. Estelle was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her life revolved around family. She spent a lot of her time nurturing the family, gardening and sewing for her two daughters. Green, Jr, wife, Kathy, and Raymond Green, wife Lisa. Tootsie and Papa were blessed with eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. And now, the love story continues Funeral services for Estelle Mitchell and Rushing Butler Green will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Brown Holley Funeral Home, Rayville with Rev. John Albright officiating. Interment will be in the Greer Cemetery, Rayville, LA. Visitation is 1:00 PM 2:00 PM, Wednesday at Brown Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Lee Jarmon Funeral Services for Lee Nike Air Max 2016 Sale Jarmon, 60, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Liberty Grove Church of God, West Monroe with Bro. Ray Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Grove Church of God Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Lee was born on March 21, 1956 in Ruston, LA and passed away on April 23, 2016 in West Monroe, LA. Lee loved his family. He loved nothing better than spending time with family and enjoying a good meal. He is preceded in death by son, Christopher Lee Jarmon; brother, Eddie Jarmon; and parents, Edwin and Sarah Hendricks Jarmon. Survivors included wife, Anne Herrington Jarmon; daughters, Jennifer Jarmon Johnson and husband Jamey, Susan Herrington Cash and husband Marion; Cheryl Herrington Chilton and husband Ronnie; son, Michael Herrington; special grandson, E 3 Airman First Class Zachery Jarmon Thomas; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and brothers, Billy and Jimmy Jarmon. Pallbearers will be Jody Chilton, Michael Herrington, Shane Herrington, Tyler Herrington, Zachery Thomas, Trey Craig, and Blake Ambrose. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Liberty Grove Church of God, 504 Marion Sims Road, West Monroe, LA 71292. John Kavanaugh officiating. Interment will follow in the Rayville Masonic Cemetery, Rayville, LA under the direction of Brown Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Mrs. Dot was born March 26, 1938 in Monticello, AR and passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 in Rayville, LA. Mrs. Dot is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Edward E. "Mr. Ed" Jones; parents, Melvin and Creola Watts; brothers, Hansel Watts and James Watts; and sister, Bernette Watts. Survivors include her children, Peggy Fuller and husband, Jackie of Rayville and Troy Jones of Rayville; grandchildren, Cammie Hughes of Rayville, Kristy Hutson and husband, Curt of Prairieville, LA, and Craig Fuller an wife, Tara of Prairieville, LA; great grandchildren, Lonna Claire Hughes and a soon to be born great grandson of Rayville, Harrison Hutson, Larkan Hutson, Falan Hutson, Amelia Fuller all of Prairieville, LA; sister, Celess Parnell of West Monroe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Tom Raborn, Walter Hillman, Ron Robertson, Darren Justus, Kevin Jones, Quinton Jones, and Michael Kelley. Honorary pallbearers are the Something More Sunday School Class, Dr. Matt Prine, Dr. Kevin Carlisle, and the staff of Richardson Medical Center. Visitation is 2:00 PM 4:00 PM, Sunday at the First United Methodist Church of Rayville. In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to the Rayville United Methodist Church.