Mr. Burnell Simpson is home and recovering nicely at home. Continue to keep him in your prayers.
Mrs. Mary Alice Blackwell is in the thoughts of many people for Kentwood. She is loved by many who wish the family, as well as “Miss” Mary Alice, to know prayers are being offered for them, but at the same time, people are trying to respect the family’s privacy. (These thoughts were passed on from ladies in her class at Sunday School this morning.)
Levade Spears Ballard
(July 11, 1909 – June 17, 2012)
A resident of Spring Creek, she died at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was born July 11, 1909 in Spring Creek and was 102 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Mardell Forrest and husband, Wayne; 2 sons, John Spears and Douglas Spears and wife, Ann; daughter-in-law, Lynda Hyde Spears; 15 grandchildren, Robert Glenn McNabb and wife, Angie, Benny McNabb and wife, Tanya, Kelly McNabb, Claude Forrest and wife, Elaine, Evelyn Smith, Laura, Jeffrey and Shanna Spears, Sherry Holland and husband, Cliff, Connie Butler and husband, Sid, Vickie Easley and husband, Dean, Leshia Newman Rohrer and husband, Karl, Sheila Spears, Trent Spears and wife, Tara, Clint Spears and wife, Kelly; 30 great-grandchildren, Jessie Montana McNabb, Dillon, Kolby, Taryn and Reagan McNabb. Trevin Forrest, Ava Daniels and Eric Milton, Casey, Courtney and Sarah Smith, Clay, Drew, Cacey and Steve Holland, Chelsie Butler, Christopher Shaw and wife, Ashley, Travis and Cody Shaw, Kyle Newman, Dana Newman Perrilloux and husband, Tim, Josh, Cody and Tanya Newman, Britney, Blake, Trent, II and Shelby Spears, Shania and Colton Spears; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Troy Perrilloux, Shawn and Gabby Newman. Preceded in death by her husbands, Homer G. Spears and Taylor Ballard; 2 sons, Troy Spears and Ken Kelsey Spears; grandson, Jordan Earl McNabb; great-grandsons, Corey Butler and Jordan McNabb; parents, John and Frances Elizabeth Ricks; numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Mixon Cemetery, Tangipahoa. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
- Spring Creek, Kentwood – June 17 – 21 @ 6:00 – 8:45; Commencement – Friday @ 7 P.M.
- East Fork, Kentwood - June 25 – 29 @ 6:00 – 8:30 P.M.; Commencement Sunday @ 6 P.M.
- Hillsdale, Amite - July 6 & 7 (7th – 12th grade); 6:30 – 8:30
- The Lord’s Church, Kentwood - July 9 – 13 @ 6:00 – 8:00
- FBC, Roseland- July 9-13 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.; Family night – July 13
- Greensburg - July 23 – 27 @ 5:30 – 8:00 – Registration on July 22