Helen “Kay” Dykes
(July 19, 1923 – June 7, 2013)

A resident of Amite, she died at 9:46 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at her home. She was born July 19, 1923 in Warsaw Township, MN and was 89 years of age. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Judy Hulsey and husband, Jim, Ponchatoula and Cathy Reed and husband, Richard, Independence; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; a brother, Reuben Veek, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Dykes; parents, Carl and Helena Veek; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. A private graveside will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kedron Cemetery Fund. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Jack Baker Hilton, Jr.
(March 29, 1944 – June 7, 2013)

A resident of Wilmer, he died at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Regency Hospital in Covington. He was born March 29, 1944 in New Orleans and was 69 years of age. He is survived by his family of 50 years, Wilbur and Ina Mae Creel, Vanessa Creel, Sherri Hendrickson and her husband, David, Terri Schwebel and her husband, Tommy, Chanse Graham, Mandy Graham, Kylie Sharkey and her husband, Danny, Justin Thibodeaux, Fallon Thibodeaux and the extended Creel Family. He will be missed by all of his family and friends and his extended family at the Wilmer Volunteer Fire Department. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer. For an online guestbook, visit