Thursday Addition

Rev. Dennis Walker is in ICU at North Oaks due to heart issues.  Please be in prayer for him, his family, and his church family.


Flora Elaine Blades Williams

December 28, 1926 – November 15, 2017

Flora Elaine (Blades) Williams was born on December 28, 1926 and passed away Thursday, November 15, 2017 at North Oaks Hospital. She was a native of Spring Creek Community. She was a retired business teacher with 37 year of service. She taught at Spring Creek High School for 34 years and at Jewel M. Sumner High School for 3 years. She received her BA Degree from Southeastern Louisiana College in 1947. She received her Master of Education Degree in Administration and Supervision from SLU in 1964. While teaching, she belonged to the following organizations: National Education Association (Lifetime Member), NBEA, SBEA and LBEA. After retiring, she became a lifetime member of Louisiana Retired Teachers’ Association and Tangipahoa Parish Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church and Walter T. Ott, No. 217 Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years. She is survived by her three children, Jimmy Lynn Williams and wife, Mille, Vickie Gwen Williams Gill and husband, Doug and Sonya Wynne Williams Newman and husband, Karl. Also, she is survived by seven grandsons, Jeremy, Jacob and Jesse Williams, James and Matthew Neyland, and Colby and Asa Newman; ten great grandchildren, Joanna, Emmett, Rue, Noah, Chloe, Holden and Foster Williams, and Mason, Liam, and Aiden Neyland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Cade Drue Williams; parents, Lynn Elias Blades and Otera Thelma Pierce Blades; three brothers, James Dalton, Winfred Alva and Bobby Lynn Blades and one infant grandson, Gabriel John Newman. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 2 PM Saturday, November 18, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith and Rev. Jacob Williams. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeremy, Jacob, Jesse Williams, James and Matthew Neyland, and Colby and Asa Newman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church, Kedron Baptist Church, or the charity of your choice. For an online guestbook, visit
Annie C. Parsons

November 15, 1940 – November 15, 2017

A resident of Hammond passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born November 15, 1940 in Hillsdale and was 77 years of age. She is survived by 2 daughters, Melissa P. Harrison and Pamela Lynn Parsons; 3 grandchildren, Emily Margaret Harrison, James Elliot Harrison, and William Connor Harrison; twin sister, Nancy Adell Chapman Bartholomew. Preceded in death by parents, Amos Kent Chapman and Emma Brumfield Chapman; siblings, Sybil Courtney, Shelton K. Chapman, and Quincy M. Chapman.  Visitation at Kedron Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Jake Williams. Interment Kedron Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit