Monday Addition

Dorothy Travis Hughes

January 28, 1930 – February 04, 2018

Dorothy Travis Hughes, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg. She was born January 28, 1930 in St. Helena Parish and was 88 years of age. She was married to her late husband, Elmer Eugene Hughes of St. Helena Parish. They operated a dairy farm for many years. She is survived by her three children, Mona Pittman and husband, William, Richard Hughes and wife, Carmen, and Gale Hughes; three grandchildren, Erin Hughes Milton and husband, Justin, Steven W. Pittman and wife, Amber, and Faith Hughes; one step grandchild, Kyle Pierce; two great grandchildren, Chloe Ripp and Luke Milton; step grandchildren, Blaine, Brady, Emma and Court Milton; and numerous nieces and nephews all of which were very special. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Eugene Hughes; parents, Walter William Travis and Nettie McMillan Travis; six brothers, Lee, Winfred, E.D., Alton, Lige and Billy Travis and three sisters, Marie Blades, Ethel Travis and Rose Travis. She was the youngest of her siblings. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church from 12 PM until religious services at 3 PM on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Dorothy G. Eggers

June 13, 1936 – January 31, 2018

A resident of Roseland, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born June 13, 1936 in Mt. Union, PA and was 81 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Sweet and husband, Duane; son, Ronald Eyer; son, Billy Eyer; daughter, Lesa Allen and husband Donald Ray; 17 grandchildren; and  29 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Anna Treaster; daughter, Patricia Lynn King; grandchildren, Danielle and Billie Jo Eyer; 1 brother and 6 sisters. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Jack Barker. Interment Allen Cemetery, Easleyville. For an online guestbook, visit


Vernon Dempsey McMorris

January 23, 1926 – February 04, 2018

Vernon Dempsey McMorris, a long time resident of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018. He was born January 23, 1926 in Livingston and was 92 years of age. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Greensburg where he served as a deacon from 1961until 2008, Deacon Ameritus. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II in the Pacific Fleet. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration. He served on the Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission. He was a father and grandfather figure to many. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eusebia Stewart McMorris; sons, Lindsey McMorris and wife, Lynn Lea, and Stanley McMorris and wife, Beth Slay; granddaughters, Lori Boeneke and husband, Keith, Leah McMorris, and Jennifer Cuevas and husband, Eugene; grandsons,  Lane McMorris, Stuart McMorris and wife, Nicole, and Zachary McMorris and wife, Heather; great granddaughters, Karlyn McMorris, Julianna McMorris, Olivia Cuevas, Lauren McMorris, Julia Cuevas, Katelyn McMorris, and Asher McMorris; great grandsons, Landon Boeneke, Dalton McMorris, Kade Boeneke, Austin McMorris, and Isaac Cuevas; brother, Herbert McMorris and wife, Doris Lee; brother in law, Marvin Henderson; sister in law, Georgia McMorris; and numerous nieces and nephews.   Preceded  in death by his father and mother, Alex Baxter and Sarah Watts McMorris; stepmother, Irene McMorris; and his siblings, Merlyn McMorris, Etruie Rushing, Gilbert McMorris, Maythel Harrell, Elbert McMorris, Darvin McMorris, Audrey Henderson, and Sharon McMorris. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Greensburg, from 6 PM until 8 PM on Wednesday, and from 9  until religious services at 11 AM on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Tommy Smith. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Greensburg, P.O. Box 37, Greensburg, LA 70441 or to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit