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Arthur Warren “A.W.” Reed

November 03, 1934 – February 17, 2018
A.W. Reed passed away on February 17, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge at the age of 83. Born and Raised in Bastrop, Louisiana, he attended Bastrop High School and graduated from LA Tech with a B.S. in Forestry. With his degree he became a certified forester in Louisiana and Mississippi for almost 50 years and was a member of the Louisiana Forestry Association, along with the Tangipahoa Parish and St. Helena Parish Forestry Associations. Along with this he owned and operated a retail business in Kentwood for 10 years, was an active member in the Kentwood United Methodist Church, a member of the Kentwood Rotary Club, and the Louisiana Athletic Foundation. He had a passion for outdoors and sports, most importantly baseball. Many know him of coaching little league baseball for many years. Passionate about his career, he began by buying and selling timber. In the later years, he cared and managed timberlands for numerous families in the state of Louisiana. He leaves behind wife of 46 years, Sandy McGehee Reed; son, John Brent Reed and wife, Tara; daughter, Cynthia Reed Miller; and son, Ken Roberts  and wife, Kasey. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Blair Easley Widas and husband, Clay, Michael Preston Roberts, Reed Nelson Miller, Darby Blanche Miller, Halle Jane Roberts, Tess Elizabeth Miller, Regan Layne Reed, and Kassidy Warrick.  He is preceded in death by his father, Carl Foglesong Reed Sr. and mother, Rose Mizell Reed along with his children: daughter, Melissa Reed Easley, son, Gregory Winter Reed, daughter, Lainey Carol Reed ,step-son,  Russell Preston Roberts; brother, Carl Foglesong Reed, Jr. and sister, Dorthey Reed Hodge. Visitation at Kentwood United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Percy Frazier. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Bryan Spears, Earl Peek, Earl Walls, Van Easley, Preston Roberts, and Reed Miller. Honorary Pallbearers will be Carlton Faller, Ray Ydarraga, Bob Stollenwerck, Bruce Harrell, Jamie Spears, and Phil Connerly. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Mary Beth Magee

February 14, 1942 – February 17, 2018

Mary Beth Magee, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018. She was born February 14, 1942 in Garner, TX and was 76 years of age. She is survived by her son, Rick Baker and wife, Richie; daughter, Ronda Bales and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Addy Baker, Anthony DiPalma, Travis DiPalma, Conner Bales, Chantel Babin and husband, Jacob; great grandchildren, Dryston and Bethani DiPalma, and one on the way, Jake Babin; 2 foster children, Joshua and Kristen Baker; sister, Margaret Hosman; brother, James Threatt and wife, Bernice; and 10 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Glen Magee; parents, James Arthur Threatt and Ina Odessa Threatt Voth; stepfather, John Voth; nieces, Barbara Threatt Pounds; and nephew, Jeff Baker. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from  12 Noon until religious services at 2 PM Thursday, February 22, 2018. Services conducted by Pastor Jeff McKneely. Interment Bolivar Cemetery, Bolivar. For an online guestbook, visit