But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Against such things there is no law.

~Galatians 5:22-23~


Today, I have three obituaries to share.

Justin Blaine Milton, Jr.

December 22, 1998 – February 24, 2018

On the sunny Saturday morning of February 24, 2018, Justin Blaine Milton Jr., of Hillsdale, LA left this earth for his eternal home in heaven. Blaine, a charming, strong, and handsome young man, sported a smile that radiated joy as his personality initiated laughter. Born December 22, 1998, he is the adored son of Jessica and Greg Dupepe of Hillsdale and Justin and Erin Milton of Greensburg. Blaine was the best brother to Brady, Court, Emma Kate, Luke, Roxie, and Chloe. He’s the grandson of Janet and Jimmy Meyer of Hammond, Danny and Robin Milton of Kentwood, Tommy and Judy Dupepe of Greensburg, and Otis and Jan Alford of Kentwood. Blaine’s biggest fans were his aunts, Jennie (Corey) Perkins, Bonnie (Brooks) Jordan, and Dana (Hunter) Bond and cousins, Kade and Kaul Perkins, Bennett and Blinn Jordan, Kirstie Bridges, and Kolby and Hunter Bond. Blaine leaves behind extended family and a multitude of friends who loved him dearly including a special aunt and uncle, Buster and Bonnie Thompson, first love Kaleigh Crawford and his best friend Davin Booty with whom he shared his Wilson family. Blaine was a 2017 graduate of ASC where he was a talented athlete, a member of Beta, and unanimously voted Most Handsome.  Blaine took great pride in being the owner and caretaker of family land and growing his livestock herd as a self-proclaimed farmer.  

Blaine was greeted in heaven by his grandparents Herman and Noma Newell.  “Hermie” made his way to heaven on February 22, 2001 and “Nokie” joined him on February 24, 2015. As Psalms 31:15 says, “my times are in your hands,” there is no coincidence in dates but rather they are a part of God’s master plan.   

Dearest friends and brothers Brady Milton, Court Milton, Luke Milton, Brody Toler, Davin Booty, Stonewall Carrier, Jacob Cassel, Brennon Farace, Bodie Bridges, Bubba Creel, and Barrett Bridges will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at Hillsdale Baptist Church Tuesday, February 27th 6:00-9:00 pm and Wednesday, February 28th 9:00-11:00 am with service beginning at 11:00 am. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to tiffanythomasmemorial.org in memory of Blaine Milton.   

McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.


Georgia Mae Cheek

September 10, 1939 – February 24, 2018

A resident of Pine Grove passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at her home. She was born September 10, 1939 in Amite and was 78 years of age. She is survived by 3 daughters, Elizabeth “Ann” Cheek and her fiance’, Melvin Roe, Watson, Margaret Cheek Rutland and her husband, Robert W. Rutland, Pine Grove, and Barbara “Boo” Cheek Rutland and her husband, Roger Rutland, Pine Grove; 4 grandchildren, Kris Rutland, Watson, Samantha Ellzey, Montpelier, Blair Davis, Watson, Ashley Butler, Baton Rouge; 2 step-grandchildren, Karla Jordan, Laurel, MS and Rebecca Rutland, Smithdale, MS; 6 great-grandchildren, Breeanna Thompson, Montpelier, Hannah Davis, Watson, Konner Rutland, Watson, Marley Butler, Baton Rouge, Jackson Davis, Watson, and Korbin Rutland, Watson; sister, Geraldine Baker Sanchez, Watson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Bobby Clyde Cheek; parents, J. D. and Willie Mae Baker. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Paul Cantrell. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pine Grove. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.


Paulette Humphrey Simmons

April 19, 1947 – February 26, 2018

A resident of Greensburg passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at St. Helena Nursing Home in Greensburg. She was born April 19, 1947 in Liverpool, LA and was 70 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Mindy Simmons Carter and husband, Mitch; grandchildren, Brookley Simmons Bell and husband, Josh, Aliesa Warwick Gourgues and husband, Kyle, Sydni Lee Brown, and Dustin Ray Carter and wife, Hunter; great-grandchildren, Alexi Gourgues, Kallie Carter, Brogan Welch, and Elizabeth Bell; sisters, Loleta Anzalone and Linda Reeves and husband, Skeet; brother, Sylvester Humprey and wife, Shirley. Preceded in death by parents, Percy and Thelma Humphrey; son, Clif Simmons; daughter, Deana Warwick; granddaughter, Kallie Brown; fiancé, Glen Phillips; and her beloved dog, Princess. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. Special thanks to the staff of St. Helena Parish Nursing Home and Community Care Hospice. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



TODAY – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • 11 A..M. at The Cafe
  • Bring a friend.



Read the Bible

  • Numbers 10-12
  • Pssalm 25
  • Luke 2



Reach out and share God’s love today.

Anna Lee