For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 8:38-39~



Glenda Harrell had some complications during her heart procedure yesterday.  She is now in Lakeview Hospital in Covington and was doing better as of the last report I heard.  Please continue to pray for her.



Penny Doss had a back procedure yesterday, but is doing well.  Please pray for her as she makes a full recovery.



Amber Prine Ragan (in her own words)

There is so much I want to say, and so many I want to say “THANK YOU” to. But let me start here, I received a picture at the Hospital Shower before I left that simply said, “You are Loved.” This picture could not be more true. The love and support I have felt this last week is absolutely amazing. The night we checked into the hospital I found a card in the parking lot and it could not have been anymore perfect for me. Simply saying, “Life is Tough but so are You.” I have to say that I’ve even amazed myself this last week at how tough I can be! I have so many stories to share and lots of giggles from the experiences. When the kids came back home last night, the world felt right again having everyone back under one roof. I was greeted by the best sound of a little bell jumping up into my lap to greet her mommy home, it was like she was trying to hug me. Cuddles was so happy to be back home too. Also, I had a beautiful grey “Welcome Home” balloon bouquet with a stuffed rabbit attached to them on our front porch. Thank you to whomever left me this sweet surprise.
Let me end by again expressing the heart felt THANK YOU to everyone for the love and prayers you showered me with this past week.



Ernestine Lanford Miller

July 25, 2018

Ernestine Lanford Miller, a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, went home to her Lord and Savior at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Mrs. Miller was a former resident of Mt. Hermon, Livingston, and Port Sulphur, Louisiana. She graduated from Franklinton High School in 1955 and from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1970 with a degree in elementary education. She was a retired school teacher and also spent many years teaching adult Sunday School classes. Mrs. Ernestine loved to sing, and enjoyed many hobbies such as needlepoint, art, crochet and gardening. But she was most happy when surrounded by family.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles C. Miller.

Children: One son: Darryl (Laurie) Miller; four daughters: Sue Ellen St Ann, Terry Woodson (Norm) Frosch, Barbara Ann Freiler Miller (Jack), and Sandra Kaye Painter.

Grandchildren: Valerie Orazio, Jaime LaCrosse, Charles St Ann, Christopher St Ann, Tiffany Miller, Sydney Freiler, Jeremy Painter, Trent Painter, Ashley Hutto, Ryan Miller and Phillip Miller.

Great Grandchildren: Austin Coleman, Gabrielle, Damian , Trendon, and Grayson St. Ann, Kaylee and Caleb Orazio; Rowan Miller and Zadyn Portis, Emma, Amelia and Joseph Wayne Hutto; Prestyn and Dylan Painter.

Brothers and Sisters: Charles (Rachel) Lanford; Lena Leonard; Carolyn (Albert) Lebo; Peggy (Jessie) Strickland.

She had numerous nieces/nephews and great nieces/nephews that she treated as her own children.

She was preceded in death my her father and mother, J.L. and Ollie Dykes Lanford; stepmother Allie Lanford; brothers-in-law Bobby Miller and Don Leonard.

Honorary Pallbearers: Charles St Ann, Christopher St Ann, Jeremy Painter, Trent Painter, Ryan Miller, Phillip Miller, and Austin Coleman.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene St., Franklinton, LA) on Saturday July 28th from 11 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1 pm Saturday.

The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, calls and visits. We would also like to thank the staff of Lakeview Hospital, AMG Rehab, and a special thanks to Heart of Hospice for their care and support during this difficult time.



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 6
  • Psalm 90
  • Ephesians 6



Don’t get too hot today!  This weather makes it hard to be cool and hydrated, but that is important.

Anna Lee