I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness;

I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

~Psalm 7:17~




Mr. Elwood had already had his 99th birthday.  It’s not every day when you know two people of the age for Mr. Elwood and “Miss” Hannah and they pass away the same day.


Elwood Norman Courtney

Elwood, age 99, passed away in his home on Friday, November 23, 2018. He was a lifelong resident of Holden, LA. Elwood was a man that truly enjoyed the outdoors. He could be found hunting, fishing, or spending time in his garden. Elwood’s favorite place to be was home and he loved it even more if he was surrounded with family. He was very much a family man and loved spending time with all his kids.

Elwood was a wonderful father and loving Paw Paw who is already deeply missed.

Elwood is survived by his children, Bobby Courtney (Sadie), Janie Alford (Jimmy), Diane Duke (Kenny), Larry Courtney (Sharon), Margie Neal (Reggie), Iris Bankston (Terry); and grandchildren, Garry, Wade, Vonda, James Jr., Leesha, Shawn, Paul K., Paula, Angela, Krystal, Kassie, C.C., Kelly, and Cody; 25 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ella Hortense Bookter “Maw Maw Tensie” Courtney; parents, William O. and Telliua Gill Courtney; daughter, Zada Lea Foster; sister, Margie Edeleston; and brothers, Norwood Courtney, Ivy Courtney, and Clinton Courtney.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday, November 26, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Bro. Russell Hinson will officiate, and interment will follow in Courtney Cemetery.



Read the Bible Today

  • Daniel 9-10
  • Proverbs 17
  • Luke 19



This is the day Pine Ridge United Methodist Church has their monthly breakfast to benefit a family in need.  A delicious breakfast buffet will be available at 8 A.M.  We attended several years and always had more than enough time to get to our church for Sunday School at 9:15.



This is the day to be in the Lord’s House, but if you are unable to be there, in addition to all the televised services, local churches including FBC, Kentwood and Taylor Creek Baptist Church live stream their services so you can watch online.  

Anna Lee