“People do not live by bread alone,

but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” 

~Matthew 4:4 NLT~



Comment: please add Dayna Baker to your prayer list. She is in ICU in St Louis with a blood leakage and heart problems. She’s had 4 units of blood so far. They are doing a scope and EKG today. pray that they find the source of the bleed and that her heart is ok. Thanks .                                                                                  Pam Sellers, formerly of Kentwood



Please keep Frances M. Gay in your prayers as she prepares for knee surgery.




Nita Hayden Lea

March 12, 1933 – January 05, 2019

Nita H. Lea, a resident of Amite, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born March 12, 1933 in Independence and was 85 years of age. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and loved teaching Sunday School. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Lea Frazier and husband, Bill; granddaughter, Kami Frazier Bourque. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Orval Hayden; husband, Charles Frank Lea, Sr.; son, Charles “Chuck” Lea, Jr.; sister, Rose Fagan; brothers, Carl, Billy, Steve and Ronnie Hayden; grandson-in-law, Steven Bourque. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:30AM until religious services at 1:00PM Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Randel Camardelle. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leah Wilkinson Memorial Foundation at For an online guestbook, visit




Elmer “Rip” Rohner

February 13, 1934 – January 5, 2019

And a resident of Kentwood died early Saturday morning January 5, 2018 at his home. He was the owner/operator of Amite Sign Company for 43 years and the owner of The Pines in Kentwood for many years. Rip loved to play his bass guitar at home and often played during services at various churches that he attended in the area. He enjoyed fishing and liked to keep a well landscaped and manicured lawn. Rip always enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survived by:

Wife of 30 years: Debbie Goings Rohner of Kentwood

5 Children: Ashley Rohner of Baton Rouge,
Alex Rohner of Kentwood,
Jeannie Watkins of Missouri,
Diane Rohner of Amite,
Dorinda Rohner of Kentwood

8 Grandchildren: Danny Watkins,
Timmy Lawrence,
Misty Nicolosi,
Jason Lawrence,
Scarlett Sigrest,
Melvin Battles,
Mike O’Hara,
Nicole Watkins

20 Great-grandchildren

4 Great-great-grandchildren

Sister in law: Carol Rohner of California

Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Cathy O’Hara, parents Murphy Rohner and Mary Bridges Rohner, great-granddaughter Mia Ruth O’Hara, a brother Jesse Rohner and sister Stella Frances Rounsaville.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton. LA) on Tuesday January 8th from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7:00 pm Tuesday with Rev. Clay Spinks officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to, or to a church of your choice.

The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Dale Tate and the staff of Heart of Hospice for their care and support.

Honorary Pallbearers are Danny Watkins, Mike O’Hara, Nick Savarino, Chuck Harrell, Dan Slocum, Alan Goings, B.J. Goings.




Read the Bible and mark the “I wills….”

  • Psalm 30:1
  • Psalm 30:12
  • Psalm 32:5




The next associational WMU meeting will be Monday, January 21st at 10 A.M. at East Fork Baptist Church to honor WMU ladies who passed away during 2018.  There will be a leadership meeting at 9 A.M.  The meeting will be followed by a covered dish lunch.  Any girls who are having a school holiday that day are invited to participate with us.

What would WMU be like without very dedicated women?





As you read The Prayer Link each day, remember to add your own requests.  There are always others to pray for,  but for one reason or another, it was not feasible to list all of them.

Anna Lee