One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

~Psalm 27:4~





Please pray for Rose Emma Newell who is in ICU at North Oaks.  Thanks!




I’ve shared about an unspoken request in recent months.  Today, I ask for special prayers for this situation that has become much more serious




James “Lefty” Monroe Spears

February 05, 1934 – March 18, 2019

James “Lefty” Spears, 85, a resident of Osyka, MS., passed away on March 18, 2019 closely surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be Monday March 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM until services at 12:00 PM at Hartman Jones Funeral Home. Rev. Milton Kliesh will officiate and burial will be in Osyka Cemetery

Mr. Spears was born on February 5, 1934 in Harahan, LA. He was the son of June B. Spears and Nova Gill Spears Ott

James and Sue were married for 64 years and raised their family in Osyka. James was a retired boilermaker who earned the nickname “Lefty” early in life.  In his younger years he enjoyed pool, baseball, fishing, cards, and anything that involved his family. James shared a part of his heart with many and was respected and admired by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. James was known as “Papa” by his grandchildren and great grandchildren and “Uncle” by so many family members and friends. He was a soft-spoken man who always had time to lend a helping hand, words of wisdom, or a stern voice when necessary. His family will always treasure his card tricks, quizzing of state capitals, and the standard of perfection that he held everything up to in his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sue K. Spears; a brother, June A. Spears and a son in law, Biddy Currier.

He is survived by one son, Jamie P. Spears of Kentwood, LA; two daughters, Beverly Currier of Osyka and Suzy Simmons (David) of Hammond, LA; four grandchildren, Rene’ Carloss, Jennifer Simmons, Erin Simmons Alexander and Brooke Currier; five great grandchildren, Logan James Yawn, Payton Yawn, Monroe Alexander, Spears Alexander and Otis Simmons Alexander

Pallbearers will be Jon Carl Hammons, Troy Adams, James Kevin Kizer, Matt Phillips, Logan Yawn and Payton Yawn.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Heather Simmonds, Linda Brumfield, Barbara Brown, Peggy Tate, Deborah Williams.

Memorial gifts may be given to Osyka Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 152, Osyka, MS 39657





David Watson, Sr.

March 15, 1963 – March 20, 2019

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born March 15, 1963 in Independence and was 56 years of age. He is survived by 2 sons, David Watson, Jr. and Randy Watson; 6 grandchildren, Brenlee, Carson, Kayden, Noah, Addie, and Ramona Watson; 1 brother, Michael Watson. Preceded in death by his wife, Lila Jean Watson; and parents, Denzle and Betty Watson. Visitation at My Father’s House Church from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Melvin Rushing. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read and Write the Bible – Luke 12: 32-34
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Anna Lee