“I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” 

~Psalm 23:6 NIV~



James “Jimmy” Russell Alford

Sadly, on March 24, 2019, at the age of 80, James Russell Alford (HammondLouisiana) passed away. He was predeceased by : his parents, William C. Alford and Elizabeth R. Alford; his grandparents, James W. Alford, Mamie Bennett, Earl E. Russell and Azlea Vernon.

He is survived by : his spouse Janie Courtney Alford; his children, Leesha Robert (Troy) and Shawn Alford (Catherine); his siblings, Bonnie Alford Newman (Harold), Donald Alford (Angela), David Alford (Anna Lee) and Alton Foster; his grandchildren, Kaleb Gleber, Tanner Gleber, Grace Alford, Caroline Alford and Mary Cate Alford. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 26th 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Wednesday, March 27th 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, March 27th 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home – Hammond.


James was born on February 25, 1939 and passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

James was a resident of Louisiana at the time of passing.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army, served as 8th Ward Constable for many years, and also as a past president and board member for the Livingston Parish Fire District #10 in Holden.

Jimmy served his community as the District Deputy Grand Master of the 19th Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, an active member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, a dedicated member of the Gideons International Organization, and the Knights Templer in Hammond. Honorary Pallbearers are David Alford, Harold Newman, as well as his Masonic Brothers. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the Masonic service at 11:00 a.m. The Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery.




Marshall Louis Carter

January 03, 1942 – March 23, 2019

Marshall Louis Carter native to Roseland, LA, resident of Marrero, LA passed away, Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the age of 77. Loving husband of 49 years to Jeannette C. Carter and dedicated father of Latrisha (Mark) Norman, Reneé (Mitchell) Guillory, Janeé Brunet (Kim Paul). Blessed Poppy of Jade Brunet and Jesse Norman. He was the son of the late, Leon and Ernestine Carter. Brother of Thomas Carter and of the late John Stewart, David, Jesse Clines, and MacArthur Carter. Also survived by sister in law, Virginia Carter and numerous nieces and nephews. He worked for Asplundh Tree Service for 25 years and retired from the Jefferson Parish School Board in 2005. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit



Mr. Charles Miller 

Bro. Darryl’s dad’s funeral will be late this morning.  I did not locate his obituary.



Read and Write the Bible – Matthew 25:35-40



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Anna Lee