“Be kind and compassionate to one another,

forgiving each other,

just as in Christ God forgave you.”

~Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)~

When I memorized this verse, many years ago as a child, the New International Version did not exist. I learned “Be ye kind ….”.

Ralph Samuel Thompson

Ralph Samuel Thompson

Ralph S. Thompson, 74 years old, born and raised in Pine Grove, LA.  He is survived by his only living sibling, Jimmie Noe Thompson, and many, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and so many friends, including Dennis Sheffield and his family.  He is predeceased by his parents, George Dewey Thompson and Mable Rayborn Thompson, his siblings, Sibley Thompson, George Dewey Thompson, Jr., Dewitt Thompson, Ella Mae Thompson Johnson and Arthur Lee Thompson and his other great friend, Ronnie Ballard, all of whom he is enjoying being with now.  He loved coon hunting and enjoyed fishing more than anything else.

Claude “Jack” Lawrence Clements

August 26, 1942 – February 25, 2021
Claude “Jack” Lawrence Clements, a resident of Independence, LA, passed into eternal life at his home with his loving wife and family by his side Thursday, February 25, 2021, at the age of 78. He was bom August 26, 1942 in New Orleans, LA, to parents, Claude “Jack” Clements and Lucy Populis Clements. From the beginning of his life. Jack was a hard worker with a determined mind to succeed. His strong, independent personality led him to retire, as an accomplished Financial Manager; from both United Companies and Community Acceptance. Working on the farm with his family was a passion of his throughout the years. He saw value in the time he spent with his wife and children daily on his farm. He spent many years making memories as an avid hunter with his friends, sons and later his grandchildren. He also found enjoyment in field trialing and caring for his hunting dogs. His spirit, love for his family and friends, and giving soul will forever be missed by all. He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Betty Ann Clements; 2 sons Brian Ray Clements; wife Becky, and Kevin Clements; wife Kimberly; and grandchildren, Lauren, Peyton, Mollie, and Parker Clements; brother-in-laws, Pete Pfiffner and Andy Pfiffner; wife Rosa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Claude “Jack” Clements and Lucy Populis Clements; sister, Fedora “Fifi” Langlois; brother-in- law, Douglas Langlois; nephew, Dougie Langlois; sister-in-law, Lynette Pfiffner; brother-in-law, Steve Pfiffner and wife, Lois. The family would like to send a special thank you to Kayla and Ree with Modem Hospice and Home Health for their excellent care. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday, February 28,2021, and at Lawrence Missionary Baptist Church, Independence, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, March 1,2021. Services conducted by Rev. Greg Waldrop, and Rev. Marshall Wallace. Interment Lawrence Memorial Gardens, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Cassie Marie Jones

June 29, 1984 – February 25, 2021

Cassie Marie Jones, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021. She was born June 29, 1984 in McComb, MS and was 36 years of age. She was a loving mother, daughter granddaughter and sister. She was born and raised in Kentwood, LA. She graduated from Jewel M. Sumner In 2002. She is survived by her son, Caden Allen Day; parents, Scott and Lesia Jones; sisters, Bridgette Jones Porter and husband Matthew and Danielle Jones Graham and husband Blake; nieces and nephews, Annsleigh, Evie and Belle Louise Porter, Duely Deaton and Lane and Leatte Graham; grandmother, Joan Travis. Preceded in death by grandparents, W.B. Travis, Marice Jones and Bobbie Turnipseed Farris. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church from 6:00PM until 10:00PM on Monday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Services conducted by Bro. Larry Blades. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible chronologically in 2021 – February 28

NUMBERS 4:1-5:31

Happy Lord’s Day! Be sure not to leave Him out on His day!

Anna Lee