The LORD is slow to anger but great in power;

the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished.

His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,

and clouds are the dust of his feet.

~Nahum 1:3~

Katie Jane Smith

August 14, 1945 – November 16, 2021
Katie Jane Smith

A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg, LA. She was born August 14, 1945 in Kentwood, LA and was 76 years of age. She is survived by her 3 children, Johnie B. Booty, Tracie Renee Luper and Keith, and Alton W. Booty, III; 10 grandchildren, Jonathan Tyler Booty and wife, Rondi Lynn, JoAnna Taylor Booty, Jacob Travis Booty, Jace Trent Booty, Jordan Randall Luper, Jimmy Keith Luper, Rachel Lyn Booty, Davin Alton Booty, Sarah Ashton Booty, and Lauren Elizabeth Booty; 6 great-grandchildren, Piper Harrison, Annabel Graham, Sadie Mae Graham, Norah Kate Booty, Emma Luper, and Spencer Sloane; 3 sisters, Barbara Smith Gill, Martha Smith LaLonde and husband Leon, and Ivanee Smith Raybourn and husband Adrian; companion, Shelby Gene Alford. Preceded in death by her husband, Maurice E. Jones; parents, Johnie and Mildred Stewart Smith; brother-in-law, Jimmy C. Gill; infant sister, Johnietta Smith; infant brother. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 8:00AM until religious services at 12Noon on Friday, November 19, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Beryl Billiot. Pallbearers are Jonathan Booty, Jacob Booty, Jace Booty, Davin Booty, Jordan Luper, and Paris Gill. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Ted Carol Lewis

January 05, 1941 – November 16, 2021

Ted Carol Lewis of Kentwood, LA, was born on January 5th, 1941, and died mid-morning on November 16th, 2021, aged 80. He attended Kentwood High School and Louisiana State University and graduated in 1964 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. While at LSU he married his wife, Barbara. They had two children together, Joseph “Joey” Wendell Lewis and Brian Scott Lewis. After graduating, Ted held several jobs for major firms, but eventually returned to the area and opened his own business in Bogalusa. In 1997 Ted and Barbara retired to the home they built in Lewiston, which also served as a museum for high school memories and artifacts from other eras as well. He loved to share his collection and memories with friends, family, and strangers alike. In retirement, he enjoyed continuing to collect antiques, and enhance and maintain the beauty of the property that so many people in the community admired and enjoyed. He was a deacon at Lewiston Baptist Church, and loved his church community. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wendell Lewis and Bertha Stafford Lewis, and his son Joey. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his brother Don Lewis, son Brian and daughter-in-law Susan, and two grandsons, Anderson and Reed Lewis of Austin, TX. Visitation at Lewiston Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Cory Morris. Interment Lewiston Baptist Church Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who are so interested consider a donation to the Lewiston Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Mary Ann Hodges Young

September 12, 1937 – November 16, 2021

Young, Mary Ann Hodges died at 1:26p.m. on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021, at Ponchatoula Care Center. She was 84, a native and previous resident of Kentwood. Mary was a loving mother and a great friend to many. Visitation will be held at the McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 4 p.m. to 7p.m. on Friday. Visiting at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. Survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Henry Aucoin, Parker, Co, Debra and Tim Taylor, Aurora, CO and Gaye Allison and Jack McCart, Kentwood, La; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five sisters. Preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Pauline Hodges, brother, Luther Hodges, husband of over 50 years, George Allen Young and second husband James Miller. Pallbearers will be granddaughter, grandsons and great-grandson.. For an online guestbook, visit

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November 18th Readings
ACTS 18:24-19:20
1 CORINTHIANS 1:1-3:23

Say special prayers and do something special for those who do not have family to enjoy Thanksgiving with. Also, help those who might need some Thanksgiving food this year.

Thankfulness – Day 18

Today, I am thankful for my computer and my tech expert, my son, who set up this site for me. I appreciate his skill and his patience. Because of him, his skill, and my computer, I am able to share with you each day.

Anna Lee