And we know that in all things
God works for
the good of those who love him,
who have been called
according to his purpose.
Please continue to pray for the many who are sick or experiencing various troubles. Also, pray for those who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I encourage you to get a small notebook or just a few sheets of paper, for your prayer list to place in the front of your Bible so it is always easy to locate. It can also be a good location to copy some favorite verses, ot verses that especiially touch your heart as you read them this year.
Ernest Lynn Singleton
June 11, 1941 – December 29, 2021
Ernest Lynn Singleton passed away on December 29 in New Orleans. He was born on June 11, 1941, in Madisonville Louisiana to the late Ernest Singleton and Evelyn McCoy Singleton. A lifelong resident of Greensburg Louisiana, he graduated Amite High School, Louisiana State University, and Loyola School of Law.
After graduation, Lynn returned to operate his father’s business, Singleton Bulldozer, and begin his law practice in Greensburg. He had a successful law practice for many years and had several businesses including land development.
Lynn’s civic and professional activities included serving as a Greensburg City Council member, President of the 21st Judicial District Bar Association, and the First Assistant District Attorney in the 21st Judicial District. He founded and was a long-time board member of Southeast Legal Services. Lynn also served on the Board of Directors for the Central Progressive Bank in Amite, Louisiana.
Lynn was a talented musician and could play many instruments including the guitar, bass and harmonica. His true gift was his voice. He was part of professional bands in college and reconnected with his college bandmate, Rocky Saxon, to play music in the last few years. He brought joy to many people when he sang at the Greensburg First Baptist Church where he also served as part-time choir director and deacon. Lynn loved the Lord and was a lifelong member of the Greensburg First Baptist Church as well as being a Mason. Even in his last years, Lynn amused us with his quick wit and clever comments.
He is survived by his children Michael Lynn Singleton (Amanda) of Ponchatoula and Stacy Singleton Head (Jeremy) of New Orleans. He loved his four grandchildren, William Hawkins Head and Charlotte Hamberlin Head, Allison Hailey Singleton and Chloe Elizabeth Singleton with all his heart. They knew him as “Hoppy”.
Interment will be in a private service in the Greensburg Cemetery.
In leu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation (www.parkinson.org).
The family extends their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff at Lambeth House and Guardian Angels Hospice for their care of Lynn.RR
Dallas “Doc” Marshal Alford, Ph.D.
- Brown Magee Funeral Home
- Dec 28, 2021
DALLAS “DOC” MARSHAL ALFORD PhD passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021, in Baton Rouge. He was a loved father, grandfather, husband, and Master Mason. He was born and raised in the Mt. Nebo Community and Amite area. He was 90 years old.
Dallas graduated from Amite High School in 1951 and enlisted in the United States Navy soon after where he played football for the Navy and the Pensacola Goshawks and served aboard the USS Bennington. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and in 1966 earned his Doctorate in Horticulture from Louisiana State University. He worked as a Professor at McNeese State and Southeastern Louisiana University before spending the remainder of his career with the Louisiana State Department of Corrections at Angola and the Rayburn Correctional Center in Angie, Louisiana.
Dallas was a Master Mason, long time member and Past Master of the Spring Creek Lodge #184 and Bogalusa Center Lodge #244. He was a Shriner with the Acacia and Jerusalem Shrine Temples.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and hobby farmer. Farming brought immense joy to providing his family’s food at his own hands.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 3, 2022, at Brown Magee Funeral Home, 610 Avenue F, Bogalusa, Louisiana from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
He is survived by two daughters Deann Landers and husband Doug; and Amanda Alford Dorsa and husband Matthew; son Houston “Louie” Alford and wife Katie; two stepsons Paul Nuelle and Chris Nuelle and wife Amy.
He is also survived by grandsons James Landers, Casey Alford-Weaver, Carson Dallas Weaver, and Ryan M. Alford; granddaughters Sarah Alford, Lauren Alford, Camryn Dorsa and Cayli Dorsa; step granddaughter Madalynne Hughes; step grandsons Hunter Meidahl and Connor Nuelle.
Dallas was preceded in death by infant son Marshal Daniel Alford, adult son Timothy Alford, his beloved wife of 31 years Deborah Alford, his parents Homer and Hazel Alford and his siblings, Lewis, Herbert, Vera, Velma, and Doris.
Always the engaging raconteur and conversationalist, Dallas will be missed deeply by his family and friends alike.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shriners Children’s Hospitals at www.shrinerschildrens.org
Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021
I have posted all the Scriptures gor 2021. If you read them, I congratulate you for doing something that will greatly enrich your Bible knowledge and something many people never do. The Scriptures I will post in 2022 will not cover the whole Bible, but various topics I think will be helpful. We’ll begin tomorrow.
THANKFULNESS 2022 – Some of you may want to write a sentence or two as a reminder of something, sometimes big, but usually small, that you are thankful for on each day of the coming year. I haven’t done this in a few years, but am thinking of doing so in the coming year. I will put my jar in a prominent place and cut my colored paper and stack it close by so I will be ready. Mine will be next to my computer. If you join me, don’t expect to have earth-shattering things to happen in your life each day to write about, but look for all the little blessings that God sends your way. I seem to grow as a person when I do this. I hope you will choose to do so too. I kept the one I did before, in 2015, but have never gone back and read all those thoughts again. One day, when life gets difficult, I think I will read them again, but not today. You might choose to call this BLESSINGS 2022. I hope you join me this year.
Pray for my friend and former classmate, Carol Ann Cleveland, who will have surgery today to hopefully rid her of hip pain following a broken hip and corrective surgery.
Also, please pray for the family of Marshall Wallace who passed away yesterday evening.
Please continue to pray for me as I search for a solution to my back problem. My good news is I seem to NOT need surgery now. I have an appointment Tuesday.