The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving,

even though we have rebelled against him;

Daniel 9:9

I’m starting another day off with three obituaries.


April 13, 1972 – March 23, 2022

Jason Scott Travis, beloved son, brother, and uncle, was called to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 23, 2022 at the age of 49. He was a resident of Kentwood, Louisiana where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time watching LSU football with his family, cousins, and friends. Jason was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on April 13, 1972. He was a member of Comite Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Jason was a graduate of Amite High School where he loved playing football. Jason proudly served his country in two branches of service. He was a member of the United States Air National Guard for 6 years and the United States Coast Guard for 4 years. Jason was a Certified Instrument Technician. He is survived by his parents, Julia Yarborough Currier (David) and Warren Franklin Travis (Norma); sister, Jennifer Travis Daigle; brothers, Mark Trapen (Michelle) and Michael Trapen (Liliana); nieces and nephews, Luke Daigle, Lillian Moore, Allie Daigle, Morgan, Andrew, Mason, Will, Adam, Anna, Nicholas. Jason is preceded in death by his grandparents, Hubert Reeves Yarborough, Sr., and Catherine McNabb Yarborough, Winfred Travs, Sr., and Pearl Bryant Travis. Jason will always be lovingly remembered by his infectious laugh, his love of God, his country, and family. Pallbearers will be Charles Wall Jr., Sherman Cutrer Jr., Joseph Cutrer, Brian Travis, Kenneth “Kenny” Crawford Jr., and Luke Daigle. Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:30AM on Monday, March 28, 2022. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit

James W. Geisler, Jr.

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July 04, 1955 – March 23, 2022

Jim Geisler, 66, died Wednesday, March 23, at Richard Murphy Hospice House, Hammond, LA after a long illness. 

Mr. Geisler was born in Jackson, MS but spent his childhood in Monroe, LA where he graduated from St Frederick High School.  He was the president of the student council, played tennis and football and opened his home to countless friends. Jim graduated from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA. 

He moved to Hammond in 1987 and opened Geisler Funeral Homes in Hammond, Albany, and Ponchatoula. After the sale of that business, Jim worked a number of years in the oil and gas business before joining Covey Rise Lodge as a guide for exotic game animals. 

Jim was an avid outdoorsman with many diverse interests including hunting, fishing, photography, the theatre, sports, and a particular love for birdwatching. He will be remembered as a friendly, compassionate and loving person with an extraordinary capacity for kindness toward others.

He is survived by his wife Helen, of Hammond, LA, 2 sons: James W. Geisler, III, and wife, Monica, of Hammond, LA and Frank R. Geisler of St Martinville, LA, 1 daughter: Cynthia Geisler Thompson and husband, Ian, of Redwood City, CA, eight grandchildren: Grace Amar Dunn, Sophie Geisler, Ainsley Lewis, Betsy Geisler, James W. Geisler, IV, Ethan Bernard, Moses Thompson and Persephone Thompson, 3 sisters: Cindy Geisler Dona of Monroe, LA, Leighanne Geisler Burns of Killian, LA, and Mary Flo Geisler Boleneus of McKinney, TX, and his lifelong friend, Jeff Aycock of West Monroe, LA, many nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Mr. Geisler was preceded in death by his mother Betty Geisler Siekman and his father Dr. James W. Geisler, Sr. 

A memorial service will be held for Mr. Geisler at a later time. 

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The American Cancer Society at 

Services are under the direction of Timmy Breaud, funeral director, McKneely Funeral Home in Amite. For an online guestbook, visit

Gaetano “Guy” Sam Spitale

September 27, 1925 – March 25, 2022

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022 at Legacy Nursing and Rehabilitation in Franklin, LA. He was born September 27, 1925 in Amite, LA and was 96 years of age. Guy was a good man who would give you the shirt off his back. He owned and operated Spitale’s Bar and Corner Bar known as Guy’s Bar for many years. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam C. and Virginia Campo Spitale; brothers, Tony Spitale, Vincent Spitale, Nick Spitale and Sam Spitale, Jr.; sisters, Mary Currier, Frances Petitto, and Jacamino Spitale. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Services conducted by Deacon Eddie Renz. Interment Amite Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit


March 26 – I John 3: 6



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Anna Lee