Jane Wickham had to have a redo of her recent knee surgery. Please keep her in your prayers as plans for rehabilitation are made.

Mrs. Jeanette McGehee will be having surgery today at Ochsner on O’Neal because of a diabetes issue. Please pray for her.

William “Bill” Wofford

February 21, 1975 – November 03, 2022

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Merit Health Central in Jackson, MS. He was born February 21, 1975 in McComb, MS and was 47 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Wofford; daughters, Neva Wofford and Sarah Wofford; son, Will Wofford, Jr.; mother, Myrtie Wofford; brothers, Robert McKinney and wife, Jenny and Clifton McKinney and wife, Pam; sister, Sallie Jackson; nieces and nephews, Ashleigh, Hope, Ian, Laurel, Olivia, Nicholas, and Mac; close friends, uncle Buck and Welch family, Brandon Travis and family and Jimmy and Jolie Easley and family. Preceded in death by his father, Dan Wofford; step-father, Robert McKinney; aunt, Nan Welch; niece, Natalee Jackson; uncle, Billy Newman. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00 AM until Memorial Services at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Services conducted by Milton Bourque ,Jr. and Pastor Lee Allen Pounds. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Judy Lynn Crawford, a native of Fluker, LA, passed away on November 13, 2022, at age 74 from sudden complications with lung disease. She was born on May 16, 1948, to Thornwell and Betty Field. Affectionately called ‘Juju’, she was a longtime resident of Hammond, LA.

 Judy Lynn graduated from Amite High School in 1966, where she was a WaHoop and then Drum Major. She had an amazing gift of music, and during her childhood experienced hearing harmonies in any family Sing-along! She loved to sing and perform. She attended The University of Southern Mississippi and nurtured those gifts dancing as a Dixie Darling and singing with the “Southern Supremes”. She was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity and was initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta, a Freshmen Honor Society.

 Judy Lynn later completed her degree in education at Southeastern Louisiana University. She was a teacher at Woodland Park Elementary, Hammond Eastside Primary, and Natalbany Middle School. She received the “Teacher of the Year” Honor during her tenure and retired after twenty-seven years. After Retirement, she pursued a second career performing as an extra in the Louisiana Film Industry.

 Judy Lynn was an unforgettable force with a heart of gold. She spent many years of her life dedicated to volunteering in her church community. She always helped her family and friends in any way she could.

 Judy Lynn fiercely loved God, her family, the beach, and LSU & Saints football! When Judy was your fan, you had a number one fan for life. She was our biggest cheerleader! 

 Judy Lynn was preceded by her parents Thorny and Betty Field, niece Caroline Mixon, and sister Patsy Kay Turner. She is survived by her beloved son Thornwell Blake Crawford, his wife Ammye and grandchildren Harrison, Andrea, Bella, and Grace; her sisters Betty Ray Field and Donna Lee Mixon, brother-in-law Fred Mixon and her adoring nieces, nephews, and their children. 

 Services will be held at Harry McKneely Funeral Home in Hammond, LA on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Visitation will beheld 11AM-1PM and Service at 1PM. Burial to follow at Rose Memorial Park Cemetery.

Terry Wayne Stevens

October 28, 1976 – November 13, 2022

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022 in Roseland, LA. He was born October 28, 1976 in Hammond, LA and was 46 years of age. He was a U.S. Army Veteran where he served numerous assignments all over the world. He was a Licensed Practical Nurse. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Hayden Stevens Toney and husband, Dale Toney; nephew, Cody Stevens; uncles, Richard Hayden, Timmy Hayden and wife, Donice; aunts, Shirley Maus and Dorothy Cranham; numerous other family members and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Calvin Julius “Jukie” Stevens; brother, Greg Stevens; niece, Megan Stevens; grandparents, Victor Hayden, Frances Hayden Winborn Lambert, Everett Stevens, and Genevia Morgan Stevens. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 1:00PM until religious services at 2:00PM on Friday, November 18, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Linda G. Howes

August 25, 1940 – November 15, 2022

A resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born August 25, 1940 in Hammond, LA and was 82 years of age. She is survived by her sons, Bryan Howes and wife, Carla and Steven Howes and wife, Colleen; daughter, Rene Dyer and husband, Trey; 5 grandchildren, Daniel Howes and wife, Jennifer, Crystal Alack and husband, Don, Sarah Bahm and husband, Wallace, Cody Howes and wife, Tyra and Peyton Dyer; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, John Wayne Guzzardo and wife, Carol. Preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mildred Guzzardo; husband, Travis A. Howes. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

READ and Write Scripture Today

Nov. 16 – Jonah 2:9

Baptist Press

Operation Christmas Child

Drop-Off Hours at FBC, Kentwood

Today – 3-5 P.M.

Thursday – 10-12

Today, the shoeboxes collected so far will be loaded on the trailer for delivery to their next destination.

Thankfulness – Day 16

I’m thankful for all the area churches who have packed and delivered “Shoeboxes” to the drop-off site. I appreciate their love for needy children and a special desire to give the children an opportunity to learn about Jesus. If my memory is correct, six churches have delivered boxes so far.

PRAYER FOCUS for TODAY – Safe delivery of each and every shoebox that was packed.

Anna Lee