I learned yesterday that Betty Simpson has had pneumonia. Since she wasn’t at church yesterday, I assume she is not well yet. I’ll give her a call tomorrow.
From Kaye Roberts
Bubba’s Mother is in the St Dominic hospital in Jackson having tests run. She had been in rehab in McComb but had another fall Sunday. In running tests in McComb, the Dr. said looked like she’d had a light stroke so they sent her to Jackson.
Please keep her and family in your prayers.
Say a special prayer for the Hoosier family. Pat has been moved to ICU at Tulane so doctors can keep a closer watch on him.
Mattie E. Gibson
(October 13, 1942 – October 4, 2013)
A resident of Loranger, she died at 7:32 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013 in Loranger. She was born October 13, 1942 in New Orleans and was 70 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Efferson and husband, Lorin, Loranger; grandson, Edward Whalen and wife, Ashley; sister, Brenda Gibson, Tickfaw; 2 brothers, John Gibson, Loranger and Pat Gibson, Terrytown; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson, Brian Whalen; parents, John and Viola Gibson; sister-in-law, Gayle Gibson; uncle and aunt, J.O. and Eunice Ratliff; nephew, Kenny Ratliff. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Richard Baker and Rev. Marshall Wallace. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Elton Luther Easley
Elton Luther Easley, a native of St. Helena Parish and resident of Central passed away on October 12, 2013. He was 77 and was very proud to have served our country including two years in South Korea in the US Army. After his return he continued to serve in the Army Reserve rising to the rank of Sargent First Class and retiring after 37 years. He was also proud to have worked in the Louisiana Department of Highways from which he retired with 30 years of service. Elton had a special love of family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him. He immensely enjoyed being a cattleman and spent many of his post-retirement days tending his farm with the peace and joy God wishes for all of us. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marcia Moschitta Easley, five sons, Michael Easley and Suzette Sweeney Polito, Mark Easley, Steven Easley and wife Stacy, Scott Easley and wife Joanna and Todd Easley and wife Bridget. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Nicole Easley Farrell and husband Josh, Lee, Luke, Dylan, Chase, Rachel and Jackson Easley, four step-grandchildren, Kaylen Rabalais, Joseph, Kayla and Adam Navarre, two great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Boden Farrell, a sister, Bessie Blanchard and husband Ernest, three brothers, James and wife Katherine, Lester and wife Beverly and Will and wife Dot and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Jimmy and Jewel Easley and in-laws John and Velma Moschitta. Visitation will be Monday, October 14, 2013 at Seale Funeral Home 9995 Hooper Rd, Central, LA from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 10:00 am until religous services at 11:30 am at New Zion Baptist Church, 3841 Hwy 38, Kentwood, LA, 70444. Pallbearers Lee, Luke, Dylan, Chase, Brennan and Dale Easley, Vernon Wagner and Josh Farrell. Honorary pallbearer Jackson Easley. The family wishes to thank Bridgeway Hospice, Dr. Patrick Stagg and especially dear friend Dr. Stephen Antrobus for their compassionate caring efforts. The family appreciates the condolences and kind words from everyone who knew or knew of Elton and kindly request in lieu of flowers donations be made in his honor to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.
NOTE: Due to the funeral being held at New Zion Baptist Church, Young at Heart will not be held this month.
Elizabeth “Libby” J. Abernathy
(February 11, 1929 – October 13, 2013)
A resident of Chesbrough, died at 9:54 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born February 11, 1929 in Ware, MS and was 84 years of age. Survived by husband, Michael Abernathy, Chesbrough; son, Carl Hopkins, Chesbrough; daughter, Virginia Johnson, Virginia; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Grady Jones, Greenville, AL, Marvin Jones and Carl Jones, both of California; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Brenda Milton and parents, Grady and Effie Jones. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com
Chandra Nicole McLean
(February 19, 1971 – October 10, 2013)
A resident of New Orleans, LA, she died on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. She was born February 19, 1971 in West Monroe and was 42 years of age. She is survived by her father, Joseph “Sonny” McLean, Jr. and wife, Lee, Greensburg; step father, Russell Kiser, Conroe, TX; 2 sisters, Amber McLean Kilcrease, Baton Rouge and Jennifer Miller and husband, Mitch, Greensburg; 2 nieces and 1 nephew, Heather, Emily and Joseph Miller; grandfather, Quincy Travis, Greensburg; and boyfriend, Tyrone Johnson, New Orleans. Preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie Nicole McLean; mother, Elizabeth McKee Kiser; niece, Courtney Elizabeth DeShea McLean and grandparents, Joseph McLean, Sr. and Martha McLean, Frank and Frances McKee and Loyce Travis. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.