Friday Afternoon – Obituaries

Jayden Nicole Lange
(February 21, 2008 – February 21, 2008)

Jayden Nicole Lang, infant daughter of Lyndsey Ann Lang of Tickfaw, died at 8:00PM on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the North Oaks Medical Center. Graveside Services will be held at the Arcola-Roseland Cemetery on Saturday, February 23, 2008, at 1:00PM. Survived by: Mother, Lyndsey Ann Lange, Grandparents, Melissa & David Connelly, Rodney “Buff” & Marie Lange, Great-Grandparents, Jim & Barbara Benningfield, Gordon & Brenda Lange, Uncle, R.J. Lange, Numerous Great Aunts & Uncles, Numerous Cousins. Preceded in death by Great Great-Grandparents, Bapt Woodly & Margaret Beddingfield, Great Uncle Clyde Beddingfield, Great Grandmother, Margaret Ann Foster.

Beverly Ann Swenson
(January 2, 1956 – February 19, 2008)


Beverly Ann Swenson, 52, of Council Grove, KS, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS. Beverly was born January 2, 1956 in Jackson, MS to Ivy Lea and Vera Mae Jenkins Miller. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and received her BSN degree. She married Gary Swenson on March 3, 1990 in Council Grove. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Council Grove. Beverly enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and traveling. One of her favorite things to do was bringing seafood from Louisiana and cooking it for all her family and friends. She loved cats and dogs and enjoyed spending time with her dog Max. She worked as a nurse in Louisiana and also as a home health nurse in Manhattan and Emporia. Survivors include her husband, Gary Swenson; father, Ivy Lea “Butch” Miller of Kentwood, LA; 2 step-sons, Matthew Swenson & wife, Jamie and Mitchell Swenson & wife, Rene, of Topeka, KS; 4 grandchildren, Avary, Aidan, Cora, and Caden Swenson; 2 brothers, Michael Miller & wife, Polly and Larry Miller & wife, Wanda of Kentwood, LA; 6 nieces, 1 nephew, 3 great-nieces and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vera Miller and father-in-law & mother-in-law, Adrian and Violet Swenson. Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and from 8 a.m. until funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Services conducted by Rev. Joey Miller. Interment will be at Line Creek Cemetery, Line Creek, LA. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to American Diabetes Association.

Friday – Obituary

Carol Ann Carter, 49 years old of Tickfaw, LA, died Thursday, February 21, 2008 in North Oaks Medical Center. Carol was born on Wednesday, June 18, 1958 in Independence. She was a Secretary at Midway School for 21 years. Surviving are ; husband, Mitchell Ray Carter; daughter & son-in-law, Keri Rivers Puls and Travis Puls Sr.; son & daughter-in-law, Ryan C. Rivers Sr. and Mindy Rivers; son, Dustin Ray Carter; mother, Frances Leto Rocha; 4 grandchildren, Ryan Rivers Jr., Layne Rivers, Travis Puls Jr.and Noah Rivers; 3 sisters, Linda Alessi, Debbie Cascio and Jeanette Patanella; Uncle Joe Leto; Carols dog Champ Carter; mother and father-in-law, Jimmy Ray and Lavearn Mills Carter. She is preceded in death by ; father, Pete Rocha ; grandparents, Annie Costa and Joe Leto Sr.. Friends will be received Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond from 6p.m. until 9:00p.m. and on Monday from 8:00a.m. until 9:30a.m. Services will be held at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Monday, February 25, 2008 at 10:00a.m. Interment will follow in the Colonial Cemetery, Independence, Louisiana 70443.

Friday – Death

Nathaniel “Nate” Shropshire Sr.


A resident of Baker and a native of Osyka, Miss., he died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at 3:45 a.m. at Lane Regional Medical Center, Zachary. He was 63. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 23, from noon until religious service at 2 p.m., conducted by Mark Dillard, pastor. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Marzettie Berry Shropshire; daughter, Sylvia Daniels; five sons, Aaron Shropshire, Nathaniel Shropshire Jr., Antione Deemer, Lawrence Berry and Troy Berry; three sisters, Annie Coleman, Rose Shropshire and Mary Owens; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and godchildren, Juanicka Trusclair, Karlencia Calvin, Jericka James and Tamika Piper. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Shropshire; father, Lee Taplin Sr.; brother, Lee Taplin Jr.; and son, Gregory Shropshire. Please sign the guestbook at

Thursday Afternoon – Obituary

Joe Rick

(June 16, 1925 – February 21, 2008)

Mr. Joe died at 6:30AM, Thursday, February 21, 2008 at his residence in Roseland. Visiation at the McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home, Amite, Saturday, February 23, 2008 from 8:00AM until Religious Services at 10:00AM in the Funeral Home Chapel. Services Conducted by Bro. Gary Martinez. Interment in the Hughes Cemetery. Survived by 2 Daughters: Patricia Sparacello, Loranger, Elaine Weaver, Amite. 4 Sons: Joseph “Joe” Rick, Jr., DeRidder, Dorman A. “Drew” Rick, Sr., Loranger, Tennis L. Rick, Roseland, Chris A. Rick, Kentwood. Preceded in death by his wife: Melva Hughes Rick, Grandson, Scottie Rick. Mr. Joe was an avid Hunter & Fisherman.

Tuesday – Obituary

Robert William “Will” “Boomer” Clemons, Jr.
(December 7, 1982 – February 18, 2008)

Died at 5:26 p.m. at his residence in Monticello, Arkansas. He was a native of Montpelier and a resident of Monticello, Arkansas. Age 25 years. Visitation at McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home, Amite, Saturday February 23, 2008 from 12Noon until Religious Services at 3:00p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Services conducted by Rev. W.S. Manchester and Rev. Brady Whitton. Interment in Montpelier Cemetery. He is survived by his Mother, Cindi M. Blades and her husband, Bill, Montpelier; His Father, Robert “Bob” Clemons Sr. and his wife, Vonda, Monticello,Ark.; His Sister, Kim Konzelman Webb and her husband, Wil, Madison,Ms.; Nephew, Baylor Travis, Madison, Ms., Grandparents, Marilyn Bond Morgan and the late Thomas E. “Bobbie” Morgan, Montpelier; June Lester “Nan” Clemons, Amite; William “Bruce” Clemons and his wife, Gwyn, Monticello, Ark.; Great-Grandmother Imogene S. Clemons, Hammond; 3 Uncles and 3 Aunts and numerous cousins. “Will” was an avid outdoorsman and Saints Fan and loved his Ninja Turtles.

Monday Afternoon

Willie Mae McIntyre White
(January 20, 1923 – February 17, 2008)

Died at 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2008 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was a native of Bolivar and a resident of Amite. Age 85 years. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until Memorial Services at 8 p.m. on Tuesday conducted by Rev. Danny Smith. She is survived by her son, Gene “Butch” White and his wife, Maria, Amite; 2 daughters, Trudy Nelson and her husband, Mark, Lakeland, FL and Candy Wallace and her husband, Rhett, Amite; 5 grandchildren, Christina Maria Mosser, Landon Rhett Wallace, Sarah Camille Wallace, Kimberly Grace Nelson, and Kevin Michael Nelson; 2 great-grandchildren, Ryan Andrew Mosser and Graysen Layne Wallace; brother, Arthur Gates, Kentwood; aunt, Christine Wall, Kentwood; In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.