James Monroe Rutland
(May 8, 1937 – February 26, 2008)
James Monroe Rutland went to be with the Lord on February 26, 2008. He was born May 8, 1937 in Amite. James was retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development since 1994. Mr. Rutland was also a U. S. Navy Veteran. His church home was Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Pine Grove where he resided. Survivors include his wife of over 50 years, Annabel Watkins Rutland; six sons, Ronald James and wife, Marcia, Randall Wayne and fiance, Angela, Ray Jerome and wife, Teresa, Ralph Edward and wife, Marcie, Roger Karl and wife, Barbara, Robert Ward and wife, Margaret; one sister, Geraldine Rutland Colston and husband, Bill; and sister-in-law, Marlene Rutland. Mr. Rutland is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 nieces, several great nieces and nephews, 1 aunt, as well as a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by parents, Monroe and Amy Rutland; two brothers, Melvin and Horace “Chuck” Rutland; grandson, Reece Rutland; nephew, Keith Rutland; niece, Dianne Lipari. Officiating at the funeral services will be Rev. Toney Cooksey and Rev. Bill Colston. Pallbearers will be Mr. Rutland’s sons, Ronnie, Randy, Ray, Ralph, Roger and Robert. Services will be conducted by McKneely Funeral Home in Amite with visitation Thursday, Feb. 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral will be Friday, Feb. 29th at 10:00 a.m. with interment at Natalbany Cemetery in Independence.
James H. Golmon
(October 25, 1941 – February 25, 2008)
Died on Monday, February 25, 2008 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Roseland. Age 66 years. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. on Friday until religious services at 12 Noon Friday. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. He is survived by his wife, Verlie Golmon, Roseland; son, Bruce “Sonny” Golmon, Roseland; 4 grandchildren, Chelsea, Caitlyn, Cassidy, and Craig Golmon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Corrine Corkern Golmon.
Myrtle L. Ficklin Fiorello
(March 9, 1903 – February 26, 2008)
Mrs. Mrytle L. Ficklin Fiorello died at 5:58PM, Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington. She was 77, a native of Montpelier and a resident of Greensburg. Visitation at the McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM Thursday, February 28, 2008 and after 8:00AM until Religious Services at 2:00PM, Friday, February 29, 2008 in the Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Bro. Joe Day. Interment Greensburg Cemetery. Survived by a daughter, Wanda Ficklin, 4 sons, Freddie, Michael “George”, Ronald “Gun”, Randy “Duke” Ficklin all of Greensburg, 4 brothers, Edward Cutrer, Amite, Dewitt Cutrer, Bunkie, Joe Cutrer, Greensburg, Ray Cutrer, Chicago, IL., and a sister, Mary Rogers, Fort Worth, TX. Preceded in death by her first husband, D. L. “Bang” Ficklin, second husband, Frank Fiorello, a son, Jimmy Lewis Ficklin, a sister, Annie Mae Albritton, and 2 brothers, Hollis Cutrer and Walter Cutrer. McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home is located at I-55 & Hwy 16W next to Coggins-Gentry Ford. An on-line Guestbook is avaiable at http://www.mckneelyvaughnfh.com