Opal Pauline Jones

Funeral services for Opal Pauline Jones, 84, of Rayville, were held Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Richland United Pentecostal Church with Bro. Ricky Long and Bro. Dewayne Whittington officiating. 

Interment followed in the McKnight Cemetery, Holly Ridge, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Mrs. Opal was born June 1, 1936 in Telephone, TX and passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Jackson, MS.

Dickey Meeks

Coach Dickey Meeks was born on December 29, 1953 in Orange, TX to Joe and Laverne Meeks. 

He passed away on August 3, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. A celebration of life service was held Saturday, August 8, at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview. The family received friends prior to the service. There was also a webcast of the service for people wishing to view online with details available at

James Templeton

James “J.W.” Templeton, a loving, caring and kind husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully at Our Lady of the Lake on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the age of 80.

A retired general superintendent with Marchard Construction, he was a resident of Port Allen and a native of Rayville. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Visitation was Aug. 3 at Wilbert Funeral Home in Port Allen.

Nancy Kate Harrigill

Funeral services for Nancy Kate Harrigill, 79, of Rayville, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Brown-Holley Chapel, Rayville, with Bro. William Waller officiating.

Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Cemetery, Monroe, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Shelby Young Graham

Shelby Young Graham was born December 17, 1972, and left this world unexpectedly on Friday, July 24, 2020.

Memorial services were held Friday, July 31, 2020 at Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel, Rayville.

Family and friends can meet and celebrate his fun filled life, share memories, and find comfort in knowing he was loved by so many.



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