Tommie Jean Lee Leake

Tommie Jean Lee Leake was born August 12, 1933 in Forest to Clyde and Wilma Lee. She passed away on April 26, 2020, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah after a short illness. She was a native of Newellton and a graduate of Newellton High School. 

William June Chambers

Graveside services for William June Chambers 92, of Newellton, were held Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Cuba Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Willie Moses officiating, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.  

On June 17, 1927, William June Chambers was born to Firk Chambers and Ida Adams Chambers, the first child of their union.  He departed this life peacefully on April 21, 2020 at his home that he shared with his daughter, Hattie Chambers Ward, attended by his personal nurse, Lucinda Chambers McTear.

Grace Norman

Graveside services for Grace Norman, 95, of Rayville, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Oak Ridge, with Bro. John Cleveland officiating under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Mrs. Grace was born August 17, 1924 in Evergreen, AL and passed away Monday,  April 27, 2020 in Rayville. 

She was a member of Boeuf River Baptist Church for many years. She was a switchboard operator for Bellsouth Telephone Company in Rayville. She was also an avid gardener and a excellent seamstress.

Thad Cooper

Private graveside services for Thad Cooper, 46, of Rayville, were held Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the Rayville Masonic Cemetery with Rev. Rayland Trisler officiating.

Thad was born August 23, 1973, in Natchez, MS and went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 10, 2020. 

Kraig B. O’Deay

Mr. Kraig B. O’Deay, 68, of Rayville, was born June 23, 1951 in Monroe, IL and passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in Monroe after a lengthy illness. 

Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

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