Lois Sprinkle Brunson

Lois Sprinkle Brunson went to Heaven Sunday, September 15, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, and one day before her 94th Birthday! 

She was born in Denver, CO, on September 16, 1925, to Addison and Ida Sprinkle who predeceased her.  Also preceding her in death were her husband of 47 years John Wray Brunson, brother Bill Sprinkle and wife Charlotte, brother-in-law Dr. Wayne Ralston, son-in-law Jerome Wilson, brother-in-laws Holmes, Ned and Ted Brunson, and sister-in-law Mary Lynn Brunson.

Matthew Pyles

Matthew Pyles was born in Delhi on August 21, 1979 to Norman and Lana Pyles and was called to heaven on September 7, 2019 in Queen Creek, AZ.

 Matt grew up in Holly Ridge but spent most of his life in Arizona. It was there that he met the love of his life, Socorro. They married two years ago and were living in Queen Creek at the time of his passing.

 Eric and Tina Silk of Holly Ridge helped raise Matt and officiated his wedding. Matt loved life and loved his family; especially his children. 

Mary Joyce Whitten

Funeral services for Mary Joyce Whitten, 82, of Start, were held Tuesday, September 10, 2019 with Bro. Marshall Sevier and Bro. J. Roddy Taylor officiating. 

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

Mrs. Mary Joyce was born February 2, 1937 in Start and passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 in Monroe. 

Mrs. Mary Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ardella Fuller; and sisters, Margie Crawford and Doris Jones.

Leonard Jackson Parks Sr.

Funeral services for Leonard Jackson “Jack” Parks, Sr., 91, of Rayville, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel, Rayville, with   officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Rayville Masonic Cemetery, Rayville.

Mr. Jack was born December 29, 1927 in Ganado, TX and passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 peacefully at his home in Rayville.

Eva Rainbolt

Funeral services for Eva Rainbolt, 85, of Rayville,  were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Antioch Baptist Church, Rayville, with Bro. Keith Evans officiating.

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

Mrs. Eva was born July 12, 1934 in Rayville and passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Shreveport.

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