Carrie Lanelle Robertson

Funeral services for Carrie Lanelle Robertson, 47, of Start, were held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Start Baptist Church, Start, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Carrie was born June 12, 1971 in Monroe, LA and passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Houston, TX.

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Alton R. Copes

Funeral services for Alton R. Copes, 64, of Monroe, will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel of Rayville.

Mr. Alton was born July 23, 1954 Pioneer and passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 in Monroe.

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Jo Ann Darling

Funeral services for Jo Ann Darling, 76, of Rayville were held Monday, April 22, 2019 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Jay Jones officiating. 

Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery in Archibald. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to the time of service.

LaVern Angus Inzer

LaVern Angus Inzer was born in Arkansas on December 15, 1924.

He went to meet his Lord in Mesquite, Texas on December 27, 2018.

He served in the U.S. Navy on an aircraft carrier in the Phillippines during World War II and was held as a prisoner of war for several years. 

Bro. Inzer was called to full time Christian ministry at the age of 17 and was ordained at Bethel Baptist Church in Holly Ridge. He pastored at Robinson Baptist Church at Dunn from 1947 thru 1949.

Roger Lee Bowen

Roger Bowen, 69, was born on August 16, 1949 and passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Esley and Lydia Alice Bowen; brother, Merle Bowen; sister, Lucille Hughes; sister, Mary Helen Crowe and brother, William Harold Bowen. 

Survivors include his three children, Clay Bowen of Farmerville; Rachelle Bowen of Plano, TX, and Lydia Bowen of Plano, TX.;  seven grandchildren; and several, nieces and nephews. 


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