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Shirley Milam

Nov 10, 1931 - Nov 22, 2023

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Bossier City, LA

Shirley A. Milam, age 92, of Bossier City, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. HillCrestMemorialFH. com for the Milam family.

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James Watkins Slack

Jun 09, 1936 - Feb 24, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Our beloved father, James Watkins Slack (J.W.), went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Waiting for him was our dear mother, Mary Virginia Williamson Slack (Ginger). Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Airline Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will be conducted by Rev. Harrell Shelton on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Airline Baptist Church. Interment will immediately follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. J.W. was born June 9, 1936 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Thomas Pleasant (T.P.) and Mamie Elizabeth Elkins Slack. He is the youngest of eight children. J.W. spent his early years living in Ivan until his family moved to Waller Street in Bossier City, LA. He attended Bossier Elementary School, and later Bossier High School where he graduated in 1955. At Bossier High School, he met the love of his life, Ginger, and they were married in 1954 and enjoyed 57 years of marriage before Ginger's passing away November 27, 2010. His outstanding high school sports career included Captain of the Bearkats Football Team his junior and senior year; named to the All-City Team in 1953 and 1954, along with being an All-State selection his senior year. He rushed for 1130 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. During the spring, J.W. was a sprinter on the track and field team and a speedy centerfielder on the Bossier High School Baseball Team. For all his accomplishments, he was selected to the Bossier High School Athletics Hall of Fame. After high school J.W. was recruited by numerous colleges throughout the South (LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Tulane). Wanting to stay close to home, he chose to attend LA Tech. Coach Joe Aillet recruited J.W., and he became a starter at LA Tech in 1957, 1958, and 1959. This was at a time when platoon football was the norm with players playing both ways and usually playing two and a half quarters per game. J.W. ran the ball, caught passes, played defensive back, punted, and kicked extra points. He was voted Captain by his teammates his senior year, was named all Gulf States Conference his junior and senior year, and selected as an All-American in his senior year. He played on one of the greatest teams in LA Tech history allowing only 48 points in ten games with a record of 9-1 in 1959. He was inducted into the LA Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019. After his college career J.W. signed with the Los Angeles Chargers of the "new" American Football League. After a couple of years with the Chargers, he decided to come home to Bossier City to be with Ginger, sons, Terry and Dwayne. Jay was on the way but had not yet arrived. J.W. had opportunities to coach and teach, but instead, he chose to join the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department. He later joined the City Marshal's office and between the two served over thirty years before his retirement. He also served on the Bossier Parish School Board representing the citizens in District 7 for twenty-five years before retiring in 2022. Culminating his tenure on the school board, J.W. was honored by the parish, city, and state resulting in him receiving state recognition for his lengthy service and a key to the city. More important than all his worldly accomplishments, J.W. surrendered his life to Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade in Shreveport in 1951. This decision led to a committed life of service to his Lord, Jesus Christ. Our parents showed us what a marriage that honored God was supposed to look like. We were taught the importance of prayer, Bible Study, and church attendance. Our dad was the example of how a Godly husband stands by, loves, and cares for his wife. He took care of our mother through the years she was battling Multiple Myeloma. J.W. and Ginger were faithful members of Airline Baptist Church. He served as a choir member, deacon, and member of the Randy Wilkes Sunday School Class. J.W. was preceded in death by his wife, Ginger his parents, T.P. and Mamie Slack, brother, Dale Slack, and sisters, Elizabeth, Chrystell, Lucille, Violet, Hazel, and Betty Jo. He is survived by his three sons Terry (Peggy), Dwayne (Cathi), and Jay (Kim), four grandsons, Hayden Slack (Hailey), Will Slack (Lysandra), Carter Slack, Carson Slack, two granddaughters, Sarah Beth Avery, (Jon Lee), and Mary Lauren Slack, great grandsons Jon Paul Avery and James Walker Avery and soon to be born, Baby Girl Slack. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Honoring J.W. as pallbearers will be his four grandsons, along with Jerry Elkins, and Sam Bozeman. Honorary pallbearers are Lynn Austin, Jack Bice, Wayne Bourgeois, Dr. Billy Bundrick, Jim Campbell, Pat Collins, Bill Cox, Larry Deen, Joe Hinton, Ira Jones, Petie Moore, James Patterson, Mickey Slaughter, Scotty Teague, Don Tippett, and A.L. Williams. The family would like to share one of our Dad's favorite verses: "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all; so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18. Our family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Willis/Knighton Pierremont and the staff at Old Brownlee Community Care Center. In addition we thank Ashley and the nurses and staff with Gentiva Hospice. We would like to extend a special thanks to Patty Linder, Connie Cliburn and Suzone Linder for their compassion and loving care during the last months of our father’s life. The family requests memorials in honor of J.W. Slack be made to Airline Baptist Church, 4007 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, P.O. 5118, Bossier City, LA 71171 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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James Watkins Slack

Jun 09, 1936 - Feb 24, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

James Watkins Slack, age 87, of Bossier City, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024. A visitation for James will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Airline Baptist Church, 4007 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana 71111. A celebration of a Life Well Lived will occur Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 2:00 PM in the Sanctuary of Airline Baptist Church, 4007 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana 71111. Interment will immediately follow on the grounds of Hill Crest Memorial Park, 601 Hwy 80, Haughton, Louisiana 71037.

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Mr. Douglas Singleton

Feb 21, 1945 - Feb 17, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Graveside service for Mr. Douglas Singleton, age 78, of Springhill, LA, will be held at 12:00 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the Welcome Cemetery, Springhill, LA, with Bro. Jonathan Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in Welcome Cemetery, Springhill, LA, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.Mr. Singleton was born on February 21, 1945, to William Ezra and Virgie Taylor Lindsay in Cullen, LA, and passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in Bossier City, LA. He is survived by his two brothers, Paul Singleton and wife Janet and Daniel Singleton and wife Patricia' and a host of nieces and nephews.Mr. Singleton was preceded in death by his father, William Ezra Singleton, and his mother, Virgie Taylor Lindsay.Sign our online guest book at www.baileyfuneralhome.netBailey Funeral HomeSpringhill, LA318-539-3555

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Lilliann Harris

Feb 08, 1938 - Feb 17, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Lilliann Harris, age 86, of Bossier City, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. A visitation for Lilliann will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, 601 Hwy 80, Haughton, Louisiana 71037. A rosary will occur Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:00 PM, 601 Hwy 80, Haughton, Louisiana 71037. A funeral mass will occur Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 7738 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, Louisiana 71112.

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Cathy Harville Hamiter

May 12, 1950 - Feb 16, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Graveside services for Ms. Cathy Harville Hamiter, age 73, of Haughton, LA, will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the Plain Dealing Cemetery, Plain Dealing, LA. Interment will follow under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Plain Dealing.Ms. Hamiter was born on May 12, 1950, to L. M. and Peggy Joyce Kemp Harville in Shreveport, LA, and passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, in Bossier City, LA.  She is survived by her children; sons, Brian Wayne Hamiter and wife Laura and Darell Hamiter and wife Jennifer; two daughters, Tammy Reneau and husband Tony and Shelia Curley and husband Christopher; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Leigh Ann Brown and Lori Watkins.Ms. Hamiter was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Joyce Harville; father, L. M. Harville, Jr.; and sister, Sherry Knighton.Sign our online guest book at www.baileyfuneralhome.netBailey Funeral HomePlain Dealing, LA318-326-4258

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Ed Lamb

Apr 27, 1947 - Feb 14, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Graveside service for  Ed Lamb, age 76, of Bossier City, LA, will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Shongaloo, LA, with Rev. Alicia Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA.Visitation will be held Sunday, February 18, 2024, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA.Mr. Lamb was born on April 27, 1947, to Oliver Lee and Madge Marie Hills DeWees in Jeffersonville, IN, and passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, in Bossier City, LA. He is survived by his wife, Judy N. Nichols Lamb; son, Brian L Lamb; three daughters, Rebecca C. Lamb, Paula Parkerson, and Twyna Hampton; granddaughter, Lauren Whittington, and husband Colby; two grandsons, Titus L Lamb and Aaron Hampton; sister, Rebecca A Lamb; two first cousins, Randy Hollis and Louella Acre; and special friends, Frank Lynn and wife Judy.Mr. Lamb was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Lee Lamb; mother, Madge Marie DeWees; son, Corkey Parkerson; and granddaughter, Makayla Woods.Sign our online guest book at www.baileyfuneralhome.netBailey Funeral HomeSpringhill, LA318-539-3555

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Robert Benefield

Aug 10, 1944 - Feb 10, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Robert Benefield, 79, of Bossier City, LA passed away on February 10, 2024. Bob was born in Senatobia, MS on August 10, 1944. He married Mary Benefield on June 27, 1970. Bob was a Vietnam war veteran and proudly served in the United States Air Force for 23 years. He was also a member of the Hap Arnold #457 Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree Scottish Rite, and a Shriner in El Karubah Temple. Bob had a passion for hunting, fishing and old westerns. Left to cherish Bob's memory is his wife of 53 years, Mary Benefield; two daughters Karen Germany, spouse Greg Germany, and Debbie Tyler, spouse Royal Tyler Jr.; five grandchildren, Cody Germany, Maggie Germany, Claudia Tyler, Annie Tyler and Heidi Tyler; two sisters, Janice Vastine and Nancy Ball along with numerous nieces and nephews. Robert joins in Heaven his parents, Joe and Mable Benefield and two brothers Billy Benefield and Hoyet Benefield. A visitation for Robert will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home & Park, 601 Highway 80 East, Haughton, Louisiana 71037, followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm.

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Patsy Odell McLemore Strawn

Dec 01, 1937 - Feb 08, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Patsy Odell McLemore Strawn, 86, was born on December 1, 1937, in Minden, LA, to Oleta McLemore Mayes and Howard Creel McLemore, and passed away peacefully in Bossier City, LA, on February 8, 2024. She was a loving wife, mother, granny, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many. Patsy was a longtime resident of Haughton, LA, and a member of First Baptist Church of Haughton. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home in Haughton, LA, officiated by Dr. Gevan Spinney, pastor of First Baptist Church where she was a member for many years. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until time of service. Burial will be at Hill Crest Memorial Park immediately following the service. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 53 years, James (Jim) L Strawn; daughter, Patricia Lynn Thrash; son, Donald Glenn Herring; and one sister, Virginia O’Neal. Survivors include her son, Thomas C. Strawn and wife Sharron of Bossier City, LA, and two daughters, Vicky Strawn and June Kose and husband Billy, all of Shreveport, LA. She is also survived by her sister, Diann Schaub and husband Pete of Haughton, LA; brother, Earnest Mayes of Alto, TX; grandchildren, Jamie, Jeremy, Ali, Krystal and Tripp; great-grandchildren: Chloe, Drake, Garrett ,Colby, Dylan , Addie, Millie and one boy on the way, as well as great-great-grandchildren: Peyton and Grayson. Patsy was a retired school bus driver, on bus 10, for the Bossier Parish School District, Haughton, LA. She loved her kids and they loved and respected her. Pallbearers will be Pete Schaub, Patrick Schaub, Garrett and Dylan Towery, Tripp Keith, and Drake Anderson. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Colonial Oaks for their kind and loving care and to her wonderful physician, Dr. Ted Warren, whom she truly loved. A special thanks also to Bristol Hospice.

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Butch Modisette

Jun 17, 1943 - Feb 12, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Funeral services for  Butch Modisette, age 80, of Shongaloo, LA will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA with Bro. Marty Wright and Bro. Glen Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery, Shongaloo, LA under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA.Mr. Modisette was born on June 17, 1943, to Herbert and Lucille Burns Modisette in Springhill, LA and passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 in Bossier City, LA. Mr. Modiestte loved being a mechanic almost as much as he loved his cats. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will truly be missed. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Modisette; son, Jerry D. Modisette, and wife, Kristi; two stepsons, Jeff Butts and wife Maria and Joey Butts and wife Jessica; grandson, Dylan Modisette and wife Bailey; two granddaughters, Sarah Boyce and husband Nick and Jinny Weir and husband Anthony; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Colson, Catherine, and Myles; special niece, Vicky Modisette; and two nephews, Randy Modisette and Mike Modisette.Mr. Modisette was preceded in death by his parents; son, Timothy John Modisette; grandson, Kyle Patrick Modisette; and brothers, James Sonny Modisette and John Buddy Modisette.Sign our online guest book at www.baileyfuneralhome.netBailey Funeral HomeSpringhill, LA318-539-3555

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Donald Ray Richardson

Sep 01, 1952 - Feb 03, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Donald “Danny” Ray Richardson, 71, passed away February 3, 2024. Danny’s celebration of life will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Bossier Civic Center in Bossier City, Louisiana officiated by Rev. Brett Puckitt. Danny was born September 1, 1952 in Shreveport, LA to Robert Edmond Richardson, and Vivian Katherine Powfrey Richardson. He was a strong Christian man; he attended First Baptist Church in Vivian. After graduating high school and attending college for a fire science degree he spent his life as a firefighter and EMT. He retired from the Shreveport Fire Department as District Chief after 33 years of service. Danny then served as the Fire Chief for Fire District 7 for 16 years. He was a member of the Fire Fighters Union and he served 6 years in the Air Force Reserves. He also received many awards and accolades through the years. He was a well-respected, soft spoken man, who was loved by everyone who knew him and was even given the nickname “Sunshine”. Danny married his high school sweetheart Peggy Brockinton Richardson on January 1, 1971 and they were married 52 years. They renewed their vows after 50 years on May 1, 2021; they had a great marriage and were the love of each other’s life.Danny was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Lana Smith, and his brother Charles Richardson. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Peggy Richardson, his children Brian Richardson and wife Neicia, and Brady Richardson and wife Melissa, his grandchildren; Taylor Richardson, Hannah Richardson, Tyler Richardson, and Abby Richardson, his great grandchild Izzy Richardson, his brothers, Bob Richardson and wife Nancy, Doug Richardson, Ricky Richardson and wife Penny, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers his wife and boys are creating a scholarship “Go Fund Me” account in his name that will be used for the continuing education for nurses, firefighters, and other recipients. Donations will be greatly appreciated.https://gofund.me/74070d08Matthew 21:22 “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Donald "Danny" Ray Richardson, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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