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Shirley Miller

Apr 20, 1959 - Jan 23, 2023

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Lecompte, LA

Shirley Ann Salvesen Miller, age 63 of LeCompte, Louisiana entered eternal rest on Monday, January 23, 2023.Shirley is preceded in death by her mother, Georgia; a brother, Alfred Salvesen; and a daughter, Ruth Ann Lester.Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dalton James Miller (Ashley) and Christopher Dupont; grandchildren, Charlotte Lester, Shay Morgan, Chelsey Lynn Smith, and Gabriel Boudreaux; brothers, Walter Salvesen, David Salveson, and William Francis Salvesen; a friend that...Read More

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Mr. William Paul Polk, II

Aug 20, 1970 - Jan 06, 2024

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Lecompte, LA

Mr. William Paul Polk, II, age 53 of Lecompte, Louisiana entered eternal rest on Saturday, January 6, 2024. Will is preceded in death by his father, Honorable William Paul Polk; his mother, Barbara Reaves Polk; a niece, Amie Cataldie; and a nephew, Austin Daniel. Will leaves behind four beautiful daughters, Avery Reaves Polk, Anna Claire Polk, Ella Camille Polk, and Evan Cecile Polk; nine sisters, Alice Daniel (James), Jane Guinn (Joe), Lorilee Andries (Terry), Susan O’Keefe (Scott), Kristie Kaspar (Rod), Liz Fox (Murray), Libby Cartwright (Mark), Ashley Hart (Justin), and Kelly Battaglia (Philip); and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Will graduated from Menard High School in 1988. He then graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1992 and Mississippi College of Law in 1995. While at Centenary, Will was an active member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity creating numerous lifelong friends and serving as president of the fraternity from 1991-1992. Upon graduation, Will spent several years practicing law with his father, Honorable William Paul Polk, and continued his career as a landman. Will was known to be a great bass fisherman and duck hunter. Will loved the game of golf and could cook a mean steak. He had a love of music which also provided him with comfort on late evenings. He is also known for his witty conversation and a kind heart. Will enjoyed his last years living back home in Lecompte, exploring Chickamaw Road and Bayou Bouef. Funeral services for Will will be January 27, 2024, at 3:00 pm at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Lecompte, Louisiana with a reception following in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Will to Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1068, Lecompte, Louisiana 71346.

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Mr. Robert Leander Thiels

Sep 19, 1940 - Jan 02, 2024

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LeCompte, LA

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Robert Leander Thiels will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, January 8, 2024, at St. Martin Catholic Church, LeCompte, with Monsignor Bruce Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens, Woodworth, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville.Mr. Thiels, 83, of LeCompte, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.  Robert was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by parents, Alphonse and Lois Thiels; and one sister, Mary Lola Perschy. Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include his loving wife of sixty-one years, Louise Thiels of LeCompte; four daughters, Pat Winegeart of Forest Hill, Pam Fitzgerald (Jeff) of Elmer, Anna Johnson (Brian) of LeCompte, and Becky Blair (Kenny) of Alexandria; one brother, Charles Thiels of Alexandria; four grandchildren, Bobby Winegeart, Aaron Winegeart, Cody Fitzgerald, and Haley Fitzgerald; and three great grandchildren, Wyatt Winegeart, Bella Winegeart, and Blakely Winegeart.A time of visitation will be held in the hall of St. Martin Catholic Church, LeCompte, on Monday, January 8, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. A Holy Rosary will be recited at 11:00 a.m. in the hall of St. Martin Catholic Church, LeCompte.The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Amedysis Home Health and Hospice for the care they gave Robert.Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Thiels family by visiting www.rushfh.com.

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Patricia Briggs

Nov 08, 1952 - Oct 22, 2023

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Lecompte, LA

"Services for Patricia Lynn Briggs will be held at 10:00 a. m. on Friday, October 27, 2023, in the chapel of John Kramer \u0026amp; Son Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Faulk officiating. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 5:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p. m. in the Kramer Chapel. Visitation will resume on Friday, at 9:00 a. m. until time of service. Patricia Lynn Briggs, lovingly known as "Trisha", of Lecompte, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at her residence. She is preceded in death by her parents, Carroll and Mary Cain; sisters, Betty Everett and Carol Dryden; brother, Thomas Cain; and two grandsons, Logan Simpson and Parker Briggs. Trisha was a registered nurse for over 20 years. She was married to the love of her life, Mike, for 52 years. Trisha enjoyed painting and crabbing, but most of all loved spending time with her family. She was a loving devoted, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, who will be dearly missed. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Mike Briggs, Sr. ; their five children, Mike Briggs, Jr. (Christy), Ashley Briggs, Jeremy Briggs (Ashlee), Justin Briggs (Jenna), and Derek Briggs; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers honored to serve will be Mike Briggs, Jr, Jeremy Briggs, Justin Briggs, Derek Briggs, Tim Wade, Jr. , and Peyton Briggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Briggs, Mason Briggs, Tucker Briggs, Tanner Briggs, and Myles Briggs. To extend online notes of condolence to the Briggs Family, please visit www. KramerFunerals. com . "

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Patricia Briggs

Nov 08, 1952 - Oct 22, 2023

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Lecompte, LA

"Services for Patricia Lynn Briggs will be held at 10:00 a. m. on Friday, October 27, 2023, in the chapel of John Kramer \u0026amp; Son Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Faulk officiating. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 5:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p. m. in the Kramer Chapel. Visitation will resume on Friday, at 9:00 a. m. until time of service. Patricia Lynn Briggs, lovingly known as "Trisha", of Lecompte, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at her residence. She is preceded in death by her parents, Carroll and Mary Cain; sisters, Betty Everett and Carol Dryden; brother, Thomas Cain; and two grandsons, Logan Simpson and Parker Briggs. Trisha was a registered nurse for over 20 years. She was married to the love of her life, Mike, for 52 years. Trisha enjoyed painting and crabbing, but most of all loved spending time with her family. She was a loving devoted, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, who will be dearly missed. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Mike Briggs, Sr. ; their five children, Mike Briggs, Jr. (Christy), Ashley Briggs, Jeremy Briggs (Ashlee), Justin Briggs (Jenna), and Derek Briggs; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers honored to serve will be Mike Briggs, Jr, Jeremy Briggs, Justin Briggs, Derek Briggs, Tim Wade, Jr. , and Peyton Briggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Briggs, Mason Briggs, Tucker Briggs, Tanner Briggs, and Myles Briggs. To extend online notes of condolence to the Briggs Family, please visit www. KramerFunerals. com . "

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Beth Fryery

Aug 08, 1964 - Sep 13, 2023

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Lecompte, LA

"Funeral services for Beth Ann White Fryery will be held at 10:00 a. m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023, in the chapel of John Kramer \u0026amp; Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff White officiating. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 4:00 p. m. until 8:00 p. m. and will resume on Saturday, from 8:30 a. m. until time of service. Beth Ann White Fryery, 59, of Lecompte, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, in her residence. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ray and Nelly White; maternal grandparents, Leo and Grace M. McNamee Zesky; mother, Gretchen Louis White; and father-in-law, Frank Basil Fryery. Beth was born and raised in Oil City, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Oil City High School in 1982. After graduation, she then settled in Dallas, Texas, where she met her husband, Chris Fryery, and they married in 1990 and started a family. In 2004, Beth and Chris moved to Central Louisiana, Chris's hometown area. Beth was a devoted wife and loving mother. She loved being a homemaker, loved to bake and crochet especially during her favorite holiday, Christmas. Beth had a heart of gold, an infectious smile, and a laugh you could not forget. She never met a stranger and could hold a conversation for hours on end. Beth always talked about her girls, whom she loved so much, and she considered herself fortunate to have raised them at home since birth. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 33 years, Chris Allen Fryery of Lecompte; their daughters, Marley Grace Fryery, of Alexandria, and Lainey Hope Fryery, of Lecompte; her father, Robert Arnold White, of Oil City, PA; two brothers, Charles Robert White of Seneca, PA, and Kevin Leo White of Eerie, PA; one sister, Lori Marie White, of Oil City, PA; mother-in-law, Pearl Ann Fryery; sister-in-law, Kimberly Renee Fryery of Fruita, CO; brothers-in-law, Drew Basil Fryery of Alexandria, LA, and Travis Vaughn Fryery (Lauran) of Loma, CO; nieces, Aubrey Pearl Fryery and Lariat Lynn Fryery both of Lomo, CO; nephew, Zachary Chase Fryery of Fruita, CO; and last but not least her cat, Honey, who provided her much comfort. Pallbearers honored to serve will be Drew Fryery, Robert Vaughn, Hunter Vaughn, Daniel Deshotel and Juan Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles White, Travis Fryery, and Zachary Fryery. To extend online notes of condolences to the Fryery Family, please visit www. KramerFunerals. com. "

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Wayne Steadman Sr

Feb 25, 1931 - Aug 23, 2023

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Lecompte, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Harlan Steadman, Sr. , will be held at 10:00 a. m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church, Bayou Chicot, with Reverends David Newton and Roger Whittington officiating. Interment will follow in Vandenburg Cemetery, Bayou Chicot, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale. Mr. Steadman, 92, of Lecompte, entered eternal rest on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, LA. Wayne was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed traveling, carpentry work, watching tv, and reading books on history. He loved visiting people, especially his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Elizabeth Steadman; one son, Timothy H. Steadman; one stepson, Daniel Whittington; two brothers, Warren Steadman and Bud Steadman; and three sisters, Betty Lohman, Jean Brockway, and Hazel Nix. Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include his loving wife of thirty-five years, Delores Steadman of Lecompte; four sons, Wayne H. Steadman, Jr. of Florida, Warren P. Steadman of Georgia, Thomas E. Steadman of Idaho, and James M. Steadman of Georgia; one daughter, Janice Hallman of Georgia; two stepsons, David Whittington of Bayou Chicot, and Jimmie Whittington of Lecompte; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A time of visitation will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, Bayou Chicot, on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 3:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. Visitation will resume at the church on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, from 8:00 a. m. until time of service. Honored to serve as pallbearers are: Jimmie Whittington, David Whittington, Matthew Whittington, Will Whittington, Chris Hillman, and Josiah Gypin. Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Steadman family by visiting www. rushfh. com

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Genevieve Shearer

Apr 03, 1928 - May 31, 2023

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Lecompte, LA

"Genevieve Robinson-Shearer was born on April 3, 1928, to the late Ruben Robinson, Sr. (1886-1940) and Kate Pugh Robinson (1899-1989) of Lecompte, Louisiana. Genevieve was the third of six children in this union. She was preceded in death by her husband Roosevelt Shearer (2000) their marriage union lasted 50 years. Children: Donald Ray (2022), Raymond Louis (2021), Betty Jean (2014) and Gregory Pedro (1983). Grandchildren: Brannon, Earl Jr. , Chanelle and Mylan. Siblings: Leatta Tolbert (Chicago), Bessie, Ruby, Abe and Ruben, Jr. Robinson of Louisiana. Genevieve was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age. Genevieve relocated from Lecompte, LA to Chicago in the late 1940s and was employed as a seamstress. She then met her husband and they were blessed with 10 children. Genevieve was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was known to be an independent woman of few words, had positive energy, very funny, strong-willed, highly energetic, enjoyed cooking, shopping and was still getting around the house doing chores until she was hospitalized. In 1993, Genevieve and Roosevelt relocated from Chicago to Decatur, Georgia to be closer to their roots. Genevieve departed this life peacefully for her heavenly reward on May 31, 2023 among close family members. Genevieve's memories will continue to live in the hearts of her family and friends, her legacy is emboldened through her Children: Earl, Jenette, Billy (Eletha), Melvin (Sharon), Marylee and Betsy. Grandchildren: Ramada, Zamien, Quarnelle, Shinette, Nicole, LaTonya, Brandon, Jeremy, Billy, Jr. , British, Nichola, Raymond Jr. , Raynard, Rayford, Raywood, Antoine, Lynette, Melvin Jr. , Courtnie, Caitlin and Christen. Great-Grandchildren (35), Great-Great Grandchildren (6). She also leaves behind a host of nephews and nieces whom she had a unique and special relationship with all. "

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Shirley Miller

Apr 20, 1959 - Jan 23, 2023

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Lecompte, LA

Shirley Ann Salvesen Miller, age 63 of LeCompte, Louisiana entered eternal rest on Monday, January 23, 2023. Shirley is preceded in death by her mother, Georgia; a brother, Alfred Salvesen; and a daughter, Ruth Ann Lester. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dalton James Miller (Ashley) and Christopher Dupont; grandchildren, Charlotte Lester, Shay Morgan, Chelsey Lynn Smith, and Gabriel Boudreaux; brothers, Walter Salvesen, David Salveson, and William Francis Salvesen; a friend that was more like a sister, Monica Player (Carl); and two dogs, Annabelle and Izzy. Shirley was a crafty person, she loved art and making crafts. She like butterflies and watching tv especially Netflix. She was a Star Trek super fanatic. She liked to go night fishing and go with Monica to rock concerts. She was a loving mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, and friend and will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

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Michael Mcqueen

Jan 11, 1957 - Dec 30, 2022

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LeCompte, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Michael Robert McQueen will be held at 12:00 p. m. on Monday, January 2, 2023, at First Baptist Church, LeCompte, with Reverend Stewart Halloway officiating. Interment with follow in Paul Cemetery, Forest Hill, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale. Mr. McQueen, 65, of LeCompte, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, in his residence. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, and brother. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry McQueen; his dad, Charles Lounsberry; one son, Michael Robert McQueen, Jr. ; one sister, Carol Ramirez; and one great grandchild, Michael Reed Goss. Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include one son, Tylor Robert, and wife Whitney, of Pennsylvania; four daughters, April Coates, and husband Travis, of Shreveport, Kayla Tilley, and husband Loyd, of Bunkie, Jennifer Silva, and fiance Terry, of Cottonport, and Jessica McQueen, and fiance Dalton, of Anahuac, Texas; his mother, Dorothy Lounsberry of LeCompte; one brother, George Wayne McQueen, and wife Dana, of Wister, Oklahoma; two sisters, Deborah Adams, and husband Jerry, of St. Landry, and Susan Rodgers, and husband Phillip, of Hamburg; fourteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and host of nieces and nephews. A time of visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, LeCompte, January 2, 2023, at 10:00 a. m. until time of service. Pallbearers honored to serve are: Paul Miller, John Thrasher, Jr. , Anthony Brady, Dalton Chambers, Wayne McQueen, and Loyd Tilley, III. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Adams, Phillip Rodgers, David Hooter, and Danny Vizena. Friends may post online messages of condolence for the McQueen family by visiting www. rushfh. com.

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Michael Mcqueen Sr

Jan 11, 1957 - Dec 29, 2022

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LeCompte, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Michael Robert McQueen, Sr. will be held at 12:00 p. m. on Monday, January 2, 2023, at First Baptist Church, LeCompte, with Reverend Stewart Halloway officiating. Interment with follow in Paul Cemetery, Forest Hill, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale. Mr. McQueen, 65, of LeCompte, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, in his residence. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, and brother. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry McQueen; his dad, Charles Lounsberry; one son, Robert McQueen, Jr. ; one sister, Carol Ramirez; and one great grandchild, Michael Reed Goss. Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include one son, Tylor Robert, and wife Whitney, of Pennsylvania; four daughters, April Coates, and husband Travis, of Shreveport, Kayla Tilley, and husband Loyd, of Bunkie, Jennifer Silva, and fiance Terry, of Cottonport, and Jessica McQueen, and fiance Dalton, of Anahuac, Texas; his mother, Dorothy Lounsberry of LeCompte; one brother, George Wayne McQueen, and wife Dana, of Wister, Oklahoma; two sisters, Deborah Adams, and husband Jerry, of St. Landry, and Susan Rodgers, and husband Phillip, of Hamburg; fourteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and host of nieces and nephews. A time of visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, LeCompte, January 2, 2023, at 10:00 a. m. until time of service. Friends may post online messages of condolence for the McQueen family by visiting www. rushfh. com.

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