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February 12, 2020

Hilton Maurice Boothe

Hilton Maurice Boothe left his earthly existence at dawn on February 7, 2020, at the age of 75, surrounded by his wife and children in the Wallace Ridge, Louisiana, home where he raised his family.
Hilton was born on October 30, 1944, the first-born child of C.C. “Bill” and Audrey Bass Boothe. Perhaps it was because he was born the day before Halloween that Hilton had a legendary sense of humor and never passed up the opportunity for a friendly tease. In 1969, a young woman from Columbus, Ohio, moved to Harrisonburg, Louisiana, and stole his heart. Hilton married Betty Jean Workman on the 13th of June in 1970, and they laughed together for the next 49 years. 
It wasn’t long after they got married that Hilton and Betty moved in next door to his parents and started their own family. He is survived by the three daughters he adored: Tamara Arlene Mayo, Mendy Bernice Boothe, and Melissa Ann Ewing. He is also survived by a son, Robert Kyle Alagood, whom he raised on behalf of his sister Carlene. 
Hilton graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 1961 and served his country in the National Guard. For more than 45 years, Hilton worked in oil patches around the world, giving his family the opportunity to live and explore places as far as Malaysia and Norway. Known by his coworkers as “Spanky,” Hilton started out as a roughneck and worked his way up to drilling supervisor, eventually opening his own consulting service. Hilton prided himself on being a highly organized problem solver and took pride in the work he did to provide for his family. Forever a family man, Hilton relished in the laughter of his loved ones and never passed an opportunity to take his children and grandchildren to visit the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disney World—even when they were adults.
Hilton is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Audrey; his beloved sisters Carlene and Celia; his brother Larry; and his son-in-law Craig Mayo. He leaves behind memories and laughter among his wife, Betty Jean; children, Tamara, Mendy, Melissa, and Kyle; Melissa’s husband, Rodney Ewing; grandchildren Joshua Mayo, Cameron Ewing, and Abigail Ewing; siblings Teresa Burnette and Billy Boothe; and numerous nephews including a beloved niece, Cherish Ellerbe, who cared for him so well during his final days.
The family will forever remember the loving care provided to him by Robin Williams and his niece Cherish Ellerbe during his illness.  Sincere thank you to Pamala Patten who provided continued support to the family. Lastly, special appreciation to Four Rivers Home Health, All Saints Hospice, and Meyers Bend Pentecostal Church for their love and compassion.
Hilton’s pallbearers were his nephews Dustin Burnette, Damon Burnette, and Joe Ellerbe; great nephew Jody Ellerbe; and friends Darrell Floyd and Tommy Mayo. His cousin Grover Elliott was honorary pallbearer. 
Hilton’s family held visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday February 9 at Meyers Bend Pentecostal Church, 1366 Meyers Bend Road in Harrisonburg, Louisiana. Hilton’s funeral services began at 1 pm.


Sue Chaudoin

Services for Sue Chaudoin will be at 2PM, Friday, February 7, 2020, at Good Road Pentecostal Church, Jonesville, LA with Rev. Chad Franklin and Rev. Bryan Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 5PM Thursday, February 6th until time of services on Friday in the Church. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manifest, LA, under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria, LA.
Sue Chaudoin, 83, passed away February 3, 2020 at The Columns.
She was preceded in death by grandsons, Andrew Coldiron and Nathan Steele; great grandson Jacob Bozeman and great granddaughters Ava and Claire Steele.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Cecil Chaudoin; daughters, Anna Morris (J.B. Morris Jr.) and Celestine Coldiron; son, Tommy Chaudoin; granddaughters, Evie Morris, Rebecca Morris and Julie Hefner; grandsons, Josh Morris and Glen Hefner; 4 great granddaughters, MaKayla Lester, Delilah Bozeman, Molly Bozeman and Kaylee Hefner; 3 great grandsons, Ranal Bozeman, James Townsend, III and Andrew Hefner; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be James Chaudoin, Darryl Herrington, Ranal Bozeman, Glen Hefner, Toney Edwards, Mark Wiley and Earl Chaudoin.
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Sadie Lou Green Jones

Funeral services for Sadie Lou Green Jones, 84 of Monterey,LA will be held at Monterey First Baptist Church on Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Bro. John Rushing and Bro. Gene Lee officiating.  Interment will follow at White Cemetery, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.
Sadie Jones was born on Friday, December 06, 1935 in Ferriday, LA. and passed away Wednesday, February 05, 2020 in Monterey, LA.  She was a resident of Monterey and  a member of Monterey First Baptist Church.  Sadie found her utmost joy in going to Church, Fishing and Cooking for her family.  She was and will always be remembered by her smile, kind words and generous heart.   She loved her family dearly.
She was preceded in death by her father, George B. Green; mother, Mildred White Green; beloved husband of 53 years, Fred Dalton Jones; sister, Freddie Powell; two brothers, Dixie Green, and  Gary Green; one sister, Georgia Jones. 
She is survived by two sons, Glenn Borden and his wife Lisa of Quinlan, TX, and Verl "Boo Boo" Day of Batchelor, LA; three daughters, Pat Pecanty and her husband Skeeter of Monterey, LA, Renee' Robertson of Monterey, LA, and Cookie Smith and her husband Danny of Monterey, LA; aunt, Betty Jo Talley of Vidalia, LA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Pallbeares were Mike Jones, Steve Jones, Brandon Jones, Jeremy Jones, Jacob Lanehart, Jason Petty and Steven Simmons.
Honorary Pallbearers were the members of Happy Hearts Sunday School Class .
The family received friends at Monterey First Baptist Church from 6:00 PM til 8:00 PM, Friday, February 07, 2020 and from 1PM til time of service Saturday,  To leave an online condolence for the family please visit

Judy Boothe Crum

Services for Judy Boothe Crum will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Joneville First Baptist Church.
Judy was born on July 15, 1953 and passed from this life on February 10, 2020 with her husband, Ken Crum, at her side.
Complete arrangements will be made later this week.
Friends are asked to call family members for wake and funeral times. 

Ron Christopher Rogers

Memorial service for Ron Christopher Rogers, 45, of Broussard, LA will be held at a later date.
Ron Christoper Rogers  was born on Saturday, February 05, 1972 in Natchez, MS and passed away Tuesday, February 04, 2020 in Broussard, LA.
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