February 28, 2015

Sports Center Saturday - Sicily Island Boys Basketball Team, 1947-1948

Sicily Island Boys Basketball Team, 1947-1948

Back Row (LtoR):  Nolan Stephens, Boots Thurman, Tim Cupit, ?, Caly Daniel, Jr., Larry Barron
Front Row (LtoR):  Coach Little, Charlie Taylor, Edward Enright, Jr., Rex "Sonny" Guice, Benny Ray Mahaffey, C. Garrison




Photograph is courtesy of Pam Twiner Thompson, niece of Tim Cupit.



February 27, 2015

Friday's Faces From the Past - Sicily Island Graduates, 1948

Sicily Island High School Class of 1948

(LtoR):  
Freddie Cooper, Tim Cupit, Johnny R. Martin, Joyce Bird, Ray Golmon, Joyce Marie Hensley, Vernon Dennis, Erma Dean Dampier, Edward Enright, Jr., Barbara Jean Pearson, Lyndol "Sonny" Guice.




Photograph is courtesy of Pam Twiner Thompson, niece of Tim Cupit.


February 25, 2015

Wedding Wednesday - Cupits Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1957

Willie Earl Cupit and Mary Smith Cupit - 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1957

Willie Earl Cupit and Mary Augusta Smith were married in 1907 in Mississippi. At some point in 1920 and following the births of all but the youngest of their children, they moved from the Bude/Meadville area of Mississippi to Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.

Willie and Mary Smith Cupit - 1907


The following children were born to the marriage of Willie and Mary Cupit:
Robert David "R.D."  (1910-1972) m. Theda Mae Benge
Rufus Millard (1913-1980) m. Rachel Maxwell
Ella Mae (1912-1978) m. Herbert V. Twiner 
Iva Rae (1916-1986) m. Joseph Wilson Lane 
Harold Elmer (1920-1993) m. Josephine Salario
Tim Leroy (1931-2008) m. Dorothy Butler

Photographs are courtesy of Pam Twiner Thompson, granddaughter.



February 23, 2015

Military Monday - Carlos L. Thompson

Photograph is courtesy of Karen Barron Egloff

Carlos L. Thompson

Born on July 30, 1908

Son of
John Jessie Thompson and Mattie Farmer

Brother to
Willie, Eula, Vera, Barney, Bertha, Christine and Maxie Eugene

Husband of
Birdie Lee Rush Barron

Step-Father to
John Wesley "J.W." Barron, Jr. 
Larry Kenneth Barron

Died on January 7, 1970
Buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery
Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

United States Army
World War II
TEC5, CO B 34 SIG CONST BN





February 22, 2015

Sunday's Obituary - Robert David Cupit, Sr.


Monroe News Star - 4/19/1972

Robert David "R. D." Cupit, Sr.

Born on December 21, 1910

Son of 
William Earl "Willie" Cupit and Mary Smith

Brother to
Ellie May, Millard, Ira Rae, Harold and Tim

Husband to
Theda Mae Benge

Father to
Thomas Earl, Robert David, Jr., Donny, Danny,
Betty Lou and Shirley Jean

Died on April 18, 1972
Buried in the Highland Park Cemetery
Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana



Tombstone photograph was taken by FindAGrave member, Karen Klemm Pinckard.