January 31, 2015

Sports Center Saturday - Lady Tigers, 1948

Lady Tigers Basketball Team - Sicily Island High School, 1948

Kneeling (LtoR):  Patsy Seal Dennis, ?, Mary Lou Mount White, Virginia Pearson Barron, ?, Margie Evans Poe

Standing (LtoR):  Sarah Gambrell, ?, Emma Jean Roberts Seal, Eloise Barron King, Virginia Dent Price, Mickey Salter Thurman


Photograph is courtesy of Karen Barron Egloff.


January 25, 2015

Sunday's Obituary - Julia Davis Denham

Monroe News Star - 12/31/1958

Julia Davis

Born on March 24, 1881

Daughter of
Goodrum Preston Davis and Tabitha Margaret Smith Kendrick

Wife of
Cecial Robert Denham

Died on December 30, 1958
Buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery
Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana






January 18, 2015

Sunday's Obituary - William Benge

Monroe News Star - 8/24/1949

William Marion Benge

Born on September 2, 1893

Son of
Thomas Leonard Benge and Mary Hazeltine Mayo

Brother to
Anna, Thomas Lee and Rose

Husband of
Emma Frazier

Father to
Leroy, Mary Lou, Evelyn, Mildred and Dorothy

Died on August 24, 1949
Buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery
Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

Photograph by FindAGrave member, Karen Klemm Pinckard


January 14, 2015

Wedding Wednesday - Pearson 50th Wedding Anniversary

Abbott and Bertha Pearson -  April 13, 1980
Courtesy of Karen Barron Egloff

Pearsons Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Abbott Pearson were honored April 13 with a reception by their children, Mr. and Mrs. Carey Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cater and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Barron.

Courtesy of Karen Barron Egloff
Approximately 115 guests were present to help the honorees celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Out-of-town guests were:  Mr. and Mrs. Herbert McKay, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Cowart, Johnny and Kelly and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brasher, Bradley and Misty Partin of Baton Rouge.

Also:  Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKay of Columbia; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Sarville Purvis, Mrs. Mattie Hall, Mrs. Wilma McCarver of Jonesville.

Also:  Mr. and Mrs. Horace Blair, Mrs. Mable Brooks of Wisner; Mrs. Gladys Opely, Gene Pearson of Winnsboro; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Egloff, Angel and Onice [Aimee] of Monroe; Mrs. Helen Kent, Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Bryant, Lucy and Corina of Pollock and Mr. and Mrs. Carey Pearson, Page and Dan of Bossier City.

Courtesy of Karen Barron Egloff

Abbott and Bertha McKay Pearson had the following children:
Barbara Jean
Dora Virginia
Carey W.