Clark Cemetery, Monroe. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Odis W. Page, a retired first class sergeant with the Army, died Monday. Friday at Cuba Baptist Church, Bosco. Wednesday at Palestine Baptist Church, Vixen. Memorial services are 2 p. Wednesday at Greater Magnolia, Bastrop. Burial will be in H. Levester Scott Sr. Wednesday at King's Funeral Home, Ruston.
Saturday at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Thursday with a vigil wake service at 6 p. Previously acknowledged Keith, Claudia Williams: 11 a.
Keys, Rosalind: 10 a. Thomas, Joseph Elmer: 11 a. Jerry Hilbun and Rev. Ben Fant will lead the Celebration Service of her life. Dorothy Evans was born December 29, in West Monroe. She was married to Rev. James O. Evans for 64 years. She was a gracious hostess, opening her home to minister to people from all backgrounds. After retirement she joined her husband in Kairos and Epiphany Prison Ministries.
Their children are Dr. Wayne Evans and wife Renee of Ruston. Evans have 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Crate and Nannie Cotten Jordan. Dorothy Evans was the youngest, by several years, of 5 children. As a teenager she "diapered every one of her nieces and nephews," and continued caring and nurturing children her entire life. She graduated from LA Tech with B. She taught in schools throughout Louisiana for 27 years.
Although she was primarily a home economics teacher, she taught every age level in public schools and in Sunday Schools throughout her career. Many of her recipes have been published nationally in cookbooks. Upon their retirement from the pastorate, she and her husband established and operated Evans Eden Fruit Farm for the past 21 years.
Online condolence may be sent to the family at www. Charles Martindale officiating. Interment will follow in the Hasley Cemetery.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, James C. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Doris Camp and Mercy Ware for the loving care that extended Mother's life. Gratitude is also extended to Grace Home, the nurses and staff who provided serenity and support in Mother's final months. Butch Goodman officiating. Nolan passed away Tuesday, August 4, She was preceded in death by her husband, John Nolan, Jr. Fred Foster are officiating.
She was a food service employee at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Rains was preceded in death by her husband Dewitt Rains. Survivors include one daughter, Glenda Sanders; a sister, Robbie Bazar and husband Red of Kansas; and a host of nieces and nephews. Kersh was a devout Jehovah's Witness who never waivered in her faith. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was loved and adored by all who knew her because of her loving, caring, generous and kind-hearted nature.
She always put the needs of others before her own and worried more about others than herself. She would go above and beyond to help anyone in need. Words cannot describe the pain and heartache that is felt by the absence of this precious dear lady. She will live on in our memories and will never be forgotten. Her family would like to thank everyone for their care, concern, and prayers during this very difficult time.
Ros, as she was affectionately called, attended Little Flower Academy during her elementary and junior high years. She graduated from Carroll High School in She attended Northeast Louisiana University. After a couple of years of college, she joined the United States Marine Corps. Upon completing her service in the Marines, she moved back to Monroe. Three years later, she moved to the D. Metropolitan area. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia and worked for the Renaissance Corporation.
She returned to Monroe to be the primary care giver for her parents. ROY G. Little of Trophy Club, Texas, 66, died peacefully on August 4, surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held in the J. He will be buried with full military honors at the Dallas National Cemetery on Monday, August 10, Roy served in the U. Army as a helicopter pilot, retiring after 20 years with the rank of CWO4. He continued flying helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico until He logged over 17, hours of flight time as a military and commercial pilot.
Roy was a loving husband, father, brother, son, uncle and Paw Paw. His family, including four adoring grandchildren, loved hearing his stories. He was devoted to his family and was truly loved and adored by all those who knew him. Memorials: His memory may be honored by a donation to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.
Sebastian Kallarackal officiating. Wynn passed away Monday, August 3, She was a graduate of St. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Bill B. Wynn; daughter, Terri K. Wynn Luffey and husband Dave; son, Greg C. She is also survived by her beloved sisters, Christine Bee Tauzin and Irene Bee Jones and husband William, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Virginia will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and her kindness and compassion to those in need. She will be missed by all who knew her. James Brooks and Rev. Scott Thomas officiating.
Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Taylor passed away Tuesday, August 4, Survivors include her son, Bill A. Taylor, Sr. Thursday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Friday at Cox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Laran Cemetery.
Freeland Ford, of Hot Springs, Ark. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation is 9—10 a. Saturday at Golden Funeral Home. Visitation is 5—7 p. Friday at King's Funeral Home, Ruston. Saturday at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Burial will be in Central Cemetery, Wisner. Visitation is noon until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be in Summer Cemetery, near Cabot. Page, a retired sergeant, first class with the U. Army, died Monday.
Friday at Cuba Baptist Church. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bayou Macon Cemetery, Pioneer. Marvin E. Smith, a retired superintendent of International Paper Mill, died Wednesday. Friday at Evergreen Baptist Church. Thursday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friday at St. Luke Baptist Church. Previously acknowledged Cunningham, Lela Alice: 10 a. Dearing, Ardice "Dee": 10 a. Thursday, Turkey Creek Baptist Church.
Hall, Ruby Dell: 1 p. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Monroe. Jones, Charles Wesley: 2 p. Kersh, Ruby Laura: 2 p. LaGrange, Arlena: 1 p. Lewis Jr. Thursday, King's Funeral Home, Ruston. Myles, Lerline C. Nickles, Bertha L. Rowton, Gene: 2 p. Williams, Elder Henry: 1 p. Frank Coens officiating. Holzer was born October 30, in St. Augustine, Florida and passed away on August 6, at her residence in West Monroe. She was a member of the St. Paschal's Catholic Church in West Monroe.
Holzer was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ethel Jones. Memorials may be made to the St. Leah was a member of St. The family will receive friends P. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, where services will be held at P.
Saturday, August 8, Interment is private. Bodie Spicer officiating. Kitchens passed away Sunday, August 2, at Cornerstone Hospital. He was preceded in death by brother, A. ROY C. John Avant officiating. Roy spent over 40 years in the office equipment business and was a partner for the past 18 years at Business Products and Design in Monroe. He also had the privilege of owning Duck Guides, Inc which he operated for 13 years. Proverbs says "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another".
There was no greater example of this message than to see the lives that were sharpened by Roy throughout his life. Whether it was a family member, a friend, or an acquaintance, a profound impact was made on the lives of so many people just by simply knowing or being around such a special man. From the love he held for his wife and his children and their families, to his passion for the outdoors in hunting, fishing, and working on "projects", Roy lived his life to the fullest and was thankful for each day he was given.
He had a special way of bringing out the best in others and always focused on the "good" in people. The amazing legacy he leaves behind will continue to be carried for out for generations by those he's touched here on this earth.
We know that Roy and God are smiling as He welcomed our angel into heaven. Jude's, or the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Dr. Graveside Services for Mrs. We are responsible only for offering the cup as lovingly as we can to all those we can reach.
The level we set for ourselves. When the bearer of a message delivers it, the way he makes his announcement depends on two things —what he thinks of the message, and how responsible he feels as the bearer. If he does not think much of either, the message is delivered on a low level.
The scope of our task. It is literally this. We must be clear that it is not just a large-scale evangelical effort. It is a confluence of physical and spiritual forces without precedent in history. It is the end of the old and the creation of the New World Order. It is the remaking of mankind. Continued on page 5 [Page 3] fit; Ed.
Note — Catherine Mac Millan of Burlington is at present on a round-the-world teaching trip Which began at Frankfurt in July and will continue thru the east and far east for some time.
Here are exerpts from letters that have arrived from the middle east. Next report — India! Imagine my delight at finding two Hands of the Cause here also. Alai and Mr. Samandari, both on their way back to Teheran. In one hour I shall be leaving for Teheran on the same flight as Mr.
At first I was appalled at the poorness of the city, but after being here a few days I find the city grows on you. Tuesday I spent with Mr. Doktierriguler, the local Board Member, 3. He took Mr. Alai and myself to the Black Sea for lunch. In the evening we went to his home where there was a meeting with the Hands, Auxiliary Board Members and the N. It was here I had the privilege of meeting Mr. They always did as he asked. Never have I seen such jewels!
Thrones made of gold set with precious jewels, pearl covers and cushions, the second largest diamond in the world, emeralds, rubies, set after set of dishes —— oh such wealth!
This morning I visited the Dalmanche Palace built between and Never have I seen anything like it! It is magnificent but then one looks across the straits and sees the dreadful poverty.
This land could be beautiful if properly farmed and cleaned. Last night I went to a meeting with the friends at which Mr. Alai spoke. How unfortunate that we do not have our auxiliary language yet, for he spoke in Persian. It was translated into Turkish, but neither are my forte!
We entered first a doorway into a garden and quietly made our way to the threshold of that sanctity of peace. Here was the well from which they drew their water, and the orange tree planted by His hand, which had covered the entire court, but now, with !
One is struck by its exquisite petitness. Walls covered with flowers, the rug reaching from wall to wall, the five windows into the garden, the lamp. This room was only twelve by ten feet, the approximate size of all the rooms in this house.
Here it was that she had her visions of the Station of her Beloved Husband. We then mounted the high steps to the one room above, which was to prove the Most Holy Place for the New Dispensation of man. It was in this place that the truth of the Prophecies was revealed. We knelt in wonder before the spot where the Declaration was manifest.
One could feel the presence of this Holy Man, so great was the peace and tranquility, After the prayers we gazed around us in awe, drinking in every detail, absorbing its peace, hoping to be able to carry with us its love to share with others around the world. It was with regret that we made our way down the other set of stairs. When we gathered below, Mr. Note — Hedi Ahmadiyeh is now pioneering in British Honduras, under extremely difficult circumstances.
The Canadian National Assembly has sent two small contributions to assist with the promising work in that goal — which brought this reply. Dearly beloved friends: Thank you very much for your letter and the enclosed cheque.
The N. I am thrilled by the wonderful news of the great and exemplary victories which you all have achieved in the service of this glorious Cause: Ya Baha all abha! He who watches over its destinies, from Whose pen testimonies so significant and soul thrilling have flowed, will no doubt continue to direct its steps, to shower upon it His loving bounties, to surround it with His constant care, and to enable it to scale loftier hights on its ascent towards the summit of its destiny.
I pray that by its acts, this community will prove itself worthy of the trust confided to its care and the station to which it has been called. Dear friends: It is beyond my ability to express befittingly my deep feelings of appreciation and gratitude for so much love and bounty which you showered upon me. Those nine weeks in your country will remain as the brilliant vista of my memories. The Faith is growing rapidly in this country.
The birth of the N. The National Feast and Bulletin Committee prepares a monthly bulletin and sends it to all the believers throughout the country. It also provides the assemblies and groups with appropriate programs for their feasts and anniversaries. The native believers are assuming administrative responsibility and also have arisen to teach the Cause on the large scale that will of course bring great results. Please pray for us to be able to achieve all the goals set for us by the U.
I have frequently been sick since my arrival and I need your loving prayers. He was also generous with his time for individual consultation. His keen perception was active primarily in his understanding of the spiritual reality in man.
The shoddy or superficial was stripped away within a few words. If you could not stand this searchlight of the spirit, it was your loss. If you came to him with a problem, he set you again on the path of love, service and obedience; the particular was gently but firmly put in its true proportion with the whole. His humor was ever present, wholesome and clarifying. He seemed to me to have conquered his personal dragons with quiet dignity and to have dispatched them with circumspection, finesse, and even with a certain amount of dry good humor.
What better way to dispose of dragons? He was intolerant of second best. Having reached the City of Certitude himself, he was able to show the path and help smooth the way for others. It was almost uncanny how he could hold your gaze for a long, searching moment, then unerringly focus on the precise cause of your particular spiritual dilemma. The Faith is growing rapidly in this country. The birth of the N. The National Feast and Bulletin Committee prepares a monthly bulletin and sends it to all the believers throughout the country.
It also provides the assemblies and groups with appropriate programs for their feasts and anniversaries. The native believers are assuming administrative responsibility and also have arisen to teach the Cause on the large scale that will of course bring great results.
Please pray for us to be able to achieve all the goals set for us by the U. I have frequently been sick since my arrival and I need your loving prayers. He was also generous with his time for individual consultation. His keen perception was active primarily in his understanding of the spiritual reality in man.
The shoddy or superficial was stripped away within a few words. If you could not stand this searchlight of the spirit, it was your loss. If you came to him with a problem, he set you again on the path of love, service and obedience; the particular was gently but firmly put in its true proportion with the whole.
His humor was ever present, wholesome and clarifying. He seemed to me to have conquered his personal dragons with quiet dignity and to have dispatched them with circumspection, finesse, and even with a certain amount of dry good humor. What better way to dispose of dragons? He was intolerant of second best. Having reached the City of Certitude himself, he was able to show the path and help smooth the way for others.
It was almost uncanny how he could hold your gaze for a long, searching moment, then unerringly focus on the precise cause of your particular spiritual dilemma. But somehow you were able to accept what you saw with better grace and firmer resolve to do something constructive about it because you knew he expected it of you. Perhaps because he was denied the full use of his sense of hearing, his other four senses of appreciation developed to an extraordinary degree.
That, also, may have played a part in strengthening his sixth sense — his spiritual insight and perception. His sleepy lidded eyes saw more than others whose eyes were open yet saw not. My hope, indeed my prayer, is that you may be graciously assisted to establish a group of fervent believers who will form a nucleus and foundation for a flourishing spiritual assembly. Perservere in your pioneer efforts and rest assured.
Your true and grateful brother, Shoghi. Soon, it would come pouring out, and he would gain a mysterious momentum which carried us all into his rarefied atmosphere. Newcomers would rivet their eyes on him in amazed fascination, and the rest of us would become serious and transfixed by his intense interpretation of the teachings.
We were all spellbound. Often he would gave around the room at us with eyes that inquired into the soul, and words that held deadly conviction. It was unnerving if your mind happened to be filled with surface matter. The pristine words rolled out, and you plucked from a surfeit what your letter mind could grasp.
He repeated himself often, so that you could go back and tie the pieces together, but It was never boring to hear the same phrases over again, it only made you more aware of their simple truth. And this was somehow annoying because you knew that it was. He meant this in the sense that without God directing our lives we were nothing.
With God in our lives, he would go on, we could become the most fulfilled, the most mature, the most happy people that it was possible to become. He stressed that there was no such thing as accident or coincidence, that God knew every line that our eyes would follow in the newspaper, that He was deeply interested in us, and waited only for us to want His love, and that When we did, He was ready to shower and encompass us and enfold us in His perfect love.
All we had to do was to ask. And the saddest thing in the world George would often say, was that people did not want to turn to God. Yesterday, I looked around, and he was standing right behind me. Our final port of call will probably be Seoul, and I am going to see if God permits if I can be of any use to the Koreans. They have had such a hard history! I am going to various places in the Far East, and if I find a place where I can Continued on page 5 [Page 5] Continued from page 4 be of use to the Faith, even at my advanced age, it is my intention to stay there.
However, man proposes and God disposes. He is buried in a small, peaceful cemetery in Thornhill, Ontario, about ten miles from his home. George Wrote me quite often; there was always this straining to be up and away, to go back to the East he loved and understood and there teach the Faith so supremely dear to his heart.
The gentle dreamer, the charming critie and connoisseur. Interested persons should inquire about them through the audio-visual committee. Persons having such material -not already known to be available please advise — It can be invaluable for teaching. There should be a great deal of exciting material to choose from by that time, following the completion of the six Inter-continental Conferences at which many of the Canadian friends will be in attendance.
This may provide a degree of familiarity which will add to the warmth and attraction of the festivities and result in a larger number of guests accepting our invitation. However there may be a number of the friends who have at their disposal, material such as slides, perhaps even with accompanying commentary, which would be able to provide program material for a second or even third locality from the one in Which they plan to be in attendance.
If so, would they be kind enough to advise other persons or communities of its availability. All of these celebrations will provide us with outstanding opportunities for publicity in the Goal localities. We may not be able to produce birthday cakes which accomodate one hundred and fifty, or even one hundred candles, but we can be sure that a brilliant light Will be shed on the celebration wherever we are, if we proceed with our plans in a spirit of unity, joy and dedication.
SENSE am! We look forward to receiving contributions that may be suitable for this section from all of you. This could cause a dilemma — if we look at the case of the pious man who began each day by relying upon gigir'ation from the Holy Word as contained in his 1 e.
Each morning he would open the Book and be guided throughout the rest of the day by the thought contained in the lines of the first verse which caught his eye. After pondering this, he decided that perhaps he should make a second selection.
The next passage that fell open read. The tone of our announcement. Our purpose is to illuminate, to inform and to persuade. Our purpose is not to discredit or to score a point. The challenge must be firm and undiluted, but also loving and given in the truest humility.
Our unity in action. Our most urgent need is to prepare ourselves to act as a Community, rather than as independent units. On a real ship there is no question of this, and there must be none on ours. This important project has begun with the selection of this design, submitted by Mr. Peter Tillotson, an English architect. McLaughlin, Dean Emeritus of the School of Architecture at Princeton University and one time member of the American National Spiritual Assembly on this project and soon there will be further information available about this newest House of Worship Which appears to capture very beautifully, the spirit and style of the land in which it is to stand.
It is hoped that Canada will have representatives at all of these. For the majority, who will be attending the American conference we are re-printing some further information about the program and time table.
Michigan Avenue, Chicago. After the closing of the Conference at P. It will begin at P.Tuesday I spent with Mr. Interested persons should inquire about them through the audio-visual committee. The program for the week was arranged to leave the afternoons free for hikes and swimming, with the classes occupying the mornings. Arrangements are incomplete. But who are we when part within us billionaires to sit While another part states to fly. Finally, on August 5th everyone had to make up roots and leave this camp where such a mission had been Teletraffic engineering paper print that the camp itself will never dream it. Jimmy Pitson officiating. Shy God 212 our lives, he would go on, we could become the newspaper coveted, the most mature, the most likely people that it was possible to become. A compete from Georgetown Ontario, tells of two articles and a visit to a manuscript who lives just outside Erin, Ont.
Never have I seen such jewels! The seed itself fell upon the ground and went into germination for a hundred years.
The program for the week was arranged to leave the afternoons free for hikes and swimming, with the classes occupying the mornings. But somehow you were able to accept what you saw with better grace and firmer resolve to do something constructive about it because you knew he expected it of you. The level we set for ourselves. She is preceded in death by her father, Curley M. To leave condolences for the family go online to www. But who are we when part within us wills to sit While another part strives to fly?
Burial will be in Grambling Memorial Gardens, Grambling. Woodard 'Woody' Spillers Sr. Wednesday at King's Funeral Home, Ruston. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home. Tuesday, Magnolia Baptist Church.