Obitiuaries of Rapides Parish
Delos Andrew Leland
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.)
Monday, 11 Oct. 1999, page 6; Lorraine Markee collection;
transcribed by Marla Zwakman
PINEVILLE – Master Sgt. Delos Andrew Leland died Oct. 6, 1999, at
the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Services were at 1 p.m. Oct.
8, 1999, at the chapel of Hixson Bros., in Pineville, La., with the
Rev. Walter Schmidt officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn
Memorial Park with military honors by Mike Company, Third Squadron,
2nd ACR, Ft. Polk. Military pallbearers were Antonio Thompkins,
Sergil Partida, Justin Hulke, Floyd Gladwell, Charles Ayres, Bradley
Motz and Jason Heimbaugh. Civilian pallbearers were Joseph Dale
Leland, Michael Leland, Andrew Bonnette, Wesley Green, [the rest was
cut off and was not available at the time of transcription]
Nellie Annettia Sherouse Moriarty Hammond
Nellie "Ned" Hammond
"Ned" Hammond, 94, of Alexandria died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Rapides Regional Medical Center. Nellie
"Ned" Anetta Sherouse Moriarty Hammond was a resident of Alexandria for 78 years and was a member of
Trinity United Methodist Church. She worked for Wellan's Department Store for 30 years as a buyer for boys' wear.
She is preceded in death by herparents, Lewis Marion and Nellie (Cornelia) Anetta Smith Sherouse
Services for Nellie "Ned" Hammond will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, in the chapel of John Kramer
& Son with the Rev. Frances Hooten officiating .
Four brothers, Edgar, Kenneth, Leroy and Carlisle Sherouse; two sisters, Dorothy Sherouse Heath and Isla Sherouse
Jeffcoate; two children, Marion Jean Moriarty and Robert Carlisle Moriarty; and two husbands, Leroy J. Moriarty
and Julian Dickie Hammond.
Survivors include one son, L.J. Moriarty and wife, Bonnie, of Fayetteville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Ann M. Ruybal
and husband, Steve, of Durham, N.C., Michelle Williams of Doylene and Scott M. Moriarty and wife, Teresa, of Vass,
N.C.; and one stepson, Jerry L. Hammond.
Friends are asked to call from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Friday at John Kramer & Son. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday,
Oct. 10, 2003, in the chapel of John Kramer & Son with the Rev. Frances Hooten officiating. Interment will
be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, under the direction of John Kramer & Son.
[Newspaper printed in Town-Talk Alexandria, LA Oct. 10, 2003; submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss
Parents: Lewis Marion and Cornelia Anetta Smith Sherouse
Birth: 21 JAN 1909
Death: 5 OCT 2003 in Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, LA
Burial: 10 OCT 2003 Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, LA
OBITUARY OF ELIZABETH JANE
(ELIZA) ELLIOTT PHILLIPS (Born: 14 May 1821 Died: 7 June 1914), Buried
in Butter Cemetery near Glenmora, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
“The subject of this sketch, Mrs.
Eliza Elliott Phillips, was born in East Feliciana, Louisiana, May 14, 1821,
died in Alexandria, La., June 7, 1914, age 93 years, 23 days.
“When she was only six months old her parents moved to Cheneyville,
La., and she spent practically all of her long life in Rapides Parish, La.
She joined the Baptist Church of Spring Hill in the year 1840, and
ever afterward to the time of her death lived a faithful and consecrated
Christian life. Being a regular attendee at all
the services when possible to do so, and she was always ready for every good
work. She was married to John B. Phillips in the
year 1849. To this union were born six children,
John B. and Miss Mary A., of Alexandria, La.
Mrs. Isabel Nash of Cheneyville, La., W. H. and Dr. J. T. of Glenmora, and
B. F., the youngest son, who died in the year 1897.
“Mrs. Phillips was a woman of remarkable personality and a descendent
from notable parentage. Her great-grandfather,
George Elliott, and one of his sons were killed in the battle of Brandywine
fighting the British under General Washington.
Her grandfather, Thomas Elliott, then a lad of sixteen, was forced to leave
Virginia to escape the vengeance of the British and the Tories while
protecting his family after the death of his father.
He made his way to South Carolina and joined the band of patriots
under the leadership of General Marion, who is better known as the “Swamp
Fox.” He was present at the final triumph of the
Revolution and witnessed the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Va.
Her father, William Elliott, and his only brother were with General
Jackson’s army in the battle of New Orleans when the British army under
General Packenham was practically destroyed. On
her mother’s side she was a descendent from English parentage.
Her mother, Elizabeth Andrews, was born and reared in the state of
Connecticut, and her great-great grandfather, John Andrews, came to this
country in the Mayflower in the year 1620, then a lad of
twelve years of age.
“Mrs. Phillips was a graduate of the old Spring Hill Academy, and
institute of learning which flourished in the years 1829 to 1850.
It was located just south of Forest Hill, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
During a part of this period the annual matriculation of this
institution was over eight hundred dollars. The
faculty was no where to be excellent in that day and age.
She taught school several years before her marriage to John B.
Phillips, who was himself a member of the faculty of Spring Hill Academy,
both before and after their marriage. Her
husband died in Vicksburg, Miss., in 1863 while in the service of the
Confederate Army. She dedicated her life to
orphan children and to others who like herself, had lost their husbands
during the terrible days of the war between the States.
“A link connecting the past with the present is gone.
A noble woman, a dutiful mother, a faithful Christian has passed into
the beyond. At the time of her death she was a
member of the Glenmora Baptist Church.
On June 8, at the Butters Cemetery, near the site of the Old Spring
Hill Academy, she was laid to rest. The burial
was attended by many of her relatives, aged friends and former associates,
and a host of others who knew and loved her. The
services were conducted by the pastor of the Glenmora Baptist Church.”
submitted by David Couch
Lydia Sampson, 104, of Alexandria, LA., formerly of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, died Tuesday in Alexandria. Graveside services
will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, LA., with burial in Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery.
Hixson Brothers Funeral Home will handle the service. Survivors include daughter, Bonnie Park, Alexandria; sons,
Loren, South Holland, IL; Robert, Ontario, CA; Walter, Ft. Dodge; and Richard, Eden Prairie, MN; ten grandchilren,
11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; a sister, Adeline Cornell, Calispell, Montana. Lydia Geyer
was born 14 October 1886 at Saratov, Russia. She was a school teacher and housewife. [Ft. Dodge
Messinger, Thursday, 3 January 1991]
Newspaper: Wayne County (IL) Press
Submitters Name: Marylea Gazette
HARVEY SIMPSON DIES IN THE SOUTH
Harvey Simpson 84, a well known former Fairfield and Cisne (IL) resident, died Tuesday, November 6, 1968, at Baptist
Hospital in Alexandria, LA. (Not the former White Kitchen operator.)
A brother of Mrs. Mary Shepard here, Mr. Simpson and his wife had gone to Alexandria September 28th to reside close
to a daughter. he had been in poor health and underwent surgery in April. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday from DeSelms Funeral Home in Cisne, with Rev. W.E. Courtright officiating. Interment will be in Oak Valley
Cemetery. He was a resident in Iowa many years and was a farmer. He lived in the Fairfield area the last 15 to
20 years. The last two or three years in the Cisne area. Mr. Simpson was the son of the late J.M. and Emily Ellzey
Simpson. He was married to the former Ola Young.
Ola Mae Simpson
Newspaper: Wayne County (IL) Press
Submitters Name: Marylea Gazette
A former Cisne (IL) resident, Mrs. Ola Simpson died Saturday night, September 28, 1974, in Alexandria, LA. Mrs.
Simpson moved from Wayne County there to be close to her family. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday
at DeSelm's Funeral Home by Bro. John Bainum. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Monday. Mrs. Simpson
was the former Ola Young and lived in the Covington Community in Wayne County. She will be buried in the Oak Valley
Peter Gordon Voorhies
Newspaper: Red River Republican- July 19, 1851
Submitter: Nita Keder
Another Veteran Gone
We are called upon this week to record the death of an aged and respectable citizen and a soldier in the war with
Great Britain. Major Peter Gordon Voorhies departed this life at his residence on Red River, at 1 o'clock p. m.
on Thursday the 10th [?], aged 79 years and 5 days. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and in 1790 emigrated
to Frankfort, Kentucky, where he married. Upon the first call for volunteers in 1812, he took up arms in defence
of his country, and was with Gen. Harrison during his whole campaign and acquitted himself with honor. In 1821,
he emigrated to Red River, and has ever since continued to reside here.
Major Voorhies had nineteen children, eight of whom are living. They and their progeny, together with a large
number of friends and acquaintances, will long revere his memory as a man that was possessed of many of the noblest
traits of character that are implanted in the human heart.
Former Mobilian Mrs. Webb Dies ALEXANDRIA. La. — Interment services
were conducted Monday for Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace Webb. 55. who died
in a hospital here after a brief illness. Rites were conducted by
Dr. Robert Lee, Baptist leader for Louisiana, and a lifelong friend
of the Webb family. Born in Mobile. Ala.. Mrs. Webb was a graduate
of Murphy High School and was a former member of Dauphin Way Baptist
Churcih before transferring her affiliation to Alexandria. Mrs. Webb
is survived bv her husband. J. R. Webb: her parents. Mr. and Mrs. R.
A. Wallace of Chickasaw. Ala.; a daughter. Mrs Lee Lassin of
Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sons. James Wallace Webb, professor of
history at University of Richmond. Kentucky, and Raymond Webb of
Pineville. La.; four grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Lee S.
Gliddon of Cirrus Heights, Calif. March 4, 1970 Mobile Register
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