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 at]

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
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]

Harvey Simpson
Newspaper: Wayne County (IL) Press
Submitters Name: Marylea Gazette
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 Cemetery.

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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