November 20, 2007

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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Johnie L. Matthews

TALLULAH — Johnie L. Matthews died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at St. Francis North Hospital. He was 78.

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Mr. Matthews was born in Lake Providence and had lived in Madison Parish for 32 years. He was retired from the Louisiana Department of Highways.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Mae Matthews.

Survivors include three sons, Nathaniel L. Matthews of Tallulah, Robert E. Matthews of Delhi and Johnie L. Matthews III of Oakdale, La.; one brother, Albert Matthews of Crowville, La.; three sisters, Elma Willhite and Arminda Cable, both of Tallulah, and Mary Willhite of Columbia, La.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah with the Rev. John W. Rushing officiating.

George Stimage

George Stimage died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 67.

A native of Vicksburg, Mr. Stimage was a New Orleans resident. He was a veteran of the Army.

He is survived by his wife, Delena Deloris Stimage of New Orleans; two sons, Ronald Damon Stimage of New Orleans and James Darrell Stimage of Lancaster, Texas; one daughter, Camela Faye Clark of Florissant, Mo.; a sister, Mary Ella Stimage Dixon of Omaha, Neb.; one granddaughter; and other relatives, including Helen Green, Lillian Sanders, Don C. Hubbard and Robert Treat, all of New Orleans.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.