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Hank Leston McKee

Aug 4, 2022

Hank Leston McKee, stillborn son of Tommie Michael Mc Kee and Mindy Sue Shipley Mc Kee, came into this world on August 4, 2022 at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Although his time was brief , he was loved immensely by his parents and brothers and sisters.

Left to cherish forever, his memory, is his parents, Tommie and...

Glenn Roberts

Jul 31, 2022

Funeral services for Glenn Roberts, age 72 of Columbia, will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 4, 2022, from the chapel of Riser and Son Funeral, Columbia with Bro. C.R. Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson. The family will hold a visitation on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the funeral home from 5 PM until...

Spurgeon Welch Jr

Jul 29, 2022

A celebration of life for Spurgeon Welch Jr., will be held 11:00 AM, Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Welcome Home Baptist Church in Hebert, LA., with Bro. Jim McKeithen officiating a Church Service.  Spurgeon was born in Monroe, LA., on May 1, 1929, to the union of his parents Spurgeon Welch Sr and Zula Henry Welch, and passed from this...

Donna Mills

Jul 24, 2022

Funeral services for Donna Mills, age 73 of Columbia, will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from the Columbia Chapel of Riser and Son Funeral Home with Bro. Shane Duke officiating. Bro. Bruce McGee will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery west of Columbia. The Mills Family will receive visitors on Wednesday from...

Rita Joyonne Higdon

Jul 23, 2022

Funeral services for Rita Joyonne Summerall Higdon, age 69 of Monroe, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 30, 2022, from the Columbia chapel of Riser and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Hotart officiating. Interment will follow in the Welcome Home Cemetery at Grayson. The Higdon Family will receive visitors on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the funeral...

Bonnie Muriel Benson McDonald

Jul 20, 2022

Funeral services for Bonnie Benson McDonald, age 89 of Kelly, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 22, 2022, from the Columbia chapel of Riser & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Aguillard officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Bethel Cemetery at Clarks. The McDonald Family will receive visitors on Friday from 11:00 AM until time of service...

Micah Brannon Bailes

Jul 19, 2022

Funeral services for Micah Brannon Bailes, age 48 of Holum, LA, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia, LA, with Bro. Jeff Masters officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Riser Funeral Home, Saturday, July 23, 2022, for FAMILY from 9:00 until 11:00, and for...

Earl K Long

Jul 19, 2022

Earl K Long departed from this life into the arms of our Lord and Savior on July 19, 2022, at the age of 86. He was born August 12, 1935, to the union of Verda Pendarvis Long and Felix Long. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sissy, of sixty-five years; his parents, Verda and Felix Long; brothers,...

James Samuel Duke, Jr.

Jul 17, 2022

Funeral services for James Samuel Duke, Jr., age 52 of Columbia, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the chapel of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia, with Bro. Eric Harriman officiating. Burial will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson, LA. The family will hold visitation prior to the service on Wednesday from 1 PM until 2 PM...

Lyndall Ray Simons

Jul 14, 2022

Funeral services for Lyndall Ray "Lynn" Simons will held at 1:00 PM, Monday, July 18, 2022, at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia, LA with Sis. Betsy Honeycutt officiating and Bro. Jim McKeithen assisting. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery under the direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday, July 18, 2022, at Riser Funeral Home starting...

Bonnie P Bridwell

Jul 13, 2022

Funeral services for Bonnie P. Bridwell will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia, La with  Bro. CR Martin officiating and Bro. Stephen Laughlin reading the eulogy. Visitation will be Friday, July 15, 2022, at Riser Funeral Home from 5 PM to 8 PM. Bonnie was born in Columbia, LA on September...

Glenda Kirby Pierce

Jul 12, 2022

Funeral services for Glenda Mae Pierce, age 83 of Columbia, will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 15, 2022, from the sanctuary of Bethany Baptist Church, Hebert with Bro. Jimmy Rowland officiating. Interment will follow at Bethany Cemetery under the direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home, Columbia. The family will host a visitation on Thursday, July 14, 2022,...

Betty A Lombard

Jul 10, 2022

Funeral services for Betty A. Lombard, age 71, of Grayson will be held 1:00 PM Thursday July 14, 2022 from the sanctuary of Grayson Baptist Church with Rev. John Egbert officiating. Interment will follow in the Welcome Home Cemetery at Grayson under direction of Riser & Son Funeral Home of Columbia. The Lombard Family will receive guests on Thursday at...

Billy Ray Long

Jul 9, 2022

Billy Ray Long, age 87 of Columbia, was born on April 29, 1935, at Columbia, LA to the union of his parents, J D Long and Lora Griggs Long, and he passed from this life on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Rita Bolton. Billy loved hunting...

Barbara Dupree Brown

Jul 8, 2022

Barbara Dupree Brown was born on May 7, 1949 to the union of her beloved parents, Valvis Dupree and Gladys Duchesne Dupree, and she passed from this life on Friday, July 8, 2022 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe following a breif illness.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, She loved to work with crafts....

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