Obituary Archive

Stanley Larkin Kennedy (05-25-2017)
Photo of Stanley Larkin KennedyFuneral services for Mr.
Stanley Larkin Kennedy
will be held at 10 a.m. on
Wednesday, May 24, 2017,
at Liberty Baptist Church
in Linville with Bro. Paul
King, Bro. Randy Ray, Bro.
Donald Reeves and Bro.
Bubba Hoggatt officiating.
Interment will follow at
Liberty Cemetery.
Visitation was held from
5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May
23, 2017, at Farrar Funeral
Home in Farmerville.
Stan was born October
21, 1955, in Marion, and
passed away on May 20,
2017, after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by: His
high school sweetheart and wife of 43 year, Linda Kennedy
of Haile; two daughters – Katie Miers and husband
Glenn of Sterlington, Joni Johnson and husband Brooks
of Haile; mother Yvonne Kennedy; father S.D. Kennedy
of Marion; sister Susan Reppond and husband Dale of
Farmerville; four grandchildren – Matthew and Annakae
Miers, and John Larkin and Jude Turner; two step
grandchildren – Caden and Brooklyn Johnson; sister in
law Vicki Green and husband Mike of Monroe; sister in
law Glenda Reynolds and husband Pete of Linville; as well
as numerous nieces and nephews.
Stan served as member and deacon at Liberty Baptist
Church. As a pillar of his community, he surrendered to
the ministry, loving the Lord and spreading God’s word
as his humble servant.
Stan worked for over 38 years before retiring from
Angus Chemical Company. He was known as an honest,
dependable and strong man having served as past president
of the Ouachita Christian School Booster Club, board
member for Rolling Hills Ministry, board president of
Linville Hunting Club, board president for Liberty Cemetery,
Inc., a member of Kingdom Builders for The Lord
Organization, and Blue Hat volunteer with Louisiana
Baptist Convention Disaster Relief. Stan was also a longtime
member of the Union Masonic Lodge #53. In addition
to his love of God and family, he loved the outdoors as an
avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed many outdoor
activities including camping, traveling and gardening.
He was laid to rest by pallbearers Mike Green, Dale
Reppond, Mitch Reppond, Pete Reynolds, Jerry Mac Allen
and Jimmy Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, please extend offerings or donations
to Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, or Liberty
Cemetery Inc.
The Kennedy family would like to graciously thank
all of the prayer warriors and caregivers that selflessly
offered their love and effort to heal Stan during his fight.
Stan was deeply loved and admired by many.
Online messages for the family can be left at

Margaret J. Chaffee (05-25-2017)
Photo of Margaret J. ChaffeeMuncie – Margaret J.
Chaffee, 63, passed away on
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her
daughter’s residence.
Margaret was born in
Farmerville, Louisiana
on December 20, 1953, the
daughter of Sidney Thurston
Johnson and Ruthie
Mae Miles Haddox. She
graduated from Farmerville
High School and then
served her country in the
United States Air Force for
four years.
Margaret moved to Muncie
in 1995 and worked in
accounts receivable for G &
G Oil until her illness.
Survivors include: Her
husband of 33 years, Terry L. Chaffee; two sons – Jason
Campbell and James Randall Campbell and wife Sarah; a
daughter, Isis Campbell; six grandchildren – Aaron Campbell,
J.J. Fletcher, MacKenzie Campbell, Marie Campbell,
J.R. Campbell and Stanley Campbell; three sisters – Janie
McCay, Judy Haney and husband David and Amanda
Craighead; also surviving are several nieces, nephews,
and many other friends and family.
She was preceded in death by: Her parents.
Services were held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017,
at the Meeks Mortuary and crematory with military
rites by The United States Air Force and the Veterans of
Delaware County.
Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be directed to I.U. Health
Ball Memorial Hospice or St. Jude Children’s Research
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.

J.C. ‘Bud’ Choat (05-23-2017)
Photo of J.C. ‘Bud’ ChoatFuneral services for J C
“Bud” Choat, of Farmerville
were held at 2 p.m.
on Friday, May 19, 2017, at
Crestview Baptist Church
with Bro. Wayne Whiteside
officiating. Burial followed
at Crestview Cemetery under
the direction of Farrar
Funeral Home in Farmerville.
Mr. Choat, 89, went to
his heavenly home May
16, 2017. He was a former
resident of Luray, VA before
moving to Farmerville
in 1989. He was a charter
member of Crestview
Baptist Church, where he
served as a deacon for many
years and was a dedicated coffee maker in the Sonshine
Sunday School Class.
Mr. Choat was a farmer in East Carroll Parish for a
number of years, a craftsman, artist and a contractor.
He assisted in the construction of the Smithsonian Art
Museum and Metro Subway in Washington, D.C., as well
as ushering in the Jet Age working for Boeing Co. He was
a member of the Union Parish Council on Aging, where
he practiced his artistry. He also enjoyed basket weaving
and canning chairs. Bud was a loving husband, father, and
grandfather. He enjoyed being around his grandchildren
and great grandchildren, but most of all he loved His Lord.
He was preceded in death by: His parents, Robert
Joshua and Melvina Spangler Choat; three brothers and
three sisters.
Left to cherish his memory is: His wife of 72 years, Sylvia
McAdams Choat of Farmerville; two daughters – Joan
Frazier and husband Paul of Ruston and Shawn Martin
and husband Chet of Fredricksburg, Va.; three sons – Les
Choat and wife Vicki of Sterlington, Curtis Choat and
wife Lisa of Luray, Va. and Ron Choat and wife Beth of
El Dorado; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren;
numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Grandsons served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers
were Richard Royal and deacons of Crestview Baptist
The family would like to thank the staff of Arbor Rose
for the dedicated, loving care they have shown to Bud and
his wife, Sylvia.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 18,
2017, at Crestview Baptist Church in Farmerville.