Blog Layout

A past president’s Christmas message

There is much happening in our world during this Holiday period. A war in the Ukraine still rages after two years. A War that was first estimated to last only a few days proves that when a people desire to live free can overcome unsurmountable odds. Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He …

Read More »

Christmas over the centuries

Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For nearly two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature.In the early years of Christianity, Easter was the main holiday; the birth of Jesus was not celebrated. Early in the fourth century, …

Read More »

Vehicle purchase causes tension in UPPJ

By Luke BrittEditorThe purchase of a truck for the Union Parish Office of Homeland Security has renewed tensions between the President of the Union Parish Police Jury and members of the committee that manages the parish’s vehicle fleet.Jury President Brenda Abercrombie, on Dec. 4, approved and signed a purchase order for 2022 Ford F-250 crew cab at a cost of …

Read More »

Shanna Marie Burroughs

Funeral services for Ms. Shanna Marie Burroughs, age 43 of Farmerville, LA was held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 28, 2023, at Beulah Baptist Church, 585 Beulah Church Road, Farmerville, LA, with Bro. Adam Holloway officiating. Burial followed at Beulah Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Shanna was an AVID NFL, New Orleans Saints and LSU fan that …

Read More »

Fred Wayne Futch

Fred Wayne Futch, 88 of Farmerville, Louisiana went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 23, 2023.  Fred was born October 16, 1935 in Spearsville, Louisiana to Joe R. (Bouy) Futch and Marie Smith Futch.  He graduated from Spearsville High School in 1954.  He would then go on to Louisiana Tech University where he would achieve a Bachelors, …

Read More »

Edward (Ned) Eugene Perry

Funeral services for Mr. Edward (Ned) Eugene Perry, age 92 of Farmerville, LA, were held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 5, 2023 at Farrar Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at Farmerville Cemetery where many of his wife’s family lay to rest, although there will be no graveside service. Edward (Ned) Eugene born April 15, 1931in New Brockton, …

Read More »

Vehicle purchase creates tension in UPPJ

By Luke Britt/Editor The purchase of a truck for the Union Parish Office of Homeland Security has renewed tensions between the President of the Union Parish Police Jury and members of the committee that manages the parish’s vehicle fleet. Jury President Brenda Abercrombie, on Dec. 4, approved and signed a purchase order for 2022 Ford F-250 crew cab at a …

Read More »

James Jennings

Born to earth on Oct. 9, 1945. Born to heaven on Nov. 10, 2023, at the age of 78 years. Services were held at Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA with Dr. Greg Clark, and Dr. Ryan E. Jennings officiating. Burial was at Holmesville Baptist Church cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. He is survived by …

Read More »

James Eino Nevala

Funeral services for Mr. James Eino Nevala, age 86 of Farmerville, LA, were held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 14, 2023 at Crossroads Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Freeman officiating. Burial followed at Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Mr. James was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a Deacon at Crossroads Baptist Church …

Read More »

Gloria Jean Heard

Funeral services for Ms. Gloria Jean Heard, age 84 of Natchitoches, LA, was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 18, 2023 at Rock Corner Baptist Church with Bro. Larray Bullock officiating. Burial followed at Rock Corner Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Gloria passed away Friday, December 15, 2023 at Arbor Lake Nursing Home. She was retired waitress …

Read More »