SIP Trunking News

[December 20, 2005]


(The Shreveport Times)Thomas Julian Ostendorff, Jr.

SHREVEPORT, LA - Thomas Julian Ostendorff, Jr. passed away at home Wednesday, November 16, 2005, following a lengthy illness. Born August 14, 1923 in Shreveport, LA, Mr. Ostendorff graduated from C.E. Byrd High School. He served for three years in the Pacific during World War II with the United States Army Coastal Artillery. Following the war, he entered the Account Executive Training program with Merrill Lynch Fenner and Beane. He retired from Merrill Lynch as a Vice President after 49 years where he was a member of the Charles E. Merrill Circle, Chairman's Club and Quarter Century Club.

Mr. Ostendorff was a charter member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Shreveport where he also served as Sunday School Superintendent, Junior Warden and Senior Warden. He was a past President of the Shreveport Country Club, and former board member of the Shreveport Club and Salvation Army.

Mr. Ostendorff is survived by his wife of over 58 years, Emilie Anne Connell Ostendorff; his son, Tom and his wife, Sheryl of Shreveport, his son, Bill and his wife, Chris of Oakton, VA; his grandchildren, Seth Ostendorff and his wife, Lauren of Shreveport, Michael Ostendorff and his fiancee, Amy Aillet of Baton Rouge, Rebecca Lee Ostendorff, William Charles Ostendorff, Jr. and Jeffrey Thomas Ostendorff; niece, Sallie Anne Peterson; nephew, Keith Peterson, Jr. and his wife, Carol; nephew, Robert Peterson and his wife, Ginny; and his cousin, M. Howell Levy all of Shreveport.

Honorary pallbearers are Lee Degges, Bill Ellis, Twain Giddens, Gordon Marsalis, J.B. White and Rufus Youngblood. A memorial service, with The Rev. Guido F. Verbeck, III, officiating will be held at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel on Saturday, November 19, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. A reception will be held immediately following the service at 6121 Fern Avenue, Pierremont Place #25.

The family is especially grateful for the loving care provided by the Hospice of Shreveport-Bossier, especially Debbie Cook and Denise Matthews. The family is also grateful to his physical therapist, Tim Wheelahan, as well as caregivers, Doris Jones, Cora Lee Simpson, Lillie Howard, Patricia Hall, Patricia Lewis and Clara Kemp. The family requests memorials be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 275 Southfield Road, Shreveport, LA 71105 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Marshall St. Chapel, 222-0348

Mr. Harvey Lee Christian

SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral services for Mr. Harvey Lee Christian will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday 19 November 2005 at Mangum Memorial United Methodist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana. Services will be conducted by the Reverend Steven W. Caraway. Interment will follow at Centuries Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 19 November 2005 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Church Sanctuary.

Mr. Christian passed from this life to be with his Maker on Wednesday 16 November, 2005.

Harvey Christian was born in Mansfield, Louisiana on August 9, 1922. Mr. Christian graduated from Mansfield High School but attended Fair Park High School briefly where he met his life mate, Geraldine Bowman. Harvey and Geraldine married soon after and spent 61 years together as man and wife until her death in 2004. Mr. Christian is preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Bowman Christian, his parents, Henry Levi and Ettie Fay Koonce Christian, two sisters Elizabeth Christian Kay and Patti Christian Roberts and grandson Jason Lee Christian. He leaves behind a loving family; two sons, Harvey D. Christian and wife Muffet, Dennis W. Christian and wife Darlene, daughter Maureen Christian Anthony - Lewis; and four grandchildren, Caleb Lee and Jacob Lynn Anthony, and Heather N. and Colin W. Christian, numerous nieces and nephews, and many, many special friends.

Pallbearers will be Caleb L. Anthony, Jacob L. Anthony, Colin W. Christian, Dave Culbertson, Larry Rice, LeDarby Salter, Tom Watson and Dommie Lawless.

Harvey Christian was an active member of Mangum Memorial United Methodist Church for over 61 years and worked tirelessly in many capacities to support the mission of his church. He served as Sunday School Superintendent, Youth Division Counselor, Chair of the Trustees and Buildings and Grounds and member of the Usher committee for many years. Most recently he served as President of the Jubilee Class at Mangum. For many years Harvey devoted countless hours to the maintenance of church properties always working quietly in the background in support of his many church friends.

Christian served in the Army Air Corp during WW II and was based for over two years in the European Theater, primarily located in Italy. On return from the war, he was known locally as one of the most talented "body and fender" men in the area. His career continued as he co-founded Shreve Distributing Company during the 1950's. Mr. Christian retired as Forman of the Caddo Parish School Board Transportation Garage in 1991.

In retirement Mr. Christian devoted his life to his church, his family and golf.

Known by many as "PaPa C", he was one of the sweetest and humble children of God's creation.

He will be greatly missed by his golfing buddies, his many other friends and his family

Donations can be made to the Geraldine Christian Scholarship Fund at Mangum United Methodist Church, The Methodist Children's Home or the Prayer Garden Fund at Mangum Memorial United Methodist Church.Centuries Funeral Home 686-4334

Mrs. Hattie Fuller Brown

FRIERSON, LA - Sister Hattie Fuller Brown, long-time wife of the late Dea. Ben Franklin Brown, Sr., along with Othelo and Rufus Brown, two sons who also preceded her in death, departed from us on November 11, 2005 to venture into the presence of the Lord. Having lived a dynamic and fulfilling life of 90 years, Sis. Brown leaves to cherish her memory three daughters and three sons whose lives are deeply enriched by her precious and loving motherhood.

Included among the sons left are Theron (Luther), Ben Jr., and Marcus Brown. The daughters are Flora B. Jenkins, Janice B., Efferson, and Betty B. White.

Left also to adore her memory are grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren. Details about Sis. Hattie Fuller Brown's life will be expressed in the "Epitome" of the programs to be distributed at the "Going Home Celebration".

Celebration services are to be held on Sunday, November 20, 2005 in Winnfield Funeral Chapel 1, 3701 Hollywood Ave., Shreveport, LA at 2:00 p.m. Pres. of SW Region Conf. Billy Wright officiating.

W. George Bowdon, Jr.

ALEXANDRIA, LA - Services for William George Bowdon, Jr. will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2005, in the First United Methodist Church of Alexandria. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville under the direction of John Kramer & Son.

George Bowdon, Jr., 84, of Alexandria, died Thursday, November 17, 2005, in his residence.

Mr. Bowdon, of Alexandria, was a 1943 graduate of L.S.U. After graduation, he entered the United States Marine Corps and completed enlisted training and was later commissioned upon completing officer training at MCB Quantico, VA. He served in World War II on the Islands of Tinan and Siapan.

He returned home to Alexandria in 1946 and entered a business and political career. He was elected to the Louisiana State Legislature in 1948. In 1953, he was elected Mayor of Alexandria and served in that position for 16 years. He has remained active in his real estate business. Mr. Bowdon was a member and Past President of the Louisiana Municipal Association.

George Bowdon is survived by his wife, Ina "Smitty" Smith Bowdon of Alexandria, LA; one son, Major General William G. Bowdon, III, USMC (Ret.) and his wife, Sally, of Baton Rouge, LA; two grandsons, William George Bowdon, IV of Alexandria, LA; Robert Scott Bowdon of Pensecola, FL.

Friends are asked to call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday at John Kramer & Son and on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at the First United Methodist Church of Alexandria.

The family has requested memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 2727 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 or the charity of the donor's choice.

Notes of condolence may be sent to the family online at John Kramer & Son Funeral Home, 318-445-6311

Rhonda Carol Griffin

SHREVEPORT, LA - Rhonda Carol Griffin, age 32, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 2, 1973, and away on Thursday, November 17, 2005, at Willis-Knighton South in Shreveport after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 8801 Mansfield Road in Shreveport on Sunday, November 19, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. with visitation at 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Officiating will be Rev. T. Floyd Davis. Jr., Pastor of Woodridge Baptist Church in Shreveport. Interment to follow in Centuries Memorial Park.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Alfred Millard Sykes, Sr. of Shreveport and paternal grandfather, Rev. James Alexander Griffin of Kilgore, Texas. She is survived by her mother, Marilyn Louise Sykes Griffin of Shreveport; her father, James Elbert Griffin and wife Laney of Leesburg, Georgia; half-brother, James Wesley Griffin of Little Rock, Arkansas; maternal grandmother, Eloise Newton Sykes of Shreveport; paternal grandmother, Mary Virginia Faircloth Griffin (Bootsie) of Kilgore, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was a faithful member of Woodridge Baptist Church until she moved to Baskin, Louisiana. She was previously a resident of Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc. in Shreveport, and Wesley Glen Ministries and Albany Association for Retarded Citizens in Macon and Albany, Georgia. She loved her large circle of family, friends, and neighbors and will be deeply missed by those who knew her best.

Pallbearers will be Drew Davis, Steve Dubberly, Curtis Hilbun, Marlyn Langford, Paul Myers, Alan Prewitt, and Paul Waren.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to their family members, their church family, and their closest friends but especially Dr. Michael Allen Schwalke and Dr. Christopher Sockrider, their nurses, and the staff at Willis-Knighton South for their compassionate and professional care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to: Woodridge Baptist Church, Shreveport; International Mission Board, Richmond, VA; Franklin Community Services, Inc., Winnsboro, Louisiana; and/or Leesburg United Methodist Church, Leesburg, Georgia.Centuries Funeral Home 686-4334

Margie W. Lee

PRINCETON, LA - Funeral services for Margie W. Lee, 66, will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2005 at Rose-Neath's Bossier Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Andy Harris, pastor of Central Assembly of God. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Cemetery in Haughton, LA. Visitation will be Saturday, November 19, 2005 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.

Mrs. Lee passed away Thursday, November 17, 2005 in Shreveport, LA. She was born in Deer Park, AL and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 49 and 1/2 years, Jimmie Lee of Princeton, LA; son, Donald Lee and wife, Susan of Haughton, LA; daughter, Debra Sue Shirey and husband, David of Houston, TX; sisters: Dollie Crawford of Jefferson, TX; Dottie Whittle of Longview, TX and grandchildren, Emily Lee, Marsha Brewer and Rachel Shirey. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Bossier Chapel, 746-2543

Alice C. Dailey

SHREVEPORT, LA - A memorial service for Alice Cumpton Dailey will be at 10 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2005 at Lighthouse Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Sam Procell.

Alice was born December 10, 1939 in Delhi, LA and passed away Thursday, November 17, 2005 in Shreveport, LA after a lengthy illness. She was a homemaker and member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Left to cherish beautiful memories are her husband, Daniel Dailey of Shreveport, LA; daughters, Leslie Pomplun and husband, Barry of DeBerry, TX, Lisa Williams and husband, Jerry of Hazel Green, AL, Laurie Fendley and husband, Steven of Demopolis, AL and Dannett Petty and husband, Bruce of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Christy Freeland, Samantha Colquitt, Trey Nissen, Beth Nissen, Robert M. Riddle, Christian "Little Man" Williams, Daniel, C.J. and Jessica Jordan and Justin, Jacob and Joseph "Pickle" Emerson; great-grandchildren, Kristen and Bob Colquitt and Michael and Jessie Freeland; sister, Mary Lou "Lulu" King, Betty "Jean" Robinson and Nora "Sissy" Jacoby all of Shreveport, LA; companion, Diane Landers; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.

Alice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and family and friends will miss her dearly.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Tri-State Medical Clinic, Dr. Randy Bryn, Dr. Richard Fincher and their staff, the staff at Willis-Knighton Medical Center, Northwest Louisiana Nephrology, Progressive Care Center, Cornerstone Hospital, Balentine Ambulance Service and St. Joseph Hospice for the professional care given to Alice. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Marshall Street (318) 222-0348

Harold Ray Kelley, Sr.

WEST MONROE, LA. - Funeral services for Mr. Harold Ray Kelley, Sr, 77, of West Monroe will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday November 20, 2005 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, La with Rev. Mark Fenn officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, La.

Mr. Kelley died November 17, 2005 at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Kelley was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Monroe, La., where he was a member of the Rob Roberson Sunday School Class. He was retired from Piggly Wiggly with 33 years of service. He also worked with Proctor and Sons for 10 years and part-time for FISK for 3 years. He enjoyed and cherished the friendships of all his co-workers throughout the years.

Mr. Kelley was preceded in death by his parents, James and Geanie Kelley and grandson, Brian Wayne Kelley.

Survivors: wife, Mrs. Mary Wilkinson Kelley, Sons, Harold R. Kelley, Jr. and wife, Sherry and Steve Kelley and wife, Sissy; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Rachel Biniakewitz, brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Cathy Wilkinson.

Pallbearers will be Lane and Roger Kelley, Richard Gillespie, Mike Biniakewitz, Bill Threlkeld and Bobby Morris.

Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Rob Roberson Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, La.Mulhearn Funeral Home

West Monroe, LA 318-323-0505

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