Col. S. W. Hill – An Irish Confederate engineer, lain to rest in Richland.

Col. S.W. Hill, the oldest and one of the most respected citizens of Ouachita Parish, died at his home on South Grand Street, near the parish High School shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon. He was 91 years old.

Obituary for Tommy D. Thompson, of Holly Ridge

Funeral services for Tommy D. Thompson, 81, of Holly Ridge, were held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Bethel Baptist Church, Holly Ridge, with Bro. David Herrington and Bro. Charles Best officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery, Holly Ridge under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Tommy was born June … Continue reading Obituary for Tommy D. Thompson, of Holly Ridge

Mrs. Earline Williams Sartor (1891-1963)

A name I've come across often while researching history in Richland Parish is Mrs. Earline Williams Sartor (1891-1963). In addition to stories she retold that were passed down to her, in reference to Frank and Jesse James hiding out in Richland Parish, she also wrote numerous histories about the region. She was married to Frank … Continue reading Mrs. Earline Williams Sartor (1891-1963)

Former Richland Superintendent Passes Away

December 19, 1927 - July 14, 2015Obituary Funeral services celebrating the life of Mr. James Leslie (Mac) McConathy, Sr. of Rayville, LA will be held at 11:00 AM Friday July 17, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Rayville, LA with Dr. Eddie Wren officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park … Continue reading Former Richland Superintendent Passes Away

Start Community Loses Prominent Leader

Fred Odell "PopPop" Sapp, Sr.  Published in The News Star on Apr. 21, 2015Editor's Note - Mr. Sapp was a pillar member of the Start community, and both he han his wife have been lifelong champions of improving the lives of others. I know he will my greatly missed. - Luke, RichlandRoots.comFred Odell "PopPop" Sapp, Sr.Services for Mr. Fred Odell " PopPop" … Continue reading Start Community Loses Prominent Leader

Remembering "Mrs. Dot"

"Mrs. Dot" -- as many of us knew her, was a true gem for the Start/Richland Parish community.  Like many others, I am so genuinely thankful to be counted as one of her former students. She was always a warm and loving person, while at the same time expecting great order and structure when it … Continue reading Remembering "Mrs. Dot"

Remembering Papa Dick

Left To Right - 1.) Dick Taylor, in his boat on Old River.  2.) A visit to the state capitol in Baton Rouge.  He asked to sit in the Governor's chair, and before anybody knew it, he propped his feet up on the desk.  3.) U.S. Navy  4.) On a road trip. He was pretending … Continue reading Remembering Papa Dick

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