L.E. Toney

Published 11:01 am Tuesday, November 20, 2018

L.E. Toney, 92, a resident of Pine, passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, 2018, at his home. He was retired after a career of over 40 years at the bag plant of the Bogalusa Paper Mill. During this time, L.E. also operated a successful dairy farm and later raised beef cattle. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church for 67 years while acting as the music leader for 65 years.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Gail Toney of Lacombe; daughter-in-law, Viviana Toney of Pine; two grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer and Mike Beninato of Varnado, and William Scott and April Toney of Pine; six great-grandchildren, Anna Beninato, Will Toney, Grayson Toney, and Hannah, Haley and Hayden Jacobs; a great-great-grandchild, Evelyn Duvall; brother, Harlon Toney of Kentwood; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Louise and L.H. Turnage of McComb, Miss., Elnora Melear of Franklinton, and Agnes Smith and Genevieve Koch, both of Lexie, Miss.; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Juanita and Johnny Ramshur, and Nell Crain, all of Pine; and also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death recently by his wife of 67 years, Burnettie Crain Toney; and son, James Edwin “Jim” Toney; his parents, Jessie and Charlotte Toney; brothers, John Ellis Toney and Angus Toney; and sister, Lucille Grace.

Visitation was at Crain Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation continued Thursday, Nov. 15, at Pine Missionary Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. A funeral service was held in the church at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, with Eld. Adam Luper officiating. Burial with military honors followed in the Pine Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Will Toney, Bruce Stogner, Terry Toney, Roger Stephens, Jeff Smith and Regan Knight. Honorary pallbearers were Bennie Crain, Kenneth Gerald and James Slocum.

Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com.