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                          Obituaries

Obituaries for October 23, 2014

Jerry Fred Vines

Funeral services for Jerry Fred Vines, 68, of Many, LA will be held on Saturday, October 25,2014 at 10:00 am in Noble Baptist Church in Noble, LA. Burial will follow in the Noble Cemetery in Noble, LA.

John Bradford Lawler

Graveside services for John Bradford Lawler, 82, of Many, LA will be held on Friday, October 24,2014 beginning at 2:00 pm at Jerusalem Cemetery, Many, LA with Rev. Harrison Fields officiating.

Ethel Carter

Funeral services for Ethel Carter, 79, of Zwolle, LA, will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Zwolle, LA at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Zwolle, LA.

Mary Elaine Rogers

Memorial services for Mary Elaine Rogers, 65, will be at 10 AM, Friday, October 24, 2014 at Beulah Baptist Church.

Mary Palmer Campbell Carbo

Funeral services for Mary Palmer Campbell Carbo, 70, of DeRidder, LA, will be held on Saturday, October 25,2014 at 10 AM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder, LA. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 24,2014, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder, LA.

James "Woody" Woodward

Funeral services for  James Woodward, 47, of Anacoco, Louisiana will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 25th, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville. Burial will follow in the Holly Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 24th, from 5 PM until 9 PM and on Saturday, October 25th from 9 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Herman Joseph Francisco

Funeral services for Herman Joseph Francisco,84, of DeRidder, LA, will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in DeRidder. Visitation will begin at 9AM until time of service at 11AM. Rosary is at 10:30AM. Father Jude Brunnert will officiate. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery.

 

Obituaries for October 22, 2014

Robert Lee LeJeune

Funeral services for Robert Lee LeJeune,70, of Many,LA, will be held on Thursday, October 23,2014 beginning at 10:00 AM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many,LA with Deacon Jim Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Jesup Cemetery, Many, LA. Visitation will be held Wednesday,October 22,2014, beginning at 5:00 PM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many, LA.

Mary Palmer Carbo

Arrangements for Mary Palmer Carbo of DeRidder,LA, will be announced by Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Ms. Carbo passed away on Tuesday, October 21,2014, at her residence.

Velma Imogene Cameron Clawson

Funeral services for Velma Imogene Camerson Clawson,93, of Leesville, Louisiana will be held at 10:00 am Friday, October 24th, at the Young's Funeral Home in El Dorado,AR with Rev. Dewayne Amis officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, in El Dorado, AR under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visiataion will be held Wednesday, October 22nd, from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 23rd, at the Young's Funeral Home in El Dorado from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

 

Obituaries for October 21, 2014

Euell Vernon Martinez

Funeral services for  Euell Vernon Martinez, 71, of Zwolle, LA, will be held on Wednesday, October 22,2014 at 11:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 21,2014 from 3pm until 10pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

John P. Smith

Funeral services for John P. Smith, 89, of Merryville, LA will be held on Tuesday, October 21,2014 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm with funeral services beginning at 3:00 pm. Burial will follow at Hennigan Cemetery in Merryville, LA. Father Jude Brunnert Will officiate.

Aubrey T. Temple, Jr.

Funeral services for Aubrey T. Temple Jr. , 68, will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday at Grace Church in DeRidder, LA. A private family burial will be at a later date.

David Lee Morgan

Funeral services for David Lee Morgan, 68, of DeRidder, LA will be held on Thursday, October 23,2014 at 11am at Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Deridder, LA. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 9:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home in DeRidder, LA.

Obituaries for October 20, 2014

Mary St. Romain

Funeral services for Mary St. Romain, 85, of DeRidder, LA, will be held Monday, October 20,2014 with Rosary beginning at 9:00am and Mass at 11:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeRidder, LA. Burial will follow in Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder,LA.

Ella Yvonne Farris

Arrangements for Ella Yvonne Farris are being made under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home in Leesville, Louisiana.

Obituaries for October 17, 2014

James William "JW" Durett

Funeral services for 70 yr old James William "JW" Durett of Many will be held at 11am Saturday at Plainview Baptist Church in Hornbeck. Burial will take place in the Plainview Cemetery in Hornbeck. Arrangements are being made through Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many, LA.

Jason Field

Funeral services for 43 yr old Jason Field of Pleasant Hill will be held at 10am Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being made through the Jenkins Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA.

Freeman E. Thomas

Funeral services for Freeman E. Thomas of Zwolle will be held at 11am Saturday at St. Peter Baptist Church in Fisher. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm this evening at Jenkins Funeral Home in Many,LA.

Lola Yvonne Martin Nelms

Funeral services for Lola Yvonne Martin Nelms,78, of Anacoco, LA will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, October 18,2014 in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with Rev. Larry White officiating. Burial will follow in the Cold Springs Cemetery, in Anacoco under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be Saturday, October 18th from 10am until service time in the funeral home.

Obituaries for October 16, 2014

Murphy Lee Maxie Jr.

Funeral services for Murphy Lee Maxie Jr.,70,  will be held on October 18,2014 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church at 2:00 pm. Burial will take place in the New Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Jenkins Funeral Home from 7:00pm until 8:00 pm.

Andrew T. Weathers

Funeral service for Andrew T. Weathers, 30, of DeRidder, LA will be held at Arlington National Cemetery Friday at 1:00 pm.

Obituaries for October 15, 2014

Charlie Ross McCain

Funeral services for Charlie Ross McCain, 82, of Leesville,Louisiana, will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, October 18,2014, at the Jackson Chapel Church of Christ in Leesville with Bro. Travis Murray officiating. Burial will follow in the Stephens Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 17th, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Obituaries for October 14, 2014

Gary "Screwdriver" Chester Curtis

A visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 14,2014, for Gary Curtis, 70, in the Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill, Texas.

Callie Rose Lopez

Memorial services for Callie Rose Lopez, 63, of Zwolle, LA, will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the United Pentecostal Church of Zwolle.

Kermit K. "KK" Duhon

Memorial services for Kermit K. "KK" Duhon, 78, of Leesville, Louisiana will be held at 10:00am Saturday, October 18,2014, at Sandy Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Sandy Guynn and Rev. Amos Ezell officiating. Services are under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be held Friday, October 18th at the church.

Obituaries for October 9, 2014

Francis "Fran" Mooneyham

Memorial service for Francis Mooneyham, 76, of DeRidder, LA, will be at 2 pm wih visitation at 1 pm, Saturday, October 11,2014, in the Chapel of Bonaire UMC in Bonaire, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Louisiana Baptist childern's Home in Monroe, Louisiana.

Margaret Elizabeth Lewis

Funeral service for Maragret Elizabeth Lewis will be held on Friday, October 10,2014, at 11:00 am at Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder, LA. Burial will be at Lewis Cemetery, DeRidder, LA. Visitation will be held on Friday morning from 10:15 am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Billy Joe Cutlip

Graveside services for Billy Joe Cutlip, 74, of Leesville, Louisiana will be held at 10:00 am Friday,October 10,2014, at the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery with Bro. Daniel Lowe officiating. Services are under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Obituaries for October 8, 2014

Mavis Cryer Bass

Funeral services for Mavic Cryer Bass, 89, of Many,LA will be held on Thursday, October 9,2014 beginning at 10:00 am at Pendleton Assembly of God, Many, LA with Rev. Daniel Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pendleton Assembly of God Cemetery, Many,LA. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 8,2014, beginning at 5:00 pm at Pendleton Assembly of God, Many, LA.

Frances Cooper

Graveside services for Sarah Frances Cooper, 87, of Prentiss, Mississippi, will be held on  Wednesday, October 8,2014, at 12:00 pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louisiana Lions Camp for Crippled Children or the National Alzheimer's Association.

William Jackson

Graveside services for William Jackson, 73, of New Llano, Louisiana, will be held on Friday, October 10,2014, at 2:00 pm at the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville, LA, with Rev. Mike Jackson officiating. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 10,2014, from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville.

Cameron Carter

Funeral services for Cameron Carter, 15, of DeRidder, LA, will be Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Dry Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Dry Creek, LA with Bro. Charlie officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 8,2014 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Thursday, October 9,2014 beginning at 9:00 am at Dry Creek Baptist Church in Dry Creek, LA.

Obituaries for October 7, 2014

Helen Craig

Services honoring the life of Helen Springer Craig, 73, of Mansfield will be held at 10 am Wednesday, October 8,2014 at Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Chapel, Mansfield. Officiating will be Rev. Jimmy Price, assisted by Bro. Dennis Cates. Interment will follow in the Cassell Cemetery, Converse, LA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 5-8 pm.

Priscilla Ann Anders

Funeral services for Priscilla Ann Anders, 57, of Many, LA, will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, beginning at 2:00 pm at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Robeline, LA with Rev. Jim Townsend officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Robeline, LA. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 7,2014, beginning at 5:00  pm at Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Many, La.

Wanda Sue Walker

Services for Wanda Sue Walker, 76, of Many will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday October 8,2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 5-9 pm at the funeral home.

Catherine Weeks

Funeral services for Catherine Weeks, 56, of Rosepine, LA are Tuesday, October 7,2014,  at 10:00 am at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rosepine Cemetery in Rosepine, LA Bro. Rod Martin & Bro. Danny Owens officiating. Visitation will be Monday, October 6,2014 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Myers- Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.

Vicki Lynn Davis

Funeral services for Vicki Lynn Davis, 60, of Hicks, LA will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 7th, at the Hicks First United Pentecostal Church with Rev. M.C. Green and Greg Mortensen officiating. Burial will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be Monday, October 6th, at 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and on Tuesday, October 7th, from 9:00 am until time of service at the church.

Obituaries for October 6, 2014

Della Mae Self Thompson

Graveside services for Della Mae Self Thompson will be held on Wednesday, October 8,2014 at 10:00 am at Beech Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Lannice R. "LR" Sanders

Funeral services for Lannice R. "LR" Sanders, 80, of Hornbeck, Louisiana will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday. October 5, 2014, at  the Oak Grove Baptist church in Hornbeck. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be Saturday, October 4th,  at 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the funeral home and on Sunday, October 5th from 1:00 pm until time of service at the church.

Obituaries for October 1, 2014

Mike Hodnett

Funeral services for Mike Hodnett, 64, of Anacoco, Louisiana will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 2,2014, at the Anacoco First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Russell and Rev. Terry Ward officiating. Burial wil follow in the Cold Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 1st from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the funeral home then Thursday, October 2nd, from 9am until service time at the church.

James Marvin Overton

Funeral services for James Marvin Overton, 83, of Leesville, Louisiana will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, October 3,2014, at Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Church in Leesville with Father Anthony officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Island Cemetery, in Pickering, LA under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 2nd, at 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a Rosary being recited at 6:00 pm.

Joey Brannon

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 6:00 pm, for Joey Brannon, 65, of DeRidder, LA, at Christway Church in DeRidder, LA with Rev. Vic Warrick officiating.

Robert J. "Jerry" Warren

Funeral services for Robert J. "Jerry" Warren, 70, of Florien, Louisiana will be held at 11:00 am Friday, October 3,2014 in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with Rev. Sandy Guinn officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be Thursday, October 2,2014, from 6:00 pm till 8 pm in the funeral home.

Janiece Thomason James

Funeral services Mrs. Janiece Thomason James will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 4,2014 in the Pine Hill Baptist Church in Leesville, Louisiana. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be held from 11:30 until service time on Saturday in the church.

Obituaries for September 30, 2014

Buck Procell

A funeral mass for Lawarence "Buck" Procell, Jr., 75, of Zwolle, LA, will be on Thursday, October 02, 2014 beginning at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Zwolle, LA with Father Tim Hurd officiating

Dorothy Ann "Dottie" Bonds

Dorothy Ann "Dottie" Bonds, 81, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this world on Sunday, September 28, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 2 pm at Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder, LA.

JB  Dearmon

JB Dearmon, 74, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at his home.  Services for JB Dearmon will be Tuesday September 30, 2014 at Pentecostal Gospel Lighthouse. Visitation will be held Monday, September 29, 2014 from 5:00pm until 9:00 pm at Pentecostal Gospel Lighthouse in DeRidder, LA. Burial will follow in Green Oak Cemetery in Kinder, LA with Rev. Ed Tilley will  officiate.

Obituaries for September 29, 2014

Shanna Renee Lea

Funeral services for Shanna Renee Lea, 42, of Many, LA, will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 am at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Randy Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Cemetery. Visitation will begin on  Monday, September 29,2014, at 5:00 pm at Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Many, LA.

Steve Jenkins

Funeral services for Steve Jenkins, 67, of Robeline, LA, will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 beginning at 1:00 pm at Holly Grove Nazarene Church, Robeline, LA with Rev. Scott Howell officiating. Burial will follow in the Rocky Mount Cemetery, Robeline, LA. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014, beginning at 5:00 pm at Holly Grove Nazarene Church, Robeline, LA.

James "Jim" Myrick

Funeral services for retired US Army Command SGM James "Jim" C. Myrick, 86, of Leesville, Louisiana will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, September 29, 2014, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville. The burial will follow at the Central LA Veterans Cemetery at Leesville. Visitation will be Monday, September 29th from 9:00 am until service time in the funeral home.

Douglas L. Taylor, Sr.

Graveside services for Douglas L. Taylor, Sr. 92, of Anacoco, Louisiana will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, October 1st at the Beech Grove Cemetery in Anacoco, with Rev. Derrick Addison officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 30th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the funeral home. Services are under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville.

Obituaries for September 26, 2014

Thomas W. "Tommy" Henson

Arrangements are pending for Thomas "Tommy" W. Henson, 57, of DeRidder, LA, with Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder, LA. He passed away recently at his residence in DeRidder, LA.

Lurcy James "Shorty" Suire

Funeral services for, Lurcy James "Shorty" Suire, of DeRidder, LA, will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder with Rev. Dean roach officiating. Burial will follow in Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014, from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9AM until 9 PM, and Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 12 PM until time of the service, all at the funeral home in DeRidder.

Obituaries for September 25, 2014

Glynn Clark Jones

Services for Glynn Clark Jones, 77, of Pleasant Hill, LA will be September 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm at Prospect Cemetery in Florien, LA for a graveside service. He is survived by his sister Gretchen Stephens, brother Ralph Jones and wife Dale, eight nieces and nephews along with special friends Ernie Marsh and Sandy Martin.

Tommy L. Clay

Funeral services for Tommy L. Clay, 59,  of Many,LA, will be Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11 am at Kings Chapel in Many, LA. Followed by burial at Kings Chapel Cemetery in Many, LA. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 25, 2014  6-8 pm.

Robert Earl Lynch

Services for Robert Earl Lynch will be Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2pm at St. John Baptist Church in Zwolle, LA followed by burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Zwolle, LA. Visitation will be Friday, September 26, 2014 from 6-7 pm at Jenkins Funeral Home in Many, LA.

Randolph Yawn

Funeral services for Randolph Yawn will be Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1:00pm at Bon Wier United Pentecostal Church. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Bon Wier United Pentecostal Church in Bon Wier, TX. Burial will follow at MerryVille Cemetry, in Merryville, LA with Brother Glenn Burks officiating.

Obituaries for September 24, 2014

Francis Slaughter

Services for Francis Slaughter, 69, of Many,LA, will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 11:00 am at Siloam Baptist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 5-7 pm. Burial will take place at the Siloam Cemetery.

Julia Broxson Burchard

Funeral services for Julia Broxson Burchard, 69, of Merryville, LA, will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder,LA. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am until time of service at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Cooper Cemetery, DeRidder, LA. Eugene Morrison will officiate.

Obituaries for September 23, 2014

Jimmy Weeks

Funeral services for Jimmy Weeks,73, of DeRidder, LA, will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:00am at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Visitation  will be held Monday, September 22,2014 from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.  Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder with brother Tom Stucke will officiate.

 

Obituaries for September 20, 2014

Suzanne "Tinne" Lenahan

Funeral services for Suzanne "Tinne" Lenahan, 61, of Anacoco, Louisiana will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 23rd, at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville, with Rev. Daniel Lowe officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Joseph William Jones Sr.

Funeral services for Joseph William Jones Sr., 84,  will be Monday, September 22,2014 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be Monday, September 22,2014 9:00am until 1:00 pm at Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur, LA. Jody Barilleaux will officiate, burial will follow in the Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss.

Obituaries for September 19, 2014

Richard Darren Remedies

Funeral services for Richard Darren Remedies, 48, of Pleasant Hill, LA, will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014, beginning at 2:00 pm at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many,LA, with Rev. Bill Craft officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Ridge Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, LA. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014, beginning at 5:00 pm at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many, LA.

Judith Claire Parker Smith

Memorial services for Judith Claire Parker Smith will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 20,2014 at First Baptist Church of Provencal in  Provencal, LA with Dr. Bill Hudson officiating.

Oscar Lee Frisby

Funeral services for Oscar Lee Frisby, 93, of Anacoco, LA will be held at 10:00 am. Saturday, September 20,2014, at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville. Burial will follow in the Holly Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Visitation will be Friday, September 19th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Virgina Carroll

Funeral services for Virgina Carroll, 71, of Pitkin, Louisiana will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 20,2014, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Pitkin with Rev. J.D. Ford officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Branch Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be Friday, September 19th, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the church.

Obituaries for September 18, 2014

Jessica J. Wells

Jessica J. Wells of Many,LA passed away September 12, 2014. Funeral services will take place at the Jenkins F.H. Chapel in Many, LA 11:00am Saturday, September 20,2014 followed by burial at Monk Cemetery in Many,LA.

Kathleen Deason

Kathleen Michelle Deason, 41, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Monday, September 15,2014 at her home. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 18,2014 from 5:00pm until 9:00 pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Funeral services will be Friday, September 19,2014 at 10:00am at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home Rev. James Byrd Will officiate.

Dominique Massoni 

A mass of christian burial will be celebrated for Dominique Massoni, 60, of Leesville, LA on Monday, September 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Church in Leesville with Father Jesus M. Munozlasalle officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Benton R. Blakeney

Funeral services for Benton R. Blakeney, 72, of DeRidder, LA will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, September 22,2014, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Deridder with Rev. Lindsay Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder, LA.

Obituaries for September 17, 2014

Lennis Dale Holcomb

Graveside services for Lennis Dale Dolcomb, 70 of Many,LA, will be held on Thursday, September 18,2014 beginning at 2:00 PM at the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Many,LA with Rev. Lynn Lawerence officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 17,2014, from 5:00-9:00 pm at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Many, LA.

Obituaries for September 14 2014

Thelma Ann Pitts

Funeral services celebrating the life of Thelma Ann Pitts will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, September 17,2014 at New Cedron Missionary Baptist Church. Vowells Mill, LA, with Justin Coburn and David Lloyd officiating. Burial will follow at New Cedron Cemetery in Vowells Mill, LA. The family will receive friends from 5 pm on Tuesday, September 16th at New Cedron Missionary Baptist Church.

Obituaries for September 14 2014

Adrian Lee Daniel

Adrian Lee Daniel, 41 of Leesville passed away on Sunday, September 14,2014. A gathering of friends will be held on Wednesday, September 17,2014, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville. Arrangements are under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

 

Obituaries for September 13, 2014

Cecil R. Walker

Cecil Raiford Walker was born on April 23,1923 in DeRidder, LA to James H. and Stella Cryer Walker. He departed this life in his home, with his family at his side, on September 13,2014 at 2:55 pm to be with his Lord and Savior for evermore.

Cecil was preced in death by his wife Maxine Langton Walker in 2000 and Zola Young Walker in 2012. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Smith of Anacoco; sisters, Joan Horton, Marcelle Perry and Marquariette Chelf all of Anacoco. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Daniel Ott, Dirk Ott, Patrick Smith of Baton Rouge and Forest Dean of Monroe, LA and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 17th at 10 am in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with Brother Truman Keel officiating, The burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery in Anacoco. Friends may visit from 5pm-8pm Tuesday in the funeral home.

Obituaries for September 12, 2014

Arna Lee "AL" Harper

Funeral services for Arna Lee "AL" Harper, 83, of Woodville, TX, and formerly of Sugartown, LA, will be held at 10A.M., Wesnesday, September 17,2014, in Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in DeRidder, LA, with Rev. Frank Ott and Rev. Nay Vickers officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Dry Creek, LA, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. "AL" passed away Saturday, September 13,2014, in Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, TX. Visitation will be from 5P.M. until 9P.M. Tuesday, September 16,2014, and Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Dry Creek, LA.

He is survived by two sons, Wade Harper and Wife Donna of Lake Charles, LA, and Glenn Harper of Sugartown,TX; daughter, Leisha Best and husband Jerry of Jefferson, TX; step-son Gary Brown of TN; sister Marie England and husband "Buddy" of DeRidder, LA; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Edith Marie Demary

Funeral services for Edith Marie Demary, 69, of Longville, LA, will be held at 2P.M., Monday, September 15,2014 in Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in DeRidder, LA, with Rev. Stan Sizemore officiating.Burial will follow in Dry Creek Cemetery in Dry Creek, LA, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Marie passed away Friday, September 12,2014, in her residence in Longville. Visitation will be from 11 A.M. until 2 P.M. Monday, September 15,2014, in Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Marie was born August 24,1945, in Bell, LA to Clint Simon and Rachael Adelia Piper Burnett.

Marie is survived by one son, Wayne Slaydon, Jr. and wife Carla of DeQuincy,LA; three daughters, Diana Faulk and husband Elwin of Longville,LA, Edie Siezemore and husband Stan of Covington, VA, and Yvonne Royer of DeQuincy; three sisters, Wanda Cooley of Springer, LA, Laura Hall of Mikiski, AK, and Irene Gross of Longville; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Judy Burnett.

Audrey Tyler

Arrangements for Audrey Tyler, 92, will be announced by Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Audrey passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014, in Lake Charles, LA.

Obituaries for September 10, 2014

JoAnn Abraham

Services for JoAnn Abraham,74 of Many will be Saturday, Sept. 13,2014 at 11 AM, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, Many. Interment will follow in the Aimwell Cemetery. Mrs. Abraham passed away at her residence on Wednesday, Sept. 10 after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from 5-8 PM.

She is survived by her children, Linda Black, Terry Reeves, Steven Abraham, Vickie Abraham, Louis Abraham, Sandra Chastain, Daniel Abraham & Benjamin Abraham, sister Marie Odem and one brother, David Lofton.

Gary Wayne Wilkerson

Memorial services for Gary Wayne Wilkerson, 64, of Florien, LA, will be held on Saturday, September 13,2014 beginning at 2:00 PM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many, LA with Bro. Wilton Anthony officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 13,2014 beginning at 1:00 PM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many, LA.

Gary Wayne Wilkerson was born on Thursday, February 16,1950 in Crowley, LA. He passed away on Wednesday, September 10,2014 at Sabine Medical Center in Many,LA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Dorothy Welch; son, Benson Cloud Wilkerson and brother, Glenn Wilkerson.

He is survived by his wife Frances Clark, Florien,LA.; daughter, Rhonda Lynn Wilkerson, Crowley, LA.; grandchildren, Tayler Breigh Hanks, Taryn Reigh Breaux, Haven Cloud Wilkerson, Keyanna Winn Wilkerson and Trevor Beard; great grandchild, Taizley Glynn; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Obituaries for September 7, 2014

Willis Muriel Horton

Willis Muriel Horton, 81, of Anacoco, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 in Anacoco, Louisiana. Visitation will be held at the First Pentecostal Church in Anacoco, Louisiana from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, September 11th, 2014. Funeral Services will be held at the First Pentecostal Church in Anacoco, Louisiana on Friday, September 12th,2014 at 10:00 am. Bro. C.W. Dowden and Bro. Shannon Buxton will be officiating. Burial will follow in Fisher Cemetery in Fisher, LA under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA.

Mr. Horton was born in Peason, Louisiana to Louis and Mary Horton on February 25th, 1933. He served in his country by joining the US Army and served in the Korean War.

Mr. Horton was preceded in death by his parents: Louis and Mary Horton; brothers: Ivy Lee Horton, Alvie Roy Horton, William Louis Horton and Billie Joe Horton; sisters : Lucille Dixon and Elsie Marie Clark.

Those left to cherish his memory are, brothers: Johnny Carl Horton of Leesville, LA and Cecil Wayne Horton of Crosby, TX; sisters : Estelle Burns of Anacoco, LA and Mirriam Ann Eason of Many, LA.

Obituaries for September 6, 2014

Maggie Harvey

Maggie Laverne Laurence Harvey, beloved mother and grandmother, entered into eternal life on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the age of 87, surrounded by her children, Born in Toro, Louisiana on June 27, 1927, she was a long time resident of Pitkin, Louisiana and a memeber of Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Cravens, Louisiana. Before Partially losing her eyesight, Mrs. Harvey was an avid reader and enhoyed the challenge of crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles-a love she passed to many members of her family.

Visitation for Mrs. Harvey will be Friday, september 12, 2014, at Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Cravens from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Visitation will resume Saturday, September 13th from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeff James and Rev. Arlen Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Mrs. Harvey is survived by her three daughters, Rayetta Thompson (Monroe Thompson) of Alexandria, Louisiana; Jean Farabee (Ernest Farabee) of Shreveport, Louisiana; and Landa Johnson (james Johnson) of Pitkin, Louisiana. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Gregg Harvey Thompson, Brian Thompson, Ashley Thompson Jarvis, Michael Johnson and Laura Farabee; nine great-grandchildren, Steven Thompson, Drake Thompson, Emma Thompson, Megan Thompson, Claire Thompson, Jade Porter, Beth Jarvis and Hadlee Johnson; and three great-great grandchildren, Payton Thompson, Adelyn Thompson and Camden Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, B.R. Harvey; her parents, Rev. John Frank Laurence and Emma Jean Laurence; and her siblings, Davis Laurence, Rilla Prewitt, Nathan Laurence, Ruth Hilton, Richard Laurence, Rev. Homer Laurence, Myrtle Daniel and Rev. Cecil Laurence.

Pallbearers will be Gregg Thompson, Brian Thompson, Michael Johnson, Steven Thompson, Drake Thompson and Keith Laurence. Ricky Laurence and William Nathan Laurence, Jr., will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Obituaries for September 2, 2014

Dwayne Washington

Dwayne Douglas Washington, Sr., 65, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this world to God's  heavenly one on Tuesday, September 2,2014. He was the beloved father of two children, daughter Goldie Washington Ramsay of Marietta, GA; and son, Dwayne Douglas Washington, Jr. and wife Chantel Washington of West Palm Beach, FL; five grandchildren, Dwayne Douglas Washington III, Jalen-Claude Russel Washington, Malachi Tyrone Washington, London Woodly Ramsay, and Egypt Alexandria Ramsay. He is also survived by his sisters, Olivia Washington Breland and her husband W.L. Breland of DeRidder, LA, and Demetrial T. Washington of DeRidder, LA, Brothers, Ollie Washington, Jr. and his wife,Buddy Washington of Augusta, GA, and Willie A Washington of DeRidder, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie Washington, Sr. and Eria Griffith Washington; brothers Tommie E. Washington and Travis Washington; and sister-in-law, Debra Washington. Because Dwayne was a lover of family, he will also be missed by his cousins who were like brothers and sisters to him. Dwayne's great loves were many, but he especially loved communing with nature by way of fishing.  His infectious smile and contagious laughter will sorely be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family apperciates all thought and prayers. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 13,2014 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Norris Temple Church of God in Christ with Funeral services to proceed at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.

Obituaries for August 2, 2014

Roy A. "Buck" Dear

Funeral service for Roy A. "Buck" Dear, 93, will be Tuesday, September 2nd, at 10 am at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in DeRidder with Rev. Roger Gill officiating. The burial will follow in the Smyrna Cemetery. Friends may visit Monday, Sept 1st, from 1 pm until 9 pm in the funeral home.

Roy A. "Buck" Dear was born on October 5, 1920. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 30, 2014. He attended Sugartown School. He served in the U.S Air Force for a number of years and fought in World War II and the Korean Conflict. After serving his country he held numerous jobs, Lineman for Beauregard Electric, helped build Interstate 10, and was a reserve Deputy for the Beauregard Parish Sheriff Office, the forestry service and as a security guard for Boise. Buck enjoyed farming, reminiscing about his military days and being an American.

He was preceded in death by his parents Berry and Beulah Dear, his loving wife, Pearl Dear, brothers, Wayne, Murray and B.L. Dear.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Johnson and husband Don; 3 grandkids, Kandi Singleton and husband Damon, Donald Johnson and wife Jody and Jason Johnson and wife Kristy; 5 great grandchildren, Dyllon Singleton, Chase Singleton, Donald Johnson Jr., Caleb Johnson and Brady Johnson all of DeRidder; 3 sisters Irene Cole, Earlene Hutchinson and Nannie Sue McDonald and one brother.

Obituaries for September 11, 2014

JoAnn Abraham

Services for JoAnn Abraham, 74 of Mnay wil be Saturday, September 13 at 11 AM, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, Many. Interment will follow in the Aimwell Cemetery. Mrs. Abraham passed away at her residence on Wednesday, September 10 after a lengthy illness. Visitaion will be held at the funeral home Friday from 5-8 PM

She is survived by her children, Linda Black, Terry Reeves, Steven Abraham, Vickie Abraham, Louis Abraham, Sandra Chastain, Daniel Abraham and Benjamin Abraham.

Ezra Young

Funeral Services for Ezra Young, 80, of Many, LA, will be held on Thursday, September 11 beginning at 2:00 PM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many, LA. Burial will follow in the Pendleton Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday September 11 beginning at 10:30 AM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, Lurline Yound, Many; two sons, Ezra Shane Young, Lake Charles, and Clay Walker Young, Many; four daughters, LaDonna Gibo, Timpson, TX; DeJuana Renteria, New Caney, TZ; Narda Weeks, Houston and Carla Young, Many.

Obituaries for September 10, 2014

Shirley Pressley Parker

(June 12, 1926-September 6, 2014)

Mrs. Shirley Pressley Parker entered eternal life on September 6, 2014. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 5 pm until 9 pm at Magnolia Baptist Church in Ragley. The funeral services will be Wednesday, at 2 PM at Magnolia Baptist Church, internment will be at the Magnolia Baptist Church cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Davis Parker of Ragley and Michael Parker of Ragley. The family would like to express their appreciation to Ms. Chris Dickens, the nurses, aids, and administration of Rospine Rehab Center. They would also like to express their appreciation of Brighton Bridge Hospice staff for the care that was given.

Maggie Harvey

(June 27, 1927-September 6, 2014)

Maggie Laverne Laurence Harvey entered eternal life on Saturday, September 6, 1927 at the age of 87.

Visitation for Mrs. Harvey will be Friday, September 12, 2014, at Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Cravens, Louisiana from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 13 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Harvey is survived by her three daughters, Rayetta Thompson of Alexandria, Jean Farabee of Shreveport, and Landa Johnson of Pitkin.

Obituaries for September 9, 2014

 Betty Jean Batest Breeland

A service to honor the life of Betty Jean Bates Breeland will be held 10:00 AM on Tuesday September 9, 2014 in Rose-Neath Mansfield Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

Miss Betty worked for many years as bookkeeper at various livestock barns around the area with the last being Red River Livestock. All cattlemen in the surrounding area knew and respected Miss Betty.

Betty is survived by her children Sandra Dickens and husband, Nancy Callender and husband Neil and Ginger Sharp and husband.

Obituaries for September 6-8, 2014

 Bettye Lynn Evans
(May 29, 1934 - September 4, 2014)

Funeral Services for Bettye Lynn Evans, 80, of Many, LA, will be held on Sunday, September 07, 2014 beginning at 2:00 PM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many, LA with Bro. Cyle Clayton and Rev. Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Bettye Lynn EvansSaturday, September 06, 2014, beginning at 5:00 PM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many, LA.

Bettye Lynn Evans was born on Tuesday, May 29, 1934 in Many, LA. She passed away on Thursday, September 04, 2014 at her residence in Many, LA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Neel Duggan; her husband, Hardy "Buddy" Evans; her son, Bruce Evans and her sister, Donna Lile.

She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Campbell and husband Pete, Many, LA; loving companion, Herman Neel, Many, LA; brother, Robert E. Duggan and wife Kathie, Pineville, LA; four grandchildren, Lisa Titus Migues and husband Greg; Robert Titus and wife Danya; Heather Evans and Robert C. Evans and wife Jennifer; ten great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

 Hannah Brown Young
(August 17, 1969 - September 4, 2014)

Funeral services for Hannah Brown Young, 45, of Waveland, Mississippi will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 9th, at the First Baptist Church in Leesville. Burial will follow in the Canaan Cemetery, under the direction of Labby MemHannah Brown Youngorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Visitation will be Monday, September 8th, at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Hannah, the daughter of Robert Lee and Kay F. Gregg Brown, was born August 17, 1969, in Leesville, Louisiana. She passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014, in New Orleans, LA.

She is survived by her husband of twenty years, John “Toby” Young of Waveland, MS; sons, Casey Brennon Stephens and wife Brandi of Simpson and Steve Colton Stephens of Denver, CO; parents, Robert & Kay Brown of Leesville and brother, Lee Brown of Leesville.

 James Harold Brewer
(Died September 5, 2014)

Graveside services for James Harold Brewer, 84 of Simpson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, SepJames Harold Brewertember 8th, at the Brewer Smith Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 7th, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

James the son of James Cook and Bertha Spurgeon Brewer was born April 18, 1930 in Simpson, Louisiana. He passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 in the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier City, Louisiana. James served in the United States Navy for 4 years and then worked as a Merchant Seaman for over 40 years where he visited numerous countries around the world.

He was preceded in death by; Two Brothers: Robert Huey Brewer and Glen Howard Brewer; One sister and brother-in-law: Ruby & Frank Soden

Mr. Brewer is survived by: Brother: Gerald Brewer of Simpson, La; One Sister: Kathryn Keck of Pineville, La; And A host of nieces and nephews and friends.

 James "Buck" Roberts
(Died September 6, 2014)

Funeral services for James “Buck” Roberts of Leesville, Louisiana will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014, at First United Pentecostal Church in Leesville, Louisiana, with Rev. Mark Christian officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, September 7, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville.

Mr. Roberts, the son of Johnny R. Roberts and Vera Elizabeth Lambert Roberts, was born March 10, 1930, in Leesville. He passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, in DeRidder, Louisiana.

Mr. Roberts was a member of the United States Army from 1948 until 1956 and served in the Korean War. He retired after many years with the State Forestry Commission where he was awarded Towerman of the State. He is survived by his wife, Jane Roberts of Leesville; one son, James Roberts and wife Helen of Leesville; his daughter, Renita O’Hara and husband Scotty of Pickering, Louisiana; one brother, A.C. Roberts of Alabama,; one sister, Betty Leonard of North Carolina.

Mr. Roberts Family would like to extend a special thank you to the Staff at Westwood Manor & Beauregard Memorial Hospital for the care and love shown to them.

 Shirley Pressley Parker
(Died September 6, 2014)

Born June 12,1926, in Voth, Texas, to David Charles Curtis (Doc) Pressley, and Electa Adeline Haines Pressley. Went to her heavenly home, September 6th, 2014. She enjoyed working in the garden, cooking for her family and friends, taking care of her husband for 67 years, and being active in her home church. After giving her children their start in life, she went back to school and started a career as an Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Patricks Hospital for twenty-six years.

Preceding in death Clyde J. Parker -husband, 2 sisters- Mary Lou Dartez, and Janette Chapman, 1 brother- John Curtis Pressley, and daughter in law, Delores Parker. Survived by 2 sons- Davis Parker of Ragley and Michael Parker(Peggy) of Ragley. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

The family would express their appreciation to Ms. Chris Dickens, the nurses, aids, and administration of Rosepine Rehab Center. They would also like to express their appreciation to Brighton Bridge Hospice staff for the care that was given.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 5 pm until 9 pm at Magnolia Baptist Church in Ragley The funeral service, Wednesday at 2 PM, at Magnolia Baptist Church. Internment will be at the Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Labby Funeral Home of DeRidder. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Magnolia Baptist Church, the church of your choice, or the charity of choice.

 Maggie Harvey
(Died September 6, 2014)

Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Harvey, of Pitkin, will be announced by Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville, La.

Mrs. Harvey passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Obituaries for September 5, 2014

James Curtis Hildebrand

(December 16, 1929-August 30, 2014)

James Curtis Hildebrand, 84, of Fisher, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Mr. Hildebrand was retired from the United States Air Force and a loving husband, father, and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Hildebrand and Myrtis Hardy. Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his wife, Trudy Haag Hildebrand of Fisher, LA; three sons, Gilbert Hildebrand and wife Robin of Tacoma, WA, James M. Hildebrand and wife Liz of Lubbock, TX, and Charles Hildebrand and wife Tanya of Fisher, LA; two daughters, June "Miki" Carol Phillips and husband Jeff of Fisher, LA and Jae Howard and husband Russ of Dripping Springs, TX; nine grandchildren; five great granchildren, and numerous family and friends.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday, September 3 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Hixson Funeral HOme of Leesville, LA . The funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 4th at 10:00 a.m. at Hixson Funeral Home with Pastor John Thompson and Pastor Patrick Morgan. Interment will follow at Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville, LA.

Obituaries for September 3, 2014 

Joseph Wall, Sr.
(May 22, 1946 - September 1, 2014)

Arrangements for Joseph Wall, Sr., 68 of Rosepine, LA, will be announced by Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Mr. Wall passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014, at Rosepine, LA.

 Charles Atchison
(Died September 2, 2014)

Funeral services for Charles Atchison, 80, of Chula Vista, CA will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6th, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville with Bro. Edgar Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.Charles Atchison

Visitation will be Saturday, September 6th, from 9:00 a.m. until service time in the funeral home.

Charles, the son of Earnest H. and Jesse Louise Wilson Atchison, was born September 21, 1933, in Leesville, LA. He passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, in California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Atchison and son, Charles Marc Atchison.

He is survived by his daughters, Karen Atchison of Bonita, CA and Denise Torres of Oceanside, CA; brothers, Dan Atchison & wife, Barbara of Leesville, LA, Lloyd Atchison & wife, Joyce of Leesville, LA, George Obie Atchison of Leesville, LA and Earnest Ray Atchison & wife, Sue of Vinton, LA; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Obituaries for August 28, 2014

Dario Nadio Cristiani

(May 12, 1945-August 26, 2014)

Funeral service for Nadio Cristiani of Longville, LA will be announced at a later date. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Cristiane, son, Christopher Cristiani and wife, stepson, Billy Cristiani Sellers and wife, daughter, Nadia Magnusom, Cindy Lawless, step daughter, Deanna Rhoders and one brother Livio Cristiani

Obituaries for August 27, 2014

 Laura Doyle
(May 31, 1950 - August 26, 2014)

 

Arrangements for Laura Doyle, 64 of DeRidder, LA, will be announced by Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Laura passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at her residence.

Obituaries for August 26 2014

Mary Jean Gregory

The family will receive visitors at First Baptist Church Pleasant Hill on Tuesday August 26 from 5:-7:00 P, and the church will remain open for visitation throughout the night.

Marion Pearl Elliott

Funeral services for Marion Pearl Elliott, 82, of Zwolle, LA, will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014 beginning at 10:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Zwolle. Burial will follow in the Zwolle City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 28 beginning at 5:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Zwolle.

She is survived by her son, Charles Lynn Miller and wife Rhonday Key of Wichita Falls, daughter, Lucinda Miller Fryday and husban GW Bill Fryday of Zwolle.

 

Obituaries for August 22, 2014

 Barbara Woolman
(November 26, 1930 - August 21, 2014)

Arrangements for Barbara Woolman, 85, of Longville, LA, will be announced by Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Mrs. Woolman passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at her residence.

 Bishop Earl Watts
(January 3, 1933 - August 17, 2014)

Homegoing services for Bishop Willie Earl Watts of Leesville will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Johnson Temple Church of God in Christ in Leesville, Louisiana with Pastor Vertis March officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral home of Leesville.

Visitation will be held Wednesday August 20, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Bishop Watts the son of Willie Watts and Bishop Becky B. Watts was born January 3, 1933, in Chireno, TX. Bishop Watts departed this life on August 17, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Elearl & Nathaniel Watts and sister, Evelean Dixson.

He is survived by his wife, Florine Gatewood-Watts of Leesville; Daughter, Janilla L. Davis of Killen, TX; Six Sons, John E. Elbert, Michael D. Watts, Willie E. Watts, Jr., all of Phoenix, AZ, Dana R. Gatewood, Americo J. Gatewood all of Houston, TX and Dexter L. Gatewood of Leesville, LA, Five Sisters, Shirley Jones of Nashville, TN, Velma J. Jackson, Alice Faye Russ, Dorothy McCoy all of Lufkin, Texas, and Loest Roberts of Livingston, TX: Two Brothers, Herman Watts of San Francisco, CA and Howard Watts of CA; Nineteen Grandchildren and Twelve Great Grandchildren.

At a young age Bishop Watts committed his life to Christ, and it was not until his demise, that he stopped sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

 Robbie Merle Dowden Raiford
(August 9, 1936 - August 19, 2014)

Robbie Merle Dowden Raiford passed away Tuesday evening, August 19th, 2014, in Bossier City from complications of dementia and Parkinsons.Robbie Merle Dowden Raiford

Robbie was born on August 9th, 1936 to Samuel and Oma Taylor Dowden. She grew up in the Peason community and graduated from Plainview High School as co-valedictorian. After graduation, she began working at Fraser Hospital in Many and as Dr. Fraser’s office nurse until retirement.

Robbie married Melvin Raiford on June 6, 1952, and they were married for 60 years until his death in May of 2013. They raised their two daughters in the Fort Jesup community.

Survivors include her two daughters Patti Lann of Bossier City and Nancy Mitchell of Bossier City (husband Will Mitchell) and grandchildren JG, Jonathan, Joshua and Jarred of Franklin, Tennessee; Audra, Jordan, Arianna, Justus, Joel and Jaden of Bossier City. Great grandchildren are Jameson, son of JG, and Caitlyn, Lucy and Liam, children of Josh and Hallie Mitchell. She is also survived by her two sisters-in-law, Neva Dowden of Many and Josie Dowden of Baton Rouge.

One of the favorite memories of her grandchildren was her waking them with the song, “Oh what a beautiful morning” sung by her loudly and purposefully off key.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; her sisters Vivian Tarver Herrington, Annis Tarver, Maggie Lee Dowden McGee, Imogene Dowden, Clydell Dowden Kile; brothers Tom, Dawson Irby, Ellis, Huey and Wingate Dowden. She was the baby of the family, the youngest of eleven.

Honoring Robbie as pallbearers are her grandsons, JG, Jonathan, Joshua, Jarred and Jordan Mitchell and her nephew, Charles Dowden. Officiating is her nephew, Rev. Keith Dowden, and Rev. Randy Riley of Trinity Heights Baptist Church of Shreveport.

Her daughters wish to thank her Sunday School class at Trinity Heights for their love and support. These ladies were like sisters to her. Also, they wish to extend their gratitude to the staff at Gamble Hospice and Pilgrim Manor for their compassion during her final days.

Visitation will be Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and services will be Friday, August 22nd at 11:00 a.m., both at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many, LA. Burial will follow at Fort Jesup Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.meadows.com.

Obituaries for August 20, 2014

 Hannah Elisabeth Jackson
(March 19, 1966 - August 18, 2014)

Funeral services for Hannah Elisabeth Jackson, 48, of Many, LA, will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Evening Light Tabernacle with Rev. Darrell Ward and Rev. Jeremy Costner officiating. Burial will follow in the Many CHannah Elisabeth Jacksonemetery. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Many, LA.

Hannah Elisabeth Jackson was born on Saturday, March 19, 1966 in Many, LA. She passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at her residence in Many,LA.

She is survived by her husband, James Kirkman Jackson, III of Many, LA; son, James Kirkman Jackson, IV of Many, LA; daughters: Abbey Morgan Jackson and Sari Gordan Jackson both of Many, LA; parents: Barney and Bettye Cabra of Many, LA; sisters: Tanya Patton of Many, LA and Cindy Craig of Many, LA; Mother-In-Law, Sylvia K. Jackson; Father-In-Law, James Kirkman Jackson, II and wife Lynn; Sisters-In-Law: Gordon Jackson and Elizabeth Sortino; Brother-In-Law, Reeves Jackson; Several Nieces and Nephews: Genesis Costner, Lillie Havens, Betsy Patton, Mary Sortino, Matt Sortino, Nick Sortino, Ben Jackson, and Myles Jackson; along with a host of friends.

Pallbearers: Brice Patton, Ken Craig, Kent Phares, Fred Smids, Todd Simmons, Richard Cabra, David Steinke, and William Smith.

Honorary Pallbearers: Stephen Steinke, Jonathon Steinke, Jeff Evans, John Mark Strahan, and Robert Cabra.

 Jerome Joseph Hayden
(October 28, 1935 - August 18, 2014)

Funeral services for Jerome Joseph Hayden, 78, of Many, LA will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Siloam Baptist Church with Bro. Wilton Anthony officiating. Burial will follow in the Siloam Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, AugusJerome Joseph Haydent 20, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Many, LA.

Jerome Joseph Hayden was born on Monday, October 28, 1935 in Highland Park, Michigan. He passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Sabine Medical Center in Many, LA. Jerome was stationed on the U.S.S. Ranger air craft carrier while in the Navy. He also worked 37 years in the Pipeline Industry. He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph Hayden and Eleanor Ariana Hayden.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Hayden of Many, LA; son, Anthony Hayden and wife Stacia of Sulphur, LA; brother, Robert Hayden of Lake Orion, MI; and grandchildren: Karleigh and Grant Hayden.

Pallbearers: Bruce Rogers, Robert Meadows, Harry Branch, Glenn Ortego, Eddie Jackson, Jeff Tarpley, Jared LeBlue, and Gary Krize.

 

 

 

 

 

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