Obituaries

Wed
21
Sep

Carey “Cooter” Laffitte

Funeral services honoring the life of Carey “Cooter” Laffitte, 55, where held September 15 at Pelican United Methodist Church in Pelican with Bro.

Wed
21
Sep

Aletha Hyatt

A celebration honoring the life of Aletha Beatrice Hyatt was held at Prewitt’s Chapel Baptist Church on September 17 with the Reverends Hoy Leach and Nick Hilton officiating. Burial followed in the Prewitt Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Hyatt was born September 7, 1921 in Sabine Parish. She passed from this life to be with the Lord on September 15, 2016. Born in a family of five children and losing both parents at a very young age, she was raised in the Prewitt’s Chapel Community in Christian homes who made a lifelong impression on her. Mrs. Hyatt was a graduate of Hornbeck High School. She was a loving wife and wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a faithful Christian, teaching Sunday school primary class for many years. She loved to sew and make quilts. She was a wonderful cook, and a meal was always ready at her home. One of her great pleasures was for the Pastor and family to have Sunday dinner at her home. Her food pantry was well stocked.

Wed
21
Sep

Bobby Joe Chance

Bobby Joe Chance, 75, of Florien went home to his heavenly father on September 13, 2016 at his home surrounded by family in Florien. Funeral services were held September 17 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Reverends Gil Arthur and Mike Henderson officiating. Burial followed in Florien Cemetery. Bobby was born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, to James Norman Chance and Geraldine Sandel Chance on January 28, 1941. He graduated from Florien High School in 1959. However, he attended Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee, through his junior year. Bobby joined the United States Air Force on March 2, 1960, and he was released from active duty on December 18, 1963. He served in the reserves until March 1, 1966. Bobby was awarded the Good Conduct Medal for his dates of active duty. He loved his country and was a true patriot. He married the “love of his life,” Betty Jo Herrington on September 2, 1967, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Peason.

Wed
21
Sep

Barbara McGinty

Barbara Robison McGinty, better known as Mammy, was born on August 15, 1940 to Amos Robison and Doma Sanders Robison in the small community of Stanley and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 12, 2016 at her home in Pleasant Hill. Services were held September 15 at Rose- Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield. Officiating the service were Bros. Alton Middleton and Lynn Burkett. Interment followed in the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mammy, as she was known to all, received her BA, Masters and plus 30 in education from NSU. She was an educator for over 50 years in various schools. She could teach every subject and every grade from elementary thru high school and she was the ultimate teacher.

Wed
14
Sep

Mollie Virginia Curtis

Mollie Virginia McComic Curtis succumbed September 2, 2016 after a nine-month battle with cancer. She was born November 1, 1943 in Zwolle and her parents were Melton and Ethel McComic of Zwolle. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Virginia’s life on Saturday September 24 at St John’s Episcopal Church, 1107 Broadway Street, Minden. The service is at 10:30 a.m. followed immediately with a reception and visitation in the Parish Hall.

Wed
14
Sep

V.C. Eason

Vernie Charles “V.C.” Eason, 92, of Many went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. Vernie had been a resident of Many for over 60 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in France during WWII. He worked for the U.S. Army, Fort Polk, for 32 years and retired as the Deputy Comptroller, Resource Management Division. After retirement from the US Civil Service, he served as Operations Manager for the Sabine Parish Water District #1, retiring after 25 years. Vernie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, and a man of strong faith. He was a devoted Christian and an inspiration to so many. For many years he served as church leader, deacon, Sunday school teacher and Sunday School Superintendent in his local church, Lewing Chapel.

Wed
14
Sep

Dennis Anderson

Services for Dennis Ray Anderson, 68, were held at Antioch Baptist Church in Mansfield. Officiating was the Rev. Bob Latham. Dennis was born on August 31, 1948 in Century, Florida to Orenzo “Shorty” and Nell Conway Anderson, and passed away on September 1, 2016 in Zwolle. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Dennis was an avid hunter, and loved to fish on Toledo Bend Lake. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many.

Wed
14
Sep

Willard Russell

Funeral Services for Willard Ralph Russell, 92, of Many, were held August 27, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Jared Vincent officiating. Burial followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery. Willard Ralph Russell was born on Wednesday, January 2, 1924 in Robeline. He passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Sabine Medical Center inMany.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Doris Colston Russell; parents, Joseph and Dorothy Forbis Russell; brothers, Raymond Russell, Joseph Russell, Jr. and Travis Russell; and sister, Susie Russell Anders. Ralph Russell grew up in the Robeline Ft. Jesup area. He told many stories of the Great Depression, share cropping and moving from farm to farm. One of the delights of his life was picking cotton all day for 25 cents and going to see brand new westerns with JohnWayne.  He loved traveling to the mountains and taking his family on vacations. He drove all types of trucks, tankers, dump trucks and worked on cars.

Wed
14
Sep

Peggye Rivers

Funeral services for Peggye Anne Matthews Rivers, 79, were held September 6, at Friendship Church of the Nazarene, in Robeline, with the Rev. James Ericson officiating. Burial followed at the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home of Natchitoches. Mrs. Rivers passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Christus Highland Medical Center in Shreveport after a brief illness. Survivors include Wayne Rivers and wife, Cindy, of Kingwood, Texas, and Elaine Sandifer and husband, John, of Natchitoches; grandchildren, Sylvia Krkoska, Brooke Roark, Leslie Roark and Christian Walters, Mitch Rivers and wife, Cari, Spencer Rivers and wife, Whitney, Chelsea Rivers, Leon Norsworthy and wife, Hanna, and Matt Branam; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Jane Larpenter and husband, Jerry; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Matthews and Betty Matthews; and nieces and nephews and first cousins who were all very special to her. Mrs.

Wed
07
Sep

Juanita Anthony

Juanita Anthony, 95, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in Orange, Texas. Graveside were held September 4 at Antioch Cemetery in Florien. Juanita was born in Dess on November 30, 1920 to the late Melvina Corley Miller and Ivy D. Miller. She was married to Curtis Raymond Anthony on June 30, 1938. Juanita was the church clerk at Antioch Baptist Church in Florien from 1966 through 1986. For many years she devoted her time to caring for her aging parents, two sisters, and her brother-in-law. In her younger years she enjoyed playing dominoes with family, quilting, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church all of her life until she and C.R. moved to Orange, Texas in 2002, where she attended the Little Cypress Baptist Church where she was loved by many, and was served by the Senior Adult Department until her death.

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