Obituaries

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Tolita Giblin

Graveside Services for Tolita Simon Giblin, 95, of Many, were held on May 21 at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Scott. Tolita Simon Giblin was born on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1920 in Lafayette. She passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many.She was preceded in death by her parents, T. B. and Domit-ile Whittington Simon; husband, Robert Giblin and her brothers and sisters.She is survived by her sons, Floyd Giblin and wife, Susan, of Many and Lloyd Giblin and wife, JoAnn, of Baton Rouge; grand-children, Amy Giblin Barnhill and husband, Ben, of Many, Shelly Giblin of Baton Rouge, Tracy Giblin LeBlanc of Baton Rouge and Scott Giblin of Baton Rouge; five great grandchildren along with a host of friends.Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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Bennie Manshack

Funeral services honoring the life of Bennie Jean Manshack were held on May 19, at Henri-etta Congregational Methodist Church in Converse. Interment followed at Converse Cemetery in Converse. Bennie entered into rest on May 16, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born on April 19, 1934 to her parents, Joe and Evelyn ProcellShe is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Evelyn Pad-die Procell; sons, Curvis, Michael and Greg Manshack and daugh-ter, Tina Manshack. Bennie is survived by sons, Marty Manshack and wife, Trudy, Joe Manshack and wife, Kathy; daughters, Connie Man-shack and fiancé Donnie, Cynthia Manshack and Donna McDonald and husband, Gordon; sisters, Laverne Paddie, Patsy Litton, Lucille Burr Weaver and Diana Harding; brothers, J.R.

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James Crone

James Allen Crone, 68, went home to the Lord on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the North Missis-sippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi, after an extended illness. Born in Many on August 13, 1946 to Leonard Allen Crone and Dorthea Sunshine Kimbrell Crone, James “Doc” grew up in Zwolle where he graduated from Zwolle High School with the class of 1964.He attended Northwestern State University prior to joining the United States Navy. James retired as a Petty Officer First Class after 26 years of active duty.

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Sunshine Crone

Dorthea Sunshine Crone, 92, went home to glory on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Heritage Manor of Bossier af-ter an extended illness. “Sun-shine” was born in Helena, Arkansas on Sept. 14, 1922 to James Oscar and Floy Ded-man Kimbrell, and grew up in Zwolle after moving in 1928. She graduated from Zwolle High School, and later mar-ried Leonard A Crone on Sep-tember 14, 1941; they were married for 62 years.Sunshine and Leonard had three children, Robert, James, and Debra. After their children were grown, Sun-shine was able to travel with her husband in connection with his work. She had the op-portunity to experience places such as Puerto Rico, Ireland, Tahiti, Hawaii and numerous other locations.A memorial service hon-oring Sunshine’s life was held at Toledo Bend Lake, Zwolle on May 25.Sunshine is survived by her children, Robert L.

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Lillie Meshell

“Well done, good, and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21A funeral mass for Lillie Meshell, 94, of Ebarb, was held on May 22 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Ebarb with Father Tim Hurd officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Cem-etery in Zwolle. Lillie was born on Dec. 10, 1920 in Noble. She entered into eternal rest on May 19, 2015 at Natchitoches Regional Medi-cal Center, following a brief ill-ness.Lillie was a devout Catholic and former member of the St. Ann’s Altar Society.

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Jack Dockens

Funeral Services for Thur-man “Jack” Jackson Dockens, 77, of Robeline, were held on May 23 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many with the Reverends Logan Brock and Steve Hunt officiating. Buri-al followed in the Friendship Nazarene Cemetery in Robeline.Thurman “Jack” Jackson Dockens was born on Saturday, Oct. 02, 1937 in Sabine Parish. He passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Sabine Medical Center in Many.He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Dockens and Alice M. Self; brothers, Norman and Charles Dockens and sister, Elaine McCormic.He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Dockens of Robeline; sons, Dewayne Dockens and wife, Linda, of Many, Donald Dockens and wife, Shelli, of Bel-mont, and Harold Dockens and wife, Rita, of Robeline; step-son, Mark Jemes of Conway, Missouri; daughters, Karen Dockens of Houston, Texas and Lyndsy Brock and husband, Lo-gan, of Converse; step-daugh-ters, Marilyn Matherley, Ne-vada, Missouri, Michelle and husband, Dr.

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Glen Firesheets

In Anacoco, Glen Firesheets, 91, passed from this life at his residence surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Services were held May 20, at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Rob-byn Hunt and Dave Stewart offi-ciating. Burial followed in Holly Grove Cemetery in Anacoco. Glen was born in Fisher on April 22, 1924 to William Wal-lace Firesheets and Mamie Eliza-beth Teasley Firesheets. In 1943, Glen graduated from Deweyville high School in Deweyville, Tex-as. Later that year he began his service with the United States Army where he proudly served in World War II and the Korean conflict. Before retiring in 1965 as MSG (E8) Glen was award the European African Middle Eastern campaign medal with 3 Bronze Service stars, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, 2 Good Conduct medals and the Kore-an Service Medal with 6 Bronze Service Stars. With the military, Glen traveled throughout the United States, Africa, Italy, Ger-many and Korea.

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Sylvia Johnson

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Robert L. Knippers

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Loy Sherman Weldon

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