Obituaries

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03
Feb

Reginald Longlois

Reginald Bryant Longlois, of Many was born on Wednesday, September 29, 1943 in Natchitoches Parish. He passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at his home in Many. He will be cremated and the family will have a private service at a later date. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Lynette Childs Longlois; father, Bryant “Bud” Longlois; parents, Doris and R.D. Rushing and grandparents, John and Leta Gentry. Reginald was a veteran who served in the Vietnam War protecting his country. After returning home and being released from the Army he was the first of his family to pursue a college degree. With the help of the GI Bill, Reginald earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Northwestern State University in three years. He came to Many to work as an insurance agent at Vandegaer Insurance Agency in the early 1970s. He owned several businesses after leaving the insurance business and continued to be a local businessman until he retired in 2000.

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03
Feb

Phillip Gauthier

Phillip Anthony Gauthier passed away among friends and family after battling liver disease on December 29,  2015, in the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Alice Gauthier, and his eldest brother, Paul Gauthier. He is survived by his three brothers and all of his children, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Phillip had been a fixture of the Toledo Bend community since his family moved to the area in the late 1960s. He graduated from Negreet High School in 1969. The Marine Corps cut his time in college short, but allowed him to travel much of the country he loved so dearly. Most of his working life was spent building houses, including his own. Later, as an insurance adjuster, he was able to once more indulge is love of travel. His generosity and good humor will be missed by all who knew him. His wake will be held at Aimwell Baptist Church on February 9, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by internment at 11 a.m.

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03
Feb

Nell Lewing

Funeral services for Nell Lewing, 81, of Florien were held February 1 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donny Paul Lewing officiating. Burial followed in the Florien Cemetery. Nell Lewing was born on Wednesday, July 11, 1934 in Sabine Parish. She passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Daisy Royal; sisters, Jean O’Dell, Shawnee Pickens, Hazel Evans, and Tiny Royal and her brothers, Ralph Royal, James Royal, and Arthur Royal. She is survived by her husband, Sherman Lewing, Sr. of Florien; son, Sherman Lewing, Jr. of Florien; sister, Yvonne Broussard of Arizona; granddaughter, Shawnee Molina of Whitney, Texas; great grandsons, Tristan Molina and Spencer Molina both of Whitney, Texas along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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03
Feb

Stacy Sepulvado

Memorial services for Stacy L. Sepulvado, 46, of Many were held January 22 at Rose-Neath Chapel. Stacy was born on October 10, 1969 in Shreveport. She entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 18, 2016 in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Manuel and Pauline Ebarb, and Cleve and Theresa Sepulvado; and nephew Kouper Belanger. She is survived by her parents, Betty Rogers and husband, Nathan, Cleve Sepulvado and wife, Kathy; daughters, Kendal Sepulvado and Mikayla Sepulvado; brothers, Scott Corley and wife, Sissie, Shane Sepulvado and wife, Shawn, and Brady Corley; and sister Kayla Sepulvado. Rose-Neath Funeral Home-Many, LA

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03
Feb

Laverne Tooke

Funeral Services for Laverne Tooke, 96, of Denton, Texas, were held January 31 at Bayou Scie United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nathaniel Langford officiating. Burial followed in the Bayou Scie Cemetery. Laverne Tooke was born on Tuesday, May 6, 1919 in Ben Lomond, Arkansas. She passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Joyful Journeys in Denton, Texas. Laverne worked during World War II at Red River Army Depot. Laverne enjoyed the many years of work at the drug store where she sold cosmetic, milkshakes and delivered medicine. She sold Avon for 7 years in the New Orleans district. Laverne was a devoted wife and mother. She loved gardening, cooking and baking.

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03
Feb

Connie Starks

Funeral services for Connie Ann Starks, 64, of Many, were held on February 1 at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Allen officiating. Burial followed in the Friendship Baptist Cemetery. Connie Ann Starks was born on Friday, September 21, 1951 in Sabine Parish. She passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016 in Natchitoches. She was preceded in death by her parents, Riley Patton and Velva Farrar Patton and brother, Jimmy Patton. She is survived by her husband, Joe Starks of Many; sons, Marty Starks of Many, Tim Starks of Many and Jonathan Starks and wife, Jennifer, of Hemphill, Texas; brothers, Paul Patton of Marthaville and Tommy Patton, of Many; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Brandon Starks, Tyler Starks, Nathan Patton, Michael Mowad, Tommy Patton and Blake Manshack. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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03
Feb

Glen Cartinez

Funeral services for Mr. Glen D. “King” Cartinez, 62, of Many were held January 28 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle. Interment followed in the St Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Glen was preceded in death by his mother, Bertie Lee Cartinez; wife, Pamela Ann Cartinez and grandparents, Henry and Juana Cartinez. He is survived by his son, Joey Glen Cartinez and wife, Tricia; daughter, Stephanie Remirez and husband, Antonio; sister, Rama Jean Sepulvado and husband, Todd; brother, Billy Ray Longoria; grandchildren, Anabella Ramirez, Anamiya Ramirez, Gavin Quintero, Kirkland Cartinez, Brisa Cartinez and Cheyton Cartinez; godchild, Brittany Sepulvado; nephews, Jonathan Cartinez and Dewayne Sepulvado; niece, Shiley Cartinez; and a host of family and friends who loved him. Honoring him as pallbearers were Kirkland Cartinez, Cheyton Cartinez, Jonathan Cartinez, Wilford “Tank” Rivers, Dewayne Sepulvado and Gavin Quintero. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Many

Wed
27
Jan

Dorothy Foster

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Foster, 80, of Many were held on January 20 at Gandy Baptist Church with the Rev. William Speight officiating. Burial followed in the Lewing Cemetery. Dorothy Jean Foster was born on Wednesday, July 10, 1935 in Sabine Parish.

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27
Jan

Vera Oxley

Vera Oxley, 81, of Shreveport passed away January 22, 2016. Services will be held under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home on January 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many. Burial will follow in the Warren Cemetery of Many.

Wed
27
Jan

Wanda Tatum

Funeral services for Wanda L. Tatum, 81, of Converse were held on January 23 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield. A graveside service was held in Sardis Cemetery in Noble. Interment followed in the cemetery. Wanda was born on May 27, 1934 in Stanley. She entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Converse. She was proceeded in death by her parents, J.F. and Lavell Booker; infant daughter, Teresa Tatum and brother, Huey Booker. She is survived by her husband, John Tatum; daughter, Sandra Tatum and husband, Don; sons, Sam Tatum and wife, Susan and Curtis Tatum and wife, DeNise; brother, Franklin Booker; grandchildren, Matt Tatum, Zach Shepherd, Tabi and Cobe Richardson; great grandchildren, Nicholas Tatum, Camerohn Sepulvado, Colbie Richardson and Callie Richardson and special friend Ruby Ford. She was cherished and loved by a host of family and friends.

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