Obituaries

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Apr

Charlotte Heister

Charlotte Bailes Heister, 73 years of age, passed away April 22, 2016. Charlotte was born November 26, 1942 to the late Cora and Ella Irene Mullnex Bailes in Natchitoches. She was a simple woman who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanette Bass; grandchildren, James Roy Bass, Kristi Louise Bass Hammer, and James Brandon Alex Bass; great grandchildren, Hunter Dale Hammer, and Acen James Hammer; brother, Donald Levi Bailes; sister, Dora Allen and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cora and Ella Irene Bailes; her first husband, Floyd Roy Heister and sister, Catherine Marie Ebarb. A memorial service to honor her life will be announced at a later date. Please contact (318) 602-7448 for more information.

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27
Apr

Betty Boatman

The earthly journey of Betty Jane Maness Boatman of Ozona, Texas formerly of Many, ended on April 21, 2016. Betty was born September 30, 1933 in Callahan County, Texas to Allen Wilford and Willie Iris Lovell Maness. In high school, she was a cheerleader and an outstanding athlete. After graduating in Ozona, she married Kenneth Boatman. Betty had a strong devotion to her five children. Affectionately known as Ms. Betty or Ms. B, she spent her life brightening and supporting the lives of others. Her first job was at the Ranch Theater in Ozona. She later worked in the Sabine Parish Clerk’s office before becoming the Accounting/Office Manager for the Nehi Bottling, Wilson Well Service and Victoria Pump & Supply companies in Many. Mrs. Boatman was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Boatman; son, Rayford; parents, Jack and Willie Maness; along with her siblings James Maness, Sue Staley, Lou Dugan, June Meadows, and Bill Maness.

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27
Apr

Carolyn Loyless Cole

Carolyn Joyce Loyless Cole, 84, of Moss Bluff, LA on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in her residence. Mrs. Cole was born October 13, 1931 in Arlington, Georgia, attended Haynes County Junior College and served her country in the U.S. Air Force for four years. She lived in various locations, including the Lake Charles/Lafayette areas and resided at Toledo Bend for 15 years before moving to Moss Bluff recently. Mrs. Cole was a past member of Aimwell Baptist Church, where she was active as a Sunday school teacher and with the women’s prayer group. Mrs. Cole enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening, cooking, and canning, but her true passion in life was for her family. She also enjoyed spending time with her “Morning Drinkers” coffee club at the lake. Mrs.

Wed
20
Apr

Annie Williams

Funeral services for Marguerite Bossier Williams were held at Union Springs Baptist Church in Converse on April 16 with Brother Dick Enterkin officiating. Burial followed in Union Springs Cemetery. Annie Marguerite Bossier Williams entered into eternal rest on April 14, 2016 at the age of 97 years old. She was a longtime member of The Eastern Stars Louisiana Chapter of Converse. Marguerite was born January 3, 1919 in Converse. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gaddis L. Williams; father, Obie Bossier, Sr.; mother, Lottie Hatcher Bossier; brothers, Norman Bossier, Roy and Ray Bossier, and Obie Bossier, Jr. and sister Helen Bossier Stacy.

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20
Apr

Doris Jean Gayer

Graveside Services for Doris Jean Gayer, 85, of Zwolle, were held on April 19, at Bayou Scie Methodist Church with the Rev. Nathaniel Langford officiating. Doris Jean Gayer was born on Friday, July 4, 1930 in Zwolle. She passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Toledo Nursing Center in Zwolle. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lee Gayer, Sr. and parents, S.L. and Juanita Maines Campbell. She is survived by her children, David Lee Gayer, Jr. of Converse, Donna Scott of Zwolle, Lori Baker and husband, James, of Zwolle, Denise Rivers and husband, Lindsey of Zwolle and Lance Gayer of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister, Marilyn Youngblood and husband, Peyton of Noble; brother, Rodney Campbell and wife, Virginia of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren 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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20
Apr

Delane Tyler

Funeral services honoring the life of Elton Delane Tyler, 40, were held April 13 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Timothy Hurd officiating. Burial followed at St. Ann’s in Zwolle. Delane was born on September 2, 1975 in Many to Mary and Elton Tyler and passed away on April 10, 2016 with his family by his side. Proceeding him in death were his father, Elton Tyler; sister, Mary Tyler; grandparents, Walter and Minnie Ola Cartinez and Elvie Procell. He is survived by his mother, Mary Tyler; sons, Scott Lehr and Landen Rogers; daughter Jayden Tyler; sister Tracey Sepulvado and husband, Michael; niece Erica Ezernack and husband, Derek; nephew, Corey Sepulvado and special friend, Jessica; great-niece, Emery Craig; great-nephew, Brently Ezernack and godparents, Randy and Carolyn Sepulvado. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Many Chapel – (318) 256-0690

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20
Apr

Stephen Abington

Funeral services for Stephen Douglas Abington, 57, of Cecilia, were held on April 14 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Joe Martina officiating. Burial followed in the Many Cemetery. Stephen Douglas Abington was born January 17, 1959 in Baton Rouge. He attended Louisiana State University and remained a part of the purple and gold all of his life along with being a proud brother of the Acacia Fraternity. While attending LSU he was a diplomat for the State of Louisiana in dealings with Ecuador South America and started an import export company. Using his entrepreneurial, innovative spirit he became the President (CEO) of E. J. Abbey, Abbey West, OmniVisionLive, YellowPagesLive, and most recently Mai Mai Media. He was a great friend, successful business owner, leader, coach, mentor, brother, and father to his two sons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas C. Abington and Mary Mai Abington.

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20
Apr

Miriam “Cootsy” Martin

Miriam “Cootsy” Elaine Cobbs Martin, 68, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 8, 2016, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Funeral services for Cootsy were held April 12 at Rose-Neath Southside Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held at Spring Ridge Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Cootsy was born on October 19, 1947 in Pleasant Hill to Raymond Orel Cobbs, Sr. and Lucy Pearl Smiddy Cobbs. Cootsy had many hobbies, including reading, selling Avon, baking and cooking, but most of all she loved taking care of and helping others. She adored her children and grandchildren and spending time with them. She is preceded in death by her parents, infant son, and son, Bobby Martin.

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20
Apr

Donald Barrett, 75

Donald Barrett, 75, of Tyler, Texas passed away April 9, 2016. Graveside services were held April 13 at Florien Cemetery in Florien under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

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13
Apr

Alvin “Chipmunk” McDonald

Funeral services honoring the life of Alvin McDonald, 59, were held March 31 at San Patricio in Converse with the Rev. Danny Asbell officiating. Burial followed at Cassell Cemetery in Converse. Alvin was born on July 15, 1956 in Converse to Joseph and Ruby McDonald and passed away on March 27, 2016 with his family by his side. He loved the outdoors, loved going to chur chand spending time with his family. Proceeding him in death were his wife, Mary McDonald; father, Joseph McDonald; son, Nathan McDonald; grandson, Jonathon McDonald; brother, Joseph McDonald; niece, Wendy McDonald and sister-in-law, Renee Leggett.

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