Obituaries

Wed
02
Sep

Melvin Sepulvado

Services celebrating the life of Mr. Joseph Melvin Sepulvado, 87 of Noble were held on Aug. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle and was officiated by Father Tim Hurd. Interment followed the services at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Melvin was born on Sept. 22, 1927, and passed away on Aug. 24, 2015 at his daughter’s residence in Converse. Melvin was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mable Sepulvado; parents, Selena Garcie and Eli Sepulvado; step-dad Frank Garcie; infant son, Bobby Ray Sepulvado; brother, Joseph Murry Sepulvado and sister, Elaine Sepulvado. Melvin worked all his life in the timber business. He was nicknamed “Gillis” and “Doug” by his co-workers. He was a lifelong and devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He is survived by his son, Joseph T.

Wed
02
Sep

Mary Lilley

Funeral services honoring the life of Mary Manshack Lilley, 92, were held Aug. 29, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Tim Hurd officiating. Graveside services followed at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, in Noble. Mary was born March 30, 1923 in Ebarb to John and Josephine Sepulvado Ebarb. Mary passed away Aug.

Wed
02
Sep

Simmie DeBose

Funeral Services for Simmie W. DeBose, 70, were held at Oak Hill Baptist Church on Aug. 15. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery with the Bros. Matt Haggard and E.E. Walker officiating. Simmie was born on Jan. 13, 1945 and passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 in Many. He was a retired machinist from Libby Glass Company of Shreveport. Simmie was preceded in death by his parents, Sim and Estelle DeBose; wife, Marilyn and a nephew, David W. Addison. He is survived by son, Clifton DeBose, and grandson, Aaron DeBose. He was the brother of Ruthie Lynn DeBose Addison and husband George, of Houston, Texas and Joe DeBose and wife, Rita, of Many along with a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. Simmie was a member of the Broadmoor Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star Chapter of Shreveport where he served as a Worthy Patron. Pallbearers were Joe Addison, John Addison, Mike DeBose, Scott DeBose,Chris Winner and Charles Gleason.

Wed
02
Sep

Pamela Roark

Graveside Services for Pamela Jane Roark, 58, of Shreveport, were held on Aug. 29 at Jerusalem Cemetery in Many with the Rev. Randy Larpenteur officiating. Pamela Jane Roark was born on Monday, Nov. 5, 1956 in Ft. Polk. She passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at University Health Shreveport in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her father, Eirtis Leland Rivers and husband, Tommy Roark. She is survived by daughters, Brook Roark of Shreveport, Leslie Walters and husband, Christian, of Houston, Texas and Sylvia Krkoska of Irving, Texas; mother, Peggy Rivers of Many; sister, Elaine Sandifer of Natchitoches; brother, Wayne Rivers of Kingwood, Texas; grandchildren, Blain Scott Nielsen, Bailey Roark, Harrison Walters, Marion Walters and Ashley Krkoska along with a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to help cover the funeral expenses. Donations can be mailed to: Elaine Sandifer, P.O.

Wed
02
Sep

Lloyd Rigsby

Funeral Services for Lloyd Dwayne Rigsby, 61, of Converse, were held on Aug. 30 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many with the Rev. Jimmie Price officiating. Lloyd Dwayne Rigsby was born on Monday, Aug. 31, 1953 in Natchitoches. He passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at Many Health Care North in Many. He was preceded in death by his father, Delmer J. Rigsby. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Rigsby of Converse; sister, Bonnie Rivers and husband, Michael, of Converse; brothers, David Rigsby and wife, Ethel, of Mitchell and Delmer Rigsby and wife, Nancy, of Converse along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
26
Aug

Adam Powell

Funeral Services for Adam Franklin Powell, 33, of Marthaville, were held Aug. 20 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church in Belmont with the Reverends Jim Freeman, Jimmie Price and Dean Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Adam Franklin Powell was born on Monday, Jan. 18, 1982 in Shreveport. He passed away on Saturday, Aug.

Wed
26
Aug

Jerry Mayes

Graveside services for Jerry Kenneth Mayes, 61, formerly of Converse and Pelican were held on Aug. 13 at the Paul Cemetery in Converse with Karen Cook Harrington and the Rev. Clayton Dyess leading a celebration of life. Jerry passed away on Aug. 7 in his sleep in Natchez. He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie Merle Mayes and Joseph Kenneth Mayes; son, Whitney Lane Mayes and brother, Benny Wayne Bossier. He is survived by two sons that called him, “Boss,” Jeremy Mayes and Corey Mayes; grandchildren, Caleb Wesley Mayes and Kayley Jo Mayes and sister, Judy Mayes of Fort Worth, Texas. In Lie of flowers, family asks memorials be made to Rose Neath Mansfield.

Wed
26
Aug

Simmie DeBose

Funeral Services for Simmie W. DeBose, 70, were held at Oak Hill Baptist Church on Aug. 15. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery with the Bros. Matt Haggard and E.E. Walker officiating. Simmie was born on Jan. 13, 1945 and passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 in Many. He was a retired machinist from Libby Glass Company of Shreveport. Simmie was preceded in death by his parents, Sim and Estelle DeBose; wife, Marilyn and a nephew, David W. Addison. He is survived by son, Clifton DeBose, and grandson, Aaron DeBose. He was the brother of Ruthie Lynn DeBose Addison and husband George, of Houston, Texas and Joe DeBose and wife, Rita, of Many along with a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. Simmie was a member of the Broadmoor Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star Chapter of Shreveport where he served as a Worthy Patron. Pallbearers were Joe Addison, John Addison, Mike DeBose, Scott DeBose,Chris Winner and Charles Gleason.

Wed
26
Aug

Alma Glaspie

Funeral Services for Alma Jean Glaspie, 78, of Robeline, were held Aug. 19, at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many with Bro. Jesse Arnold officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Ward 2 Cemetery in Toro. Alma Jean Glaspie was born on Monday, Jan. 18, 1937 in Marthaville. She passed away on Friday, Aug.

Wed
26
Aug

William Powell

Funeral services for William Monroe Powell, 75, of Florien were held Aug. 19, at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Henderson officiating. Burial followed in the Prospect Cemetery. William Monroe Powell was born on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1940 in Sabine Parish. He passed away on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 at Many Health Care North in Many. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.V.

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