Obituaries

Wed
22
Oct

James William “J. W.” Durrett

Funeral services for James William “J. W.” Durrett, 70, of Many, were held on Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at Plainview Baptist Church with the Reverends Tim Leach and. J. D. Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Plainview Cemetery. J. W. Durrett was born on Thursday, March 23, 1944 in Sabine Parish. He passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at Many Health Care North. He was preceded in death by his parents, William David Durrett, Sr. and Ruby Wilson Durrett. He is survived by his brothers, William David Durrett, Jr. and wife, Eula, of Hornbeck, Russell Durrett and wife, Teresa, of Hornbeck and Dwight Durrett of Hornbeck; sisters, Juanita Faircloth of Frisco, Texas, Bettye Broussard and husband, Leroy, of Iota and Linda Ulmer and husband, Melvin, of Magee, Miss. along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com
Wed
22
Oct

Gary Chester Curtis

Gary Chester Curtis, 70, died in his home on Toledo Bend Lake on the morning of Oct. 10, 2014. He was born in Owosso, Mich., to Chester and Hattie Marie Homola Curtis. Before retiring, Gary worked at Cook’s Auto Salvage in Many, where he was known as “Screwdriver.” He had lived in Many, but had recently moved to the Texas side of Toledo Bend Lake. He is survived by his companion of 37 years, Charlene Baker of Toledo Bend; son, Steven Baker and wife, Paula of Toledo Bend; sisters, Betty Church of Cadillac, Mich. and Sharon Forman of Prudenville, Mich.; grandchildren, Erika, Lauren, Skylar, and Kylie and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill Curtis.
Wed
22
Oct

Callie Lopez

A memorial service honoring the life of Callie Rose Lopez, 63, of Zwolle, were held on Oct. 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the United Pentecostal Church of Zwolle. The Rev. Philip North officiated. Mrs. Lopez was born on Oct. 15, 1950 in Zwolle. She entered into eternal rest on Oct. 7, 2014 at Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli Rivers Sr. and Selena Malmay; sisters, Winnie Ebarb, Betty Ezernack and Marie Carrier; brother, Eli Rivers Jr.; great-granddaughter, Phoenix Snell. She is survived by her husband, Edward Lopez of Zwolle; daughters, Rebecca Manshack of Zwolle, Carolyn Morris of Logansport; grandchildren, Adam Lehr, Erin Escott, Matthew Snell, Mark Snell, Marsha Odom, Callie Sepulvado, Seth Greer, Trevor Manshack; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Louise Smolock; and a host of family and friends.
Wed
22
Oct

William Richard Hubbard

Wed
15
Oct

Wanda Sue Walker

Wed
15
Oct

Lawrence “Buck” Procell, Jr.

Wed
15
Oct

Murphy Lee “Shaft” Maxie Jr.

Murphy Lee “Shaft” Maxie Jr., 70, of Columbus, Ga. died on Oct. 5, 2014 at Midtown Medical Center. Funeral services were held in Edgewood Hall of Stiffler-Hamby Columbus, on Oct. 11 with Bishop Tony Thomas and Apostle Beverly Thomas officiating. Mr. Maxie’s final resting place will be at Jerusalem Cemetery in Many.  Mr. Maxie, son of the late Murphy Lee Maxie Sr. and Anna Bell Sweet Maxie, was born on April 6, 1944 in Many. Receiving Christ at a young age, he attended New Home Baptist Church. Mr. Maxie was a truck driver for many years where  he worked for Nichols Dry Goods Warehouse. He cherished his family and the time he was able to spend with them. He loved family gatherings, was very dedicated to all ten grandchildren, and would never miss a phone call from his brothers and sisters. Mr. Maxie was a very sporty man and was never considered a stranger to those he met. He  loved his sports and cowboy movies and liked to go on walks when time allowed. Mr.

Wed
15
Oct

Gary Chester Curtis

Gary Chester Curtis, 70, died in his home on Toledo Bend Lake, Oct. 10, 2014. He was born Oct. 3, 1943 in Owosso,  Mich., to Chester and Hattie Marie Homola Curtis. Before retiring Gary worked at Cook’s Auto Salvage  in Many, where he was know as “Screwdriver.” He had lived in Many, but had recently moved to the Texas side of Toledo Bend Lake. He is survived by his companion of 37 years, Charlene Baker, of Toledo Bend; son, Steven Banker of Toledo Bend;  sisters, Berry Church of Cadillac, Mich., Sharon Forman of Prudenville, Mich.; grandchildren, Erika, Lauren, Skylar, and Kylie; and a number of nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents 
Wed
15
Oct

Priscilla Ann Anders

Funeral services for Priscilla Ann Anders, 57, of Many were held on Oct. 8, beginning at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Robeline, with the Rev. Jim Townsend officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Robeline.  Priscilla Ann Anders was born on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1957 in Sunset. She passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Sylvia Guilbeau. She is survived by her sons, Joshua Anders and wife, Caitlin, of El Dorado, Kan. and Jacob Anders of El Dorado, Kan.; granddaughter, Olivia Anders of El Dorado, Kan.; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Joshua Anders, Jeffery Anders, Greg Allen, Jacob Anders, Nate Wagley and Eric Cato. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com
Wed
08
Oct

Helen Springer Craig

Services honoring the life of Helen Springer Craig, 73, of Mansfield will be held today at 10 a.m., Oct. 8 at Kilpatrick’s 
Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield. Officiating will be the Rev. Jimmy Price and assisted by Bro. Dennis Kates. Interment

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