Obituaries

Wed
20
Sep

Franklin Hammon

Memorial services for Franklin Allen Hammon, 84, of Noble, will be held Thursday, September 21 at 10 a.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. He was born Tuesday, June 6, 1933 in Webster Springs, West Virginia, and passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Toledo Nursing Center in Zwolle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elza Hammon and Irene Cummings Hammon; sons, Billy Michael Hammon, and Howard Matthew Hammon; brothers, Frankie Hammon, and Fred Hammon; sister, Freda Sharrard; grandson, Billy Anderson; and great granddaughter, Celeste Paige Hammon.

Wed
20
Sep

Faithlynn Meshell

Funeral services for Faithlynn Lorraine Meshell, 17 months, of Florien, were held September 19 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Buddy Freeman officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. She was born Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Natchitoches and passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Doctors Hospital at Deer Creek in Leesville. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Janet Meshell; great grandfather, Charlie Pugh; great grandfather, Herbert Meshell; grandmother, Francis Lee Smith Somersall; and great grandmother, Dorothy L. Smith. She is survived by her mother, Crystal Meshell of Florien; father, Lionel Somersall, Jr. of Many; brothers, DaShaun Meshell of Florien, Detrez Thomas, Jr.

Wed
20
Sep

Jane Thomas

Graveside services honoring the life of Jane Howard Thomas, 72, were held September 16 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill with Father James Moran and the Rev. Charlotte Birdwell officiating. She was born April 7, 1945 to Charles and Jane Brown Jeffress and entered into rest September 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband of eight years, Kenny Gault; and great granddaughter, Infant Emma Hope Laurence. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 43 years, William E.

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20
Sep

Rose Janette Thaxton

Funeral services for Rose Janette Thaxton, 75, of Fisher were held September 19 at Many Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Daniel Lowe officiating. Burial followed in the Lewing Chapel Cemetery. She was born Tuesday, December 9, 1941 in Leesville and passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Highland Hospital in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her parents, Asa and Ivalee Withers; grandson, Cody Anthony; and brother-in-law, Mackie Thaxton.

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20
Sep

Corliss McElwee

Funeral services honoring the life of Corliss Raye McElwee, 67, were held September 16 at Old Pisgah Church in Marthaville with Bros. Glen Howard and Chris Birdwell officiating. Interment followed in the Old Pisgah Cemetery. She was born October 20, 1949 in Pleasant Hill to Fred Ray Singletary and Perry Lee Brazil Green of Marthaville. She entered into rest September 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Corliss was a very special person who succeeded in life despite numerous challenges. A single mother who raised two children, she worked several jobs to maintain her household, became a licensed beautician and carried the love of Christ as a gift to everyone she encountered. She gained many special friends by treating every one with love and respect. She had a wonderful sense of humor which she passed down to her children and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, and Elvis Aaron Presley.

Wed
20
Sep

Yvonne Cryer

Alta Yvonne Cryer was born in Many on June 1, 1947 and entered her heavenly home on September 16, 2017 in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis J. Cryer and Isler Ayers Cryer; infant brother, Louis Gordon Cryer; and sister, Dollie D. Batson. She is survived by her brother, Larry A. Cryer and wife, Mary, of Jonesboro; beloved nephew, Jeffrey Cryer and wife, Emily; children, Zachary and Landry of Benton; beloved niece, Amanda Jenkins and husband, Josh, and children, Andrew and Brooklyn all of Robeline; nieces, Sue, Kathy, Pam and Lisa; and nephews, Phillip Wayne, David and Dale. Yvonne had a tremendous love for her Lord and Savior, and it was her heart’s desire to spread the good news to all – especially to Andrew, Brook, Zachary and Landry. She had such admiration and love for her brother, Larry, and told him so, often with expressions through many poems that she wrote and sent for birthdays and special occasions.

Wed
20
Sep

Argus Moore

Funeral services for Argus Moore, 86, of Many, were held September 19 at Lakeside Baptist Church with the Reverends Bill Craft and Kenneth Leach, Sr. officiating.Burial followed in the Lakeside Baptist Church Cemetery. He was born Wednesday, March 11, 1931 in Sabine Parish and passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his residence in Many. Argus was a wonderful husband, Daddy, Poppa, brother and friend. He never met a stranger and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He was a deacon, song leader, and member of Lakeside Baptist Church. His love for Christ was evident in everything he did. He worked for Bell South for 33 years before retirement. He made many lifelong friends and shared many laughs throughout his career. To know him was to love him and he will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Moore and Johnnie English Moore; four sisters and two brothers.

Wed
13
Sep

Janice Westfall

Funeral services for Janice Horn Westfall, 84, of Florien were held September 4 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Reverends Buddy Freeman and John Lewing officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. She was born Sunday, April 16, 1933 in Sabine Parish and passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Westfall; parents, Clifton and Malva Horn; brother, Gene Horn; and sisters, Merlene Horn and Lynn Horn Oxley.

Wed
13
Sep

Wesley Pinter

Funeral services for Wesley Alan Pinter, 35, of Anacoco were September 11 at The Life Church with Pastor Jim Manning and the Rev. Wayne Chance officiating. Burial followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery. He was born on Friday, August 6, 1982 in Natchitoches and passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 in Kermit, Texas. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alan and Sue Pinter. He is survived by his wife, Amber Caldwell Pinter of Anacoco; children, Jordyn Rae Pinter, Aaralyn Kay Pinter and Baylen Alan Pinter all of Anacoco; parents, William A Pinter and Sandra Pinter of Florien; brother, Preston Pinter and wife, Hayley, of Florien; nieces, Courtlyn Pinter, Shiloh Pinter and Sutton Pinter all of Florien; maternal grandparents, Wallace Eason and Ann Eason of Many; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Pallbearers were Jace Eason, Zane Cook, Josh Sandel, Mike Eason, Johnnie Taylor and Brock Strahan.

Wed
13
Sep

Joycelyn Aymond

Funeral services for Ms. Joycelyn Leigh Aymond, 47, were held September 9 at Rush Funeral Home in Pineville with the Rev. Hannah Henderson officiating. Interment followed in Dewil Cemetery, Gardner, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville.She was of Gardner, born January 22, 1970 and entered eternal rest Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in her residence. Joycelyn was a member of Gardner Baptist Church. She led a faith filled Christ centered life and enjoyed her bible and daily devotionals. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for over two and a half years. Joycelyn obtained a bachelors degree in English from Northwestern State University. She was a very dedicated hard worker as she worked currently for the State of Louisiana as a Child Support Enforcement Officer. She also worked for Petrus Feed and Seed. She was an avid nature and animal lover. Joycelyn loved her horses, barrel racing and her dog, Sasha.

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