Obituaries

Wed
13
Nov
Edgar's picture

Douglas Eugene Arthur

Douglas Eugene Arthur

Douglas Arthur, 76, of Milam, Texas passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at his residence.

Doug was born in Shreveport on January 30, 1943 to Boston Arthur and Isabelle “Alice” Bass Arthur. He was a graduate of Negreet High School and he worked as a truckdriver, or as he preferred to say, “Owner/Operator of a Truck” for 46 years.

Doug was raised in Negreet, Louisiana and later moved to Denham Springs, Louisiana where he and his family resided for 36 years. He and his wife, Fay, then moved to Milam where they have lived for the past 25 years. He was a member of Geneva Baptist Church. He was also a Master Mason in Louisiana.

He liked to watch football and basketball and he loved playing guitar and singing for the Sabine River Troubadours.

Wed
13
Nov
Edgar's picture

Kermie Smith Valentine

Kermie Smith Valentine

Funeral services for Kermie Valentine were held on November 9, 2019 at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Mansfield. Interment followed at Mansfield Cemetery.

Wed
13
Nov
Edgar's picture

James Jagneaux

James Jagneaux

James Jagneaux, 82, passed away on November 7, 2019 after a battle with lung cancer.

Funeral services were held on November 9, 2019 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 124 Fellowship Circle, Converse with Brother Weyland Gauntt officiating. Interment was held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Converse.

James was born on June 24, 1937 in China, Texas. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and was a longtime automobile dealer. He has owned Triple J Motors in Mansfield, LA since 1981. Since his retirement, his sons have continued to operate the business.

Mr. Jagneaux loved horses and always surrounded himself with them. He was a very compassionate person and loved to help others. You could call him day or night and he would drop everything to come to your aid.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pauline Jagneaux; and two brothers, Alvin Jagneaux and George Jagneaux.

Wed
13
Nov
Edgar's picture

Dorothy Juanita Nugent Jones

Dorothy Juanita Nugent Jones

Dorothy Jones was born December 21, 1930 and went to be with the Lord on November 4, 2019 and was reunited with her husband and best friend of 70 plus years whom she missed dearly. She was 88 years and 11 months old.

Wed
06
Nov
Edgar's picture

Norman Dale Blackman

Norman Dale Blackman

A good man has left this life. Norman D. Blackman passed away on October 31st, 2019. A native of Many, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Norman enjoyed driving his dune buggy offroad, flying his ultralight, and riding his motorcycle. He loved going fast. He was a retired partner with Carroll & Blackman, Inc. an engineering business . Norman was the current General Manager of Orange County Water Control & Improvement District #1 (OCWC & I Dist. 1). Norman was preceded in death by his parents J.C. and Delila Blackman, and son Steven Blackman. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Blackman; son, Jason Ponder; daughter, Stephanie Ponder; granddaughters, Katie Blackman and Kayla Ponder; sister, Rita Blackman-Bailey; brother-in-law, Jeff Bailey, and numerous nieces and nephews. Norman Blackman will be missed forever by those who knew and loved him.

Wed
06
Nov
Edgar's picture

Preston Henry Rachal

Preston Henry Rachal

Preston Rachal was born on March 18, 1936 and passed away on September 30, 2019. Preston was the youngest of 10 children born in Natchitoches, Louisiana to John Blanchard Rachal and Laura LaCaze. His parents only spoke French so Preston’s first language was French but soon learned English when he started school. His father died when he was 6 and his mother died when he was 12. He went to Many High School in Many, LA where he played and starred in football and basketball. Preston graduated Many High School in 1955. After High School, he moved to Beaumont to attend college. He met the love of his life, Emma while living there. They married in 1958 and he soon started his banking career with American National Bank. He worked several banks in S.E. Texas. He was President of 1st Texas bank in Vidor, Texas for 5 years. He moved back to Security Bank in Anahuac and worked a total of 20 years, and served as President until he retired in 2005.

Wed
06
Nov
Edgar's picture

Clara Bessie Webb

Clara Bessie Webb

Funeral services for Clara Webb were held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield on October 30, 2019 with Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Interment were held at Sardis Cemetery in Converse.

Clara was born on May 1, 1939 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Charlie E. Ford and Blanche C. Lord. She entered into rest on October 27, 2019 in Many, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Charles W. Davis; sisters, Jean Manning and Mary Welborn; brothers, Charlie Ford and James Rambin and grandson, Christopher Harville.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her son, Robert E. Davis and wife Jeanne of Stonewall; daughter, Diane Garcie and husband Johnnie E. of Converse; grandchildren, Mindy Stricker, Melody Minter, Tiffany Lafollette, Robert Davis Jr., Miranda Davis; seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Wed
06
Nov
Edgar's picture

Savellia Rose Garvin

Savellia Rose Garvin

Funeral services honoring the life of 13-year-old Savellia Rose Garvin were held on October 29, 2019 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Many with Rev. Ronnie Sandifer officiating. Interment were held at Bethsadia Cemetery in Zwolle.

Savellia Rose Garvin was born January 20, 2006 to Rebecca Garvin and Michael Nova and she went home to be with her maker on October 24, 2019. Although she lost her daddy, Michael; she was Blessed to have another daddy that God brought into her life and he raised her as his own; Rayford McComic, Jr. She loved with all of her heart, this was very true of her family and friends; especially of her niece and her cousin. She wanted what was best for everyone! Forever and always trying to lift the spirits of those around her; she always wanted to make everyone smile. In addition, she was a very hilarious and thoughtful young lady who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outside with nature and animals of all kinds.

Wed
06
Nov
Edgar's picture

Valery Loy McDonald

Valery Loy McDonald

Funeral services honoring the life of Valery McDonald were held on November 5, 2019 at Mitchell Baptist Church in the Mitchell Community with Bro. Bobby Russell officiating.

Interment will be held at Mitchell Cemetery in the Mitchell Community.

Valery was born on October 31, 1943 in Converse to Bertie & Alice McDonald and entered into rest on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Converse.

Valery was an avid outdoorsman with hunting being his favorite sport. He loved to fox hunt along with deer, turkey and coons on occasion.

He is preceded in death by his parents Bertie & Alice McDonald and his sister & brother-in-law Francis & Jerry Simmons & nephew Jerry Lynn Simmons.

Wed
30
Oct
Edgar's picture

Weldon Joseph Blanco

Weldon Joseph Blanco

Funeral services for Weldon Blanco, 93, of Florien, will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Beulah Baptist church with Rev. Kenneth Leach, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Beulah Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 9:30 AM at Beulah Baptist Church, Many, Louisiana.

Weldon Joseph Blanco was born on Monday, August 2, 1926 in Amelia, Louisiana. He passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Tioga Community Care in Pineville, Louisianas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Ida (Use’) Blanco; wife, Olga Jean Gandy Blanco; brothers, Donald Blanco, Mertis Blanco and Shorty Blanco.

Weldon was a retired veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. After his time in the military, he went into civil service at Pt. Hueneme Seabee Base. After both retirements, he moved to Florien and drove the bus for the Sabine Council on Aging.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Obituaries