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Mr. Larry Austin

Funeral services honoring the life of Larry Austin, 76, were held March 16 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield with the Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed at Converse Cemetery in Converse.

Larry was born May 16, 1942 in Converse to Alton and Eloise Branch Austin and entered into rest on March 13, 2019 in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Eloise Austin; sisters, Pauline McKee, Audrey Leach, Opal Allen; and brothers, Jessie Ray Austin and Leroy Austin.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Joan Austin of Converse; sons, Alan Austin and fiancée Stacy Hughes of Hornbeck, and Rodney Austin and wife Cheryl Austin of Converse; daughter, Kari Raborn of Converse; grandchildren, John, Rachal, Justin, Jacob, Christopher, Zac, Madeline, Cody, Erikk, Brittany, Haley, Raelyn, Tyler and Kadie; 8 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

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James Davis

James Lynn Davis, born February 11, 1935 died March 9, 2019. He leaves three children: Vikki Lynne and husband, Rickey, and their sons; Craig Alan and wife, Margaret, and their three sons; and Eric Harmon and wife Laura and their son and daughter. He was blessed last year with a great granddaughter.

He was the youngest of seven children of B. F. and Charlotte Davis. His siblings, Herman, Reginald, Carlena, Arlene and Lillian all preceded him in death. He has a surviving brother, George Allen from Monroe and numerous nieces and nephews.

After serving in Korea and attending Louisiana State University Law School, he remained a lifelong resident of Sabine Parish.

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Loudis Parish

Graveside services for Loudis Parish, 89, of Robeline, were held March 17 at Central Cemetery in Robeline. Mr. Parish passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Many.

He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Parish; parents, Cleveland and Annie Parish; as well as several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Parish is survived by his son, David Parish and wife Teresa of Robeline; grandson, Jonathan Parish and wife Erin of Robeline; granddaughter, Kathryn Gentry and her husband David of Zwolle; brother-in-law Gary Clark and his wife Suzanne, of Robeline; as well as nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Jack Corley, Christi Kelly of Superior Hospice, as well as the caring staff of Sabine Retirement and Rehab Center.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Richard Evans, Jr.

Richard H. Evans, Jr. a resident of Shreveport died unexpectedly on March 16, 2019 at the age of 39 while battling the flu.

Richard was born in Shreveport on August 6, 1979 to Richard H. Evans, Sr. and Rachel Law Evans. He grew up in Converse and attended Converse High School then LSU Shreveport. Richard moved to California after college to follow his passion for acting. In later years, Richard joined his grandfather and father as an operator in the family timber business. In his spare time, Richard loved to travel. He was also an avid reader and movie watcher.

Richard is survived by his mother; grandmother, Nell Law; sisters, Teri Evans and Toni Evans; brother-in-law, Brad Dudley; and his niece and nephews, Sela Hinkhouse, Samuel Hinkhouse, Bennet Dudley, and Beau Dudley.

Richard is predeceased by his father; grandfather, J. W. Law; grandparents, Sidney B. Evans Sr. and Lillian Krousel Evans; “uncle,” Bob. G. Lewis; and roommate, Lee Cooper.

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Robert Greene

Funeral services for Robert D. Greene, 64, of Many were held March 10 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Henderson officiating. Burial followed in the Rocky Mount Cemetery.

He was born on Monday, January 24, 1955 in Rockport, Indiana, and passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eula Adaline Wimpy Greene Newman.

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Edith Salter

Funeral services for Edith Mae Salter, 68, of Silsbee, Texas, were held March 11 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

She was born on Monday, April 3, 1950 in Pineville, and passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Galveston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmit Oliver Hardy and Mildred Mae Scott Hardy; and brothers, Emmit Ray Hardy and Carl Leland Hardy.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Salter of Silsbee, Texas; daughters, Ashley Salter and husband Terry from League City, Texas and Alisha Miller and husband Kevin of Goshen, Indiana; brothers, Ruel Hardy and wife Pat of Buena Vista, Virginia and Justin Hardy and wife Angelique of West Monroe; grandchildren, Ethan Miller of Goshen, Indiana, Kaylee Miller of Goshen, Indiana and Gillian Alsdorf of League City, Texas; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Billy Stevens

Funeral services for Billy Ray Stevens, 69, of Many were held March 9 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Trinity Cemetery.

He was born on Monday, April 18, 1949 in Hamburg, New Jersey, and passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Abe Stevens and Mable Fletcher Stevens and nephew, Billy Womack.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Stringer Stevens of Many; daughters, Connie Vanzant of Many and Tammy Self of Many; sisters, Betty Womack of Milam, Texas and Shirley Meshell and husband Johnny Meshell of Fisher; grandson, William Vanzant; nephews, James Womack, Dean Meshell, Don Meshell, Kevin Meshell and Dave Meshell; niece, Cindy Meshell; along with a host of friends.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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William Whittington

William Ronald Whittington was born in Florien on December 19, 1938. He passed away peacefully on March 2, 2019 at the NWLA Veterans Home in Bossier City at 80 years of age. He was a former resident of Houston, Texas. His parents were Gordon Elwyn and Marie Hardin Whittington of Florien.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his twin brother, George Donald Whittington, June 19, 2018.

Ronald went to Elementary school in Florien. He was a graduate of South Park High School in Beaumont, Texas and a graduate of Lamar Tech University in Beaumont, Texas. He earned his BBA degree in Accounting in 1971 from Lamar State College of Technology, and was employed at Halliburton in Houston, Texas for many years.

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Wallace Eason

Funeral services for Wallace Eugene Eason, 83, of Many, were held March 12 at The Life Church with Pastor Jim Manning and Bro. Tommy Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery.

He was born on Friday, October 4, 1935 in Vernon Parish, and passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his home in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Katie Davis Eason; sisters, Katie Mae Crunk and Hazel Gentry; and grandson, Wesley Pinter.

Wallace Eason was a quiet and gentleman, full of love for his family. He was happiest when outdoors and loved to fish. Among the things he did in his lifetime were being meat market manager at Curtis’s Supermarket, later named Big Star, along with serving our nation for eight years in the National Guard. Wallace was a family man who left his wife, children, and grandchildren with many wonderful memories.

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Ida Wysinger

Ida Ruth Wysinger passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2019 with her family by her side. Her funeral services will be Saturday, March 9 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 780 MLK Dr. in Many at 11 a.m. Viewing will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. She will be greatly missed.

Death Notice

Memorial services for Belinda L. Gauthier, 65, of Many, were held March 1 at Calvary Baptist Church in Many. She was born Sunday, February 7, 1954 in Many, and passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at in Many.

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