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Jerry Stallings

Jerry Lynn Stallings, 72, passed away in Little Rock surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. He was born on July 29, 1946, in Henderson, Texas to Ouida Parker Stallings and Turner Wall Stallings.

Left to honor and remember his love are his beloved wife of 43 years, Carrol Giacone Stallings; daughter, Erin Cossé and husband, Kurt; son, Jerret; grandchildren, Joshua, Cole, Carley, and Cade; brother, Kevin Brent and wife, Christine; and in memory his brother, Neal and wife, Peta.

Jerry was a good, humble man who was an avid fisherman and enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren how to fish on the lake he loved, Toledo Bend.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family asks donations be sent to Toledo Bend Lake Association in memoriam of Jerry to help pass on his love of fishing and foster the teaching of others to fish. Please send donations to TBLA PO Box 1031, Many, LA 71449.

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Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Ray Walker born, May 16, 1940, to J.B. and Eva Lea Walker, passed from life on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in his home surrounded by his wife and children, at the age of 78 years.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sally Brewer Walker of Many; daughter, Debbie Walker Augustine of Humble, Texas; son, Greg Walker and wife, Dian, of Stilwell, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, J.B. Walker; mother, Eva Lea Savell Walker; and brother, Ivy Allen Walker.

Jimmie was a retired Chiropractor of Stilwell, Oklahoma.

Graveside services in memory of Jimmie were held at the Lewis Cemetery in DeRidder on December 10 under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder.

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Lloyd Saunders

Lloyd Charles Saunders was born October 30, 1950 in Shreveport to Beatrice Meshell of Zwolle and O.J. Saunders of Leesville and he entered into rest on December 6, 2018.

Mr. Saunders was a merchant marine who took great pride in his job. He loved music and this passion for music was a key motivator to help him learn how to play the drums. He taught himself how to be a drummer by practicing on oatmeal boxes. Once he mastered the song “Wipe Out,” he was extremely proud of himself. Lloyd enjoyed life and was loved by many family and friends.

Preceding Lloyd in death were his parents; his son, Jason Saunders; brother, Bo Linkous; and grandmother, Ms. Mary Meshell who raised him as if he were her own child.

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Milton Lewing

Milton Bluford Lewing, a resident of Many, passed away on December 5, 2018 age the age of 77 in Many. He was born on July 18, 1941 to Hoyt G. Lewing and Vera V. Master Lewing. He was a loving father and grandfather. He served honorably in the United States Air Force.

Milton is survived by his son, Keith Lewing and wife, Cindy, of Zwolle; daughter, Suzanne Lewing of LaPorte, Texas; grandchildren, Kaitlin, Emmalee, and Raeghan Lewing along with Xavier Reyna; and sister, Gail King of Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Burleson; and brother, Ruel Lewing.

The family received friends for visitation at Rose-Neath Many Chapel on December 7 with a chapel service officiated by the Rev. Donnie Paul Lewing.

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Johnnie Isgitt

Funeral services for Johnnie Joe Isgitt, 72, of Many were held December 4 at Warren Baptist Church with the Reverends Buddy Freeman and Louis Slaughter officiating. Burial followed in the Warren Cemetery

He was born on Thursday, April 25, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas, and passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Many Health Care North in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mary Martin Isgitt; brother, Fred “Bunkie Isgitt; sister-in-law, Sue Isgitt; and brother-in-law, Andy Jenkins.

He is survived by his children, Tina Renee Isgitt of Marthaville, Leslie Harman Isgitt of Jena, Johnnie Joe Isgitt, Jr. of Seneca, South Carolina, and Lacy Marie Isgitt of Anderson, South Carolina; sister, Helen Isgitt Jenkins of Natchitoches; special niece, Becky Thaxton and husband, Neil, of Florien; cousin, Scott Isgitt and wife, Kathy of Many; companion, Julian Reider of Many; six grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Earl Greer

A funeral service celebrating the life of Earl Wayne Greer, 70, was held December 7 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill with the Rev. Ricky Robertson officiating. Interment followed in Old Pisgah Cemetery.

Mr. Greer was born on April 12, 1948 in Sabine Parish to Wilford Charlie and Della Clodeal Greer and passed away December 5, 2018 in Natchitoches.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wilford Charlie Greer, Jr.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Earl Wayne Greer, Jr. and Wesley Rains Greer; sister, Sharon Bacon and husband, Cory; brothers, Jessie Greer and wife, Helen, John Greer and wife, Paula, Ricky Greer, and Kevin Greer and wife, René; and two grandchildren.

Honoring him as pallbearers were Lee Greer, Matthew Greer, Jessie Lee Greer, Gary Friday, Mike Downs, Adam Phelps, and David Greer.

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Melissa Ann “Missy” Campbell Rivers

Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa Ann Campbell Rivers, 44, were held on Friday, November 23, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Zwolle. Officiating will be Father Timothy Hurd. Interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Zwolle.

Missy was born July 7, 1974 in Natchitoches, to Edward Campbell, Jr and JoAnn Moss Campbell and entered rest on November 19, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Missy was a loving wife, daughter, mother and sister.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband, Delayne Rivers of Noble; her parents, JoAnn Moss Campbell and Edward Campbell, Jr. both of Many; son, Tyler Layne Rivers of Lake Charles; daughters, Emily Ann Guay Larche and husband, Landry of Lake Charles, Marlee Grace Rivers of Noble; sisters, Nancy Murphy and Russell, Mindy Campbell and Jason all of Many; and a host of other friends and family.

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Linda Lovelady

Mrs. Linda Lovelady funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Bayou Scie United Methodist Church, Zwolle. Rev. Richard Lehr, Rev. Ray Spiller, and Rev. Kenneth Leach were officiating. Interment followed at Bayou Scie Cemetery, Zwolle.

Linda was born August 3, 1949 in Many, to Charlie and Margaret Cook, and passed away on November 19, in Zwolle. Linda was a former bank teller where she met and helped a lot of customers; these individuals easily became friends of this sweet lady. She was a member of Bayou Scie United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Margaret Cook; her first husband, Gene Lehr, and her son, Jeremy Lehr.

Linda is survived by her husband, John Lovelady; son, Richard Lehr and wife, Melanie; son, Christopher Lehr; sister, Margaret Reed; brother, Gary Reed and wife Janie; brother, Johnny Reed. She also left behind nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Barbara Jane Peterson

Memorial services for Barbara Peterson, 83, of Many, were held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Many with Rev. Gloria Youngblood officiating.

Barbara Peterson was born on Friday, August 9, 1935 in Sparkman, Arkansas. She passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Lee Richardson and Pauline (Robey) Richardson.

She is survived by her husband, Garland Peterson of Many; sons: Mike Tompkins of Shreveport, and Mark Tompkins of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren: Steven Tompkins, Christopher Tompkins and Nathan Tompkins; two great grandchildren: Beaux Tompkins and Davis Tompkins; along with a host of friends.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Many, LA.

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

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Patsy Hodges Rayburn

Funeral services for Patsy Hodges Rayburn, 73, of Many, were held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Manning and Bro. Doug Carter officiating. Burial followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery.

Patsy Rayburn was born on Wednesday, November 29, 1944 in Rocky Hill, Texas. She loved to praise the Lord, singing old gospel songs, read the Bible, sew beautiful quilts, and cook amazing bakery goods. She left this earthly home to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus face to face on Monday, November 26, 2018 at her home in Many. Patsy will be remembered by many as a loving Christian mother, sister, Nanie, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry G. Rayburn; parents, Virgil and Estelle (Thomas) Hodges; brothers, Gary Michael Hodges and Virgil Duane Hodges.

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