Obituaries

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16
Jun

Phyllis Anne Remedies Samples

Phyllis Anne Remedies Samples

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Phyllis Samples, 70 of Zwolle were held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle. Fr. Keith Garvin will be the officiant and interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery. Phyllis was born July 5, 1950 in Zwolle to Bertie Lee (Parrie) Remedies and Louis Remedies, Sr. and she entered into rest on June 10, 2021 in Shreveport.

Phyllis spent many years of her life as a dedicated caretaker to many of her family and friends. In her down time, she enjoyed playing bingo, painting, watching soap operas, and snacking on jellybeans. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She leaves behind many years of memories and wisdom. Each day she reminded those who loved her that the simple things in life is what means the most.

Wed
16
Jun

Doyle Ralph “Popcorn” Scaife

Doyle Ralph “Popcorn” Scaife

Memorial services for Doyle Ralph “Popcorn” Scaife, 81, of Many were held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cyle Clayton officiating. Bro. Wilton Anthony and Rev. Bo Owens also delivered messages.

Doyle Ralph “Popcorn” Scaife was born on Saturday, July 22, 1939, in Many. He passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at his residence in Many with his wife by his side.He was preceded in death by his parents, Don Austin Scaife and Selma (Mains) Scaife; granddaughters, Kaitlin Ann Byles and Cassidy Brooke Price; and his brother, Dale “Pete” Scaife.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn Ann Howard Scaife of Many; daughters, Shari Annette Scaife (and Bridget) of Dallas, Texas; Kathy Lynn Scaife Byles (and Jeff) of Many; sister, Delores Geoghagan (and Robert Dale) of Many; brother, Donald Scaife (and Beth) of Many; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
16
Jun

LaJune Taylor

LaJune Taylor

Funeral services for LaJune Taylor, 81, of Pleasant Hill were held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillip North officiating. Burial followed in the Bethsadia Cemetery.

LaJune Taylor was born on Monday, January 29, 1940 in Zwolle. She passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton David Batson and Rosie Mae (Leggett) Batson; and son-in-law, Delmer Ammons, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Jo Anna Ammons of Pleasant Hill; sons, Jerry Taylor of Zwolle; Gerry Taylor and wife Theresa of Florien; and Jamie Taylor and wife Ruth of Marshall, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers: Cheyenne Barker, Jade Gildon, Krysten Taylor, Diana Garcie, Megan Ammons and Geri Erwin Ammons.

Wed
09
Jun

Judy Lynn Peterson

Judy Lynn Peterson

Funeral services for Judy Peterson, 62, of Many were held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Burial followed in the Spring Ridge Cemetery.

Judy Lynn Peterson was born on Tuesday, September 2, 1958 in Zwolle. She passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her father, Halvor Lamar Peterson; and her brothers, Halvor Peterson, Jr. and William Elvin Peterson.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Peterson of Many; daughters, Carmen Meshell Slusher-Joyce of Tupelo, Mississippi; and Susan Marie Hodges of Eatonville, Washington; son, Christopher James Slusher of Cuba, Missouri; sister, Belinda Gale Singletary of Marthaville; brothers, Norman Peterson of Many; Charles Peterson of Sachse, Texas; and Joe Peterson of Belmont; nine grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
09
Jun

Doyle Steven Simpson

Doyle Steven Simpson

Funeral Services for Doyle Simpson, 70, of Natchitoches were held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Zwolle.

Doyle Simpson was born on October 26, 1950 in Los Angeles, California. He passed away on Saturday May 29, 2021 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha C Foshee; Father, Carl Simpson; Sister, Carol Self; son, Steven Ray Simpson; and grandchild, Andrew Emmett Moore.

He is survived by his children, Erin Moore (Husband Allen Moore) of Michie, Tennessee; and Heather Anderson (Husband Richard Anderson) of St. Augustine, Florida; grandchildren, Taran Smith; Kelsi Smith; Brandon Norris; Cora Waddle; Jacob Moore; Aiden Moore; and Emily Moore. One step grandchild, Gavin Anderson; sisters, Linda Manning (Husband Johnny Manning); Denise Tiffany; seven great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Wed
02
Jun

Earl Wayman “Sam” Tarpley

Earl Wayman “Sam” Tarpley

Funeral services for Earl Tarpley, 81, of Many were held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Siloam Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Spears and Rev. Wilton Anthony officiating. Burial followed in the Siloam Cemetery.

Earl Tarpley was born on Sunday, October 1, 1939 in Many. He passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at his residence in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Juanita Tarpley; brother, Spencer Tarpley; spouse, Christine Tarpley; and spouse, Carol Tarpley.

Wed
02
Jun

Cynthia Bourgeois Ward

Cynthia Bourgeois Ward

Funeral services for Cynthia Ward, 68, of Many, will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Father David Wade DeCoste officiating. Burial followed in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Cynthia Ward was born on Tuesday, March 31, 1953 in New Orleans. She passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in Natchitoches.

Cynthia was a teacher for 32 years; she was a cheerleader sponsor at Port Sulphur High School and Boothville-Venice High School. She loved gardening, growing roses, fishing, hunting, and crafting. Cynthia loved her dogs and also watching her grandson at his athletic events.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Marcella Bourgeois; brother, Jerry Bourgeois; her father and mother-in-law, Lucian and Francis Ward; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Gene Ward.

Wed
26
May

Joseph Freddie Malmay

Joseph Freddie Malmay

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mr. Joseph Freddie Malmay, 58 of Fort Worth, Texas (formerly of Zwolle, Louisiana) were held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle, Louisiana, with Fr. Keith Garvin officiating; interment followed in the church cemetery. Freddie was born February 26, 1963 in Shreveport to Mattie Beatrice (Remedies) Sepulvado and Joseph Malmay and he entered into rest on May 18, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Freddie’s favorite sport and hobby was fishing. He would fish every chance that he had the opportunity. He was a man with a wonderful heart that would always help others and would live his life to the fullest. The smile he had was infectious and he was kind to everyone, and he enjoyed living his life! Faith was something that he had in tremendous amounts; no matter if life was good or bad, he NEVER lost his religion. He would go great links to find a Catholic Church.

Wed
19
May

Martha C. Foshee

Martha C. Foshee

Funeral services for Martha Foshee, 92, of Natchitoches, were held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Martha C. Foshee was born on Saturday, January 19, 1929 in Zwolle. She passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Courtyard of Natchitoches in Natchitoches.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Self; grandsons, Gary Self and Steven Simpson; and her great-grandchildren , Justin Wyatt; Andrew Moore; Abigail Taylor; and Annalee Mitchell.

She is survived by her children, Linda Manning (Johnny); Doyle Steven Simpson; and Denise Tiffany; brother, Steve Martinez; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
19
May

Jo Ann Richards

Jo Ann Richards

Funeral services for Jo Richards, 64, of Pleasant Hill, were held on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Hornbeck Full Gospel Church with Rev. Buddy Freeman officiating. Burial followed in the Middle Creek Cemetery in Florien.

Jo Ann Richards was born on Monday, March 11, 1957 in Zwolle. She passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oren Moss, Sr. and Dorothy (Brevelle) Moss; and her daughter, Melissa Byrd.

She is survived by her two sons, Rufus Joe Byrd, Jr. of Anacoco; and Harold Self of Pleasant Hill; daughter, Theresa McLain and husband Robert of Hornbeck; sisters, Alice LaGrange of Many; Carolyn Ross of Anacoco; and Janette Laurence of Many; brothers, Clifton Moss of Florien; and Larry Moss of Anacoco; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers: Rufus Byrd, Harold Self, Robert McLain, Bobby Goodman, Matthew Ferguson and Jimmy Bland.

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