Obituaries

Wed
26
Apr

Donald Zick

Donald Morgan Zick, beloved husband, father, grand-father and brother, was led home by his Lord and Savior on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family after a brief, but valiant, battle with cancer.Don was born on November 21, 1946, in Many, where he met his bride of 47 years, and together, raised their own family. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a medic before continuing his education at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. He was also a graduate of the school of banking at Louisiana State University.For 43 years, Sabine State Bank & Trust Company was his second home, where he helped his community daily. In December of 2015, Don retired as a Senior Vice President from the bank in order to spend more time with his family. He was also an active member at First United Methodist Church in Many.

Wed
26
Apr

Robert Goins

Funeral services for Robert Allen Goins, 70, of Converse were held April 24 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Cassell Cemetery. He was born on Wednesday, January 29, 1947 in Natchitoches and passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his residence in Converse.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dolph Goins, Sr. and Mildred Louise Bossier Goins; and brother, Chester Goins.He is survived by his daughters, Kelly Masters and husband, Lane, of Fisher, Amber Goins and Ryan McClellen of Virginia, and Michelle Goins of Dallas, Texas; brother, Dolph Goins, Jr. and wife, Jessica, of Youngsville; sister, Joyce Stadig and husband, Mark, of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Katelyn Masters, Tynisia Spencer, Aidan McClellan, Liam Mc-Clellan, Ryder McClellen, and Garry Banks, Jr.; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
26
Apr

Shirley Lopez

Funeral services for Shirley Jeter Lopez, 80, of Zwolle was held April 21 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Jimmy Price and Benny Crittenden officiating. Burial followed in the Zwolle City Cemetery.She was born on Wednesday, March 24, 1937 in Many and passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Sabine Medical Center in Many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leamon Lopez; parents, William F. Jeter and Ethel Marie Blackwell Jeter; brother and sister-in-law, Dub and Mary Jeter; and brother-in-law, Monte Barron.She is survived by her daughter, Eva Montgomery of Zwolle; son, Terry O’Leary, Sr. and wife, Connie, of Zwolle; sisters, Mildred Barron of Shreveport and Linda Guay and husband, Billy, of Many; grandchildren, Ann Montgomery, Candice Brandon and husband, Joshua, and Terry O’Leary, Jr. and wife, Witney; great grandchildren, Michael Dillon Etheridge, Victoria Etheridge, Karsyn Brandon and Peyt O’Leary; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
26
Apr

Betty Ambrose

Services for Betty Joyce Ambrose, 82, of Deville were held April 21, in the chapel of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harold Ralph Ambrose officiating. Interment followed in Alexandria-Pineville National Cemetery. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Ambrose, Jr.; grandmother, Elizabeth Kelly Mac-Donald; parents, Virgil and Jewel MacDonald Spears; sister, Geraldine Berry; and granddaughters, Megan Ambrose, Jessica Ambrose, and Destiny Ambrose. Betty was a graduate of Oakdale High School, and graduated with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from LSU. She had a great passion for Law Enforcement work, being the first ranking female officer for the Alexandria Police Department. Betty started as a meter maid; she then worked as a Sergeant, a Juvenile Officer and a Detective, for APD.

Wed
26
Apr

Waine Ross

Funeral services for Waine “Bo” Ross, 42 of Anacoco were held April 23, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Hornbeck. The Reverends Kenneth Baggs and John Lewing, II officiated, the burial followed at Toro Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville.Bo, the son of Loyd W. Ross and Lorris M. Pruitt and Eva Ross, was born in Grand Junction, Colorado. He passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his residence in Anacoco. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorris Pruitt; grand-parents, Sylvestie Gibson, Ralph Ross, Jean Pruitt and Ruby and Leo Parrie; and aunt, Francis Knippers.Bo proudly served his country as a US Marine, and he worked for C.S.R.A. helping to train soldiers. He was a loving husband, father, and son. Bo truly loved spending time with his family and was a computer genius.

Wed
26
Apr

Eva Davis

Services were held for Eva Elnora Davis, 97, who passed away at home on April 19, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born September 22, 1919 in Barham. She was a loving wife for 65 years to Herman Davis who preceded her in death.She was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Carlton Evans and Bill Rowe; infant grandchildren, Edward and Laura Evans; brothers, Jack Self, Floyd Self, Donnie Self, and Paul Self; sisters, Edna King and Mildred Overmyer; as well as her parents, Edgar and Elsie Self.This wonderful woman was a loving wife, mother, grand-mother and great grandmother. She loved everyone especially her Lord and Savior. Eva left a great legacy for her family and friends. She remained loyal and faithful to the Lord no matter the circumstances.

Wed
26
Apr

Gary Bass

Funeral services for Gary Gearl Bass, 63, of Many were held April 25 at Pendleton Assembly of God with the Reverends Daniel Davis and Al Crane officiating. Burial followed in the Pendleton Assembly of God Cemetery.He was born on Sunday, July 12, 1953 in Zwolle. He passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Sabine Medical Center in Many.He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Bass and Mavis Cryer Bass; brother, Herman Bass; and his son, Joshua David Bass.He is survived by his wife, Myra Bass of Many; daughter, Martha Bass Snider and husband, Joel Snider, of Many; son, Anthony Gary Bass and wife, Crystal Bass, of Many; brother, Carry Bass and wife, Annette Bass, of Magnolia, Texas; sister, Helen Bass Dollar and husband, Mike Dollar, of West Monroe; grandchildren, Leo Bass, Kyleigh Bass, Ayden Bass, Tinley Bass, Jayme French and Tre French; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.Pallbearers were Chris White, Jason Bass, J.D.

Wed
26
Apr

Brad DeCoux

Bradley Abel DeCoux has risen to the mind of God. Brad was born the son of A.J. “Boots” DeCoux and Willie Dell Landry DeCoux at St. Patrick Hospital, Lake Charles on November 23, 1954, and died at 7:34 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017.He is survived by his sister, Cynthia DeCoux Stone, and her husband, Walter Stone.Brad was a graduate of Our Lady’s School; The Governor’s Program for Gifted Children; W.W. Lewis Junior High School; Sulphur High School in 1972 and Louisiana State University with a B.S. in 1976.He was the operator of Fap’s Kitchen in Baton Rouge; Statewide Purchasing Agent in Louisiana Governor’s Office, Division of Administration; National Manager of Right of Way and Claims Division of Conoco, Inc. and Real Estate Broker with Lake Country Realty on Toledo Bend Reservoir.Brad managed to survive being robbed and shot in the head while picking his mother up at the New Orleans Amtrack station in 1994.

Wed
26
Apr

Johnnie Curtis

Johnnie Curtis, 74, passed away April 14, 2017 at St. Francis Cabrini. A memorial service was held April 21 at Shamrock Church in Robeline.He was born April 23, 1942, in Hornbeck. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Curtis; brother, T.E; sister, Jewell Haute; three daughters and one son, Billy Curtis of Natchez, Kala Philips of Leesville, Carla Bennett of Simpson and Bobbi Curtis of Robeline; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Dutton Curtis and Emiline Jett Curtis of Hornbeck, as well as a granddaughter, Danielle Alexandra Phillips of Robeline.Pap Paw will be greatly missed by numerous family and friends. Finally fishing at the everlasting river.

Wed
26
Apr

Vera Masters

Graveside services for Vera Key Masters, 95, of Plainview Community were held April 25 at New Kisatchie Cemetery with the Rev. Dean Crittenden officiating. She was born on Sunday, February 19, 1922 in Kisatchie and passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Spring Lake Guest Care in Shreveport.She was a member of Plainview Baptist Church and lived many years in Plainview Community before moving to Shreveport in 1998.She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar E. Masters; parents, Caleb Key and Ludie Dowden Key; and sister, Norma Key McGlasson. She is survived by her niece, Kathy McGlasson Brewer and husband, Karl of Midland, Texas; nephew, Travis L. McGlasson of Shreve-port; great niece, Sara McGlasson of Shreveport and many friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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