Obituaries

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Bob Watson Sr.

Funeral services honoring the life of Robert “Bob” Watson Sr. were held March 18 at Rose- Neath Chapel in Many with the Rev. Danny Asbell officiating. Burial followed at Aimwell Baptist Church in Zwolle. He was born October 16, 1937 in Baton Rouge to Milton Leon Watson and Rosa Lena Martin Watson. He passed away on March 12, 2017 in Mansfield while in the DeSoto Retirement Center at the age of 79. Preceding him in death were his mother and father and his grandson, Jason Watson. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Carmen Yanez Watson; sons, Robert Watson Jr. and wife, Diedra, Melton Watson and wife, Janie, and Matthew Watson and wife, Rachel; daughter, Rita Henderson and husband, John; grandchildren, Charles Watson, Tabitha Henderson, Nicholas Watson, Aaron Henderson, Hunter Adkins, Faith Watson, Silas Watson and Shiloh Watson; brother, Benny Fate Watson; and sisters, Lula Watson Booth and Janice Watson Duffy.

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Kerry Anderson

Funeral Services for Kerry David Anderson, 57, of Natchitoches, were held March 21 at Fountain of Life Pentecostal Church in Natchitoches with the Reverends James Whitehead and Mark Whitehead officiating. Burial followed in the Aimwell Cemetery in Zwolle. He was born on Thursday, August 13, 1959 in Shreveport. He passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in Natchitoches. He is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Jack and Marguerite Brown and paternal grandparents, William and Linda Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Annette Anderson of Natchitoches; children, Kaci Anderson of Stonewall, Dana Brossette and husband, Michael, of Stonewall, Kyle Tyson of Stonewall, Brandi Powell and husband, Joey, of Marthaville, Jami Dans and husband, Roland, of Marthaville, Gregory Young and wife, Stacy, of Negreet, Elizabeth Brewster and husband, Calvin, of Marthaville, and Jacob Young of Marthaville; mother, Sally Brown Pilcher of Zwolle; father, R.H.

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Cookie Rougeau

Charles Leslie “Cookie” Rougeau, 75, of Many, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church with Father Mike Thang’wa officiating. Burial will follow in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 5:00 PM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Many, LA. Cookie was born September 18, 1941, to Leslie and Opal Rougeau. He grew up in Many and Ft. Jessup, attending school at St. John’s parochial school and Many High School where he graduated in 1959. He lettered in football and baseball. He attended Northwestern State University, was a member of ROTC and the University Drill Team, marching in the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, D.C. in 1961. The Team placed 2nd nationally. While working in the oil industry, Cookie was drafted and served in the Army, being recognized as the outstanding trainee of the regiment at Ft. Polk.

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Janice Garcie

Janice L. Carlson Garcie, 69, of Zwolle passed away on March 10, 2017 at 5:20 p.m. at Sabine Medical Center in Many. She was born November 27, 1947 in Peoria, Illinois to Arthur G. and Barbara Scholl J. Carlson. She was preceded in death by her father, and brother, Arthur “Butch” Carlson. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Sparks of Zwolle; son, Brian Dunbar of Chillicothe, Illinois; daughter, Tammara Howell of Nokomis, Illinois; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and sister, Ann Brown of Peoria, Illinois. Cremation has been accorded. There will be no visitation. Burial of Ashes will be in the Aimwell Baptist Church Cemetery in Zwolle at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Humane Society.

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Margie Ebarb

Funeral Services for Margie Marie Ebarb, 77, of Noble were held March 20 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Burial followed in the St. Ann Catholic Cemetery in Ebarb. She was born on Monday, January 29, 1940 in Sabine Parish. She passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Sabine Medical Center in Many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee Meshell and Julie Sepulvado Meshell; husband, Virgil Joseph Ebarb; son, Ricky Ebarb; sisters, Rena Rutherford and Catherine Procell; and brothers, Elden Meshell, T.J. Meshell and Herman Meshell. She is survived by her daughters, Connie Ebarb Manshack and special friend, Anthony Taylor, of Many, Natalie Bugg and husband, William “Billy,” of Many, Angela Ritter and special friend, Joseph Dungca, of Many and Jessica Ebarb and special friend, Jonathan Malmay, of Zwolle; son, Virgil Joseph “Joey” Ebarb Jr.

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Bobby Conerly, Jr.

Funeral Services for R.E. “Bobby” Conerly, Jr., 76, of Florien, were held on March 21 at Prospect Community Church with Bro. John Lewing officiating. Burial followed in the Prospect Cemetery. He was born on Saturday, January 25, 1941 in Houston, Texas. He passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, R.E. Conerly, Sr. and Oma Barker Conerly; sister, Sandra Gibson Layfield; and grandson, Matthew Scott Evans. He is survived by his wife, Judy Conerly of Florien; daughter, Karen Evans and husband, James of Pineland, Texas; son, Bobby “Bo” Conerly of Florien; brother, John Conerly and wife, Janie, of Florien; grandchildren, Christopher Evans and wife, Natalie, of Pineland, Texas, and Alyssa Evans of Pineland, Texas; great grandchildren, Troy Lee Evans and Josie Lynn Evans of Pineland, Texas; very special nephew, Jonathan Westbrook of Pineville; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Tyrice Edward Maxey

Funeral services for Tyrice Edward Maxey, 84, of Many were held March 17 at Siloam Baptist Church with the Rev. Wilton Anthony and Dr. Steve Speer officiating. Burial followed in the Siloam Cemetery. He was born April April 7, 1932 in Many and passed away on March 13, 2017 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many.

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Karen Lea Erwin

Funeral Services for Karen Lea Erwin, 64, of Hornbeck were held March 17 at Toro Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Toro Cemetery. She was born on Thursday, January 15, 1953 and passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Sabine Medical Center in Many.

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Earnest Ray Huff, Jr.,

Graveside services for Earnest Ray Huff, Jr., 48, of Many were held March 20 at Pine Knot Cemetery with Father Joseph Martina officiating. He was born on Friday, December 6, 1968 in Many and passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

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Barbara Ann Procell

Funeral services for Barbara Ann Procell, 69, of Many were held March 19 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hickman officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Knot Cemetery. She was born on Friday, July 4, 1947 in Mississippi and passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her residence in Many.

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