Obituaries

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Morris Hill

On May 22, 2017, Morris Harold Hill was gathered to his people. He was born October 1, 1951, in San Antonio, Texas to parents W.H. and Doris Galloway Hill. He is survived by his wife Jean of 42 years; sons, Lucas and Matt; baby girl, Rachal; mother, Doris Hill, sister Gay Berryman; beloved daughters-in-law, Beth and Samantha; and son-in-law, Jamie Miller. He is known best as Pawpaw to five spoiled grandchildren: Lucas and Beth’s daughter, 10-year-old Aubree; Matt and Sam’s sons, six-year-old Brody and four-year-old Brayden; and Jamie and Rachal’s daughters, five-year-old Rosalie and two-year-old Cora. Morris is a faithful member of the Lord’s assembly and attended North Street Church of Christ in Nacogdoches, Texas. He spent his life as a man of integrity and principle. He put the Lord and his family first, above all things. He was an example to everyone who knew him of how to be a husband, father, and provider. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.

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Bobby Bass

Bobby C. Bass of Cedar Hill, Texas passed away May 13, 2017 following a battle with cancer that he fought fiercely. He was born December 11, 1951 in Shreveport, the son of Hoyt Cecil Bass and Mary Louise Parrie Bass and was raised in Zwolle. A proud US Army veteran, Bobby was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed taking cruises with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and sisters, Karen Bass and Judy Bass Miller. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ray Ann Campbell Bass; daughter, Marianna Bass; son, Michael Bass; mother, Mary Bass; brothers, Howard Bass and wife, Kay, Rodney Bass and Charles Bass; and sister, Patsy Bass. Special thanks to Mary Campbell Deaton and husband, Rick. A memorial service was held May 19 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville, Texas.

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Julie Rabon

Funeral services honoring the life of Julia Mae Rabon, 91, were held May 20 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Richard Enterkin officiating. Burial followed at Converse Cemetery in Converse. She was born on October 9, 1925 to Albert F. and Maudie Ott and entered into rest on May 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, James Leroy Sebren, O.R. Rabon, Sr.; daughter, Betty Rascoe; and parents, Albert F. and Maudie Ott. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her son, Robert Sebren of Noble; daughter, Patricia Rascoe and husband, Thomas, of Converse; sister, Mildred “Polly” Shows and husband, Claudie, of Keithville; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Honoring her as pallbearers were Michael Rascoe, Charles “Booger” Paddie, James Douglas Rascoe, Danny G. Raborn, Jeremy Sebren, Josh Rabon, Rocky Sebren, and James Miller.

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Mary Peck

Funeral services for Mary Livesay Peck, 69, of Piedmont, Oklahoma, were held May 22 at Harmony Cove Baptist Church with the Rev. C.M. Kelly officiating. Burial followed in the Harmony Cove Cemetery. She was born on Tuesday, September 23, 1947 in Bristow, Oklahoma and passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Mery Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband, Myles Peck, and her parents, James and Tillie Carmen Livesay. She is survived by her daughters, Marci Hebert and husband, William, of Piedmont, Oklahoma and Myla Riedl and husband, Mark, of Lake Charles; sisters, Barbara McClendon and husband, Rick, of Bristow, Oklahoma and Judy Polm and husband, Bill, of Bristow, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Weston Sewell of Lake Charles and Devyn Riedl of Lake Charles; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Bill Hebert, Jonathan Hebert, Mark Riedl, Brendon Polm, Brett Denson and Weston Sewell.

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Cora Meshell

Funeral services for Cora Meshell, 98, of Noble, were held May 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery. She was born on Sunday, September 22, 1918 in Zwolle and passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Toledo Nursing Center in Zwolle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Walter Meshell, Sr.; children, Baby Joseph and Jimmy Ray Meshell; parents, Steve and Ascension Sepulvado; brothers, Nick, Joe, and Raymond Sepulvado; and sisters, Angeline Malmay, Sally Procell, Rose Lee Garcia, and Mable Sepulvado. She is survived by her daughters, Ruby Lyon of Bossier City and Linda Faye Meshell of Noble; sons, Rufus Meshell of Shreveport, James David Meshell of Noble, and Walter Meshell, Jr.

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Sue S. Speight

Funeral services for Sue S. Speight, 84, of Many, were held May 11 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wilton Anthony officiating. Burial followed in the Little Flock Cemetery. She was born on Tuesday, November 1, 1932 in Arkansas City, Arkansas, and passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at her residence in Many. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. W. Speight; parents, James Austin Stabler and Cassie Harper Stabler; and son, Charles Speight. She is survived by her daughter, Janis S. Thompson of Many; sisters, Helen Speight of Many, Sharon Anderson of Many, and Mable Dowden of Hallsville, Texas; brother, James Hendrickson of Belmont; grandchildren, Jamey Adams and wife, Wendy, of Many, Susan Speight and Shannon Salter of Negreet, Wyatt Speight and wife, Lindsey, of Negreet, and Jill Calhoun and husband, Theo, of Shreveport; eight great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Dorothy Elaine Fullerton

A service to honor the life of Dorothy Elaine Fullerton was held May 10, at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Dye officiating. Burial followed at Central Cemetery in Robeline. Dorothy, 84, was a resident of Natchitoches and passed away May 6, 2017, in Alexandria. Her greatest delight was being a provider of her family’s needs. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. G. Fullerton; parents, Thomas Lambert and Addie Williams Lambert; siblings, Joe, Jack, Ethel, Berta, Thomas, Philip, George, Clifford, Jerry, Charles Ray, Larry, Terry, and Dale.

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Thelma Jean Ebarb Bailey

Thelma Jean Ebarb Bailey, age 75, entered into eternal rest April 16, 2017 in Shreveport. Funeral services were held April 22, 2017 at Evergreen Baptist Church in Shreveport. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Zwolle. “Jeanie,” as she was affectionately called, was born June 17, 1941 to Lawrence Ebarb and Maggie Rivers Ebarb of Ebarb. Born the second of eight children, she was the fifth child to pass away. Jeanie attended Ebarb School until 1955. That fall she entered the Convent of the Holy Spirit & Mary Immaculate in San Antonio, Texas where she became a Postulant in that order of Nuns in the Catholic Church. She remained there 15 years, attending high school and college and teaching in schools in Louisiana and Texas. She attended college classes at Incarnate Word College and at Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio, Texas. Later she received her Master’s Degree from University of Texas. Jeanie taught school in Dallas, San Antonio and Shreveport.

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Oren Lincoln Kelsey

Oren Lincoln Kelsey, Jr., 100, passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side on May 10, 2017 in Many. He was born on July 13, 1916, in Elk Falls, Kansas to Oren Lincoln Kelsey, Sr. and Mary Kelsey. Oren grew up on a farm in Elk County, Kansas and graduated from Elk Falls High School. Following attendance at Emporia State Teachers College, he taught students from grades 1-8 in Wildcat Creek School, a one-room country schoolhouse. As America’s involvement in WWII loomed on the horizon, Oren enlisted in the army and completed officers’ candidate training. He served as a first lieutenant with the 34th Infantry Division during the invasions of North Africa and Italy. After being wounded during the battle of Monte Casino, he returned home and married the love of his life, Grace Marie McCoskey. While raising a family, he completed the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.

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Patsy Ann Ferguson Booker

Funeral services honoring the life of Patsy Ann Ferguson Booker, 76, were held March 11 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield with Jessie Brandon Booker and Loren Spencer officiating. Burial followed at Prude Cemetery in Stanley. She was born on November 5, 1940 to Jesse and Edna Ferguson and entered into rest on May 6, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Patsy accepted Christ at an early age. She played piano in church as a child and young adult in the Pentecostal Church. She attended Pelican All Saints High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Edna Ferguson; son, James Franklin Booker, Jr.; and two other sons that passed away at birth. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 58 years, James F.

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