Obituaries

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Retha Eallana Crouch

Retha Eallana Crouch

Retha Crouch of Vidor Texas (formerly of Zwolle, Louisiana) passed away peacefully on June 27,2022 at the age of 76, surrounded by family and friends. Retha was born February 24, 1946 in Charleston, West Virginia to Earvin and Ruth Shaffer. She married Larry Drexel Crouch February 4,1961 and together raised a family to include 3 daughters, Sara, Belinda, Pamela and 2 sons, Larry Crouch Jr, Chad Crouch, and one daughter of their heart Karen Crouch.

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13
Jul

Ronald Gregory Hough

Ronald Gregory Hough

Ronald Gregory Hough, 80, of Shreveport, LA, passed away from a sudden illness on June 27, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father, Doss Glenn Hough; his mother, Marjorie Arrington; and his grandson, Christopher Hayden Hough. He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 61 years, Julia “Kay” Hough; his three sons, Ronald Gregory Hough II (Karri), Christopher Todd Hough (Kayla), and Casey Benjamin Hough (Hannah); 13 grandchildren: Julie, Kylie, and Jacob Hough; Hannah Hirsch (Michael), Jessa, Caleb, Camille, and Joshua Hough; Carter, Jude, Weston, Eden, and Willow Hough; one great-grandson, Cas Hirsch; and one sister, Claudine Campbell (Paul).

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13
Jul

Samuel Branch

Samuel Branch

On Tuesday, July 5th 2022, Samuel Bracey Branch of Meadows Place, TX, aged 71, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family. Sam, as he was known to most, was born in Zwolle, LA on March 3, 1951 to George and Dorothy Branch who preceded him in death. Sam grew up in Louisiana and attended Many High School where he would excel in both academics and sports. He played basketball and football and would finish near the top of his class by the time he graduated in 1969. It would also be during this time that he would meet his lifelong friend, Dolph Williams. Sam and Dolph would spend many adventures together, in particular when it came to cars. They both loved to drive fast and test the limits, to say the least.

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13
Jul

Richard T. Patrick

Richard T. Patrick

Funeral services honoring the life of Richard T. Patrick will be held on at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Old Pisgah Baptist Church in Marthaville, Louisiana with Rev. Dean Johnson and Rev. Wayne Salley officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022, at Old Pisgah Baptist Church.

Richard Truitt Patrick was born July 19, 1973, in Shreveport, Louisiana to John Patrick and Linda Welborn. He entered into rest on July 6, 2022, in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.

Richard had a love for Saddle Bronc Riding and Team Roping when he was in high school and a little later in life, he roped with his dad. For 11 years Richard also had a love for protecting and serving Sabine Parish as an Officer of the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office. But his greatest love was his children.

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13
Jul

Jerry Dewayne Grant

Jerry Dewayne Grant

Jerry Grant, 63, of Zwolle, Louisiana entered into eternal rest on June 27, 2022 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022 located at Aimwell Baptist Church in Zwolle, Louisiana. Funeral services honoring the life of Jerry will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the church. Officiating the service will be Bro. Ronnie Sandifer with Bro. Steve Neesley assisting. Interment will be held in the church cemetery.

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13
Jul

Dona Hext Dowden

Dona Hext Dowden

Funeral services for Dona Hext Dowden were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Hornbeck with Reverend Wayne Chance, Reverend John Lewing II, and Kelly Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Judah Meyer, Daniel Parker, Luke Arnold, Mikey Leblanc, Anthony Watkins, and Jake Lewing. A visitation was held at the church Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

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06
Jul

Patsy Burnett

Patsy Burnett

Funeral services for Patsy Burnett, 79, of Plain Dealing, LA, will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Word of Truth Church with Rev. Frank Ebarb officiating. Burial will follow in the Progress -Cumberland Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 12:00 PM at Word of Truth Church.

Patsy Burnett was born on Tuesday, September 29, 1942 in McAllen, TX. She passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Willis Knighton in Bossier City, LA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alton Free and Betty (Skeens) Free; granddaughter, Brinkley Skinner; grandmother, Lurlene Free and aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Burnett of Plain Dealing, LA; son, Michael Skinner and wife Melissa of Texas; daughter, Leah Skinner of Many, LA; grandchildren: Zachary Skinner, Dayton Longoria, Madison Frayley and Carter Skinner; great grandchild, Noel Skinner; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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06
Jul

Linda Frances Johnson Harris

Linda Frances Johnson Harris

Funeral services for Linda Frances Johnson Harris, 80, of Many, LA, will be held on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill with Rev. Dean Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 5:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill.

Linda Frances Johnson Harris was born on Wednesday, August 13, 1941 in Pleasant Hill, LA. She passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Many Health Care North in Many, LA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Melvin Johnson and Betty Lois (Middleton) Johnson; first husband, Hollis Gene Harris, Sr.; second husband, Dale Scaife; sisters, Yvonne Rogers and Emily Dillard; brothers, Glen Johnson, Lloyd Johnson, Trentice Johnson and Benton Johnson; and her grandson, baby boy Harris.

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06
Jul

Patsye Belisle Crocker

Patsye Belisle Crocker

Funeral services for Patsye Belisle Crocker, 87, of Zwolle, LA, will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM at First Methodist Church of Zwolle with Rev. Janis Anthony and Dwaine Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow in the Zwolle Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 5:00 PM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Zwolle LA.

Patsye Belisle Crocker was born in February of 1935 in Many, LA. She passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Willis Knighton Pierremont in Shreveport, LA.

Patsye was an educator for thirty years, teaching in Lake Charles, Ebarb and Zwolle. She was a long-time member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Sabine Retired Teachers Association. She was a long-time member of Zwolle First United Methodist Church serving in such capacities as Sunday School teacher, various committees and the United Methodist Women. Of all the roles she held, her most prized one was being “Nana” to her three grandchildren.

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06
Jul

Antone Jaber, Jr.

Antone Jaber, Jr.

Antone “Tony” Jaber, Jr was born on June 19, 1925 in Raleigh, North Carolina to immigrants from Beruit, Lebanon. Tony’s mother, Hannah, died when he was three years old. Tony was the youngest of the six Jaber siblings. Tony’s father, Antone Jaber, Sr. accepted when Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Orphanage offered to help raise his youngest children. Tony was reared and schooled at the orphanage while still seeing his family members, graduating on May 26, 1943. He immediately registered for the draft.

On D-Day, Tony sailed out of Boston Harbor toward England. He would be assigned to the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, with the task of freeing the hedgerows surrounding Normandy from the grasp of the Nazis. During his first days in combat, Tony experienced American warplanes dropping bombs in an accidental friendly fire incident upon American troops.

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