Obituaries

Wed
30
Jun

Virginia Ruth Price

Virginia Ruth Price

Virginia Ruth Price passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on June 19th in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Wed
30
Jun

Richard Irwin Bagwell

Richard Irwin Bagwell

Mr. Richard Irwin Bagwell, age 73 of Zwolle passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021. Born Tuesday, April 27, 1948 in Jonesboro, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel Brewton Bagwell and Ray Bagwell; and his wife, Karen Bagwell.

Richard Irwin (much known as Dad and Paw) Bagwell graduated Sulphur High in 1966, and McNeese State University in 1970. Not much after that he served in the U.S. Military from 1971-1973 and in Vietnam.

Wed
23
Jun

Franklin Thomas Canter, Jr.

Franklin Thomas Canter, Jr.

Franklin Canter, Jr. was born on January 28, 1945 and passed away peacefully in his home on June 10, 2021.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Wanda Sue Canter; five children, Daniel; Eva; Franklin, III; Michelle; Nelson. He had 20 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. He served in the Army from 1964-1969 as 101st Airborne in Vietnam. He was also a Zwolle Police Officer. Memorial Services will be held at the DAV building on 191 June 26,2021 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

Wed
23
Jun

Betty Yvonne Thaxton Browning

Betty Yvonne Thaxton Browning

Funeral services for Betty Browning, 78, of Florien were held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Cenchrea Church of the Nazarene with Rev. James Philen and Rev. Matt Warren officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Betty Browning was born on Monday, October 12, 1942 in Many. She passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Many Health Care North in Many.

Betty was a wife to Elvis Browning for 50+ years, a mother to their two sons, a homemaker and also worked in her earlier years as an LPN for Dr. Mitchell. Later in life, she and Elvis built poultry houses and lived their life on their farm in the Peason Community.

Wed
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.

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