Obituaries

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Sara Neal Bappe

Sara Neal Bappe

Graveside services for Sara Bappe, 76, of Zwolle were held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Old Castor Cemetery, Castor, under the direction of Rockett Funeral Home, Ringgold. Officiating was Pastor Michi Head.

Sara was born August 25, 1944 in Ringgold and passed away December 18, 2020 in Shreveport. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Zwolle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, S.T. and Audrey Neal; husbands, Thomas Van Thurmon and Johnny Glen Moran; granddaughter, Carrie Leigh Thurmon; and two brothers, Jim Neal and Thomas Neal.

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Erlene Bison

Erlene Bison

Erlene Bison, 96, of Noble passed away Friday afternoon at DeSoto Regional Medical Center in Mansfield. She was greatly loved by her family and numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by Robert Bison her husband of 73 years.

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Sara Mignon Morgan

Graveside services for Sara Morgan, 79, of Denham Springs, Louisiana were held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Shady Grove Cemetery, Noble.

Sara Morgan was born on Saturday, December 21, 1940 in Natchitoches. She passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edward Horton and Elizabeth Stewart (Butler) Horton; and daughter-in-law, Linda Morgan.

She is survived by her sons, John Morgan and wife Jennifer of Denham Springs, Louisiana; and Charles Morgan of Satsuma, Louisiana; daughter, Leah Morgan of St. Louis, Missouri; sister, Lou Martin of Natchitoches; brother, Ed Horton of Shreveport; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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Thomas “TBird, The Golf Cart Guy” Bird

Thomas “TBird, The Golf Cart Guy” Bird

Thomas Bird was born February 19, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Donald Joseph Bird Sr. (deceased), and Joyce Donovan Bird, brother of Donald J. Bird Jr. (deceased), died on December 12, 2020 at Rapides Regional Health Care in Alexandria, Louisiana.

He was the dear husband of Nancy Rothschild Bird of Many, Louisiana, for over 43 years, and the proud father of their children, Gabriel and wife Melissa and their children, Hannah and Donovan; their daughter, Kirstie, and their son Zachary.

Also survived by his mother; his aunt, Joycelyn B. Drum; nephews and niece; cousins; and his best friend of over 30 years, John (Possum) Earhart; and his wife, Mary, former residents of Many for 14 years.

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Lester Anderson Savell

Lester Anderson Savell

Graveside services for Lester Savell, 93, of Florien, were held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery (ward 2), Florien with Bro. Wayne Chance and Bro. Tony Langton officiating.

Lester Savell was born on Thursday, March 24, 1927 in Florien. He passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Sabine Medical Center in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Daisy (Dalton) Savell; brothers, Clarence Savell; Henry Savell; Edgar Savell; and Milton Savell; sisters, Evie Lea Walker; Opal Walker Corley; son-in-law, Billy Byles; granddaughter, Sandra “Sandy” Savell Terrell; and great-great-granddaughter, Memphis Grace Arnold.

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Joyce Clary Brandon

Joyce Clary Brandon

Graveside funeral services for Joyce Brandon were held on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Zwolle cemetery with Bro. Jerry Penfield officiating.

Joyce was born in Post, Texas on August 11, 1924 and passed away December 22, 2020.

She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Zwolle. She had a passion for Bible Study and did so daily. She was a homemaker and an avid quilter.

Joyce was preceded in death by her daughter, Frances Buvens, husband Victor Brandon; parents, Jesse and Katie Clary; sister, Gayle Woods; brothers, J. R. Doyle and Ansel Clary; brother-in-law, Dave Milligan; and son-in-law; Richard Basham.

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Donald Dudley Muncy

Donald Dudley Muncy

“God be with You till we meet again!”

(words Jeremiah E. Rankin, 1880, tune William G Tomer 1880)

Donald Dudley Muncy – loving husband, father, and friend – died December 13, 2020. He was 84 years old. He was born December 14, 1935 in Laird Hill, Texas to Wilburn Dudley and Mildred Ethel Reed Muncy. Educated at Jeanerette High School and University of Southwestern Louisiana. After a successful career in the oil and gas industry and traveling the world with Miss Ann, he retired to Toledo Bend in Many, Louisiana where he enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing and golfing. A devout member of the Zwolle United Methodist Church, he served the Lord sharing his talents in church callings that shaped and defined him. He will be remembered for his love of family, his entertaining stories, his powerful testimony, and willingness to help a neighbor in need.

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Mary Louise Sibley Gandy

Mary Louise Sibley Gandy

Louise was born February 26, 1926 to Florien Tilman and Ida Mae McCollister Sibley in Lou Ann, Arkansas. She was the oldest of 6 children. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in the Shuteye community where she served as the pianist. Aunt Sadie loved to travel with her late husband, Hurshel W. Gandy when he worked on the pipelines all over the United States and several groups from Many on the Carnival Cruise Lines.

She is survived by her nieces, Deborah Sibley Peterson and James of Angleton, Texas; Denise Sibley Cookson and Alan of Hurst, Texas; Judy Sibley Savage of Conroe, Texas; and Lora Sibley Cain of Sterlington, Louisiana; sister-in-laws, Delma Sibley of Beaumont, Texas; Martha Berel Sibley of Angleton, Texas; and Freida Sibley of Cascade, Montana; 1 great nephew, 3 great nieces and 1 great great niece; and 3 great nephews

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Sherman Edwin Salter

Sherman Edwin

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mr. Sherman Salter were held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Little Flock Baptist Church with Brother Donnie Paul Lewing officiating; interment followed in The Little Flock Cemetery. Sherman was born January 27, 1938 in Florien to Betty Mae (Cook) Salter and Thomas Crockett Salter and he entered into rest on December 12, 2020 in Lafayette.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crockett Salter; wife, Paula Faye (Lewing) Salter; daughter, Lindsey Salter; sisters, Mavis Miller; Leona Carroll; Aliene Davis; and Syble Bush; and his brother, Sid Salter. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter, Amy Salter of Pineville; daughter, Megan Nichols and husband, David of Florien; brother, Benny Salter and wife, Corrine of Minden; his 3 grandchildren, Alan; Jase; and Temperance Nichols. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives.

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Michael “Mike” Nathan Phillips

Michael “Mike” Nathan Phillips

Funeral services for Michael Phillips, 79, of Robeline were held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Wayne Chance officiating. Burial followed in the Fort Jesup Cemetery.

Mike Phillips was born on Thursday, January 9, 1941 in Chatham, Louisiana. He passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at University Hospital in New Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Beason Phillips; daughter, Sherry Phillips Jones; father, William (Bill) Phillips; mother, Adlena Goza Phillips; brother, Joe Phillips; and sister, Ann Phillips Collinsworth.

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