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Janice Lynn Potter

Funeral services for Janice Lynn Potter, 36, of Robeline were held March 30 at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Jared Vincent officiating. Burial followed in the Prospect Cemetery. She was born on Tuesday, July 7, 1981 in Alexandria, and She passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Wallace Potter; maternal grandparents, John and Polly Harris; paternal grandfather, Wallace Potter; and her grandmother, Lois Daniels.

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Raymond Anthony Remedes

Raymond Anthony Remedes, 76, entered peacefully into the loving hands of our Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Richard Norsworthy and Father Mike Thang’wa officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with military honors. The life of Raymond Anthony Remedes began on June 9, 1941. He was the youngest of twelve children born to Joe and Elidia Remedes of Zwolle. He grew up in Zwolle attending St. Joseph’s Catholic School for six years and Zwolle High School for six years, where he graduated in 1959. He started working in the woods at the age of 13 cutting pulpwood and making ties for his father. He continued with various jobs in the woods until his graduation where he then was drafted into the Army. Upon his discharge from the army he then went to work for Sabine Lumber Company.

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Tommy Joe Kimble Sr.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Tommy Joe Kimble Sr. were held March 30 at Rose- Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Many with Brother Ronnie Sandifer officiating. He was born on February 10, 1950 to Tommy Joe Kimble and Bessie Jackson Kimble, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 26, 2018 at the age of 68. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Vivian Woods, Nell Bouregois, and Viola Daigrepont; and brother, Earl Kimble. He is survived by his wife, Elise Parrie; children, Renee Smith and husband, Mike, Tara Jackson and husband, Scott, Elizabeth Broomhall, Tommy Joe Kimble Jr., Tommy L. Kimble and wife, Melissa, and Bobby Kimble; brothers, Richard Kimble and wife, Willie, and Alvin Kimble and wife, Shannon; and eight grandchildren. Honoring him as pallbearers were Billy Woods, Kelly Kimble, Jeffery Kimble Jr., Mack Daigrepont, Dan Heggenstaller and Terry Malone.

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Hattie Mae Dziekan

Funeral services for Hattie Mae Dziekan, 92, of Florien were held April 2 at Many Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Daniel Lowe officiating. Burial followed in the Prospect Cemetery. She was born on Thursday, September 3, 1925 in Sabine Parish, and passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Florien. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Dziekan; parents, Needham Sandel and Mamie Bridges Sandel; one brother; and four sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Brandon of Noble; sons, Larry Dziekan of Lake Charles, Dennis Dziekan of Many and Jerome Dziekan and wife, Debra, of Florien; sister, Mildred Thaxton of Jena; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Darrin Brandon, Darryl Brandon, Jason Dziekan, Timothy Dziekan, Tommy Koss and Barry Goss. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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Eric Todd Knippers

Eric Todd Knippers, 43, of Many passed from this life on March 19, 2018. Service was held March 22 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in De- Ridder. Pastor Vic Warrick and Pastor Daniel Lowe officiated. Graveside service and burial followed at Friendship Cemetery in Robeline. He was preceded in death by his granddad, Glen Knippers and maternal grandparents, Nita and Floyd Martin. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Madalon Martin Merchant and James of Leesville; father, Glen Dale Knippers of Many; daughter, Lela Akili Knippers and her mother, Laura Blankenship, of Rosepine; son, Justice Driskill of Grand Bay, Alabama; brother, Curtis Andrew Knippers and Ashley of Many; sister, Ashlee Green and Andi Moneti of Perth, Australia; grandmother, Lela Jeanette Knippers of Natchitoches; step-mother, Martha Corley Knippers and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family, and friends.

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Rickie Westfall

Funeral services for Rickie Westfall, 61, of Many were held March 24 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Rickey Robertson and Buster Jordan officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. He was born on Sunday, September 9, 1956 in Sabine Parish and passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Many. He was preceded in death by his parents, James William Westfall, Jr. and Charleen Brown Westfall; brother, Donald Ray Westfall; sister, Gloria Sue Westfall; paternal grandparents, James William Westfall Sr. and Carrie Lee Thorton Westfall; maternal grandparents, Homer Brown and Jewel Thaxton Brown; and a special friend, Jack Creighton.

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Donald Leone

Funeral services for Donald Bernard Leone, 77, of Zwolle, were March 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Mike Thang’wa officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery. He was born on Monday, October 28, 1940 in Converse, and passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph B. Leone and Dorothy V. Longoria Leone; and his nephew, Eric Morse. He is survived by his sister, Billie Morse and husband, Earl of Colleyville, Texas; niece, Suzy Morris and husband, Geoff, of Carrollton, Texas; great nephews, Jake Morse of Carrollton, Texas and Justin Morse of Carrollton, Texas; along with a host of friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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Jonathan Hopkins

Jonathan Hopkins, 62, of Baton Rouge passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was born July 8, 1955 in Zwolle, where he grew up and lived until his high school graduation in 1973. When he reached driving age, you could see him most Saturdays delivering groceries all over town. He then worked his way through college at LSU in Baton Rouge earning a Civil Engineering degree in 1985, and earned the designation of Registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and Mississippi. He worked in the petrochemical industry for 25 years serving as Lead Civil/Structural Engineer on numerous projects throughout the region. His love of drawing and art was illustrated in the meticulous attention to detail in his drawings. He always wanted his projects to be completed with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Jonathan was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” Spencer Hopkins, Sr., and Selma Lefkovits Hopkins.

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Raymond Anthony Remedes

Raymond Anthony Remedes, 76, entered peacefully into the loving hands of our Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Richard Norsworthy and Father Mike Thang’wa officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with military honors. The life of Raymond Anthony Remedes began on June 9, 1941. He was the youngest of twelve children born to Joe and Elidia Remedes of Zwolle. He grew up in Zwolle attending St. Joseph’s Catholic School for six years and Zwolle High School for six years, where he graduated in 1959. He started working in the woods at the age of 13 cutting pulpwood and making ties for his father. He continued with various jobs in the woods until his graduation where he then was drafted into the Army. Upon his discharge from the army he then went to work for Sabine Lumber Company.

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Allie Nadine Haley Isgitt

Funeral services for Allie Nadine Haley Isgitt, 86, of Belmont were held March 14 at Union Baptist Church with the Reverends John Lewing II and Glen Howard officiating. Burial followed in the Belmont Cemetery. She was born on Tuesday, July 21, 1931 in Sabine Parish, and passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at her residence in Belmont. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Belmont. She spent her entire life caring for others and taking care of her husband, children, and grandchildren. She loved cooking big homemade meals for anybody who would eat. She also enjoyed working in her yard, feeding her hummingbirds, quilting and sewing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Columbus Isgitt, Jr.; parents, Elmer O. Haley and Nellie Wyatt Haley; brother, Elmer Raimond Haley; sister, Naomi Haley Burk; and great grandson, Gattlin Isgitt.

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