Obituaries

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07
Oct

Luther Knippers, Jr.

Luther Knippers, Jr.

Funeral services for Luther Knippers, 88, of Many were held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Warren Cemetery.

Luther Knippers was born on Tuesday, July 12, 1932 in Many, LA. He passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Knippers, Sr. and Leona Mitchell Knippers; first wife, Darlene Knippers; step daughter, Rhonda Rains Eason; sisters, Marie Sparks, Velma Hardy Oxley, and Georgia Lee West; and brothers, J.C. Knippers and Jimmie Knippers.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Knippers of Many; step-children, Kenneth Rains and wife Tricia of Many; Billy Rains and wife Kim of Many; Sherry Oxley and husband Tim of Many; eleven step grandchildren; nineteen step great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
07
Oct

Martha Youngblood

Martha Youngblood

Funeral services for Martha Youngblood, 79, of Merryville, Louisiana, were held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Chance officiating. Burial followed in the Ebenezer Cemetery.

Martha Youngblood was born on Wednesday, April 9, 1941 in Sabinetown, Texas. She passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020 at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hamp and Hattie (Taylor) Youngblood; sisters, Betty Prince and Helen Ward; brother, Lewis Youngblood; and several nieces and nephews.

Wed
07
Oct

Douglas Ray “Beulah” Ezernack

Douglas Ray “Beulah” Ezernack

Funeral services for Douglas Ezernack were held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at New Freedom Fellowship Church, with Bro. Dean Hillman officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. He was born March 27, 1957 to Albert Ezernack, Sr. and Dorothy (Ebarb) Ezernack in Zwolle and he passed away on October 2, 2020 in Many.

Wed
30
Sep

Donnie Foster Walker

Donnie Foster Walker

Graveside services for Donnie Walker, 73, of Coushatta, were held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Beulah Cemetery in Many with Bro. Wilton Anthony officiating and Bro. Kenneth Leach assisting.

Mr. Walker was born August 23, 1947 in Many and passed away September 13, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his father, J.C. Walker; mother, Doris Byrd; and one brother, J.C. “Jakey” Walker, Jr.

Mr. Walker is survived by his son, Brad Walker and wife, Laura; two grandchildren, Allen and Ellie Walker; companion of 30 years, Wanda Welborn; brothers and sisters, Betty Oxley of Negreet; Bobbie Wynn and husband, W.J. of Hemphill, Texas; Benny Walker and wife, Joy of Milam, Texas; Sarah Pilcher and husband, Charles of Zwolle; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tommy Matthews, Tom Cryer, Cade Pilcher, Jakey Oxley, Tony Walker, Jarrett Rule, and Dale Ford.

Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home

Coushatta, LA

Wed
30
Sep

Joy Dee Ferrant

Joy Dee Ferrant

Joy Ferrant stepped to heaven’s portal on August 27, 2020, at the age of 94. Joy was ready to tell everyone she knew that the Son of God, Jesus Christ, paid the entire debt for her sin. So, when God Almighty was ready, He took her into heaven because of His Son.

Joy and her twin brother were born on July 3, 1926 in Corbin, Louisiana. She enjoyed school and earned a degree in education at Southeastern during WWII. She was introduced to Paul C. Ferrant, a Ponchatoula soldier returning from the war. He noticed her immediately because of her vibrant personality. She and Paul married in 1946 just after she finished her degree. They celebrated their seventy-fourth anniversary on June 9, 2020.

Wed
30
Sep

Christian Curt Peterson

Christian Curt Peterson

Chris Peterson, son of Jan Merten (spouse Joe) of Bossier City and Jack Peterson (spouse, Gale) of Houston, Texas, went to be with our Lord on September 21, 2020, after a long battle with COPD. He was preceded in death by his sister, Inger (Peterson) Arnold; nephew, Buddy Arnold; aunt, Katie (Bappe) Pieper; uncle, David Bappe (spouse Norma); cousin, Danny Bappe; maternal grandparents, Dave Bappe and Charlotte Brown; paternal grandparents, Doris and Harold Peterson. Family survivors include his brother, Tucker Merten (spouse Rebecca) of Shreveport; brother-in-law, Jimmy Arnold (spouse Lori); niece, Jill (Arnold) Morris (spouse James) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; nephews, Matt Arnold (spouse Courtney), Tulsa, Oklahoma; John Merten of Shreveport; David Edwards (spouse Ashley) of El Paso, Texas; cousins, Christine Pieper; Jimmy Bappe; and Bobby Bappe; four grandnieces; three grand nephews; and a host of friends.

Wed
30
Sep

Bobbie Tooke Boudreaux

Bobbie Tooke Boudreaux

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Bobbie Boudreaux were held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at First United Methodist Church of Zwolle with Rev. Lisa Turnbull officiating; interment immediately followed at Bayou Scie Cemetery in Zwolle. Bobbie was born January 19, 1934 in Zwolle to Mary Julia (McGurk) Tooke and James Arthur Tooke and she entered into rest on September 23, 2020 in Crowley, Louisiana. One of her biggest accomplishments she was so proud of was the fact that her senior year at Belmont High School she was a member of the Powerhouse women’s basketball team that were state champions in 1953. Mrs. Bobbie worked many years as an assistant manager for Bell South telephone company. She took great pride in having this job and she strived to make sure her position was completed with the utmost professionalism.

Wed
23
Sep

Frankie L. Piscitelli

Frankie L. Piscitelli

Frankie L. Piscitelli Frankie Piscitelli, beloved wife, mother, sister, friend, and neighbor, died peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2020, in her home. She was born in Many to Ellis and Bessie Sibley on April 30, 1928, and graduated from Many High School in 1946. Frankie Lee was one of seven children and joined the U.S. Army-Air Corps, stationed with the Weather Cartography Unit in San Francisco. It is there she met her husband, Domenic, a veteran of three wars: WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He preceded her in death 35 years ago, from lung cancer. She is also preceded in death by her siblings, Robert, Helen, Clara, Elsie, Ellis Ray, and Kitty.

Wed
23
Sep

Rhodie Golden

Rhodie Golden

Rhodie Golden, age 75, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 13, 2020 in Mansfield.

Funeral services honoring the life of Rhodie Golden were held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield. Officiating the service was Bro. Chucky Clark. Interment followed the service at Cassell Cemetery in Converse.

Rhodie was born on April 4, 1945 in Converse to the late Homer and Pearl Golden. He was a truck driver for years, who loved to tell a good joke to anyone who would listen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Stacy Golden and TJ McCall; one brother, EC Golden; five sisters, Mary Thurkill, Jeanette Ross, Adele Roberts, Beatrice Manshack, and Elsie Mouser.

Wed
23
Sep

Stephen Weston White

Stephen Weston White

Stephen White, a son of Sabine Parish who was a loyal mentor, leader, competitor, and humble servant of God and humanity, left this world on Sept. 14, in Natchitoches.

Born on Dec. 29, 1983 in Shreveport, Weston was the son of Billy and Sandra White of Many. He was baptized at the First Pentecostal Church in Many. Even as a child, he was fearless and full of life. He attended church camp in Tioga annually, fished the Sabine River, and mastered the use of every tool or gadget he acquired. His earliest confidantes were his brothers, Willie and Waylon, who shared his love for adventure, whether it be building, sports, bicycle riding, or innocent mischief. He was even considered a sandwich connoisseur by his wide circle of friends.

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