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Norma Whitmer

Norma Jean Whitmer, age 80, of Many, passed away November 13, 2018, at Sabine Retirement and Rehabilitation Center in Many. She was born February 20, 1938, in Marshall, Missouri, the daughter of Frances Johnson and Raymond Scott.

She attended grade school in Marshall and received her GED later in life. In March 1957, she was united in marriage to Gale Eugene Whitmer and to this union six children were born. She was employed by Lee’s Motel in Carrollton Missouri; Banner Biscuit Company in Carrollton; and the Sabine River Authority in Many which she retired from in 1996.

Norma’s hobbies included fishing, writing, watching nature, especially hummingbirds, squirrels, and sharing her faith. She was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith and attended the Kingdom Hall’s in Many and Carrollton.

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Ruth Veuleman

Ruth Gandy Coburn House Veuleman, 91, of Many died November 20, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Funeral services were held November 24 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many with the Rev. Dean Crittenden officiating. Interment followed at Florien Cemetery.

She was survived by her son, Gary W. Coburn and wife ,Linda; brother, David Max Gandy and wife, Doris; grandchildren, Lindy Neal and Richard Coburn; beloved great grandson, Micah Coburn; step-children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, W.E. “Ted” Coburn; parents, Ed and Lula Gandy; brothers, Milton Gandy and Oscar Gandy; sister, Jewel Cavanaugh; second husband, Jack House; and third husband, Doc Veuleman.

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Ralph Vines

Memorial services for Ralph Tracy Vines, 51, of Many were held November 19 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Wilton Anthony, Donnie Paul Lewing and Joe Hendrickson officiating

He was born Wednesday, December 28, 1966 in Shreveport, and passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kirk Martell Vines.

He is survived by his wife, Kim Vines of Many; sons, Jefferson Vines of Many and Joseph Vines of Many; daughter, Joely Vines of Many; mother, Delores Vines of Many; brothers, Brad Vines and wife, Kathy, of Nashville, Arkansas and Ryan Vines and wife, Melissa, of Many; nephew, Jeremiah Vines of Many; nieces, Hanna Savell and husband, Blake, of Many and McKayla Vines of Nashville, Arkansas; along with a host of friends.

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

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Vonda Renee Rogers Miller

Funeral services honoring the life of Vonda Miller, 63, were held on November 16 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed at Converse Cemetery in Converse.

Vonda was born December 8, 1954 in Converse to Buster and LaNell Anderson Rogers and entered into rest on November 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father.

Those left behind to cherish her memory is her mother, LaNell Rogers of Converse; daughter, Erin Miller and fiancé Marty Sepulvado of Shreveport; sister, Susie Rogers and Jerry Williams of Converse; brother, Marty Rogers of Converse; grandson, Cayden Miller Fletcher; niece, Shannon Cox and husband, Nicholas; nephew, Scotty Williams and wife, Cheyenne; and great niece and nephews, Andrew Cox, Alex Cox, Christopher Williams, and Chesleigh Williams.

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Claudie Glenn Lemons

Funeral services for Claudie Lemons, 82, of Robeline, were held November 15 at The Life Church with Pastors Jim Manning and Tommy Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Claudie Lemons was born on Thursday, October 15, 1936 in Robeline. He passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Soloman Lemons and Ola Matthews Lemons; brother, Porter Lemons; sister, Audie Lale; and son, Kenneth Murrell, Jr..

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Michael “Mike” Breaux

Funeral services for Michael Breaux, 64, of Florien, were held November 10 at St. John’s Cath-olic Church with Father Francis Kamau officiating. Burial fol-lowed in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.Michael Breaux was born on Sunday, September 19, 1954 in Assumption Parish, and he passed away on Tuesday, No-vember 6, 2018 at his home in Florien.He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Julia Berthelot Breaux, Sr.He is survived by his wife, Karen Breaux of Florien; chil-dren, Michael J. Breaux, Jr. and wife, Holly, Nicholas T. Breaux and wife, Tiffani, Mickey C. Breaux and wife, Magan, and Mark A. Ordoyne Breaux; grand-children, Nikko T. Breaux, Bailee C. Breaux, Jace M. Breaux and Jacob A. Breaux; brothers, Floyd A. Breaux, Jr. and wife, Gail, and Wayne J. Breaux and wife, Vick-ie; nieces, Casie Breaux and Er-ika Breaux; along with a host of family and friends.

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Willadean “Aunt Dean” Mullens

Funeral services for Wil-ladean Miller Mullens, 89, of Florien, were held November 9 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Evans and the Rev. Jason Kees officiating. Buri-al followed November 10 at the Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. She was born on Saturday, February 2, 1929 in Florien, and passed away on Wednesday, No-vember 7, 2018 at her home in Florien. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Luther Mullens; sons, Michael Wayne Mullens and Kenneth Ray Mul-lens; parents, Marvin and Tres-sa Vidler Miller; siblings, Clyde Miller, Sybil Miller Crunk, Ma-rie Miller Gore and Billy Wayne Miller.She is survived by her broth-er, Theddie Miller of Florien; along with a host of nieces, neph-ews and friends. Pallbearers were Paul Swin-dle, Jr., Theddie Ray Miller Jr., Dave “Slick” Firesheets, Ryan Alford, Chris Funderburk, Roy Miller and Trent Blair.Honorary pallbearers were Alvin Guy, Reed Hall and Louis Remedies.Proverbs 31:10A worthy woman who can find?

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Theda V. Mitchell

Funeral services honoring the life of Theda Mitchell, 84, were held November 7 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, with the Reverends Bruce Mitchell and Richard Hale officiating. Burial followed at Warren Cem-etery in Fisher. Theda was born December 3, 1933 in Fisher, to John and Zarah Law Hayes and entered into rest on November 3, 2018. She graduated from Universi-ty of Southwestern Louisiana and taught for 25 years for the DeSoto Parish schools. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Mansfield. She was a wonderful sister, mother, grand-mother, friend, and teacher to many.Preceding Theda in death were her parents; husband, E.J. Mitch-ell; and brothers, James Hayes and Bobby Hayes. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Jerry K. Mitchell of Grand Cane, and Elwin C.

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Halvor “Bo” Peterson Jr.

Halvor Lamar Peterson Jr. known to everyone as “Bo,” passed away November 5, 2018. He was born on Octo-ber 21, 1959 in Zwolle. Funeral services were held November 8 at Many Church of the Nazarene with Bros. Daniel Lowe and Dean Johnson officiating.

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Emmett “Butch” Manasco

Emmett Darrell Manasco, was born November 8, 1946 and passed away Friday, November 2, 2018. Funeral services were held November 6 at Alford Heights Baptist Church in Many with burial at Antioch Cemetery in Florien. He was a lifelong resident of Many where he established his livelihood as a used car salesman, and later a bail bondsman. He was elected as a Sabine Parish Police Jury Member for three terms. He was also appointed as a Sabine Parish Fire District Board Member for many years. He truly enjoyed dealing, trading, and tinkering with his cars and tractors. Butch loved his family deeply and was treasured by them in return. He beamed with pride with each mention of his children and grandchildren. His devotion toward his family was demonstrated through his diligence and provision. His insatiable wit and comedic relief will be sorely missed by his extended family and friends alike. In addition, Butch loved to fellowship with others.

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