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James Sistrunk

Funeral services honoring the life of James Melton Sistrunk, 77, were held January 7 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill with the Reverends Charlotte D. Birdwell and Dean Johnson officiating. Burial followed at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He was born March 23, 1941 in Pleasant Hill to Martin W. and Onie Free Sistrunk and entered into rest on January 4, 2019 at his residence. He was a loving father, brother and grandfather.

James was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Linda Faye Williams Sistrunk; and several brothers and sisters.

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James McConathy

A service to celebrate the life of James W. McConathy was held January 3 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florien. Burial followed at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery.

Jimmy, 58 years of age and a resident of Bossier City, passed away on December 30, 2018, in Shreveport. He was born on August 28, 1960, to Herman and Etta Marie Arnold McConathy in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marilyn Marie McConathy.

He is survived by his children, Cade McConathy and Quincie Jacquelyn McConathy; siblings, Gwendolyn Stephens and husband Richard, Michael McConathy and wife, Becky, Gary McConathy and wife, Veronica, and David McConathy and wife, Teresa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers included Michael McConathy, Gary McConathy, David McConathy, Brent McConathy, Richard Stephens, Jason McConathy, and Charlie Spears.

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Dana “Bull” Powell

Dana Dean Powell, age 60, of Robeline passed away on January 4, 2019. He was born to Bill and Betty Powell on January 1, 1959 in Jonesboro.

Dana, known to many as “Bull,” was a simple man with a great love for his family and his friends. He was generous and loyal to a fault. He was tough but had a huge heart, especially for children and animals. He worked alongside his family in the logging and timber business for many years as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He loved to tinker with engines and could fix things that seemed unfixable.

Dana had a passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed riding four wheelers, motorcycles and inherited his mother’s love for fishing. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. Later in life, he enjoyed raising cattle, a garden and tending his land. His genuine smile and ability make you laugh when no one else could, will be just a few of the special things those who love him will miss.

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Dorothy Ezernack

Funeral services for Dorothy M. Ezernack were held December 31 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle. Father Richard Norsworthy officiated. Interment followed at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Zwolle.

She was born February 25, 1929 in Zwolle to Albert and Mary Frances Ebarb and passed December 27, 2018 in Zwolle. Dorothy was a life-long resident of Sabine Parish.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert J. Ezernack, Sr.; daughter, Charlotte Cartinez; grandson, Scotty Craig; and brothers, Clifton Ebarb, Bill Ebarb, Alfred Ebarb, Raymond Ebarb and Steve Ebarb; and son-inlaw, Euell Martinez.

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Joy Rodrigues

Mrs. Joy M. Rodrigues née Ward, formerly Wester, a longtime resident of Many, died December 30, 2018. She was 72 years old.

Born in Lotus in 1946, she was preceded in death by her parents, Carlis and Eula B. Booty Ward; sisters, Inez Harwell and Shirley Ward; and her brother, John Ward.

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Ray Brown

Funeral services for Infant Ray Leonidas Brown of Coushatta were held December 30 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brian Jennings officiating. Interment followed in Tanyard Cemetery

Ray was born December 8, 2018 in Minden and passed away December 26, 2018 in Coushatta.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfathers, Jesse Ray Waddle and Jerry Don Campbell; paternal great-grandfather, Byron Leonidas “Jack” Brown; and paternal great-grandmother, Mary Ann Bamburg.

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Lloyd Ford

Funeral services for Lloyd H. Ford, 78, of Belmont, were held December 30 at Union Baptist Church in Belmont with the Reverends Dean Johnson, Glen Howard and John Lewing II officiating. Burial followed in the Old Pisgah Cemetery.

He was born on Monday, April 29, 1940 in Converse, and passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Louisiana Extended Care Hospital in Natchitoches.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lovette Veddette Ford and Lee Virgie Litton Ford; brother, Lee Veddette Ford; and his mother and father-in law, L. B. Evitt and Lessie Evitt.

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Louise Stutts

Funeral services honoring the life of Louise Smith Stutts, 76, were held January 6 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield with the Rev. Roger Bynog, Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Harmony Cemetery in Provencal.

Louise was born October 5, 1942 in Provencal to Minden and Caroline Garthman Smith and entered into rest on January 1, 2019, in Kilgore, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Gerald LaCour, Roger Ashlock, Earl Stutts; and brother, Minden Hall Smith, Jr.

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Leo Linaweaver

Leo Maynard Linaweaver, 71, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at his residence in Zwolle. He was born on Friday, June 27, 1947 in Lindsborg, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Forest McKinley Linaweaver; mother, Vera Gladys Gordon Linaweaver; sister, Glova Flood; brothers, Maynard Linaweaver, Delbert Linaweaver and Clarence Linaweaver; and nephew, Jimmy Flood, Jr.

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Patsy Funderburg

Funeral services for Patsy Ruth Funderburg, 85, of Pleasant Hill, were held December 22 at First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill with the Rev. Mike Wilcher officiating. Burial followed in the Spring Ridge Cemetery.

She was born on Sunday, November 12, 1933 in Anderson, Mississippi, and passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 in Robeline.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Hatfield; parents, Orville Edward Holloway and Velma Reatha Grissom Holloway; brothers, Bobby and Gary Holloway; and daughter,

Susan Ann Hatfield.

She is survived by her husband, Buddy Funderburg of Pleasant Hill; daughters, Donna Wyatt of Robeline, Carole Purcell of Kentucky, Jana Lynn Hatfield of Burlington, Kentucky and Tanya Lane Hatfield of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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