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Dorothy Taylor

Funeral services celebrating the life of Dorothy Bedell Taylor were held April 28 at Bayou Scie United Methodist Church in Zwolle with the Rev. Jim Phaup officiating. She was born on April 20, 1930 to Bailey Bedell and Mae Marr Pruitt. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 26, 2018 at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her spouse of 44 years, Jewel Taylor. She is survived by her son, Wade Lynwood Taylor of Zwolle; sister, Francis Hayes of Zwolle; grandchildren, Jonathan Taylor and wife, Brooke, of West Monroe, Stephen Taylor and wife, Sue Ann, of Zwolle, and Amanda Martinez and husband, Danny, of Zwolle; and great-grandchildren, McKenna Taylor, Ryland Taylor, Jackson Taylor, and Aleah Taylor all of West Monroe. Honoring her as pallbearers were Stephen Taylor, Jonathan Taylor, Ryland Taylor, Danny Martinez, David Wilson, and Travis Wilson.

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Linda Brown

Linda Rozann Brown was born on Friday, January 28, 1944 in Many, and passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earlis Truett Brown and Opal Addie Ellzey Brown. She is survived by her sister, Thelma Early and husband, Tommy, of Belmont; nieces, Joy DeWeese of Belmont and Kim Marsh and husband, Edward, of Waxahachie, Texas; along with a host of cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows. com

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Paul Vernon Baker

Paul Vernon Baker, 94, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Christus Grace Home in Shreveport after a short illness. He was born September 16, 1923 in Labette, Kansas. Funeral services were held April 20 at Aimwell Baptist Church in Zwolle.

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Harold Douglas Tilley Sr.

Funeral services for Harold Douglas Tilley Sr., 81, of Many were held April 18 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dean Crittenden officiating. Burial followed in the Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville. He was born Sunday, August 2, 1936 in Plainview, Texas, and passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Many.

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Marilyn Dilley

Marilyn Ella Dilley, 74, of Hemphill, Texas passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at Cabrini hospital in Alexandria. She was born December 10, 1943 in Cassville, Missouri to Lena and Loren H. Wallace, both preceded her in death. She married Allen Dilley on August 11 1963 and he preceded her in death in 2006. She was a U.S. Air Force spouse for 20 years and upon retirement she and her husband settled in Hemphill. She served in the VFW Auxiliary in Many for 14 years. She worked for and retired from the hospital in Many. After getting restless at home, she went to work for Hemphill Fuel Stop (Valero), baking cakes and pies and working in the deli. She was a devoted Christian and member of New Hope Baptist Church in Milam, Texas. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Pierce of Shreveport; son, Rusty Dilley of Hemphill; and sister, Kay Campbell and husband, Terry of Monett, Missouri. Memorial services were held April 19 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Milam.

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Allen Ross

Funeral services celebrating the life of Allen “Tink” Ross were held April 14 at Beulah Baptist Church in Many with the Rev. Kenneth Leach officiating. “Tink” was born on January 2, 1915 to James and Eula Ross, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 11, 2018 at the age of 103. He was preceded in death by his parents; Willie Mae Ross, his spouse of 77 years; son, Oscar Ross; brothers, Cecil Ross, E.C. Ross and William “Bill” Ross; and sisters, Alma Edwards, Mabel Ross, Katherine Derrick, Bernice Williams and Evelyn Ross.

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25
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Cecil H. Brumley

“My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.” Psalm 62:7 Services celebrating the life of Cecil H. Brumley were held at April 21 at First Baptist Church in Converse with the Reverends Glenn Bezerra, Gary Hanberry and Jonathan Hanberry officiating. Mr. Brumley was born March 26, 1921 in Many to Ella Dew and Walter Houston Brumley and entered into rest on April 17, 2018 in Gonzales surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Sabine Parish the majority of his life. After the war he moved to Converse and resided there until 2016 when he moved to Baton Rouge to be closer to family and in 2018 he moved to Gonzales where he resided until his homegoing. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. While stationed stateside and later in Hawaii, he helped to capture and decode Japanese messages. He proudly shared with family and friends the memories of those duties throughout his life. Mr.

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Jimmie Cook

Funeral Services for Jimmie W. Cook, 61, of Coppell, Texas, will be held Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many with the Rev. Tom Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Florien Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many. He was born on Friday, January 25, 1957 in Many, and passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his father, James R. Cook, Sr. and daughter, Chelsea Cook. He is survived by his son, Kelby B. Cook of Shreveport; mother, Nellie Hopkins Cook of Florien; sister, Gwenda C. Jones of Dover, Tennessee; brothers, Michael L. Cook and wife, Diane of Saraland, Alabama, and James R. Cook, Jr. and wife, Lisa of Shreveport; grandchildren, Destiny and Kelsey; along with nieces, nephews and a host of good friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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Allen Ross

Funeral services celebrating the life of Allen “Tink” Ross were held April 14 at Beulah Baptist Church in Many with the Rev. Kenneth Leach officiating. “Tink” was born on January 2, 1915 to James and Eula Ross, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 11, 2018 at the age of 103. He was preceded in death by his parents; Willie Mae Ross, his spouse of 77 years; son, Oscar Ross; brothers, Cecil Ross, E.C. Ross and William “Bill” Ross; and sisters, Alma Edwards, Mabel Ross, Katherine Derrick, Bernice Williams and Evelyn Ross.

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“B.J.” Orchid

Bill J. “B.J.” Orchid passed away on April 11, 2018, in Port Arthur, Texas. He was born in Amity, Arkansas on September 30, 1933, he was the son of Eunice and Carl Orchid. He graduated from Clarks High School in Clarks in 1953. He was a well-known high school athlete, particularly a baseball catcher. Mr. Orchid declined an athletic scholarship to Northwestern State University and instead enlisted in September 1953 in the U.S. Army. He spent 16 months in Korea as an artilleryman and served until 1956, attaining the rank of sergeant. He also spent time in the Army Reserves. During his break between basic training and advanced infantry training in 1953 he took time to marry his high school sweetheart, Helen Small. They remained an inseparable couple for 64 years. Mr. Orchid was a devout Christian. He was ordained a Deacon in 1969 at the Alford Heights Baptist Church in Many. In Many, Mr. Orchid was active in many community organizations.

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