Obituaries

Wed
26
Aug

Tommy Robert O’Con

Tommy Robert O’Con

Funeral service for Tommy O’Con, age 64, of Robeline, were held on Monday, August 24, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Robeline. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Robeline.

Mr. O’Con was born on October 28, 1955, in Natchitoches and he died on August 20, 2020, in Shreveport after a brief illness. He was a member of the New Beginnings Apostolic Church of Bryant, Arkansas. Tommy was a dedicated Christian husband, father and grandfather. He died on “National Radio Day,” which was very fitting, as he was a talented radio announcer for many years and had recently created an online Southern Gospel/Contemporary Gospel radio station.

Wed
19
Aug

Daniel “Boone” Parrie

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Daniel “Boone” Parrie

Funeral services for Daniel Parrie were held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Many Chapel with Brother Leon Manshack officiating; interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Daniel “Boone” Parrie was born November 20, 1950 in Shreveport to Walter Parrie and Fannie Marie (Remedies) Parrie and entered into rest on August 10, 2020 in Shreveport.

Wed
19
Aug

Don Gillespie

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Don Gillespie

Funeral services for Mr. Don Gillespie were held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at New Freedom Fellowship Church with Brother Dean Hillman officiating; interment followed in the church cemetery. He was born December 7, 1947 in Ironton, Ohio to Ira Gillespie and Edna Ruth (Cox) Gillespie and entered into rest on August 9, 2020 at his residence.

He served honorably in the United States Army. Don enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved to travel and on his many adventures he liked hunting and fishing especially in the northern states and also in Canada.

Wed
19
Aug

Jimmy Earl “Watermelon Man” Bush

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Jimmy Earl “Watermelon Man” Bush

Funeral services for the immediate family only of Jimmy Bush, 75, of Many, were held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Penfield officiating. Burial followed in the Warren Cemetery.

Jimmy Earl Bush was born on Tuesday, January 2, 1945 in Many. He passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at his residence in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson Bush and Agnus Ailene (Caldwell) Bush; brothers, Thomas Eugene Bush, Charles Edward Bush; and sister, Mary Lynn Kelly.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Bush of Many; daughters, Melissa Hankins and husband Terry of Many; Julia Bush and partner Chad of Florien; sons, Jimmy Bush and wife Kimberly of Metairie, Louisiana; Jared Bush and wife Tina of Lumberton, Texas; sister, Judy Henderson and husband Rocky of Houma, Louisiana; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
19
Aug

Benjamin “Ben” Gonzalez Partida

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Benjamin “Ben” Gonzalez Partida

Benjamin Partida, aged only 15, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 in Junction City, Kansas. He was born on July 22, 2005 in Gelnhausen, Germany, to his beloved parents Sergio and Jessica Partida. He was beginning his sophomore year at Junction City High School where he was a member of the track and soccer team. A sweet and quiet young man, Ben was known by his family and friends to be quick-witted, sarcastic, funny, kind, and most of all, caring.

Wed
19
Aug

Ben D. Peterson

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Ben D. Peterson

Funeral services for Ben Peterson, 83, of Florien, were held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Festival Grounds in Florien. Burial will follow in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Social distancing precautions will be followed. Please bring a mask for indoor use. Please feel free to dress comfortably and bring a lawn chair and a special memory for the outdoor service.

Ben D. Peterson was born on Sunday, September 20, 1936, in Many. He passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Christus Highland Medical Center in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, S.D. and Dollie Peterson; sister, Ann Peterson Salter; nephews, Cassell Lehr and Dannon Peterson; and an infant son.

Wed
12
Aug

Huey Wayne Isgitt

Huey Wayne Isgitt

Funeral services for Huey Isgitt, 83, of Many, were held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Emmanuel Pentecostal Church with Rev. Howard Pennington officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Huey Isgitt was born on Sunday, February 7, 1937 in Many. He passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at his home in Many. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Quinton Isgitt; father, Anthony Isgitt; mother, Lula Isgitt; brother, Eddie Isgitt; sister-in-law, Shirley Isgitt; nephew, Waylon Isgitt; mother-in-law, Mary Gilliland; father-in-law, John Ebarb, Sr.; and brother-in-law, John Ebarb, Jr.

Wed
12
Aug

Robert “Bobby” A. Craig

Robert “Bobby” A. Craig

Funeral services for Robert “Bobby” Allen Craig, 80, of Zwolle, were held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Joseph Ampatt officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Robert “Bobby” Craig was born on Saturday, June 1, 1940 in Zwolle. He passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Zwolle.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cleveland Craig and Alma Dearman; siblings, Homer Craig; Wilmon Craig; Melovine King; Bessie Wilson; Etna Ramsey; Waple Dick Craig; Eloise Ebarb; Carrie Addington; Evon Youngblood; and Huey Craig.

Wed
12
Aug

Bobbie Ann Rivers Ezernack

Bobbie Ann Rivers Ezernack

A graveside service celebrating the life of Mrs. Bobbie Ann Ezernack were held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Rev. Francis Kamau officiating. Bobbie Ann Rivers Ezernack was born September 15, 1943 in Zwolle to Robert Otis Rivers and Elzado (Sepulvado) Rivers and entered into rest on August 1, 2020 in Shreveport. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a faithful lifetime parishioner who loved serving the Lord.

She was a great wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother. She never met a stranger and liked to open her home up to family and friends who devoured her scrumptious cooking and enjoyed her bubbly, loving personality.

Wed
05
Aug

Mary L. Belton

Mary L. Belton

Celebrating the Life of Mrs. Mary Belton. Mary was born on March 17, 1945 and passed away on July 29, 2020. Viewing will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 1pm - 6pm at Jenkins Funeral Home, 170 Van Buren St., Mansfield, La 71052. Funeral service will be held on Saturday August 8, 2020 at 11am at Saline Baptist Church, 600 Saline Church Rd, Converse, La 71419. Burial will be held at Saline Cemetery. All family is asked to wear purple. Immediate family will be seated first. Masks are required to enter.

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