Obituaries

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Michael Wedgeworth

Funeral services for Michael Paul Wedgeworth, 69, of Many were held April 11 at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. He was born on Monday, May 31, 1948 in Many, and passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Paul Wedgeworth and Jewell Kelly Wedgeworth; and his brother, Ricky Wedgeworth. He is survived by his wife, Diana Blanchard Wedgeworth of Many; son, Gary Thomas Jr. and wife, Paula, of Many; grandchildren, Garrett Thomas of Austin, Texas, Gabe Thomas of San Diego, California and Grace Thomas of Shreveport; sisters, Sharon Montang of Many, Charlene McCormic of Many, Phillis Greer of Many, Marsha Cormier of Many and Sonia Doucet of Many; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Dennis McGaha, Barry Goss, Dennis Dzieken, Ronnie Bison, Dan Haigh, Richard Martone Jr., Jerrad Bragg and Dan Cormier.

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Ricky Evans

A memorial service honoring the life of Richard “Ricky” H. Evans, Sr., 71, was held April 13, at Rose-Neath’s Chapel in Mansfield with the Reverends Chucky Clark and Glenn Bezerra officiating. Ricky was born March 18, 1947, in Converse to Lillian Krousel and S.B. Evans, Sr. and entered into rest on April 11, 2018, in Converse. He lived his entire life in Converse. He was a well-known businessman in the area and a loyal family man. He was preceded in death by his parents, and B.G. Lewis. Those left behind to cherish his memory is his wife of 49 years, Rachel Evans of Converse; son, Richard H. Evans, Jr. of Shreveport; daughters, Teri Lea Evans of Austin, Texas, and Toni Ann Evans and Brad Dudley of Dallas, Texas; brother, Sidney “Sonny” Evans, Jr. and wife, Evelyn, of Natchitoches; grandchildren, Sela Hinkhouse and Samuel Hinkhouse; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Sid B.

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Muriel Royal

Funeral services honoring the life of Muriel Marie Royal were held April 6 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel of Many with Dr. Terry Horowitz officiating. She was born on January 17, 1930 to John Brown Mahaffey and Susan Ethel Anderson Mahaffey. She entered into rest on April 4, 2018 in Many at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Quinton Royal; brothers, J.C. Mahaffey, C.E. Mahaffey, and Cecil Mahaffey; and sisters, Eula Vee Cox, Imozelle Burris, and Lurlene Gabler.

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Mary Henderson

Funeral services honoring the life of Mary Teresa Henderson were held April 4 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Burial follow in the St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery in Noble/Ebarb community. She was born on April 10, 1931 in Ebarb to Beto Castillo and Lucy Procell. She entered into rest on March 30, 2018 at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her parents and her spouse, Olin Dean Henderson.

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Nelda Ashby

Graveside services honoring the life of Nelda Jean Ashby were held April 7 at Hosston Cemetery in Hosston. She was born on July 28, 1943 in San Diego, California to James Virgil Manning II and Frances Dodson Manning. She entered into rest on April 2, 2018 in Shreveport at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Francis Kenneth Ashby; and brother, James Virgil Manning III. She is survived by her sons, John R. Ashby, Sr. of Bossier City and Kevin W. Ashby and wife, Alisha, of Lake Charles; daughter, Elizabeth Harris and husband, Bill, of Noble; sisters, Virginia McLendon and husband, Lee, of San Antonio, Texas and Emma Dennis and husband, Jerry, of New Mexico; brother, John Manning and wife, Jeanette, of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Active Pallbearers were her grandsons.

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Ida Arabie

Ida May Arabie of Fisher, was born on December 16, 1929, in Alamosa, Colorado to Lee Sheek and May Jaynes. She passed away on Thurday, March 29, 2018, in Alexandria, Louisiana at the age of 88. Ida was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was baptized in 1941 and served faithfully for 77 years. Funeral services were held April 7 at the Kingdom Hall in Ball. Ed Quintana officiated. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur James Arabie; parents; three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Grady and Joyce Musquiz; sisters, Barbara McNeely, Phyllis Jackson, Thetis Souza and Donna Griffin; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Jehovah’s Witnesses - jw.org

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Vivian Brevelle

Funeral services for Vivian Marie Brevelle, 62, of Many were held April 5 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Lynn Lawrence and Bill Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Miller Cemetery. She was born on Tuesday, August 9, 1955 in Zwolle, and passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018 in Many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Willmer Miller and Dorothy Faye Richards Miller; grandson, Justin Brevelle; great granddaughter, Kayla Lewis; and sister, Glenda Mary Miller. She is survived by her husband, Floyd Brevelle of Many; sons, Brian “Miller” Brevelle and wife, Arlinda, of Converse and Daniel Brevelle of Many; sisters, Martha Dyess of Many, Linda Thibodeaux of Many, Willmer Fay Self of Coushatta, Pamela Jean Pat Phia-Paul of Houston, Texas, and Beatrice Lewis of Pleasant Hill; brother, Jerry Buddy Miller of Florien; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Brian Vines

Funeral services for Brian Keith Vines, 53, of Zwolle were held April 9 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Cyle Clayton officiating. Burial followed in the Sardis Cemetery. He was born on Tuesday, December 29, 1964 in Many, and passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Bossier City. He was preceded in death by his father, Glyn D Vines. He is survived by his wife, Diana Vines of Zwolle; step-daughters, Brandi Rowland of Tacoma, Washington and Taylor Rogers of Zwolle; mother, Alice Laverne Vines of Zwolle; brothers, David Vines of Chicago, Illinois and Jason Vines and wife, Lori, of Noble; step-grandchildren, Santos Rangel, Daviney Rangel, Diana “Baby D” Rangel and Kiya Rowland; aunt, Glenda Vines of Shreveport; nieces, Ashtyn Vines, Cierra Vines and Isabella Vines; nephew, Jackson Simpson; along with a host of friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sardis cemetery fund. Send payments to Bobby Leatherwood 171 Midway Rd. Converse, La.

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04
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Henry Thomas Wilson

Funeral services for Henry Thomas Wilson III, 56, of Pitkin were held March 31 in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville. Burial followed in the Pisgah Cemetery in Toro under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Henry was born into this life on March 20, 1962 in Shreveport to Henry Thomas Wilson II and Billie Wells Wilson. He passed from this life on March 23, 2018 in Allen Parish. Henry was a 1980 graduate of Florien High School and then attended Louisiana Tech. He was also a volunteer firefighter and was a truck driver for most of his adult life.

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Janice Lynn Potter

Funeral services for Janice Lynn Potter, 36, of Robeline were held March 30 at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Jared Vincent officiating. Burial followed in the Prospect Cemetery. She was born on Tuesday, July 7, 1981 in Alexandria, and She passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Wallace Potter; maternal grandparents, John and Polly Harris; paternal grandfather, Wallace Potter; and her grandmother, Lois Daniels.

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