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Janet Eason

Janet Eason passed away in Shreveport after a sudden illness. She was born in Converse and grew up in Many. She was long time resident of Shreveport and retired from Eckerds Pharmacy. Ms. Eason was a devoted Christian who had five children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was an avid cat person who had two special cats, Max and Callie. Ms. Eason was a longlife book reader and loved her trips to the local library. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, in ink, and relished putting complicated puzzles together. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Glenna Mae Eason; sister, Inez Walker; and brothers, James Eason and Wayne Eason.

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Janice Ann Treese

Funeral services for Janice Ann Treese, 85, of Florien were held November 1 at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many with the Rev. Brady Anderson and Bro. Stuart Martin officiating. Burial followed in the Prospect Cemetery in Florien. Jan was born on January 27, 1933 in New Orleans and passed away October 28, 2018, after a lengthy illness, in the hospital in Leesville. She loved the Lord and loved her church. If you ever met Jan, you loved her. She never met a stranger and loved everyone with her whole heart. She loved her family and enjoyed every minute spent with them. She loved to dance, play bingo, and run the kitchen at the VFW Hall. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 26 years, James Leggett; second husband of 26 years, Robert Treese; daughter, Pamela Douglas; father and mother, Loisel Scioneaux and Stella LeBlanc Scioneaux; and her sisters and brothers.

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Mr. David Carlton Bass Sr.

Mr. David Carlton Bass Sr. of Silsbee, Texas, passed away Thursday October 25, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas, at the age of 83 years, 8 months, and 19 days. He was born February 6, 1935, in Negreet to parents Dave Bass and Emma Lee Bass, and grew up in the Sabine Parish area. He and Lorena Kelly were married July 4, 1954, and moved to Hardin County, Texas, in 1956. David retired from Temple- Inland Paper Mill in Evadale, Texas, in 1997 after 39 years of experience. A longtime faithful Christian, David was ordained as a deacon at North Hardin Baptist Church and had also later served at Friendship Baptist Church as a deacon and youth director with his wife, and worked with the church’s bus ministry. In later years he has been a member of Faith Family Baptist Church. Mr. Bass enjoyed gardening but his great passionate love was his wife and family. He had really enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Rose Murray Halpain

Rose Murray Halpain was born to Blanche MacFarlane Grayson and Allen Mayo Grayson on June 15, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas and went home to be with God on October 26, 2018. She devoted her life to her family and God. She was a wonderful caring wife to the love of her life, Luke Halpain, Jr., and mother to Lisa Halpain Piehler, Mark Halpain, and Stacey Halpain. She was a loving grandmother to Dennis and Michael Piehler, Nichole Halpain Johnson and Shayna Halpain, and a proud great grandmother to Zander, Stella, Emma, and Victor. Her strength, wisdom, and love will live forever in the hearts of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Billy Grayson, and her daughter, Stacey Halpain.

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Mary Jane Sepulvado

A funeral Mass celebrating the life of Mary Jane Sepulvado, 76, will be held Tuesday, November 6 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Mary Jane was born on February 10, 1942 in Zwolle to Louis Remedies and Bertie Lee Parrie Remedies, and passed away November 2, 2018 in Zwolle. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tony Sepulvado; son, James Patrick Sepulvado; brother, Charles “Goodtime Charlie” Remedies; and her great granddaughter, Gracie Leigh Leggett.

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Mixon Stacey Jones

Funeral services for Mixon Stacey Jones, 91, of Hornbeck were held November 2 at Plainview Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Chance and Phillip Jones, Sr. officiating. He was born on Saturday, September 3, 1927 in Sabine Parish, and passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Many. Mr. Jones served his country in the Korean War. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alvie Jones and Oma Ouida Self Jones; brothers, Edward, Paul, K. C. and Elvin Jones; and sisters, Laverne Parlee and Fourthie Cole. He is survived by his wife, June Marilyn Jones of Hornbeck; daughters, Donna Jones of Austin, Texas and Belinda Jones of Bryan, Texas; sons, Stephen Jones of Hornbeck, and Phillip Jones, Sr. and wife, Denise, of Dallas, Texas; sister, Edna Mitternight of Lake Charles; grandsons, Phillip Jones, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, Benjamin Jones of Austin, Texas and Laura and Simen Hannevold of Norway; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Janice Renell Hardy

Funeral services for Janice Renell Hardy, 67, of Many, were held October 30 at The Life Church with Pastors Jim Manning and Tommy Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. She was born on Sunday, August 12, 1951 in Many, and passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Many. She was preceded in death by her parents, A. G. Hardy and Susie Beatrice Hall Hardy; and her brother, James Hardy. She is survived by her sisters, Cynthia York of Zwolle and Becky Hardy of Many; brothers, A. G. “Red” Hardy of Many, Buddy Hardy of Florien, Randy Hardy of Robeline, Doyle Hardy of Hornbeck, and Joe Hardy of Many; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Dustin Hardy, Jackie Hardy, Dale Hardy, Brandon Cartinez, Zack York and Stephen York. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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Carrie Laffitte

Funeral services honoring the life of Carrie Laffitte, 83, were held October 28 at Pelican United Methodist Church in Pelican with the Rev. Paul Gwinn and Lay Servant Jeremy Phillips officiating. Burial followed at Pelican Cemetery in Pelican. She was born February 19, 1935 in Harmon to Marion and Velmer Morse Richey and entered into rest on October 24, 2018 in Pelican. Preceding Carrie in death were her parents; husband, Marshall Mack Laffitte; sons, Carey Marcel “Cooter” Laffitte, and James Marshall “Jamie” Laffitte; sisters, Ruby Burns, Verna Gabel, Mallie Litton, and Doris Richey; brother, Vernard Marion Richey; and son-in-law, Donnie Averitt.

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Gwendolyn “Lynn” Gail Johnson

Gwendolyn “Lynn” Gail Johnson, 71, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Graveside services and interment for Lynn will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florien on October 31 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wilton Anthony officiating. Visitation will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, beginning at 10 a.m., immediately preceding graveside services. Arrangements are provided by Warren Meadows Funeral Home. Gwendolyn Gail was born July 4, 1947 to Wilbur and Irene née Hopkins Salter of Sabine Parish. She was a 1965 graduate of Florien High School. Lynn was married to George Johnson for over 45 years and raised two daughters, Michele and Melissa. She worked as the City Clerk for the Village of Florien for many years. She was known for being patient, kind, and positive with everyone during her time as City Clerk. Lynn enjoyed reading and sharing her love of books with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid animal and dog lover.

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Reta Nadine Slaughter

Funeral services for Reta Nadine Slaughter, 80, of Florien were held October 25 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Chance officiating. Burial will follow in the Florien Cemetery. She was born on Thursday, February 3, 1938 in Sabine Parish, and passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Slaughter and her parents, Edward and Myrtie Burleson Browning. She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Craft and husband, the Rev. Bill, of Florien; son, Richard Slaughter and wife, Joyce, of Anacoco; sisters, Imogene Salter of Many, Bennie Lou Browning of Many, and Netha Powell of Florien; brother, Edward Claude Browning, Jr. of Natchitoches; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Colby Walsh, Rowland Powell, Mickey Browning, Dustin Santos, Wade Daily and Thomas Smart.

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