Obituaries

Wed
23
Sep

Frankie L. Piscitelli

Frankie L. Piscitelli

Frankie L. Piscitelli Frankie Piscitelli, beloved wife, mother, sister, friend, and neighbor, died peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2020, in her home. She was born in Many to Ellis and Bessie Sibley on April 30, 1928, and graduated from Many High School in 1946. Frankie Lee was one of seven children and joined the U.S. Army-Air Corps, stationed with the Weather Cartography Unit in San Francisco. It is there she met her husband, Domenic, a veteran of three wars: WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He preceded her in death 35 years ago, from lung cancer. She is also preceded in death by her siblings, Robert, Helen, Clara, Elsie, Ellis Ray, and Kitty.

Wed
23
Sep

Rhodie Golden

Rhodie Golden

Rhodie Golden, age 75, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 13, 2020 in Mansfield.

Funeral services honoring the life of Rhodie Golden were held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield. Officiating the service was Bro. Chucky Clark. Interment followed the service at Cassell Cemetery in Converse.

Rhodie was born on April 4, 1945 in Converse to the late Homer and Pearl Golden. He was a truck driver for years, who loved to tell a good joke to anyone who would listen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Stacy Golden and TJ McCall; one brother, EC Golden; five sisters, Mary Thurkill, Jeanette Ross, Adele Roberts, Beatrice Manshack, and Elsie Mouser.

Wed
23
Sep

Stephen Weston White

Stephen Weston White

Stephen White, a son of Sabine Parish who was a loyal mentor, leader, competitor, and humble servant of God and humanity, left this world on Sept. 14, in Natchitoches.

Born on Dec. 29, 1983 in Shreveport, Weston was the son of Billy and Sandra White of Many. He was baptized at the First Pentecostal Church in Many. Even as a child, he was fearless and full of life. He attended church camp in Tioga annually, fished the Sabine River, and mastered the use of every tool or gadget he acquired. His earliest confidantes were his brothers, Willie and Waylon, who shared his love for adventure, whether it be building, sports, bicycle riding, or innocent mischief. He was even considered a sandwich connoisseur by his wide circle of friends.

Wed
09
Sep

Earl Ray Stutts

Earl Ray Stutts

Funeral services honoring the life of Earl Stutts were held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Rev. Roger Bynog, Jr. Interment followed the service at Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Earl was born on April 8, 1982 to Earl Franklin Stutts and Louise Smith Stutts. He entered into eternal rest on August 28, 2020.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Earl and Louise Stutts. He is survived by his daughters, Adriana and Mindi Stutts; sister, Barbara Bynog and husband Roger; brothers, Gerald LaCour and wife Lori; Thomas LaCour and wife Yolanda; Johnny Ashlock and wife Angela; and James Ashlock; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Honoring Earl as pallbearers were Johnathan Ashlock, Zeke Ashlock, Chad Dupre’, Michael Fish, Jesse Hardy, and Terry Williamson.

Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Jesse Ruybal

Wed
09
Sep

Margaret Wesley Love

February 19, 1934 – August 30, 2020

Funeral services for Margaret Wesley Love were held on Saturday, September 5, 2020, in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria, with the Reverend Emitte Belgard officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery in Colfax.

In her earlier years, Margaret enjoyed league bowling and playing bridge. A homemaker, Margaret had resided in Crowley; Lake Charles; New Iberia; Erath, and lastly at a care facility in Many. She loved cooking, especially during the holidays.

When the love of her life, J. D. Love, went to be with our Lord November of 2002, it forever changed the heart and mind of Margaret. J. D. died one month and one day short of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Those left to cherish her memory are daughter, Deborah (husband John) Gillard; brother, Percy (Melba) Wesley; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; numerous nieces; nephews; other family members; and friends.

Wed
09
Sep

James Bart Crittenden

James Bart Crittenden

Funeral services for James Bart Crittenden, 49, of Hornbeck, were held on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Hickman and Bro. Daymon Crittenden officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Knot Cemetery. Due to the COVID restrictions you are required to wear a mask.

James Bart Crittenden was born on Friday, July 2, 1971 in Bossier City. He passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at Our Lady of The Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Norman Crittenden and Mary Jane (Love) Crittenden; sister, Kellie Barnhill; and his brother, Jeffery Brian Crittenden.

Wed
09
Sep

Nicholaus “Nick” Louis Hightower

Nicholaus “Nick” Louis Hightower

Funeral services were held for Nicholaus Hightower, age 43, at Summerfield High School Gymnasium in Summerfield, Louisiana, on Sunday, September 6, 2020, with Rev. Wilton Anthony, officiating. Interment followed at Hebron Cemetery near Summerfield.

Nick was born on January 9, 1977, in Ruston, to Joe and LaVerne Dazenko Hightower. He entered into rest on Sunday, August 30, 2020, in Many. Nick graduated from Summerfield High School in 1994, and went on to Louisiana Tech to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. After graduation he went on to work at Kimberly-Clark in Paris, Texas, where he met his wife, Shasta. Over the years he worked at James Hardie Building Products and then went on to work at Weyerhaeuser in Zwolle; where he was currently employed.

He had a huge passion for his family and his career. He had such a generous heart and was always there to lend a hand and teach others anything he could.

Wed
09
Sep

James Glen Myers

James Glen Myers

James Myers, age 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 31, 2020, at his home in Pelican, Louisiana. Glen was born on July 28, 1940, in Provencal, Louisiana to Rev. J. N. Myers and Mirial Roberts Myers. His family moved to Pelican in 1951 when Bro. Myers became the pastor of the Pelican Baptist Church.

Wed
09
Sep

Billy Joe Peterson

Billy Joe Peterson

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 6:00 pm, on the grounds of the Marze Family home with Reverend Fred Fraser at 327 Mayo Blvd, Sunset, Louisiana for Billy Joe Peterson, age 81. He peacefully passed away Thursday morning, August 20, 2020 at his home in Lafayette surrounded by his wife, daughters, and closest family. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 3:00

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 3:00 pm at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Florien, Louisiana. Reverend Wilton “Tony” Anthony, Pastor of Siloam Baptist Church in Many, Louisiana will conduct the graveside service.

Wed
09
Sep

Nellie (Nell) Rice Law

Nellie (Nell) Rice Law

Nellie Law was born on February 25, 1923 to I. J. and Mary Rice in Fisher. She was the baby of seven children. Nell grew up in Florien from age seven and graduated from Florien High School. She was, according to her father and siblings, a precocious child who enjoyed conversations about topical events with adults. Nell was career oriented and spent time in Oregon and Houston working at various jobs before returning to Florien to marry a charming and handsome fellow, J. W. “Dub” Law, a love and partnership that lasted 62 years. Nell began working at Fort Polk in the early 1960’s and retired after years of service and many promotions. She enjoyed the professional challenges of her job as part of the logistics team that secured transportation, not only for soldiers who were trained and deployed from Fort Polk, but also their families. Nell had strong convictions about her faith, her family, and her country. She was well-read and enjoyed spirited discussions.

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