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Betty Marsh

Betty A. Lucius Marsh passed away at her home in Florien on January 24, 2018. She was born June 29, 1941 to Lud Bryson Lucius and Eula Mae Vogels Lucius. Betty married Norman Marsh of Toro on December 22, 1961. Betty and Norman lived all over the United States from California to Florida until Norman retired from the Air Force in 1976. Betty was happy to move closer to home and loved entertaining her friends and family, hosting countless parties attended by her extended family and good friends. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing with her sister Louise and hunting for artifacts with her nephew Michael. She also enjoyed playing cards with her sisters-in-law, and made many friends playing Bingo. Betty also loved traveling; her favorite destinations included visiting family in Texas, Oregon, and friends in Salt Spring Island, Canada.

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William Durrett

Funeral services for William David Durrett Jr. were held January 28 at Plainview Baptist Church with Wesley Farris and the Reverends Wayne Chance and Daniel Lowe officiating. Burial followed in the Plainview Cemetery. He was born on April 29, 1938, in Peason and passed away on January 25, 2018 at the age of 79. He was a 1957 graduate of Plainview High School. Mr. Durrett worked on the Toledo Bend Dam, built bridges in Shreveport, and worked in a steel mill in Fort Worth, Texas before working many years at Boise Cascade. He enjoyed working in his garden, tending his animals, and singing. Being a friendly person, Mr. Durrett never met a stranger. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, William David Durrett Sr. and Ruby Mae Wilson Durrett; sister, Juanita Faircloth; and brother, J.W. Durrett.

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Hosea Sepulvado

Funeral services honoring the life of Hosea Eugene Sepulvado were held January 29 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Mike Thang’ Wa officiating. He was born on November 30, 1938 in Shreveport to Hosea Sepulvado and Lorena Leone of Zwolle. He entered into rest on January 24, 2018 in Noble at the age of 79. He was a decorated veteran, receiving a good conduct medal while actively serving three years in the United States Marine Corps from 1960 to 1963. While serving he was made a private first class (E-2), before being honorably discharged in June 1963. After leaving active duty military he continued to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, while also working for Timber Inc. as a logger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hosea Sepulvado and Lorena Leone Sepulvado.

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Donald Emmett Meshell

Funeral services honoring the life of Donald Emmett Meshell were held January 18 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Interment followed in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Donnie, 56, was born the youngest son of four to Emmett Eugene and Iva Lee Meshell on December 12, 1961, and passed into eternal rest on January 14, 2018. He lived his life to the fullest; a few of his favorite things were fast cars, loud music, and telling jokes. He never met a stranger and never missed an opportunity to have fun. Preceding him in death was his father, Emmett Meshell, and his brother, Dewayne Meshell. Survivors include his mother, Iva Lee Meshell; brothers, David Ray Meshell Sr., and Dennis Meshell; daughter, Jessica Richardson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Honoring him as pallbearers were Jason Meshell, Kevin Meshell, David Meshell Jr., Keith Meshell, Clint Meshell, Bruce Lowe and Jonathan Meshell.

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Jeanette V. Miller

Funeral services for Jeanette V. Miller, 74, of Negreet were held January 20 at Siloam Baptist Church with Bros. Wilton Anthony, Kenneth Leach, Sr., Mike Henderson and Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery. She was born Thursday, May 27, 1943 in Marthaville, and passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester “Doc” Veuleman and Dora Irene Moore Veuleman. She is survived by her husband, J. R. “Sonny” Miller of Negreet; son, Chad Miller and wife, Shannon, of Negreet; daughter, Kelli McLendon and husband, Patrick, of Negreet; sister, Pattie Alford of Baton Rouge; brother, Terry Veuleman and wife, Dena, of Texarkana, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Derrick McLendon, Denver McLendon, Daniel Cheatwood, Elton Savell, Kevin Alford, Clint Branam, Bradly McMillian, and Cade Pilcher.

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Gene” Paul Kavanagh

Graveside services for Eugene “Gene” Paul Kavanagh, 78, of Robeline were held January 23 at St John the Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Ernie Rains officiating. He was born Tuesday, April 4, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, and passed away at his residence Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Robeline. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Kavanagh and Edith Cunningham Kavanagh; first wife, Peggy Kavanagh; and sister, Ruth Lancson. He is survived by his wife, Judy Gibson Kavanagh of Robeline; children, Eugene Kavanagh and Margaret LaCour and husband, Larry; grandchildren, Brandon Kavanagh, Kyle Heard, MaryMae Kavanagh, Erin Kavanagh, Destane Kavanagh, Miranda Kavanagh and Bradley LaCour; great grandchildren, Rebecca Vallery, Rylan Lacey, Kamden Vallery, Lydia Thibedeaux, Elsa Ritterback, JahLena White, Brookelyn White, Jason Rivers and Rhett LaCour; niece, Donna Trask; along with a host of friends.

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Floyd J. Giblin

Funeral Services for Floyd J. Giblin, 72, of Many will be held January 24 at 1 p.m. at The First United Methodist Church of Many with the Reverends Wilton Anthony and Bo Horne officiating. Burial will follow at the Many Cemetery. Floyd, the oldest of twin boys, was born on Wednesday December 26, 1945, in Baton Rouge, and passed away Friday January 19, 2018, at his home in Many. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tolita Simon Giblin; father, Robert Giblin; and uncle, Cleo Simon. Born to hearing impaired parents, Floyd learned his communication skills at a very young age by serving as a bridge between the deaf and hearing world. This became a base of personal connection that has served him throughout his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving, running, but most of all, his first love was football. Floyd was a patriot that served his country with convection and pride.

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Mary E. Gilliland

Funeral services honoring the life of Mary E. Gilliland were held January 21 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Many with Brother Jimmy Price officiating. She was born November 25, 1927 in Zwolle to Sevado and Mary Ellen Sepulvado. She entered into rest on January 16, 2018 in Many at the age of 90 blessed years of life. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, John A. Ebarb Jr.; sister, Gracie Sepulvado; and her brothers, Zee Sepulvado, Morise Sepulvado, Thomas Sepulvado, James Sepulvado, William Sepulvado, Murphy Sepulvado, Wyett Sepulvado, and Elmo Sepulvado. She is survived by her sons, Robert Ebarb and wife, Tina, of Van- Buren, Arkansas, and Dale Gilliland and wife, Samantha, of Stonewall; daughters, Mary Isgitt and husband, Wayne, of Many, Margie Scott and husband, Larry, of Spring, Texas, Charlotte Sepulvado, and fiancé, Michael Dupre of Many; 23 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and a host nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Louis Raymond “Ray” Noel

Louis Raymond “Ray” Noel, 76, formerly of Many, died from his long battle with Lewy Body Dementia on Tuesday January 9, 2018, in Alpharetta, Georgia. There will be a memorial Service held at Rose-Neath Funeral home on Texas Highway outside of Many on January 27 with visitation from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with the service beginning at 2 p.m. Family and friends are invited to visit with the family after the service at the Noel house at 139 Marla Street, at Shady Oaks. Ray was born on July 26, 1941 in Lafayette to Louis and Alice Noel in Lafayette General Hospital. He attended school at Opelousas High School until moving to Port Arthur, Texas. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and attended Lamar College in Beaumont, Texas. In 1962, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. After returning from active duty, he went to work for Western Auto where he went into management and later became a District Manager.

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Lois Barnhill

Funeral services for Lois A. Barnhill, 90, of Many were held January 15 at the First United Methodist Church of Many. The Reverends Bo Horne and Ray Spiller, officiated. Burial followed in the Many Cemetery under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home. Mrs. Barnhill died Friday, January 12 at Sabine Retirement and Rehabilitation following a short illness. She had been a resident for almost a year. Mrs. Barnhill was a longtime member of the United Methodist Women and the Many Book Club. Her hobbies included reading and cooking. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emory and Gladys Ankrom of Vandalia, Missouri; her brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Ann Ankrom of San Bruno, California; her first husband, Donald W. Smith; and her second husband, Raymond Barnhill of Many. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Smith Ammons and husband, Kenneth of Many; son, Derek W.

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