Obituaries

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Dec

Johnnie Norman Craig

Johnnie Norman Craig

Graveside services honoring the life of Johnnie Norman Craig, 83, of Converse were held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 located at Noble Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Bro. Jimmy Price and Bro. Clinton Alford. Johnnie was born October 5, 1937 to Luther Otto Craig and Ethelyn Fleming Craig. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 12, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.

Johnnie retired from Beaird Industries after 38 years. Following retirement, he served as a member of the Belmont Water Board. He was a lifelong member of Midway Baptist Church in Converse. Johnnie was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and cherished family gatherings, but his favorite pastime was spent on Toledo Bend fishing with his wife, Oneta.

Johnnie is preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Joe and Tillman Craig; grandson, Christopher Luke Craig; and great-grandson, Reed Sistrunk.

Wed
16
Dec

Nancy Jane Parrie

Nancy Jane Parrie

Graveside services for Nancy Parrie, 79, of Zwolle, were held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at St. Joseph Cemetery with Father Keith Garvin.

Nancy Jane Parrie was born on Tuesday, January 28, 1941 in Zwolle. She passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Desoto Regional Medical Center in Mansfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “Red” Parrie, Jr.; parents, John Remedies and Trudy (Longoria) Remedies; sisters, Lucille Remedies Page; Eleanor June Remedies; and Shirley Remedies Lowe; brother, Fred Robert Parrie; daughter, Beverly Jane Parrie; and her great granddaughter, Kimberly BreAnn Bartch.

Wed
16
Dec

Dr. Jack Corley

Dr. Jack Corley

Public visitation for Dr. Jack Corley, 71, of Many, was held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at The Corley Farm. A private family service will be held at a later time.

Dr. Jack Corley was born on Wednesday, February 23, 1949 in Converse. He passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at his residence in Many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Jackson Corley, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Harper Corley of Many; daughter, Wendy Corley Curtis and husband Jess of Many; son, Willie Jack Corley, III of Florien; mother, Billie Horton Corley Hammond and husband Jim of Florien; sisters, Veda Gay Corley of Many; Christy Corley Stephens and husband Johnny of Henderson, Texas; grandchildren, Jesse Tackett Curtis and wife Trixy; Hope Corley Curtis; Presley Harper Corley and Joc Garland Corley; and great grandchild, Kit Ikaika Curtis.

Wed
16
Dec

James Alfice Brumley, Jr.

James Alfice Brumley, Jr.

Funeral services for James Brumley, Jr., 86, of Walkerville, Louisiana, were held on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Siloam Baptist Church with Bro. Tony Anthony and Bro. Chad King officiating. Burial followed in the Siloam Cemetery.

James Brumley, Jr. was born on Wednesday, May 30, 1934 in Mt. Zion. He passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at his residence in Walkerville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Alfice Brumley, Sr. and Annie Lou (Lites) Brumley; mother, Addie Ethel Brumley; brother, Terry Brumley; and sister, Autherine Harrison.

He is survived by his wife, Lanell Walker Brumley of Walkerville; daughter, Jamie Brumley Rule and husband Jarrett of Walkerville; son, James “Jay” Alfice Brumley, III and wife Kary of Anacoco; sisters, Margie Ebarb of Houston, Texas; Claudine Mizell and husband Roy of Many; grandchildren, Kade Hornsby Brumley; Walker Rule; Macy Rule and Jayce Brumley; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Wed
09
Dec

Kenneth Anthony Williams

Kenneth Anthony Williams

Reverend Kenneth Williams, age 85, passed away on November 27, 2020, at Sabine Retirement and Rehab Center. The eldest of seven children, Fr. Ken was born on October 29, 1935, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, to Antoine Octave Williams and Beatrice Marie Constant Williams.

His desire to become a Priest of Jesus Christ began early in his childhood, and at the age of 15 he left home to begin his studies. He received 12 years of seminary formation and simultaneously completed his high school education. His seminary education included St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict, LA, Mary Hill Seminary in Pineville, Louisiana, and he completed his theology studies at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He was called to Holy Orders by Bishop Charles P. Greco, at the age of 27, and ordained on May 25, 1963, at the Pontifical College Josephinum, by Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi.

Wed
09
Dec

Roland Dees

Roland Dees

The life of Roland Dees was celebrated on Wednesday December 2nd, 2020 at Alford Heights Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Chance, Bro. Jay Begbie, and Bro. Marshall Ingle officiating. Interment followed at Many Cemetery in Many.

Roland was born on Wednesday, November 23rd 1949 in Many. Roland served as a Deacon at Alford Heights Baptist Church, he was a Master Mason at the Many Masonic Lodge, a Volunteer Fireman in Many since his teenage years, and had retired from the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office as a Transportation Officer. Roland loved serving his church, his family and his community.

He married his wife, Patricia Manasco Dees on April 24th, 1970. They enjoyed watching their grandchildren play sports for the Many Tigers and Florien Blackcats. He loved to deer hunt, camp and fish on Toledo Bend, mow his (or anybody else’s) yard, and was happiest sitting on a tractor. Roland loved his family, especially his grandchildren, more than anything on earth.

Wed
09
Dec

Julius Sepulvado

Julius Sepulvado

Funeral services for Julius Sepulvado, 79, of Noble, were held on Monday, December 7, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Keith Garvin officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Julius Sepulvado was born on Friday, April 11, 1941 in Shreveport. He passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at his residence in Noble.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Sepulvado and Gracie Mae Sepulvado; son, David Leslie Sepulvado; grandsons, Phillip James Sepulvado and Aidon Dustin Sepulvado; brother, Joseph Bernis Sepulvado; brother-in-law, Joseph R. Paddie; and his nephew, Joseph Donald Paddie.

Wed
09
Dec

Mary Ellen Nelson Laroux

Mary Ellen Nelson Laroux

Funeral services for Mary Laroux (Aunt Cooter) age 90 of Marthaville will be held Wednesday December 9, 2020 at Cedar Grove Church Robeline with Rev. Brian Adamson officiating.

Visitation will be December 9 at 1pm at the church with funeral services following at 2 pm. Burial at Lambertown Cemetery in Shamrock.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Aliene Jordan Nelson; husband, N. L. Laroux; sisters, Cybil Gray; Johnnie Johnson; Janet Price; brother, Donald Nelson; grandson, Daniel Laroux.

Wed
09
Dec

Dorothy Belle Sliman Lovelady

Dorothy Belle Sliman Lovelady

Dorothy Lovelady, 92, was born Monday January 16, 1928 and after a brief battle with Covid went to stay with her family and friends in Heaven on Saturday November 28, 2020.

She grew up in and lived most of her life in Many. She loved her hometown and to visit her friends and family. She would always have a cup of coffee and food to share with anyone who came in her door. She loved her church, Many Church of the Nazarene of which she was a member as was her Mother before her. She enjoyed watching westerns on TV and playing games – card games, board games, word games, and especially Bingo. She was quick witted with a ready smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edna Mae and Dick Sliman; sisters, Selma Minor and Christine Thames; brothers, Negeeb Sliman Sr. and Dick Sliman Jr.; and two special nephews who were raised with her as brothers, Negeeb Sliman Jr. and Jamiel (Slick) Sliman.

Wed
09
Dec

Eula Dean Ross Corley

Eula Dean Ross Corley

Graveside funeral services for Eula Corley, 90, of Many, were held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Leach, Sr. officiating.

Eula Corley was born on January 23, 1930 in Many. She died on Friday, November 27, 2020 in Many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Monroe Ross and Eula Matlain (Arthur) Ross; husband, John M. Corley; brothers, Edward Columbus “E. C.” Ross; Cecil Clinton “Doc” Ross; William Washington “Bill” Ross; and Allen Monroe “Tink” Ross; sisters, Evelyn Louise Ross; Audrey Katherine “Kat” Derrick; Mable Ross; Alma Lea Edwards; Versia Bernice Williams; and Eva Charlsie Wright; nephews, Orlan Oscar Ross; Randall Gene Ross; Danny Lee Derrick; and grandson, Eric Todd Knippers.

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