Obituaries

Wed
01
Jun

Marcia Cox

Funeral services for Marcia Cox, 87, of Converse, LA, will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Zwolle, LA. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 10:30 AM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Zwolle, LA.

Marcia Cox was born on Thursday, October 25, 1934 in Zwolle, LA. She passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 in Hemphill, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Cox; parents, Morris Brandon and Estell White; and brothers, Delbert Brandon and Wayne Brandon.

She is survived by her brother, Lawrence Brandon of Fairmount, TX; sister, Eutha Blum of Fairmount, TX; and step-daughters, Sherrie Southern of Kansas and Jill Cox, of New York; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be: Darryl Brandon, Darrin Brandon, Josh Brandon, Luke Brandon, Jess Brandon, and Buddy Brandon.

Wed
01
Jun

Walter Eugene Reed

Walter Eugene Reed

Walter Reed, 79, of Zwolle, Louisiana entered into eternal rest on May 15, 2022 in Many, Louisiana.

Walter was born on September 22, 1942 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Charles Henry Reed, Sr. and Lottie Elizabeth Fairchild Reed.

Walter was a retired Civil Engineer from Louisiana District of Traffic Division after 34 years of honorable service to the state of Louisiana. Walter’s interests included construction projects and bass fishing.

Preceding Walter are his parents, Charles and Lottie Reed; and his brother, Charles Henry Reed, Jr. He is survived by his former spouse, Monica S. Reed of Ethel, LA; his son, Ronnie Ryan Reed of Zwolle, LA; along with numerous cousins.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.rose-neath.com

Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Many Chapel

Many, Louisiana

Wed
01
Jun

Zula E. Fox

Zula E. Fox

Funeral services for Mrs. Zula E. Fox, 81 of Converse, Louisiana will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Mitchell Baptist Church, Mitchell, Louisiana, with Rev. Bobbye Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Converse, Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk St, Mansfield, Louisiana.

Zula was born March 14, 1941, to James and Yumra Diamond in Mitchell, Louisiana, and entered into rest on May 23, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Zula is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Curtis Hugh Fox; and sister, Sylvia. Left to cherish her memory include her son, Frank Fox and wife, Judy; sisters, Myrtie Dixon, and Carolyn Sue Ott; granddaughters, Krystal Simmons and husband Clint; Casey Mathews and husband Robert; and Kayla Fox; great-grandchildren, Carter and Emily Simmons; and a host of other family and friends.

Wed
01
Jun

Carroll Dean Ellzey

Carroll Dean Ellzey

Carroll Ellzey was born on March 14, 1948. He passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 at his home in Florien, LA. Lifelong resident of Sabine Parish, Mr. Ellzey led a life of service. He was a member of Plainview Baptist Church and served as a deacon for 27 years. He was a U. S. Airforce veteran and a volunteer fireman for South Sabine Fire District, where he served as District Chief and Board Chairman. After retiring from his position as Sabine Parish Assessor, he enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren, hunting, farming and watching all of the birds that he fed daily.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Audra Ellzey; two sisters, Ruby Ivor Ellzey and Alice Ellzey Jones; nine brothers: Johnny Leon Ellzey, William Myron Ellzey, Jefferson Huey Ellzey, Samuel Elton Ellzey, Elwin Ellzey, Koy Davis Ellzey, Victor Lindell Ellzey, Charles Ned Ellzey and Teddy McCloy Ellzey.

Wed
01
Jun

Janice “Jan” Marie Morris

Janice “Jan” Marie Morris

Janice Morris, 68, of Many, Louisiana entered into eternal rest on May 24, 2022.

A visitation with the family will be held at 1:30 p.m. with a memorial service to follow beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022 located at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Many Chapel. Officiating the service will be Bro. Ottis Branam.

Jan was born on April 7, 1954 in San Diego, California to Jimmy Andrew Bishop and Jeannette Wren Kennedy. She proudly served her country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps for 7 years.

Preceding Jan are her parents, Jimmy Bishop and Jeannette Kennedy; her husband, Donald Morris; her brothers, Pat Gallagher, Tim Gallagher, Mike Thomason, and Robert Bishop; her sister, Beverly Bishop; and her great-niece, Delisa Foster.

Wed
25
May

Deborah (Debbie) Russell Gunter

Deborah (Debbie) Russell Gunter

Funeral services for Deborah Gunter, 67, of Many, Louisiana, will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethsadia Baptist Church with Bro. Hulen Warren and Rev. Jim Manning officiating. Burial will follow in the Bayou Scie Cemetery in Zwolle, Louisiana. Friends and family are welcome to begin Debbie’s celebration of life at Visitation on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 10:30 at Bethsadia Baptist Church, Many, Louisiana.

Debbie was born on October 5, 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in Many, Louisiana. Debbie was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, friend and a DeeDee to many. Debbie was also a local business owner – she was proprietor and jeweler of Russell’s Jewelry, where she worked for more than 50 years. Her creativity did not end with her career. In her spare time, she was an avid quilter with the Sew Crafty Quilters, loved to bake and decorate cakes, and find (and possibly finish) a new craft project.

Wed
25
May

Glynda Ezernack Meshell

Glynda Ezernack Meshell

Glynda Meshell, 70, of Zwolle, Louisiana entered into eternal rest on May 16, 2022 at her residence.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Many, Louisiana. Funeral services honoring the life of Glynda will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Fr. Keith Garvin. Interment will be held in the church cemetery.

Glynda, born June 13, 1951 to Abram Ezernack and Lela Meshell Ezernack, being the firstborn girl, baby sister was the pride and joy of her 5 older brothers. She was raised Catholic and faithfully prayed the rosary.

Wed
25
May

Bobbie May Harper

Bobbie May Harper

Funeral services for Bobbie Harper, 85, of Many, LA, will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Chance officiating. Burial will follow in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 6:00 PM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Many, LA.

Bobbie Harper was born on Tuesday, August 4, 1936 in Tenaha, TX. She passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many, LA.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Huey P. Harper; son, Ben George Harper; son-in-law, Dr. Jack Corley; parents, George Mack May and Della (Claybrook) May; and one brother and four sisters.

Wed
25
May

Adell Sills

Adell Sills

Funeral services for Adell Sills, 84, of Many, LA, will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Little Flock Baptist Church with Bro. Ottis Branam and Bro. Wayne Chance officiating. Burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 9:00 AM at Little Flock Baptist Church.

Adell Sills was born on Wednesday, April 13, 1938 in Gandy, LA. She passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many, LA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Vincent Powell and Grace (Sandel) Powell; husband, Jim Sills; and her brothers, Calton Powell, Monroe Powell and Ezra Powell.

Wed
18
May

Linda Cheryl Champion

Linda Cheryl

Linda Champion, 73, of Zwolle, Louisiana entered into eternal rest on May 14, 2022 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Linda was born on October 29, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Mertie Mae Ebarb McKinnon.

Preceding Linda is her mother, Mertie Rosado; her husband, Jerry Champion; and her son, Slade Champion. She is survived by her stepfather, James Rosado of Oklahoma; her grandchildren, Haylee Sowell and husband Brent of Bossier City; Victoria Root and husband Zachary of Pineland, Texas; and her great-grandchildren, Slade Sowell, Annie Sowell, and Lexi Root.

Linda’s interests included gardening and working with her flowers, playing bingo, and spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family, and friends.

The family is honoring Ms. Linda’s wishes for her to have a private direct burial. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 307 Hammond Street, Zwolle, Louisiana 71486.

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