Obituaries

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Mary Kelley

A service to celebrate the life of Mary Elizabeth Ellzey Kelley was held September 28, at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Interment followed at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery near Florien. Mary, a resident of Natchitoches, passed away peacefully September 23, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She was born September 5, 1954 in Natchitoches to Walter Glenn Jordan and Gloria Lambert Jordan. She was a 1971 graduate of Florien High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history from the University of West Florida. Later she earned her Master’s in Education from Northwestern State University and then the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Educational Leadership and Instruction which provides certified teachers advanced knowledge and skills in areas of leadership, technology, and special education. The degree is a minimum of 30-hours beyond her Master’s degree.

Wed
27
Sep
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Alberto Luna

Funeral services for Alberto G. Luna, Jr., 71, of Zwolle were held September 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Burial followed in the Zwolle City Cemetery. He was born Wednesday, December 19, 1945 in Junction , Texas and passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Luna Sr. and Dora Luna; and sister, Lena Flores. He is survived by his sons, Alfredo Luna and wife, Carla, of Zwolle and Albert Luna III of Zwolle; daughters, Geneva Mc- Gee and husband, Martin, of Sonora, Texas and Beatrice Luna of Zwolle; sisters, Grace Garcia and husband, Joe, of Ft. Worth, Texas, Yolonda Perez and husband, Roy, of Ft.

Wed
27
Sep
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Aaron Donaldson

Funeral services honoring the life of Aaron Mark Donaldson, 61, of Many were held September 24 at Trinity Baptist Church with Bro.

Wed
20
Sep
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Franklin Hammon

Memorial services for Franklin Allen Hammon, 84, of Noble, will be held Thursday, September 21 at 10 a.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. He was born Tuesday, June 6, 1933 in Webster Springs, West Virginia, and passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Toledo Nursing Center in Zwolle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elza Hammon and Irene Cummings Hammon; sons, Billy Michael Hammon, and Howard Matthew Hammon; brothers, Frankie Hammon, and Fred Hammon; sister, Freda Sharrard; grandson, Billy Anderson; and great granddaughter, Celeste Paige Hammon.

Wed
20
Sep
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Faithlynn Meshell

Funeral services for Faithlynn Lorraine Meshell, 17 months, of Florien, were held September 19 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Buddy Freeman officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. She was born Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Natchitoches and passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Doctors Hospital at Deer Creek in Leesville. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Janet Meshell; great grandfather, Charlie Pugh; great grandfather, Herbert Meshell; grandmother, Francis Lee Smith Somersall; and great grandmother, Dorothy L. Smith. She is survived by her mother, Crystal Meshell of Florien; father, Lionel Somersall, Jr. of Many; brothers, DaShaun Meshell of Florien, Detrez Thomas, Jr.

Wed
20
Sep
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Jane Thomas

Graveside services honoring the life of Jane Howard Thomas, 72, were held September 16 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill with Father James Moran and the Rev. Charlotte Birdwell officiating. She was born April 7, 1945 to Charles and Jane Brown Jeffress and entered into rest September 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband of eight years, Kenny Gault; and great granddaughter, Infant Emma Hope Laurence. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 43 years, William E.

Wed
20
Sep
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Rose Janette Thaxton

Funeral services for Rose Janette Thaxton, 75, of Fisher were held September 19 at Many Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Daniel Lowe officiating. Burial followed in the Lewing Chapel Cemetery. She was born Tuesday, December 9, 1941 in Leesville and passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Highland Hospital in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her parents, Asa and Ivalee Withers; grandson, Cody Anthony; and brother-in-law, Mackie Thaxton.

Wed
20
Sep
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Corliss McElwee

Funeral services honoring the life of Corliss Raye McElwee, 67, were held September 16 at Old Pisgah Church in Marthaville with Bros. Glen Howard and Chris Birdwell officiating. Interment followed in the Old Pisgah Cemetery. She was born October 20, 1949 in Pleasant Hill to Fred Ray Singletary and Perry Lee Brazil Green of Marthaville. She entered into rest September 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Corliss was a very special person who succeeded in life despite numerous challenges. A single mother who raised two children, she worked several jobs to maintain her household, became a licensed beautician and carried the love of Christ as a gift to everyone she encountered. She gained many special friends by treating every one with love and respect. She had a wonderful sense of humor which she passed down to her children and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, and Elvis Aaron Presley.

Wed
20
Sep
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Yvonne Cryer

Alta Yvonne Cryer was born in Many on June 1, 1947 and entered her heavenly home on September 16, 2017 in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis J. Cryer and Isler Ayers Cryer; infant brother, Louis Gordon Cryer; and sister, Dollie D. Batson. She is survived by her brother, Larry A. Cryer and wife, Mary, of Jonesboro; beloved nephew, Jeffrey Cryer and wife, Emily; children, Zachary and Landry of Benton; beloved niece, Amanda Jenkins and husband, Josh, and children, Andrew and Brooklyn all of Robeline; nieces, Sue, Kathy, Pam and Lisa; and nephews, Phillip Wayne, David and Dale. Yvonne had a tremendous love for her Lord and Savior, and it was her heart’s desire to spread the good news to all – especially to Andrew, Brook, Zachary and Landry. She had such admiration and love for her brother, Larry, and told him so, often with expressions through many poems that she wrote and sent for birthdays and special occasions.

Wed
20
Sep
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Argus Moore

Funeral services for Argus Moore, 86, of Many, were held September 19 at Lakeside Baptist Church with the Reverends Bill Craft and Kenneth Leach, Sr. officiating.Burial followed in the Lakeside Baptist Church Cemetery. He was born Wednesday, March 11, 1931 in Sabine Parish and passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his residence in Many. Argus was a wonderful husband, Daddy, Poppa, brother and friend. He never met a stranger and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He was a deacon, song leader, and member of Lakeside Baptist Church. His love for Christ was evident in everything he did. He worked for Bell South for 33 years before retirement. He made many lifelong friends and shared many laughs throughout his career. To know him was to love him and he will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Moore and Johnnie English Moore; four sisters and two brothers.

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