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John Conerl

Visitation for John Lacy Conerly, 69, of Florien were held December 11 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many. He was born Thursday, September 2, 1948 in Houston, Texas, and passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 in Florien. He was preceded in death by his parents, R. E. Conerly, andOma Louella Barker Conerly; sister, Sandra Gibson Layfield; and brother, Bobby Conerly. He is survived by his wife, Janie Conerly of Florien; daughters, Tina Conerly of Florien, Deanna Favela and husband, Francisco, of Dayton, Texas, and Laci Rodriguez and husband, Juan, of Florien; grandchildren, Zach Favela of Dayton, Texas, Eden Favela of Dayton, Texas, Hope Summitt and husband, Kyle, of Florien, Adrien Favela of Dayton, Texas, Damien Rodriguez of Florien, Josef Rodriguez of Florien, Cora Downs of Florien, Caylee Downs of Florien, and Caidyn Rodriguez of Florien; great grandchildren, Kaseton Summitt of Florien and Kellen Summitt of Florien; fur baby, GiGi; along with a host of friends.

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Glenda McLendon

Funeral services for Glenda Faye McLendon, 76, of Haughton were held December 9 at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. She was born Wednesday, January 22, 1941 in Monroe, and passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Haughton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Pilcher and Arlene Anderson Pilcher and brother, Carl Leroy Pilcher. She is survived by her husband, Robert McLendon of Haughton; daughter, Kelli McLendon of Haughton; sons, Robert McLendon of Haughton and Richard McLendon of Haughton; sister, Beverly Mc- Donald of Shreveport; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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Jo Ellen Cotton

Jo Ellen Cotton, born April 26, 1942, fell into the arms of her Savior on the morning of December 6, 2017. The daughter of Joseph and Ruby McNeely, she was the first of three children. A close-knit family, Jo Ellen deeply cared and had a depth of love for her sisters, Olivia McNeely and Vicky Simpson. Every story and every recollection was related through a heart of love and eternal connectedness. She also had a cousin like a brother, Benjamin McNeely, whose laughter was contagious and whom she anxiously awaited every encounter. Jo Ellen was loved and adored by her husband, Grady, who will profoundly miss her. Grady and Jo Ellen were inseparable, a relationship to be envied in good times and in bad times and in sickness and in health. A relationship of mutual sacrifice and unending love.

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Elcie Walker

Funeral Services for Elcie Eugene Walker, 87, of Many were held December 5 at Siloam Baptist Church with the Reverends Steve Spears, Wilton Anthony, Buddy Greer and Jimmy Glover officiating. Burial followed in the Siloam Cemetery. He was born Wednesday, December 18, 1929 in Sabine Parish and passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Y.C.

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Wayne Norsworthy

A memorial service for Jerrel Wayne Norsworthy was held December 4 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with Bros. Lee Dickson and Buster Jordan officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mt. Carmel. Wayne was born September 24, 1936, and entered eternal rest November 29, 2017, with his family by his side. He was the son of Gladys Marie Horn Norsworthy and George Curtis Norsworthy. He retired as superintendent of the Natchitoches Utility Power Plant after many years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elda Faye VanVeckhovan Norsworthy of Coushatta; daughters, Anita Foster and husband, Joseph, of Daphne, Alabama, and Judy Sanders of Coushatta; sister, Jerry Ann Norsworthy Gregory and husband, Kenneth. He was blessed with many grandchildren, Alisha Foster Senecal and husband, Jeff, of South Lyons, Michigan, Joseph P. Foster of Oceanside, California, Derek A. Sanders and wife, Elizabeth, of St.

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Pat Ebarb Sr.

Funeral services honoring the life of Pat Ebarb Sr. were held December 4 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. He was born December 14, 1943 in Converse to Martin and Marie Ebarb, and entered into rest December 1, 2017 at the age of 73 in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Ebarb; mother, Marie Ebarb; son, Mark A. Ebarb; sisters, Eunice Ebarb, Theresa Malmay, June Lopez, Peggy Craig, and Shelly Ebarb; and brothers, Martin Ebarb, David Ebarb, Herman Ebarb, Michael Ebarb, and Roderick Ebarb. He is survived by his wife, Linda S.

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Trey Auld

A public celebration of life for John Wesley Auld III was held at the Krewe of Centaur Den in Shreveport on December 1. The celebration continued with a homegoing service at Shreveport Community Church on December 2. Last call ceremony and internment followed the service in Belmont and concluded December 3 after church, the family with more Trey Tales at Marilyn’s Place in Shreveport. “Legacies are not the result of wishful thinking. They are the result of determined doing. The legacy you leave is the life you lead. We live our lives daily. We leave our legacy daily…” Author unknown- found written in Trey’s notebook In just 26 years, two months, and 10 days, John Wesley Auld III built an epic life of service, love, and laughter. His profound legacy will live on and flourish in the many lives Trey continues to touch. Trey came here to change the world on September 9, 1991, seeming to pack at least 150 years into his 26.

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LaWayne Horton

Funeral Services for La- Wayne Horton, 82, of Many, will be held Wednesday, November 29 at 2 p.m. at Lewing Chapel with the Reverends Donny Paul Lewing and Joe Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in the Florien Cemetery. He was born Wednesday, March 27, 1935 in Many, and passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at his home in Many. LaWayne had the privilege of being reared with the help of a very special Christian grandmother, Maude Bounds, who he fondly called “Mama.” He, his mother, and grandmother spent many happy years together. When he was 12 years old he joined the Many Church of the Nazarene. LaWayne graduated from Many High School in 1953 and then served in the Louisiana National Guard for nine years. After a two- year stay in Shreveport, working at Purina Feed Mill, he returned to Many and began work at Many Lumber Company. He was employed with the Tidwell family for over 20 years. His association with this family was treasured memory.

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Yvonne Sutton Meyers

Yvonne Sutton Meyers, 89, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was born in Greensburg on January 10, 1928. Ms. Meyers is a graduate of Grambling State University with a B.A. in Education. She resided for many years in Zwolle where she was a life-long educator and impacted every person that came in contact with her. She is survived by her brothers, John Sutton of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Stafford Sutton of Baltimore, Maryland; son, Otto O’. Meyers III of Houston, Texas; daughter, Yvonne D. Garner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; grandson, Otto O’. Meyers IV of Houston, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends. Homegoing services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday December 2, 2017, at Lazard Temple of God in Christ, 15750 LA-43, Greensburg, LA 70441. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her honor to the Yvonne Sutton Meyers Scholarship, P.O. Box 607, Office of Institutional Advancement, Grambling, LA 71248.

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Elsie Mains

Elsie Strahan Mains, 86, of Many passed away Wednesday, November 15 2017, at her residence. She was born February 2, 1931 in Belmont, and was a lifelong resident of Sabine Parish. Funeral services were held November 19 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home. The Reverends Frank McComas and Stephen Sanger officiated. Burial followed at Mt. Freedom Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Orene Lacy Strahan; husband Elzie Mains; infant son, Timothy Mains; daughter Martha Cain; sister, Shirley Sattler; and three brothers, Tommie L., Clarence, and Charles Strahan.

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