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Jack Mouser

Funeral services for Jack Reid Mouser, 86, were held December 29 at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel with Bro. Dennis Aaron officiating and Mr. Ray Darnell assisting. Interment followed at Zwolle Cemetery.

Jack was born September 14, 1932 in Zwolle but was a lifelong resident of Shreveport after serving in the U.S. Navy. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, and dancing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Azella Mouser; wife, Vera Vernell Mouser; brothers, John “Buck,” Tom, and Charlie Mouser; and sisters, Marie Drew and Irene Pickens.

Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Evelyn Edgard and Patsy Brandon and husband, Jack; five generations of nieces and nephews; special friend, Frances Rowe; and his beloved companion, Lucky.

Pallbearers were Aaron Mouser, Adam Mouser, Brandon Garsee, Justin Mouser, Roger Dew, and Spencer Jones.

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Edward Harris Jr.

Memorial services to honor Edward Lee Harris, Jr., 63, of Noble, were held December 27 at Noble Baptist Church conducted by Bro. Jimmy Price, pastor with Masonic Funeral Rites officiated by Bro. David Miller, District Deputy Grand Lecturer. Mr. Harris passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 following a brief illness.

A longtime resident of Sabine Parish and well known throughout the community, he had helped many through his work as an officer with Peoples State Bank and later as an insurance agent with Louisiana Farm Bureau and had been active in numerous civic organizations and the Masonic Lodge. He was a 1973 graduate of Springhill High School; Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, in 1977; and the LSU School of Banking of the South, Baton Rouge, in 1984. Recently retired, he spent his time enjoying his family He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward L. Harris Sr. and Lola Mae Harris and brother, James Shelby Harris.

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Ira Cochran, Jr.

Services to honor the life of Ira Cochran, Jr. were held on December 27 at Crossroads Baptist Church in Marthaville. Burial followed at Marthaville Cemetery under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home.

Ira Cochran, Jr., 82 years of age and a resident of Marthaville, passed away on December 25, 2018, in Natchitoches. He was born to Ira J. Cochran, Sr. and Ethel Rivers Cochran Peacock on November 24, 1936.

He is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Harold Peacock; and sisters, Ima Jean Rawls and Gaylynn Hayes.

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Edward “Eddie” Malmay, Jr.

Memorial service for Eddie Malmay, 76, of Zwolle will be held December 27 at 3 p.m. at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many with the Rev. Jerry Penfield officiating.

He was born February 15, 1942, and passed away December 16, 2018 at Toledo Retirement.

Eddie was a well-known logger and was a master logger. He spent his life in logging.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice Malmay; parents, Ed Malmay, Sr. and Ethel Skinner and stepdad, Louis Skinner; son, Eddie Dean Malmay; brother, “T.J.” Thomas Malmay; and sisters, Elouise Malmay and Laverne Matthews.

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John Carroll

John Michael Carroll, 41, of Fisher, died Thursday, December 13, 2018 in Ardmore, Oklahoma as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

He was born on May 27, 1977 in Natchitoches, the son of Tommy and Kathy (McCauslin) Carroll. He was a 1995 graduate of Florien High School and was employed with Cactus Drilling at his time of death. He spent the last 23 years working in the oilfield. He enjoyed nothing more than spending quality time with his children teaching them to hunt, going to and participating in rodeos and spoiling his grandbabies.

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James Madiar

The memorial service for James Andrew “Jim” Madiar, 86, will be held December 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle. The family will receive friends and guests from 8 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Father Richard Norsworthy. Interment will follow in Converse Cemetery.

Jim was born in Virden, Illinois to John and Mary Madiar and entered into rest November 16, 2018 in Shreveport. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was a retired Construction Inspector.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louella Madiar; parents John and Mary; sons, Philip Madiar and James Remedies Sr.; daughter Sheila Qualls; grandson Kurt Craig. In addition, sisters, Mary, Margaret, Catherine, Josephine, and Elaine; along with his brothers, John, Joseph, and George.

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LaNell Rogers

Funeral services honoring the life of Verna LaNell Rogers, 85, were held December 18 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield with the Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed at Converse Cemetery in Converse.

LaNell was born December 3, 1933 in Noble to Jack H. “Daddy Jack” and Katherine Allen “Mama Koot” Anderson, and entered into rest on December 15, 2018 in Mansfield.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin Buster Rogers; daughter, Vonda Rogers Miller; sister, Barbara Parker; and brothers, Jack “Top” Anderson and Orland Ray Anderson.

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Ronald Edward Seals

Funeral services for Ronald Edward Seals were held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Many. Officiating was Bro. Jerry Penfield. Interment followed at Zwolle City Cemetery.

Ron was born November 6, 1945 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Jessie Seals and Ilene Royal and passed away on December 9, at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport. Ron was self-employed as a master plumber/electrician where he met and helped a lot of customers with any type of problem they may have encountered. Ron was a dependable, hard-working man who not only took care of his family, but he also treated and took care of his numerous customers. He was a hard-worker and took pride in his work because he wanted to satisfy each person or business that relied on his expertise in his line of work.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Ilene Seals; brother-in-law, Pat Ebarb, Sr.; and nephew, Mark Ebarb.

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June Procell Harley

Funeral services for June Procell Harley, 94, of Many were held on December 15, at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Fisher Cemetery.

She was born on Thursday, January 17, 1924 in Sabine Parish and passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in Many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray W. Harley; parents, James J. Procell and Louvenia Verda Valentine Procell; and siblings, Floyd Procell, Hubert Procell, Elmo Procell, Steve Procell, Joseph J. Procell, Louis Procell, Henry Procell, Louise Strange, Ida Mae Reese, Verna Moore and Verda Anderson.

She is survived by her sisters; Jane Borden of Noble, Creola P. Sepulvado of Noble, Lee Procell of Boyce, and Paula Thompson of Idaho City, Idaho; brothers, Clayton Procell of Zwolle, Paul Procell and wife, Linda, of Many, and Robert Procell of Noble; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Harold Dillard

On December 9, God called home one of his own, Harold Gene Dillard. Born October 5, 1937, he passed away at DeSoto Regional Medical Center with family at his side. He was a faithful Christian and a remarkable son, father, grandfather and friend, and known for always having a smile on his face and kind words.

Harold was a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill since 1980. He was a welder by trade but spent the last half of his life working for the Sabine Parish Sheriffs Office. He retired after 29 years of dedication to his community and parish including The Sabine Council on Aging.

He was preceded in death by his son, Benjamin Alan Dillard; mother, Wade Rains Dillard; father, Hoyt Clifton Dillard; nieces, Kay Weldon Marsh and Kim Weldon Frost; and nephew, Sonny Dillard.

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