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Jeffery Gaddis

Funeral services honoring the life of Jeffery Troy Gaddis, 48, were held November 19 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill with Charlotte Birdwell officiating. Burial followed at Spring Ridge Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

Jeffery was born September 1, 1970 in Houston, Texas to James L. Gaddis and Sheila J. Terrell and entered into rest on November 16, 2018, in Pleasant Hill.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Douglas W. Johnson and Thyra Johnson and Thomas Wister Terrell and L.V. Bell Terrell; uncle, Johnny D. Terrell; and aunt, Betty G. Terrell.

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Elie Ebarb, Jr.

Funeral services for Elie Ebarb, Jr., 79, of Zwolle were held November 27 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery

He was born Sunday, August 27, 1939 in Sabine Parish, and passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Ebarb; parents, Elie Ebarb, Sr. and Mattie Margrete “Sepulvado” Ebarb; son, Christopher Wade Ebarb; and brother, Gilbert Ebarb.

He is survived by his daughter, Debra Ebarb and Paula Steelman of Noble; sons, Randy Ebarb of Zwolle, and David Ebarb of Zwolle; sisters, Helen Sepulvado of Zwolle, Faye Lee of Zwolle, Eloise Mora of Zwolle, and Margie Smith of Zwolle; brothers, Frankie Ebarb of Zwolle, and Wayne Ebarb of Zwolle; granddaughter, Theresa LeAnn Ebarb of Noble; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Robert Gabriel

Memorial services for Robert L. Gabriel were held November 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating.

Robert passed away November 1, 2018 at 11:40 p.m. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas.

He loved the outdoors, fishing and working outdoors. He loved our two beloved fur babies, Shyular, Ming Su and Jade Riley. He’s leaving behind great friends at Munday Dealership and great friends at the Houston Harris County Sheriff Dept. Robert retired as a detective. He had a lot of compassion and love for this family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip James Gabriel and Magdalene Mary Martin Gabriel; infant son, Jon Cory Gabriel; brother, Philip James Gabriel Jr.; and sister, Kathryn Ann Gabriel Briers.

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Melvin “Doc” Veuleman

On Monday November 19th 2018, Melvin Truitt Veuleman passed away peacefully at his home in Marthaville.

He was born on April 9, 1927 in Marthaville. He served his country in the Navy during WWII in a tour in the South Pacific, he came home and drove a gas truck for Valley Farmers Co-op for 44 years until he retired in 1991. He then spent his retirement working his garden, raising livestock, and spending time with his grandchildren. Doc served as a deacon at Anthony Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his spouse of 46 years, Charlene Crump Veuleman, and his second wife of 23 years, Mary Lou Veuleman; his parents, Joseph Edward Veuleman and Mary Lee Campbell Veuleman; and his brothers, Tullos “Tubb” Veuleman and Aubrey “Hook” Veuleman.

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Buford Cole

Funeral services honoring the life of Buford Ricks Cole, 90, were held November 20 at Toledo Bend Church of Christ with the Rev. James Tidwell and John Spencer officiating. Burial followed at Many Cemetery.

He was born September 26, 1928 in Middle Creek, to Sam and Vivian Cole and entered into rest on November 16, 2018 at his residence in Many.

He graduated from Louisiana State University and worked for Boise Cascade and A. J. Hodges Company as chief forester for many years. He later in life bought and operated his own sawmill until his retirement. Upon retirement he and his wife, Ruth, moved to Huntsville, Texas. There they were active members of their church and spent most of their time buying and selling antique furniture and jewelry. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

Preceding Buford in death were his parents and his wife, Ruth Tidwell Cole.

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Norma Whitmer

Norma Jean Whitmer, age 80, of Many, passed away November 13, 2018, at Sabine Retirement and Rehabilitation Center in Many. She was born February 20, 1938, in Marshall, Missouri, the daughter of Frances Johnson and Raymond Scott.

She attended grade school in Marshall and received her GED later in life. In March 1957, she was united in marriage to Gale Eugene Whitmer and to this union six children were born. She was employed by Lee’s Motel in Carrollton Missouri; Banner Biscuit Company in Carrollton; and the Sabine River Authority in Many which she retired from in 1996.

Norma’s hobbies included fishing, writing, watching nature, especially hummingbirds, squirrels, and sharing her faith. She was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith and attended the Kingdom Hall’s in Many and Carrollton.

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Ruth Veuleman

Ruth Gandy Coburn House Veuleman, 91, of Many died November 20, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Funeral services were held November 24 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many with the Rev. Dean Crittenden officiating. Interment followed at Florien Cemetery.

She was survived by her son, Gary W. Coburn and wife ,Linda; brother, David Max Gandy and wife, Doris; grandchildren, Lindy Neal and Richard Coburn; beloved great grandson, Micah Coburn; step-children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, W.E. “Ted” Coburn; parents, Ed and Lula Gandy; brothers, Milton Gandy and Oscar Gandy; sister, Jewel Cavanaugh; second husband, Jack House; and third husband, Doc Veuleman.

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Ralph Vines

Memorial services for Ralph Tracy Vines, 51, of Many were held November 19 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Wilton Anthony, Donnie Paul Lewing and Joe Hendrickson officiating

He was born Wednesday, December 28, 1966 in Shreveport, and passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kirk Martell Vines.

He is survived by his wife, Kim Vines of Many; sons, Jefferson Vines of Many and Joseph Vines of Many; daughter, Joely Vines of Many; mother, Delores Vines of Many; brothers, Brad Vines and wife, Kathy, of Nashville, Arkansas and Ryan Vines and wife, Melissa, of Many; nephew, Jeremiah Vines of Many; nieces, Hanna Savell and husband, Blake, of Many and McKayla Vines of Nashville, Arkansas; along with a host of friends.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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Vonda Renee Rogers Miller

Funeral services honoring the life of Vonda Miller, 63, were held on November 16 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed at Converse Cemetery in Converse.

Vonda was born December 8, 1954 in Converse to Buster and LaNell Anderson Rogers and entered into rest on November 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father.

Those left behind to cherish her memory is her mother, LaNell Rogers of Converse; daughter, Erin Miller and fiancé Marty Sepulvado of Shreveport; sister, Susie Rogers and Jerry Williams of Converse; brother, Marty Rogers of Converse; grandson, Cayden Miller Fletcher; niece, Shannon Cox and husband, Nicholas; nephew, Scotty Williams and wife, Cheyenne; and great niece and nephews, Andrew Cox, Alex Cox, Christopher Williams, and Chesleigh Williams.

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Claudie Glenn Lemons

Funeral services for Claudie Lemons, 82, of Robeline, were held November 15 at The Life Church with Pastors Jim Manning and Tommy Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Claudie Lemons was born on Thursday, October 15, 1936 in Robeline. He passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Soloman Lemons and Ola Matthews Lemons; brother, Porter Lemons; sister, Audie Lale; and son, Kenneth Murrell, Jr..

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