Obituaries

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Charlsie Ross Wright

Charlsie Ross Wright

Graveside funeral services for Charlsie Wright, 87, of Baton Rouge, were held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Leach, Sr. officiating.

Eva Charlsie Ross Wright was born on Sunday, October 30, 1932 in Many. She died on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at her residence in Baton Rouge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Monroe Ross and Eula Maitlain (Arthur) Ross; husband, Maston Eugene Wright, Jr.; brothers, Edward Columbus “E. C.” Ross; Cecil Clinton “Doc” Ross; William Washington “Bill” Ross and Allen Monroe “Tink” Ross; sisters, Evelyn Louise Ross; Audrey Katherine “Kat” Derrick; Mable Ross; Alma Lea Edwards and Versia Bernice Williams; and her nephews, Orlan Oscar Ross; Randall Gene Ross and Danny Lee Derrick.

Wed
22
Jul

Lori (LaLa) Vines

Lori (LaLa) Vines

Funeral services for Lori Vines, 48, of Noble, were held on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed in the Sardis Cemetery.

Lori (LaLa) Vines was born on Wednesday, April 5, 1972 in Many. She passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Shreveport.

She was preceded in death by her father, Tidley Weldon; maternal grandparents, Rubin and Lovie Manasco; father-in-law, Glyn Doil Vines; and her brother-in-law, Brian Vines.

She is survived by her husband, Jason Vines of Noble; daughters, Ashtyn Vines of Norfolk, Virginia; and Cierra Vines of Provencal; mother, Robbie Jean Manasco Edwards of Fisher; mother-in-law, Alice LaVerne Vines of Zwolle; brothers, Joel Weldon; Clint Edwards and wife Sarah of Kansas City, Missouri; and Daniel Wayne Edwards and wife Jessica of Donaldson, Akansas; half-brother, Donovan Weldon and wife Susan of Austin, Texas; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
22
Jul

Joan Lynn Tucker Merten

Joan Lynn Tucker Merten

Graveside services for Joan Merten, 78, of Many, will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Aimwell Cemetery, Zwolle.

Joan Lynn Tucker Merten was born on Tuesday, November 18, 1941 in Alexendria. She passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Willis Knighton Pierremont in Shreveport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Merten; son, Michael Merten; parents, J.L. Tucker, Jr. and Bertie Ruth (Thompson) Tucker; and sister, Anita Tucker Merten.

Wed
15
Jul

Jennifer Lynn Burr

Jennifer Lynn Burr

Funeral services for Jennifer Burr, 55, of Marthaville, were held on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Dean Johnson, Rev. Rick Martinez and Rev. Glenn Howard officiating. Burial followed in the Belmont Cemetery.

Jennifer Lynn Burr was born on Thursday, October 8, 1964 in Pleasant Hill. She passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at her residence in Marthaville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy James Collins and Judy Merle (Callens) Collins.

She is survived by her husband Cliff Burr of Marthaville; daughters, Savannah Anderson of Pleasant Hill; Shianne Sepulvado and husband Dakota of Belmont; and Taylor Burr of Belmont; sons, Shane Burr of Belmont; Shad Burr of Goldonna, Louisiana; brother, Jim Collins and wife Angela of Tega Cay, South Carolina; five grandchildren, one great grandchild; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
15
Jul

Mavis Margerine Remedies

Mavis Margerine Remedies

Margie (Semons) Remedies was born October 23, 1936 in Many, to James Semons and Minnie (Maloney) Semons and entered into rest on July 3, 2020 at her residence in Many. Graveside services for her were held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery with Rev. Francis Kamau officiating.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Mr. James and Mrs. Minnie Semons; her husband, Ben L. Remedies; and her brother-in-law, James Reigle. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Anna Salley and husband, Robert of Bossier City; sister, Arlis Reigle of Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, she leaves behind 3 grandchildren, Leslie Salley, Erin Salley, and Brandon Salley all of Bossier City; along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives.

Honoring her as pallbearers were John Adair, Scott Wyatt, Jeff Evans, Joe Dewil, and Wade Seegers.

Wed
15
Jul

Truman M. Durr

Truman M. Durr

Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Truman Durr, 84, were held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Wallace Baptist Church in Pelican with Bro. Donny Durr officiating. Assisting the service was Bro. Jeff Jinks. Interment followed at Beulah Cemetery in Marthaville.

Truman was born on September 6, 1935 in Rambin, Louisiana to J.Y. “Jake” Durr and Lillian Blue Durr. He entered into eternal rest on July 5, 2020 in Shreveport.

Truman was the best all-around student of Ajax High School. He was involved with numerous organizations including Shriner’s Hospital, Lion’s Club, Freemasonry, President of The Battle of Pleasant Hill for over 25 years, Mayor of Pleasant Hill for 8 years, served on the Jury Commission in Sabine Parish for over 25 years, worked for BMA Insurance for more than 20 years, and later retired from Rose-Neath Funeral Home as a Funeral Director’s Assistant.

Wed
15
Jul

Raydon Maxie Thaxton

Raydon Maxie Thaxton

Funeral services for Raydon Thaxton, 100, of Florien, were held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Matt Warren and Rev. Rickey Robertson officiating and Stacy Stewart providing the music. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Raydon Maxie Thaxton was born on Friday, October 31, 1919 in Many. He passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his residence in Florien. Raydon worked for the pipeline company for 17 years. After moving back from Beaumont, Texas he became a farmer and rancher until he was 82 years old. The remainder of his years he worked for Brad Browning Cattle Company as Brad’s Foreman. He also served in the Navy for 6 years before and after WWII as a Petty Officer First Class.

Wed
15
Jul

Lois Marie Cheramie Murphy

Lois Marie

Lois was born March 10, 1934 in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana to Jefferson Cheramie and Delphine Laura (Pitre) Cheramie and entered into rest on July 9, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in The Woodlands, Texas. Funeral services for her were held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Siloam Baptist Church with Brother Wilton Anthony and Brother Ricky Robinson officiating; interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Wed
15
Jul

Murl Westfall

Murl Westfall

Graveside services for Murl Westfall, 86, of Florien, were held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Florien Cemetery with Bro. Dennis Bignar officiating.

Murl Westfall was born on Tuesday, April 3, 1934 in Florien. He passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at his residence in Florien. He was preceded in death by his parents, A. V. Westfall and Tishia (Miller) Westfall and his twin brother, Earl Westfall.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Westfall of Florien; daughter, Mona Leach and husband Emet of Florien; son, Terry Westfall and wife Kay of Florien; sisters, Imogene Montgomery of Houston, Texas; and Mavis Watson of Leesville; grandchildren, Tera Goyette and husband Josh of Slidell; Aaron Leach and wife Samantha of Negreet; Justin Westfall and wife Alesha of Florien; great grandchildren, Jackson Box; Ava Goyette; Landyn Leach; Jaidyn Leach; Kaylee; Carter and Connor Westfall; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
15
Jul

Jardis Cleo “JC” Bridges

Jardis Cleo “JC” Bridges

Jardis Bridges was born July 15, 1933 in Peason Ridge, Louisiana to Andrew Lee Bridges, Sr. and Ethel (Cook) Bridges and entered into rest on July 3, 2020 in Shreveport. Funeral services for him were held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home with Brother Ron Sandifer and Brother Lee Dickson officiating; interment followed at Florien Cemetery.

JC was a member of the United States Air Force where he bravely and proudly served in the Korean War. He was also a member and deacon of Aimwell Baptist Church of Zwolle. He was also a Gideon member. In his past time, he loved hunting, fishing, and gardening.

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