Obituaries

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Robert Henderson Hines

Robert Henderson Hines

Funeral services for Robert Hines, 74, of Many, were held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Lewing II officiating. Burial followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery.

Robert Henderson Hines was born on Sunday, September 1, 1946 in Many. He passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Many Healthcare North in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Major Hines and Lula (McClellan) Hines; and his brother, M. C. Hines.

He is survived by his wife, Beth Hines of Many; daughters, Missy Sculthorpe and husband Mike of Many; Bobbie Olvera and husband Hector of Many; Barbie Hines of Mexico; Jacqualyn Downs and husband Daniel of Florien; sons, Rodney Small of Many; James Small and wife Stephanie of Conroe, Texas; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Bettye Loraine Strahan Cabra

Bettye Loraine Strahan Cabra

Bettye Cabra was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Heaven became a little bit sweeter on April 25, 2021, when she passed from this life at the age of 82.

She was born to Thomas Leffie and Vallie Mae Strahan on February 24, 1939. After graduating from high school, Bettye followed her heart and married the love of her life, her husband, Barney Ray Cabra on January 17, 1958. Together, they created a beautiful life and wonderful family.

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Doris Faye Palmer Small

Graveside services for Doris Faye Palmer Small were held January 30, 2021 at Dove Cemetery in Many. Neither rain nor pandemic were able to curb the outpouring of love as her life was celebrated.

Doris was born the fourth child of James Leroy Palmer, Sr., and Tera Bush Palmer on November 12, 1928 in Fisher. She passed wholly into the Lord’s care January 19, 2021 and is survived by her two children, Daphne DeVenaro and Dalwin Deverger; her sister, Zeldra McFarland; and a host of grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and extended family.

She loved her God, her family, and her community. Her life was an example of this to all who knew her.

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William Lee Phillips

William Lee Phillips

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mr. William Phillips, 52 of Zwolle were held on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Many Chapel with Bro. Wayne Chance and Bro. Bruce Garner officiating; interment will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery in Florien. Lee was born January 22, 1969 in Zwolle to Marlene (Prewitt) Holland and Johnny Phillips and he entered into rest on April 27, 2021 in Zwolle.

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Steve Ernest Paddie

Steve Ernest Paddie

Steve Paddie passed away on April 28, 2021. He was born in Noble on February 5, 1930. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Jane L. Paddie; granddaughter, Courtney J. Glick Peterson; and great-daughter-in-law, April M. Paddie.

He volunteered for military service on September 9, 1950, just prior to the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in August, 1953.

He worked in the oil and gas industry for 40-plus years.

He is survived by sons, Russell Paddie & Steve Paddie of Zwolle; daughter, Sherry P. Glick, of Boise, Idaho; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He will be missed.

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May

Sonya Renea Doucet

Sonya Renea Doucet

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Sonya Renea Doucet will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Many Chapel with Brother Kenneth Leach officiating; interment will immediately follow at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Many, Louisiana. A visitation for her will be held before the funeral from 10:00AM-2:00 PM at the funeral home. Sonya was born March 10, 1970 in Many, LA to Eula Faye (Oliver) Wedgeworth and Wiley Paul Wedgeworth and she entered into rest on April 25, 2021 in Hemphill, Texas.

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Maude Sylvia Evans Brown

Maude Sylvia Evans Brown

Maude Brown, 99, of Florien, passed April 20, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Clearwater Cemetery Chapel in Florien. Visitation will precede from 9-10 AM. The Reverend Rickey Robertson will preside over the service and inurnment.

Sylvia was born in Rattan, Louisiana, on October 22, 1921. She was the firstborn of seven children to Brad Evans and Blanche Byrd Evans. She attended school at Pisgah. She married the love of her life, Clifton Brown. She delighted in being married to a soldier and savored the army lifestyle. Together, they returned to their roots and built the home where she lived for the rest of her long life. She opened her heart and home to baby sister Rose, nephew Johnny Evans, among many others entering her door.

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Negreet softball field named to honor the late James “Buddy” Veuleman

Negreet softball field named to honor the late James “Buddy” Veuleman

James A. “Buddy” Veuleman

On an overcast day in Negreet, the family and friends of James A. “Buddy” Veuleman gathered to honor him.

Buddy served as District 2 school member for almost nine years. During his years of service it became evident that the Lady Indians of Negreet High School needed a softball field. With help from the community and the Army Corp of Engineers, a new softball field was completed. Many improvements have been made to the field over the last 10 years.

At the request of Negreet High School, Sabine Parish School Board voted to honor Mr. Buddy by naming this field after him. On April 13, 2021 surrounded by family and friends the softball field at Negreet High School was named the Buddy V. Field.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Negreet community and the Sabine Parish School Board for extending this honor to Buddy.

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Frances Gayle Speight

Frances Gayle Speight

Memorial services for Frances Speight, 80, of Many, were held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Leach, Sr. officiating.

Frances Gayle Speight was born on Thursday, March 6, 1941 in Many. She passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Many Health Care North in Many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen “Tink” Monroe Ross and Willie Mae (Cryer) Ross; and her brother, Oscar Ross.

She is survived by her husband, Sid Speight of Many; sons, Bruce Speight of Many; Steven Kenneth Speight and wife Terri of Zackary, Louisiana; daughter, Darla Miles and husband Dawayne of Ravenden, Arkansas; sisters, Judy Bass of Calhoun, Louisiana; and Janet Miller of Florien; four grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers: Bill Ross, Glenn Waller, Bobby Conacher, John Andrew Bailey, Sidney Lloyd Hill and Jimmy Hembree.

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Jackie Ruth Holcomb

Jackie Ruth Holcomb

Funeral services for Jackie Holcomb, 77, of Many, were held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Mt. Olive Church with Rev. Glenn Howard officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Jackie Holcomb was born on Saturday, July 17, 1943 in Kilgore, Texas. She passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at her residence in Many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, U. D. Mizell and Pauline (Dorsey) Mizell; sister, Shirley Ann Mizell Horton; and her brothers, U. D. Mizell, Jr.; James Thomas Mizell; and Wayne Dean Mizell.

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