Obituaries

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Forrest Peyton Youngblood, Jr.

Forrest Peyton Youngblood, Jr.

Forrest Youngblood, Jr., 91, of Noble, passed away on February 16, 2021 at his Family’s residence in Westlake, Louisiana.

Peyton was born February 9, 1930 in Noble to Forrest Peyton Youngblood, Sr., and Elaine Tatum Youngblood. He served his country honorably during the Korean War in the United States Army. He retired from Citgo in 1983 after serving thirty-seven years as an Operator. Peyton operated many businesses throughout his life. He was known as a jack of all trades. There was nothing he could not fix. He lived in Westlake for forty years before returning to his hometown of Noble in 1994. Peyton was a member of Noble Baptist Church and the Noble Masonic Lodge.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his daughter, Sarah Youngblood Roy of Westlake, Louisiana; grandson, Jarod Roy and wife Jamie of Westlake, Louisiana; granddaughter, Kayla Roy of Westlake, Louisiana; and his great grandchildren, Madison and Brady Roy.

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03
Mar

Jackie Rivers

Jackie Rivers

Funeral services for Jackie Rivers, 62, of Zwolle, were held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Keith Garvin officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Jackie Rivers was born on Monday, November 3, 1958 in Lake Charles. He passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Carson Rivers and Elaine (Sepulvado) Rivers; father and mother-in-law, Ernest and Audrey Torres; brothers-in-law, Harold Dew; Ernest DeWayne Torres; nephew, Kenny Joe Torres; nieces, Shae Colston and Shonda Torres.

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03
Mar

Evelyn Lynette (Roark) Armour

Evelyn Lynette (Roark) Armour

Evelyn Armour, 73, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday morning, February 17, 2021, at her home in Decatur, Texas. She had been suffering from late-stage dementia for several months.

She was born on December 27, 1947, in Many, Louisiana, to the late James (Jay) Roark and the late Aylean Leach Roark. Evelyn was the third of six children: Shelton, Merilyn, Tommy, Phillip, and Richard. She graduated from Many High School in Many, Louisiana. Evelyn met her husband Robert (Bob) William Armour while they were both attending Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Bob and Evelyn were united in marriage August 24, 1968. She loved to spend time with her family, paint, and travel the country as a U.S. Air Force wife for over twenty years. Evelyn was a loving, caring, and devoted wife to her husband Bob for 53 years and mother to her children Renee, Robert, and Ashley.

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24
Feb

Emma Lou Ward

Emma Lou Ward

Funeral services honoring the life of Mrs. Emma Ward were held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Many Chapel with Bro. Ken Price officiating; Interment followed at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Florien. Emma was born June 6, 1947 in Many to Helen Lucille (Moss) Meredith and Arthur Bell and she entered into rest on February 8, 2021 at her residence in Many.

Emma had lots of milestones in her lifetime. One of her biggest and most important was the fact that she graduated from Upper Iowa University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in healthcare and family services. She would eventually become a social worker who worked with mentally challenged children. She demonstrated her helpful and caring nature through the love she showed to her family and to her community.

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24
Feb

Michael “Mikey” Mancil, Jr.

Michael “Mikey” Mancil, Jr.

Michael Mancil, Jr. passed away on February 17, 2021, at home in Baton Rouge, LA. He was born on January 20, 1976, in Shreveport, LA to Mike and Lou Mancil of Belmont, LA. Mikey spent his early years in Many, LA and then moved with his family several times following his dad’s job with Trans LA Gas and ATMOS Energy. Eventually his family settled in Big Spring, TX where he graduated from Big Spring High School in 1994 before attending Sul Ross University in Alpine, TX. After graduation, Mikey settled in Baton Rouge, LA, where he began his career with Roper Construction building custom homes.

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24
Feb

Charles “Nubbin” Smith

Charles “Nubbin” Smith

Funeral services honoring the life of Charles Smith were held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield. Officiating the service was Rev. Chucky Clark.

Nubbin was born on November 5, 1935 in Converse to Elvin Marvin Smith and Mildred Rachel Webb Smith. He entered into eternal rest on February 14, 2021 in Converse.

Nubbin is preceded by his parents, Elvin and Mildred Smith; brother, Morris Estes; and his sister, Shirley Smith. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Arlene Smith of Converse; sons, Richard Smith and wife Delila of Converse; Steve Smith of Ivey, Georgia; step-sons, Tommy Dill and wife Pam of Hot Springs, Arkansas; Don French and wife Angie of Rockwall, Texas; daughter, Belinda Scrantz and husband Kevin of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana; step-daughter, Donisa Page and husband Paul of Slidell; brother, Fred Smith and wife Loretta of Bossier City; along with 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 3 greatgreat grandchildren.

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24
Feb

Dorothy Ann Sepulvado

Dorothy Ann Sepulvado

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Dorothy (Cartinez) Sepulvado were held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle with interment in the church cemetery.

Dorothy was born on November 13, 1951 in Zwolle to Walter Rae Cartinez and Minnie Ola (Williams) Cartinez and she entered into rest on February 13, 2021 in Many.

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17
Feb

Nell Maxey

Nell Maxey

Funeral services for Nell Maxey, 86, of Noble, were held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dean Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Zwolle City Cemetery.

Nell Maxey was born on Sunday, July 29, 1934 in Pleasant Hill. She passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Many Health Care North in Many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Edward McGaha and Georgia (Miles) McGaha; husband, Guy Wayne Maxey; and her brother and sisters.

She is survived by her sons, David Maxey and wife Ellen of Zwolle; Larry Maxey and wife Daisy of Noble; grandchildren, Jennifer Martinez; Tim Maxey; Brandi Brandon; Erica Maxey; and Justin Maxey; twelve great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Robert Garcie, Tim Maxey, James Procell, Gavin Sepulvado, Kenneth Martinez and Joseph Martinez.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Kenny Martinez.

Wed
10
Feb

Bernard Hewitt Farmer

Bernard Hewitt Farmer

Graveside services honoring the life of Bernard Farmer, 87, of Converse, were held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Converse with Bro. Richard Enterkin and Bro. Chucky Clark officiating.

Bernard was born on February 27, 1933 to Clarence and Trudie Lafitte Farmer and entered into rest on February 5, 2021 in Shreveport.

Preceding Bernard in death are his wife of 58 years Mary Cecilia “Topsy” Farmer; parents; brother, Johnnie Douglas Farmer; and great grandsons, Cy Williams and Paxton Williams.

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10
Feb

Betty Janice Bolton Taylor

Betty Janice Bolton Taylor

Funeral services honoring the life of Betty Taylor were held on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Mitchell Baptist Church in Mitchell. Officiating the service was Bro. Bobby Russell. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Converse.

Betty Taylor was born on Friday, March 26, 1943 in Bellwood, Louisiana to Leroy Bolton and Viola Lucille Treadway Bolton. She entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Willis Knighton North Hospital in Shreveport.

Betty is preceded by her son, Jeffrey Taylor; parents, Leroy and Viola Bolton; and her sister, Barbara Bolton Parks. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Paul “Peck” Taylor of Mitchell; daughter, Shona Ebarb and husband Jerry of Mitchell; son, Richard Taylor and wife Linda of Mitchell; and one grandson, Wyatt Ebarb also of Mitchell; sister, LaWanda Gatheright and husband Robert of Bossier City; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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