Obituaries

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Frances Brandon Buvens

It is with great sadness that the family of Frances Brandon Buvens announces her passing on September 14, 2018 at the age of 70. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on September 22 at First Baptist Church in Zwolle. The Rev. Jerry Penfield will officiate. The service will be under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Frances was preceded in death by her father, Victor Brandon. She is survived by her mother, Joyce Clary Brandon; siblings, Dr. George Douglas Brandon and wife, Paula and Carolyn Brandon Basham; children, JoAnna Buvens Williams, and Lindsay Buvens Corley, and husband, Adam; grandchildren, Jakey P. Sepulvado, Blake S. Baker, and Katie Claire Corley. Frances graduated from Zwolle High School in Zwolle and attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper. Memorials may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.

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Linda Gail Archer

Funeral services honoring the life of Linda Gail Archer were held September 14 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Holloway officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Many. She was born on September 17, 1943 in Jonesboro to Earl Henry Teagle and Robbie Della Smitherman, and entered into rest on September 11, 2018 at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Herbert Ray Archer Sr.; and brothers, Kenneth Teagle and Bobby Teagle. She is survived by her sons, Scott Woods and wife, Mira, of Tomball, Texas, Herbert Ray Archer Jr. and wife, Kristi, of Needville, Texas, and Brad Archer and wife, Jennifer, of Montgomery, Texas; daughter, Terri Archer of Concan, Texas; sister, Jackie Wear and husband, J.N., of Reisel, Texas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers honoring Mrs.

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Sep
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Shirley Matheline Gaspard

Funeral services honoring the life of Shirley Matheline Gaspard were held September 12 at Spring Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Marvin Le Leaux officiating. Burial followed in the Spring Ridge Baptist Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. She was born on December 4, 1938 in Pleasant Hill to Norman Waddle and Ruth Woods Waddle, and entered into rest on September 8, 2018 at the age of 79. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Austin J. Gaspard; brothers, Norman Earl Waddle and Mickey Lynn Waddle; and sisters, Bernice Waddle and Sandra Louise Waddle. She is survived by her sons, Audie Gaspard and wife, Rhonda, of Kilgore, Texas and Austin W. Gaspard and wife, Shanna, of Many; daughter, Sandra Gaspard Sandifer of Montgomery; sisters, Jewell Peterson of Many, and Vickie Wyatt and husband, Donnie, of Branson, Missouri; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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12
Sep
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Anna Alberta Craighead Stroud

Anna Alberta Craighead Stroud, 96, passed into heavenly eternity Saturday, August 25, 2018, while being tenderly cared for at the Passages in New Orleans. Alberta was graced with long-life, health, and a sharp mind. Before relocating to Mandeville five years ago, she was a long-time resident of Many. She and her husband, Danewood, spent most of their days and lives dreaming about raising up the next generation of young men through the Royal Rangers program. Not having any natural children of their own, this sparked a love and enthusiasm for the Royal Rangers, which provided a platform for them to help mentor and “parent” thousands of young men into their destinies. Alberta’s natural, servant demeanor effortlessly served this mission well. Alberta was the eighth child out of 13 children born to Rufus and Bessie Collins Craighead. She was born in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, and eventually moved with her family to Oklahoma.

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12
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Harley Powell

Harley Powell, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, brother, and friend to many, went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2018. He was born March 2, 1936 to James A. Powell and Exie M. Powell, in Florien. Harley was a very talented man who could build anything he imagined and accomplish anything he set his mind to. He loved being outdoors and he loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by parents, James A. Powell and Exie M. Powell; sisters, Margie Poarch and Hassie M. Cryer; brother, James R. Powell; and grandsons, Aaron E. Hampton and Kendell A. Price Jr. He is survived by his sweetheart of 56 years, Sharon Y.

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12
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Jeffrey “Markie” Mitchell

Jeffrey Mark Mitchell was born on May 12, 1963 and left his home on earth August 30, 2018. Markie leaves behind his wife, Missy Mitchell of Robeline; children, Justin Mitchell and wife, Laci, Chelsea Mitchell, and Jesse Mitchell all of Robeline; grandchildren, Jaxon, Kellyn and Madalynn; father and mother, Jack and Mable Mitchell of Robeline; sister, Cathy Saunders and husband, Roy, of Robeline; nephews, Tanner Mizell, Jace Mizell, Alan French and Peanut Saunders; along with a host of friends. His brother, David “Tootie” Mitchell, preceded him in death. Markie was a hard worker and an avid outdoorsman. He loved his family with all he had. He touched many lives in his lifetime and will truly be missed by many. We rest with the knowledge that he is with the Lord and his brother now and we hope he is at peace. Funeral services were held September 2 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel.

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Vernice “Vern” Wright

Vernice C. Wright, 85, a resident of Baton Rouge passed away on August 31, 2018. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1964. He was a CPA and entrepreneur and was great at everything he touched. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. He was loved and respected by everyone that knew him. He was a wonderful husband, father and stepfather, friend and colleague. His wisdom and advice inspired many. He will be greatly missed. His parents, Ethel Tompkins and V.L. Wright of Many, precede him in death. Vern is survived by his wife, Sandra S. Wright; children, Robin Louise Wright Thurman, Candace Elaine Wright, Michael Calvin Wright, Robert V. Byles, Jr., Rebecca K. Brown and Raymond Gale Byles; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Visitation was held at Resthaven Funeral Home on September 2. Burial followed at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Canon Hospice.

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James Adkinson

James Adkinson, a 1956 Zwolle High School graduate, passed away in San Antonio, Texas. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Zwolle, on Saturday September 15 at 9 a.m.

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05
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Nola Ham

Funeral services for Nola B. Jinks Ham, 73, of Keithville were held August 29 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Zwolle City Cemetery. Nola was born on Saturday, December 23, 1944 in Sulphur. She was a devoted wife of 55 years and loving mother and grandmother, left this world on August 25, 2018 to be reunited with her two sons. She loved gardening and canning. Most of all she enjoyed feeding everyone and spending time with her puppies. It was time for her to spend eternity with our heavenly father and her two boys. She will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Jinks;  mother, Ethel Stanley Jinks; sons, Chris Allen Ham and David Glen Ham; and siblings, John Kelvin Jinks, Elvin Bryant Jinks and Annie Lou Boudreaux. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Ham Sr. of Many; sons, Wayne Ham Jr.

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Charlotte Lewing

Funeral services for Charlotte Geneva Lewing, 82, of Many were held August 23 at Friendship Nazarene Church with the Reverends Jonathan Bost and James Ericson officiating. Burial followed in the Friendship Nazarene Cemetery. She was born on Monday, March 2, 1936 in Natchitoches Parish, and passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Lewing; parents, Andy Redic Stewart and Joyce Gladys “Moss” Stewart; and one sister, Shirley Stewart. She is survived by her sister, Linda Wall and husband, Thelton, of Robeline; niece, Melaine Wall and Fred M. Sullivan, Jr. MD of Bossier City; along with a host of friends. Pallbearers were George Carnline, Odis Faust, Philip Lambert, Jim Matthews, J.

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