Obituaries

Wed
01
Sep

Bro. Howard Pennington

Bro. Howard Pennington

Funeral services for Bro. Howard Pennington, 74, of Many were held on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Emmanuel Gospel Pentecostal Church with Bro. Gordon Simmons and Bro. Darrell Simmons officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Knot Cemetery.

Bro. Howard Pennington was born on Tuesday, October 8, 1946 in Norway, Michigan. He passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at his residence in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Myrtle Pennington; and his brother, Walter “Buddy” Pennington.

Wed
01
Sep

Barton Lee Rumsey

Barton Lee Rumsey

Funeral Services for Barton Lee Rumsey, 82, of Many were held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Cypress Bend Resort with the burial to follow in the Many Cemetery in Many.

Barton Lee Rumsey was born to Richard A. and Elizabeth Rumsey on July 17, 1939 in DeRidder. He passed away peacefully at his home in Many on August 24, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Forrest Rumsey; a sister, Marjorie Rumsey Cryar; and his son-in-law, Malcom Kent Williams.

Wed
25
Aug

Bro. Philip Albert James North

Bro. Philip Albert James North

Bro. Philip North, 69 of Zwolle, passed away in Shreveport on August 13, 2021 at Willis-Knighton Pierremont Hospital. Funeral services for him were held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville with interment to follow in Slagle, Louisiana at Holton Cemetery. Officiating his service will be the following, Rev. Mark Christian; Rev. David Clary; Rev. Harry Babers; Dr. Juanita Lockett; Rev. MC Green; Rev. Ricky Pavlu; and Rev. Paul Pruitt.

Wed
25
Aug

Freddie Garcie

Freddie Garcie

Funeral services honoring the life of Freddie Garcie were held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle. Officiating the service will be Fr. Keith Garvin. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. Freddie was born on February 26, 1945, to Henry Garcie, Sr. and Angeline Sepulvado Garcie. He entered into eternal rest on August 17, 2021, in Many.

Wed
25
Aug

Judy Sepulvado Salter

Judy Sepulvado Salter

Mrs. Judy Salter, 72, of Natchitoches entered a glorious mansion in Heaven on August 16, 2021.

Funeral services honoring her life were held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Antioch Baptist Church in Florien. Officiating the service was Bro. Wayne Chance. Interment was held at Antioch Cemetery in Florien.

Judy was born on April 4, 1949, in Converse to Hosea and Lorena Sepulvado. Judy was an avid Elvis Presley fan whom she got to see twice in concert. She passed away on the anniversary of Elvis’ death.

Wed
25
Aug

Virginia Ann Marsh Frémaux

Virginia Ann Marsh Frémaux

Mrs. Virginia Frémaux, age 78, of Many passed away peacefully on the evening of August 20, 2021 at the Natchitoches Community Care Center in Natchitoches.

Virginia Ann Marsh Frémaux, daughter of the late John Thomas Marsh Jr. and Gertrude Bernice Lewis was born on August 31, 1942 in Lecompte, Louisiana. She graduated from Bolton High School in 1960 and then attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana.

Wed
25
Aug

June Elaine Booker

June Elaine Booker

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Martin & Castille’s La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette, for June Elaine Booker, age 72, who passed away on Wednesday morning, August 18, 2021 at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in Calvary Cemetery.

Reverend Frank Ducharme, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Scott, conducted the funeral services.

Wed
18
Aug

Barbara Joe Stidham (Key)

Barbara Joe Stidham (Key)

Barbara Joe was born on May 30,1945 and passed away on July 21, 2021. She was born in Many, Louisiana to the late Orvel and Lillian Key; and had three siblings, Jerry Key of Louisiana; Jimmie Bishop-Jones of Texas; and Jackie Dees of Louisiana. She was blessed with four amazing sons, Timothy Hardaway (Carol) of Texas; Tony Hardaway (DeAnna) of Texas; Christopher Hardaway of Texas; and Michael “Shane” Hardaway (Destiny) of Florida. Barbara Joe was a Christian who loved to volunteer at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, country music concerts, Elvis Presley, The Dallas Stars, and The Texas Rangers. She had several nieces and nephews but was best known as “Geegee” to her sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Barbara Joe was preceded in death by her parents, Orvel and Lillian Key; her brother, Jerry Key; and her grandson, Timothy Hardaway Jr. Graveside services will be held at Fort Jessup Cemetery on Saturday, August 21st at 2pm.

“Forever In Our Hearts” TCB

Wed
11
Aug

Frances Sepulvado

Frances Sepulvado

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Sharon Frances Sepulvado, 71 of Zwolle were held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Keith Garvin officiating; interment immediately follow in the church cemetery. Frances was born November 9, 1949 in Zwolle to Florence (McCloy) Sepulvado and Murry W. Sepulvado and she entered into rest on July 31, 2020 in Many.

Frances was employed with the Sabine Parish School Board where she was a bus driver for 20 plus years until her retirement. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and she also loved to travel. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her life revolved around her family, and she will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Wed
11
Aug

Ada Belle Cooper

Ada Belle Cooper

Funeral services for Ada Cooper, 94, of Many were held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Many Church of The Nazarene with Rev. Daniel Lowe officiating. Burial followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery.

Ada Cooper was born on Wednesday, January 26, 1927 in Natchitoches. She passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at her residence in Many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Franklin Cooper; parents, Johnny Jones and Betty (Smith) Jones; brother, J. C. Jones; son-in-law, John Magee.

She is survived by her daughters, Wanda Foster and husband Lowell of Overland Park, Kansas; Patricia Choate and husband Donny of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Ann Cooper and husband Wayne Kozak of Overland Park, Kansas; and Betty Magee of Houston, Texas; son, Gerald Cooper; brothers, Johnny Jones and James Jones of California; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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