Obituaries

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23
Aug
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Robert Wates

Funeral services honoring the life of Robert Joseph “R.J.” Wates, Jr., 20, were held August 16 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church in Marthaville with the Rev. Dean Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Spring Ridge Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. R.J. was born August 4, 1997 in Shreveport to Rosemary Brown Wates and Robert Joseph Wates, Sr., and entered into rest on August 13, 2017 in Converse. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kelsi Marie Wates. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his parents; maternal grandfather, Hugh Harvey Brown, Jr.

Wed
23
Aug
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Roy Bison

Funeral services for Roy Eldred Bison, 93, of Zwolle were held August 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery. He was born Monday, October 29, 1923 in Sabine Parish and went to his heavenly home on Monday, August 14, 2017 in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise “Sissy” Bison; parents, Will Bison and Dorothy Ebarb Bison; sons, Edward Bison and Lloyd Bison; grandson, Derek Scott Meyers; great grandson, Logan Brant; brothers, Albert Bison, Willie B. Bison and Willis Doyle Bison; and sister, Delores Jackson.

Wed
23
Aug
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Katherine Pass Edwards

Katherine Pass Edwards, 100, formerly of DeSoto Parish, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Asheboro, North Carolina. She was born August 17, 1917. Funeral services will be held August 26, 2017 in North Carolina.

Tue
22
Aug

B.L. Littleton

B.L. Littleton, 86, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2017, at his home in Zwolle surrounded by his wife, Bea, daughter, Kim, and his beloved pup, Kretzie.

He was a homebuilder, real estate broker, restaurateur, rancher and pilot.

B.L. was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Fannie Yancy Littleton and his son, Barry Lynn Littleton.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Beatrice Littleton of Zwolle; her daughter, Kimberly Yvette Schoth of Zwolle; son, Bradley Gus Schoth and wife, Rachel; grandsons, Tyler and Mason Schoth, all of Bossier City; Ida Jean Simcox of Texarkana, Texas, the mother of his children: True Tawana Littleton-Grimes of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bryan L. Littleton, Jr. and wife, Diane, of Huntsville, Texas, Tonja McAllen of Houston, Texas, Tammy Smith and husband, Jeff, of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and Brent Littleton and wife, Dorothy, of Independence, Kansas; along with their 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Wed
16
Aug
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Pauline Cassel

Pauline Cassel joined her beloved family in Heaven on August 2, 2017, a few weeks away from her 104th birthday. She spent her final 15 years in Baton Rouge moving there to be near her niece.Born on August 17, 1913, to Thomas Abington Cassel and Mary Ethel Boyd Cassel, Pauline grew up in rural Sabine Parish near Converse. The eldest of four children, at age six she lost her father to influenza. She helped care for her siblings while her mother taught school. She graduated from Converse High School and attended Northwestern State University and Louisiana State University. She graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters degree in elementary education. Devoted to her family, she helped support her brothers’ and sister’s educational endeavors. Pauline was a member of Zwolle First United Methodist Church.

Wed
16
Aug
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Nadine Savell

Funeral services for Nadine Veuleman Savell were held August 9 at Ft. Jesup Baptist church in Many with the Reverends Larry Hubbard, Jerry Penfield and Mike Haynes officiating. Interment followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery. She was born January 22, 1926 in Robeline and went to be with her Lord on August 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Savell; son, Danny Savell; father, Frank M. Veuleman; mother, Kate Mitchell Veuleman; sisters, Ruth Latham and Geraldean Savell; and brothers, Lester “Doc” Veuleman and N.E. Veuleman.

Wed
16
Aug
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Dolores “Tink” Richardson

Funeral services for Dolores “Tink” Marietta Richardson, 62, of Florien were held August 9 at Hornbeck Full Gospel Church with the Reverends Buddy Freeman and Tony Moran officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Knot Cemetery. Tink was born Sunday, December 12, 1954 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in Roanoke, Virginia.She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel John “Plowboy” Richardson; son, Samuel John Richardson, Jr.; parents, Robert and Dora McCarraher; and brother, Robbie McCarraher.

Wed
09
Aug
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Jessie Longoria

Funeral services for Jessie Donald Longoria of Zwolle were held August 4 at First United Pentecostal Church of Zwolle with the Rev. Phillip North officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery. He was born and passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Willis Knighton South in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Donald Westfall, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Crystal Westfall Longoria of Zwolle; father, Steve Ryan Longoria of Zwolle; paternal grandparents, Jessie and Donna Longoria of Zwolle; maternal grandparents, Charles and Donna Denton of Zwolle; paternal great grandmother, Christell Malmay of Zwolle; aunts, Jessica Sepulvado of Zwolle, Kayla Longoria of Zwolle and Kimberly Westfall of Quincy, California; and uncles, Ray Westfall of Quincy, California and David Earl Evans Jr. of San Augustine, Texas. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

Wed
09
Aug
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John Gentry

John Irwin Gentry was born April 15, 1933 to Herman and Sarah Gentry of Sabine Parish and passed away August 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sue Gentry Walker; and great-great grandchild, Oakleigh Horton. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Eunice Gentry of Many and sons, Joe Gentry of Pollock, Keith Gentry and wife, Christine, of Many, Gregg Gentry and wife, Michelle of Hornbeck, and Gary Gentry and wife, Christine, of Many; 12 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Bonnie Free of Shreveport; and a host of nieces, nephews, and great friends. A memorial for John will be held August 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Oakhill Baptist Church in Many. A fellowship will be held after the service.

Wed
09
Aug
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Jonathan Litton

Funeral services honoring the life of Jonathan Richard Litton, Sr., 34, were held August 7 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Reverends Bob Latham and David Permenter officiating. Burial followed at Allen Cemetery in Mansfield. He was born on December 27, 1982 in Shreveport to Donna and Thomas Litton, Jr. and entered into rest on August 3, 2017 in Marshall, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Evans Litton. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his father, Thomas Litton, Jr. of Mansfield; children, Jonathan Richard Litton, Jr., Thomas Lane Litton, and Lacey Jade Litton all of Mansfield; brother, Thomas Litton III and wife, Emily, of Converse; sisters, Paula Smith and husband, Justin, of Mansfield, and Cassie Mann and husband, Eddie, of Mansfield; and grandmother, Maxine Evans of Mansfield. Honoring as pallbearers were Henery Touchton, Jeremy Evans, Jeremy Phillips, Brandon Melton, Casey Callender, Alex Singleton, Scott Maines, and Alan Maines.

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