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Marshall Dewveall

Marshall G Dewveall, 67, passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home on Toledo Bend Lake on January 27, 2018. He was cremated, by his wishes, under the prearranged direction of Magnolia Funeral Home in Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Slats and Mildred Dewveall, along with his brothers Kenneth “Keno” and William “Bill” Dewveall. Survivors include his only niece Meredith Dewveall LeBlanc and spouse, William; their daughter Catelyn Tullier and fiancé, David Landry; their son, Logan Tullier and fiancée, Sadie Laine; sole greatgreat nephew, Rhett Preston Landry; and several friends at Toledo Bend Resort and Pirates cove marina. A celebration of life is pending and will be announced by at a later date. Although we must grieve for his loss, he was adamant in pronouncing that he did not wish people to be unhappy. To extend online condolences please visit magnoliafuneralhome.com.

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Pattie Britner

Funeral services for Pattie June Hippler Britner, 54, of Many were held February 3 at Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Leach, Sr. officiating. Burial followed in the Beulah Cemetery. It is with great sadness that the family of Pattie announces her passing after a lengthy illness. She was a loving mother to her two daughters and grandmother to her three precious grandchildren. She will forever be remembered for her kindness and wit. She was born Thursday, November 7, 1963 in Zwolle, and passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jo Freeman Hippler; father, John Raymond Hippler, Sr.; and brother, Timothy Wade Hippler.

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Rodney Messick

Rodney Joseph Messick died of natural causes with his wife, Lezlee, and beloved dog, Bob Marley, at his side in his home near Zwolle on January 24, 2018. All who knew Rodney thought of him as a kind soul. This obvious character trait displayed itself in many ways. Foremost, Rodney cared deeply for his family. He and Lezlee had a truly loving relationship, working through life’s struggles and joys, always together. While Rodney and Lezlee had no children together, Rodney opened their home his heart and home to Lezlee’s son, Caleb, and Caleb’s son, Zachary. Rodney and Lezlee also often opened their home to extended winter visits by Lezlee’s parents. His heart was open to all family and friends. Rodney’s career choice as an X-ray technician gave him the opportunity to serve others for 30 years. He loved his work, the people with whom he worked, and especially the act of helping others. Rodney was highly regarded in the work place.

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Bernice Williams

Funeral services honoring the life of Bernice Ross Freeman Williams, 92, were held January 28 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield with the Rev. Beth Sentell officiating. Burial followed at Rockdale Cemetery. She was born on June 12, 1925 to James and Eula Ross, and entered into rest on January 26, 2018. She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her two children, Silas Jefferson “Jeff” Freeman; second husband, G.R. Williams; parents; her sisters, Evelyn Ross, Katherine Derrick, Alma Edwards, and Mable Ross; and brothers, E.C. Ross, Cecil “Doc” Ross, and William “Bill” Ross.

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Eula “Sherry” Dennis

Eula “Sherry” Frances Dickey Dennis slipped away peacefully in her sleep to her heavenly home on January 26, 2018, in Natchitoches following an extended illness. Her husband, Jack Raymond Dennis passed recently. Mrs. Dennis was born in Cattina, West Virginia, and moved with her family to Central Louisiana during her early childhood. She enjoyed retirement with her husband having lived 40 plus years on Toledo Bend Lake. They both enjoyed the outdoors and were avid fishermen. Jack’s career took him overseas where she enjoyed living in Israel for two years and in the Dominican Republic for over a year. She had a true green thumb, and enjoyed gardening immensely. She was the owner of a hothouse garden business for a time. Her other interests and passions included crafting and cooking. While in good health, Mrs.

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Mary Moore

Graveside services celebrating the life of Mary Florence Moore were held on January 24 at Bethsaida Cemetery in Many with Brother Jimmie Price officiating. Mrs. Mary Florence Moore was born on February 19, 1921 to Peter and Mattie Dora Falcon Leone. She entered into rest on January 21, 2018 at the blessed age of 96. Mary was blessed with 11 children who were her pride and joy. Mary always put their needs before hers and was devoted to her husband and family. Her name was Mary Florence, but most knew her as Florence or Sister. She had a green thumb and her flower garden was always beautiful. She made a home in Norfolk, Virginia and returned to Vernon Parish in 1947. She moved back to Sabine Parish in 1950 to Zwolle to live on Russell Road in Bayou Scie Community. Now Mary will rest in Bethsaida Cemetery beside her husband, Willie Moore.

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Bernice Williams

Funeral services honoring the life of Bernice Ross Freeman Williams, 92, were held January 28 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield with the Rev. Beth Sentell officiating. Burial followed at Rockdale Cemetery. She was born on June 12, 1925 to James and Eula Ross, and entered into rest on January 26, 2018. She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her two children, Silas Jefferson “Jeff” Freeman; second husband, G.R. Williams; parents; her sisters, Evelyn Ross, Katherine Derrick, Alma Edwards, and Mable Ross; and brothers, E.C. Ross, Cecil “Doc” Ross, and William “Bill” Ross.

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Betty Marsh

Betty A. Lucius Marsh passed away at her home in Florien on January 24, 2018. She was born June 29, 1941 to Lud Bryson Lucius and Eula Mae Vogels Lucius. Betty married Norman Marsh of Toro on December 22, 1961. Betty and Norman lived all over the United States from California to Florida until Norman retired from the Air Force in 1976. Betty was happy to move closer to home and loved entertaining her friends and family, hosting countless parties attended by her extended family and good friends. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing with her sister Louise and hunting for artifacts with her nephew Michael. She also enjoyed playing cards with her sisters-in-law, and made many friends playing Bingo. Betty also loved traveling; her favorite destinations included visiting family in Texas, Oregon, and friends in Salt Spring Island, Canada.

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William Durrett

Funeral services for William David Durrett Jr. were held January 28 at Plainview Baptist Church with Wesley Farris and the Reverends Wayne Chance and Daniel Lowe officiating. Burial followed in the Plainview Cemetery. He was born on April 29, 1938, in Peason and passed away on January 25, 2018 at the age of 79. He was a 1957 graduate of Plainview High School. Mr. Durrett worked on the Toledo Bend Dam, built bridges in Shreveport, and worked in a steel mill in Fort Worth, Texas before working many years at Boise Cascade. He enjoyed working in his garden, tending his animals, and singing. Being a friendly person, Mr. Durrett never met a stranger. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, William David Durrett Sr. and Ruby Mae Wilson Durrett; sister, Juanita Faircloth; and brother, J.W. Durrett.

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Hosea Sepulvado

Funeral services honoring the life of Hosea Eugene Sepulvado were held January 29 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Mike Thang’ Wa officiating. He was born on November 30, 1938 in Shreveport to Hosea Sepulvado and Lorena Leone of Zwolle. He entered into rest on January 24, 2018 in Noble at the age of 79. He was a decorated veteran, receiving a good conduct medal while actively serving three years in the United States Marine Corps from 1960 to 1963. While serving he was made a private first class (E-2), before being honorably discharged in June 1963. After leaving active duty military he continued to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, while also working for Timber Inc. as a logger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hosea Sepulvado and Lorena Leone Sepulvado.

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