Obituaries

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David Malmay

Funeral Services for David Wade Malmay, 38, of Zwolle, were held on Friday, May 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery. He was born on Saturday, June 9, 1979 in Shreveport and passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Sabine Medical Center in Many. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Donald Malmay; and brothers, Michael Anthony Malmay, Donald Ray Malmay and Donald Malmay, Jr. He is survived by his children, David Wade Malmay, Jr. of Zwolle and Brooklynn Paige Malmay of Zwolle; mother, Mary Christell Malmay of Zwolle; sisters, Janie Goyne and husband, Stacey, of El Dorado, Arkansas and Donna Denton of Zwolle; brothers, Jack Malmay of Zwolle and Brent Malmay and wife, Maranda, of Zwolle; nieces and nephews, Crystal Longoria, Joey Rivers, Brandon Rivers, Renisha Rivers, Kyle Malmay, Brianna Malmay and Ashley Malmay; along with a host of family and friends.

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Jimmy Rivers

Funeral services for Jimmy Gene Rivers, 77, of Shreveport, were held May 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery. He was born on Wednesday, October 9, 1940 in Shreveport, and passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Dick Rivers, Jr. and Cuba Mae Procell Rivers; and brothers, Johnny, Patrick, Phillip, Lester, Benny and Richard Luke Rivers. He is survived by his wife, Sharion Rivers of Shreveport; daughters, Mary Ann Johnson of Ft.

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Harold Gene Lilley

Harold Gene Lilley, 81, of Robeline passed away Saturday May 19, 2018, Funeral services were held May 23 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Spanish Lake Community. Burial was held at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home of Natchitoches.

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Dollie Barnhill

Funeral Services for Dollie Barnhill, 89, of Many were held May 21 at First Baptist Church of Many with Dr. Steve Spears and the Rev. Cyle Clayton officiating. Burial followed in the Marthaville Cemetery. She was born on Sunday, February 3, 1929 in Marthaville, and passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Many.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Clay “H.

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Betty Arthur

Graveside Services for Betty Jean Edmunds Wall Arthur, 87, of Florien were held May 22 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with the Reverends Matt Warren and James Ericson officiating. She was born Friday, December 19, 1930 in Post, Texas, and passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many.She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Esther Johns Edmunds; first husband, Sammie Wall; second husband, Ottis Arthur; and brothers, Dale Edmunds, Donald Edmunds and Merwin Edmunds.

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Christopher Nelson

Funeral services for Christopher Louis Nelson were held May 16, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Florien with the Reverends Ottis Branam and Wilton Anthony officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service.He was born on November 16, 1940, in Clare to Christopher Adam Nelson and Willie Elma Evans Nelson, and passed away May 12, 2018 in Shreveport.Chris accepted Christ at the age of 15 and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a 1958 graduate of Pisgah High School and served his country in the United States Air Force. Chris worked many years as a truck driver until he had a stroke at age 50. He loved the woods and outdoors and enjoyed riding his four-wheeler with his lifelong friend, Jerry Byrd.

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Marilyn “Pete” Goss

Funeral services for Margaret Marilyn McCormic Goss, 87, of Many were held May 16 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church with Father Norsworthy officiating. Burial followed in the St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery. She was born Thursday, October 23, 1930 in Sabine Parish to Louis McCormic and Josephine “Jodi” DeLatin McCormic. She passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 in Many.Marilyn worked for many years at the drug store in Many, where she became famously known as “Pete.” She was a loving woman, and a giving farmer, hunter and fisherwoman. She and her husband Bill, raised many heads of cattle together. She was a fantastic cook and shared her gift with all her family and friends, as well as her fresh vegetables from her garden. Everyone loved her food. She loved animal and had many different pets throughout the years, including squirrels, turkeys, cows, cats and she especially loved her dogs.

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Clarence “Bob” Hamilton Jr.

On May 15, 2018, a faithful servant of God, and an encourager to all, went to Heaven.

Clarence Robert “Bob” Hamilton, Jr. w as born January 4, 1935 in Lake Charles. He was born to Minnie Mae and Clarence Robert Hamilton, Sr. While at DeRidder High School he was an all-state football and track star, winning numerous medals and awards. He honorably served in the United States Navy from 1954-1958 spending most of his time as a Radar-man, 2nd Class Petty Officer aboard the Pacific U.S.S. Renville. In 1958, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at a Billy Graham’s Crusade in Los Angeles, California.

Bob met the love of his life, Julie Ernestine “Ernie” Davis, at the First Baptist Church in DeRidder. He liked to tell the funny story that their budding romance almost ended when she said, “put out that cigar or put me out of this car.” Bob never smoked again and the rest is history.

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Patrick Laroux

Funeral services for Patrick Leroy Laroux, 64, of Zwolle were held May 10 at First Baptist Church of Noble with the Reverends Jimmy Price and Troy Thomas officiating. He was born on Friday, March 5, 1954 in Zwolle, and passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Zwolle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tyne Laroux and Martha Sepulvado Laroux; and his brother, Howard Laroux.

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Asa Cobbs

Asa Ray Cobbs, 82 died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Sabine Medical Center in Many following a brief illness. He was born April 1, 1936 in Belmont. Asa Ray grew up in Belmont and attended Immanuel Baptist Church. He had a passion for animals, especially his little dog. He was an avid painter, canner, craftsman and gardener. He loved pretty flowers. He is the youngest son of Asa Amos “Ace” and Alda Pauline Davis Cobbs, and his preceded in death by his brother, Billy Eugene Cobbs; sisters, Mary Edith Cobbs Stewart and Delmer Cleo Cobbs Eddleman. He is survived by one brother, James Truly Cobbs; sister-in-law, Margie Helen Rains Cobbs and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Funeral service were held May 12 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many with internment following at Spring Ridge Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Asa Ray hadn’t heard a spoken word in 82 years but last evening he heard “welcome home!”

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