Obituaries

Wed
11
Aug

Houston Lane Randolph

Houston Lane Randolph

Houston Lane Randolph, infant son of Cheyenne Manshack and Ryan Randolph, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021 in Shreveport.

He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Keith and Nancy Manshack; paternal grandmother, Melinda Janssen and husband Robin; and his paternal grandfather, Tommy Randolph and wife Crystal.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Noble Cemetery.

Wed
11
Aug

J.P. Taylor

J.P. Taylor

Funeral services celebrating the life of J.P. Taylor, 89, will be conducted at Roseneath Chapel Mansfield on Monday, August 9, 2021. Bro. Lynn Burkett and Bro. Stephen Taylor will officiate. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Grove.

Mr. Taylor was born in Mitchell on August 15, 1931 to Paul and Mary Taylor. He passed away in Mitchell on August 7, 2021. Mr. Taylor was self employed as Bi-Vocational Baptist Minister and Electrician and Appliance repairman. He was a member of the Mitchell Baptist Church.

Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary Taylor; brothers, John Edward; twin brothers, Jim and John; sister, Myrtle Lord; grandson, Jeremy Taylor; granddaughter, Veronica Burr; and grandson, Mark Taylor.

Wed
11
Aug

Garlon Slay, Sr.

Garlon Slay, Sr.

Graveside services for Garlon Slay, Sr., 73, of Zwolle were held on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Zwolle City Cemetery with Rev. Marty Williams officiating.

Garlon Slay, Sr. was born on Wednesday, March 31, 1948 in Germany. He passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irving Lon Ludwig Slay and Helena Slay; wife, Inez “Neva” Slay; and his sister, Shirley Ann Slay.

He is survived by his children, Garlon Slay, Jr. of Zwolle; Matthew Slay and wife Samantha of Zwolle; Jonathan Slay and wife Carrie of Texarkana, Texas; and Devon Lofton of Florien; fourteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers: Coy Lofton, Kolton Slay, Jesse Lofton, Austin Slay, Harmon Slay and Connor Lofton.

Honorary Pallbearers were Chris Slay, Matthew Slay, Jr., Michael Slay and Asher Slay.

Wed
11
Aug

William “Doc” Sepulvado Jr.

William “Doc” Sepulvado Jr.

William Sepulvado Jr., 73, passed away in Many on August 7, 2021, after a short, but courageous battle with lung cancer. He was brave throughout the 10 months of fighting this horrible disease; all the way to the end. This cancer suddenly came into our lives, without any warning and I say our lives because I lived through the pain and heartache alongside with him, as well as mentally, emotionally and often physically. The cancer did not care who it was taking away; a husband, a father, a grandfather and a brother. It started to break down what held him grounded and he was left with pieces of him slowly, and sometimes rapidly and painfully, slip away with all hopes and dreams with it. In the end, cancer thought it won, but the most inspiring thing happens; cancer loses its strength and grace appears. As much as it hurts those he left behind, we need to see it, we need to accept it, and go with it. No matter what, grace and love always wins, not cancer!

Wed
04
Aug

J. Kenneth Busby

J. Kenneth Busby

Ken Busby, was born in Florien on November 18, 1940, and passed away in Many, on July 25, 2021, at the age of 80.

Ken graduated from Negreet High School in 1958 and then attended Northwestern State University, where he graduated with a Degree in Business Administration in 1961.

He obtained his CPA License in 1969 and joined and was made a partner with the accounting firm of Payne, Moore and Herrington in Alexandria.

For many years he was the Finance Officer for Baker Manufacturing and Automated Prescription Systems in Pineville and in his later years served as the Comptroller for Volunteers of America in Shreveport.

After retiring and returning home to Florien, he was very active in Little Flock Baptist Church and taught a weekly adult Sunday School Class.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Tempie Ann Randolph Busby and Narvel Lee (Dago) Busby.

Wed
04
Aug

Linda Sue “T” Meshell Williams

Linda Sue “T” Meshell Williams

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Linda Williams were held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Many Chapel with Brother Marty Williams officiating; interment followed in the Zwolle City Cemetery. “T” was born September 24, 1955 in Zwolle to Rosa Mae (Sepulvado) Meshell and Wilson H. Meshell and she entered into rest on July 29, 2021 in Shreveport.

Wed
04
Aug

Maurice Malmay

Maurice Malmay

Funeral services for Maurice Malmay, 82, of Zwolle, were held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Keith Garvin officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Maurice Malmay was born on Tuesday, February 28, 1939 in Zwolle. He passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021 in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Ebarb Malmay; daughter, Mary Darlene Malmay; parents, Dave Malmay and Martha (Sepulvado) Malmay; brother, William Malmay; sister, Charolette May; and his great granddaughter, Allissa Brown.

He is survived by his children, Gail Bridges of Zwolle; Larry D. Malmay and wife Kimberly of Zwolle; Cheryl Sepulvado and husband Gary of Zwolle; and Larry Maurice Malmay of Zwolle; sisters, Lonnie Vera Rowe of Zwolle; and Mildred Craig of Zwolle; brother, Ottis Malmay and wife Hazel of Zwolle; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
04
Aug

Dr. Liang Sien Oey

Dr. Liang Sien Oey

Dr. Oey was born on November 3, 1934 in Jakarta, Indonesia and passed away on July 24, 2021 in Shreveport after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Yvonne Oey.

Dr. Oey attended school at Cromwell College and the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He graduated from the University of Munich in West Germany in July 1970. He did research in Thrombonpathy in Renal Failure and received his medical degree in November 1973. He took the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates on January 22, 1975. This was in preparation to come to the United States.

Wed
28
Jul

Gladys Helen Ross Boice

Gladys Helen Ross Boice

Gladys Boice, 98, was born December 2, 1922, and died July 22, 2021 at Sabine Retirement in Many. Gladys (known as Bebe to family) enlisted in the Army in 1944. She was stationed at Camp Kilmer in New Jersey and was honorably discharged in 1949. She continued to live in New Jersey with her husband, Samuel Boice until they moved to Many in the early 1960s. Gladys was employed as a meter maid and then went on to work for the Many Police Department and eventually retired from the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s office. She continued to live in Many until moving to The Glen Retirement Center in Shreveport where she lived for 20 years.

Known fondly to the community as “Miss Gladys,” she endeared herself to hundreds over the years. Always ready to help anyone, she earned a reputation for being kind and for being a hard-working lady. A woman of small stature, she won the admiration of all whom she worked with.

Wed
28
Jul

Sherry Lynn Matthews Manasco Snell

Sherry Lynn Matthews Manasco Snell

Ladies and gentlemen, Sherry has left the building.

Sherry Snell passed away quietly on July 15, 2021, and it was possibly the only quiet thing she ever did in all of her 71 years. She was many things to many people and will be mourned forever by friends and family far and wide. Sherry was the life of every party, with a personality that could fill stadiums, and she’s left a huge hole in our hearts. When asked whether her death was unexpected, we can’t say really say ‘no’ because she’d been ill for months, but on the other hand, most of us fully expected she would live forever.

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