Obituaries

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Donald Dudley Muncy

Donald Dudley Muncy

“God be with You till we meet again!”

(words Jeremiah E. Rankin, 1880, tune William G Tomer 1880)

Donald Dudley Muncy – loving husband, father, and friend – died December 13, 2020. He was 84 years old. He was born December 14, 1935 in Laird Hill, Texas to Wilburn Dudley and Mildred Ethel Reed Muncy. Educated at Jeanerette High School and University of Southwestern Louisiana. After a successful career in the oil and gas industry and traveling the world with Miss Ann, he retired to Toledo Bend in Many, Louisiana where he enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing and golfing. A devout member of the Zwolle United Methodist Church, he served the Lord sharing his talents in church callings that shaped and defined him. He will be remembered for his love of family, his entertaining stories, his powerful testimony, and willingness to help a neighbor in need.

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23
Dec

Mary Louise Sibley Gandy

Mary Louise Sibley Gandy

Louise was born February 26, 1926 to Florien Tilman and Ida Mae McCollister Sibley in Lou Ann, Arkansas. She was the oldest of 6 children. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in the Shuteye community where she served as the pianist. Aunt Sadie loved to travel with her late husband, Hurshel W. Gandy when he worked on the pipelines all over the United States and several groups from Many on the Carnival Cruise Lines.

She is survived by her nieces, Deborah Sibley Peterson and James of Angleton, Texas; Denise Sibley Cookson and Alan of Hurst, Texas; Judy Sibley Savage of Conroe, Texas; and Lora Sibley Cain of Sterlington, Louisiana; sister-in-laws, Delma Sibley of Beaumont, Texas; Martha Berel Sibley of Angleton, Texas; and Freida Sibley of Cascade, Montana; 1 great nephew, 3 great nieces and 1 great great niece; and 3 great nephews

Wed
23
Dec

Sherman Edwin Salter

Sherman Edwin

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mr. Sherman Salter were held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Little Flock Baptist Church with Brother Donnie Paul Lewing officiating; interment followed in The Little Flock Cemetery. Sherman was born January 27, 1938 in Florien to Betty Mae (Cook) Salter and Thomas Crockett Salter and he entered into rest on December 12, 2020 in Lafayette.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crockett Salter; wife, Paula Faye (Lewing) Salter; daughter, Lindsey Salter; sisters, Mavis Miller; Leona Carroll; Aliene Davis; and Syble Bush; and his brother, Sid Salter. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter, Amy Salter of Pineville; daughter, Megan Nichols and husband, David of Florien; brother, Benny Salter and wife, Corrine of Minden; his 3 grandchildren, Alan; Jase; and Temperance Nichols. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives.

Wed
23
Dec

Michael “Mike” Nathan Phillips

Michael “Mike” Nathan Phillips

Funeral services for Michael Phillips, 79, of Robeline were held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Wayne Chance officiating. Burial followed in the Fort Jesup Cemetery.

Mike Phillips was born on Thursday, January 9, 1941 in Chatham, Louisiana. He passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at University Hospital in New Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Beason Phillips; daughter, Sherry Phillips Jones; father, William (Bill) Phillips; mother, Adlena Goza Phillips; brother, Joe Phillips; and sister, Ann Phillips Collinsworth.

Wed
23
Dec

Johnnie Norman Craig

Johnnie Norman Craig

Graveside services honoring the life of Johnnie Norman Craig, 83, of Converse were held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 located at Noble Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Bro. Jimmy Price and Bro. Clinton Alford. Johnnie was born October 5, 1937 to Luther Otto Craig and Ethelyn Fleming Craig. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 12, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.

Johnnie retired from Beaird Industries after 38 years. Following retirement, he served as a member of the Belmont Water Board. He was a lifelong member of Midway Baptist Church in Converse. Johnnie was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and cherished family gatherings, but his favorite pastime was spent on Toledo Bend fishing with his wife, Oneta.

Johnnie is preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Joe and Tillman Craig; grandson, Christopher Luke Craig; and great-grandson, Reed Sistrunk.

Wed
16
Dec

Nancy Jane Parrie

Nancy Jane Parrie

Graveside services for Nancy Parrie, 79, of Zwolle, were held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at St. Joseph Cemetery with Father Keith Garvin.

Nancy Jane Parrie was born on Tuesday, January 28, 1941 in Zwolle. She passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Desoto Regional Medical Center in Mansfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “Red” Parrie, Jr.; parents, John Remedies and Trudy (Longoria) Remedies; sisters, Lucille Remedies Page; Eleanor June Remedies; and Shirley Remedies Lowe; brother, Fred Robert Parrie; daughter, Beverly Jane Parrie; and her great granddaughter, Kimberly BreAnn Bartch.

Wed
16
Dec

Dr. Jack Corley

Dr. Jack Corley

Public visitation for Dr. Jack Corley, 71, of Many, was held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at The Corley Farm. A private family service will be held at a later time.

Dr. Jack Corley was born on Wednesday, February 23, 1949 in Converse. He passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at his residence in Many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Jackson Corley, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Harper Corley of Many; daughter, Wendy Corley Curtis and husband Jess of Many; son, Willie Jack Corley, III of Florien; mother, Billie Horton Corley Hammond and husband Jim of Florien; sisters, Veda Gay Corley of Many; Christy Corley Stephens and husband Johnny of Henderson, Texas; grandchildren, Jesse Tackett Curtis and wife Trixy; Hope Corley Curtis; Presley Harper Corley and Joc Garland Corley; and great grandchild, Kit Ikaika Curtis.

Wed
16
Dec

James Alfice Brumley, Jr.

James Alfice Brumley, Jr.

Funeral services for James Brumley, Jr., 86, of Walkerville, Louisiana, were held on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Siloam Baptist Church with Bro. Tony Anthony and Bro. Chad King officiating. Burial followed in the Siloam Cemetery.

James Brumley, Jr. was born on Wednesday, May 30, 1934 in Mt. Zion. He passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at his residence in Walkerville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Alfice Brumley, Sr. and Annie Lou (Lites) Brumley; mother, Addie Ethel Brumley; brother, Terry Brumley; and sister, Autherine Harrison.

He is survived by his wife, Lanell Walker Brumley of Walkerville; daughter, Jamie Brumley Rule and husband Jarrett of Walkerville; son, James “Jay” Alfice Brumley, III and wife Kary of Anacoco; sisters, Margie Ebarb of Houston, Texas; Claudine Mizell and husband Roy of Many; grandchildren, Kade Hornsby Brumley; Walker Rule; Macy Rule and Jayce Brumley; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Wed
09
Dec

Kenneth Anthony Williams

Kenneth Anthony Williams

Reverend Kenneth Williams, age 85, passed away on November 27, 2020, at Sabine Retirement and Rehab Center. The eldest of seven children, Fr. Ken was born on October 29, 1935, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, to Antoine Octave Williams and Beatrice Marie Constant Williams.

His desire to become a Priest of Jesus Christ began early in his childhood, and at the age of 15 he left home to begin his studies. He received 12 years of seminary formation and simultaneously completed his high school education. His seminary education included St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict, LA, Mary Hill Seminary in Pineville, Louisiana, and he completed his theology studies at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He was called to Holy Orders by Bishop Charles P. Greco, at the age of 27, and ordained on May 25, 1963, at the Pontifical College Josephinum, by Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi.

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09
Dec

Roland Dees

Roland Dees

The life of Roland Dees was celebrated on Wednesday December 2nd, 2020 at Alford Heights Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Chance, Bro. Jay Begbie, and Bro. Marshall Ingle officiating. Interment followed at Many Cemetery in Many.

Roland was born on Wednesday, November 23rd 1949 in Many. Roland served as a Deacon at Alford Heights Baptist Church, he was a Master Mason at the Many Masonic Lodge, a Volunteer Fireman in Many since his teenage years, and had retired from the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office as a Transportation Officer. Roland loved serving his church, his family and his community.

He married his wife, Patricia Manasco Dees on April 24th, 1970. They enjoyed watching their grandchildren play sports for the Many Tigers and Florien Blackcats. He loved to deer hunt, camp and fish on Toledo Bend, mow his (or anybody else’s) yard, and was happiest sitting on a tractor. Roland loved his family, especially his grandchildren, more than anything on earth.

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