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Walter Fitzenreiter Jr.

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Funeral services for Walter Leo Fitzenreiter Jr., 93, of Hornbeck, were held July 27 at the Hornbeck United Methodist Church with the Reverends Daniel Na and Wayne Chance officiating. Burial followed in the Prewitt’s Chapel Cemetery in Hornbeck, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville.

Walter was born on July 13, 1926 to Walter Leo Fitzenreiter Sr. and Ernestine Louisa Perkins Fitzenreiter. Leo died in his sleep at home early Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019 after a battle with cancer.

He was a 1943 graduate of Reeves High School. Leo served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. After returning home, he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University. Leo and his wife Mavis celebrated 65 years of marriage in October 2018.

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Alice Ezernack

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Funeral services honoring the life of Alice Mary Ezernack were held July 19 at St. Ann Catholic Church with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Burial followed at the Old Zwolle Cemetery in Zwolle.

Alice was born November 25, 1933 in Ebarb to Eugene Ebarb and Lydia Procell Ebarb and entered into rest on July 17, 2019 in Many.

Preceding Mrs. Ezernack in death were her parents, Eugene and Lydia Ebarb; father of her children, Hobart Laroux; husband, John Ezernack; sons, Darryl G “Dottie” Laroux and Infant Hobart Laroux Jr.; and sisters, Melva G. “Skin” Ebarb and Josie Ebarb.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Kenneth “Chooch” Laroux and wife Kathy of Converse, Barry “Bob” Laroux and wife Suzette of Many, Frank “Tank” Laroux and wife Laura of Bossier City, and Gary “Pye” Laroux of Zwolle; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

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Freddie Nash

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Funeral services for Freddie Lavell Nash, 78, of Belmont, were held July 27 at Pendleton Assembly of God with the Rev. Daniel Davis officiating. Burial followed in the Bayou Scie Cemetery.

He was born on Sunday, September 1, 1940 in Many, and passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Olcie R. Nash and Orelia ALeane McGaha Nash; daughters, Loretta Dowden and Becky McLendon; and sisters, Melba Nash and Bobbie Turner.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Nash of Belmont; daughters, Cheryl Sepulvado and husband Randy of Zwolle, and DaJuana Simpson and husband Joey of Belmont; step-sons, Mike Byles and wife Cindy of Many, and Eddie Byles and wife Lisa of Florien; sonsin-law, Ronnie Dowden of Zwolle, and Keith McLendon of Many; sisters, Francis Eaves of Belmont, Mary Farmer of Belmont, and Lenora Sepulvado of Belmont; 12 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

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Robert Dickerson

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A funeral service celebrating the life of Robert Lee Dickerson, 77 of Benton, was held July 12 at New Freedom Fellowship Church with the Rev. Dean Hillman officiating. Interment followed in New Freedom Fellowship Cemetery.

Robert was born on December 31, 1941 in Shreveport to Arthur and Lena Dickerson, and passed away July 10, 2019 in Bossier City.

During his life, Mr. Dickerson worked numerous maintenance jobs at various businesses in and around the Toledo Bend Lake area. He took great pride in his work and enjoyed what he did for employment.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lena Dickerson; and brothers, Leroy, Don, and Glen Dickerson.

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Sidney Houston Jacobs II

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Sidney Jacobs II passed away on Sunday following a nearly two-year battle with cancer. He was 49 years old. His last days were a celebration of his life, and he died surrounded by his family, friends, and loved ones.

Sidney was born in Converse and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School. At the time of his passing, Sidney lived in Alpine, Texas with his wife of 19 years, Alicia Fernbaugh and his daughter, Ruby. Following his passing, many friends reminisced about Sidney’s quick wit, his warm hugs, and his way of speaking up for those who needed his voice. Sidney was many things in his life. He was a true and loyal friend, a doting husband and father, a writer, a racecar driver, and a sometimes musician, but Sidney asked to be remembered for the 16 years he spent working in law enforcement in Louisiana.

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Bobby Joe Rush

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Funeral services for Bobby Joe Rush, 65, of Many were held July 18 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matt Warren officiating. Burial followed in the Bethsadia Cemetery.

He was born on Sunday, May 30, 1954 in Kountze, Texas, and passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertis Henry Rush and Alice Leah Gentry Rush; son, Tommy Joe Rush; and one brother and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Barbra Rush of Many; son, Michael Rush of Natchitoches; daughter, Bobbie Stewart of West Monroe; sisters, Mary Williams of Winnfield, Connie Reed of Winnfield, Susan Woods of Forney, Texas, and Betsy Andrus of Springhill; brothers, Bertis Ray Rush of Campti, Johnny Earl Rush of Millington, Tennessee and Keith Rush of Pineville; grandchildren, Avery Elizabeth Heard, Jaylon Paul Stewart and Kaden Gabriel Rush; along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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Delores Lewing

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Delores “DeLo” Lewing was born December 4, 1935 and passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on July 13, 2019.

Services celebrating her full and joyous life will be held on July 20 at 2 p.m. at Alford Heights Baptist Church in Many with burial at Old Pisgah Cemetery following the service. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. immediately prior to the service.

DeLo was born and raised in Belmont where she became known for her skill on the basketball court at Belmont High School. She later married Wayne Lewing and moved to Fisher where they raised their two daughters, Diane and Kim. DeLo was a kind and steadfast daughter, mother, sister, wife, grandmother, and a friend to all. If you made it out to her house, you could count on a full meal waiting on you, most of which would be lovingly fried, with a side of tea almost as sweet as her. DeLo was a faithful member of Alford Heights Baptist Church, and she loved spending time with her friends in the women’s group.

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Lona Ford

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Funeral services for Lona Buvins Horton Ford, 97, of Many were held July 13 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Donnie Paul Lewing and Benny Crittenden officiating. Burial followed in the Florien Cemetery.

She was born in Fisher on August 4, 1921 to William Horton and Exia Randolph Horton, and passed away on July 11, 2019 in Many.

Lona is survived by her daughters, Dora Burley of

Keatchie, Shirley Greer and husband Marbury of Many, and Nona Hood and husband Randy of Benton; daughter-in-law, Sue Ford of Robeline; son-in-law, Ray DuBose of Florien; sisters, Maggie Duhamel, Billie Hammond and Bobbie Pitt; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and nine greatgreat grandchildren.

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Nora Menasco

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Nora K. Menasco of Pass Christian, Mississippi, 79, passed away peacefully at her home on June 29, 2019 surrounded by family and all of the love this world can offer.

She was born in Orchard, Alabama to Edward Sr. and Emma Kelly.

She graduated from Theodore High School where she was in the Beta Club and a majorette.

She spent 56 years with the love of her life, William “Buck” Menasco. Together they raised four children: Cindy Salter and husband, Bruce; Robert “Bobby” Menasco and wife, Susan; Donna Powell; and Lori Mullins and husband, Scott. She had seven grandchildren, Chase Danley and wife, Jessica; Brittany Powell; Heather Hall and husband, Adam; Chris Mullins and wife, Ashleigh; Brandon Powell; Michael Mullins and wife, Heather; and Hannah Powell. She was a great-grandmother to four great-grandchildren, Phillip Danley, Alexis Danley, Peyton Mullins and Noah Hall along with many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

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Billy Goss

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Graveside services for Billy Wayne Goss, 94, of Many were held July at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery with Deacon Mike Sullivan officiating.

Billy Wayne Goss was born on Friday, October 17, 1924 in Vernon Parish, and passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Berry Lincoln and Wilda Thorla Goss; wife, Marilyn “Pete” McCormic Goss; and siblings Ann Goss, Bobbie Goss, Mary Goss Armour, Majorie Goss Coburn, Dorothy Goss Duke, Ira Glenn Goss, Vernon L. Goss, Wifred “Jack” Goss, and Wilda Goss Snell.

He was survived by his sister, Reba Goss Craft of Shreveport; sister-in-law, Betty Goss of Many; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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