Obituaries

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09
Mar

Mrs. Carolyn “Gina” Nelson

Mrs. Carolyn “Gina” Nelson

A graveside service honoring the life of Mrs. Carolyn Nelson, 58, of Benson was held on March 8, 2022, at Old Union Cemetery in Benson with Bro. Jimmy Price officiating.

Carolyn was better known as Gina to all her friends and family. Gina was born on January 1, 1964, to Jack Jr. and Joann Fisher. Gina passed away at home in Benson on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Gina is preceded in death by her daughter, Bobbie Jo Nelson; and her mother, Joann Fisher. She is survived by her husband, Ben Nelson, of 39 years; her son, Jackson Nelson and fiancé, Ariel Welch of Pleasant Hill; her dad, Jack Fisher, Jr.; her sister, Patsy Diane McCune, and her husband, Barry; her granddaughter, Ava Marie; her grandson, Ryder James, and a host of family and friends.

Wed
09
Mar

Dottie Faye Thaxton

Dottie Faye Thaxton

Funeral services for Dottie Thaxton, 88, of Florien, were held on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Buddy Freeman, Rev. John Lewing II and Rev. Dennis Bignar officiating. Burial followed in the Middle Creek Cemetery.

Dottie Thaxton was born on Sunday, October 15, 1933 in Peason, Louisiana. She passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at her residence in Florien. Dot graduated from Mount Carmel in1953 and married Harvey Samuel in May of 1953.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Thaxton; parents, Otis and Sylvie Westfall; sister, Geneva Bell and brother-in-law Bobbie Joe; brother, Charlie Westfall; and sister-in-law Pat and Maurice Westfall and sister-in-law, Janice Westfall; and nephew, Scotty Bell.

Wed
09
Mar

Terry L. Schmidt

Terry L. Schmidt

Terry Schmidt, 73, of Converse was born on November 14, 1948, in Norfolk, Nebraska. He passed away on February 22, 2022, at his home in Converse with his wife of 46 years by his side.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Lois Schmidt; sister, Linda Suzanne Schmidt; and his beloved pup, “Mikey.”

Terry is survived by his wife, Betty Schmidt of Converse; son, Julius John “J.J.” Schmidt and wife Andrea “Andi”; two beautiful granddaughters, Kimber Jay Schmidt and Allie Beth Schmidt, all of Blairstown, Missouri; and daughters, Teresa Suzanne Schmidt and husband Jeff of Chanute, Kansas; Lela Michelle Schmidt of Atlanta, Georgia.

SSGT Terry L. Schmidt served six years (1970-1976) in the United States Marine Corp. Rifle expert, bulk fuel, heavy equipment, and transportation were a few of his many accomplishments in the corp. He wore the Marine Corp uniform proudly.

Wed
09
Mar

Barbara Ellen Debose Estess

Barbara Ellen Debose Estess

Barbara Estess was born January 17, 1929 in Many and passed away February 24, 2022 in Hammond. She will be interred at a gravesite service Friday, March 4, 2022, 1:00 pm, Centuries Memorial, Mansfield Road, Shreveport, Louisiana. Raised in Many, she was the daughter of James Thomas DeBose and Gladys Hopkins DeBose.

Wed
02
Mar

Dr. David Howard Horner

Dr. David Howard Horner

Dr. David Horner, devoted husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, friend, and child of God, passed away on, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 after a difficult journey with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Throughout his illness he sustained comfort and courage through his faith in God. His generosity, drive, selflessness, and faith persisted to the end of his time with us. With a keen mind, indomitable sense of humor, love for family and community, Dr. Horner served his patients to the very end. It was his life’s work to be first a humble servant of God, serving his family, his church, and community.

Dr. Horner exhibited the tenants of faith, family, and community. A member of First Baptist Church of Many, where he served as a longtime member of the church choir and deacon body. A member of Masonic Lodge, Many 411. And a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Wed
02
Mar

Theddie Ray Miller

Theddie Ray Miller

Funeral services for Theddie Miller, 85, of Florien, LA, will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (Toro Community) with Rev. Clinton Alford and Jasper Crochet officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Toro Community, LA.

Theddie Miller was born on Friday, April 10, 1936 in Florien, LA. He passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at his residence in Florien, LA.

Thed attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for most of his life. After a lengthy career as a pipefitter, Thed enjoyed his retirement living and fishing on Toledo Bend as well as a cup of coffee on his porch with friends and loved ones.

Wed
23
Feb

Harry Vernon Branch, Jr.

Harry Vernon Branch, Jr

Harry Branch, Jr., 64, of Many, Louisiana entered into eternal rest on February 11, 2022, in Dallas, Texas. Funeral services honoring the life of Harry were held on Friday, February 18, 2022, at Siloam Baptist Church in Many. Officiating the service was Bro. Wilton Anthony with Rev. Robert Fleener assisting. Interment was held at Siloam Cemetery, Many.

Harry was born on May 8, 1957, in Alexandria, Louisiana to Harry Vernon Branch, Sr. and Ruth Carolyn “Bebe” Ward Branch.

Wed
23
Feb

Wanda Daugherty Patrick

Wanda Daugherty Patrick

A funeral service honoring the life of Mrs. Wanda Daugherty Patrick, 88, were held on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Union Springs Baptist Church in Converse with Rev. Tim Patrick and Rev. Richard Springs Cemetery in Converse.

Wanda was born on October 6, 1933, to Doyle and Thelma Daugherty, in El Dorado, Arkansas, and entered into eternal rest on February 18, 2022, in Converse.

She was a graduate of Converse High School and resided in the Union Springs Community in Converse. Wanda was a great woman of faith who loved her Lord and her church family. She served as a pianist for most of her adult life and held numerous positions at her church. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Wed
23
Feb

Joseph Elders Sepulvado

Joseph Elders Sepulvado

Joseph Sepulvado, 81, of Zwolle entered into eternal rest on February 16, 2022.

Funeral services honoring the life of Joseph were held on Monday, February 21, 2022, located at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle. Officiating the service was Fr. Keith Garvin. Interment was held in the church cemetery.

Joseph was born on June 9, 1940, in Noble to Wesley Henry Sepulvado and Selena Ebarb Sepulvado.

Wed
23
Feb

Dorothy Marie List

Dorothy Marie

Funeral services for Dorothy List, 86, of Many, were held on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Leach officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Dorothy List was born on Tuesday, August 13, 1935 in Many. She passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Sabine Medical Center in Many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Julia Brown; son, Charles Anthony List; daughter, Evelyn Lee List; grandson, James Caleb List; and sister, Effie Lee Brunk.

She is survived by her son, James List and wife, Carol of Springhill, Louisiana; three grandchildren, Elijah List of Lafayette; Charles Matthews of Many; and Bradley Matthews of Robeline; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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

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