Obituaries

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May

Judy Everitt

Judy Everitt was born on February 17, 1954 and passed peacefully in her home on May 21, 2020 with her husband Pete at her side. Judy was born in Zwolle as well as a long time resident. She was the daughter of Lydia Craig and the late Dick Craig. She graduated from Zwolle High School in 1972. After being a candy striper in high school, Judy later graduated nursing school. Although her family; therefore, her heart was in Zwolle, Judy and Pete’s wanderlust has lead them to live in many locations including Colorado, West Texas, South Louisiana, as well as many of the surrounding towns here in Sabine until they finally made their home in the Belmont area. Since Judy didn’t have children of her own, her nieces and nephews held a special place in her heart. Judy has lived a long and exceedingly memorable life, and many of us would be hard pressed to find another person that was as fun-loving, and eccentric as she.

Wed
27
May

Robert “Bobby” Thorpe Lewis

Robert “Bobby” Thorpe Lewis

Funeral Services for Robert Lewis was held on Monday, May 25, 2020 at Blue Ridge Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill, with interment at Spring Ridge Cemetery. Officiating the funeral were held by Brother David Hill. Pallbearers will be his nephews: Michael Rains, Douglas Rains, John Brian Lewis, William Carl Lewis, William Benjamin Lewis, Jarrad Rivers, and Micah James. Honorary Pallbearers were Clay Walker and Robbie Willis. Bobby passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020.

Wed
27
May

Joseph Maurice Martinez

Joseph Maurice Martinez

Joseph Martinez, 80, of Noble, was born on Friday, March 29, 1940 in Zwolle. He passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Willis Knighton Pierremont in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Marguerite (Booth) Martinez; wife, Wanda Martinez; brother and sisters, Euell Martinez; Gladys Holland; and Ann Rivers.

He is survived by his children, Brian Martinez and wife Nikki of Converse; Lisa Tramel and husband Michael of Noble; and Charlie Martinez of Noble; sister, Charlene Leone of Zwolle; grandchildren, Austin Martinez; RayKayle Martinez; Sean Hulse; Taryn Hulse; Sarah Luyet; Nickolas Tramel; Jordyn Tramel; Kori Lynn Tramel; Leigha Martinez and Carder Martinez; special friend, Dolores Weber; along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A private family graveside will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Brian Martinez, Charlie Martinez, Michael Tramel, Nickolas Tramel,

Wed
27
May

Denise Veuleman McAlpin

Denise Veuleman McAlpin

On Friday morning, May 22, 2020, Denise Veuleman McAlpin passed away at the age of 65. If you were lucky enough to know Denise, you knew of her affinity for coffee, how much she enjoyed criticizing the accuracy of historical fiction, and her love of her family.

Wed
20
May

Michael Gary Dowden

Michael Dowden, 67, of Baton Rouge, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 2:37 a.m. at his home. A memorial service was held on May 8, 2020 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge with deacon Reese Wiggins officiating. Interment followed at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, he was cremated.

Michael Dowden was born in Pasadena, Texas on March 31, 1953. Mike graduated from Many High School in 1971. He briefly attended Northwestern State University. He relocated to Baton Rouge and became involved in the industrial metal industry where he progressed to be an international consultant. Michael met the love of his life, Christine Thomas Dowden. They got married on March 17, 1973 at First Methodist Church in Many.

Preceding Michael in death is his parents, Huey Long Dowden and Josie Fay German; brother, Doug Dowden; and sister, Kay Dowden Ashy.

Wed
20
May

Lyvon Jennings

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Lyvon Jennings

Lyvon Jennings, 85, of Marksville, was born on Tuesday, June 12, 1934 in Shreveport. He passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Valley View Health Care in Marksville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Angus and Mamie (Ferguson) Jennings; brothers, William Jennings; Kenneth Burnett; sisters, Rachel Emrey; Roma Abel.

He is survived by his brother, Doyle Jennings and wife Barbara of Hineston, Louisiana; nephew, Stanley Walker and wife Belinda of Pleasant Hill; niece, Brenda Goldman and husband Mike of New Orleans; along with a host of other, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A private family graveside was held at Bethany Cemetery in Marthaville, LA.

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

Wed
20
May

Joseph Vance Etheridge

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Joseph Vance Etheridge

Joseph Etheridge, 71, of Zwolle, was born on Wednesday, January 19, 1949 and he passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vance and Victoria (Ezernack) Etheridge; wife, Pamela Troquille Etheridge; brothers, Clifford Etheridge; Herman Etheridge; Tennen Etheridge; Nolan Etheridge; and Keith Etheridge.

Wed
20
May

Rebecca Elaine Gladden Ellis

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Rebecca Elaine Gladden Ellis

Rebecca Ellis, 74, passed away on March 22, 2020 at home in Anacoco.

A memorial service will be streamed online by a Zoom Meeting on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 1 p.m. with Patrick J. Sacco officiating.

Interment will be at Self Cemetery in Barham Road, Hornbeck, Louisiana.

Rebecca Elaine Self was born on July 31, 1945 in Port Arthur, Texas. She was baptized May 14, 1955 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She served as a pioneer, a full-time minister, after she graduated from high school. She married Floyd D. Gladden Jr. on March 12, 1966 and raised a family of four children. Floyd died on November 16, 2010.

She married John D. Ellis on August 6, 2014 in Port Arthur, Texas. After Hurricane Harvey they moved to Anacoco, Louisiana where they were active in the Many Louisiana Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Preceding her in death were Floyd D. Gladden Jr. and her parents, Eliot N. Self and Violet Joy Ellis.

Wed
13
May

Dixie Simpson Ebarb

Dixie Simpson Ebarb

Mrs. Dixie Catherine (Simpson) Ebarb was born November 22, 1947 in Shreveport to Kenneth Leroy Simpson and Catherine Louise (Danbreun) Simpson and entered into rest on May 6, 2020 at her residence in Many. Graveside services for her were held on May 11, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Father Joseph Ampatt officiating.

She was raised in Shreveport and married her high school sweetheart, Adron Ebarb, together they had two beautiful children, Jim and Cathy. Dixie has always loved hunting, fishing, working in her yard and helping people. She and Adron moved to Toledo Bend 16 years ago and have made many friends. However due to the Corona Virus restrictions, Dixie’s services will be private and for family only.

Wed
13
May

Joseph C. Procell

Joseph C. Procell

Joseph Procell was born on Tuesday, March 23, 1920 in Zwolle. He passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Toledo Nursing Center in Zwolle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma (Grissom) Procell; parents, Jim Procell and Lucia (Martinez) Procell; step-mother, Louvina Procell; and six brothers and five sisters. Mr. Procell served his country in World War II.

He is survived by his son, Lee Patrick Walters of Bennington, Nebraska; and two daughters; sisters, Jane Borden of Noble; Creola Sepulvado of Noble; Leola Blankenship of Alexandria; and Paula Thompson of Shreveport; brother, Paul Procell and wife Linda of Many; along with a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Honorary Pallbearers were Grayson Parrie, Darrell Sepulvado, Jason Ezernack, Jerry Cox and Harold Anderson.

A private graveside service will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery.

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