Obituaries

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02
Dec

Michael Alan Rivers “Uncle Mike”

Funeral services for Michael Rivers, 57, of Zwolle, will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Keith Garvin officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Michael Alan Rivers was born on Monday, September 9, 1963 in Shreveport. He passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Gene Rivers; nephew, Randal Rivers, Jr.; uncle, Willie Laroue; maternal grandparents, Ida Mae Laroue and Tony Earl Sepulvado; paternal grandparents, Ethel Laroue and Sam Henry Rivers.

Wed
02
Dec

Troy Clyde Gaddis

Funeral services for Troy Gaddis, 87, of Pleasant Hill, were held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Spring Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Glynn Howard officiating. Burial followed in the Spring Ridge Cemetery. Troy Clyde Gaddis was born on Saturday, April 1, 1933 in Converse. He passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at V.A. Medical Center in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his wife, Robbie Wise Gaddis; sister, Marie Manning; grandparents, Carter Jefferson and Lucy Eudora Gaddis; and his aunt and uncle, Jess and Eunice Gaddis. He is survived by his daughters, Angela Mills and husband Les of Pleasant Hill; Holly Scott and husband Lance of Mandeville; sons, Troy “Chuck” Clyde Gaddis Jr.

Wed
02
Dec

Marilyn Kaye Laroux

Funeral services for Marilyn Laroux, 77, of Zwolle, were held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Keith Garvin officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Marilyn Laroux was born on Friday, January 15, 1943 in Gas City, Indiana. She passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 in the presence of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Margaret Reynolds; two sisters, Lois Shockey and Marlene Crotts; and her granddaughter, Heather Meshell. She is survived by her husband, Allen Laroux of Zwolle; sons, Greg Laroux and wife Donna of Bossier City; Rodney Laroux and wife Tamara of Spring, Texas; daughter, Tracy Laroux of Zwolle; brother, Robert Reynolds, Jr.

Wed
02
Dec

Austin Lee Moss

Funeral services celebrating the life of Mr. Austin Moss were held on Monday, November 30, 2020 at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Many Chapel with Brother Buddy Freeman officiating; interment immediately followed at Moss Cemetery in Natchitoches. Austin was born March 11, 1996 in DeRidder, Louisiana to Melissa Darlene (Lowe) Gomez and Wilmar Ray Moss and he entered into rest on November 20, 2020 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Hardy and Frances Lowe; grandfather, Oren Moss; sister, LaTasha Jean Lowe; and his aunt, Angela Lindsey. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his father, Wilmar Moss and Jennifer of Florien; mother, Melissa (Lowe) Gomez and husband, Jesus of Hemphill, Texas; fiancé, Jessica Harris of Geneva, Texas; son, Remey Lee Moss; step-daughter, Julia Harris; sister, Kelci Moss Benton and husband, Dylan of Louisville, Mississippi; brothers, Oren Ray Moss of Hemphill, Texas; Emory Gustauve Esponge of Hemphill, Texas.

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02
Dec

Cary Jonathan Janét

Cary Janét, native of Many and resident of Plaquemine, passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2020. He was 40 years old. Cary was born on September 8th, 1980 in Alexandria. He graduated from Many High School and attended Northwestern State University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Cary worked Offshore in the Oil & Gas Industry. Cary was a loving husband, devoted father, caring brother and loyal friend to many. He was incredibly proud of his wife and children and made many memories with them that will be cherished forever – crabbing nights at the beach, Nintendo games with Brady, fishing in the bayou, and boiling crawfish on the weekends. Cary will be remembered for his sense of humor, incredible work ethic, and his love for LSU football.

Wed
25
Nov

Frances Dean

Frances Dean

Funeral services for Frances Dean, 82, of Florien were held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Toro Baptist Church with Rev. Douglas Downs and Rev. James Hickman officiating. Burial followed in the Toro Cemetery.

Frances Dean was born on Wednesday, June 8, 1938 in Florien. She passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Many Health Care North in Many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Dean; and her parents, Dan Chance and Eva Ellen (Corley) Chance.

She is survived by her daughters, Shellie Dean of Florien; Ellen Downs and husband Dennis of Florien; grandchildren, Daniel Downs and wife Jacqualyn of Florien; Deana Shelly and husband Ross of Florien; Douglas Downs and wife Brittany of Florien; great grandchildren, Daylyn Shelly; Rylie Shelly; Cora Downs; Caylee Downs; Demi Downs; Dylan Downs; Drew Downs; Baylor Downs; Sawyer Fitch; Saylor Fitch; and Maddie Marr; along with a host of friends.

Wed
18
Nov

Huey Randall Heard

Huey Randall Heard

Funeral services for Huey Randall Heard, 83, of Many, were held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Paul Lewing officiating. Burial followed in the Bethsadia Cemetery.

Huey Randall Heard was born on Saturday, August 14, 1937 in Sabine Parish. He passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Sabine Medical Center in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas Heard and Vivian (Britt) Heard; wife, Erble Marie Heard; sister, Exie Ann Strickland; and brother, Buford Heard.

Wed
18
Nov

Joseph Waynne Free

Joseph Waynne Free

Joseph Waynne Free of Pleasant Hill entered into eternal rest on November 4, 2020 in Mansfield. Services were held on November 8, 2020 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church in Marthaville, Louisiana. Officiating the services will be Rev. Dean Johnson and Rev. Marshall Ingal. Interment followed the service located at Spring Ridge Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

Wed
18
Nov

J. Kennieth Walker

J. Kennieth Walker

Graveside services celebrating the life of Mr. Julian Kennieth Walker were held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Pilgrim’s Rest Church Cemetery with Bro. Steve Speer and Bro. Gerald Martin officiating; interment immediately followed in the church cemetery in Many. Kennieth was born November 14, 1937 in Many to Willie Genieva (Tibbett) Walker and Harry Julian Walker and entered into rest on November 7, 2020 in Shreveport.

Wed
18
Nov

Phillip Nolan Rivers

Phillip Nolan Rivers

Funeral services for Phillip Rivers, 55, of Ebarb, were held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. A mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Keith Garvin officiating. Following, a service will be held at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Wilton Anthony and Rev. Wayne Chance officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery.

Phillip Rivers was born on Friday, July 23, 1965 in Shreveport. He passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Willis Knighton North in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Earl Rivers; and his godchild, Danielle Marie Malmay.

He is survived by his wife, Trish Rivers of Ebarb; son, Jacob Rivers and wife Elizabeth of Zwolle; mother, Ann Rivers of Ebarb; sisters, Cindy Ezernack and husband Randy of Zwolle; Julie Malmay and husband Jason of Zwolle; brothers, Keith Rivers and wife Tina of Zwolle; Joel Rivers and wife Charlette of Ebarb; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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