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Joy Rains

Joy Lee Rowe Rains of Robeline was born on May 17, 1951, in Nacogdoches, Texas to Bob and Faye Rowe. She passed away January 30, 2019 in Shreveport. She was married to Steve Douglas Rains and was a registered nurse at Sabine Medical Center.

Left to cherish Joy’s memory are her husband, Steve Rains; daughter, Karen Dowden and husband, Allen, of Minden; sister, Cynthia Ballew and husband, Bob, of Nacogdoches, Texas; sister-in-law, Polly Windham of Natchitoches; granddaughter, Courtney Lafitte of Minden; great-granddaughter Halley Hightower of Minden; several nieces and nephews; and a host of beloved friends.

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Oren “Skip” Martin, Jr.

Oren Ellzey “Skip” Martin, Jr. was born October 21,1946 in Natchitoches to Oren and Gretchen Martin, Sr. and entered into rest on January 23, 2019. Funeral services were held January 26 at Beulah Baptist Church Many. Officiating was the Rev. Kenneth Leach.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gretchen Martin; grandson, Alex Post; and great grandson, Brooks Post.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Barbara Rogers Martin, of Many; daughters, Natalie Martin and Renee Martin both of Shreveport and, Bree Pilkington, and husband, Steven, of Many; and left behind to love and miss their Pops are his grandchildren, Michael Coile, Eric Post, Tanner Wilson, Rylie Martin, Kaiya Causey, and Logan Pilkington; along with Brooklynn Hill his only great grandchild.

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Lucille “Lucy” Terrell

Lucille S. Terrell was born March 20, 1944 in Converse to Edward and Myrtle Everitt Simpson and entered into rest on January 30, 2019. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry Wayne Terrell; sisters, Pat Simpson, and Myrtle Faye Simpson; brothers, Bobby Simpson, and Buddy Simpson; maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents; and grandson, Trent Mann.

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James Brown

James Randolph Brown was born in St. Louis, Missouri, relocated to Anaheim, California and retired in Many 30 years ago. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of the Hemphill Lodge in Texas as well as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Jim loved his Masonic brethren’s avidly of obtaining the information when each lodge met. He was able to make endless visits in both Louisiana and Texas.

He is the father of seven children: Jamie of Colorado; Lynda of Many; Jim of California; Kitty of Arizona; John, who preceded Jim in death, of Virginia; Rose of California; and Cherokee of Many.

A memorial will be held on February 2 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Many. Please come and help us say a final goodbye to a lovely spirit on behalf of his wife of 66 years, Joyce D. Brown.

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William “Bill” Ross

William Ralph “Bill” Ross, 75, of Many, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Sabine Medical Center.

Bill, a long time resident of Many, was born November 9, 1943. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked and retired as a Department of the Defense civilian in the Directorate of Personnel Management in Fort Polk.

Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a devoted Christian and a man of strong faith. He lovingly served the Lord in various capacities over the years. He served as a deacon and church secretary/treasurer, but his greatest enjoyment was using his talents for the Lord in the music ministry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ralph and Beatrice Elizabeth Ross; and brothers, James Edward Ross and Donald Brackett Ross.

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Richard “Junior” Jones, Jr.

Richard H. Jones, Jr. was born January 22, 1931 and went to be with his Lord on January 25, 2019. He was 88 years old.

He lived in Alexandria where he met the love of his life, Dorothy Juanita Nugent at Bolton High School and they married on July 30, 1949 at Enterprise Baptist Church. At age 27 he was ordained as a Deacon at Homewood Baptist Church. They moved their membership to Trinity Baptist Church in Pineville and on May 22, 1994 he was presented a plaque for 25 years of service as Treasurer for Trinity Baptist Church. Afterwards, they retired and moved to Zwolle on Toledo Bend and joined Aimwell Baptist where he served as Chairman of Deacons, Sunday School Director, and on various other committees.

Junior was also known for putting on big fish fries at church. May 25, 2005 He caught a large mouth bass weighing 10 pounds 10 ounces on Toledo Bend, which he proudly displayed in his home. This was one of his many highlights in his life on the lake.

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William “Bill” Stewart

William Eugene “Bill” Stewart was born June 20, 1937 in Rochester, New York to Eugene and Jeanette Stewart and entered into rest on January 21, 2019. He served honorably in the United States Army and retired with 32 years of service. He was an active member of the VFW and DAV for many years.

Graveside services for Bill were held January 24 at St. Ann Catholic Cemetery in Noble with Father Francis Kamu officiating.

Preceding Bill in death were his parents, Eugene and Jeanette Stewart of New York; three sisters and three brothers from New York; son, Rodrick Allen Feldhiser; grandson, Stevie Allen Ferguson and granddaughter, Terri Ellen.

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Dale Ward

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dale Lee Ward on January 16, 2019 after a short illness. Born to coach, he was a fierce patriot, retired Vietnam Army Veteran, devoted father, husband, and family man. Anyone that met Dale was immediately taken by his charm and infectious sense of humor.

He was born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas where he played high school football, but coaching was his destiny. He served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam war and retired after 20 plus years. Dale fulfilled his lifelong dream of coaching high school football at Many High School, Minden High School, Parkway, D’Arbonne Charter School and Glenbrook in Minden.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Renee; daughters, Erin and husband, Josh, and Sandra; son, D.J.; grandchildren, Megan and Tre’; sisters, Cindy W. Head and Gena Klima; and many loving family members and the many children he coached and taught over the years.

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Rolla Kelly, Jr.

Funeral services for Rolla Harold Kelly Jr., 85, of Many were held January 17 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with Bros. Mike Henderson and Hoy Leach officiating. Wanda Walker, Clint Anderson, Russell Peace and Amy Crittenden provided music for the service. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

He was born Tuesday, November 7, 1933 in Sabine Parish, and passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rolla Harold Kelly, Sr. and Nellie DeBose Kelly; sister, Jewell K. Wedgeworth; and nephews, Ricky Wedgeworth and Michael Wedgeworth.

He is survived by his sister, Peggy K. Crittenden of Many; nieces, Sharon Montang of Many and Charlene McCormic of Many; and nephews, Kelly Crittenden of Ruston, and Kasey Crittenden of Natchitoches; along with a host of friends.

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Larry Wright

Funeral services for Larry Lee Wright were held January 12 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Hornbeck with Bro. John Northway officiating. Interment followed at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Hornbeck.

Larry Wright was born on December 27, 1936 in Hillsdale, Michigan, the son of Harold Esterline and Dorothy Curtis. He was later adopted by Harold Wright. He entered eternal rest on January 7, 2019 at Silsbee Oaks Convalescent Home at the age of 82 years, 0 months and 11 days.

Larry joined the army at age 17. While he was stationed at Fort Polk, he met and married Remona Byrd of Hornbeck. Larry worked at many, many jobs in Michigan, Texas and Louisiana. He had been back in Hornbeck, for 35 years and had retired at Boise in Florien, then retired from the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Department in Leesville.

He had been a Mason since 1971. He was Grand Master at the Hornbeck Lodge in 1991. He was ordained as a minister in 1976. He always loved fishing, camping and traveling.

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