Obituaries

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20
Sep
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Yvonne Cryer

Alta Yvonne Cryer was born in Many on June 1, 1947 and entered her heavenly home on September 16, 2017 in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis J. Cryer and Isler Ayers Cryer; infant brother, Louis Gordon Cryer; and sister, Dollie D. Batson. She is survived by her brother, Larry A. Cryer and wife, Mary, of Jonesboro; beloved nephew, Jeffrey Cryer and wife, Emily; children, Zachary and Landry of Benton; beloved niece, Amanda Jenkins and husband, Josh, and children, Andrew and Brooklyn all of Robeline; nieces, Sue, Kathy, Pam and Lisa; and nephews, Phillip Wayne, David and Dale. Yvonne had a tremendous love for her Lord and Savior, and it was her heart’s desire to spread the good news to all – especially to Andrew, Brook, Zachary and Landry. She had such admiration and love for her brother, Larry, and told him so, often with expressions through many poems that she wrote and sent for birthdays and special occasions.

Wed
20
Sep
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Argus Moore

Funeral services for Argus Moore, 86, of Many, were held September 19 at Lakeside Baptist Church with the Reverends Bill Craft and Kenneth Leach, Sr. officiating.Burial followed in the Lakeside Baptist Church Cemetery. He was born Wednesday, March 11, 1931 in Sabine Parish and passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his residence in Many. Argus was a wonderful husband, Daddy, Poppa, brother and friend. He never met a stranger and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He was a deacon, song leader, and member of Lakeside Baptist Church. His love for Christ was evident in everything he did. He worked for Bell South for 33 years before retirement. He made many lifelong friends and shared many laughs throughout his career. To know him was to love him and he will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Moore and Johnnie English Moore; four sisters and two brothers.

Wed
13
Sep
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Janice Westfall

Funeral services for Janice Horn Westfall, 84, of Florien were held September 4 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Reverends Buddy Freeman and John Lewing officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. She was born Sunday, April 16, 1933 in Sabine Parish and passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Westfall; parents, Clifton and Malva Horn; brother, Gene Horn; and sisters, Merlene Horn and Lynn Horn Oxley.

Wed
13
Sep
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Wesley Pinter

Funeral services for Wesley Alan Pinter, 35, of Anacoco were September 11 at The Life Church with Pastor Jim Manning and the Rev. Wayne Chance officiating. Burial followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery. He was born on Friday, August 6, 1982 in Natchitoches and passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 in Kermit, Texas. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alan and Sue Pinter. He is survived by his wife, Amber Caldwell Pinter of Anacoco; children, Jordyn Rae Pinter, Aaralyn Kay Pinter and Baylen Alan Pinter all of Anacoco; parents, William A Pinter and Sandra Pinter of Florien; brother, Preston Pinter and wife, Hayley, of Florien; nieces, Courtlyn Pinter, Shiloh Pinter and Sutton Pinter all of Florien; maternal grandparents, Wallace Eason and Ann Eason of Many; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Pallbearers were Jace Eason, Zane Cook, Josh Sandel, Mike Eason, Johnnie Taylor and Brock Strahan.

Wed
13
Sep
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Joycelyn Aymond

Funeral services for Ms. Joycelyn Leigh Aymond, 47, were held September 9 at Rush Funeral Home in Pineville with the Rev. Hannah Henderson officiating. Interment followed in Dewil Cemetery, Gardner, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville.She was of Gardner, born January 22, 1970 and entered eternal rest Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in her residence. Joycelyn was a member of Gardner Baptist Church. She led a faith filled Christ centered life and enjoyed her bible and daily devotionals. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for over two and a half years. Joycelyn obtained a bachelors degree in English from Northwestern State University. She was a very dedicated hard worker as she worked currently for the State of Louisiana as a Child Support Enforcement Officer. She also worked for Petrus Feed and Seed. She was an avid nature and animal lover. Joycelyn loved her horses, barrel racing and her dog, Sasha.

Wed
06
Sep
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Dorothy Evans Branch

Dorothy Margaret Evans Branch, 85, of Lake Charles, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in her residence. She was born September 19, 1931 in Many where she graduated from Mount Carmel High School. She also graduated from Secretarial School in Pennsylvania. “Ms. Dot” as she was referred to by her friends, lived in Many until moving to Lake Charles in 1982. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Many. She was loved by all and best remembered with her spoon in hand and for her friendly spirit. She was best known for mixing the wonderful drinks that were served at the Frosty Factory. Anyone who visited the Frosty Factory was always greeted with her loving smile and enjoyed her world famous drinks. She will be greatly missed by all those who have come to know her as “Ms. Dot.” She is survived by her daughter, Gail Branch Seegers and husband, David, of Many; sons, Samuel Branch and wife, Linda, and Dr.

Wed
30
Aug
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B.L. Littleton

B.L. Littleton, 86, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2017, at his home in Zwolle surrounded by his wife, Bea, daughter, Kim, and his beloved pup, Kretzie. He was a homebuilder, real estate broker, restaurateur, rancher and pilot. B.L. was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Fannie Yancy Littleton and his son, Barry Lynn Littleton. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Beatrice Littleton of Zwolle; her daughter, Kimberly Yvette Schoth of Zwolle; son, Bradley Gus Schoth and wife, Rachel; grandsons, Tyler and Mason Schoth, all of Bossier City; Ida Jean Simcox of Texarkana, Texas, the mother of his children: True Tawana Littleton-Grimes of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bryan L. Littleton, Jr. and wife, Diane, of Huntsville, Texas, Tonja McAllen of Houston, Texas, Tammy Smith and husband, Jeff, of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and Brent Littleton and wife, Dorothy, of Independence, Kansas; along with their 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. B.L.

Wed
30
Aug
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Glynn Kitchell

Graveside services for Glynn Edward Kitchell, 82, of Robeline were held August 26 at Marthaville Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Leach, Sr. officiating. He was born Monday, February 25, 1935 in New Orleans, and passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at Toledo Nursing Center in Zwolle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Kitchell; mother, Elaine Kitchell; and children, Ginger Miller, Roy Varnell, and Lori Brown. He is survived by his partner in life, Betty Armstrong of Robeline; son-in-law, Michael Miller of Robeline; grandchildren, Jo- Beth Miller of Many, Misty Poole of Pollock, Kent Courville of Watson, Melissa Aymond of Louisiana, and Emily Aymond of Lake Charles; along with a host of great grandchildren, family and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

Wed
30
Aug
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Elew Rogers

Memorial services for Elew John Rogers will be held from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Zwolle with Dr. Perry Penfield officiating. He was born in New Orleans on September 26, 1950 and passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Shreveport. John graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1968. He enlisted in the United State Army in 1970 and served until 1972 where he was honorably discharged and decorated. John graduated from the University of New Orleans and went to gain his Master of Science in Geography from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1978. He worked with the USDA-NRCS from 1978-1988 as a soil conservationist in Texas, and then transferred to Lake Providence where he was the District Conservationist. He was also the District Conservationist in Holden, Oklahoma and in Many where he retired in 2014.

Wed
30
Aug
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Frank Yerby

Funeral services for Frank M. Yerby, 67, of Florien were held August 27 at Antioch Baptist Church with the Reverends Richard Partridge, John Sparks and Wilton Anthony officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery. He was born Tuesday, November 22, 1949 at Clarks AFB in the Philippines and passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Many. Frank graduated from L. D. Bell in Hurst, Texas in 1969. Later he deployed to Vietnam as a member of Alpha Company, 2d Battalion, 502d Infantry Regiment (Berlin Brigade) in 1970 where he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his service during the Vietnam conflict. He graduated with a Forestry degree from Stephen F. Austin in 1977 where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. In 2008 he retired as District Ranger of the U. S. Forest Service with the Winn District in Winnfield. He served in the U. S. Forest Service with over 30 years in multiple locations and positions.

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