Obituaries

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Mar

Arthur Lee Mason

Funeral services for Arthur Lee Mason, 74, of Crosby, Texas who passed away February 27, 2017 were held March 2, at Chaddick Funeral Home in DeRidder. Interment followed in the Rosepine Cemetery.

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Mar

Winston Weldon

Funeral services for Winston Lynn Weldon, 68, of Florien were held March 5 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Buddy Airhart officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

He was born on Saturday, December 4, 1948 in Sabine Parish. He passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Louisiana Extended Care Hospital in Natchitoches.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis Ray Weldon and Donna Henderson Weldon; one brother; and son, Caleb Weldon.

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Mar

Robert Byles

Funeral services for Robert Lynn Byles, 57, of Many, were held March 2 at The Life Church with Pastor Jim Manning and Deacon Mike Sullivan officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Freedom Cemetery.

He was born on Sunday, January 24, 1960 in Sabine Parish. He passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Sabine Medical Center in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis E. Byles and Dorothy Vernice McComic Byles; and brothers, Johnny, Billy, and Don Byles.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Johnson Byles of Many; daughter, Brittany Byles Nosser and husband, Charles Nathan Nosser, of Many; son, Robert Louis “Bobby” Byles of Shreveport; brother, Tommy Ray Byles of Many; grandchildren, Charles Bradley Nosser, Rebecca Klair Nosser, and Londyn Grace Nosser all of Many; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Mar

Norman Procell

Norman Kent Procell, 49, of Ebarb, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family on March 3, 2017, in Shreveport.

A memorial service was held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Many on March 6. A mass of Christian burial was held March 7 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle. Interment was at St. Ann Cemetery in Noble.

He was born on July 31, 1967, to Gerald and Rebecca Procell. He attended Ebarb High School as part of the graduating class of 1985. On September 18, 1987, he married the love of his life the former Kimberly Ebarb. Norman’s family was always his first priority. He and Kimberly had eight children together, and Norman worked hard every day to provide for them. Big family vacations were the highlight of every year. He made it a point to show his children that time with family was precious. Norman’s greatest accomplishments were his children and grandchildren.

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Selena Ebarb

Selena Remedes Ebarb, 89, of Zwolle passed away on March 2, 2017 after a short illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Clifton Ebarb; her parents, Joe and Elidia Remedes of Zwolle and numerous brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her four children, eight grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 11 at 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Norsworthy officiating. Visitation will begin on Saturday March 11 at 9 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle.

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

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08
Mar

Billy Young

Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. W. E. “Billy” Young, 79, were held March 4 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Reverends Toby Shaw and Lynn Mitchell officiating.

He was born on May 23, 1937 in Benton to Guy and Anna Young and entered into rest on March 3, 2017 in Shreveport. Billy was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.

Preceding Billy in death were his parents, Guy and Anna Young; four brothers and two sisters.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Yvonne Young of Mansfield; son, Beau Brett Young of Grand Cane; daughters, Montie Tovar-Young and spouse, Juanita, of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and Tanya Ebarb and husband, Greg, of Mansfield; brothers, James Young, Jerry Young, and Bob Young; sister, Patricia Scott; and grandchildren, Katie and Allen Gammill, Amanda, Taylor and Hunter Ebarb, and Lauren, Shannon and Ashley Young.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Mansfield Chapel – (318) 872-4660

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Mar

Kathleen Snider

Funeral Services for Kathleen Snider, 79, of Many, were held March 6 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Chance officiating. Burial followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery.

She was born on Thursday, July 15, 1937 in Sabine Parish. She passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Louisiana Extended Care Hospital in Natchitoches.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Lewing and Marie Clark Lewing; husband, Henry Garrett Snider; daughter, Kathy Robertson; and brothers, Ottis Lewing and Wayne Lewing.

She is survived by her son, Ricky Snider and wife, Celesta, of Gordonsville, Tennessee; sister, Evelyn Adams of Many; brothers, Alton Lewing of Many, Dean Lewing of Many, Jim Lewing of Lake Charles and Clarence Lewing of Many; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Mar

Gena Beth Ard

Gena Beth Ard, 90, was born on June 12, 1926 in Knox County, Texas to David Griffith and Nevye Thurmond. She is an US Army Veteran, having served during WWII. She was also an active member of the Zwolle VFW and the Sabine Parish Lions Club where she served as president for several years.

She passed away on February 22, 2017 while residing at Many Health Care North in Many.

Preceding her in death were her parents, David G Griffith and Nevye Thurmond and 12 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her son, Joe Ard of Zwolle; daughter, Judy Baca of Spring Branch, Texas; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Mar

Edith Boothe

Funeral services honoring the life of Edith Marie Boothe, 90, were held February 25 at Toledo Bend Church of Christ on Hwy. 191, north of Toledo Town in Many. The Rev. James Tidwell officiated and burial followed in the Toledo Bend Church of Christ Cemetery. Edith Marie Shirley Boothe was born on August 26, 1926 in Georgia to Dewitt Shirley and Ada Atteberry. She passed away on February 22, 2017 while residing at Sabine Retirement Center of Many. Preceding her in death were her father, James Franklin Boothe, and brothers, Ray Shirley, J.C. Shirley, Hubert Shirley, and DeWitt Shirley. She is survived by her sons, James Franklin Boothe of Corinth, Texas and Marvin Wilson Boothe of Elgin, Oklahoma; daughter, Glory White, of Many; and sisters, Floree Myers of Semmes, Alabama, Fern Nelson of Semmes, Alabama, Carrol Chastain of Mobile, Alabama and Ravine Williams of Mobile, Alabama. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren.

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The Rev. Titus Pruitt

The Rev. Titus N. Pruitt, born March 31, 1931, passed away on February 20, 2017 at Sabine Medical Center. He was a resident of Toledo Retirement Center. Titus was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War as a chef. He was a pastor in the Pentecostal faith, and spent many years spreading the Word. He worked many years as a contractor for telephone companies, traveling and working around the country, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Isles. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in later years. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell stories of his childhood and friends and travels. He will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by parents, John L. Pruitt and Quincy Pruitt; six brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Jackye Hopkins Pruitt; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and many friends. Graveside services were held February 23 at Warren Cemetery on Pump Station Road. The Rev.

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