Obituaries

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Naive Michael Elhage “CJ Michaels”

Naive Michael Elhage “CJ Michaels”

Funeral services for Naive Elhage , 71, of Marthaville, were held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Dean Johnson officiating.

Naive Michael Elhage was born on Saturday, June 11, 1949 in Fulton, New York. He passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his residence in Marthaville.

Naive Elhage was a former member of CMA, a lifetime member of the VFW/DAV, Friend of Rebel State Historic Site and a longtime supporter of the March of Dimes. He served as a medic in the United States Navy, he served 4 years (4 tours to Vietnam) with a ranking of E5 on the USS Southerland. He received many Decorations, Medals and Badges: The National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star. He served as Treasurer for the Sabine Chapter #21 Disabled American Veterans and an honorary member of the DAV Chapter 21. Naive spent time volunteering at nursing homes, local and beyond.

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Jerry Bruce Malmay

Jerry Bruce Malmay

Graveside services celebrating the life of Mr. Jerry Bruce Malmay were held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Francis Kamau officiating; with interment to follow. Bruce was born December 14, 1965 in Zwolle to Virginia Ann (Sepulvado) Malmay and Jerry Patrick Malmay and entered into rest on September 27, 2020 in Many at his residence.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Cleve and Theresa Sepulvado; paternal grandparents, Emmett and Mary Malmay. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his parents, Jerry and Virginia Malmay. He also leaves behind a host of friends, and other relatives.

Honoring him as pallbearers were Mark Sepulvado, Jason Rivers, Jonathan Leone, Jonathan Porter, John Snead, Mike Sepulvado, and Joseph “Shaggy” Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Sons of Confederate Veterans, Rolando Gomez, Cody Cooke, and Jackie Brock.

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Edna Ozell Craig

Edna Ozell Craig

Funeral services for Edna Craig, 87, of Belmont, were held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Howard officiating. Burial followed in the Belmont Cemetery.

Edna Ozell Craig was born on Thursday, February 16, 1933 in Converse. She passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Riverside, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lofton Leroy Campbell and Hattie Pauline (Craig) Campbell; husband, Jimmy Lee Craig; and sister, Cleo Brandon.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizebethe Ann Rose of Riverside, California; sons, James Ray Craig of Gold Coast Yosemite, California; Michael Lee Craig of Las Vegas, Nevada; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers: Randy Byrd, Mark Campbell, Calvin Dale Campbell, Doug Howard, Buddy Brandon and James Campbell.

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Corine Parrie Scott

Corine Parrie Scott

Funeral services for Corine Parrie Scott were held Saturday, October 10, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Keith Garvin officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Zwolle. The family will receive friends at 5:00 p.m. with rosary at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday October 7, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana and Friday, October 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. with rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Many, Louisiana.

Corine was born January 4, 1945 in Zwolle and entered into rest October 2, 2020 in Sibley, Louisiana. Corine was a lifelong member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Minden. A beautician for 48 years, she loved volunteering and was Volunteer of the Year twice with the LNHA. She loved working in her yard and her beautiful flower beds, traveling, watching the LSU Tigers, the New Orleans Saints and eating crawfish. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

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Cassidy Brooke Byles Price

Cassidy Brooke Byles Price

Funeral services for Cassidy Price, 29, of Many were held on Monday October 5, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Many with Rev. Cyle Clayton officiating. Burial followed in the Many Cemetery.

Cassidy was born on Monday, December 3, 1990 in Natchitoches. She passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Sabine Medical Center in Many.

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Betty Joyce Hardy

Betty Joyce Hardy

Funeral services for Betty Joyce Hardy, 83, of Robeline, were held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at The Life Church with Pastor Jim Manning and Rev. Jody Farrell officiating. Burial followed in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Betty Hardy was born on Monday, June 7, 1937 in Many. She passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in Natchitoches.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvil Mitchell and Beatrice (Brumley) Mitchell.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Hardy of Robeline; daughter, Donna Stewart and husband Mark of Greenville, South Carolina; son, Russel Payne and wife Debbie of Greenville, South Carolina; brother, Donald Mitchell and wife Marion of Many; grandchildren, Ashely Hunter and husband Cory; Alex Payne and wife Emilee; Elizabeth Souter and husband Michael; Emily Harris and husband Tyler; four great grandchildren; along with a host of friends.

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Benny Franklin Powell

Benny Franklin Powell

Funeral services honoring the life of Benny Powell were held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church in Marthaville. Interment followed the service located at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

Benny was born on April 10th, 1945 in Pleasant Hill to B.F. and Erma Powell. He entered into eternal rest on September 30th, 2020 in Pleasant Hill.

Preceding Benny in death are his parents, B.F. Powell and Erma Powell; sisters, Patricia Ann Graves; Flo Ellen Greer; son, Adam Franklin Powell.

He is survived by his sons, Zachary Powell and wife Gabrielle Powell; Patrick Jacobs and wife Belinda Jacobs; sister, Kay Hough and husband Ronald Hough; grandchildren, Sawyer Powell; Jaxton Powell; Will Jacobs; and Abby Jacobs.

Honoring Benny as pallbearers were Jack Sanders, Craig Richardson, Gary Anderson, Harold Pardee, Tommy Patrick and Ricky Dufour.

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Margaret Katherine Smith (Knippers)

 Margaret Katherine Smith (Knippers)

Margaret Smith, age 78, of Many went to her heavenly home suddenly on September 8, 2020. Katherine was born on October 22, 1941 in Alco, Louisiana to I.C. Knippers and Pawnee Self Knippers. Katherine was the oldest of three children.

Katherine completed her senior year of high school at Mt. Carmel High School, in Florien. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served until she received an honorary discharge after marriage.

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Johnnie Glenn Flenniken

Johnnie Glenn Flenniken

A celebration of life for Reverend Johnnie Glenn Flenniken was held at Trinity Baptist Church, Many, ny Louisiana of October 5, 2020 at Trinity Baptist en Church with Rev. Wayne Chance, Rev. Rickey Robertson in and Rev. Doug Chance officiating. Graveside service followed at Ft. Jesup Cemetery in Ft. Jesup. 2, Reverend Flenniken was born on August 24, 1933

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Magda West McCormick

Magda West McCormick

Magda McCormick, the daughter of the late Ben West and Lillian (Lily) Craft departed this world peacefully on September 20, 2020 surrounded by family at the age of 91.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph William “Joe Bill” McCormick; a daughter, Angela Elizabeth McCormick; and a son-in-law, Buddy Bethea; three brothers; Ben D. “Tiny Boy” West, Wayne West, Van West and his wife Yvonne; her sister, Guynell Smart; and her husband, Malcolm.

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