Wed
13
Jun
Edgar's picture

Bobbie Nell McDonald

Funeral services honoring the life of Cordelia “Bobbie Nell” McDonald were held June 10, at Mitchell Baptist Church in the Mitchell Community. The Reverends Bobby Russell, Pastor of Mitchell Baptist Church, and Waylon Gauntt officiated. Burial followed in the Cassell Cemetery in Converse. She was born June 28, 1944, in Converse to Howard Roberts and Dorothy Roberts Dykes. She passed away June 7, 2018, at her home in Converse. Bobbie Nell worked as an LPN for Dr. Donald Taylor for over 29 years in Mansfield. She was also a member of the Mitchell Baptist Church. Bobbie Nell loved being “Mimi” to Chance, her grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years John E. “Buddy” McDonald; parents, Howard Roberts and Dorothy Dykes; son, John E. McDonald, Jr.; and brother, Kenneth Roberts. She is survived by her son, R. W. and wife, Helen McDonald; grandson, Chance McDonald; sister, Betty and husband, Gene Phillips; brother, Robert L. Dykes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wed
13
Jun
Edgar's picture

Irene Allen

Funeral services for Irene O. Allen, 85, of Many were held June 9 at Trinity Baptist Church with Bros. Truman Leach and Bro. Leon Manshack officiating. Burial followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery. She was born on Thursday, September 15, 1932 in Many and passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Allen; parents, C. D. Leach and Vertis Reece Leach; and sister, Lanell Sharbino.

Wed
13
Jun
Edgar's picture

William Combs

Funeral services celebrating the life of William David Combs were held June 8 at Toledo Bend Church of Christ in Many with the Rev. Kenny Carter officiating. Interment followed in the Toledo Bend Christian Cemetery. He was born on December 28, 1934 to Everett Combs and Ruby Nelson Combs. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 4, 2018 at the age of 83. He was one of our honored Army veterans. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Ruby Nelson Combs. He is survived by his wife, Barbara McDonald Combs of Zwolle; sons, Richard Combs of Lake Charles and Terrell Combs and wife, Brenda of Fisher; daughter Amber Combs of Zwolle; step-daughter, Traci Frasier and husband, David, of Haughton; sister, Mary Schrader of Fort Wayne, Indiana; brother, Tom Combs and wife, Diane, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Jason Combs, Jennifer Johnson, Dexter Reed, Trent Reed, Stormy Wooley and Rocky Wooley; and great-grandchildren, Alexis, Baylee, Peyten, Paislee, Kynlee and Layken.

Wed
13
Jun
Edgar's picture

Harold Knippers

Funeral services for Harold R. Knippers, 81, of Hornbeck were held June 9 at Grace Assembly in Hornbeck. Burial followed in the Knippers Hill Family Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. He was born on May 8, 1937, in Many, and passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Haywood and Jennie Mitchell Knippers; brothers, Charles Knippers and Edward Dewayne Knippers. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha Howard Knippers of Hornbeck; daughters, Rita Hollis and husband, Larry, and Tammie Kay Knippers both of Hornbeck; brother, Bobbie Knippers of Hornbeck; sister, Margurite Ruthford of Hornbeck; grandchildren, Lindsey DesJardins and husband, Devin, Lacy Parker and husband, Kade, Noel Gregory and J.J., and Torri Hollis; great-grandchildren, Kandon, Ava, Rylan, Maci, Easton, Harper, Reid, Grace; and fur babies, Booty and BoBo.

Wed
13
Jun
Edgar's picture

Ronald Osborn

Ronald Osborn died on Thursday, June 7, 2018. He was born on August 24, 1942 to Larche and Lois Bamburg Osborn in Ouachita Parish. Ronnie was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne and later flew helicopters in Vietnam. After the war he worked for Brown & Root as an operator. He also worked for Texaco as a pumper. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn Spohrer Osborn; daughter, Angela Osborn of Many; son, Ronald James “RJ” Osborn of Mooringsport; grandchildren, Alex, Kelsey, Samuel, Zach, and Wyatt; sisters, Alice Coon, Wanda Silen, Marie Oswald, Julia Smith, and Eva Langley; brothers, Ray, Tommy, Percy, and Allen; and a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Wed
06
Jun
Edgar's picture

Zwolle’s 120th to be celebrated

On June 9, the town of Zwolle will come together to celebrate its 120th anniversary.

The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. with a welcome by Mayor G.J. “Pie” Martinez. He will be followed by Becky Brandon Loupe, who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The pledge of allegiance will be given by the Boy and Girl Scouts of America with the national anthem being performed by Ieshia Cutright and blessing by Greg LaRoux of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Sabine%20IndexID378/

Wed
06
Jun
Edgar's picture

Black Heritage Festival returns June 15-17

The 2018 Black Heritage Festival will be held June 15-17 in Many.

The festival begins Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. at the Many Community Center with a gospel singing that will feature praise teams and choirs from surrounding areas including Natchitoches and Mansfield.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Sabine%20IndexID378/

Wed
06
Jun
Edgar's picture

Library’s Summer Reading Program rocks

The Sabine Parish Library excitedly announces its 2018 Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! Children from birth to age 12 will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs that will include learning about musical instruments, listening to different genres of music, and watching various dance styles.

Spending time reading during the summer improves school performance in the fall, so children will be encouraged to enjoy good books. Children ages 7 and under who read/listen to 15 books and attend at least three weekly programs will receive a gift bag of goodies that includes a coupon for free food from Sonic. Children ages 8 to 12 must read six chapter books and attend at least three of the weekly programs.

 

Wed
06
Jun
Edgar's picture

OCC plans underway

Pastor and Mrs. Dick Enterkin of Union Springs Baptist Church of Converse are pictured alongside Operation Christmas Child Project Leader for USBC Pat Johnson and OCC Area Coordinator for West Central Louisiana Beth Martin as they discuss plans for packing shoeboxes. Martin shared her experience of distributing the shoeboxes in Rwanda during May, 2017. The national collection week for shoeboxes is November 12-19 with the local drop-off location being Calvary Baptist Church in Many.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Sabine%20IndexID378/

Wed
06
Jun
Edgar's picture

NSU names spring graduates

Northwestern State University awarded 922 degrees to 906 graduates during Spring Commencement ceremonies May 11, one of the largest graduating classes in the university’s history.

Local graduates are:

--Converse – Lisa Rachall, Associate of General Studies; Samantha Davis, Corey Dixon, Bachelor of Science;

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Sabine%20IndexID378/

Pages

Subscribe to The Sabine Index RSS