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Jackie Monroe Hardy Jackie born

Jackie Hardy was born on Thursday, July 23, 1970 in Leesville, and passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in Many.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerri Devon Oliver Hardy.

He is survived by his parents, A. G. and Linda Hardy of Many; daughter, Ashlee Lewing of Many; son, Justin Hardy of Hot Springs, Arkansas; stepsons, Matt Clark of Texas and Clay Clark of Colorado; sister, Barbie Hardy of DeRidder; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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

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Viola Hillman

Funeral services for Viola Mitchell Hillman were held on February 8 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Mora. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service.

Mrs. Hillman was born on February 25, 1943, and passed away on February 5, 2019, at the age of 75. She lived in Vernon Parish all of her life and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Hillman was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed drinking coffee and watching T.V. Her family jokingly referred to her as “Mean Old Maw-Maw.” Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delton Hillman Sr.; mother, Leola Mitchell; brothers, Robert Mitchell and Jack Mitchell; and sisters, Melba Bowers, Linda Mitchell, and Jackie McInnis.

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Huey “Bob” Rushing

A funeral service celebrating the life of Huey Robert Rushing, 80, was February 3 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Many with Mister Kerry Henry of Carthage Church of Christ officiating. Interment followed with a private service at the Rushing Family Cemetery.

Bob was born on March 25, 1938 in Coffee County, Alabama to Thomas McDavid Rushing and Lacey Lee Black Rushing. He passed away January 30, 2019 at his home.

He served in the military for 22 years and served in Greenland, France, Germany, as well as numerous posts in the United States. He served two tours in Vietnam, where he was awarded two bronze stars. He retired in 1976 and moved his family to the Toledo Bend area in Louisiana to enjoy his joy of bass fishing and country life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Louise Wismer Rushing; sisters, Mildred, Ruby, Nillie, and Orene; and brothers, Glady, Leonard, and Burl.

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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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