Obituaries

Wed
29
Oct

James William “J. W.” Durrett

Funeral services for James William “J. W.” Durrett, 70, of Many, were held on Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at Plainview Baptist Church with the Reverends Tim Leach and. J. D. Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Plainview Cemetery. J. W. Durrett was born on Thursday, March 23, 1944 in Sabine Parish. He passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at Many Health Care North. He was preceded in death by his parents, William David Durrett, Sr. and Ruby Wilson Durrett. He is survived by his brothers, William David Durrett, Jr. and wife, Eula, of Hornbeck, Russell Durrett of Hornbeck and Dwight Durrett and wife, Teresa of Hornbeck; sisters, Juanita Faircloth of Frisco, Texas, Bettye Broussard and husband, Leroy, of Iota and Linda Ulmer and husband, Melvin, of Magee, Miss. along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

Wed
29
Oct

Callie Lopez

A memorial service honoring the life of Callie Rose Lopez, 63, of Zwolle, were held on Oct. 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the United Pentecostal Church of Zwolle. The Reverends Philip North and Gordon Simmons officiated. Mrs. Lopez was born on Oct. 15, 1950 in Zwolle. She entered into eternal rest on Oct. 7, 2014 at Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli Rivers Sr. and Selena Malmay; sisters, Winnie Ebarb, Betty Ezernack and Marie Carrier; brother, Eli Rivers Jr.; greatgranddaughter, Phoenix Snell. She is survived by her husband, Doyle Lopez of Zwolle; daughters, Rebecca Manshack of Zwolle, Carolyn Morris of Logansport and son, Edward Lopez; grandchildren, Adam Lehr, Erin Escott, Matthew Snell, Mark Snell, Marsha Odom, Callie Sepulvado, Seth Greer, Trever Manshack; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Louise Smolock; and a host of family and friends.

Wed
29
Oct

Cleo “Stumpie” Lewis

Funeral services for Cleo “Stumpie” Lewis, 92, of Marthaville, were held on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at The Life Church with Pastors Jim Manning and Tommy Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Old Pisgah Cemetery in Belmont. Cleo “Stumpie” Lewis was born on Wed. Aug. 16, 1922 in Marthaville. She passed away on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in Natchitoches. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lewis; parents, Ovid and Laura Evitt Hayes; daughter, Lajuana Lewis; brothers, Floyd Hayes and Marzelle Hayes; great grandson, Ethan Manasco She is survived by her son, Wayne Lewis and wife, Jewel, of Marthaville; daughters, Jan Singletary and husband, Ted, of Marthaville and Joan Payne and husband, Bob, of Natchitoches; sister, Lanita Davis of Shreveport; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
29
Oct

Darlene Marie Leger

Darlene Marie Leger, 67, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 while surrounded by warmth and love of family and friends. She was born in Lafayette, but lived in Ragley for 44 years. Darlene was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter and friend. Among her many talents she was a fantastic cook who loved God, her family and her grandchildren. She was a very compassionate person who always had a softness for the less fortunate and had such a humble spirit. Darlene was a friend to all; her best friend is Lynette Bradbury. Their friendship has lasted for 57 years. She was married to her loving husband, Burt Leger for 42 years, until his passing. Because of her comforting and loving nature she was a prayer warrior for her children, grandchildren and for people in need. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters; Angela Leger and her husband, Dr.

Wed
29
Oct

Robert Lee LeJeune

Funeral services for Robert Lee LeJeune, 70, of Many, were held on Oct. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many with Deacon Jim Sullivan officiating. Burial followed in the Fort Jesup Cemetery in Many. Robert Lee LeJeune was born on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1944 in Jennings. He passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at Sabine Medical Center in Many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Oziet LeBlanc LeJeune; three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his sons, Robert Scot LeJeune and wife, Tonya, of Sulphur and Jared Lee LeJeune and wife, Mandy, of Sulphur; sisters, Betty Timpa of Lake Charles and Dana Turnage, of West Lake; brothers, Donald LeJeune of Iowa, and Arthur LeJeune of West Lake; significant other, Patsy Spears of Many; grandchildren, Logan, Hayden, Cameron, Tyson, Lakelyn, Lash and Katelyn; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
29
Oct

Euell Vernon Martinez

A funeral mass honoring the life of Euell Vernon Martinez, 71, of Zwolle, was held on Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Timothy C. Hurd officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Euell was born in Converse on April 12, 1943. He entered into eternal rest on Oct. 19, 2014 in Shreveport. Preceding him in death were his parents, Andrew and Marguerite Booth Martinez. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Frances Martinez; son Kenneth E. Martinez and wife, Jennifer; daughter, Melissa Kragness; sisters, Charlene Leone, Ann Rivers and husband, Freddie, Gladys Holland; brother, Maurice Martinez; grandchildren, Whitney Procell, Matthew Kragness, Kevin Rivers, Dustin Kragness, Robert Garcie, Kenneth Martinez, Jr., Thomas Kragness, Karley Martinez, Joseph Martinez; and a host of family and friends.

Wed
29
Oct

Jerry Fred Vines

Funeral services for Jerry Fred Vines, 68, of Noble, were held on Oct. 25 beginning at 10 a.m. at Noble Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed in the Noble Cemetery. Noble. Jerry Fred Vines was born on Friday, January 11, 1946 in Noble. He passed away on, Oct. 22, 2014 at Abbeville General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Mildred Procell Vines and his brother, Ted Vines. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Vines of Noble; son, Teddy D. Vines and wife, Lesley, of Lafayette; daughter, Tangee V. Durke and husband, Coy, of Abbeville; sister, Shirley V. Ebarb and husband, Joe, of Noble; brother, Curtis Vines and wife, Katherine, of Noble; three grandchildren, Coy Durke, II, Derek Vines and Trey Vines; one great grandchild, Paislee; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www. warrenmeadows.com

Wed
29
Oct

Mary Elaine Rogers

A memorial service for Mary Elaine Rogers 65 of Many, was held on Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church. The Rev. Kenneth Leach officiated. Elaine was born on March 27, 1949 in Vidor, Texas. She entered into eternal rest on Oct. 22, 2014 at Many Healthcare North in Many. She is survived by her husband of 46 years Oral Lee Rogers; sons, Kelvin Ray Clark and wife, Kittie, Stanley Wade Rogers and wife, Jennifer, Jason Nakia Rogers; grandchildren, Raven Clark, Ryver Clark, Colton Rogers, Paige Rogers, Jacob Rogers, Dustin Rogers, Karli Rogers; great-grandchildren, Raelynn Rogers, Reed Rogers; sisters, Lana Gillespie, Melody Doiron; and a host of family and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.roseneath.com.

Wed
29
Oct

Erma Lucille McLemore

Erma Lucille McLemore, 82, a longtime resident of Many, passed away on Oct. 17, 2014 in The Woodlands, Texas. She was a homemaker. Erma is survived by her son, Dennis McLemore of Zwolle; daughters, Pam McLemore and Sandra Beck, both of The Woodlands, Texas and brother, Vernon Kelso of Cypress, Texas. She is additionally survived by four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and four greatgreat grandchildren. Visitation was held on Oct. 20, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with a graveside service following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor, Texas.

Wed
22
Oct

James William “J. W.” Durrett

Funeral services for James William “J. W.” Durrett, 70, of Many, were held on Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at Plainview Baptist Church with the Reverends Tim Leach and. J. D. Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Plainview Cemetery. J. W. Durrett was born on Thursday, March 23, 1944 in Sabine Parish. He passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at Many Health Care North. He was preceded in death by his parents, William David Durrett, Sr. and Ruby Wilson Durrett. He is survived by his brothers, William David Durrett, Jr. and wife, Eula, of Hornbeck, Russell Durrett and wife, Teresa, of Hornbeck and Dwight Durrett of Hornbeck; sisters, Juanita Faircloth of Frisco, Texas, Bettye Broussard and husband, Leroy, of Iota and Linda Ulmer and husband, Melvin, of Magee, Miss. 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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