Obituaries

Wed
04
May

Marguerite W. Wright

Marguerite W. Wright was born on Monday, October 17, 1921 in Negreet. She was the youngest of eight children born to Walker Maston Wright of Butler, Alabama and Mary M. Sibley of Negreet. At age 94 and one half years she went to be with our Lord on April 24, 2016. Funeral services were held on April 27, 2016 at First Baptist Church with the Reverends Gene Wright, Jonathan Bost and Bill Rose officiating. Music was provided by Patsy McCormick. Doug Patrick, Warren Founds, Charles Mains, Malvin Ogden, Tommy Lane and Shelton Roark served as pallbearers. Marguerite lived a life of service to her church, First Baptist Church of Many, and to her community. She led a close-knit, faithful bible study group for years; when her beloved church turned 100 years old she chaired the Centennial Committee to celebrate that milestone.

Wed
04
May

William Ammons

Funeral services for William Ammons were held at April 30, at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches with the Reverends Jason Powers and Matthew Pagels officiating. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery in Natchitoches. William Ammons, 86 years of age, passed away April 28, 2016. He was born January 30, 1930 in Natchitoches. William was a kind and humble man that had one great goal in life, to share the Gospel of Christ. He lived his life for his family, doing everything he could to make sure they were taken care of and provided for as he could. He didn’t amass a great wealth as far as this world’s standard is concerned, but the wealth he gained far outweighs any standard of gold or silver. He invested in people’s lives, he spread the love of Christ like a wildfire, and he never ceased to teach his family these values. In the words of his granddaughter, “He was American born simple man with a Southern draw who loved to have fun.

Wed
04
May

Tonya Rainer

Funeral services for Tonya Faye Rainer, 41, of Many were held April 28 at Trinity Baptist Church with the Reverends Leon Manshack and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery. Tonya Faye Rainer was born on Monday, July 29, 1974 in Shreveport. She passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her residence in Many. She was preceded in death by her father, Benny Fraser Carnline; step-father, Bob Cupples; maternal grandparents, Max and Violet Nichols; and paternal grandparents, Reisy and Olivia Carnline. She is survived by her husband, Leslie Rainer of Many; mother, Faye Nichols Cupples of Many; step-sons, Chris Rainer of Many, Tory Rainer of Many, and Jay Rainer of Many; step-daughter, Desi Quillin of Shreveport; granddaughters, Kayla Mae Rainer of Many, and Misha Rainer along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Derrick Small, Marty Carver, Jason Carnline, David Carnline, J.

Wed
27
Apr

Charlotte Heister

Charlotte Bailes Heister, 73 years of age, passed away April 22, 2016. Charlotte was born November 26, 1942 to the late Cora and Ella Irene Mullnex Bailes in Natchitoches. She was a simple woman who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanette Bass; grandchildren, James Roy Bass, Kristi Louise Bass Hammer, and James Brandon Alex Bass; great grandchildren, Hunter Dale Hammer, and Acen James Hammer; brother, Donald Levi Bailes; sister, Dora Allen and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cora and Ella Irene Bailes; her first husband, Floyd Roy Heister and sister, Catherine Marie Ebarb. A memorial service to honor her life will be announced at a later date. Please contact (318) 602-7448 for more information.

Wed
27
Apr

Betty Boatman

The earthly journey of Betty Jane Maness Boatman of Ozona, Texas formerly of Many, ended on April 21, 2016. Betty was born September 30, 1933 in Callahan County, Texas to Allen Wilford and Willie Iris Lovell Maness. In high school, she was a cheerleader and an outstanding athlete. After graduating in Ozona, she married Kenneth Boatman. Betty had a strong devotion to her five children. Affectionately known as Ms. Betty or Ms. B, she spent her life brightening and supporting the lives of others. Her first job was at the Ranch Theater in Ozona. She later worked in the Sabine Parish Clerk’s office before becoming the Accounting/Office Manager for the Nehi Bottling, Wilson Well Service and Victoria Pump & Supply companies in Many. Mrs. Boatman was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Boatman; son, Rayford; parents, Jack and Willie Maness; along with her siblings James Maness, Sue Staley, Lou Dugan, June Meadows, and Bill Maness.

Wed
27
Apr

Carolyn Loyless Cole

Carolyn Joyce Loyless Cole, 84, of Moss Bluff, LA on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in her residence. Mrs. Cole was born October 13, 1931 in Arlington, Georgia, attended Haynes County Junior College and served her country in the U.S. Air Force for four years. She lived in various locations, including the Lake Charles/Lafayette areas and resided at Toledo Bend for 15 years before moving to Moss Bluff recently. Mrs. Cole was a past member of Aimwell Baptist Church, where she was active as a Sunday school teacher and with the women’s prayer group. Mrs. Cole enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening, cooking, and canning, but her true passion in life was for her family. She also enjoyed spending time with her “Morning Drinkers” coffee club at the lake. Mrs.

Wed
20
Apr

Annie Williams

Funeral services for Marguerite Bossier Williams were held at Union Springs Baptist Church in Converse on April 16 with Brother Dick Enterkin officiating. Burial followed in Union Springs Cemetery. Annie Marguerite Bossier Williams entered into eternal rest on April 14, 2016 at the age of 97 years old. She was a longtime member of The Eastern Stars Louisiana Chapter of Converse. Marguerite was born January 3, 1919 in Converse. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gaddis L. Williams; father, Obie Bossier, Sr.; mother, Lottie Hatcher Bossier; brothers, Norman Bossier, Roy and Ray Bossier, and Obie Bossier, Jr. and sister Helen Bossier Stacy.

Wed
20
Apr

Doris Jean Gayer

Graveside Services for Doris Jean Gayer, 85, of Zwolle, were held on April 19, at Bayou Scie Methodist Church with the Rev. Nathaniel Langford officiating. Doris Jean Gayer was born on Friday, July 4, 1930 in Zwolle. She passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Toledo Nursing Center in Zwolle. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lee Gayer, Sr. and parents, S.L. and Juanita Maines Campbell. She is survived by her children, David Lee Gayer, Jr. of Converse, Donna Scott of Zwolle, Lori Baker and husband, James, of Zwolle, Denise Rivers and husband, Lindsey of Zwolle and Lance Gayer of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister, Marilyn Youngblood and husband, Peyton of Noble; brother, Rodney Campbell and wife, Virginia of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

Wed
20
Apr

Delane Tyler

Funeral services honoring the life of Elton Delane Tyler, 40, were held April 13 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Timothy Hurd officiating. Burial followed at St. Ann’s in Zwolle. Delane was born on September 2, 1975 in Many to Mary and Elton Tyler and passed away on April 10, 2016 with his family by his side. Proceeding him in death were his father, Elton Tyler; sister, Mary Tyler; grandparents, Walter and Minnie Ola Cartinez and Elvie Procell. He is survived by his mother, Mary Tyler; sons, Scott Lehr and Landen Rogers; daughter Jayden Tyler; sister Tracey Sepulvado and husband, Michael; niece Erica Ezernack and husband, Derek; nephew, Corey Sepulvado and special friend, Jessica; great-niece, Emery Craig; great-nephew, Brently Ezernack and godparents, Randy and Carolyn Sepulvado. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Many Chapel – (318) 256-0690

Wed
20
Apr

Stephen Abington

Funeral services for Stephen Douglas Abington, 57, of Cecilia, were held on April 14 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Joe Martina officiating. Burial followed in the Many Cemetery. Stephen Douglas Abington was born January 17, 1959 in Baton Rouge. He attended Louisiana State University and remained a part of the purple and gold all of his life along with being a proud brother of the Acacia Fraternity. While attending LSU he was a diplomat for the State of Louisiana in dealings with Ecuador South America and started an import export company. Using his entrepreneurial, innovative spirit he became the President (CEO) of E. J. Abbey, Abbey West, OmniVisionLive, YellowPagesLive, and most recently Mai Mai Media. He was a great friend, successful business owner, leader, coach, mentor, brother, and father to his two sons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas C. Abington and Mary Mai Abington.

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