Obituaries

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04
Nov

Charles R. Spillyards

Funeral services for Charles R. Spillyards, 80, were held November 3 at Fellowship Baptist Churchin Converse with the Rev. Ronnie Sandifer officiating. The burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Converse. Charles was born in Converse to Quinton and Lucille Folks Spillyards and passed away in Mansfield. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist church in Converse. Preceding Charles in death was his parents and sister, Gloria Jean Spillyrads. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his sister, Hazel Bourque and husband, Thomas; brother, Walter Hugh Spillyards, Sr.; nephews, Danny Spillyards and companion, Sally Norwood, Walter H. Spillyards, Jr. and wife, Kristy, Donny Spillyard and wife, Margaret, James Bourque and Darren Bourque; niece, Stacey Williams and husband, Mike; a host of great nieces and nephews and special niece Rebecca Norwood and companion Sergio Ebarb.

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04
Nov

Nelson A. Hoffpauir

Nelson A. Hoffpauir, 66, of Noble, formerly of Hayes, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in a care facility. Nelson was born July 17, 1949 to the late Nelson and Celeste Authement Hoffpauir. He worked for Farmers Rice Mill and Sweet Lake Land & Oil. Nelson loved Cajun cooking, bingo and hunting. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Ramona of Noble; children, Travis Hoffpauir and wife, Veronica, of Lake Arthur, Elizabeth Marcantel of Reeves, and Bridget Roberson and husband, Blake, of Noble; siblings, Chris Hoffpauir and wife, Jamie of Hayes, Mitchell Hoffpauir and wife, Dayna, of Hayes, Barbara Pitre and husband, Donald of Jennings and Patricia Ray and husband, Bruce of Zwolle; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His parents, son, Warren Hoffpauir and brother, Thomas Authement preceded him in death. Services were held on October 24 at Johnson & Brown Funeral Home. Burial followed in Hayes Cemetery.

Wed
04
Nov

Harry Leon “Lee” Casteel

A memorial service honoring the life of Harry Leon “Lee” Casteel, 78, of Many, will be held on Saturday, November 7 at 11 a.m. at Little Flock Baptist Church. The Rev. Otis Branam will officiate. Mr. Casteel was born on July 21, 1937 in Alta Loma, Texas. He entered into eternal rest at his residence on October 26, 2015. He was a member of Little Flock Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and defended his country in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Raymond Casteel and LaVerne Davis; sister-in-law, Emma- Jean Casteel; double first cousins, Larry and Linda Casteel and granddaughter, DeLisa Foster.

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04
Nov

Debbie Langley

A private memorial celebrating the life of Debbie Langley was held for the family Sunday, November 1 at her home. She was a beloved wife, mother, and maw. She was survived by her husband, Don Langley; daughter, Katey Jeffrey and son-in-law, Jeff Jeffrey; son, Dean Langley and daughter-in-law, Jessica Forestier; mother, Iva Kate and father, Dean Metcalf; sister, Kathy Staraj; brothers, Tony and Tim Metcalf and her grandsons, Tyler Page and Trevor Jeffrey. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Debbie’s name to the American Lung Association, 2325 Severn Avenue #8, Metairie, Louisiana 70001. Personal condolences may be sent to the Langley family at www.delhommefuneralhome. com. Delhomme Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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04
Nov

Jeffrey Alan Moore

Funeral Services for Jeffrey Alan Moore, 60, of Leesville were held on November 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Thomas Elavunkal officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Jeffrey Moore was born on Friday, September 2, 1955 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his father, James Harrison Moore and step-father, Ronald Goad. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Bass Moore of Leesville; son, James Alan Moore of Leesville; mother, Shirley Goad of Fort Worth, Texas; sisters, Cindy Bazon of Leesville and Melissa Moore of Fort Worth, Texas along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www. warrenmeadows.com

Wed
28
Oct

Sally Smith

Sally Jo Philbrick Smith, 75, of Center, Texas went to her heavenly home on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Funeral service was held October 24 at First Baptist Church in Center with the Reverends Russ Atwood and Lee Dickson officiating. Graveside service was held October 25 at Sibley Cemetery in Florien. Mrs. Smith was born July 26, 1940, in Dallas, Texas to Charles Baxter Philbrick and Thelma Jewel Cunningham Philbrick. She graduated from Sunset high school in Dallas, class of 1958. She received an undergraduate degree in education from Howard Payne University and a graduate degree in Special Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. She was a homemaker, mother and teacher. She was active in ministries to the hearing impaired early in her life, even interpreting at a Billy Graham crusade in Dallas.

Wed
28
Oct

Catherine Malmay Meshell

Funeral Services for Catherine Malmay Meshell “Doach,” 80, of Zwolle were held October 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Thomas Elavunkal officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Catherine Malmay Meshell “Doach” was born on Saturday, August 17, 1935 in Zwolle. She passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence in Zwolle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary Malmay; brothers; husband, Andrew Meshell; sons, Edward “Puncho” Meshell and Ricky Meshell and grandsons, Shawn Meshell and Eric Dewayne Sepulvado. She is survived by her children, Benny D. Meshell, Sr.

Wed
28
Oct

Joyce Doster Patrick

Funeral services for Joyce Doster Patrick, 85, of Natchitoches, were held October 22 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel in Coushatta with Bro. Frank Mathis officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Mrs. Patrick was born January 29, 1930 in Fordyce, Arkansas and passed away October 20, 2015. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all those who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alline Rogers Doster and Alva Burton Doster; husband, Dewitt Patrick; daughter, Peggy Durr and husband, T.C.; son, John Patrick and wife, Nancy; grandson, Jimmy Patrick; sons-inlaw, Artis Durr, Mike Harville, and Bill Rutledge and greatgrandchildren, Haize, Jaxon, and Elijah Durr and Haven Patrick. Mrs.

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21
Oct

Phillip Rivers

Funeral Services for Phillip Paul Rivers, 70, of Zwolle, were held on October 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Thomas Elavunkal officiating. Burial followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Phillip Paul Rivers was born on Saturday, April 28, 1945 in Converse. He passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015 in Plain Dealing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Mary “Maggie” Rivers.

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21
Oct

Mary Whinery

Celebration of life and going home services for Mary Elizabeth Whinery, 75, will be held on Friday, October 23 at the Cane River Missionary Baptist Church in Natchitoches at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Joey Grappe officiating. Mary Elizbeth Whinery was born on October 19, 1939, in Zell, Missouri, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 16, 2015 in Many Preceding her in death were her parents, Herman and Grace Braun and husbands, James Streb and Jean Whinery. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Scott Streb and wife, Laurie, of St. Peters, Missouri; daughter, Sandra Webb and husband, Glenn, of Many; sister, Janet Bachmann of Eureka, Missouri; brothers, Robert Braun of St. Charles, Missouri, Francis “Tony” Braun of Arnold, Missouri and Norman Braun of St. Pete Beach, Florida; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Many

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