Obituaries

Wed
09
Jul

Bradford “Bad Brad” Ebarb

Wed
02
Jul

Tommy Dailey

Funeral services for Tommy Dailey, 73, of Florien were held on Friday, June 27, 2014 beginning at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in the Toro Community  with Bro. Brian Gilcrease and Bro. Chuck Withers officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery in the Toro Community. Visitation began  on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 5 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in the Toro Community. Tommy Dailey was born on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1940 in Shreveport. He passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at his  residence in Florien. Tommy was blessed early with the skills of his hands and worked a majority of his life as a mechanic professionally and for friends. As a young man, his passion drove him to building most of the cars he would drive and after spending four years in the U.S. Air Force, his skills and knowledge were broadened for greater achievements. He spent a number of years working at Ellis Piston and Round Tree Oldsmobile in Shreveport.

Wed
02
Jul

Sidney Maurice Johnson, Jr.

Services for Sidney “Sam” Johnson, 83, of Kilgore, formerly of Many, were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Hampton officiating. Burial followed in Hallsville Cemetery. Mr. Johnson died  Sunday, June 29, 2014 in Kilgore, Texas. He was born May 22, 1931 to Sidney and Grace Blackwell Johnson in Newgulf, Texas. Mr. Johnson was a 1949 graduate of Wharton Texas High School. Later that year, he enlisted in the United States Marines. Sergeant Johnson was honorably discharged in November 1952. Mr. Johnson worked for Dowell Chemical Company until his retirement in 1983. In his retirement, e and his wife, Yvonne moved to Toledo Bend area where they sold bait to local marinas. He enjoyed building birdfeeders, feeding the many birds that visited his yard, and butterfly gardening. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 34 years, Yvonne Johnson of Kilgore; sister, Mary Elizabeth Thweatt; son, David M. Johnson; daughters, Virginia J.

Wed
02
Jul

Linda Catherine Walraven

Linda Catherine Walraven, 59, of Robeline entered into eternal rest on June 26, 2014 at Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport. She was born in Converse on Aug. 5, 1954. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert W.  Walraven and Louella L. Walraven; brothers, Robert Gene Walraven, Raymond Wiley Walraven  and J. D. Walraven, Sr.;
Wed
25
Jun

Rita Grace Craig Webster

Wed
25
Jun

Jonas Robert Byles

Funeral services for Jonas Robert Byles, 43, of Many were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in the Rose-
Neath Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Wayne Chance officiated. Interment followed in the Jerusalem Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. Jonas was born on Feb. 7,
1971 in Many. He entered into eternal rest at his residence on June 7, 2014. He was a graduate of Many High School and Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science. He was employed by Alliance Compressors as a procurement analyst. He was preceded in death by daughter, Kaitlin Byles;
grandparents, Robert and Ann Byles, Albert and Mildred Bell; brother, Malcolm Byles, Sr.; nephew, Hunter Byles; special friends and mentor, Howard Baldwin and Emma Lee Foxx. He is survived by his wife, Nicole Adams Byles of Many;
Wed
25
Jun

Wesley Eugene Knight

Funeral services for Wesley Eugene Knight, 90, of Noble were held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. at St.  Ann’s Catholic Church in Ebarb with Father Tim Hurd and Deacon Jerry John Daigle, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery in Ebarb. Visitation was held on Friday, June 6, 2014, beginning at 6 p.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Zwolle. Wesley Eugene Knight was born on Thursday, Jan. 24, 1924 in Sabine Parish. He passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014 at Grace Home in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Gertrude
Wed
18
Jun

Dessie Mae Sepulvado

Funeral services for Dessie Mae Sepulvado, 91, of Zwolle were held on Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at Memorial Baptist
Church in Zwolle with Rev. Benny Crittenden officiating. Burial followed in the Zwolle Cemetery. Visitation was held
on Thursday, June 12, at 5 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church in Zwolle. Dessie Mae Sepulvado was born on Sunday, Nov. 19, 1922 in Flora, LA. She passed away on Tuesday, June 10 at Sabine Medical Center in Many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Effie Desadier; husband, Emmitt J. Sepulvado, Sr.; daughter, Wanda Sepulvado and six sisters. She is survived by her sons, Jimmie Dale Neff of Irving, TX and Emmitt J. Sepulvado, Jr. of Zwolle; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Online condolences may
be made to the family at www. warrenmeadows.com
Wed
18
Jun

Ella Fay Mitchell

Wed
18
Jun

Donald Eugene “Gene” Beebe

Memorial services for Donald Eugene ”Gene” Beebe, 88, of Anacoco were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at the First Baptist Church of Anacoco with the Rev. D.R. Davis and the Rev. Malcom Self officiating. Services were under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. The family received friends on Saturday, June 14, beginning
at 1 p.m. until time of service at the church. On Monday June 9, 2014, Heaven got a little sweeter. Gene Beebe was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Waldo Putnam and Mary Margaret Beebe. Gene served his country as a bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Gene was an active member of his community of Jonesboro, where he served as a  oliceman

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