Obituaries

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Apr

Charles Alanceson Raines

Charles Alanceson Raines (1928-2014), writer, scholar, educator, and Southern gentleman, died on Feb. 4, 2014,
at his home in upstate New York. Mr. Raines was a graduate of Centenary College and Tulane University. He taught
English at Centenary and at the City College of New York on Staten Island. In addition to his wife, Kathleen Ordway-Raines, he is survived by his one son, Dr. Robert Charles Bozeman Raines, and wife, Kathleen McCutcheon Raines, of Bluemont, Va.; four grandsons, Dallas Alanceson, Devon Mc- Cutcheon, Max Devereaux and Charles Bozeman, and two
brothers, Harold Raines of Marshall, Texas, and Quinton Raines of New York City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian Dudley Raines and Hoyt E. Raines. Remembered for his gentle nature and quick wit, once in a classroom, he listed a series of events from the life of Shakespeare on the board. A hand shot up from a  radeobsessed
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09
Apr

Gloria Lyn Martinez

A memorial service honoring the life of Gloria Lyn Martinez, 63, of Zwolle was held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in the Rose- Neath Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Cyle Clayton officiated. Lyn was born on January 15, 1951, in Fairfield, Calif. She entered into eternal rest on March 29, 2014, at Lifecare Hospital in Shreveport. She was preceded in death by
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09
Apr

Joseph “Joe” LeDoux

Funeral services for Joseph “Joe” LeDoux, 76, of Many were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with the Rev. Daniel Lowe officiating. Burial followed in the Central Louisiana
Veterans Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation was held Wednesday, April 2, from 5-8 p.m., and on Thursday, April 3, from 9 a.m. until service time in the chapel. Joe, the son of Leno and
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09
Apr

Merthia Jr. Hardin

Hardin, Merthia, Jr., (known as Jr.) 73, of Many, departed this life March 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Thames; father, Merthia Hardin, Sr.; stepfather, Homer Thames; and brother, Michael Thames, all from Union, Miss.. Jr. retired from Gulf Industries, Inc., in Shreveport after more than 20 years of service. Jr. loved living in Many  and he especially loved fishing at Teledo Bend. He is survived by six children, who live in Chicago, Ill., Richmond, VA and Memphis, TN, seven grandchildren, one niece, a good friend, Stan Vines, and a host of other relatives and friends. Family members will be at Jr’s home in Many on April 13, 2014 for condolenses. A private memorial service will be held for Jr. in his  hometown, Union, Miss., in May 2014.
 
 
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02
Apr

Mattie Pauline Mizell

Funeral services for Mattie Pauline Mizell, 99, of Many were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Mt. Olive
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02
Apr

Monica Lynn Ebarb

A funeral mass honoring the life of Monica Lynn Ebarb, 52, of Noble, was held at 2 p.m.on Monday, March 31, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Ken Williams and Father Joe Martina officiated. Interment followed in the St. Ann Cemetery. She was born on Sept. 8, 1961, in Shreveport. She entered into eternal rest at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer on March 27, 2014. Monica was preceded in death by her parents, J.T. and Rosie Procell
Wed
02
Apr

BG (Ret.) James K. Corley

BOSSIER CITY - James Kenneth Corley was called home to be with his Lord on March 24, 2014, after a brief illness. Ken
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02
Apr

Wilbur “Sonny” Hayes Farrar

Wilbur “Sonny” Hayes Farrar, 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather,  brother, uncle and friend to many, went to be with The Lord on March 27, 2014. Funeral services honoring his life were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Donnie Paul Lewing, Bro. Joe Hendrickson and Danny Manuel officiated.
Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery. “Sonny” was born on August 15, 1933, in Many. He entered into eternal rest on March 27, 2014, at Cornerstone Hospital in Bossier City. Sonny worked at Fort Polk for 25 years and retired. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years and recently joined the Shriners Club. He was an active  ember
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02
Apr

Charles Hoyt Shoemake

Funeral services for Charles Hoyt Shoemake were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Old Pisgah Baptist Church in Belmont with the Rev. Glen Howard and Nathan Hines officiating. Interment followed at Old Pisgah Cemetery in Belmont. The family received friends from 5- 8 p.m. on March 26, 2014 at Blanchard - St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches. Charles Shoemake, 73, passed away March 24, 2014. Charles was born June 15, 1940 in Belmont.
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02
Apr

William James Roy III

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