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Mr. Vernon Jackson Sr.
March 12, 1939- February 23, 2024

Mr. Vernon Jackson Sr. ,84, a native of Marianna, Florida and a resident of Deridder, Louisiana passed away on Friday February 23, 2024 in Rosepine, Louisiana.
Mr. Jackson was a retired Army veteran, who loved supporting his family and his country. He was a devoted husband to his wife and a great father to his children whom they adored greatly.

Mr. Vernon Jackson is survived by his wife Erma Smith Jackson of Deridder, Louisiana; his children; grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, father, Robert Jackson and mother Mattie Spears Jackson.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday March 15, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana 71446. The visitation will be on Thursday March 14, 2024 at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and will resume on Friday from 9:00 am until the time of services. Mr. Tony Swain will express a spoken work. Interment will follow at the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery 3348 University Parkway Leesville, Louisiana 71446.

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Mrs. Frenella F Toro
January 27, 1941- January 30, 2024

Mrs. Frenella F. Toro, a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana and a resident of Leesville, Louisiana until her later years. Then she went to live with her daughter and son -in-law in Cleveland, Texas until her passing.
Mrs. Frenella “Fern” as she would answer to was a person of GREAT Spirit. Someone with a heart of pure gold, loving soul and admiralty; She walked with grace and was a person that if you knew her you could never forget her. Her beautiful smile would not only light up the room but would brighten up your spirits on a down day. She will be greatly missed but the memories of her will last forever in your heart. 

Frenella was born on January 27, 1941 and passed away on January 30, 2024 at the age of 83. She worked for many years for the Vernon Parish School Board as a custodian at Pickering High School. Frenella loved gardening and all animals especially her cats.

Preceding her in death were her husband Cesar Toro of 42 years, her parents Aliday and Carrie Fontenot; Two brothers, Vernal Fontenot, Aliday Fontenot Jr.; Two sisters, Ineze Fontenot, and Ethel Guillory. Left to cherish their memories are her children, Steven Saucier of Anacoco, La., Daniel Saucier
of Leesville, La., Tammy (Kyle) Kittinger of Moody ,TX., Karen Butler of Kennesaw, GA. and Marcia (Steven) O’Neal of Cleveland, TX.; Brother, Emery (Kathy) Fontenot of Ville Plate, La and Sister-in- Law, Barbara Fontenot of Ville Plate, La. Grandchildren: Kevin Kittinger, Quentin (Cara) Lowery, Steven (Era) Saucier, Megan (Michael) Fertitta, Tara Kittinger, US Army Veteran Devin Moore, Shane Reecer, and Corporal Sebastian 
Butler US Marine Corps, and Patience Saucier; Eight Great Grandchildren; and many cousins and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday February 2, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana. A visitation will begin on Thursday February 1, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and will resume on Friday February 2, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow at Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville, Louisiana. Deacon Bill Endris will officiate the services.

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Mr. Raymond Neasey Sr
June 23, 1953- December 23, 2023

Mr. Raymond Neasey Sr passed in Columbus South Carolina on December 23, 2023. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, located 808 Anacoco Street in Leesville, La.  A visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow at Leesville Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Carl Armstead will officiate the funeral services.

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Mr. Ernest Roger Phaneuf Jr
September 1, 1947- November 22, 2023

Mr. Ernest Roger Phaneuf Jr., 76 a native of Greenfield, Massachusetts and a resident of New Llano, La passed away on Wednesday November 22, 2023 in Katy, Texas.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday December 1, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana. A visitation will begin on Thursday November 30, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will resume on Friday December 1, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home until the time of services. Interment will follow at the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery 3348 University Parkway Leesville, Louisiana 71446. Pastor Yon-Seouk will officiate the funeral services.


Mr. Phaneuf was born in Massachusetts and raised in Vermont, Ernie was a life-long nature lover, hunter and fisherman.  So it was no surprise when he decided to call Louisiana "The Sportsman's Paradise" home not long after being stationed to Ft. Polk in 1984.  He retired from the Army in 1987 and spent many years enjoying a quiet life with his family and many cats and  dogs.  Frequently seen enjoying a couple of beers and playing cards at American Legion Post 387, he enjoyed shootin' the breeze and helping out friends and strangers whenever he could.  He attended Old Paths Baptist Church of New Llano. He is survived by his wife of 55 years,
Hyo-Suk Phaneuf; his daughter, Leesa Phaneuf-Reynolds, his son-in-law Matthew Reynolds; A
granddaughter, Mika Reynolds; One son, Ernest Phaneuf III and his son's life partner Jennah
Freitas; And host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Roger Phaneuf Sr. and Geneva Irene Vivier Phaneuf.
Pallbearers will be performed by the military.

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Mr. William Kevin Hymes
May 26, 1964- November 11, 2023

Mr. William K. Hymes, a native and resident of Natchitoches, Louisiana passed away on Saturday November 11, 2023 at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center at the blessed age of 59 years old.
Mr. William was born on May 26, 1964 to Rosetta Brooks Hymes and Cleveland Hudson in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior at an early age. He attended school in Natchitoches, La where he was a graduate of Natchitoches Central High School Class of 1983. William then went on to receive his Master of Education Degree at Northwestern State University Natchitoches, La. He dedicated 31 years to the Natchitoches Parish School System as a Band Director, Principal and interest Opportunity Specialist, where he had the privilege to meet and
guide many young minds. He served his community and was the trusted voice of his district. He was a loved husband, an adored father, a cherished brother and a dear friend was someone respected and admired by many in his community. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

 

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday November 18, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at Lakeview Junior and Senior High School 7305 La. 9 in Campti, Louisiana 71411. A visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the school until the time of the funeral service. Interment will follow at Lawrence Serenity Sanctum Cemetery 1630 Breazeale Springs Street Natchitoches, Louisiana. Pastor Johnny Cox Sr. of Will of God Ministries in Coushatta, La will officiate the funeral service.


Forever cherishing his memories are his loving and devoted wife 31 wonderful years, Sherry M. Hymes; Two sons, Chenaniah Alexander Hymes and Stephen Christian Hymes all of Natchitoches, Louisiana; Godchildren, Bethany Davis and Melonie Reloford; Also left to cherish and remember are his brothers and sisters and other family, Patricia Ann Hymes, Ganey (Pop) Hymes (Mary), Harry James Hymes, Wanda Eloise Parker Hymes, Edith Clarice Hymes, Barbara Jean Hymes, Janet Marie Hymes- Martin (Jace) Van Phillip Brooks (Betty), Tonya Michelle Brooks and Renea Schevette
Brooks; Brother and Sister in-law, Jerry Dillion, Derek (Ebony) Dillon, Harriet Lynne White (Gary), Patricia Dillion and Eddie Marie Hymes; and a host of niece, nephews and devoted colleagues and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Rosetta Brooks Hymes and brother, Henry Louis "Red" Hymes, may they rest in peace.
The repass will take place at N.J.H 1621 Welch Street Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.


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Mr. Andre’ Bernard Ardoin 
March 5, 1976- August 27, 2023

Mr. Andre’ B. Ardoin, 47 a native of Lafayette, Louisiana and a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away on Sunday August 27, 2023, at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  

Andre was the apple of his family's eye. He loved people and it was a joy to be around no matter who you were. His children adored him and most of all he loved his wife no matter what the case.  He was a member of the MR. BOYZ 7 Social Club and most of his past time was spent hanging out and socializing with his Boyz. He spent his life the way he wanted to and enjoyed every moment. His life was short as we may think, but he did everything and all that he chose to do. Our LOVE will always be in his heart and his memories will keep us sustained. 

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Kimberly Bradley Ardoin, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana: daughters, Alexis Ardoin, Sadie Ardoin, Mashayla Bradley; Sons, Jasper and Jamarcus Bradley and Teodis Brumfield; His mother, Ethel Williams Ardoin of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; One brother, Antonia Ardoin of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Four sisters, Chelsa Ardoin, Mattie Ardoin and Dequeina Muton; And a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who loved him unconditionally. 

Andre’ was preceded in death by his father, Rogers Ardoin; One brother, Hilton Ardoin and One sister, Rachel Ardoin and other relatives and friends whom he will enjoy seeing now that he has made it to God’s Waiting Room. 

Active Pallbearers will be Kendric Ardoin, Kendell Ardoin, Johnathan Malveaux, Ladarin Lazaro, Jeremy Herbert Sr. And Darnell Walker.  

Honorary Pallbearers will be, Antoino Ardoin, Jaylon Thomas, Ghaiden Taylor, Matthew Thomas, Jasper Bradley, Roland Thomas and The Mr. Boyz 7 Social Club Crew. 

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday September 9, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church 529 Augusta Street Opelousas, Louisiana 70570, with the visitation to begin at 12:00 pm at the church.  Interment will follow at St. John Memorial Cemetery in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Reverend Ronald Freeman will officiate the funeral services. 

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Mr. Curtis Lucius
April 3, 1987- August 5, 2023

Mr. Curtis Lucius, 36, a native of Alexandria, Louisiana and a resident of Houma, Louisiana passed away on Saturday August 5, 2023 in Houma, Louisiana.


Curtis was a very loving and caring father to his children, husband to his wife, son to his mother and brother to his sibling. He was a joy to be around and the life to everyone he encountered. His face may not be seen again, but his love will always be felt in our hearts.


Leaves to cherish his love, his wife Keona Lucius of Houma, Louisiana; two daughters, Kaylani Mishalay and Chanelle A’niyah Lucius of Houma, Louisiana; his Mother, Barbara TorTorich of Leesville, Louisiana; Father, Tony Lucas; Two brothers, Jeffery Moore Jr. and Dewayne Moore of Leesville, Louisiana; Two sisters, Robin Moore and Teriaunna Davis of Leesville, Louisiana; and a host of other family members and friends.


Mr. Curtis was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jeffery Moore Sr., and Maternal Grandmother, Falthmer Smith; and other family members.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday August 19, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Leesville, Louisiana. The visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Leesville Memorial Cemetery in Leesville, Louisiana. Pastor Joseph Garner will officiate the funeral services.

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Mr. Ruvin D.Phidd
January 16, 1969- June 27, 2023

Mr. Ruvin D. Phidd, 54, a native of Brooklyn, New York and a resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday June 27, 2023.


Mr. Ruvin was a Retired dedicated soldier of the United States Army who throughout his tour in the military was rewarded countless service medals for his achievements.


A burial service will be held on Friday July 7, 2023 at 1:30 pm. at the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery on University Parkway in Leesville, Louisiana.


Mr. Ruvin is survived by friends and family.

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Mr. Jimmy Wilson
August 20, 1953- June 24, 2023

Jimmy L. Wilson, 69, a native of Campti, La and a resident of Natchitoches, La. went to God’s waiting room on Saturday June 24, 2023 in Natchitoches, La


Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday July 1, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Restoration Apostolic Ministries 175 Fairground Rd. Natchitoches, La 71457. The visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Campti Community Cemetery in Campti, La.

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Mr. John W Herring
March 1, 1953- April 29, 2023

Mr. John W. Herring, 70, a native of Wayne, Michigan and a resident of Anacoco, Louisiana passed away on Saturday April 29, 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Mr. John Herring was a former Vietnam Veteran who received many awards in the fight to protect his country; husband who Loved his wife dearly, a father who would do anything for his children and family; a friend who was a joy to be around and most of all a professional Lock Smith who could fix and unlock any lock.


He was survived by his wife, Prengporn I. Herring of Anacoco, Louisiana; One daughter, Jessica Hayman (Kenny) of Leesville, Louisiana; Two step-daughters, Anne Mario and Amy Paikei; One step-son, Art Kumsupion of Leesville, Louisiana ; A Best friend Steve Saucier of Anacoco, Louisiana; Five grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, John Bert Herring and Catherine Beetz Herring; One daughter, Chrystal Cook.

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Mr. Denver Marine Rayne III
January 17, 1980- April 26, 2023

Mr. Denver Marine Rayne III, 43, a native of Salisbury, Maryland passed away on April 26, 2023, in Leesville, Louisiana.

 

He is survived by family and friends.

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Mr. Wilfred P Guillory
April 18, 1949 - April 13, 2023

Mr. Wilfred P. Guillory, 73, of Church Point, Louisiana passed away on Thursday April 13, 2023 in Opelousas, La.

Mr. Wilfred Guillory  is survived by; Two children, Erwin Semien of Ames, TX and Mary (Allen) Guillory-Mitchell of Opelousas, La; Three sisters, Shirley Papillion of California; Rita Guillory of Swords, LA and Barbara (Bernard) Dargin of Lake Charles; Six grandchildren, Summer Elizabeth Semien, Scarlett Ryan Semien, Stassi Elise Semien, Dorain DeVonta' Guillory, Nyjal Allen Mitchell, and Sanaa Joy Mitchell. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Mr. Guillory was proceeded in death by his loving wife Joyce Lee Papillion Guillory; His parents Gabriel and Mable Semien Guillory; One Brother Wilbert A Guillory Sr, and a sister Wilda Guillory.

Memorial Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Word Ministries on1960 West Laurel in Eunice, Louisiana 70535. Family will begin receiving guests at 1:30pm until time of service.

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Mr. Jeffery D Moore Sr
June 17, 1953 - April 6, 2023

Mr. Jeffery D. Moore Sr., 69, a native of Pineville, Louisiana and a resident of New Llano, Louisiana passed away on Thursday April 6, 2023 in Leesville, Louisiana.

Mr. Jeffery Moore Sr. is survived by; Three sons, Jeffery Moore Jr. of New Llano, Louisiana, Dewayne Moore of Leesville, Louisiana and Curtis Lucius of Houma, Louisiana; Two daughters, Robin Moore of Leesville, Louisiana and Terriuana Davis of Arlington, Louisiana ; Seven brothers, John H. Moore (Cora), Jimmy Lee Moore, and Johnny Moore Jr. all of Leesville, Louisiana; Archie Moore of
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Amos Moore of St. Antonio, Texas and Theodore Moore (Jennifer) of New Llano, Louisiana; One sister Marietta Mosley of New Llano, Louisiana; Nine grandchildren and a host of other relative and friends.

Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Lee Moore Sr. and Henrietta Dean Moore; Two brothers, Jackie B. Moore and Booker T. Moore; One son, Anthony Jerome Moore and One brother-in-law Andrew D. Mosley Jr.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday April 15, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Johnson Temple Church of God in Christ 200 Nona Street Leesville, Louisiana 71446. A visitation will begin at 12 noon at the church until the time of service; interment will follow at Hawthorne Cemetery in Anacoco, Louisiana immediately after the funeral services.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Mr. Larry E. Bledsoe
December 14, 1947 - February 24, 2023

Larry E. Bledsoe, 75, a native and resident of DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on Friday February 24, 2023 in DeRidder, Louisiana.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday March 3, 2023 at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana 71446 at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Michael Harris will officiate the funeral service. Interment will be at a later date in Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville, Louisiana.

Mr. Bledsoe is survived by friends and family.

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Mrs. Sara A. Martin
August 17, 1946 - February 13, 2023

 Sara A. Martin, 76, a native of Louisiana and a resident of Columbia, Tennessee passed away on Monday February 13, 2023 in Franklin, Tennessee.
Sara was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend who loved taking care of her family.


Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday March 4, 2023 at Crystal Springs Baptist Church 4341 Highway 111 in Anacoco, Louisiana at 2:00 p.m. A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the church until the time of services. Interment will follow at Mitchell Cemetery in Anacoco, Louisiana, Pastor Kenneth Hodges will officiate the funeral services.


Mrs. Martin is survived by; Four sons, Joseph Anthony Martin, Jonathan Lee Martin, Roy Dale Martin and Matthew Isaiah Martin; One daughter, Delinda Marie Brooks all of Tennessee; Six grandchildren, Nine great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, father, Josiah and Velma Martin, two brothers, Henry Leonard and David Leonard; one sister, Brenda Leonard.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Mr. Jose P Chapman
October 19, 1971 - January 29, 2023

Mr. Jose P. Chapman,51, a native and resident of Deridder, Louisiana passed away on Sunday January 29, 2023 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Jose, the man, the husband, the father and the friend was a very gentle and smooth person; someone that was accepted by everyone whom he came in contact with. He adored his wife with everything he had, and his children and grandchildren was his joy. He loved cruising on his motorcycle and playing dominoes with his friends.

His life was lived the way he wanted it to, but his presence will forever be missed.


Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday February 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at God’s Temple of Refuge 304 4 th Street Deridder, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church until the time of service. Interment will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in Deridder, Louisiana. Pastor Wayne and Rose Godfrey will officiate the funeral services.

Mr. Chapman is survived by his wife, his children, other family members and friends.

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Mrs. Faye Nell Williams
October 23, 1944- January 9, 2023

Mrs. Faye Nell Williams, 78, a native of Houston, Texas and a resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday January 9, 2023 at Beauregard Health Center in Deridder, Louisiana.
Mrs. Faye Nell was a wonderful mom to children and a great person to everyone who knew her.
Her heart was big and her love had no measure. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Faye Nell Lewis was born in Houston, Texas to the late Oda Rathers and Jessie Mae Rathers on
October 23, 1944. As a young child, her family relocated to Leesville, Louisiana where she would remain until she departed this life. She was the middle child of three children.
She accepted Christ at an early age. Faye was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. J. H. Lee. She was educated in the Vernon Parish School system where she attended and graduated Vernon High School.
Faye would meet and marry the love of her life, Calvin Williams Sr. To this union ten children were born. Faye Nell loved and cared for her family. She loved being a homemaker. Faye was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Lodge #146. Before the break of day on January 9, 2023, Faye Nell heard and answered the Lord calling her from labor to reward.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Anthony Earl Williams, one daughter, Alice Jewel Williams and her daughter in law Angela L. Williams.
Faye Nell leaves to cherish her memories 5 sons, Ray Williams, Calvin Williams, Jr. and Tommy Lee (Tammy) Williams of Leesville, La; Robert Lee (Nekala) Williams of Lakeland, Fl and Charles Ray (Deiona) Williams of Sierra Vista, Az; 3 daughters, Carolyn (Gregory) Williams, Leesville La., Jessie (Corey) Williams of Dallas, Tx, and Monica (Clifford) Truly of Frisco, Tx; One adopted son, Curtis Williams of Atlanta, Ga; One sister, Azalea (Henry) Gallon of San Antonio, Tx; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday January 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 808 Anacco Street in Leesville Louisiana. A visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church until the time of the services. Interment will follow in Leesville Memorial Cemetery on Sawyer Road in Leesville, Louisiana. Pastor Carl Armstead will officiate the funeral services.

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Mr. Jose P Chapman
October 19, 1971- January 29, 2023

Mr. Jose P. Chapman,51, a native and resident of Deridder,
Louisiana passed away on Sunday January 29, 2023 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Jose, the man, the husband, the father and the friend was a very gentle and smooth person; someone that was accepted by everyone whom he came in contact with. He adored his wife with everything he had, and his children and grandchildren was his joy. He loved cruising on his motorcycle and playing dominoes with his friends. His life was lived the way he wanted it to, but his presence will forever be missed.

 

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday February 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at God’s Temple of Refuge 304 4th Street Deridder, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church until the time of service. Interment will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in Deridder, Louisiana. Pastor Wayne and Rose Godfrey will officiate the funeral services.


Mr. Chapman is survived by his wife, his children, other family members and friends.

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Mr. Archie P. Pea

February 11, 1946- November 11, 2022

Mr. Archie P. Pea, 76, a native and resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Friday November 11, 2022 at The Woodland Nursing Home in Leesville, Louisiana.

He was born February 11, 1946 to the union of the late Jesse Pea and Lula L. Pea. He was the eighth child of 12 children. On the quiet still morning of November 11, 2022 at 5:15 a.m., God called him to his eternal rest. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized. 
He was educated at Vernon High School and played football for a couple of years for the Vernon High Mighty Lions #23 and “Man Could He Run”!!!!. He left the state of Louisiana and moved to California, there he stayed awhile and returned home to Leesville.
He met the love of his life Emma Hunter. They were married and to this union 4 beautiful children were born. He worked several different jobs until he started working with Vernon Parish School Board as a Custodial Engineer. 
He loved Family and having a good time; always going to Mansfield to hang out with his favorite brother, (late Willie Frank Pea). As life throws us uncertain punches we have to grin and bear. He will truly be missed. 
He leaves to mourn, two sisters, Nellie Morise of Beaumont, Texas and Sharon Crowell (Carl) of Leesville, Louisiana; three sons, James Hunter, Archie Pea Jr. (Christina) both of Leesville, Louisiana and Neal Pea (Latonya) of Arlington, Texas; three daughters, Felicia Humphrey of Orlando, Florida, Cartica Murrill (Kinte’) of Tucson, Arizona and Candi Henderson of Leesville, Louisiana; fifteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 

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Mr. LC Castile

March 15, 1940- November 4, 2022

Mr. L C Castile, 82, a native of Leesville, Louisiana and a resident of Lagrange, Georgia passed away on Friday November 4, 2022 at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.


Mr. L C was a veteran of the United States Army who served his country with great pride that he decided to make it a career and retire. He was a devoted husband to his wife and a loving father to his children.

 

Mr. Castile is survived by one son: Reginalde (Linda) Castile; five daughters: Sharon Merritt of LaGrange, Ga.; Linda (Robert) Kinslow of Brownsmill, Nj; Angela O'Neil of Rex, Ga.; Marilyn Jones of Columbus, Ga. and Marion Gray of Newnan, Ga. 18 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren; 2 nieces, Toni Hope and Jackie Castile; five nephews: Leslie Castile, Gerald Castile, Charles Morris, Terry Levine and Greg Shalow; Godson, Thaddrick Kirland; a host of other relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his wife Alberta Castile.


A Graveside service is scheduled for Thursday November 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery at 3348 University Parkway Leesville, Louisiana 71446. A visitation will be on Wednesday November 16, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park L.L.C 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana 71446.

Full military Honors will be performed at the cemetery to express Mr. Castile’s appreciation for is dedicated services rendered to his country.
 

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Ms. Rachelle Simmons

September 4, 1982- October 30, 2022

Ms. Rachelle D. Simmons, 40 a native of Wichita, Texas and a resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Sunday October 30, 2022 in Leesville, Louisiana. 

 

Mrs. Simmons is survived by her husband, Charles Edward Provost of Leesville, Louisiana; her parents, Lucille Simmons (Curtis M. Jackson) of Leesville, La, and Floyd (Barbara) Simmons of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Nigel Simmons and Isaiah Simmons; five daughters, Laniya, Kiara, Sariya, Isiana Simmons and Myla Provost all of Leesville, La; two brothers, Titus and Terrance Simmons of Leesville, La and two half-brothers, Joshua and Trevor Simmons of Dallas, Texas; one half- sister, Destini Simmons of Dallas, Texas and a host of other family members and friends.


She was preceded in death by her grandparents; maternal, Velma Smith and Luther Easterlin; Paternal grandparents, June Simmons and Lloyd Simmons Jr.


Funeral Services are service are scheduled for 12:00 noon on Saturday November 12, 2022 at Bethesda Ministries 140 Section Line Road Leesville, La. A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the church until the time of services.

Interment will follow at Leesville Memorial Cemetery on Pine Road Leesville, La. Pastor Paul Weeks will officiate the funeral services.

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Mr. Jeremy Williams

January 19, 1987- August 14, 2022

Mr. Jeremy Darnell Williams, 35, a native and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away on Sunday August 14, 2022 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Jeremy was a great father, great son, and great brother full of compassion and grace someone who loved his family with all his heart. He was a beautiful soul that enjoyed his children and his family.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Kandis B. Williams of Baton Rouge, La; Four sons, Jeremy D. Williams Jr., Jermarion J. Baker, Houston L. Williams, and Cordarius I. Bradley; Five daughters, Kyleigh D. Williams, Cynaihal Wright, Alayjah R. Maloid, Jerney R. Jackson and Jeremya D. Wagner; His Parents, father, Gregory D. Williams of Humble, Texas; mother, Lisa M. Williams of Gonzales,
Louisiana; One brother, Dedrick D. Davis (Shauntel) of Missouri City, Texas; One sister, Grelissia R. Williams of Woodstock, Georgia; Three nieces, Amari Warner, Raleigh P. Davis and Jakirah Johnson; Maternal grandfather, Frank Montgomery of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Paternal grandmother, Lillie M. Conner of Baker, Louisiana and a host of other family members and friends.


Jeremy was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Bobbie Montgomery and Paternal grandfather, Huston R. Williams; One uncle, Ray A. Stewart.

 

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday August 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Beech grove Baptist Church 890 Hwy 68 Jackson, Louisiana 70748. A visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church until the time of service. The interment will take place in the church cemetery in Jackson, Louisiana.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Ms. Sylvia Ned

October 12, 1950- August 12, 2022

 

Ms. Sylvia Ned, 71, a native and resident of Opelousas, La departed this life on the wings of an angel on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Lafayette General in Lafayette, La.

 

Ms. Sylvia was born to the late Wilkerson Joseph Ned Sr. and Mable Frank Ned on October 12, 1950 in Opelousas, La. She worked at the print company for many years until she retired to her home where she loved to care for her family. She had a kind and loving heart that did not go unnoticed by those around her. 

 

She is survived by, One brother, Irvin Ned of Lawtell, La; Two sisters, Arline Lewis of Scott, La, and Cynthia Ned of Lawtell, La. and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

 

Ms. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents Wilkerson Sr. and Mable Frank Ned; Four brothers, Aaron Ned Sr., Wilkerson Ned Jr., Charles Ray Ned, and Calvin Joseph Ned; One sister, Anita Ned Cormier, and One nephew, Aaron Ned Jr. 

 

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday August 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church located 291 Thibodeaux st in Lawtell, Louisiana. A visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the church until the time of service. The interment will take place in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

 

Funeral services are entrusted to Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park LLC

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Mr. Arthur Lee Rexrode

October 7, 1940- June 22, 2022

Mr. Arthur Lee Rexrode, 81, a native of Fort Ashby, West Virginia and a resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday June 22, 2022 at his residence in Leesville, Louisiana.


Mr. Rexrode was a retired Army Veteran that took pride in representing his country and during his time of service he received many purple hearts for his accomplishments. He was married to his lovely wife Sharon DeShong for 50 years which they were to celebrate that forever love on June 25, 2022, but a date that will always be theirs and will be engraved in their hearts always.


Mr. Arthur is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sharon D. Rexrode of Leesville, Louisiana; four sons, Norman Ray Rexrode, Michael Lee Rexrode, Rickey Allen Rexrode all of Leesville, Louisiana and Shannon Lee Rexrode (Crystal) of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Belinda R. Tabor of Leesville, Louisiana and Sonya Zishlag of New York City; two sisters, Debbie Rexrode of Cumberland, Maryland and Pattie Rexrode of Florida; Thirteen grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Dona Carroll Rexrode and Esther Pearl Barnes Rexrode, one brother, Linwood Rexrode and one son-in-law, Paul Gregory Tabor.

A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Tuesday July 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.at Pine Hill Baptist Church on 128 Pine Hill Church Road in Leesville, Louisiana. The family will receive guest at 9:30 a.m. at the church until the time of service. Interment will follow at the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery 3348 University Parkway Leesville, Louisiana 71446;

Pastor Keith Dowden will officiate the memorial service.

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Mrs. Dorothy Morgan

January 4, 1947 - June 10, 2022

Dorothy Henry Morgan, 75, a resident of Houston, Tx passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Hermann Heart and Vascular Hospital. She was born on January 4, 1947, to the late Leardy and Mary Henry, the third of six children. Dorothy was a native of Opelousas, Louisiana, where she graduated from J.S. Clark High School. Dorothy had three beautiful children, Gregory, Tara and Jeramie.

She was employed at Cooper Oil Tool as a CNC Lathe Machinist operator for 32 years. Dorothy enjoyed her career, cooking, and working in the yard. She was a loving and caring person; devoted Mother and friend, always thinking of others first; "To know her was love her."

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory one daughter: Tara Taylor of Houston, Texas; and one son Jeramie Morgan of Houston Texas; One grandchild: Jonvaney Strambler; Three sisters: Laura (Andrew) Semien and Mary Marie (Feltry) Jolivette of Opelousas Louisiana, and Eula Mae Lemelle of Atlanta, Georgia as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Taylor; one brother, John Clifton Henry; her parents, Leardy and Mary Dunbar Henry; and on brother in law, Dalton Lemelle.

Funeral services are on Saturday, June 18, 2022 for Mrs. Dorothy Morgan at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church located at 4600 Reed Rd, Houston, Tx. 77051.

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Mrs. Sarah Hodges

July 16, 1962 - May 24, 2022

Mrs. Sarah A. Hodges,59 a native of Kenneth, Missouri and a resident of Deridder, La passed away on Tuesday May 24, 2022 in Deridder, Louisiana.


The family will have a private memorial with immediate family and friends in Joliet, Illinois at a later date.


Mrs. Hodges is survived by her two children, one son, Steven (Marie) Stroud of Vacaville, California and one daughter, Ashanti Nicole (Michael) Willett of Chicago, Illinois; parents, James and Lizzie Hodges; two sisters, Gloria Ann Skurkis and Debra Hardy; Five grandchildren, Brent, Madison and River of Chicago, Illinois, Nyah and Nina Stroud of Vacaville, California; and host of other
family members and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Stroud.

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Mrs. Marth Ledbetter

May 12, 1966 - May 1, 2022

   Ms. Martha A. Ledbetter, 55, a native of Patterson New Jersey and a resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Sunday May 1, 2022 at her resident in Leesville, Louisiana surrounded by her loving family.


Ms. Ledbetter is survived by, three daughters; Nine grandchildren, one brother, Larry J. Prather of Mobile, Alabama; Six sisters, Antoinette C. Prather of Newark, New Jersey, Beverly G. Fullard of Albany , Georgia, Nichelle Ledbetter of Leesville, Louisiana and Elise Ledbetter of Passaic, New Jersey; Four Aunts, Grace Johnson of Patterson, New Jersey, Willie Mae Johnson of Richmond, Virginia, Evangelist Mary L Medlock of Garfield, New Jersey, Gloria D. Louis of Jacksonville, Florida and a host of other nieces, nephews loving and devoted relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Bertha A. Prather Mullind and Dorothy Ann Shaw Karnaugh, grandparents and two siblings.

A funeral service will be shared in Albany; Georgia will close family members and friends. Funeral date is pending.

Her final arrangements are entrusted to Martin Luther King Memorial Chapel 1908 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Albany, Georgia 31701 9229) 435-4813. www.mlkmemorialchapels.com.

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Mrs. Helen Campbell

October 22, 1962 - March 9, 2022

Mrs. Helen J. Campbell a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and a resident of New Llano, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday March 9, 2022 in Leesville, Louisiana.


Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband Shannon Campbell of New Llano, Louisiana; her Mother, Carol Sue Krantz of Ridgecrest, California; Two daughters, Jennifer Shera of Mabank, Texas and Mary Shera (Ronald Hardy) of Eustace, Texas; Five, Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.


Mrs. Helen is preceded in death by her father, Willard Maberry; and other relatives.

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Ms. Mattie L Clinton

September 1, 1963 - March 3, 2022

Ms. Mattie L. Clinton 58, a native and resident of DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on Thursday March 3, 2022 at her resident in DeRidder, Louisana.


Funeral services are scheduled for Friday March 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church 501 Carlisle Street in DeRidder, Louisiana.

 

A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the church until the time of services. The interment will follow at the Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rev. Alvin Peters Sr. will officiate the funeral services.

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Mr. Grady D Moss

October 22, 1978 - February 26, 2022

Mr. Grady D, Moss, a native of Wisconsin and a resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Saturday February 26, 2022 in Shreveport,Louisiana.

 

Mr. Moss is survived by his wife LaShaunda Moss; one daughter of Mississippi and other family members and friends.


A graveside service is scheduled for Monday March 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery 450 Zion Hampton Road Collegeville, Mississippi.


Funeral Services are entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home 112 S. College Street Greenville, Alabama (334) 371-8800

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Mr. Kim A Jones

June 27, 1979 - February 26, 2022

Mr. Kim A. Jones,  a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a resident of New Llano, Louisiana passed away on Saturday February 27, 2022 at his resident in New Llano, Louisiana.

 


Mr. Jones is survived by his mother Laverne J. Phillips of New Llano, La. and a host of other relatives and friends.


Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday March 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at AGAPE Church 606 S. 4th Street Leesville, Louisiana. A visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church until the time of service. Pastor Ronald Jones will officiate the funeral service.

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Mr. Tomel TC Henry

May 27, 1991 - February 17, 2022

Mr. Tomel Henry, a native of Deridder, Louisiana and a resident of Shreveport, Louisiana passed away on Friday February 18, 2022 in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Mr. Henry is survived by his parents, Terry and Zelma Silas: sisters Terry Henry of Arkansas and Niresha Jones of Shreveport, Louisiana; and other family members and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday March 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home.  Visitation will begin at 12 noon at the funeral home until the time of services. Pastor Michael Harris of DeRidder, Louisiana will officiate the funeral service.

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Mr. William Woodson

March 5, 1996 - January 6, 2022

Mr. William A. Woodson a native of Anchorage, Alaska and a resident of Lake Charles, Louisiana, he was
found on January 6, 2022 in Oretta, Louisiana.


Mr. William was a very heartfelt person, mild and gentle to all who knew him, a great father, a loving son and a friend to all who called him FRIEND; someone who survived all the ODDS in life from big too small. He always wanted to be that person that gave to others no matter if it left him having nothing in the end. Because he knew that God would provide him more in return. Mr. William is a person that can never be forgotten and should never be forgotten, a soul that will travel to its destination with forgiveness and no judgment. A person who should stay on the minds of others and whose story should never be forgotten; a person whose story WILL change the face of this era, and a person who has found peace with his Lord, but a soul who will find peace in this world.

Funeral services are pending.


He is survived by three children; Stella (Davis) Woodson, Skylar (Davis) McClainand Serenity (Davis) McClain of Lake Charles, Louisiana; an Uncle that raised as a father, John Davis of Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, Randy Davis and Nicholas Davis; Other relatives, Dante Davis and Samaria Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends; A special friend Andria McClain of Lake Charles, Louisiana.


William was preceded in death by his mother, Debra Woodson and an Aunt who raised him as a son Armegene Davis.

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