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Winona M. Tate, who was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away on Nov. 14, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska. Winona was a member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. She is survived by her children, John A. Tate and wife, Joseph E. Tate and wife; nine grandchildren; nine great-gr…

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Gordon Lionel Coates peacefully passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in the same home he was born in 76 years ago on July 2, 1942. He was an Albany Mason and a Vietnam Era Army Veteran who patrolled the border during the Berlin Blockade in Germany. Gordon was a big man with an even bigger h…

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A loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister, Heaven’s Choir gained a new pianist on Friday, November 9, 2018. Margaret Lucille Smith Harris was born on Dec. 19, 1932, and passed away at the age of 85. Visitation will be held at Hebron Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, from 5:30-8:30 p…

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Gerald Wayne Whitehead, a resident of Livingston, passed away at his home early Saturday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the age of 81. He was a graduate of Doyle High School in 1956. Gerald received his Bachelor’s degree at LSU in 1960 and went on to get his Master’s in Forestry from the University of Ge…

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Jessie Lee Hull, a resident of Denham Springs, passed away at Golden Age Nursing Home on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the age of 93. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. Visitation on Friday will resume at 8 a.m. Funeral service…

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Janis Peggy Hess DePriest of Albany, Louisiana, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Born to George and Martha (Stewart) Hess on Sunday, Aug. 11, 1935, at the Hess family home in north Albany, she left that same plot of land at the age of 83, having passed away at her residence…

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Eugene Franklin “Frank” Gurley, Jr., and his loving and devoted wife, friend and sweetheart, Patricia “Pat” Kelley Gurley began their eternal journey together on Oct. 31, 2018. Frank and Pat were together from the moment they met as childhood friends until their passing. They were natives of…

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James V. “Bubba” Nelson Jr., a resident of Denham Springs, age 66, passed away on Oct. 31, 2018, at Our Lady of The Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge. James was born on May 8, 1952, in McGehee, Arkansas. He went on to graduate Little Rock High School in 1970 and attend Arkansas Tech University. Jam…

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Ronald "Ronnie" Dexter Kennedy, 75 years old of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born on Wednesday, April 7, 1943, in Springfield, Louisiana, to Claude Alvin and Violet St. Cyr Kennedy. Ronnie enjoyed life and lo…

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A ceremony celebrating the life of Anthony O. Dillon Sr., will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Hebron Baptist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. and will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of the service. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Anthony was born in F…

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William “Bill” Charles Smiley, 68, died Oct. 17, 2018, in Oklahoma City after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was born in Doyle, Louisiana, to William Clinton and Martha Lucille Hutchison Smiley. He was a resident of Oklahoma City since 2006, moving from Livingston, Louisiana. He was a s…

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James Richard Schenk Sr. passed away at 61 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He resided at Legacy Nursing & Rehabilitation in Port Allen, LA. James was born July 26, 1957, and attended Holden High School. He spent the early 1980s volunteering with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office…

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Natalie Hill Hood died peacefully at the age of 85 surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at The Crossing in Baton Rouge. She was a resident of Denham Springs and a native of Watson. She was a retired school bus driver with the Livingston Parish School System. Visitation w…

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James Lee Parnell passed away suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in West Monroe, Louisiana, at the age of 49. He was born on Feb, 2, 1969, and raised in Georgetown, Louisiana. He was the youngest of 12 siblings and had many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. James had a way of making an…

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Sharon Marchesseault Littleton of Walker was welcomed into heaven on Oct. 12, 2018. She was a selfless daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. Her love for friends and family is unmatched. Some say she was a saint on earth. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ronald Littleto…

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Jesus carried our precious baby girl, Aurora Lyndon “Rory Lynne” Taylor, home to be with Him on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Aurora is the daughter of Joshua Bryan and Kiley Wolfe Taylor. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, at North Central Baptist Hospital on Oct. 7, 2018, at 4:24 a.m. Though she…

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Herman Ellis Crotwell, Jr., 84, passed away on Oct. 13, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. Herman spent his life working with people from all walks of life and had the gift of seeing the good in and liking and appreciating everyone. As a young man living in Walker, Louisiana, he was…

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Alice “Billie” Lott, a resident of Walker, passed away at her home early Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the age of 86. She retired from the Hammond State School where she was a caregiver for over sixteen years. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Livingston on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 201…

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Carl Ernest Efferson passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at his residence in Livingston at the age of 92. He was a retired carpenter and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Efferson Family Cemetery conducted b…

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Tonia LaRue Matthews, a native of Denham Springs, LA, was a Living testimony of the Bible’s second greatest commandment, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.” Tonia was the second oldest of six children. Tonia, known by all who ever knew her as Toni and by few as Tiger, was born in Saginaw, MI, …

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John Huey Miller passed peacefully from this earth to his heavenly Father on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at the age of 81 years old at his home in Denham Springs, Louisiana. Born May 12, 1937, he was a native of Church Point, Louisiana. Huey is survived by wife Vickie Rose Frederick-Miller and fou…

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Frances “Beth” Covington Gaudin, known to many as “Maw Maw Beth,” a native and resident of Denham Springs, passed away on Oct. 7, 2018, at the age of 73. She is survived by her children, Toni Miceli and her husband Paul, Tina Gaudin-D’Aunoy and her husband Keith; brother, Roy Leslie Covingto…

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Juliet Harrison, a lifelong resident of Denham Springs, went home to our Lord on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the age of 66. Born July 1, 1952, Juliet was a humanitarian, draftsman, potter, artist, musician, and a teacher. She was a passionate teacher, having taught Art, Art History, and Draftin…

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A ceremony celebrating the life of Marlana Tate Broussard will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at The Way Church, 9270 Cockerham Road, Denham Springs, LA, 70726. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until time of service at noon. Interment will follow at Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery. Marlana T…

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Dale Booty, 77, a resident of Walker, Louisiana, died on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Mr. Booty was the owner of Bear Corners Restaurant in Jackson, Louisiana, and later retired after a full career with Piccadilly Cafeteria. He was proud to have reigned as the 2017 Mardi Gras King of Colonial Oak…

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John Erwin Coxe, Sr. passed peacefully after 97 years on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. He was born in Walker, Louisiana, on Aug. 12, 1921. He was married to the former Margie Sibley for 70 years and they resided in Walker all of their lives. He was a graduate of LSU and a member of Omicron Delta Kap…

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Beloved Mary Corean Hayes went home to the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. She was 70 years old and a resident of Watson who was loved and adored by all in the area. A memorial will be held at the residence home on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 53 years of marri…

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Adam Neil Carrier, 40, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 3 p.m until…

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Master Sergeant Thomas R. Davis, Sr. (retired), a native of Beech Grove, Indiana, and a resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at the age 86. He led a storied life of extraordinary depth and purpose. Exactly half of his life was dedicated to the servic…

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Miriam Ilene Wilt Kinsel passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at the age of 90. She was a Homemaker for 64 years, a graduate of Altoona High. Miriam enjoyed playing Bingo, doing crosswords, painting, music and especially spending time with her cat Rebel. A gathering will…

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Linda “Dusty” Carole Sanford, 73 of Livingston, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Livingston. Linda served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Okinawa, Japan, during the Vietnam War. She worked for the Denham Springs Police Department and the Louisiana State Police Department. She worked as De…

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Elliot “Butch” Mancuso passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sept. 12, 2018, at the age of 74. Elliot put up a good fight against heart disease for a long time. He was very strong and courageous in his battle. He was a great father, grandfather and friend to many. Elliot was a p…

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Harry Woodrow Kimble passed away peacefully in his home on Sept. 14, 2018, in Walker, Louisiana, at the age of 86. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Gloria Faye Buhler Kimble; children, Theresa (Jerry) Jolly, Debra (Brian) Facemire, Jackie (Rene’ Theriot) Roddy, Darlene (Mike…

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Joyce LaFleur, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, went to her eternal home on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. She was 84 years old. Joyce was a gracious person and loved spending time with family and friends. She leaves behind to cherish her memories three daughters, Romona Ort…

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Helen Ivanyisky Ratcliff, age 73, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Helen was a hairdresser for many years and later retired from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. She enjoyed playing Pokeno with her group the “Unique 12” for over 20 years. Helen adored her grandchi…

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Tiffany Marie Jeansonne, 47, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Virginia and Bernard Campo; father and stepmother, Milton and Donna Jeansonne; brothers and their wives, Christopher and Paula Jeansonne and Patrick and Tiffany L. Jeansonne; neph…

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Lawrence “Tadpole” Edward Law, Sr., born on Jan. 21, 1953, passed away at his home on Sept. 3, 2018, at the age of 65. He was a resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana, and an avid CBer who was known as “Gypsy”. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and May Louise Law and two …

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Lillian Merlee Dale, age 85 and resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana, died in her own home surrounded by loved ones. Loving kindness and care was provided during her last days by Griswold Home Care. Special thanks to her caregivers Toni Miller, Catina Johnson, Brandy Kibodeaux, Tanya Mathis…

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Tommy R. Graham, 71, a resident of Livingston Parish, passed away on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Madeline P. Graham; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers; sisters; family and friends. Tommy was a safety and scaffolding consultant for many …

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Jeanette DeLatte Froust, 80, passed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family in Merryville, Louisiana. Jeanette, the daughter of James and Pauline (Sibley) DeLatte, was born on July 25, 1938, in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Jeanette was an accountant…

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Ronnie Lee Courtney went to his heavenly home on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at the Turning Point hospice facility in Baton Rouge. He is survived by two sons, Rodd Courtney and Todd Courtney; two daughters, Erin Couto and Rhonda Elliot; four sisters, Hazel, Alayna, Margie and Brenda; and numerous…

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Marie Elizabeth Burleigh passed peacefully to her heavenly home on Aug. 21, 2018, surrounded by her family. She recently celebrated her 58th birthday. Marie was born on Aug. 13, 1960, in Dallas, Texas. As a young adult, her family relocated to Louisiana, where she established her roots in De…

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Lynwood Hall Stafford, Sr., a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, went to his eternal home on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the age of 75. A native of Port Vincent and resident of Walker, he was a General Contractor, Owner of Stafford Construction Company. He is survived by…

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We grieve the death of our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend, Alona Marie Chinas on Aug. 14, 2018, at her home. She was born on Oct. 2, 2001, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alona was a resident of Watson, Louisiana, and attended Live Oak School. She is survi…

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Norman Dolph Dowdell, II was born on May 18, 1973, and departed Aug. 11, 2018. He was survived by his wife Denise Dowdell, three sisters, one son, one daughter and one grandson. The world will be an empty place without you my love. You will be dearly missed by everyone you touched. Spread yo…

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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that day and not to me only but also to all who have loved his appearing,” (2 Timothy 4:7-8). Mi…

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Elliot “Buel” Ballard passed away on Aug. 8, 2018, in the arms of his loving wife at his home in Denham Springs after a lengthy illness. A lifelong resident of Denham Springs, he was born on July 20, 1945. He retired in 2007 from Iron Workers Local Union 623, having been an apprentice since …

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Claude “Marty” Hart Jr., 60, a resident of Satsuma, Louisiana, died Aug. 12, 2018. He was born March 4, 1958, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and resided in Livingston Parish for most of his life. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Livingston, 29401…

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Ray Adolph Poche, age 78, peacefully went to his Heavenly home on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Ray enjoyed traveling with his family. They absolutely loved collecting shells on any and every beach that they could…

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Pauline Schoonover Norman was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa to David and Lora Ufford Schoonover. She married Fred Leslie Norman on Aug. 20, 1944. Pauline passed away peacefully at home Aug. 10, 2018, at the age of 94. A beloved member of Walker Baptist Church in Walker, Louisiana, …

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