Obituaries

Wed
25
May

Marie Guthrie Saucier

Marie Guthrie Saucier

Marie Guthrie Saucier, age 96 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away from this life on May 16th, 2022 at Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield, Louisiana.

Marie Saucier was born on January 18th, 1926, in the Wattsville Community, Louisiana, as the daughter of the late Carrie and Ernest Guthrie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Lavon Saucier, parents Ernest and Carrie Guthrie, brothers Arthur and John Guthrie, sisters Louisa Norman, Maude Guthrie, Mattie McNeill, stepson Douglas Saucier, granddaughters Carrie Eusey, Annette Lundy, and great grandson Michael Ryder Jr.

Wed
04
May

Charles Dillon Muse

Charles Dillon Muse

Charles Dillon Muse, age 78 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022 in Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital of Alexandria, Louisiana.

Born Monday, September 13, 1943 in Many, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Ophelia Martin Muse; and his parents Melvin and Elsie Paul Muse.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons James “Jim” Martin Muse (wife Kristi), John Wesley “Wes” Muse (wife Laken); his grandchildren Ava and Zoe Muse; two sisters Katherine Muse Timon and Delores Muse Vines.

Mr. Charlie spent his working career of 39 years as a machine operator for Kansas City Southern Railroad. He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and gun enthusiast. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a devoted Christian quoting, “Jesus is my Savior and I believe in Him!”

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Southern Funeral Home, from 12:00 PM until 1:45 PM.

Wed
04
May

James Cornelius “Cornie” Parker

James Cornelius “Cornie” Parker

James Cornelius “Cornie” Parker passed from this life of Friday, April 29, 2022 at his residence. He was born to the union of Lawrence and Ethel Erskins Parker of Sikes, Louisiana on March 29, 1936. Cornie, as he was affectionately known, graduated from Sikes High School where he met his future bride Margie Hatten. They were married on November 1955, and have been married for 66 years.

Cornie worked several different jobs over the years including his final job with the Winn Parish Police Jury as a heavy equipment operator upon his retirement. He loved working outside and over the years enjoyed working in his vegetable gardens.

His greatest passion was singing gospel music. He was in a quartet at New Prospect Baptist Church. After moving back to Sikes he sang with several different people at the nursing homes which he loved doing. He loved eating ice cream and peanuts, which he ate for supper or a snack every night.

Wed
20
Apr

Marvin Eugene Denler

Marvin Eugene Denler

Mr. Marvin Eugene Denler, 49 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed from this life on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Encompass Health Care in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Born Saturday, April 22, 1972 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was the son of the late Eugene Denler and the late Marie Bagwell Denler. He was the husband of Kimberly White Denler. Marvin enjoyed various activities in his spare time including model cars, car shows, woodworking, and computers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Margaret Goss, and David Taylor.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Kimberly White Denler; sons Justin Denler (Kelsi) and Draiden White; daughters Tammy Denler and Malaina White; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; siblings, Jimmy Taylor (Karen), Polly Peltier (Alfred), Lisa Denler (Tony), Maxine Trullender, Michelle Denler Hudson, Ricky Denler (Lisa), and Herbert Denler (Traci).

Wed
30
Mar

DeWitt George Hagan, Jr.,

DeWitt George Hagan, Jr.,

Mr. DeWitt George Hagan, Jr., age 77 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Born Monday, October 2, 1944 in Alexandria, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, DeWitt George Hagan, Sr. and Josephine Laningham Hagan; daughter, Mary Josephine Heidel.

Mr. Hagan was a US Navy veteran having served from 1964-1968 during the Vietnam era. He was retired from AT&T and attended Pentecostals of Alexandria.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 40 years, Olene Holloway Hagan; son, Wayne Hagan (Amanda); daughters, Bobbie Jo Wooten, Karen McMillin (Bud) and Jamie Hagan; grandchildren, Hollie, Michael, Cody, Jessie and James; sister, Ruth Long (Bobby).

Service arrangements will be announced by the family at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

Wed
30
Mar

Carolyn Ann Jones

Carolyn Ann Jones

Carolyn Ann Jones, 58 of Winnfield, Louisiana died on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Born Saturday, August 3, 1963 in Odessa, Texas, she was the daughter of James Jones and Norma Williams Jones.

Ms. Carolyn spent her working career as a CNA in various Nursing Homes.

She loved being a mother to her two boys, being a first-time grandmother, watching wrestling, movies, and country music. Her favorite country artist was Reba McEntyre.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her siblings Donald Jones, and Jamie Borders.

She is survived by her parents James Leonard and Norma Williams Jones; two sons, Johnathon Dugan, and James Dugan; granddaughter, Athena LeeAnn Dugan; sister, Sarah Armstrong; and halfsister, Shirley Missey.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com

Wed
30
Mar

Jack D. Folden

Jack D. Folden

Jack D. Folden, of Winnfield, Louisiana passed from this life on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

Born Sunday, July 10, 1938 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was the son of the late Guy Folden and the late Leona Rolen Folden. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Willie D. Barton Folden.

Surviving are wife, Mrs. Gloria Folden, one son Kelvin Folden (Helen); two daughters, Kimberly Prescott (David), and Melinda Bucy; grandchildren, Justin Bucy (Amber), Brandon Armstrong, Ciarra Armstrong, Amanda Bucy; one great grand child, Elyanah Bucy; brother, John “Dude” Folden; sisters, Pauline Rolen Roberson, and Barbara Haworth.

He is preceded in death by his parents Guy and Leona Rolen Folden; sisters, Etoile Alford, and Christine Speed; brothers, Marl “Dave”Folden, Carlie Ray Folden, Morris Folden, and Louie Folden.

Mr. Jack spent his working career as a plumber and commercial fisherman. He retired from West Frazier. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Wed
30
Mar

Margaret Muse

Margaret Muse

Margaret Muse, age 76, of Winnfield, Louisiana, passed away March 10, 2022 after a long battle with cancer.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles Muse. She leaves behind her two sons that she cherished Jim Muse (Kristi) of Dodson, and Wes Muse (Laken) of Winnfield. She also leaves behind two granddaughters that were her whole world Ava and Zoë Muse of Dodson.

She was a life long member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield and an active member of Seekers Sunday School Class. She was a teacher in the Winn Parish Schools for 21 years as well as a twirling and dance teacher with her own studio for over 20 years. Margaret Muse will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law and the best Mimi in the world.

Wed
16
Mar

Jerry Melton

Jerry Melton

Jerry Melton, age 90, left his earthly home on March 6, 2022, to go to his heavenly home that had been prepared for him. Jerry, the son of Cranford and Rosanna Melton, was born in Winnfield, Louisiana, on August 8, 1931. Jerry attended elementary school in Minden, Louisiana and received his secondary education at Winnfield High School. After graduating from high school, Jerry attended Northeast College (NLU) and completed an Army tour of duty in Korea. Upon returning home from Korea, He met Virginia Sheppard who was his life - long partner for 66 years. Jerry and Virginia were married January 28, 1956, and made their home in Delhi, where Jerry was employed by L P & L (Entergy) in high line construction. Ten years later Jerry was transferred to Ferriday to work in a new high line construction group. After several years in Ferriday, Jerry was then transferred to West Monroe where he worked in sub-station construction.

Wed
09
Mar

Richard Lamar Brooks

Richard Lamar Brooks

Richard Lamar Brooks was born in Winnfield, Louisiana, on September 21, 1940, and died at home the morning of March 1, 2022. He leaves behind his devoted wife Judy and wonderful daughter Catie. He excelled at piano competitions starting at age 6 and, throughout his life, loved listening to classical music on his piano. As a creative child, Richard designed clothes for popsicle sticks, a precursor to his life’s work. After high school, he attended LSU where he was Drum Major for five years, including their National Championship year, 1958. He was the first male to earn a Fashion degree from LSU.

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