Obituaries

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Martha Cecile Ray

Martha Cecile Ray (known as Cecile), age 78, passed away on September 7 th , 2020. She was living in Lodi, California but was born and raised in Winnfield, Louisiana.

Born February 24, 1942, she was preceded in death by her father Charles William Ray, mother Mary Clyde Ray, brother Roger, sisters Charlene and Vee.

Ms. Cecile Ray lived her adult life in Concord then Stockton, California and became a Marriage and Family therapist and then went on to become a probation officer for teenagers.

Ms. Cecile is survived by her daughter Susan Owen and family, granddaughter Aurora Jade Boxton, daughter Allyson Hitchcock and family, grandson Jasper Mathias Samuel Hitchcock and brother Donald Ray and his wife Daisy and their children and grandchildren, cousin Benny Canerday.

Cecile loved her garden, her pets and a good BLT with home grown tomatoes. She is missed and may she rest in peace.

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Dylan Scott Parker

Dylan Scott Parker

Dylan Scott Parker, age 30 of Winnfield, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Winn Parish Medical Center.

Born on May 30, 1990 in Arlington, Tx, he was raised in Winnfield, LA. He cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with friends. Dylan was a student at Central Louisiana Technical Community College with a major in Forestry. He attended United Baptist Church and was a volunteer firefighter at Winn Parish Fire District for thirteen years. Dylan was able to light up a room with his smile and caring attitude. He was loved by many and will be missed dearly by all those that had the opportunity to meet him.

Dylan was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Jimmy and Cleo Parker and his Maternal Grandparents, Leon and Violet Condley.

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11
Nov

William Henry Shows

William Henry Shows

Mr. William Henry Shows, age 85 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Born Monday, April 15, 1935 in Natchitoches, Louisiana, he was a member of Central Assembly of God Church. He loved his daily walks, singing gospel music, gardening, his family and grandchildren.

Mr. Shows was preceded in death by his parents, Walton Arnon Shows and Velma Barnes Shows; brother, Tommy Shows.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 64 years, Betty Sue Shows; children, Debbie Shows and Larry Shows (Ida); grandchildren, Brittany Shows and Jamie Dodson (Mike); great-grandchildren, Noah Shows, Jamen Dodson, Jaden Wyatt and Myah Dodson; nieces and nephews, Mike Shows (Liz), Kim McFarland, Martha Finch (Dave), and Jeff Shows (Mary); brother, Deloy Shows.

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Nov

Kenneth Folden

Kenneth Folden

Kenneth Folden, age 57 of Goldonna, Louisiana passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at his residence.

Born Wednesday, July 3, 1963 in Jonesboro, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by father, Rufus Folden and mother, Faye Wilkerson Folden and a son Joseph Folden.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Renee Lawson Folden, children: Debbie Kay, Christie Lawson, Daniel Folden, Amber Kelly, Emily Morrison (Austin), Dakota Corley, Anastasia Austin, and Steven Williams. He is also survived by twenty-two grandchildren and a brother Rufus Folden Jr.

The family received friends on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Southern Funeral Home, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

Funeral services for Mr. Folden weree held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in Goldonna Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

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04
Nov

Michael Leo Brumfield

Michael Leo Brumfield
Michael Leo Brumfield

Mr. Michael Leo Brumfield, age 57 of Sikes, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Born Thursday, July 11, 1963 in Winnfield, he was preceded in death by his parents, Alton Brumfield and Iwilla Womack Brumfield.

Leo worked all his life in the woods as a log cutter, a profession he loved. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending with his family. His personal motto was, “A Country Boy Will Survive.”

Those left to cherish his memory include his sisters, Ruby Wilson (Vernon), Ann Boyd, Sue Thompson and Renee Brumfield; brother , Pat Brumfield (Margaret); as well as his numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Sikes Baptist Church with the Reverends Kevin Womack, Randy Robinson and David Womack officiating.

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

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Nov

Roy Lee Wagoner

Roy Lee Wagoner

Mr. Roy Lee Wagoner, age 94 of Mandeville, Louisiana, formerly of Winnfield, passed away at his residence October 24, 2020.

Mr. Wagoner was retired from South Central Bell and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Winnfield where he was ordained a deacon in 1964. Mr. Wagoner along with his wife Helen owned and operated Yesterday’s and Today’s Antique Store in Winnfield for more than 20 years. He proudly served our country in U.S. Army.

He was the son of the late Marion E. Wagoner and the late Ida Hendrix Wagoner. He was also preceded in death by his grandson C. Lyon Gavel as well as his siblings Fulton Wagoner, Eunice Whisonant, Richard Wagoner, Anita Eagles, Thomas Wagoner, Francille Cockerham, and Betty Howell.

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Nov

Billy “Bubba” Freeman

Billy “Bubba” Freeman

Billy “Bubba” Freeman, age 52 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

Born Thursday, July 18, 1968 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Branch Freeman, father Jerry Lee Freeman; siblings, Connie Espejel and Sherry Vines; mother-in-law, Pauline D. Lambert,

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Jamie Freeman of 6 years; son, Jerry “J.C.” Freeman (Brittany); daughters, Trisha Norris and Megan Norris; grandchildren, Emily Freeman, Landon Freeman, Rilynn Zimmerman, Madison Freeman and Drake Zimmerman; brothers, Nicholas Freeman and Michael Freeman and a sister, Candy Chrislip,

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Oct

Henry Cooper Little

Henry Cooper Little

Mr. Henry Cooper Little, age 83 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Born Monday, March 1, 1937 in Atlanta, La., he was preceded in death by his parents, J. P. Little and Nettie Bell Luther Little; brother, Albert Little; sister, Margaret Pickett.

Mr. Little was V.P. of Winn State Bank, starting his banking career in Washington, D.C. and a bank in Baton Rouge. Afterwards, he was self employed as a plumber, fence installer and mobile home repairs. He was also a private pilot.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 62 years, Velma Garrard Little; son, Marlan Cooper Little; daughter, Belinda Gayle Little Heumann; brother, Earnest Ray Little; grandsons, Vance Cooper Little, Bryan Buchanan and Robert Buchanan; granddaughter, Amanda Little Stellino; 8 great grandchildren , 2 great - great grandchildren and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

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Oct

Aaron Glynn Kieffer

Aaron Glynn Kieffer

Aaron Glynn Kieffer, age 79 of Calvin, Louisiana passed from this life on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Aaron Kieffer was born on August 29, 1941 in Calvin, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Denman Kieffer and Johnnie Bell Cloud; half-brothers, Roy Kelly and J.L. Kelly.

Mr. Kieffer spent his working career as a machinist of 40 years at Dresser in Pineville, Louisiana. He was a kind-hearted and devoted Christian husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to meet him. He is a member of the Bethel Church of Christ in Calvin, Louisiana. He enjoyed designing and building through carpentry work, gardening, eating MiMi’s good cooking and spending time making precious memories with his family and friends.

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Oct

Ida Elizabeth “Beth” Crawford Swanson

Ida Elizabeth “Beth” Crawford Swanson
Ida Elizabeth “Beth” Crawford Swanson

Graveside services celebrating the life of Ida Elizabeth “Beth” Crawford Swanson, age 81, of Morgan City, Louisiana, were held at 2 pm, Friday, October 16, 2020 in her hometown, Winnfield, Louisiana, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery with Brother Dick DeBusk officiating. Services were under direction of Southern Funeral Home. A memorial service followed in Morgan City on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Beth’s home for friends and family from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.

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