Obituaries

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Marie Fritz

Marie Fritz

Marie Fritz 82 years of age, died peacefully at her home in Winnfield, Louisiana on Monday January 18, 2021. She was born August 22, 1938 in Patton California.

Sixty five years ago, she asked her daddy to sign her senior yearbook-”I share with you the triumph an honor. To you it is the opening chapter of a glorious new chapter of life-to me the closing of a beautiful one”.

The beautiful chapter of her life with us has ended, while her next glorious chapter begins. Her children are honored to have had the privilege of having her as their mom.

She was a veteran, having joined the WAF (Women in Air Force) less than ten years after it’s inception. After marrying a military airman, she kept quite busy creating a loving home in Texas, Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi and Minnesota. Twice being a single mom of five children, while her husband was gone for a year at a time on short tours of duty.

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03
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Cargle Branch, Jr.

Cargle Branch, Jr.

Mr. Cargle Branch, Jr., age 71 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Born Monday, May 16, 1949, in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Gertrude Gilmore Jowers and Cargle Branch, Sr.; his brother, Jesse Branch; and his sisters, Frances Freeman and Elsie Laurent.

In Junior’s early career, he worked on tug boats and drove an eighteen-wheeler truck. Since the late 1980’s he dedicated his life to public service. Junior was proud to work for local ambulance services, the City of Winnfield Police Department and, most recently, the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Department. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and will be remembered as a great cook, hard worker, a loving, caring man who was always pleasant, and dedicated to his family.

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Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Blundell

Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Blundell

Mr. Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Blundell, age 71 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

Born Saturday, November 26, 1949, he was preceded in death by his parents, Gloria Jackson Blundell and Keifer Blundell; and his nephew, Jamie Blundell.

Mr. Blundell retired from Chembond/Arclin after 30 years of service. He was an avid white perch and catfish fisherman. Mr. Blundell was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Director and Discipleship Training Teacher.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 49 years, Dianne Blundell of Winnfield; sons, Kenneth Chad Blundell (Tess) and Jason Ray Blundell (Sandie); siblings, Emmett Blundell (Janice), Larry Blundell, Jo Evelyn DelRio (Mike), Frank Blundell, and Troy Blundell (Pam); grandchildren, Kelleigh Anne, Kyleigh Elizabeth, Kadence Raylynne, and Jace Michael Blundell and several nieces and nephews.

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Donnie Edward Guilliams

Donnie Edward Guilliams

Mr. Donnie Edward Guilliams, age 73 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away February 9, 2021, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a long illness.

Mr. Guilliams, born September 4, 1947, in Campti, was a saw filer for many years and worked at various mills in Winn Parish. He was a member of the Hurricane Creek Baptist Church and proudly served in the Louisiana National Gaurd.

He was preceded in death by his wife Frankie “Sally” Ann Guilliams, his parents Oliver and Lucy Mae Guilliams, as well as three brothers Jeff Guilliams, Allen Guilliams, Charles Ray Guilliams and his sister Jean Davis.

Mr. Guilliams leaves to cherish his memory three children Stacey Rupert (Randy), Shelley Swanson (Jeremy), and Dustin Guilliams (Casey), seven grandchildren, two sisters Doris Antley (Thomas), and Melba Pinder. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Clydia LaMaye Rice

Clydia LaMaye Rice

Mrs. Clydia LaMaye Rice, age 90 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021.

Born Friday, April 18, 1930 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents Annie Mae Billings Sherwood and C. E. “Skinny” Sherwood; husband, Rex Rice; and brother, Doug Sherwood.

Mrs. Rice was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield where she enjoyed attending the Faith Sunday School Class. Mrs. Rice was a teacher’s aide at the Winn Career Center. She enjoyed flower gardening and antique shopping.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Craig Rice; sister, Mary Ann Heath (Richard); sisters-inlaw, Billie Sherwood and Gloria Hickey; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Sardis Cemetery with Dr. Jerry Pipes and Rev. Danny Keyes officiating, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

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Jerry LaJune Canerday

Jerry LaJune Canerday

Mr. Jerry LaJune Canerday was born on August 17th, 1948. He passed from this life on February 16th, 2021 at approximately 7:30 AM at the Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield Louisiana.

He is preceded in death by his parents, JD and Gerthea Canerday, his sister, Carolyn Sue Canerday, his brother, Johnny Canerday, and great grandchild, Amari Robinson.

Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jessie Canerday, his 4 children, Kim Canerday, Tammy Martin(Todd), Kathy Canerday, and Tim Canerday, his grandchildren, Nikki Stanford(Blaine) of Lake Charles, La, Renae Savell of Natchitoches, Jeffrey Savell(Stevie) of Olympia, Washington, Logan Durbin of Winnfield, La, Meagan Martin of Calvin, La, Matthew Martin(Caitlyn) of Shreveport , La, Zoey Canerday of Winnfield, La, Michael Stroud of Pineville, La, his great grandchildren, Gage Savell, Gypsy Lynn Savell, Evie Martin, Bethany Stanford, Denver Martin and countless other relatives and dear friends.

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Doris Williams Pendarvis

Doris Williams Pendarvis

Mrs. Doris Williams Pendarvis, age 76, was peacefully called home by her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday evening, February 16, 2021, after many weeks of illness and covid complications.

She was joyfully met by those who preceded her in death: daughter Valerie Cook; infant grandson Joseph Todd Cook; brother Ed Williams; and parents Jack and Grace Elaine Williams.

Doris was born on May 20, 1944, in Winnfield, Louisiana. She was a lifelong resident of Beulah Community near Georgetown and a member of Beulah Baptist Church where she faithfully served in several capacities, including many years as pianist and Sunday School teacher.

Along with singing in the choir, one of her greatest joys was singing with her siblings at local churches and events as part of The Williams Family Quartet. Her clear, lovely voice will be among many things that will be missed by all who knew Doris.

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Feb

Robbin Renee Zimmerman Timmons

Robbin Renee Zimmerman Timmons

Funeral services for Mrs. Robbin Renee Zimmerman Timmons were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 at One Life Church, 6250 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, La with Reverend Josh McElwee officiating. Private family burial was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ball, LA under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home. Family requested all in attendance to please observe reasonable Covid-19 precautions and adhere to social distancing. For those who wished to attend this celebration but were unable to, there was a virtual option set up with One Life Church.

Mrs. Timmons entered eternal rest on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at her residence in Alexandria, surrounded by her loving family.

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10
Feb

Bobby Ray Myers

Bobby Ray Myers

Bobby Ray Myers, 75, of Montgomery, went to be with his Lord and Savior February 2nd, 2021.

Born June 23rd, 1945, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, La. Bobby was a logger by trade but a servant of the Lord by heart. As Deacon and Sunday School leader at New Salem Baptist Church, Bobby never missed an opportunity to spread the word of the Gospel. He was the ultimate image of how a Christian should lead their life. In December of 1971 he would marry the love of his life, Ruby Charlene. Being from a family with 11 siblings, Bobby had no problem becoming a great family man with 4 boys of his own. Never would you see Bobby without a smile on his face, and nothing could make him smile more than his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Weyman and Inez Myers; brothers, Ernest, WJ and Jesse Myers; brother-in-law, George Dement; and best friend, Buford Pinder.

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Feb

Robert Dean Barron

Robert Dean Barron

Mr. Robert Dean Barron, age 93 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Born Thursday, October 27, 1927 in Ashland, Louisiana, he was a WWII veteran having served in the US Army and was retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation.

Mr. Barron was preceded in death by his parents, Eugie and Pearlie Mae Pullen Barron; wife, Margie Long Barron; daughter, Dorothy Gilcrease; brothers, Jack Barron, Drew Barron and Alton Barron.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lucille Wright Barron; children, Randy Barron and wife, Rachel, Monty Jordan and Marshall Jordan; grandchildren, Bonnie, Gay Lynn, Trey, Colt, Cody and Valrie; eight greatgrandchildren; and brother, James Barron.

Graveside funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Zion Hill Cemetery with Bro. Rayford Riley officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winfield.

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