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Whitaker Brothers Make NSU History

NSU graduates Cody Dean and Matthew Dane Whitaker, of Winnfield have made NSU history by becoming the first and only siblings to hold the universities highest title bestowed to a student, Mr. Northwestern State University. Crowned in 2014 and 2015, Cody and Matthew served the university and the Natchitoches community at several events. “One of my favorite service initiatives was helping raise money for the Empower Nepali Girls Organization. With help from so many generous donors we were able to build a school for children in Nepal” said Matthew.

 

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L.I.F.E. Brings Home the JMA Gospel Duo/Group Award

By Minnie Young

The Josie Music Awards packed the Celebrity Theater in Dollywood Saturday, September 8 for an incredible full production show. It was a weekend just for the independent music community starting with red carpet and media to an amazing production.

The Josie Music Awards or JMAs is the largest independent music award production and held it’s 4th Annual award ceremony inside the Dollywood Theme Park, celebrating those in the independent music industry like no one else can. This was a huge event just for amazing talents within the independent community of many different genres. The exposure the nominees received from this event cannot be matched.

 

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Pee Wee Flag Football Tryouts RESCHEDULED

The city of Winnfield Recreations Department has rescheduled WFFL final registration and tryouts due to inclement weather. Regular registration fee for this league is $40.00.

 

 

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John Herman Badgley

Mr. John Herman Badgley, age 69 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Born Monday, December 6, 1948 in Ashland, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie Louise Warren Badgley and Audie Herman Badgley. Mr. Badgley was a graduate of Natchitoches High School and a Vietnam Veteran. He managed the A & P Grocery Stores in Natchitoches and Winnfield for many years. Mr. Badgley loved fishing and hunting, and was a huge Astros fan. Those left to cherish his memory include his sisters, Beverly Gorham (Donald), of Winnfield, LA, and Carolyn Beaty (John) of Roseville, CA; brother, Freddie Badgley (Terri) of Vinton, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends, Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home. Interment followed in Old Ramah Cemetery, in Ashland, Louisiana.

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Mrs. Helen D. Cole

Mrs. Helen D. Cole, age 99 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Born Friday, December 6, 1918 in Jonesboro, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Eugenia Marthann Shows Horton and Nicholas L. Horton; and her husband, John Richard Cole. Mrs. Cole was a very proud and active member of Winnfield and Winn Parish and participated in many civic organizations. She was a member of Pilot Club, Lions Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Winn Retired Teachers, The American Cancer Society, Winn Home Makers, Readers Review, and the Winn Parish Fair Board. Mrs. Cole retired as a teacher from the Winn Parish School Board and went on to become a member and president. She also was a member, and served as president, of the Louisiana School Board Association. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Richard B.

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Benton “Benny” Killingsworth

Mr. Benton “Benny” Killingsworth, age 73 of Goldonna, Louisiana, passed away September 21, 2018 at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. Mr. Killingsworth was retired from Willamette and was a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. Benny was a hard worker and cared deeply about his children and grandchildren. Benny was the son of the late J. P. Killingsworth Jr. and the late Allie Gertrude Conley Killingsworth. He was also preceded in death by his son Billy Joe Killingsworth and a brother Clinton Killingsworth. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 50 years Susie Hodges Killingsworth, daughter Candace Paul of Goldonna, Louisiana, son Dewade Killingsworth of Moundsville, West Virginia, and grandchildren Stetson DeCotah Hickman (Lanie), Dennon Quade Paul, Colie Nyx Killingsworth, Piper Raylynn Killingsworth, and Gracie Mae Killingsworth.

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Mr. Marc Ian Pierce

Mr. Marc Ian Pierce, age 46 of Natchitoches, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018. He was a lineman with AEP and was a graduate of Calvin High School. Born Friday, October 8, 1971 in Winnfield, he was preceded in death by his father, Larry Pierce and his grandmother, Jacqueline Pierce. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Joanne Foshee Pierce of Natchitoches; children, Janys Pierce of B.C. Canada, Jescey Pierce (Thomas Gourdon) of Clarence, Taylor Smith (Wyatt Sullivan) of Campti and Morgan Dugas of Natchitoches; mother, Dana Cook Pierce of Winnfield as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial service arrangements will be announced by the family at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com

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Gary Wayne Kyson

Funeral services for Gary Wayne Kyson, 73, of Coushatta, LA was held at 11 A.M. Monday, September 24, 2018 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Calvin Phelps officiating. Eulogies were given by Lauren Holley, Roy Owens and Al Steagall. Interment followed in Springville Cemetery. Mr. Kyson was born October 28, 1944 in Winnfield, LA and passed away September 20, 2018. At the age of seventeen, Gary left his hometown of Winnfield, LA to join the United States Army where he proudly served with the Finance Corp in Korea. He then went on to work for J.E. Baker of York, PA for thirty-three years. After his retirement, Gary returned back home to Louisiana to operate a ranch where he loved his cattle operation. Gary enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid birdhunter. Pop- Pop, which he was affectionately called by his grandchildren, shared in each of their individual activities, where he was their greatest fan. Gary fought a courageous battle with cancer for three years.

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Bobby E. O’Neal

Bobby E. O’Neal, 70, of Winnfield, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at Rapides Parish Hospital, Alexandria, La. Born October 27, 1947, he was preceded in death by his parents, Claude E. O’Neal and Laura Jordan O’Neal. Mr. O’Neal was also predeceased by his sister, Shelby Jean O’Neal Howell. Surviving is one daughter, Sandy O’Neal, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by an uncle, Joe B. Jordan, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bobby was a lifelong resident of Winnfield. He was employed in construction for several years and then with the Dept. of Highways. He was also a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church, Jordan Hill. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Jordan Hill Cemetery with family and friends in attendance.

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Andrew Guin

Funeral services for Andrew Guin, 93, of Ashland, LA were held at 2 P.M. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Rockett- Nettles Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dave Moore officiating. Interment followed in Ebenezer Cemetery. Mr. Guin was born October 10, 1924 in Castor, LA and passed away September 18, 2018. Mr. Guin enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. He was a hard-working man who always provided for his family. He was also a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be truly missed by all those who knew him and loved him. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Orita Guin; one son, Rodger Guin; two daughters, Sue Guin Williams and Cathy Guin Saffel; parents, Kit and Lou Guin; one sister and seven brothers. Mr. Guin is survived by three daughters, Barbara Guin of Winnfield, LA, Wanda Wise and husband, Ricky of Calvin, LA and Nina Tyler and husband, Kenneth of Ashland, LA; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

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