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Gassiott, Goldie Mae  
Goldie Mae Gassiott Funeral services for Goldie Mae Gassiott will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2014, in the White Oaks Memorial Chapel with Reverend Jerry Johnson officiating. Committal service will follow in the Black Jack Cemetery of Elizabeth under the guidance of White Oaks Funeral Home Oakdale. Ms. Goldie, 94, of Elizabeth, entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in the Grace Home of Alexandria. She was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church and a loving homemaker. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, and friend. She is preceded in death by her husband, Curtis S. Gassiott, Sr.; her parents, Rufus Cecil and Mary Elizabeth Taylor McFarland; two sons, Cecil Gassiott and Roger Gassiott; two brothers, Rufus Cecil McFarland, Jr. and Elmer McFarland. Those left to cherish her memory, three sons, Herman Ray Gassiott and wife, Olivia Ann of Breaux Bridge, Eddie Harmon Gassiott and wife, Susan Elizabeth of Haughton, and Curtis "Poncho" Gassiott, Jr. and wife, Frankie Charlene of Elizabeth; three daughters, Gerlene Virginia Friedman of Katy, Texas, Bobbie Gassiott Bond and husband, Jackie Bond of Pitkin, and Robbie Gassiott McDaniel of Oberlin; two brothers, A.V. McFarland of Elephant Buette, New Mexico and Huey P. McFarland of Florida; one sister, Ruby June Barbagallo of Florida; sixteen grandchildren, Ted, Gary, Eric, Andrea, Doug, Tony, Dru, Jason, Redena, Clint, Ashley, Bridgette, Justin, Jebb, Tessia, and Jordy; twenty-eight great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and a host of family and friends. Pallbearers to serve will be her grandsons, Gary J. Gassiott, Edward D. Gassiott, Jason V. Gassiott, Clint W. Bond, Justin H. McDaniel, and Jordy C. Gassiott. Honorary pallbearers to serve will be her grandsons, Eric J. Gassiott, Anton W. Gassiott, Graylin D. Gassiott, and Jebb S. McDaniel. Visitation will begin Monday, December 22, 2014 from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the chapel.
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Published in The Town Talk on Dec. 22, 2014

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Graham, R.w. "Buzzy"  
R.W. "Buzzy" Graham R. W. "Buzzy" Graham, 77, passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014, surrounded by family. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Alexandria. Visitation will be held at the church from 2:00 p.m. until time of service. Officiating will be Rev. Donnie Wilkinson of First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Alexandria Memorial Gardens. Buzzy was born July 7, 1937, in Shreveport, LA to the late Bess and Warren Graham. Buzzy graduated from Bolton High School in 1955 and Louisiana State University in 1959. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Upon graduating from LSU, he enlisted in the U. S. Army National Guard where he attained the rank of Captain. Throughout his life he was active in the Alexandria Jaycees and the Alexandria/Pineville Chamber of Commerce. He was also a Shriner, a member of the Kiwanis Club, the LSU Alumni Association, and the Masonic Lodge where he was a past Master of Oliver Lodge No. 84. In 1967, Buzzy was elected to the Louisiana State Legislature as one of the youngest delegates in the state. He was part of a tight-knit coalition of young lawmakers known as the "Young Turks". He was a delegate to the 1973 Louisiana Constitutional Convention. After his term in office, Buzzy returned to Alexandria to continue his work at Graham Agency Insurance Company. He remained in the insurance business until his retirement as Vice Chairman of Risk Services of Louisiana. Buzzy was an avid hunter, fisherman, scuba diver and pilot. He enjoyed many years at his camp, Catfish Point Club, in Greenville, MS. Buzzy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol Parker Graham; daughters, Ginger Niemann and husband, John, of Houston, TX, Leslie Letbetter, of Spring, TX, Piper Glasgow and husband, Ray, of Amite, LA and Peyton Mayeaux and husband, James, of Shreveport, LA; ten grandchildren, Ashton Niemann Keller (Zane), Chip Niemann, Kendall Niemann, Ashley Letbetter Green (Trey), Evans Glasgow, Braden Glasgow, Emily Glasgow, Thomas Mayeaux, Graham Mayeaux and Maxfield Mayeaux; and one great granddaughter, Chloe Grace Green. He is also survived by one brother, Dr. Larry Graham and wife, Peggy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be John Niemann, Ray Glasgow, James Mayeaux, Chip Niemann, Evans Glasgow, Braden Glasgow, Thomas Mayeaux, Graham Mayeaux and Maxfield Mayeaux. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Building Fund at First United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Maury Morrison and staff, Lisa Vizcarrondo, R.N. and CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice. Arrangements under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.
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Published in The Town Talk from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2014

Obituaries from the Past Week

Gorden, Eric Scott  
Eric Scott Gorden Funeral services for Mr. Eric Scott Gorden will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in the Chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home, Ball, Louisiana with Fr. Rick Gremillion officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ball, Louisiana, under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home, Ball, Louisiana. Mr. Gorden, age 18, of Ball, entered eternal rest on December 14, 2014 in Ball, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his brother, Gage LaVallie; paternal grandfather, Marvin Gorden; maternal great grandfather, Bill Covington; maternal great grandparents, Edward and Mary Hennegan. He is survived by his father, Jeremy T. Gorden and step-mother, Summer; mother, Sandy B. LaVallie; sister, Briahnna Gorden; step-sisters, Alisa, Kelley, Jaida Marshall; step-brother, Tyler Marshall; maternal grandparents, Rick and Pattie Marshall, Freddy LaVallie, Jr. (Katherine); paternal great grandfather, Marvin Gorden, Sr. paternal grandmother, Melissa King; paternal great grandmother, Shirley Covington; maternal great grandparents, Fred LaVallie (Shirley); maternal great grandmother, Ruby Johnson; maternal great great grandmother, Velma Johnson; survived by many aunts, uncles, family and friends. Friends may call at Gallagher Funeral Home, Ball, Louisiana on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to any Barksdale Federal Credit Union in Memory of Eric Gorden. Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Gorden and LaVallie family by visiting .
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Published in The Town Talk from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2014
Gore Sr., Marvin Odell  
Marvin Odell Gore Sr. Marvin Odell Gore Sr. Beloved husband of Laura Slade Gore, loving father of Laura Beth Hebert, Marvin Odell Gore Jr. (Buddy) and Jesse Mack Gore II. Brother of Kenny Gore and Janis Gore Dennis, Grandfather of Shannon Fagan, Storm and Slade Schlaudecker and Lillian Gore, also a host of nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Jesse Mack Gore I and Beatrice Hudgens Gore. Services to be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 am at Hixon Brothers Funeral Home located at 2701 Military Hwy, Pineville, LA. 71360. Burial service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park located at 3994 Monroe Hwy, Ball, LA. 71405.
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Published in The Town Talk from Dec. 16 to Dec. 19, 2014
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