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Allen, Clovis Beebe  
Clovis Beebe Allen Funeral services celebrating the life of Clovis Beebe Allen will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Sharp Church of God, with Reverend Wade Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Campbell Creek Cemetery, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria. The family requests that visitation be observed at the funeral home, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and resume at the church on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Pallbearers honored to serve will be Anthony Allen, Aaron Allen, Kevin Allen, Scott Allen, John Allen and Blake Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Dean Howell, Eugene Howell, Harold Monk, Ray Monk and Butch Lormand. Clovis Beebe Allen, 88, of Sharp, passed from this life at Lexington House, on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Clovis was a homemaker by choice and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Allen; parents, Chester and Emma Monk Beebe and brother, C. F. Barker. Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Robert Allen and wife, Donna, Keith Allen and wife, Jeanette, Leslie Allen and wife, Terresa; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends. To extend online condolences to the Allen family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com .
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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 21, 2015
Aponas, Edna Mae  
Edna Mae Aponas August 8, 1920 - April 23, 2015 Funeral services for Ms. Edna Mae Aponas will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, with Reverend's Dwayne Davis, Greg Willis and Arnold Norsworthy officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Hineston, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale. Ms. Aponas, 94, of Hineston entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, George Mason Potter and Sarah Catherine Potter; her husband, John Albert Aponas; one brother, Roy Potter; one sister, Delia Busby; two sons-in-law, A.C. Kennedy and Ronny "Dale" Calhoun; one daughter-in-law, Liz Aponas. Those left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory include her son, Billy Clifton Aponas of Hineston; four daughters, Gwendlyn Johnson and her husband Jimmie of Cravens, Julia "Judy" Calhoun of Yantis, TX, Kathaleen Aponas of Hineston, Mary Etta "Snookie" Kennedy of Oakdale; one she loved as her own, Alton Robinson of Hineston; fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren. Those honored to serve as pallbearers are: Randy Johnson, Rodney Harrison, Ronnie Scott Johnson, Christopher Justin Johnson, Jeremy Johnson and Ben Robinson. Honorary pallbearers are: Jon Paul Aponas, Ricky Broyles, Bryson Broyles, Corbin Broyles, Beaux Broyles, Blake Callais, Tyler Callais, Sean Johnson and Jacob Johnson. Friends may call at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of services on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Aponas family by visiting www.rushfh.com .
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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 24, 2015
Berry, Agnes Corrine Smith  
Agnes Corrine Smith Berry Agnes was born September 22, 1923 in Louisville, KY, and passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Brookdale Senior Living in Alexandria, LA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Agnes Berry at 3:00 PM on Monday, April 20, 2015 in St. Frances Cabrini Church, Alexandria, LA, with Rev. Chad Partain officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 20, from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM at Kramer Funeral Home in Alexandria. There will be a Rosary Service under the direction of Father Dan O'Connor at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will follow the Mass in Alexandria Memorial Gardens under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home. Agnes Berry was a dancer in Louisville, Kentucky during the World War II era, and worked as a teller at Security Bank for fifteen years. It was impossible to visit her at her home without enjoying a slice of pie or one of her delicious home cooked meals. She was a devoted wife and mother, whose pride and joy were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, John Russell Berry, Sr.; and her parents John Normand Smith, Sr. and Anna Belle Biechner Smith. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter Susan Laine Berry Miller and her husband Willie; her son, Dr. John Russell "Rusty" Berry, Jr., and his wife Lauren, and her youngest daughter, Sally Berry Soileau and her husband, Steve. Also treasuring her memory are her 8 grandchildren, Casie Wilkins (Kyle); Maggi Robertson (Kenny); John R. Berry, III (Allie); Courtney Berry; and Olivia, Abigail, Marcilet and Claire Marie Miller; and her four greatgrandchildren, Ella Camille DeFee, Everett Ann Wilkins, Wes Burgess, and Addy Mae Robertson. Pallbearers are Johnny Berry, III, Bill Bush, Tom Bush, Andy Bush, Donnie Goben, Kyle Wilkins, Kenny Robertson, Mark Gathof, and Tom Gathof. Honorary Pall Bearers are "Wild" Bill Smith, Johnny Smith, Bill Smith, Larry Goben, Rodney Hampton, Jackie Kane, Pete Bush and Joe Bush. The family wishes to thank the "Angels" who helped with her care, including Allison, and the nurses and aides from Compassionate Care and Brookdale Senior Living, and her sitters Tracy and Monica. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church 2211 E Texas Ave, Alexandria, LA 71301.
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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 19, 2015
Borland, Alice Catherine  
Alice Catherine Borland July 10, 1963 - April 20, 2015 Funeral services for Alice Catherine Borland will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville with Brother Shane David officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ball, Louisiana under the direction of Rush Funeral Home in Pineville, Louisiana. Mrs. Borland, age, 51, of Pineville, Louisiana was born on July 10, 1963. She was a member of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians. She passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, April 20, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father, Riley Jackson; her mother, Margaret Lewis; her step-father, Bill Jones; her son, Michael Jackson; her brother, Larry Jackson; and her sister, Diane Jackson. She is survived by her husband of 32 wonderful years, Ronald Borland; her three children, Travis C. Borland and wife, DeeAnn, Samantha M. Borland, and Pamela M. Borland, significant other, Justin Nelson. She also leaves behind six loving grandchildren, Christopher R. Brown, Landen M. Brown, Benjamin C. Borland, Michael S. W. Robinson, Valarie D. Robinson, and Abigail P. Borland. She is also survived by two brothers, David Jackson, wife, Earlene and Paul Jackson; one aunt, Darlene Lewis, as well as three nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with the family at Rush Funeral Home in Pineville on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and again on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until time of service. Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Borland family by visiting www.rushfh.com .
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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 25, 2015
Bramon, Eugene W.  
Eugene W. Bramon Memorial services for Eugene W. Bramon will be at 7 PM, Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Bentley United Pentecostal Church, Bentley, LA with Rev. Bruce Maxwell and Rev. Leland Briggs officiating. Gathering in remembrance will be from 5 PM until 7 PM, Thursday, April 23rd at the church. Eugene W. Bramon, 70, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at his home in Dry Prong. He was preceded in death by mother, Anna Lou Kerry and father, Jay Bramon. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 43 years, Catherine Harris Bramon; daughters, Linda Bramon Robinson, Jessica Bramon Wright; son, Gene Bramon; 5 grandsons, Matt Robinson, Mark Robinson, Jeremy Bramon, Sammy Wright and Luke Bramon; and 1 great grandson, Cayden Robinson. Greeting him in Heaven his granddaughter, Catherine Grace Wright. In loving memory, send donations to Bentley United Pentecostal Church Building Fund. To extend online condolences, please visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 21, 2015
Brocato, James Anthony  
James Anthony Brocato A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for James Anthony Brocato at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, with Rev. Dan O'Connor and Rev. John Brocato, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will held on Friday, April 24, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will resume on Saturday from 8:30 until 10:30, at the funeral home. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Friday, at 6:00 p.m. in the Kramer Chapel. James Anthony Brocato, age 57, of Alexandria, Louisiana died in his residence surrounded by his family and caretakers on Saturday April 18, 2015. James was born on December 14, 1957, in Alexandria to Joseph Myron, Sr., and Kathryn Kimball Brocato. James, the youngest of five brothers, is survived by: John Kenneth Brocato, Sr. (Nanette Gremillion), Joseph Myron Brocato, Jr., Timothy Paul Brocato, Sr. (Theresa Lolan), Thomas Kimball Brocato and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He graduated from Holy Savior Menard Central High School and then attended Tulane University, where he graduated with Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Finance degrees. While at Tulane he had an opportunity to tour several countries in Europe with a Tulane choral group. Returning to Alexandria after graduation, he worked as an Architect for the firm Barron, Heinberg and Brocato, Architects and Engineers until his untimely illness. He assisted in design and document production of numerous projects primarily in medical facilities; and was a member of the American Institute of Architects. In his youth he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a man of deep faith. He took an interest in keeping himself fit by weight training, martial arts, and nutrition. James also liked to travel to visit friends in other cities, especially in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and Jazz Festivals, along with summer trips to the Florida Gulf Coast. He took great pride in caring for both of his parents in their later years. James was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He will be dearly missed. Pallbearers honored to serve will be Thomas K. Brocato, Walter Jones, James Bergeron, David Brocato, Michael Brocato, and Joseph M. Brocato, lll. Honorary Pallbearers will be Buck Provosty, Steve Nasello, Mark Wells, John K. Brocato, Sr., Joseph M. Brocato, Jr., Timothy P. Brocato, Sr., and Timothy P. Brocato, Jr. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the following: David Bernard and the staff of Houston Methodist Hospital; Jeanie Voelker, for facilitating the local care James received; Dr. Abi- Rached and his staff; the staff of Cabrini Hospice; and James' caretakers, Patty Thomas, Gay Clark, and Rosalind Sindorf, for the compassion and care shown during James' illness. The family would also like to thank the Cenla A.C.T.S. group, Mary Anne Reddoch and Father Dan O'Connor for their comfort and prayers during this time; and also to all of those who included James in their prayers. Further thanks to James' brother Thomas for his special care during James' illness. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials are made in honor of James to your favorite charity of choice. To extend online notes of condolence to the Brocato Family, please visit www.kramerfunerals.com .
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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 23, 2015
Bryant, Violet Kay  
Violet Kay Bryant October 28, 1938 - April 17, 2015 Funeral services for Violet Kay Bryant will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015 in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville with the Reverend Randy J. Harper officiating. Interment will be at Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery in Deville, Louisiana under the direction of Rush Funeral Home in Pineville. Ms. Bryant, age 76, of Deville, entered eternal rest on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Riverside Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana. She was born to parents, Elbert Walter Bryant and Clara Lee Newcomb Bryant on October 28, 1938 in Parr, Louisiana. She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Kathryn Bladel of Pineville and Dorothy Edwards of Oakdale. She is survived by two brothers, Kent Bryant and wife Phyllis of Deville and Dayton Bryant and wife Audry of Alexandria; one sister, Mary Joyce Hatch and husband John of Batavia, New York; and a host of nieces and nephews along with great nieces and nephews and a host of many friends. Pallbearers will be, Kory Bryant, Scott Bryant, Reece Bladel, Michael Wampler, Grady Haymon, and Mark Bladel. The family would like to thank Dr. Joan Brunson and the staff of Wesleyan Community Home of Pineville for their compassionate care. Friends may visit with the family at Rush Funeral Home in Pineville on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again Monday at 8:00 a.m. until time of service. Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Bryant family by visiting www.rushfh.com
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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 19, 2015
Bunting Jr., Bobby Glenn  
Bobby Glenn Bunting Jr. Funeral services for Bobby Glenn Bunting, Jr. will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015 in the Six Mile Pentecostal Church with Reverend L.E. Robertson officiating. Committal service will follow in the Blackjack Cemetery under the guidance of White Oaks Funeral Home, Oakdale. Bobby, 52, of Pitkin entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Pitkin. He was born May 1, 1962 in Alexandria to Bobby Glenn Bunting, Sr. and Betty Gibson Bunting. He was a 1980 graduate of the Fairview High School and furthered his education at the Oakdale Vo-Tech in carpentry. Bobby had a love for the land; gardening, farming, and landscaping were some of his passions. He enjoyed singing and music with his family and friends. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward Glenn and Mattie Waisner Bunting; his maternal grandparents, Harvey M. and Erette O'Neal Gibson. Those left behind to cherish his memory are: his father, Bobby Glenn Bunting, Sr. of Pineville; his mother, Betty Bunting of Pitkin; one brother, Brandon (Heather) Bunting of Pitkin; two sisters, Brigitte (Sammy) Harper of Oakdale and Beverly (Richard) Ramirez of Columbiana, Ohio; and a host of family and friends. Pallbearers to serve will be Brandon Bunting, Chris Malone, Rick Ramirez, Camryn Bullock, Randy Goleman, and Bennie Malone. Honorary pallbearers to serve will be Landon Bunting, Sammy Harper, and Nicholas Ramirez. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. in the Six Mile Pentecostal Church, then on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 10 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. in the church.
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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 25, 2015
Burton, Tony L.  
Tony L. Burton Memorial services for Tony L. Burton will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015 at New Scott Olly Baptist Church, Alexandria, with Rev. Lynell Smith officiating. Tony L. Burton, 61, passed away April 20, 2015, at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria. He is survived by his loving wife, 3 children, 2 grandchildren, sister and a brother. A native of Alexandria, Tony lived in Kansas City, KS and recently in Alexandria for several months. He worked at the Downton KCMO Marriott Hotel as a cook. He enjoyed model cars and time with his family. To extend online condolences, please visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 22, 2015
Chesser, Lois VanHoof  
Lois VanHoof Chesser Funeral Services for Lois VanHoof Chesser will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2015, with Rev. Dan O'Connor officiating. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will resume on Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. until time of service. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, in the Kramer Chapel with Deacon Richard Mitchell officiating. Lois VanHoof Chesser, 87 of Alexandria, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Lois is preceded in death by her husbands, Joe Dauzat, Thomas Chesser, and Pete Gauthier; her parents Louis and Annie Andries VanHoof; her daughter, Pat Chesser; and her granddaughter Holly Chesser. She is survived by her two sons, Jimmy Chesser and his wife Jo Lynn of Alexandria, David Chesser and his wife Teressa "Teri" of Pineville; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; her brother, Louis "Buddy" VanHoof, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers honored to serve will be David Chesser, Jr., Christopher Chesser, Jake Chesser, Ben Walding, Joey Benn, and Mike Tassin. Honorary pallbearers will be Crawford Walding, Alex Meadows, and Sammy Meadows. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Rapides Regional Medical Center and the staff of Lexington House for the compassion and care shown to Ms. Lois. To extend online notes of condolences to the Chesser Family, please visit www.kramerfunerals.com .
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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 24, 2015
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