Natchitoches & Area Obituaries


Mr. Will Davis Mr. Will Davis
(December 10, 1943 - September 11, 2014)

Graveside Services for Mr. Will Davis will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the Greenville Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarence, LA. The remains will lie in state for public visitation at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home from 9:00 a. m. to 10:30 a. m. prior to the procession to the cemetery.

Mr. Frank Metoyer

(September 12, 2014 - September 4, 1935)

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Frank Metoyer will be held at 11 am Thursday, September 18, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cloutierville, LA. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery under the direction of Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home of Natchitoches. The family will receive friends from 9 am until 11 am on Thursday the 18th at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 423 LA 495, Cloutierville, LA 71416. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held prior to the Mass. Mr. Metoyer, 78 years of age, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in Alexandria, LA. He was born September 4, 1935 to Joseph and Mc Cletta (Rachal) Metoyer in Cloutierville, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Beatrice Monette; and brothers, James Metoyer, Anthony Metoyer and Henry Metoyer. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances (Coutee) Metoyer; and a brother, Melvin Metoyer.

Arna Lee "A L" Harper

(September 13, 2014 - September 11, 1931)

Funeral services for Arna Lee "A L" Harper, 83 , of Woodville, TX, and formerly of Sugartown, LA, will be held at 10 A.M., Wednesday, September , 17, 2014, in Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in DeRidder, LA, with Rev. Frank Ott and Rev. Nay Vickers officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Dry Creek, LA, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. "A L" passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014, in Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, TX. Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, and Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Dry Creek, LA. "A L was born on September 11, 1931, in Sugartown, LA, to Albert Washington and Ina Elizabeth McFadder Harper and continued to live there until twenty-seven years ago when he moved to Woodville. He was a retired tour foreman at Calcasieu Paper Company in Elizabeth, LA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving on the USS Burton Island. He loved to fish and raise cattle, and he was "One Hell of a Man." He is survived by two sons, Wade Harper and wife Donna of Lake Charles, LA, and Glenn Harper of Sugartown, LA; daughter, Leisha Best and husband Jerry of Jefferson, TX; step-son Gary Brown of TN; sister Marie England and husband "Buddy" of DeRidder, LA; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by her parents.

Cecil Raiford Walker

(April 23, 1923 - September 13, 2014)

Cecil Raiford Walker was born on April 23, 1923 in DeRidder, LA to James H. and Stella Cryer Walker. He departed this life in his home, with his family at his side, on September 13, 2014 at 2:55pm to be with his Lord and Savior for evermore. Cecil was preceded in death by his wife Maxine Langton Walker in 2000 and Zola Young Walker in 2012. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Smith of Anacoco and Mickie Stanton of Cottonwood, Arizona; brother, James K. Walker of Anacoco; sisters, Joan Horton, Marcelle Perry and Marquariette Chelf all of Anacoco. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Daniel Ott, Dirk Ott, Patrick Smith, II, of Anacoco, Dawn Chapin of Springtown, T, Andrew Smith of Baton Rouge and Forest Dean of Monroe, LA and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 17th at 10am in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with Brother Truman Keel Officiating. The burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery in Anacoco. Friends may visit from 5pm 8pm Tuesday in the funeral home. Cecil proudly served in the U. S. Army during World War II and he also served two terms as Post Commander for the VFW at Toledo Bend, TX. He was a printer by trade for 35 years. He will always be remembered by the wonderful poems he so lovingly wrote for his family and friends over the years, and his gentle caring presence in this life.