Natchitoches & Area Obituaries


Mr. Sylvester Richards

( August 28, 1958 - February 21, 2017 )

Final arrangements are pending for this young man who was reared in the Natchez, LA community.

Henrietta "Sue" Eldridge McFerren

( February 21, 1949 - February 20, 2017 )

Funeral services for Henrietta “Sue” McFerren will be February 24, 2017, at 11 am at the Fountain of Life Church in Natchitoches, LA, under the direction of Blanchard St Denis Funeral Home with Rev. James Whitehead and her son Rev. Mark McFerren officiating. Interment will be in Lambertown Cemetery in Robeline, LA. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the church from 5 to 9 pm. Henrietta was born Feb 21, 1949, in New Orleans, LA and passed to a greater life on February 20, 2017, in West Monroe, LA, just one day short of her 68th birthday, after a long struggle with cancer, surrounded by her loving children. She was preceded in death by her husband Amos David McFerren; her children, Amos David Jr., Patricia Ann and Christopher; a great-granddaughter, Jacie Sanders; her parents, Elza “Elzie” Eldridge and Hazel Hughes Eldridge; and her brother, John. Sue was a loving and devoted wife to Amos David for 36 years and loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally. She also loved her church family: there was nothing she wouldn't do for them. She loved working for the Lord and had a passion for working at the UPCI campground in Tioga, LA every chance she got. She will be missed beyond measure by her children, grandchildren, family, and friends. Left to cherish her memory are four daughters, Amy Carter and husband Lucian of Robeline, LA, Margrie Hodge and husband Alvin of West Monroe, LA, Hazel Carter and husband Nathaniel of Sulphur, LA, and Ginger Bowers of Pearl, MS; one son Mark Mcferren and wife Marsha of West Monroe, LA; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two sisters; Helen and Onedia; and two brothers, Robert and Elzie Eldridge. Her grandsons are honored to be pallbearers: Lucian Scott Carter II, Jacob Scott Sanders, Nathaniel Clifton Carter, II, Daniel Bertram Bowers, Dakota David McFerren and Hunter Dwayne McFerren. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua David Sanders, Jonathan Nicholas Sanders, James Andrew Sanders, Christopher Amos Carter, and Matthew Bertram Bowers.

Charles Sidney Prudhomme, Jr.

( October 05, 1931 - February 20, 2017 )

Funeral services for Charles Sidney Prudhomme, Jr. will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Natchitoches, LA with Fr. Mark Noel officiating. Interment will follow at Rachal Cemetery in Marco, LA. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday, February 24, 2017, at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches, LA. Charles, 85, of Natchitoches, LA, died February 20, 2017, in Natchitoches, LA. He was born October 05, 1931 to Charles Sidney Prudhomme, Sr. and Angvie Edwards Prudhomme in Natchitoches, LA. He was an amazing person with a large family. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He loved to fish and hunt and was a great artist. He had many wonderful paintings and pencil drawings. Charles had a great sense of humor and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of almost 42 years, Cecelia Rachal Prudhomme of Natchitoches, LA; his children, Charles S. Prudhomme, III, Jim Prudhomme, Richard Allen Prudhomme; Lenn Strevy, Nikki Lilly and husband James; his step-children, Cindy Williams, Kathy Salveson, and Sonya Vaughn; his grandchildren, Amber Prudhomme, Seth Prudhomme and wife Melanie, Lindsey Reese and husband Nick, Alisia Redmond and husband Lance, Jamie and husband David Graver, and Dustin Lilly; nine great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by the mother of Jim and Richard Prudhomme, Billie Ann Middleton Pierce; four sisters, Betty Jo Smith, Rose Beth Menou, Doris Bowden, and Deborah Powell; Tedd Prudhomme, Richard "Dickie" Prudhomme, and Danny Prudhomme; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sidney Prudhomme, Sr. and Angvie Edwards Prudhomme; his first wife, Elizabeth Crawford; and his son, Tad Prudhomme. We will all miss our Charlie!