Natchitoches & Area Obituaries


Mrs. Eula Moody

( May 24, 2017 )

Final care arrangements are pending at this time.

Sis. Linda Gail King

( February 19, 1951 - May 23, 2017 )

Home going Celebration of Life for Sister Linda Gail King (cookie)will be held Saturday June 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Mt. Pilgrim B.C. Hwy 1226 Clarence La. Remains will be at state one hour before service time. Burial Winnfield City Cemetery, Winnfield La.


May 27, 1950 – May 15, 2017

Homegoing services will be Friday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at Abundant Life Church, 618 Ben Drive, Natchitoches. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Ail Harris Jr. The remains will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in the Baptist Cemetery, Allen, La.


Mrs. Dorothy Miller

( April 16, 1936 - May 22, 2017 )

Arrangements are pending at this time.

Mr. Terrence Gates

( May 16, 2017 )

Funeral Services will be celebrated at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, May 27, 2017, 11:00 a. m. with burial following in the Fern Park Cemetery on Texas Street. The remains will lie in state at the funeral home's chapel Saturday morning from 9:00 a. m. to service time. Pastor Peter Roberson, Jr. will officiate the service. Final care has been entrusted to Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Frankie D. West

( July 18, 1950 - May 23, 2017 )

Funeral Services prior to cremation will be held at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, June 1, 2017, 2:30 p. m. The remains will lie in state at the funeral home Thursday from 1:00 p. m. to service time.

Marilyn Florence Peterson Taylor

( May 17, 1937 - May 25, 2017 )

Marilyn Florence Peterson Taylor passed away peacefully at her home on Sibley Lake on May 25, 2017. A loving and devoted wife and mother, she is survived by her husband of almost 53 years, Scriven A. Taylor, and three wonderful children, Michelle Camille Taylor-Johnson (and husband Michael Johnson) of Shreveport, Nicole Kristina Taylor-Casida (and husband Joe Casida) of Natchitoches, and Scriven (Sonny) Taylor, Jr. of Eugene, Oregon. Also three grandchildren: Clayton Taylor Lewis (and wife Ashley Fulton Lewis) of Natchitoches, Kayla Lynn Johnson, and Christopher Harper, and great-granddaughter McKenzi Johnson. Also her sister Ann Peterson Weimer and husband Marlin Weimer of Edina, Minnesota, niece Jennifer Lund Terwilliger and nephew Tom Lund. Marilyn was born May 17, 1937, in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, to Florence and Gunnar Peterson. After attending the University of Minnesota, she worked in New York City, and later in San Francisco, where she met her husband who was stationed there while serving in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, they were married July 3, 1964. Marilyn was active in the Natchitoches community. She was a member of the Service League of Natchitoches, where she was instrumental in the publication of “Cane River Cuisine” cookbook; was a past president of Chapter AU, P.E.O.; past president of Xi Beta Sigma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi; a Scout troop leader; member of APHN (Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches), serving as a tour guide in the Taylor family home (now known as “Steel Magnolia House”), and member of First United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to her caregivers and Hospice of Natchitoches. Service times are pending and will be announced at a later time. 

Mr. Clarence Forest

( May 13, 2017 )

A celebration of Life will be celebrated on Saturday, May 27, 2017; 12:00 p.m. at Gaines Chapel AME(842 Anita St. Natchitoches, LA 71457) A wake service will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Winnfied Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be held in the Breda Town Cemetery.

George Washington

( March 28, 1944 - May 19, 2017 )

Funeral Services will be celebrated at the Agape Love Center Church, 1515 Texas Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457 Saturday, May 27, 2017, 1:00 p. m. with burial following in the St. Savior Baptist Church Cemetery, (Cane River). The remains will lie in state for public visitation at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home, 318 North Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457 Saturday from 8:00 a. m. to High Noon. Final arrangements entrusted to the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home of Natchitoches, LA.

Melinda Louise Millican Zolzer

( October 01, 1950 - May 21, 2017 )

Melinda Louise Millican Zolzer passed away May 21, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Ruston, Louisiana on October 1, 1950, the oldest surviving daughter of Bill and Rose Millican. By her second birthday, the family had been joined by her sister Suzie and was living in Little Rock, Arkansas where 3 more sisters, Becky, Marianne, and Robyn were born. After high school, Melinda joined the US Air Force in the spring of 1970. Training assignments at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas and Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas were followed by 3 and a half years at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, Louisiana, 15 months at Clark AB in the Philippines. Her final active duty assignment was at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she was among those who welcomed the first class of cadets to include women. While at the Air Force Academy, she met and married David Zolzer; so, in 1978, she made the transition from service member to service wife. She followed David to his next assignments at Gunter AFB in Montgomery, Alabama, Kelly AFB, in San Antonio, Texas, RAF Bentwaters in the United Kingdom, and, finally, Brooks AFB back in San Antonio, Texas. After David’s retirement from the Air Force, they spent a further 10 years in San Antonio before moving to Natchitoches, Louisiana which became their final home together. Melinda was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Rose Millican, and her sisters, Diane and Becky. She is survived by her husband David, stepchildren Michelle Phillips and Kris Cooper (Amanda), sisters, Suzie Whiting, Marianne (Brian) McMillan, Robyn (Denby) Roberts, sister-in-law, Carol (Leal) Cason. 6 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She loved the church family she found at Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchitoches as dearly as she loved her physical family and was forever grateful to God and to the members of the congregation for allowing her to serve that church for so many years.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Natchitoches for their compassion and care during such a difficult time. A memorial mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 pm Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Trinity Episcopal Church of Natchitoches with Rev. Suzanne Wolfenbarger serving as celebrant. Entombment in the Trinity Episcopal columbarium will follow the Mass. The family will receive friends from 12 pm until 2 pm on Saturday the 27th at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 533 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Trinity Episcopal Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Mr. Thomas "T-Boy" Green

( November 30, 1939 - May 20, 2017 )

Services celebrating the life and legacy of Mr. Thomas "T-Boy" Green will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017,11:00 a. m. at the First Baptist Church, 201 North Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457 with burial following in the Breda Town Cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 9:00 a. m. to service time.