Natchitoches & Area Obituaries

Earl Raymond Nelson

( March 15, 1937 - November 26, 2016 )

Funeral services for Earl Raymond Nelson, 79, of Natchitoches, LA, will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 01, 2016, at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches, LA. Interment will follow the services with Military Honors at Lambertown Cemetery in Robeline, LA. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Blanchard-St. Denis. Raymond passed away on November 26, 2016, in Alexandria, LA. He was born March 15, 1937, to the late Rupert Edward Nelson and Susie Jordan Nelson in Robeline, LA. He was a hardworking and honest man, one who would help anyone in need. He loved his country, serving in the U.S. Army for several years. Raymond was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, and even helped raise a few of his grandchildren. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and hunting as well. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his three sons, Raford 'Buddy' Nelson and wife Sandy of Robeline, LA, Gerald 'Skipper' Nelson of Natchez, LA, and Billy Nelson and wife April of Readhimer, LA; two daughters, Sandra Kim Curtis and husband Billy of Natchez, LA and Carol Nelson of Provencal, LA; sixteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Darlene Reynolds Nelson; his parents; daughter, Jeanette Nelson Simmons; grandson, Tyler Nelson; his siblings, Rupert 'Ezra' Nelson, James 'Jack' Nelson, Clyde 'Bo' Nelson, David 'Sonny' Nelson, Floyd Nelson, Mary Freeman, Coleen Jenkins, Naomi Gibson, Inez Adams, Florence Carter, and Polly Carver. Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Nigel Roberts, Colton Singletary, Jerry Nelson, Larry Freeman, Cody Nelson, and Dennis Broadway.

Mr. Batt Lewis

( June 23, 1957 - November 23, 2016 )

Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Batt Lewis will be convened at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, December 1, 2016, 2:00 p. m. with burial following in the Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery, Natchez, LA. The remains will lie in state for public visitation at the funeral home Thursday from 11:00 a. m. until service time. Final arrangements entrusted to Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home of Natchitoches, LA.

Mr. Shawn Bell

( June 23, 1962 - November 27, 2016 )

Arrangements are pending at this time.

Mr. J. B. Frazier

( July 20, 1939 - November 23, 2016 )

Funeral Services will be celebrated Friday, December 2, 2016, 11:00 A. M. in the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 318 North Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457 with burial following in the St. Savior Baptist Church (Cane River) Cemetery. The remains will lie in state for public visitation at the funeral home Friday morning from 8:00 to Service Time.

Dorothy Jean Neal

( October 26, 1933 - November 26, 2016 )

Home Going servers for Sis. Dorothy Jean Neal will be held Saturday December 3, 2016 at New Zion B.C., Winnfield La. at 1:00 Pm. Remains will be at the church 12noon for viewing