Natchitoches & Area Obituaries

Mrs. Gladys Calhoun Hunter Mrs. Gladys Calhoun Hunter
(December 23, 1931 - August 26, 2015) 

Services celebrating the life of Mrs. Hunter (wife of the Rev. Tucker Hunter) will be held at the North Star Baptist Church, 734 Highway 485, Powhatan, LA 71066 Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:00 a. m. The remains will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a. m. to service time. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Baptist Church (Spanish Lake).
Mr. John E. Jackson Mr. John E. Jackson
(March 29, 1946 - August 30, 2015)

Funeral service will be celebrated at the Pentecost Baptist Church 9425 Highway 1 South, Natchez, LA 71456 Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:00 a. m. with burial following in the old Breda Town Cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home from 8:00 a. m. to 10:00 a. m. on Saturday. The procession to the church will then form at the funeral Home at 10:15 a. m. Rev. Joe Williams, Pastor of Pentecost Baptist Church, will officiate at the service.




Mr. Jackie B. Moore
(Died August 31, 2015)

Services are tentatively scheduled to be celebrated in Leesville, LA. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 1:00 p. m. at the Johnson Temple Church of God in Christ. The body will lie in state at the church from Noon until service time on Saturday. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery off Hwy 171 just outside Leesville.
Ellis J. Coutee, Jr. Ellis J. Coutee, Jr.
(October 19, 1939 - August 29, 2015)

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Ellis Coutee, Jr. will be at 11 am Friday, September 4, 2015 at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church with Rev. John O’Brien serving as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in Isle Brevelle, LA under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 9 am until the time of Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church located at 911 5th Street, Natchitoches, LA. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be prior to the Mass. Mr. Coutee, 75 years of age, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 in Natchitoches. He was born to Ellis Coutee, Sr. and Margaret Mary (Miller) Coutee in Natchitoches Parish on October 19, 1939. He worked in the Agriculture Industry for many years but ultimately retired as a mechanic with Northwestern State University. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie LaCour Coutee; a son, James Rachal, Sr.; a sister, Etheline Antee; a brother, Felix James Coutee; and his parents. Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Anthony LaCour, Sr. and his wife Janet, Richard Chevalier, Otis LaCour and his wife Janet, James LaCour and his wife Lois, Lucy Coutee and her husband Marvin, and Darnell Coutee and his wife Molly; his siblings, Bessie LaCour, Mary Metoyer, Collins Coutee, Harry Coutee, Florence Coutee, Estelle Coutee, Charles Coutee, Leatrice Rogers, Vivian Howard, Eric Davis and Julius Howard. He was blessed with 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.

Willy Sibley (Bill) Brumfield Willy Sibley (Bill) Brumfield
(January 14, 1920 - August 31, 2015)

Mrs. Willy Sibley (Bill) Brumfield, 95 years of age, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on August 31, 2015 in The Woodlands, TX. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral service at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:00 am with Dr. John Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Jonesboro Cemetery, Jonesboro, LA. Visitation will begin at 9 am on Saturday the 5th and last until time of service. Mrs. Brumfield was born, raised and educated in Natchitoches. She graduated from Louisiana Normal College, today known as Northwestern State University, in 1941 with a degree in education. She was a school teacher for 40 years in the state of Louisiana. Although she made Louisiana her home for many years, she recently was a resident of The Woodlands, TX. Mrs. Brumfield was a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church in Natchitoches. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Kenneth Mosely Brumfield, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Rosemary Brumfield; parents, William Oscar Sibley and Mattie Wiggins Sibley; a brother, Titus Sibley; and sisters, Faye Frye and her twin, Willa Collins. She is survived by her children, Kenneth Jr. and his wife Myrtis; Charles and Victor and his wife Gabrielle. She was blessed with five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She will be forever loved and missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 929, Ruston, LA 71273.

Albert Jenkins Albert Jenkins
(April 15, 1949 - August 31, 2015)

U.S. Veteran Albert David Jenkins, age 66, passed away on Monday August 31, 2015 in Natchitoches, LA. Visitation will be held at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches, LA on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Friday September 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home with Dr. John Foster officiating. Graveside services will be held at Beulah Cemetery in Marthaville, LA. Albert was born in Coushatta, LA to A.J. and Vera Moore Jenkins on April 15, 1949. He served in the U.S. Army and retired in 1984. After retiring from the military he worked offshore as a safety technician and later with the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in the Cloutierville area. He was a member of Phoenix Masonic Lodge, and Natchitoches Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Aloha Shrine in Honolulu, HI, Nakatosh Shrine Club of Natchitoches and El Karuba Shrine of Shreveport, LA. He was an active member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. He loved being a coach and was known as “Coach Al” through his involvement with Dixie Youth. He loved sports, grilling and spending time with his family and loved the Dallas Cowboys. Albert is preceded in death by his father A. J. Jenkins; brothers, Dewell Jenkins and Jim Jenkins; and his sister, Dora Baker. He is survived by his mother Vera McGehee of Marthaville, LA; his wife Faye Jenkins of Natchitoches, LA; daughter, Laurie Davis and her husband Eric Keel of Marthaville, LA; son Thomas Jenkins and his wife Melissa of Boise, ID; and two grandchildren, Autumn and Jameson. He is also survived by his brothers, Jack Jenkins and Andy Jenkins of Natchitoches, LA, and sisters, Judy Lilley of Belmont, LA, Carolyn McCarthy of Houston, TX, Sandra Vinz of Bossier City, LA and Bobbie Jenkins of Tyler, TX. He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all.