Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Shirley was born November 20, 1936 to the late Robert and Daisy Colar on False River. Forever and much loved, Shirley Mae Colar transitioned her life on October 13th at home with family right by her side. For Shirley family was always first. She also had great love and compassion for all peo…

Lucy Ann Boley, a beloved local icon, was taken home in the early evening hours on Wednesday, September 22nd. She was a prominent resident of Livonia, LA and was born on February 6th , 1966, spending 55 beautiful years on this Earth. Lucy was an English teacher at Livonia High School for 33 …

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Kimberly R. Musick, 53, was born on January 22, 1968, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She passed away on September 26, 2021, at her home in Ventress, Louisiana. Kimberly married Darin Musick on August 2, 1986. Together they raised 2 children: Zachary Kevin and Mason Kyle. Kimberly loved her family and …

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John passed away peacefully at Center Point Healthcare and Rehabilitation on Friday, September 17, 2021.  He was 76 and a native of Mix. A private Memorial Service was held at Niland’s Funeral Home, New Roads on Friday, September 2…

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God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you, and whispered, “Come to Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hardworking hands at rest. …

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Richard Alan (Ric) Welch, a native and resident of Oscar, La passed away on September 1, 2021 at the age of 57.  A memorial service was held at First United Methodist Church of New Roads on Tuesday, September 7 at 11 a.m. Ric served 10 years in the US Navy, where he began his career in parks…

God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you, and whispered, “Come to Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hardworking hands at rest. …

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A native and resident of Lakeland, he passed away at home on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 5:00 am. He was retired from Big River Industries where he worked for 46 years and 10 months. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lilly Mae Denson; son and daughter in law, Terry and Penny Denson; sis…

A native and resident of Morganza, La., he passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 3:48 am at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he worked as a Survey Party Chief, worked as a Surveyor for Chustz Surveying and was a U.S. Army vet…

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Ralph James Guerin, age 55, passed away August 2, 2021, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ralph was born and raised in New Roads, Louisiana. He attended Rosenwald Elementary School and graduated from Rosenwald High School. He graduated from Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Ele…

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Warren Richard McAlvain, Jr. “Mr. Mac” was born January 17, 1951 and passed away on July 25, 2021.  He was the co-owner of McAlvain’s School of Dance-Gymnastics-Martial Arts in New Roads and St. Francisville for over 40 years.  He was a gymnastic coach and martial arts instructor.  He was ma…

Rose Edwards Thomas, a loving mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully on August 10th, 2021, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. She was 82 years of age, a native of Morganza and resident of Baton Rouge, La. For the past 43 years. Rose was born May 2, 1939 to the loving …

Forever and much loved, Mary Deloris LeCoq embraced her homegoing on Monday, August 9,2021. She was the youngest daughter of the late Morris and Ida Martin LeCoq. She departed this life to be with our Lord and Savior August 9,2021 at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in New Roads, Louisiana. ºShe …

Richard Paul Lemoine, 53 of Morganza, LA., passed away on August 3, 2021 at 3:00 a.m., at Pointe Coupee General Hospital due to Covid.  Richard loved camping and riding 4-wheelers with his sons and daughter.  He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Dee Wynters Lemoine; children, Jared Lemoin…

Monique Andrea Polar, a native of Livonia, LA. and resident of Gonzales, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Polar; father and step-mother, Charles and Amber Polar; fiance’, Greg Wempren, Sr.; daughte…

Bryant Edwin Morrow, age 55, passed away peacefully at his home in Ventress, La., on July 28, 2021.  He was born in Hammond, La., to the late James and Sara (Fletcher) Morrow.  Bryant grew up in Ponchatoula, La, and graduated from Ponchatoula High School and later Louisiana State University …

Joseph Eugene “Gene” Labatut, Jr. passed away at 11:45 pm on Saturday July 31, 2021 at Grace Living Personal Care Home in Marietta, Georgia. Gene, was born in New Roads, LA to Lillian Anderson and Joseph Eugene Labatut and married his wife, Glenda Short in 1956, all who preceded him in death…

Mable Lee Edmond, native and resident of Greenville, Ms. has been called to glory on July 19, 2021 at the age of 79 at Flannery Oaks Guest House in Baton Rouge, La. Mable is preceded in death by parents, three sisters; Alice Anderson, Annie Lee Wal & Minerua Edmond Cobb; a daughter, Shar…

Vernon Benton was born on September 19, 1944 to the late Mary Sanders and the late Percy Benton of Lakeland, Louisiana. On March 2, 1966, he was united in holy matrimony to Joyce Ann Benton. This union was blessed with 3 children, Verna Michelle (predeceased), Vernita Ann, and Ebony Kenyatta…

Baby Angelina Rose Sparks-Webre was born silent into this world on July 14, 2021. She went to be with Jesus on the same day, but she will live in the hearts of her family forever. She is survived by her parents, Joshua Webre and Rebecca Sparks; siblings Heath Sharp and Darcie Webre; paternal…

“The butterfly does not look at the caterpillar in shame, just as you should not look back on your past in shame.  Your past was part of your own transformation.”

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Elie James Part, a native and resident of New Roads, La. passed away at his home on July 20, 2021 at the age of 72. A true and dedicated servant to the City of New Roads for over 52 years.  He was a man that belonged to, and worked in many organizations and jobs to serve people.  He was alwa…

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