Notice of Death – July 2, 2018

Notice of Death 2017



James Martin Poole
July 27, 1939 – July 2, 2018
Visitation: Thursday, July 5 from 9-11 am at First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches
Service: Thursday, July 5 at 11 am at First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches

Michael Ballard Kearney
May 15, 1943 – June 29, 2018
Visitation: Tuesday, July 3 from 5-6:30 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home
Service: Tuesday, July 3 at 6:30 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home

Lester “Terry” Williams

Lester “Terry” Williams, age 82, a longtime resident of Natchitoches went to be with the Lord on June 28 at 8:57pm at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. Terry incurred a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall. He was surrounded by his children. There will be no funeral service as he donated his body to benefit research.

Terry was born on November 12, 1935 in Pitkin, Louisiana to Lester Williams of Ville Platte, Louisiana and Margaret “Maggie” Stalsby of Natchitoches. Terry graduated from Natchitoches High School and Northwestern State University. He served in the National Guard. Terry pursued a career in the oil and gas industry in Houston, Texas and Morgan City, Louisiana. He retired from a long career with Louisiana Paving Company. He loved horse racing at Louisiana Downs, the casinos and college and professional sports. He was a loyal and good friend to many and never met a stranger. He was truly one of a kind.

Terry is survived by his three children, Terri Williams of Austin, Tx., Cynthia Williams of Mesa, Az., and Alan Williams and wife, Elena Williams, of Baton Rouge, La.; five grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren as well as many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Lester Williams and Margaret “Maggie” Womack.

A special thank you to his friends for their loving care and support of our father.


Fred W. Davis
June 27, 2018
Service: Tuesday, July 3 at 11 am in the Johnson Cemetery of Hamburg, Arkansas


Johnny Wayne Driggers
January 26, 1944 – July 1, 2018
Service: Tuesday, July 3 at 10 am at Magnolia Baptist Church in Saline
Interment: Old Saline Cemetery