July 2, 1931 - May 3, 2016
KILGORE, Texas - Funeral services will be held for Winnie Tate Nicks, 84, of Kilgore, Texas, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Kilgore, Texas, at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Mausoleum.
CHATAIGNIER - Funeral services will be held for Loyd Fontenot, 83, of Chataignier, at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Chataignier at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 7. Burial will follow in the St. Julian Catholic Cemetery.
January 15, 1929 - April 22, 2016
BEAUMONT, Texas - Geraldine Veillon Petkovsek Polk of Beaumont, Texas, died Friday, April 22, 2016, in Beaumont Texas.
WINNERS OF THE 1978 COTTON CLOTH CONTEST - The Cotton Cloth court was selected during a pageant held February 18. The girl’s court consisted of, shown in the bottom row from left, Kimberly Darbonne, princess; April Shea Lejeune, lady; Desarae Fontenot, countess; Tobie Fontenot, duchess; and Melissa Lavergne, alternate. Shown in the top row, the boy’s court consisted of, from left, Jared Lavergne, prince; Joey Adam Fontenot, lord; Scott Doucet, count; Michael Fontenot, duke; and David Guy Fontenot, alternate.
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At the age of nine, fighting at school landed Closton Melvin, better known today as Git Money C, in Mr. Luther Tolston’s band class at James Stephen’s Elementary.