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Aug 30

Funeral service for Harold Robert Holt will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, September 1, 2014 at Family Worship Center in Campti, LA with Rev. Josh Sampay officiating. Interment will follow at Black Lake Full Gospel Cemetery in Campti, LA. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on August 31, 2014 at Blanchard - St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches, LA.

Harold “Skeeter” Holt, 53 years of age, passed away August 30, 2014. He was born September 24, 1960 in Savannah, GA. Skeeter was full of life and always lit up the room wherever he was. He loved listening to classic rock music, playing pool, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a hard worker, earning a living as a welder to provide for his family. He loved to make people laugh, and he loved his family most of all. He was a great father and a caring husband. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was survived by his wife, Charlotte Gallien Holt of Campti, LA; two sons, Joshua Cody Holt of Gray, GA and Joseph Cory Holt and fiancé, Michelle Russell of Castor, LA; one grandson, Matthew Clifton Russell; one brother, Alvin Otto Holt, Jr. of Campti, LA; two sister-in-laws, Sandra Shaffer and husband Chuck and Mary Gallien; one brother-in-law, David L. Gallien; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Otto Holt, Sr. and Dorothy Ilene Holt; and his close friend, Roy Barns.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Cory Holt, Jr. Holt, Chris Vanzant, Joey Shaffer, David L. Gallien, and David C. Gallien.

Aug 30

Funeral services for Jewell Lillian LaCaze Jones will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church in Natchitoches, LA with Rev. T.J. Boyd officiating.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Natchitoches, LA. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on September 1, 2014 at Blanchard - St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches, LA.

Jewell Jones, 85 years of age, passed away August 29, 2014. Jewell was born June 7, 1929 in Cypress, LA. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She not only loved and raised her family, but later in life, Jewell ran an in-home day care for many years, and was a mother figure to the many children that she cared for. She was a lifelong resident of Natchitoches Parish. She had many interests, most of which revolved around her home. She loved to cook, sew, and quilt, but her greatest joy came from working out in her yard, gardening or maintaining her lawn. She will forever be remembered in the hearts of those who knew her.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue Speir and husband John of Natchitoches, LA; two sons, O. Wayne Jones and wife Lynda of Shreveport, LA and Ronald Carl Jones and wife Donna of Natchitoches, LA; eight grandchildren, Ashley Graham and husband Paul, Johnathan Jones, Jared Jones and wife Haley, Bradley Jones and wife Christin, Wesley Jones, Brittany Jones, Chris Speir, and Gwen Hale and husband Jeramie; eight great grandchildren; three sisters, Emily Vercher of Plaquemine, LA, Eleanor Dowden of Natchitoches, LA, and Dorothy Stephens of Shreveport, LA; and two brothers, Lelan LaCaze of Flora, LA and R.L. LaCaze of Natchez, LA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olen A Jones; her parents, Feliz LaCaze and Edna Desadier LaCaze; and four brothers, Henry LaCaze, William LaCaze, Carrol Ray LaCaze, and Harry LaCaze. Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Johnathan Jones, Jared Jones, Wesley Jones, Chris Speir, Bradley Jones, and Jeramie Hale. Paul Graham will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jewell to Calvary Baptist Church, 312 Highway 3191, Natchitoches, LA 71457.
The family would like to thank Doctors Chris Ingram and Archie Breazeale, the Courtyard of Natchitoches, LA Extended Care, and Hospice of Natchitoches for all of their loving care for Mrs. Jewell.


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