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Cherie Abshire-Steiner Whitehead Obituary, May She Rest In Peace

Cherie Jean Abshire-Steiner Whitehead – Born April 11, 1971 and passed away April 2, 2022. Cherie is survived by her mother, Betty Whitehead of Central, her two sons Joseph and Paul, and daughter Elizabeth Steiner of Central, along with her sister, Missy Shields and husband Ricky Shields. Cherie was loved by many friends. The family […]

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Remembering Bonnie Lambert Drummond: She Missed Her 100th Birthday by Six Months

Bonnie Drummond, a resident of Baker, died at 1:32 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center with family by her side. She was born to the late James Wesley and Nannie Magee Lambert, Oct. 9, 1922, in Jayess, MS.  She was the middle child of nine children. […]

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Bishop Bervick A. Spell Passes Away at 92; Founded Life Tabernacle; A Life of Service

Rev. Bervick Atward Spell Apostolic Ministers Fellowship 1930 to 2022   Rev. B. A. Spell was born on January 7, 1930, in the small town of Eunice, LA, to Tony and Floy Spell. In 1939, at the age of nine, Bervick was baptized in Jesus’ name, and was filled with the Holy Ghost.   His […]

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Central High Principal Ronnie Devall

Ronnie Devall, 74, a life-long resident of Central, Louisiana, passed away on December 30, 2021 after a brave battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born on September 4, 1947. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University. He married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn, on August 18, 1967. He loved sports, traveling, playing […]

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Obituary ­• Kirk Keller Haydell

On Sunday, January 8, 2022 Kirk Keller Haydell was called to meet his Creator. He was born April 1, 1963 and was a life long resident of Central, Louisiana. He is survived by his two children Mandy and Scooter (James) Haydell, along with his brother Mitchell Haydell, and grandchildren Layten and Nevaeh Haydell.  A celebration […]

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Tim Spell: Soldier, Singer, Musician

Timothy “Tim” Charles Spell II, 46 years old, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend, was called to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 6, 2021. He entered this world on November 9, 1974, born to Jeannie and Timothy Spell, Sr., in Baton Rouge, LA.  He was a member of Life […]

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Coach Sonny Jackson Left Mark on Central

 Former Central High football coach, baseball coach, and athletic director William “Sonny” Jackson passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, after a long bout with cancer. After coaching at Central High in the mid-1970’s, Coach Jackson went on to coach at the college level and was the winningest coach in the history of Nicholls State, his […]

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Central High’s Roger Ball Remembered

Central High School  and the Central community lost a great educator Dec. 19, 2020. Before his retirement in 2018, Roger Ball was instrumental in developing the American Welding Society Certified Welder program at Central High School. He even returned to substitute in the welding lab in 2020, despite his ongoing battle with cancer.  With an […]

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Gene Simmons, 93, Retired Principal

Arnold Eugene (Gene) Simmons of Baton Rouge passed away on Feb. 12, 2021 at the age of 93 with Gloria, his wife of 74 years, at his side. Gene was born in Baton Rouge to Lille and Shelton Simmons. He was a graduate of Istrouma High School where he was on the football and basketball […]

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Carolyn Shelton, Long-Time Christian Warrior

 Carolyn Louise Thompson Shelton was born in Baton Rouge on May 6, 1947. She loved remembering her childhood in simpler times where days were filled with trips to the river, playing football with the neighborhood kids, and devoted family prayer.  Later in life she would give the same roots to her own family. Being a […]

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