The Cenla Report is a news aggregation website covering Central Louisiana and East Texas.


Aug 29

A service to honor the life of Mrs. Neva Elise Smith Davis will be at 11 am Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Josh Currie officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches. The family will receive friends from 9 am until 11 am on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home.

Neva Elise Smith Davis passed peacefully into the presence of her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Saline, Louisiana, October 6, 1936, and married the love of her life, William E. Davis on October 9, 1954. Elise was much loved and will be greatly missed by her loving husband, devoted family, and cherished friends. Everyone loved her sense of humor, talent for cooking, and her infectious laughter. Most importantly she always made everyone feel comfortable and welcomed in her home. She was a long time member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband, “Bill’; her son Randy and wife Cammie of Baton Rouge, her daughter, Susan Howell and husband Gary of Natchitoches; and son, Jimmy and wife Beverly of San Antonio, TX; her six grandchildren, William, Lindsey, and Cody Davis, Brett Mayeaux and wife Rachel, Amber Howell, Alicia Angelle and husband Caleb. She is also survived by her four great grandchildren, Kate, Anna and Ryan Mayeaux, and Jaxon Angelle. Also left to cherish her memory are lifetime friends, Pierce and Dot Nicholson and their family. She was preceded in death by her parents, R.A. Smith and Ruby Kelly Smith and one son-in-law, Troy Mayeaux.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Natchitoches Community Care Center and all the wonderful caregivers for their love and exceptional care of our mother

Aug 28

Sabine Parish’s Kenneth Ebarb was elected Region IV President for the upcoming year. Also of Sabine Parish, Ronald Busby, was elected to serve as Secretary/Treasurer. Jim Bonsall of Webster Parish was elected as Vice President.

Aug 28

Sabine Parish Arrest Report

Alicia Ann Vallet – female, age 30 – Possession of a controlled dangerous substance schedule III / Arrested by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office / Incarcerated

George Anthony Wilder – male, age 33 – Possession of a controlled dangerous substance schedule III / Expired driver’s license / Following too close / No tail lights / Incarcerated

Tristan Daine Spurlock – male, age 29 – Open Container / Possession of drug paraphernalia / Possession of a dangerous controlled substance schedule II (2 counts) / Possession of a controlled dangerous substance Schedule IV / Arrested by La. Wildlife & Fisheries / Incarcerated

Nicholas Lamar Johnson – male, age 27 – Attempted Simple Burglary of an inhabited dwelling / Remaining after being forbidden / Arrested by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department / Incarcerated


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