BETTY MAE JENKINS POWELL
April 1, 1935 – April 23, 2019
Betty Mae Jenkins Powell, 84, of Marthaville passed from this life April 23, 2019. She was born to Willis Edward Jenkins and Lucille Ammons Jenkins April 1, 1935, in Robeline. At the young age of 16, her fiery red hair and freckles caught the eye of a certain young man; on that day, during that first glance into each other’s eyes, she met her soul’s companion, Bill Powell. On May 19, 1951, they were married and their two great characters brought together.
In the same manner as her soulmate, Bill, a simple graveside service honoring Betty’s life was Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Robeline, with Bro. Glynn Howard officiating. Burial followed.
In the pages of the Bible, the Lord inspired the question, “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies…”; though she would never have claimed it, in the gentle, sincere nature of Betty Mae Powell that question was answered. She was always happy; happy with what and whom God had given her and dedicated to her charge.
In lieu of flowers, she asked that donations be made to her favorite charities, St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital or the Shriners Hospital in Shreveport.
DOROTHY MAE MITCHAM DILLARD
March 1, 1932-April 24, 2019
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Dorothy Mae Mitcham Dillard will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Calvary Baptist Church in Natchitoches with Bro. T.J. Boyd and Bro. Ralph Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Baptist Cemetery.
Dorothy Mae Mitcham Dillard, 87, and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Cloutierville to Noah Mitcham and Rosa Vercher Mitcham March 1, 1932.
She was a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church and will be dearly missed by family and friends.
JOHN WILLIAM COCHERL
Nov. 11, 1958-March 22, 2019
John’s memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 533 Second St., Natchitoches with the Rev. Suzanne Wolfenbarger officiating.
John, born to William Lee and Lillian Babers Cocherl in Mount Gilead, Ohio, is survived by both parents; a sister, DeborahLee Cocherl; and aunts, uncles and cousins. We celebrate John’s life by reflecting on how he lived. From the time he was two years old he was more than a conqueror, working around his physical handicap and resulting pain. He was a busy, joyful child growing into a man determined to do what he set before himself with all his heart. He became a generous, strong, humble man, a lover of God’s creation.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of John be made to the RRR Fund at Trinity or to a charity of choice.