Concerns and Updates

9/25/12  Obituary for Nelda Breedlove Bowie (Charlotte's sister):

A service to honor the life of Mrs. Nelda Breedlove Bowie will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at LightWay:  A Church of The Nazarene, 112 East 5th Street, Natchitoches, LA  71457 with Pastor Michael Perkins officiating.  The family will receive friends after the service in the fellowship hall at the church.

Mrs. Nelda Bowie, 59 years of age and a resident of Natchitoches passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 in Shreveport, LA.  She was born June 8, 1953 to Earl and Vestal (Roark) Breedlove in Natchitoches, LA.  She worked 25 years in the billing department for Valley Electric.

She will be dearly missed but always remembered by the husband, John Bowie of Natchitoches; son, Jeff Tynes of Houston, TX; step-sons, Jim Bowie and his wife Shirley of Hampton, VA and Judy Bowie and his wife Michelle of Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren, Jordan, Katalia, Tyeson, Jessica and J.C.; brother, David Breedlove and his wife Debbie; sister, Charlotte Leach and her husband Jim of Georgetown, TX; as well as extended family and friends.

Memorials in Mrs. Nelda Bowie's name may be made to LightWay:  A Church of the Nazarene for the Haiti Water Project which provides a fresh water well for the people of Haiti.  (




9/23/12  Obituary for Sylvian C. LeVasseur, husband of our classmate, Pauline (now Pollye) Gorum LeVasseur:

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sylvian C. LeVasseur, Jr. will be 11 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2012 at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception with Rev. John O'Brien serving as celebrant.  Interment will follow at Clear Lake Cemetery, Goldonna, LA.  The family will receive friends from 5 pm until 9 pm on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home.  Recitation of the Rosary will be 6:30 pm on Sunday in the funeral home chapel.


Mr. LeVasseur, 70 years of age and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012 in Shreveport, LA.  He was born in Natchitoches to Sylvian LeVasseur, Sr. and Mattie Nobles LeVasseur on January 28, 1942.  He worked many years for the City of Natchitoches and upon retirement from the city, he started a lawn care company.


Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 49 1/2 years, Pollye LeVasseur; son, Richard Allen LeVasseur of Natchitoches; daughter, Lori Coon and her husband Scott of Shreveport; grandchildren, Keegan and Kellen Coon; sisters, Martha Theresa Fox and her husband Jeff of Hamilton Square, NJ, Wanda Gale Norred of Natchitoches, Linda Sharon Hilton of Houston, TX and Ramona Hoogaveen and her husband Bernie of Cleveland, TX; brothers, John Tildon LeVasseur and his wife Pat of Houston, TX and Mark Noble LeVasseur of Waller, TX; as well as nbumberous nieces, nephews and many close friends.