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Dorothy Ladner

Dorothy Sheridan Ladner, age 91 and a resident of Franklinton, died at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Riverside Medical Center. She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church and a longtime licensed practical nurse for Heritage Manor and later at Riverside Medical Center. She enjoyed gardening and playing music, and she was well known for her piano playing and loved watching old movies. She was most proud of her service during World War II in Washington, D.C., as a decoder for the OTS department.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Sheridan and Vicki Politte, both of the Oak Grove Community; a son, Timothy Sheridan of Franklinton; a grandson, John Marcelle; a sister, Sandy Gardner of Clayton, N.M.; a brother, Donald Gates of Natchitoches; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her former husbands, Willie Sheridan and Albert Ladner, and her parents, Kyle Gates and Ola Taylor Gates.

Visitation was at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday, Sept. 9, from noon until the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery.