Our Obituaries

Thomas Shoemake

February 1, 1940 - January 27, 2018

Thomas Shoemake, 77, from DeQuincy and a resident of Sulphur, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018. He was born in DeQuincy, LA. on February 1, 1940 to parents Fred and Eula Shoemake. He liked to deer hunt, run equipment, loved playing Bluegrass music, and loved his grandchildren very much. He is survived by sons, Thomas "Tommy" E. Shoemake and wife Ellen J. Shoemake, James "Jimmy" Michael...
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Panny Ruth Royer

December 24, 1932 - January 22, 2018

Panny Ruth Alston Royer passed away on Monday morning, January 22, 2018 at a local care facility at the age of 85. Panny was a long-time member of Temple Baptist Church in DeQuincy, LA. She was the church pianist for many years, and also played the piano for funeral services at other churches in the area. She was a Sunday School teacher. Panny was Salutatorian of her graduating class at Ragley...
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David Lamar Yocham

June 8, 1955 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Snider Funeral Home, Dequincy, LA.
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Elbert Otis Bennett

July 13, 1948 - January 8, 2018

Elbert Otis Bennett, Jr., 69, of Longville, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Christus St. Patrick's Hospital. He was born to his late parents Elbert Sr. and Kathleen Bennett in DeQuincy, LA. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and loved being with his family and church family. He had a passion for driving trucks and spreading the word of God. He is survived by his brother, Curtiss...
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Clara Lee Williams

February 6, 1933 - December 28, 2017

Clara Lee Williams, 84, of DeQuincy, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Rosewood Nursing Home in Lake Charles. She was born on February 6, 1933 in DeQuincy, LA. She always took great care of her family and kept the home fires burning. In her earlier years, she was always helping the church which she loved in any way she could. She was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church in...
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Barbara Ann Burk

February 12, 1945 - December 23, 2017

Barbara Ann Burk age 72, passed away on December 23, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Barbara loved her family dearly and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved to cook and help those in need.Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Arrie and Mandy Hooks; husband, Johnny Ray Burk Sr. of 50 years; grandchild, Molly Burk and great grandchild, Emilee...
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Hilda Mae Stewart

February 22, 1947 - December 13, 2017

Hilda Mae Trahan Stewart, 70, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at DeQuincy Care Center. She was born on Feb. 22, 1947, to parents, Pierre and Leocade Trahan. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends that would gather at the farm.A graveside service will be held at Abshire Cemetery in Kaplan, La., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Visitation will be held at Hixson Snider...
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Floyce Annette Gill

October 8, 1948 - December 10, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Floyce Ann Gill, announce her passing on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the age of 69 years. She enjoyed gardening and being of service to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Floyce will be lovingly remembered by her children, Gerald Pousson Jr., and Alexander Pierre Pousson as well as her two granddaughters, Kaylynn Pousson and Felicia Pousson.She is preceded in...
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Ramona Joyce Hoffpauir

June 12, 1929 - December 4, 2017

Ramona Joyce Broussard Hoffpauir left this earth for her new heavenly adventure on Monday, December 04, 2017. She truly "lived" her 88 years, born in New Iberia, Louisiana June 12, 1929. She loved her sister, Katie, and her mother, Mary and told stories about her childhood of riding the train from New Iberia to Sulphur and back and all the tales in between. Ramona was a graduate of Sulphur High...
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Nadine Highsmith Berwick

May 14, 1933 - November 15, 2017

Nadine Highsmith Berwick, 84, of Starks, LA, passed away on November 15, 2017 at the Meadows Nursing Home in Orange, TX. She was born to parents Oscar and Zettie Highsmith on May 14, 1933 in Honey Island, TX. Her greatest passion was childcare. She is survived by her three sons, Leonard Berwick and wife Kelly of Starks, LA, Elton Berwick, Jr. and wife Deborah of Orange, TX, Ted Berwick of Orange,...
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Cleda Morine Thomas

January 27, 1934 - November 15, 2017

Cleda Morine Thomas, 83, of DeQuincy, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on January 27, 1934 in Burnet County, TX. She loved flowers, gardening, baking and cooking, doing word searches, her daily walks, her time spent at church with her fellow church family, and enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband. She loved her Lord and Savior and...
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Billy Ray Parker

June 10, 1938 - November 13, 2017

Billy Ray Parker, 79, of Singer, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, November 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born on June 10, 1938 in Oretta, LA. Billy enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping in the tent and campers, and most of all loved being at home with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Olga Parker; two sons, Billy Parker and wife Lois of Singer,...
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Aaronia Holly Bradshaw

September 4, 1948 - October 14, 2017

Aaronia "Holly" Bradshaw, 69, of DeRidder, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Garden Grove, CA. on September 4, 1948. She enjoyed shopping in the catalog and taking care of her kids. Holly enjoyed crocheting, cooking, fishing, traveling to different places in Louisiana, enjoyed old country and gospel music; loved watching the...
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Bobby Lee Clark

April 9, 1935 - October 8, 2017

Bobby Lee Clark, 82, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Westwood Manor Nursing Home in DeRidder, LA. He was born on April 9, 1935 in Starks, LA. He worked at Citgo Refinery for 32 years as a Rigger. Bobby enjoyed cookouts and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his four children, Tammy Hentzen and husband Patrick, of Flower Mound, TX, Darlene Heavin and husband...
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James Thurston Kent

April 14, 1932 - September 22, 2017

James Thurston Kent, Jr., 85, of Dallas, TX, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Crystal Creek at Preston Hollow Nursing Home. He was born on April 14, 1932 in DeQuincy, LA. James loved rose gardening, reading, and his job as an Industrial Engineer. He is survived by his two daughters, Ruth Ann Tekell and husband Steve of Ft. Collins, CO, Christine Francis Jones and husband, Richard of...
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Michael Marue Gearen

March 7, 1951 - September 13, 2017

Michael Marue Gearen, 66, of Dequincy passed away September 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 7, 1951 in Dequincy, LA to Marue and Margaret Gearen. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. Michael loved the outdoors and his favorite passion was hunting all types of wildlife. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marue and Margaret Gearen and by his...
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Franklin Dale Thomas

August 29, 1955 - September 12, 2017

Franklin Dale "Frank" Thomas, 62, of Dequincy passed away surrounded by his loving family September 13, 2017 in Sulphur, Louisiana. Frank was born August 29, 1955 in Port Lavaca, Texas to Franklin and Cleda Thomas. He was a long-time resident of Dequincy and had an infinite love of the outdoors, especially when it came to cutting his grass. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and...
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Arnold Russell Williams

March 25, 1959 - August 31, 2017

Arnold "Russell" Williams, 58, of Singer, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Houston Methodist Hospital surrounded by his wife and our loving Lord. He was born on March 25, 1959 in Sulphur, LA. Russell was a proud graduate of the 1977 class of Sulphur High School. He attended LSU and graduated with several degrees from McNeese State University. He enjoyed participating in sports with the...
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Mary Ann Windham

February 19, 1936 - August 20, 2017

Mary Ann Windham, 81, of DeQuincy, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at DeQuincy Care Center. She was born on February 19, 1936 in Blue Earth, Minnesota. She enjoyed flowers, quilting and crocheting, and coloring books. She was very active in her church and people would go to her for prayer. She is survived by her five children, Marvin Ziegler and wife Tamera of Lafayette, Donald Ziegler and...
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Mary E. Bazzano

October 30, 1927 - August 20, 2017

Mary Emily Bazzano, age 89 passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Sulphur, Louisiana.She was born October 30, 1927 in Warren, Arkansas. She was a caregiver most of her life and enjoyed traveling.Survivors include two sons, William A. (Nancy) Bazzano, Edwin B Bazzano; one daughter, Mary Smith Seelye; one brother, Sam Bearol; one sister; along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and...
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Dana Louise Haley

September 26, 1946 - August 14, 2017

Dana Louise Hester Haley, 70, of DeQuincy, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 with her husband and daughter by her side. She was born on September 26, 1946 in DeQuincy, LA. to parents Carl and Cora Hester. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Wilbur "PeeWee" Haley; one daughter, Amanda Coker and husband Kevin of Moss Bluff; along with two grandchildren, Brett and Kelsey Coker. ...
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Margaret Ann Johnson

January 15, 1936 - August 6, 2017

Margaret Ann Smith Johnson, 81, passed surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Christus St. Patrick's Hospital. She was born to parents William Ernie and Marguerite Smith on January 15, 1936 in DeQuincy, LA. She was involved in many activities including playing organ for many years in the DeQuincy United Methodist Church; member of the United Methodist Women; Pink Ladies...
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Clarice Ann Richard Jones

October 8, 1932 - July 16, 2017

Clarice Ann Richard Jones 84, of DeQuincy, Louisiana passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.She was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 8, 1932. She lived a beautiful and full life and everyone that knew her loved her. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Carlton L. Jones, two daughters, Cheryl (Scott) Brown, Theresa (Danny) Heard and two sons,...
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Betty Jo McFatter Whitehead

February 6, 1929 - June 24, 2017

Betty Jo McFatter Whitehead completed her earthly journey on June 24, 2017 in Bryant, Arkansas, at the age of 88.She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Whitehead, her parents Daniel and Lenora McFatter, her siblings Trudy Williams, Bonnie Smith, Clyde Earl McFatter, W.W. "Bill" McFatter, and Prentice "Pat" McFatter.She is survived by her children Paul Whitehead of...
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Joann Burgess

March 15, 1931 - June 18, 2017

DEQUINCY - Joann Soileau Burgess, age 86, resident of DeQuincy went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 18, 2017. She passed away peacefully at a local care center in Sulphur. She was born in Oakdale on March 15, 1931. Joann was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and a dear friend to many. She loved to play Dominoes and cards. Some of her favorite games were Mexican Train, Skip-bo, and...
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Guy L. Craft

January 27, 1936 - June 13, 2017

Singer- Guy Lamar Craft, 81, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Oretta and was a charter member of the Oretta Fire Department. Guy retired after 32 years of service with Brown and Root.Survivors include his children, Dwayne Lamar Craft and wife, Debbie, Guynell Craft, and Rebecca Ann Richard and husband, Larry, all of Oretta; one...
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Charles Lee Wright

February 7, 1926 - June 7, 2017

Charles Lee "Charlie" Wright Sr., 91, of Singer, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. He was born February 7, 1926 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He served in the United States Navy for over 20 years. After retirement from the Navy, he got into Law Enforcement where he retired off the Arizona Highway Patrol. He is survived by his son, Charles L. Wright, Jr. and...
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Iris Faith Williams Wilcox

June 19, 1933 - May 25, 2017

Iris Faith Williams Wilcox, 83, of Singer, LA. (Oretta Town Sight) passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born on June 19, 1933 in Fields, LA. to her late parents Alvie and Alice Williams with midwives Aunt Stella and Aunt Madie. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, oil painting, along with working her flower garden. Her proudest accomplishments were being a Housewife and a...
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Kenneth Lynn Malone

December 16, 1940 - May 21, 2017

Kenneth Lynn Malone, 76, of DeQuincy, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. He was born on December 16, 1940 in DeQuincy, LA to parents Marvin and Grace Malone. He was an avid fisherman, and loved everything about it. He would fish whether he felt like it or not. Kenneth loved his wife, grandchildren, and all of his other immediate family. He is survived by his...
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Virgil T. Koppie

October 24, 1938 - May 19, 2017

Virgil T. Koppie, Jr. DeQuincy- Virgil T. Koppie, Jr, 78, died Friday, May 19, 2017, in Richland Parish Hospital in Delhi, Louisiana. He was a native of Johnson Bayou and had been a resident of Houston for 28 years moving there from DeQuincy. He was a Christian and read his Bible and prayed daily. In his fifty year career as a trucker he traveled thru forty-eight states. Virgil enjoyed...
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Era Madge McFatter

August 22, 1923 - May 4, 2017

Era Madge (Padgie) Ellis McFatter died at home on 05/04/2017. Born August 22, 1923, she was a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated from Harding University, Searcy AR, in 1944 with a B.S. degree in Home Economics. While at Harding, she paid part of her expenses by working in the print shop, operating a Linotype machine, job press, etc. ...
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Allen Levi Heard

February 9, 1941 - April 28, 2017

Allen Levi "Lil Allen" Heard Jr., 76 passed away on April 28, 2017 at a local hospital. He was born and raised in DeQuincy, LA. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Carol Ann Langley Heard; one son, Allen Trent Heard and wife Jonna of West Monroe; one daughter, Tressie Denise Fontenot of DeQuincy; three sisters, Betty Fern Hoosier of Pineville, Billie Jean LeBleu Brown and Mary Poole of...
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Larry Warren Dickerson

August 25, 1950 - April 19, 2017

Larry Warren Dickerson Sr., 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 19, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends, after a lengthy illness. He was born in DeQuincy, LA. on August 25, 1950. Larry was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both hunting and fishing. He was an active volunteer at the SCOA Toledo Bend Center and initiated the "Hunters Enriching Life Program to take...
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Howard Lee Snider

March 14, 1925 - April 3, 2017

Dr. Howard L. Snider Sr. left this world to be with his Lord, Monday, April 3, 2017, at their home in DeQuincy, La. He was born March 14, 1925, in Longville, La. He lived his life to the fullest-enjoying many friends and activities. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps just out of High School during World War II. He witnessed the now historic raising of the flags at Iwo Jima. On returning from the war...
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Dorothy Mae Franks

February 5, 1931 - March 31, 2017

Dorothy Franks, 86, of Oretta, La passed away on Friday March 31, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her children and family. She was born in DeQuincy, La in 1931 to Lonix and Stella Boyer. Dorothy was married to JD Franks for 65 years before his death in 2013. She was a member of the DeQuincy Church of Christ where she taught bible class for many years. Dorothy took great joy as a stay at home...
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Mattie Elois Slaydon

April 12, 1920 - March 30, 2017

Mattie Elois Slaydon, 96, of Orange, TX, went to her eternal home on Thursday, March 30, 2017.She was born April 12, 1920 in Fulton, LA to Lonnie and Montella (Alston) Cole who preceded her in death. She was fun loving, and enjoyed fishing, gardening and garage sales.Surviving to cherish her memory is her longtime companion, Johnny Perkins of Orange, TX; son, Lonnie Cooper and wife, Lainey of...
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Nora Jean Goins

June 16, 1942 - March 29, 2017

Nora Jean Goins passed away on March 29, 2017 in a local hospital. Nora was a lifelong resident of Singer Louisiana. She loved her family dearly and devoted her life to raising her family. Nora had a passion for basketball and all aspects of the game. She also enjoyed reading, playing pokeno, tending to her flowers and quilting.She is preceded in death by her husband of 30 years Vernon Goins Sr;...
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Helen Marie Datenhoff

September 14, 1928 - March 22, 2017

Helen Marie Datenhoff, 88, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Resthaven Nursing Home. She loved to read, sew, and early on enjoyed her flower garden. She loved her dog "Scruffy" very much. She is survived by her son, Ronald Shirley of Hunstville, AL.; one grandson, Jeff Shirley and wife Angela of Huntsville, AL.; three great grandchildren, Karen Shirley, A.J. Shirley, and Janie Shirley,...
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Robert Gene Ivey

August 27, 1940 - March 17, 2017

Robert Gene "Bobby" Ivey, 76, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 27, 1940 to Evans and Vicy Ivey in DeQuincy, LA. He was the organist at First Baptist Church in DeQuincy for over 50 years where he was a faithful member, a deacon, along with teaching Sunday School, in which he was a director of that department. Bobby served on many...
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Clyde Earl McFatter

October 30, 1923 - March 13, 2017

Clyde Earl McFatter, 93, passed away at his home on Monday, March 13, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. McFatter was born on October 30, 1923. He was a lifelong resident of DeQuincy, LA. He was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school. Mr. McFatter retired from LCIS in DeQuincy. He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Smith and husband Dale of Hathaway,...
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Paul Russell Sumrall

November 8, 1955 - March 4, 2017

Paul Russell SumrallMarch 4, 2017 was a homecoming day for Paul "Rusty" Sumrall. Celebrating his life and mourning his loss are his wife of 33 years: Diane Cahill Sumrall, His Son, Nathanael Josiah Sumrall, and his daughter, Miriam Elizabeth Sumrall.Rusty was born November 8, 1955. He was born one of eleven children: Shelley Biessenberger and Kathleen Yarbrough of Kernersville, North Carolina,...
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Verdie Lou Williford

August 8, 1937 - February 25, 2017

Verdie Lou Williford, 79, passed away on February 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Starks, LA. on August 8, 1937 but lived in DeQuincy most all of her life. She enjoyed taking care of her loved ones, attending The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy, sewing, reading her Bible and reading in general, Christian music, adult coloring, enjoyed her cat "Bobbie", sitting on the porch having her...
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Willard Ray Williams

September 20, 1931 - February 23, 2017

Willard Ray Williams, 85, of Ragley passed away February 23, 2017. He was born in 1931 in Ragley, LA to the late George and Mary Williams. In 1972 he met the love of his life, Betty Jane Gibbs and together they had over 30 years of love and laughter.Willard was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving during the Korean War. He went on to graduate from McNeese State University and...
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James Coleman

November 15, 1948 - February 17, 2017

James Coleman, 68, of Sulphur, formerly of DeQuincy passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 in Sulphur. James was born, November 15, 1948, in Spokane, Washington, to Charles Michael and Lillian (Price) Coleman. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Thomas Coleman. James is survived by his wife Millicint Ann (Stanley) Coleman of Sulphur, three sons; Patrick Scott Coleman, and his...
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Otis Joseph Manceaux

September 5, 1929 - February 15, 2017

Otis Joseph Manceaux Jr. 87, passed away in Lufkin, TX on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Mr. Manceaux was born September 5, 1929 in Gueydan Louisiana. He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 0086 in Nacogdoches, TX. Also, he was proud of his Military service in the United States Air Force, having served in the Korean War. He believed in living life to the fullest -He was a retired...
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Janice LaRue Reel

December 11, 1937 - February 10, 2017

Mrs. Janice Reel, age 79, of Starks, LA. passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at her residence. Born in Starks, LA. on December 11, 1937. Mrs. Reel was a daughter of late Louie Thompson and Annie Thompson. After moving back to Louisiana from Delaware, she worked at the Postal Service. She also worked at Micelle's Meat Market as a Sales Rep. She loved listening to country and western music....
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Sylvester Elridge

November 10, 1921 - January 26, 2017

Sylvester Elridge, 95, passed into the arms of his Savior on Thursday, January 26, 2017. He was born on November 10, 1921 in Fullerton, LA to Charlie and Victoria Elridge. He enjoyed reading, walking, traveling the world, and loved his family. He was very proud of his service in the United States Navy, where he retired after 30 years. After his retirement, he worked Civil Service in Norfolk, VA.,...
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Oscar Alexander Carlson

May 14, 1944 - January 25, 2017

Oscar "Alex" Carlson, 72, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He was born on May 14, 1944 to Oscar and Mary Helen Carlson in DeQuincy, LA who preceded him in death. He was a proud member of the DeQuincy Masonic Lodge, Shriners, and the American Legion. He loved duck hunting, watching baseball and the rodeo, playing the guitar, writing songs, singing, and most of all took pride in his own...
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Gertrude R. Hebert

March 1, 1927 - January 23, 2017

Gertrude R. "Maw Maw Gertie" Hebert, 89, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 at a local nursing home in Kinder. She was born on March 1, 1927 in Iota, LA. to parents Philip and Agnes Richard. She was a homemaker and loved cooking and gardening. She was a lifelong and devoted member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She is survived by her son, Sherrel Hebert and wife Rita of Ragley; brothers,...
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Nola Gayle Fisher

April 14, 1946 - January 18, 2017

Nola Gayle Fisher, 70, passed away into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her residence. She was born on April 14, 1946 in Harrisonburg, LA. Gayle was an active member of First Baptist Church of DeQuincy, was church pianist, Youth department director, church hostess, church parliamentarian, sang in the choir, played in the orchestra, and member of the Cottonbells handbell...
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Thomas Patrick McIntyre

September 27, 1957 - January 8, 2017

Thomas Patrick McIntyre, 59, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2016.He was born in Dallas, TX, was raised in Trenton, NJ and moved to Lake Charles in the early 80's. Thomas was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He worked at L'Auberge casino in food service. Thomas was a graduate of Sowela Technical College. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.He is survived by his soul mate and love of his...
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Lenora W. Shoemake

July 18, 1939 - December 27, 2016

Following a recent illness, Lenora Shoemake, 77, passed away on December 27, 2016 at St. Patrick's Hospital. Mrs. Shoemake was born in El Dorado, AR., on July 18, 1939 to Inez and Carey Woolley. She would later be joined by two sisters, making her the "Head Dishwasher", as her dad liked to refer to his daughters. To amuse themselves while doing this, Lenora organized a trio of the three sisters...
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Theresa Jean Winters

October 23, 1959 - December 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Snider Funeral Home, Dequincy, LA.
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John Benjamin Says

September 7, 1931 - December 11, 2016

John Benjamin Says Sr., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at his residence. He was an avid gardener and still worked Bingo and was active in the VFW. John loved going to friend's houses to drink coffee and visit.He is survived by his sister Betty Jo Howard of Starks, La.; grandchildren, Natasha McIntosh and husband Trent of Bossier City, La., Heath Johnson and wife Karis of Woodland Park,...
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Herman Edward McFatter

August 10, 1917 - December 2, 2016

Herman Edward McFatter, 99, a Forester and Cattleman, passed away at his DeQuincy home on Friday, December 2, 2016. Born August 10, 1917, he was a native of Beauregard Parish and a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Upon graduation from LSU in 1941 with a B.S. degree in Animal Science, he served in the Army Air Force for 5 years. Later he earned an M.S. degree in Animal Science from LSU. He...
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Hazel Ruth Gideons

August 18, 1925 - November 28, 2016

Hazel Ruth Gideons, age 91, went to be with her Lord on Monday, November 28, 2016. She passed at the DeQuincy Care Center, DeQuincy, LA. She is survived by her brother, Kendall Gideons of Alvin, TX, sister, Patsy Gideons Andrews (Husband, Walter) of Fort Worth, TX and sister-in-law, Frankie Gideons of Rosharon, TX many nieces and nephews and their families and her special angel and caregiver,...
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Randall Wayne Gearen

September 20, 1961 - November 18, 2016

Randall "Randy" Wayne Gearen, 55 passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016 at his residence. He loved working with his dad for Gearen Water Well, along with fishing when he had time. He was constantly joking with people, and everyone loved him. He is survived by his father Dempsey "Old Man" Gearen, Sr.; brother Dempsey W. Gearen, Jr; mother-in-law Zilda Vincent; along with many nieces and nephews...
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Walter Virgil Littleton

December 26, 1947 - November 17, 2016

Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Walter "Virgil" Littleton went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Virgil was born on December 26, 1947 to James Virgil and Muriel Littleton in Deridder, Louisiana. He is survived by his wife Brenda, Sierra Vista, AZ; his mother Muriel Littleton, Westlake, LA; sons Todd Littleton, Deridder, LA., Charles (Sally) Littleton, Evans,...
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Bobbie Lee Martin

September 3, 1924 - November 15, 2016

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16Bobbie Lee Martin, 92, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at a local care facility. She was born September 3, 1924 to Robert and Ella Brown. Bobbie met her loving husband Adolphus Martin while she volunteered...
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Bobby Keith Reel

April 22, 1934 - November 2, 2016

Mr. Bobby Keith Reel, Sr. age 82, of Starks, Louisiana died on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Born in Dorcas, West Virginia on April 22, 1934. Mr. Reel was a son of late Thomas Copher Blackburn Reel and Erma Judy Reel. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as an Airman First Class. He was honorably discharged 1960 after serving in the Korean...
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Lamar Greene Williams

April 3, 1918 - October 31, 2016

Lamar Greene Williams, 98, passed peacefully to his heavenly home on October 31, 2016. He was born April 3, 1918 and was raised in Oakdale, LA. He was very active in the Ragley United Pentecostal Church for most of his life and his later years were spent in Ivanhoe, TX. He was very of his service in the United States Navy in World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents Rush and Willie...
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Sonja Renae Shoemake

August 20, 1972 - October 14, 2016

Sonja "Sunny" R. Shoemake, 44 of DeQuincy, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 in Sulphur. She was born August 20, 1972 in Cameron, LA to Henry and Shirley (Bruce) Swain. She married Tracy Shoemake. She was preceded in death by her mothers.Surviving to cherish her memory, is her husband, Tracy of DeQuincy, her father, Henry Swain, four children Ashley Crawford and her husband Chris of Marshall,...
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Alvie Aaron Williams

September 5, 1938 - October 10, 2016

Alvie "Aaron" Williams, 78, of Singer passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 at his residence. He was a loving husband, father, and friend. He was a lifelong member of Mystic Baptist Church of Fields, where he served as deacon, Sunday school and training union teacher, music-leader, and he attended the Louisiana Baptist Conventions for many years. He shared his love of the Lord to everyone he...
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Henry Lee Smith

January 27, 1944 - September 29, 2016

Henry Lee Smith, 72, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016 in a Deridder care center. He loved hunting, fishing, and trapping with his dog, which he loved dearly. He is survived by his brother Lelan W. Perkins of DeQuincy, three sisters Myrtus Camp of Starks, LA., Alva Allemand of Beaumont, TX., Freddie Ann LeBlanc of Erath, LA, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Henry is preceded in...
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Bryon Christopher Abshire

March 16, 1960 - September 17, 2016

Sulphur - Bryon Christopher Abshire, 56, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in his residence. Born in Crowley, Bryon's family moved to Fields when he was a young boy. Later in life he moved to Orange, Tx. and was currently residing if Sulphur. He worked in retail and loved cooking and traveling. Part of a big family he was well loved and loved his family and friends dearly.Bryon was...
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Joy Fay Hardin

April 27, 1936 - September 11, 2016

(1936-2016)Joy Fay Gearen Hardin, 80, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2016 in Shreveport, LA. She loved to sew and spend time with her family. Also, she enjoyed cooking her specialty chicken and dumplins. She is survived by her daughter Donna Hardin of Tyler, TX., sons Wesley Hardin of Shreveport, LA., and Kelly Hardin of Stonewall, LA., brother Pete Gearen and wife Evelyn of Deridder,...
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Laymon Nelson Bell

March 30, 1940 - September 7, 2016

(1940-2016)Laymon Bell, 76, passed away on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at High Hope Care center. He loved riding his bicycle and being outside. He also loved hunting and camping out in the woods and enjoyed fishing. He loved going to church and did not like to miss. He is survived by a brother Barney Bell of DeQuincy and sister Hazel Bunch and husband Talbert of Sulphur, along with niece...
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Jon Marie Gearen

January 3, 1964 - August 27, 2016

(1964-2016)Jon Marie Gearen, 52 passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016. She loved gardening and swimming in her pool. She was a devoted wife and loved her family and loved the Lord in the church she attended.She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years Randy Gearen of DeQuincy, her mother Zilda Sonnier Vincent of Sulphur, father-in-law Dempsey Gearen of DeQuincy, brother Joel Vincent and...
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Carrie Belle Bass

March 20, 1931 - August 18, 2016

Born March 20, 1931 Died August 18. 2016Starks, Carrie Belle (Tinker) Bass, 85, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 in a local hospital.Mrs. Bass was born to Martin and Bernetta Addison in Starks, La. where she lived all her life. She was married to Ray Bass for 66 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Starks where she worked in nursery for over 40 years. She was preceded in...
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Ruby Lee Thomas

November 29, 1945 - July 20, 2016

Mrs. Ruby Lee Rogers Thomas was born on November 29, 1945 to the late Ozzie Rogers and Edna Proctor. She passed from this life at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.She was educated in Glenmora schools in Rapides Parish, Louisiana and worked for Martin & Son's for some 15+ years in Sulphur, Louisiana. She was a member of First Church Of God In Christ of DeQuincy, Louisiana where the Rev....
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Dorothy Louisa Hyatt

January 1, 1920 - July 12, 2016

DeQuincy - Dorothy Louisa Hyatt, 96, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Rockwall, Texas. Dorothy Louisa Hyatt was born January 1, 1920 to Rufus & Eliza Spikes. She married the love of her life, Louia Getting Hyatt on June 1, 1935. Dorothy loved her God, her church and her family. She loved playing her guitar at church gatherings and with family. She had numerous other talents such as...
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Catherine Miller

August 20, 1928 - June 18, 2016

Catherine Miller, 87, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at her residence in Spring, Tx. She loved being with grandchildren and they were the love of her life. She is survived by her two sons John L. Boyd, Sr. and wife Ann of DeQuincy, Peter A. Miller of Fields, La., and one daughter Ozia Mae James of Livingston, Tx. Catherine is preceded in death by her parents Clint and Eva Shoemake....
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Shelia Denise Cobler

August 10, 1966 - June 17, 2016

Shelia "Punkin" Cobler, 49, of Oretta, passed away June 17, 2016 surrounded by her loving family in Houston, Texas. She was born in DeRidder, La. in 1966 to J.P. Burnett and Wanda Parker. Punkin grew up in Oretta with her two brothers, Hank and Wallace.Punkin had a great love of family. Her life was surrounded with her children, grandchildren, and her father and her love for them knew no...
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Allen Allen Jones

December 26, 1944 - June 11, 2016

Hollis Allen Jones, 71, of Many, La., passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016, at his home in Many, La.He was born Dec. 26, 1944, in San Francisco, Calif., to Hollis Dalton and Dorothy Bennett Jones.He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Carl Smith; son, Barry Lynn Jones; one brother, Marvin Leon Jones; stepbrother Carl Smith; and stepsister, Linda Smith.Surviving to cherish his...
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Margaret Cooley

July 1, 1920 - May 31, 2016

(1920-2016)Margaret Cooley, 95, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of DeQuincy for many years and worked in the Children's Department at the church. She was also a member of WMU, a mission worker, and would go visit people who were unable to be at church. Margaret was also one of the "Pink Ladies" at DeQuincy...
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Loyce Merle Weaver

August 18, 1941 - May 29, 2016

DeQuincy - Loyce M. Weaver, 74, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 in a local hospital.A native of Bancroft, and formerly of Lake Charles and she resided in DeQuincy. Mrs. Weaver was a long time member of Harvest Family Church of Fields where she had served over the years as an organist, pianist, Ladies Auxiliary and Youth Leader, and she was the last living member of the Spikes Trio. She was also...
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Russell Clyde Treme

November 28, 1953 - May 28, 2016

Russell Clyde TremeLake Charles - Russell Clyde Treme, 62, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at a local hospital.A native of DeQuincy, Russell had lived in Lake Charles for 40 years. He loved gardening, flowers, and animals. He enjoyed his job at Darrell's and was also a handyman. At his request, there will be no services.Survivors include his brothers, Garland Keith Treme & wife...
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Rodger Glen Clark

July 18, 1952 - May 21, 2016

(1952-2016)Rodger Clark, 63 passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas. He was born in DeQuincy and lived in the Starks/DeQuincy area all of his life. He worked as a skidder driver in the timber industry. He loved playing pool and fishing. He leaves behind his two sons Rodger Glen Clark, Jr. of Dallas, and Jeffrey Allen Clark and wife Karly also of Dallas. Also...
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Jeanette Marie Guidry

December 23, 1947 - May 19, 2016

Jeanette Marie Daigre Guidry (1947-2016) Jeanette Marie Daigre Guidry, 68 passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 peacefully in her sleep. She loved being with her grandchildren, loved to read, was an avid fan of Saints and LSU Football, and enjoyed watching "Dancing WithTheStars."She is retired after 13 years from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office. She is survived by her three children, Tina...
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Ginger Lou Stanley

October 28, 1947 - May 9, 2016

Ginger Lou StanleyStarks - Ginger Lou Stanley, 68, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 in a local hospital.A lifelong resident of the Green Island Community, Ginger was a Honor Graduate of Starks High School. She loved gardening and was a thoughtful person who put everyone else before herself. She was a sweet, smart, and classy lady. Ginger was a loving wife, mom and grandmother who will be...
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Walter L. Perkins

January 25, 1939 - May 6, 2016

Walter L. Perkins "Lee" Sr. January 25, 1939 - May 6,2016Walter L Perkins "Lee" Sr., 77, died Friday May 6, 2016 in his home in DeRidder, La.He was a resident of DeRidder, originally from Starks, La. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Pastored by Rev. Clyde Snider.He...
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Evon Royer Trahan

August 6, 1946 - May 4, 2016

Evon Royer Trahan, 69, passed away at her home on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.Mrs. Trahan was born in DeQuincy and lived here most of her life. She was retired from Calcasieu Parish School Board. She enjoyed spending time with her family and playing Bingo.Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Renee Maddox and Christina Hutto and husband Chad of DeQuincy; two sons Tommy Trahan and wife...
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Thomas Gilmer Long

May 30, 1928 - April 30, 2016

Thomas G. Long Sr., 87, of DeQuincy, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Harbor Hospice in Lake Charles.He was born May 30, 1928 in Big Stone Gap, VA to David and Leva (Alvis) Long who preceded him in death. Three brothers and four sisters also preceded him in death.Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 59 years Ollie Henagan Long of DeQuincy; two sons Thomas Gilmer Long Jr. and his wife...
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Sharon Anne Bounds

September 3, 1942 - April 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Snider Funeral Home, Dequincy, LA.
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Patsy Ruth Williams

April 25, 1925 - April 13, 2016

DeQuincy - Mrs. Patsy Ruth Williams, 90, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in a Care Center in Lake Charles.Originally from Beckville, Tx. Mrs. Williams had lived in DeQuincy for over 80 years. She was Methodist and attended DeQuincy United Methodist Church. She loved her church and was very active in it. She was Treasurer at church for years, taught Sunday School and was involved in other...
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Larkin Eugene Hyatt

September 17, 1953 - April 1, 2016

Larkin "Eugene" Hyatt Eugene, 62, was born to Larkin and Winnie(Foster) Hyatt on September 17, 1953 in Dequincy, La. He passed away in Lake Charles, Louisiana on April 1, 2016. He went to heaven to be with his daughter, Carissa Hyatt, a great grand-daughter, Mia, his parents, brothers, sister and nephews. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Dora, children Larkin "banger"...
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Mary Alice Eygabroad

June 15, 1940 - March 27, 2016

Mary Alice (Gray) EygabroadDeQuincy -Mary Alice (Gray) Eygabroad, 75, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 in Lake Charles.Originally from Ikua, Ms., Mrs. Eygabroad lived here off and on and came back about 6 yrs. ago. She attended Church of Christ of DeQuincy. Mary worked as a CNA careprovider for over 30 years. She loved baking bread, helping people and was there when anybody needed her. Mary...
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Otha Green

May 18, 1930 - March 23, 2016

.Reverend Otha Green, Sr. was born on May 18, 1930 in Zwolle, Louisiana to Nuby Green II and Rodell Mitchell Green, who had come from Little Rock, Arkansas to work the sawmill. He was the second of five children and the oldest son. He crossed the finish line in the Great Race well-run and went Home Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:19 PM after years of loving care by his devoted wife at home...
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James Lee Daigle

November 22, 1939 - March 17, 2016

DeQuincy - James Lee Daigle, 76, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in a local hospital.From Cameron, Mr. Daigle lived in DeQuincy for 42 years. He retired from Tidewater Marine after 42 and 1/2 years as a Supply Boat Captain. He loved to read, and Louis L'amour books where his favorite, he would read and reread them over.Survivors include his children, Richard Daigle and wife Dianna of...
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James Elbert Parker

December 23, 1960 - March 14, 2016

DeQuincy - James Elbert Parker, 55, passed away Monday March 14, 2016 in his residence.James was a hardworking, quiet man who worked for Boise Cascade for 25 years before beginning his own company, James Parker Logging. He loved to fish and loved his family more than anything. He was a kind, selfless and giving man who would help anyone in need, never expecting anything in return.Survivors...
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Pat T. Hodges

November 17, 1924 - March 14, 2016

DeQuincy - Pat Hodges, 91, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 in a local hospital.She was Pentecostal and a longtime member of Calvary Pentecostal Church. Pat was a Prayer Warrior and a Soldier of God. She loved to cook and watch westerns. She was the best grandmother, mother and also greatest sister ever. Survivors include her son, Rob Hodges; sister, Ramona Cole; granddaughters, Heather...
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Robert Carroll Bass

February 29, 1948 - March 1, 2016

Starks, Robert Carroll Bass, 68, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in a local hospital.Mr. Bass had spent nearly his entire life in Starks, La. He was Pentecostal and attended First Pentecostal Church in Starks. He loved watching westerns and John Wayne was his favorite. He also loved fishing, camping, and most of all family. He was ornery but was loved by all.Survivors include his daughters,...
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Frankie Mae Quinn

May 16, 1926 - February 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Snider Funeral Home, Dequincy, LA.
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Fannie Sue Heard

March 22, 1920 - February 11, 2016

1920-2015Fannie Sue "Fan" Heard, age 95, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Sunset Village. She was born March 22, 1920, in DeQuincy, La., to Dr. John B. and Grace (Lane) Robinson. Her early years were spent in Louisiana where she taught business education at DeQuincy High School for 30 years. She was a graduate of Louisiana State University, receiving her bachelor's degree in 1941 and her...
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Concepcion M. Clark

December 25, 1930 - February 7, 2016

Dayton, Texas - Concepcion "Connie" Clark, 85, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in a Houston Hospital.A native of El Paso, Tx. she had lived most of her life in DeQuincy until moving to Dayton. Mrs. Connie Clark was a member of Northside Baptist Church for 50 years before moving her letter to First Baptist Church in Dayton where she was currently a member. Survivors include her...
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Donald W. Shoemake

September 12, 1938 - January 30, 2016

Donald W. Shoemake09/12/1938 - 01/30/2016Donald went to be with his savior, Jesus Christ, at 11:30 am on January 30, 2016 surrounded by his family.He served 10 years in the U.S. Coastguard and worked 32 years with Basell Corporation until his retirement.He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and served as treasurer and Sunday School teacher for many years.He is survived by his wife of 31...
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Clyde Harold Raven

February 17, 1931 - January 24, 2016

DeQuincy - Clyde Harold Raven Sr., 84, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 in a local care home.Mr. Raven was raised in Hineston, La. and lived all his adult life in DeQuincy. Clyde worked as a DeQuincy Police Officer in the mid 1960's and as a security officer with LCIS in DeQuincy. He was the manager for Billups Service Station on West Fourth Street for a number of years before retiring. He...
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John Luther Doiron

April 23, 1935 - January 19, 2016

Tyler, Tx. -John L. Doiron, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Born April 23, 1935, John was a Starks High School Graduate and lived most of his life in San Antonio. He retired from the Air Force after 22yrs, as a Tech Sgt. E-6. John also was in Aircraft Aviation. A San Antonio School Teacher, he liked fishing, dancing and genealogy. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was...
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Mary Eutha Barnett

November 4, 1920 - January 16, 2016

FORT WORTH -- Mary Eutha McFatter Barnett, the youngest child of William Edward McFatter and Mary Jane Perkins McFatter, was born Nov. 4, 1920, and went peacefully to her Lord on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Funeral: Services in DeQuincy, La., with interment in the McFatter-Masonic Cemetery. Memorials: May be made to the Louisiana State Baptist Children's Home or the...
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Bruce Herman Rivers

July 6, 1928 - January 12, 2016

Mr. Bruce H Rivers, Sr., 87 of DeQuincy passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at his home with his loving wife at his side. He was born July 6, 1928 to Eula and Tom Rivers. Mr. Rivers proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force for over 20 years retiring in 1966 at the rank of Tech Sgt. He was assigned to the 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing during the Korean War. He...
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