Our Obituaries

Linda Lou Spears

April 7, 1946 - August 22, 2017

Linda E. Spears, 71, died at 10:30am on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at her home in Dry Creek with her family. Linda (Eicher) Spears was born April 7, 1946 in DeRidder, LA a child of Jay D. and Jean Eicher. Linda grew up on Highway 26 just west of the Wye and the Sugar Bowl Skating Rink. Her father, Jay D. Eicher operated a gun shop at this location until his death in 1983.Linda attended Sugartown...
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Mary L. Ashworth

October 13, 1937 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, DeRidder, LA.
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Ernie Duhon

September 14, 1922 - August 1, 2017

Funeral services for Ernie Bernard Duhon, 94, will be at 11 am on August 5, 2017 at Hixson Funeral Home in Deridder, Louisiana. Brother Ray Hyatt and Brother Jay Alexander will officiate. Burial will follow at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at Hixson Funeral Home from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm on August 4, 2017. Visitation...
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Darrell Joseph Sonnier

September 24, 1941 - July 25, 2017

Darrell Joseph Sonnier, 75, of DeRidder and formerly of Church Point, Louisiana passed away July 25, 2017 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was born September 24, 1941 in Church Point, Louisiana to Elie Sonnier and Vera Mae Weatherford-Sonnier. Darrell served our Country in the United States Army. He was a devoted Christian and a very loving husband, father and grandfather. His legacy lives on...
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Gary L. Cox

October 21, 1951 - July 22, 2017

DERIDDER - Gary Leroy Cox, age 65, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his brother's home.Gary was a loving son, brother, and friend who will be missed greatly.Those left behind to cherish his memories are his mother, Jean Weldon Cox of DeRidder; a brother, Rickie Lane Cox of Cole Central, La; numerous cousins; and many friends.He was preceded in death by his father, Garland...
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Lela Jeane

March 26, 1925 - July 3, 2017

Lela Lampin Jeane, age 92, of Longview, Texas, former resident of Merryville, La for 67 years passed away July 3, 2017 in Longview, Texas. Funeral services will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Deridder Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:00am with visitation beginning at 10:00am. Interment will follow in Merryville Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Averitt of Merryville, Judy Maddox...
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Rosemary Granberry

October 28, 1921 - June 25, 2017

Rosemary Granberry, 95, of DeRidder, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in DeRidder.She was born on October 28, 1921 in DeRidder, LA to Willis Melvin and Hazel Myrl Butler. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fletcher William Granberry, and one daughter Rebecca Rose Montgomery; two sisters, Hope Seaman and Dell Manning; three brothers, Charles Butler, Asa Butler, and Robert...
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Roy Gene Heath

May 28, 1950 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, DeRidder, LA.
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Ronald Neil McIntyre

May 18, 1942 - June 7, 2017

Ronald Neil McIntyre, 75, of Deridder, passed away June 7, 2017 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.He was born May 18, 1942 in Troy, N.C. to Paul Charles and Esther Mae (Freeman) McIntyre. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son Michael Otis McIntyre.Surviving to cherish his memory is his wife, Linda Dawn McIntyre, one son Robert Neil McIntyre and his wife Kimberly of Metter,...
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Carolyn Lofton

March 29, 1938 - May 25, 2017

Carolyn Arlean Penney Lofton, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Lake Charles, LA, after bravely battling a disabling illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Hixson Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, TX. Carolyn was born on...
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Kathy Jo Schneider

June 24, 1953 - May 11, 2017

Kathy Jo Schneider, 63, of DeRidder, passed away at her residence on May 11, 2017. She was born on June 24, 1953 to parents James and Ruby Schneider. She enjoyed playing Candy Crush, watching Days of Our Lives on TV and loved her little Rat Terrier, Max. She is preceded in death by her parents; along with her grandparents Robert L. Atkinson and wife Mary Helen. She is survived by her companion,...
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Roy Zimmerman

January 9, 1933 - May 2, 2017

Mr. Roy Richard Zimmerman, 84, of Rosepine, LA went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in his residence. Mr. Zimmerman was born on January 9, 1933 in Werner, North Dakota to Joseph and Lena Warner Zimmerman. He served in the US Army, SP-3, after serving he worked for Ed's Radio and TV Repair. He served as a member of Local 861 of IBEW as an electrician, he was the best electrician of...
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Robert Anderson

July 2, 1936 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, DeRidder, LA.
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Michael McVey

December 14, 1957 - April 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, DeRidder, LA.
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John Mullican

April 13, 1929 - April 27, 2017

Mr. John "Jake" Mullican, 88, of Longville, LA went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Mr. Mullican was born April 13, 1929 in Basile, LA to Earl Mullican and Mable White Mullican. Jake recently celebrated his 88th birthday and upcoming 60th wedding anniversary exactly the way he lived his life-full of great food, family, and the telling of favorite stories. Although his...
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Mary Pauline Chance

August 15, 1921 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, DeRidder, LA.
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Suzanne Hernandez

February 1, 1964 - March 23, 2017

Suzanne Lynette Harper Hernandez, 53, of Sugartown passed away on March 23, 2017 in DeRidder, LA. Suzanne was born on February 1, 1964 to Percy Harper, Jr. and Diana Sue Henry in DeRidder, LA. She was a native of Beauregard Parish and worked as a self-employed as a caregiver. Suzanne was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Suzanne loved being active by hunting and fishing or working in her flower...
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Charlotte Jordan Chambers

February 15, 1954 - March 21, 2017

Charlotte Jordan Chambers, 63, of DeRidder passed away March 21, 2017 in DeRidder, Louisiana. She was born February 15, 1954 to Lewis and Lillian Jordan in Leesville, Louisiana. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Lillian and by her sister, Eva Cauley. Left behind to treasure her memory is her loving husband, Alton Chambers; sons, Sean Carey and wife Susan of Jackson, MS, Kevin...
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Horace R. WINGATE

February 10, 1921 - March 21, 2017

Mr. Horace R. Wingate, 96, of DeRidder went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2017. Mr. Wingate was born on February 10, 1921 in Cravens, LA to Russell and Minnie Johnson Wingate. He was a lifelong resident of Beauregard Parish. Mr. Wingate was a member of the First Baptist Church in DeRidder, where he previously taught the men's Sunday school class. Mr. Wingate is a graduate of Pitkin High...
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James Derwin Fee

October 8, 1959 - March 17, 2017

James Derwin Fee, 57, of Vinton, LA passed away on March 17, 2017. He was born on October 8, 1959 to David and Edna Fee in DeRidder, LA. James loved his Ferrets. He collected Alabama and Elvis memorabilia, and loved The General Lee.James was preceded in death by his father, David Fee; mother, Edna Midkiff Vernier; step-father, George "Sonny" Vernier; his beloved ferrets, Trouble, Daisy, Gidget,...
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Robert Blackmon

March 29, 1953 - March 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, DeRidder, LA.
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Kay Stephens

February 15, 1947 - February 28, 2017

Kay Francis Stephens, 70, of Rosepine, LA passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. She was born on February 15, 1947 to Pearlis McDaniel and Willie Pender McDaniel in Verda, LA. Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her husband, Ottis Gene Stephens; mother, Willie B. Bryant; brother, Walter Ray McDaniel; god-daughter, Heather Lord.Those left to cherish her memory are sister, Elsie Lord;...
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Francis H. Shaw

September 3, 1933 - February 10, 2017

Frances Terrell Hunter Shaw, 83, of DeRidder, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 10, 2017 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Mrs. Shaw worked in real estate in Houston, Texas for twenty years, and then retired to Louisiana. She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. She will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know her.Mrs. Shaw was preceded in death by her parents, George Terrell...
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Karen Gill

April 28, 1964 - February 4, 2017

Karen Gill, 52, of DeRidder, LA passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. She was born on April 28, 1964 to Ray and Carolyn Gill in DeRidder, LA. Karen was a Case worker at Oceans Behavior Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith; she loved God, and enjoyed reading the bible and studying the word. Karen was very family oriented and loved her entire family, but mostly her grandchildren. She was a...
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William Gene Clark

December 12, 1948 - January 25, 2017

Mr. William "Billy" Clark, 68, of DeRidder, LA passed from this life on , January 25, 2017. Mr. Clark was born on December 12, 1948 in Merryville, LA to Richard Clark and Barbara Sharp Clark. Mr. Clark served two years in the US Army and then worked in construction as a Tradesman. He was a lifelong resident of DeRidder LA and a member of American Legion Post #27. He loved the great outdoors...
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James Brewer

January 12, 1948 - January 25, 2017

Mr. James Brewer, 81, of DeRidder, LA passed from this life on Friday, January 20, 2017. Mr. Brewer was born on July 25, 1935 in DeRidder, LA to James Oliver Brewer and Florence Adeline Everett Brewer. Mr. Brewer retired after thirty years with civil service as Chief of Housing. He also served in the Army National Guard. Mr. Brewer lived in California and Germany but has lived in DeRidder for...
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Delma Eubanks

September 23, 1942 - January 14, 2017

Delma Ray Eubanks, 74, of Pineville, LA passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. He was born on September 23, 1942 to Roy and Genevieve Eubanks in Sugartown, LA. Mr. Eubanks played football for DeRidder high school and loved country music.Mr. Eubanks was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Genevieve Eubanks; brother, Kenneth Eubanks.Those left to cherish his memory one brother, James...
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Paul Lefron Lee

March 6, 1958 - January 6, 2017

Paul Lefron Lee Sr, was born on March 6, 1958 and passed on January 6, 2017 at his residence. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in DeRidder and loved his church family. He was devoted to his mother, Elmary whom he loved her very much.Paul proudly served his country as a Sergeant E5 of the United States Army from 1976-1980. Striving for the betterment of his community, Paul...
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Inge Malley

December 13, 1940 - December 22, 2016

Inge Margarete Karl Malley passed away peacefully in her sleep after a short battle with cancer surrounded by her family. Inge led a full and rich life. Born in Munich, Germany, her mother raised her and her sister, Edith, during World War II while her father was a prisoner of war on the Isle of Crete. They endured much hardship during this period but learned to be resourceful and were stronger...
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Thomas Thompson McLean

October 3, 1927 - December 4, 2016

Thomas T. McLean Jr. was born October 3, 1927 in Lake Charles, La and passed away on Sunday December 4th, 2016 in Kingwood Texas. Tom graduated from Longville High School. After high school he attended McNeese University for a short time before joining the US Navy. He served in the Navy until his discharge in 1947. Tom went to work for National Cash Register (NCR) company in 1948. He retired from...
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Larry Ellis Buxton

August 9, 1964 - December 2, 2016

Larry Ellis Buxton, age 52, passed from this Life on December 2, 2016 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Larry was born in Houston, Texas, however he lived a large portion of his Life in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He loved to ride motorcycles, drive big trucks and working on his pride and joy (his van) as often as he could. Larry liked car models and listening to rock and roll on his headset. During his spare time...
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Freda K. Leonard

December 2, 1937 - November 27, 2016

Freda Katherine Leonard, 78, of DeRidder, was born December 2, 1937, in Pitkin, Louisiana. She had been a resident of DeRidder for the past 43 years after extensive travel with her husband while he served in the Army. Katherine, or Freda Katherine, as she was known from her childhood, was reared and educated in Rosepine, graduating in 1956. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends,...
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Winnon R. Hall

November 9, 1927 - November 17, 2016

Winnon Ray Hall, 89, Passed from this life on November 17, 2016. Winnon was a lifelong resident of Louisiana with roots that ran deep within this area. Winnon went to work in the Army as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a Carpenter for many years, then he was a Truckdriver hauling wood to the Papermills until his Retirement from the State of Louisiana Highway Department. He was Baptist by his...
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Harriet Calcote

November 5, 1958 - October 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, DeRidder, LA.
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Betty Ruth Calcote

March 11, 1932 - October 10, 2016

Funeral services for Betty Ruth Calcote, 84, of DeRidder, LA will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Hixson Funeral Home, Deridder with Brother Tom Avant & Sister Ramona Avant officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 9 PM at Hixson Funeral Home.Mrs. Calcote went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 10, 2016. She was born March 11, 1932 in...
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Bobbie Viola Johnson

October 25, 1930 - September 10, 2016

Bobbie Viola Johnson, age 85, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on September 10, 2016. Bobbie spent most of her Life in Merryville and DeRidder, Louisiana and was Southern Baptist. She will be remembered for her gentle nature. Bobbie loved watching the Cooking shows on T.V. and took great comfort in reading her Bible regularly. Bobbie was the Daughter of the late, Mitchell F. Dunn and...
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William Harper

December 22, 1934 - August 21, 2016

William Kelly Harper passed from this life Sunday, 08/21/2016, in Rosepine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Kelly was born near Dry Creek to Kennie Reid Harper and Myrtis May Wyatt Harper on December 22, 1934, the second of Four Children. Kelly's celebration of Life Services will be held at Hopewell Community Baptist Church on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:30am. Visitation will begin...
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Mildred Virgie Stevison

March 11, 1927 - August 21, 2016

Mildred Virgie "Millie" Stevison, Passed from this World on August 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her Loving Family. Millie was a life long resident of Vernon Parish as well as a life long Member of the Rosepine Pentecostal Church. She loved to shop and was an excellent cook. Millie was well known for her famous Rum Cake, Mississippi Mud and Sock it to Me Cakes, just to name a few. Millie...
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Helen Nevon Ward

January 14, 1937 - August 12, 2016

Helen Nevon Ward (1937-2016) Helen Ward, 79 passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016 at her residence. She loved Antiques and cherished her old pictures. Most of all she loved her family and animals. Helen is survived by six children, Ricky Ward of Merryville, Randall Ward of Merryville, Janene Ward of Burlington, NC., Ronnie Ward and wife Cindy of Merryville, Robbie Ward and wife Marie of Berea,...
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James Bryant Freeman

June 19, 1935 - August 11, 2016

James Bryant Freeman, 81, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on August 11, 2016. James was a member of Diamond Baptist Church of Rosepine, Louisiana. James will be remembered by his giving spirit as he loved to visit Nursing Homes, Hospitals and tended to the sick as often as he could. He was a loving, kind, gentle man who was adored by everyone that knew him. In his spare time James...
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Ormun Lee Bushnell

January 1, 1936 - August 10, 2016

Ormun Lee Bushnell of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this world on August 10, 2016. Ormun served his Country in the Army for 22 years and then retired as an Electronics repairman. Ormun was a devout Catholic and an amateur chef who enjoyed spending time in the kitchen cooking for his beloved family. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Masonic Lodge as well as a Shriner. He was kind...
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Bo Keeling

January 5, 1984 - August 10, 2016

Bo Daryl Keeling of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this World on August 10, 2016. Bo will be remembered by his unconditional love for his Family and Friends. Bo impacted so many people with his Loving personality. He enjoyed watching old History movies as he loved Documentaries and was quick with his Trivia knowledge as well. Fall was a special time of year as Bo would help his loving Mother...
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Earnest Girald Rheault

March 6, 1954 - July 23, 2016

Earnest "Earnie" Girald Rheault Jr, 62, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on July 23, 2016. Born in Seattle, Washington in 1954, Earnie joined the Army in 1973 and served his country at various duty stations around the world until his retirement from Military service in 1993 at Fort Polk. Earnie is survived by parents, Earnest G. Rheault Sr. and Barbara Ramsey Rheault; loving wife Eva...
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Rolla James Barrett

June 3, 1940 - July 21, 2016

Rolla James "Jimmy" Barrett, Sr 76, passed away peacefully at his home, on July 21, 2016. Jimmy was a lifelong resident of Dry Creek, Louisiana where he was a member of Dry Creek Bible Church and served as an Elder. He began his career in education as a Teacher and girls' basketball coach. He later accepted the position of Assistant Principle and then Principle of East Beauregard School, which...
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Bobby Gene Cunningham

January 10, 1953 - May 26, 2016

Silent Key: KBØCRQHam Radio Operator: Bobby Gene Cunningham passed from this World on May 26, 2016. Having been the Son of Cecil & Shirley & Betty Cunningham, Grandson of Cecil & Elsie Cunningham, Nephew of Earl & Wanda Depew, Mr. & Mrs. ( Lucille ) Sears & Terry Richardson Neal. All of whom preceded him in Death. He was the Brother of Mark & Ann Welch, David...
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Lottie Agnes Bailey

September 4, 1942 - May 21, 2016

Lottie Agnes Bailey, 73, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on May 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving Family. She will be remembered by many examples of her life. Lottie loved to sew and color with her Grandchildren and enjoyed coloring in the "adult color books" as well. She enjoyed all kinds of music, especially "Elvis". Lottie had a love for reading, as she would read with...
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Corrie M. Griffin

January 18, 1941 - April 25, 2016

Corrie Margaret Griffin, 75, of Leesville, Louisiana passed from this life on April 25, 2016 surrounded by her Loving Family. Corrie will be remembered as a strong willed Lady who was a hard worker and a precious Granny all in one. Corrie was loved dearly by all who knew her, she was tough, yet sweet and she had a strong love for Gospel Music and bird watching as well. Corrie Griffin was the...
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Loretta Vander Wilson

September 8, 1950 - April 20, 2016

Agatha Nell (Wornell) Vander, aka Loretta A. Wilson, age 65 of Sulphur, LA passed away April 20, 2016 in Deridder Nursing & Rehab where she had resided a short time. Born September 8, 1950 in Sugartown, LA to William David & Opal Essie (Smith) Wornell. She worked many years for Mobile Exxon in the maintenance department. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 sisters, Margaret...
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Leroy Emery Garst

March 26, 1927 - April 14, 2016

Leroy Emery Garst, 89 of DeRidder Louisiana passed from this life on April 14, 2016 at his home surrounded by his Loving Family. He was a member of Westview Baptist Church of DeRidder. He will be remembered by the examples of his life. Leroy was a retired Teacher and Principal for the Rosepine School System. After his retirement he enjoyed many years of traveling with his Wife , Family members...
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Pat McGee

April 2, 1956 - March 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, DeRidder, LA.
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Kelbia A. Brister

January 8, 1957 - February 28, 2016

Kelbia Allen "Buddy" Brister, 59, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on February 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. "Buddy" was a hardworking man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially mudding. "Buddy" was the son of the late Morris and Bobbie Brown Brister. "Buddy" was preceded in death by his loving Wife, Geraldine, one Son, Lance Allen, and one Sister. "Buddy" is...
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J.W. Willis

July 26, 1927 - February 27, 2016

J.W. Willis, 88, of DeRidder, Louisiana, passed from this life on February 27, 2016. J.W. was a member of Texas Avenue Baptist Church in DeRidder. J.W. will be remembered for his hard working ethics, he enjoyed wood working and loved his Family dearly. J.W. was the son of the late Joseph and Della Willis. J.W. was preceded in death by one Daughter, two Brothers and two Sisters, J.W. is survived...
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Billie Harper

June 4, 1931 - February 21, 2016

Billie Gean Gill Harper, 84, of Beaumont, Texas entered eternal peace on Sunday, February 21st, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas with her loving family by her side. She was a native of the DeRidder area, a member of Smyrna Baptist Church, Day Lilies Club, Eastern Star and loved the 20 years she worked at the Oakdale Dress Factory. She was very outgoing and never met a stranger. Her family was important...
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William Glenn Johnson

March 23, 1952 - February 11, 2016

William "Glenn" Johnson, age 63 of Leesville, LA passed away in his home February 11, 2016 with his family at his side. He was born March 23, 1952 in DeRidder, LA to William Grady and Tommie G. (Oakes) Johnson. Mr. Johnson served in the Louisiana National Guard during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and farming. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church. He married...
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Mary Louise Jones

November 21, 1923 - February 8, 2016

Mary Louise Jones, age 92 of DeRidder, LA passed away February 8, 2016 in DeRidder, Louisiana. She was born November 21, 1923 in Mason County, KY to Louis F. & Grace (Hayslip) Vantine. She married Wilfred Marshall Jones and he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death is a son, Joseph " Freddy" Jones, 3 brothers, William, Lindy, and Louis Vantine Jr. and one sister, Martha Harber...
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Winona White

July 10, 1941 - February 7, 2016

Winona "Nona" White, 74, of Westlake, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 in Westlake, Louisiana with her loving family by her side. She was Baptist by faith, a caregiver to all, showed compassion to everyone and was a believer in the truth.Mrs. White was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Nora Horn Jones; her husband, Aubrey White and three brothers. Those...
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Shirley McCullough

January 17, 1937 - February 4, 2016

Shirley R. McCullough, age 79 of Dry Creek, LA and formerly of DeRidder, passed away February 4, 2016 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles. She was born January 17, 1937 in Oakdale to Eli E. & Beulah M. (Jordan) Richmond. She was a homemaker, and loved to travel and spend time with family, her and her sisters sang in a gospel group and she also sang in the church choir at...
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Jeston Burnett

November 14, 1945 - February 3, 2016

Jeston Burnett, age 70, of Starks, LA passed away February 3, 2016 in his residence. He was born November 14, 1945 to Ocie & Hattie (LaPointe) Burnett, and grew up in the Dequincy area. He spent his adult life in Starks, LA working in the oil fields on the drilling rigs for Wolf & MaGee Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and traveling. He loved being around family and was a...
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Lenora Bea Sizemore

January 17, 1937 - February 1, 2016

Lenora "Bea" Sizemore, 79, of DeRidder, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Monday, February 1st, 2016 at Westwood Manor in DeRidder, Louisiana. She retired from the Beauregard Parish School Board and was a teacher at South Beauregard. She was a member of First Baptist Church in DeRidder and the retired teachers association. She taught piano lessons, enjoyed knitting and spending time with her...
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Lou Anne Smith

July 30, 1930 - January 20, 2016

Lou Anne Smith, 85, of DeRidder, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 in DeRidder, Louisiana. She was a retired educator from DeRidder High School and Beauregard Parish School Board. She enjoyed painting, playing the piano, was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA.Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by...
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Ottis Stephens

December 8, 1943 - January 18, 2016

Gene Stephens Ottis "Gene" Stephens, age 72 of Rosepine, LA passed away January 18, 2016 at Harbor Hospice in Lake Charles, LA. He was born December 8, 1943 in the community of Liliedahl in Evans La. to Thomas and Edith ( Cryer ) Stephens.Gene was a hardworking man who was a truck driver for O'Neal Feeds & Dupre Trucking. Gene also did remodeling and handyman work. When Gene had...
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Allen O'Neil Spikes

March 28, 1932 - January 1, 2016

Allen O'Neil Spikes, age 83 of Longville, LA passed away January 1, 2016 in Westwood Manor Nursing Home where he resided in DeRidder. Mr. Spikes was born March 28, 1932 the son of Ocie and Della (Weeks) Spikes. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Longville where he also served as a deacon. He retired from Trunkline Gas...
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Lenore May

June 7, 1920 - December 17, 2015

Lenore Clary May, 95 of Houston, Texas passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015 Regent Care Center where she lived in Kingwood Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. & Mabel Simmons, her husband Lee May, one daughter, one son, one granddaughter, one sister, two brothers, and a special brother-in-law Bill Dykes.Those left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her...
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Clifford Waller

August 10, 1936 - December 15, 2015

Clifford Austin Waller Sr. 79 of DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in DeRidder, LA. Mr. Waller was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in DeRidder LA. He also liked to fish, loved eagles and was a very hard worker. For forty years Mr. Waller was owner of Clif's Fire Safety & Equipment in DeRidder, LA.He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and...
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Billy Johnson

May 13, 1941 - December 13, 2015

Billy Leverne Johnson 74 of DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015 in DeRidder, LA. Mr. Johnson was a member of the VFW, and was retired from Boise Cascade. He also liked camping, bass fishing, hunting, and digging arrowheads.He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bettina Johnson, two sisters, and one brother.Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory is his...
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Freda Faith Manley

March 19, 1931 - December 6, 2015

Freda Faith Manley, age 84 of Kingwood Texas passed away Sunday December 6, 2015 at her residence. She was born March 19, 1931 in Rosepine, LA to Maurice Leroy & Ellen (Carpenter) Woodhatch. She taught school for the Vernon Parish Schools for 26 years. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, and painting with oil paints. She and her husband were volunteers for 16 years with "Campers on Mission" which...
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Inez Tyler

October 17, 1927 - November 29, 2015

Inez Tyler, 88, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 in DeRidder, Louisiana. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of DeRidder, LA. Mrs. Tyler was a loving wife and mother, she loved to quilt and make clothes.Mrs.. Tyler was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Bessie Wilson; one infant daughter, and one brother, Leroy and a sister Joyce. Those left to mourn...
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Michael James Carter

November 13, 1974 - November 28, 2015

Michael James Carter, age 41 of Hackberry, LA passed away in Ragley, LA on Saturday November 28, 2015. Michael was a loving guy who enjoyed anything outdoors and loved having fun with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, watching football, and was an avid LSU fan. Left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss are his parents: Mary & Wendell Carter of Dayton, TX, his sister: Candi and...
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LeRoy Smith

March 11, 1927 - November 26, 2015

LeRoy Smith, 88, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, November 26th, 2015 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Mr. Smith was a member of the Highland Mennonite Church of DeRidder, LA. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, August and Andie Smith; his wife, Louella Esau Smith. Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are two sons, Michael and wife Irene of Clarksdale, MS...
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Franklin D. Schales

October 24, 1932 - November 22, 2015


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Charles K. Williams

April 12, 1969 - November 18, 2015

Charles Kemp Williams, age 46, of Deridder, LA passed away November 18, 2015 in the Rosepine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 12, 1969 in Deridder to the late Charles Kemp Williams and Carolyn Sue (Williams) Delafosse. Although his battle with cancer was extremely difficult for him, he continued living his life to the fullest to the very end, always doing things very...
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Eva Nicole Cooley

June 24, 1990 - November 17, 2015

Eva Nicole "Nikkie" Cooley, 25, of Mittie, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in Mittie, LA. "Nikkie" was a member of the Cherry Grove Baptist Church of Mittie, LA, she loved riding horses, being with her family, she loved to sing, and those beautiful blue eyes could light up any room.She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Cooley, one brother, Buck and her step father,...
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Louie N. Snow

September 7, 1924 - November 17, 2015

Louie Snow, 91 of DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Mr. Snow was a WWII and Korean War Veteran. He was a loving man very willing to do for others and never met a stranger. He always greeted the Nursing Home visitors, and he enjoyed outings for pizza.He is survived by staff and residents of DeRidder Retirement and Rehab Center where he has...
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Dorothy May Johnson

February 13, 1981 - November 14, 2015

Dorothy May Johnson, 34, of Leesville, Louisiana entered eternal rest on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 in Leesville, Louisiana. She enjoyed animals but her one true love was her family.Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, William and Judy Sterling Williams. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, John Glenn Johnson Sr. of Leesville, LA; one daughter, Lexi Marie Johnson...
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Anna Marie Lewis

April 25, 1930 - November 9, 2015

Arrangements by Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, CA.
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James Maurice Wright

June 12, 1942 - November 9, 2015

James Maurice Wright, 73, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on Monday, November 9th, 2015 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Mr. Wright grew up in Leesville, but lived in the DeRidder area all of his life. He served in the Marines and was an avid Saints and LSU fan. He loved watching football, and baseball.Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his parents, Olaf and Inez Wright and one brother, Melvin Wright....
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Jessie Myrtle Estes

May 26, 1915 - October 28, 2015


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Marita Fafard

December 18, 1954 - October 24, 2015

Marita Rae Fafard age 60 of Longville, LA passed away October 24, 2015. She was born December 18, 1954 in Whitesburg, KY to Billy Ray & Elizabeth Ann (Adams) Trent. She married Paul Fafard Sr. and he preceded her in death, she later married Roger Dupree and he also preceded her in death as well as her parents, two sisters, and one brother. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are...
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Mable G. O'Neal

June 1, 1923 - October 23, 2015

Mable Grace O'Neal of Kilgore, Texas passed peacefully to be with the Lord at 10:25 AM on Friday October 23, 2015. She was born June 1, 1923 in Sugartown, LA to Paul & Octavia (Bailey) Garner. She met and married her husband, Clyde O'Neal, Sr. and they were married 62 years until he preceded her in death April 30, 2000. Her loving memory will be cherished forever by her daughter, Cheryl...
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Ted M. Cooley

October 18, 1961 - October 22, 2015

Ted M Cooley, 54, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory is his mother Grace Peddy Cooley, three brothers, J.D. (Barbara), Ricky (Dot), and Jack Cooley; three sisters, Shonie Warden, Bashie and Jill Cooley, and extended family and friends.Visitation will begin on Saturday, October 24th, 2015...
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Kouper Zayne Belanger

August 15, 2012 - October 2, 2015

Kouper Zayne Belanger, age 3, of DeRidder, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in DeRidder, Louisiana with his family by his side.Kouper was preceded in death by one sister, Kaesyn Belanger and maternal grandparents, Mike and Dana Hines and Alvin "Bosco" and Mary Belanger.Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his parents, Kevin Scott Corley and Lucia ...
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William E. McManemin

July 11, 1931 - September 23, 2015

William E. McManemin age 84 of Deridder, LA passed away on September 23, 2015 at his residence. Bill worked at Conoco Refinery and Vista Chemicals in Westlake where he retired. He also retired from the Louisiana National Guard with 38 years and was activated for Desert Storm at the age of 59 ½. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and a National officer for WBCCI the Airstream...
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William Elser

September 30, 1936 - September 22, 2015

William J. "Billy" Elser, 78, of Leesville, Louisiana passed away in his home, September 22nd, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Billy worked many years for Miller Brewing Company and also had a screen and patio business. He spent most of his adult life in California returning to the Leesville area in 1998. He served in the U.S. Army. Left to mourn his loss is his wife , Peggy Calcote Elser of...
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Louise Jones Knight

July 27, 1932 - September 8, 2015

Louise Knight, 83, of Rosepine, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in Rosepine, Louisiana with her family by her side. Mrs. Knight will be well remembered for the way she made others feel. She loved to tell jokes, laugh, smile, and just sit on the porch and enjoy a glass of ice cold water and talk. Mrs. Knight dedicated her life to being a loving wife, mother and...
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Huey H. Ashworth

January 25, 1928 - September 2, 2015

Huey Henry Ashworth, 87, of Merryville, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 in Merryville, Louisiana. Mr.Huey was a native of Singer Louisiana but resided in Merryville, Louisiana for the past 43 years. Mr. Huey was a retired sawmill and logging worker which he did most of his life. He was a member of the Bethel Grove Pentecostal Church, where he was a song leader...
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Robert Hood

November 13, 1947 - September 2, 2015

Robert Earl Hood, 67, of Leesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at his home in Leesville.He was born November 13, 1947 in Leesville, LA to Cecil and Johnnie Lee (Herrin) Hood. He was preceded in death by his parents.Surviving to cherish his memory are his two children, Stephanie Lea Dotson of Leesville and Stuart Ryan Hood and his wife Melinda of Katy, TX. Also surviving are four...
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Mark Knight

March 3, 1933 - August 30, 2015

Mark Knight, 82, of Rosepine, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Sunday, August 30, 2015 in Rosepine, Louisiana with his family by his side. Mr. Knight was proud to live in his home and community. He dedicated his life to leave a legacy of home, integrity, character, and love for his family. Mr. Knight was a retired farmer and seismic driller. The last years of his life were spent enjoying...
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Cecile Barrett

July 20, 1939 - August 29, 2015

Cecile Barrett, 76, of DeRidder, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 in DeRidder, Louisiana with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Barrett was a member of Dry Creek Bible Church, and was employed by East Beauregard School where she drove the Special Education Bus for 23 years. A special thank you to Harbor Hospice, Charlie and Lawanna for the special care they...
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J.B. Davis

March 7, 1938 - August 28, 2015

J.B. "George" Davis, 77, of Duson, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Friday, August 28th, 2015 in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was a native of DeRidder, LA, Baptist by faith and a retired logger. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie and Evie Hickman Davis; his wife, Marcelene Woodard Davis and two sons, James Davis and Terrell Davis. Those left to mourn his lose and cherish his...
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Rena Chaney

July 31, 1940 - August 17, 2015

Rena Murel Chaney, 75, passed away on Monday, August 17th, 2015 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Rena Murel was born on July 31, 1940 in Beauregard Parish, and lived all of her life in Sugartown. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and "friend". She wasn't't just a mother but our "friend." Her life long church of choice was Sugartown Pentecostal Church. She is loved by all and will be missed by...
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Audrey Grimes

December 1, 1938 - August 9, 2015

Audrey Hall Grimes, 76, of Rosepine, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Sunday, August 9th, 2015 in Rosepine, Louisiana with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Vivian Burrow Hall; one brother, Richard Dale Hall; one sister, Wanda May Hall; two grandsons, Jason Mitchell Brooks and Joshua Ayrault. Those left to mourn her loss and cherish...
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Clayton B. STROHSCHEIN

June 28, 1919 - July 27, 2015

Clayton Blaine Strohschein, 96, passed away on Monday, July 27th, 2015 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Clayton was born on June 28th, 1919 in Latanier, La. He farmed for 16 years in Big Bend, in Avoyelles Parish, and then moved to DeRidder. Clayton was a WW11 Veteran in which he served in the Army Air Force. He was a kind person who loved to visit with family and friends. He enjoyed life, and loved...
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Jane Slater

September 9, 1939 - July 18, 2015

Jane McKinzie Slater died peacefully at her home in DeRidder, LA on July 18, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Jane was born on September 9, 1939 in Jasper, Texas to Edward and Gladys Marie McKinzie.She is survived by one sister, Patricia Roy of Nederland, Texas and her husband, Dexter Slater, two sons, Robert "Van" Springfield, his wife, Kathy, and James Slater, one daughter,...
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Jeff Maxwell Hickman

January 27, 1928 - July 6, 2015


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Gertrude Perry

December 8, 1927 - June 30, 2015

Gertrude Goff Perry, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, transitioned from this life on June 30, 2015. She was born to Batiste Goff, Sr., and Lillie Givens Goff on December 8, 1927. She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, Jim Perry, Sr., son, Otis Perry and granddaughter, Kel'leigh Perry. She leaves to cherish her memory son, Jim Perry, Jr., daughter, Lillie Perry Busby ...
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Robert Monroe LaCaze

September 4, 1950 - June 26, 2015

Robert Monroe LaCaze, 64, of Pitkin, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Friday, June 26th, 2015 in Pitkin, Louisiana with his loving family by his side. Mr. LaCaze was the current Constable for Ward 5, member of Masonic Lodge #338 were he was the past Grand Master and currently a Sr. Warden, worked for Pitkin Water and Gas, and involved with the Council on Aging and Pitkin Community Center were...
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Nick Ricardo Carpio

July 7, 1952 - June 11, 2015

Nick Ricardo Carpio, 62, passed away on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Nick was born on July 7th, 1952 in Honolulu Hawaii, and lived in DeRidder since 1990. He was a kind person who loved to visit with family and friends. His nieces and nephews were like his own children, and he enjoyed spending time with them. Nick was retired from the US Army where he served his country for...
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Talmadge Quinin Chance

July 2, 1930 - June 5, 2015

Talmadge Quinin Chance, 84, of DeRidder, Louisiana entered eternal rest on Friday, June 5th, 2015 in DeRidder, Louisiana. He was a World War II Veteran, served in the Korean Conflict and served his country for 6 years. He was Baptist by faith.Mr. Chance was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ollie Ward Chance; seven brothers, FC Chance, Cecil Chance, Wesley David Chance, Wilburn Chance...
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Michael William McCormick

October 7, 1942 - May 28, 2015


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Oliver Matthew Farmer

December 19, 1919 - May 15, 2015


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