Harvey Johnson On April 26, 2008 Bro. Harvey Johnson, 86, achieved his greatest victory. He died in Christ. He was born on September 21, 1921 to the union of Lewellyn and Lizzie Johnson in Kirbyville, Texas. He was raised and educated in Weirgate, Texas. Following his graduation from high school the family moved to DeRidder, Louisianan where he was employed by Crosby Chemical Plant until he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He served in England, France and the Philippines. He retired from Civil Service at Fort Polk, Louisiana. He was baptized into the body of Christ in 1961 where he remained a good servant in the kingdom until his health failed. So the man who was affectionately known as, "Big Shot" has more than earned his promotion of glory. Now he has taken his sabbatical, now he has entered into the rest promised by the Hebrew writer. He was a unique personality that we shall miss, yet his influence in the Lord's Church will live on. Preceding him in death were his parents, four brothers, one sister, his wife Eula Mae Johnson and one daughter, Regina Johnson - Clarida. he leaves to mourn his passing three children, Virgil Gail Johnson - Riley (Melvin) of Bowie, Maryland; Lynette Johnson of Wilmington, Delaware; Eddie Paul Johnson of Houston, Texas; two adopted children, Vivian Puckett and Keith Bryant of DeRidder; a loving niece, Wanda Faye Johnson of DeRidder; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Beauregard Church of Christ in DeRidder. Brother Jasper Newsome will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, May 2, 2008 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial will follow at CommunityCemetery in DeRidder.
Gerry Poisson Gerald “Gerry” Poisson, 62, of Merryville, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Merryville.
Visitation will be Monday, April 28, 2008 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder from 4:00 – 9:00 PM and from 10:00 AM until time of service on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Newlin Cemetery in Singer, LA. Officiation the service will be Bro. Dalton Isabel and Bro.Jimmy Glass.
Survivors include his wife: Alice Poisson of Merryville, LA; Sons: Brian Poisson of DetroitMich. & Patrick Poisson of Detroit, Mich.; Daughters: Elizebeth Growder, of Detroit, Mich. And Victoria Smith, of Detroit, Mich.; Brothers: Pierre Poisson of La Guana, CA, Steve Poisson of Canada, Doug Poisson of Canada and Don Poisson of Canada; Step-Sons: Tony Ray of Sulphur, LA, Glenn Ray of Merryville, LA and Chris Doyle of Singer, LA and 17 GrandChildren and 2 Great GrandChildren.
Chase Andrew Christman Due to an explosion at the LNG Plant in Lake Charles, LA, Chase went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. Visitation will begin Friday, April 25, 2008at 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the First United Pentecostal Church of DeRidder, LA and will continue on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 10:00 am until time of service at 2:00 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the First United Pentecostal Church of DeRidder, LA. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder. TheRevs. Zale Lewis; Joseph Johnson and Kevin Reeves will officiate. Chase is survived by his Father: David Christman, Jr., and spouse Betty of St. Charles, MO; Mother: Karen Williams and spouse Durwood of DeRidder, LA; Sisters: Cameron Christman of DeRidder, LA and Brianne Lovins of DeRidder, LA; Maternal Grandparents: Danny and Kaye Owens of DeRidder, LA; Paternal Grandparents David and Betty Christman, Sr. of Winnfield, LA: Bartes and Mildred Alphin of Sherwood, AR and Maternal Great Grandmother: Mona Bea Johnson of DeRidder, LA.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Pentecostal Church Building Fund, Post Office Box 301, DeRidder, Louisiana 70634 or Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, 4441 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, LA 70006.
John Riley Sharber John Riley Sharber, 73, of DeRidder passed away Sunday, April 13, 2008 at a local hospital. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maria Sharber of DeRidder, LA; a daughter, Tina M. Valigura & husband Ronney of Weatherford, TX; Son,John R. Sharber, Jr. & Fiancee’ Helen Griffin of Lake Charles, LA; 5 Grandchildren,Antoinette M. Nelson, Travis Pitre, Dustina Sharber, Marlene Holcomb & Kalene Holcomb; 2 Great Grandchildren,Kaileanna Hodge & Skylar Hodge; Sister – in – Law,Anna Boanca of DeRidder, LA and family by heart,David & Lisa Harper of Sugartown and their two children Hunter & Dawson Harper. Memorial services for John Riley Sharber will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Whitaker Cemetery at a later date.
Kathy Jo Clark
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Kathy Jo Clark. On April 14, 2008 she lost her battle to cancer.
She leaves behind her mother, Addie; brother, Charles; sister, Lydia; her son, Mike, daughter in law, Nan and only grandchild, Brianna.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 18, 2008 at the Brushy Creek Baptist Church of Bancroft, LA from 5:00PM – 8:00PM.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 12:00 PM at Brushy Creek Baptist Church. We will have a life celebration gathering after the service in the church friendship hall. Pastor Martin will provide services.
For all the animals mom saved, in lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to: DeRidder Humane Society of West Louisiana, P. O. Box 1751, DeRidder, LA 70634.
Ludy R. Bruner Funeral services for Ludy R. Bruner, who departed this life on April 3, 2008, will be held Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 12:00PM at Starlight Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Visitation will be Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 9:00 am until time of service. Burial will be at Beauregard Cemetery. Mrs. Bruner was born in Bancroft, Louisiana and lived in DeRidder for all of her adult life. She was a member of Starlight Baptist Church. Mrs. Bruner leaves to cherish her memory: Son: Jacob Bruner, Jr. and spouse Kathy of DeRidder. 2 Brothers: C. A. Spikes of DeRidder, LA and Enral Bettis of California. Sister: Lillie B. Lofton of DeRidder, LA. 2 Grandchildren: Wajenna Adkins and spouse Yusef of Baton Rouge, LA and Poindexter Bruner of Ville Platte, LA. 4 Step-Grandchildren: Byron Nash; Shadrick Nash; Corey Nash all of DeRidder, LA and Trea Trapp of Grambling State University. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss her dearly.
She was a loving and caring mother who fought a courageous battle with cancer.