William Darrell Bailey, 35, of Rosepine, Louisiana, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 28, 2009 in DeRidder, La.
William was born in DeRidder, Louisiana on November 22, 1973 to Melvin and Joyce Bailey.He was a graduate of RosepineHigh School.William was employed as a lineman with Cleco. He was an avid outdoorsmen and family man who loved watching his son George play sports, especially football. He also loved spoiling his daughter, Brittany. William, we will miss you and you will always be in our hearts.
Visitation will begin on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 3:00 PM -9:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am at the RosepineHigh School Gymnasium in Rosepine, Louisiana with the Rev. Arlen Smith officiating. Burial will be in MarlowCemetery in Pitkin, Louisiana.
William is survived by: Father: Melvin Bailey and spouse, Terrell of DeRidder, Louisiana; Mother: Joyce Bailey of DeRidder, Louisiana; Wife: Robin Lynn Bailey of Rosepine, Louisiana; Son: George Bailey of Rosepine, Louisiana; Daughter: Brittany Bailey of Rosepine, Louisiana; Step-Brother: Blake Campbell of DeRidder, Louisiana; Sisters: Brooke Bailey of DeRidder, Louisiana; Cheyenne Bailey of Alabama; Crystal Bailey of Alabama: Step-Sister: Amber Barrett of Dry Creek, Louisiana; Niece: Bailey Miller of DeRidder, Louisiana; Nephew: Koltyn Barrett of Dry Creek, Louisiana.
William was preceded in death by his brother: George Edward Bailey.
John M. Vercher
John M. Vercher, 63, passed from this life on Sunday, July 26, 2009 in Bon Weir, Texas.Visitation will begin on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 from 1 PM until 9 PM at the First United Pentecostal Church of Merryville in Merryville, Louisiana and will continue on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 from 9 AM until time of service.Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at the First United Pentecostal Church of Merryville at 2 o’clock PM with Rev. Thomas Peavy and Rev. James Hamilton officiating.Burial will be held at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, Louisiana.Mr. Vercher is survived by the following; daughter: Charlotte Vercher of Bon Weir, Texas; sisters: Earlene Pittman of Swannanoa, North Carolina and Shirley Benoit of Merryville, Louisiana; as well at four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Edith Virginia Lowe
Edith Virginia Lowe, 76, passed from this life on Sunday, July 26, 2009 in Leesville, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Anita Rene'e Johnson Richardson
Anita Rene'e Johnson Richardson
Anita Rene'e Johnson Richardson, 39, departed this life on Saturday, July 25, 2009 in DeRidder, La.
Anita was born in Jasper, Texas on February 4, 1970. She was a graduate of DeRidder High School in DeRidder, La. She spent her entire life helping others with special needs. She will be missed by her many friends and family.
Visitation will begin on July 26, 2009 at Three Pine Pentecostal Church of DeRidder, Louisiana beginning at 2:00 PM until the time of service on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 10:00 am with the Revs. Dan Booth and Roger Herrington officiating. Burial will be at Frisby Cemetery in Jasper, Texas.
Anita is survived by: Jerrod Richardson; Mother: Diane Lowe of DeRidder, Louisiana; Brother: Dewayne Walley of Bossier City, Louisiana; Step-Brothers: Eric Johnson of DeRidder, Louisiana; Troy Blackmon of Houston, Texas; Robert Lowe of Vidor, Texas and Clint Lowe of Texas; Sister: Crystal Norris of Maryville, Tennesseeand Step-Sister: Melinda Walley of DeRidder, Louisiana; Nieces: Emily and Abigil Norris of Maryville, Tennessee; Nephew: Conner Norris of Maryville, Tennessee; Uncle: Chris McDonald of DeRidder, Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her Father: Lee Johnson; Paternal Grandfather: Lavelle Johnson; Maternal Grandparents: Elsie and R. B. McDonald.
Ollie Henry Perry
Ollie Henry Perry
The Shepherd has called home another member of His flock. Ollie Henry Perry, 94, has peacefully left this world for everlasting life on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.
Ms. Ollie is survived by one son: Donald Ray Perry and spouse, Sue of Merryville, La.
2 Grandchildren: Donnette Sue Perry Judd and husband, Chad of Cleveland, Texas; Patsy Vaness Perry Carr and husband, Robin of Merryville, La. 3 Great Grandchildren: Amanda “Carr” Speight and husband, David of Merryville, La; Adrean “Carr” Galloway and husband, Paul of Merryville, La and Garrett Judd of Cleveland, Texas. 7 Great-Great Grandchildren: Skylar; Mallory; McKenna; Jackson; Brook; Britney and Brandy. Also she is survived by many relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband: Emmett T. Perry.
She was a member of MerryvilleFirstBaptistChurch for 83 years.
Visitation will be held at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La, and beginning at 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Thursday, July 23, 2009. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Merryville in Merryville, La, on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 10:00 am with the Rev. Lyndon Longoria officiating. Burial will be at MeadowsCemetery in Merryville, La.
Sherlie E. Hedger
Sherlie E. Hedger
Sherlie E. Hedger, 80, passed from this life on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at his residence in DeRidder, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 9:00 AM until the funeral service at 10:00 AM. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Old Cypress Cemetery. He is survived by the following;Wife: Shirley B. Hedger of DeRidder, LA; Daughters: Ada Mae and husband Charles Leo Smith of DeRidder, LA and Sherlie Eugeneia Owens of Bruner, MO; Brothers: Kenneth Hedger of Odessa, TX and Alpha Lee Hedger of Graham, TX; as well as 9 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild. He was preceded in death by: Only Son: Blackie the dog; Daughter: Ginger Lee Hedger; Parents: Shirlie Ruben and Ada May (Cochran) Hedger; Grandchildren: Pauline Louise LaBrie and Eugene Leo Smith; and Sister: Irene Ray.
Velma Mae Kennedy Rashall
Velma Mae Kennedy Rashall
Velma Mae Kennedy Rashall,93, of Coppers Cove, Texas, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 14, 2009. She was born on March 1, 1916. Visitation will be held Friday, July 17, 2009 from 5 PM until 9 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10 AM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Ford Cemetery in Bon Weir, Texas. Her pallbearers will be son-in-law: Jimmy Drawdy; grandsons: Rick Rashall and Marty Rashall; great grandsons: R. J. Rashall and Justin Rashall; and friend: Paul F. Thames. She was survived by the following: daughter: Brenda Drawdy and husband Jimmy of Kempner, TX; granddaughter: Tiffany Thames Ward of Killeen, TX; great grandson: Aidan Collis Ward of Killeen, TX; sons: C. L. Rashall, Jr. and wife Diane of San Antonio, TX, Willie Richard Rashall and wife Peggy of Orange, TX, and Earnie Ray Rashall and wife Connie of Eunice, LA as well as fourteen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: husband: Collis L. Rashall of Merryville, LA and Beaumont, TX; mother: Rose Ella Kennedy of Merryville, LA; father: Lawrence Daniel Kennedy of Sikes, LA; and brother: Cheasmon Kennedy of Merryville, LA.
Sylvia Harper Smith
Sylvia Harper Smith
Sylvia Harper Smith departed this life on Monday, July 13, 2009 surrounded by her family at The Guardian in Lake Charles, Louisiana after an off and on battle with cancer. She fought a tough battle; the cancer and then two major back surgeries, 6 days apart. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Sylvia graduated from Sugartown High School. She worked for West Brothers General Office many years as Executive Secretary. Later Sylvia worked many years for Beauregard Electric Cooperative and retired there. Then she devoted more time to family and friends. Through the years, she also did volunteer work for various organizations. Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 and will continue on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 from 9:00 am until the time of service at 10:00 am at Myers Colonial Funeral Home of DeRidder, Louisiana. Burial will be at Cooper Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rev. Wayne Kite, Rev. Jim Miers and Rev. Jimmy McDonald will officiate. Sylvia is survived by her Husband, Herbert Smith of DeRidder, LA; Son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Lisa Smith of Lake Charles, LA; Granddaughter, Sophia Elisabeth Smith of Lake Charles, LA; Brother, A. L. Harper of Woodville, Texas; Sister, Marie England of DeRidder, LA; Sister-in-law, Billie Harper of DeRidder, LA and many special friends. She was preceded in death her parents, Albert and Ina Harper; Brother, James A. Harper and Nephew, Lance Harper.
Jessie Nelson, 85, passed from this life on July 10, 2009 at his residence.Born September 10, 1923, he was a native of Singer, LA. He remained a resident for most of his life, except while he served proudly in the Army Air Corp during World War II in the South Pacific.During his younger years, he worked in the forestry industry, hauling stumps to the Newport Plant in DeQuincy.He graduated from DeQuincy Trade School as a furniture maker and upholsterer. Later, he retired from the Beauregard Parish School Board. For a number of years he worked offshore in the oil industry and for the Beauregard Parish Maintenance Road Crew.He was an Avid LSU and New Orleans Saints fan and the Singer Hornets number one fan. Jessie was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Never meeting a stranger, he was a loyal friend to everyone that he came in contact with.He was always a practical joker; he loved people and enjoyed making them laugh.He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was the proud father of one son: Joe Nelson and wife Carolyn of DeQuincy, LA; and three daughters: Alma “Rusty” Matthis of Singer, LA, Freddy Nelson of Huntington, TX, and Rita Hays and husband Jim of Warren, TX.He had fourteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren. He has one living sister: Billie Perkins of Beeville, TX. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church and rarely missed a service. As an avid gardener, he loved supplying many friends and relatives with fresh farm vegetables every year, as long as his health allowed.He was preceded in death by his loving wife and companion of forty-seven years: Lillian Hyatt Nelson; his father: Wade Hampton Nelson; mother: Loudella Ashworth Nelson; and sixteen brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held at Good Hope Baptist Church in Singer, LA on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 2 O’clock PM. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 2 O’clock PM at Good Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Bourque and Rev. Jimmy Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery.
Mark Anthony Brister
Mark Anthony Brister, 19, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Visitation will be held for him at Hearts United Church in Evans, Louisiana on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 starting at 6 PM. A Graveside Service will be held at 11 O'clock AM on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at Merryville Cemetery in Merryville, Louisiana. Survivors include the following: Parents: Roger and Melissa Brister of Merryville, Louisiana; Brother: Michael Brister of Merryville, Louisiana; Sisters: Michelle Brister of Anacoco, Louisiana and Monica Brister of Rosepine, Louisiana.