William Virgis Colton, 43, of DeRidder, Louisiana, passed from this life on Monday, July 30, 2012 at his home. Visitation will be on Monday, August 6, 2012 from 12:30 to 1:00pm at New Hope Holiness Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral service will be Monday, August 6, 2012 at 1:00pm at New Hope Holiness Church. Pastor Michael Harris will officiate. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder.
George Eddie Steward
March 18, 1936 - July 30, 2012
George E. Steward (Uncle George/Moody), 76, passed from this life on Monday, July 30, 2012 in DeRidder, Louisiana. George was a native of Corsicana, Texas and a lifetime resident of DeRidder, Louisiana.He retired from Boise Cascade after over 30 years of service. He was a member of numerous community and civic organizations, and a member of the Starlight Missionary Baptist Church-Rev. Daniel Stafford pastor.Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Della Steward of Corsicana, Texas: daughter, Tempest Acker of Marietta, Georgia: sister, Christine Crawford of Corsicana, Texas: grandchildren, Machema McGregor of Dallas, Texas: Willie George Steward II of Atlanta, Georgia, Tatyana and Taliya Acker of Marietta, Georgia; great grandchildren, and a host of favorite nieces, nephews, family, special friends, in-laws and god children.He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann J. Steward, father, George D. Steward, brother, Willie Howard Steward, and son, Willie George Steward.
Visitation will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 03, 2012 and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at Starlight Missionary Baptist Church in DeRidder, La. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Starlight Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Daniel Stafford will officiate. Burial will follow at Starlight Cemetery in DeRidder, La.
George Wesley Townsley
March 10, 1928 - July 28, 2012
George Wesley Townsley, 84, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Doris LaVerne Townsley; one daughter, Karen “Tiddly” Townsley and her husband, Glen Dyer; sons, Damon Townsley and his wife Debby of Prairieville, Louisiana; George (Kevin) Townsley and his wife Jody of Hensley, Arkansas; Barry Townsley and his wife Wendy of DeRidder, Louisiana; ten grandchildren: Jena, Jaclyn and Dillon Townsley, Brandon Broussard, Crystal Parce Harper, Andrea Dyer Wilson, George Kevin Townsley II and Geoffrey Kincaid Townsley and Corey and Celeste Townsley. He also had 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Eugene Townsley and Victoria Loftin Townsley; brothers, Victor, Soloman “Sol”, Fate, Mitch and Pat Townsley and sister, Melba Branch. George graduated from DeRidder High School in 1946. He served in WWII, and the Korean Conflict. He graduated from LSU in 1951. He was a state dairy inspector, an Asst. Supervisor for the Farm program at LCIS in DeQuincy, a former school teacher at East Beauregard and he retired as a dairy farmer of 27 years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion for 40 years.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La from 5:00pm-9:00pm and on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 beginning at 10:00am until time of service. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La. Rev. Wayne Kite and Rev. Corey Townsley will officiate. Burial will follow at Whitaker Cemetery in DeRidder, La. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Ester Mae Jones
October 22, 1926 - July 19, 2012
Funeral services for Ester Mae Jones, 85, of DeRidder, Louisiana will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana, with Rev. Keith W. Stevenson officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 until the time of service. Sis. Ester Mae was an avid gardener and she loved to cook. She was a nature lover and loved to collect the beauty of butterflies. She will truly be missed. Funeral services will be conducted under the direction of Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Jones of Angleton, TX; two daughters, Glory Hickman of Houston, TX and Mary Washington of DeRidder, LA; one son, Devon Thomas of DeRidder, LA. She leaves behind to cherish her legacy, three sons, Charlie Hickman Jr., James Edward Hickman and Alan (Alice) Hickman all of DeRidder, LA; one daughter, Alphretta M. Johnson of Kirbyville, TX; three sisters, Cleotha Porter of Houston, TX, Hazel (Richard) North of Dallas, TX and Delores (Isaac) Thomas of DeRidder, LA; three brothers, David Husband Sr., Charles Husband of DeRidder, LA and James (Alice) Husband of DeQuincy, LA; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Rosie Lee Tinsley
March 12, 1945 - July 18, 2012
Rosie Lee “Bobbie” Tinsley, 67, of DeQuincy, Louisiana, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Denver Roy Tinsley; daughters, Sandy Wilkerson and husband Bubba and Carolyn Clark and husband Brad; brother, Clayton Doyle and wife Ruby all of DeQuincy, Louisiana. She is survived by her grandchildren, James Wilkerson III and wife Emily of Shreveport, Louisiana; Arlene Wilkerson of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Christopher Clark of DeQuincy, Louisiana; great-grandchildren, James Wilkerson IV and Catherine Wilkerson.She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosie and Acie Doyle and sister, Louise Daigle.
Visitation will be Friday, July 20, 2012 at Hargrove Bible Baptist Church in DeQuincy, Louisiana from 10:00 am till 10:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:00 am also at Hargrove Bible Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery in Singer, Louisiana. Bro. Paul Nugent will officiate.
Lloyd Lamar (Buddy) Wildblood
November 23, 1931 - July 13, 2012
Lloyd Lamar (Buddy) Wildblood, 80, passed from this life on Friday, July 13, 2012 at his home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Lloyd was a four year letterman at Merryville High School in football, basketball and track. He earned a two year scholarship for football at McNeese State University. He was a fabrication shop foreman at PPG Industries in Lake Charles for 20 years and was a welder for Boise Cascade in DeRidder for 20 years.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Jeanienne Stark Wildblood; son, Lloyd L. Wildblood II and wife Patrice of DeRidder, Louisiana; daughters, Debbie Wildblood Kelley and husband Jimmy of DeRidder, Louisiana and Pam Wildblood Fontenot and husband Bob of Moss Bluff, Louisiana; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana from 1:00pm till 9:00pm and on Monday, July 16, 2012, beginning at 10:00am until time of service. Funeral service will be on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 2:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Quicksand Cemetery in Buckhorn, TX (Newton County). Bro. Johnny Johnson and Bro. Wayne Kite will officiate. Pallbearers will be his 6 grandsons.
Elizabeth Lucille Fuller Humble
November 23, 1921 - July 11, 2012
Elizabeth Lucille Fuller Humble, 90, passed peacefully from this life at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in DeRidder, Louisiana.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Jordan Fuller Humble and wife Kristy of Polson, Montana; daughters, Mary Humble Gibson and husband Keith of Fisher, Louisiana, Ingia Humble Irvine Parish of Marshall, Texas, Renee Humble Myers and husband Hardy of DeRidder, Louisiana; grandchildren, Lisa Ann Burnett and husband Michael of Houston, Texas, David Jordan “Bubba” Irvine and wife Shonda of Marshall, Texas, Nicole Gibson Brien and husband Shane of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Joshua Hunter Gibson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jordan Myers Lukens and husband Ken of DeRidder, Louisiana, Frind James Hardy Myers and wife Laura of Moss Bluff, Louisiana, Jim Bridger Humble of Sacramento California, and Melian Elizabeth Humble and husband Ryan Stunden of Polson, Montana and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James I. “Jimmy” Humble; daughter, Amanda Humble Bumgardner; parents, Arrie and Minnie Fuller; sister, Catherine Fuller Stark; great-grandsons, Jaxson Ridge Irvine and Remington Jace Irvine, great-granddaughter, Alice Nicole Humble.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 6:00pm till 8:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 3:00pm also at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held at Merryville Cemetery in Merryville, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Merryville United Methodist Church, 824 Frazier St. Merryville, LA 70653
Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out how we feel, stop deciding with our minds what we want our hearts to feel, and just go with, Whatever happens, happens.”…We have to do what we’re afraid to do… No one is more cherished in the world than someone who lightens the burden of another…You give but little when you give of your possessions…It is when you give of yourself that you truly give…For in truth it is life that gives unto life while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.
You, Ingia, our beloved sister, have been the giver to our mother for the past 10 years…Words are inadequate to express our heartfelt appreciation for all of your giving. We pray for blessings for you and yours…
We love you, Brother, Mer, and Nae
Annie Mae Rosendoll
May 21, 1928 - July 9, 2012
Annie Mae Rosendoll, 84, of DeRidder, Louisiana, passed from this life on Monday, July 9, 2012 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Wonda Barnes of Covina, California and Vera Clayborne of Alta Loma, California; brother, James O’Banion of Tyler, Texas; sisters, Olivia Hickman and Jean Johnson, both of DeRidder, Louisiana; great-aunt, Ruby Hudson of Chicago, Illinois; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Rosendoll.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana, from 9:00am till 11:00am. Funeral Services will follow, beginning at 11:00 am also at the church. Pastor Keith Stevenson will officiate. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana
July 4, 1937 - July 6, 2012
Betty Sue Warden, 76, of Merryville, Louisiana, passed from this life on Friday, July 6, 2012 in DeRidder, Louisiana.
Mrs. Warden was a loving and precious mother and grandmother. She loved going to church, taking rides in the country, spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. She will be missed dearly but we will meet her again on the other side of Jordan. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Marilyn Shaw and husband Bruce of Anahuac, Texas. Betty Jean Smith and husband Brad of Cleveland, Texas. Jimmie Lynn Logg and husband Walter of Cleveland, Texas. Rhonda Davis and husband Aubrey of Bon Weir, Texas and Vanessa Conner and husband Linus of Carlyss, Louisiana. She was a loving grandmother of nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mrs. Warden was preceded in death by her husband Johnny Merle Warden and her parents Reese and Bernice Martin.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the First Pentecostal Church in Merryville, Louisiana, from 5-9pm. Funeral Services will be held at the First Pentecostal Church in Merryville, Louisiana on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 4pm. Burial will follow at Brushy Creek Cemetery in Bancroft, Louisiana.
Marcie Ann Foster Cooley
March 9, 1947 - July 5, 2012
Marcie Ann Foster Cooley, 65, of Euless, TX, passed on Thursday, July 5, 2012, in her home as a result of pancreatic cancer. She was born in Merryville, LA, on March 9, 1947 to Felix F. Foster and Amalia “Mollie” Menning Foster. Marcie was the youngest of seven children. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother George Gus Foster. Surviving are her brothers Orin Foster (Natchitoches, LA), Alan Foster (Roswell, GA), and Bob Foster (Gilbert, AZ), and sisters Dorothy Foster Wood (Moss Bluff, LA) and Felice Foster Fowler (Slidell, LA). She is also survived by her daughter Heather Cooley (Euless, TX) and son and daughter in law Philip and Mandy Cooley (Westfield, IN), grandsons Kade and Kooper Cooley (Westfield, IN) and her sweet cocker spaniel Scout.
She graduated from Merryville High School in 1965 and McNeese College in 1969. During her school years Marcie played basketball.She began her teaching career in East Baton Rouge Parish at McKinley High School and Woodlawn High School (1969 – 1974). Over the next 15 years, she taught at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, TX (1974-1978), DeRidder High School and Merryville High School in Beauregard Parish (1978-1988). Her most tenured position, though, was at Edward S. Marcus High School in Flower Mound, TX. From 1989 – 2012, she taught English, was the senior class sponsor, served on the Building Leadership Team, and kept the official scorebook for both boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Marcie was inducted as a Lifetime Member of PTSA and sponsored Habitat for Humanity projects. Additionally, she was very active in Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, serving as both President (2007 – 2010) and at the time of her death was the Area XVI Coordinator.Marcie was an avid supporter of her students and attended many games and events held at the school. As scorekeeper for the boys’ basketball team, she joined them as they won two state championships in 2011 and 2012. She was always proud to be a Marcus Marauder!
Service will be held in DeRidder, LA, at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. Friends and family are welcome.Memorial donations can be made to the Marcie F. Cooley Scholarship Fund c/o Lewisville ISD Education Foundation, Inc. (P.O. Box 643, Lewisville, TX 75067 or www.lisdef.com).
John Mitchell "Mitch" Mills
November 1, 1959 - July 4, 2012
John Mitchell “Mitch” Mills, 52, of DeRidder, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Many, Louisiana. Mitch was a graduate of DeRidder High School and McNeese State University. He was a coach of football and track for 30 years. He was also an adaptive P.E. coach helping handicapped children and was a Driver Education teacher. Mitch taught at Leesville, Pickering, Rosepine and DeRidder schools. He was a member of various Coaching Associations. Mitch played football at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. In High School, Mitch was a shotputter and also played in all sports.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, John Seth-Colton Mills, Logan Ashton Mills and Halston Keller Mills; parents, Bobby and JoAnn Mills; brother, Robert Mills and wife Juanita all of DeRidder, Louisiana; aunt, Merle Jopes and family of Picayune, Mississippi and uncles, Arthur Temple of DeRidder, Louisiana, Lee and Louis Temple of Lake Charles, Louisiana and mother of his children, Stacey Keller.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 6, 2012 from 5:00pm till 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11am at DeRidder High School in DeRidder, Louisiana. David Castle will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made to a Children’s Home of their choice.