Oscar Johnson, Jr, 67, of Merryville, Louisiana passed away June 30. 2008 in his home. Memorial Services were held at Myers Colonial Funeral Home Chapel.
Arlene Phyllis Schmitt Hooper Arlene Hooper, 52, of Merryville, LA died June 30, 2008 at her residence. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 5, 2008 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at Dunning Chapel in Merryville, LA. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. Dunning Chapel in Merryville, LA. On March 5, 1956, Arlene was born to John & Frances Schmitt in New Jersey. She is preceded in death by her father John Schmitt & Husband Alfred Hooper. She leaves to mourn: her mother, Frances Squires of Ft. Worth, Texas; her son, Tyrone Hooper of Anahuac, Texas; Daughter, Cherrisse Hooper of Merryville, Louisiana; one sister, Karen and (Jorge) Encarnacion of Forth Worth, Texas; two brothers, Robert and John Schmitt both of New Jersey; one sister-in-law, Elouise (Earnest) Jenkins; three brothers-in-law, Fred, John, and Brian (Latrice) Hooper all of Merryville, Louisiana; three grandchildren, Hayden & Makayden Hooper of Anahuac, Texas and Mekyah Hooper of Merryville, Louisiana and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Johnnie Lowell McClain
Johnnie McClain, 58, of DeRidder passed away June 24, 2008 at his residence. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Laurel Toland, 48 of DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on June 21, 2008 in the Beauregard Memorial Hospital. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
On June 6, 2008, Johnnie Thomas Worthen, 92, of DeRidder, passed from this life.
Mr. Worthen was born in Glenmora, Louisiana on July 4, 1915 to the union of Ruben Worthen and Jimmie Ann Miller.He lived most of his life in the DeRidder area.He worked as a truck driver for Kite Brothers RV, where he retired after 30 years of loyal service.He was also very proud to serve as a deputy sheriff officer for the Beauregard Parish Sheriffs office, where he was the first African American deputy.
He leaves to mourn his passing, the children from his union to, Gerttie W. William:Superintendent Johnnie Worthen (Helen) of Cleveland, Texas and Minister Larry Johnson of Chicago, Illinois.The children from his union to, Shirley Jones:Fran Worthen, Bernard Worthen, Greta Worthen and June Marie Worthen all of Chicago, Illinois.The children from his union to, Jewel Crosby West:El Nora Silas of DeRidder; Carolin Collier of Lake Charles; Faye West of DeRidder; Thomas Lee Worthen (Mary) of DeRidder; Elder Daniel Worthen (Jacqueline Renee) of DeRidder; Paul Worthen of Baton Rouge and Mary Cris (LaShay) of San Antonio, Texas.The children from his union to Early Mae Worthen:Tangie Faye Jones (Lawrence) of Albany, Georgia; Johnnie Thomas Worthen, Jr. of DeRidder; Mary Worthen - Alfred (Mark) of Arlington, Texas; Evonne Marie Worthen of Opelousas, Louisiana and Ruby Jackson (Wayne) of DeRidder.
He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Worthen was preceded in death by Shirley Jones, Jewel Crosby West, Early Mae Denmond Worthen; 3 children, Jimann Worthen, Larry Worthen and Micheal Worthen; his parents, brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held from 9am until service time Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.Elder James Piper will officiate. Burial services will be held at CommunityCemetery in DeRidder.
Lucille Elizabeth Glass Barnhill
Mrs. Lucille Barnhill, 82, of DeRidder, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2008 at a local hospital. Visitation will be held at the First United Pentecostal Church of DeRidder from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 8, 2008 and from 10:00 am until service time on Monday, June 9, 2008 also at the church. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 9, 2008 at the First United Pentecostal Church of DeRidder. The Reverends Zale Lewis and Charles E. Glass will officiate. Burial services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in DeRidder. Mrs. Barnhill is survived by her husband, Larry Armstrong Barnhill of DeRidder; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Cernero and husband, Joseph Thomas Cernero of Sherman, Texas; Two Grandsons, Joseph Ryan Cernero and wife Carrie Ann of Sherman Texas and Aaron Lawrence Cernero and wife Ailee Marie also of Sherman, Texas and 5 great grandchildren: Joseph Blume Cernero, Oliver Armstrong Cernero, Josephine Elizabeth Cernero, Sophia Maria Cernero and Allie Jane Cernero. She is also survived by 3 brothers, Rev. Charles E. Glass and wife, Mary Jo of Sherman, Texas, Rev. Arless Glass and wife, Joan of Pasadena, Texas and Medford Glass and wife, Sis of DeRidder and one Sister-in-Law, Mollie Glass of Pasadena, Texas.
Kei Day Moore
Kei - Day Moore
Kei - Day Moore, infant daughter of Roderick Moore and Linda Watson, passed away on June 4, 2008 in DeRidder. Funeral services for Kei - Day will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. The Rev. Alvin Peters will officiate. Burial will be held at Spikes Cemetery in Bancroft, Louisiana.