Darren Alan Grant passed from this life on Monday, June 25, 2012 in Shreveport. A memorial service celebrating his life will be Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:00 am at Ellerbe Road United Methodist Church in Shreveport, LA. Rev. Christmas C. Wilbur will be officiating. A graveside service and interment will be Friday, June 29, 2012 at Merryville Cemetery in Merryville, Louisiana. Family and friends are invited. Darren was born July 30, 1966 in Jamestown, ND. He attended Ellerbe Road United Methodist Church and was General Manager of several hotels.
His parents, Larry and Linda Grant, sister, Teri Ferry and husband Richard and nephew Dakota Ferry share his beautiful memories. He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Jeffrey.
The family extends a special thanks to the ER Staff at Willis-Knighton South. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ellerbe Road United Methodist Church "Prayer Garden Fund", 10130 Ellerbe Church Rd., Shreveport, LA 71106.
Dianna Cole - Greer
December 11, 1965 - June 25, 2012
Dianna Cole-Greer, 46, of DeRidder, Louisiana, passed from this life on Monday, June 25, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Those left to cherish her memory are her father, Carl Raymond Cole and step-mother Frances M. Cole of DeRidder, Louisiana; step-father, David Wilder; step-brother, Wesley Harbison of Lafayette, Louisiana; step-sister, Martha Harbison of Tulsa, Oklahoma and special friends, Jeff, Todd and Susan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Greer and mother, Barbara McMillin Wilder.
Visitation will be on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana with a memorial service following at 11:00 am. Rev. Wayne Evans will officiate.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Methodist Children's Home or First United Methodist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana.
February 1, 1920 - June 24, 2012
Estelle Maddox Deason Perry, 92 of DeRidder, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, June 24, 2012, at Westwood Manor Nursing Home.Estelle was born February 1, 1920, in Pitkin, Louisiana to Barney and Viola Maddox. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of DeRidder.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her greatest love on this earth was her family. She loved having her grandchildren visit her so she could cook for them her special pancakes, blueberry muffins and cinnamon rolls. She also enjoyed taking them to the movies, bowling, shopping, and the park. She once said, “I have pushed grandchildren on swings for thirty years.”
Estelle leaves to cherish her memory: her daughters, Peggy Smith, of Deridder, Betty Heurtevant of Sulphur; sons Bobby Deason and wife Judy of DeRidder, Ronnie Deason of Sulphur; seven grandchildren, Phyllis Smith Root and husband Matthew of Temecula, CA, Kimberly Smith McDonald and husband Stanley of Shreveport, John Heurtevant and wife Elizabeth of Sulphur, Marcus Heurtevant and wife Kristy of Sulphur, Eric Deason of DeRidder, Brad Deason of Baltimore, MD, and Lori Deason Reynolds and husband Bob of Fort Worth, TX; twelve great-grandchildren, Andrew and Caroline Root, Samuel, Sarah and Ian McDonald, Jonathan and Shawn Nunez, Vivian and Garrett Heurtevant, Dean and Brent Fletcher, Landon and Sadie Reynolds; one great-great grandchild Dylan Perkins Fletcher; one sister Lottie Anding.She was preceded in death by her husbands, Marcus Deason and John Perry; son, Roger Deason; grandson, Jack Walt Smith; granddaughter, Sabrina Lea Deason Fletcher Owens; brothers James Maddox, Richard Maddox, and Mark Maddox; sons-in-law, John Lee Heurtevant and Jackie L. Smith.
Funeral Services will be at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder at 10:00 AM on Tuesday; June 26, 2012. Rev. J.D. Ford will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Branch Cemetery in Pitkin under the direction of Myers Colonial Funeral Home. Visitation is Monday; June 25 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Tuesday; June 26from 8:00AM until time of service.
Charles "C.B." Tilley
May 31, 1926 - June 20, 2012
Charles Benjamin “C. B.” Tilley, 86, passed from this life on Friday, June 20, 2012 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mildred Tilley; sons, Daniel, Ronald, Ted, Eric, Jerry and Terry Tilley; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren .
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Asa Tilley and Alter Cain Tilley; sister, Clarice Tilley Haymon; brothers, Robert David Tilley, LeRoy Tilley, Clarence Tilley and Robert Tilley and grandson, Johnny Eric Tilley.Charles loved his kids more than anything.
He carried photos of his kids and told people that was his life. He loved to play guitar and sing in church.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 5:00pm till 9:00pm at Gospel Lighthouse in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:00am at Gospel Lighthouse. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana. Bro. Eddie Tilley and Bro. George L. Glass Jr. will officiate.
August 2 1979 - June 19, 2012
Ricky Charles Keel, 32, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Amy Oleta Jones Cranor; brother, Jonathan Dunn and sister, Kristin Keel all of DeRidder, Lousiana. He was preceded in death by his father, Travis Eugene Keel.
Ricky loved skydiving and had received his license to teach. Ricky also loved to help others, he always gave more than he received. His memory will live on in those that knew and loved him. He truly loved the Lord and those in his life. His favorite verse is Phillipians 4:13. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Visitation will be on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana from 5:00pm till 9:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 2:00pm at Cypress Creek Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Cypress Creek Cemetery. Bro. Al Gist and Bro. Charles Hoop will officiate.
Rickey Lee Doyle
October 14, 1958 - June 19, 2012
Rickey Lynn Doyle, 53, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in DeRidder, Louisiana.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Jamie Doyle and daughter, Delissa Doyle, both of DeRidder, Louisiana; brothers, Robby Doyle and wife Belinda of Glenmora, Louisiana, Edward Lee Doyle and wife Sharon of Pitkin, Louisiana and Lee Doyle of Pineville, Louisiana; sisters, Ester Gaye Neal and husband Herbert of Lakeview, Ohio; Pamela Odom and Bobby Montgomery of Pitkin, Louisiana and Rayetta Coker and husband Emmitt off Pitkin, Louisiana; one grandchild, Skylar Tanton and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee L. Doyle; mother, Carrie Marie Maricle Doyle and brother, Faron Doyle.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana from 5:00pm till 10:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:00pm at Lone Star Baptist Church in Cole Central Community, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Lone Star Cemetery in Cole Central Community. Rev. Bruce Austin will officiate.
Edmond Louis Moore
March 29, 1922-June 16, 2012
Edmond Louis Moore, 90, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed into eternal life on June 16, 2012 in DeRidder, LA. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 71 years, Annie Calhoun Moore; 2 sons, Edmond Ray Moore & Wife Sue of DeRidder, Louisiana, Eric Louis Moore & Wife Charlotte of Pasadena, TX; 2 daughters, Nina Ruth Moore Peterson & Husband Jerry of DeRidder, Louisiana, Patricia Ann Moore Waldrip & Husband Larry Joe of DeRidder, Louisiana; 2 brothers, James William Moore & Wife Francis of DeRidder, Louisiana, Frank Steve Moore & Wife Sandra of Slagle, Louisiana; 1 sister, Dorothy Elaine Moore of Slagle, Louisiana; 10 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren, 13 Great Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry “Buddy” & Annie Moore and 6 Brothers.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and again on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 9:00am until time of service at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 2:00pm at Myers Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Whitaker Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rev. Zale Lewis & Rev. Roy Thompson will officiate. Mr. Edmond Moore owned and operated Mowers Inc. in Pasadena, TX for 18 years. Mr. Moore served in the Navy on a PT boat during WWII. He was also a poet/writer and his work was published in several magazines over the years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
Cynthia E. St. Romain
May 13, 1950 - June 9, 2012
Cynthia E. St. Romain, 62, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed into eternal life on June 9, 2012. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, George St. Romain; father, Calvin Engrum of DeRidder, Louisiana; 4 daughters, Angela Batiste of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kimberly Bailey of DeRidder, Louisiana, Veronica Batiste of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Charissa Crockett of DeRidder, Louisiana; 4 brothers, Jarvis Engrum of Burien, Washington, Calvin Engrum III of DeRidder, Louisiana, Jeffrey Engrum of Virginia and Michal Engrum of San Antonio, Texas; 7 sisters, Verlyn Jones and Reda Coleman, both of Leesville, Louisiana, Myra Engrum of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dersel Green of Ft. Worth, Texas, Lisa Crosley and Jennifer Simmons, both of DeRidder, Louisiana and Stephanie Engrum of Arlington, Texas; mother-in-law, Mary M. St. Romain of DeRidder, Louisiana; 4 grandsons, Adrian Groves, Shaquille Bailey, Steven Crockett Jr. and Cameron Crockett. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Engrum.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 9:00am to 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. A Rosary will follow at 11:30am with funeral services beginning at 12:00 noon, also at St Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana. Father Jude Brunnert will officiate. Funeral services are under the direction of Myers-Colonial Funeral in DeRidder, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Vincent DePaul. Donations can be mailed to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1125 Blankenship Dr., DeRidder, Louisiana 70634
Col. (Ret.) Kenneth Neal Johnson
July 2, 1944 - June 3, 2012
Col. Kenneth Neal Johnson U.S. Army Reserve, (Retired), passed from this life on June 3, 2012 at Christus Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, LA. Visitation will be Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 3 p.m. at East Leesville Baptist Church in Leesville, Louisiana, followed by a memorial service to honor his life at 5 p.m. Burial will be on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. at Drakes Ford Cemetery in Cravens, LA. Rev. Arlen Smith will officiate.
Kenneth Johnson, 67, was born on July 2, 1944 in Paris, TX. He was a graduate of Northwestern State University. He served 33 years in the military and Army Reserves. He retired from Civil Service on Fort Polk as the Deputy G3. At the time he passed he was working for Cubic. He was very passionate about his position as Treasurer for the Drakes Fork Cemetery Association which he held for a number of years.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda; two sons, Kenneth Donavon “Don” Johnson and wife Stefanie of Olive Branch, MS and Robbyn Joseph Johnson and wife Lisa of Leesville, LA; daughter, Milisia “Missie” Jewell Holaway and husband Kenneth of Leesville, LA; brother, Kelvin Johnson of Leesville, LA; two sisters, Janet McGrath of Plano, TX and Abbie Griffin of Ennis, TX. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Emily Johnson, Neal Johnson, Logan Holaway, Connor Johnson; one-step grandson, Cody Taylor; two step-granddaughters, Macy Taylor and Carly Taylor and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Neal & Jewell Johnson and sister, Anita Johnson McAfee.