Rena Rider Smith February 12, 1931 - March 30, 2011
Rena Rider Smith, 80, of Oberlin, Louisiana passed from this life on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Kinder, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Mittie United Pentecostal Church in Mittie, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Mittie United Pentecostal Church in Mittie. Rev. Wesley Lester will officiate. Interment will follow at Simmons Cemetery in Mittie.
Rena is survived by
Step Son: Vic Smith & Nola Faye Smith of Leesville, LA
Sisters: Grace Roberts of Forest Hill, LA Mattie Bertrand of Oberlin, LA
6 Grandchildren 5 Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces & nephews
Preceded in death by
Husband - Willard Smith Father - Arville Rider Mother - Orelia Bertrand Rider
Reverend James Piper, Jr. October 9, 1941 - March 22, 2011
“For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith;
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord,
the righteous judge, shall give at that day.”II Timothy 4:6-8
Elder James Piper, Jr. was born on October 9, 1941 to the late Deacon James Piper, Sr. and Mrs. Carrie Worthen Piper in DeRidder, Louisiana.He departed this life on March 22, 2011.Elder Piper was the seventh of twelve children; two sisters and nine brothers.
On October 14, 1966, James Piper, Jr. and Isadora Mayes united in Holy Matrimony and through this union they were the parents of three sons; James Spencer Piper, Zachery Glenn Piper, and John Marcus Piper.They were also legal guardians of Tiffaney Janette Piper (niece) and Brian Darnell Piper (nephew).
Elder Piper graduated from George Washington Carver High School in DeRidder, Louisiana and attended Grambling College and McNeese State University.He worked as a salesman for Manitlas Furniture Store and Foremost Dairies.He also worked as an insurance agent and a Forestry Genetics Technician.Other work experience includes a truck driver for 27 years, a bus driver for the Beauregard Parish School Board, a developmentalist for the state of Louisiana for 6 years, and an Administrative Specialist and Auxiliary Policeman for the U.S. Air Force.He served as a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee for the Beauregard Parish School Board, and was a member of the Beauregard Association of Support Employees.Elder Piper had additional training in the Literacy Tutoring Program as a substitute teacher, a Certified Medical Technician, a Boy Scout Leader, a coach for Little League Baseball, an electrician, a mechanic, and a carpenter.He also organized a Community Boys Club.
Elder James Piper, Jr. was baptized at the age of 7 in 1948 by the late Superintendent C. B. Norris.He was very active in the Church of God in Christ.He was the Junior Sunday School Superintendent, a musician and trainer for the Sunday School Choir, a Junior Deacon and Usher at Zion Hill Church of God in Christ and a guitar player for 11 years.As his life continued, he continued to work in the church arena.He was very instrumental at St. Mary as the van driver, the first musician, an ordained Deacon, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, an Usher, and a teacher for the Men’s Sunday School Class.He joined the Gospel Ever Readies in 1971 under the leadership of Deacon Fred Williams.In 1976, he was saved and called to preach the Gospel (but had not confessed to the calling).In August 1984, Elder Piper was ordained by Bishop Roy L. H. Winbush.He later organized and pastored the Trueway New Testament Church of God in Christ in Florien, Louisiana for 3˝ years.He then worked and reorganized the St. Mary Church of God in Christ Church and was appointed Assistant Pastor in 1985.On September 29, 1996, Elder Piper was appointed Pastor of Saint Mary.On the district level, Elder Piper served as Chairman of the District, Choir President, and Evangelist President.God gave him a vision and that vision has been fulfilled as we worship in our new facility; Salvation Center, Saint Mary Church of God in Christ which was dedicated on November 15, 2009.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife, First Lady Isadora Piper and five children:James Spencer Piper, Zachery Glenn Piper (Shelia), John Marcus Piper all of Houston, Texas; Tiffaney Janette Piper of Leesville, Louisiana; and Brain Darnell Piper of Virginia; one brother, Rufus Piper of DeRidder, Louisiana, and one sister, Jimmy Ann McCarter (Edward) of Alexandria, Louisiana; eleven grandchildren, fifteen God children and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and precious friends.
Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Salvation Center St. Mary Church of God in Christ in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Salvation Center St. Mary Church of God in Christ in DeRidder at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Alton Gatlin officiating. Interment will follow at Community Cemetery in DeRidder.
Lucille Gill Slaydon September 6, 1925 - March 27, 2011
Lucille Gill Slaydon, 85, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Rev. Zale Lewis will officiate. Interment will follow at Newlin Cemetery in Singer, Louisiana.
Mrs. Slaydon is survived by
Husband: Owen "Dude" Slaydon of DeRidder, LA
Sons: Owen Deltern Slaydon, Jr. & wife Lou of DeRidder, LA Robert Slaydon & Louise of DeRidder, LA Chester Slaydon & wife Pearl of DeRidder, LA
Brothers: Roy Gill of DeRidder, LA Lewis Gill of Merryville, LA
Sisters: Quintella Richley of DeRidder, LA Wilda Miller of Merryville, LA Joyce Williams of Slagle, LA
7 Grandchildren 16 Great Grandchildren 5 Great Great Grandchildren
Clancy Midkiff, Sr. November 25, 1921 - March 26, 2011
Clancy Midkiff, 89, of Rosepine, Louisiana passed from this life on Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Rosepine, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Bro. Frank Ott will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosepine Cemetery in Rosepine, Louisiana.
Mr. Midkiff is survived by
Son: Clancy Midkiff, Jr. & wife Elaine of Rosepine, LA
2 Grandchildren: Clancy, III & Lela
4 Great Grandchildren: Nikohl, Alyssa, Colton & Samantha
1 Great Great Grandchild: Shawn
Preceded in death by
Wife - Marie Midkiff Mother - Sally Midkiff Father - William Harris Midkiff 5 Brothers 1 Sister
Jackie "J.W." Wilford Jackson September 26, 1944 - March 19, 2011
Jackie Jackson, 66, of Marrero, Louisiana passed from this life on Saturday, March 19, 2011 in Marrero, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 4:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at Providence Baptist Church in Providence Community. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Providence Baptist Church. Bro. Arlen Smith will officiate. Interment will follow at Providence Cemetery.
Mr. Jackson is survived by
Wife: Easter M. Jackson
Mother: Joy Gibson
Son: Jackie W. Jackson, Jr.
Daughters: Jacqueline Stracener Scharlotte Ford Louella Ashworth
Brothers: Glen Oscar Jackson Kevin Leon Gibson
Sisters: Patricia Ann Snapp Scharlott Ann Chiasson
7 Grandchildren 3 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by Father - Johnny Jackson
Joann Spikes January 14, 1942 - March 14, 2011
Joann Spikes, 69, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on Monday, March 14, 2011 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.
Joann is survived by
Husband: Sherman Spikes of DeRidder, LA
Son: Rodney & Victoria Spikes of Shreveport, LA
Daughter: Traci Spikes of Sevierville, TN
Grandchildren: Marli Jones of Sevierville, TN Bobby Joe Jones of Maryville, TN Emelia Payne of New Port, NC Tyler Spikes of Shreveport, LA Taylor of Shreveport, LA
Great Grandchildren: Kristopher Konwent of Maryville, TN Jacob Arther of Maryville, TN Levi Jones of Maryville, TN Jonathan Payne, Jr. of New Port, NC
Pansy Harper March 19, 1939 - March 14, 2011
Pansy Harper, 71, of Rosepine, Louisiana passed from this life on Monday, March 14, 2011 in Rosepine. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in DeRidder.
Ms. Pansy is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by
Husband - Everett Ray Harper Parents - Mr. & Mrs. Jack Harrison 2 Sisters - Bernice Anderson & Ruth Guinn
Thomas J. Bolenbaucher November 4, 1940 - March 13, 2011
Thomas J. Bolenbaucher, 70, of Merryville, Louisiana passed from this life on Saturday, March 13, 2011 in Merryville, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Merryville United Pentecostal Church in Merryville. Rev. Guy Snyder, Rev. Roy Hoosier & Rev. Frank Kendall will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make money donations to the family.
Mr. Bolenbaucher is survived by
Wife: Karla Bolenbaucher of Merryville, LA
Sons: Tommy Joe & Diana Bolenbaucher of El Paso, TX James Dean & Anna Bolenbaucher of Merryville, LA
Daughters: LaDonna & Ronald Peltier of Thibodeaux, LA Margaret & Pablo Romas of San Elizario, TX
Sister: Pearli Ann Snyder of Merryville, LA
6 Grandchildren 4 Great Grandchildren
George H. Clanton March 18, 1918 - March 13, 2011
After a full and wonderful life, George went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2011. Born near Fortson, Louisiana on March 18, 1918, he spent his early years in Natchitoches before moving to Shreveport. The fifth of eight children, he was the son of Joseph Willis Clanton and Margaret (Maggie) Anna Fluker of Coffeyville, Alabama.
George attended Fair Park High School and following the loss of both his Mother and Father by age 18, went to live with his brother, Joseph. Mentored by Joseph, he began a career in the construction industry, highlighted by 38 years with Fluor Corporation that included assignments throughout the US and abroad.
In early 1940, George met the love of his life, Eva Lea Cryer of Vernon Parish. They were married in Rosepine on April 6, 1940. He was drafted into the Army in mid-1944 and was assigned to the 5th Army, 85th Infantry Division, after basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida. The 85th Division participated in the final offensive in northern Italy, culminating in the Po Valley Campaign. Following V-E Day in May, 1945, George was assigned to the 345th Engineer’s Battalion in Livorno for another year prior to coming home.
After retiring in 1980, George and Eva Lea settled in Rosepine and enjoyed 16 more wonderful years together before her death in 1996. During this time, they were members of Rosepine First Baptist Church, where he was ordained and served as a deacon.
In 1999, at age 81, George married the second love of his life, Ruth Arlene Baham Moreau, on March 27 and moved to De Ridder where they were able to complete almost 12 happy and fulfilling years together. George and Ruth moved their memberships to the First Baptist Church of De Ridder, where he again served as a deacon.
Other activities and memberships of note include Gideon’s International, member and past Master of Masonic Lodge 290 in Rosepine and member of the Joy Singers at First Baptist in De Ridder.
George is survived by one son, Jerry Stephen and wife Judy of Katy, Texas, sisters Dorothy Helen Morris of San Antonio, and Ruth Claire Jean of Shreveport, and a brother John Ray of Pattonville, Texas. In addition, he has three step-children, Bridget Denise Player of Charleston, South Carolina, Keaven James Moreau of Huntsville, Alabama and Garth Ovead Moreau of St James City, Florida. George’s grandchildren include Stephen Hardy Clanton of Parker, Colorado, Robert Lee Clanton of Humble, Texas, Jeri Lynn Phillips of San Diego, California and Joseph William Clanton of Katy, Texas. Step-grandchildren include Alexander Michael and Katherine Jamie Player of Charleston, Makenzie Blaine and Madison Tyler Moreau of Huntsville and Lily Kate and Anna Grace of St. James City. Great grandchildren are Jace Ryan and Anjolie Shea Lynn Clanton of Littleton, Colorado, Brody James Clanton of Katy, Texas and Bryson Lee Clanton of Humble. Texas.
We’re going to miss him but we can take comfort in the fact that there’s a welcoming celebration going on in Heaven. He was a wonderful example and an inspiration to all of us. George was truly a man of faith, conviction, love, compassion and joy who subscribed to the values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and hard work. His philosophy was simple – always do the right thing.
Family is invited to the viewing at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in De Ridder on Wednesday, March 16 from 4 to 5 pm, with public viewing to follow until 9 pm. Services will be held at First Baptist Church of De Ridder at 11 am March 17th followed by burial at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery near Spring Ridge, Louisiana. Graveside service will begin at 3:30pm.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Gideon’s International or the Building Fund at First Baptist Church, De Ridder.
Timothy Fred Lewis March 3, 1966 - March 7, 2011
Timothy Fred Lewis, 45, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on Monday, March 7, 2011 in DeRidder. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Pentecostal Worship Center in DeRidder. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at Pentecostal Worship Center in DeRidder. Rev. Tommy Magee, Rev. George L. Glass, Jr., Rev. James Glass & Rev. Edward Goins will officiate. Interment will follow at Lewis New Cypress Cemetery in DeRidder. Tim was born on March 3, 1966. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA majoring in Agri-Business. He taught school for over 8 years at Pitkin High School before going into business for himself. He was a cattleman and owned a transport business. The last 6 years he has been employed in Iraq by KBR, coming home frequently. He returned home in November of 2010.
He is preceded in death by his father: Bobby Fred Lewis and his grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Fred Lewis and Mrs. Ruth Sides.
He is survived by his parents: Dr. Richard & Lani Liggett of San Antonio, TX; uncles: Charles & Tressa Lewis of DeRidder, LA and Arless & Rowena Lewis of DeRidder, LA; aunts: Rev. Tommy & Linda Magee of DeRidder, LA and Ms. Wanda Nell Lewis of DeRidder, LA; cousins: Charlie & Mandy Lewis & daughters Charley & Amelia; Jeremy Lewis; Christi & Aaron Grant & daughter Melanie; Robby Lewis and Richie & Amie Lewis & daughter Abigail.
Kaydon Dwayne Moore January 14, 2011 - March 6, 2011
Kaydon Dwayne Moore, 2 months old, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on Sunday, March 6, 2011 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Interment will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder.
Kaydon is survived by
Mother: Kristal Palmer
Father: Anthony Moore
Brothers: Anthony Satash Moore, Jr. Christopher Xavier Johnson
Sister: Keilie Bryanne Land
Grandparents: Vanessa Faye Palmer Richard Dwayne Noble Adline Moore Michael Larry
Great Grandparents: Pearl Moore Doris Faye Seastrunk Junior Noble
Ervin Gatson, Sr. October 6, 1947 - March 3, 2011
Ervin Gatson, Sr., 63, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on Thursday, March 3, 2011 in DeRidder, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Morning Star Church in DeRidder. Rev. jackie McClain will officiate.
Mr. Gaston is survived by
Sons: Leonard Smith, Sr. & Wanda of Lake Charles, LA Harold Cornwell of Dallas, TX Ervin Gatson, Jr. & Portia of New Llano, LA
Daughter: Shronda Wiley & Harrison of Ruston, LA
Brother: David Gatson of DeRidder, LA
5 Grandchildren 3 Great Grandchildren
Nita Terral Keel March 22, 1939 - March 5, 2011
Nita Terral Keel, 71, of Lufkin, Texas (formerly of DeRidder) passed from this life on Saturday, March 5, 2011 in Lufkin, Texas. Visitation in DeRidder was held on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Funeral services in DeRidder were held on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. The Reverend james Lueckenhoff officiated.
Lufkin visitation was held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery Chapel in Lufkin, TX. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery Chapel. Inerment followed at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Nita is survived by
Daughters: Debi Terral Loftin of Lufkin, TX Stacie Terral Poore of Vidor, TX
Sister: Mary Ricks of Lufkin, TX
Grandsons: Blaine Coleman Cronce of Westlake, LA Drew Terral Loftin of DeRidder, LA James Lyle Poore of Ruston, LA
Great Grandson: William Lawrence Loftin of DeRidder, LA
Numerous nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by Daughter - Karen Kay Terral Daughter - Jimmi Gail Terral Husband - Jimmie Terral Husband - B.D. Keel
Rose Manino Russell May 9, 1929 - March 2, 2011
Rose Manino Russell, 81, of Rosepine, Louisiana passed from this life on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Rosepine, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Rev. George L. Glass, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder.
Mrs. Russell is survived by
Son: Charles Ray Russell & wife Virginia of Plainview, TX
Brother: Johnny Manino of Merryville, LA
Sisters: Evelyn Vaughter of Louisville, VA Merlene Williams of Rosepine, LA
3 Grandchildren 2 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by Husband - Ray Russell Father - Luke Manino Mother - Pearl Manino