Billie Jean "Ricky" Richards, 58, of Hooks, Texas, passed from this life in Merryville, Louisiana. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Jeremy Richards and wife Jolie Hebert of Merryville, Louisiana; brother, David Colon of New Orleans, Louisiana; sister-in-law, Debra Richards of Maydale, Texas; grandchildren, Evelyn and Sylvia Richards of Merrryville, Louisiana; nieces, Tami Foukes of Chatanooga, Tennessee and Jessica Richards of Austin, Texas and nephew, Hank Richards of Austin, Texas.
Henrence Neil McKay
October 4, 1964 - March 27, 2012
Henrence Neil McKay passed from this life on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at his home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Those left to cherish his memory are brother, Carl McKay of Effie, Louisiana; sister, Felisha Anderson and husband Stuart of DeRidder, Louisiana; loving companion, Amber Finkle , also of DeRidder and a host of nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruby McKay; brothers, Kerry McKay and Phil Ray McKay and sister, Colleen McKay.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana from 5:00pm til 8:00pm.Graveside services will be held Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11:00am at Oak Grove Cemetery in Effie, Louisiana. Rev. Gilbert Reese will officiate.
Henry Owen "Sottie" Harvey
October 7, 1934 - March 17, 2012
Henry Owens “Sottie” Harvey, 77, of Evans, Louisiana passed from this life on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Sottie was born on October 7, 1934, to Russell and Gertrude Owens Harvey in DeRidder, Louisiana. He grew up in the Knight Community, the fifth of six children. He was a graduate of Evans High School with a countless number of friends. He was drafted into the Army of the United States with the 4th Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas, April 25, 1957. Sottie married Wesley Ann LaFleur on July 16, 1957. He continued serving in the Army until April 14, 1959. He was called back to active duty on October 26, of 1961 and was Honorably Discharged on May 31, 1963. Sottie drove a school bus for 35 years hauling children to and from Evans High School. Even if the bus was broke down or there were storms or floods, he always made sure you had a ride to school.
Sottie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wesley Ann “Papoose” Harvey of Evans, Louisiana; sons, John Russell “Kenny” Harvey, James Patrick Harvey and wife Nikki and Michael Owens Harvey and wife Rocky all of Evans, Louisiana; daughter, Leslie Ann Choat and husband Kevin of Rosepine, Louisiana; brother, John Harvey and wife Patricia and sister-in-law, Joyce Harvey, all of Evans, Louisiana; grandchildren, Mavrick Cole Harvey Sr., Chase Breaux Harvey, Elizabeth Marie Froemming, James Russell Froemming, Katie Nichole Harvey and Harlie Ann Harvey; great grandchild, Mavrick Cole Harvey Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Gertrude Harvey; brothers, Russell Harvey Jr. of Lake Charles, Louisiana; Daniel Harvey of Evans, Louisiana; sisters, Mammie Loftin and Melonee Allardyce also of Evans.Sottie’s favorite quote was “NEVER SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF”. Everyone always asked, “What did Sottie think of that?”, we can only wonder what Sottie would think of this. His words would be, “I’m gonna miss ya but, “son, this ain’t no hill for a stepper”.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 20, 2012 beginning at 5:00pm until time of service on Wednesday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Knight Community, Louisiana. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Knight Community at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Hinson Cemetery in Knight Community. Bro. Melvin Smith, Bob Allardyce and Bro. Gary Glidewell will officiate.
Wanda Ruth Fish
November 18, 1943 - March 10, 2012
Wanda Ruth Fish, 68, passed from this life on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Mrs. Fish was a wonderful cook and a faithful member of Bethel Grove United Pentecostal Church. Mrs. Fish worked at the Beauregard Parish Health Unit before retiring. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, who will be missed by all.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Dan Fish of DeRidder, Louisiana; sons, Joe Fish of Corpus Christi, Texas; Raymond Fish and wife Annie of Oakdale, Louisiana and Josh Fish of DeRidder, Louisiana; daughters, Linda Rudy of Oakdale, Louisiana; Nancy Lynn Barron and husband Glen Wayne of Vidor, Texas; sister, Lois Goggins of Arlington, Texas and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm at Bethel Grove UPC in Merryville, Louisiana. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 10:00 am at Bethel Grove UPC. Brother Hoosier will officiate. Interment will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Fullerton, Louisiana.
Larry "Joe" Young
October 25, 1951 - March 10, 2012
Mr. Larry “Joe” Young, 60, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Willis-Knighton Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. Born in DeRidder, Louisiana, October 25, 1951, to the late Mr. James Ocie Young and Mrs. Eula Mae Frusha Young. Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Deanna LaCombe Young of DeRidder, daughter Angie Young Mullens and husband James of DeRidder, stepson, Dillon McEwan of DeRidder, brothers D.J. Young & wife Janice of DeRidder, Ricky Young & wife Brenda of DeRidder, Junior “Jim” Young of Baton Rouge, sister Ella Dee Martin of DeRidder, grand-daughter Jaimee Mullens of DeRidder, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Mr. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He will be missed by all.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Shady Grove United Pentecostal Church in DeRidder. Rev. Jeff Phillips and Rev. Donnis Ashworth will be officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 11 from 5-9 p.m. and again on Monday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at Shady Grove United Pentecostal Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.
Carl Wade Crain II
September 4, 1974 - March 10, 2012
Mr. Carl Wade Crain II, 37, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Town and Country Nursing Center, in Minden, Louisiana. Born in Woodridge, Virginia, September 4, 1974, to the late Mr. Carl Wade and Peggy Crain. Mr. Crain is survived by his mother, Ms. Peggy Crain of Zwolle, LA and sister, Kay and husband James Huff of Call, Tx, 4 nephews, Brendon, Ryan, Tyeler, and Dylan. He was a loving son, brother, and uncle who will be missed by all.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 11, from 5-9 p.m. at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home, DeRidder, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Merryville Cemetery, Merryville, Louisiana. Bro. Jim Miers will officiate.
September 18, 1960 - March 4, 2012
Curtis Edward Meaut, 51, passed from this life on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at his home in DeRidder, Louisiana.
Those left to cherish his memory are brothers, L.C. Bailey of Newnan, Georgia; Pete Bailey of Mooresville, North Carolina; Jack Meaut of Beaumont, Texas and Charles Meaut of California; sisters, Linda Johnson of Rosepine, Louisiana and Sylvia Pelusi of Newnan, Georgia; brother-in-law, Richie Young of DeRidder, Louisiana; sister-in-law, Diane Bailey of Sugartown, Louisiana and a host of nieces and nephews. Curtis was an inspiration to everyone and was loved by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Florine Meaut; brothers Raymond Sensing and Charles Bailey; sister Alice Young; nephews John Johnson and Charles Bailey Jr. and niece, Regina Bailey.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 5, 2012 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home and also Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 8:00am to 10:00pm at the funeral home. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Graybow Pentecostal Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 2:00pm at Graybow Pentecostal Church in DeRidder. Burial will follow at Blue Branch Cemetery in Pitkin, Louisiana. Brother Kenneth Gibson will officiate.