Ricky Evans Andrews, 44, of Baton Rouge, LA, passed from this life on Sunday, September 27, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Visitation will be held at the Grace Church in DeRidder, Louisiana on Saturday October 3, 2009, from 9 AM until time of service and funeral services will be held at Grace Church in DeRidder, Louisiana on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 11AM. The officiant will be Rev. Keith Stevenson. Burial will immediately follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana.
Father: Berl Andrews of DeRidder, LA Mother: Dorothy Andrews of DeRidder, LA
Son: Ricky Andrews Francisco of Nashville, TN
“Pop” Bobby McGowan of NJ
Sisters: Jennifer D. Andrews Mosley of Hattiesburg, MS
Stepmother: Gloria McGowan of NJ
Juanita D. Midkiff
Mrs. Juanita Midkiff, 84, of DeQuincy, La., passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2009, DeQuincy, La.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2009 atMyers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana from 4:00 PM to 8 PM. Also visitation from 9:00 AM to 11:00AM October 1, 2009 at HargroveBaptistChurch in DeQuincy, Louisiana.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday,11:00 AM at HargroveBaptistChurch, DeQuincy, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Rev. Paul Nugent and Bro. Harry Mephens.
Private burial services will follow at a later dat at CottonwoodCommunityCemetery.
Mrs. Midkiff is survived by two sons,
Jerry Hacker of Moss Bluff and Alvin Midkiff and wife Gwen of Moss Bluff; two daughters,Debbie Cooper and husband Darrell of DeQuincy, La. and Susan Edwards of Lake Charles, La.; one sister:Betty Myers of Lake Jackson, Texas; 13 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.
Mrs. Midkiff was preceded in death by three children; Francis Hall, Rita Langley, Milton Midkiff and her husband; Hollis Milton. Midkiff.
A native of DeQuincy and Charter member of HargroveBaptistChurch, Juanita enjoyed photography and gardening.She loved her family and will be greatly missed.
ANNA LUCILLE BREWER
A Memorial Service for Mrs. Brewer will be held at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA on September 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM. The Minister will be Pastor Vic Warrick of Christway Church in DeRidder.
Mrs. Brewer joins her daughters: Shirley Ann Majors, Carol Suzanne Withers, husband Willis Brewer and 9 brothers and sisters in Heaven.The Trumpets are sounding and her loved ones are gathering to celebrate the arrival of our grandmother.There are no tears in Heaven for there is no pain and only joy, however; there are tears of sadness and tears of joy here on earth for our grandmother has gone home.
On Monday, September 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm, the moment went fast.The presence of God was so strong in her room it was peaceful.The last earthly minutes were painless as tears of joy formed in her eyes.Those tears were for happiness as she took God’s hand; as she looked up and saw her children and many other loved ones welcoming her home.
Mrs. Brewer is survived by her Son-In-Law, Carlis J. Withers of DeRidder, LA; 6 Grandchildren: Robin Arnall of Tulsa, OK; Len Majors of Corinth, TX; James Withers of Burleson, TX; Kimberly Johnson of Plano, TX; Kelly Guimbellot of DeRidder, LA; Kerri Donovan of Lorton, VA; 12 Great Grandchildren: Adam Majors, Cody Arnall, Cory Majors,
Kiersten Donovan, Hannah Guimbellot and Emily Donovan.
Bradley Keith Fleenor, Jr.
Bradley Keith Fleenor, Jr., 27, departed this life on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 in DeRidder, Louisiana.
Visitation will begin on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana and again on Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana with the Rev. Truitt Brown officiating. Burial will be at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana.
Survivors include: Daughter: Kelsey Fleenor; Brother: Don Fleenor; Sister: Alicia Ruiz. Bradley was preceded in death by: Bradley Fleenor, Sr; Catherine Fleenor; Dallas Fleenor; Amber Fleenor and Melissa Fleenor.
Bradley will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
"For we know that all things work together for the good of those that love Him according to His purpose for them" Romans 8:28
Geraldine Smith Lee
Geraldine Smith Lee, 81, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. Visitation will begin Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Services will be held Friday, September 25, 2009 at 10:00 am at Grace Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Burial will be in Beauregard Cemetery.
Geraldine is survived by her: Daughter: Linda (Ronald) Woytek of San Antonio, Texas; Sons: Thomas Gerald Lee of Knoxville, TN; Frank Barry Lee of Livingston, TX; Grandchildren: Jacob Woytek; Leah Woytek; Hannah Woytek; Olivia Woytek; Ashley Lee and Matthew Lee. Sister: Ruth Millin of Baton Rouge, LA. She was preceded in death by: Parents: Amalie Anderson Smith and Clarence Nathan Smith; Brother: Doy Clarence Smith and her spouse: Frank Lee, Jr.
Geraldine was born in Norfolk, Arkansas and raised in DeRidder, Louisiana. She was a graduate of DeRidder High School and received an AA Degree in Music from McNeese State University in Lake Chares and was a member of the McNeese State Band. It was at McNeese where she met her husband of 40 plus years, Frank Lee, Jr.
After Frank graduated from LSU, they settled in Macon, Georgia, where they owned their own business for 25 years; Frank Lee Mobile Homes.
Geraldine then moved to the Houston area in 1981, where she was employed as the comptroller for Castle Dental for 21 years. When she passed away, she was a resident of Livingston and San Antonio, Texas. She was a member of the Highland Hills Baptist Church of Macon, Georgia and the Covenant Life Christian International Church of Humble, Texas.
Geraldine had an adventurous spirit. She loved to travel and see new places. Geraldine loved her family and grandchildren. She was a religious woman who faithfully served her Lord.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; of whom shall I be afraid?
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.
Psalms 27:1, 14
Mr. John Glaspie was born July 5, 1932 to the late Tom (L.) and Princella (Miller) Glaspie.
He attended the Church of Christ in Bon Wier, Texas.He was employed with West Brothers in DeRidder, Louisiana in 1969 as a Maintenance Supervisor.He retired in 1984.
He married at an early age to Aslomia Nelson and to this union Six Children were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cheryl Glaspie; Five Brothers: Sam, Levi, Robert, B.B., and Lambert; Six Sisters:Cleta Thomas, Beatrice Denton, Dovie Smith, Mary Glaspie, Pearl Glaspie and Dessie Randolph.
John leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Aslomia Glaspie; Two Sons:Allan L. Glaspie (Petula) of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Johnny Glaspie (Mary) of Bon Wier, Texas; Three Daughters:Beverly Harris of San Antonio, Texas, Gwendolyn Traylor of Cincinatti, Ohio and Bonnie Jackson (A.J.) of San Antonio, Texas; 11 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 19, 2009 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder on Saturday, September 19, 2009. Brother William Nelson, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Merryville Community Cemetery in Merryville, Louisiana.
Rev. L. V. Scott
Rev. L. V. Scott
“Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.” Psalms 112:1
Sunrise – October 13, 1932Sunset – September 16, 2009
Rev. Lenzo Verlon Scott made his transition from earth to glory on September 16, 2009.Rev. L.V. Scott was born October 13, 1932 to the late Toscar and Dosha (Thomas) Scott.
Rev. L. V.Scottconfessed Christ and was baptized at an early age and united with WalnutGroveBaptistChurch, Leesville, Louisiana under the pastorate of the late J.W. Gibbs.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree and was conferred from GramblingStateUniversity, Grambling, Louisiana with a matriculation in Elementary Education.He also attained a Master’s from Northwestern and plus 30 from McNeese State University inLake Charles, Louisiana in Early Childhood and Adult Education and faithfully taught in Beauregard Parish School System for more than 30 years.
Rev. L.V. Scott was a very active member of Mt.ZionBaptistChurch where he was licensed and ordained as a Minister of the Gospel.In 1986, he was called and ordained as Pastor at EllenBurrBaptistChurch where he served faithfully for approximately 20 years.
Rev. L. V.Scott met the love of his life, Wilma Lee Sowells in West Rosepine, Louisiana and married on December 22, 1957.Their union was blessed with six daughters, Lori, Yvonne, Lydia, Letrece, Lisa and Yolanda.
Rev. L. V.Scottwas a man of principle and moral character who willingly and unselfishly gave of himself to his family church and community where he served as, Directors at Beauregard School Employees Federal Credit Union, Louisiana Education Association, National Education Association, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Teacher for Congress of Christian Education for Calcasieu Association, amongst others.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife, Wilma Lee Sowells Scott of DeRidder, Louisiana; Six daughters: Dr. Lori Scott Hunt of Port Arthur, Texas; Dr. Yvonne Scott Miller (Calvin) of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Mrs. Lydia Scott Stewart (Ricky) of Monroe, Louisiana; Mrs. Letrece Scott Harris (Jackie) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Mrs. Lisa Scott Broussard (Michael) of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Mrs. Yolanda Scott Johnson (Terry) of Lawrenceville, Georgia; 12 grandchildren: Dana Hunt; Ricky Stewart; Anthony Archield,; Jackie Harris, Jr; Sarah Miller; Joshua Harris ; Calvin Miller, Jr.; Johnathan Harris; John Johnson,; Cameron Miller; Justin Johnson; Jeremiah Johnson; and one great granddaughter, Jordyn Sumbler.
Rev. L. V.Scott leaves to cherish one sister, Cecille Young (Oscar) of New Braunfels, Texas; a uncle, Hoy Scott; two brothers-in-law, Roosevelt Sowells and Walter (Ella) Sowells, two sisters-in-law, Genell (Grover) Carter and Maxie (Dr. Tone) Johnson and host of nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of life will begin at 6:30 PM at Ellen Burr Baptist Church in Leesville, Louisiana. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana with Rev. George Harris officiating. Interment will be in Old Cypress Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana.
Rev. Thomas Joel Peavy, Sr. 84 passed away September 14, 2009 in Leesville, LA. Funeral Services for Rev. Peavy will be Saturday September 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Beth-El Apostolic Church, 1918 Pine St, DeRidder, LA.Visitation will be at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home on September 18, 2009 from 5:00 PM -9:00 PM and 10:00 AM til 12:00 noon on Saturday Sept 19, 2009 at Beth-El Apostolic Church.
Rev. Joel Peavy was a Minister of the Gospel for 64 years. Rev. Peavy pioneered and pastored numerous churches throughout the United States and the country of Italy. He also served his country in the US Army, WW II European Theater. He was a beloved pastor and friend and will be greatly missed.
” I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith”.II Timothy 4:7.
He is survived by Wife: Barbara Savoie Peavy of 64 years of DeRidder, LA; Daughter: Bonne’ Peavy of Cincinnati, Ohio; Son: Thomas Joel Peavy, Jr. of Abilene, TX; Sister: Lavern Childress of DeRidder, LA; Grandson: Thomas Joel Peavy, III, of Abilene, TX; Granddaughter:Shaunna Stark of Abilene, TX ; 1 Great Granddaughter and 4 Great Grandsons.
Preceded in Death by: Daughter: Rachel Peavy.
Pallbearers for Rev. Thomas Joel Peavy, Sr. will be: Jack Peavy; Kenneth Peavy; Bill Bailey; Thomas Childress; Davis Peavy and Bob Childress.
Ben Rodisch, 75 of Merryville, Louisiana passed away on
Saturday, September 12, 2009 in Merryville, Louisiana.
Visitation will begin on Monday, September 14, 2009 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 11:00 am at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La. Visitation will continue at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home from 9:00 AM – time of service. Rev. Roy Hooiser will officiate. Burial will follow at Trout Creek Cemetery in Bleakwood, Texas.
Wife: Juanita Rodisch of Merryville, LA
Step-Sons: Darron Sellers of Merryville, LA
Sisters: Gerrie Pringle of LaCampe, LA; Janet Oliff of Bridge City, LA
25 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in Death By: Sister: Barbara Oquinn;Brothers: Roger Wayne Rodisch;Vance “B B” Rodisch, Jr.
Rev. Archie Murl Havens of Singer, Louisiana, 77, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2009 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Visitation will begin on Friday, September 11, 2009 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 10:00 am at Grace Church in DeRidder, La. Visitation will continue at Grace Church from 9:00 AM – time of service. Rev. George Lee Glass, Rev. George L. Glass, Sr., Rev. Jimmy Glass and Mr. Jack Creel will officiate. Burial will follow at Havens Cemetery.
Wife:Lacie DuBose of Singer, LA
Sons: Wesley & Vada Burnett of Singer, LA;
Eugene & Missy Havens of DeRidder, LA
Daughter: Becky Burnett of Nederland, TX
Brother: Joe Havens of Singer, LA
Sisters: Bernice Smith of Westlake, LA;Betty Stine of Sulphur, LA
Grandchildren: Cade Burnett, Kayce Vernier, Sean Larken, Sarah Wing, ConnorHavens, Scott Alabed, Richele Vernier and Roni Yonka.A host of Family and Friends.
Pallbearers: Bruce Hudson, Ronald Dubose, Theron Pfantz, Coy Stine, Chris Dear andCedrick Scott
George Glenn Craft, 71, of Merryville, LA died September 8, 2009 at 10:40 PM in his residence. George was born August 3, 1938 to Dean and Trudy Craft. He was a graduate of MerryvilleHigh School. After graduation he joined the Air Force. He was stationed at Homestead Air Force Base during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked for DSI Transport in Houston, TX for over 10 years. He transferred to Baton Rouge in 1969. He later opened his own business, Geo’s Truck & Trailer Repair. He sold his business in 1991 but continued to work for the company. He retired in 2002. He was a member of FBC, Merryville.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sherry Hill Craft; two daughters, Georgia Thurston of Merryville, LA and Rachel Craft Smith of Baton Rouge, LA; two brothers, Jerrell Craft and wife Judy of Conroe, TX and Jerry Craft and wife Sherry of DeRidder, LA; three sisters, Maxie Hare of Merryville, LA, Betty Daoust of Alvin, TX and Mary Linda Craft of Houston, TX; five grandchildren; Matthew Bennett and wife Lasa of Singer, LA, Emily and Erin Bennett; Reagan and Kevin Smith
Mr. Craft was preceded in death by his parents Dean and Trudy Craft, brother Willie D. Craft and son-in-law Mark Smith.
Visitation will begin on Thursday September 10, 2009 at 5:00-9:00 PM at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral Service will be on Friday September 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church Of Merryville in Merryville, LA.Burial will be in Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, LA.
Bro. Wayne Squyres will officiate.
Charles Edwin Duplechien
Charles Edwin Duplechien passed from this life on September 4, 2009. Funeral Services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on September 8, 2009 at 11:00 AM. Mr. Duplechian is survived by; Sons: Charles Duplechien of Autryville, NC; Anthony & Melissa Duplechien of White, GA & Daniel Duplechien of Atlanta, GA. Daughters: Heide Bolton of DeRidder, LA & Christina & Terry Tilley of DeRidder, LA. Brother: Michael Duplechien of Houston, TX. Sisters Barbara Burleigh of Moss Bluff, LA; Patricia Bourgoies of Texas City, TX, Jacquelyn Gile of Lafayette, LA, Diane Duplechien of Reynolds, ND & Bonnie Speers of Lake Charles, LA. 13 Granchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Parents: Burchman & EllaDuplechien & Brother: James Duplechien
Davin Lane Rutherford
Davin Lane Rutherford stillborn passed on September 3, 2009 at Beauregard Memorial Hospital. A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 2 PM at Hopewell Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.
Survivors include: Mother: Crystal Rutherford Sisters: Darian and Devyn Rutherford of DeRidder, LA
Grand Parents: Cindy and Donny Bailey of DeRidder, LA
Minnie W. Eaves
Minnie W. Eaves age 92 passed away Thursday, September 3, 2009 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Minnie Eaves was a resident of Merryville, LA.
Visitation will begin on Sunday, September 6, 2009 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 7, 2009 at 10:00 am at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La with the Rev. Michael Eaves and Rev. Alvin Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Cannon Cemetery.
Sons:Raymond Eaves of Merryville, LA; James Eaves of Merryville, LA; George Eaves of Merryville, LA;Daniel Eaves of Merryville, LADaughter: Marilyn Warden of DeRidder, LA; Gloria Midkiff of Vidor, TX;Pauline Stanford of Rosepine, LA.; 21 Grandchildren and Numerous Great-Grandchildren;
Pallbearers: David Eaves; Michael Eaves; Mark Eaves; Van Eaves; Joe Eaves and JohnEaves
Preceded in death by: Husband; James L. Eaves; Son: John W. Eaves; Daughter-In-Law; Alice Faye Eaves; 2 Infant Grandsons; Parents; Billy and Mary Ann (Aunt “D”) Whiddon.