logo hometown
| News Forms | Who's Who | Railroad Festival | DeQuincy's Centennial Celebration | Come Worship--Church Directory |
| Mayhaw Fest | Firefighter injured | LOVE celebration | 9,000 visitors |
| Kenneth Dunn | Wanda Cooley | Aldora Antoine | Obituary Archives |
| South Beau state champs |
| Contact Information | Deadlines | Display Advertising | Classifieds | Legal Advertising | Inserts | Billing | Mechanical Specs |

Current Obituaries

small logo

Obituaries from the May 17 paper.

Kenneth Ray Dunn, 80 passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his home. He was born and raised in DeQuincy.

Survivors include two daughters; Debby Dunn of Moss Bluff and Jimmie Menkins of Rosepine; two sons, Benjamin “Buzz” Dunn of DeRidder and Kelly Dunn of Elizabeth; two sisters, Billie Jean LeBleu Brown of DeQuincy and Mary Poole of DeQuincy; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Bobbie Jean Dunn; his parents, Benjamin Dunn and Jenette Cooley Dunn Heard; and one brother, Allen Heard Jr.

Visitation was held at Labby Memorial in DeRidder on Thursday, May 11, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and will resume the following day at 10 a.m.

Funeral services were held May 12, at 2 p.m. at Labby Memorial. Bro. Clyde Clark officiated. Burial was at Newlin Cemetary in Singer under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home

Words of comfort may be expressed to the Dunn Family at www.labbymemorial.com.

(Paid Memorial)

Top of page

Wanda Cooley, 95, died Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was born in Oretta.

After graduating from DeQuincy High School in 1938, she moved with her family to Lake Charles where her mother ran two boarding houses for Sowela Tech, and she helped prepare the meals.

Later she worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Co. She moved from Singer in 1954 to DeRidder where she became involved in the Choir, Ladies Auxiliary, and the Church Nursery at First Pentecostal Church, and she continued to oversee and work in the nursery until 1990.

In 1967, she went to work in the soft goods department of the West Bros Dept. Store main office, which was responsible for ordering all of the soft goods for all of the West Bros branch stores and the Gibson Discount Stores. Not long after, the supervisory position became available and she was asked to fill it.

In 1980, she became a Charter Member of the Beauregard Memorial Baptist Hospital Ladies Auxiliary ‘Pink Ladies’.

She is survived by her three children, Carolyn Bushnell and spouse, Ronnie, Robert W. Cooley and spouse, Karen, and Rebecca Deggs and spouse, Ricky; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Bertha Royer Smith; husband, Burton Winfred Cooley; and three siblings.

In honoring her wishes, there will be no funeral service. A private burial will be held later at her Alston family Cemetery in DeQuincy.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Grace Church or the charity of your choice.

Top of page

Aldora Freeney "Dora" Antoine, 90, was born Nov. 24, 1926 in DeQuincy, to the late George and Sarah Jones Freeney, Sr.

She departed this life on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at her residence.

A lifelong resident of DeQuincy, she was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church where she served on the Mission Board, was a former Sunday School teacher and was also a former member of the choir.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Penny Antoine Jones of Houston, Texas; son, Theodore "Teddy" (Roza) Antoine of DeQuincy; three grandchildren, Sara (Patrick) DeCuir of Zachary, Teddy Antoine and Shanie "Angel" Antoine, both of DeQuincy; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Antoine Jr.; daughter, Sara Moses; son, Robert Moses; grandchild, Danielle Antoine; and 12 siblings.

Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at Evergreen Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Pastor James Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Community Cemetery under the direction of James Funeral Home.

(Paid Memorial)

Top of page

white space About Us | Contact Us | Design ©2017 Dustin Royer. Content ©2017 Wise Newspapers, Inc.