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Obituaries from the February 13 paper.

Ralph Ray Hoffpauir, a resident of Singer was born on July 12, 1952 and passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

He is survived by his children, Amy Kerry and husband, Billy of Singer; and Bert Alan Hoffpauir and wife, Kayla of Orange, Texas; his grandchildren, Reagan Karr and husband, Colin, Savannah Kerry, Roamy Kerry, Kruz Kerry, Kasey Hoffpauir and Jackson Hoffpauir; and one great-grandson, Colvin. He is also survived by his siblings, Martha Ellen Hunter, Walter Daniel Hoffpauir, Jr., Kathleen Kelley, Lillie Gordey, Frances Lawson, Fredrick Henry Hoffpauir, and James Karroll Hoffpauir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Dan Hoffpauir and Vivan Hoffpauir; siblings, Terry Walter Hoffpauir, Samuel Andrew Hoffpauir and Esther Louise Hoffpauir.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. at Brown Cemetery in Mauriceville Texas.

Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

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Beverly Phillips, 68, of Nashville, Tenn. was called home by the Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Sanford) Stamper and son-in-law, William Stamper; her sons, Scott Sanford and Joseph C. Phillips; her sister, Betty Cooley; and her aunt, Catherine Holt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 32 years, James “Dewey” Phillips; and her youngest daughter, Suzanne Marie Phillips.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. at Bay Springs Cemetery in Chopin.

Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

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Funeral services for Mary Gayle Robinson were held Monday, Feb. 11, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Elmer, with Father Kenneth Obiekwe officiating. Interment followed in New Hope Cemetery in Calcasieu.

Mary Gayle Robinson, 83, of DeQuincy, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. She was a 1953 graduate of DeQuincy High School and a graduate of Lamar Business College. She was secretary for OCAW of Sulphur for over 20 years. She was a member of the Kiwanis Club where she chaired many committees.

Survivors include her husband, Huey Robinson of DeQuincy; one son, Joey Robinson of DeQuincy; one daughter, Donna Robinson Binford of Calcasieu; one brother, Michael Denham of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James “Butter” and Frances Denham; one brother; and one grandson, Joshua Sonnier.

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Theresa Rainwater, 66, a resident of DeQuincy, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

She is survived by her son, Nathan Rainwater and wife, Kim along with her grandchildren, Kyle Rainwater and Kamron Rainwater, all of DeQuincy. She is also survived by her brother, Stephen Franks and wife, Loretta of Merryville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, James Bradley Rainwater; two daughters, Samanthan Lynn Rainwater and Candi Rainwater; and one son, Jason Lynn Rainwater; her parents, William Clyde Franks and Emma Stevenson Franks; and sister, Julie Franks Dudoit.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home and the funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home. Bro. Harry Methvin will be officiating. Interment to follow at Spikes Cemetery in Bancroft.

Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

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On Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, Tommy Lou Snider entered into the arms of her loving Savior at the age of 89 years old. She was born to her late parents, Thomas Calvin and Celestia Beyer Walker on Aug. 2, 1929. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 39 years - Kenneth Snider - who passed away in 1993.

Tommy Lou was born in Houston, Texas and moved to DeQuincy after graduating from Louisiana State University in 1951. She served as the librarian at DeQuincy High School for 33 years. After the death of her husband, Tommy Lou took on responsibility for the family business - Snider Funeral Home.

“Meemaw” (as she was known by her grandchildren) was a brilliant storyteller, and a generous soul. She loved to travel and enjoy good food with her friends. She showed tough love, never minced words, and will be deeply missed by her family and community.

Mrs. Snider was active in her community, having been elected to the executive boards of the DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce and DeQuincy Memorial Hospital, committees as a judge for the DAR Essay Contest, Poster Judge for the elementary school, and a Partner in Education with the DeQuincy Elementary School - furnishing a personal library book for each child in the fifth grade. She served as First Vice President of Seventh District Federated Women’s Club as Fine Arts Chairman, as a sponsor for many DeQuincy High School programs (Cheerleaders, Student Council, Library Club, and Dramatics Club). She was a Homecoming Chairman, Homecoming Parade Chairman, and Chairman of the City of DeQuincy Christmas Parade, sponsor for the DeQuincy Methodist Youth Fellowship, President of the Friendship Club, Retired Teachers of Calcasieu Cameron Parish, Retired Teachers of Louisiana, served on a Committee of 30 for State Department of Education to set up guidelines for school libraries in the state of Louisiana, NEA, LAE, and served on the Board of Directors of DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Kelley Snider Owens of Zachary; sister, Chappie W. Ashburn of Sealy, Texas; brother, Calvin Beyer Walker; three grandchildren, Rev. J. M. Owens, III and wife, Hilary; Zachary Snider Owens and wife, Kristen; Grace Owens Easley and husband, Peyton; great-grandchildren, Samuel Kenneth Owens, Jackson Isaac Owens, Alexandria Joy Owens, and Ruth Eden Rose Owens; sister-in-law, Ruby Brown Snider of DeQuincy; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Tommy Lou was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth W. Snider; her parents; son-in-law, Jack Marshall Owens, Jr. DDS; grandsons, Gabriel Christian Owens and Michael Solomon Owens.

Services were held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Trey Owens and Mr. Zack Owens officiating. Visitation was held at Hixson-Snider on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at Perkins Cemetery.

Services were entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

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Nancy Marie LeBouef, 72, of Moss Bluff, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at her home.

She was an accountant for the majority of her life and was also a secretary for BayRidge Christian College, where she earned her Associates Degree in Accounting.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph LeBouef Sr., four children, Joseph W. LeBouef Jr. and wife Helen of League City, Texas, Jimmy W. LeBouef and wife Jimmie of Ragley, Karan LaLanne and husband Derek of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gary LeBouef and wife Pauline of Grand Lake; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Cummings; and brother, Thomas Cummings.

She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Marsliette LeBlue Cummings, and one sister.

Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Bellview Baptist Church, 507 John Stine Road, Westlake.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the church. Robert L. LeBouef will officiate. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake.

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James Whitfield Holmes III "Bozie", 68, of Abbeville died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at AMG Specialty Hospital - Park Place Campus, Lafayette. A celebration of life service will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a eulogy beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Vincent Funeral Home in Abbeville.

He served in the US National Guard, Company B, Fourth Battalion, Fort Polk. He graduated from Abbeville High in 1968 and attended USL for two years.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene Arceneaux Holmes; son, James W. Holmes IV and wife, Brandi Lasseigne Holmes; daughter, Keisha Danielle Holmes; three grandchildren; and one brother, Richard Holmes.

He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Holmes Jr.; mother, Loretta Hebert Holmes; paternal grandparents, James Holmes and Evelina Mills Holmes; and maternal grandparents, William Hebert and Noemi Choate Hebert.

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Juanita Sue Simmons, 78, of DeRidder died on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at her home.

She was born in Orange, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in DeRidder, with the Revs. Lindsey Burns and Jerry Masters officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in DeRidder.

She began serving as a church pianist at the age of 12 in Mauriceville, Texas, and served many churches throughout her life; including, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Hopewell Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Longville. She also served as the church hostess of First Baptist Church of DeRidder for many years, where she was a member for over 51 years.

Survivors include her husband, Garth (Pete) Simmons; two sons, Edwin Simmons and wife Rosemary and Kevin Simmons and wife Lori; daughter, Tanya Simmons; two brothers, Tommy and Owen Burton; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Bessie Lee Burton.

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