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Obituaries: October 24, 2018

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Obituaries from the October 24 paper.

Bonnie Jo Nelson, 75, of DeQuincy died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 in her daughter's residence.

She was a native of Dequincy and had been a resident of Singer for the last 50 years. She was of the Baptist faith. Bonnie enjoyed reading the newspaper, doing genealogy, telling stories, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her children, Natalie Duplechin and husband, Wayne, and Howard Nelson; daughter-in-law, Richelle Nelson, all of Dequincy; her siblings, Billy Dowers of DeQuincy, Jerald "JW" Dowers of South Carolina, Jackie Royer of DeQuincy, Sandra Sue Clark of Singer, and Connie Gobep of Toledo Bend; four grandchildren, Jason Puryear, Bryan Puryear, Hagan Nelson, and Katelyn Nelson; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Allen Nelson; her son, Craig Allen Nelson; her parents, Joseph and Annie Johnson; and a brother, Danny Boy Johnson.

Her funeral was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Hixson-Snider Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Schultz officiated. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery in Singer.

Visitation was held from 4-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday in the funeral home.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Lanise Stanley, 80, of DeQuincy was born on Aug. 19, 1938 in Green Island and passed away on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Rainwater Stanley; his daughter, Janet Jordy and husband, Willie Earl of DeQuincy; his sons, Andy Stanley and wife, Carol of Tenaha, Texas, Michael Stanley and wife, Teresa of DeQuincy, David Stanley and wife, Robin of DeQuincy; along with 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Dannie Lee Stanley of Beaumont, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan “Pat” and Maudie Stanley; and his brothers, Winford Stanley, Danford Stanley, Sanford “Sambo” Stanley, and Hoytt Stanley.

Family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Riley Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at the funeral home. Interment followed at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Irene Dorothy Gosling Laubach, 83, of Lake Charles, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Laubach was born in Essex, England, and moved to the states 47 years ago. She moved to Louisiana 27 years ago.

Survivors include daughters, Rosalind Goodwin (Martin) of Lake Charles, Andrea Matte (Christopher) of DeQuincy, and Dawn Chapman of Sulphur; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Allen Laubach; parents, Dorothy and Edward Gosling; and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 19, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Lamar Huffman officiated. Burial followed in Highland Memory Garden.

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