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Obituaries: November 14, 2018

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Obituaries from the November 14 paper.

Virginia “Ginger” Pierce, of Ragley was born on Feb. 19, 1962 and passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at the age of 56.

She is survived by her children, William Fred Pierce, II and wife, Mandy of DeQuincy and Tiffany Kratzer and husband, Brady of Mont Belvieu, Texas. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Cameron, Liam and Olivia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson Joseph Duplechin and Juddie Duplechin; brother, Larry; and sister, Barbara.

The family received friends on Sunday, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Interment followed at Duplechin Cemetery in Ragley.

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

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Mrs. Joy Settles Cooley, wife of Rev. C. E. Cooley, Jr. was born on June 8, 1932 and was called home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at her home in Merryville.

She was devoted to her husband’s ministry throughout all 67 years of their marriage, serving God through multiple church functions. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and cherished her.

She is survived by her husband and four children and their families, Charles Cooley, III and Marilyn, Ronda Miller and John, David Cooley and Teryan, Carol Lamanna and Joe. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family received friends on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church, 120 Mahlon Street in DeRidder. Interment followed at Beauregard Memorial Cemetery in DeRidder.

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

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Carmel Foster Stanley of DeQuincy was born on June 6, 1926 and passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at the age of 92. Carmel was a very unique person and very full of life. She loved her family, country music and always thought the best of everyone.

She is survived by her son, Louis “Cricket” Stanley and wife, Theresa; and her daughter, Patsy Pharris, all of DeQuincy. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Evan, Tiffany, Brittany, Jessi Jo, Ken, Christie and Robin along with 12 great-grandchildren, Hydie, Kamryn, Paxton, Katelyn, Tyler, Laykin, Hope, Dustin, Charles, Sammy, Taryn, Taylor; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Marie Spears; and brother, Robert Foster.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Sanford “Sambo” Stanley; her parents, Thad and Annie Foster; siblings, Calvin Foster, Sug Foster, Thad Foster, Norma Burnett, Loretta Carlin, Thelma Parker, N.A. Foster and Marvin “Muggins” Gearen.

The family received friends on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. The funeral was held on Friday, Nov. 9 beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Paul Nugent officiated. Interment followed at Oretta Cemetery in Oretta.

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

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William Leonard Clifton, 95, of DeQuincy passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, 15 days before his 96th birthday. He was a graduate of DeQuincy High School and proudly served his country in WWII. He served in the Army as first gunner in the Machine Company M, 339th Regiment, 85th Infantry Division in Italy. He also served with the 59th Military Police Company. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, EAMETO Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and WWII Victory Medal.

Upon returning from the war, he worked for 40 years as a Conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad. He served as President of his railroad union, the Commander of VFW Post 3231 and was a member of the SWLA Chapter 1996 Military Order of the Purple Heart. He loved working with his hands and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to farm, garden, horseback ride, work with his cattle and hunt deer. Above all, his greatest love was his granddaughter and playing dominoes with his great grandsons. He will be missed by all who knew him and remembered for his wisdom, life lessons and being a proud Veteran.

He is survived by his sons, David Clifton of Harvey and Keith Clifton of Sulphur; one daughter, Martha Clifton of Sulphur; one granddaughter, Bridget Fontenot and husband Mikah of Lake Charles; along with two great grandchildren, Jack and Luke Fontenot.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Hilda Guidry Clifton; parents, Albert and Alice Clifton; and eight siblings.

Visitation will be at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5-8 p.m. Visitation will resume at Hargrove Bible Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Bro. Paul Nugent will officiate. Burial will follow at Perkins Cemetery.

Services have been 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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Ronald David “Ronnie” Doyle was born on Dec. 19, 1952 and passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at his residence at the age of 65. He was a native and resident of Starks.

He is survived by his daughter, Deanna Seeney of Starks; grandchildren, Aaron Trahan of Starks and Kerri Monic and husband, Kenneth of Vinton; and great-grandchildren, Dewayne and Gracie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Doyle; son, Edward Trahan; his parents, Alvin and Ethelyn Doyle; and three brothers.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5-8 p.m. at The First Pentecostal Church of Starks, 225 Highway 109, Starks, and the funeral service will be held at the church on Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ben Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Doyle Cemetery in Starks.

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

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Homer Charles Doty Jr., 91, of Sulphur died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

He was born in Franklin. In 1943, at the age of 17, he joined the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Staunch, serving as a radar man and gunner, receiving military honors upon being discharged. The U.S.S. Staunch participated in several major battles, earning four battle stars.

He was a member of Local 106 Plumber/Steamfitters Union for over 50 years. He was a welding instructor for over 20 years. He attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Louise; four sons, Homer (Rosie) Doty III of Lake Charles, Michael (Debbie) Doty of Ragley, David (Becky) Doty of Carlyss, and Robert (Gloria) Doty of Carlyss; three daughters, Rhonda (Franklin) Doty Nance of Houston, Texas, Debbie Doty Cook of Seabrook, Texas, Patricia (Don) Doty Rougeau of Weston Lakes, Texas; one sister, Ann Landry of Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Charles Sr. and Edith Doty; and three sisters.

Funeral service were held Thursday, Nov. 8, officiated by Father Goodley at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sulphur.

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Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Bible Baptist Church, 311 2nd St. in DeQuincy for Mr. Joshua Lynn Williams, 24, who passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in Victoria, Texas. Interment will be in Community Cemetery in DeQuincy.

Bishop James Proctor will be presiding and Superintendent Mark Ellis will give The Celebration of Life Message.

Mr. Williams memories are being cherished by: his parents, Pastor Johnathan L. Williams, Sr. and First Lady Kimberly Williams of Beaumont, Texas; three daughters, Richlynn of Eunice, Ezraela and Kalayah, both of Victoria, Texas; two brothers, Johnathan L. Williams, Jr. of Sunset and Jayden L. Williams of Beaumont, Texas; one sister, Ureshia Y. Green of Houston, Texas; paternal grandparents, Lynn Franklin and Eloise Franklin of Eunice; maternal grandfather, Edsel Johnson of DeQuincy; one nephew, Johnathan L. Williams, III of Pineville; one niece, Itlei Thomas of Houston, Texas; and a host of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Theresa Johnson.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 to 9:45 a.m. at Bible Baptist Church.

Words of condolences may be expressed at fordandjosephfh.com.

Ford and Joseph Funeral Home, 907 N. Market St., Opelousas, 337- 942-6750, is in charge of arrangements.

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