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Obituaries: November 22, 2017

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Obituaries from the November 22 paper.

Roy Junior Barrett, 90, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 in his home with his family by side. Poppa Roy will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather by his five generations of family and friends.

Roy was born in Roby, Texas and raised in Roscoe, Texas and has lived in Starks for 70 years. He was a Navy veteran who served in W.W. II. He retired from the Louisiana Forestry Service. He was a member of the V.F.W. of Starks and the American Legion of Vinton. He enjoyed gardening and was lovingly known as the cake man for his baking.

He is survived by two daughters, Carol Jean Landry of Vinton and Nancy Jo Drake and husband Quinton of Many; a sister, June Barrett Duncan of Lubbock, Texas; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; ten great- great-grandchildren; and four nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Barrett; and his mother, Gertie Simms; his wife, Bessie Lee Perkins Barrett; daughter, Billie Johnson; a great-great granddaughter, Alyvia Hebert; and a niece, Gail Ann Schenk.

His funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the First Pentecostal Church of Starks. Visitation was from 9 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the church. Pastor Karl Smith officiated. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery in Starks.

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

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Glorice Gail Crenshaw, 84, a native and resident of Starks, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Crenshaw and wife, Karen “Cookie” of Starks, and Scott Crenshaw and wife, Angela of Baytown, Texas; her daughters, Mona Dartez and husband, Karl of Longville and Sarah Royer and husband, Glen of Starks, and her son-in-law, Sammy Parker. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Francis Crenshaw; daughter, Martha “Sassy” Parker; parents, William Gibson and Martha Gillis Gibson; brother, Carlos Dale Gibson; and sisters, Pauline Ernst, Frances Warren and Colleen Doyle.

The family received friends on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 6 until 9 p.m. and continued on Monday, Nov. 20, from 9 until 11 a.m. with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. The visitation and funeral were held at Deweyville United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville, Texas with Pastor Michael Orange officiating. Interment followed at Fountain Cemetery in Starks.

Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 West Fourth Street, DeQuincy.

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Dale Shannon Johnson, 56, of Beaumont, Texas died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. He was born in Starks.

He was a maintenance mechanic at Firestone Polymers in Orange for 20 years. He was a member of the Pipefitters Local #195.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly Johnson of Beaumont; father, John David Johnson of DeQuincy; daughter, Brittney Johnson of Nederland, Texas; son, Landy Johnson and wife, Monica, of Starks; three grandchildren; sister, Janie Ashworth of Starks; and brother, Anthony Johnson of Starks.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores “Bugs” Johnson.

His funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 17, at First Pentecostal Church in Starks followed by interment at Miller Cemetery Annex in Starks.

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Lyla Maxine Gamble died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. She was born in Bennett, Colo.

She was a member for many years at Houston River Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Phillip Gamble and wife, Diane of Littleton, Colo., Stephen Gamble of Sulphur, Timothy "Tim" Gamble of DeQuincy and Darrell Gamble and wife, Connie of Le Bleu Settlement; daughters Linda Foster of Searcy, Ark., Cindy Carr and husband Rusty of Sulphur, Connie Herrick and husband David of Lake Charles, and Virginia "Ginger" Johnson and husband Randy of Sulphur. She is also survived by sisters, Margaret Shuler, Betty Hamilton, both of Denver, Colo., Annalee Cogar of Midland, Ga., and Paula Baer of Aurora, Colo.; brothers, George Summers of Denver, Colo., and David Summers and wife Sharon of Elbert, Colo; nine grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Gamble; son, Ronald Dwayne Gamble; parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Her funeral was held Friday, Nov. 17, at Houston River Baptist Church with Pastor Lonnie Gothrup officiating. Burial was at the Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carlyss.

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Cleda Morine Thomas, 83, of DeQuincy, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. She was born in Burnet County, Texas.

She is survived by her three daughters, Gloria Gaydos and husband Frank of Canyon Lake, Texas, Rhonda Boysen and husband Steve of Mount Juliet, Tenn., Jamie Chargois and husband Ronnie of Sulphur; daughter-in-law, Margaret Thomas of DeQuincy; sisters, Cassie Simpson of Amarillo, Texas, Ethel Watts of Leander, Texas, Doris Whitley of Belton, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Thomas; son, Franklin Thomas, both of DeQuincy; parents, Floyd and Rosie Hart; along with granddaughter, Ashley Gamble of Houston, Texas.

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 18, at the DeQuincy Church of Christ with Pastor Gary Selby officiating. Burial followed at Big Woods Cemetery.

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Karen Louise Colletta Rosfeld, 73, died on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at her home.

She was born in Lake Charles. She was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles. She retired from South Central Bell after many years of service.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Arlen “Rick” Rosfeld; son, Richard “Chad” Rosfeld and Rebecca of Ragley; one brother, Michael Colletta of Moss Bluff; sisters, Marcia Carlson, Marlene Bourgeois, Kathy Smith, and Dianna Pousson, all of Lake Charles; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mickey and Marjorie (Sammie) Colletta.

Her funeral service were held Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment followed in Consolata Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research hospital at st.jude.org/donate, Children’s Miracle Network at christusstpatrickchildrensmiraclenetworkhopitals.org or a charity of choice.

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Johnny Lee Jardneaux, Sr. 66 died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at his home.

He was a resident of Carlyss and attended Choupique Baptist Church.

He is survived by three children, Johnny Lee Jardneaux, Jr. and wife Tammy of DeQuincy, Mary Jane Jardneaux of Dunson, and Judy Ann Jardneaux of Sulphur; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Jardneaux of Sulphur and Jr. Jardneaux of Carlyss.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Anna Jardneaux; one daughter, Melissa Jane Jardneaux; and one sister.

His funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home of Sulphur. Rev. Nay Vickers officiated. Burial was in Niblett’s Bluff Cemetery of Vinton.

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Alice Braneff Linscomb, 61, of Starks passed from this life on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

She enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She was very active in her church, acting as a ladies’ leader in Church. She was active as well in her community, serving as treasurer of the Starks Garden Club and a member of the Starks Historical Society. She enjoyed her work as the children’s librarian at Starks Library for many years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory are her spouse of 41 years, Wayne Linscomb of Starks; sons, Joshua (J. W.) Linscomb, Dudley Linscomb and Bethany, Caleb Linscomb and Lori, all of Starks; mother, Claudia Braneff of Starks; brother, Arthur Braneff and Sharon of Orangefield, Texas; sisters, Lucy Remedies, Mary Gillis and Harper, all of Starks, and Rosa Barras of Nederland, Texas; grandchildren, Jacob, Kathrynn, Abbie, Caison, Clayne, Jude; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Elias Braneff, Sr.

Visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at Calvary Apostolic Church in Starks. Continuing visitation and service were held Sunday, Nov. 19, also at Calvary Apostolic Church, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Clark Cemetery in Starks.

Services were under the direction of Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.

Words of comfort may be shared at myers-colonialfuneralhome.com.

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