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Obituaries: December 27, 2017

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Obituaries from the December 27 paper.

Funeral service for Harry R. “Totsie” Marshall, 97, was held Friday, Dec. 22, at First United Methodist Church of DeRidder with the Rev. Lamar Oliver officiating.

He was born in Longville, and died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at Cornerstone Assisted Living in Sulphur.

He lived most of his life in DeRidder graduating from DeRidder High School. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in DeRidder, where he was a member of the Aldersgate Sunday School Class. He retired from Westvaco in DeRidder after 43 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 27 in DeRidder for 73 years. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving during World War II, he was a Crew Chief on the P-47s in the 404 Fighter Group. He also was a member of the Blue Boys at Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder.

He is survived by his wife, Minerva LaBlanc Marshall of DeRidder; son, Roderick L. Marshall (Cindy) of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters, Renee’ Marshall of Boston, Mass., Nancy M. Legendre (Reggie) of Lake Charles, Kathy R. Marshall of Lafayette, and Susan Reed (Reggie) of DeRidder; six grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.

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Vivian Smith, 70, of DeQuincy was born on Sept. 21, 1947 in Oklahoma and passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 in DeQuincy.

She is survived by her husband, Preston Elroy Smith, Jr.; children, Alvin Ray Suire, Sr., Renetta Ranae Smith and husband, Gene, Kevin Wayne Suire, all of DeRidder; grandchildren, Little Ray, Kimberly, Robert, Heather, Paul and Jamie; and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also surivived by her sisters, Devonna Williams of Vidor, Texas and Gloria Birch of Silsbee, Texas; and brothers, Vernon D. Smith of Vidor, Texas and Preston G. Smith and wife, Charlene of Montrose, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Guy Smith and Dollie Adams Smith.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, beginning at 2 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Preston G. Smith and Rev. Alvin Dale Smith officiating. Interment will follow at DeQuincy Memorial Park.

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

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Barbara Ann Burk, 72, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara loved her family dearly and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved to cook and help those in need.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Johnny Ray Burk Jr. ( Robin) of Conway, Ark. and Billy Wayne Burk (Tammy Ann) Vinton; daughters, Ruby Hess (Ronald), Tammy Frazier (Wayne “Bean”), Billie Jean Perkins (Craig), all of DeQuincy; grandchildren Sam Burk, Lindsay Burk, Mandy Rollins, Russell Frazier, Cullen Pharris, Quentin Pharris, Oakley Perkins, Barbie McNeal, Lee Hess, Chrisitina Fodrie, Joey Laughlin, Kristen Thibodeaux; great- grandchildren, Mikell Gore, Kaden Gore, Jasmine Hess, Bentlee Hess, Natalee Hess, Eydan Rollins, Jaycee Red, Chase Red, Tyler Laughlin, Kylie Laughlin, Baylie Laughlin, Alexis Moore, Kayah Rickman, Landon Wadell, Brantley Thibodeaux; great-great-grandchildren, Bejamin Turner, Lawrence Dupree; and sister, Earline Gore.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Arrie and Mandy Hooks; husband of 50 years, Johnny Ray Burk Sr.; grandchild, Molly Burk; and great-grandchild, Emilee Hess; brother, AD Hooks; sisters, Bertha Mae Swor, Katherine Kinard, and Geraline Lusk.

Visitation was held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home of DeQuincy on Tuesday Dec. 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Hyatt Cemetery.

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

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Vivian Felice Reed, 77, of Ragley was born Feb. 4, 1940 and passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 in DeRidder.

She is survived by her children, Ruthie Carpentar of Ragley, Vicki Mire and husband JR of Ragley; Edward Brown of Moss Bluff, Kevin Brown of Vinton, and Timmy “Tony” Brown of Longville; along with 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Della Sylvest of DeRidder, and Georgia Soileau of Ragley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie Felice and Edna Deshotel; husband, Edmond Reed; two brothers; and two sisters.

The family received friends on Thursday, Dec. 21, from 5-8 p.m. and on Friday, Dec. 22, from noon until 2 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. The funeral service began at 2 p.m. Interment followed at Felice Cemetery in Ragley.

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

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Max “Galand” Wheeler, 54 was born on Feb. 25, 1963 in DeQuincy and passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 in Sulphur.

He is survived by his children, Max “Glynn” Wheeler and wife, April of DeQuincy, Jessica Steward and husband Olin of Salem, Ark., Neva Hosty of Colorado and Brianna Hosty of Mississippi; parents, Mack Glenn Wheeler and Edith “Maxine” Stampley Wheeler; brothers, Mark Evan Wheeler and wife, Amanda of DeQuincy, Stuart Wheeler and wife, Vickie of DeQuincy; and sister, Jolene Wheeler Huval of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 28, from 5-8 p.m. and the funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, beginning at 10 a.m. The visitation and funeral service will be held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Wayne Neyland and Rev. Rex Bryant will be officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery in DeQuincy.

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

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(Editor's Note--Joseph “Joe” Anthony Conway, 50, of Katy, Texas died Wednesday, Dec. 20. Conway was married to Kelly Jo Mueller Conway, formerly of DeQuincy. He was a graduate of McNeese State University and had been the sportswriter for the American Press for many years. He designed the DeQuincy News’ original website.)

Joseph “Joe” Anthony Conway was born on July 5, 1967, in Cork City, Ireland, to Thomas Francis Conway and Patricia Leonie Conway. He was an Administrator at Houston Community College.

He passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Katy, at the age of 50.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Kelly Jo Mueller Conway; his sons, Cassidy Joseph Conway, and Colin Patrick Conway; parents, Patricia and Frank Conway of Portlaoise, Ireland; brothers, Paul Conway of Portlaoise, Ireland, Noal Conway of Portlaoise, Ireland, Gerard Conway of Portlaoise, Ireland, and Brian Conway of Portlaoise, Ireland.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at St. Edith Stein Catholic Church in Katy where mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ryszard Kulma as Celebrant.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Katy Magnolia Cemetery in Katy.

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Nannie Stanley Humble passed away on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at her residence in DeQuincy.

She is survived by her children, Larry Humble and wife, Linda of Starks., Lanny Humble and wife, Pat of Starks, and Ginny Perkins and husband, Vance of DeQuincy; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Nora, Nancy, and Daisy; and brother, Archie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David (Coot) Humbl; son, Lutcher Humble; parents, Amos (Bay) Stanley and Clara Doyle Stanley; and her siblings, Lloyd, Mamie, Amy, Billy, Gloria Jean, Hughlen and Henry.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 9 until 10 a.m. with the funeral service to begin at 10 a.m. The visitation and funeral will be held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Interment will follow at Miller Cemetery in Starks.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy, Post Office Box 629, DeQuincy LA 70633.

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

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Rev. Walter Griffin Morgan, 84, of DeQuincy took flight from the earthly life in his home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

He was a dedicated minister of the gospel and a member of First Pentecostal Church of Sulphur.

He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Lou Wilda (Van Winkle) Morgan; two daughters, Trina Morgan and Denise Guinn and husband Don; two sons, Nathan Morgan and wife Ann, and Harlan Morgan and wife Sharla; ten grandchildren, Adrian and Jani Manuel, Jessica and Aric Fuselier, Allison Ruebush Tidwell, Patrick, Jennifer, and Garrett Morgan, and Caleb and Alaina Morgan; and five great-grandchildren, McKenna and Hayden Manuel, Wren and Ivey Katherine Tidwell and Anderson Bulla.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sara Alice Williams and Elizabeth Jo Kendall; and one brother, William Clark Morgan.

Rev. Morgan was born Mar. 29, 1933 in the rural town of Mudella, Fla. At age 17 he joined the Navy. After the Navy, he joined the labor union IBEW and worked as an electrician for most of his life. He was involved in church work in the Northwest in the 1970s and established the Apostolic United Pentecostal Church in Chanute, Kan. in 1980. He became pastor of Lunita Pentecostal Church in 1987 and retired in 2004.

Rev. Morgan was known in his community and valued in his church for his outgoing and loving manner. He was respected for his dedication to the Christian life and the example he provided for others to see.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at the First Pentecostal Church of Sulphur, 606 W. Parish Road, Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitation will resume at the church beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28 until the time of service at 11 a.m.

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

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

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