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Obituaries: January 24, 2018

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Obituaries from the January 24 paper.

Harland James Hollie, 75, of Fields passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

Harland loved to hunt and raise a garden. He was a driller in the oil production business and loved his job. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Harland will forever be cherished in our hearts and truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to treasure his memory are his loving wife of 46 years, Linda Hollie of Fields; son, Lebon John Duhon of Hargroves; daughters, Vicki Sue Smith and Eddie of Fields, Youlanda Jeanice Smith and David of Starks, and Helina Jean Sandoz and Steve of Lake Charles; brothers, T. J. Hollie of Iota, Henry Hollie of Jasper, Texas, Ralph Hollie of Fields, Gary Hollie of Fields, Ronald Hollie of DeQuincy; and sister, Henrietta Foster of Starks; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Naomi Hollie; one daughter, Trudy Duhon Williams; three brothers: Alton, Larry and Danny Hollie and one sister, Betty Ledford.

Visitation was held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 5-10 p.m. at Calvary Apostolic Church, in Starks. Service was held Sunday, Jan. 21, at 12 p.m., also at Calvary Apostolic Church. Pastor Jeremy Shields officiated.

Pallbearers were Lebon Duhon, Justin Duhon, Casey Bolton, Shorty (Eddie) Smith, Jr., Ronald Hollie, Jr., Alton Hollie, Jr., Gabby Faulk, and Terry Bloodworth.

Honorary pallbearers were Bro. Pond, Bro. Kenny, Bro. Mack, Bro. J. L. Bussell, and Trey Smith. Burial followed at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields.

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

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

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John W. Fowler, 47, a resident of DeQuincy was born on June 10, 1970 and passed away on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at his residence.

John was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy and a Volunteer Fireman with the DeQuincy Volunteer Fire Department. He was a hardworker and his three girls were his life. John was a wonderful husband, father, son and brother and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Becky Fowler; his daughters, Nichole DeNell Fowler, Sarah Gail Fowler and Elizabeth Hope Fowler; his mother, Shera Fowler of Ragley; sister, Cherie Williamson and husband Dennis of Westlake; brothers, Jason Fowler and wife, Sherry of Ragley and Joseph Fowler and wife, Ally of Ragley. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Charlotte Webre and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Fowler; and his father-in-law, Roy Webre.

The family received friends on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 4- 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. The visitation and funeral were held at First United Pentecostal Church, 230 Smith Street in DeQuincy. Pastor Carlton Jackson, Jr., Rev. T. D. Cardwell and Rev. Shurleff Leslie officiated. Interment followed at DeQuincy Memorial Park in DeQuincy.

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

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Joseph MacArthur “Joe” Chesson, Sr., 72, was born on Sept. 4, 1945 and passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Chesson; his children, Angeline Chesson of Lake Charles, Marsha Smith of Kinder, and Joseph MacArthur “Bull” Chesson, Jr., of Topsy. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Cody, Lena, Casey, Christina and Shawn; 12 great-grandchildren; his brother, LeRoy Chesson of Pineville; sisters, Helena McKinney of Florida and Gertrude Breaux of Lake Charles. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall Chesson and Angeline Granger Chesson; one son, Joseph Lynn Chesson; five brothers; and one sister.

The family received friends on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 4-8 p.m. with the funeral service being held on Monday, Jan. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. The visitation and funeral service were held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Interment followed at DeQuincy Memorial Park in DeQuincy.

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

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Eldon M. Owens, 75, of Buna, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.

He is survived by three children; and one brother.

A graveside service was held on Monday, Jan. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at DeQuincy Memorial Park in DeQuincy.

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

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Sherri Denise Hyatt, 54, a resident of Merryville passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Lynn Hyatt; her children, Jason Doyle, Jerilyn Doyle and Jerry Hyatt Jr., all of Merryville. She is also survived by her mother, Irene Doyle of Singer; three sisters, Pam Baker of DeRidder, Debbie Ball of Singer and Paulette Rodeghero of Singer. and one brother, David Doyle of Baton Rouge; along with four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Farley Doyle; and six siblings.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home with the funeral service to be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. The visitation and funeral service will be held at Riley Smith Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hyatt Cemetery.

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

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