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Obituaries from the March 15 paper.

Alora Lyn Fountain, 16, a resident of DeQuincy, passed away on Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017.

She is survived by her mother, Cristy Fowler of DeQuincy; her father, Anthony Thomas Fountain and wife, Amber of Joaquin, Texas; her sisters and brothers, Ashley Fountain of Marquez, Texas, Jasmine Elam of Newton, Texas, Leola Flournoy of Joaquin, Texas, Robert Robertson of Burkeville, Texas, John Hext and Makayla Hext of DeQuincy; step-siblings, Jacob Flournoy, Kimberly Bailey and Justin Bailey of Joaquin, Texas. She is also survived by her grandparents, Patricia Ann Sigler of Kirbyville, Texas, Jesus and Glenda Ramos of Newton, Texas, Larry and Deborah Fountain of Carthage, Texas; and great-grandparents, Bonnie King of Kirbyville, Texas and Douglas Baggett of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bobby Sigler, Sr.; great-grandfather, Carl Fountain; and great-grandmothers, Macel Baggett and Willie Mae Rigler.

The family received friends on Monday Mar. 13, from 5-8 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church of DeQuincy. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, Mar. 14, at 10 a.m. at Bible Baptist Church. Pastor Eric Aultman officiated. Interment followed at Boxwood Cemetery in Bivens.

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

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Fred Richard Fallaw, 83, was born in Port Arthur, Texas but lived most of his life in DeQuincy. He passed away at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital on Friday, Mar. 10, 2017.

He served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired from Citgo where he was employed for 40 plus years. Freddy was a faithful member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher for over 44 years. He loved spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Freddy never met a stranger and enjoyed spending time visiting with friends and family

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anise Weston Fallaw; children, Joanne Burnett and husband, Larry of Singer, David Fallaw of Starks, and Tommy Fallaw and wife, Dottie of Deer Park, Texas along with his grandchildren, Amy, Amanda, Joel, Jason, Jon and Julia; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Dorothy Fallaw Bushnell and husband, Huey of DeQuincy, Jeanette Gill Brown and husband, Ray of Fields and Mary Gill LeJune and husband Eddie of Many; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Abner D. Fallaw, Sr., Delma Langley Gill and his step father, Jessie C. Gill; one brother, Abner D. “Sonny” Fallaw, Jr. and two sisters, Carole Gill Dowers and Susie Gill Lewis.

The family received friends on Sunday, Mar. 12, from 4-8 p.m. at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in DeQuincy. The funeral service was held on Monday, Mar. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. at Eastern Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Crosier and Rev. Mark Schultz officiating. Interment followed at Good Hope Cemetery in Singer.

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

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Sidney J. (Sid) Cormier, 74, died in a local hospital Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ragley with the Rev. Timothy Goodly officiating. Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley.

Survivors include his wife, Sherilyn M. Cormier; and son, Shane Jude Cormier of Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon and Marie Cormier; and one sister.

He was a graduate of Roanoke High School and earned his degree and professional license as a Mechanical Engineer at USL (now ULL). He worked at local plants as an engineer and consultant for 17 years before owning and operating Cabinets by Sid manufacturing commercial cabinets.

He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ragley and served as usher, was on the Finance Council and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

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Glenn “Skyler” White, 68, of Allen, Texas, a native of DeQuincy, died on Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Sarah White of Ponchatoula; and two stepchildren, Rachel Wilcox of Mandeville and John Wilcox of New Orleans; the mother of his children, Linda Jones; sisters, Terry Watson and husband Ron of Allen, Texas, and Nellwyn Carey and husband Brion of Blossberg, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Tommie Lou (Core) White.

The joy of Skyler’s life was his daughter, Sarah. He was an avid LSU sports fan and was deeply affected by the outcomes of their athletic events. He was thankful to be raised in the wonderful city of DeQuincy, where he grew up playing sports and developing close life-long friendships.

Everyone who heard Skyler sing was truly blessed and knew that his beautiful voice was from his Lord and Savior Whom he trusted and loved. He was a life-long member of Northside Baptist Church, and he began his music ministry there at the early age of 14. He was the lead singer of the gospel trio The Messengers, and later the lead singer in Skyler White and the River Oaks Band.

Skyler never met a stranger and was known for his tender heart and loving spirit.

A memorial service celebrating Skyler’s life will be held on Saturday, Mar. 18, at 2 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church in DeQuincy with Harry Methvin and Ray Hyatt officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northside Baptist Church.

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Carole Leach Taylor, 71, a resident of Lake Charles passed away on Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Carole also enjoyed going out to eat and spending time at the casino. She also loved her dogs.

She is survived by her children, Theresa Taylor, Regina Fontenot, Angela Taylor, Michael Lynn Taylor and wife, Jackie all of Lake Charles, Melisa Corine Waits and husband, Cassy of Silsbee, Texas and Todd Cantrell and wife, Felicia of Mamou; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Richard Leach and James Leach of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Lynn Taylor and her parents.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Mar. 16, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. The funeral service will be held on Friday, Mar. 17, beginning at 10 a.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home with interment to follow at Crown Point Cemetery in DeQuincy.

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

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Clyde Earl McFatter, 93, passed away at his home on Monday, Mar. 13, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones.

Mr. McFatter was born on Oct. 30, 1923. He was a lifelong resident of DeQuincy. He was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school. Mr. McFatter retired from LCIS in DeQuincy.

He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Smith and husband Dale of Hathaway, Martha Monceaux and husband Dave of Sulphur; son, Mike Ellzey and wife Peggy of DeQuincy and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Kyle McFatter and Ed McFatter of Sulphur, Pat McFatter of Westlake; and sisters, Dannie Marcantel of DeQuincy and Betty Whitehead of Little Rock, Ark; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. McFatter was preceded in death by his wife, Betty McFatter; parents, Daniel Joseph and Lenora McFatter; sisters, Trudy Williams and Bonnie Smith; and brother, Bill McFatter.

Visitation was held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home of DeQuincy on Tuesday, Mar. 14, from 6-8 p.m. and will resume on Wednesday, Mar. 15, from 12 p.m. until the service. Services will be at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home on Wednesday, Mar. 15, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Jordan Doyle officiating. Burial will follow at McFatter Cemetery.

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

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James Simon, 62, a resident of Starks passed away on Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017 at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulphur.

James enjoyed the outdoors. He loved spending his time hunting, fishing and working on cars. He enjoyed watching television and his favorite show was NCIS.

He is survived by his children, James Ray Simon and wife, Kristen of Starks and Chrystal Simon Boutte and husband, Michael of Starks; grandchildren, Kinley, James Ray, Jr., Casey, Kyra and Matthew. He is also survived by two brothers, Bully Simon and Wayne Simon; and three sisters, Virginia “Mouse” White, Hilda Says and Linda Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, E. J. Simon and Nina Hyatt Simon; brother, Earl; and sister, Irene.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Mar. 14, from 5- 9 p.m. and will receive friends on Wednesday, Mar. 15, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Calvary Apostolic Church in Starks. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. at Calvary Apostolic Church, 4270 Highway 12, Starks. Pastor Jeremy Shields will be officiating. Interment will follow at the VFW Cemetery in Starks.

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

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Auguson Bias, Sr., 54, of DeQuincy died Monday, Mar. 6, 2017 at a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Mar. 18, at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of James Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m until time of service. Rev. James Harris will officiate.

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