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Obituaries: March 21, 2018

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Obituaries from the March 21 paper.

Georgie Ruth “Joy” Brown, 88, a resident of DeQuincy passed away on Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018.

She is survived by her children, Bryan Brown and wife, Carmel of DeQuincy, Leah Weaver and husband, John of DeQuincy, Amber Miers and husband, Cody of Singer and daughter-in-law, Michelle Brown of Longville; along with 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Brown; sons, Paul Brown and Mark Brown; parents, Porter Rogers and Eva Rogers; brothers, Scotty Rogers and Johnny Rogers; and sisters, Dorothy Maynor and Libby Eggleston.

The family received friends on Thursday, Mar. 15, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. The visitation and funeral were held Thursday, Mar. 15, at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Rev. Donnis Ashworth officiated. Interment followed at Perkins Chapel in Moss Bluff.

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

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Louise V. Cooper Glasspool, 90, a native and resident of DeQuincy was born on June 10, 1927 and passed away on Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018.

Louise was a DeQuincy High School graduate of the Class of 1944-1945. She received the American Legion Award at graduation for citizenship, honesty and integrity. During her time in high school she was very active in sports and was a star basketball player. She was named most athletic girl at DeQuincy High School. She loved to bowl and won numerous bowling awards.

Louise loved working in her yard and she was known for her prize day lilies. She also loved to cook and would often times cook for shut-ins and the elderly. She was famous for her broccoli and rice casseroles, bread and butter pickles, and coconut pies.

Louise was a very generous person and often times helped people in need, including young people, never expecting any recognition from others.

Louise was a faithful member of The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy for the past 32 years. She loved her church friends and always enjoyed visiting and spending time with them.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister and she had a special relationship with each of her nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, William (Bill) Glasspool of Fulshar, Texas and Jenny Leger of Lake Charles; three grandchildren, Jeffrey C. Glasspool and wife, Kimberly, David R. Glasspool, and Josie Thompson; four great-grandchildren, Brennan Thompson, Lexie Ancelet, Elijah Fairman, and Camille R. Glasspool. She is also survived by her sister, Nickie C. Wall of DeQuincy; eight nephews and eight nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. (Bill) Glasspool, Sr.; her parents, Luster L. and Elma Wood Cooper; brothers, Melvin L. (Buddy) Cooper, Jimmy D. Cooper, Charles N. Cooper; sister, Evelyn Cooper Pinder; and granddaughter, Susan Rae Thompson.

The family received friends Monday, Mar. 19, from 5 until 8 p.m. at The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy and on Tuesday, Mar. 20, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. The funeral service began at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 20, at The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy. Pastor Wayne Neyland officiated and Interment followed at Masonic Cemetery in DeQuincy.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy Building Fund, Post Office Box 878, DeQuincy LA 70633 or Family and Youth Counseling Agency, 220 Louie Street, Lake Charles LA 70601

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

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Elvina Toliver, 95, died Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 at her residence in DeQuincy. She was born in Bellevue.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Broussard and Sarah Johnson Broussard.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Mar. 17, at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Pastor Marvin L. Durgan officiated. Burial followed in Community Cemetery in DeQuincy.

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Freddie Joe Royer, Sr., 78, died Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans.

Mr. Royer was born in DeQuincy; graduated from DeQuincy High School and attended LSU. He began working for Florida Gas in Lakeland, Fla., then went to work for Gulf Oil Co., moving his family to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, then San Tome, Venezuela. In 1970 he returned to the U. S. to reside in Iowa. He went to work for Conoco Pipeline becoming an Instrument 8 Supervisor traveling all over the United States on special projects for Conoco until his retirement. After retirement, he went to work as an Independent Field Service Engineer for Eaton Powerware and Eaton Electrical until his second retirement at age 74.

He was a Fourth Degree Knight, member of K of C 3006 and a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Guillory Royer; two sons, Freddie Joe “Jody” Royer, Jr. (Claire) of Iowa, and James Lesley Royer (Debbie) of Social Circle, Ga.; daughter, Kathryn Gay Royer Roussel (Ben) of New Orleans; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Judy Lorraine Royer Langford of Navarre Beach, Fla., Norma Pitre Cochran of Iowa, Mary Nell Doucet and Velma Smith, both of Tee Mamou, Riley Guillory of Brazoria, Texas, Arlen Guillory of Bell City, and Joseph L. Guillory of Kinder.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred O. Royer and Evelyn Hoosier Royer; and one sister, Colleen Royer Green.

His cremation has been entrusted to Johnson & Brown Funeral Home - Iowa. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Tilda G. Doolan, 85, died in a local hospital on Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018.

She was born in Bogalusa. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Longville and the originator of the Longville Lake Camp N Jam.

Survivors include her husband, C J (Pat) Doolan; children, Terry Assunto (John), Susan Vallow, Charles Vallow (Lori), Gerry Vallow (Melanie), Kay Woodcock (Larry), Bobby Vallow (Kris); stepdaughters, Patricia Burns (Bob) and Cathy Huber (Larry); 24 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel White Greene and Tilden Greene; and a daughter, Lelia Nancy Vallow.

Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 21, at First Baptist Church of Longville. Rev. Stewart Graves will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley. Visitation will resume at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the start of the service.

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Alphonse Hall, 95, was born Apr. 14, 1922 to the late Jerry and Mary Hall. He was a member of Bethel AME Church and a retired employee of Union Pacific Railroad.

He departed this life Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 in DeQuincy. He leaves to cherish his memories two grandsons, Marcus (Rose) LeBlanc and Willie Recard Jr.; and two nieces, Lois and Chris Turner.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 24, at Bethel AME Church, Pastor Allen Williams. Rev. Willie Benson will officiate. Burial will be in Community Cemetery under the direction of James Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. in the church.

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Funeral services for Donald "Pee Wee" McKnight as held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in the First United Pentecostal Church of Oakdale with Reverends Greg Willis, Jerry Odom, and Jim Manning officiating. Burial service followed in the Cryer Cemetery under the direction of White Oaks Funeral Home, Oakdale.

"Pee Wee", 87, of Oakdale, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 in his home. Formerly of Oretta. He was born September 17, 1930 in Oretta to the union of George "Curly" McKnight and Jacinda "Jay" Royer McKnight.

He was survived by three daughters and one son, Donna (Danny) Uriegas of Moss Bluff, Dianne (Clayton) Clark of Oakdale, Denetta (Fred) Martin of DeRidder, and Denny (Staci) McKnight of Florien; two brothers, Harlen (Dale) McKnight and Alvin (Dorothy) McKnight all of Lumberton, Texas; one sister, Aline Main of Oretta; daughter-in-law, Suzanne McKnight of Oakdale; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson.

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