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Obituaries: April 4, 2018

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Obituaries from the April 4 paper.

Betty Stanley Ashworth, 85, a resident of DeQuincy passed away on Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018.

She is survived by her children, Carol Buxton and husband, Prentice of DeQuincy, Dean Stanley and wife, Bonita of Johnson Bayou, Kirby Stanley and wife, Aimee of DeQuincy, Mark Stanley and wife, Janie of Rogersville, Mo. and Winford Stanley and wife, Candace of DeQuincy; along with 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Allen Ray Brown and wife, Jeanette of Fields.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Winford Stanley and James Ashworth; parents, Allen Ray Brown and Virginia Cooley Brown; one grandson, Nathan Kyle Stanley; and two brothers, David Brown and Ronald Brown.

The family received friends on Friday, Mar. 30, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy and the funeral service was also be held at Riley Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, Mar. 31, beginning at 10 a.m. Bro. Vance Perkins officiated. Interment followed at Hyatt Cemetery.

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

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Kenneth Bradley “K.V.” Verdine, 64, a resident of Starks passed away on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018.

He is survived by his children, Crystal Gibbs of Orange, Texas, Misty Coleman of Starks, Kenneth Verdine of Orange, Texas and Aaron Verdine of Idabel, Okla.; along with 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Marlen Ray Verdine of Texas; Charlie Allen Verdine and wife, Donna, and brother-in-law, Larry Stanley, all of Starks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Verdine and Hazel Talbert; and one sister, Sue Stanley.

The visitation was held on Friday, Mar. 30, from 9-11 a.m. with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Rev. Karl Smith officiated.

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

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Suzanne Bland Deramus, 63, was born in DeQuincy on Dec. 29, 1954 and passed away on Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018.

Suzanne was always a hard working, determined lady and to know her was to love her. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She worked as a cosmetologist for 30 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister and she will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Neali DeRamus Perkins and husband, Keith; grandsons, Dawson Perkins and Kamden Perkins; two sisters, Olivia Gray of DeQuincy and Jeannie VanWinkle of Belleville, Ill.; nephew, T. K. VanWinkle; and nieces, Sabrina VanWinkle Fudge and Nicole Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Keith Bland and Kathryn Marie Bland.

The family received friends on Saturday, Mar. 31, from 2-4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of DeQuincy and a memorial service began at 4 p.m. with Pastor Gil Arthur officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge, 2609 River Road, New Orleans LA 70121.

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

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Lynn Joyce Webre Marler, age 91, died on Monday, March 26, 2018.

She was born in New Orleans. She was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and a member of the Thereasians and Ladies Auxillary at St. Pius X.

Survivors include her sons, R. Philip Marler, M.D. and wife Joan, Derrille E. Marler Jr. and wife Amber, all of of Gainesville, Ga.; William Walter Marler and wife Wendi of Diamond Head, Miss.; daughters, Linda Catherine Breath and husband David of the Woodlands, Texas, and Derrilyn Marler Brisson and husband Clyde of Ragley; sisters, Mary Philip Richardson of Texas and Martha Guillory of Ragley; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Derrille E. Marler Sr.; son, Kerry Francis Marler; and parents, Philip and Linda Matirne Webre.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Apr. 3, at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Rev. Timothy Goodly officiated. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Gross Tete.

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Mike Edward Marcantel, 61, died Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 in a local hospital.

He was born in Lake Charles. He was a heavy equipment operator with the Gravity Drainage in Iowa.

He is survived by his sons, Heath Marcantel (Kassi) of DeQuincy, Shannon Marcantel (Wendy) of Iowa, Casey Marcantel (Konstance) of Mamou; brother, Bobby Marcantel of LeBleu Settlement; sisters, Emma Clement of Lake Charles, Mary Pearce; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Jewel (Chestnut) Marcantel.

Funeral services were held at Johnson & Brown Funeral Home Tuesday, Apr. 3, with Pastor Joe Cormier officiating. Cremation followed the services.

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Howard Grant Spell, 92, of Starks was born July 13, 1925 in Orangefield, Texas. He passed from this life Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 in Vidor, Texas.

Howard quit school in the 8th Grade to work construction. He was a WWII Veteran. After an Honorable Discharge from the Army, he continued to work construction for many years. He retired from the Louisiana Department of Highways after 31 years.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 71 years, Nettie Lucille Clark Spell. He is also survived by his five children: Patricia “Pudge” Foster and husband, Lynn, Sharon Bussell and husband, Woody, George “Tinker” Spell and wife, Brenda, Herbert “Chubby” Spell, all of Starks and Howard “Bitsy” Spell of Duson. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Spell Scurlock of Abiline, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Angie Spell; brothers, Daniel and Herbert Spell; sisters, Joyce Boullion, Shelby Williams, Jewell Braneff and Lacey Spell; and one grandson, Jeremiah Spell.

Family received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Apr. 2, at Calvary Apostolic Church of Starks, 4270 Hwy 12, Starks, LA 70661. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Apr. 3, at the church with Pastor Jeremy Shields officiating. Interment followed at Miller Annex in Starks.

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

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Anna Lois (West) Strickland, 92, of Gainesville, Texas, passed away Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 in Gainesville.

Anna was born May 21, 1925 in Foreman, Ark. to Bill and Lanie (Johnson) West. She was raised and graduated high school in Singer. Ms. Strickland retired from Fluor Engineering in Houston following 38 years of service.

She loved sports, particularly basketball and football. Ms. Strickland was skilled in cross-stitching and also enjoyed fishing and visiting the casino. Her greatest joy later in life was caring for her great-grandchild.

Survivors include her daughter, Pamela (Strickland) Moran; son, Jay Strickland; grandchildren, Marci Childers, Stacey Irvan, and Michael G. Strickland; great-grandchildren: Kailee Parker, Kort Parker, and Addison Finstead; sister Monnie Lutz; brother Murphy (Joe) West; and numerous nieces and nephews who were deeply loved.

Ms. Strickland was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John West, George West and Sammie West; and sister, Lillian Dooley.

The family intends on scheduling memorial services for some time in May. Please check Carroll Funeral Home’s website for service times in the coming weeks.

You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.

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