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Obituaries: May 31, 2017

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Obituaries from the May 31 paper.

Durwood Dougherty, 74 was born on Nov. 16, 1942 and passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at his residence in DeQuincy.

He served his country in the United States Army and retired from the military after 21 years of service. He was a truck driver for over 30 years. Durwood loved to spend time outdoors hunting and fishing and he was always singing a song.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Brenda Dupre Dougherty; daughters, Debora Bigelow of Harrisburg, Pa. and Alma Adams of DeQuincy; along with six grandchildren, Ryan Dougherty, Kayla Shaheen, Kasha Van Winkle, Amanda Johnson, Loren Bigelow, Alea Bigelow; and six great-grandchildren, Nitosha Johnson, Zylin Johnson, Finely Van Winkle, Aryia Johnson, Lynin Van Winkle and Cyblee Shaheen. He is also survived by his brothers, Troy Dougharty and wife, Darlene, and Danny Dougharty and wife, Shelia, all of DeQuincy; and one sister, Velma Baier of Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Allie Dougharty and Lillie Smith Dougharty; one sister, Bertie Faye LeJeune; and one brother, Rev. Allie Ray Dougharty.

The family received friends on Friday, May 26, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home. Interment followed at Perkins Cemetery in DeQuincy.

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

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Iris Faith Williams Wilcox, 83, of Singer (Oretta Town Sight) passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born on June 19, 1933 in Fields to her late parents, Alvie and Alice Williams; with midwives Aunt Stella and Aunt Madie.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, oil painting, along with working her flower garden. Her proudest accomplishments were being a Housewife and a Camp Fire Den Mother. Early on she was a manager at the F&S dime store, then worked as a warehouse foreman at Phelps Correctional Center where she eventually retired to take care of her husband.

She then volunteered as a Pink Lady for DeQuincy Memorial Hospital for 525 hours, then was elected as the President of that group. While she was the President, she raised scholarship funds for Nursing students with her Pink Ladies and Blue Boys. She was baptized at 13 years old in Bearhead Creek beside the bridge with her father at the same time. Iris read her Bible every day and loved the books of Psalms.

She is survived by her two children, Louis Edward Wilcox of Oretta, and Lynnette Langlois, and husband Lon of Cypress, Texas; along with grandchildren, Jared Langlois and wife Aimee of Cypress, Texas and Jene'e Langlois, of San Jose, Calif.

Iris was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edwin Wilcox.

A memorial service will be held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home of DeQuincy on Thursday, June 1, at 6 p.m. Visitation will begin on Thursday starting at 5 p.m.

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

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Funeral service for Freeman (FM) Jones Jr., 74, of Longville was held Saturday, May 27, at Longville Baptist Church in Longville with the Rev. Stewart Graves and the Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating.

Jones was born in Lake Charles. He died on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Baton Rouge.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Jones of Longville; sons, Monty Jones (Karen) of Sulphur, Ryan Vinyard (Kesslie) of Donaldsville; daughters, Tish Martinez (Mike) of Sulphur, Kristen Cooper (Kade) of Prairieville, Teri Benoit (Tommy) of Lake Charles; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor Tatman and Freeman Jones Sr.

He was living in Baton Rouge. He worked for Gulf States Utilities and retired from Entergy in 1996 after 30 years.

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Stanley “Carol” Chapman, 79, of Jennings died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at his home.

Chapman was born in Kinder. He worked as an iron worker and was a member of Ironworkers Local 678. He owned and operated Magnolia Construction Co. After retiring he was employed by Jennings Hospital as their Expansion Project Coordinator.

He was a jack of all trades, spending his time building something new, fixing something broken, or refinishing something old. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and telling stories of his many adventures growing up. When he said he had no more stories to tell, we told him to start all over again. His greatest joy was his family. In their retirement years he and Barbara traveled all over the country, Barbara navigating him to every farm stand along the way. They loved spending summers in Connecticut with their grandchildren and winters in Arizona. He was a good man who managed to see the good in everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Carol is survived by his three children, Debra (Mark) Leaverton of Meriden, Conn., Sandra Smith of Humboldt, Kan., and Michael Chapman of Baton Rouge, La.; four brothers, Clyde Chapman (Margie) of Iowa, La., John “JB” Chapman of Hemphill, Texas, Lynn Chapman of Hemphill, Texas, and Terry (Robin) Chapman of Singer, La.; three sisters, Marjorie Montaney of Maple Valley, Wash., Martha Granger of Sulphur, La., and Deanie (Elroy) Sittig of Fenton; and four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, Lindsey and Florence Chapman; and wife, Barbara Miller Chapman.

Funeral service was held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Sunday, May 28, with Father Charles McMillin officiating. A rosary was recited by Deacon Mike Tramel with graveside services at Calvary Mausoleum following the rosary.

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Wanda Pitre Quave, 72, of Houston, Texas, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at her daughter’s home.

Mrs. Quave was a native of and lived most of her life in Kinder and the past 21 years in Houston, Texas. She was a graduate of Kinder High School and Demon’s School of Beauty. She worked her younger years as a hairdresser. She retired after over 20 years with Kompany Kids Child Development Center in Houston. She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Houston.

Survivors include her nine children, Patrick L. Johnson (Cindy) of Westlake, Finest Joseph Pitre Johnson (Mary) of Ragley, Gilbert Isaac Manuel of Sulphur, Danielle Estelle Manuel of Houston, Merle Quave of Cypress, Texas, Ron Quave of Lakeside, Calif., Susan Quave (Melissa) of Houston, Texas, Cheryl Toner (J.P.) of Herndon, Va., and Lara Kivela (Carl) of Ingleside, Texas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Howard Pitre of Mauriceville, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ronald A. Johnson and Eric Quave; daughter, Angelina Saenz; and parents, Finest Joseph Pitre and Estelle Ortego Pitre.

Funeral service was held Sunday, May 28, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Consolata Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, One Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles LA 70629.

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Doris Jean Doyle, 72, of Starks, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at her residence.

She is survived by her three children, Punkin Verdine and husband Leroy of Starks, Regina Doyle of Westlake and Wendy Smith of Starks; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Annette Heath.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Juanita Deville, and one brother.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 30, at First Baptist Church of Starks.

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Terry T. W. Harrington, 53, a resident of Vidor, Texas, was born on Apr. 16, 1964 and passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

He is survived by his children, Terry Wayne Harrington, Cassandra Harrington, Shannon Harrington and Noah Harrington, all of Vidor, Texas; along with four grandsons, Levi Nash, Logan Nash, Lucas Nash and Danny Jones. He is also survived by his brothers, David Harrington and Billy Harrington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Harrington; parents, Chester Leroy and Shirley Rose Harrington; one brother, Bobby Harrington; father-in-law. Robert Riley, Sr.; and mother-in-law, Jo Ann Hargrove.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 31, from 10-11 a.m. and the funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 4436 FM 105, Vidor, Texas. Interment to follow at Restlawn Cemetery in Vidor.

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

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