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Obituaries: June 21, 2017

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Obituaries from the June 21 paper.

Guy Lamar Craft, 81, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Oretta and was a charter member of the Oretta Fire Department. Guy retired after 32 years of service with Brown and Root. He enjoyed fishing, farming, hunting, taking care of his cows, and serving as a mentor and father figure to many.

Survivors include his children, Dwayne Lamar Craft and wife, Debbie, Guynell Craft, and Rebecca Ann Richard and husband, Larry, all of Oretta; one sister, Ila Jean Rainwater of DeQuincy; three grandchildren, Delanie Richard and Joey, Clint Richard and wife, Jenee, and Magan Pickering and husband, Ramsey; three step-grandchildren, Robbie, Jeffrey, and Daisy; and four great-grandchildren, Olivia Burgess, Emma Mae Burgess, Kaiden Blake Richard, and Lillian Fay Richard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Mae Craft; daughter-in-law, Mona Craft; and a grandson, D.J. Craft.

His funeral was held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Bible Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Bro. Butch Royer officiated. Burial was in Oretta Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 5-10 p.m. Thursday at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home and from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church.

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

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Sandra Marie Lucius died at Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the age of 76. She was born in Arkansas. She and her husband spent many years starting and pastoring churches in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and California.

She is survived by her husband, Francis Don Lucius; five children, Donna (Oscar) Garcia of Sebastian, Texas, David (Kathy) Lucius of Livingston, Texas, Lynn (Wiley) Cooley of Lake Charles, Julie (David) Parker of DeRidder, and Heather (Gregory) Goins of DeRidder; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and six siblings, Patsy RZay, Leona Massey, Janice Kirkpatrick, Bill Kirkpatrick, Mike Kirkpatrick, and Joy Giovanni.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey Lee Kirkpatrick and Marie Saucer Kirkpatrick; a brother; and a sister.

Funeral service was held on Thursday, June 15, at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Rev. T. D. Cardwell, Rev. George Lee Glass and Rev. Zale Lewis officiated.

A private burial was held at Lewis Cemetery in DeRidder on Friday, June 16.

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Douglas “Clay” Hall, Jr. was born on Apr. 24, 1961 and passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the age 56. He was a resident of DeQuincy. Clay was employed by SRN for 36 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Clay was a very kind and generous person with a huge heart. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Clay is survived by his wife, Pam Peshoff Hall and sons, Rev. Michael Hall and wife, Morgan of DeQuincy and Tyler Hall and wife Marissa of Sulphur; along with his grandchildren, Camden, Jacob, Addison, Skyler, Temperance and Spencer. He is also survived by his step-children, Lance Blanchard of Nederland, Texas, Jennifer Hutchin and husband Aaron of Cypress, Texas, Daniel Blanchard of Johnson Bayou, Savannah Borel and husband, Stefan of Groves, Texas, Patrick Peshoff of Groves, Texas; and one sister, Vondi Hall of DeQuincy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas Hall, Sr. and Frances Hacker Hall; and his first wife, Diane Hall.

The family received friends on Thursday, June 15, from 5- 8 p.m. at The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy. The funeral service was held on Friday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy. Pastor Wayne Neyland and Rev. Michael Hall officiated. Interment followed at Masonic Cemetery in DeQuincy.

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

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Phyllis E. Hale died on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Mrs. Hale was a paraprofessional and school receptionist for 25 years at South Beauregard Elementary.

She is survived by her husband, Sebree K. “Billy” Hale; children, Missy Jackson Adams (Thomas) and Joy A. Lambert; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil East and Flosse Reynolds.

Her funeral service were held on Saturday, June 17, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Carlton Jackson Jr. officiated. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley.

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Funeral services for Johnny Lane Willis, 43, of Longville were held Wednesday, June 14, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder, with Rev. Dalton Isbell officiating. Burial followed in the Hopewell Cemetery,

Mr. Willis was born in Lake Charles. He died Monday, June 12, 2017 in Lake Charles.

He is survived by his mother, Brenda Long (Stanley) of Longville; father, Wilson Willis of DeRidder; sister, Sherry LeBlanc of DeRidder; and grandmother, Evelene Willis of DeRidder.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J. W. Willis and Virginia and Gilbert McIlwain.

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John Paul Rials was born on Apr. 30, 1991 in Port Arthur, Texas and died on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Onalaska, Texas.

He attended Orange Grove Elementary in Orange, Texas and St. Louis High School in Lake Charles. He played football all four years he attended St. Louis High School.

John Paul had the most beautiful smile that he bestowed to every person he met. He never met a stranger and loved to talk to everyone. He liked to hunt and fish and loved being outdoors. He loved his family with all his heart.

He is survived by his parents, Stephanie Addison of Onalaska, Texas and Charles and Opal Rials of Lake Charles; his grandmother, Judy Rials; his aunts, Terri Callahan and Katie Trahan; uncles, Delton Addison, Freeman Addison, Dennis Addison and Pete Miller; step-brothers, Michael and Rodney LeBoeuf; step-sisters, Pam Roy and Jackie Vellion. He is also survived by several great aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pete Rials and Freeman and Margie Addison.

The family received friends from 9 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, and the funeral service were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17. Visitation and funeral were at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Rev. Garon DarDar officiated. There will be a private burial at a later date.

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

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