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Obituaries: July 5, 2017

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Obituaries from the July 5 paper.

Annie “Marie” Hyatt , a native and resident of DeQuincy, was born on May 26, 1944 and passed away onTuesday, June 27, 2017 at the age of 73.

Marie loved to fish and spend time at the camp on Toledo Bend. She loved animals, especially her pets Hattie, Peppie and Bella. Marie also loved to travel. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Hyatt; children, Carole Fontenot and husband, Kevin of Sulphur, Trina Hyatt and Jason Martin of DeQuincy; along with five grandchildren, Gerad Hyatt, Colt Fontenot, Alex Fontenot, Val Fontenot and Amber Fontenot. She is also survived by her sister, Elsie Dickerson and husband Cobby; and her aunts, Elaine Buxton and Margaret Beckwith, all of DeQuincy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Gillis, Jr. and Cecil Caster Gillis; and one sister, Genevieve “Tene” Hollie.

The family received friends on Friday, June 30, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Saturday, July 1, beginning at 10 a.m. at First United Pentecostal Church, 230 Smith Street, DeQuincy. Officiating was Pastor Carlton L. Jackson Jr., Rev. David Kennon and Bro. Harry Methvin. Interment followed at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields.

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

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Marilyn Ann Charpentier Shannon was born on Dec. 3, 1939 in Franklin and passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the age of 77 at her residence in DeQuincy.

She loved reading her Bible, journaling and sharing her love of God with others. She had a ministry on Facebook called “Outstretched Hands” where she loved to share her thoughts and scriptures. She enjoyed working in her flowers, fishing, crabbing, dancing and she loved to read. She also loved to play “Farm Town” on her computer. Marilyn never met a stranger and you were always welcomed in her home. She was a loving, giving person and would do without to give to others. She loved her family and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, John Robert Shannon; her eight children, Kathy “Boo Boo” McKnight Andreas and husband, Steven of Pasadena, Texas, Derwin McKnight and wife, Christina of Mooringsport, Liz McKnight Taylor and husband, Terry of DeQuincy, Janet McKnight Williams and husband, Russell of Singer, Candy McKnight Gray and husband, Keith of Moss Bluff, Susie McKnight Moses and husband, Timothy of DeQuincy, Joey McKnight and wife, Traci of Sulphur, and Heather McKnight Hyatt and husband, Gary of DeQuincy. She is survived by her step-children, Sabrina, Angela and Kristy. She is survived by 30 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and step- grandchildren. Also, she is survived by two brothers, Lloyd Charpentier of Berwick and Gayle Charpentier and wife, Marie of New Iberia; and two sisters, Katherine Pitre of DeQuincy and Marsha McAnally of Lafayette.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy Charpentier and Irene Beadle Charpentier; her first husband, Louis Earl McKnight, Sr.; step-son, Louis Earl McKnight, Jr.; brother, Darrell Charpentier; brothers-in-law, Drew Pitre and Dale McAnally; and sister-in-law, Juanita Romero Charpentier.

The family received friends on Thursday, June 29, from 5- 8 p.m. at Pentecostal House of Praise, Hwy. 389, DeQuincy. The funeral service was held on Friday, June 30, at 12 p.m. at 1079 Pentecostal House of Praise with Pastor Anthony Kennon officiating. Interment followed at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields.

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

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Thomas C. “Tommy” Reinhardt, Sr. was born on Feb. 26, 1950 in Michigan and passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas at the age of 67.

Tommy served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of the Vidor V.F.W. Post 8246. He retired from Orange County Road and Bridge. Tommy loved spending time with his family and friends especially his grandchildren and great-grandbabies. He loved playing golf and listening to his music. He was a character and well known for his funny personality and smart remarks. He will be loved always and forever remembered by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary “Charlie” Reinhardt; sons, John E. Reinhardt of Houston and Thomas C. Reinhardt, Jr. of Vidor; daughters, Michele Reinhardt and fiance’, Mike Baker of Arlington and Regina Trussell and husband, Charles “Buddy” Trussell of Deweyville; brother, Troy Reinhardt; and sister, Donetha Reinhardt of Fort Worth. He is survived by 17 grandchildren, Damian, Alicia, Dylan, Rebecca, Taren, Hunter, Bradley, Victoria, Lilly, Dana, Jacob, Trach, Billy, Caitlyn Johne, Sarira and Peyton. He is also survived by 8 great-grandchildren, Mia, Max, James, Lily, Messiah, Billy, Bryce and Bella.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Marie Reinhardt; brother, Johnny Reinhardt II; and daughter-in-law, Roxanne Reinhardt.

There was a memorial service on Saturday, July 1, beginning at 12 p.m. The service was held at Vidor VFW Post 8246, 2110 South Main Street, Vidor, Texas.

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

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Delores Monita Royer Willis, a native and resident of DeQuincy, passed away on June 28, 2017 at the age of 74.

She is survived by her children, Kimberly Willis of DeQuincy and John Willis and wife, Natasha of Sulphur. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Madelyn and Jase. She is also survived by her brothers, Calvin Royer and wife, Anna of DeQuincy and John J. Royer and wife, Barbara of Moss Bluff; sister, Ezora Callaway of Lake Charles; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Royer and Eunice Bordelon Royer; her husband Robert “Bob” Willis; sisters, Danita Royer and Betty Royer; and one brother, Hollie Royer.

The family received friends on Friday, June 30, from 5-8 p.m. and continued on Saturday, July 1, from 1-2 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church, 230 Smith Street, DeQuincy. The funeral service was held on Saturday, July 1, beginning at 2 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church. Interment followed at Perkins Cemetery in DeQuincy.

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

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Deloris Ann Ferguson was born in Cleveland, Texas on Apr. 21, 1944 and passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the age of 73.

Deloris owned and operated a flower shop for many years and was very passionate about her business. Her greatest love was being around her son, grandchildren and her family. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her son, Greg Smith and wife, Joy of Kingwood, Texas; grandson, Andrew Smith and wife, Sarah of Splendora, Texas; great-grandsons, Jaxon and Atticus; nephews, Gary Wallace and wife, Shellie of New Caney, Texas, Robbie Wallace and wife Linda of Cleburne, Texas; and niece, Cynthia Moss and husband, Rick of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Gill and Cynthia Young Gill; husband, Rodney Ferguson; brother, Donald Gill; and sisters, Doris Smith and Leiatrice Wallace.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 7, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home. Rev. Carlton L. Jackson, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at DeQuincy Memorial Park in DeQuincy.

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

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Ray Mitchell Thibodeaux was born on July 23, 1950 in Sulphur and passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 66.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Thibodeaux of Vidor, Texas; three children, Lori Smith and husband, Tommy of Gary, Texas, Amber Wyatt and husband, Jeff of Vidor, Texas and Keith Benoit of Sulphur. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one great-grandchild on the way.

The arrangements for the service will be announced at a later date.

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

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Funeral service for Dr. Titus Creel was held on Saturday, July 1, at the First United Pentecostal Church of Oakdale, with the Revs. Edgar Farris, Stephen Judd, Tim Kelly and Anthony Mangun officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery.

Dr. Creel, 87, of Oakdale, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at his home.

Titus served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1951. For 34 years, he was a public school educator. He was a dedicated Sunday School teacher for youth and adults at the First United Pentecostal Church of Oakdale for over 50 years. He served as the church song leader and sang with the Oakdale Quartet for over 60 years.

Survivors include his brother, Maxie Lee Creel of Oakdale; son, Roger D. Creel and wife Cindi of DeQuincy; daughter, JoLynn Creel Mc-Conley of Alexandria; five grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Marcantel Creel.

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Tiffany Joy Carroll, 38, of Sulphur, died Thursday, June 29, 2017, at her sister’s home.

She is survived by her son, Brendan Carroll of Alaska; one sister, Alisha Nevils and husband Mark of DeQuincy; and parents, Mitchell and Brenda Carroll of Moss Bluff.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Hazel Stokes.

Visitation was held Sunday, July 2, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home in Sulphur. Cremation followed.

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Mary Patricia Vaughn, 91, of Hitchcock, Texas, died Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Survivors her son, Greg Vaughn and wife Eva of Moss Bluff; daughters, Karen Darden and husband Hank of Hitchcock, Texas, and Sherry Dickerson of Moss Bluff; brothers, Jim Norris of Georgetown, Texas, Bill Norris of Bullard, Texas, and Bob Norris of Paris, Texas; 25 grandchildren; 28 greatgrandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Vaughn; parents, Thomas and Addie Norris; daughter, Ann Vaughn McDonald; three brothers; two sisters; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

Services were held Monday, July 3, at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial was held in Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley.

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