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Obituaries: August 1, 2018

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Obituaries from the August 1 paper.

Leona McCollough, 97, of Pitkin, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at High Hope Care Center.

She was born to her late parents, Ainsley and Alice Brister on Mar. 5, 1921 in Pitkin. She was a member of the Six Mile United Pentecostal Church of Pitkin. She loved attending her church, reading, gardening, and painting ceramics.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Laverne Foxton and husband Ian of DeQuincy, Judy Ann Johnson of Groves, Texas; grandchildren, James Maddox and wife Denise of DeQuincy, Barry Maddox and wife Rachel of Bend, Ore., LaTane Rodriguez and husband Juan of Port Neches, Texas, Shane Droddy and wife Tammy of Groves, Texas, Rosemary Carroll of Pitkin, Calvin Simmons and wife Marsha of Pitkin, Jeaneen Brown of Deridder, and Dwayne Simmons of Lake Charles; 23 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren.

Leona was preceded in death by her husbandand father of her children, Dolph Nolen; and second husband, Louis McCollough; one daughter, Lois Nolen Simmons; along with five sisters, Arlie Bond, Ruthie Stephens, Tressie Jackson, Mertie Cloud, and Angie Cook.

Services were held at Six Mile Pentecostal Church of Pitkin on Saturday, July 28, at 1 p.m. with Bro. L. E. Robertson and Bro. Mike Nolen officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service at Six Mile Pentecostal Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at Blue Branch Cemetery in Pitkin.

Services were entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy.

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

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Clifton Leroy Walker, 60, a resident of Groves, Texas was born on Apr. 12, 1958 in Port Arthur, Texas and passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Walker; his children, Margie Ann Johnson and husband, Danny and Clifton James Walker; grandchildren, Leroy Gunner Johnson and Mack Archer Johnson; his sister Brenda Ann Davis and husband, Kenneth and niece, Amanda Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Roy Walker and Georgie McLendon Walker.

The family received friends on Friday, July 27, from 5-8 p.m. at Abundant Life Sanctuary, 2301 W. Parkway Street, Groves, Texas. The funeral services were held on Saturday, July 28, beginning at 10 a.m. at Abundant Life Sanctuary with interment following at Antioch Cemetery, Buna, Texas. Officiating the services were Rev. Jeff Sanders of Orangefield United Pentecostal Church and Rev. David Myer of Abundant Life Sanctuary.

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

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Joett Alton Kelly, 87, of Singer, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at his residence.

He was born to his late parents, George and Mattie Kelly on July 6, 1931 in Silsbee, Texas. He loved to fish and frog hunt. He loved spending time with his grandkids and his family.

He is survived by two sons, Normand Manuel and wife Pamela of Singer, Larry Kelly of Kaufman, Texas; three daughters, Marie Pierce of Singer, Peggy Pierce of Singer, Barbara Payne and husband James of Emory, Texas; one sister, Glenda Campbell of Grandbury, Texas; along with 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Joett was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Leona Kelly; one son, Jimmy Manual; four brothers; one sister; along with one grandson, John Payne.

Services were held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home on Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Clyde Clark officiating. Visitation was held on Friday, July 27, from 5-8 p.m. and resumed on Saturday at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at Newlin Cemetery in Singer.

Services were entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy.

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

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Ramus Randolph “Uncle Pot” Vincent, 54, a native and resident of Sulphur passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Angela Vincent; his children, Karen Vincent of Sulphur, Kaylynn Vincent Sanders and husband, Michael of Sulphur, Katherine Vincent of Acworth, Ga., and Kerrie Vincent of Jennings. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; his mother, Helen Vincent of Sulphur; brother, Harry Vincent; sisters, Elaine Hickson and husband, Gary, Stephanie LeDoux and husband, Thomas and Christina Bailey and husband, James, all of Sulphur.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ramus Vincent, Jr.; sister, Lenora Cain; and brother, Damon Vincent.

The family received friends on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy and the funeral service was held on Sunday, July 29, beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Steve Avera officiated. Interment followed at Farquhar Cemetery in Carlyss.

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

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Atwood “Coy” Royer, 64, a resident of DeQuincy was born on Oct. 23, 1953 and passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

He was a loving husband and father and always put his family first. He was a strong silent man who turned into a laughing, outgoing “pushover” when his grandchildren came around. After his retirement from Entergy in 2009, he started a “handy man” business and developed a huge circle of “little ole ladies” and new friends who loved him and were proud of the things he could do in their homes.

He handled his diagnosis like the strong man he was and remained loving and positive with his family until the end.

Coy will be greatly missed by his family and his friends.

He is survived by his wife, Sheryl “Sherry” Berry Royer; his daughter, Kelli Castleberry and her partner, Carli Karluk of Sulphur; and son, Casey Royer and wife, Sarah of Sulphur; along with his grandchildren, Andrew, Brooke, Blake, Emma, Caleb, Brinley and Bree. He is also survived by his mother, Claudine Royer; brother, Mark Royer and wife, Leah of Moss Bluff; sister, Pam Royer of Ragley; his mother-in-law, Betty Berry of DeQuincy; sisters-in-law, Sharon Gillis of Shreveport and Carol Welch and husband, Mike of DeQuincy; along with many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Orval Lavern Royer; and his father-in-law, Charles Ray Berry.

The family received friends on Tuesday, July 31, from 9-11 a.m. with the funeral service to beginning at 11 a.m. The visitation and funeral were held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Officiating was Rev. Wayne Neyland with interment following at Riley Smith Memorial Park in DeQuincy.

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

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Dorothy Mae (Gimnich) Westfall of DeRidder died Friday, July 27, 2018.

She was born in Ragley. She lived in Ragley and Longville before moving to DeRidder 66 years ago.

She was a long-time member of the First United Pentecostal Church of DeRidder. She also worked at the Mother Goose Nursery for many, many years, providing care for three generations of children.

She is survived by four children, Anthony Carl “Tony” Westfall of DeRidder, Jonathan Andrew “Andy” Westfall and wife Becky of Prosperity S. C., Dana Kay Westfall of DeRidder, and Robert Carlton “Bobby” Westfall and wife Mary of DeRidder; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by seven siblings, Jerry L. Gimnich of Dallas, Texas, JoAnn Francis of Lindale, Texas, Glenda Johnson, Sam Gimnich, Gary Gimnich, and Sherry Pfantz, all of DeRidder, and Rev. Larry Gimnich of Cabot, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carl Westfall; and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 30, at First United Pentecostal Church in DeRidder. The Revs. Larry Gimnich, Eddie Caston and Kevin Reeves officiated. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in DeRidder.

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Owen “Pops” Leslie Hampton, 80, of Sugartown, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 in DeRidder. He was born in England, Ark.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 25, at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry White officiating. Burial followed in the Arkadelphia Cemetery in Pitkin.

He was a police officer for seven plus years in Iowa, then he was a long haul and local truck driver for about 20 years. He served in the United States Navy.

Survivors include his son, Chuck Hampton, of Longville; daughters Trina Ipes and Husband, Charles of Iowa, Melinda Maricle and husband, Bobby, Lucinda O’Bannon and husband, Michael; sister, Corina Vincent; brothers, Leroy Hampton and Jerry Hampton; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lillie Grace Hampton; his parents, Thelma Lucille McCommon and Chester Earl Hampton; six sisters; six brothers; and one granddaughter, Charlie Ipes.

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Sadie Joseph “Bud” Marcantel, 76, of Westlake, died Thursday, July 26, 2018, in a local care facility.

He was born in Westlake, where he lived all of his life and was a graduate of Westlake High School. He joined the U.S. Marines during the Cuban Crisis and was honorably discharged just prior to the Vietnam War. Bud worked as a truck driver for numerous years before retiring. He was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Westlake and was an ACTS Brother.

Survivors include his son, Colton Duplechain (Mary) of Westlake; daughter, Maria Boseley of Ragley; sister, Edie Post of Lake Charles; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Marcantel; one sister; and a great-grandchild.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Rev. Jenish Joseph will officiate. Burial will follow in Old Ritchie Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until leaving for the church at 9:30 a.m.

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Odom Bryan Goins, 74, of Lumberton, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 29, 2018 under the compassionate care of Harbor Hospice.

Bryan was born Friday, Aug. 27, 1943 in Singer to his parents, Forest and Alberta Goins, whom have both preceded him in death.

Bryan was a devoted husband to his beloved wife, Cecilia Faye Wagner Goins, of more than 23 years before her passing in July of 2015. Bryan was an accomplished carpenter by trade and a dedicated father by choice. He will be deeply missed by those privileged to have known him.

He is survived by sister, Lucille Poole of DeQuincy; and his sons, Tim Pruitt and wife Natalie of Orange; Kevin Pruitt and wife Carla of League City; daughters, Renee Stewart of Mauriceville, Ashley Goins of Lumberton; grandchildren, Chase Slaughter, Jacob Manchac, Michaela Manchac, Micah Pierce, Tristin Pruitt, Dorian Pruitt, Kenna Pruitt, Mason Pruitt, Kullin Pruitt, Branton Gordon, Bryan Gordon and Brayley Gordon.

Preceding Bryan in death were his brothers, J. B. Goins, Forrest Goins, Vernon Goins, Sr., Rodney Goins, and Kenneth Goins.

The family will receive friends at Parkway Life Church of Lumberton on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 until 7 p.m. The funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, at Parkway Life Church in Lumberton. Interment will immediately follow at Jett Cemetery in Orange, Texas.

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