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Obituaries: August 23, 2017

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Obituaries from the August 23 paper.

Lloyd Gene Schysm was born on Mar. 12, 1967 and passed away on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at the age of 50 in DeQuincy.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Schysm, four daughters, Cheyenne Schysm, Tiffany Schysm, Michelle Schysm and Brittany Schysm all of DeQuincy; brothers, Bill Schysm, Jr. and wife, Wendy of DeQuincy, Gilbert Schysm of DeQuincy, Carolin Nolen of Longville and Kathy Perkins and husband, Rod of DeQuincy, a special nephew, Nolan Perkins, and a special great-nephew and great-niece, Dalton and Peyton Perkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Wilma Schysm; brothers, Doug Schysm and Marvin Schysm; sisters, Linda Doyle, Janese Schysm, Willie Mae Marcantel and Bonnie Rose Buxton.

The family received friends on Monday, Aug. 21, from 5- 8 p.m. at The Pentecostal House of Praise in DeQuincy. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. at The Pentecostal House of Praise with Pastor Anthony Kennon and Rev. Roy Hoosier officiating. Interment followed at Good Hope Cemetery in Singer.

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

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Funeral service for Mayo J. Landry Jr., 79, was held Friday, Aug. 18, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles McMillin officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. A rosary, led by Deacon Mike Tramel, was recited Thursday Miguez Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings.

Mr. Landry died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of Jennings and Iota High School graduate. He retired from the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office as a Court Bailiff after 14 years of service. Over the course of his lifetime, He careers endeavors included Retail Management, Business Owner, Sales Representative, Bus Driver and Contractor. He was a lifelong member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church.

Survivors include one son, Mitchell Landry of Baton Rouge; two daughters, Suzanne Daigle of Carencro and Sherry Istre of Ragley; one brother, Lenis Landry of Jennings; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mayo J. and Annie Mae English Landry; wife, Barbara Ann Andrepont Landry; one son, Gary Landry; and one sister.

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Katherine A. Stewart, a resident of DeQuincy, was born on Oct.14, 1938 and went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at the age of 78.

Kathy was a 1956 graduate of DeQuincy High School. Following graduation, she attended Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans School of X-Ray Technology where she received her degree in 1958. In 1959 she begin working at DeQuincy General Hospital as an X-ray Technician and continued her career at DeQuincy Memorial Hospital when it opened in 1981. After an approximate 40 year career, she retired from DeQuincy Memorial Hospital in 2000.

Cooking for her family was one of her favorite joys, especially for Sunday dinners. However, her ultimate joy was caring for her husband, Jim, spending time with her daughter, Becky and spoiling her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Kathy was kind and gentle and loved by many.

She is survived by her daughter, Becky Vincent of DeQuincy; grandchildren, Erika Buxton and husband, Trent of DeQuincy, Shane Vincent and wife Caitlin of Sulphur, Blane Vincent and wife, Jessica of DeQuincy; great-grandchildren, Brinlee Buxton, Bethanee Buxton and Graham Vincent. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Trent Vincent of DeQuincy, along with numerous nieces and nephews; and her caretaker, Val Larvadain.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, James D. Stewart, parents, Emmitt Alston and Ethel Langley Alston; brother, Roy Ray Alston; and sisters, Donie Hayes and Cora Lee Alston.

The family received friends Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home. The funeral service began at 2 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Clark officiating. Interment followed at Perkins Cemetery.

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

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Thomas James Love was born in Bay City, Texas on Dec. 10, 1983 and passed away on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in DeQuincy at the age of 33.

He is survived by his daughter, Chasadi Love; parents, Thomas Edward Love and Gwynda Jackson Love; brothers, Shawn Love and wife Samantha and Alton Love and wife, Lindsey; and grandmother, Kathy Richers, all of Van Vleck, Texas. He is also survived by his beloved girlfriend, Becky Jahns.

A private interment will be held in Van Vleck, Texas.

Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 West Fourth Street, DeQuincy.

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Marsha Kay Kroger Bishop passed away in the early morning hours on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at North Cypress Medical Center with her two sons by her side at the age of 73.

She was born Jan. 18, 1944 in Lake Charles to parents, Henry P. and Ethyl Alyne Stewart Kroger, the youngest of three daughters. Their mother passed away in New Orleans in 1950 at the age of 30 leaving Henry to raise the three girls on his own.

Marsha lived in DeQuincy until 1957 when her father was transferred with Tenneco Chemical Company to Blountstown, Fla. She attended 8th grade through 10th grade in Blountstown and made many memorable and lasting friendships while living there.

After graduating from high school in Tallahassee, Fla., Marsha decided to move to Houston, Texas in 1962 to look for a job and a place to call home. This showed what ambition and courage she had to make this move to Houston on her own at the young age of 18.

While looking for a place to live in Houston, Marsha met Jim and Dorothy “Dot” Bishop who rented her a room and watched over her. She soon met their young and handsome son, James L. Bishop whom she fell deeply in love with and they married in 1963. Her first son, James C. Bishop was born in 1964 and Jason Ashley followed soon after in 1969. She lived most of her years in the Sugarland/Stafford area.

Marsha worked for Shepard’s Laundry and Fogle Equipment Company for the first few years after moving to Houston. She then worked for Memorial Southwest Hospital in the HR department and then decided to go to school to earn her LVN certificate to be a nurse. She began working as a Nurse at the Memorial Residency Program and then landed up working for some of the Doctors she was a Nurse for during their residency. She worked for many years at Family Practice Associates before “retiring”.

Marsha was a very beautiful and stylish woman. Everywhere she went there were many compliments thrown her way on her outfit and overall appearance.

She loved to dance and sing, was an incredible baker, was musically talented and was a self taught artist. She taught herself how to paint and had many of her beautiful oil paintings hanging on walls throughout her homes over the years. However, the last several years she went back to dress making. She was a very talented seamstress and spent much of her free time creating beautiful dresses and jackets for herself and her grand-daughter, Shelby.

With her health continuing to decline she moved to Cypress, Texas area in 2015 to be closer to her oldest son, James and his family.

She is survived by her oldest son, James C. Bishop and wife Melissa K. Bishop of Cypress, Texas; her youngest son, Jason A. Bishop of Cypress, Texas; and her four grandchildren she cherished dearly, James Logan Bishop, Shelby B. Bishop, Lane W. Bishop, and Brendan L. Bishop all of Cypress, Texas; and her beloved granddog, Fargo; also, many cousins, nieces and nephews, numerous friends and co-workers whom she had met through the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry P. Kroger and Ethyl Alyne Stewart Kroger; her in-laws, James W. and Dorothy Bishop of Houston, Texas; her two sisters, Molly Ann Cobb of Florida; Mary Lynn “Skippy” Myers of Pennsylvania; her niece, Laurie Cobb of Florida and her beloved husband, James L. Bishop of Sugarland.

Her cremation services were performed by National Cremation Services - www.nationalcremation.com.

A “Celebration of Life” will take place on Monday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary of the Cypress United Methodist Church located at 13403 Cypress N. Houston Rd. in Cypress, Texas. The memorial service will be officiated by Sr. Pastor Tony McCollum.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Colon Cancer Alliance - www.ccalliance.org - 1025 Vermont Ave., NW #1066, Washington, D.C. 20005 or Arthritis National Research Foundation - www.curearthritis.org - 5354 E. 2nd St. #201, Long Beach CA 90803.

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Jerry Wayne Scott was born on Mar. 24, 1945 in DeQuincy and passed away on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at his residence in Many at the age of 72.

He is survived by his children Jimmy Wayne Scott of DeQuincy and Missy Ann Spears and husband Porter of Mauriceville, Texas; grandchildren, Caroline, Jimmy II and Taylor. He is also survived by his sisters, Linda Conrad and husband Val of Lake Corpus Christi, Texas, Carol Riley of Vidor, Texas and Sharon Collins and husband, Olan of Corpus Christi, Texas; and one brother, Rodney Scott of Port Arthur, Texas

He was preceded in death by his son, Tracy Scott; brother, Tommy Scott; and parents, Albert Scott and Erie Brister Scott.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 5-8 p.m. and will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23, beginning at 12 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home with interment to follow at Good Hope Cemetery in Singer.

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

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