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Obituaries: August 29, 2018

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Obituaries from the August 29 paper.

Ronnie Glen Nix, 62, of Singer passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 at his residence.

He was born to his parents, Ralph Kermit and Thelma Nix on June 7, 1956 in Fort Worth, Texas. He loved his family and grandchildren and entertaining them, and loved his outdoor kitchen. Ronnie also enjoyed riding motorcycles and four-wheelers. He was a mentor to many young people and people were always asking for his mechanic help. He was a National Certified millwright/machinist and loved mechanic work, especially working on motorcycles and cars. He was a member of the DeQuincy Masonic Lodge #279, where he served as the Treasurer, and past Secretary. He was also a PM (Past Master) at Merryville Masonic Lodge #329. Ronnie was also a member of the Habibi Shrine Club in Lake Charles, and was a member of the DeQuincy Shrine Club, where he was President.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Crystal Nix; two sons, Mark Anthony Nix of Singer and Brad Everett Nix and wife Ashley of Moss Bluff; three daughters, Katherine Rene Myrick of Moss Bluff, Trisha Lynn Nix of Singer, and Brandy Annette Jarrell and husband Keith of DeQuincy; his father, Ralph Kermit Nix of Ganado, Texas; two sisters, Cyndi Clark and husband David of Singer and Karen Shafer and husband Tim of Lolita, Texas; along with his four grandchildren, Garrison Nix, Raelee Rondeau, Jude Jarrell, Lucas Jarrell; and was so looking forward to the birth of Nora Jane Nix.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Adams Nix; and one sister, Cheryl Reeves.

Services were held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home of DeQuincy on Friday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. with Bro. Jerry Chaddick officiating. Visitation was held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5-9 p.m. and resumed on Friday, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery.

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

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Mary “Dianna” Rigmaiden, 72, of DeQuincy passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospital.

She was born to her late parents, Newton and Lewildia Royer on Mar. 1, 1946 in DeQuincy. She loved to read, sew, paint, and enjoyed being with her family and her dog, Duce.

She is survived by her son, Travis Rigmaiden; daughter, Dawn Rainwater and husband Darrell; brother, Larry Royer and wife Nelwyn, all of DeQuincy; three grandchildren, Jake Rainwater and wife Kristen of DeQuincy, Kara Fontenot and husband Patrick of DeQuincy, Dalton Rainwater of Baton Rouge; along with six great-grandchildren, Carson, Grant, Reid, Kenley, Sawyer, and Bradley.

Dianna was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas Rigmaiden, Jr. along with her parents.

Services were held at Northside Baptist Church on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. with Jake Rainwater officiating. Visitation was at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 24, from 5-8 p.m. Visitation resumed at Northside Baptist Church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery.

Services were entrusted to the care of 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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Craig Joseph Landreneau, 59, of Lake Charles died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

He worked the majority of his life in construction.

He is survived by his children, Jeremy James Landreneau of Ragley and Joseph Ray Landreneau of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren; brothers, Terry Landreneau, Ricky Landreneau and Kevin Landreneau.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan (Lemaire) Peddie of Tallahassee, Fla.; parents Marjorie and Ray Landreneau; and one sister.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 3 p.m. until time of service in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Rev. Andy Buckley is to officiate.

Cremation has been entrusted to Lakeside Funeral Home.

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Tony Johnson, 78, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at his residence.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Starks. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Boilermakers Union #587 after over 31 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Johnson of Starks; children, Anthony Johnson of Medical Lake, Wash., Tony Humberson Johnson of Starks, Shandalyn McBryar of Pisgah, Ala., and Darcy Johnson of Austin, Texas; his step-children, Toni Lynn Gibson of Austin, Texas, Angela Padia of Beaumont, Texas, Billy Glenn Myers of Eunice, and Sharon Bourgeois of Beaumont, Texas; siblings, Clara Jo Vogel of El Paso, Texas, Hester Adele Francis of Groves, Texas, Webb Johnson of Sulphur, Patricia White of Crystal Springs, Miss., Karen Lynn Lynn of Port Neches, Texas, Debra Jan Eygabroad of Starks, and Codia Marie Goebel of Port Neches, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ella Johnson; and a brother.

His funeral was held. Tuesday, Aug. 28, in Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton. Rev. Elton Barks officiated.

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Robin Lynn Barber Fullen, formerly of Longville, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Donalds, S.C.

She is survived by her two children, Miranda Lynn Moses and James John Rodger Fullen, and wife Erika; mother, Lois Stroter and four grandchildren.

There are no services planned at this time but a memorial may be held.

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Rosie Mae Jones “Maw-maw” was born Sept. 22, 1939 to Ella Mae Thompson Walker in New Orleans.

Rosie worked with Scroggin’s Construction, housekeeping and as a cook for Joe’s Café.

She united with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church before joining First Church of God in Christ where she served as a Mother of the Church faithfully.

She departed this earthly world on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Rosie had a passion for the Word of God and enjoyed attending church services. She served on the Mother’s Board, Bereavement Committee, and loved Praise and Worship.

She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted children, Paul (Michelle) Jones, Hester Jones, David Jones, Freddie Jones, Jr., Darrell (Vicki) Jones, Brian (Yessica) Walker, Sr., and Todd Walker; her sister, Jerilyn Semien and brothers, Douglas Walker and Joseph Walker, Jr.; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Clara Ann Walker and Delores Walker; brothers, Timothy Warner and Clarence Walker, Sr.; and Sandra Monroe whom she raised.

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