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Obituaries from the September 27 paper.

Betty Jo Barlow was born on July 29, 1935 and passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at the age of 82. She was a resi- dent of Starks.

She is survived by her chil- dren, Betty Ann Manchac, Carl Franklin Barlow of Starks, Eddie Dale Barlow and wife, Bertha of Starks, Roger Glenn Barlow and wife, Tammy of Moss Bluff, Danny Lynn Bar- low of Starks, along with nu- merous grandchildren. She is also survived by her niece and caretaker, Elaine Bergeron of Starks and her caretaker, Shelly Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert O. Says and Nancy Bass Says, her hus- band, Carl Franklin “PJoe” Barlow and son, James Michael Barlow.

The family received friends on Monday, Sept. 25, from 10 until 11 a.m. at The First Pen- tecostal Church of Starks with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment followed at Miller Annex in Starks. Of- ficiating was Rev. Michael Or- ange and Pastor Karl Smith.

Arrangements were han- dled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., De- Quincy.

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James Thurston Kent, Jr., 85, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at Crystal Creek at Preston Hollow Nursing Home. He was born on Apr. 14, 1932 in De- Quincy. James loved rose gar- dening, reading, and his job as an Industrial Engineer.

He is survived by his two daughters, Ruth Ann Tekell and husband Steve of Ft. Collins, Colo., Christine Fran- cis Jones and husband, Richard of Jonesborough, Tenn.; grandchildren, Rachel Gardner and husband Enolih of Omaha, Neb., Sarah Smith and husband Michael of Kingsport, Tenn., Hannah Jones of Kingsport, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Alaina, Oliver, Declan, and Finley Gardner; brother, Dr. Thomas Kent and wife Judi of Pineville; sister, Peggy Arebalo of Sulphur; along with numer- ous nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his loving wife Kathryn Kent along with his parents, James Sr. and Myrtle Kent of DeQuincy.

A Graveside Service was held at Perkins Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in DeQuincy at 10 a.m. with Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Visitation began at Hixson-Snider Fu- neral Home of DeQuincy on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until the procession to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.

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

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Robert Glenn Newton, 76, a resident of Orange, Texas passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

He is survived by his sister, Joyce Evans of Leeburg, Fla.; stepchildren who were like his very own children, Margie Kelly of Evadale, C. B. Mc- Manus of Avenger, Texas and Daisy Reeves of Orange, Texas; along with nine step-grand- children and numerous great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Francis Newton and Sinia Louise Sor- rells Newton; his wife, Marie Newton; and one stepson, William McManus.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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

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Eunice Ozelle Shockley, 85, a resident of DeQuincy, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 surrounded by her family.

Ozelle was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She loved working in the kitchen, going to church and for many years she served as a Pink Lady at DeQuincy Memorial Hospital.

She was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church. Ozelle enjoyed the simple things in life...like a man who would drive from Vinton to De- Quincy to eat a coconut pie.

She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Shockley and wife, Lisa of Tomball, Texas, her daughter, Beverly Brown and husband, George of Longville, eight grandchildren; and sev- eral great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Mon- roe Gressett and Roxey Roberts Gressett; her husband, Burl E. Shockley; and one son, Brian Shockley.

The family received friends on Friday, Sept. 22, from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9-11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, Marcantel Road, DeQuincy, with the fu- neral service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley. Pastor Roland Hebert, Rev. Johnny Johnson and Rev. Larry Tucker officiated.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DeQuincy Memorial Hospital in honor of the Pink Ladies.

Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., De- Quincy.

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Chloe Mae Vidrine was born on Dec. 8, 2016 and passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Chloe was always smiling. She loved to crawl, sing with her mommy, laugh with her daddy and play with her best friend, her sister Isabelle. To know her was love, happiness and pure joy.

She is survived by her parents, Destin James Vidrine and Kelsie Rae Vidrine; her sister Isabelle; grandparents, Martin and Nancy Vidrine, and Chriss Long; great-grandparents, Buddy and Ann Long, Cynthia Fontenot, Robert and Debra Eygabroad, Viola Fontenot, Buck and Vivian Lee and Norwood Long; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home and the funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. at Bible Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Interment will follow at DeQuincy Memorial Park.

Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Fu- neral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

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Brenda Lowery Fuselier, 74, of Orange, Texas, died on Sept. 18, 2017, in Beaumont, Texas.

Funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 21, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Offi- ciating was Brother W. W. Smith, of Pinehurst United Pentecostal Church. Burial fol- lowed at Spikes Cemetery in Bancroft.

She was born in DeQuincy.

She is survived by her children, Cheyenne Curran and wife Rosie of DeQuincy, James Fuselier of Orange, Mary Navarro and husband Martin of Lufkin, and Ernest Fuselier of Burleson; one grandson; and sister, Ella Dean Gilland of DeQuincy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Lowery and Daisy Snider Prince; husband, Glen Fuselier; and daughter, Genevieve Nelson.

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Michael Dwain Gill, 60, of Longville, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Longville.

He was born in Kinder and was raised in Moss Bluff. He then moved to the Ragley/Longville area.

Survivors include his daughter, Summer Gill Menard (Justin) of Moss Bluff; son, Travis Gill of Lake Charles; father, James Gill Jr. of Moss Bluff; two sisters, Debi Milburn and Tena Williams, both of Moss Bluff; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanella Gill; and a granddaughter, Brynn Menard.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Bart Leger will officiate. Burial will follow in Old Ritchie Cemetery.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the start of the service.

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