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Obituaries from the July 20 paper.

Roy Joseph Webre, Jr., 77, a resident of DeQuincy, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Roy was a faithful member of The First United Pentecostal Church in DeQuincy. Roy never met a stranger. He enjoyed working in the yard, working around the church and reading his Bible. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was the son of the late Roy Joseph Webre, Sr. and the late Bessie Soignet Webre.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlotte Webre; son, Roy Joseph Webre, III and fiance’, Jodi Dickerson of DeQuincy; daughter, Becky Fowler and husband John of DeQuincy; grandchildren, Nichole Fowler, Sarah Fowler, Elizabeth Fowler, Destin Webre, Hannah Manasco and Hunni Manasco; three sisters, Faye Landry and Sylvia Landry of Jeanerette and Patsy Stewart and husband, Buddy of Carlyss.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Joseph Webre, Sr. and Bessie Soignet Webre; and one brother, Rudolph Webre.

The family received friends on Thursday, July 14, from 5-7 p.m. The funeral service began at 7 p.m. at The First United Pentecostal Church in DeQuincy. A Prayer Service was held on Friday, July 15, at 10 a.m. at The First United Pentecostal Church with interment following at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields. Pastor Carlie Jackson, Elder T. D. Cardwell and Rev. Wayne Neyland officiated.

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

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Dorothy Louisa Hyatt, 96, of DeQuincy passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Rockwall, Texas.

Dorothy Louisa Hyatt was born Jan. 1, 1920 to Rufus and Eliza Spikes. She married the love of her life, Louia Getting Hyatt on June 1, 1935. Dorothy loved her God, her church and her family. She loved playing her guitar at church gatherings and with family. She had numerous other talents such as sewing, crocheting, tatting, drawing and painting.

Although Dorothy appeared frail, she was a strong, independent lady. She was non-wavering in her faith and beliefs. She was quiet, but had a quick wit. If you weren't paying attention you might miss it and it always came out when you least expected it. Dorothy's gift to our family was her faith, love and her talents.

Dorothy is survived by son Glenn Rufus Hyatt and wife Jerrie; daughter, Mildred Arlene Eckhardt and husband Robert; son, Louia Milton Hyatt and wife Yvonne; 12 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Dorothy Elizabeth Skalsky; son-in-law, Donald Skalsky; her 11 siblings and two grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at Hyatt Cemetery with burial following.

Visitation was held on Friday, July 15, from 5 until 9 p.m. at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home and resumed on Saturday from 8 a.m. until time to proceed to the cemetery.

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

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Gary Claude Livingston, 55, of Mauriceville, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Harbor Hospice Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.

He was the son of the late Ray Livingston and the late Hazel Livingston.

He is survived by his wife, Selina Livingston; their pet, Mija; brothers, Jimmy Dale Livingston and Ray Edward Livingston; sisters, Ruth Burnett, Barbara Sue Marks and Deborah Kay Belcher; step children, David Peveto, Misty Paz and Regena Boyett; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Hazel Livingston; his brother, Kenneth Wayne Livingstonl and sisters, JoAnn Livingston and Jeanie Ray Livingston.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, July 16, at Family Worship Center, 2300 41st Street, Orange, Texas beginning at 2 p.m. Pastor Tony Story officiated. A private interment was be held at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mena, Ark.

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

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Daniel Norman Lindsey Sr., 78, of Longville died on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Lindsey was a Navy veteran, serving his country on President Kennedy’s ship the USS Northampton from 1958-1963. He was aboard the ship heading to Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. He spent 10 years in telephone construction with his father. For 36 years he worked along side his son in the trucking business in Longville. He served as Master of Magnolia Masonic Lodge, was a member of the Habibi Shrine Center, member of the DeQuincy Shrine Club and officer on the Board of Control of the DeRidder War Memorial Civic Center. He served 12 years as the fire chief for the Longville Volunteer Fire Department and worked as an election commissioner for his precinct.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Lindsey; daughter, Katy Lindsey and son, Dan Lindsey Jr.; two grandsons; one granddaughter; four great-grandchildren; brother, Russell Lindsey of Gainesville, Ga.; and sisters, Peggy Haws of Shreveport and Patty Hall of St. Amant.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 16. Rev. David Free officiated.

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Joseph Abshire Jr., 62, of Ragely died Friday, July 15, 2016. He was born in Sweet Lake.

Survivors include his wife, Elvida Abshire; children, Jolene Cobb and husband, Forrest, of Lumberton, Susan King and husband, David, of Vidor, and Robert Abshire and wife, Kim, of Kinder; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Leger; and mother, Helen Leger.

His funeral service was held Tuesday, July 19, at First United Pentecostal Church in DeQuincy with interment at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor, Texas.

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