Obituaries from the May 18 paper.
Funeral service for Herman Leroy Johnson, 85, were held on Saturday, Mar. 14, at First Baptist Church of Longville. Rev. Stewart Graves officiated. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Longville for 30 years. He was a floor serviceman for nearly his whole life.
Survivors include his wife, Wilda Johnson of Longville; two sons, Vic Johnson and wife Pamela of Mena, Ark., Greg Johnson and wife Missy of Clarksville, Tenn.; one brother, Tommy Johnson of DeRidder; two sisters, Hazel Dunham of Shreveport, and Judy of Oregon; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melton and Nellie Johnson; two sisters; and one great-great-grandchild.
Ginger Lou Stanley, 68, of Starks passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 in a local hospital.
A lifelong resident of the Green Island Community, Ginger was a Honor Graduate of Starks High School. She loved gardening and was a thoughtful person who put everyone else before herself. She was a sweet, smart, and classy lady. Ginger was a loving wife, mom and grandmother who will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, John David Stanley of Starks; daughter, Amanda McCaughey and husband Thor of Vinton; grandchildren, Mallory Glenn of Moss Bluff, Jacob McCaughey and Zane McCaughey of Vinton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight David Stanley and her parents, Loyd and Hattie Stanley.
Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at Lunita Pentecostal Church with Rev. Roy Hoosier officiating. Burial was in Hyatt Cemetery.
Viewing was Wednesday, May 11, from 5 until 9 p.m. at the church.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
Glen Dale Kingrey, 83, of Starks, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016 at his residence.
He was the son of the late William Ira Kingrey and the late Annie Nora Foster Kingrey.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elaine Doiron Kingrey; son, Carroll Glen Kingrey and wife, Stella; and daughter, Connie Lanclos all of Starks. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jeromey and Brittani Stanley of Carencro, Darlene and Michael Scott of DeQuincy, Caleb Lanclos of Starks, and Glenda Kingrey of DeQuincy; and four great-grandchildren, Brianna, Peyton, Maddisyn and Hartlee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Johnny Kingrey and Robbie Ray Kingrey.
The family received friends on Monday, May 16, from 5-9 p.m. at The First Pentecostal Church of Starks, and on Tuesday, May 17, from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m.
Officiating were Pastor Karl Smith, Rev. Raymond Greg Frazier, Rev. Lanny Gibson and Rev. Cody Ashworth. Interment was at Fountain Cemetery in Starks.
Pallbearers were Jeromey Stanley, Michael Scott, Caleb Lanclos, Gerald Vice, Chuck Crawford and Raymond Glen Martinez.
Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.
Cecil Carroll Harris, 86, a resident of Deweyville, Texas passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Orange, Texas.
Cecil was born and raised in Orange, Texas where he met and married Hilda Harris, his wife of 62 years. Shortly after being married, they moved to Bridge City, Texas where they raised their four children and gave them the best childhood anyone could ever have. Thank you Dad!
Eventually he moved to Deweyville, Texas where he lived the remainder of his life. He was a dedicated member of Deweyville United Pentecostal Church. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was the son of the late Cecil A. Harris and the late Jessie Newhouse Harris.
He is survived by his children, daughters, Connie Wilkerson and Becky Harris; and son, Lannie Harris all of Deweyville, Texas along with grandchildren, William Peterson, Farrah Villadsen and husband, Mitch, Christina Broussard and husband, Cade, Tyler Tully, Colleen Huerta and husband, Jeremiah, Caleb Harris and Landon Harris; great grandchildren, Alyssa, Amber, Ali, Penelope, Conley and Ezra
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Harris; son, Chris Harris; and sister, Bonnie Buxton.
The family received friends on Tuesday, May 17, from 5-8 p.m. and will receive them on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Rev. Darrell Orange and Rev. Michael Orange will be officiating. Interment will be at Harris Cemetery in Orange, Texas.
Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.
Juanita Brown Surles, 89, of Lake Charles died Monday, May 9, 2016, at her residence.
Mrs. Surles was born from a Navy family on Jan. 28, 1927, in Washington, D.C. Her father was the last living World War I Navy veteran. Her husband served in World War II on the USS Franklin and her son in Vietnam on the USS Vesole.
During World War II, she worked as a Rosie the Riveter.
She is survived by her son, John Surles and wife Cindy of DeQuincy; sisters, Ann Veltri of New Jersey and Nancy Espina of Maryland; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack G. Surles; and one brother.
Cremation was entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.