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Current Obituaries

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Obituaries from the September 14 paper.

Brenda Joyce Dietz Hunt, 75, of Ragley, left this world on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 to walk with her Savior. Brenda lived out the admonition of Christ to be a cheerful giver, and all who met her were blessed by her thoughtfulness and spirit of humility. She was a faithful member of Bible Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of the late William Gottlieb Dietz and the late Mary Louisa Miller Dietz.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzan Marcantel and husband, Robert of DeQuincy; two sons, Slade Hunt and wife, Teresa of Ragley and Shannon Hunt and Sundee of Ragley; along with 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Thomas Dietz and wife, Anna Mae of Iota; and sister, Evelyn Trumps of Iota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 57 years, Harold Hunt; daughter, Suzette Hicks; and six siblings.

The family received friends on Friday, Sept. 9, from 5-9 p.m. with the funeral being held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. Visitation and funeral were held at Bible Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Pastor Eric Aultman officiated. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Charles Richey, 69, of Westlake died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at his residence.

Richey was born in DeQuincy. He was a member of the McNeese Cowboy Club as well as several other booster clubs. He served in the U. S. Army. He supported several Veteran Organizations. He was a founding member of the World War II Museum in New Orleans and contributed to the Civil War Trust. He was also a lifetime member of the NRA.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Anderson Richey; two children, Julie Richey Wall and husband Darrell of Lufkin, Texas, and Chad Richey and wife Theresa of Lufkin, Texas; two brothers, Glynn Richey and wife Billie of Ragley, Jerry Richey and wife Freda of Ponca City, Okla.; and one sister, June Woy of Ladysmith, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Eunice Richey; and one son, Shane Richey.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 9, at Johnson Funeral Home. Burial was at Westlake Memorial Cemetery.

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Dalton Henry Sr., 91, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.

He retired from Olin Mathieson as a welder after 25 years of service.

He was survived by his wife, Bernadette “Sue” Henry; two sons, Dalton Joseph Henry Jr. of Sulphur, Steven Henry of Westlake; four daughters, Barbara “Penny” Leger and husband Gerald of Ragley, Bonnie Johnson and husband Mike of Sulphur, Belinda Burnett and husband Mike of Westlake, and Debra Gotreaux and husband Todd of Westlake; sister, Odile Henry of St. Martinville; 18 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrose and Naomi Henry; three brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held Monday, Sept. 12, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Burial followed at Westlake Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Clayborn Lee Pinder, 63, of Arnaudville died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.

Pinder was raised in Starks and graduated from Starks High School in 1971. He then graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. He worked in the petroleum industry, where his work took him all around the world from Asia, to Egypt, to the Northern Sea and numerous locations in the United States both onshore and offshore.

He is survived by his siblings, Retha Carol Hudson of Vinton, Michael Wayne Pinder of Starks, Desta Gay Robinson of Vinton, Donna Ann Edmonds of Burnett, Texas, Carla Rae Brown of Orange, Texas, and Kenneth Shane Pinder of Starks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ozro Payne Pinder and Bythia Virginia Phillips; his grandmother, Ferbia Smith Phillips; and one sister.

Services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Gambrell Baptist Church in Starks with the Rev. Damon Bickham officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery in Starks.

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Laymon Nelson Bell, 76, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at High Hope Care Center.

He is survived by a brother, Barney Bell of DeQuincy; and sister, Hazel Bunch of Sulphur.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucy Bell.

A graveside service was held on Friday, Sept. 9, at McFatter Cemetery.

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Evelton Ray Myers, 61, a resident of Vidor, Texas passed away on Sept. 5, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

He is the son of the late Raymond Myers and Lois Francis Myers.

He is survived by his children, Zachary Myers, Kayla Myers and Benjamin Eli Myers; his mother, Lois Francis Myers; sisters, Annette Cook and husband Gary Cook, Sr., Snookie Spurlock, Shirra Martinez; brother, Joe Myers and wife, Joy; daughter in law, Candie Myers; and seven grandchildren, Mylie Louviere, Briston Louivere, Jayden Myers, Kayne Boudreaux, Brayden Myers, Ashelen Rushing and Raylee Lotman; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Evelton R. Myers, II; father, Raymond Myers; and brother-in-law, Jose’ Luis Martinez.

The family received friends on Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. Visitation and funeral were held at the Apostolic Church 3333 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas. Rev. Jason Carr officiated. Interment was at Restlawn Cemetery in Vidor, Texas.

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

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Verline S. Jeans, 85, of Merryville died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

She was a lifelong member of the VFW Auxiliary in DeQuincy. She worked in the medical field as a long time employee of the Merryville General Hospital and retired from there.

Survivors include her son, Stan Jeans and wife Laura of Merryville; daughters, Sheila Jones Langston and Corliss Powell, both of Merryville; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.J. “Dick” Jeans; parents, Huey and Viola Stanley; three brothers; one sister; and two granddaughters, Michelle Hammond and Mandy Lynn Jones.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 11, at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Brother Buddy Freeman and Pastor Jason Fortenberry officiated. Burial followed at Meadows Cemetery in Merryville.

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