Obituaries from the September 24 paper.
Carol Poole, 66, of DeQuincy died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at local hospital.
Her funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home Chapel with Ronald Young officiating. Burial was in Miller Annex Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother, Mae Johnson; daughter, Rae Poole; sisters, Kathy Chupp and Judy Clayton; and three grandchildren.
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Ronald “Ron” D. Fields, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at a Lake Charles Area Hospital.
He was born in DeQuincy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Donnie Fields .
Survivor includes his brother, Thomas “Tom” Fields.
He was a graduate of DeQuincy High School class of 1964. He served in the U.S Army and worked as a carpenter and contractor for the plants in Sulphur and Lake Charles.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 20, at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home. Burial followed the service at Perkins Cemetery in DeQuincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Rosetta "Cotten" Foster Bussell, 92, a native and resident of Starks, died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at her residence.
She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Deweyville, Texas. She loved her family and friends but most of all, she loved God. She was tough and fiesty with a strong sense of humor. She was a prayer warrior and a true Christian example. She served as the Church Secretary at First Pentecostal Church of Starks for over 30 years. She loved to cook and her family enjoyed her chicken and dumplins and her homemade biscuits. She enjoyed being outdoors.
She was the daughter of the late Calvin Foster and the late Letha Hyatt Foster.
She is survived by her daughter, Jean Parish of Starks; and one sister, Bessie Mae Smith and husband, Gordon of Griffin, Ga; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Calvin Foster and Letha Hyatt Foster; her husband of over 50 years, Willie Bussell; two sons, David Wayne Bussell and Billy Glenn "Poss" Bussell; two brothers, Luster Foster and Tom Foster; four sisters, Winnie Hyatt, Bobbie Stanley, Dorothy Martinez and Celia Poole.
The family received friends from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville, Texas. The funeral was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville, Texas with Pastor Michael Orange and Pastor Daryll Orange officiating. Interment was at Hyatt Cemetery.
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Deborah Rose "Debbie" Duplechin Mullens, 58, a resident of Coldspring, Texas, formerly of Ragley, died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Cornerstone Hospital in Conroe, Texas.
She was a Catholic by faith. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. She loved planting a garden and would can the vegetables she grew. She loved animals.
She was the daughter of the late Roy Duplechin and Delta Hebert Duplechin of Ragley.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Mullens; three sons, Brian White and wife, Kathy of New Orleans, Matthew Wilson and wife, Jenny of Spring, Texas and Joseph Wilson of Coldspring, Texas; three daughters, Stacey Powell and husband, Steven of Livingston, Texas, Cynthia Kinder and husband, Khristian of Spring, Texas, and Kaleigh Small of Jackson, Michigan; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by six brothers, Daniel Nolan of Crowley, Michael Nolan of Highlands, Texas, Gerald Duplechin and wife, Patty of Ragley, Gilbert Kibodeaux of Channelview, Texas, Dale Haley of Vidor, Texas; and Bobby Nolan of Opelousas; and four sisters; Beverly Nolan of The Highlands, Texas, Abbie Roy of Crowley, Jennifer Kolstad and husband, Rick of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Angie Bowles and husband, Nick of Ragley.
She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Duplechin; and one brother, Russell Nolan.
The family received friends on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5 until 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 until 10 a.m. at Christensen Funeral Home in DeQuincy.
The funeral services were held at Christensen Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. with Monsignor Dubois officiating.
Family and friends are invited to leave condolences at www.christensenfuneralhome.com.
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Danita Royer, 74, of DeQuincy died on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
Survivors include her brothers, Hollie H. Royer and wife Lou, and Calvin T. Royer and wife Anna, all of DeQuincy; sister, Delores Willis of DeQuincy; half-brother, John Royer and wife Barbara of Moss Bluff; half-sister, Ezora Calloway of Lake Charles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Eunice Royer; and one sister, Betty Jewel Royer.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 22, at First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy. Burial followed at Perkins Cemetery in DeQuincy. Rev. Carlton Jackson and Rev. T. D. Cardwell officiated.
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