Obituaries from the February 25 paper.
Martha “Pam” Pamelia LeDoux, 80, of Longville died on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
She was born in Monroe. She was an elementary teacher for many years in Beauregard and Calcasieu parishes.
She is survived by her two children, Michael LeDoux and Leah LeDoux Brown and husband Clayton; and two grandchildren, all of Longville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman LeDoux; and her son, Timothy LeDoux.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 19, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home Chapel in Sulphur, with the Rev. Al Gist officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Lake Charles.
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Myra Kay Rigmaiden, 52, a native of Kinder and resident of Longville, died on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at Baptist Orange Hospital in Orange, Texas.
She was a Christian by faith. Myra was a very outgoing person with a big heart who loved people and loved to help others. She loved her family and especially her father and grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing, crabbing and going to the beach.
She is the daughter of Shelby Rigmaiden of Ragley and the late Mary Ludell Burgess.
She is survived by her father, Shelby Rigmaiden of Ragley; three daughters, Jennifer Langton and husband Jason, Lacy Gearen and Shelley Biggs and husband, Billy, all of DeQuincy; one brother, Tommy Rigmaiden and wife, Bessie of Sugartown; and one sister, Theresa Myers of Ragley; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ludell Burgess.
The family received friends on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 6-9 p.m. at Christensen Funeral Home in DeQuincy and on Monday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church in DeQuincy.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, at Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Eric Aultman officiating. Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley.
Family and friends are invited to leave condolences at www.christensenfuneral.com
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Juanita Belvin, 95, of Singer died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.
Survivors include her son, Ronnie Cagle of Singer; daughters, Karen Hyatt and husband Dennis of Singer, and Betty Cryer and husband Jim of DeRidder; sister, Dorothy Lum of Brazoria, Texas; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Dovie McPherson; five brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 22, at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial followed in Newlin Cemetery in Singer. Rev. Wayne Squyres and Rev. Lewis King officiated.
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Naola Jeanne Bell, 74, of DeQuincy died on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at a local care center.
Coming from Houston, Texas, she had lived in DeQuincy since 1968. Mrs. Bell was of the Baptist faith and attended Pine Grove Baptist Church. She was a WMU Director for 25 years.
Survivors include her husband, Barney Bell of DeQuincy; son, Jeffery Earl Bell of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Barbara Ann Bell of Alexandria; and brother James Lee Fredrick of Nacogdoches, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clive Lupton and Virginia Fredrick; and one brother.
Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen George officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 5-8 p.m. and resumes on Thursday at 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
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LeRoy Hunter, 65, of DeQuincy, died at his home Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.
Funeral services are pending and will be held at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Rev. James Harris will officiate.
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Rita “Diddy” Miller, 89, of DeRidder died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.
She was born in DeQuincy. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and the Pink Ladies at Beauregard Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her son, David W. Miller and wife Linda West Miller of DeRidder; daughter, Joyce Landers of Kilgore, Texas; sisters, Marie Berryman of Jasper, Texas, Beth Bledsoe of Sarasota, Fla., and Ann Segrest of Nederland, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel J. Miller Jr.; parents, Wilber E. Jones and Nell Pilley Jones; one sister; and one step-grandson.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 4-6 p.m. at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder. Rev. Lindsey Burns will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church building fund or Agape Clinic.
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Sue Andrews went to be with Jesus Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at a local care center.
She was born Jan. 24, 1927 to Otis and Belle Sigler Houston in north Allen Parish. The family lived in Oakdale where she attended school until graduation in 1943. She then attended and graduated from Northwestern State College in 1947 as a Home Economics and Science teacher. While at Northwestern, she was an active member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority.
Though her college degree was in education, Sue’s love was in art, all cultures and architecture. She decorated her home beautifully and was always interested in the latest in fashion and décor. Early in their lives, her children and grandchildren were exposed to proper manners, ballet, theater and music. She didn’t think one could ever have enough fine Southern culture.
In June 1947, Sue married G.B. Andrews, Jr. who was also a recent college graduate and a veteran of WWII. She taught school in both Elton and Roanoke until 1949 when she and G.B. established the Western Auto Associate Store of DeQuincy.
They worked together in the store until their retirement in 1984. After this retirement, the couple established Andrews’ Crew Service for railroad men from Houston to New Orleans for several years. Sue and G.B. enjoyed another retirement for many years until his death in 2011. They were married for 63 years.
Sue has been a member of DeQuincy First Baptist Church since 1949. Sue’s family was, without a doubt, her life. . . especially after her grandchildren arrived.
She and G.B. enjoyed many years of family gatherings and vacations. During her life, Sue traveled throughout the U.S. and also made trips to Europe and northern Africa. Though she traveled to many places, Sue always said she would never want to live anywhere else except Louisiana. She loved the rich culture of our state and enjoyed many visits to NOLA throughout her life.
Survivors are Sue’s son, Dale Andrews, daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Jim Slagle, granddaughters and their husbands Leslie and Joshua McGuire and Jamie and Adam Gremillion; great grandchildren, Luke, Eliana and Elijah McGuire and Clark Gremillion. Two more great-grandchildren are expected later this year.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband, G. B. Andrews; infant son, David; parents, Otis and Belle Houston; and sister, Ann Hutchings.
Visitation was held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy on Sunday, Feb. 22, 4-8 p.m. and resumed 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, until time of service at 11 a.m. Burial was at Blackjack Cemetery in Pitkin.
The family wishes to thank Grand Cove Nursing Center and Brighton Bridge Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hopewell Methodist Church in Pitkin or First Baptist Church of DeQuincy
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com
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Dorothea “Dot” Goins Havard, 88, a native of Lukesville, Miss. and a resident of Lake Charles, died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles.
She was a member of Gillis First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Enterprise Club, Women’s Bible Study, and she was a Fiscal Officer for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for over 30 years. She loved to read. She loved life and lived it to the fullest! She was a classy lady who meant what she said and said what she meant. She always had a positive attitude.
She was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. Goins, Sr. and the late Clara Beatrice Odom Lewis.
She is survived by her two sons, Mike Havard and wife, Dedra of DeQuincy and Kevin Havard of Moss Bluff; and one sister, Lucille Sumrall of Milton, Fla.; four grandchildren, Tommy Havard, Kayla Puryear, Tiffany Havard and Savannah Havard; and three great-grandchildren, Jase, Kendoll, and Madisyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Benjamin F. Goins, Jr., and Julius F. Goins; and one sister, Frankie Marie Holston.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 5 until 10 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service which will be at 10 a.m. Pastor Glenn George will be officiating. Visitation and funeral service will be held at Christensen Funeral Home in DeQuincy.
Family and friends are invited to leave condolences at www.christensenfuneralhome.com.
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Burial services for Mary Burgess, 59, of Longville will be conducted by Ardoin Funeral Home of Kinder.
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