Obituaries from the December 4 paper.
Betty Lois "Becky" Cooper Dahlquist, 74, a native of Fields and a resident of DeQuincy, died on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Christus St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles.
She was Baptist by faith and a member of Hargrove Bible Baptist Church in DeQuincy. She loved playing pokeno. She was a great cook and the family will forever treasure the memory of her coconut cream pie. She loved to sew and loved canning. Her family was her greatest joy, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was the daughter of the late Ramsey Cooper and Myrtle Foster Cooper.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bobby E. Dahlquist, Sr.; one son, Eddy Dahlquist and wife, Kim of DeQuincy; and one daughter, Rebecca Dahlquist Stanley and husband, Jimmy of DeQuincy; five grandchildren, Lindsey Ashworth, Nikki Singley, Whitnee Brame, Charlcee Dahlquist and Karlee Dahlquist; and six great-grandchildren, Lexie, Jacob, Hunter, Denton, Payslee and Ivee.
She is also survived by two brothers, T. E. "Buddy" Cooper and wife Pat of Briggs, Texas, Billy Ray "Pete" Cooper of Merryville; and two sisters, Amy Joy Carrington and companion, Paul Haskins of Dallas, Texas and Myrtle Ann "Tannie" McManus and husband, Earl of Moss Bluff.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ramsey and Myrtle Foster Cooper.
The family received friends on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 5-10 p.m. and on Friday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. until time of the service at 2 p.m. at Hargove Bible Baptist Church. Pastor Paul Nugent officiated. Interment was at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields.
Family and friends are invited to leave condolences at www.christensenfuneralhome.com.
Gloria Tesone Gammage, 86, of Singer died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in her home.
Born in Louisville, Colo. and graduate of Louisville High School, she later obtained her RN degree through St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver.
She is survived by her son, Harvey Gammage; daughters, Jackie Betts and Jennifer Oxley; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Gammage; and daughter Marilyn Maxwell.
Her memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 30, at Hixson Funeral Home in Westlake.
Reese Dayle "Dayle Bo" Doyle, 64, a native and resident of Starks, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulphur. He served in the Navy. He was Pentecostal by faith.
He is survived by his brother, Ronald David Doyle of Starks.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Etheleen Slack Doyle and two brothers.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Christensen Funeral Home in DeQuincy.
Funeral services for Emilee Marie Hess, 1 month old, of DeQuincy were held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Rev. Alvin Dale Smith officiated with burial following in Mason Cemetery in DeQuincy.
Emilee passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at her home in DeQuincy.
She is survived by her parents, Megan Burnett and Lee Hess, both of DeQuincy; one brother, Bentlee Hess of DeQuincy; one sister, Jasmine Hess of DeQuincy; maternal grandmother, Katy Burnett of DeQuincy; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Ruby Hess of DeQuincy; great-grandparents, Dorothy Smith, Johnny and Barbara Burk, and Irma Hess, all of DeQuincy.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Wayne Burnett.
Addie Wingate, 95, of Singer, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in DeRidder.
Survivors include her son, Charles R. Wingate and wife Maria of Merryville; daughter, Lydia Colligan and husband Charles of Singer; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren; one step-greatgrandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Olman Wingate; parents, Christopher and Lydia Willette; daughter, Kathy Clark; two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 1, at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Bancroft. Burial was in Spikes Cemetery in Bancroft. Rev. Jim Miers officiated.
Funeral services for George Ellis “Ike” Washington, 57, of DeQuincy were Saturday, Nov. 30, at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Rev. James Boyd Harris officiated. Burial was in Paradise Cemetery under the direction of James Funeral Home.
Mr. Washington died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. He was born in Kinder.
He was a member of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church and was employed by DeQuincy Memorial Hospital. He was in the U. S. Army and Navy. He graduated from DeQuincy High School.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Washington Sr.; four brothers, Ellis Washing Jr., Rodney Stewart Hollins, Joseph Hollins, Vernon Wayne Washington; three sisters, Alice Marie Washington, Verna Jayne Washington, Penelope “Penny” Washington Stevenson.
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Louise Guidry Washington of DeQuincy; and one sister, Doris Washington of DeQuincy.
Vernie Mae Cornes, 97, of Merryville, died Nov. 16, 2013 while residing at Becky's Private Assisted Living Home in Orange, Texas.
She was a native of Merryville, lived in the Orange area for 33 years, and 38 years in Merryville. She was a member of Boxwood Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Laura Josephine (Cooley) and Andrew Jackson Jeans; son, Jack Edgar Cornes; one grandson; and 12 siblings.
She is survived by her daughters, Melva Rae Byrd and husband, George of Orange, Texas, Mary Francis Groom and husband, Raymond of Town Bluff, Texas, and Brenda Gail LeBert of Orange, Texas; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Boxwood Church of Christ with Travis Murray officiating. Burial followed at The Meadows Cemetery in Merryville.
Harold Joseph Hebert, 76, of Moss Bluff, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in his residence.
Mr. Hebert was born in Port Arthur, Texas. He was a 1956 graduate of Elton High School. He retired from the Ironworkers Local # 678 in Lake Charles. He was the owner and operator of Harold Hebert’s Taylor Aluminum for 13 years in Moss Bluff. He was a member of the 1st Pentecostal Church in Westlake.
He is survived by his spouse, Barbara Laughlin Hebert; four sons, Jeff Hebert and wife Carrie of Moss Bluff, Jim Hebert and wife Christie of Moss Bluff, Richard Hebert and wife Julie of Sulphur, Matt Hebert and wife Michelle of Moss Bluff; two daughters, Koni Champagne of Westlake, Kristi Mullican and husband George of Sulphur; two brothers, Leo Hebert of Ragley, Greg Ortego of Moss Bluff; two sisters, Norma Grice of Groves, Texas, Debbie Hampton of Ragley; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Vina LaFleur Hebert; and two brothers.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 3, in First Pentecostal Church of Westlake. Pastor Mark Randy Stanton officiated. Burial was in Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff.
Linda Kathleen Dumesnil West, 60, of Lake Charles, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at a local hospital.
Ms. West was born in Lake Charles and was a 1971 graduate of LaGrange High School. She attended Our Lady Queen of Heaven and Glad Tidings Assembly of God. She worked 30 years as a paralegal for a number of local law firms, most recently Plauche, Smith and Nieset.
She is survived by her daughter, Mariah Kathleen West of Lake Charles; mother, Shirley Micelle and husband Jerry of Lake Charles; brother, David Dumesnil of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Renee LeBleu of Lake Charles, Lee Ann Chapman of Dallas, Texas, and Shirline Brydels of Ragley; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Dumesnil.
Her funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev Anthony LeBleu officiated. Burial was in Consolata Cemetery.