Obituaries from the June 24 paper.
Tresmer Lee Whiddon, 88, of Merryville, died Monday, June 15, 2015, at his residence.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Deville and husband Rodney of Merryville; sisters, Teresa Madison of DeQuincy, Helen Thompson of Kingwood, Texas, and Eloise Marze of Winnsboro, Texas; two grandchildren; and one step great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Whiddon; mother, Annie Ray Whiddon; and father, Burl Whiddon.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 17, at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial followed in Cannon Cemetery in Merryville. Rev. Rick Watson officiated.
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Dewey Gillis, 88, a native and resident of Starks passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Lake Area Medical Center in Lake Charles.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Starks. He was an outdoorsman. He loved spending time in the woods camping, hunting and fishing.
He was the son of the late John Gillis and the late Eliza Humble Gillis.
He is survived by his wife, Melba Cain Gillis; two sons, Gary Gillis and Roger Randolph Gillis; two brothers, Marvin Gillis and Ronald Gillis and wife, Susie, all of Starks; and one grandaughter, Kaylee Stanley of DeQuincy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Gillis and Eliza Humble Gillis; two brothers, Lawson Gillis and James Aubrey Gillis; and two sisters, Marie Moore and Bessie Ashworth.
The family received friends on Friday, June 19, beginning at 6 until 8 p.m. at The First Baptist Church in Starks with a graveside service held on Saturday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at Gillis Cemetery in Starks. Rev. Ron Butler officiated.
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James Daniel Campbell, 83, a resident of DeQuincy, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
He proudly served his country in the U. S. Marines and the U. S. Army. He loved hunting, fishing, the outdoors and he especially loved being around his family and friends.
He was the son of the late George B. Campbell and Myrtle Sharbino Campbell.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Smith Campbell; two daughters, Penny Craft Willis and husband, Shirley and Kimberly Jones, all of DeQuincy; five grandchildren, Joshua Thrash and wife, Jenna; Michael Craft, Corey Jones, and Christy Robinette, all of DeQuincy, and Raven Wall of Huntsville, Ala.; five great-grandchildren, Conner and Collin Thrash, Kairi Jones, Bretyn Craft and Christopher Perkins; and one sister, Marie DeGelormo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Campbell and Myrtle Sharbino Campbell; one son, James Anthony "Tony" Campbell; four brothers; and one sister.
The family received friends on Tuesday, June 23, beginning at 6 until 8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy and will receive on Wednesday, June 24, from 12 p.m. until the time of the service.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 24, beginning at 2 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home. Interment will be at Oretta Cemetery in Oretta.
Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy.
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