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JEANNE ALEXANDER 
Funeral services for Jeanne Marie Austin Alexander, 24, of Moss Bluff will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 2 [1999], in the Hixson Funeral Home chapel in Leesville with the Revs. Edwin McCullough, Scott Fairman and Mark Coleman officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Oak Forest Cemetery in Leesville. 
Visitation will be held until service time today in the funeral home. 
Alexander died Friday, Oct. 29, in the Christus St. Patrick's Hospital in Lake Charles. 
She was a native of Leesville area and a member of the Gateway Church in Leesville. She was a 1992 graduate of Leesville High School and a nursery teacher at Kid's Place Pre-school in Lake Charles. 
Survivors include her husband, William E. "Willie" Alexander of Moss Bluff; one son, Zachary Alexander of Moss Bluff; one daughter, Sydney Alexander of Moss Bluff; her parents, Victor and Jean Austin of Leesville; two brothers, Patrick Austin of Leesville and James Austin of Anacoco; three sisters, Carolyn Austin Myers of Inwood, W.V., Sandra Austin Stephens of Simpson and Stephanie Austin Emerson of Anacoco, and her paternal grandparents, Joseph "Sammy" and Jeanne Austin of Anacoco. 

DORIS HARVEY 
Funeral services for Doris Howard Harvey, 75, of Leesville were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 [1999], in the First Baptist Church of Leesville with the Rev. E.J. Bradshaw officiating. 
Burial followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Leesville under the direction of the Beauregard-Vernon Funeral Home of Leesville. 
Harvey died Saturday, Oct. 30, in Shreveport. 
She was a native of Fort Jesup and lived in Leesville for the past 53 years. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, training union teacher, GA's director and secretary for the Adult 6 and 7 Sunday school class for 37 years. She was a member of the DMA Club of First Baptist Church and a charter member of the Retired Railroaders. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, D.W. "Red" Harvey; one grandson, David Cook; one sister, Dorothea Edwards; one son-in-law, Clay Tillman and her parents. 
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dixie (James) Cook and Mrs. Dale (Clay) Tillman, both of Shreveport, and Mrs. Donna (Keith) Milam of DeRidder; one step-daughter, Virginia Binion of Shreveport; one brother, Douglas Howard of Many; one sister, Dottie Boone of Iowa; four grandchildren, Brandy Christy, Wendy Lee, Nancy Brown Tillman and Clay Tillman III, and two great-grandchildren, Beau Cook and Corie Cook. 

DORA ROSE 
Funeral services for Dora Faye Rose, 67, of Anacoco will be held at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 2 [1999], in the Beauregard-Vernon Funeral Home chapel in Leesville with the Rev. Bobby Ganaway officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery in Anacoco. 
Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until time of service today in the funeral home. 
Rose died Sunday, Oct. 31, in Merryville. 
She was a native of the Toro Community and lived in Anacoco for 60 years. She was a caretaker for many throughout the community and a member of the Living Word Church in Leesville. 
Survivors include four sons, Gary Harris, Leland Harris and Dewayne Harris, all of Anacoco, and Jimmy Harris of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Judy Bradley of Lake Charles; two brothers, Willie Ray Brooks of Kirbyville, Texas, and Jack Brooks of Merryville; three sisters, Lois McKee of Nederland, Texas, Mononah Jones and Susie Gress, both of Shreveport; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

RALPH STEPHENS
Funeral services for the Rev. Ralph W. Stephens, 75, of Leesville were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1 [1999], in the Beauregard-Vernon Funeral Home chapel in Leesville with the Rev. Mark Benge officiating. 
Burial followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Leesville. 
Stephens died Saturday, Oct. 30, in Shreveport. 
He was a retired social worker from the Vernon Parish Mental Health Unit. He was a World War II disabled verteans a graduate of Louisiana College. He was a Baptist minister, having served as pastor of several churches in the area. 
Survivors include three sons, Dr. Mitchell Stephens of Alexandria, Lanny Larche of Leesville and B.J. Larche of Hornbeck; one daughter, Sandra Stephens Benge of Shreveport; one brother, Willie G. Stephens of Leesville; one sister, Gladys Colvin of Bossier City, and nine grandchildren.

SUSIE ANDERS
Funeral services for Susie Trudalee Anders, 80, of Robeline will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 22 [2000], in the Cedar Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Earl Marr, Don Nunley and Larry DeLoach officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home of Many. 
Anders died Sunday, Feb. 20, in the Sabine Medical Center in Many. 
She was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church and a homemaker. 
Survivors include three sons, Charles E. Anders and James "Sap" Anders, both of Florien, and Victor L. Anders of Robeline; two daughters, Peggy Sneed of Many and Sandra S. Stewart of Mt. Carmel; one step-daughter, Eloise Potter of Many; one brother, Ralph Russell of Fort Jessup; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

LOVIE FOWLER 
Funeral services for Lovie Westbrook Fowler, 85, of Angleton, Texas will be held at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 22 [2000], in the Hixson Funeral Home chapel in Leesville with the Rev. John Koelemay officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery in Florien. 
Fowler died Saturday, Feb. 19, in Angleton, Texas. 
She was a former resident of the Hornbeck area and also lived in Sabine Parish. 
Survivors include one son, Thomas Howard Fowler of Lake Jackson, Texas; two daughters, Faye Dickson of Beaver, W.V., and Martha Sorenson of Hornbeck; three brothers, Hoyt Westbrook and Howard Westbrook, both of Hornbeck, and Thomas Westbrook at New Waverly, Texasl three sisters, Mickey Moore of Lake Charles, Faye Behan of Hornbeck and Doris Colley of Hanceville, Ala., and a number of great grandchildren.

DELLA POLLARD
Funeral services for Della M. Pollard, 92, of Leesville will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 [2000], in the Castor Baptist Church with the Revs. Morris Goins and B.G. Dyess officiating.
Burial will follow in the Castor Cemetery under the direction of the Beauregard-Vernon Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to time of service today in the church.
Pollard died Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Leesville.
She was a native of Hineston and lived most of her life in Leesville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Castor Baptist Church.

JULIO GONZALEZ
Funeral services for Julio Gonzalez, 84, of Leesville will be held at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 17 [2000], in the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Leesville with Father Edwin Rodiquez officiating.
Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Leesville under the direction of the Beauregard-Vernon Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Gonzalez died Thursday, Oct. 12, in Leesville.
He was a native of Puerto Rico and moved to the Leesville area in 1995. He was of the Catholic faith and a retired homeworker.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Gonzales of New Llano; one son, Monserate Gonzalez of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one daughter, Aida Luz Gonzalez of New Llano; one brother, Eluterio Gonzales of Puerto Rico; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

CYNTHIA MARTIN
Funeral services for Cynthia E. "Cyndi" Martin, 34, of Leesville were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 [2000], in the Beauregard-Vernon Funeral Home chapel in Leesville with the Rev. Bobby Slaydon officiating.
Burial followed in the Mitchell Cemetery in Anacoco.
Martin died Friday, Oct. 13, in Leesville.
She was a lifelong resident of the Leesville-Anacoco area. She was a graduate of Anacoco High School in 1983. She had attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Northwestern State University and was employed as a hairdresser.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Mr. C.V. Sanders and paternal grandparents, Mr. Charles Ray Martin Sr. and Mrs. Isabel Martin.
Survivors include her mother, Judy Sanders Boycher of DeRidder; her father, Charles Ray Martin Jr. of Leesville; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. C.V. Sanders of Leesville; one half-brother, Charlie Martin of Leesville, and three half-sisters, Tiffany Martin and Megan Martin, both of Leesville, and Christi Rae Eaves of Shreveport.

ANDREW PERKINS
Funeral services for Andrew Jackson "A.J." Perkins, 79, of Leesville were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 [2000], in the Hixson Funeral Home chapel in Leesville with the Revs. Hubert and R.C. Franks officiating.
Burial followed in the Stephens Cemetery.
Perkins died Thursday, Dec. 7, in the St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by one son, Daryl Douglas Perkins Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Tressie Brown Perkins of Leesville; two sons, Arthur "Pete" Perkins and Dalton Perkins, both of Leesville; two sisters, Lilly Graham of Leesville and Leola Phillips of Jasper, Texas; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

JOHN COBURN
Funeral arrangements for Mr. N. John Coburn, 62, of Leesville will be announced by the Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Mr. Coburn died Tuesday, Aug. 21 [2001].

DIANE JOINER
Funeral services for Mrs. Diane Marie Vandermolen Joiner, 46, of DeRidder will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 [2001], in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home chapel in DeRidder with the Rev. Russell Devore officiating.
A private burial will follow at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. today, Aug. 22, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday in the funeral home.
Mrs. Joiner died at 12:48 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, in the Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder.
She was born in Iwakuni, Japan, and spent her childhood in California and Japan. She moved to Lake Charles in 1972 and later to DeRidder in 1978. She was a graduate of McNeese State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and was employed with Beauregard Home Health Care. She was formerly employed for many years with Beauregard Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse.
Survivors include two sons, Erik Wayne Joiner of Rosepine and Robert Alan Joiner of DeRidder; four brothers, Roy Vandermolen of Salt Lake City, Utah, Glen Vandermolen of Jacksonville, Fla., Larry Vandermolen of Bloomington, Ind., and Tom Vandermolen of Tampa, Fla.; her parents, Robert and Hisako Vandermolen of Rosepine, and two grandchildren.

ETHA McWILLIAMS
Funeral services for Mrs. Etha Mae "Ms. Mac" McWilliams, 70, of Leesville will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home chapel in Leesville with the Rev. Neil Early officiating.
Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, and from 8 a.m. until time of service Thursday in the funeral home.
Mrs. McWilliams died Monday, Aug. 20, in Alexandria.
Mrs. McWilliams was preceded in death by her husband, M.W. "Mac" McWilliams.
Mrs. Mac and her husband owned and rented property and several businesses in Leesville. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Leesville where she was a musician and a singer.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Brenda McWilliams of Leesville, and two grandchildren, James McWilliams and Erin McWilliams.

JAMES WOODS
Funeral services for Mr. James C. Woods, 96, of Leesville were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 [2001], in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home chapel in Leesville with the Rev. Durhl Davis officiating.
Burial followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery in Fort Polk.
Mr. Woods died Monday, Aug. 20, in New Llano.
Survivors include three daughters, Edith Guenther of New Llano, Paula Simmons of Evans and Eileen Woods of Leesville; one brother, Woodrow W. Woods of Tomball, Texas; one sister, Ethel Gill of Vidor, Texas; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

ROBERT MILLER
Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Miller, 63, of Evans will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 17 [2001], in the Evans Congregational Methodist Church with the Revs. James Herrington, I.D. Noble and George Miller officiating.
Burial will follow in the Evans Cemetery under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Miller died Sunday, April 15, in Evans.
He was a native of Newton City, Texas, and lived his life in Evans. He was a retired abestos installer and was a member of Insulators Local #112. He was a veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Miller of Evans; one son, Robert "Tay" Miller of Evans; two daughters, Karen Molander and Katrina Harmon, both of Evans; one brother, the Rev. George Miller of Hineston; three sisters, Janie Riles of Lumberton, Texas, Mattie Glass of Hineston and Jolene Reed of Beaumont, Texas, and three grandchildren.

LEE MONK
Funeral services for Lee Roy Monk, 80, of LaCamp will be held at 1 p.m. today, April 17 [2001], in the Laurel Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Partridge, Joe Cruse, Mel Harris, Norman Rister, Shawn Wagoner, Sherman Busby and Buddy Miller officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service today in the church.
Monk died Sunday, April 15, in his residence.
He was a native and lifelong resident of the LaCamp-Vernon Parish area, an ordained deacon since 1946 with the Laurel Hill Baptist Church, worked at Fort Polk as a truck driver, a farmer and had for 38 years owned and operated the LaCamp Grocery.
Survivors include his wife, Tressie Miller Monk of LaCamp; one daughter, Patricia Monk Akins of Alexandria; one son, Rodney L. Monk of LaCamp; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

LIGGIE BRISTER
Funeral services for Mr. Liggie W. Brister, 79, of DeRidder will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 [2002], in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home chapel in DeRidder with the Rev. Dalton Isabel officiating.
Burial will follow in the Drakes Fork Cemetery in Cravens.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. today, Feb. 12, until time of service Wednesday in the funeral home.
Mr. Brister died at 10:05 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in his residence.
He was a lifelong resident of the Vernon and Beauregard parishes area. He worked for the timber industry and served in World War II in the Army Air Force. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Brister of DeRidder; five sons, Harliss Brister of Leesville, Raymond Brister, Landry Brister, Ollen Brister and Jerry Brister, all of DeRidder; two daughters, Shirleen Murray and Sandra Felton, both of DeRidder; three brothers, J.B. Brister and Derwood Brister, both of DeRidder, and Charles Brister of Deer Park, Texas; three sisters, Inez Duncan of Orretta, Mary Ellen Barney of Pennsylvania, and Faye Hosey of New Orleans; 27 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

MARY DOYLE
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Doyle, 69, of Leesville will be held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 12 [2002], in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home chapel in Leesville with the Revs. Wesley Jackson and Bud McCullough officiating.
Burial will follow in the Cooper Cemetery in Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until time of service today in the funeral home.
Mrs. Doyle died Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.
She was a member of the Oak Forest Baptist Church and a member of the WMU.
She is preceded in death by one son, Mack McDaniel.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Doyle of Leesville; three sons, Gary McDaniel and Micky McDaniel, both of Leesville, and Jerry McDaniel of Ocean Springs, Miss.; one daughter, Beverly Rachal of Leesville; one brother, Leon Taylor of Monroe; three sisters, Annette Lee of Monroe, Ann Trull of Leesville and Mary Clark of Rayville; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

RUTH HELTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Naomi Helton, 62, of Slagle were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11 [2002], in the Antioch Baptist Church in Slagle with the Revs. Billy Nolen and John Russell Sr. officiating.
Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery in Slagle under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Mrs. Helton died Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital at Fort Polk.
She was born in Lenoir, N.C. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Slagle and was a housewife.
Survivors include her husband, Marshall C. Helton of Slagle; three sons, Boyd A. Helton, James D. Helton and Rodney J. Helton, all of Slagle; three brothers, Chester A. Mikeal and Bernice S. Mikeal, both of Lenoir, N.C., and Charles W. Mikeal of Granite Falls, N.C.; one sister, Doris "Dottie" Mikeal of Lenoir, N.C., and three grandchildren.

BERTHA LEWIS
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Bertha Lewis, 79, of Leesville will be announced by the Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Mrs. Lewis died Monday, Feb. 11 [2002], in Leesville.

TEEKY McKEE
Funeral for Teeky Bland McKee, 42, of Lake Charles, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 [2002], at First Baptist Church in Rosepine, with the Revs. Paul Wilson and Charles Best officiating. Burial will be in Rosepine Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday, at the church.
He died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.
He was a life long resident of Rosepine and worked as a salesman for Don's Furnishing, Shirley Brothers Furniture and Kite Brothers R.V. Center, before moving to Lake Charles two months ago where he was employed at Howell Furniture.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Blanchard McKee of Lake Charles; two sons, Teeky Bland McKee II and Billy Collins, both of Lake Charles; two daughters, Lacey Gibson and Krissie Pickett, both of DeRidder; three brothers, Timmy McKee of Silsbee, Texas, Trent McKee of Lake Charles, Travis McKee of Glenmora; his parents, Bland and Iva Dell McKee of Rosepine; and four grandchildren.

EVELYN SCOGGINS
Funeral services for Ms. Evelyn Scoggins, 85, of Anacoco will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 [2002], in the Good Hope Baptist Church in Anacoco with the Revs. Hue Haymon and Frank Shields officiating.
Burial will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery in Anacoco under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. today, Feb. 12, until time of service Wednesday in the church.
Mrs. Scoggins died Sunday, Feb. 10, in Leesville.
She was a native of Madisonville, Texas, and lived in the Anacoco area most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of Good Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include one sister, Gladys Towery of Cleveland, Texas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

BILLIE DAVIS
Funeral services for Mr. Billie Davis, 63, of Evans were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 [2001], in the Galilee Baptist Church in Evans.
Burial followed in the Jarrell Cemetery under the direction of the Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville.
Mr. Davis died Thursday, Dec. 20, in his residence.
He was a native and lifelong resident of the Evans-Vernon Parish area, a U.S. Army veteran and a retired tig boat tankerman.
Survivors include one son, Billie Davis Jr. of Evans; two brother, Albert V. Davis and Lynn H. Davis, both of Evans, and one grandchild.


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