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Sep 14

Funeral services for Arna Lee “A L“ Harper, 83 , of Woodville, TX, and formerly of Sugartown, LA, will be held at 10 A.M., Wednesday, September , 17, 2014, in Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in DeRidder, LA, with Rev. Frank Ott and Rev. Nay Vickers officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Dry Creek, LA, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. “A L” passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014, in Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, TX. Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, and Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Dry Creek, LA.

“A L’ was born on September 11, 1931, in Sugartown, LA, to Albert Washington and Ina Elizabeth McFadder Harper and continued to live there until twenty-seven years ago when he moved to Woodville. He was a retired tour foreman at Calcasieu Paper Company in Elizabeth, LA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving on the USS Burton Island. He loved to fish and raise cattle, and he was “One Hell of a Man.”

He is survived by two sons, Wade Harper and wife Donna of Lake Charles, LA, and Glenn Harper of Sugartown, LA; daughter, Leisha Best and husband Jerry of Jefferson, TX; step-son Gary Brown of TN; sister Marie England and husband “Buddy” of DeRidder, LA; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by her parents.

Sep 14

Cecil Raiford Walker was born on April 23, 1923 in DeRidder, LA to James H. and Stella Cryer Walker. He departed this life in his home, with his family at his side, on September 13, 2014 at 2:55pm to be with his Lord and Savior for evermore.

Cecil was preceded in death by his wife Maxine Langton Walker in 2000 and Zola Young Walker in 2012. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Smith of Anacoco and Mickie Stanton of Cottonwood, Arizona; brother, James K. Walker of Anacoco; sisters, Joan Horton, Marcelle Perry and Marquariette Chelf all of Anacoco. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Daniel Ott, Dirk Ott, Patrick Smith, II, of Anacoco, Dawn Chapin of Springtown, T, Andrew Smith of Baton Rouge and Forest Dean of Monroe, LA and 15 great grandchildren

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 17th at 10am in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with Brother Truman Keel Officiating. The burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery in Anacoco. Friends may visit from 5pm – 8pm Tuesday in the funeral home.

Cecil proudly served in the U. S. Army during World War II and he also served two terms as Post Commander for the VFW at Toledo Bend, TX. He was a printer by trade for 35 years. He will always be remembered by the wonderful poems he so lovingly wrote for his family and friends over the years, and his gentle caring presence in this life.

Sep 11

Memorial Services for Gary Wayne Wilkerson, 64, of Florien, LA, will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 beginning at 2:00 PM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many, LA with Bro. Wilton Anthony officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 beginning at 1:00 PM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many, LA.

Gary Wayne Wilkerson was born on Thursday, February 16, 1950 in Crowley, LA. He passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Sabine Medical Center in Many,LA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Dorothy Welch; son, Benson Cloud Wilkerson and brother, Glenn Wilkerson.

He is survived by his wife Frances Clark, Florien, LA.; daughter, Rhonda Lynn Wilkerson, Crowley, LA; grandchildren, Tayler Breigh Hanks, Taryn Reigh Breaux, Haven Cloud Wilkerson, Keyana Winn Wilkerson and Trevor Beard; great grandchild,Taizley Glynn; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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