Miscellaneous Obits


These obits are taken from various sources both county, state and out of state.

Thanks to Cindy Prince for reading microfilm & submitting the following:

Taken from the DeRidder Enterprise
September 30, 1922
Old Resident Passes Away
Mr. W. E. McCune, age 60 years, died at his home on S. Royal Street last wednesday evening at 7 p.m.. He has been confined to his home for quite a long time, and was thought to be recovering, but was unable to pull through. Mr. McCune has been an active member of the local Masonic Lodge since May 1905, he has been for several years a blacksmith at Ludington, and had many friends there, and in this city.
His remains were shipped to Big Rapids, Michigan, the home of his sister, from the Hampton Undertaking Parlors, Friday afternoon.

DeRidder Enterprise
1908
Mrs. Jas McKim and two children have gone to Weir, Kan., where Mrs. McKim was called to the bedside of her father, Rev. McKillup, who was quite ill and we have since learned has passed away. Rev. McKellup spent last winter here and made many friends here who will be sorry to learn of his death.

DeRidder Enterprise
Saturday, October 9, 1909
Died- On Tuesday, Claude Hampton, the six weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Hampton.
Interment at DeRidder Cemetery Wednesday morning at 11 a.m.
The Enterprise extends sympathy to the bereaved parents.

DeRidder Enterprise
Friday, August 1, 1924
Death of Earl E. Bishop
Earl E. Bishop, age 23, born and reared in Beauregard parish, died in the base hospital near Pineville Sunday afternoon, July 20.
He was the son of E. M. Bishop of DeRidder, and a brother of Messrs(?), I.M., R.R., W.W. and A. J. Bishop. He was a member of the American Legion, having spent some time in training, having been a corporal in the supply department. While in camp he contracted a disease which he was unable to throw off, although he went west a year ago in search of health. Recently he returned to his native State for the last time.
The remains were brought to DeRidder Tuesday and funeral services were held at the First Baptist church late in the afternoon, Rev. E. M. Stewart of the Presbyterian church offered the prayer, Rev. H. W. Thurman of Immanuel Baptist church read the Bible lesson, and Rev. C. C. Jones of the First Baptist church preached the funeral sermon.
The American Legion took charge of the body, the local members acting as pall bearers.
Interment was held in the Woodlawn cemetery. The ritual of the Legion was used. J. R. Sims, post commander, and Sam H. Jones, chaplain, performing the principal parts of the service.

DeRidder Enterprise
Saturday, September 8, 1910
Died at Carson
Mrs. Saphronia Hall, widow, aged 57 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. F. Day, at Carson, La., last Sunday night at 10 o'clock, after a short illness.
Mrs. Hall moved from her home in Missouri a little over a year ago to make her home with her daughter and has since her residence here endeared herself to all by her motherly acts of kindness and christian precepts. Besides Mrs. Day she leaves three daughters and two sons, all residents of other states.
Deceased was a member of Rainbow Rebekah Lodge No. 42, I.O.O.F., of Carson and her remains were brought to DeRidder Monday afternoon by a large delegation from that lodge and met at the local depot here by members of the Rebekah lodge here and under the auspices of the two lodges given a final resting place in the DeRidder burial ground.
The News sympathizes with the grief stricken family and friends in their great loss.

DeRidder Enterprise
Thursday, June 13, 1924
Obituary
Charles E. Livingood, born in Elkhardt county, Indiana, Sept. 26, 1847, and died in Beauregard Parish, La., February 15, 1924; thus he was 77 years, five months and nineteen days old.
He was a veteran of the Civil War, after which he went west and located in Kansas. There he spent the greater part of his life. A few years ago he disposed of all his holdings in that State and came to Louisiana, where he stated on several occasions that he wanted to spend his last days beneath the Southern sunny skies, and there sleep his last sleep in the land he learned to love so well.
During his stay here he formed friendships and associations that were very dear to him, and his large heartedness and generous disposition won for him a large circle of friends. We who loved him most will ever cherish his memory, and look forward with hope to seeing him in the Better Land.
Henry T. Young,
Pastor, M.E. Church, South

HAVENS, Murphy Lynn LACP: 3/12/1943 pg. 4, ref# 220::
DeRidder - Funeral services for Murphy Lynn Havens, age 3 months, were held at the family
resident at Singer at 2 pm, Friday with Rev. Erwin Brown officiating. The infant is survived by
the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Coland Havens, two brothers Eddie and Steven and a sister Rachel
Anne. Robert funeral home was in charge of arrangements and interment was made
in Havens Cemetery.

HAYES, B.S.,Mrs. LCAP 11/27/1948
(contributed on Jan 1998 by Kim Bailey - kbailey1@iamerica.net)
Burial Set Today
DeRidder, LA Nov. 27
Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Blanche Simmons Hayes, 78, at 2 p.m. today in the
Pleasant Hill Baptist church. The Rev. G.Jones will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Cecil W.
Williams and the Rev. Clarence Dees. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery under
direction of the local Hixson funeral home. Pallbearers will be L.V. Simmons, Paul Stille, S.E.
Shirley, J.A. Shirley, R.S. Shirley, and Herman Smith. Mrs. Hayes died at her home in the
Pleasant Hill community at 11:50p.m. Thursday. A native of Sugartown, she had resided in
Beauregard parish all of her life. She was a member of the Baptist church in which she was an
active member of the Pleasant Hill church as long as her health permitted. Survivors are six
daughters, Mrs. W.E. Green, Dry Creek; Mrs. Hattie Reed, Basile; Mrs. Lilly Linscomb, Oklahoma;
Mrs. Ellen Fisk, Temple, TX; Mrs. Pearl Weatherford, Oklahoma City, OK; Mrs. Beulah Hayes,
California; eight sons, LeRoy Simmons, W.A. Simmons, James J. Simmons, all of DeRidder; Jerry
T. Simmons, Jennings; Felix Hayes, Roanoke; Bert Hayes, Liberty, TX; Bill Hayes, Tulsa, OK; and
R.D. Hayes, Baton Rouge.

ILES, Howell W., DEAD Clipping inside a Family Bible - 1909
Submitted by Paula Iles Restrepo
Special to the Enterprise
Sugartown, La, Oct. 2 -- One of the largest and most impressive funerals that has ever been
held in Sugartown was conducted by the Masonic fraternity at 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon over
the body of Howell W. Iles, aged 70 years, 3 months, 13 days. Mr. Iles had been in poor health
for the last year or more; then several months ago he had a stroke of apoplexy, and from that
time he has been gradually growing worse, and the end was not unexpected. Mrs. Iles and their
children--Henry, John, Murphy and Clara-- were at his bedside for the past several days, doing
all that they could to comfort him in his last hours. Mr. Iles was born and raised near the
place of his death, and he has been a constant resident of Calcasieu from infancy. He was the
son of Dempsey and Clara Cherry Iles, who moved from Texas to Louisiana in the early part of
the century and settled near Sugartown, where they reared a family of twelve children. Several
of the sons of this family were in the Confederate army, some of whom never returned, but four
of the brothers--John, Jeff, Dempsey and Howell--entered the stock business at the close of the
civil war and became prominent in this part of the state as stockmen and farmers. The three
sons just named have died within the last few years. Three of the daughters married and moved
to Texas. One being Mrs. Singleton of Sugartown, another Mrs. Simmons of DeRidder, and the
last being Mrs. Perkins of De Quincey and the only living child of this old pioneer family. Mr.
Iles and Miss Julia Gill, sister of H.C. Gill of Lake Charles, were quietly married shortly
after the civil war, and to this union were born three sons and one daughter, all of whom
survive him.
END
Note:A footnote to mistakes in the above obit: Howell's parents listed as Dempsey and Clara
Cherry. Should be Sarah Cherry. Also said in last paragraph they were quietly married after
the Civil War,they were married on 10 Dec.1857.

JOFFRION, Lola, Mrs. LCAP 11/30/1974
DeRidder - Funeral services fro Mrs. Lola Joffrion, 72, of
Mesquite, Tex. Will be at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 30, in the Hixson Funeral Home Chapel. The Re.
James O. Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in Beauregard Cemetery. Mrs. Joffrion died at
11:05 p.m. Wednesday in a Mesquite hospital. Survivors include four sons, H.D. Joffrion of
Mesquite, James B. And Horace H. Joffrion both of Dallas, and Levey Joffrion of Fort Worth; and
three brothers, John Wooley of DeRidder, J.D. Wooley of Bridge City, Tex., and Cecil Wooley of
Miami, Fla. Also nine sisters, Mrs. Jewell Brumley, Miss Mary Wooley, and Mrs. Ruby Sadler,
all of Houston, Mrs. Lucille West, Mrs. Icey Hall and Mrs. Maggie Hall, all of DeRidder, Mrs.
Marie Land of Anahuac, Tex., Mrs. Beatrice Hatch of Silsbee, Tex., and Mrs. Effie Hillard of
Port Arthur, and three grandchildren.

SIMMONS, Clyde Grover: LCAP: 3/12/1943 pg. 4, ref# 220:
DeRidder - Funeral services were held for Clyde G. Simmons, seven month old at Hopewell church
with Rev. Farley Green officiating. The infant died at 8pm Thursday. The parents Mr. and Mrs.
C.H. Simmons and one sister Ruth, survive. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery

Thanks to Linda Bowden for the following:

Ila Singletary Ford - daughter of Daniel Washington Singletary and Martha Suevella Lindsay.

Mattie Belle Singletary - daughter of Daniel Washington Singletary and Martha Suvella Lindsey. She was the foster daughter of Mary Jane Bailey and Bill Lindsey of Dry Creek La.

Willie (Bill) Lindsey

Aubrey C Singletary - oldest son of Daniel W. Singletary and Martha S. Lindsey. He was the husband of Leta Cooley and married in Dry Creek.

Alton Monette Lindsey

Earl Watson Singletary - son of Daniel and Martha Singletary, and the foster son of Misses Bell and Tamar Singletary of Oberlin. This appeared in the Houston Chronicle I believe.

Harriet Williams Lindsey

Susan Bilbo McNeese


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