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Mrs. Bill Stephens   (December 7, 1971 page 5)
Leesville- Funeral services for Mrs. Bill (Charity Austin)
Stephens, 76, were to be held at 1 p.m. today (Dec. 7) in the East Leesville Baptist Church. The Rev. Aubrey Boswell, pastor, was to officiate. Burial was to be in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stephens died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday in Broyles Hospital.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, A.J. and J.J. Brister, both of Leesville; five stepsons, J.J., George, and Glenn Stephens, all of Leesville, David Stephens of Newllano and Wayne Stephens of Lawton, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Elbert Johnson and Mrs. C.E. Allbritton,
both of Leesville and Mrs. Frank Phillips of Wadesboro, N.C.
And, two step daughters, Mrs. Joann Harbin of Newllano and Mrs. Marie Hill of Leesville; one brother Richard Austin of Anacoco; one sister Mrs. Nina Higginbotham of DeRidder; 31 ggrandchildern; 11 step grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.

.Lafayette F. Austin  (Thursday, February 29, 1968, page - 9)
DeRidder- Funeral services for Lafayette Fate Austin, 69, of Westlake and formerly of DeRidder, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hixson Funeral Home here.
The Rev. Elmer Perkins will officiate. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Mr. Austin died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in his Home.
Survivors are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Laura Phillips of Sulphur, Mrs. Hattie Williams and Mrs. Beulah Mae Hunter, both of Tuscon, Ariz., Mrs. L.E. Johnson of DeRidder and Mrs. Mary Lee Linton of Belmont, Cal.; five sons, James E. and Van L. Austin, bith of DeRidder, and L.V., Chester L. and John Eddie Austin, all of West Lake.
Also, one brother, Richard Austin of Anacoco; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Honea of Eunice, Mrs. Nina Higginbotham, Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Dezzie Lambert, all of DeRidder, and Mrs. Charity Brister of Leesville; 21 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren..

Mrs. Maggie Whitaker  (Saturday, January 27, 1968)
DeRidder - Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Maggie Whitaker, 76, will be announced by the Beauregard Funeral Home.
Mrs. Whitaker died at 6:45 p.m. Friday in a local nursing home.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Carroll, Mrs. Ida Maddock and Mrs. Audrey Brister, all of DeRidder; five sons, William, Charlie and Carmel Whitaker, all of DeRidder, Wassie Whitaker, U.S. Army, South Carolina, and Grady Whitaker, U.S. Army, Germany.
Also, five sisters, Mrs. Charity Brister of Leesville; Mrs. Dezzie Lamberth, Mrs. Nina Higginbotham, Mrs. Mary Honea, and Mrs. Martha Phillips, all of DeRidder; two brothers, Richard Austin of Anacoco and Fate Austin of West Lake, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Alfred Bailey   (Wednesday, March 17, 1976, page - 2)
Dry Creek - Funeral services for Alfred T. Bailey, 34, were at 2 p.m. today, March 17, at Hopewell Baptist Church in DeRidder.
Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of Beauregard Funeral Home.
Mr. Bailey died at 11:45 a.m. Monday in his home following a lengthy illness.
He was a maintenance operator for the Louisiana Highway Deptarment.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Castleberry Bailey, two daughters, Marie and Heather Bailey; two sons, Thomas and Jason Bailey, all of DeRidder.
Also, two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Beck of Houston and Mrs. Mary Martin of Fairview; three brothers, Eugene Bailey of Dry Creek, Roy Bailey of Roanoke and Larry Bailey of DeRidder, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Bailey of DeRidder.

Amy Bailey Vander   (Sunday, March 17, 1965, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Amy Bailey Vander, 50, of DeRidder will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Clint Gill and Rev. M.L. Woodhatch officiating.
Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Mrs. Vander died at 1 a.m. Saturday at her home.
Survivors include one son, Sherold Vander of Rosepine, her father, Ab Bailey of Dry Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Irma Vander of Rosepine and Mrs. Ernest D. Burrow of Moss Bluff; two brothers, Elbert Bailey of Lake Charles and Verdman Bailey of Dry Creek.

Gerald T. Vander   (Sunday, March 7, 1965, Page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Gerald T. Vander, 23, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hopewell Baptist Church.
The Revs. Clint Gill and Rev. M. L. Woodhatch will officiate.
Mr. Vander died at 1 a.m. Saturday as a result of a fire in his home.
Surviving is one brother, Sherold Vander of Rosepine.

Jay T. Vander    (Sunday, March 17, 1965, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Jay T. Vander, 51, of DeRidder will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Clint Gill and Rev. M.L. Woodhatch officiating.
Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Mr. Vander died at 1 a.m. Saturday at his home.
Survivors include one son, Sherold Vander of Rosepine, his mother, Mrs. Hattie M. Vander of Rosepine; one sister, Mrs. Virgie Virginia Ingram of DeRidder; four brothers, Elver Vander of Lake Charles, Luther Vander of Rosepine, Atlas Vander of Homestead, Fla., and Rueben Vander of the U.S. Air Force in Kansas City, Mo.

Arthur Bailey Funeral Services Scheduled Today  (Monday, December 29, 1958, Page - 3) 
DeRidder - Arthur Bailey died at the Confederate Memorial hospital in Shreveport Sunday.
Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Hopewell Baptist church with the Rev. Jack Bell and Charles Paul officiating. Burial was to be in the church cemetery with the Hixson funeral home in charge.
He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. Mr. Bailey lived all his life in Dry Creek.
Surviving are four brothers, George, Abe, Gilbert and Louis Bailey all of Dry Creek; and four sisters, Mrs. Leona Miers, Mrs. Ola Mahaffey, Mrs. Leon Austin, all of Dry Creek, and Mrs. Belle Hester of Port Arthur, Texas.

Catherine Bailey Services Set at DeRidder  (Sunday, June 26, 1955, page - 4)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Bailey, 87, of DeRidder will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Drake Fork Pentecostal church with the Rev. T.S. Cooley and the Rev. Wilburn Ashworth officiating.
Burial in charge of Hixson funeral home will be in Drake Fork cemetery.
Mrs. Bailey died at her home here at 10 p.m. Friday.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Bailey of DeRidder; four sons, Joe Coody of Pickering, John Coody of Pineland, Texas, Otis and L.W. Coody, both of DeRidder; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Capps of Buna, Texas. Mrs. Sallie Henderson of Silsbee, Texas; 31 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren.

Asa D. Bailey   (Thursday, April 21, 1977, Page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Asa D. Bailey, 89, were at 10 a.m. April 20, in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial was in Sugartown Cemetery.
Mr. Bailey died at 6 p.m. Monday in Beauregard Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Polk County, Tex., a World War I veteran, a member of Smyrna Baptist Church and a retired farmer.
Survivors are one son, W.D. Bailey of DeRidder, one daughter, Mrs. Nell Sternberg of Dallas, Tex.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Billie Bailey   (Friday, December 20, 1963, Page - 11)
DeRidder - Funeral services were to be held a 3 p.m. today for Mrs. Billie Bailey, 74, of Nederland, Texas, who died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas.
Services were held from Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. T.C. Hebert of Nederland, Texas, and Rev. Miller of Sugartown officiating.
Burial was to be in Hopewell cemetery under the direction of Beauregard funeral home of DeRidder.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. C.C. Dubose and Mrs. Dennis Bourque both of Nederland, Texas; three brothers,
Huey, Clinton, and Landry Bailey all of DeRidder, five sisters, Mrs. Mattie Carroll, Mrs. Austin Fruge, Mrs. Travis Simmons, Mrs. James Young all of DeRidder, Mrs. Fuller Martin of Pitkin.

Calvin Bailey   (Wednesday, March 19, 1975, page - 5)
DeRidder - Calvin Bailey, 80, of 207 Texas St. died Tuesday night.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, in Hixson Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Beauregard Cemetery. The Revs. Emory Wallace and Mike Stracener will officiate.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lydia Austin Bailey; one daughter, Mrs. Jewell Watson of DeRidder; two brothers, E.B. Bailey of Westlake and Roy Bailey of Pollock; one sister, Mrs. Myrtis Midkiff of Leesville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

DeRidder Rites Are Set Today For Mrs. Brown  (Sunday, April 27, 1958, page - 8)
DeRidder - Funeral services were to be held here at 3:30 p.m. today for Mrs. Charlotte A. Brown, 80, who died at her home in DeRidder at noon Saturday.
Mrs. Brown was a native of DeRidder.
Rites will be held from the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Billy McCorack officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of Hixson funeral home.
She is survived by three sons, Jim Brown of DeRidder and Olney and Elmer Brown, both of Lake Charles; five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Casterday of Seatlle, Wash., Mrs. Bretice Richmon and Mrs. Willie Mae Moses, both of DeRidder, Mrs. Annie Schoeman of New London, Mo. and Mrs. Lydia Ogle of Centralia, Mo. and 28 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Calvin Bailey  (Saturday, May 15, 1976, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Calvin (Lydia) Bailey, 77, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Emory Wallace will officiate. Burial will be in the Beauregard Cemetery.
Mrs. Bailey died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at a DeRidder hospital.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Jewell Watson of DeRIder; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Clifford M. Bailey  (Wednesday, December 11, 1974, page - 45)
DeRidder- Funeral serices for Clifford M. Bailey, 46, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 12, in Hopewell Baptist Church.
The Rev. J.D. Scott will officiate. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Mr. Bailey died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Adell Bailey; one son, Dalton Bailey of DeRidder; three sisters, Mrs. Vergie Alston of Ragley, Mrs. Tressie Harrington of Longville and Mrs. Sonja Alaine Bootig of Metairie, and one brother Wayne Bailey of DeRidder.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Austin Held Wednesday  ( Thursday, December 31, 1942)
DeRidder - Dec. 31. - Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Elizabeth Austin who died at the age of 84 at 8 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.
The services were held at 3 p.m. and were conducted by Rev. D. Perkins. Robert's funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are seven daughters and one son.

Elmo Bailey   (Sunday, January 10, 1971, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Elmo ailey, 65, will be at 2 p.m. today (Jan. 10) in Providence Baptist Church at Rosepine.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Mr. Bailey died at 1 a.m. Saturday in a DeRidder hospital.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, Lawerence and Alvie Bailey of Dallas and Alton Bailey of Rosepine; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Parott and Mrs. Yvonne Banks, both of Leesville; four brothers, Roy Bailey of Oklahoma City, Robert Bailey of DeQuincy, Arnold Bailey of Lexington, N.C., and Sammy Bailey of DeRidder, 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Lilly Austin   (Friday, January 14, 1972, page - 2)
DeRidder- Funeral services for Mrs. Lilly Pearl Austin, 45, were to be at 2 p.m. today (Jan. 14) in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Elmer Perkins was to officiate. Burial was to be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Mrs. Austin died at 2 a.m. Thursday at her residence.
Survivors are two sons, Thomas James Honea and Dusty Gene Austin, both of DeRidder; her father, Lloyd McCullough of DeRidder, and seven grandchildren.

Van Loyd Austin   
DeRidder- Funeral services for Van Loyd Austin, 66, of Ruston will be at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 13, in Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whitaker Cemetery.
Visitation is from 8 a.m. Mr. Austin died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1993, in his residence.
A native of DeRidder, he was owner and operator of Van's Body Shop in Ruston.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Martha Montier Shelton Austin; three sons, Joseph Loyd Austin of Monroe, Dusty Austin of Leesville and Tim Mark Frederick of Tucson, Ariz., two daughters, Flora Ann Austin of Ruston and Bernice Jean Wilson of Tuscon; four sisters, Beulah Mae Austin of California, Hattie Faye Williams and Joy Love Martin, both of DeRidder, and Willie B. Hargrove of Montana; two brothers, Willie T. and William T. Hargrove, both of DeRidder, and six grandchildren.

AB BAILEY    (Sunday, October 28, 1973, page - 2)
DeRidder- Funeral services for Ab. B. Bailey, 81, will be at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 28, in the Hopewell Baptist Church.
The Rev. T.C. Hogan will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Mr. Bailey died at 3 p.m. Friday in a DeRidder hospital.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Erma Vander of Rosepine and Mrs. Ernest D. Burrow of Moss Bluff; two sons, Elbert Bailey of Lake Charles and Verdman Bailey of Dry Creek; one brother, Albert Bailey of DeRidder; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Austin, Mrs. Louella Miers, both of DeRidder, and Mrs. Amos Mahaffey of Mittie; 17 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Last Rites Held Sunday For Mrs. Emma Bailey   (Monday, January 17, 1944, page - 2)
DeRidder - Jan. 17- Last rites for Mrs. Emma Bailey, age 63, were held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock in Hopewell church with Rev. Warren Shirley officiating.
She died at a hospital in Alexandria, Friday afternoon.
Survivors are: her husband, Dan Bailey of DeRidder; three daughters, Mrs. Ella Zimmerman, Beaumont, Texas; Mrs. Glayds Moore and Mrs. Rodessa Hunter, both of Port Arthur, Texas; three sons, Elmer Bailey, Simpson, Joe and James Bailey, Port Arthur.
Burial will be in Hopewell cemetery under direction of Robert's funeral home.

Evan Bailey  ( Saturday, December 6, 1975, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Evan Bailey, 65, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Hopewell Baptist Church.
The Revs. Jack Bell and Larry Adams will officiate.
Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of Beauregard Funeral Home.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Virgie Bailey; two sons, Edward and James Alvin Bailey, both of DeRidder, his mother, Mrs. Mattie Bailey of DeRidder, two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Lawson of DeRIdder and Mrs. Ila Farris of Sulphur; four brothers, Marvin E., John R., Woodrow and Ernest Bailey, all of DeRidder; and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Florida Bailey   (Thursday, January 1, 1970, page - 13)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Florida D. Bailey were to be at 10 a.m. today (Jan. 1) in the Hopewell Baptist Church.
The Rev. Farley Greene was to officiate. Burial was to be in the church cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bailey died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday (unable to read) hospital. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist CHurch.
Survivors are three daughters, Sonja Bailey and Mrs. Tressa Harrington, both of DeRidder, and Mrs. Alvin Austin of Longville; two sons, Clifford Bailey and Charles Bailey, both of DeRidder.
Also, four sisters, Mrs. Ella Peeples of Woodville, Tex., Mrs. Lula Ladner and Mrs. Dora Strother, both of DeRidder, and Mrs. Minerva Higginbotham of Leesville, one brother, Mitchell Dunn of DeRidder; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Garthel Bailey  (Friday, May 9, 1975, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Garthel Bailey, 61, were at 3 p.m. today, may 9, in Friendship Church.
The Rev. Almer Perkins and the Rev. Carl Day officiated.
Burial was in Whitaker Cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Mr. Bailey died at 3 p.m. Wednesday in an auto accident in Santon, Tex.
He was a liflong resident of DeRidder.
Survivors are two brothers, A.O. Bailey of Jennings and Garnet S. Bailey of Hobbs, N.M.; and five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Mills, Mrs. Leon Austin, Mrs. Elvie McGraw, and Mrs. Ruby Simmons, all of DeRidder, and Mrs. Goldie Mae Savage of Youngstown, Ohio.

Silas E. Bailey  (Tuesday, June 17, 1975, Page - 2)
DeRidder- Funeral services for Silas Edward Bailey, 76, will be at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18 in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in
Beauregard Cemetery.
Mr. Bailey died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday at a Lake Charles hospital.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ella Frances Bailey; two sons, James Bailey of Moss Bluff and Milton Bailey of Columbia, Mo.; one brother, James Bailey, two sisters, Mrs. Jack Parker and Mrs. Fred Johnson, all of Houston; and six grandchildren.

Robert T. Bailey Sr.  (Wednesday, June 22, 1966, Page - 12)
Sugartown - Funeral services for Robert T. Bailey Sr., 63, of Bacliff,
Tex., were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Sugartown Baptist Church with the
Rev. T.C. Hebert officiating.
Burial was in the Sugartown cemetery under direction of Beauregard Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Mr. Bailey died Monday in a Port Arthur, Tex. hospital.
He was a native of Sugartown and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bacliff. He was a carpenter.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Edna Bailey; four daughters, Mrs. C.C. Duboseand Mrs. Dennis Bourque, both of Netherland, Tex., and Eva and Aileen Bailey both of Bacliff; one son, Robert T. Bailey Jr. of Bacliff; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Lillie Morris of Orange, Tex., Mrs. Belinda Breaux and Mrs. Pita Hunter both of Bacliff; two brothers, Asa Bailey of Sugartown and Manning Bailey of Pollock and 12 grandchildren.

Loyd Bailey of DeRidder Dies Suddenly  (Monday, February 15, 1960)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Loyd L. Bailey, 54, of Humble, Tex. were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Cooley officiating. Burial was to be in the church cemetery under direction of Hixson funeral home.
Mr. Bailey died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday after a sudden illness.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Vina Bailey of Humble; two sons, Garness L. Bailey of DeRidder and Arnest C. Bailey of Humble; two daughters, Mrs. Leovurne and Miss Leovurie Bailey of Humble; two brothers, Richard Bailey of Leesville and Hardy Bailey of Gulfport, Miss.; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Woodard, Mrs. Missouri Wallace and Mrs. Leo Nash, all of DeRidder and two grandchildren

Louis Bailey  (Thursday, March 7, 1963, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Louis Bailey Sr., 96, of DeRidder are to be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Rev. Johnny Mim, Rev. Frank Williamson, Rev. Riley Green, and Rev. Farley Green are to officiate.
Burial is to be in the Hopewell cemetery under the direction of Hixson funeral home of DeRidder.
Mr. Bailey died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pine Haven rest home.
Survivors are three sons, Clinton, Huey, and Landry Bailey all of DeRidder; six daughters, Mrs. Mimie Bailey of Port Arthur, Texas, Mrs Verta Martin of Pitkin, Mrs. Mattie Carroll, Mrs. Genie Simmons and Mrs. Celia YOung, DeRidder; 68 grandchildren; 163 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Johnnie Cavin   (Monday, June 22, 1970, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Johnnie C. Cavin, 64, of DeRidder will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the first Baptist Church of DeRidder.
The Rev. Emory Wallace will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Mr. Cavin died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur.
He was an employee of Central Louisiana Electric Co. in DeRidder and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Modiste Cavin; two sons, John R. Cavin of Alexandria, Va. and Don W. Cavin of DeRidder; two sisters, Mrs. Doche McCurley of Centerville, Miss. and Mrs. Lod White of Hammond; one brother, Chester Cavin of Centerville.

Irvine Bailey  (Monday, February 9, 1976, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Irvine Bailey, 93, were at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 9, in the Hopewell Baptist Church.
The Rev. Charlie Miers and the Rev. Larry Adams officiated. Burial was in Hopewell cemetery under direction of Beauregard Funeral Home.
Mr. Bailey died at 4 a.m. Sunday in Beauregard Memorial Hospital.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Frances Bailey, one son, Paul Bailey of Dallas, Tex.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Ike R. Bailey  (Friday, January 16, 1970, page- 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Ike R. Bailey, 92, of Rt. 2, Pitkin were to be at 11 a.m. today (Jan. 16) in Wesley Memorial Baptist Church.
The Rev. Pratt McLeod was to officiate. Burial was to be in the Wesley Cemetery under direction of Beauregard Funeral Home.
Mr. Bailey died at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Westwood Manor Nursing Home.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Leona Perkins of DeQuincy, Mrs. Earl Johnson and Mrs. Ivey Calhoun, both of Pitkin, Mrs. Allie M. Muzik of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Also, five sons, Lee and Neal Bailey, both of Pitkin, M.J. and Charlie Bailey, both of DeQuincy, and Milton Bailey of Los Alamos, N.M., two brothers, Tom Bailey of DeRidder and Jim Bailey of Rosepine; 26 grandchildern; a number of great-grandchildren, and a number of great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Lenora B. Austin  (Sunday, May 28, 1989, page - 4)
DeRidder- Funeral services for Mrs. Lenora B. Austin, 94, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, in Hopewell Baptist Church.
The Revs. John R. Nichols and Kelly Harper will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery under direction of Hixson - Gaurdian Chapel.
Visitation begins at 4 p.m. today, May 28, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Austin died at 11:35 p.m. Friday in the DeRidder hospital.
A DeRidder native, she was the oldest member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Survivors are one son, Calvin C. Austin of DeRidder; one sister, Mrs. Louella Miers of DeRidder, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

George Bailey  (Sunday, May 12, 1963, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for George Robert Bailey, 79, of Route 2, DeRidder, will be held at the Hopewell Baptist Church at 4 p.m. today.
Rev. H.F. Green, Rev. T.C. Hogan and Rev. Albert Hagan will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery under direction of Hixson funeral home of DeRidder.
Mr Bailey died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday at his home. He had been a resident of DeRidder for 77 years. He was a member
of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy (Nannie) Bailey of DeRidder; two sons, Tommy A. Bailey of Houston, Texas and Robert G. Bailey of DeRidder; four daughters, Mrs. Effie Pate of DeRidder, Mrs. Laura Jewel Bigham and Mrs. Annie Lou Davis, both of Houston, and Mrs. Fannie Ruth Parsons of Danville, Ill. Also, two brothers, Ab Bailey and Albert Bailey, both of DeRidder; four sisters, Mrs. Lenora Austin and Mrs. Louella Miers, both of DeRidder, Mrs. Ola Mahaffey of Dry Creek and Mrs. Della Hester of Port Arthur, Texas; and 16 grandchildren

Services for Henry Bailey to Be Held at 4 p.m. Today  (Monday, June 24, 1946, page - 1)
Funeral services for Henry Bailey, 75, of DeRidder, who drowned in the Calcasieu river near the West Fork ferry Saturday night are to be held at 4 p.m. today from the Hopewell Baptist church of DeRidder with the Rev. R.H. Hammett officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery under the direction of Hixson funeral home of DeRidder.
Pallbearers will be L.E. Mills, Jr., Curtis Austin, Sovie Austin, Estel Austin, Charles Cooley and Dan Green, all of DeRidder.
Mr. Bailey, who was born and reared in Louisiana, resided on Route 1 and was a member of the Friendship Baptist church of DeRidder.
He is survived by five sons, E.E. Bailey of Port Arthur, Tex., E.B. Bailey of Dallas, Tex., G.S. Bailey, Garthel Bailey and A.O. Bailey, all of DeRidder; five daughters, Mrs. Leon Austin, Mrs. L.E. Mills and Mrs. J.V. McGraw, all of DeRidder, Mrs. K.C. Goins of Rosepine, Mrs. Joe Savich of Younstown, Ohio.
Other survivors include two brothers, W.D. Bailey of Leesville and R.A. Bailey of Kirbyville, Tex.; four sisters, Mrs. W.B. Lindsey, Mrs. J.W. Hanchey, Mrs. Lillie C. Hanchey, all of Dry Creek

Gary Bailey  (Sunday, July 25, 1965, page - 2)
DeRidder - Gary Ronald Bailey, 18, former DeRidder youth, died at 5:30 p.m Friday in Dallas.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Hopewell Baptist Church.
The Rev. T.C. Hogan will officiate.
The youth was a member of Colonial Baptist Church in Dallas.
Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bailey of Dallas; one brother, Jerrell Bailey of Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvine Bailey of DeRidder, the Rev. and Mrs. Herman Moses of DeRidder.

Mrs. Martha Phillips  (Sunday, Nov. 16, 1969)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Phillips, 87, will be at 2 p.m. today, in the Hixson Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Elmer Perkins will officiate. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.
Mrs. Phillips died at 2:10 p.m., Friday in the Pinehaven Nursing Home.
She is survived by two sons, Columbus and James A. Phillips both of DeRidder; two dauhters, Mrs. Charity Foshee of
Merryville and Mrs. Katie Austin of Belmont, Cal.; one brother, Richard Austin of Anacoco; four sisters, Mrs. Dezzie Lambert and Mrs. Nina Higginbotham, both of DeRidder, Mrs. Charity Brister of Leesville and Mrs. Mary Bans of Dry Creek; 30 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services Set For Mrs. Isaac Bailey, 62  (Thursday, March 25, 1948, page - 13)
DeRidder, La - Funeral services for Mrs. Isaac Bailey, (Katie Ann Austin Bailey) 62, will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Three Pine Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Thomas Cooley officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.
Mrs. Bailey died at 6:49 Wednesday morning in her home near DeRidder. A native of Sugartown, she had resided there all
her life.
Survivors are her husband, Isaac Bailey, DeRidder; four daughters, Mrs. Effie Sandifier, Mrs. Essie Barker, and Mrs.Dorothy Gill of Westlake, Mrs. Anna Belle White, Route 2 Leesville; three sons, Ray Bailey, Eldridge Bailey both of DeRidder, Andy Bailey, West Lake; seven sisters, Mrs. Savannah Bailey of Texas, Mrs. Mary Honea, Mrs. Nina Higginbotham, Mrs. Magaline Whitaker, Mrs. Dessie Lambert, Mrs. Martha Phillips, all of DeRidder, Mrs. Charity Brister, Leesville; two brothers, Richard Austin and Fate Austin, DeRidder; and 12 grandchildren

Edgar Honea  (September 13, 1949, Page - 1)
DeRidder, Sept. 12. - A series of arguments between two families ended near here tonight in a blaze of gunfire which left
Edgar Honea, about 30, dead of shotgun wounds and a neighbor in the parish jail. Sheriff Paul Stark said Honea was shot through the heart with a .12 gauge shotgun by Harold Austin about 6:40 p.m. at Austin's home on the Lake Charles- DeRidder Highway.
Austin was held in the Beauregard jail here and Sheriff Stark said charges will probably be filed Tuesday.
After an inquest by Dr. S.T. Roberts, Sr., Beauregard Parish Coroner, Stark gave this account of the fatal shooting.
The two families have been at odds for sometime, and today Honea went next door and stood just outside Austin's
front yard, yelling for him to come outside to "settle this."
Austin, seeing who it was, went back for his gun, walked to the corner of his yard and shot Honea, Stark continued.
At the inquest, Dr. Roberts ruled that Honea "came to his death by a shot fired by Harold Austin." Honea was not armed, Dr. Roberts said. After the shooting, the Sheriff said Austin gave himself up. The two families live side by side just off the north side of the DeRidder-Lake Charles Highway.
Honea is survived by his widow and two children. Funeral services, in charge of Hixson's funeral home, are incomplete.
Austin, 29, is married and has one child.

Joseph R. Austin  (Thursday, Sept. 9, 1980, page- 2)
Anacoco - Funeral services for Joseph R. Austin, 84, will be at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 9, in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel.
Revs. Bud McCullough and Bobby McCullough will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Mr. Austin died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday in a Leesville hospital.
Survivors include one son, Joseph S. Austin of Anacoco; one daughter, Mrs. Ollie M. Moore of Westlake; 13 grandchildren,
and two great-granchildren.

C.S. Whitington Dies Wednesday, Rites in DeRidder  (Friday, Feb. 15, 1952, page- 14)
DeRidder- Charley S. Whittington , 76, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Alexandria. A member of the Cypress Baptist Church,
Mr. Whittington had lived on Route 3, DeRidder.
Funeral services were slated for 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul Kirk and the Rev. Clarence Dees officiating. Burial was to be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery with the Hixson Funeral Home in charge.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Whittington; four sons, James K. , Sylvester, Burt and Robert, all of DeRidder; one daughter, Mrs. Savella Hereford of DeRidder; 25 grandchildern and 10 great - grandchildern; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Miers, Mrs. Fannie Lester and Mrs. Mandie Dukes, all of DeRidder, and Mrs. Delphia Franks of Houston, Texas, and three brothers, John, Henry and Wesley Whittington, all of DeRidder.

Loyd S. McCollough   (Saturday, Dec. 16, 1978)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Loyd S. McCollough, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Leon Williamson will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. McCollough died at 8:15 a.m. Friday at Erath Memorial Hospital. A native of Pitkin, he was a retired logger.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Netia McCollough of Erath; one son, Lester McCollough of Jay, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Brown of Erath and Mrs. Lovie Frusha of DeRidder; two half brothers, Wesley Nolen of Sugartown and Ernest Nolen of Forest Hills; one half-sister, Bessie
Moore of Pineville; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Vida Fish (Sunday, Sept. 27, 1970)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Vida Fish, 67, will be at 2 p.m. today (Sept. 27) in the Hixson Funeral Home Chapel.
The Revs. G.W. Sharp and Julian Jones will officiate. Burial will be in the Beauregard Cemetery.
Mr. Fish died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday in a Port Arthur, Tex., hospital. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and a retired employee of the Central Louisiana Electric Co.
Survivors are one stepson, Carl Carter of Port Arthur, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Vida Fish  (Wednesday, September 9, 1970)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Vida Fish, 72, were to be at 10:30 a.m. today in Hixson Funeral Home.
The Rev. G.W. Sharp and the Rev. Julian Jones were to officiate. Burial was to be in Beauregard Cemetery.
Mrs. Fish died at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Beauregard Memorial Hospital. Survivors are her husband; one son, Carl Carter of Port Arthur; one brother, Robert L. Vosley of Wichita Falls, Tex.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

John Louis Bailey   (Sunday, March 19, 1972, page - 4)
DeRidder - Funeral services for John Louis Bailey, 63, will be at 2 p.m. today, March 19, in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Jake Mullican will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Mr. Bailey died at 3:30 p.m. Friday at his home.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. L.P. Dennis of Beaumont, Tex., and Mrs. Bill Krenick of Port Arthur, Tex.

Mrs. Sarah Jane Bailey  (Saturday, December 30, 1950, page - 6)
DeRidder, La., Dec. 30 - Funeral services were to be held for Mrs. Sarah Jane Bailey, 86, at 2 p.m. December 30 at the Gravel Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Grover Willis of Oakdale officiating.
Mrs. Bailey died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gideon Johnson, at Pitkin, December 29, at 7:45 a.m. Burial was to be at the Gravel Hill Cemetery with Hixson's Funeral Home in charge.
Survivors are two sons, Thomas Varnwl, Rosepine, Wid Varnell, Houston, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Gideon Johnson and Mrs. George Bass, Piktin; eight grandchildren, , eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, George Washington Willis, Robert Willis and Hardy Willis, Glenmora; three sisters, Mrs. Drucilla Alexander, Coushatta, Mrs. Babe Strother, Oakdale, and Mrs. Martha Johnson, Glenmora.

Robert T. Bailey, Sr   (Wednesday, June 22, 1966)Sugartown - Funeral services for Robert T. Bailey Sr., 63, of
Bacliff, Tex., were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Sugartown Baptist Church with the Rev. T. C. Hebert officiating. Burial was in Sugartown Cemetery under direction of Beauregard Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Mr. Bailey died Monday in a Port Arthur, Tex. hospital.
He was a native of Sugartown and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bacliff. He was a carpenter.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Edna Bailey; four daughters, Mrs. C.C. Dubose and Mrs. Dennis Bourque, both of Netherland, Tex., and Eva and Aileen Bailey both of Bacliff; one sone, Robert T. Bailey Jr. of Bacliff; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Lillie Morris of Orange, Tex., Mrs. Belinda Breaux and Mrs. Pita Hunter both of Bacliff; two bothers, Asa Bailey of Sugartown and Manning Bailey of Pollock and 12 grandchildren.

D.W. Lamberth   (Tuesday, January 31, 1961, page - 2)
DeRidder- Funeral services for Daniel Webster Lamberth, 71, of DeRidder,will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Three Pines Pentecostal Church with Rev. Luther Nichols officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home. Mr. Lamberth died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday in the Veterans hospital in Alexandria.
Survivors are his wife, Dezzie Lamberth; six sons, J.D., Joseph, Elvin and David Lamberth, all of DeRidder, Marvin Lamberth of the U.S.Air Force stationed in Anchorage, Alaska and Thurston Lamberth of San Antonio,Tex., two daughters, Mrs. Carol Phillips of DeRidder, Mrs. Ruby Lee Ashworth of DeRidder; 11 grandchildren; Four brothers, B.T.Lamberth of DeRidder, Allen Lamberth of Sugartown, Bud Lamberth of Beaumont, Tex. and J.O. Lamberth of Silsbee, Tex.; three
sisters, Mrs. Ellen Woodard of Singer, Mrs. Nancy Woodard and Mrs. Betty Woodard, both of DeRidder.

Final Rites Conducted for Mrs. M.L. Bailey   (Saturday, February 16, 1946, page - 7)
DeRidder, La. Feb. 16. Mrs. M.L. Bailey, 70, died at her home here, Thursday at 4:50 a.m. She was a native of Laurel, Miss., and had resided here for 52 years. Funeral services were held at the Hopewell Church Friday at 3 p.m., and burial was at Hopewell cemetery.
Surviving Mrs. Bailey are five daughters, Mrs. Marvin Fleming, Camden, Ark,Mrs. Manuel Green, Crossett, Ark., Mrs. I.W. Roark, Warren, Ark., Mrs. G A Vastine and Mrs. Ivy Green, DeRidder; two sons, Harley Bailey, Camden, Ark, and Reece Bailey, Crossett, Ark., twenty grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five brothers, and three sisters.Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Pentecostal church. Nephews of Mrs. Bailey served as pallbearers.

Major Bailey, 64, Dies at DeRidder   (Friday, April 20, 1951, page - 14)
DeRidder, La., April 20 - Funeral services were held for Major Joseph Bailey, 64, Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Farley Green officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery with the Hixson Funeral home in charge. Mr. Bailey died at the Beauregard Memorial Baptist Hosptial in DeRidder at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday. He was a resident of Route 2, DeRidder, and a native of Old Calcasieu. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church from early
childhood. His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Roxie Ann Bailey, DeRidder; five daughters, Mrs. Emma Cooley, Mrs. Nora Austin, Mrs. Ola Mahaffey, Mrs. Luella Miers, Mrs. Della Hester, Port Arthur, Texas; six sons, Louis, George, Ab,
Arthur, Carles, Albert Bailey, all of DeRidder, a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services held for Mrs.W.I. Fish, 68   (Friday, May 28, 1948)
DeRidder, La., May 28 - Funeral services were held for Mrs. W.I. Fish, 68, at 3 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. C.W. Williams officiating. Burail was in Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Fish died at 3:25 Thursday morning at her home near DeRidder.
She was a native of this city and had lived here all her life.
Survivors are her husband, W.I. Fish, DeRidder; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Brown, St. Rose; one son, Cecil Fish, Lake Charles; and one brother, Tom Plummer, DeRidder.

DeRidder Rites Set Today for Mrs. Paul Garner    (Monday, July 25, 1960, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Paul Garner, 71, of Sugartown, were to be held at 3 p.m. today at Drakes Fork church with the Rev. Leon Williamson of Sugartown and Rev. Frank Williams of Smyrna church officiating. Burial was to be in the Drakes Fork cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Garner died at 5 a.m. Sunday at the Douglas Clinic in DeQuincy. She had lived in Sugartown for 32 years.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Garner of Sugartown; four sons, Roy Garner of Beaumont, Tex., Chester Garner of Boerne, Tex., Leo Garner of Sugartown and Henry P. Garner of Thibodeaux; six daughters, Mrs. Joe Wingate of DeQuincy, Mrs. Walter Deson of DeRidder, Mrs. Catherine McDonald and Mrs. Archie Kayla, both of Port Arthur, Tex., Mrs. O.J.
Perkins and Mrs. Clyde O'neal of Port Neches, Tex.; three brothers, Jack Bailey of Cravens, Joe Bailey of El Paso, Tex. and Walter Bailey of Many, 16 grandchildren and three great-granchildren.

Services held for W.B. Fish of Merryville  (Friday, January 15, 1954, page - 15)
DeRidder, La. - Last rites for William Banks Fish, 90, a resident ofnear Merryville, were held this morning in the Hopewell Baptist church with the Rev. C. S. Gill officiating.
Burial under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home was in the Hopewellcemetery. Mr. Fish died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday in his home. He was a native of Sugartown.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Cora L. McCullough of DeRidder and Mrs. Nancy N. McCullough of Pitkin; two sons, Vida Fish of DeRidder and James I. Fish of Pitkin; 19 grandchildern, 30 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and one sister.

Mrs Joseph Fish   (November 8, 1902, page - 5)
Died at her home on November 1, Mrs. Joseph Fish.
She leaves a husband and two children and a host of friends to mourn her loss.


Hold Services For Mrs. Bailey, Deridder Resident   (Monday, June 29, 1953, page - 5)
Deridder, La. - Last rites for Mrs. Roxie Ann Bailey, 87, the wife of a confederate veteran and resident of DeRidder for 75 years, were held this morning in the Hopewell Baptsit church with the Rev. Farley Green officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery under direction of Hixson's Funeral Home. Nephews were to serve as pallbearers.Mrs. Bailey died at 8 a.m. Sunday at her home on Route 2, DeRidder.
She was a native of Mobile, Ala.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Emma Cooley, Mrs. Nora Austin and Mrs. Wiley Miers of DeRidder, Mrs. Della Hester of Port Arthur, Tex., and Mrs. Ola Mahaffey of Dry Creek; six sons, Louis, George, Ab, Charley, Arthur and Albert Bailey, all of DeRidder; one sister, Mrs. Martha Bailey of Alexandria; three brothers, Frank Higginbotham of DeRidder, Simon Higginbotham of Leesville and Mid Higginbotham of Houston, Tex., and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bailey Services Set Today At Starks Church    (Tuesday, June 23, 1959, page - 5)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Roy Bailey, 68, of Starks, were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Gabriel Baptist church in Starks with the Rev. P.F. Collier officiating. Burial was to be in a Starks cemetery with the Hixson Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Bailey died at the Veterans Hospital in Houston, Texas, at 4:20 p.m., Sunday. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a retired railroad steel erector for 32 years until his retirement in 1952.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Bailey; a son, R.B. Bailey of Houston; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. L.Y. Stewart of Houston.

Mother and Infant Son Die in Leesville   (Tuesday, August 26, 1947, Page - 5)
DeRidder, La., Aug. 26 - Mrs. Lonnie E. Bailey and infant son, passed away at noon Friday, August 22, at the War Memorial hospital in Leesville. Mrs. Bailey was a resident and native of Rosepine and a member of the Full Gospel church.
Funeral services were held at the Providence church, Sunday afternoon, August 24, at 3 o'clock with the Rev. Clint Gill officiating.
Burial was in Providence cemetery under the direction of Hixson funeral home of DeRidder.
Her survivors are her husband, Lonnie E. Bailey of Rosepine; her mother, Mrs. Eva Fergia of Hardin, Tex.; one son, J.E. Bailey of Rosepine; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Skinner, Leesville.

Manuel Green    (Friday,December 21, 1962, page - 2)
DeRidder- Funeral services for Manuel Green, 54, of Crossett, Arkansas, were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Hopewell Baptist church with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. Rev. Farley Green officiated at the services. Burial was under the
direction of Hixson funeral home.
Mr. Green was born in DeRidder but had lived in Crossett for 25 years. He died in a hospital there Wednesday. He was a member of the First Pentecostal church in Crossett.
Survivors include his wife, one son, Franklin Green of Crossett; four stepsons, Claude Wilber, of Fairbanks, Alaska, David Wilber,in the Navy, James and Paul Wilber of Crossett; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Sue Quarles of Norfolk, Virginia, Mrs. Rosemary Cannon of Crossett; four brothers, Perry and Hymon of DeRidder, Russell of Port Arthur, and Jeff of Liberty, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Corrine Miller, Mrs. Edga Foster and Mrs. Beulah Wagnon, all of DeRidder, Mrs. Willie Rae Stracener, Bridge City, Texas, and Mrs. Evelyn Cooley of Lake Charles.

MRS. ELLA ROSE HONEA  (grandmother of Cindy Prince)  (Monday, August 11, 1980, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Rose Honea, 53, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ted Isbell will officiate. Burial will be in Drakes Fork Cemetery at Cravens. Mrs. Honea died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Beauregard Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Debbie Tweedele, Mrs. Cathy Slack, Angie Honea, all of DeRidder, and Mrs. Maxine Fitzgerald of Leesville; two sons, Marty and Robert Honea, both of DeRidder. Also, five sisters, Mrs. Marie Deason of DeRidder, Mrs Ruby Wingate of Pitkin, Mrs. Inez Duncan of Oretta, Mrs. Myrtle Hosey of Mississippi, and Mrs. Mary Norman of El Paso, Texas; Six brothers, Liggie, Riley and Milton Brister, all of DeRidder; Derwood and Charles Brister, both of Dear Park, Texas, and J.B. Brister of Pearland, Texas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Finus Brister   (Monday, April 16, 1979)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Finus Brister, 62, were at 2:30 p.m. today, April 16, in Castor Baptist Church in Leesville.
The Revs. P.S. Hightower and Wilbur Andrews officiated. Burial was in the Castor Cemetery under direction of Beauregard Funeral Home.
Mr. Brister died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence in Sugartown.He was a native of Leesville, and a retired civil service employee.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ada Weldon of Sugartown and Mrs. Emma Chaney of Leesville.

Henry H. Brister   (Thursday, September 4, 1969)
Pitkin - Funeral services for Henry H. Brister, 80, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Old Drakes Fork Church. The Rev. Clarence Dees will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Mr. Brister died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday in Beauregard Hospital in DeRidder.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Henry H. Brister; five sons, Robert and Glynn Brister, both of Orange, Tex., Ed and Donald Brister, both of Dallas, Tex., and Garland Brister of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Addie Johnston and Mrs. Alma Lee Wolfe, both of Houston; one brother, Luke Brister of DeRidder; 23 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Huey O. Brister   (Sunday, August 1, 1965, page - 6)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Huey O. Brister, 67, will be at 2 p.m., today in the Beauregard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larsen Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Drakes Fork Cemetery.
Mr. Brister died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Beauregard Memorial Baptist Hospital after a prolonged illness.
He had lived in DeRidder for the past 20 years and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Gill Brister, DeRidder; four sons, Morris, Erthas, and Pete Brister, all of DeRidder, and Athus Brister, Beaumont, Tex.; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Wallett, DeRidder; two brothers, Harrison Brister, Pitkin; and Luke Brister, DeRidder; and 10 grandchildren.

Hold Last Rites for Mrs. Brister at Pitkin Church (great grandmother of Cindy Prince) (Thursday, July 8, 1954, page - 20)
DeRidder - Last rites for Mrs. Laura D. Brister, 85, of Pitkin, were held Wednesday morning at the Marlow Baptist church with the Rev. Joe Kite officiating. Burial under direction of Hixson Funeral Home was in the Drakes Fork cemetery near Pitkin.
Mrs. Brister died at 6:50 a.m. Monday at her home in Pitkin. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Sharp and Mrs. Savalla Carpenter of DeRidder; three sons, Huey and Luke of DeRidder and Harrison of Pitkin; 41 grandchildren and 90 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Lizzie Brister   (Friday, January 13, 1984, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Brister, 80, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 14, in Beauregard Funeral Home Chapel.The Revs. Dave Breechen and Danny Shadix will officiate. Burial will be in the Drakes Fork Cemetery .
Mrs. Brister died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in a New Orleans hospital.She was a native of Pitkin.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Vincent; four sons, Morris, Athus, Eartes and Pete Brister; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Hennigan and Mrs. Lois Burks, all of DeRidder, one brother, Dewey Gill of Rosepine, 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Milton Brister   (Sunday, January 20, 1985, page - 4)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Milton Brister, 53, will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 21, in Beauregard Funeral Home. The Revs. Billy Reed and Carl Day will officiate. Burial will be in Drakes Fork Cemetery in Cravens.
Mr. Brister died at 5 a.m. Saturday in the DeRidder hospital. A native of Pitkin, he had resided in the DeRidder area all his life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Tommie Brister; two daughters, Lisa and Tina Brister of DeRidder; five brothers, Charles and Derwood Brister of Deer Park, Tex., J.B. Brister of Pearland, Tex., and Riley and Liggie Brister of DeRidder; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Deason of DeRidder, Mrs. Myrtle Faye Hosey of Buras, Mrs. Inez Duncan of Sulphur and Mrs. Mary
Barney of Skip-Pack, Pa., and his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Langston of DeRidder.

Patrick Brister  (Friday, December 11, 1981)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Patrick Brister, 85, will be at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 11, in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. M.R. Young will officiate. Burial will be in the Whitaker Cemetery.
Mr. Brister died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the DeRidder hospital. He was a native of Bon Weir, Texas.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Addie Brister; seven sons, Cecil, LeRoy, G.A., Garland and David Brister, all of DeRidder, J.B. Brister of DeQuincy and Jerry Brister of Beaumont; four daughters, Mrs. Letha Burgess of Singer, Mrs. Sue Maddox of DeRidder, Mrs. Opal Turner of Rosepine and Mrs. Evelyn Vance of McClure, Ohio, and two brothers, Bill and Chester Brister, Both of Vidor, Texas.

Mrs. Woodrow Wingate   (Tuesday, June 2, 1981, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Woodrow (Ruby) Wingate, 62, of Pitkin will be at 2 p.m. today, June 2, in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel.Rev. Charles Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery.Mrs. Wingate died at 6:24 a.m. Monday in the Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder. She was a native of Pitkin and was a nurse.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one daughter, Lavern Wingate of Leesville; one son, Grover Wingate of Pitkin; six brothers, Riley, Liggie and Milton Brister, all of DeRidder, Charles, Derwood and J.B. Brister, all of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Deason of DeRidder, Mrs. Inez Duncan of DeQuincy, Mrs. Faye Hosey of Houma and Mrs. Mary Ellan Barney of El Paso, Texas; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

John W. Deason  (Tuesday, November 18, 1975, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for John W. (Law) Deason, 82, were at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 20, in the Hixson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Herman Barron and the Rev. J.B. Miles officiated. Burial was in the Lewis Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.Mr. Deason died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Beauregard Memorial Hospital.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Gertie Deason; one sister, Mrs. Mamie Hidabrant of Orangeville, Tex., and one brother, Dempsey Deason of Orange, Tex.

Andy Gill  (Thursday, February 3, 1966, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Andy Gill, 88, were to be held at 2 p.m. today in Drakes Fork Church with the Rev Robert Burks officiating. Burial was to be in Drakes Fork Cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home. Mr. Gill died Wednesday in his home.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Gill; one son, Dewey Gill of DeRidder; five daughters, Mrs. Alice Simmons of Houston, Tex., Mrs. Lizzie Brister, Mrs. Edith Wisby, Mrs. Effie Henagan and Mrs. Louise Burks, all of DeRidder; one brother, Johnnie Gill of DeRidder; 34 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Lillie M. Bailey   (Saturday, March 3, 1979, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Bailey, 75, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in Hopewell Baptist Church. The Revs. T.C. Hogan and Truman Moses will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Survivors include nine daughters, Mrs. Rosie Ladner, Mrs. Bernice Brown, Mrs. Lillie Mae Fowler, Mrs. Betty Martin, and Mrs. Katherine Atkinson, all of DeRidder, Mrs. Linda Hogan of Melder, Mrs. Mary Watson of Dry Creek, Mrs. Vern Moore of Virginia, Minn., and Mrs. Versie Montooth of Moss Bluff, and four sons, Alfred, Robert and Collin, all of DeRidder, and Clevland Bailey of Wilmar, Minn., one brother, Tanner Honea of DeRidder; one sister, Fannie Bass of DeRidder, 50 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Lynell Honea   (Friday, August 5, 1966)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Miss Lynell Honea, 21, were to be at 10 a.m. today in the Hixson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles S. Miers officiating. Burial was to be in the Hopewell Cemetery.
Miss Honea died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Broyles Clinic in Leesville after a long illness.
Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Lilly McCullough; one brother, Thomas Honea, and a half-brother, Dusty Gene Austin, all of DeRidder.

Funeral Services for Robert Honea  (Monday, October 22, 1945)
DeRidder, La., Oct. 22, - Robert William Honea, 75, died at his home in DeRidder, Saturday, and was buried in Hopewell Baptist Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Leon Williamson, Rev. Farley Green and Rev. Clarence Dees officiated at the funeral services. Hixson funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
A native of Catahoula paish, Mr. Honea had resided here 65 years.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Mary Ann Honea; seven sons, Walter, Columbus, Collins, Tanner, James, Edgar and Willie Honea, all of DeRidder; three daughters, Mrs. Leona Watson, Mrs. Lillie Mae Bailey, and Mrs. Fannie Bass; 33 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Honea had been a member of the Hopewell Baptist church for many years.

Tanner W. Honea   (Thursday, May 1, 1986, Page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Tanner Woodrow Honea, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, in Hopewell Baptist Church.
The Revs. Robert Stewart, Kelly Harper, and Byron Williams will officiate. Burail will be in the Hopewell Cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home. Mr. Honea died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in the DeRidder hospital.
A native of DeRidder, he was an electrician and a cattleman.
Survivors are his wife, Goldie Honea; two sons, Bruce Honea of Slagle and Glen Honea of Negreet; four daughters, Mrs. Joe (Elaine) Ballard of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Judy Harris of Red Oaks, Texas; Mrs. Jerry (Joyce) Lewis and Mrs. Gene (Goldie) Ready, both of DeRidder, one sister, Mrs. Fannie Bass of DeRidder, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

John White   (Sunday, March 22, 1964, page -2)
DeRidder - Funeral servies will be held at 2 p.m. today for John White, 92, of Rosepine, who died in a local nursing home at 8:05 Saturday. Services will be held from the Providence Baptist Church near Rosepine with Rev. B.G. Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder in charge.
Survivors are three sons, Wilburn and Tommy White, both of Rosepine and Jimmy White of Humble,Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Delma Deason of Pitkin and Mrs. Myrtle Stephenson of DeRidder and one stepson Fred Bailey of Rosepine. Also one brother, Edgar White of DeRidder; two sisters, Mrs. Alice O'Quinn and Mrs. Angeline Gill both of Rosepine; 33 grandchildren and 97 great-grandchildren.

Charles D. Brister   (Wednesday, March 3, 1971, page- 8)
Leesville - Funeral services for Charles Daniel Brister, 36, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the East Leesville Baptist Church.
The Rev. Aubrey Boswell, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Mr. Brister died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday in Broyles Hospital after a short illness. He was a pulpwood worker.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, Charles Wayne, Daniel Allen and Roger Lynn Brister, and three daughters, Sandra Darlene, Brenda Sue and Rhonda Louise Brister, all of Leesville.Also, two brothers, A.J. and J.B. Brister, both of Leesville; three sisters, Mrs. C.E. Allbritton and Mrs. Elbert Johnson, both of Leesville, and Mrs. Albert Phillips of Wadesboro, N.C.; and his mother, Mrs. Charity Brister of Leesville.

Mrs. Vina Bailey   (Saturday, August 12, 1961)
DeRidder - Mrs. Vina Bailey, 47, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Three Pines Pentecostal church with Rev. Thomas Cooley officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Survivors are two sons, Garness L. and Arness C. Bailey, both of DeRidder; two daughters, Miss Levoure Bailey and Mrs. Leaverta Stracener, both of DeRidder; her father, John White of Rosepine.Also four brothers, Welburn N., Tommie and Fred White(Bailey), all of Rosepine and J.J. White of Humble, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Delma Deason of Pitkin and Mrs. Myrtle Stephenson of DeRidder and two grandchildren.

SHARP SERVICES SET for FRIDAY NEAR DERIDDER  (Thursday, April 7, 1960, page - 28)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Tom Sharp, 74, of Route 2, DeRidder, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Drake's Fork church with the Rev. Kermit Nelson and Rev. Clarence Dees officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Hixson funeral home in charge.
Mr. Sharp died at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday at his home. He had lived in DeRidder for the last 52 years, and was born in Orange, Texas. Before his retirement he had been a member of the maintenance department of the Santa Fe Railroad.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Sharp of DeRidder; three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Gill and Mrs. Ernest Baker, both of DeRidder, and Mrs. Robert Bailey of Vidor, Texas; three sons, Hubert, Miles and J.W. Sharp, all of
DeRidder; 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Virginia Fitzgerald  (Friday, October 17, 1997, Page -2) (Mother of Cindy Prince)
Funeral services for Virginia Maxine "Mackie" Fitzgerald, 54, of South Houston, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Hixson Funeral Home in DeRidder with the Revs. Mickey Parsley and James Alexander officiating.
Burial will follow in Drakes Fork Cemetery in Cravens. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. today, Oct. 17, and from 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. She died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 14, in Hartsville, S.C.
A native of Marlow, she was a former resident of DeRidder and worked as an apartment Manager.
Survivors include five daughters, Rhnea Hartley Thomas of Anacoco, Donna Foraker, Cindy Prince, Priscilla Dearmon, and Missy Hartley, all of DeRidder; two brothers Marty and Robbie Honea of DeRidder; three sisters, Debbie Perkins, Kathy Hays and Angie Evans, all of DeRidder; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral Services Held for Mrs. John White, 67 (Saturday, January 10, 1948, page - 6)
DeRidder, La., Jan. 10 - Funeral services were held for Mrs. John White (Rose), 67, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Providence church with the Rev. Clint Gill and the Rev. I.M. Carroll officiating.
Burial was in the Providence cemetery under the direction of Hixson's funeral home of DeRidder.
Mrs. White died at 12:15 Friday morning at her home in Leesville. She was a native of Vernon Parish and had lived there all her life.
Survivors are her husband, John White of Leesville; four daughters, Mrs. Lodis West of Rosepine, Mrs. Delma Deason, Pitkin, Mrs. Vina Bailey and Mrs. Myrtle Brister, both of DeRidder; four sons, Fred Bailey, Tommy White and Wilburn White of Leesville and Jimmy White of Humble, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Tilda Jackson, Leesville; two brothers, Cain* Bailey of DeRidder and A.B. Bailey of Singer; 37 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
* should be King Bailey

James Honea  (Thursday, December 2, 1976, page - 2)
Groves - Funeral services for James (Ray) Honea, 58, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 3, at Hopewell Baptist Church. The Revs. T.H. Hardy, Ted Barrett and Truman Moses will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Mr. Honea died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday in a local hospital.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Honea; two daughters, Mrs. Janice LeBlanc of Groves and Mrs. Brenda Jones of Nederland; one son, Larry McCollough of Beaumont; one brother, Tanner Honea of DeRidder; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Bailey and Mrs. Fannie Bass both of DeRidder and nine grandchildren.

Colin I. Honea   (Thursday, November 26, 1970, page - 14)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Colin Isiah Honea, 57, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Hopewell Baptist Church. The Rev. Donald Scott, Farley Green and T.C. Hogan will officiate.
Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of the Beauregard Funeral Home.
Mr. Honea died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in a DeRidder hospital. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Rachel Honea; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Gail Baggett of DeRidder; three sons, Wilfred, William and Raymond Honea, all of DeRidder; two brothers, Tanner W. Honea of DeRidder and James L. Honea of Groves, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Bailey and Mrs. Fannie Bass and his mother Mrs. Mary Bass, all of DeRidder.

Mrs. Leona Salter  (Tuesday, June 6, 1967, Page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for Mrs. Leona Salter, 62, will be in Temple Baptist Church at a time to be announce by Hixson Funeral Home. The Revs. Paul Carter and Julian Brannon will officiate.
Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Salter died at 8:05 a.m. Monday in Beauregard Memorail Baptist Hospital.
Surviving are one son, Harvey Watson of DeRidder; four daughters, Mrs. Perry Green, Mrs. Besie Higginbotham and Mrs. Reval Cain,all of DeRidder, and Mrs. Paul Sturn of Germany, and her mother, Mrs. Mary Bass of Elton.
Also, five brothers, Walter, Collin and Tanner Honea, all of DeRidder, Willie Honea of New Orleans and Ray Honea of Port Arthur, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs.Lillie Bailey and Mrs. Fanny Bass, both of DeRidder; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Columbus Honea   (Wednesday, August 11, 1965, Page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral arrangments are incomplete for Columbus W. Honea, 56, who died at 6 a.m. today at his home.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. C. W. Honea, his mother, Mrs. Mary Honea of Elton, three daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Brister, of Houston, Tex., Mrs. Patsy Jean McBride of Hampton, VA., and Kathy Marie Honea of DeRidder; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Bailey, Mrs. Leona Salter and Mrs. Fannie Bass, all of DeRidder; four brothers, Walter and Tanner Honea, both of DeRidder, Ray Honea of Port Arthur, Tex. and Willie Honea of New Orleans.

K. D. Bailey
DeRidder - Funeral services for King David Bailey, 86, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hixson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Smyrna Cemetery.
Mr. Bailey died Friday in the Baptist Memorial Hospital in DeRidder.
Survivors are; five sons, Elmore Bailey of Rosepine, Robert N. Bailey of DeQuincy, Roy A. Bailey of Oklahoma City, Okla., Arnold P. Bailey of Lexington, N.C., and Sammy D. Bailey of DeRidder;
Also one daughter, Mrs. Elva Maple of Houston, Tex., two brothers, George Bailey of Rosepine and Abb Bailey of Fields; one sistr, Mrs. Matilda Jackson of Rosepine; 16 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Abb Bailey   (Monday, January 19, 1970, page - 7)
Fields- Funeral services for Abb Bailey, 76, of Fields will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Singer Pentecostal Church. The Rev. Homer Ashworth and the Rev. Arthur Gillis will officiate. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Mr. Bailey died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Douglas Hospital in DeQuincy.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Clara Bailey; three sons, LeRoy Bailey of Singer, Thomas Bailey of Merryville and Richard Bailey of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Leger of Singer and Mrs. Sam Kellogg and Mrs. Charles Johnson, both of Houston; 17 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

George Bailey   (Wednesday, November 26, 1969, page - 2)
DeRidder - Funeral services for George Bailey, 84, of Rosepine were to be held today in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel here. The Revs. C. S. Gill, Charles Best and W. D. Bloodworth will officiate. Burial was to be in the Providence cemetery near Rosepine.
Mr. Bailey died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in a local hospital. He was a member of Providence Baptit Church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. D. G. Bailey of DeRidder, Mrs. Marshall Kirkham of Pineville and Mrs. Albert Jackson of Leesville; one brother, Abb Bailey of Fields; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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