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Bob Deshotel

Sep 26, 1961 - Oct 14, 2023

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Jennings, LA

"Jennings: It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share with you that Bob Ray Allen Deshotel passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2023, at the age of 62. Bob was born on September 26, 1961, to the union of Allen Joseph and Emily Jean Deshotel in Jennings, LA. Bob worked in the Petroleum Industry for most of his life. In his spare time, he loved to be outdoors, hunting, fishing, or attending family gatherings. He also loved going to the Casino and playing pool. Bob was a kind and gentle sou...Read More

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Arkia Evette Hemphill

Jun 09, 1962 - Feb 20, 2024

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Jennings, LA

Arkia Evette Hemphill, 61, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Gwendolyn Faye Gore Humbarger

Jul 01, 1949 - Feb 15, 2024

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Jennings, LA

Gwendolyn Faye Gore Humbarger passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024 surrounded by her family at the age of 74. Gwen graduated from The University of Southwestern Louisiana with a Bachelor Degree in English Education, then later completed her master's degree in English Literature. It was here that she met her husband of 53 years, George Douglas Humbarger. They had one child, Natasha Humbarger. After moving to Jennings, Louisiana she began teaching at Jennings High School where she taught English for 20 years. She received multiple awards for her teaching skills before her retirement. Not only was she a remarkable teacher, but she also found an incredible joy in books. While she said she would never write her own book, she loved getting lost in the books of others. This love and enjoyment of reading was passed on to her daughter as well as her three granddaughters. She will be happily reunited with her daughter Natasha Humbarger Kratzer, father Eugene Donovan Gore, mother Ethel Fontenot Gore Young, and her sister Debbie Gore Decou. She is survived by her husband George Douglas Humbarger, her three granddaughters Francesca, Alexandra and Peyton Kratzer, and her sister Elizabeth Gore LeJeune, and sister in law Joanne Humbarger Fontenot. She will also be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Johnny Jerome Jackson, Sr.

Oct 06, 1945 - Feb 15, 2024

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Jennings, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Jerome Jackson, Sr., will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville. Interment will follow in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Gardner, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville.Mr. Jackson, 78, of Jennings, entered eternal rest on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home, Jennings, LA.He loved being a truck driver; his handle was “Run About.” He loved to talk and he never met a stranger. One of his favorite sayings was “Dats Right.” He enjoyed playing cards and bowling. He also loved hunting, fishing, and eating good food. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Annette Jackson; his father, Louis Jackson; his mother, Lorena David; and one sister, Louise Moore.Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include one son, Jay Jackson (Nicole); one daughter, Stephanie Jackson; two brothers, Ivy Jackson (Roseanna) and Louis Jackson (Marilyn); and one granddaughter, Jacelynn Jackson. A time of visitation will be held at Rush Funeral Home, Pineville, on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. until time of serviceHonored to serve as pallbearers are: Ivy Lee Jackson, II, Adam Jackson, and Ivy Lee Jackson, Sr. Honorary pallbearer will be Jacelynn Jackson.Friends may post online messages of condolences for the Jackson family by visiting www.rushfh.com.

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Louis A. Chavis, Jr.

Apr 19, 1936 - Feb 06, 2024

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Jennings, LA

Mr. Louis A. Chavis, Jr., 87, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Homegoing Service: Saturday, February 17, 2024; Viewing: 9:00a.m. ~ Rosary: 10:00a.m. ~ Funeral: 11:00a.m. Services will be held at Immanuel Worship Center ~ 8074 Highway 26 ~ Jennings, Louisiana 70546. Final Resting Place: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery ~ Jennings, Louisiana.

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Wilbur "Buck" J. Johnson

Jul 11, 1937 - Feb 08, 2024

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Jennings, LA

It is with sadness that the family announce the passing of Wilbur "Buck" J. Johnson, 86, of Jennings, Louisiana. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Brenda Hebert Myers

Oct 27, 1945 - Feb 03, 2024

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Jennings, LA

"JENNINGS - It is with great sadness that the family of Brenda Hebert Myers, 78, announce her passing from this life on February 3, 2024, with family by her side. Brenda was born in Abbeville, LA on October 27, 1945, to Mayonce Hebert \u0026amp; Lille Broussard Hebert. Brenda worked as a people greater for Walmart, she loved seeing people and sharing her smile. In her spare time Brenda loved reading, especially Living Faith, baking goodies for her family, \u0026amp; doing crossword puzzles. Most of all Brenda loved spending time and making memories with all of her family. She had an unwavering love for her husband, daughter, and granddaughter. She will be tremendously missed by all who knew and loved her. Brenda is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Hillary Myers of Jennings, LA; her daughter, Erin (Timothy) Cormier of Welsh, LA; her granddaughter, Lacey Cormier. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mayonce \u0026amp; Lillie Hebert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Trey Ange officiating. Burial will follow in the Estherwood Cemetery. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at Matthews \u0026amp; Son Funeral Home in Jennings, LA on Sunday, February 4, 2024, beginning at 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a rosary begin recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 9:00 AM and continue until the time of her Funeral Mass. To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews \u0026amp; Son Funeral Home."

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Earl Jackson Taylor, Sr.

Sep 13, 1942 - Feb 01, 2024

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Jennings, LA

"Jennings: It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share with you that Earl Jackson Taylor, Sr. left his earthly life behind on February 1, 2024. Earl was born in Port Arthur, TX on September 13, 1942, to Burton Taylor and Mildred Reeves Taylor. Earl worked as a welder for over 60 years before retiring. He loved being outdoors and working with his hands. Earl was a kind and generous man who was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Earl is survived by his children, Trisha Taylor Manuel, Jayme Taylor Brunet, Earl “Jackie” J. Taylor, Jr.; his brother, Mark A. Taylor; his nine grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy \u0026amp; Mildred Taylor; his wife, Mary Chesley Taylor; his sister, Carolyn Taylor Whittington; his brother, John B. Taylor. A Celebration of Earl ‘s life will be held at Matthews \u0026amp; Son Funeral Home in Jennings, LA on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:00 PM. Burial will immediately follow in the Sensat Cemetery in Egan, LA. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at Matthews \u0026amp; Son Funeral Home in Jennings, LA beginning on Monday, February 5, 2024, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 8:00 AM and continue until the time of his Service at 1:00 PM. To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews \u0026amp; Son Funeral Home."

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Florence Crochet Doucet

Jul 18, 1933 - Jan 11, 2024

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Jennings, LA

"Jennings: Florence Crochet Doucet was born on July 18, 1933, to Pete Crochet and Azalia Babineaux Crochet in Roanoke, LA and she was called to her Heavenly Father on January 11, 2024, at the beautiful age of 90. She was a homemaker who dedicated her life to the care of her family; as well as working as a Cafeteria worker, she loved to cook, and bake homemade bread. Florence was a faithful \u0026amp; devout member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America; her faith was strong. She always had her rosary with her, and she always prayed for all of her kids, \u0026amp; grandkids. Florence had a very outgoing personality, she loved to socialize; you could always find her at a ball game. When she wasn’t at a ball game you could find her cooking or baking bread for her family or sewing which she enjoyed as well. Her greatest joys came from spending time with all of her family, especially grandchildren \u0026amp; great grandchildren. She was a loving and kind woman who will be dearly missed by all who know and loved her. Florence leaves behind to cherish all the wonderful memories, her children, Jerome Doucet of Welsh, LA, John (Rosalind) Doucet of Woodlawn, LA, Jackie (Kent)Brown of Hathaway, LA, Jennifer (Gregory) Gray of Hackberry, LA; her grandchildren, Dawn Doucet of Vinton LA, Melissa (Brian) Brown Dunkel of Hathaway, LA, Eric (Blaire) Brown of Hathaway, Rachel (Dheeraj) Brown Menon, Cockeysville, MD, Amy (Michael) Duhon Thibodeaux of Sulphur, LA, Paul (Annie Heaton) Duhon of Plaquemine, LA, Sarah (Eric) Richard Guillory of Jennings, LA, Seth (Destany Hutchins) Richard of Lake Arthur, LA, Kelly (Kimber Hutti) Bouley of Jennings, LA; her great grandchildren, Kinsey Marcantel, Avery Marcantel, Baily Hebert, Kylen Oglesby, Lillian Oglesby, Sam Dunkel, Kate Dunkel, Ben Dunkel, Meg Dunkel, Ella Brown, Emmy Brown, Elliott Brow, Emmitt Brown, Wiliam Menon, Hannah Thibodeaux, Jacques Duhon, Marie Duhon, Camille Duhon, Cortlin (Macie Ritter) Young, Abby Young, Kaeson Richard, Raylynn Richard, Ella Prejean, Jackson Prejean, Colton Prejean, Abigail Guillory, Austin Guillory; one great-great grandchild, Beckett Young. Florence is now rejoicing in heaven with her parents, Pete \u0026amp; Azalia Crochet; her husband of 54 years, Willard Doucet; her son, Jacob Ronald Doucet; her daughter, Jessica Renee Bouley; her sisters, Onelia “Black” Gary, Onita “Nita” Crochet, Mazie Landry, Bertha Smith; her brothers, Amelian “Dago” Crochet, Edwin Crochet, Walter Crochet, Lawrence Crochet. A Mass of Christian Burial for Florence Crochet Doucet of Jennings, LA will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Hathaway, LA on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Doucet Cemetery. Those chosen to honor Florence as her pallbearers will be Paul Duhon, Eric Brown, Seth Richard, Kelly Bouley, Cortlin Young, and Wayne Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be Blaine Crochet, Kurt Smith, and Timmy Smith. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings, LA beginning on Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Monday, January 15, 2024 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Hathaway, LA at 8:00 AM until the time of her Funeral Mass. To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews \u0026amp; Son Funeral Home."

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Melvin Dennis

May 25, 1931 - Jan 21, 2024

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Jennings, LA

"Melvin Dennis 92 passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 21, 2024 at the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home from complications of pneumonia and Congestive Heart Failure. Melvin Delaine “Potter” Dennis was born to James Wesley Dennis and Minnie Shaw Dennis in Paul’s Valley Oklahoma on May 25, 1931. Melvin grew up running the creeks, woods and draws near the family farm with an older gentleman neighbor by the last name Potter. Together, they trapped, hunted and fished at every opportunity they could find. Locals and family started to refer to him as Potter’s boy and as time went on he was given the nickname “Potter”! He continued to carry that moniker proudly the remainder of his adult life. When dad was a sophomore in high school, the family left Oklahoma and moved to Jennings where his father landed a job as Chief Engineer at the newly created REA Electric Coop. Melvin played football, basketball and ran track at Jennings High School. Dad worked summers and school holidays at the Coop helping his father survey in new power line right of ways and substations to finally bring electricity to rural Southwest Louisiana. He graduated in 1949 and enlisted in the military. Melvin served his country honorably during the Korean conflict with the US Air Force and was stationed in various places domestically and internationally. He had a Military Occupational Specialty in Communications and a High Security clearance as the work he was doing was Classified. On leave from the military, he married his High School Sweetheart Anna Rie Blanchard in 1951 and together they raised 8 Children. After being honorably discharged from the military, Melvin spent 37 years working for Jeff Davis Electric Coop starting at the ground level and finishing his career as Superintendant. Melvin later married Mona Istre Abshire. He and Mona spent their time traveling, fishing, camping and gardening after his retirement. Melvin is preceded in death by his parents Wes and Minnie as well as 2 siblings, Orville Dennis and LaVaughn Greer and daughter-in-law Johnnie Raye Dennis. He is survived by his Wife Mona, Sister Peggy LeDoux, Daughter Judy Goodreau from Lake Charles, Son Marty Dennis (Debbie) from Reno NV, Son Thomas “Buck” Dennis from Jennings, Son Frank Dennis (Winifred) from Hathaway, Son John Dennis from Jennings, Son Charlie Dennis (Jill) from Lake Charles, Son Joe Dennis Dawson (Eddie) from Austin TX and Daughter Shelli Britt (Charles) from Roanoke LA, Step Children Kim Meaux, Tyrone Abshire and Doug Abshire, 19 Grandchildren and 29 Great Grandchildren. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 3:00pm until 9:00pm at Mathews and Sons Funeral Home, 511 North Cutting Avenue in Jennings. A church service will be conducted Monday, January 29, 2024 at 10:00am at the Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 710 North State Street in Jennings followed by a Military Service at Greenwood Cemetery. The family wishes to Thank the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home and all of the wonderful staff who helped make dads stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We are eternally grateful for loving care shown to dad in his final years."

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Evelyn Kaye Lessard

Mar 27, 1952 - Jan 28, 2024

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Jennings, LA

"Jennings: It’s with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Evelyn Kaye Lessard announces her passing from this life on January 28, 2024, at the age of 71. Evelyn was born in Jennings, LA to Homer Cormier and Irene Cormier on March 27, 1952. Evelyn was a seamstress, who dedicated her life to the care of her family. She was a kind and loving person and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Evelyn is survived by her beloved husband, Mallory J. Lessard of Jennings, LA; her three children Diondi Lessard (Trista), Lance Lessard, Kasie Lessard Nix (Troy); Grandchildren, Victoria Lessard, Chance Lessard, Hayden \u0026amp; Katie Lessard, Kaylin