OBITUARY

George Demarest

September 7, 1919August 5, 2013

George Demarest, 93, of Welsh, LA passed away peacefully on August 5, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 7, 1919 in Welsh. George served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from the Jeff Davis Parish Road Works Department. He was a rice farmer and raised cattle for his family. He was a well respected man of the community. He enjoyed visiting others and telling stories of old times. George had a strong belief in Jesus Christ and was a great spiritual leader for his family. Along, with his wife, Hazel, they influenced many lives. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Hazel Cormier Demarest; sons and daughters in law, Eugene and Debbie Demarest of Welsh; Jr. and Dorothy Cormier of Jennings; Allen and Bernetta Demarest of Welsh; Randy Demarest of Welsh; daughters and sons in law, Betty and C.C. Spell and Carole and Bob Cormier all of Welsh; He was blessed with 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; one aunt, Allie Ardoin, of Monroe and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Tousin Demarest and Rufus Demarest, sister, Allia Fontenot, oldest son, Raymond Demarest and his great great granddaughter, Kaylex Wilson. He was well loved and will be missed by many. We were blessed to have him here for all those years. Heaven just got a little brighter with him walking the streets of gold. Pallbearers are Todd Spell, Dwayne Wilson, Cody Demarest, Brandt Poole, Nathan Spell and Mason Hebert. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and resume Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Jennings. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 8, 2013
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George Demarest

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Brady Augustine

August 9, 2013

Grandpaw was a jewel of a man. Built in Gods image he lived to fulfil an honorable, hard working , loving lifestyle filled with faith and happiness. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

viviazn cormier

August 9, 2013

he was a great grandpa I will miss him very much

vivian cormier

August 9, 2013

he was a great grandpa I will miss him very much

Jason,Wynter,Hayden & Kynli Kibodeaux

August 8, 2013

He was my great grandpa and my 2 kids great great grandpa. He was 1 of the best men I will ever know that's for sure. He was like a father to me, I have so many great memories and my kids do too. We love grandpa George and grandma Hazel more than words....forever in our hearts

August 8, 2013

Brother George was one of the most gentle and loving persons one could meet. He was a faithful and loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather, a dear friend in any circumstance. He was known for his honesty and integrity. Most of all, he was known for his deep spiritual life, dedicated to his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. There is no doubt that He loved God with all his heart. We will miss him terribly. Roger and Lilly Myers

Sherry Rister

August 7, 2013

Mr. George was such a kind man and I always enjoyed visiting with him and Mrs. Hazel. I know you all will greatly miss him. He completely his journey in this life and now lives with his Savior..such a comforting thought.
Love, Sherry and Bill Rister

FROM THE FAMILY