David Samuel Tilley

David Samuel Tilley, 81 a resident of Merryville, LA passed from this life on Tuesday November 24, 2009 at Merryville Nursing Home, Merryville, La. Visitation will be held on Friday November 27, 2009 beginning at 10:00AM till 9:00PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home, DeRidder, La.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Internment will be at Merryville Cemetery.


David Tilley is surivived by Son; Samuel and wife Belinda Tilley of Merryville, La.

Daughters:  Mary Thompson of Merryville, LA., Dorene Gothreaux  and husband Scott of Sulphur, LA., Margaret Gartman and husband William of Longville, LA., Rachel Miers and husband Jimmy of DeRidder, LA. 13 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.


Mr. Tilley was preceded in death by his wife Evely Lee Tilley, parents Newton & Effie Tilley and grandson Shane Gothreaux.. Brothers; ClydeTilley and Luther Tilley. Sisters; Gladys Lopez, Daisy Nichols.


Mr. Tilley was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of The Philadelphia Church of God.

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