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Fern Elizabeth Merchant

Fern Elizabeth Merchant, 81, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on Friday, December 23, 2011 at Beauregard Memorial Hospital.

Fern is survived by two daughters, Peggy Peavy & husband Leslie of Rosepine, Louisiana and Betty Banks & husband Ronnie of DeRidder.  She is also survived by one brother Arthur Temple of DeRidder, a sister Shirley T. Moss & husband “Dub” of DeRidder, 3 grandchildren, Liz Dronet & husband Ruben of Moss Bluff, David Peavy & wife, Stacie of DeRidder and Matthew Peavy of DeRidder and 3 great grandchildren, Joey Dronet and Katlyn & Kaylee Peavy. Fern was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin C. Merchant, her parents, Matt & Aline Temple and two brothers, Matt Temple, Jr and Charles “Rusty” Temple.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2011 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 also at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.  The Reverends Lindsay Burns and Greg Crawford will officiate.  Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana.

Fern Elizabeth Merchant
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