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The George Washington DeVores of Oakdale, and Merryville, La

Updated June 16, 2006

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All that I know at this time is my Grandfather was George Washington DeVore, married to Lou Cinda Van Winkle DeVore. They reared their children in Oakdale, La. As for as I know they had sons named Allen, Gene, Dave, James,(also known as Jim) Westly, Daniel Albert,(also known as Red), daughters named Frances, and Lizzy. It is my understanding that Grandfather George Washington DeVore came from the Tennessee area, where there he had several other family members that he never heard from again. This family has a reunion each year the last Saturday in September, so as not to interfer with squirrel hunting. A contact number on this is 337-238-2830, or 337-825-8427. The children above listed, I'll try to get this correct on their children. Allen DeVore married late in life, and married a lady named Della, and had no offspring. Gene DeVore never married. Dave married Mae Durbin, and had one daughter Lois DeVore who married Bo Berry. Lois has deceased, Bo. resides in Oakdale. Louisiana. James DeVore married Rae Sully, and they had three sons, LeRoy, Sully, and Coy DeVore, Both Coy and Sully are deceased, and their widows live in Houston Texas, as well as LeRoy. Westly married, a lady named Maggie,last name unknown to me. They had sons, Cecil who married Jean, and resided in Lufkin Texas. Cecil is deceased. C.T. DeVore, who also is deceased,leaving his wife Lavenia, which also resides in Oakdale,La. Two daughters Helen DeVore married J.R. Townson. J.R. is also deceased, and Helen resides in the Meterie,La. area.
Earlene DeVore Schmidt, was married to the late George Schmidt, and resides in Texas, town unknown. The other son Daniel Albert DeVore married Beulah Powell and made their home in Merryville, La. They had 4 sons, and 6 Daughters. George Howard DeVore married to Virgie Rae Marze. George Howard is deceased, and Virgie resides in Merryville. Alma DeVore, married Shelly Whitley of Oakdale and reared their family there. Both are deceased. Virginia Ruth DeVore married Truman Webb of Jena (Nebo) La. they both are deceased. Ruby Irene DeVore married L.B. Caldwell of Deer Park, Texas. L.B. is deceased and Ruby makes her home in Conroe, Texas. Betty Jean DeVore, married Raymond Tolar, Betty makes her home in Leesville, La. and Raymond makes his home in East Texas. Iva Lee DeVore marred Glen Lee Edwards from New Philidelphia, Ohio. Iva is deceased, and Glen has remarried and resides in Deer Park, Texas. Jimmie June DeVore, married Robert L. Brooks, from Houston, Texas, Bob is deceased and Jimmie resides in Garland, Texas. Allen Coleman DeVore, resides in Beaumont, Texas. Daniel A. DeVore Jr. married Betty Jean Williams, of Merryville, La. They continue to reside there. James Russell DeVore, married Sharon Kay Hickman of DeRidder. They reside in Leesville, La. but Russell is pastor of Glade Branch Baptist Church in Cravens, Louisiana.

 
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