Edward M. "Ed" Stracener, 71, of DeRidder, La., passed from this life on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Beauregard Memorial Hospital. Ed was born and lived most of his life in Horse Branch, La. He was a retired plumber and served in the Army. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Edward Dale Stracener of DeRidder; daughters, Darleen Mahaffey of Pitkin, Marleen Cormier of DeRidder and Kathaleen Rackley of DeRidder; brothers, Ben and Gerald Stracener; sisters, Florence Haselden, Nancy Ferguson, and Christine Prather; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Edward Stracener; parents, Barney and Daisy Stracener; brothers, John L. Stracener, Beaver Ray Stracener, and George Stracener; sisters, Daisy L. Stracener, Zade L. Stracener, and Mertie Tilton.
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A graveside service was held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Smyrna Cole Cemetery in Cole Central Community. Bro. Arlen Smith officiated. Funeral services were under the direction of Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.
Words of comfort may be shared at myers-colonialfuneralhome.com.
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3178 Hwy 190 West
Deridder, LA 70634
Published in Deridder Daily News on Jan. 12, 2014