SATURDAY – Updated to include new baby

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

~Isaiah 41:10~





NEW BABY – Cooper Joseph Creel

Born 9-23-22

7 llb. 13 0s.

Son of Emily and Bubba Creel

Big sister -Collins

Vera Sue Dyer Durr

September 5, 1946 – September 23, 2022

Vera Sue Dyer Durr, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 5:30 am. She was born on September 5, 1946, in Poteau, Oklahoma. She was 76 years old. She graduated from Amite High School in 1964. Very competitive in sports and her love for music. She played the clarinet in the Amite High School Marching Band as well as played basketball. Vera was a leader, teacher, and very compassionate in everything she did. Her passion was helping people and taking care of her family. Vera, met her husband Emile C. Durr, Jr. at SLU. Traveled with him and lived in places like Mozambique, Argentina, and Zimbabwe for a while because of her husband’s job in the oilfield industry. She later graduated from Thomas Edison State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy/ Religious Studies. She worked at St. Helena Catholic Church as the Pastoral Associate as the RCIA Director and Teacher. She would counsel people on their faith before they joined the Church. She taught Catechism and also was a Religion Teacher at Mater Dolorosa School. Vera was a coach for a few years with the Amite Soccer League back in the 1980’s. She also loved riding and raising horses as well as managing a cattle farm. Vera is survived by her husband of 56 years, Emile C. Durr, Jr., her two children, Victoria Durr (son) Austin, and Errol Durr (daughter) Shelbi and (son) Michael. Preceded in death by her son David James Durr and her parents James Henry Dyer and Adele Helen Dykes Dyer. Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, on Monday, September 26, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Catholic Mass will be at St. Helena Catholic Church on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Sharkey Cemetery in Amite. For an online guestbook, visit


After attending David’s 60th reunion and learning that half his classmates are now deceased, I feel the need to ask you again to pray for your classmates. Like family members, they will depart from this life one-by-one. This was reinforced to me yesterday as I posted the obituary of one of my classmates.

Use today to prepare yourself and your family for tomorrow.

Anna Lee