Dewey A. Stovall was the sixth child born to the proud parents of Jesse and Sallie Williams Stovall. He joined Salem Baptist Church as a child and attended public school in Webster Parish at Thomas and Rhone School.
Dewey served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and later attended Webster High School.
In the early 1950s he moved to Houston, Texas. There, he met and married Maxine Woolridge. There were no children born to this union.
He was employed by the Houston School District as a maintenance supervisor until his retirement.
He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where he served as an usher until his health failed.
At the age of 75, Dewey attended Educational Improvement sponsored by First Lady Barbara Bush. He successfully completed the program and was presented his GED by President George Bush.
In 2009, he moved back to Minden and resided with his sister, Jeanette and her husband, John C. Grigsby. He rededicated his life and rejoined his home church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Sallie Stovall; brothers, Cedric, Arther and Henry Bunyan Stovall; and sister, Lula Jeffery.
He leaves to cherish his memories a brother, Willie Julius Stovall; sisters, Trini S. Gipson (Everett) and Jeanette Grigsby; his extended family and friends from Houston, Texas which includes, Don Morgan and family, Edgar Johnson, Maxine Woolridge (sister-in-law), Estella Brantley, Kevin Cook, Linda Harris, Ramona Jefferson and former pastor Castro Walker.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Salem Baptist Church in Shongaloo. Burial will follow at White Hall Cemetery in Shongaloo.
Visitation is today (Friday, August 30) from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Benevolent Funeral Home.