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Beauregard Parish Library

Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

Beginning Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 the Beauregard Parish Library will reopen with limited services and hours. See branch hours and service details here. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person. Thank you for your patience as we work to restore services safely.

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Beauregard Parish Library Summer Reading Program 2020

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Johnnie L. Marze

Lest We Forget


Date of Birth: December 7, 1923
Place of Birth: Near Merryville, LA
Date of Death: October 1, 1944
Burial Site: Reburied in Cannon Cemetery at Merryville, LA
Address of Record: Rural Route #1
Spouse: None
Children: None
Parents: Johnnie L. Marze and Virgie Ruth McMillian Marze
Siblings: Virgie Rae DeVore, Mary Eloise Thompson, Mae Louise Eaves, Gilbert David Marze
School(s): Merryville, LA – Drafted from High School before Graduation
Affiliations: Baptist
Interests:He was a “hard worker”

Military Career - World War II

Branch: U. S. Army
Rank: Sergeant
Serial Number: 38 267 638
Decorations: Purple Heart
Unit: Company I, 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division
Battle or Circumstance: Stationed in Italy
Circumstances of Death: Killed in Action
Comments: Reburial took place on Dec. 7, 1948 – his 25th birthday


  • Virgie DeVore (Sister)
    129 Murray Eaves Rd
    Merryville, LA
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Contact us:
  • Telephone: (337) 463-6217
    or 1-800-524-6239 for areas of Beauregard Parish that are a long distance call
  • Fax: (337) 462-5434
  • Email: help@beau.org
  • Mailing Address:
    Beauregard Parish Library
    205 South Washington Ave.
    DeRidder, LA 70634

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