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Dolfes "Sonny" Clayton Self

April 10, 1933 — January 5, 2024

Olla

Dolfes "Sonny" Clayton Self

Funeral Services celebrating the life of Dolfes “Sonny” Clayton (D.C.) Self will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, 9891 Texas Highway, Many, Louisiana with Bro. Johnny Phillips officiating and Bro. Dennis Baker assisting. Interment will follow in Zwolle City Cemetery, 1553 Obrie Street, Zwolle, Louisiana. A visitation will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

He was born April 10, 1933, in Zwolle, Louisiana to Joseph Jesse Self and Jewel Agnes (Bridges) Self and entered into rest in Pollock, Louisiana on Friday, January 5, 2024.

“Sonny” as he was well known as was a tugboat captain for 60+ years. He retired from this profession several times; he would retire but was called back each time until the Coast Guard would not allow him to return to work because of his age. He loved this job and often said he never worked a day in his life because of the happiness he felt when he was with his crew performing the duties of his profession. In addition, he took great pride being a Mason for over half a century where he was a lifetime member because of the number of years he served in this fraternal organization.  

Preceding him in death are his parents, Joseph and Jewel (Bridges) Self; his first wife, Betty (Moore) Self; his sons, Glenn Menefee and Greg Menefee; his daughter, Sharon Majors; his sisters, Charlene Ammons, Francis Lastinger, and Evelyn Welch; and his brothers, J. C. Self, James Self, Cleveland Self, and Bobby Self.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Pearl Self of Olla, LA; his stepson, Dennis Menefee & wife, Meredith of Orlando, FL; his daughter, Katherine Self of Bossier City, LA; his stepdaughters, Betty Weenig & husband, Robert of Leander, TX, Phillis Ivy, and husband, Gary of Conroe, TX, Judy Corley of Urania, LA, and Pam Tannehill & husband, Steve of Olla, LA; his sister, Rebecca Paddie of Stonewall, LA; his brother, Harold Self and wife, Wilma of Jasper, TX; his 10 grandchildren, including, Raine Carter and husband, Trey of Bossier City, LA; his 22 great grandchildren; along with a host of beloved nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives.

Honoring him as pallbearers will be Trent Procell, Trey Procell, Steve Tannehill, Trey Carter, Anthony Bell, and Prentice Tannehill.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Many

9891 Texas Hwy, Many, LA 71449

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Many

9891 Texas Hwy, Many, LA 71449

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Burial

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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