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Obituaries: October 10, 2018

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Obituaries from the October 10 paper.

Edgar Lee Ellender Jr., 75, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Westwood Nursing Home in DeRidder.

He was born in Lake Charles. A native and long-time resident of Lake Charles, he graduated from Marion High School and served in the United States Navy. He worked for 37 years and retired as a Cable Splicer with BellSouth. He served in the Telephone Pioneers of American. He was also a member of First Baptist Church during this time in Lake Charles and served as a Sunday School teacher, youth worker, Royal Ambassador leader and a long-time sound technician.

He moved to the DeRidder area and after retirement became active in the local VFW and began a second career with Cubic Applications at Fort Polk.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda Fay Ellender (née Smith) of DeRidder; children, Elizabeth Hamby of Traveller’s Rest, S.C., Ginger Westmoreland of Traveller’s Rest, S.C., Gene (Kristi) Ellender of Bossier City, David (Jesi) Ellender and Michelle (Robert) Tadlock (Robert), all of Ragley, Shane Burge of Arlington, Va., Christopher Burge of DeRidder, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He also leaves his brother Thomas (Jackie) Ellender.

A celebration service was held Thursday, Oct. 4, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial followed at Sugartown Cemetery in Sugartown.

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Douglas Edward Smith, 50, a resident of Lake Charles passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.

He is survived by his daughter, Jasmine Guidry of Lake Charles; father, Edward Lee Smith and wife, Joy of DeQuincy; sister, Stephanie Richard and fiance’, Keith Smith of Lake Charles, niece, Daryan Richard and nephews, Dane Richard and wife, Hanna and Baron Jones.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Douglas Smith; his paternal grandparents, Richard and Dixie Jones and L.C. Smith and his maternal grandparents, George and Vara Douglas.

The family received friends on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9-10 a.m. with the service beginning at 10 a.m. The visitation and service were held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Rev. Alvin Dale Smith and Rev. Wayne Neyland officiated. Interment followed at Perkins Cemetery in DeQuincy.

Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

(Paid Memorial)

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Marlene Ann Andrews, 83, of DeQuincy, died on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospital in Sulphur.

She born in Osceola, Neb. She was a member of the Eastern Star for 25 years.

She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Andrews; five daughters, Karen Montelaro of Sulphur, Marla "Jean" Saulnier and husband Bill of Welsh, Terry Ann Miller and husband Greg of Sugar Hill, Donna Marie Doyle and husband Steven "Woody" of DeQuincy, Reba LaVone Daniels and husband David of Burlison, Tenn.; one brother, Martin "Butch" Eyler of Yorba Linda, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert "Rebo" D. Andrews; her parents, Martin and Ada Eyler; one sister; one brother; along with a great grandson, Austin Fontenot.

Services were held at Pine Grove Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. with Bro. Glenn George officiating. Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery.

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Lyla Angelica Slaydon was born on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 and passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

She is survived by her parents, Michael Glynn Slaydon and Angelica Collins; brothers, Gabriel, Nicholas, Zakery, Logan, Nata Jr., Ryan and Riley; and her sister, Lexis. She is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Ronald and Pamela Slaydon; and her maternal grandparents, Michelle Collins and Ricky Collins.

The family received friends on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 12 noon until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. The visitation and funeral were held at Magnolia Baptist Church with the interment following at Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley. Rev. Jimmy Clark officiated.

Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

(Paid Memorial)

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Mary Frances Dorman Vassar, 69, of Vinton passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Sulphur.

Born in Orange, Texas, on June 12, 1949, she was the daughter of Hershel D. Dorman and Lois Green Dorman.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard Vassar.

She is survived her children, Richard Vassar, Jr. and wife Shawn, of Vinton, Teena McElveen and husband Mark, of Moss Bluff, and Kristi Tyree and husband Tom, of Carlyss; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.

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Troy Leighton Wood, 42, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

He was born in Lake Charles and lived in Ragley. He was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church and a graduate of South Beauregard High School. He worked in the oil field industry as a Pipeline Inspector.

He is survived by his father, Chessley K. Wood of Ragley; brothers, Jason Wood of Lake Charles, and Sean Wood of Ragley.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Deborah Wood.

A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 8, at Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. Msgr. Charles Dubois officiated.

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Funeral services for Charles Wayne Breaux, 55, of Lake Charles will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at 2 p.m. with a visitation beginning at 11 a.m. The funeral service and visitation will be held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Rev. Wayne Neyland will be officiating. Interment will follow at Riley Smith Memorial Park in DeQuincy.

He is survived by his son, Chris Breaux of Gretna; his brothers, Alee Joseph Breaux, Jr. of Lake Charles, Steven Breaux and wife, Sherri of DeQuincy, Kenneth Breaux and wife, Ruth of DeQuincy, James Marshal Downs of Lake Charles; his sisters, Helen Prejean of Lake Charles, Rose Glorioso and husband, Phillip of Lake Charles; and Janet Hyatt of DeQuincy along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alee Joseph Breaux, Sr. and Patricia D. Kent.

Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

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Helen Kay Myers, 66, of Lake Charles, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in a local care facility.

She was born in Lake Charles. She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church in Moss Bluff.

She is survived by two sons; Jerry Lee Fontenot and wife Amber and Wallace Ray “Bubba” Fontenot and wife Lacey, all of Ragley; one daughter, Tessia Minix and husband Shawn of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Robert Hebert of Big Lake and Donald Hebert of Moss Bluff; three sisters, Dorothy Goodwin, Betty Wilson, and Judy Riley, all of Texas; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daisy and Adam Hebert; and one brother.

Her funeral was held on Friday, Oct. 5, at Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. David Lilley officiated. Burial was in Grand Lake Community Cemetery.

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William Arnold “Billy” McKay, 55, a resident of Starks was born on May 23, 1963 in Orange, Texas and passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.

He is survived by his son, William Derek McKay and wife, Jettie of Starks; along with his grandchildren, Taylor McKay, Emily Phillips and Trent Garza of Orange, Texas; his niece, Shelby McKay White; great niece and great nephew, Aubree White and Jaxon White, both of DeQuincy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold McKay and Lawanna Doyle McKay; his brother, Tim McKay; and his grandmother, Vera Thompson.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, beginning at 2 p.m. at Miller Cemetery in Starks.

Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

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