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Obituaries: October 18, 2017

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Obituaries from the October 18 paper.

William “Yankee” Budinas, 65, a resident of Sulphur passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at his residence.

He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He loved spending time visiting with his friends and drinking.

He is survived by his brothers, Leonard Budinas and Stanley Budinas, both of Pennsylvania; his friends, Cheryl Ancelet and husband, Doug of Sulphur and William Ancelet and wife, Shirley of Sulphur.

A private burial will be held at Farquhar Cemetery.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Adeline Ellen Dawsey, 85, of Lake Charles died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at her residence.

Mrs. Dawsey was born in Elton. She retired in 1999 after working as a Nursing Assistant at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for 24 years. She was also a member of Sale Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Dawsey; sons, James Dawsey (Pat) of Longville, and Gary Dawsey (Becky) of Grand Lake; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; as well as three on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmond and Felida LaFleur; and four brothers.

Her funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 14, at Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. Randy Edwards officiated. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens.

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Jimmie Ray Walker died at home on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

He was born in Lake Charles and was a 1967 graduate of LaGrange High School. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Dale in Teletype Maintenance. While serving, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. After returning from Vietnam, he graduated from McNeese University with a degree in forestry.

He spent most of his career in the petrochemical industry. He was employed by Recon Engineering for the last 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jade Broussard Walker; daughter, Nicole Walker Rodericks (Ryan); and two grandchildren; sister, Pat Brummett of DeQuincy; brothers, Eric Walker of San Diego, Calif., Wes Walker of Corpus Christi, Texas; and sister, Sondra Walker Nunez.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eloise Cotten Sanders; father, James O “Jimmy” Walker; stepfather, Ralph Sanders; and stepbrother, R. W. Sanders.

A funeral Mass was held Saturday, Oct. 14, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Rev. Trey Ange officiated. Burial followed in Consolata Cemetery.

At the request of the family, donations may be made in Ray’s name to Our Lady Queen of Heaven School Capital Campaign, 3908 Creole St., Lake Charles, LA 70605, or to St. Louis Catholic High School Baseball, 1620 Bank St., Lake Charles, LA 70601.

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LeRoy James “Bobby” Benoit, 72, of Humboldt, Neb., died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Lincoln, Neb.

He was born in Kaplan.

LeRoy is survived by his wife, Joan Benoit of Humboldt, Neb.; children, Michael Weldon of Humboldt, Neb., Jeffrey Weldon of Ragley, Todd Weldon of Phoenix, Ariz., Donna Wilburn of Hawaii, Corey Weldon of Lincoln, Neb., Jammie Benoit of Sulphur, Johnell Benoit of Sulphur; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Harrell Benoit of Sulphur, and Mickey Benoit of Houston; a sister, Vickie Benoit-Thomas of Sulphur.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Erson and Vina (Vincent) Benoit

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Oct. 16, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Steinauer, Neb. A rosary was held before the service at the church.

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William Paul Isdale was born in DeQuincy and passed away at his home in Heber Springs, Ark. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at the age of 67.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by his sister, Barbara Bankens of Lake Charles; brother, Charles Isdale of College Station, Texas; daughter, Renee Tapia of El Paso, Texas and Laura Fox of Springfield, Mo.; step-daughter, Carla Gilpin and husband, Harlin of Heber Springs; step-sons, Charles Williams of Maine and J. R. Johnson and wife, Candace of Baytown, Texas. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester Edwin Isdale and Gwendolyn (Katherine) Wincey Isdale; and one brother.

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(Editor's Note--James Martin, DeQuincy native and owner of Martin Jewelers and Pawnbrokers, passed away after a lengthy illness on Sunday, Oct. 15. He was 77.)

James O. Martin was born on Dec. 11, 1939 and passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at the age of 77. He was a lifelong resident of DeQuincy.

James proudly served in the Louisiana National Guard for 19 years. He was the owner of Martin Jewelers and Pawnbrokers. In his younger years he played Chess and loved to hunt and owned quite a collection of guns. He enjoyed listening to classical music and owned an extensive collection.

James was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Janise Theriot Martin, one daughter, Suzanne Yellott and husband, Kirk; son Steve Martin and wife, Lisa, grandchildren, Matthew Martin and P. J. Martin, all of DeQuincy. He is also survived by his sister, Martha Martin Cooper of DeQuincy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George O. Martin and Viola Montgomery Martin.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. The visitation and funeral will be held at Riley Smith Funeral Home. Rev. James Harris and Rev. Ben Lyons III will be officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery in DeQuincy.

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

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R. L. Hollie, 83, a resident of Starks, was born on Mar. 2, 1934 and passed away on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

Some of his favorite pastimes were sitting on the porch drinking coffee, fishing and hunting. He loved his chickens and he loved to watch things grow. Each year he would plant a huge garden and growing watermelons was his favorite. He and his wife were constant companions, you did not see one without seeing the other.

He was a wonderful husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gladys Darlene Hollie, children, Ronald Hollie and wife, Sissy of Alexandria, Larry Hollie and wife, Melonie of Starks, Steve Hollie and wife, Beverly of Starks, Becky Alexander and husband, David of DeQuincy and Sandra Leone and husband, Buddy of DeQuincy; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Evelyn Phillips and husband, Donald of Starks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Jessie Hollie; and granddaughter, Maryann Hollie.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. at 456 R. L. Hollie Road in Starks.

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

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