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Obituaries: October 3, 2018

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Obituaries from the October 3 paper.

Mark Alan Gillis, 55, a resident of DeQuincy passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Jolene Doyle Gillis; daughter, Kendra Ewing of DeQuincy; along with ten grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Linda Thomas of DeQuincy, Syble Nelson of Duncan Okla., Rebecca Frazier and husband, James of DeQuincy; and Renee Gillis of Ragley; and his sister-in- law, Greta Gillis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lois James Gillis and Wanda Metcalf Gillis; and one brother, Marlin Gillis.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5-8 p.m. and the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. The visitation and funeral will be held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy with interment to follow at Fountain Cemetery in Starks.

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

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Allen Kingery, 42, a resident of Fields passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

He is survived by his mother, Sheryl Lynn Kingery; his sisters, Ramona Dickerson and husband, Luke of Fields, Tammy Frazier and husband, Petey of DeQuincy, Sheila White of DeQuincy; brothers, Curtis Kingery of DeQuincy, Jimmy White and wife, Melissa of DeQuincy and Paul Parker of DeQuincy, his companion, Julie Reed, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Kingery; his grandparents Jimmy and Sarah Kingery; and grandmother, Era Dirk.

The family received friends on Monday, Oct. 1, from 5-8 p.m. and the funeral service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, beginning at 10 a.m. The visitation and funeral were held at First Pentecostal Church of Starks with Pastor Karl Smith officiating. Interment followed at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields.

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

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Annemarie F. Ashworth, 81, of Singer, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at her residence.

She was born in ULM, Germany on May 30, 1937. She came to the United States in November 1960 and became a citizen of the United States in 1996. She was of the Protestant faith and attended Pine Grove Baptist Church. Early on, she loved to crochet baby blankets for her family. Everyone she met, she made an impact on their lives.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Ashworth and wife Suzanna of Grovetown, Ga., granddaughter, Nicole Davis (Jamie) Charles Ashworth and wife Molly of Singer; one daughter, Mildred “Milly” Jones of Singer; grandson, Robert Jones (Rachel); numerous brothers and sisters; eight grandchildren; along with 11 great-grandchildren.

Annemarie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ottis “Todd” Ray Ashworth; parents, George and Berta Frank; along with numerous brothers and sisters.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express their thanks to Heart of Hospice, including Ashley, Amy, Jake, and the other staff who took great care of their mother. Also, they would like to thank Patricia Beach, as well as other neighbors and friends. Services have been entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.co

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Steve Lawson VanWinkle, 75, a resident of DeQuincy passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Dale Dickerson VanWinkle; his daughter, Dawn Nash and husband, James; his sons, Stevie VanWinkle and Jeff VanWinkle and wife, Melinda, all of DeQuincy along with 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Lou Wilda Morgan; Connie Barks and husband, Melton; and Janet VanWinkle; his brothers, Billy VanWinkle and wife, Kathy; Wayne VanWinkle and wife, Opal and Kyle VanWinkle and wife, Amanda along with numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family received friends on Monday, Oct. 1, from 5-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. The visitation and funeral were at The First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy. Pastor Carlton Jackson, Jr., Rev. Adrian Littlefield and Rev. Harlan Morgan officiated. Interment followed at Bilbo Cemetery in Fields.

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

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Clarence “Bubba” Williams, 65, a resident of DeQuincy passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

He is survived by his daughters, Irene Bellard and husband, Logan and Teracia Williams, all of Iowa.; his sisters, Martha Carrier of Sulphur, Esther Augustine and husband, Kevin of Lake Charles, Christina Lee and husband, Corey of Houston, Texas; and his brother, Darrell Williams and wife, Brenda of Fresno, Texas; five grandchildren; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Williams and Laura Gray Williams; and his sister, Marguerite Clark.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Oct. 5, from 9-11 a.m. with the funeral service to begin at 11 a.m. The visitation and funeral will be held at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, 202 Evergreen Baptist Lane, DeQuincy. Pastor James Harris will be officiating. Interment will follow at Paradise Cemetery.

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

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Daniel Joseph Spears, Sr., 76, of Lake Charles died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in a local care facility.

He was born in Lake Charles where he lived most of his life until moving to Colima, Mexico nine years ago. He worked as an Optometrist, retiring from the Eye Clinic.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Maria Del Carmen Gutierrez-Gonzalez of Colima, Mexico; daughters, Danette Blankenship and husband Roger of Lake Charles and Holly Alexander and husband Mike of Ragley; sisters, Dianne Adams of Moss Bluff and Linda Heflin of Magnolia, Texas; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Audrey Mae Spears; parents, Varis Spears and Stella Bivens; and son, Daniel “Bubba” J. Spears, Jr.

A gathering of family members and friends was held at Johnson Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 30.

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Blane Dale Broussard, 62, of Westlake died Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

He was born in Lake Charles. He worked the water ways for more than 40 years. He started out as a deck hand with his father and worked his way up to captain for the last 30 years.

He is survived by his mother, Yvonne Broussard of Lake Charles; daughters, Kayla Broussard, Jamie Kulick and husband, Jarrett, Crystal Broussard and husband, D.J., all of Lake Charles; brothers, Doug Broussard of Westlake, Jesse Broussard Jr. of Longville, Johnny Broussard of Lake Charles, and Gene Reese of Big Lake; sisters, Melinda Broussard and Rhonda Mareno, both of Lake Charles and Linda Brinton of St. Petersburg, Fla.; seven grandchildren with one on the way; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Broussard; son, William Chase Broussard; and father, Jessie Broussard Sr.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Rev. Gary Eavers and Rev. Ray Hundley officiated. Burial followed in Highland Cemetery in Lake Charles.

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John Wayne Perkins, born on Sept. 30, 1950 in DeQuincy died on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at the V.A. Hospital in Temple, Texas. He had lived in Taylor, Texas since 1968. He was a Navy veteran, serving in Okinawa.

He survived by his son, Eric Perkins and wife Diana; one granddaughter, Trinity and one step-granddaughter, Kylie; his brother, Mike and wife Susie of New Jersey; and sister Carolyn Bunch and husband Jerry of Big Woods; two nephews; two nieces; and one great nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alroy and Mack Perkins of DeQuincy.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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