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Obituaries: November 28, 2018

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Obituaries from the November 28 paper.

Jessie L. LeJune, 87, of DeRidder, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.

Jessie was born in DeRidder, and lived in Ragley, until he married his wife of over 60 years, Myrtle, in 1956.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, where he served as a Radioman until he entered the Navy Reserves in 1955. He received a Bronze Star during his deployment in the Korean War.

In 1955 he continued his career with the Department of Defense as a civilian, from which he retired in 1986 as the Chief of Logistics at Communication Command Headquarters at Fort Polk. He also served as the Director of the MARS (Military Affiliate Radio System) Project.

He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of De-Ridder and past member of the DeRidder Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by his daughters, Debra Arrington of DeRidder, and Donna Carter (Allan) of Lake Charles; four granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel Cook and Velma Morgan, both of Lake Charles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Enos and Clemence Goodeaux LeJune of Ragley; one sister; and three brothers.

Graveside service was held Saturday, Nov. 24, at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder with the Rev. Lindsey Burns officiating.

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Destin James Vidrine, 23, a resident of DeQuincy passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Kelsie Vidrine; his daughter, Isabelle; mother, Maria Dugas; father, Martin “Marty” Vidrine and wife, Nancy; grandparents, Linda Foreman, Robert and Debra Eygabroad and Cynthia Fontenot; great-grandparents, Viola Fontenot and Vivian Lee. He is also survived by his siblings, Dallas Lawrence, Austin Doyle, Kristen Whatley, Luanne Deville, Shadow Vaughan, Jennah Kennedy, Jessie Foreman and Jennifer Vidrine.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Chloe Mae Vidrine.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. The funeral service will be held at Bible Baptist Church, 311 Second Street, DeQuincy on Wednesday, Nov. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Riley Smith Memorial Park.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Funeral service for David Joseph Benoit, 70, of Lake Charles, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Miguez Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Rivers officiating. Cremation afterwards has been entrusted to Miguez Funeral Home.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and continue until time of service.

He was a native of Jennings, but lived in the Lake Charles area. He was a retired supervisor in the oil and gas industry. After his graduation from high school, he served in the Army during the Viet Nam war.

Survivors include his wife, Jessica Richard Benoit of Lake Charles; daughters, Kelly Benoit Jones of Lake Charles, Tisha Benoit Gimnick and husband Brad of DeQuincy, Valerie Muse and Carmelite Martin, both of Lake Charles and Jennifer Saucier and husband Dusty of Lake Charles; two sons, David J. Benoit Jr. and Derrick Gary and wife Alicia, all of Lake Charles; three sisters, Wilma Parker of Jennings, Ann Hebert of Lowery and Velma Guillory of Lake Arthur; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kelly and Louise B. Benoit; three sisters; and two brothers.

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Charles Ray Henagan, 89, a native and resident of DeQuincy passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.

Charles Ray was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of DeQuincy. He was also a member of DeQuincy Masonic Lodge #279 F&AM where he served for over 50 years. During that time, he served as a Past Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star. He retired from the Missouri Pacific, Union Pacific Railroad after 40 years of service. During his employment, he was a Past Brakeman’s Local Chairman of U.T.U. He enjoyed fishing, especially with his grandchildren, gardening and taking care of his yard. Most of all, Charles Ray loved and took pride in his family.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bettie Patterson Henagan; his children, Donald Henagan and wife, Kelly of New Iberia, William Lawrence Henagan and wife, Della of DeQuincy and Debbie Harville and husband, Thomas of DeQuincy. He is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Eugene Henagan and Lethie Ann Henagan, seven brothers and two sisters.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 5-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 201 S Pine St., DeQuincy and will continue on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. until time for the funeral service. The funeral service will be held at the church Thursday, Nov. 29, beginning at 11 a.m. Pastor Gil Arthur will be officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery in DeQuincy.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, DeQuincy.

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

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