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Obituaries: December 12, 2018

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Obituaries from the December 12 paper.

Charles Edward Turnage, 82, of Longville died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at his home in Longville. He was born in Broken Bow, Okla.

A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, Dec. 8, at the First Pentecostal Church of Ragley with the Rev. Sean Chisholm officiating.

He worked for Zapata in the oilfield industry, after retiring from Zapata Corporation, he worked for Westlake Recreation Center until he retired again.

Survivors include his three children, Bruce Turnage and wife Julie, Lisa Turnage and husband Craig, and Fran Briscoe and husband Dale; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burton and Georgia Turnage; wife, Dana L. Turnage; 11 brothers and sisters; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

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Mary L. “Petie” Morrow, 83, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 in Longville. She was born in Franklin. She was a resident of Beauregard Parish. She retired from the Department of Agriculture & Forestry after 38 years; working in the Longville Fire Tower for over 30 years.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas Morrow, Vincent “Buddy” Morrow and wife, Gail, and Daniel Z. Morrow; daughters, Edith Crain and Ellen Chiasson and husband, Kimball; sister, Noelie Coleman Mills; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon S. Morrow; son, David Y. Morrow; grandson, Kenneth Morrow one brother; and parents, Fredrick R. and Gladys Stacks Himel.

Funeral services were held at the DeRidder Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 3. Burial followed in the Beauregard Cemetery.

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Carolyn Joy Luther, 83, of Singer passed from this life on, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.

Carolyn Joy was an avid college and professional sports fan. She loved keeping up with politics on the local, state, and national level. Carolyn was known for her enjoyment of any newspaper from anywhere and the fact that she read each and every one cover to cover. When she wasn’t playing video games on anything from Atari to the most recent gaming system, she could be found quilting, Facebooking, reading, collecting beanie babies, baseball cards and coins.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 64 years, Virgil Luther of Singer; daughters, Jeanez McLeod and Mike of Singer, and D. D. Alton and Marlin of DeRidder; grandchildren, Trent Buxton and Erika of DeQuincy, Cristi Alton and Matt of DeRidder, Kaylee Lobes and Jamie of DeRidder; great-grandchildren, Izabel and Jayce Buxton of Sulphur, Brinlee and Bethanee Buxton of DeQuincy, and Leesan and Karyee Lobes of DeRidder and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Eula Clark; grandson, Jason Buxton; and son-in-law, Frank Alton.

Visitation was held on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Singer Pentecostal Church in Singer. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, also at Singer Pentecostal Church. Brother Donnis Ashworth and Brother Jimmy Clark officiated the service.

Pallbearers were Dennis Buxton, Michael Gimnick, Jamie Lobes, B. J. Duhon, Bruce Primm, and Bill McLaren.

Honorary Pallbearers were Danny Jackson, Knot Jackson, Trent Buckley, Charlie Clark, Dan Butler, Mike McLeod, Marlin Blanchette, and Chad Treme. Burial followed at Good Hope Cemetery in Singer.

Services were under the direction of Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.

Words of comfort may be shared at myers-colonialfuneralhome.com

(Paid Memorial)

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Kenneth R. Dollar, 72, of Winnie Texas, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. He formerly lived in Singer.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Winnie Texas; and two brothers, Melvin Myers of DeQuincy and Tim Myers of Singer. He is also survived by his stepson, Trace Myers, of Winnie Texas, one grandson, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives, as well as many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Perkins Dollar Myers of Singer.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard a nuclear submarine during part of the Cold War and Vietnam era.

He worked at Firestone in Louisiana, and for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve project in both Louisiana and Texas.

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Robert Edward McCloud, Jr., 91, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 in DeQuincy.

He is survived by his sons, Phillip McCloud and wife, Pam of DeQuincy and Darrell McCloud and wife, Trena of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; grandchildren, Stephanie Hardesty and husband Rusty, Suzann Threet and husband, Tom, Kristy, Kelly, Chad, Bethany, and Josh; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Raymond McCloud and wife, Rosetta of Kerrville, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred McCloud; and two grandchildren, Justin Anderson and Steffan Hardesty.

Visitation was held on Monday, Dec. 10, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road from 2-8 p.m. A service to celebrate his life took place at the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m.

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

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Omega Frances Pinder, 85, a resident of DeQuincy, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. She was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church in DeQuincy.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wilburn “Wimpy” Pinder; her children, Belinda Pinder Cox and husband, Doug of DeQuincy, Terry Pinder Bertrand of DeQuincy and James “Jeff” Pinder and wife, Donna of Toledo Bend; along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Carolyn Corbello and husband, Paul of Nederland, Texas; and her extended daughters, Sondra Hayes Bielstein, Becky Hayes Thompson and Tracy Hayes Rutz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey “Seymore” and Lois Hayes; brothers, Aubrey “Sunny” Hayes, David Melvin Hayes and Bewford Frank Hayes; her son-in-law, Timothy Arnold Bertrand; and grandson, Stephen Christopher Cox.

The family received friends on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5-8 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Visitation continued on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Pastor Roland Hebert officiated. Interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery, DeQuincy.

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

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Sarah Jayne Snyder, 94, was born in DeQuincy on June 13, 1924 to parents, H. D. Millwee and Lois Gammage Millwee and passed away peacefully Dec. 4, 2018 at her home of 70 years in Channelview, Texas .

After growing up in Louisiana, Sarah went to College in Natchitoches to become an X-Ray technician. In 1944 she moved to Houston, Texas to work at Jeff Davis Hospital. She met Jack Snyder who also worked at the hospital as a medical intern. Jack and Sarah were married in 1946. They had two children, Marilyn and Robert.

Sarah is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Halalilo and her children, Tai, Ki and Nao; son, Robert Snyder and wife, LaBeth and their son, Kielan along with nine great-grandchildren.

Sarah loved her family and always put them first above her needs. She took good care of Jack’s grandparents, Jack’s aging parents as well as her parents. She took in anyone that needed help--un-wed mothers, young married teens that needed a little guidance and help, struggling alcoholics - even stranded animals looking for a home. Anyone was welcome at her table anytime.

Sarah loved photography. She won awards for her photography. She loved the Lord and loved going to church. She was a Sunday School teacher, went to church faithfully and led many people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Although she was unable to get around in her later days and was wheelchair bound, it didn’t stop her from being who she knew God would want her to be. She was an encourager and would mail letters and make phone calls to uplift people that needed the extra encouragement. She was loved by her family and all who knew her.

There was a graveside service on Monday, Dec. 10, at 1:30 p.m. at Perkins Cemetery in DeQuincy. Rev. Gil Arthur officiated.

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

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Elwood Franklin Granger, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. He was born in Starks

He attended school in Starks and graduated in 1952. Elwood worked as a carpenter with his dad as a boy until he joined the U.S. Army in 1953. He was in basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. and at Fort Bliss, Texas he learned to operate radar guided artillery. He served in Korea 1954-55.

He was employed by and retired from Texas U. S. Chemical Company in Port Neches, Texas.

He was a longtime member and Deacon at Starks First Baptist Church. He was also a longtime member of the Starks Lions Club and grew Christmas trees for fundraising service projects.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Celeste Yarbrough Granger; daughter, Debra and husband Frank Tyler; son, Jeffrey Granger and wife Pat; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amarjan Granger and Althea Johnson Granger.

Services were held on Sunday, Dec. 9, at First Baptist Church in Starks. Brother Ron Butler officiated. Burial followed at Doyle Cemetery.

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Michael Raymond Radig, 67, of Pitkin died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.

Survivors include his son, Michael K. Radig and Becky of Longville; mother of Michael, Elisabeth J. Radig of Alexandria; one granddaughter, Samantha Shepherd of Longville; and one brother Richard R. Radig and Connie of Oshkosh, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Nina Radig.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.

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Shane James Ardoin, age 44, of Lacassine, died on Dec. 6, 2018, following a vehicle accident.

Shane attended Crowley High School and graduated from Lacassine High School.

Shane was an organ donor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Joseph Ardoin Sr.; paternal grandparents, Webster and Lorena Ardoin; maternal grandfather, Danes Paul Abshire; and godmother, Janet Faye Abshire Manuel.

He is survived by his daughter, Emily Ardoin; Shane’s fiancé, Brandy Luker; his mother, Donna Kay Sarver and husband, Woodrow of Crowley; sister, Sharon Tacker and husband, Mike of Arnaudville; sister, Kimberly Romine of Kaplan; sister, Amelia Sarver of Crowley; sister, Tanya Breaux and husband, Chuck of Gueydan, brothers, Daniel Ardoin, Jr. of DeQuincy; brother, Kirk Ardoin and wife, Sherie of Deweyville, Tex.; brother, Shannon Sarver of Carencro; and maternal grandmother, Etheleen Marie Guillot Abshire of Kaplan.

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh.The Rev. Rojo A. Palatty Koonathan, HGN will officiate. Burial will follow in Lacassine Cemetery. Visitation will be at 8 a.m. until time of service.

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Andy Joseph Legros Jr., 75, of DeQuincy, died on Dec. 9, 2018, in his residence. Andy was born in Lake Arthur, and resided in DeQuincy. He was a graduate of McNeese State University and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Andy worked and retired from Firestone.

Andy is survived by his wife, Cynthia; 3 sisters, Bettie (Elhugh) Sensat, Nola (Herman) Conner, and Marguerite Legros; his son, Shawn Legros; and 2 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy Legros Sr. and Zula Legros; and sister, Rena Mae Legros Richard Thibodeaux.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Lorena Welch Pettifield died on Dec. 9, 2018.

She was born on Dec. 6, 1930, to parents Bennie B. and Clora Milligan Welch in Rayne.

She was an employee of the Calcasieu Parish School Board for almost 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother; husband, Cecil P. Pettifield Sr.; son, Cecil Pettifield Jr.; brother, Ervin Richard Jr. and wife Muriel; sister, Hilda and husband Clyde Spell.

Survivors are sons, Ronnie (Georgie) Pettifield, Perrin, Tex., Johnny (Cynthia) Pettifield, Topsy, George W. Pettifield, Lake Charles; daughters, Bennie Sue (Sonny) Mason, Moss Bluff, Janice (Eddie) Perkins, DeQ., Donna Renee Pettifield, DeQ., Tracy Lynn (Tim) Howard, Woodlawn, Kristi (Richard) Howard of Iowa; sisters, Sadie Shuff, Moss Bluff, Reva Sargeant, Moss Bluff, Alberta Lollar, Jena; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. The Rev. Marcus Wade will officiate. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the start of the service. Interment with be at Creel Cemetery in Dry Creek.

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