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Obituaries: December 19, 2018

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Obituaries from the December 19 paper.

Gay Lynell Cole, 76, a native of DeQuincy and a resident of Lake Charles passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

She is survived by her sister, Karen Barczak of Lake Charles along with numerous nieces, nephews and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald E. Cole and Tommie Rigmaiden Cole; and her brother, Brent Cole.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, Dec. 15, beginning at 11 a.m. at Riley Smith Memorial Park in DeQuincy. Rev. Alvin Dale Smith officiated.

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

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Joseph Aymond “Raymond” Fontenot, 73, a resident of Longville passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Glinda Joy Clark Fontenot; his son, Eric Fontenot; and grandson, Greyson Fontenot. He is also survived by his sister, Helen Soileau of Lake Charles; and brother, Turling Fontenot of Ville Platte .

He was preceded in death by his son, Ervin Ray Fontenot; his parents, Melker Fontenot and Olive Vidrine Fontenot and brothers, Steve Fontenot, Herlin Fontenot, Donald Fontenot and Jimmy Fontenot.

The family received friends on Friday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. until noon with the funeral service at noon. The visitation and funeral were held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley.

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

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A. “Josephine” Moore, 86, of Singer, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Harbor Hospice in Lake Charles. She was born to her late parents, Thomas and Pearl Pierce on Aug. 17, 1932 in Nancy, Texas.

She was a loving wife, greatest mother in the world, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

Josephine was a charter member of Hargrove Bible Baptist Church, where she started the card ministry for the military. She had most recently been a member of Singer Baptist Church, where she loved to sing. Josephine loved working in her flower garden and was a stay at home mom, which she took great pride in.

She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Charles Ray Moore; son, William Moore and wife Mary; two daughters, Susan Myers and husband Tim, Shirley Lyons and husband Blake, all of Singer; three brothers, Jackie Pierce of Singer, Sam Pierce and wife Mary of DeQuincy, Drew Pierce and wife Gale of Florida; two sisters, Jean Evelyn Bryant of Florida, Carolyn Burnett of DeQuincy; seven grandchildren, Nick Myers, Ashley Hardee, Steven Moore, Alexis Lyons, Amanda Lyons, Amber Smith, Aaron Parker; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Avery Pierce, Sr., Roscoe Pierce and Jimmy Pierce; three sisters, PeeWee McLain, Maxine Long and Nancy Thomas; granddaughter, Amy Lyons; and great granddaughter, Audriey Moore.

A private memorial service at Hyatt Cemetery will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Local Food Bank in DeQuincy (COC), Dry Creek Baptist Camp, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

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.com

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Pamela J. McDaniel Elliotte, 69, of Lake Charles passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 surrounded by her family and friends.

Pam was a native of Oberlin where she graduated from High School in 1967. "Tiny Pam" played and carried the bass drum, was a member of the FBLA and Beta Clubs. She attended Sowela and upon graduation moved to Washington D.C. to work for the FBI and later a DC law firm. After retirement, Pam moved back to Lake Charles to be near her family. Pam enjoyed golfing, reading, being outdoors, and especially gatherings with her family and friends.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are a sister, Shirley Glasscock; nephews, Jerry Vincent, Brent and Wayne Glasscock, all of Richmond, Texas; cousins, Carolyn Beck of Lake Charles, Joy Cooper of DeQuincy, and Marilyn LeBlanc of Round Rock, Texas; and a host of other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude "Mac" McDaniel and Jewell Garland McDaniel; sister, Naomi Vincent; nephew, Tommy Vincent; and nephew, Allen Glasscock.

Cremation was entrusted to Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the Elliotte family.

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Graveside services for Edith “Eah” Slaydon Winfree, 95, of DeRidder, were held Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Beauregard Cemetery. She died Friday, Dec. 14, in DeRidder.

A graduate of Singer High School, she earned a degree in Education from Northwestern State College in 1945. She taught first grade at Robeline School in Natchitoches Parish the First Grade; next T.S. Cooley School in Lake Charles and then to Hamilton School. She attended Louisiana State University and University of Colorado to earn her Masters Degree. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

After she retired from teaching, Edith and her husband, Bob, opened Bob Winfree Travel Agency in Lake Charles. Years later, they opened a second agency in DeRidder. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Charles and Temple Baptist Church of DeRidder.

She is survived by her brothers, Samuel Ray Slaydon of San Antonio, Texas, and Bobby G. and Deedie Slaydon of Hilltop Lakes, Texas; sister, Frances “Anne” Jouban of DeRidder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.R. “Shot” Winfree; parents, Sam and Emma Slaydon; and two sisters.

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J. L. (Bo Bo) Cooks died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge at the age of 93. He was born in Reader, Ark.

He spent most of his adult life in DeQuincy. He retired from Missouri Pacific Railroad (Union Pacific) after 40 plus years of service.

Survivors include six children, Brenda J. Cooks, Linda Narcisse (Johnny), Edwin Cooks (Jocelyn), all of Baton Rouge, Urlecia Cooks of Germantown, Md., Dana Staves (John) of Raleigh, N. C., and LaShanda Bridges (Elzey II) of Sulphur,; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecelia Alexander Cooks, parents, John A.and Eartha White Cooks; four sisters, and three brothers.

Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time at First Church of God in Christ, 621 S Grand Ave.

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Larry Don Inboden, Jr., 60, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. For over twenty years he has been a faithful member of Singer Baptist Church and he has served as a deacon for the past five years. For the past twenty-eight years he has been employed with Carboline in Lake Charles. Larry Don loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He will be greatly missed by his family and his friends.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Michelle Reed Inboden; sons, Justin Reed and wife, Whitney of DeQuincy and their children, River and Lucie; and Dawson Inboden of Singer. He is also survived by his siblings, Eric Inboden and wife, Cheryl of Sulphur, Brian Inboden and wife, Lauren of Waskom, Texas and Pam Richards and husband, Will of Singer.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. The funeral service will be held at Singer Baptist Church in Singer on Saturday, Dec. 22, beginning at 10 a. m. Interment will follow at Newlin Cemetery in Singer. Rev. Jimmy Clark and Rev. Todd Keel will be officiating.

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

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Wayne Dale Rainwater Sr., age 72, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Sunday, December 16, 2018 while visiting his son in Buford Georgia.

He was born on September 28, 1946 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Robert Wayne Rainwater and Ruth Meshell.

Wayne graduated from DeQuincy High School in 1964 and soon after enlisted in the United States Air Force where he distinguished himself as a senior airman and gained the respect of the unit officers to which he was assigned. After his service was complete he returned home and married Delores Marie Statum.

Over the next several years the Rainwater family grew to include 4 sons; Wayne Jr., Willie Robert, Harold Edward, and Chad Vance.

For decades Mr. Rainwater held many occupations that served to support his family. He was a very skilled iron worker and craftsman.

He was preceded in death by his son Harold, his beloved wife Marie and two sisters, Rachel Langton and Susie Rainwater.

He is survived by three sons Wayne Rainwater, Jr., Willie Rainwater, and Chad Rainwater. Wayne felt blessed to welcome 15 grandchildren into his life. Family was an immense pleasure to his years.

He is also survived by five siblings, three brothers Randy Rainwater, Jesse Rainwater, Terry Dick, and two sisters Judy Jackson and Bobbye Simmons.

A private burial will be held at a later date in Perkins cemetery.

Services have been entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home of DeQuincy.

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