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Obituaries: December 26, 2018

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Obituaries from the December 26 paper.

Graveside services for Edith “Eah” Slaydon Winfree, 95, of DeRidder, were held Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Beauregard Cemetery. She died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 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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Infant Chayson Jaymes Scott was born and passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 in Sulphur.

He is survived by his parents, Mikey Scott and Kaitlyn O’Quinn; brothers, Cantyn Scott, Castyn Scott and Chansyn Scott; grandparents, Jimmy Scott of DeRidder, Carolyn Hext of DeQuincy, and Roy and Angela O’Quinn of Sulphur.

Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec, 21, at Riley Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hext officiating. Interment followed at Riley Smith Memorial Park in DeQuincy.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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