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Obituaries: January 3, 2018

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Obituaries from the January 3 paper.

Mayolia Griffin, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 30, at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Burial was at Community Cemetery.

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Mary Jane Mackey-Kamara, 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. She was born in Grant and moved to DeRidder, where she attended and graduated from George Washington Carver High School. She later relocated to Lake Charles. She worked as a substitute teacher at Carver High in De Ridder, she also worked as a maintenance inspector at Boeing Louisiana, and worked as a Nurse’s Aid at several nursing homes.

She was a former member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, New Sunlight Baptist Church, St. John Baptist Church and currently a member of Bethel Metropolitan Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother Relevia Mackey of De Ridder; a stepdaughter, Veronica Kamara; one grandson, Armand Michael Johnson; three brothers, Reverend Donald Mackey of Lake Charles, Delbert Mackey of Lake Charles, and Robert (Carlos) Mackey of DeQuincy.

She was preceded in death by her husboand, Michael Kamara; father, Ivory Mackey of DeRidder; one brother; and one sister.

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Mertie “Rickie” Lee Raggio, 79, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.

She was born in Kenton, Okla. She had lived in this area for the past 52 years.

She was survived by her husband, Ervin L. Raggio; children, Carla Melancon and husband Michael, Clinton Raggio and wife Kimberly and Clayton Raggio and wife Debbie; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings and a grandson, “Little Clint”.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 31, at Truth Apostolic Church with Rev. Clay Fontenot officiating. Burial was at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields.

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Clara Lee Williams, 84, of DeQuincy, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Rosewood Nursing Home in Lake Charles. She was born on Feb. 6, 1933 in DeQuincy.

She always took great care of her family and kept the home fires burning. In her earlier years, she was always helping the church which she loved in any way she could. She was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church in DeQuincy for most all of her life.

She is survived by one son, Mike Williams and wife Jean of Lake Charles; one daughter, Becky and husband Raymond Cook of Moss Bluff; one sister, Trouble and husband Bobby Henagan of DeQuincy; three grandchildren, Cher LaRocque and husband Mark of DeQuincy, Laci Gilbert and husband Jud of Singer, and Reagan LeBouef and husband Aaron of Carlyss; two great-grandchildren, Jack LeBouef, Lorelei Gilbert; along with one great-great-grandson, Aiden Cook.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Lynn Williams; parents, James and Mamie Marcantel; one brother, Lloyd “Doc” Marcantel; and two sisters, Ruby Seefeld, and Myrtle King.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home of DeQuincy with Bro. Jeff Ralston officiating. Visitation was held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 5-9 p.m. and will resume on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Jackie Lee Frazier, 68, was born on Oct. 24, 1949 and passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at his residence in DeQuincy. Jackie proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy and was discharged with an Honorable Discharge.

He is survived by his brothers, Spencer Mallett, Jr. and wife, Ella of Lake Charles, Walter Mallett of Houston, Texas, Thomas Mallett and wife, Ericka of Lake Charles, Ricky Mallett, Sr. and wife, Marie of Gulf Port, Miss.; sister, Mercie Payne and husband, Marvin of Westlake, and his aunt, Eloise Franklin of Eunice. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy Cooks and Arlene Mallett.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 9-11 a.m. with the funeral service to begin at 11 a.m. The visitation and funeral will be held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Rev. Johnathan Williams, Sr. and Rev. Clifton David will be officiating. Interment will follow at Community Cemetery in DeQuincy.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Katie Estelle Jones, 83, of DeQuincy was born Dec. 18, 1934 in Starks and passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 in DeQuincy.

She is survived by her children, Ricky Jones and wife, Mary Anna of Jennings, Becky Jones of DeQuincy, Greg Jones of Starks, Brandy Jones and Marcus Jones, both of DeQuincy; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mae Land and Evalena VanWinkle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Jones; parents, Elzie and Beulah Perkins; grandsons, Eric Jones and Josh Jones; brothers, Everett Perkins, Lee Perkins and Luther Perkins; and sister Margaret Holley.

The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, at Hargrove Bible Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the church with Pastor Paul Nugent officiating. Interment followed at Good Hope Cemetery in Singer.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Sam Foster, 83 of Starks, passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

Arrangements are pending at this time and will be handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy. Phone: 786-2999.

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