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Obituaries: May 2, 2018

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Obituaries from the May 2 paper.

Mary Leona Kelly, 84, of Singer, passed away on Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 at Lake Charles Memorial.

She was born to her late parents, Francis and Winnie Miller on Oct. 25, 1933. She enjoyed playing Bingo and loved getting to spend time with her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren and loved them very much.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Joett Kelly; three daughters, Marie Pierce of Singer, Peggy Pierce of Singer, Barbara Payne and husband James of Emory, Texas; two sons, Normand Manuel and wife Pamela of Singer and Larry Kelly of Kaufman, Texas; three brothers, Francis Miller, Jr. of Lake Charles, Wilson Miller of Sulphur and Robert Miller of Carlyss; two sisters, Shirley Autement and Linda Betts, both of Sulphur; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jimmy Manual; two sisters, Betty and Patricia; along with one grandson, John Payne.

Services were held at 2: p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 29, at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home with Bro. Clyde Clark officiating. Visitation was on Saturday, Apr. 28, from 5-8 p.m. and resumed on Sunday, from 12 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at Newlin Cemetery.

Services were entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Maxine Snider, 88, of Bancroft passed from this life on Friday, Apr. 27, 2018.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Johnny E. Snyder, Jr., and Pearlie of DeQuincy, Guy M. Snyder and Jenell and Louis W. Snyder, all of Bancroft; grandchildren, Daniel and Nannette, Kelly and Jason, Seth and April, T. R. and Ruth, Ben and Brandy, Valerie and Mike, Clint and Melissa and Martin; 15 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Those preceding her in death were her husband, Johnny E. Snider, Sr.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Bingham; brothers, Sanford Bingham and A. D. Bingham; sister, Margaret Stokes; and her Chihuahua, Lizard.

Visitation and funeral services were held on Sunday, Apr. 29. Visitation began at 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at First Apostolic Church in Merryville. Brother Jerry Gilland, Brother Roy Hoosier and Brother Mike Russell officiated the service.

Pallbearers were Daniel Snyder, Seth Snyder, Martin Snyder, Clint Snyder, Ben Snyder, T. R. Richmond and Jason Cooper. Burial followed at Spikes Cemetery in Bancroft.

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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Jimmie David Wilks, 81, of Lake Charles, died Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018, in his residence.

He was born on in Jonesville and lived in the Lake Charles/ Moss Bluff area all of his life. He was a cross country tank driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #969. Mr. Wilks also worked in the pipeline and plant industry.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Miller Wilks of Moss Bluff; daughter, Delena Wilks Nunez (Randy) of Ragley; son, David “Bo” Wilks of Moss Bluff; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Meadie and Melvin Wilks; and four brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Apr. 28, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. James Rivers officiated. A private burial followed in Prien Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Lucy Lucille Elizabeth Guillory Parker (Maw Maw Parker), 86 of Lake Charles died Sunday, April 29, 2018.

She was born in Eunice. She was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles. She was Catholic.

Survivors include her six children, Brenda Parker of Sulphur, Deborah Parker Derouen of Westlake, Kenny Parker of Sulphur., Patty Parker Pinder and her husband Darwin of DeQuincy; Tony Parker and wife Theresa of Lake Charles, Scott Parker and wife Kathy of Lake Charles; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat Parker of Lake Charles.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, May 1, at noon at Creel Cemetery in Bel. Officiant was Fr. Borel.

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Funeral services for Tommie L. Snell of DeQuincy will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in DeQuincy. James Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Community Cemetery under the direction of James Funeral Home.

He died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 at The Care Center of DeQuincy.

Survivors include his daughters, Clara (Darryl) LeVan and Deatria Seastrunk and Jacqueline Stevenson; sons, Tommy (Alberta) Snell, Leon (Teddie) Stevenson, Rayford Seastrunk; sister, Joyce (John) Richard; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lafayette Snell and Mary Peacock Snell; brothers, Leroy Snell, Walter Snell, Robert Snell, George Snell, Willie Snell and Billy Snell; sisters, Betty Shankle and Evelyn McBride.

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Gary Burge, 74, died in a local care facility on Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018.

Mr. Burge was born in Sour Lake, Texas.

He was raised in Singer. He was a truck driver who was most recently employed by Laidlaw Trucking.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Bult Burge; daughter, Diane Nunez; son-in-law, Russell Nunez; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Mary Rose Mitchell and Opal Cooley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ondie and Virginia Burge; and one brother.

His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at Johnson Funeral Home. Bro. Kennis Smith and Rev. John Hoffpauir will officiate. Burial will follow the service in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the start of the service.

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