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Obituaries: May 23, 2018

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Obituaries from the May 23 paper.

Avis Ruth Carley passed away at the age of 93 at High Hope Care Center in Sulphur on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. She was born on Nov. 20, 1924 in DeQuincy.

She is survived by her son Harry Carley; her grandsons Robert Carley and Barry Hartsock; great-grandson, Jason Andrew Carley; great-granddaughter, Kadence Hartsock; niece, Gretchen Miller; and nephew, James Gilbert Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Carley; her brother, Frank Gilbert Miller; her sister, Anna (Miller) Shirley; and her daughter, Sharon (Carley) Hutton.

Avis graduated from McNeese State University with a degree in education and taught in the DeQuincy and Starks public schools. She had been an active member in the Friendship Club in DeQuincy for many years.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at Grace Church of DeQuincy, 200 Hall Street, DeQuincy.

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Wayne “Gator” Hill, 66, of Livingston, Texas, died Sunday, May 13, 2018, in a Houston hospital.

He was born in Seguin, Texas, and was raised in Lake Charles, where he attended LaGrange High School before moving to Livingston more than 10 years ago. He was a superintendent welder for World Wide Welding.

Survivors include three children, Matthew Hill (Bridget) of Friendswood, Texas, Zeb Hill of Westlake, and Kaley Hill of Ragley; a sister, Brownie Miller of Pasadena; five grandchildren; and his girlfriend, Carmen Watson of Livingston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and William R. Hill Sr.; and a brother.

A memorial service was held Sunday, May 20, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.

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Arnold “Ross” Cryer, 64, of Singer passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Lake Charles Care Center. He was born on Oct. 31, 1953 in Houston, Texas. He was a scuba diver instructor and loved to be in the water. He loved trying to surf anytime he had the chance. Also, he enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and dogs. He was a proud graduate of Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas. After his years in the U.S. Army, he pursued a degree in Nursing, which he practiced for 30 years.

He is survived by his mother, Lucy Myers Cryer Guillott; two sisters, Ramona “Mona” Davis of Singer and Karalin “Windy” Barr and husband Randy of Houston, Texas; along with nephews, Andrew and Owen Barr of Houston, Texas.

Ross was preceded in death by his father, John W. Cryer.

A private Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Bilbo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements 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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Veronica “Ronnie” McCoy was born on July 5, 1967 in Lake Charles and passed away on May 16, 2018 at her residence in DeQuincy.

She is survived by her parents, Albert and Ida McCoy of DeQuincy; sisters, Patsy Simien of Sulphur and Lora Ann McClean of Los Angeles, Calif.; her brothers, John D. McCoy of Houston, Texas, Albert McCoy, Jr. of DeQuincy and Don McCoy of Beaumont, Texas. She is also survived by her nieces, Tamika Simien Learson (Jerome Learson) and Roxanne McCoy Goffney (Jeffrey Goffney); her nephew, Robert McClean; great nieces, Jasmine Goffney and Roshonda Goffney; godchild, Alisha McCoy; and her adopted brothers through Christ, Pastor Marvin L. Durgan (Berita Durgan) and Trennis D. Ford (Catrina Ford).

Funeral arrangements are to be announced.

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

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Winfard Autry Treme, 80 of El Campo, Texas, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018. He was born on Apr. 23, 1938 in DeQuincy to the late Eston and Elda Clement Treme. He was a commercial hardhat diver for Transcontinental Gas Pipeline and retired as senior superintendent after 40 years. Winfard was a past Monarch of the Kajon Gratto, a member of the Masonic Lodge and enjoyed golf and cooking.

Survivors include his daughter, Joan Decker of West Virginia; sons, Greggory Treme and wife Wendy of Utopia; T. K. Treme and wife Felicia of El Campo, Scott Treme and wife Supara of Baton Rouge; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sallye Treme; son, Todd Treme; and brothers, Willard and Winston Treme.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 21, at the First Baptist Church in El Campo with Rev. Rick DuBroc officiating. Burial followed at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in El Campo.

Pallbearers were Ross Anderson, Jeff Allgayer, Chris Staff, George Mathews, Cody Ehler and Rick Martinez. Honorary pallbearers were all of his personal caretakers.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the First Baptist Church in El Campo.

Condolences may be shared with the family at triskafuneralhome.com

Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, TX; Phone: 979-543-3681.

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Donald R. “Donnie” Wallace, Jr. of Starks entered into his eternal rest on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of 82. He was born on Aug. 6, 1935 in Ponchatoula to Donald R. Wallace, Sr. and Ruth Cutrer Wallace. He was a graduate of Starks High School. After graduating from school he worked for the General Box Company, Cities Service and for many years as a machinist with Ohmstedt. He was also employed as a correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Donnie is survived by his son, Donald R. “Bobby” Wallace, III and wife, Cristina of Huntsville, Texas; his sister, Carroll Perrin and her husband, Bert of Ponchatoula; and brother, Edgar Faulk of Starks; and brother-in-law, Gerald Fountain and wife, Thelma of Starks.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Joyce Fountain Wallace; his parents, Donald R. Wallace, Sr. and Ruth Cutrer Wallace; and two sisters, Jean W. VanMetre and Jackie W. Kaspar.

The family received friends on Tuesday, May 22, from 6-9 p.m. at Calvary Apostolic Church, 4270 Highway 12, Starks. The funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, beginning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeremy Shields officiating. Interment will follow at Fountain Cemetery.

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

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Eric Brindley, 80, a resident of Starks passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He was born on July 15, 1937 in Starks.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Phillips Brindley; his son, David Brindley and wife, Vickie; daughter, Debbie Brandon and husband, Michael, all of Starks; grandchildren, Michael Shane, Erica, Shanna, Ruth, Derek, Amanda, Noble along with many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Elton Brindley of Starks and James Edward Brindley of Allen, Texas; and sister, Patsy Hyatt of Starks. Also, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Brindley and Nettie Brindley; daughter, Melissa Brindley; sister, Elaine Buckley; and brother, Harold Brindley.

The family received friends on Tuesday, May 22, from 5-8 p.m. and will receive on Wednesday, May 23, from 12 noon until time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. at The First Baptist Church of Starks, 128 Highway 109 Starks. The visitation and funeral service will be held at The First Baptist Church in Starks. Pastor Ron Butler and Rev. Roy Hoosier will be officiating. Interment will follow at Doyle Cemetery in Starks.

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

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Zephyr Cash Edwards was born on Nov. 21, 2016 and passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

He is survived by his parents, Steven John Edwards and Victoria Strickland; sister, Sydni Broussard; grandparents, Mike and Andrea Strickland, all of DeQuincy; grandfather, Steven John Edwards, Sr.; and great-grandmother, Margaret Ardry; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 23, from 5-8 p.m. and the funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 24, beginning at 10 a.m. The visitation and funeral service will be held at Riley Smith Funeral Home with interment to follow at Riley Smith Memorial Park in DeQuincy.

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

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Trent Ray Fruge was born on Sept. 29, 1992 and passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

To all that knew Trent knew that he was the life of the party and would make the party livelier than it was by his presence alone. He could sweet talk anyone to getting his way with those big sparkling brown eyes and that big infectious smile. Music was his way of life and he could sing anything he wanted with great soul and passion. His ear for music once led him to sit down for hours to practice over and over the song “Christmas Canon”. There was no sheet music for him to use but ear alone to pick out the notes until he learned the song where he later played it in a talent show at the church he attended. The Energizer Bunny rabbit had to borrow energy from Trent because he was so full of energy that he never seemed to run out. If you had a life question or a problem you couldn’t solve just ask Trent, he had an answer for everything. He never met a stranger and left an impact on the lives and hearts of many people that will never be forgotten. Godspeed and soar with the angels Trent.

Trent is survived by his wife, Kylee Fruge; Father, Terry and wife Mary Fruge; and step siblings; son, David Marsh, Jessica and husband, Kyle Hanson; Mother, Kimberly and husband Kelly; and step-brother Hunter Mays; Brother, Kody and wife Candace and their children Addilyn, Makenzy, and Kayden Holley; Brother, Klayton and wife Kalee and their daughter Krista Fruge; Grandparents, Johnny and Carolyn Williams; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leroy and Barbara Fruge.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Livingway Church, Building B, 1617 East McNeese Street, Lake Charles and the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 26, beginning at 10 a.m. It will also be held at Livingway Church with interment to follow at Hopewell Baptist Church, 249 Hopewell Church Road in DeRidder. Rev. Orlin McClain will be officiating.

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

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Eunice Evelene Outlaw Eddins of Rockport, Texas passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was 91 years old. She was born Sept. 15, 1926 in Conroe, Texas to Tom and Eula Outlaw.

She was always the caretaker to all of her family and friends. She loved to cook, travel, and she loved to fish. She played the piano and guitar and was a singer at Church. She will always be remembered for her radiant and glittering smile.

She is survived by her sons, Rev. Donald Lynn Eddins (Kay) of Rockport, Texas, and Rev. Ronald Glen Eddins (Brenda) of Ragley; brothers, Rev. Paul E. Outlaw (Nadine) of Lovelady, Texas; sisters, Onie Lee Eddins of Rockport, Texas and Audrey Haymon (Rev. A. A. Haymon, Jr.) of Kinder; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Wasey Eddins, brothers, Dovin Outlaw and Manuel Thomas Outlaw; and grandson, Donald Lynn Eddins, Jr.

Visitation was held Friday, May 18, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Texas. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mike East and Rev. J. J. Bourn, Jr. officiating. Burial followed at the Rockport Cemetery.

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