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Obituaries: June 6, 2018

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Obituaries from the June 6 paper.

Funeral services for Gerald Thomas “Squirrel” Methvin, 82, of Slaughter were held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, on his property in Slaughter. Burial took place at Methvin Cemetery under the direction of Charlet Funeral Home.

He died on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his home. He was a native of DeQuincy.

Gerald was a self employed owner of Country Breeze MHP, a true Jack of All Trades, pilot, beekeeper, mechanic, carpenter, electrician and certified HVAC.

He was educated in DeQuincy and the Baton Rouge Vocational Technical College.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Jane Perkins Methvin; son, Glenn Thomas Methvin and wife Misty Methvin; daughter, Greta Methvin Campbell and husband Gary Campbell; four grandchildren, Catherine and Jeremy Campbell, Haley Methvin Vallet and Grant Thomas Methvin; one great-grandchild, Violet Jo Vallet; two sisters, Barbara Methvin Young of Venice and Billie Methvin Clayton of Crowley; brother, Harry Methvin of DeQuincy; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace Thomas Buster Methvin and Ella Lietisha McConathy Methvin; two sisters, Dorothy Mae Methvin Meeks, and Bonnie Ruth Methvin Perkins; and one brother, George Harvey Methvin.

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Gerald Lee “Peanut” Peters, a resident of DeQuincy was born on Oct. 10, 1960 and passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the age of 57.

He was employed with McLean’s Tree Service for over ten years. He loved fishing and the outdoors but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Peters; his children, Tyler Peters, Tayler Peters, and Travis Peters.

The family received friends on Friday, June 1, from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 2, from 12 noon until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. The visitation and funeral were held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Interment followed at Farquhar Cemetery in Carlyss.

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

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Della Faye Freeland was born on July 20, 1954 in Sulphur and passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

She is survived by her sister, Donna Kay Condrey Smith of Vinton; niece, Heather Smith; and nephew, Jonathan Smith; great niece, Patience Linscomb; and great nephew, Knox Spears.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie Condrey and Thelma Mildred Droddy Condrey; and her brother, Delbert Condrey.

The family received friends on Saturday, June 2, from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. The visitation and funeral service were held at The First Pentecostal Church, 225 Highway 109 S, Starks. Pastor Karl Smith officiated.

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

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Donna Kay Condrey Smith of Vinton was born in Orange Texas on Aug. 9, 1965 and passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the age of 52.

She is survived by her daughter, Heather Smith; son, Jonathan Smith; and grandchildren, Patience Linscomb and Knox Spears.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie Condrey and Thelma Mildred Droddy Condrey; brother, Delbert Condrey; and sister, Della Freeland.

The family received friends on Saturday, June 2, from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. The visitation and funeral service were held at The First Pentecostal Church, 225 Highway 109 S, Starks, Louisiana. Pastor Karl Smith officiated.

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

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Barbara J. Farque Manuel, 80, was born Feb. 9, 1938 in Lake Charles and passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 in Vidor, Texas surrounded by her loving family.

She was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and sister.

She is survived by her daughter, Lizabeth “Liz” Smith and husband, Randy; 18 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sisters, Mable Dehart, Brenda Perkins, Gloria Young and Charlotte Foy; brothers, Allen Farque, David Farque and Ricky Farque; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Deborah McCulley and Colleen Shelton; sons, Tracy Mathis and Adam Mathis; parents, James and Rose Mae Farque; and siblings, Kathy Johnson, James Farque, Joe Farque and Chuck Farque.

Family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Riley Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service was held Friday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley.

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

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Gina Goos Driver, 52, of DeQuincy was born July 10, 1965 in Lake Charles and passed away Friday, June 1, 2018, in DeQuincy surrounded by her family.

Gina is survived by her husband, Daldon Driver; children, Justin Gorham and wife, Karen, Christian Gorham, Jessica Duval and husband, Dennis, and Kelsie Driver; 15 grandchildren; parents, Frank Goos and Sherry Fontenot Goos; sisters, Tina Lyles and husband, Johnnie, Kelly Phillips and husband, Charlie, Angie Miller and husband, Jason; brother, Coby Goos and wife, Jaime; numerous other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Delco and Eula Fontenot and Patrick and Lena Goos.

Visitation was at held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Full Life Assembly of God Church, 1249 Plum Street, DeQuincy. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, at the church, with Pastor Greg Cavenah officiating. Interment followed at Goos Cemetery in Moss Bluff.

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

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Bobbie Jean Beason Pierce, 82, died at her home Friday, June 1, 2018.

She was born in Bancroft but spent most of her life in DeQuincy. She worked at Beason's Grocery and then as a beautician for 35 years.

She is survived by one sister, Elena and husband Howard Brown of Florida; three children, Jackie Tyler, DeAnna Tyler and Avery Pierce Jr., all of DeQuincy; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Minnie Beason; husband, Avery (Junior) Pierce; and one granddaughter, Dani Marie Pierce.

Visitation will continue Wednesday, June 6, from 9 a.m. until services begin at 10 a.m. in the Hixon-Snider Funeral Home Chapel in DeQuincy. Interment will follow at Hyatt Cemetary in Fields.

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Kelton Lee Smith, 22, was born June 26, 1995 in Lake Charles and passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 in Starks.

Kelton served several years as State Ambassador for Muscular Dystrophy Association. He loved NASCAR, fishing, playing his XBox and blondes!! He was loved by anyone he ever met, even if it was just once, he had your heart. He loved going to MDA Summer camp every year and said those were the best days of his life. He was very adamant if he thought he was right about something. He would argue the point until you saw it his way. He was loved by so many and yet he made everyone feel special in their own way. He was an expert “gamer”, very competitive, not many people could beat him. He had so much faith and firmly believed in the power of prayer. He is now free of his earthly chains. He is whole.

The family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors that have helped take care of him this past year. The nurses and staff from Lake Charles Memorial Hospital hold a special place in his heart.

Kelton is survived by his mother, Natasha Gibson-Smith; father, Lee Smith; sister, Kailee Smith-Hamilton and husband, Casey; half-brother, Brady Lee Smith; grandparents, Brenda Gibson, Bonnie Maines and husband, Kenny; and great-grandparents, Lydia Fontenot and Mickey Perkins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, C.J. Gibson and Pete Smith; and great-grandparent, Hilery Fontenot.

The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday May 31, and Friday, June 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the First Pentecostal Church, 225 LA-109, Starks, where the funeral service was held Friday, June 1, at 2 p.m. Interment followed at Fountain Cemetery in Starks.

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

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Dusty Nicole Avery, 35, of Moss Bluff, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, in a local hospital.

She was born in Sulphur, was raised in Iowa, where she was a graduate of Iowa High School. Following graduation, she joined the U.S. National Guard.

She then furthered her education at Delta graduating with honors. She worked as a pharmacy technician for Walgreens until changing her career path to paralegal work. She attended First Pentecostal Church of Gillis.

Survivors include her husband, Josh Avery of Moss Bluff; father, Dean Stanley of Johnson Bayou; siblings, Brandi-Kay Hudson of Iowa, and Tenikka, Scotty, Colton and Jayden Stanley, all of Johnson Bayou; grandparents, Ethaline and Charles Potts of Hemphill, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Renee and John Hudson; one brother; and grandmother, Katherine Hudson.

A service led by family and friends was held Sunday, June 3, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation took place following the service.

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Melvin Joseph Hebert, 88, died Saturday, June 2, 2018, in a local care center.

He was a native of Welsh and had been a resident of Vinton for over 50 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vinton where he served as an usher.

Survivors include his sisters, Dorothy Miller of Ragley and Judy Ann Rierson of Troy, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Frieda Hebert.

His funeral was held Tuesday, June 5, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Deacon Jesse Menard officiated. Burial was in Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery in Welsh.

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Colleen Anne Watson, 64, of Jennings died Thursday, May 24, 2018.

She is survived by her husband, Guary Watson of Jennings; sons, Brandon Habetz and Shantell of Ragley and Paul Habetz and Julie of Roanoke; daughter, Christine Bruno and Jared of Lake Charles; brother, Kenny Kennedy of Crowley; and 17 grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Bill and Betty Kennedy and daughter, Cathalene Habetz.

Funeral service was held Sunday, May 27, at Grace Church in DeRidder. Rev. George Lee Glass officiated the service.

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Angela Kay Self Guidry, 47, died on June 1, 2018, at her home in Moss Bluff where she had resided for the last 12 years.

She was born in New Orleans and grew up in Westlake where she attended school and participated in school activities. She had previously worked at The Isle of Capri in Westlake..

She is survived by her parents, Donald and Patricia Self; five daughters, Brittany Danielle Moore and husband Keith of Ragley, Courtney Rae Fittz, Cheyenne Gabrielle Jordan, both of Sulphur, Lexi “Morning Joy” Jordan of Houston, Texas, and Whitney Nicole Jordan of Seabrook, Texas; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Archie and Myrtis Self and Nick and Anne Nichols.

Visitation will resume at 8:30-9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. Graveside service will follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville. Elder Truman Keel will officiate.

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Monard McCoy Barrow, 77, a lifelong resident of Ragley, was born on May 26, 1941 and passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 in Ragley.

Monard proudly served in the Army and as a member of the Magnolia Masonic Lodge Post 238.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at Hagar Cemetery in Ragley.

In lieu of flowers consider donating to the Magnolia Lodge Post 238 scholarship fund.

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

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