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Obituaries: July 18, 2018

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Obituaries from the July 18 paper.

Funeral service and visitation was held for Mrs. Martha Bynog Bradford of Melville from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the First Pentecostal Church of Melville. Pastor Samuel Ham officiated the funeral service and committal.

Interment was held in the Pinegrove Baptist Church Cemetery, 972 Blade Loop, Jena, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14.

Mrs. Bradford was born in Natchitoches. She was diagnosed with cancer in February 2018 and went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, July 8, 2018 at 2:34 a.m. while living at her daughter’s home in Jonesville. She was 77.

She was happy, cheerful and loved to travel. She was a faithful organist to the First Pentecostal Church of Melville and First Pentecostal Church of Starks for over 50 years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert Ray Bradford of Jonesville; son, Wendell Ray Bradford and wife Chelly of Sulphur; daughter, Gwendolyn Bradford of Jonesville; sister, Rosemary Young and husband Jay of Grand Prairie, Texas; and three grandchildren, Tyler Spell, Katie Bradford and Camden Bradford.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Matthew “Matt” Spell; sister, Patsy Ann Bynog; brother, Baron Bynog, Jr.; and her parents, Baron and Margie V. Leo Bynog.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Martha’s grandson, James Matthew Spell.

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville was entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

(Paid Memorial)

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Johnny Paul Shoemake was born on Apr. 2, 1959 in Puerto Rico. He grew up in DeQuincy and attended school at South Beauregard High School and graduated in 1978. Later on, he joined the Navy and served for four years in Mississippi and Washington. While he loved to travel, he always returned home to southwest Louisiana where he lived the majority of his life.

Johnny Paul was the most laid back human being you could ever hope to meet. He was quick to laugh and slow to anger. This was a man who would happily give you the shirt off his back without ever being asked.

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, Johnny Paul succumbed to pancreatic cancer at his home, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his mother, Elaine Shoemake; his sister, Lisa Nortman and husband Terry and daughters Kayla and Kelly; his sister, Misty Shoemake, and wife Tasha and daughters Skyla and Shelby; his oldest son, Johnny Paul Shoemake Jr., and his wife Melissa and grandchildren Isabella and Xavier; his youngest son, Jacob Shoemake; and his daughter, Amora Ann Marie Shoemake.

In addition to his family, Johnny Paul will be missed by countless friends and colleagues. Thankfully, he left behind a legacy of love and laughter and will be remembered with a smile by all those whose lives he touched.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 16, at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home of DeQuincy with Bro. Bruce Austin officiating. Visitation was held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home on Monday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Burial followed at Masonic 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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Elvin Bryant Jinks, Sr., 78, of Hackberry died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at his residence.

He was a native of Johnson Bayou and lifelong resident of Hackberry. He worked for many years and retired from the oilfield.

Survivors include his children, Kenneth Wayne Hettinger of Vidor, Texas, Elvin Bryant Jinks, Jr. of Hackberry, Claude Edward "Nig" Jinks of DeQuincy, Jimmie Jane Dill of Sulphur, and Brandi Jinks Touson of Lake Charles; sisters, Annie Lou Boudreaux of Jennings, Carol Jean Istre of Blanchard, and Nola B. Hamm of Keithville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Jean Jinks; parents, Eddie and Ethel Jinks; and a brother.

His funeral was held Tuesday, July 17, at Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Bro. Glynn Ducharme officiated. Burial was in the Hackberry Cemetery.

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Memorial service for Grady Giles Hebert, 76, was held Saturday, July 14 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Evangeline.

Mr. Hebert died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in the Jennings American Legion Hospital.

It was Mr. Hebert’s wishes to be cremated.

He was a resident of Evangeline for many years moving there from Westlake. He retired from PPG as a lead operator in the chemical industry and was also a retired barber.

He is survived by one daughter, Angela (Kemp) Dousay of DeQunicy; two sons, Jude Hebert of Moss Bluff, Kevin (Shiloh) Hebert of Houston, Texas; sister, Lana Cooley of Sulphur; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J. and Louise McFarland Hebert Jr.; and his wife, Shirley Anna Fontenot Hebert.

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Funeral services for Jimmy Lee Ramsdell Sr., 82, were held Monday, July 16, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel in Jennings with Elder Gary Bergold officiating. Burial with military honors was in the China Cemetery.

He died Thursday, July 12, 2018, in the Grand Cove Nursing Home in Lake Charles.

He was a native of Kansas and a resident of Iowa, since 1974. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam war. He retired as a SGT. First Class in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include three daughters, Christine (Johnny Costello) Nevils of Katy, Texas, Lisa (Alan) Walker of Blue Springs, Mo., Sabrina (Billy) Beaty; three sons, Jimmy Ramsdell Jr. of Blue Springs, Mo., Jacob (Ellen) Ramsdell of DeQuincy, James Ramsdell, also of DeQuincy; and 18 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Willard and Lillian Farmer Ramsdell; his wife, Vickie Fontenot Ramsdell; and one son, Johnathan Ramsdell.

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Funeral services for June Buckley of San Augustine will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Rev. James Harris will officiate. Burial will be in DeQuincy Community Cemetery.

She died Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at her home in San Augustine.

She was a native of Silsbee, Texas. She was employed at Twin Lakes Care Center. She was a 1980 graduate of DeQuincy High School.

Survivors include her husband, Ander Buckley; three sons, Johnas (Roberta) Ardoin, Justin (Jacquelyn) Price, Merrick (Tranika) Weathered; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 11 siblings, Alundia Cross, Gloria McCray, Ricky L. Price, Ricky Price, Carolyn Price, Lilly Stanley, Pearlie Nash, Cleo Price, Jr., Victor Price, Leashia Price and Tony Price.

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Margaret Louise Turnbow Deville, 87, of Lake Charles died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at her residence.

She was born in Kingsville, Texas. She served as a Justice of the Peace in Longville. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Jesse Howard Deville; daughters, Claudette Deville Varnon and husband John of Bandera, Texas, Roxanne Barrilleaux and husband Bernie of Lake Charles, Alice Bergeron and husband Terry of Lake Charles, and Pattie Deville, also of Lake Charles; son, Jesse Richard Deville of Longville; sisters, Doris Turnbow of San Angelo, Texas, Nonnie Turnbow Maffett of Conroe, Texas, and Velma Turnbow Garner of Hurst, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Jackson and Mable Nettie Moore Turnbow; one sister; and one brother.

A private graveside service will be held at Central Louisiana Veteran Cemetery in Leesville.

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(Editor's Note--Keith Hambrick, longtime “Do You Remember” correspondent for the DeQuincy News and Cameron Parish Pilot died Saturday, July 14. He was 74.)

Keith Sheldon Hambrick, 74, of Westlake passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

He was born to his late parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Hambrick on Oct. 7, 1943 in Westlake. He had his Masters in American History and would write columns in the DeQuincy News and the Cameron Parish Pilot. He liked classic cars and had a 1959 Thunderbird, which he was in the process of restoring.

Keith loved to read and write about Louisiana History. He was in the process of writing a book on Fanny Elssler, an Austrian Ballerina who toured Louisiana.

He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Keith was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Kenneth, Harry, and Eugene Hambrick; along with three sisters, Dorothy Ward, Beverly Simmons, and Juanita Hambrick.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

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

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Governor Readis Horn Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Mena, Ark. He was born on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1932 to Governor Readis Horn Sr. and Clara Mae Skinner Horn in Belmont.

Horn was a former resident of DeQuincy.

Arrangements are pending with Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Ark. Phone: 479-394-4477. Website: www.bowserffh.com

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