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Obituaries: July 4, 2018

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Obituaries from the July 4 paper.

Audrey Ruth Manuel Colvin, 69, of DeQuincy, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in a local hospital.

Mrs. Colvin lived most of her life in the Westlake. She owned and operated “Sugar Bears” in Westlake for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter, Tamica Colvin Spears (Emmitt) of Sulphur; two sons, Lonnie Franklin of Baton Rouge and Jack Shannon Colvin of DeQuincy; one grandchild; two sisters, Carliss Manuel Monceaux of Iowa and Brandy Willis of Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Conrad Colvin; companion, Glenn Massingill; parents, Chester and Evelyn Guillory Manuel; and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 29, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Maria Edwards officiated.

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Virgie Primeaux, 94, died in a local care center Thursday, June 28, 2018.

She was born in Creole and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Creole.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Conner and husband Bernell of Singer, and Judy Wyers and husband Cody of Alvin, Texas; son, Rodrick Primeaux and wife Donna of Singer; brother, Pete Miller of Lake Charles; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Primeaux; parents, Xavier and Aima Broussard Miller; four siblings.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Raphael Catholic Church of Iowa, Saturday, June 30, with Fr. Dismas Mauk officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Creole.

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Joyce May Spears Lambright, 68, of Starks died Monday, June 26, 2018.

Funeral service was held Saturday, June 30, at Gambrell Baptist Church in Starks. Burial followed at Smith Cemetery in Starks.

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Edward Joseph Boze, Jr, 65, a resident of Starks died Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in a local hospital.

He served in the United States Navy and the Army National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Joyce Boze; daughters, Falisha VanTassel and husband Jonathan, Patrice Boze, Sondra Hacker and husband Charles; one son, John Wiggins, III; nine grandchildren; sisters; Beverly Autry, Sharon Vickery, Virginia Paige, Veronica Hill, Vickie Smith, and Chrissie Sea; brothers; Lloyd Ashworth, Ken Boze, and Dave Epperly.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edward Joseph Boze, Sr. and Mary Katherine Boze; one sister; and two brothers.

Cremation has been entrusted to Lakeside Funeral Home.

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Paul T. Shannon, 82, a resident of Orange, Texas was born on Dec. 23, 1935 in Corinth, Texas and passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at his residence in Orange, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra “Sandy” Shannon; daughters, Carol Huber and husband Scott, Barbara Lee Shannon and Karen Rhea and husband James; sons, Greg Shannon and Johnny Lane Shannon. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Kristen Huber and one sister, Mystle Vasquez.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Shannon and Rosie Mullins Shannon.

The family received friends on Saturday, June 30, at Family Worship Center, 2300 41st Street, Orange, Texas with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. at the church.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Wilson Joseph Duplechin, 94, passed away peacefully in Lake Charles Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Mr. Duplechin was a native of Crowley and lived in Ragley where he owned a paint and body shop business for many years. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He enjoyed French music and cook outs, gardening and being outdoors.

Survivors are his daughter, Virginia “Ginger” Pierce of Ragley; his son, Gerald Duplechin and wife, Patty of Ragley; daughter, Terri Bourque and husband James of Boston, Mass.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is also survived by his brothers, Wesley Duplechin and wife, Marge of Ragley, Calvin Duplechin and wife Elnora of Ragley and Ray Duplechain and wife, Eva Dale of DeRidder.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Juddie C. Duplechin; daughter, Barbara Ardoin; and son, Larry Duplechin.

The family received friends Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10 a.m. The visitation and funeral were held at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy with interment following at Duplechin Cemetery in Ragley.

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

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