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Obituaries: September 19, 2018

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Obituaries from the September 19 paper.

Richard W. “Rick” Bagley died in a local hospital on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.

He was a resident of Westlake, having moved from Lake Charles, in 1989 and was the owner/operator of Bagley Crane Service. He was a graduate of LaGrange High School and an inductee of the Calcasieu Parish and Louisiana State Bowling Hall of Fame. He coached baseball and softball for the Westlake Recreational League and was also the manager of the Thunder Baseball/Softball Tournament Teams. He was the President of Gill Island Hunting Club.

He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church from 1997-2001. Since then he has been a member of Sale Street Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Annette; two sons, Jay (Telia) Francis of Bundick Lake and Richie (Haley) Bagley of DeQuincy; two daughters, Courtney (Jason) Westerkamp of The Woodlands, Texas, and Rylee Bagley of Westlake; 11 grandchildren; six sisters, Kitty Bruns of Lake Charles, Donna Tanner of Lake Charles, Gail Hinton of Lake Charles, Natalie Huber of Grand Lake, Hollie George of Lake Charles, and Glenda Snyder of Hot Springs, Ark.; eight brothers, Mike Huber of Lake Charles, Larry Huber of Moss Bluff, David Huber of Moss Bluff, Chuck Huber of Lake Charles, Todd Huber of Moss Bluff, Phillip Huber of Lake Charles, Paul Huber of Washington, D.C., and James Blanchette of DeQuincy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sue McDaniel Bagley; one sister; two brothers; and two stepfathers, Sammy Huber and A. J. Blanchette.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Sale Street Baptist Church in Lake Charles. Officiants were Revs. Randy Edwards, Kent Shepherd and Tim Robles. Burial was at the New Campground Cemetery in Sugartown.

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Mary Elizabeth Stevison, 43, entered this world on May 7, 1975, then God called her home Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

Mary was such a beautiful person, so bright and bubbly was her personality that she would light up the room with a sweet smile and twinkling eyes. Her heart was simply pure and honest, always seeking out the good in everyone. Her love for family and close friends was endless, but her deepest love was for God and her daughter, Bayleigh. She would often say “my daughter is my best accomplishment and my beautiful masterpiece”. She loved to go fishing and karaoking and most of all singing and dancing with her nieces and nephews; spoiling her daughter, her great nieces and great nephews. She was Pentecostal by faith and loved reading the Bible.

Mary leaves behind a daughter, Bayleigh McClenan, three brothers, Ronnie Stevison and wife, Sophia, Chris Stevison and wife, Christina, and Anthony Stevison; two sisters, Stephanie Wilkerson and husband, Stacey, and Chantell Glaze Martin and husband, David; nine nieces, Skylee Everett, Destynee Stevison, Kenzie Stevison, Trace Stevison, Brittany Stevison, Tasia Gibson, Haley Rice, MaKayla Stevison and Olivia Martin; eight nephews, Branden Stevison, Nate Stevison, Cameron Rice, Justin Huff, A. J. Stevison, Isaac Martin, Mathew Stevison and Austin Stevison; three great nieces, Blaiklyn Everett, Eliana Reid and Paisley Stevison; and five great nephews, Braylen Everett, Brennan Everett, Gabriel Stevison, Asher Stevison and Braylen Stevison.

Mary was preceded in death by her son, Heavenly Jeramiah Stevison; her brother, David Ray Stevison; her mom, Pearl Glaze; and her father, Joe Stevison.

The family received friends on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Karl Smith officiated. Interment followed at Miller Cemetery in Cottonwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Riley Smith Funeral Home to assist with the expenses of the funeral.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Kenneth Ray Parker, 72, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. He was a resident of Topsy. He was a master logger, he worked construction, and also worked pipe line through the Local. He was a 32nd degree Mason in the Rudolph Krause #433 in Lake Charles.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby Abshire Parker; three children, Larry Ray Parker and wife Yolande of Topsy, Gayla Ann Fontenot and husband Paul of Topsy, Paula Lynn Semien and husband Elliott of Iowa; five siblings, Barbara Hardy of Houston, James Parker of Topsy, Annette Hebert of Thibodeaux, Sharon Fain of Ragley, Kathrean Pettifield of Topsy; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Donnie Wayne Parker; grandson, Jayson Matthew Parker and granddaughter, Kaileigh Elizabeth Parker.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Reed Funeral Home of Kinder. Rev. Steven Spurlock officiated. A Masonic service was held Monday, Sept. 17, at Reed Funeral Home of Kinder. Burial was at Creel Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bel.

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Claude “Raywood” Le-Maire, born May 15, 1937, and died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in a local care center.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vinton, Knights of Colombus 4th Degree Member, Louisiana State Mayor’s Association, and served as the President of the Sheriff ’s League for 20 years.

He was born in Cow Island in 1937. After he attended school at E. Broussard in Cow Island, he began his first career in the oilfields, starting in Evangeline. In 1957, he followed a brother and sister to the town of Vinton, where he met his wife of 53 1/2 years, Dorothy Plummer LeMaire.

He later went to work in the offshore oilfields but in 1962 his career ended in a bad oilfield accident. A few years later, he bought and successfully ran The Liquor Store in the Town of Vinton. This is when he became interested in politics. In 1968, he decided to run for Alderman for the Town of Vinton, and he won election. He served 18 months as an Alderman. After Mayor Venissat passed away, he decided to run for Town Mayor. In 1971, he won the election and became the Mayor of the Town of Vinton. He served as mayor for a total of 22 1/2 years.

In 1971, he helped secure a $1 million dollar grant to build a new water tower for the town and redo all of the 100 year old water lines in Vinton.

At the time, a new sewer system cost $2.5 million dollars. He asked the townspeople to support by passing a 1 cent sales tax. At the time Vinton had the only system like this in the state of Louisiana.

Through revenue sharing with federal government, the town saved money and every three years the town was able to resurface all of the streets in Vinton needing resurfacing at no cost to the citizens of the town.

He was most proud of helping, with Bill “Cuz” McCardle, to start and build up the Ward 7 Vinton Recreation for the youth in Vinton, where he also served the community as a baseball, softball, and basketball coach and umpire for many years.
Mr. Raywood, as he was known, was also a huge Vinton Lion Fan and supporter.

Survivors include his sister, Irene LeMaire Courvelle of Vinton; brother, Thomas LeMaire of Luling; children, Bryan LeMaire of Vinton, Kayla LeMaire Foreman and husband Jimmy of Vinton, Barton LeMaire and wife June of Hooper, Utah, Samantha LeMaire Guillory and husband Ronald of DeQuincy, Natalie LeMaire Fruge’ and husband Kip of Wylie, Texas, Jodi LeMaire Yaber and husband Bobby of Anahuac, Texas, Valerie LeMaire Burnett and husband Preston of Vinton, and Blake LeMaire and wife Codey of Vinton; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and five great-greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Plummer LeMaire; parents, Raoul LeMaire and Agnes Faulk LeMaire; brothers, John LeMaire, Cleveland LeMaire, Paul LeMaire, Issac LeMaire, Bernard LeMaire and Allen LeMaire; and sister, Verna LeMaire LeBlanc.

His funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rev. Carlos Garcia officiated. Burial was in LeMaire Cemetery in Kaplan under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton.

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Jason Brent Hicks, 46, died in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. He was a 1989 graduate of Sam Houston High School. He had a very distinguished career with many certifications in the oil and gas industry.

He is survived by his father and mother, James D. Hicks of Longville and Barbara Gateka Hicks of Sulphur; brother, Jeff Hicks of Sulphur; significant other, Angela Fruge of Lake Charles; three stepchildren, Adam Douglas, Ryan Douglas and Summer McCracken; and one step grandchild.

Funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 16, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family or the funeral home.

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Doris Alston Lyons Allen, 85, of Ironton, Ohio died Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at her residence.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. at Hargrove Bible Baptist Church, 1427 Hargrove Loop. Rev. Glynn Little will officiate.

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