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Obituaries: September 5, 2018

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Obituaries from the September 5 paper.

Agnes Geneal Eddleman, 72, of Singer passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Alexandria. Funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 3, at Good Hope Baptist Church. Interment was at Good Hope Cemetery in Singer. Rev. Jerry Hext and Rev. Mark Schultz officiated.

She is survived by her son, Troy Eddleman of Singer; two grandchildren; four sisters, Dawn Eddleman of Singer, Serona Plunkett of Jonesboro, Sue Denning of Ruston, and Martha Bushong of Spring, Texas; four brothers, Wesley Toms of Winnfield, Pete Toms of West Monroe, Jerry Toms of Calvin, and Jim Toms of Ruston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Arva Toms; husband, Archie; two sisters; and three brothers.

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Charles William Morton of Eatonton, Ga. died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, Ga. He was 91.

Born on Apr. 9, 1927, in McKenzie, Tenn., he was the son of the late Charles Fitzhugh Morton and Ethel Inez Whitsitt Morton. He graduated from DeQuincy High School. On Oct. 3, 1948 he married the former Demetris Brown who preceded him in death in January of 2015.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army/Air Force and the Merchant Marines. He was a refinery operator for Citgo Oil Refinery from 1951 until 1982. He also was the Assistant Business Agent for Operating Engineers in Lake Charles retiring in 1985. In 2007 they moved from Lake Charles to Eatonton, Ga. to be near their son and his family.

Woodworking and gardening were his favorite hobbies but being with his family is what he enjoyed most.

He is survived by his son (Charles) Hugh Morton (wife Valinda Davidson Morton); two grandsons, Brett Morton (wife Melisa) and Chad Morton (wife Whitney); and two great-grandchildren, Kallen and Harper. He is also survived by his sister, JoyLynne Smith Baker of Beaumont, Texas, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. at Lakepoint Community Church, 940 Harmony Road, Eatonton, Ga with Pastor Rob Raynor officiating. Interment followed in Baldwin Memorial Gardens, 2896 N. Columbia St., Milledgeville, Ga.

Serving as pallbearers were Chad Morton, Brett Morton, Mike Mudler, Mark Mudler, Bill Means, and Ron Dedels.

The family received friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until time for the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to Lakepoint Community Church, 940 Harmony Road, Eatonton GA 31024 or Wounded Warriors, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE #M20, Atlanta GA 30326.

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, Ga. was in charge of arrangements. Phone: 706-453-2626.

Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

(Paid Memorial)

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Charles Malcolm Pharris, 68, a resident of Singer passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.

Charles proudly served his country in the United States Navy and fought during the Vietnam War. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Brenda Pharris; son, John Pharris and wife, Mary of DeQuincy; daughter Amanda Pharris Parker and husband, Quinten of Singer; grandchildren, Patricia, Ambreah, Vance and Rylen; and one greatgrandchild, Savanna Grace. He is also survived by his sistersin-law, Annetta Sharp, Debbie Sue Duhon and Treva Bergeron.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Pharris and Anna Bell Pitre Pharris; two brothers, William V. (Billy) Pharris and Bobby Wayne Pharris; one sister, Gloria Jean Parker; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Corkran.

The family received friends from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, at Bible Baptist Church in DeQuincy with the memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Eric Aultman officiated.

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

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Cyril Ellis Sidney “Blue” Prejean, Jr., 66, a native and resident of DeQuincy passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Prejean; his children, Cyril Ellis Sidney “Bubba” Prejean, III of DeQuincy and Ashleigh Franques and husband Devon of Lake Charles. He is also survived by his brother, Raymond Prejean and wife Susan; and his chosen sister, LaRene Andrews of DeQuincy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril Ellis Sidney Prejean, Sr. and Marjorie Dowden Prejean.

The family received friends and extended family on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 5-8 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in DeQuincy. The funeral service was held at New Hope Baptist Church on Monday, Sept. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Roland Hebert officiated. Interment followed at Riley Smith Memorial Park in DeQuincy.

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

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Samuel J. “Sam” Armentor Jr., 57, of Lake Charles, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in a local hospital.

He worked as a truck driver for GP Transport of Texas for over 15 years before moving back to Lake Charles.

He is survived by his wife, Lucinda Armentor; son, Dominique Martin of Colorado; daughter, Rachel Cooley of Lake Charles; sisters, Katherine Wright of Dry Creek, Cheryl Garza of Starks, and Brenda Woodard of Topsy; brothers, John Manny Armentor of Lil Chenier, James Armentor of Dry Creek, Ronald Lee Simmons of Leesville and Ronnie Edward Simmons of DeQuincy; and three grandsons.

His funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 1, at Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. Burial followed in Old Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff.

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Tammy Freeman Simien, 54, a resident of DeQuincy was born on Jan. 2, 1964 in Smithfield, N. C. and passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 in DeQuincy.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony Simien of DeQuincy; her children, Chatton Freeman and wife, Teneshia, Frankie Freeman, Marquitos Freeman, Tammy Motte and husband, Justin, Roshaun Freeman, and Daquan Freeman; seven grandchildren; brothers, Thomas Freeman, Jr. and Ricky Freeman; sisters, Thomasceniea Byrd and husband, Herbert and Stephanie Watson and husband, Douglas. She is also survived by a caring friend, Yolanda Snell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Freeman and Hattie Ellis Freeman.

Arrangements are pending at this time.

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

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Devan Dean Temple, 23, a resident of Sulphur, was born on July 25, 1995 in Lake Charles and passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at his residence in Sulphur. Devan graduated from Barbe High School in 2013. He was an Ambassador for MDA and one of the things he loved to do most was attend the MDA Camp and the Louisiana Lions Camp. Devan was also involved with the Lake Charles Fire Department Company One Central. He was a loving son, brother, grandson and uncle and he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his mother, Connie DeLong and husband, Stewart; father, Harold L. Temple, Jr. and wife, Karla; sisters, Samantha Higginbotham and husband, Mitchell, Mattie Temple, and Morgan Temple; brother, Dylen Temple; paternal grandmother, Hilda Billeaud Temple; his nephew and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harold L. Temple, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Violet Byrd; and his brother, Robert Temple.

The family received friends on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 5-8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 800 Lewis Street, Sulphur and on Monday Sept. 3, at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Pastor Steve Avera officiated. Interment followed at Hackberry Community Cemetery in Hackberry.

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

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Funeral services for Ray Duplechain, 86, of DeRidder, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, with Father Jude Brunnert M.S. officiating. Burial will followatR&ECemeteryinDeRidder.

He was born in Crowley and died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 in Lake Charles.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Del Melancon Duplechain of DeRidder; son, David Ray Duplechain and wife, Mandy of DeRidder; daughters, Sharlene Duplechain Stout of Ragley, Irma Duplechain Trosclair and husband, Paul of Eunice and Christina Duplechain LeBlanc of DeRidder; brothers, Wesley Duplechin and Calvin Duplechin, both of Ragley; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher and Louise Menard Duplechin; four brothers and four sisters.

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Clifford James “Butch” Hebert Jr., 64, of Sulphur, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Hope Trahan Hebert of Sulphur; children, Crystal Jewel Simon and husband Jerame of Sulphur, Chasity Jane Hafer and husband William of DeQuincy and Allison Hebert Cook; sister, Caren Jane Floyd of Sulphur; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford James Sr. and Jane Abshire Hebert.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2:30 p.m. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from noon until the time of the memorial service.

Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

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David Chance Moffat, 22, of Sulphur, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

He was born in Lake Charles. He attended Sulphur High School and graduated in 2015. He was currently working for Extreme Heat & AC in Sulphur.

Survivors include his parents, Mark and Malisa Moffat of Shooting Creek, N. C.; a sister, Sheree’ (Cade) of DeQuincy; a brother, Stephen of Sulphur; and grandmother, Peggy Moffat of Zachary.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Don Dowdy; maternal grandmother, Patsy Lovett; and paternal grandfather, Donald Moffat.

Funeral service was held on Sunday, Sept. 2, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Berry officiating.

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Charles Ray Shirley, 70, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

A native of DeRidder, he attended DeRidder High School and graduated from Louisiana State University. He was an Educator and FFA Advisor at South Beauregard High School for 33 years.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Price Shirley; daughter Shandalin Shirley Mulig (Jason) of Austin Texas, son, Shane Charles Shirley (Ashly) of Reeves; brothers Jeff Shirley, Herbie Shirley and Zack Shirley; and six grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, Marvin Shirley and Wilma Jones Shirley.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 1, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder.

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Kim Marie Wright, 58, of Sulphur died on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

She was born in Winston Salem, N. C., and has been a resident of the local area for 57 years. She was the financial secretary at New Hope Baptist Church, where she was also a member.

She was survived by her husband, Donnie Wright; brothers, Preston Peloquin, Scott Tally, Greg Tally and Chris Tally; children, Donnie Wright Jr., Calvin Wright, Tommie Wright, Cathy Wright, Brandy Flores and Cody Wright; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Brenda Robinson and Jon Tally.

Service was held Saturday, Sept. 1, at New Hope Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Roland Hebert officiated.

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