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Current Obituaries

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Obituaries from the August 19 paper.

Ray L. Coody, 84, of DeRidder died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 in Lake Charles.

He had a long career at the DeRidder paper mill.

Survivors his wife, Melba Jean Coody; sons, Monte Joe Coody and wife Starla of Singer, and Michael Wayne Coody and wife Cheri of Hallsville, Texas; daughters, Donna Rae Lungrin and husband Bobby, and Ronda Kay Blackmon and husband Troy, all of DeRidder; sisters, Sena Theall of Lake Charles, Doris Reeves of DeRidder, and Earline Coody of Dayton, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lemuel and Lila Mae Coody; one brother; and one sister.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 14. Burial followed in Cooper Cemetery in DeRidder. Pastor Vic Warrick and Pastor Kennis Smith officiated.

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Charlie Gray, 89, passed away on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 in a local hospital.

He was a native of Hornbeck and had lived in DeQuincy for 16 years. He was Baptist and a member of First Baptist Church of DeQuincy. Charlie was a hard worker and enjoyed gardening and loved being outdoors. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, York and Scottish Rite, Shriner and a member of Eastern Star. He loved his family and his church family.

Survivors include his wife, Margie "Sally" Gray of DeQuincy; sons, Larry Maddox of DeQuincy and Charles Gray and wife Kay of Moltrie, Ga.; daughters, Brenda Whitman and husband Michael of DeQuincy, Debra Birley and husband Larry of Lake Charles, and Charlotte Pouche of Carlyss; one sister, Delores Kelley of Beaumont, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kennon Maddox and his parents, Charlie and Vivian Gray.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, in First Baptist Church of DeQuincy with Rev. Gil Arthur and Rev. Wayne Neyland officiating. Burial will be in Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home and will resume Thursday at 1 p.m. until service time at the First Baptist Church.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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