Obituaries from the November 18 paper.
Mary Lou “Hebert” Habetz, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.
She was born in Bell City, and was a resident of Ragley. Mary was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, the Legion of Mary and the Altar Society. She was a Eucharistic minister and a CCD teacher for 20 years.
Survivors include her loving husband P.J. Habetz; sons, Mark Habetz and wife Yessant, Kenny Habetz and wife Trina and Donny Habetz and wife Calina; daughter, Charlotte Ramsey and husband Ronnie; sister, Elgine Chaisson; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raoul and Lawrence Hebert; daughters, Annette Marie Habetz and Margaret Mary Habetz; and brothers, Alvin Hebert and Bobby Lee Hebert.
Her service was on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh. Father Tim Goodly officiated. Entombment was at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery.
Ruby Loyce Samuel Skinner, 66, passed away on Nov. 15, 2015 in DeQuincy. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She loved fishing, sports and politics.
She was the daughter of the late L. C. Samuel and the late Dorothy Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Wilford Joseph Skinner; children, Etta Faye Jack and husband, Gerald of Lake Charles, Nakia Bryant and her significant other, Samuel Aclis of DeQuincy, Mike Edwards of Nashville, Tenn. and Rosa Manuel and husband, Terrell of Houston, Texas; seven-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Tanya Johnson, of DeQuincy; and brothers, Jerry Samuel and wife, Sharon of Houston, Texas; Tommy Samuel of Houston, Texas; and Rodney Williams and wife, Angie of Fort Worth, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, L. C. Samuel and Dorothy Davis.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5-8 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in DeQuincy. Father Edward Brunnert M.S. will be officiating. Interment will be at Community Cemetery in DeQuincy.
Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.