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Truley E. Free

    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in Jennings Methodist Church near Marthaville, for Truly Edward Free, 61, of Shreveport, who died here Monday.
    Rev. Sammie Mitchell, and Rev. I. D. Noble were to officiate. Burial was to be in Bethany Cemetery, under the direction of Drewett Funeral Home of Mansfield.
    A native of Marthaville, Mr. Free had lived here for about 16 years. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Virgie Lee of Frierson, Mrs. Reata Utz of Frierson, Mrs. Claudie Bacque of Keithville, and Mrs. Hazel Franklin of Shreveport; three sons, Thomas J. Free of Shreveport, Edward Lee Free, also of Shreveport, and Michael R. Free of Keithville; three brothers, Rev. Marvin Free of Singer, Leo Free of Marthaville, and Normous Free of Van Alstyne, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Inman of Kiethville, and Frankie Free of Marthaville; and 11 grandchildren.

Sabine Index, Many, La., Mar 7, 1974

January 06, 1992 - Source: The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, Page: 7-A
    Died 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 1992, at his residence. He was 52, a native and resident of Woodville, Miss. He was a former postmaster in Woodville, Miss., and owner of Cliff's Convenience Store, Woodville, Miss. Visiting at Berryhill Funeral Home, Woodville, Miss., 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Religious services at Woodville Baptist Church, 3 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Dr. Dan Howard, Dr. O. B. Beverly, and the Rev. Benny B. Still. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Woodville, Miss. Survived by wife, Ann Walker Wheeler, Woodville, Miss.; and two sons, Clifford E. Wheeler Jr., Manneheim, Germany, and the Rev. Christopher Sean Wheeler, Woodville, Miss.
    Preceded in death by parents, James Lionel Wheeler and Gertrude Cage Wheeler; and a brother,
Clarence Lionel Wheeler. Pallbearers will be Eddie Smith, Charles Inman, J.D. Ragsvale, Edgar
Wheeler, Paul Arnold, David Bramlette, C. L. Wheeler Jr. and Jim Thornton.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune - January 26, 1994, Page: B4
    George Groh, a retired gardener with the Parkway and Parks Commission, died Monday at St. Jude Medical Center. He was 76. Mr. Groh was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He retired from the parkway commission after 23 years.
    Survivors include a daughter, Joan G. Inman; a brother, Joseph L. Groh; a sister, Lorriane Collins; and two grandchildren. A private service was held Tuesday at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Burial was private.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune - July 14, 1995, Page: A12
    Joseph A. Cucinella,a self-employed mechanic, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 69. Mr. Cucinella was born in New Orleans and lived in Chalmette for 38 years. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include two sons, Charles Cucinella and John Inman; three daughters, Glenda Cucinella, Hope Labit and Cynthia Barnes; two brothers, Albert and Dominic Cucinella; a sister, Mary Salvage; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 1228 Arts St. Burial will be private. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In Loving Memory of
LaFerne R. Welch

June 4, 1923 - August 6, 1995

    LaFerne R. Welch of Leesville, Louisiana, died Sunday, August 6, 1995 at 4:43 a.m.. She was the widow of Herman L. Welch and left behind four sons, Lester James Allen Welch, Lawrence M. Welch, Laried E. Welch, and C.J. Welch; three daughters, Kayla Sue Welch Scott, Karole Ann Welch Inman, and Nora Kathalise Martin; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Reeks and Simon Peter Reeks; and seven sisters, Easter, Ruth, Hannah, Anna, Rachal, Debra and Artie Mae. She is preceded in death by one son Herman Michael, and her husband Herman Lester Welch. She was a life long member of the Jackson Chapel Church of Christ, and wrote "Down Mill Creek Way", for the Senior Advocate Newsletter. Pallbearers were her grandsons Timothy Dale Calhoun, Robin Daniel Calhoun, Todd Randall Welch, Jason Lon Inman, James Anthony Inman, and son-in-law Jason H. Martin (who stood in for his son Paul who could not attend). Burial was in Stephen's Cemetery in Leesville, Louisiana. Mrs. Welch was seventy two years two months and two days old.


The Baton Rouge Advocate - December 26, 1995, Page: 8-D
    Died Saturday, Dec. 23, 1995, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 47, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Centerville. She was a former teacher at St. Aloysius School.
    Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
    Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by husband, Gabriel S. Kora Jr.; two daughters, Rebecca Allain and Dorothy Ann Kora; three sons, Gabriel S. "Si" Kora III, Benjamin W. "Ben" Kora and Jacob Michael "Jake" Kora; parents, Clarence W. and Therese Inman; a sister, Mary Beth Aquilla, Virginia; and a brother, C.W. "Clay" Inman, Springfield. Pallbearers will be J. Byron Kora, W. Stephen Kora, John D. Kora, Clay W. Inman, Frank A. Marchiafava Jr., and Elvin J. Dantin. She was a 1972 graduate of Nicholls State University, receiving her degree in elementary education, a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church parish, served as eucharistic minister, a member of the Altar Society, prayer line ministry, school of religious education board and parish council of ministries.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune - June 13, 1996, Page: B4
    Chester Francipane, a retired lawyer, died Sunday of a heart attack at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 73. Mr. Francipane was born in Cleveland and lived in New Orleans for many years and in Colorado Springs for the past 15 years. He was a graduate of Behrman High School and Loyola University School of Law. He was a master sergeant in the Army during World War II.
    Survivors include his wife, Wanda Sanders Francipane; a son, Lee Sanders Francipane of Atlanta; two daughters, Jean Francipane Inman of New Orleans and Carol Francipane Lococo of Boulder, Colo.; a brother, Joseph V. Francipane of New Orleans; three sisters, Cecilia Grace Senior of England, Joan Grace Levy of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Irene Grace Smit of Houston; and a grandchild. A private funeral will be held in Colorado Springs. Mountain View Mortuary in Colorado Springs is in charge of arrangements.

The Baton Rouge Advocate - September 03, 1996, Page: 8-A
    A resident of Prairieville, she died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 1996, at her daughter's residence. She was 87 and a native of St. Rose. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, Gonzales, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Visiting at St. John Catholic Church, Prairieville, 9 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. John Carville. Interment in St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery, French Settlement. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Harry C. Stafford, Prairieville; a son and daughter-in-law, James H. and Karole A. Inman, Prairieville; a sister, Melba Colvin, Mandeville; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Jesse C. Inman; and a grandson, Joseph Michael Stafford. Pallbearers will be grandsons, James and Jason Inman, Matthew, Benjamin, John and Tom Stafford. Honorary pallbearers are Jonathan Inman and Jesse Stafford. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Altar Society. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital, St. Vincent DePaul Society or Hospice Services of Baton Rouge.

Calcasieu Parish Area 1997 Obituaries - Lea-Ly-Lake Charles American Press

LEBLANC, Robert E. LCAP 2/2/1997
   Funeral services for Robert E. LeBlanc, 52, will be at noon, Monday, Feb. 3, in Johnson Funeral Home.
   The Rev. Kenneth Sonnier will officiate. Burial will be in Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff.
   Visitation will be from 2-10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. Monday.
   Mr. LeBlanc died at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at his residence.
   A lifelong resident of Lake in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and retired as a chief petty officer after 18 years of service. He worked several years for J.C. Penney and was a manager of a retail clothing store.
   Survivors are three daughters, Darlene LeBlanc, Janet LeBlanc and Jackie Haney, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Richard Inman of Jacksonville; four sisters, Mary Lois Sonnier of Bridge City, Texas, Margaret Myers of Lake Charles, Eva Mae Kelly of Slidell and Pearl Rae Cupit of McComb, Miss.; and three grandchildren.

The Baton Rouge Advocate - April 17, 1997, Page: 8-B;S
    A retired employee of Halliburton Services and a resident and native of Woodville, Miss., he died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1997. He was 52. Visiting at Berryhill Funeral Home, Woodville, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Religious services at Woodville Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Warren Whitaker and the Rev. Stan Hughes Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Survived by wife, Lannie Carter Cage, Woodville; a daughter, Stephanie Danielle Cage Dunn, Hattiesburg, Miss.; a son, Calvin Stewart Cage Jr., Covington; a sister, Geraldine Cage Inman, Woodville; and two nieces, Renee I. McGraw and Laura Ann Whetstone, Woodville. Preceded in death by parents, C. Earl Cage and Carmen Berry Cage. Pallbearers will be W.H. McCarty, Paul Arnold, Randy Whetstone, T.J. Morris, Cecil Justice and James Vines. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Jennings Owens, Dr. David McGraw, Calvin Berry, Theodore Williams, J.D. Ragsdale, Jim Wheeler, Andrew Miller, Lane Browning, Kirk Smith, W.C. Percy, Danny Carter, Jimmie Randall, Charles Whetstone Jr. and David Floaccomio.

A.E. Tatman Jr. (Pic), 17 Oct 1997

    Funeral services for Mr. A.E. "Buddy" Tatman Jr., 78, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Louisiana Memorial United Methodist Church in Opelousas with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington.
    Mr. Tatman, a resident of Opelousas, died at 4:39 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 1997, at his residence. He was a retired carpenter and cattlemen. Mr. Tatman was a member of the Woodmen of the World Society and a Board Member of the United Methodist Church of Port Barre.
    Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Oner Grace Tatman of Opelousas; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Carolyn) Billeaudeau and Mrs. Bill (Wanda) Inman, both of Opelousas; two brothers, James "Jim" Tatman of Opelousas and Wilson Tatman of Baton Rouge; a sister, Mrs. Edna Ryder of Opelousas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    Mr. Tatman was preceded in death by a brother, J.P. Tatman; and a grandchild, Kent Billeaudeau.
    Pallbearers will be Garrett Tujague, Steve Rachal, Troy Billeaudeau, Glenn Sibille, Darrell Cushman and David Ryder. Honorary pallbearers will be Dwain Hutchins, Elmus McDaniel, Otis Boudreaux and Sidney Sandoz.
    Visiting hours will be observed from 3 to 10 p.m. today in Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas and from 9 a.m. Saturday until time of services in Louisiana Memorial United Methodist Church, also in Opelousas.
    Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas is in charge of arrangements.

Oct 1997 in the Opelousas Daily World, St. Landry Parish, LA

Martha Crawford

    A religious service was held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bates and Rolf Funeral Home in New Boston, Texas for Martha Inman Crawford, 66, a native of DeKalb, Texas and resident of Cut Off, who died at 7:05 p.m. Feb. 20, 1999.
    Burial was at Woodstock Cemetery in New Boston.
    She was the wife of Vance Crawford; mother of Jennifer Martin and Jane Crawford; and sister of John and Thomas Inman. She is also survived by one grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Mamie Brine Inman.
    She was a member of the Church of Christ.
    Samart Funeral Home of Cut Off was in charge of arrangements.

The Thibodaux Daily Comet, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana - February 1999
The Courier, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana - February, 1999. 

    RUBY LEE SKINNER ROGERS, 89, died on Friday, March 19, 1999 at North Oaks
Medical Center, Hammond, La. She was a native of Belmont, La.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mickey L. Inman and son-in-law - Clay Inman of Springfield, La., four grandchildren: Michael Inman of Memphis, Tenn., Christine Inman Richardson of Springfield, LA., Craig Inman of Hammond, La. and Daniel Skinner Inman of Springfield, La. Also one great granddaughter, Alexis Louis Inman. Two sisters: Ann Rains of Deland, Fla. and Sybile Mains of Texas, and a brother - Waple Skinner of Belmont, La.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, M. E. "RED" Rogers, parents: Willis Ollie and Martha Ann Carter Skinner, a brother, Ray Skinner, and two sisters: Gladys S. Anders, and Clara S. Horn.

Source Unknown: March 19, 1999

Freddie Thibodaux Sr.

    Freddie Joseph Thibodaux Sr., 77, a native of Thibodaux and resident of Avondale, died at 1:05 p.m. May 7, 1999.
    He was the companion of Hilda Champagne; father of Brenda Thibodaux Inman and Freddie Joseph Thibodaux Jr.; brother of Earline Brown, Alma Latour and Sonny Joseph Thibodaux; grandfather of Maureen, Brian, Glenn, Robert, Christel and Lindsey; and father-in-law of Rose Bernard Thibodaux and Bruce T. Inman. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Bridgett Leonard Thibodaux; and parents, Velma Chaisson and Ernest J. Thibodaux.
    Mothe Funeral Home of New Orleans is in charge of arrangements.

Thibodeaux Daily Comet. Thibodeaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana


    Fridamay Mary Hebert Valentine Stidvent, 76, a native of Raceland and resident of Dalzell, S.C., died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999.
    Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until funeral time Monday at Falgout Funeral Home. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Raceland, with burial in the church cemetery.
    She is survived by one son, Mark Inman Valentine of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Catherine Mary Valentine Brown of Dalzell, S.C.; one brother, Lucien Gunter of New Orleans; one sister, Merylene Valentine Hebert of Monahans, Texas; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her first husband, John "Jack" Coatney Valentine; her second husband, Melvin Monroe Stidvent; her parents, Louis and Alfrida Guidry Hebert; and one daughter, Sharon Ann Valentine. 



    Services in Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church; burial in Willis Flat Cemetery, Glenmora; aged 90, of Oakdale died Monday, May 1, 2000, in her residence. 
    Survivors: sons, Leamul Willis of Lake Charles, Crawford Willis and Jimmy Wade Willis, both of Oakdale; daughters, Dorothy Willis of Glenmora, Ella Mae Inman of Silsbee, Texas, Melvie Buxton, Shirley Pickering, Laverne Hargrove and Glenell Durant, all of Oakdale; half-
sister, Josephine Ashworth of Forest Hill; 33 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren.

Alexandria Town Talk, 2 May 2000 


    Burial in Nolley Cemetery. Floyd, 87, of Jena died Thursday, May 18, 2000, in LaSalle General Hospital. 
    Survivors: wife, Dortha Hardaway Floyd of Jena; daughters, Nancy Floyd Mitchell of Jena and Deborah Floyd Inman of West Monroe; sister, Audie Floyd Moore of Jena; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. 

Alexandria Town Talk, 20 May 2000


    PONCHATOULA - Leon Langley, 81, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Belle Maison Nursing Home.
    He was a native of Elton, a retired corrosion engineer with the U.S. government, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran having served in the European and Pacific theaters. He received the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Navy Unit Citation and a letter of commendation from Admiral Nimitz. He was a former Eucharist minister at St. Joseph Catholic Church and a 3rd and 4th degree knight in the Knights of Columbus.
    Survivors include his wife, Conseula LaCroix Langley; four sons, Leon M. Langley Jr., New Orleans, Benjamin E. Langley, Red Oak, Texas, David L. Langley, Houston, Peter W. Langley, Opelousas; two stepdaughters, Linda Inman, Lake Charles, Nanette Wiggins, Phoenix; brother, William Rex Langley, Church Point; and four grandchildren.
    His wife, Julia Wilson Langley; and a grandson, preceded him in death.
    Visitation will be at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, tonight from 6 to 10 with a 7 p.m. Knight of Columbus service and Wednesday from 8 until 9:45 a.m. The funeral will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10 a.m., and entombment will follow in Westlawn Mausoleum, Terrytown.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Center, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, Minn. 55101.


Bill Inman 11/15/2001

DERIDDER Funeral arrangements for Bill Inman, 88, will be announced by Hixson Funeral Home. He died Wednesday in Opelousas.

James C. Inman Sr. 

    James Carlton Inman Sr., 84, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, in a local hospital.
    He was a native of Cedar Hill, Tenn., and he had lived in the Lake Charles area since 1956. He was of the Baptist faith. He served in the Air Force for 21 years until his retirement as a master sergeant at Chennault Air Force Base. He worked for Magnolia Life Insurance for many years after his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, doing handiwork and watching baseball. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
    Survivors include his wife, Azelie Stratton Inman of Lake Charles; daughter Sherry I. Gennuso and husband Louis Jr. of Iowa, La.; daughter-in-law Linda Leigh Inman of Lake Charles; three stepsons; four grandchildren, Amy Inman Prater, John David Inman, Kevin Wayne Gennuso and Lisa Gennuso LaFosse; 15 step grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, Denise Michelle Prater, Matthew Ryan Prater, Myles James Gennuso, Aidan Stuart Gennuso and Ethan Jacob LaFosse. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Evelyn Inman; and his son, James Carlton Inman Jr. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. today, May 13, in Hixson Funeral Home. The Rev. Ronnie Estes will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation is from 8 a.m.

Jennings Daily News (May 13, 2003)

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