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Evelyn Phelps (01-31-2013)
Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Phelps, 81 of Farmerville, La, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Conway Baptist Church in Farmerville, LA. Officiating the service was Rev. Tony Campanale under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Evelyn was born on February 4, 1931, in New Edinburg, AR; and passed away on January 26, 2013, in Farmerville, LA after a lengthy illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Huey P. Gray, and son, Richard Vick. She retired from the Union Parish School Board and was a long-time local restaurant owner of Town House Restaurant in Farmerville.
She is survived by her husband: George (Duck) Phelps of Farmerville, LA; daughter: Charlotte Ann Ray and husband Nelson of Springhill, LA; Kathy Albritton and husband Loye of Farmerville, LA; daughter-in-law: Pat Vick of Farmerville, LA; grandchildren: Troy Ray, Charlotte Patterson; Shane Vick, Clint Ray and wife Kim, Asilan Vick, Hunter Vick, Derek Albritton and wife Candace; nine great-grandchildren and other family members: Richard and Melba Phelps and family; Barry and Kim Phelps and family.
Mrs. Phelps was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. The distance she would go for all her children was beyond measure.
Visitation was held Monday, January 28, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, La. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.
Mary E. Hazelbaker Manning
Mary E. Hazelbaker was born in Eudora, Arkansas to W. O. and Mary Elsie Hazelbaker on Sept. 3, 1921. She attended the Eudora schools for her entire school experience. She attended Arkansas Women’s College in Conway, Arkansas before enlisting in the U. S. Navy. She passed away January 21, 2013. Mary was a resident at the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Monroe, La.
Mary Elizabeth, who was known as “Sis”, was one of the original Waves in the Navy and would go on to serve some 23 years in the Navy as an Intelligence Specialist. She would spend most of her service time in Ft. Mead, Md. and Hawaii. During the interim, after the Waves were disbanded and then re-formed, she met and married the love of her life, Herbert Manning, who was a career Army enlistment specialist. After her Navy career, Mary and Herb built their home in Marion, La. Sis loved painting, hand craft work and reading books of all kinds.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Herb, her parents, and two brothers, Oscar and Jack.
She is survived by two sisters, Virginia Hemby of Vicksburg, Miss., and Jane Brooks of Pensacola, Fla; a brother, George Hazelbaker and his wife, Ann of Duncan, Ok., and numerous nieces & nephews.
The funeral for Mary was 10 a.m. Saturday at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville, La. Burial followed in Roark Cemetery in Marion, La.
Visitations were 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request any donations be made to hospice.Condolences may be sent to the family at Farrarfh.com.