Inez Memphis Hearn, 96, longtime resident of Bridge City, passed away Jan. 11, at Magnolia Manor in Groves.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Mattie Duplissey; husband, Leslie Hearn; brothers, Bill Duplissey, Carl Duplissey, Percy Duplissey; and sister, Demple Dalton.
Inez is survived by her children, Janice Overman and husband, Lyle, Harold Hearn and Ray Hearn and wife, Elaine all of Bridge City; six grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Her surviving sisters include, Joy Young of Bridge City, Kay Grayson of Woodworth, LA, Billie Jean Malone of Alexandria, LA, and Ruth Willis of Pineville, LA.
Inez was born in Lecompte, LA Dec. 17, 1918, the third of nine children. She graduated from Lecompte High School in 1934. Inez worked at Montgomery Ward in Orange and Port Arthur beginning in 1950 for 26 years, many of those as a manager. She also worked at Beall’s part-time during some of those years.
After retiring, she moved back to Lecompte to take care of her mother and started working for the Rapides Parish Council on Aging. She was awarded Older Worker of the Year in 1998 by the governor of Louisiana. Inez retired from there when she was 82. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lecompte for 27 years and later attended First Baptist of Bridge City after moving back.
Visitation will be at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City on Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 5:00-7:00p.m with funeral services Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 10:00 a.m. also at Claybar Funeral Home. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft, interim pastor at First Baptist Bridge City, and Darrell Segura. Grandson Daren Hearn of Bridge City will deliver the eulogy. Special music will be performed by Breanna Overman.
Graveside services will be on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 3:00 p.m. at Alexandria Memorial Gardens in Woodworth, LA with services conducted by the Rev. John A. Hebert.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jeffrey Overman, Daren Hearn, Scott Malagarie and David Hearn, Maxie Neely of Bridge City, Kerry Hearn of San Antonio, Kevin Malagarie of Pearland, and Kevin Malagarie Jr. of Baytown.
Honorary pallbearers are Dow Gene Anderson of Bridge City, John Paddison and Jake Paddison of Nashville, TN, Corey Malagarie of Alvin, Kris Hearn of Port Neches, and Brad Hearn of Beaumont.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the staffs of Magnolia Manor Nursing Home and Harbor Hospice for the excellent care they provided Inez.