Phillip Riley Ryan passed away on Monday morning at 0424 on June 27, 2016, from a massive heart attack.
He was 52 years old.
Phillip passed on at home with stepson Christian Oberlander at his side.
He had been a disabled combat veteran for 11 years. He was born in Shreveport, La. and resided in Lacombe with his wife Maria Corkern (Oberlander) Ryan.
He loved fishing, enjoyed playing World of War Craft, and was an American history, war history, and movie buff. Phillip was my best friend, soul mate, and will forever be with me in my heart, soul, and memories.
He was in the U.S. Army and served with 7th Group Special Forces, Fort Bragg, NC. and was an 82th Airborne Division Paratrooper for years and served in Desert Shield/Storm and many other Special Operations missions traveling around the world. He was a decorated war hero and recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronx Star with Valor, plus a host of various other achievement awards and medals.
He was the loving, devoted husband, best friend and soul mate of Maria Corkern Ryan for 11 years since April, 2005.
He was the father of Laura Michelle Cheveallier, Johnathan Michael, Joshua Steven, and Jacey Germaine Ryan; and devoted step-father of Brian Joseph Oberlander, Kurt Harrington John Oberlander, and Christian McDonald-Charles Oberlander.
He was the devoted brother of Tim (Timothy) O. Ryan, (Melissa), Rollynn Ryan Brownwell, Daniera Ryan Efferson (Marvin), Stacey Ryan Lickteig, Holly King, Brad King (Lisa) and Kevin King; uncle to host of nieces and nephews; son of the late Rolly Ryan and the late Mary Davis Ryan; godson to the late Charles (Pop) Gant and Marion Gant; biological son of the late Sharon Bahr and the late Henry King; and best friend and brother-in-arms of Mr. Leo Carbajal.
Funeral services were held at Serenity Funeral Home on Wednesday July 6 from 4 until 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Veterans of America or the American Heart Association.
James Lloyd Gaffney Jr. “Whitey” passed away Tuesday morning June 28, 2016 at Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe.
He was 73 years old.
He was a native of New Orleans, La. and lived in Lacombe for 43 years.
He worked at Boland Marine and Boh Bros. Construction Company. He was also known as a jack-of-all-trades. James was a member of the Pile Drivers and Boiler Makers Union.
He was the loving husband of Linda Gaffney for 52 years; devoted father of James Lloyd Gaffney III, Tammy Marie Gaffney Willard, Darlene Gaffney Fisher, and the late Julie Gaffney Sherdian; brother of the late John Gerald Gaffney; grandfather of Gary Jason Willard Jr., Wade Timothy Willard, Amanda Rose Gaffney, Rebecca Ann Gaffney, Samantha Elizabeth Faughn, Dylan Scott Faughn; and great-grandfather of Noah Logan Barringer and James Ellis Clement III, and two great-grandchildren soon to arrive.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the First Pentecostal Church of Slidell, 388 Robert Blvd Slidell, LA 70458 with fellowship immediately following.
Miss Ivy Guillory passed away Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016 at the age of 18, at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.
She was born in Covington and was a lifelong resident of Louisiana.
She was the daughter of Clifford Guillory and Sunni Womack and step-daughter to Heather Guillory; granddaughter of Star Guillory and the late Cliff Guillory and Edwina Martin and the late Doyle Womack; and sister of Skye Guillory, Autumn, Anastasia, Dylan, and Dakota Rayborn, and Ryan Cook.
A celebration of Miss Ivy’s life will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington; 985-875-1131.
Richard L. Bordelon passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at his home in Slidell.
He was born in New Orleans, La. to the late Joseph Preston Bordelon and Margaret Wambsgans Bordelon on April 24, 1934.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Beverly Chestnut Bordelon; and children, Brenda Bordelon Duhon (David); Richard L. Bordelon, Jr. (Duzet); Kenneth J. Bordelon; and Donald A. Bordelon (Amy).
He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jessica Avery Jernigan.
Richard graduated from Nicholls High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy and Air Force for a total of 20 years retiring on July 31, 1972 with an Honorable discharge. Over the years he worked at the U.S. Post Office, Amax Nickel Plant, and the St Tammany Parish Courthouse. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus for 45 years.
Funeral services were held at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, 61051 Brier Lake Drive, Lacombe, on June 30.
In lieu of flower, donations can be made to The Fisher House of Keesler, 509 Fisher Street, Keesler AFB, MS, 39534.