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Obituary: Allen Ray Gilbert


BOSSIER CITY – Graveside services for Allen Ray Gilbert, 88, were 11 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Rose-Neath Cemetery, Bossier City, with Rev. Andrew Comeaux officiating.

Ray was born in Jonesboro, LA. He graduated from Arcadia High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After two years of service he returned to Arcadia, marrying Frances Mostiller, who would be his wife for 60 years.

His memory will be cherished by his family who will be forever grateful for his loving, joyful companionship. We will miss you Paw Paw.

Ray is survived by his son, James Robert Gilbert and wife, Minette; daughter, Kathleen Gilbert Buchanan and husband, Buck; grandchildren, Marianne Buchanan Hawkins and husband, Michael, Margaret Buchanan Barker and husband, Brett, Mary Margaret Gilbert Edmonson and husband, Andy and Meredith Gilbert Riggs and husband, Joshua. Ray adored his five great grandchildren, Harlow Jewel and Buchanan Allen Hawkins, Bennett Allen Barker, Judah Robert Riggs and Joseph Aquinas Edmonson.

“The just man walketh in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.” Proverbs 10:9.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.


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