Ina Claire Seal

Published 1:49 pm Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ina Claire Anthaume Seal, 87, a resident of Bogalusa, born on Feb. 24, 1932, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

She is survived by her daughter and son, Tina Seal (Jim) Biles of Flint, Texas, and George (Susan) Seal of Bogalusa; her grandchildren, Melissa Corkern, Scott (Jeanne)Corkern, Jessica Biles (Justin) Cole, Justin Biles, Christina Seal, Andrew Seal and Samantha Seal; great-grandchildren, Colin and Matthew Corkern, Harper, Olivia and Landry Claire Cole and Cruz Serigne II; and also numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Seal; her daughters, Etta S. Corkern and Pamela Ann Seal; and her parents and siblings, Octave and Edna Anthaume, Daniel Anthaume, William Anthaume, Eugene Anthaume, Octave Anthaume, Eileen A. Haney Rannals, Ethel A. Skinner, Barbara A. Groves, and Emile Anthaume.

Ina Claire and Clyde were charter members of Highland Baptist Church. They were also longtime business owners in Bogalusa, owning Seal Lumber Company and Seal Pallet Works. Ina Claire was well known for her creativity. She loved sewing, quilting, ceramics and stained glass. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Ina was like a second mother to many people in her neighborhood and church.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 18, between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. On Friday, July 19, visitation will be held from 9 a.m. till the service at 11 a.m. at Highland Baptist Church, located at 21022 Highway 21 N. in Bogalusa.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Highland Baptist Church.