Inez Crain

Published 2:44 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Inez Kennedy Crain, 100, a longtime resident of Pine, died late Friday night, July 3, 2020, at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa.

She was born on Aug. 27, 1919, in the Stateline community and was a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church. Inez was also a member of the Pine Chapter #226 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a longtime beautician and, alongside her husband, built and operated the Pine Malt Stand for many years. Inez enjoyed sewing and cooking for her family and friends. She loved shopping as often as she could and tending to her flower garden. Inez always loved spending quality time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Mark Pierce of Bogalusa; three grandchildren and a spouse, Christopher Delos Crain of Angie, Kandus Pierce of Bogalusa, and Kasey and Jesse McQuigg of Franklinton; great-grandchildren, Jasmyn Sinner, Elijah Crain, William Crain, Richie Bolgiano, Nicolyna Bolgiano, Landon McQuigg, Jordan McQuigg and Calissa McQuigg; brother, F.D. Kennedy of Franklinton; and also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

She was preceded in death by infant sons, Jack Crain and Jerry Crain; husband of 62 years, Delos Sherd Crain; mother, Hattie McKenzie Kennedy; father and step-mother, Frank Kennedy and Rilla Ellis Kennedy; a young sister, Dorothy Kennedy; sister, Marie Pierce; and brothers, E. Lavon Kennedy, Austin Kennedy, Royce Kennedy Sr. and D.L. Kennedy.

Visitation was at Crain Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 7, from 10 a.m. until noon. A funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel at noon Tuesday, July 7, with Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Delton Kennedy, Danny Smith, Richie Bolgiano, Arlen McQuigg, Landon McQuigg, Alex Barber, Roger Stephens and Tanner Kennedy. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Pierce, Jesse McQuigg, Mike Byrd, Royce Kennedy Jr. and Scott Gerald.

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