Funeral services for Mary Ryan Hedgecock were at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel in Haughton with Bro. Billy Pierce officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park with military honors.
Mary was born July 15, 1924 in Fryebrug to Sidney and Rosetta F. Ryan and passed away Oct. 22, 2015 at the age of 91. She served our country honorably in The Women’s Army Corps and the United States Air Force both in and out of the United States. She attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. A true patriot! After leaving the military, she worked as a mortgage loan officer in the Bossier and Shreveport area. Following the death of her husband, Sgt. Ralph P. Hedgecock, she moved to Minden for over 15 years before making her home at Town & Country Health and Rebhab in Room #13 Magnolia Way.
She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph P. Hedgecock, her parents and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sisters, Mattie R. Ford of Minden, her children and families, Johnnye Stephens of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, her children and families and sister-in-law, Martha C. Ryan of Minden, her children and families and a host of friends and family members.
Mary was a generous and loving person who loved little children – a big supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shriner’s Hospital for Children and First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to these or the donor’s choice.