Clara Louise Browning

June 23, 1932July 15, 2013

June 23, 1932-July 15, 2013 Clara Louise “Babe” Clarke Browning, 81, of Pineville passed away at Rapides Regional Medical Center on Monday July 15, 2013. She was a graduate of DeQuincy High School and attended USL. She was born and raised in DeQuincy and was married to Merle R. Browning for 60 years. She was preceeded in death by her parents, Joseph R. and Clara Lyons Clarke; brothers, J. R. Clarke Jr., and Kenneth Clarke; father- and mother-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. D. T. Browning; and infant grandson, Daniel Ross Browning. Survivors include her husband, Merle R. Browning; children, Charlotte and Dan Lindsay; Mark, Kristin and Anna Browning; Roger and Connie Browning; and Randy Browning; grandchildren, Jason Barber, Jessica and Wes Chapman; Matt and Rachel Browning; great-grandchildren, Anderson, Georgia, Claire and Ethan; and sisters, Mary Clarke Hammond and Charlotte Clarke, both of Tyler, Texas. Pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church of DeQuincy. Visitation will be held Wednesday July 17, at First Baptist Church from 5 until 9 p.m. and Thursday July 18, from 9 a.m. until service time. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The service will be officiated by Rev. Gil Arthur and music provided by Rev. Frank Nihart.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 18, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Keith Snider

August 12, 2013

I have fond memories of Clara Louise as always warm and gracious. She was kind and generous to host the bridal shower for my wife Kate when we visited DeQuincy 27 years ago. May Christ grant you his peace.

Jo Ann Rice

August 12, 2013

Mark, Just found out about your mother's passing. So sorry to hear that. Some of my best memories of school was my friends and their sweet mothers. I will always remember your mom's smile and laughter....not to mention what a beautiful woman she was, inside and out. You and your family are in our prayers.
Jo Ann Leach Rice

Anne Clifton Ellis

July 21, 2013

Such sweet memories - I can almost smell her perfume from her many hugs. She and Merle will always be part of my childhood memories at FBC DQ. She and Daddy cooked a many a meal in the old kitchen. I can still hear her say "well Albert!".

Chuck Coker

July 20, 2013

What a lady was Babe. It is so sad to learn of her passing. She will be missed by so many people. Rest in peace, dear Babe.....

July 19, 2013

Just know the Browning family is in our thoughts and prayers. Vaughn and Jena Gallacher

Regenia Davenport

July 19, 2013

I remember how many bridal showers Babe hosted in her home, one was mine, she made everything so special. We are in Angel Fire, NM on vacation and just heard this news. Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers,
Marc and Regenia Davenport

Colette Torres

July 18, 2013

Blessings and God's Peace to you all. My prayers are with you as your grieve the loss of your mom, grandmother and wife. Aunt Babe made me laugh so often. Love to you all. Colette

Pam & Tommy Rutledge

July 18, 2013

What can I say??? So many memories of the meals we planned, the shopping trips we took, the tears shed for ourselves and others, but mostly the laughter we shared throughout our years still bring smiles today. I am so very sorry we cannot be there to memorialize her life with you at this time but know our hearts are heavy among the tears we shed with you in our remembrances. We are so blessed to know we will all be together again as we sit around the throne laughing and singing and never shedding another tear. She was a dear dear friend I will always cherish. Sending our love and hugs of comfort to each of you. You will be in our prayers. We loved her so much.She will be missed!
Pam and Tommy Rutledge

Richard & Margaret Dewees

July 17, 2013

We are sorry for the loss of your mother. All of your family will be in our thoughts and prayers

July 17, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our Thoughts, Prayers and Love are with you.
Rick and Theresa Armistead