Annette Arabie
Annette Arabie
  • May 13, 1944 - December 18, 2017
  • Vinton, Louisiana

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VINTON - Annette Beard Arabie, age 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 18, 2017 at her home.

Annette, affectionately known as "Maw Maw" was a home maker with many hobbies including camping, painting, sewing, woodworking, and tending to her chickens, she also loved spending time with her great-grandkids.

Survivors include her two daughters, Kim Blanchet and husband, Chris of Ville Platte, and Lanie Quebedeaux and companion, Alvin Brossette of Lena, La; brother, Lonnie Roy Beard of Hackberry; sister, Diane Gayle Little and husband, Gerard of Vinton; brother, Russell James Beard and wife, Jeri Beth of Vinton; five grandchildren, Ashley Gould and husband, Darrell, Josh Quebedeaux all of Vinton, Ethan Blanchet and wife, Morgan of Opelousas, Elliot Blanchet and Everett Blanchet of Ville Platte; 6 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Joseph Arabie, parents, Claris and Vera Beard, brother, C.J. Beard.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, at Hixson Funeral Home Chapel of Vinton. Rev. Russell Beard will officiate. Pallbearers will be Josh Quebedeaux, Ethan Blanchet, Elliot Blanchet, Everett Blanchet, Copelin Gould, Hadley Gould, and Wasey Gould. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and will resume on Thursday from 9 a.m. until service time. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at