Arnold Poydras Sr.
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Arnold J. Poydras Sr. age 58 of Baton Rouge passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet. He was a pastor, a machine operator for the railroad for 22 years and a well known barber. Arnold is survived by his wife Pamela C. Poydras of 34 years through this union there were three sons: Arnold J. Poydras Jr.(Chelsea), Lance Poydras, Brock Poydras (Camile), grandsons, Jayden and Jaxten Poydras, Allen Lands, Desire'e Lands, Bobby Lands. Viewing Monday December 2, 2019 from 9am until religious services at 11 am at Bethany South 10877 Reiger Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Interment in Greenoaks Cemetery.

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Published in The Advocate from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2019.
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December 15, 2019
Poydras family,
We are deeply saddened by your loss. Hank was our son 1st barber. May God give you all peace, strength & comfort during this mournful time.
Reggie & Dolly Hertzog & family.
December 6, 2019
In the years I've known Hank, he was like a big brother to me. He will be missed by my both myself and my son. Praying that you feel God's love and compassion during this time.
Derek Duroncelet
December 5, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sorry for your loss
Rubystein Reed
December 4, 2019
My deepest condolences go out to the family. Hank you will be truly missed. I was coming home this weekend and planning to stop in to check on you. Always positive conversations with you my friend. For well over my 20 year military career you made sure I was right when I got to come back home. Hard to hold back the tears and emotion brother. You were loved and will always be apart of my family. God bless and may you rest in peace.
Robert Furbush
December 4, 2019
Our condolences to your family. Mr. Hank was my son's barber since he was a baby. He will truly be missed! We are sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength you all need daily.
Erica Woods
December 3, 2019
To: AJ and family, May the peace of God comfort you and your Family.
Parnice Clark
December 2, 2019
My condolences to the family! Look to God who is the author and the finisher of our faith! I will be praying for you Ms. Pam and the boys! Mr. Hank was a great Godly man! I will always remember him and you! Stay blessed and much love!

Cynthia Dyson-Hampton
Cynthia Dyson-Hampton
December 2, 2019
My condolences you Pam a friend from Whitney Bank. My God comfort, bless and strengthen you and your sons during this time.
Kimbur Santacruze
December 2, 2019
I will Always Treasure the Unforgettable Moments Hank and I shared. Hank was cherished by everyone who knew him. Praying God surrounds you Pamela and sons with his comforting love only he can give. Deeply Saddened about your lost. My heartfelt condolences, Flip
Julius Kleinpeter, Jr.
December 2, 2019
Our deepest condolences to The Poydras Family. Praying for God to give you comfort and peace during this time and the days to come. RIH Hanky, love you all!

Mrs. Rose Brown and Danita(Brown)Pidgeon
December 2, 2019
RIP my friend....
Merrel Porche
December 2, 2019
May the family find comfort at this sad time. In life some people you meet only for a short time, but consider them a friend for ever, Hank was one of those guys.
Errol Williams Sr
December 2, 2019
R.I.P. HANK! We miss you buddy.
December 2, 2019
Condolences to the Poydras family on the passing of Hanky. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace! Love, Petra & John Sullivan
Petra Sullivan
December 2, 2019
Deepest sympathies to the Poydras family. Mr. Hank was a very nice to my son, Zyon and I. I pray strength for his family and friends during this time.
Sandra C
December 1, 2019
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Debbier Allen
December 1, 2019
To my neighbor from my family to your May God continues to keep his arm around each of you, Hank as he was know around the neighborhood was a good friend and a great neighbor he will be truly miss, Pamela God have your back, to the three boys and grandchildren he would want all of you to take care of your mother and grandmother, we are only a few houses away if you need us Love from the West family.
Kenneth w West Sr
December 1, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Poydras-Lands family, especially, my amazing, loving brother in-law, Allen, and his siblings, Bobby and Desiree who have become like my own family. We are all too familiar with the hurt of losing a parent and pray for a peace that surpasses understanding for both you and all your siblings. Rest assured that you all undoubtedly have TWO guardian angels, your father and Chris, who are reunited in heaven and watching over you all. ❤
Tiffany Irving Jones
December 1, 2019
To Allen Lands, Desiree Lands, Bobby Lands and in memory of Christopher Lands: I am sorry for the loss of your Father. Prayers and condolences to the family .
Brandy Irving
November 30, 2019
Hank will be missed around the neighborhood. May God give you peace at this time.
Bruce and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers.
Holly Bordelon
November 30, 2019
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November 30, 2019
Our deepest condolences.
Alvin LeDuff and Marisa Spooner-LeDuff
November 30, 2019
Pam and family we want you to know that we will miss our cousin Arnold. Remembering how he enjoyed cooking for family gatherings and joking is a memory we will always have.Praying for you.
Eloise Poydras Guthrie
Melba Armstrong Moye'
November 29, 2019
With heartfelt compassion, Poydras family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Weeping may endure for a night, but JOY cometh in the morning, knowing that you will see him again. Mr. Hank was my son and I barber for over 15 years.
Johnny and Jared Offord
November 29, 2019
Praying for your comfort at this time. We are very sorry for your loss.
The Robinson Family--
Lakendrick, Shandra, Kj and Lance
Shandra Robinson
November 29, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sorry for your loss
Detra Langley
November 29, 2019
Robin, please let me know if I or the Class of 82 can do anything for you! Sending loving thoughts and prayers for your peace and comfort to you and your family!
Cynthia Coleman
November 29, 2019
Sending my sincere condolences to the family. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. As a classmate, I will always remember Hanky whenever someone calls me Cabbage. This is the nickname Hanky gave me while we were clowning around in Chemistry class around the 9th or 10th grade at Southern Lab. I was recently told that he was planning to surprise us at our 40th Class Reunion next month. We would have loved to have seen him. Rest In Peace classmate. Class of 1979 ❤
Carolyn Matthews
November 29, 2019
Sending our prayers to this beautiful family. God will take care of you.
Mary, Elwin & Eric Williams (La Razorbacks)
November 29, 2019
I will truly miss Mr. Poydras! I pray for strength for Mrs. Poydras and the entire family during this time. I love you all.
Keioike Nutter
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November 29, 2019
To the Family:
EARTH has no sorrow that HEAVEN cannot heal. Take pleasure in the beautiful memories that I'm sure you have of Hanky! I'll always remember his visits to my home and the laughter we shared with him and his great friend Flip.
Look to GOD for strength now and always. To live in the hearts of those left behind is not to die.
Mary Veronica Spencer Baptiste
November 28, 2019
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones who passed away in death . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
November 28, 2019
With a heavy hearty may I respectfully express my "Deepest" condolences to the Poydras family. I knew Hank for at least 45 children. WOW...this news set me back for a while. HANK WAS MY Dear FRIEND and I will miss him dearly. May god bless the Poydras Family in this time of lost.
Kevin Morrison
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