March 14, 2018


Sidney "Buddy" John Lyons
March 22, 1939 - March 12, 2018

Sidney "Buddy" John Lyons, age 78 and a resident of Angie, LA, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
He worked for the Bogalusa Police Department , then went to work for the Washington Parish Sheriff's Department. He also worked for the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and retired as the rank of Major. He returned to the Washington Parish Sheriff's Department and served  16 years.  He worked under  Sheriff Dorman Crowe, Sheriff Duane Blair and Sheriff Aubrey Jones and retired in 2007 for the final time.
He served in the United States Army Reserve and National Guard. He attended Pearl River Community College and received an Associates Degree in Forestry. He attended various  Law Enforcement Schools all over the south. He was an avid Hunter and Fisherman. He was a member of Briarwood Baptist Church, He was a member of the Masonic Center Lodge #244.
He is survived by his wife, Judy McMillan Lyons; his son, John Patrick Lyons and his children, Elizabeth Edholm (Tyler)of Arizona, Johnathan Patrick Lyons, Emma Grace Lyons, and Maggie Claire Lyons; his son, James Shannon Lyons and his children, Zachary Robert Lyons, Arianna H. Lyons, and Sarah Jane Lyons; great-grandchildren, Alaina Edholm and Savanah Edholm of Arizona, and Anna Grace Temples; a sister, Susan Lyons Huray (Dr. Paul G.) of Georgetown, S.C.; and his nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. Lyons and Emma Jean Brickey; and a sister, Jamie Brickey.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Eric Williams and Rev.Bobby Thornhill officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Mike "Monk" Murray, Scott Adams, Lorenzo Rayford, Donnie Ray Phelps, Mike Godwin and Tom Anderson.

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