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Friends plan memorial for Bobby Charles

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana music community and friends of singer-songwriter and recording artist Bobby Charles are in the process of organizing a memorial in New Orleans to celebrate the life and legend of a musical pioneer.

The memorial, including performances by special guests, will be open to the public. The date, time and exact place of the event will be announced once all plans are finalized.

A memorial mass for Bobby Charles Guidry, which will be attended by family and hometown friends, is scheduled for Wed. at 3 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville. His remains will rest near his parents' graves at St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery.

Guidry passed away on Jan. 14 in Abbeville, his hometown.

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