Retired 6th JDC Judge Charles Ray Brackin, 88, died Thursday, November 23, 2017. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (presently University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1949 and his JD from Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law in 1968. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began practicing law in Gonzales and later in Lake Providence. He was elected to the 6th JDC, Division A in 1984, was reelected in 1985 and in 1991 was reelected without opposition where he served until his retirement in 1999.