Our Obituaries

Marvin Clyde Norwood

March 30, 1946 - January 20, 2018

Marvin Clyde Norwood, 71 passed away on January 20, 2018 at a local hospital. Marvin was born March 30, 1946 in Sulphur, LA to A.M. and Georgiana Norwood. He served in the United States Army from 1964-1970. His passions were his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carolyn; daughter Freida (Keith) Quebodeaux; son, Flea (Susan Blount) Roessler;...
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Eula M. Duplantis

August 24, 1928 - January 19, 2018

Eula Duplantis passed away on Friday morning after a short stay in the hospital. She was a vibrant 89 year old; her death was sudden and unexpected. She is now flying high in Heaven with her husband and our Dad and Paw Paw, Wilson "Peanut" Duplantis, Jr. Maw Maw was full of life and until the end was spunky and didn't mince her words. Always a straight shooter, we will miss hearing her exact...
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Jaida Rai Myers

November 18, 1998 - January 13, 2018

Jaida Rai Myers, 19, passed away January 13, 2018 in Lake Charles.She was born in Lake Charles and lived in Moss Bluff all her life. She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church. She loved her family and was the light when she was with family and friends. Most people called her "little angel."She is survived by her father, Micah Myers and step mother, Rabia Myers of Moss Bluff; mother, Donna...
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Howard Lee Richard

August 11, 1941 - January 13, 2018

Howard Lee Richard was called home on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the age of 76, surrounded by his family in his home in Gillis, LA. He was born on August 11, 1941 in Bell City, LA to Jack and Mamie Richard. After graduating from Ragley High school, he went to LSU to pursue a law degree but instead moved home to run the farm with his father. He married Joyce Alston on January 19, 1963. He...
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Mary Leona Sherritt

May 24, 1944 - January 11, 2018

Mary Leona Sherritt, 73, passed away January 11, 2018 in a local hospital.She was born in Opelousas and lived in Moss Bluff. She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church. She loved her family and always took care of them and she especially enjoyed being around her grandchildren.She is survived by her son, Michael Lucas and Miichelle of Lafayette; daughters, Sheila Moody and husband, Jason of...
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Dorothy LaVern Wood

June 16, 1927 - January 6, 2018

Dorothy LaVern Foster Wood passed away January 6, 2018 at home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8pm on Tuesday January 9 at First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff, Visitation to resume at 9am Wednesday until time of service at 10am, Rev. Steve Bennett and Rev. Francis LaRocque will officiate.Dorothy was born June 16, 1927 in Catawba, WI to Felix and Mollie Foster. The family moved to Merryville LA where...
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David Allen Lohr

June 2, 1944 - December 30, 2017

David Allen Lohr, 73, of Moss Bluff, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 into the arms of his Savior. He was born in New Iberia, LA. on June 2, 1944 to parents Roy A. Lohr and Myrtle Kelley Lohr. He enjoyed motor cycle riding, hunting, fishing, and dancing to Zydeco music. He was especially proud of his military service in the United States Army. He is survived by his sister, Ruth Viator...
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Jean Levesque

September 9, 1945 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Moss Bluff, Moss Bluff, LA.
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Steven Wayne Broussard

September 18, 1954 - December 17, 2017

Steven Wayne Broussard, age 63, of Ragley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at a local hospital with his loving wife by his side. He was born on September 18, 1954 in Lafayette, La where he lived until moving to Ragley in the 6th grade.Steven worked for many years on a local farm while raising his family. He had a love for woodworking, and making items out of wood like trucks...
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Kathryn McClain Hawker

November 1, 1944 - December 17, 2017

Kathryn McClain Hawker, 73, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Lake Charles, LA with her family by her side.Kathryn was a member of Moss Bluff United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time cooking and baking as well as being creative by decorating and making crafts.She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert McClain, Jr. and Margaret McClain; her son, David Allen Mitchell.Those...
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Sherry Kay Dickerson

February 11, 1942 - December 16, 2017

Sherry Kay Dickerson, 75, died Saturday, December 16, 2017, in a local care center. She was a native of Lake Charles and had been a resident of Moss Bluff for over 20 years, coming from LaMarque, Texas. Sherry was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Moss Bluff. She loved her kids and grandkids and enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, and playing games. She had a beautiful voice and loved...
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Charles H. Groce

December 3, 1961 - December 8, 2017

Charles Howell (Ponder) Groce, 56, passed away on December 8, 2017 at a local hospital. He was born in Shreveport, LA on December 3, 1961, to Leroy Ponder and Lynda Ramsey Ponder Groce.Charles was known for his whimsical sense of humor, his love of singing and comedy, and cooking. He always had the ability to lighten up the room and make everyone smile. After having cancer as a young man he...
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Lou Wanna Parra

December 20, 1954 - November 26, 2017

Lou Wanna Faulk Parra, 62, of Lake Charles, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at her residence. She was born on December 20, 1954 in Lake Charles. She loved her family, her friends, and most of all, loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was always a witness everywhere she went for Him. Lou Wanna started her bookkeeping and notary career at Calcasieu Marine Bank. Other jobs she did,...
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Alfred Timothy Buesing

December 15, 1961 - November 10, 2017

Alfred Timothy Buesing, 55, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Port Arthur, TX on December 15, 1961. He loved to fish and work on boats. Tim enjoyed shooting guns and collecting them. He absolutely loved to sing and enjoyed music. Tim had a sense of humor and always made people laugh. He was a great cook and loved to BBQ. No matter what walk of life he was...
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Matthew James Garcia

January 8, 2002 - October 26, 2017

Matthew James Garcia, 15 years old, of Moss Bluff, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday October 26th, 2017. He was born January 8th, 2002 in Deridder, Louisiana to Shane and Lin Schexneider. Matthew's personality was unique. Where most young men his age were running track, playing baseball, football, or basketball, he was on the computer, battling other online gamers, learning new cheat codes for...
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Robert Wayne Landreneau

November 7, 1956 - October 24, 2017

Robert Wayne Landreneau, 60, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of Moss Bluff and a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church. He loved working and fishing.He is survived by his brother, Charles Fred Landreneau of Moss Bluff: sister, Brenda Austin and husband Russell of DeRidder and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and...
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James Edward Todd

October 10, 1963 - October 4, 2017

James "Jamie" Edward Todd lived a life of devotion and dedication firmly grounded with family ties and complete endearment for the ones he loved. Jamie was completely committed and devoted to his wife, Diane Sue Todd and their family. His life was one of discipline and purpose. He balanced his world with compassion and a fun loving personality, enthusiastic and witty sense of humor,...
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Danny Ray Dickerson

November 28, 1943 - September 28, 2017

Danny Ray Dickerson passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in his home surrounded by family.He is preceded in death by his parents Rufus Dickerson, Pauline and Ambrose Yarbrough of Lake Charles; brothers,Wayne, Edward, and Aymond Dickerson; sister, Marjorie Brister.He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lovie Dickerson of Ragley; two sons, Carl and his wife Cottina of Ragley, Michael and...
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Myrtis M. Mueller

June 10, 1937 - September 19, 2017

Myrtis Myers Mueller, 80, of Moss Bluff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017 in her home, surrounded by her family.Myrtis was born June 10, 1937 in Lake Charles, to Manuel and Lena Parker Myers. She graduated from Gillis High School. She worked for South Central Bell Telephone Company for 22 years, until she decided to pursue a career in Real Estate.She was a Realtor for Prejean...
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Penny Ann Harmon

April 5, 1973 - September 4, 2017

Penny Ann Harmon, 44, of Sulphur and formerly of Oklahoma passed away September 4, 2017. She was born April 5, 1973 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Dale Williams and Helen Williams. Penny was a very loving mother, grandmother and friend who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, her greatest loves of all who she shared countless trips to the park with. Penny had a love for the outdoors,...
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Sarah B. Campbell

July 21, 1928 - September 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Moss Bluff, Moss Bluff, LA.
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Leona Reed

August 28, 1953 - September 1, 2017

Leona Marie Reed, 64, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 with her loved ones at her side. She was born in Aberdeen, Maryland in 1953 to the late Leo and Suzanne Yeglic. Leona loved to spend time with her family and had a great love for them and her friends. Walking was a passion for her and she tracked her steps on her ever present Fitbit. Leona was one to always help others whether it was...
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Charles Lindberg Anderson

July 21, 1927 - August 25, 2017

Charles Lindberg Anderson 90 passed away August 25, 2017 at a local hospital.Charles was born in Youngs Town, Ohio and lived in Moss Bluff. He worked as a meteorological technician for the national weather service. Charles was a WWll U.S. Navy veteran and he served as a scout master for the boy scouts of America. He owned and operated Andy's small engine repair in Moss Bluff. Charles is survived...
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December 31, 1923 - August 14, 2017

Mae Loris Fontenot, 93, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 in a local hospital. She was born in Morse, La and lived in Moss Bluff most of her life. She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church, where she served as the first Vocational Minister of the parish. She was a lifetime member of the Alter Lady Society and taught CCD at St. Theodore's for 25 years. She was a loving wife, mother,...
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Bernard Wayne Loftin

August 21, 1938 - August 12, 2017

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, pastor and machinist went to be with his Lord August 12, 2017.Bernard Wayne Loftin, 78, was born in Lafayette, LA., to Oscar and Luvenia Loftin - the second oldest of six children. After graduating from LaGrange High School in 1957, he served in the U.S. Army as an electric motor and generator specialist and test track driver. He was saved in 1958 while on...
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Dorothy Mae Nixon

November 26, 1927 - August 11, 2017

Dorothy Mae Nixon, 89, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 in her residence.She was born in Abbeville and lived in Gillis most of her life. She was a member of St. TheodoreCatholic Church, where she served as Lay Minister. She was a member of Catholic Daughters, Catholics in Action, and extraordinary minister to the home bound. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary Post of Moss Bluff...
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Jeffery Allen Daniel Snyder

June 16, 1970 - August 4, 2017

Jeffery Allen Daniel Snyder 47, passed away on August 4, 2017 after a lengthy illness in a Baton Rouge Hospital. Born in Hot Springs Arkansas he was a residence of Baton Rouge and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff. Prior to his illness he enjoyed fishing, shrimping, duck hunting and being a salesman for New Look Furniture with his friends Joe and Mitch. The greatest love of...
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Glen Terry Campbell

June 30, 1938 - July 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Moss Bluff, Moss Bluff, LA.
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Lynda Grace Groce

January 15, 1942 - July 21, 2017

Lynda Ramsey Groce, 75, passed away July 21, 2017 at a local hospital.She was born January 15, 1942 in Shreveport, LA. Lynda and David moved to the Lake Charles area in 1994. Lynda was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church and was also a Catholic Daughter. She enjoyed spending time with her family, enjoyed reading, cooking and traveling. She would never turn away a stray that would show up at...
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Andrew Michael Viator

September 1, 1994 - July 21, 2017

Andrew Michael Viator 22, passed away on July 21, 2017 in Sulphur Louisiana.Andrew struggled with addiction and depression. In the end the depression is what took our beautiful son. Right now we as parents know no answers. But this is what we do know and will hold on to. Andrew was a smart, funny, handsome, quick witted, athletic son. He had a smile that would brighten our day. He had a big heart...
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Robert Floyd Bruce

March 23, 1933 - July 17, 2017

Robert Floyd Bruce, 84, of Moss Bluff, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2017 surrounded by his devoted family. He entered into eternal rest and joined his beloved wife Eileen, of 53 years, his parents, Thelma and Charlie Bruce and brother, Doyle Bruce. Robert was born March 23, 1933 to Charles (Charlie) and Thelma Bruce in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. He graduated Gillis High School in 1951....
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Eugene Daigle

December 11, 1945 - July 6, 2017

Eugene Daigle, Jr. 71, passed away July 6, 2017, in a local hospital. Eugene was born in Church Point, Louisiana on December 11, 1945. Eugene served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968 and married his wife Margaret Anderson Daigle in 1967. They made their home in Westlake for over forty years. He worked for PPG Industries for 31 years. He was an active member of the American Legion Post #179 in...
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Phyllis Cleary

June 2, 1963 - July 2, 2017

Phyllis Mae Cleary 54, passed away on July 02, 2017 at her residence in Sulphur La.Phyllis was born in Tampa Florida and lived in Sulphur and attended the Topsy Pentecostal Church. She was an Executive secretary for MWH Engineering. She also served as a court reporter. Phyllis was a graduate of Sam Houston High School and she was also a graduate of Alvin Community College and Delta Business...
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Larry Alfred Battles

January 28, 1939 - June 10, 2017

Larry Alfred Battles 78, a lifelong resident of Moss Bluff passed away on June 10, 2017 after a long illness. He was born in Lake Charles. He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Moss Bluff.Larry was a successful business man in the Moss Bluff Community. He retired from Industrial Construction Co. He was a member Local 106 Plumbers and Steamfitters union. He, his wife Dell and his...
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Angela Marie Ezell-Hunter

March 22, 1986 - June 9, 2017

Angela Marie Ezell-Hunter, 31, of Lake Charles Passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. She was born in 1986 to Glenn and Anna Ezell of Lake Charles, LA. Angela attended Sam Houston high School until her senior year and graduated from Park View High School in 2004. She proudly served in the United States National Guard.Angela was a loving mother who dedicated her life to her children. She made...
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Joyce Mae Forrester

October 26, 1938 - June 2, 2017

Joyce Mae Forrester, 78, passed away on June 02, 2017 at St Pats hospital. Joyce was born in Lake Charles and worked as a IBM operator at the First National Bank. Joyce was also a member at the First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff. She was a graduate of Reeves High School and attended Mcneese University Joyce was also a member of the National Honor Society. she was also a Secretary for LA State PTA...
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Myrtis Eve Cotten

April 28, 1937 - June 1, 2017

Myrtis Eve Cotten, 80, of Moss Bluff entered the Gates of Heaven June 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 28, 1937 in Kaplan, Louisiana to Elin and Estella Vincent. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. Myrtis loved watching old western movies and spending time with her family. She will greatly be missed by her family and friends...
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Clarence Prosser

February 9, 1934 - May 13, 2017

Clarence Prosser Sr., 83, of Moss Bluff passed away on Saturday, May, 13 2017.Clarence was born in 1934 in Hemingway, SC. to the late Refus and Nevie Prosser. Clarence was a member of FBC Gillis where he served as a deacon. His life was so evident of his love for the Lord, his family, friends and country. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 21 years as a firefighter and...
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Lora Idel Merchant

October 19, 1929 - May 12, 2017

Lora Alston Merchant 87, of Moss Bluff, La died at home May 12, 2017. Mrs. Merchant was born October 19, 1929 in DeQuincy, La to M.R. and Vonnie Alston. She graduated as Salutatorian from Singer High School. She moved to Deridder where she met E.W. Merchant who she later married. They moved to Moss Bluff, LA where she has resided since. She worked for the Calcasieu Parish Library for 34 years...
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Clinton L. Sutherland

May 27, 1939 - May 10, 2017

Clinton L. Sutherland, 77, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, May 10, 2017, in a local rehab facility. He grew up in Westlake, La., and moved to Moss Bluff after marrying Marilyn (Lambert) Sutherland, where they reared their family. Mr. Sutherland spent the best years of his life raising livestock and hunting. Mr. Sutherland loved to talk and never met a stranger. He also loved to have...
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Lee L. Parker

March 21, 1945 - April 28, 2017

Lee L. Parker Jr. "PeeWee", 72, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 28, 2017 with his loving family at his side. He was born in 1945 in Lake Charles, LA. to Lee L. Parker Sr. and Mary E Parker. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and was Honorably Discharged in 1971.PeeWee loved being outdoors and was the owner/operator of Lee L. Parker Jr. Equipment Sales and Dozer Work. He...
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Charles Melton

November 25, 1934 - April 24, 2017

Charles "Pete" Melton, 83, went to meet his heavenly father on April 24, 2017 in Lake Charles, LA. Charles was born on November 25, 1934 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the late Leslie Thomas Melton and Bernice Winingar-Melton and has been a resident of Moss Bluff for the past 52 years. He loved playing his acoustic guitar and singing, fishing, travelling and was also a former Stock Car driver. ...
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Patricia Ann McDonald

August 5, 1947 - April 15, 2017

Patricia Ann McDonald, 69, a resident of Denham Springs, LA passed away peacefully on April 15, 2017 after a great and full life.She was born August 5, 1947 in Beaumont, TX to Patricia and Clyde Vaughn. Ann was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.Surviving to cherish her memory is her husband of 50 years, Lamar McDonald; daughters, Kim McDonald of Denham Springs, Stacy Brewer and husband,...
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Donald Brady Gill

December 24, 1954 - April 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Moss Bluff, Moss Bluff, LA.
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John Allen Giovanni

October 25, 1960 - April 9, 2017

John "Johnny" Allen Giovanni, 57, passed away April 9, 2017 in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. He was born October 25, 1960 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to the late William and Lovonia "June" Giovanni. Johnny had a love for boxing, umpiring and coaching his sons when they played little league sports and baseball. He will greatly be missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, Judge William Giovanni,...
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Elizabeth M. Woodier

July 3, 1919 - April 6, 2017

Elizabeth "Miss Betty" Woodier, 97, died peacefully in her sleep on April 6, 2017 in a local area nursing home.Elizabeth Burns was born on July 3, 1919 in Dundee, Scotland. She came to the United States at age 7 with her mother, Margaret and sisters Margaret, Mary and Helen to join her father, James Burns. She grew up in Patterson, New Jersey where she married her late husband, Alfred S. Woodier...
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Zelda Elaine Knox

January 8, 1943 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Moss Bluff, Moss Bluff, LA.
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William J. Cox

January 2, 1965 - March 25, 2017

William (Bill) J. Cox II, 52, of Moss Bluff passed away March 25, 2017 in Lafayette, LA. He was born January 2, 1965 in Pensacola, Florida to William James Cox and Betty Louise Cox. Bill was a resident of Moss Bluff and a dedicated employee of Acadiana Glass.Bill had a passion for bowling, and loved the game which prompted him to join a league. "Mr. 300", known to him by his teammates of "The...
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Glenda Darlene Dyson

November 25, 1937 - March 25, 2017

.Glenda Peveto Dyson, 79, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. She was born on November 25, 1937 in Orange, TX to Clifford and Evelyn Peveto. She graduated from Little Cypress High School and attended Port Arthur College. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Norris Joseph Dyson. Glenda leaves behind one daughter, Felicia Ann Manuel and husband...
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Michael Lynn Paris

September 18, 1956 - March 17, 2017

Michael "Mike" Lynn Paris, 60, of Moss Bluff went Home to Our LORD and Savior on March 17, 2017 in his residence.Visitation will be held at First Baptist Moss Bluff on March 20, 2017 from 4-8PM and will resume March 21, 2017 at 9AM until funeral time. Funeral service will be held at First Baptist Moss Bluff on March 21, 2017 at 10AM with Reverend Alan Weishampel of East Ridge Baptist Church...
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Genevieve Domingue

September 16, 1939 - March 5, 2017

Genevieve Domingue, 77, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at her residence. She was born on September 16, 1939 in Indian Village, LA., but had lived in the Lake Charles area most all of her life. She loved baking cakes and cooking, making Christmas ornaments, loved her dogs unconditionally, doing yardwork, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her sons,...
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Jasper Hebert

May 5, 1936 - February 28, 2017

Jasper "Boonie" Hebert, 80, of Moss Bluff passed away February 28, 2017. He was born in 1936 in Fenton, LA to the late Herman and Irene Hebert. In 1957 he met the love of his life Rubye Endom and together they had 60 years of love and laughter. Boonie thrived being outdoors doing the work he loved clearing land for those who were building their future hopes and dreams. He owned and operated...
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Maryann Hooper Clark

July 1, 1947 - February 28, 2017

Maryann Hooper Clark, 69, died February 28, 2017 in a local hospital.She was a graduate of Sam Houston High School and Delta School of Business. She worked as secretary and office manager for Gate Stores and Kelley Hamilton Business Machines. Maryann is survived by two sons, Gregory Landry and Stanfford Wayne Jackson of Moss Bluff; one daughter, LaRisa Jackson of Lake Charles; two brothers, M...
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Doris Erline Ferguson

January 5, 1939 - February 28, 2017

Doris Erline Ferguson, 78, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at a local hospital. She was born on January 5, 1939 in Westlake, LA but has been living in Moss Bluff since 1982. Doris loved to bowl and was on several leagues, and enjoyed spending time with her family. In her earlier years, she was a Blue Bird leader, then became a Campfire Girls leader. She was involved in WMU and other...
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Edmund J. Fournerat

April 6, 1923 - February 27, 2017

Edmund J. Fournerat, 93, beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle died peacefully at the Verandah with family at his side. He entered the arms of his loving Savior Jesus Christ at 2:30pm on Monday, February 27, 2017.Mr. Fournerat was born on April 6, 1923 in Basile, LA, later moving to Lake Charles with his family.During World War ll he served with the Army. He served in the...
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Anne Louise Guidry

December 19, 1953 - February 16, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial for Anne Louise Hance Guidry will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Theodore Catholic Church. Fr. John Huckaby and Msgr. Charles J. Dubois will serve as concelebrants. Burial will follow at Old Ritchie Cemetery, Moss Bluff under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home. Anne Louise Guidry, the much loved daughter of Eldridge and Mary D. Hance,...
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Glenn Darrell Harrison

September 19, 1940 - February 7, 2017

Glenn D. Harrison, age 76 of Moss Bluff, La. went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 7, 2017 at Lake Charles Memorial hospital. Glenn was born September 19, 1940 in DeQuincy, La. to Jack and Julia (Smith) Harrison.Glenn was a devoted husband and father and worked for many years as an oil field consultant, until he retired in 2012. Glenn is survived by his wife Regina Harrison of 32 years;...
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Kylie Rae Corbello

February 2, 2017 - February 2, 2017

Kylie Rae Corbello, infant daughter of Adam and Elizabeth Katelyn Fontenot Corbello, passed away February 2, 2017 in Lake Charles.She leaves to cherish her loving memories her parents, Adam and Katelyn Fontenot Corbello; sister, Kaydence Corbello; paternal grandfather, Gilbert Corbello; paternal grandmother, Deborah Bailey; maternal grandfather, Dwayne Fontenot; maternal grandmother, Carol...
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Anna Marie Hayes

January 14, 1949 - January 30, 2017

Anna Marie Silvia Hayes, 68, completed her earthly journey Monday, January 30, 2017 at her home in Moss Bluff, outside of Lake Charles, LA. Anna Marie was born in Lake Charles, LA on January 14, 1949, and was the daughter of William Thomas "Tom" Silvia and Anna Gertrude "Pete" Silvia.Aside from a brief period in which her family lived in Bay City, TX, Anna Marie lived her...
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Dennis R. Duhon

June 6, 1941 - January 20, 2017

On January 20, 2017, Dennis R. Duhon (Ronnie), 75, Of Moss Bluff, La. passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. He leaves behind his children; Stephen J. Duhon, wife Sherry, and sons Colby and Kyle. Sharron R. Duhon Hunt and Bobby Dupuis and daughter Brittany, Darron R. Duhon, wife Tonya and son Kaden, and Hubert Ezell, wife Angie and sons Josh and Jeremy, one great-grandson Devin.He was...
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Robert Joseph Alleman

December 15, 1972 - December 31, 2016

Robert "Robby" Joseph Alleman, 44, of Lake Charles passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on the evening of December 31, 2016. He was born in Goldsboro, NC in 1972 to Robert and Virginia (Pe?a) Alleman. Upon Graduating from Sam Houston High School in 1991 he attended McNeese State graduating with BA in Music Theory and Composition. While attending McNeese he was a member of the...
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Louella Marie Fontenot

December 10, 1932 - December 24, 2016

Louella M. Fontenot, 84, of Moss Bluff passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016. Mrs. Fontenot was born in Basile, LA, and lived the majority of her life in Moss Bluff. She graduated from Sowela Technical School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse most of her adult life, including time in Labor and Delivery at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, followed by 22 years in the medical office of Dr. Ben...
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Cynthia Ann Whalley

October 22, 1958 - December 12, 2016

Cynthia Ann Whalley, 58, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. She loved her Lord Jesus and sought Him daily in all that she was doing. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and being around her children and grandchildren. She loved her students and the staff of the South Beauregard Schools, and loved people far beyond her family. She was a mother to many children in the...
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Anneliese Karolina Perkins

July 15, 1927 - December 11, 2016

Anneliese Karolina Perkins, born July 15, 1927 in Munich, Germany. She passed away on December 11, 2016 marking her grandson's fourth year of sobriety.Her eyes showed the spirit with in her heart. She truly loved everyone and in return everyone loved her. Anneliese seemed to grab everyone's attention and become the center of attraction, just by being herself. She was a professional dancer and...
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Donald Earl Coombe

June 17, 1931 - November 23, 2016

Donald Earl Coombe, 85, of Moss Bluff, LA passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Appleton, WI after a short illness.Don was born June 17, 1931 in Barnesville, PA to Raymond Paul and Lillian Coombe. He entered the Marine Corps upon graduation from East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania in 1953 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. He later rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel...
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John Richard Bruno

November 13, 1924 - November 12, 2016

John Richard Bruno, 91, of Moss Bluff, LA passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016. He died in the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings, LA. He had remained active and independent until a stroke 4 weeks earlier.He was born on November 13, 1924 to Johnny Charles and Myrtle Finn Bruno in Ged, LA. He graduated from Hackberry High School. He joined the United States Army in February...
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Richard Dell Hendricks

March 29, 1938 - October 26, 2016

Richard Dell Hendricks, Sr. 78, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Most of all, he loved his wife Jeanine of 57 years. He loved working in his workshop, fishing, and would BBQ for his family on Sundays, which was always a great family gathering. For many years, he served faithfully in the church wherever he was needed. He retired from...
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Larry I. Smith

September 5, 1939 - October 16, 2016

Larry Smith, 77, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016.He was a lifetime resident of Moss Bluff. Larry was a member of First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff. He was a US Marine Veteran serving from 1961 - 1967. Larry was very active in his community, He was on the Board of Directors for the McNeese Cowboy Club, past President of the Board of Directors for the CCOA, He was a member of the CCOA...
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Joseph Marion Mire

December 8, 1942 - October 11, 2016

Joseph Marion Mire age 73, a resident of Ragley, LA was called home to be with Jesus on October 11, 2016. Joe was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a hardworking man who always provided for his wife and children. He was a honorable, kind, Christian man. He was the son of the late Theopha Mire and the late Emma Broussard Mire. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Neta Weatherly...
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William Frederick Peters

October 26, 1930 - October 9, 2016

William (Bill) Fredrick Peters, born Oct. 26, 1930 in Bastrop, LA, died Sunday morning, October 9, 2016, in Kinder Retirement Center at the age 85.Mr. Peters was the first in his family to complete high school. As a young man, he left family, friends and all he had ever known in Bastrop. He bravely moved with his wife and 2 preschool children to Lake Charles. A resident of Lake Charles for 62...
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Robert Ray Halberdier

July 29, 1945 - October 2, 2016

Robert Ray Halberdier, 71, of Ragley, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at his home.He was born July 29, 1945 in Palm Springs, CA to Floyd and Genevieve (Brundrett) Halberdier. He was preceded in death by his parents.Surviving to cherish his memory is his only daughter, Leda Lynn Halberdier Cook and her husband Kenneth of Ragley, five grandchildren, Samuel J. Cook, Stacy R. Cook, Genevieve F....
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Ronald Keith Reeves

December 24, 1950 - August 22, 2016

Ronald Keith Reeves Sr., 65, of Lake Charles passed away August 22, 2016. He was born in Lake Charles in 1950 to the late Almon and Lurline (Cranford) Reeves. He loved hunting, fishing, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. He was an active member of 1st Pentecostal Church where he served as an usher.Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Vickie (Barto) Reeves,...
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Herbert Joseph Guilbeaux

November 21, 1930 - August 14, 2016

Herbert Joseph Guilbeaux, 85, passed away August 14, 2016 in a local hospital.He was a selfless person who loved his family and a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church. He was a Med Tech in the Army during the Korean War. He is a retired truck driver for Southern Pacific Transport. He was a member of Lake Charles Contraband Chapter Antique Car Club, and Retreads Motorcycle Club. He loved...
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Bertheline Deville

June 30, 1932 - August 13, 2016

Bertheline Deville, 84 passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016. She loved to work with crafts, sewing, quilting, and enjoyed playing Bingo at Rosewood where she resided. She was an honorary member of St. Theodore's Altar Society and Catholic Daughters and the choir.She is survived by her daughters Juanita Wisdom and husband Ronald of Moss Bluff, Patricia Benoit of Moss Bluff, Christine Racca and...
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Leanna Nell Loftus

November 28, 2001 - August 5, 2016

Leanna Nell Loftus, 14, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 in Cedar Park, Texas.Leanna enjoyed playing the violin, photography and American Girl Dolls. She was an avid reader and loved animals.Survivors include her Mother, Roanna Prime Loftus. Grandfather, Raymond E. Prime Sr. (Pappy). Her uncle, Raymond E. Prime, Jr. and cousin, Kayte Rayne Prime; and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins who...
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Linda Gail Koonce

August 5, 1943 - August 4, 2016

Linda Gail "Granny" Koonce, 72, of Moss Bluff, passed away on August 4, 2016, at Harbor Hospice in Lake Charles. Linda was born in August 5, 1943 in Baton Rouge, to the late J.C. and Fleda (Adams) Vallery, she married Roland Floyd Koonce, October 4, 1959 in Moss Bluff Linda was a very loving mother, grandmother, sister and friendLeft to cherish her memory are her children, Fleda Brittian and...
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Cecil Armistead

July 22, 1923 - July 24, 2016

Cecil Armistead, 93, passed away on July 24, 2016. Cecil was born on July 22, 1923 to Albert Sidney and Martha Ann McMullen Armistead in Lake Charles, LA. Cecil loved his family, running his dozer, cattle and horses. He was an officer in the Army Air Force during World War II. He served as an Aerial Gunner and CPL Technical Instructor. Cecil was a riding instructor in the rehabilitation program....
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Lona Darlene Stephens

July 7, 1959 - July 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Moss Bluff, Moss Bluff, LA.
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Gladys Edith Lofton

December 20, 1922 - July 11, 2016

Gladys Edith "Dolly" Lofton, 93, passed away at home in Mont Belvieu, TX on July 11, 2016.Dolly was born at home in Glenmora, LA on December 20, 1922 to Charles and Ethel Woolsey. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Cox and husband Robert of Deer Park, TX, Jacqueline Cox and husband Jack of Mont Belvieu, TX, son, John Thomas Lofton, Jr of Moss Bluff, LA and daughter in law, Anita Lofton of...
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Rebecca Jane Austin

October 21, 1953 - July 11, 2016

Rebecca Jane Austin, 62, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 in a local hospital.She was born in Houston and lived most of her life in Moss Bluff. She loved to garden and fish.Her grandchildren are her pride and joy and she loved them dearly. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.She is survived by her sons, Russell Allen Austin, Jr. of DeRidder; Christopher Dale Austin of Lake Charles;...
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Dempsey Lavergne

July 20, 1961 - July 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Moss Bluff, Moss Bluff, LA.
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Patricia Ann Quebodeaux

July 22, 1946 - July 8, 2016

Patricia Ann Quebodeaux(1946-2016)Patricia Quebodeaux, 69, passed away on Friday, July 08, 2016 at a local care center. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed playing Bingo. She adored her dog Princess and cat Ty. She is survived by her son Scott Quebodeaux, daughter Stacey Quebodeaux, one brother William "Dubby" Dartez, three sisters Viola West and husband Clarence, Eula Duplantis,...
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Mona Love Fontenot

July 8, 1941 - June 27, 2016

Mona L. Fontenot, 74, of Lake Charles passed away June 27th, 2016 at a local hospital. Born in Siler City, North Carolina, she was the oldest child of the late Everett and Inez Johnson. She and her two brothers were raised in Charleston, South Carolina and were each other's best playmates. Mona had a great love of family and was very close to her children and grandchildren. After 30 years of...
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Dovie Marie Benoit

July 14, 1942 - June 20, 2016

Dovie Marie Benoit, 73, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016.She was born in Rosepine and lived in Lake Charles and Moss Bluff for the past 60 plus years. Dovie worked for Lake Charles Medical and Surgical and later retired from the Calcasieu Parish School Board as a bus driver. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gillis. Dovie loved her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed and loved...
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Carrie Laura Duplantis

January 1, 1929 - June 19, 2016

Carrie Laura Duplantis(1929-2016)Carrie Duplantis, 87, daughter of the late Gus "Skipper" and Vida Stitzlein passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Moss Bluff for many years. Carrie was a member of "Young At Heart" and also volunteered for the church thrift store. Carrie also loved playing solitaire and working crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed...
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Joel James Fontenot

January 12, 1938 - June 10, 2016

Joel "Joe" James Fontenot, 78, died at 12:22 a.m., June 10, 2016, in his home surrounded by loved ones.Joe was born in Lafayette, La., and he had lived in Lake Charles, and later Moss Bluff for over 60 years. He was a proud veteran, having served his country in the Air Force. Joe's career was spent working at Conoco for 27 years.Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy Marie "Dot"...
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Paul James Guidry

December 6, 1942 - May 28, 2016

Jimmy Guidry, 73, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in a local hospital, he was surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Cyrus Guidry, Sr. and Stella DeMary Guidry in Sweetlake, LA. Jimmy was a graduate of Grandlake High School and a veteran of the US Army. He was a long time resident of Sulphur, La. and retired from Conoco Refinery as a welder. Jimmy loved hunting and...
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Gary Leland Grob

July 16, 1951 - May 27, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Gary Leland Grob, 64, on Saturday, May 27, 2016.Mr. Grob was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 16, 1951, to Albert and Lorraine Wood Grob. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy and enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and spending quality time with family and friends. He leaves to honor his memory, his sister: Gail Grob, loving wife...
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Virgil Spears

February 26, 1933 - May 27, 2016

Virgil Spears, 83, passed away peacefully on Friday May 27, 2016 at a local hospital surrounded by his family. Originally from DeQuincy, Spears has resided in Lake Charles for 60 years. He worked for Haliburton Oilwell & Cement Company and was also a veteran of the Navy serving in Korea for 4 years.Virgil is survived by his wife of 62 yearss, Marie Foster Spears of Lake Charles; two daughters...
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Henry Bascum Carpenter

March 12, 1931 - May 1, 2016

Henry Bascum Carpenter, Sr., 85, was born on March 12, 1931 in Manchester, Louisiana to Samuel Haze and Margaret Dugas Carpenter. He passed from this life into his eternal reward in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Carpenter's funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church,...
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Lucille Daigle

May 17, 1931 - April 24, 2016

Lucille Daigle, 84, of Moss Bluff passed away April 24, 2016. Born in Welsh, LA in 1931 to the late Paul and Valentine Miller she was one of nine children. She grew up to meet and marry the love of her life Savain. Together they raised five children, four sons and a daughter, until his passing in 1992.She is predeceased by her husband, Savain Joseph Daigle, son, Robin Dale Daigle and daughter,...
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Pamela Sue Cockerham

September 24, 1955 - April 19, 2016

Pamela Sue Cockerham, 60, was born on September 24, 1955 in Newellton, LA. She passed peacefully at her home in Gillis, LA on April 19, 2016.Pam was very much loved by many who had the blessing of knowing her. Everyone who knew her knew she loved writing letters, talking on the phone and last but not least, she loved watching her programs. Pam touched the hearts of many and will never be...
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Michael Steven Parker

October 14, 1960 - April 18, 2016

Michael Steven Parker, 55, of Ragley passed away at his residence on April 18, 2016.Michael lived in Moss Bluff most of his life. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was very determined and outspoken. Michael loved to cook and enjoyed nature. He was an animal lover and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, doing yard work, and boating on the river. He also was a...
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Janet Lane Foshee

February 17, 1951 - April 11, 2016

Janet Lane Foshee, 65, passed away of natural causes on April 11, 2016 at her residence in Moss Bluff. She was born in Lake Charles and lived in Lake Charles and Moss Bluff all her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff where she served as a pianist and taught Sunday school. She was a graduate of McNeese University and worked as a nurse for Moss Regional Hospital prior to...
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Wildred Wanda Reeves

December 22, 1928 - March 27, 2016

Wildred Laughlin Reeves, 87, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016, surrounded by loving family and friends.She was born in Mittie and was the youngest daughter of 13 children. She retired from Bolton Ford as a switch board operator after twenty years and she was a member of First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff. She filled her late husband, Wilmer Roberts, Police Juror term and then ran for office...
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Robert Clifton Elledge

August 15, 1939 - March 27, 2016

Robert Clifton Elledge, 76, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 27 2016, while in the loving care of his family. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday April 1, 2016, 1 pm, Moss Bluff Hixson's Funeral Home burial following at Ritchie Cemetery. Born on August 15, 1939, to late parents Ralph B Elledge and Effie Adcock Elledge of Hebert, Louisiana. While attending high school, he was...
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Shirley Luella Benoit

November 28, 1925 - March 20, 2016

Shirley L. Benoit, 90, of Moss Bluff passed away March 20th 2016 with her loving family at her side. She was born in 1925 to H.H and Stella Welch in Maxie Louisiana she was one of six children. Shirley grew up in Lake Charles and at sixteen met the love of her life Fred, and together they raised 6 children.Shirley was a true homemaker and loved everything about life. She had a gift for cooking...
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Tricia Guyann Peavy

September 8, 1951 - March 12, 2016

Patricia "Tricia" Peavy, 64, left this world to spend eternity with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 12, 2016. She was the most devoted "Granny"; her grandchildren were her pride and joy, her heart and soul. Tricia was the most devoted, loyal, and understanding wife and mom. She loved watching the hummingbirds in her backyard. Gardening was a great love of hers and she would spend countless...
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Gene A. Taylor

October 24, 1959 - March 11, 2016

Gene Taylor, 56, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 in a local hospital.He was born in Lake Charles where he lived most of his life. Gene was a longtime employee of Lake Charles Poultry and L'auberge Casino. He loved to fish. He also had an unselfish and giving heart. Gene was always willing to help those in need.Survivors include his brothers, Willis Taylor, Jr. and wife, Cindy of Lake...
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Norman Joseph Eggleston

March 7, 1943 - March 5, 2016

Norman Joseph Eggleston, 71, of Moss Bluff, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Harbor Hospice Home in Lake Charles. He was born March 7, 1943 in Lake Charles to Francis and Dorothy Eggleston. He was preceded in death by his father. Surviving to cherish his memory is his mother Dorothy Bellon of Moss Bluff. Norman was a master mechanic and owned his business for many years.A funeral service...
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