Our Obituaries

Lou Anna Guidry

June 7, 1939 - January 29, 2018

Lou Anna "Pelet" Miller Guidry, 78, of Hayes passed away from this life, Monday, January 29, 2018 at her home.She was born and raised in Grand Chenier then moved to Hayes in 1984. She loved to help her parents trap, sold Avon for many years and worked at Hacketts in Lake Charles. She was a member of Immaculate Conception and St. John Vianney Church in Bell City. She loved to work outside and...
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James Joseph Doxey

November 20, 1959 - January 28, 2018

James "J.J." Joseph Doxey, 58, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his residence. He was born on November 20, 1959 to parents Ulrich "B.B." and Edna Gary Doxey. He was a community organizer of the Tenants Association at Chateau-du Lac; the co-editor of the High Risers Gazette; and the concession generated funds for parties and gifts to fellow seniors and/or disabled residents. Many people...
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Elton Joseph Thibodeaux

September 11, 1932 - January 27, 2018

Elton Joseph "EJ" Thibodeaux Jr, 85, passed away January 27, 2018. Born in Welsh, LA EJ lived most of his life in Lake Charles, was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church, and was a retired sales supervisor with almost 50 years of service for Bordeons of Lake Charles. He loved fishing and cooking for family and friends. He was a wood worker and a perfectionist when it came to building or...
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Johns Play

January 23, 2018

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Allen Guillory

December 11, 1924 - January 20, 2018

Allen Guillory, 93, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.He was born in Eunice, LA and lived in Lake Charles. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWll.He was a millwright and worked for Tudor Construction.He is survived by his son, Jimmy Guillory and wife, Jennifer of Lake Charles; daughters, Phyllis Gibson and husband, Wade of Sulphur; Denise Guillory and Tom Messmer of Baltimore; brother,...
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Florence B. Fontenot

February 20, 1918 - January 19, 2018

Florence "Flo" Fontenot, 99, passed away January 19, 2018 in a local nursing home.She attended Christ the King Catholic Church. She had a spunky sense of humor and was very strong willed. She was a homemaker, loved sewing and loved being around family and friends. In her lifetime she witnessed 18 Presidential elections.She is survived by her sons, Glenn Fontenot of LaPorte, TX; Larry Fontenot of...
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Loyd Ray Wells

February 2, 1939 - January 16, 2018

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Helen Harn Pitre

May 3, 1923 - January 16, 2018

Helen Harn Pitre, 94, formerly of Lake Charles, passed away January 16, 2018 in her daughter's home in Texas City, Texas. Helen was born on May 3, 1923 in Manila, Philippines to Joseph Harn and Jacinta Santos Harn. Helen met Lloyd "Pete" Pitre, her husband of 68 years, during World War II and moved to Louisiana to start a family with him. She was widely loved and admired as a dedicated wife,...
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Ada Vincent

November 28, 1922 - January 15, 2018

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Brand Vincent, 95, will begin at 2pm, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd, 715 Kirkman Street under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12pm until time of service.Inurnment will follow in the Good Shepherd columbarium.Officiating will be The Reverend Frances "Boo" Kay.Mrs. Vincent died January 15, 2018.She...
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Michael Ben Searcy

January 15, 1957 - January 14, 2018

Michael Ben Searcy, 60, of Lake Charles, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 15, 1957 to parents Robert and Evelyn Searcy. He enjoyed watching the New Orleans Saints and spending time with his family. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Searcy of Lake Charles; two sisters, Vivian Morein and husband Mike of Sulphur, Lisa Searcy of Lake...
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Randall Eugene Nelson

November 14, 1948 - January 11, 2018

Randall "Randy" Eugene Nelson, 69, of Lake Charles, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Christus St. Patrick's Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was born on November 14, 1948 in DeLand, Florida. He was proud of his military service in the United States Marine Corps, "Semper Fi" where he served his country in Vietnam. His little piece of heaven on earth was a mixed drink,...
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Gene Arlen Juranka

October 19, 1933 - January 11, 2018

Gene Arlen Juranka, 84, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018 at his daughter's residence in Lake Charles, LA. Gene was born on October 19, 1933 in Lake Charles, but was raised in Cameron, LA and graduated from Creole High School in 1952. In May of 1953, Gene enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and received his Honorable Discharge in 1957. He was a proud veteran and continued his...
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Floy Mae Byrd

July 17, 1930 - January 10, 2018

Floy Mae Byrd, 87, passed away January 10, 2018 in a local nursing home. She was born in Hornbeck, LA and lived in Lake Charles for 70 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff, Terry Stanley Sunday School class, and Eastern Star MB 242. She is a retired Registered Nurse from Memorial Hospital. She is survived by three sons: William D. (Bill) Byrd and wife Sandra, of DeRidder...
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Carl Wilton Faulk

February 10, 1926 - January 7, 2018

Carl "Sing" Faulk, 91 of Cameron, passed away on January 7, 2018. Sing was born on February 10, 1926 in Creole, LA to Delma Faulk and Margaret LeBeouf Faulk. He was a proud veteran who served in the Army Air Corp during World War II where he was an E6-Staff Sergeant as a B-24 Bomber and Gunner. After the war, he returned to Cameron, where he married Ruth "Tat" Rogers Faulk of Cameron, worked in...
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Gervis Adam Conner

February 5, 1931 - January 6, 2018

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 12 p.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole, Louisiana for Gervis Adam Conner, 86, who passed away surrounded by his loved ones on January 6,2018. Mr. Conner was born on February 5, 1931 to Theophile and Bernice Conner of Creole, whom lived with his mother's parents, Aruthur & Osite Baccigalopi, assisting...
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Maria Antonia Fiallos

April 14, 1924 - December 31, 2017

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Catherine Ann Bell

December 9, 1947 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. E. Hixson & Sons, Lake Charles, LA.
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John Galton Boudreaux

November 25, 1939 - December 29, 2017

John Galton Boudreaux, 78, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 29, 2017, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole. His nephew, Reverend Wayne LeBleu, will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with a Holy Rosary prayed at 6:00 p.m., at Hixson...
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Mertie Lea Raggio

June 4, 1938 - December 29, 2017

Sulphur - Mertie "Rickie" Raggio, 79, passed from this life to the arms of her Savior surrounded by her family on Friday, December 29, 2017.She was born on June 4, 1938 in Kenton, OK. She had lived in this area for the past 52 years. She loved sewing, camping, crocheting, blue grass gospel and most of all spending time with her family.She was survived by her husband of 57 years, Ervin L. Raggio;...
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Billie Marie Miller

May 28, 1935 - December 29, 2017

Billie Marie Huval Miller, 82, of Lake Charles, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed peacefully into the next life in her home December 29, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Lynn C. Miller; children, Janice Miller Trahan of Conroe, TX, Jeffery Miller and wife, Kathy Wright Miller of Montgomery, TX, Jill Marie Miller of Orlando, FL, Jon David Miller of Debary, FL; three...
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Audrey Lucille Wimbrow

February 8, 1922 - December 28, 2017

Audrey "Lucille" Wimbrow, 95, of Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Golden Age of Welsh. She was born on February 8, 1922 in Daisetta, TX to parents Walter and Irene Higginbotham. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, and she loved to shop with her favorite place being S & M. Lucille loved her family and being a housewife. She is survived by her one son, John Wimbrow...
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David Lute

October 22, 1932 - December 26, 2017

A Funeral Service will be celebrated Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 11:00 am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 300 North Blake Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601, for David Lute, 85, who passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Landmark of Lake Charles.Visitation will be observed on Saturday, January 6, 2018, from 8:00 am until the time of service, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 300 North...
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Elougia Mae Richard

March 26, 1927 - December 24, 2017

Elougia Mae "Lady" Richard, 90, passed away December 24, 2017 in a local hospital.She was born in Grand Chenier and lived in Cameron Parish most of her life where she taught school for over thirty years. She was a member of St. Eugene Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters and taught catechism for many years. She was on the board for the Alligator Festival and co-owner of Twin Oaks Trailer...
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John Joseph Kent

January 17, 1953 - December 22, 2017

John Joseph Kent, III, 64, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, LA.A native of New Orleans, LA, he was born on January 17, 1953. He was a resident of Westlake, LA and also lived in Pensacola, FL for many years, where he worked in the Automotive Sales Industry. Johnny was truly a one of a kind, who loved good food (his poor boys),...
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Gene Q. Gerhart

February 6, 1929 - December 19, 2017

Lake Charles- Gene Q. Gerhart, died Tuesday, December 19, 2017, in his residence. Gene Q. Gerhart, died Monday, December 18, 2017, in his residence.He was a native of Michigan, lived in Lake Charles for many years, and spent his retirement years in Florida before returning to Lake Charles after the passing of his wife in 2009. Gene worked his entire career in the natural gas industry. He was a U...
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Terry Randle Robideaux

February 3, 1945 - December 18, 2017

Terry Randle Robideaux age 72, passed away on December 18, 2017 in Lafayette LA. Terry was born in Crowley, LA the son of a World War ll Veteran. After graduating LaGrange High School, he spent 5 years at Louisiana College pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in graphic design before joining the Army for service in Vietnam in 1967. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1970 he moved to...
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Michael Lee Benoit

February 17, 1952 - December 17, 2017

Michael Lee "Hobo" Benoit, 65, passed away December 17, 2017.He was born in Lake Charles and lived here most of his life. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He worked for LA Tank as a disposal operator and Big Diamond as a truck driver.He is survived by his wife, Marianna Benoit of Lake Charles; sister, Justine Bessie Martin of Pasadena, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. He...
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David Doland

October 28, 1934 - December 17, 2017

David "Billy" Doland, Jr, 83, died Sunday, December 17, 2017, in a Lafayette hospital.Billy was born in Grand Chenier and graduated from Lake Arthur High School and McNeese State University with a degree in agriculture. He was a lifetime member of the Louisiana Cattleman's Association and past president of the Parish Cattleman's Association, he served on the State Livestock Advisory Committee,...
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Betty Jean Dufrene

December 20, 1928 - December 15, 2017

Betty Jean Vorman Dufrene departed this life peacefully on Friday, December 15, 2017. A native of DeQuincy, Betty has called Lake Charles home for 70 years. She was born to Lurline and Edward J. Vorman on December 20, 1928. Betty was known for her devotion to God, family and the education of children. She married Clyde Dufrene in 1948 and moved to Lake Charles to start their life together. They...
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Brenda Sue Vice

April 12, 1953 - December 12, 2017

Brenda Sue "Pee Wee" Vice, 64, passed away December 12, 2017 in a local hospital surrounded by her family, after a six year battle of Ovarian Cancer.She and her twin sister were born on April 12, 1953 in Port Sulphur, LA and moved to Lake Charles in 1971.She was full of life, a hard worker, loved fishing, visiting Hodges Gardens, bird watching, shopping with her sister, mowing grass,...
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Douaine Paul Conner

January 3, 1957 - December 10, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole, Louisiana for Douaine Paul Conner, 60, who died at home on Sunday, December 10, 2017, after battling cancer for the last several years. Reverend Wayne LeBleu will be the celebrant. Serving as pallbearers will be, Travis Broussard, Tony Hay, Butch LaBove,...
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Trenton Michael Guy

December 23, 1992 - December 4, 2017

A Memorial Gathering for Trent Michael Guy, 24, will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 10am with a Celebration of Life to follow at 11am. Trent's legacy is his two beautiful children, Tatum and Harlowe. He leaves behind a loving family, Austin Guy, Ashley Skillern, Benjamin Callahan, Rocky Guy, Meghan Guy and numerous friends. He will be greatly missed...
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John Thomas Gilmore

November 30, 1932 - December 4, 2017

John Thomas Gilmore age 85, passed away on December 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife and family. John served in the Navy for 4 years right after graduation from High School. He served on the U.S.S. Princeton during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge he made his home in Lake Charles, where he married his wife of 62 years, Velma Breaux Gilmore. He retired from Citgo after 41 years...
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Lerline Marie Vincent

December 29, 1927 - November 25, 2017

Lerline Marie Vincent age 89, passed away on Saturday November 25, 2017.She was born to Earl and Aline Smith on December 29, 1927 in Kinder, LA. She spent time as a seamstress and thoroughly enjoyed it, sewing for personal clients, local band, and dance studios. She retired from Sears and Roebuck as an interior decorator and was top decorator. She sold Mary Kay Cosmetics for a short time. She...
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Dianna Dale Marie Boudreaux

January 10, 1941 - November 25, 2017

Dianna "Dale" Marie (Broussard) Boudreaux was born January 10, 1941 in New Iberia to Claudy and Louise Broussard. She spent most of her life in Cameron Parish, first in the town of Cameron and then in Oak Grove. The majority of her career was spent in bookkeeping, she absolutely loved working with numbers, and if those books were a penny off, she was going to find it. On many weekends you could...
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Ruth Irene McNabb

November 20, 1967 - November 20, 2017

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Sylvia H. Cleland

June 8, 1926 - November 19, 2017

Sylvia was born in Alabama, where she met Robert Cleland who was an Army Instructor at Fort McClelland, AL. She and her two sons followed Robert to his various army posting with stops in Chicago, Minden, LA, Okinawa, Japan, Germany, San Francisco and finally retiring in Alexandria, LA.Sylvia was a homemaker who worked part time jobs to provide her sons with the little extras that growing boys...
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Norris Lind Bradford

October 26, 1929 - November 18, 2017

Norris Lind Bradford, 88, of Lake Charles, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Seligman, Missouri on October 26, 1929. Norris showed roses and had a big rose garden of which he was proud. He enjoyed fishing anytime he had the chance. He is survived by his two brothers, Maurice Bradford of Pikeville, NC, Ken Bradford and wife Geniece of Queen City, TX; one...
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Nathaniel Coleman Curtis

February 3, 1928 - November 16, 2017

"Be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." Ephesians 4:32. This was the favorite Bible verse of many favorite verses of Nathaniel Coleman Curtis, 89, who passed from this life Thursday, November 16th, in his residence surrounded by his loving family, grateful for having been blessed with such a loving and devoted husband,...
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Eura Miller

October 14, 1923 - November 15, 2017

Eura Miller, 94, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017.She was born in Church Point, LA and lived in Westlake, LA since 1945. She was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church. She loved cajun and country music. Eura was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who especially enjoyed time spent with family. She also prayed the rosary daily for family and friends.She is survived by...
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William John Kelly

June 17, 1940 - November 13, 2017

William John Kelly, 77, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 17, 1940 in Nyack, New York. He was the son of the late Christopher G. and Edna Kelly who was the former Chief of the Nyach Fire Department. William was a Veteran in the Air Force and worked in Industrial Fire Preventon Safety. He is survived by a special friend and caregiver,...
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Robert Kelly

May 19, 1987 - November 10, 2017

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Charlee Ann Rose Villalobos

November 8, 2017 - November 10, 2017

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Christeen Elizabeth Hixson

September 3, 1924 - November 10, 2017

Christeen Elizabeth "Pooh" Hixson, 93, passed away November 10, 2017 in Lake Charles, LA.She was born in Elizabeth City, NC and lived in Lake Charles since 1945. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Lake Charles, where she taught Sunday school for 35 years. She was also a member of the Enterprise Club for 30 years, served for the Memorial Auxiliary for 30 years, having completed over 500...
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Anna Joyce Hebert

August 5, 1942 - November 9, 2017

Anna Joyce Hebert, age 75, passed away on Thursday November 9, 2017. Anna was born August 5, 1942 in Eunice, Louisiana to the late Louis and Edith Smith. Anna married the love of her life, Captain Eddie Hebert Jr., and together they had 42 years of love and laughter as they raised their 2 children.Anna loved to cook and had a mess of recipes that she shared with family and friends alike. A...
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Gail Ellen Manuel

May 18, 1954 - November 7, 2017

Gail Ellen (Canter) Manuel passed away peacefully at 4:57 AM Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Coral Bay Nursing home. To nearly all of the family, Gail was known as Nanny Gail, except for her brother Paul who affectionately called her Sweet Pea.She was born on May 18, 1954 in Lake Charles, Louisiana and graduated from Marion High school where she met and later married her high school sweet heart,...
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Linda Gladys Armentero

March 24, 1948 - November 7, 2017

Linda Gladys Dronet Armentero, 69, died Monday, November 6, 2017 with her husband by her side in a local hospital. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas to Jules and Ena Richard Dronet. She was raised in Creole, La. and moved to Lake Charles and lived for 40 years. She enjoyed her family, friends and the love of her life Ismeal, whom she fondly called "Papa". Survivors include her husband, Ismeal;...
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Raymond Marshall Broussard

February 26, 1958 - November 6, 2017

Raymond "Ray" Marshall Broussard Jr. 59, of Lake Charles passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Ray had a zest for life. He worked hard and played hard. He loved hunting and dirt bike riding with his sons. He was also a master carpenter and was happiest when he was working with his hands. Ray's greatest success was creating his company Universal Stainless,...
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Maurice Ray Brown

May 29, 1940 - November 5, 2017

Maurice Ray Brown, age 77, of Houston TX, passed away on Sunday November 5, 2017. Maurice was born May 29, 1940 in Menard, TX and grew up in Junction,TX. His wife Margaret Corman Brown passed away a week earlierMaurice is survived by his nieces, Becky Visor and Jamie Lynn Siegel, stepsons, Frank and Brian. Maurice was preceded by his parents, James Albert Brown, Sr, Lilly Mae Smith and brother,...
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William Curtis Harrington

December 2, 1933 - October 31, 2017

William Curtis Harrington 83, born December 2,1933, passed away on October 31, 2017 in a local nursing home surrounded by his loving family.Curtis was stationed in Germany for his 3 years of service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for PPG for over 33 years and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department Reserve for 24 years. Curtis was a true American patriot. Curtis is preceded in...
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Stanley Hughes Allen

October 4, 1941 - October 26, 2017

Stanley H. Allen, 76, of Lake Charles passed away October 26, 2017. He was born in Lake Charles in 1941 to the late Henry and Marguerite Allen. Stan proudly served in the United States Navy for 10 years and did 3 tours in Vietnam. He returned home and worked for Martin GMC before taking a position with Halliburton as an Oilfield Mechanic before retirement. Stan loved antique cars and was an...
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Betty Jo Lacaze

September 19, 1931 - October 25, 2017

Memorial services for Betty Jo Frye LaCaze will be held at Hixon Funeral Home on Ryan Street in Lake Charles, LA, on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Betty LaCaze passed away in her apartment at Azalea Estates in Shreveport on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. She had resided in...
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Ella Mae Payne

September 23, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Ella Mae Payne, 97, passed away on October 21, 2017 at a local hospital.Ella was born in Crowley and lived in Mossville for many years prior to moving to Lake Charles. She was a outstanding cook and seamstress and loved to travel and shop. Ella served as everyone's Mawmaw and took care of many friends, families and children. She was also a member of the St. John Bosco Church.Ella is proceeded in...
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Alpha Marie McClelland

October 13, 1926 - October 20, 2017

Alpha "Marie" Key McClelland, 91, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Lake Charles Care Center. She was very creative with arts and crafts, loved to paint, sing, and loved flowers. Anything she could tear down and rebuild, she would. Marie was a dedicated servant to her children, family, friends, and was a faithful member of her home church in Houston, TX, ...
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Waldine Ryder

January 15, 1940 - October 15, 2017

Waldine "Dean" Ryder age 77, passed away on October 15, 2017, peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Chataignier, LA on January 15, 1940. She enjoyed being outside in nature. Her passions were her flower beds, plants and yard looking neat and tidy. She loved her "pets", wild birds, squirrels, etc and also made sure they always had fresh water and food around the property for...
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Lana Marie Druilhet

July 20, 1948 - October 14, 2017

Lana Marie Druilhet, 69, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017.She was born July 20, 1948 to John Hebert and Gracie January Hebert. Lana attended and graduated from Audrey Memorial High School in 1966. She was a Blue Bird leader, a member of the St. Rose Altar Society, Usher and First Lady of the church of the New Beginning LC and an active member of the Women of Vision Ministry. She was a...
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Sadoc Romero

October 12, 1961 - October 13, 2017

Sadoc Romero, 56, of Lake Charles passed away October 13, 2017. The visitation will be Monday, October 16, 2017 5:00-8:00 pm, resuming at 9:00 am Tuesday, October 17, 2017 until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 am at Hixson Funeral Home, Lake Charles. Burial to follow at Highland Cemetery, Lake Charles. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
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Thelma May Chambers

December 26, 1928 - October 11, 2017

Thelma May Chambers, 88, of Sulphur, LA passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Eudora, Arkansas on December 26, 1928. Thelma loved knitting, crocheting, oil painting, ceramics, and enjoyed playing Bridge. She loved working in her yard, playing golf, and was a devoted Christian. She was a member of Transylvania Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school...
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Thomas J. Doland

February 14, 1924 - October 10, 2017

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Thomas Jesse Doland

February 14, 1924 - October 10, 2017

Thomas Jesse Doland known to everyone as Tom, to some Tommy, to some Doctor Tom was born in Grand Chenier Louisiana February 14, 1924 to Samuel Shelton and Ethel McCall Doland. He farmed and went to school there until he graduated high school in 1936. His brothers were Nolan and Everett and his sisters Sophie Johnston, Linnie Belle Emmons and Mary Elaine Cohen all of which precede him in death....
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Henry Nathaniel Prentice

September 11, 1929 - October 10, 2017

Rev. Henry Nathaniel Prentice, 88, passed away on October 10, 2017, at his residence in Sulphur, La.Henry was born in Jennings, La, and lived in Lake Charles for many years. He was a retired Baptist minister and served as a pastor in Forest Hill, Cheneyville, Cameron, and Grand Chenier prior to his retirement. Rev. Henry was a member of Olivet Baptist Church of Sulphur. Rev. Henry is preceded in...
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Barney Lee Viator

October 7, 1963 - October 7, 2017

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Robert Egbert Dorcheus

August 14, 1925 - October 4, 2017

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Sha'ron Dwayne Glodd

October 2, 2017 - October 2, 2017

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Huvenia M. BENIOT

January 24, 1939 - September 25, 2017

Huvenia "Tootsie" Benoit, 78, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family on Monday, September 25, 2017. She was a devoted wife and homemaker to her husband Clifford Benoit for 63 years. Tootsie was a lifelong member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church where she served as a co-captain of the 8:30 mass ushers. She found great joy in babysitting the children of Heritage Baptist Church. Tootsie...
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Carolyn L. Haviland

December 15, 1941 - September 22, 2017

Carolyn L. Haviland, 75, of Lake Charles passed away, surrounded by her loving family September 22, 2017. She was born December 15, 1941 in Lake Charles to J.D. and Shirley Landry. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Lloyd Haviland; her parents, J.D and Shirley Landry and by her brother, Larry Landry. Carolyn was a member of Christ the King Church, a very loving mother, grandmother...
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Brenda Faye Mooney

May 7, 1952 - September 21, 2017

Brenda Faye Mooney (Dosher), 65, passed away at home September 21, 2017 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She was born May 7, 1952 in Creole, Louisiana to Charles and Adrienne Dosher.She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles "Punchie" and Adrienne "Tootsie" Dosher.Left behind to treasure her memory is her son, Anthony "Tony" (Katie) Mooney; brothers, Ronald (Cheryl) Dosher...
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Joan Marie Benoit

February 6, 1965 - September 20, 2017

Joan Marie Benoit, 52, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at home after a long battle with breast cancer.Joan graduated as valedictorian from A.M. Barbe High School in 1983. She earned a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in mathematics from McNeese State University in 1987 and a master's degree in computational mathematics from Arizona State University in 1990. After school, she worked in Houston...
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Betty Lou McKellar

November 19, 1930 - September 19, 2017

Betty Lou McKellar went to be with our Lord on September 19th, 2017. Betty Lou was born on November 19, 1930 in Lake Charles, LA to the late W. E. "Daddy Mac" and Isabel McKellar. She was an alumna of Louisiana State University and McNeese State College, and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae. Betty Lou moved to central Texas in the mid sixties and was employed as a purchasing agent in the...
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Mary Alice Vanhook

December 9, 1948 - September 19, 2017

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Jane McFarland

September 22, 1935 - September 18, 2017

Alice Jane Broussard McFarland, 81, of Lake Charles entered the Gates of Heaven September 18, 2017.She was born September 22, 1935 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana to Eddie and Alice Broussard, the 8th of 8 children ("the baby", as she loved to be called). Jane was a resident of the Verandah, where she loved visiting with her friends who became like family. She is preceded in death by her parents,...
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Douglas Charles Champagne

July 27, 1961 - September 14, 2017

Douglas Charles Champagne 56, passed away on September 14, 2017 at his residence. Douglas was born in Lake Charles, La and was a graduate of Barbe High School. He was a musician and played bass guitar. Douglas was a member of the Lil Alfred and the Streak band and he also played in several other bands. Douglas is preceded in death by his parents, Dudley Champagne and Mergene Brasseaux. Douglas is...
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Charles C. Heath

November 7, 1956 - September 13, 2017

Charles Clifford "Cliff" Heath, Jr. passed away on September 13, 2017 at the Conejoes County Hospital in LaJara, Colorado. He was a graduate of McNeese State University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Cliff worked as a District Parts Manager, South Central Region for General Motors, for 29 years. After retirement Cliff spent his summers at his mount cabin in...
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Connie Lynn McDaniel

October 22, 1934 - September 13, 2017

Connie Lynn Deshotel McDaniel, 82, of Lake Charles, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.Connie was born on October 22, 1934, in Vidrine, Louisiana. She was raised in Pine Prairie, Louisiana, and graduated from Pine Prairie High School. She married Saeviel "Mac" McDaniel in 1952 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, just before he left...
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JoAnn George

December 24, 1959 - September 13, 2017

JoAnn George age 57, passed away at her Cameron residence on September 13, 2017. JoAnn was born in Creole, Louisiana to the late Jules and Dorothy Miller. She graduated in 1996 from South Cameron High school. She had various jobs throughout her life. JoAnn liked to read and do word search puzzles. She loved going to garage sales. JoAnn's funny sense of humor always made people laugh and she...
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James Daniel Sensat

August 12, 1953 - September 7, 2017

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Herman Cormier

December 4, 1937 - September 7, 2017

Herman R. Cormier 79 of Lake Charles passed on September 7, 2017 at his residence with his wife by his side.Herman was born in Gillis La, on December 4, 1937 he was a Gillis High graduate and was an employee at Sears for 40 years and Gillis groceries for 12 years. He was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church for 48 years.Herman was survived by his wife of 56 years JoAnn Cormier of Lake Charles;...
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Ernest Michael Oliver

June 14, 1950 - September 5, 2017

Ernest Oliver 67, passed away on September 5, 2017 at his residence. Visitation will be held Saturday September 9, 2017 in Reeves La, at Creel Memorial Chapel from 9am to 2pm. Funeral Service will be held Saturday September 9, 2017 2pm at Creel Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Creel Memorial park cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com
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Vergy Robert Hebert

May 12, 1934 - September 1, 2017

Vergy Robert Hebert passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017 surrounded by family. Born to Clifton and Lena Hebert on May 12, 1934 he was a lifelong resident of Cameron, LA for 83 years.He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Gloria Morgan Hebert; brothers, L.J. and Preston Hebert; son, Robert Hebert.Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Paul Hebert and wife Lori of Newport News,...
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Susan King

July 11, 1950 - August 28, 2017

Susan Rhoda King, 67, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 with those who loved her most at her side. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1950 to the late Elmer and Rosella King. Susan loved most to spend time at the river, drinking beer and eating crawfish, many days and nights she could be found there relaxing and enjoying the moment. She had a sense of humor that could make anyone smile...
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Charles Edward Breaux

September 14, 1942 - August 27, 2017

Charles Edward Breaux, 74, died August 27, 2017, at a local hospital surrounded by family. Charles was born in Jennings, LA, and has lived in Grand Lake, LA, for the last 24 years. He proudly served in the US Army and later worked and retired as an operator at PPG Industries. Charles enjoyed fishing, wood working, and bowling. He will be remembered by his unwavering strength and the love he had...
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Bruce Edward Tanner

July 5, 1957 - August 22, 2017

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Kenneth Denson Gerald

June 10, 1947 - August 19, 2017

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Lucy Anna Dickens

January 23, 1921 - August 16, 2017

Lucy Anna Potter DickensJanuary 23, 1921 - August 16, 2017Lucy was preceded in death by her husband William "JC" Dickens and son David Dickens.Those left behind to cherish her memories are sons, Gerald and wife Sandra from Karnes City, Texas and Robert Dickens of Carlyss; daughters, Louise Gorum and husband Don of Lake Charles, Lynn Dickens of Hammond, LA and Lisa Chauvin of Baton Rouge, LA.,...
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Johnny G. Ford, Sr.

September 11, 1929 - August 14, 2017

Johnny "Glenn" FordBeloved father, Babu (grandfather), and missionary Rev. Johnny "Glenn" Ford was promoted to his heavenly home and reunited with the love of his life, Marilyn, on August 14, 2017. Glenn was born on September 11, 1929, in Lubbock, Texas, to Horace and Elvie Ford. His first job was a paper route, and then later he also picked cotton from the farms close to Lubbock to pay his way...
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Dolores Thompson Carter

December 26, 1928 - August 14, 2017

Dolores Carter passed away at home peacefully on August 14, 2017 at the age of 88.She was raised in Plaquemine and lived in New Orleans, Creole, Metairie, and Lake Charles, LA.Dolores was an accomplished painter schooled in acrylic, oil, watercolor, and china painting. Dolores served on the board for LOPAC, the Louisiana Organization of Porcelain Artists Guild. She was a beloved friend who in...
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Patricia Aline Henry

February 8, 1946 - August 13, 2017

Patricia Aline Martin Henry, 71, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on February 8, 1946 in Oakdale, LA. She enjoyed reading, drawing, coloring, and loved to travel and visit family. Most of all, she loved to watch Western movies with her dog "Pepper". Patricia loved to play practical jokes and she would always get the last laugh. She loved getting to...
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Barbara Jean Cormier

January 24, 1938 - August 11, 2017

Barbara Jean Cormier, 79, passed peacefully away, surrounded by her loving family on August 11, 2017. She was born January 24, 1938 to Lee J. Wing and Marjorie Young-Wing. Barbara was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a professional career woman over 20 years, retiring from Conoco Lake Charles Employees Credit Union. Her accounting work was precisely done,...
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Joyce Mae LeDoux

August 21, 1939 - August 10, 2017

Joyce Mae Ledoux, 77, passed away August 10, 2017 in Sulphur, Louisiana. She was born August 21, 1939 in Bell City, Louisiana to Ernest and Eula Comilleaux. Joyce attended Immaculate Conception Church of Sulphur. She was a devoted Christian, motherProceeding in death is her husband, Ronald Joseph Ledoux; and her father Ernest Comilleaux. Joyce is survived by her loving mother, Eula Clement;...
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Jennifer L. Robinson Daley

August 18, 1979 - August 10, 2017

Jennifer "Jennie" Lee Robinson-Daley went to meet her Lord on August 10, 2017. She was born on August 18, 1979 to the late Walter "Tim" Robinson in Caribou, Maine and Ken and Nancy Cameron of Montgomery, TX. She attended McNeese State University and graduated with a Bachelor in Mass Communications. She was a licensed nursing home administrator for the state of Louisiana and a licensed realtor...
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Lillie Fontenot LeBleu

June 14, 2014 - August 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7, 2017 at 10:22pm, Lillie Fontenot LeBleu 92, went home to be with her heavenly father and to join those who preceded her in death.A longtime resident of Lake Charles, La she was the only daughter of Ernest Fontenot and Pearl "Vice" Langley. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Athan M LeBleu; her mother, father and brother, Willis Fontenot, She is survived...
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Levergne Moles Fogleman

March 30, 1925 - August 4, 2017

LeVergne Moles Fogleman, age 92, died Friday, August 4, 2017 after a long illness. Mrs. Fogleman, a resident of Lake Charles for over 50 years, was born in El Paso, TX, to Hunter and Pauline Moles on March 30, 1925. She was a graduate of University Lab School in Baton Rouge and Louisiana State University, with a master's in library science. She worked as a librarian at McNeese State University...
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Albert Ferdinand Prater

February 24, 1940 - August 4, 2017

Born February 24, 1940, at St. Patrick's Hospital in Lake Charles, LA.Died August 4, 2017, at same St. Patrick's Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Ferdinand Prater and Mary Etta Sullivan Prater. He attended McNeese University and served as a Military Policeman in the United States Army at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, during the Cuban missile crisis and at the...
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James Charles Duddleston

June 23, 1967 - July 30, 2017

James Charles Duddleston, 50, of Grand Chenier passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 in West Jefferson Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans. James was born in Lake Charles, La. on June 23, 1967, the son of Glenn and the late Virginia Duddleston. He lived in Cameron as a young boy then moved to Grand Chenier where he currently resided.James is survived by his son, Garrett Duddleston, father,...
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Wilfred Jospeh Miller

August 6, 1923 - July 24, 2017

Wilfred J. Miller, 93, of Lake Charles passed away at home on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Grand Chenier to the late Alfred and Cecile Miller in 1923.Wilfred joined the Coast Guard during WWII working as an engineer boiler aboard the USS General Aultman, where they transported a record 6000 sailors overseas. During his service he traveled from New Jersey to Bombay, India, and everywhere...
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Leila Mae Stephens

June 12, 1927 - July 23, 2017

Leila Mae (Kate) Stephens, 90, of Lake Charles passed away July 23, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 12, 1927 in Hayes, Louisiana to Pierre A.B. Sonnier and Maude Landry-Sonnier. She was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Lake Charles. Kate was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who had an infinite love for children, and her...
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Aline Marie Brown

April 26, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Aline Marie Brown, age 87, passed away at a local assisted living facility. Aline was a wonderful cook, homemaker and seamstress. She was a cashier at Delta Downs for 9 years. She enjoyed gambling and playing poker. Aline is preceded in death by her parents, Aza and Celise Blanchard; first husband, Leo Smith and second husband, Walter Brown; brothers, Robert and Henry Blanchard; sisters, Ruth...
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Glenda Jean Courmier

May 29, 1956 - July 22, 2017

Glenda Jean Courmier, 61, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017.She was the owner/operator of The Flower Shop.She is survived by her husband, Randall Courmier, son, Christopher "Chris" Huff, daughter, Brittany (Jared Lyons) Courmier, four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Huff, Michael Huff, Brennan David, Elijah Lyons and one on the way, Koehn. She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Smith and her...
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Mildred Prudhomme Landry

April 9, 1926 - July 22, 2017

Mildred Prudhomme Landry, 91, of Lake Charles passed away peacefully at home on July, 22, 2017. She was born in Welsh, LA in 1926 to the late Hammy and Theolise Prudehomme. She married the love of her life, Dallas in 1941, and together they had 56 years of love of laughter together until his passing in 1997. Mildred was a wonderful wife and mother who lived for her family and loved them deeply...
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Andrew Michael Viator

September 1, 1994 - July 21, 2017

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