Our Obituaries

Verona Lea Moore

June 10, 1971 - January 28, 2018


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Patsy Trahan

May 7, 1937 - January 27, 2018

Patsy Little Trahan, 80, passed away in her home on Saturday, January 27, 2018.She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert L. Trahan Jr; her children, Brenda Trahan Shope, Nancy Trahan Cooper, Robert Lyndon Trahan and wife, Davenna, and Sheldon Lee Trahan and wife, Melissa; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, in...
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Betty Jean Woodward

July 18, 1932 - January 27, 2018

Betty Dunnam Woodward, 85, of Sulphur, went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2018. She was born on July 18, 1932 in Mobile, AL and moved to Sulphur when she was 4 years old. She graduated from Sulphur High School in 1950, and married the love of her life on December 13, 1952 in an evening candlelit wedding at First Baptist Church of Sulphur. She was a stay at home mother to her two daughters...
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Alverda Granger Deshotels

August 24, 1926 - January 26, 2018

Alverda Granger Deshotels, age 91, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2018.She was born on August 24, 1926 in Mamou, LA to the late Dorzelin Ardoin and Marie (Douget) Ardoin. She lived a beautiful, active life as a talented seamstress and a member of the Garden Club, French Club, Airstream Club, and her Rosary group. She loved traveling, staying very active in her church, and her family was...
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Brenda Martin

September 14, 1952 - January 24, 2018

Sulphur- Brenda Joyce Martin, 65, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in a local hospital. She was a native of Leesville and a longtime resident of the Sulphur-Westlake area. Brenda enjoyed cooking, fishing, dancing, and spending time with her family. Survivors include the love of her life, her fiance' Paul Ardoin of Westlake; her son, Chad Martin and wife, Hope of White Haven, Pennsylvania; her...
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Reba Dowies AndrePont

May 29, 1940 - January 23, 2018

Reba Dowies AndrePont LAKE CHARLES - Reba Dowies AndrePont, age 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, surrounded by her adoring family. She was born on May 29, 1940 in Oakdale, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hugh AndrePont, grandsons, Kevin Davison and Garen Long, her father, Therrill (T.F.) Dowies, her mama, Rita Dowies, her mother, Retha Chaney Morris,...
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Andrew Ance Bynum

February 5, 1944 - January 23, 2018


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Randall Sidney Martin

December 17, 1943 - January 23, 2018

Sulphur-Randall Sidney Martin, 74, died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. Randall was born in Baton Rouge and was raised in Sulphur, Louisiana. He was a lifetime resident. He was a graduate of Sulphur High School in 1961. He graduated...
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Louis Jardneaux

August 4, 1931 - January 20, 2018

Louis "Pops" JardneauxSULPHUR - Louis "Pops" Jardneaux, age 86, went to his Eternal Home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Louis was a lifetime resident of Sulphur who loved listening to French and gospel music, watching tv, but he especially loved spending times with his grandkids. Those left behind to cherish his memories are his three children, Betty Broussard and...
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Billie Allen

July 4, 1928 - January 17, 2018

Sulphur- Billie Lovett Allen, 89, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in a local care center. She was a native of Vivian, Louisiana and had been a resident of Sulphur for the last 46 years. She was a member of Maplewood United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Calcasieu Chapter of the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution). She was the spiritual leader of the family and...
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Yvette Breaux

February 6, 1959 - January 16, 2018

SULPHUR- Yvette Breaux, 58, of Carlyss passed away on January 16, 2018 in her residence.She was a lifelong resident of Sulphur, enjoyed cooking, and taking care of her family.Yvette is survived by her husband of 25 years, Charlie Breaux; her four children, Scotty Trahan, Christopher Trahan, Kisha Crochet and boyfriend, Mike Welch, and Tina Fontenot, all of Carlyss; her step-daughter, Melissa...
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Bobbie Jean Wood

October 8, 1933 - January 16, 2018

SULPHUR - Bobbie Jean Wood, age 84, went to her Eternal Home on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Bobbie was a longtime resident of Sulphur. Even though after high school Bobbie went on to receive her degree as an x-ray technician she spent most of her life doing what she loved as a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting in her spare time. Bobbie also...
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Bonnie Ann Barrilleaux

November 13, 1948 - January 16, 2018

SULPHUR - Bonnie Ann Barrilleaux, age 69, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at a local hospital surrounded by her loving family. Bonnie was a lifelong resident of Carlyss. She attended church at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Bonnie loved traveling and gardening, but her biggest joy came from spending time with her grandkids. Those left behind to cherish her memories...
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Barbara Ann Dill

October 8, 1976 - January 14, 2018


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Johnny Bertrand

October 9, 1945 - January 13, 2018

Sulphur- Johnny "Bert" Bertrand, 72, died Saturday, January 13, 2018 in a local hospital. Johnny was a lifetime resident of Sulphur. He enjoyed fishing, caring for his dogs, especially the strays, and watching westerns. He is survived by his wife, Brenda L. Bertrand of Carlyss; six children, Johnny Louis Bertrand of Alexandria, Aaron Spoon and wife Merline of Sulphur, Sabrina Clark and husband...
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Lorraine Alphonse Oubre

August 22, 1922 - January 11, 2018

Sulphur- Lorraine Alphonse Oubre, 95, died Thursday, January 11, 2018, in a local hospital. Lorraine was a native of New Iberia and had been a resident of Sulphur since 1948. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and also a proud recipient of KPLC's Hometown Hero. He was a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church where he served as one of the first five lay ministers, the Knights of...
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Jennifer Rose Breaux

November 5, 1980 - January 8, 2018

SULPHUR - Jennifer Rose Breaux, 37, died Monday, January 8, in Springhill, Louisiana. She was a native of Sulphur, Louisiana and worked as a retail manager for Rack Room. Jennifer is a Sulphur High graduate and was an avid reader and enjoyed art and her animals. Jennifer was a woman of intense passion, whether it be for her loved ones, her kitties, her lifelong search for her own identity, or...
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Ruth Lee Van Slyke

October 28, 1930 - January 7, 2018

Westlake-Ruth Lee Van Slyke, 87, died on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in a local care facility.Ruth was a life-long resident of the Westlake area. She enjoyed cooking and was known for her hospitality to others. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, who went out of her way to love her family and friends. She cared for her pets. She was actively involved in working in the yard planting her...
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Mary Alice Lee

December 19, 1928 - January 7, 2018

Sulphur-Mary Alice Lee, age 89, moved to her heavenly home on January 7, 2018 surrounded by her family, at Brookdale Lake Charles Assisted Living Facility.Mary Alice was a woman who loved God. She taught her family Christian values and the love of family. She was devoted to her husband, J. W. (deceased in 2016) for 67 years. She and J.W. loved to travel with family and with friends all across...
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Elizabeth Marie Michl

July 29, 1930 - January 6, 2018

SULPHUR - Elizabeth Marie Michl, age 87, went to her Heavenly Home on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was a native of Philadelphia and moved to Sulphur in 1995. Her hobbies were crocheting and reading. She especially loved spending time with her grandkids. Those left behind to cherish her memories are six children, Elizabeth Johnson of Sulphur, Frances...
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Ernest John Barkate

May 18, 1935 - January 3, 2018

Sulphur- Ernest John Barkate, 82, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in his residence. Ernest was a native and lifelong resident of Sulphur. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Our Lady of Lasalette Catholic Church where he served as an usher. He retired from Citgo Petroleum after many years of service. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 407 and the McNeese Cowboy Club....
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Jackie Anna Jinks

January 10, 1943 - December 31, 2017

JOHNSON BAYOU - Jackie Anna Jinks, age 74, went to her Eternal Home on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She was born on January 10, 1943 in Lake Charles. She was preceded in death by a son, Marion Ira Jinks, father, Jackson Authement and mother, Azora LaFort Martin, sisters, Barbara Leger, Jean Erbelding, and Thelma Cook.Jackie was a lifelong resident of Cameron Parish. She was nominated by the Johnson...
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Tommie Lou Snow

September 9, 1932 - December 30, 2017

Tommie Lou Palombo Sarver Snow, of Westlake, went to meet her Lord and Savior on December 30, 2017. She was 85. She was a native of Port Arthur, Texas but resided most of her life in Sulphur, La., spending the last 25 years in Westlake, La. in her "dream come true", a home on the river, as she enjoyed being on the water so much. Tommie Lou enjoyed singing, Cajun dancing, fishing, boating and...
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Mary Alice Ballard

May 13, 1947 - December 25, 2017

Mary Alice Ballard, 70, died at her home at Stonebridge Place, in Sulphur, LA, on Monday, December 25, 2017, as a result of congestive heart failure. She was born in Eunice, Louisiana and grew up in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles. Mary Alice graduated from LaGrange High School in Lake Charles, and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. Mary Alice will be remembered as a special mother, teacher and...
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K. Carl "Dude Johnson,

August 23, 1957 - December 24, 2017

K. Carl "Dude" Johnson, PLSDear family and friends, I will never be able to thank all of you for the notes, texts, calls and good wishes that have flooded my phone and heart at the passing of Dude... what a wonderful tribute to our family and my Dude! Garry, LeeAnn and I have beautiful memories that will help us to remember him fondly, carry us through the rough patches that lie ahead, and...
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Rita Ann Bergeron

December 7, 1961 - December 22, 2017

Lake Charles- Rita Ann Bergeron, 56, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 in Lake Charles, LA.Rita was a loving wife, daughter, grandmother and sister. Known by many as "One of the Best Cooks" which she loved to do, along with gardening and taking care of her animals.Survivors include her husband, Jerry Bergeron, Sr.; parents, Verlin Cryer and wife Clareen; two sons, J.R. Bergeron and wife...
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Burt Burton Andrepont

May 17, 1930 - December 20, 2017

Sulphur- Joseph Burton Andrepont, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017 with his family by his side. He was a Louisiana State Representative from 1980 -1986 and was a member of the judiciary committee. He served as the Lake Charles Port Director in 1986. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of the 3rd degree for 62 years and 28 years in the 4th degree. He was a life time member in the V.F...
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Mark Joseph Benoit

October 10, 1997 - December 15, 2017

Sulphur - Mark Joseph Benoit, 20, died Friday, December 15, 2017.He was a life-long resident of Sulphur. He enjoyed fishing, camping and all kinds of video games. He loved various kinds of music and he loved his mom's cooking. Mark is survived by his girlfriend, Angelina Collins; his mother, Lisa LeBlanc Bertrand and husband Bobby; his father, Ronnie James Benoit and wife Jenna; three sisters,...
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RaDonna Amelia Richard

March 6, 1957 - December 12, 2017

EUNICE, LA- RaDonna Breaux Richard, 60, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. She was born on March 6, 1957. RaDonna was a fun, hard working and loving person to be around. She loved to laugh and have fun with her family and friends. Many times you would catch her loving and caring for her animals. She loved her dogs and birds. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and most of all reading...
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Jeanette Marie Vincent

July 7, 1960 - December 9, 2017

Jeanette Marie Vincent, age 57, was born on July 7, 1960 and passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017.Jeanette was a lifelong resident of Sulphur. She loved to watch her favorite movies, write in her journal, sew, and put puzzles together. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother who will be greatly missed. Those left behind to cherish her memories are her parents, Leona Clement...
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Michael W. Pate

August 25, 1965 - December 9, 2017

Funeral services for Michael Wayne Pate will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Pentecostals of Mittie with the Reverends Greg Willis and Ricky Kennon officiating. Committal service will follow in Dry Creek Cemetery under guidance of White Oak Funeral Home, Oakdale.Michael, 52, of Mittie, entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical...
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Carlton James Leger

December 9, 1935 - December 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home, Sulphur, LA.
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Betty L. Jeffers

August 3, 1941 - December 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home, Sulphur, LA.
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Bruce C. Gilreath

June 20, 1939 - December 6, 2017

Sulphur- Bruce Gilreath, 78, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at his home after a long fight. Bruce was raised in Idaho but adopted Louisiana as his home for almost 40 years. He was a retired Navy Chief and spent two years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Verda...
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Harvey Dever

November 5, 1915 - December 6, 2017

Sulphur- Harvey Dodson Dever, 102, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in his residence.Harvey was a native of Lake Charles and had been a resident of Sulphur for over 70 years. He was a pipefitter/foreman who helped build the Cities Service Refinery. After it's completion, he hired on and retired with 34 years of service with the company. Many along Houston River Road remember him as "Paw Paw...
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Wilma Ann Picou

October 14, 1932 - December 3, 2017

Wilma Ann Landry Picou, 85, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 in a local hospital. She was born in Napoleonville, Louisiana, lived in Cameron for over 25 years, and had been a resident of Sulphur since Hurricane Rita. A shy, simple woman, she had a great love for the Lord, her family, and good Cajun food and music. She was known for her kind generosity to many various charities and always tried to...
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Vincent Jermaine Benoit

November 30, 2017 - November 30, 2017

Vincent Jermaine Benoit was born November 30, 2017. He went home to be with the Lord on November30, 2017 at 3:52 a.m. weighing 4 pounds, 9ounces and 17 inches long. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Ebony Bryant; his father Nicholas Benoit; one sister, Azariyah Bryant; three brothers, Traylon Chambers, Jaylen Benoit, and Zechariah Benoit. He leaves a host of uncles, aunts and...
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Gene Delosey

February 26, 1945 - November 29, 2017

Gene Delosey Sulphur - Gene Delosey,72, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in his home with his family by his side. Gene was a life-long resident of Sulphur and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He retired from P.P.G. Industries.He is survived by his wife Gwen Delosey of Sulphur; two children, Bradley Gene Delosey and wife Debbie Karam Delosey of Kinder, Alisa Doyle and husband Dennis...
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Ferdis Clomart Terro

May 3, 1940 - November 26, 2017

Ferdis Clomart Terro, Sr. Sulphur- Ferdis "Dickie" Terro, Sr. 77, died Sunday, November 26, 2017, in a local care center. Dickie was a native of Crowley and had been a resident of Sulphur for the last 60 years. He retired from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury after 28 years of service. He enjoyed collecting guns and coins and taking care of his animals. Survivors include his children, Tammy O...
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Clifton Joseph Kellebrew

November 14, 1954 - November 26, 2017

Clifton Joseph Kellebrew, Jr., age 63, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Clifton worked for over 35 years as an electrician and lastly was employed at Turner Industries. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Clifton was a man of God and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be missed greatly. Those left behind to cherish his...
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Charles Lee Cutting

November 3, 1948 - November 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home, Sulphur, LA.
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Cheryl Dean Bergeron

April 20, 1955 - November 19, 2017

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Elaine M. Tyler

July 30, 1942 - November 19, 2017

I have always seen in obituaries the phrase "She passed from this life into glory surrounded by her loved ones". Well on the morning of Sunday November 19, 2017 that is EXACTLY what happened when our Sweet, Precious Mom, Elaine Martin Tyler died at the age of 75. She was born in Sulphur and lived in Carlyss all her life. Our wonderful nurse, Daniel in the ICU ward of Cal Cam Hospital said it was...
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Johnny Lee Jardneaux

September 16, 1951 - November 18, 2017

Johnny Lee Jardneaux, Sr. 66 died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his home.He was a resident of Carlyss, Louisiana and attended Choupique Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking for family and friends and visiting with kin-folks and family.Johnny is survived by three children; Johnny Lee Jardneaux, Jr. and wife Tammy of Dequincy, Mary Jane Jardneaux of Dunson, and Judy Ann Jardneaux of Sulphur; ten...
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Russell Monroe Humphries

August 17, 1946 - November 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, LA - Mr. Russell Humphries, age 71, went to his Eternal Home on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 with his loving family by his side.Russell was a longtime resident of Kinder, however moved to Washington just a few short years ago. He worked for Diamond M Drilling for over 15 years. Stock Car racing and cooking was his passion. He also enjoyed LSU Sports along with pro football. Before...
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Audrey Guillotte

June 21, 1936 - November 14, 2017

Audrey Guillotte, 81, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, in a local hospital. Audrey was known as "one of the ladies". She was born in Sulphur and in later years, left and came back to Sulphur in the late 1950's. Survivors include her son, Rusty Collins and wife, Carissa of Sulphur; her half-brother, Ramsdell Hebert of Texas; sister-in-law, Rose Quebodeaux; niece, Nickie LeBleu and...
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Lyla Maxine Gamble

October 12, 1925 - November 13, 2017

Lyla Maxine Gamble was peacefully welcomed home by her precious Lord Jesus on Monday, November 13, 2017. Maxine was born October 12, 1925 in Bennett, Colorado. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Maxine was a very active member for many years at Houston River Baptist Church.Maxine was a devoted, sacrificial housewife and mother for many years. She was known for her efficiency and...
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Barbara McHaffie

December 30, 1934 - November 12, 2017

Barbara McHaffie, age 83, went to her Eternal Rest on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.Barbara was a longtime resident of Sulphur. She was a passionate artist, creative seamstress, and florist. She taught the children in her family and many others in her community how to swim at the Maplewood Pool. Barbara was the best wife, mother, grandmother, and great...
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Ethel Jane Kickel

November 25, 1938 - November 10, 2017

Ethel Jane KickelSULPHUR - Ethel Jane Kickel, age 78, passed away at her home on Friday, November 10, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Ethel was a lifetime resident of Sulphur. She loved sewing, crocheting, painting, quilting, and cooking for her family. Ethel was loved by all who met her and will be greatly missed. Those left behind to cherish her memories are her husband of 64 years,...
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Jacqueline Harmon Adams

January 24, 1939 - November 10, 2017

Jacqueline "Jackie" Harmon Adams, age 78, passed into Heaven on November 10, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jackie was born on January 24, 1939 to W. D. and Frances Alford Harmon in Tylertown, Mississippi. Later her family, including sisters, Florence Jeanette "Jill" and Sandra Dee, moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At a birthday party in December 1958, she met the love of her...
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Lloyd Clinton Anderson

November 7, 1937 - November 9, 2017

Lloyd Clinton Anderson, 80, died Friday, November 10, 2017 in Sulphur, Louisiana. Lloyd was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and has lived the Sulphur area for the past 46 years. He was a fantastic bowler and golfer. He was a private pilot and work for Port Aggregate as the lime stone representative. He enjoyed working in the yard and could build anything. He was as the cliche' says, "a jack...
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Ben L. Franklin

January 3, 1944 - November 9, 2017

Ben L. Franklin of Sulphur attained the heavenly rest promised by his Lord on November 9, 2017, following a long battle with cancer and liver disease. Born January 3, 1944, in Lake Charles, La., Mr. Franklin was raised in Bayou D'Inde, La. He was a graduate of Westlake High School and McNeese State University. He began full-time work at age 15 as a bagger at the A&P Grocery Store in Maplewood, La...
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Martha Jean Vincent

February 13, 1944 - November 6, 2017

Martha Jean Vincent, age 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 6, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Martha was a longtime resident of Sulphur. She enjoyed making crafts, gardening, and cooking. Martha loved her family more than anything but, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. Those behind to cherish her memories are her husband of 24 years, Darrell Vincent of...
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Lillie Guidry Landry

May 10, 1928 - November 2, 2017

Lillie Guidry Landry 89, of Sulphur, Louisiana passed away suddenly at her home on November 2, 2017 with her loving family by her side.Lillie was born to John and Esma Guidry on May 10, 1928 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana She graduated from Breaux Bridge High School in 1946. In 1947 she married Patrick Landry of Breaux Bridge and in 1950 moved with her husband and two daughters to Honolulu,...
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Beverly D. Comeaux

August 3, 1916 - October 27, 2017

Sulphur- Beverly Marie Dupuy Comeaux, age 101, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. She was a resident of Sulphur since 1935 and of Stonebridge Place since it opened in 2007. Beverly was born on August 3, 1916 and grew up on the Bayou Teche in Adeline, Louisiana. Following her high school graduation from Franklin High School, she attended Northwestern Normal School where she received her...
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Sandy Vidrine Breaux

December 26, 1961 - October 27, 2017

SULPHUR - Sandy Vidrine Breaux, age 55, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 27, 2017. Sandy was a native of Sulphur, La. She was a member of The Gathering Church in Sulphur, and had a daily walk with the Lord. Sandy enjoyed fishing, playing games, and spending time with her family. She especially loved her grandkids. Those left behind to cherish her memories are husband, Larry...
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Debra Davis Landers

January 11, 1947 - October 24, 2017

Debra Davis Landers, 70, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in a local hospital. Debra was a native of San Benito, Texas and had been a resident of Sulphur for the last 48 years. She will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She was very selfless and loved her sons dearly. Survivors include her son, James Clifford Landers of Sulphur; her mother,...
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Charles Clinton Moseley

December 19, 1927 - October 24, 2017

Charles Clinton "Charlie" Moseley, 89, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in his residence. He was a native of Alto, Texas and had been a resident of Sulphur for the last 50 years. Charlie retired in 1984 after 37 years of service as Transportation Director with Conoco. After his retirement, he worked at the Aluminum Recycling Center which he and his wife founded in 1979, and served as President. He...
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Rose Marie Laughlin

January 19, 1951 - October 22, 2017

Rose Duraso Laughlin, age 66, went to her Eternal Home on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Rose was a lifelong resident of Sulphur. She loved cooking, fishing, playing Bingo, dancing, and traveling. She enjoyed being around people, and taking care of her loved ones. Rose was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Those left behind to cherish her memories are son, Allen Duraso; mother,...
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Allen Paul Bryant

December 1, 1978 - October 21, 2017

Allen Paul Bryant, 38, passed away on Saturday October 21, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Allen was born on December 1st, 1978 to Paul and Alice White Bryant. Allen loved playing baseball growing up and had an incredible athletic talent. He also enjoyed everything outdoors and took a huge amount of pride in keeping the yard meticulous. And if you knew Allen, you knew that he loved everything LSU. Allen...
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Terry Lee Batchelor

November 25, 1945 - October 21, 2017

Terry Batchelor, 71, died Saturday, October 21, 2017, in his residence. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, October 27, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Deacon Patrick Lapoint will officiate. Burial will be in Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and from 1 p.m. until the time of service Friday in the funeral home.Words of comfort may be shared with the...
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Jessie L. Doolan

November 18, 1921 - October 21, 2017

Jessie Lee Doolan, 95, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Lake Charles, La.Jessie served in World War II as a wielder in the shipyards in New Orleans for the ships to land on Normandy Beach. She enjoyed traveling and playing bingo. She retired from Borden's Ice Cream and Milk Company. Jessie is survived by her three daughters; Carolyn Lou Cessford and husband Curtis of Houston, Texas,...
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Darren Grady Smith

July 11, 1965 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home, Sulphur, LA.
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Kenward Debs Stine

September 2, 1930 - October 18, 2017

Kenward Debs Stine, age 87, went to his Eternal Home on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 53 years, Lee Stine.Cremation was entrusted to Hixson-Sulphur Memorial. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com
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Margaret Midkiff

September 14, 1923 - October 17, 2017

Margaret "Margarie" Midkiff, 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in a local care center.She was a native of Oklahoma, and had been a resident of Sulphur for the last 57 years, coming from Merryville. Margie worked as a school crossing guard with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department for 32 years and was also the co-owner Midkiff and Son Citgo Service Station. She was a member of Olivet Baptist...
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Fredrick Joseph Colligan

May 19, 1941 - October 15, 2017

Frederick Joseph Colligan, 76, passed away suddenly Sunday, October 15 at his residence. Freddie was born to Joseph Leland Colligan and Ernestine Roux Colligan on May 19, 1941, the fourth child of seven children in Hackberry, Louisiana. Freddie was a graduate of Hackberry High School and Sowela Tech, he was a retired machinist. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. He was a very gentle loving...
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Charlotte Istre

May 31, 1957 - October 10, 2017

Charlotte Fruge Istre, age 60, went to her Eternal Home on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 after a lengthy illness.Charlotte was a native of Sulphur. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, and all arts and crafts. She was loved by all who knew her, and will be missed greatly. Those left behind to cherish her memories are her husband, Gerald Istre of Sulphur; son, Chase Bonin and wife, Lacie of...
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Gordon Allen Farnum

September 14, 1931 - October 10, 2017

Gordon Allen Farnum, 86, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.Gordon grew up in Belmont, New York. After school, he enlisted in the US Air Force, serving as a gunner on a B-29. His service brought him to this area in 1951 where he met and married his wife, Beverly and raised five children. He worked as an electrician in the petrochemical industry and...
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John Douglas Mansell

August 25, 1942 - October 5, 2017

John Douglas Mansell (Doug) of Sulphur died October 5, 2017 at a local hospital. He was born August 28, 1942 in Freeport, TX. Doug was a Chemist at PPG for 42 years holding 13 patents for PPG's processes. He is survived by his wife Sherry, son Erich and wife, Leslie all of Sulphur, and son Kevin and wife Whitney of Bavaria Germany. Doug had seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was...
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Mable Pease

November 13, 1924 - September 30, 2017

Mable M. Pease, age 92, went to her Eternal Home on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at a local care center.Mable was a native of Holly Beach area. She attended St. Teresa Catholic Church in Carlyss. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Tommy's Cabins in Holly Beach for over 40 years. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, reading, and caring for her vegetable garden. Mable was especially...
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James Eugene Pickard

June 23, 1944 - September 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home, Sulphur, LA.
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Bess Morgan

December 26, 1918 - September 26, 2017

Bess Spell Morgan, 98, died peacefully in her home with her family nearby on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The youngest of seven children, she was born on December 26, 1918. She was three months short of turning 99 years old. Bess was a native of Indian Bayou. In 1936, she married Harvey Morgan and after living in Port Arthur for several years, they moved to Sulphur in 1943. The home they built is...
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Anita Ramirez Cerna

January 4, 1959 - September 24, 2017

Anita Ramirez Cerna , 58, passed away September 24, 2017 in a local hospital. Anita was a beautiful woman in spirit and soul with a wonderful personality. She enjoyed dancing, cooking and playing the loteria. She enjoy talking and visiting with family and friends anyplace at anytime. She is survived by her husband, Juan Ortega Carlos; her parents, Felipe Ramirez Jimenez and Socorra Cerna; ...
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Willis J. Quibodeaux

September 17, 1960 - September 21, 2017

Willis Joseph "Booger" Quibodeaux, 57, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Booger was born on September 17, 1960 to the late Willis Quibodeaux and Margaret Ardoin Quibodeaux of Sulphur. He was a longtime employee of Howell Industries for over 20 years. He enjoyed long rides on his Harley with family and friends, and hanging out with his buddy, "Lizard"....
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Amie Grooms

January 16, 1926 - September 20, 2017

Amie Oliva Grooms, 91, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in a local hospital.Amie was a native and lifelong resident of Sulphur. She retired as a Nurse's Aid with Calcasieu Cameron Hospital after over 20 years of service. After her retirement, she volunteered as a Pink Lady with the hospital. She was an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Sulphur. Amie enjoyed spending...
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Dorothy Ann Martin

December 4, 1925 - September 19, 2017

Dorothy Ann Broussard Martin, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at home with her family by her side.She was a life-long resident of Sulphur. She enjoy working in her yard which was always immaculate. She was a very active and involved herself in various organizations and great causes. She was an LPN with Cal-Cam Hospital for approximately 20 years. She was a faithful member of Saint Theresa's...
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Joseph Wade Henry

September 18, 2017 - September 18, 2017

Joseph Wade Henry, infant son of Michael and Keisha Henry, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 18, 2017. He leaves behind, his parents; his maternal grandparents, Margaret Neenan of DeQuincy, and Keith Townley of Sulphur; his paternal grandfather, Robert Henry of Hackberry; his sisters, Aubree Marie Henry and Madison Paige Henry; and his twin brother, Collin Wade Henry. He is preceded...
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Kyle James Bunch

October 20, 1943 - September 16, 2017

Kyle James Bunch, age 73, went to Eternal Home on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Kyle was a longtime member of Houston River Baptist Church in Sulphur, and a lifelong resident of the Houston River community. He worked for over 30 years as a Millwright. After retiring 17 years ago he enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing, and spending time with his...
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Tanya M. Landry

August 8, 1973 - September 15, 2017

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Leslie Lewis O'Quain

March 25, 1970 - September 15, 2017

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Donice Marie Heuszel

December 2, 1937 - September 11, 2017

SULPHUR - Donice Marie Boydston Heuszel, age 79, went to her Eternal Home on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Sulphur, La. Donice was a lifelong resident of Sulphur who received a BA and a Masters degree in Education from McNeese State University. She retired after 32 years as an educator for Calcasieu Parish School Board. Donice was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary and an active member of Holy...
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Wanda Kay Gilland

May 25, 1957 - September 9, 2017

Wanda Kay Gilland, age 60, went to her Eternal Home on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.Wanda worked with special needs students for over 25 years for the Calcasieu Parish School Board. She was a loving wife for 34 years, and was a devoted mother and grandmother. For the last four years she loved and cared for, Charlie, her Yorkshire Terrier. She enjoyed camping, watching NASCAR and football, especially...
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Phillip Wayne Odaware

June 3, 1957 - September 4, 2017

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Sherry Dell Trahan

September 17, 1939 - August 30, 2017

Sherry Dell Boykin Trahan, age 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.Sherry was a longtime member of Our Lady of Lasalette Catholic Church in Sulphur. Being with her family was the most important thing to her. She enjoyed listening to French music, keeping up to date with current events. She loved her companion, Cricket Dell. Those...
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Clinton Hebert

March 3, 1941 - August 28, 2017

Clinton Hebert, 76, son of the late Fidney Hebert and Alvanie Boudreaux of Lake Charles, LA, went to be with the Lord on the morning of August 28, 2017, in Sulphur, LA. He was raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he began developing a passion for auto mechanics. In the early 60s, his passion led him to Houston, Texas, where there were many more opportunities available for him to grow his...
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Charles Roland Montie

May 2, 1943 - August 27, 2017

Charles (Turkey) Roland Montie, age 74, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.Charles was raised in Lake Charles, was a resident of Sulphur, and retired in Toledo Bend. He retired as a crew boat captain with over 45 years of experience. Charles was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed going to the local auction every Friday night and fishing. He...
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Maggie Dora Bryan

November 8, 1916 - August 25, 2017

Maggie Holstun Bryan, 100, died Friday, August 25, 2017, in her daughter's residence. Maggie was a native of Lafayette, Alabama and had been a resident of Sulphur for the last 16 years, coming from Coushatta, Louisiana. She served as a school teacher in Red River Parish for over 20 years. She was a member of Maplewood First Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Julia Miller and...
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William Douglas Roberts

November 25, 1953 - August 24, 2017

William Douglas "Doug" Roberts, age 63, was born on November 25, 1953 in DeRidder and passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at his home. Doug was a skilled craftsman who loved making things with his hands. He was also a very talented musician. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be remembered forever. Those left behind to cherish his memories are...
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Wallace Ray Berry

November 30, 1937 - August 24, 2017

Wallace (Wormy) Ray Berry, 79, passed Thursday, Aug. 24, surrounded by his family in a local care center.Wormy was a lifelong resident of Big Woods. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, trapping and shrimping.Survivors include his eight children, Debra Walter and husband William, Cindy and husband Chris, Margaret Reeves, all of Sulphur, Jerry Berry and wife Julie, Billy Berry and wife Fredricka, Chad...
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Jamie Claire Quattrone

August 12, 1947 - August 23, 2017

Jamie Claire Quattrone, 70, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Sulphur. Jamie enjoyed fishing, cooking, spending time with her family, and taking care of her pets Silver, Molly, and Macy. She taught for over 40 years at Sam Houston High School. She served as the primary caregiver for her parents for many years. Survivors include her...
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Linda Marie Langford

July 2, 1947 - August 23, 2017

Linda Marie Langford, 70, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in her residence. Linda was a native of Westlake and had been a longtime resident of Sulphur. She loved to cook and take care of her family. She was a member of Victory Worship Center and also of the Krewe du Grande Bois. She is the retired owner of Hidden Ponds R.V. Park in Sulphur. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Dalton...
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Donald Joseph Gray

December 4, 1938 - August 17, 2017

Donald Joseph "Buck" Gray, age 78, went to his Eternal Rest on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Sulphur surrounded by his loving family. Buck was a native of Hackberry where he worked for Conoco in Westlake for over 28 years. He was an active member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. He loved hunting, fishing, mowing his yard, and anything outdoors. Buck was a huge fan of LSU...
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Doris LeBlanc

June 15, 1943 - August 14, 2017

Doris Faye LeBlanc, age 74, went to her Eternal Home on Monday, August 14, 2017 at her home in Sulphur. Doris lived most of her life in Texas, before moving back to Sulphur. She enjoyed dancing and gambling. She loved watching butterflies and hummingbirds. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed. Those left behind to cherish her memories are her loving...
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Christopher Scott Edwards

August 26, 1970 - August 13, 2017

Christopher Scott Edwards, age 46, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Christopher was a native of Florida, and had lived in Sulphur off and on all of his life. He was an avid reader, but what he loved most was Sci-Fi. He spent hours and hours at the library reading. Christopher started cooking at a young age, and was a natural chef. He enjoyed playing cards especially poker....
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Allen Russell Gardner

November 9, 1975 - August 9, 2017

Allen Gardner, 41, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, in a local hospital, surrounded by his family.He was a native and lifelong resident of Sulphur. Allen enjoyed spending time with his family, organizing family events, cooking, baking, supporting his kid's activities, and was a jack of all trades. He was a member of Maplewood First Baptist Church. Before his illness,...
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Peggy Lois Guillory

April 9, 1934 - August 7, 2017

Carlyss- Peggy Lois Guillory, 83, died, Monday, August 7, 2017 in a local hospital with her family at her side.Peggy was a lifelong resident of Carlyss. She enjoyed gardening and loved her family. She was known to everyone as "Maw-Maw".Survivors include her children, Ed Guillory and wife, Kay of Lake Charles, Terry Guillory and wife, Lynn of Breaux Bridge, Jeff Guillory and wife, Judy...
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Barbara Daigle Fontenot

January 8, 1943 - August 3, 2017

Dr. Barbara D. Fontenot, 74, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 3, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Dr. Fontenot was a native of Sulphur, LA. She attended McNeese State University and USL (now UL Lafayette), and graduated with the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1966. While in dental school, she was inducted into Gamma Pi Epsilon...
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Helen Mae Broussard

September 25, 1938 - August 1, 2017

Helen Mae Broussard, age 78, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.Helen's passions were her family and her church. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sitting on her porch watching her grandkids play, gardening, cooking, and sewing. She loved teaching her family how to cook, garden, and sew. Helen will be missed greatly...
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Howard W. Dawes

March 16, 1940 - August 1, 2017

Howard Wain Dawes, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, in his home with his faithful companion, Beth Martin, by his side.Howard was born in Hackberry on Kelso Bayou on March 16, 1940. He was a high school graduate, then enlisted into the Army where he stayed in Berlin, Germany and spoke the language very well. He was gifted by his talents that included mechanic for commercial business, all types of...
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Rose Mary LeDoux

April 27, 1945 - July 27, 2017

Rose Mary LeDouxSULPHUR - Rose Mary LeDoux, age 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Those left behind to cherish her memories are her loving husband, Richard LeDoux, Sr. Sulphur; a son, Richard LeDoux, Jr. and wife, Sherri of Sulphur; a daughter, Kathy Schexnider and husband, Don of Singer; three grandchildren, Kristan Schexnider, Dakota Schexnider, and Shelby McClain; a sister...
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