Our Obituaries

Louella Lognion Romero

December 23, 1926 - December 21, 2017

Jeanne Louella Lognion Romero, age 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Welsh on Thursday, December 21, 2017. She was born on December 23, 1926 to Philibert and Eva (Trahan) Lognion. She was a graduate of Welsh High School and studied sociology at Southwestern Louisiana Institute in Lafayette. She married Rolland Romero, a two-time Olympic athlete from Welsh, on June 16, 1949. She was a...
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Erich Scott Hardcastle

November 1, 1950 - December 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Welsh, Welsh, LA.
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Howard Andrus

July 29, 1936 - December 6, 2017

Howard Andrus, 81, passed away December 6, 2017 in a local hospital.He was a life long resident of Hayes and a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. He loved to fish, clown around and make people laugh. He retired from Firestone after 30 years of employment.He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanette Andrus of Hayes; sons, Michael Keith Andrus and Kathy Manuel of Hayes; Aaron Jude...
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Everett Whitney Wild

September 13, 1988 - December 2, 2017

Everett Whitney Wild, 29, of Welsh, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his residence. He was born to parents William and Karen Wild on September 13, 1988 in Lake Charles. He enjoyed learning about Hamm radio and was certified with the National Association of Amateur Radio. Everett was always learning something new. He enjoyed Motocross riding when he was younger and also enjoyed working...
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Loudia Marie Boudreaux

June 20, 1928 - November 30, 2017

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Loudia "Lulu" Broussard Boudreaux, age 89 of Welsh. She was called to her Heavenly Father on November 30, 2017.Loudia was born on June 20, 1928 to Phillip and Agnes Nunez Broussard in Kaplan, LA. She loved her family and home and devoted her life to both. Loudia enjoyed cooking and sewing especially designing and making dresses without a pattern...
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Roy John Jolie

November 22, 1941 - November 29, 2017

Roy John Jolie, 76, of Welsh, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Golden Age of Welsh. He was born on November 22, 1941 in Welsh, LA to parents, Noah and Francis Jolie. Hobbies he enjoyed were watching football, fishing, and dancing. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and had over 30 years volunteering for the Welsh Fire Department. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years,...
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Rena Belle Monceaux

May 31, 1920 - November 18, 2017

Rena Belle Monceaux, 97, passed away at her residence on Saturday, November 18, 2017 surrounded by her family. She enjoyed flowers and plants, entertaining, hearing people play and sing, loved her church family, and most of all loved her Lord and Savior. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and cooking Sunday lunches for her family and friends. She is...
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Colby Garrett Broussard

October 20, 1984 - November 4, 2017

Colby Garrett Broussard, 33, of Welsh, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Lake Charles, LA. He was born on October 20, 1984 in Kaplan, LA. Colby loved his dog, Marlin and enjoyed cooking, going to music festivals. He never met a stranger and had the biggest heart in the world and would give you the shirt off his back. He always had a smile on his face and people loved to be around him....
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George John Landry

January 8, 1943 - October 29, 2017

George Landry, 74, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017.George is proceeded in death by his two brothers, Harold Landry and Fred Landry.George is survived by his wife, Linda Landry; son Michael Landry and wife Kallie; daughters, Angela Miller and husband Chad; Jennifer Landry and fiancÚ Blake Childers; and one bother, Nelson Landry. George is also survived by his 8 grandchildren and 3 great...
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Nedia Elizabeth Guidry

December 27, 1931 - October 28, 2017

Bell City -- Nedia Elizabeth Guidry, 85, departed this life, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 28, 2017 and was reunited with her husband of 55 years, Joseph D. Guidry. She was born to Darius and Edna Trahan of Kaplan, LA on December 27, 1931. She devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit...
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Judy Ann Granger

November 3, 1952 - October 10, 2017

Judy Ann Granger, 64, of Welsh, LA passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born on November 3, 1952 in Welsh, LA. Judy enjoyed garage selling, taking care of kids, and being a help to anyone she could. She loved children, and was a maw-maw to all the kids in the neighborhood. She is survived by her loving husband Joe of nearly 51 years; three...
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Jacquelien Wren Lawrence van Ness

October 16, 1940 - September 30, 2017

It is with a great sadness and heavy hearts of the loss of Jacqulien Wren Lawrence van Ness. "Jackie" passed away on September 30, 2017 at the age of 76. She was born to Orelien and Dorthy Jelks Lawrence on October 16, 1940 in Iota.Services will be Tuesday October 3, 2017 at The First Baptist Church in Welsh. Visitation will be from 9:00 am till the time of services at 2 pm. Burial will be at...
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Alice G. Hardy

July 27, 1928 - September 15, 2017

Alice G. Hardy, 89, of Iowa passed away Friday, September 15, 2017. She was born in Jennings, LA in 1928 to the late Euzebe and Emily Gallier. She married the love of her life, Percy Hardy in 1943 and together they had over 60 years of love and laughter until his death in 2004.Alice is survived by her son; Thomas Hardy and wife Mary, daughters; Patricia Hardy and Jennifer Bertrand, and daughter...
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Orvia Lee Meche

October 31, 1940 - September 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Welsh, Welsh, LA.
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Orvia Lee Meche

October 31, 1940 - September 14, 2017

Orvia Lee Meche "Sonny", 76, of Welsh passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. Sonny was born October 31, 1940 and was a lifelong resident of Welsh and a graduate of Welsh High School in 1958. He also attended McNeese University.Survivors include his wife; Shirley, children; Coeleen (Felix), Nicole, and Ross, granddaughters; Maegan (Kyle), Aubrie, and Shaylin, sister; Nita Marie (Larry)...
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Edith Mae Lejeune

July 25, 1924 - September 9, 2017

Edith Mae Johnson- LeJeune, 93, a life-long resident of Pine Island passed away September 9, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 25, 1924 in Branch, Louisiana to Andrew Johnson and Alice Prather-Johnson. Edith was a graduate of Welsh High School, a member of the Catholic Altar Society. She was the most patient loving mother and grandmother "granny" to ALL and will be...
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Shirley L. Arnold

February 25, 1939 - September 1, 2017

Shirley L. Arnold, 78, of Roanoke, LA passed away at a local hospital on September 1, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born on February 25, 1939 to the late Ernest and Cecelia Lile. Shirley is preceded in death by her daughter; Debbie Fontenot and son James Arnold. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband; Edward E. Arnold of Roanoke, son; Edward W. Arnold and wife Nikki of Westlake,...
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Louise Marie LeJune

May 17, 1918 - August 27, 2017

Louise "Loris" LeJune, 99, passed away August 27, 2017 in Oberlin, Louisiana. Loris was born May 17, 1918 in Eunice, Louisiana to Oscar Courville and Emma Leger-Courville. She was devoted Catholic and member of Our Lady Seven Dolors Catholic Church of Welsh. Loris is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, David LeJune; parents, Oscar and Emma Courville; brothers, Henry, Morris, Tony,...
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John Wayne McCorquodale

August 20, 1976 - August 23, 2017

John Wayne McCorquodale II, passed away August 23, 2017 in Welsh, Louisiana. He was born August 20, 1976 in Houston, Texas to John Wayne McCorquodale and Dolores Gary McCorquodale. After graduating from Laccassine High School in 1994, he went to serve our Country in the United States Navy for over four years. He was proud of his service in the Navy on USS Ingersoll. John made his living as a...
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Mona Marie Olivier Clay

April 28, 1929 - August 21, 2017

Mona Marie Olivier Clay, 88, of Welsh passed away August 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April, 28, 1929 in Egan, LA to Hubert Oliver and Zoia Oliver. Mona was a devoted Christian and a member of Our Lady Seven Dolors Catholic Church of Welsh. She retired from Jefferson Davis School Board, after teaching in Welsh for over 30 years. Mona was a member of the Catholic...
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Melba Marie Richard

November 18, 1932 - August 13, 2017

Melba Marie Richard, 84, of Welsh, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at a local nursing facility. She was born November 18, 1932 in Woodlawn, LA. to parents Walton and Myrtle Duplechain. She was a long time member of the Live Oak Chapter of the D.A.R. Melba loved gardening and had a very green thumb. She also loved all music, and old movies. She is survived by two nieces, Diana Slocum of...
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Jonas P. Faust

January 8, 1931 - August 12, 2017

Jonas P. "Doc" Faust, 86, of Welsh passed away August 12, 2017 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was born January 8, 1931 to Jacob H. Faust and Emma Sarah Smith-Faust in Potters Mill, Pennsylvania. Jonas retired from the Air Force after proudly serving our country for over 20 years. He served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam and worked as an Aircraft Mechanic, which led him to his passion of...
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Francis Andre Arceneaux

December 26, 1947 - July 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Welsh, Welsh, LA.
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Ida Mae Watkins

February 14, 1922 - July 20, 2017

Ida Mae Doiron Watkins, 95, of Thornwell, peacefully passed away at home with loving family at her side on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Ida Mae is survived by 7 children: Richard (Mary) Watkins, Carolyn (Harold) Louviere, Yvonne (Ronnie) Ardoin, Beverly (Allen) Benoit, Kathryn (Murphy) Breaux, Cindy (Ken) Trahan, Sylvia (Rheinhart) Louviere , 31 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren, 22 great-great...
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Dorothy Mae Chaisson

July 26, 1934 - July 13, 2017

Dorothy Mae Chaisson, 82, of Welsh passed away July 13, 2017. She was born July 26, 1934 to Ozeman Fontenot and A. Bellard-Fontenot. Dorothy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Welsh. She had a passion for music, dancing and watching the sun rise while drinking coffee on her porch. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Roger Chaisson; her parents, and granddaughter, Heidi...
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Rosetta Saulnier

October 12, 1929 - June 24, 2017

Rosetta Billeaudeaux Saulnier, 87, passed away June, 24 2017.She was born October 12, 1929 to the late Loyd and Della Ardoin Billeaudeaux. She was a lifelong resident of Wels, LA. Rosetta married Emery Saulnier in 1951. Rosetta was the co-owner of Emery's Restaurant for 43 years in Welsh and Iowa LA. She was a determined, strong-willed individual. She loved her family dearly and also her...
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Danna Lee Trahan

April 14, 1950 - June 15, 2017

Dan "Danny" Lee TrahanDanny Lee Trahan, 67, of Welsh peacefully passed away June 15, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 14, 1950 in Hayes, Louisiana to John and Olivia Trahan. He has been a resident of Welsh for twenty years.Danny was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He just celebrated his twentieth year of employment at Northrup Grumman, where he worked as a...
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Laura Baronette

December 12, 1939 - June 15, 2017

Laura Baronette, 77 passed away June 15, 2017 at Golden Age Nursing home in Welsh.She was born December 12, 1939 to Lucian and Louise (Mallett) Baronette.She is survived by a sister, Bernice Cox of Magnolia, Texas and a brother, LJ Baronette of Shereveport, and brother in law, Stewart Mayeux of Lafayette, Louisiana, twenty one nieces and nephews, aunt, Mabel Mayeux and numerous great nieces and...
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Wilton John Chaisson

July 19, 1925 - June 7, 2017

Wilton J. Chaisson, 91, of Welsh passed away June 7, 2017. He was born in 1925 in Welsh, LA to the late Walter and Laura Chaisson. Wilton was a farmer and rancher for WL Day from 1946-1983, he then worked for the Police Jury of Jeff Davis Parish from 1984-1995 before settling into retirement to enjoy the gardening he loved so much. He was a country man who loved his chickens and cat, Cutie Pie...
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Joseph van Ness

September 18, 1937 - May 27, 2017

Joseph L. van NessJoseph L. van Ness, 79, of Welsh, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Welsh. He was born September 18, 1937 in New Orleans to Marvin and Mabel (Guzman) van Ness. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Jacob van Ness Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Jacquelien van Ness of 56 years, two children Dwayne van Ness and his wife Sonya and Jill van Ness...
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James Paul Martin

March 10, 1929 - May 21, 2017

James Paul Martin, 88 passed away on May 21, 2017 at his residence. He was the youngest of four children born to Dr. and Mrs. Claude A. Martin. He was a graduate of St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, MS, attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Lafayette (ULL) and graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. After, serving in the army during the Korean War, he returned to Welsh and became...
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Bronson Wayne Hopson

November 29, 1988 - April 14, 2017

Bronson W. Hopson, 28, of Lake Arthur passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 14, 2017. He was born in Lake Charles in November of 1988 to Ray Hopson and Regina Hickman.Bronson was an avid outdoorsman spending time hunting and fishing and just being outdoors. When hunting season was over he loved his Xbox gaming. He was a loving husband to his wife, Laci and the very proud and happy father of...
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Cecile O'Blanc

October 29, 1918 - March 22, 2017

Cecile O'Blanc, 98, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Jennings American Legion Hospital. She was born in Churchpoint, LA. on October 29, 1918 to Laurant and Murella Richard. She loved to work in her garden, mow grass, raking her leaves, etc. She is survived by her son, George O'Blanc of Thornwell; four daughters, Helen Gary Lopez (Elry) of Jennings, Mary Manuel and fiancé Delton...
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Kevin Mitchell Pole

February 19, 1954 - March 20, 2017

Kevin M. Pole passed away peacefully in his Welsh home early Monday morning, March 20, 2017.A native of Church Point, LA, he lived most of his life in Welsh, LA. He was the son of the late Tally and Ramona Pole, of Church Point, LA. Kevin was a 1972 graduate of the Allen Academy in Bryan, TX, where he served as a member of their music group known as the Jody Singers. Kevin was an avid hunter...
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Jack Stuart Robertson

November 19, 1930 - February 13, 2017

Jack Robertson, 86, died Monday, February 13, 2017 in his Welsh, LA home, surrounded by his family. Jack is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan Hebert Robertson; 5 children, Stuart Robertson, Shawn Robertson, Marla Houck, John Robertson, and Caroline Robertson; 11 grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Jennie Rose Hebert. He is preceded in death by his mother, Valmae Saucier Robertson; sister,...
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David Lee Joseph Touchet

June 19, 1963 - February 10, 2017

David Lee Joseph Touchet, Jr, 53, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017.He was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. He was a carpenter for many years and worked in the Welsh and Lake Charles area.He is survived by his daughters, Allison Touchet, Kathlleen Touchet and Rebecca Lamprise, parents, David Touchet, Sr. and Elaine Camp, sisters, Tracy (Nathaniel) Arnold, Donna (David)...
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Madeline Parker

January 11, 1928 - February 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Welsh, Welsh, LA.
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Sandra Gail Pitre

February 27, 1945 - January 31, 2017

Sandra Gail Pitre, 71, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in a local hospital.She was born in Fenton, LA and lived in the Fenton and Lacassine area all her life and graduated from Lacassine High School. She always placed her family and others first. She was a selfless person.She is survived by her son, Shane Pitre of Fenton; daughter, Katrina Johnson of Fenton; brother, Fred Frederick of...
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Minnie Daigle Sonnier

June 20, 1923 - January 30, 2017

Minnie (Daigle) Sonnier, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Golden Age of Welsh Nursing Home. She was born to Lufroi and Alexandrine Daigle on June 20, 1923 in Niblett, LA. She was a charter member of the Welsh Church of Christ. She loved to sing and enjoyed bible study, being with friends and family, playing cards, and traveling. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda LeBlanc of Lake...
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Paul Matthew Martin

November 4, 1958 - January 11, 2017

Paul Matthew Martin, 58, of Lacassine, LA passed away January 11, 2017. He was born in Lake Charles in 1958 to James and Bernardine (Fontenot) Martin. Paul is survived by his son; Victor Martin, daughter; Madilyn Martin, Parents; Jimmy and Bernardine Martin, Brothers; Claude Martin and John (Robert Mericile) Martin, sister; Andrée (John) Hainkel, niece; Alexandra Hainkel, nephew; Roth...
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Jerry Wayne Fontenot

May 4, 1952 - December 31, 2016

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of our loved one Jerry Wayne Fontenot, Sr. Jerry was born May 4, 1952 to the late Anderson and Allia (Demarest) Fontenot in Welsh, LA.Jerry was a lifelong member of the Welsh Evangelistic Outreach Center. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid gun collector. Jerry enjoyed being outside in his garden. He loved being with...
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Young Bin Kang

June 13, 1938 - December 26, 2016

Young Bin Kang, MD passed away in his sleep on December 26, 2016 at the age of 78. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Young Hee Kang, MD; his children and their spouses: Jane Kang, MD and husband David McCauley; Nancy Kang Davis, MD and spouse Bradley Davis; Thomas Kang, MD and spouse Hana Kim, PhD; William Kang, MD and spouse Arshia Soleimani, MD; and four grandchildren; Leopold...
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Bryan Gregory Harper

October 19, 1931 - December 13, 2016

Bryan Gregory Harper, 85, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family. He loved fishing and gardening. He was a 32nd degree Mason in the Welsh lodge. Bryan was proud of his military service in the United States Air Force. He retired from Himont and received many accolades from them. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Ewing Harper; sons, Bryan...
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Joseph Preston Daigle

January 18, 1937 - November 30, 2016

Joseph "Preston" Daigle, 79, a native of Lacassine and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Preston was born January 18, 1937 to Palemon & Elodie Daigle. He grew up in a farming family in Lacassine and later moved to Welsh. Preston proudly served in the United States Army. Upon his return home he married Patsy Hornsby and they were happily...
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Ralph Edgar Reed

December 5, 1933 - November 15, 2016

Ralph Edgar Reed, 82, a native of Greene County, Ark. & resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Ralph was a diesel mechanic and serviced equipment for many farmers around the Jefferson Davis Parish area. He owned & operated Reed's Country Caf&...
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Ashley Chasity Durio

December 17, 1990 - November 5, 2016

.Ashley Chasity Durio, 25, was entrusted to God's loving care on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Ashley was a native & resident of Welsh. She was a full time student majoring in Forensic Psychology. Ashley was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of 11 months and grew to be an active supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Ashley often...
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Hazel Demarest

April 9, 1925 - November 2, 2016

Hazel Demarest, 91, of Welsh, LA passed away peacefully on November 2, 2016 at home surrounded by the love of her family. She was born April 9, 1925 to Sylvester and Lovina Cormier.Hazel enjoyed 73 years of marriage with her husband & best friend George. She's with him now walking on the streets of gold. Together they had a strong belief in Jesus Christ and welcomed many into their home and...
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Rodney Joseph Marcantel

August 25, 1949 - November 2, 2016

Rodney Joseph Marcantel, 67, a native and resident of Welsh, was entrusted to God's loving care on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Rodney was a graduate of Welsh High School and McNeese State University. He resided in Alaska for 30 years working as an accountant for a gold mining company. Those who knew Rodney can relate to and take comfort in the beatitude "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be...
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Dorothy Hebert Begnaud

March 17, 1925 - November 2, 2016

Dorothy Hebert Begnaud, 91, of Lacassine, passed peacefully on November 2, 2016. Dorothy was born March 17, 1925 to Gerard and Ada Bares Hebert in Vermillion Parish, Louisiana. She lived in Lacassine, La most of her adult life, after marrying Oscar Begnaud, upon his return from WWII. Dorothy made hand-sewn heirloom quality christening sets and baby gowns for thousands of families across the state...
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Larry Don Guidry

October 9, 1968 - October 15, 2016

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Larry Don Guidry Jr., age 48, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Columbus, Ga. He was a 1987 graduate of Welsh High School, where he excelled in Track & Field. After graduating, he joined the United States Army, where he honorably served his country for 23 years. While serving in the Army, he attended college at Eastern Illinois University. He...
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Jane Moss Derouen

November 11, 1933 - October 7, 2016

Jane Moss Sensat Derouen, 82, a native of Plaquemine and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care and reunited with the love of her life, Bennette Derouen on Friday, October 7, 2016. Jane was a retired para-professional from the Vermillion Parish School Board. She was Catholic by faith and parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, and a member of the Catholic Daughters...
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Thomas Joseph Robinson

October 26, 1950 - August 25, 2016

Thomas Joseph Robinson(1950-2016)Thomas Robinson, 65, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Christus St. Patrick's Hospital. He loved working and was a rice farmer, enjoyed hunting, and was a very avid poker player. He was in the Army and was stationed in Germany. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandchildren.He is survived by the mother of his children, Donna Robinson, sons,...
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Melda Faye Courville

November 25, 1969 - August 21, 2016

Melda Faye Courville, 46, a native & resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on August 21, 2016 in Jennings. Melda was a strong fighter who loved her boys and her grandson. She was a great cook and enjoyed spending time outside with her dad. Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Joyce Courville; sons, Haven, Chandler, and Cullen Granger; brother, Carl Courville;...
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Euna Vanicor

October 1, 1926 - August 20, 2016

Euna Vanicor, Age 89, a native of Mowata and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Saturday, August 20, 2016. After 18 years of faithful service, Euna retired from the Welsh cafeteria where she was known for exceptionally delicious baked bread. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for her whole family. Euna loved her family and picked up additional grandchildren over the years....
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James Bennette Derouen

August 29, 1937 - August 10, 2016

James Bennette Derouen, 78, a native & resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 while surrounded by the love of his family. Bennette was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was a mechanic and managed Diesel Engine Center of Broussard for many years. Bennette also continued the family tradition of farming soybeans and rice. He was consistently a...
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Sandra Begnaud Fusilier

June 29, 1948 - July 22, 2016

Sandra Begnaud Fusilier, Age 68, a native of Welsh and resident of Lake Charles was entrusted to God's loving care on July 22, 2016. Sandra was an artist and was particularly talented at painting people. She loved to fish. Sandra was Catholic by faith and those who knew her adored her sense of humor and her joy of laughter. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Herbert Fusilier; sister-in...
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Donitille Octavia Begnaud

October 27, 1927 - July 16, 2016

Donitille "Dot" Octavia Begnaud, 88, a native of Lacassine and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on July 16, 2016.Donitille was Catholic by faith, a parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. She was a professional homemaker. She enjoyed cooking & baking from scratch. She was particularly fond of making peanut brittle. Donitille was talented at creating arts...
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Wendell Louis Richard

February 19, 1941 - June 27, 2016

Wendell Louis Richard, 75, a native and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Monday, June 27, 2016 at home surrounded by the love of his family. He was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Wendell was a graduate of Welsh High School. After high school, he married the love of his life, Linda. He retired from Texas Gas Company. He was...
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Linda Lou Robicheaux

January 6, 1938 - May 18, 2016

Linda Lou Robicheaux, 78, of Welsh, made her journey to meet our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was born the oldest child of John and Mildred Murphy on January 6, 1938 in Iowa, Louisiana. She was a 1956 graduate of Iowa High School. After high school, she married her life-long love, Robert Robicheaux of Welsh. They were married 41 years. She was a member of Roanoke Baptist...
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Anna Rose Martin

August 19, 1928 - May 10, 2016

Anna Rose Martin, Age 87, a native & resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Jennings. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Robert Earl "Bobby" Martin, Jr. & wife Lori of Welsh; daughter, Barbara Martin Broussard, New Iberia, and daughter-in-law, Wanette Marcantel Martin, Jennings. Anna is also survived by 6 precious grandchildren and 10...
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Billy Wayne David

June 8, 1942 - May 9, 2016

Billy Wayne David Sr., 73, from Welsh passed away May 9, 2016.He worked for the City of Welsh Police Department for 13 years. He retired as a tugboat Captain. Billy loved to serve the people in the Welsh community. He enjoyed protecting the children as a school crossing guard and enjoyed camping.He is survived by his loving wife, Betty; children, Brigitte, Barbie, Byron Brent, Bentley, Billy Jr.,...
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Lawrnce Eugene Reyna

June 9, 1951 - May 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Welsh, Welsh, LA.
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Robert Lester Epperly

January 19, 1922 - April 29, 2016

Robert "Jack" Epperly, 94, a resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Friday, April 29, 2016. Jack was born on January 19, 1922 in Pine Island. He graduated from Welsh High School. Jack was a United States Veteran of the United States Army Air Force having served in World War II. He married Wilda Taylor Epperly June 3, 1946. He retired from The Mutual Warehouse (John Deere...
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Melba Broussard Ardoin

December 16, 1929 - April 21, 2016

Melba Broussard Ardoin, Age 86, a native of Rayne and resident of Welsh went to heaven on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Melba graduated from Indian Bayou High School in Rayne. She was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Melba was retired from nursing. She was particularly proud of herself in helping bring her first grandson into the world. Her hobbies...
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Robert Wayne Sonnier

March 11, 1944 - April 14, 2016

Robert "Wayne" Sonnier, Age 72, a resident of Morse was entrusted to God's loving care on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Lake Charles. Wayne was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. His family held him in the highest esteem. His family was precious to him. He was indeed the Cornerstone of this family. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 22 years, Roberta Thibodeaux Sonnier of...
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Nolton Antoine Delome

August 12, 1942 - April 12, 2016

Nolton Antoine Delome, Age 73, a native of Egan and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at his home. Nolton was a retired welder and owner of D & G Welding. He was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Nolton loved spending time at the camp with Ruth and together they enjoyed fishing. Those left to cherish...
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Rose Octavia McMillin

December 15, 1919 - March 16, 2016

The family of Rose Octavia (Coots) McMillin announces her passing from this world to the next, so that those who wish to offer prayers for the repose of her soul and to visit with the family may do so. Visitation will commence at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at...
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Alfred James Hayes

November 8, 1957 - March 10, 2016

Alfred James Hayes, Jr. (1957-2016) Alfred Hayes, 58, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Jennings, LA. He was owner/operator of National Wastewater Systems for the last 25 years. An avid sportsman, he loved spending time with family and friends at his ranch in Texas, hunting and fishing. In addition, he actively supported Lacassine athletics. Another one of his passions was enjoying good...
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Patrice Sydnie Ardoin

July 13, 1955 - March 9, 2016

Patrice Sydnie Ardoin "Patty", 60, a resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at her home. Patty retired as a RN and Director from Christus St. Patrick's Hospital and Welsh Nursing Home.Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jarrod and Joshua Cormier (Stephany); sisters, Barbara Guillory (Kenneth), Dale Sonnier (Vernon), and Susie Johnson (Paul)....
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Homer Joseph Leger

September 15, 1953 - March 8, 2016

Homer Joseph Leger, Sr. 62, a native of Evangeline and resident of Welsh was entrusted to Gods loving care on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 34 years, Juanita "Janie" Leger; sons, Homer Leger, Jr. (Chantell), Welsh and Cody Leger, Pine Island; daughter, Brandy Hoffpauir (Kelly), Evangeline; step-son, Tommy Goodin, Longview, TX brother, Larry Leger,...
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Patricia Ruth Janssen

August 24, 1933 - March 4, 2016

Patricia Ruth Janssen, age 82, a resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Friday, March 4, 2016 in Jennings. Patricia was a nurse having retired from Welsh General Hospital. She was Lutheran by faith and a parishioner of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Jennings. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Bethany Fontenot (Wendel) and Stephen Janssen, both of Welsh and Todd...
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Gertrude F. Benoit

November 2, 1938 - February 26, 2016

Gertrude F. Benoit, 77, A native of Egan & resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on February 26, 2016 in Jennings. Those left to cherish her memory are her brothers, Lubert Fontenot, Welsh and Wilton Fontenot and wife, Peggy of Jennings. Gertrude is also survived by her pet girl, Jenny and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Gertrude was preceded in death by her...
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Mattie Blanche Louviere

December 24, 1925 - February 23, 2016

Mattie B. Ryder Louviere, Age 90, a native and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. She was Catholic by faith, a parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. She enjoyed being a Catholic Daughter, volunteering, and hunting with her husband, A.W. prior to his death. Mattie loved her family immensely, although she and A.W. had no children,...
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Glenda Rae Geisendorff

July 22, 1945 - February 21, 2016

Glenda Rae Geisendorff, 70, a native of Welsh and resident of Willis, TX was entrusted to God's loving care on February 21, 2016 in Conroe, TX surrounded by the love of her family. Glenda was born in Jennings, LA to Roy A. and Leona (Broussard) Mott on July 22, 1945. She grew up in Welsh and graduated from Welsh High School in 1963. She attended the Hotel Dieu School of nursing and completed two...
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Elizabeth Louise McGehee

November 3, 1930 - February 20, 2016

Elizabeth Louise Gray McGehee was born November 3, 1930 in Ferriday, LA to Lillian Eloise Marie Carroll and Sidney Russell Gray. She went to Glory on February 20, 2016 in Bradenton, FL. In between those dates, she had a complete and magnificent life. She attended Southeastern at Memphis and LSU, where she was a member of Alpha sorority. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in education...
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Cynthia Marie Diedrich

January 21, 1952 - February 17, 2016

Cynthia "Cindy" Marie Diedrich, age 64, a native & resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in Lafayette. Cindy was Catholic by faith, a parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. She attended Welsh High School and later attended Beauty College in Jennings. After graduating, she opened and operated Cindy's Beauty Shop in Welsh for...
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Virginia Evelyn Hayes

November 13, 1942 - February 6, 2016

Virginia Evelyn Christian Hayes, Age 73, a native of Kinder and resident of Fenton was entrusted to God's loving care on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in Welsh. Virginia was the daughter of Joseph T. and Bernadine Christian. She was born in Lake Charles on November 13, 1942 and raised on the Christian Dairy Farm in Kinder, LA. She was a talented, bright, and beautiful young woman. Virginia was a...
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David Patrick Maia

January 24, 1979 - February 2, 2016


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Raymond Theogene Richard

September 9, 1935 - January 20, 2016

Raymond Theogene Richard, 80, a native of Church Point and resident of Welsh, was entrusted to God's loving care on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in JenningsHe is survived by his loving wife of 57 years; Barbara Davidson Richard of Welsh, LA; son, Bryant Richard & wife Marife, Many, LA; daughter, Ramona Richard, Austin, TX; brothers, Harry, Terry, and Michael Richard.Raymond is also survived by...
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Rose Belle Granger

May 30, 1921 - January 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Rose Belle Granger, 94, A native of Lacassine and resident of Hayes was entrusted to God's loving care on Monday, January 11, 2016 at her home surrounded by the love of her family. Rose was a homemaker and Catholic by faith. She was a Parishioner of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Bell City. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Ernest...
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Eleanor Lee Verrett

January 9, 1923 - January 10, 2016

Eleanor Verrett (Ms Nell), a devoted wife and mother, passed away on January 10, 2016 at home. She has gone to be with her husband, James, and her eldest son, Terry. She is survived by her two sons (and their wives), Billy Jack (Rose), of Carlsbad, NM, and Thomas (Branna), of Tucson, AZ, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She served the community of Welsh for nearly 40 years as...
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Robert Earl Martin

August 16, 1927 - January 9, 2016

Robert Earl Martin, Sr., 88, a native of Lake Arthur and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at his home. Robert Earl was a Catholic by faith and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church.Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 68 years, Rose Trahan Martin; a son, Robert Earl Martin, Jr. & wife Lori; a daughter,...
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Clamarie Bourque Bratton

October 18, 1925 - January 2, 2016

Clamarie Bourque Bratton, Age 90, a native of Crowley & resident of Welsh, was entrusted to God's loving care on Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Welsh. Clamarie was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters. Those left to cherish her memory are her sister; Willa Oliver, daughter-in-law, Sherry Atkins, and...
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Sandra Charlene Hargrave

March 6, 1950 - January 2, 2016

Sandra Charlene Hargrave, 65, a native of Pineville and resident of Roanoke was entrusted to God's loving care on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at home surrounded by the love of her family.Sandra was a faithful member of Bethel Family Church in Jennings. She enjoyed working at the family business, Ruth's Café in Jennings alongside her mother for many years. All those who know her, held her in...
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Wanda J. Davidson

August 14, 1942 - December 28, 2015

Wanda J. Davidson, age 73, a native and resident of Welsh was called home by God on Monday, December 28, 2015, after suffering a stroke. Wanda had a deep love for God and was Catholic by faith. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Wanda was a member of the Catholic Daughters and Ladies Altar Society. After many years of devoted service to the family clothing store,...
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Robert Joseph Chiasson

January 11, 1928 - December 27, 2015

Robert Joseph Chiasson, Sr., 87, a native of Crowley and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Sunday, December 27, 2015 in Jennings. Robert was a retired Bookkeeper and Veteran of the United States Navy having served aboard the USS Shangri La. Robert was Catholic by faith and a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. He was honored to be a 3rd and 4th degree Knight...
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Fannie Belle Daigle Doucet

August 15, 1931 - December 23, 2015

Fannie Belle Daigle Doucet, Age 84, a native of Church Point & resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on December 23, 2015.Fannie was the owner of Fannie's Hot Tamales of Welsh until her retirement. People stopped from far and wide for her hot tamales and pralines. She made so many new friends through this business venture and loved to hear stories of their travels. Many of...
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Raymond Eddie Ardoin

January 6, 1935 - November 21, 2015

Raymond E. Ardoin, 80, a native and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Lake Charles. Raymond was Catholic by faith and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lacassine. Raymond was a retired appliance technician and a Veteran of the United States Army. Those left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Sylvia Fruge, Fairfield,...
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James Ray Ewing

October 30, 1939 - November 11, 2015

Age: 76, A resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's, loving care on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Jim was a retired Superintendent for the town of Welsh. He loved gardening, cooking, working on small engines, and cutting the grass.He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ruth Marie Mallet Ewing; sons, Kevin Ewing (Karyn), Welsh, Edward Fusilier (Joyce), Lake Charles, and Gene Deshotel (Tina)...
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Ethel Marie LeJeune

November 8, 1941 - October 30, 2015


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Ethel LeJeune

November 8, 1941 - October 30, 2015

Ethel Marie LeJeune, Age 73, a native of Eunice and resident of Jennings was entrusted to God's loving care on Friday, October 30th, 2015 in Jennings. Ethel was a Catholic by faith, a parishioner of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, a past member of the Catholic Daughters, Ladies Altar Society, and Welsh Auxiliary Police.Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Gibson "Buck" LeJeune...
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Vera Devillier Broussard

October 26, 1937 - September 22, 2015

Vera Devillier Broussard, 77, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, surrounded by her loving family after a brief, hard-fought battle with cancer.Vera lived the last 51 years in Welsh where she worked alongside her husband, Dr. A.C. Broussard, for 37 years. She was a devout member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church where she previously served as a eucharistic...
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Bernice Bernice Arceneaux

August 14, 1920 - September 15, 2015

Marie "Bernice" Racca Doiron Arceneaux, 95, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. She had been a resident of Golden Age Nursing Home for about 2 1/2 years.Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh with Fr. Alan Trouille officiating. Interment will follow at Lacassine Catholic Cemetery, Lacassine,...
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Calvin Ray Courville

January 3, 1942 - September 13, 2015

Calvin Ray Courville, 73, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015.He was born in Thornwell and was a lifelong resident of Welsh. Calvin was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. He farmed rice and soybeans for 23 years. Calvin served on the Jeff Davis Police Jury for 24 years. He loved farming, hunting duck, and football, especially the Saints.Survivors include his loving wife,...
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Jesse Ray LeBlanc

August 20, 1993 - September 8, 2015

Jesse Ray LeBlanc, III, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015.He was born in Lake Charles and had lived in Lake Arthur for the past 16 years. Jesse loved video games, his job, his friends and his family. He was a very caring and outgoing person. Jesse was always helping other people.Survivors include his parents, Stoney Fontenot and wife, Bobbie; biological father, Jesse LeBlanc, Jr.; brothers,...
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Tony Louis Louviere

November 10, 1953 - September 6, 2015

Tony (Groovy) Louviere, 61, of Woodlawn, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at his home. He was born November 10, 1953 in Jennings, LA to Irvin and Joyce (Thibodeaux) Louviere. He was preceded in death by his father.Left to cherish his memory is his wife Georgia Kay Louviere of Woodlawn, his mother Joyce Thibodeaux Louviere of Ardoin Cove, four daughters, Sarah Louviere of Atlanta, GA, Lauren...
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Ramona Marceaux

May 14, 1962 - August 22, 2015

Ramona Bertrand Marceaux, 53, passed away quietly in her home Saturday, August 22, 2015. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, listening to music, dancing, gardening, working with stained glass and going to the river to lie in the sun.Survivors include her daughter Hannah Broussard and husband Joshua Wallace, 2 grand daughters, Rozalie and Victorian, a step grandson Dean all of Lafayette,...
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Elmer Wade Guidry

January 13, 1935 - July 28, 2015

Elmer Wade Guidry, 80, a native and resident of Hayes was entrusted to God's loving care on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Wade retired from Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. He was Catholic by faith and was a parishioner of St. John Marie Vianney in Bell City.Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 60 years, Jeannette Marie...
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Patrick Henry Gates

July 24, 1961 - June 18, 2015

Patrick "Pat" Henry Gates, Age 53, a native of Jennings and resident of Moss Bluff was entrusted to God's loving care on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his home. Pat worked for Calco Barge Lines aboard the "Bubba Vick". He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff. Pat enjoyed playing video games, watching old movies and spending time with his family. He loved reading his Bible and never...
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Milton Vanicor

June 15, 1918 - June 5, 2015

Milton Vanicor, 96, a native of Prairie Hayes and resident of Welsh was entrusted to God's loving care on Friday, June 5, 2015 at his home surrounded by the love of his family.Milton was a carpenter by trade and Veteran of the United States Navy having served in WWII, Battle of Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Occupation of Japan. He was a master fiddler/musician having been inducted in the Cajun French...
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