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Charles Carey Elder

SULPHUR - Charles Carey Elder, 53, died Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Carey was a native of Opelousas, and lived in Sulphur since 1976. He attended Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. He was a member of the Krewe of Cosmos, and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He enjoyed golfing,cooking, and following football for the McNeese Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints. He owned and operated New World Forest Products.

Survivors include his loving wife of 31 years, Janna Burton Elder; father, Donald Elder of Opelousas; daughters, Kaye Elizabeth Elder of Sulphur, and Andrea Catherine Elder of Sulphur; brothers, Mark Elder of Lafayette, and Paul Elder of Opelousas; sisters, Rachel Elder of New Orleans, and Amie Elder Huber and husband Todd of Tampa, Florida; his father and mother-in-law, James and Judie Burton; numerous nephews and nieces.

He is preceeded in death by his mother, Clara Jean "B.B." Elder.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery under the guidance of Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday with a rosary at 7 p.m., and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service, all in Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers donations be made to a charity that was close to Carey's heart; Bienvenu Counseling Service 6 Flagg Place Suite B Lafayette, LA 70508. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home, (337)625-9171

Published in the Daily World on July 9, 2013
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