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Babineaux, John Carroll  
John Carroll Babineaux, 65, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014. John was a United States Army veteran having served in Vietnam. John is survived by his daughter, Shannon (Robert) Lequeux; three grandchildren, Steven, Courtney and Nathan Lequeux; two brothers, C.J. Abshire and Clifford Babineaux; and two sisters, Rita Vice and Gloria Morgan. John is preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Gladys Babineaux. Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.    Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.johnsonrobisonfh.net.
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Published in Southwest Daily News from Dec. 18, 2014 to Jan. 17, 2015
Dutel, Lewis Arthur  
Lewis Arthur Dutel, 77, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 after a long illness. Lewis was born in Oakdale, reared in Abbeville, Louisiana, and has resided in Sulphur and Moss Bluff areas for 44 years. He served in the United States Navy, attended USL and received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Lewis had a passion for learning and earned his Master of Business Administration from University of New Orleans. He also received his Professional Engineering License and also was a Certified Financial Planner. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Madge Howard Dutel; daughter, Wendy Dutel of Sulphur; sons, Lewis J. Dutel and wife, Gina of Cypress, Texas and Chad Dutel and wife, Irene of Malaysia; nine grandchildren, Heather Dutel Christman and husband, Jordan, Erica Long, Zoe Long, CC Dutel, Sydney Dutel, Jackson Dutel, Noah Dutel, Ethan Long and Benjamin Dutel. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Jackson Dutel and Alma Brabham Dutel. Per the wishes of Mr. Dutel, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Hospital, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Southwest Daily News from Nov. 24 to Dec. 23, 2014
Fetner, William F. "Bill"  
William F. "Bill" Fetner, 83, passed away on December 11 in the comfort of his home in Sulphur. Born on March 26, 1931, in Latrobe, Pa., to William and Virginia Fetner, Bill graduated from Redford High School in Detroit, Mich., and received a degree in economics from Albion College in Albion, Mich. He was a member of the 1947-50 men's cross country teams that won four consecutive MIAA championships, and in 1996, team members were inducted into the Albion Athletics Hall of Fame. Bill was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1956. Bill married Elizabeth "Liz" Beall of DeQuincy in 1959. They lived in Flint, Mich., where Bill worked for General Motors as an auditor. In 1965, the Fetner family moved to DeQuincy. Bill was a successful businessman and owned DeQuincy Insurance Agency for 18 years. For many years he served the city of DeQuincy as city planner. He was a member of many civic and professional organizations including Rotary International and the DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce. Bill served on the Calcasieu Parish Library Board for over 40 years as both a member and officer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Liz; daughter, Anne Fetner Cobb, and husband, Roger, of Sulphur; son, William "Billy" Fetner, of Graham, Wash.; granddaughter, Jessica Cobb Choate, and husband, Justin, of Sulphur; great grandchildren, Dalton and Rio, of Sulphur; and brother, Scott, and sister-in-law, JoAnn Fetner, of Jupiter, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Walter, Graham and Milton. His service will be at 11 am, Monday, December 15, 2014 at First Baptist Church of DeQuincy. Visitation will be Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Snider Funeral Home, 205 West Harrison St. in DeQuincy, and resume one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be in DeQuincy Memorial Park. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixonfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's honor may be made to the Calcasieu Parish Library Foundation or the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home.
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Published in Southwest Daily News from Dec. 14, 2014 to Jan. 13, 2015
Gaines, Betty Carolyn  
Betty Carolyn Gaines, 76, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 in a local hospital. Betty was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur and the Louisiana Association of Realtors. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and her Masters from Our Lady of Holy Cross College. She was an educator for 36 years. After retiring from teaching, she obtained her Real Estate license and her floral license. Betty loved gardening and working with flowers in her yard. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include three children, Nita Sue Gaines, Kenneth Michael Gaines, and Paul Christopher Gaines, all of Sulphur; two granddaughters, Megan Elizabeth Gaines and MiKayleigh Jo Gaines; and her best friend, Jackie Dupree. She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Mildred Groom; and her brother, James Groom. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, November 29, in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m.–12 noon on Saturday in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Southwest Daily News from Nov. 28 to Dec. 27, 2014
Gough, Francis McNeal "Mac"  
Francis McNeal "Mac" Gough, 78, of Sulphur, died at 12:10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in a local hospital. Mr. Gough is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Lenore LeBoeuf Gough; two sons, Francis McNeal Gough, Jr. and wife Betsy of Reedsville, Va., and Timothy Stuart and partner Loretta Dawson of Reedsville, Va.; step-children, Joseph Earl Durrett and wife Veronica of Sulphur, Regina Ann Bourque of Lake Charles, Donny Wade Durrett of Sulphur, and Phillip James Schwark and fiancée Chelsa Jebson of Grand Lake; brother, Clarence V. Gough and wife Peggy of Burgess, Va.; sister, Jane Haden of Callo, Va.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, with another on-the-way. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon McNeal Gough and Frances Marion Thrift Gough. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Roger Templeton will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the start of the service. Words of comfort to the family may be left at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.
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Published in Southwest Daily News from Nov. 28 to Dec. 27, 2014
Istre, Dalton A.  
Funeral services for Dalton A. Istre, 89, will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 17, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss.
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Published in Southwest Daily News from Dec. 18, 2014 to Jan. 17, 2015
Johnston, James Elwyn  
James Elwyn Johnston, 77, formerly of Huntsville, died November 20, 2014 at his home in Athens, Alabama. The funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Johnston will be on Sunday, November 23, 2014 in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Huntsville. The Reverend Mark Seanor, the Reverend Jud Reasons, and the Reverend Dr. Kenny Baskins will officiate. The family will receive friends and guest prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The service will follow at 2 p.m. A second service will be held at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Bunkie, Louisiana on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bunkie, Louisiana. The Reverend Dr. James Heath and the Reverend Charles Floyd will officiate. Interment will be in the Stagg Plot of the Pythian Cemetery in Bunkie. James Elwyn Johnston was called to the Life Eternal after a long illness caused from a stroke. He faced death several times with double pneumonia at age three, major ear surgery twice, spinal meningitis, a complete knee replacement, and the removal of a kidney. He was a very strong man and he knew how to fight for his life. Mr. Johnston was born in Grayson, Louisiana on March 31, 1937. He was the first child born to Lonnie Jefferson Johnston and Jewell Evie May Johnston. James Johnston was a proud native of Louisiana. After skipping two grades in elementary school, he graduated from Sulphur High School at the top of his class at age 16. He received his B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (now Louisiana Tech University), Ruston. Mr. Johnston also attended McNeese State University, Lake Charles. He earned a Masters in Business Administration and then a Master of Science in Metallurgy from The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. He did additional college work at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. While a student at Georgia Tech, he was awarded several patents. Some of his research at Georgia Tech was presented at the Science Fair in Paris, France by his professor. He was a registered Professional Engineer in both Chemical and Metallurgical in the state of Louisiana, a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama, a member of the Institute of Materials, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Scientist, and a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, all in London, Great Britain. He came to Huntsville, Alabama in 1959 and worked for the Army Missile Command until 1963 at which time he transferred to NASA and joined the von Braun team and was employed by the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center from February 3, 1963 until his retirement on February 1, 2005. During those 45 years, he worked in the Quality Laboratory and then primarily worked in the Materials and Processes organizations. He started his career as a materials engineer, supporting the Saturn Program. More recently, Mr. Johnston performed as the Materials and Processes Laboratory Lead Engineer for the Solid Rocket Motor, Redesigned Solid Rocket Motor, and Advanced Solid Rocket Motor. Mr. Johnston also was the Materials and Processes representative of the various Test Readiness Reviews. In addition, Mr. Johnston performed as the Alert Coordinator for the Materials and Processes Laboratory, and the Phase A Project material engineer. In Mr. Johnston's faithful service for 45 years to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and to the government of the United States of America, he was a vital link for materials excellence for the safe flight of past NASA programs such as Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle. His expertise in materials selection and control demonstrated in his performance as Laboratory Lead Engineer was vital to the success of Space Shuttle projects. His performance as a key member of the Test Readiness Review of the Super Light Weight Tank certainly led to the initial and continued success of the first Aluminum Lithium Alloy tank. As coordinator for Material Alerts, he personally was accountable for making sure that no discrepant materials were used on the Marshall Space Flight Center managed vehicle elements and payloads. Mr. Johnston's vast materials and processes experience and technical excellence was vital to the success of MSFC managed payloads in that the proper materials and processes were considered and selected 'up-front' in the design process. In those 42 years of service with NASA, Mr. Johnston provided the Space Agency as a servant totally dedicated to ensuring the safety of each Space Shuttle Flight. James Johnston received the Astronauts' Personal Achievement Award, known as Silver Snoopy Award, for professionalism, dedication, and outstanding support that greatly enhanced space flight safety and mission success. Mr. Johnston was Christian gentleman and a member of the First Baptist Church of Huntsville. He left his wife and family an inheritance rich in the values of hard, honest work and a strong faith in God. James Johnston was all business. He never read a newspaper on his job. James was a student all of his life and loved to read. Book stores were his favorite past-time and he would buy books by the sack. He enjoyed teaching Sunday school, studying theology, studying history, playing tennis, playing bridge, studying the stock market, and doing research on the computer. As a 12 year-old entering ninth grade, he told his speech teacher that he could not get up before the class and give his speech. She jerked that little boy up by his collar and told him that she never wanted to hear him say CAN'T again, and he never did. James Johnston was well-mannered and at ease with people. He was sincere, caring, dependable, honest, trustworthy, polite and courteous. James was a child of God and obeyed God's laws. He never used profanity. As a member of First Baptist Church in Huntsville, James served as a church deacon, Sunday school teacher, Christian Training teacher, and Outreach Leader. He possessed excellent leadership qualities. He always demonstrated patriotism to his country. James believed in The American's Creed. He believed that it was his duty to his country to love it; to support its constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies. He adored his wife, Mary. James was so proud when his wife was chosen and elected as the 37th President General of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century for a two-year term. James was preceded in death by his parents, his baby sister, Norma Lee, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Daniel Sr. and Hester Stagg. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Stagg Johnston; brother, Roy J. Johnston (Carolyn) of Houston, Texas; brother-in-law, Daniel P. Stagg, Jr. (Sheila) of Opelousas, Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers in Alabama will be Doyce Bailey, Bill Barnes, Robert Click, Jerry Miller, Jr., Brownie Nelson, Cary Rutland, Mark Splawn, and Frank Wlodarski. Honorary pallbearers will be the Athens Hospital Ambulance Service and the City of Athens Fire and Rescue. The Louisiana pallbearers will be Patrick Hennington, Carey Mack, Alan Stagg, Dr. Daniel P. Stagg, III, M.D., John Stagg, Ricky Stagg, Carlton Townsend, and Gene Volentine. Those wishing to honor James E. Johnston through charitable donations are invited to consider the First Baptist Church Television Ministry, 600 Governors Dr., Huntsville, Al 35801; First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 978, Athens, AL 35612; or your favorite charity. Thank you Dr. Belinda Maples, MD and Doctors Edwards, Woodall and Davidson in the Athens Primary Care Associates for your excellent care, compassion and kindness during James' lengthy illness. A great big thank you to Athens Limestone Hospital for your professional care and for the values you stand for in patient care. Thank you doctors, nurses and staff of the Ochsner Clinic and State of the Art Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana for your care through the many years. A special thank you to Dr. Michael Saucier, MD, Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Also I would like to thank the devoted and reliable care-givers that have taken such great care of James over the years. They were all very kind and faithful and it gave me peace of mind to know he was well cared for. Thank you Brenda Brown Atkins, Jennifer Reese, Maria Quinones, Wanda Martin, Barbara Bratcher, and Earnestine Williams. Laughlin Service Funeral Home in Huntsville is assisting the family and is in charge of local arrangements, and Hixson-Ducote Funeral Home in Bunkie, Louisiana will be in charge of the services and burial in Bunkie, LA. Online condolences may be sent to www.hixson-ducote.com.
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Published in Southwest Daily News from Nov. 24 to Dec. 23, 2014
Stokes, Bennie Joshe  
Bennie Joshe Stokes, 94, passed away on December 12, 2014. Bennie was the founder of Kim's Radiator and Manufacturing Comp., Inc. and Kim's Mini Warehouse. He was also co-founder of Kim Kool with his son, Dyrell. Bennie served his country in the Merchant Marines. Bennie is survived by his wife of  67 years, Floy Jones Stokes of Sulphur; three sons, Phil Stokes and wife Dale and Dyrell Stokes and wife Rhonda, all of Sulphur and Kim Stokes and Patty Cupit of DeRidder; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Louise Stokes; and a grandson, Kable Stokes. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 11 a.m., at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Treece officiating. A graveside burial will be at 3 p.m. in Prewitts Chapel Cemetery in Hornbeck, LA under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 15, 2014 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home and will continue on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.johnsonrobisonfh.net
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Published in Southwest Daily News from Dec. 14, 2014 to Jan. 13, 2015

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Benoit, Anthony "Tony"  
Anthony "Tony" Benoit, 52, of Sulphur passed away on December 8, 2014 in his residence. Tony was a lifelong resident of Sulphur. Tony is survived by his mother, Betty Lou Manuel; daughter, Tonya Benoit-Pruss and husband Jim; two step-daughters, Crystal Griffin and Kali Gale Demeritt; two sisters, Pamela and Bonita Benoit; a brother, Jonathan Benoit; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, John H. Benoit; a brother, Howard Nichols; a step-son, Brandon Dixon; and one grandson, Tyler Dixon. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6 p.m., at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Andrus Cove in Lake Arthur at a later date. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 11 a.m. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home until the time of service. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.johnsonrobisonfh.net
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Published in Southwest Daily News from Dec. 10 to Dec. 17, 2014
Lyons, Elder Marie (Richard)  
On Friday, November 14, our beloved, beautiful and courageous matriarch, Elder Marie Richard Lyons, aka Mrs. Joseph Bosman Lyons, Jr., passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Lyons wore many hats in her lifetime. As a professional woman who raised five children and ran her own business, she was a trailblazer and a role model. Her marriage of over 50 years and her legacy are a testament to her love for her family. Mrs. Lyons, GRI, was a highly respected broker/realtor, active in the real estate business from about 1961 until her death. She owned and operated Lyons Real Estate in Sulphur for nearly 50 years, was a member of the Calcasieu Board of Realtors, a member of the state and national boards of Realtors and the Women's Council of Realtors and she was also an appraiser. Among her many accomplishments, she was the first woman broker west of the Calcasieu River. This past year she was honored by the Southwest Louisiana Board of Realtors for being the oldest living member in the region. Mrs. Lyons was a devoted and active parishioner of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, serving as a member of the Serra Club, the church choir, and also of the Silver Singers. She was a Cub Scout den mother and catechism teacher at Prompt Succor for many years. She was also a member of the Louisiana Preservation Society and an original member of the Sulphur Mines Historical Society. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Joseph Bosman "J.B." Lyons, Jr; her parents, Joseph and Adenezia Richard; and her siblings, Louis Richard, Phillip Richard, Bennett Richard, Clovis Richard, Felicia Richard, and Mary Belle Trahan. Survivors include her children, Dorothy Lyons "Tookie" Belile of Houston, Texas, Phillip "Bud" Lyons, Sr. and wife, Gina of Alvin, Texas, Kenneth Paul Lyons and wife, Jean of Sulphur, Richard Joseph "Dickie" Lyons, Sr. of Winnie, Texas, and Marie Elder Lyons and husband, Gary Parks of Houston, Texas; 19 grandchildren, Phillip Lyons, Jr, Wilton "W.J." Lyons, Tracey Escamilla, Jennifer Johnson, Joseph Bosman Lyons III, Michelle Marguerite Mancil, Edward Daniel Lyons, Victoria M. "Torie" Lyons, Richard Lyons Jr, Charles Walton Lyons, Christy Anne Dudley, Timothy Armand Lyons, Andrew Matthias Lyons, Jonathan Micah Lyons, Elisabeth Anne "Lisa" Belile, Michael Andre Belile, Shanna Marie Belile, Matthew Parks, and Amy Parks. She is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren, Andrew Bodhi Belile Lucchesi, Logan Bennett-Lyons, Wilton Joseph Lyons Jr, Samantha Lyons, Jayden Escamilla, Raymond Paul Casteel, Christopher Daniel Mancil, Helen Lois Neri Mancil, Travis Lee Lyons, Brittany Broussard, Dustin Broussard, Caleb Widcamp, Anthony Lyons Kores, Richard Joseph Lyons III, Caden Cy Dudley, Olivia Lynne Dudley, and Lillian Marie Dudley; and five great-great-grandchildren, Threassa Lynn Mancil, Kallieleanne Mancil, Francie Casteel, Shaylee Zimmer, and Parker Broussard. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, November 17, in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. The Rev. D.B. Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Sulphur under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday with a rosary service at 6:30 p.m. and from 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. The family would like to give special thanks to Mrs. Lyons' caregivers and Harbor Hospice for their excellent care. The family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Alzheimers Association. Words of comfort are welcome and may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Southwest Daily News from Nov. 17 to Dec. 16, 2014
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