Funeral services for Mrs. Ara Mae Eloi, 86, of Sulphur, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in Henning United Methodist Church, Sulphur. Rev. Heather Leyland will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery, Lake Charles, under the direction of Robison Funeral Home.
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Visitation will begin on Monday, June 7, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and resume on Tuesday morning from 8 a.m. until time of procession to the church. Mrs. Eloi passed away on June 4, 2010, in Alexandria, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Annette and Ben Mount; her husband of over 50 years, Percy F. Eloi; four brothers, Morris, Sam, Crawford and Buddy; five sisters, Ona, Louise, Mona, Benetta and Jane; and her son-in-law, Michael J. Creech.
Survivors include three children, Nancy Creech of Alexandria, LA, Fred Eloi and wife Rhonda of Tioga, LA, and Pam Bateman and husband Jerry of Summerville, SC; five grandchildren, Sarah Eloi, Grant Eloi and wife Lauren, Emily Welch and husband Scott, all of Alexandria, LA, Meredith Creech McLain and husband Ryan of Tyler, TX, and Ashley Bateman of Summerville, SC; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends and her beloved Dallas Cowboys.
Published in Southwest Daily News from June 6 to June 13, 2010