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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
James Edward Hudson
Visitation for James Edward Hudson will be Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 10AM with funeral following at noon, at Glad Tidings Church. Burial will be in Perkins Cemetery. Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 31, 2021.
Gerald Wayne Marcantel
Gerald Wayne Marcantel, 77, of Lake Charles passed away in his residence Friday, August 27, 2021. Gerald was born in Mamou and has resided in Westlake/Lake Charles area for 60 years. He definitely lived life on his terms and was fiercely independent. Gerald had worked for PPG Industries... Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 31, 2021.
JoAnn Thibodeaux Stitely
JoAnn Thibodeaux Stitely, 80, of Sulphur, LA passed away early 26 August 2021. She was born in Church Point, LA then moved to Sulphur, LA with her family where she graduated from Sulphur High School in 1959. Later in that same year, she married Wilton F. Stitely, Jr and moved to Maryland... Read More
Johnson and Robison Funeral Home - Sulphur
Published in American Press on Aug. 31, 2021.
Terry Wayne Van Slyke
Terry Wayne Van Slyke, 75 of Westlake, Louisiana, passed away on Friday August 27, 2021. Terry was born December 23, 1945 in Lake Charles, LA. Terry was a lifelong resident of Westlake, LA, where he graduated from Westlake High School. He was a member of the Westlake Church of God... Read More
Hixson Westlake
Published in American Press on Aug. 31, 2021.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Edward Buttikofer
SULPHUR - Edward "Boy" Buttikofer, 85, died at 3:39 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2021, in his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Sulphur. Boy proudly served our country as a U.S. Marine for eight years. After returning to Sulphur he worked for many years as a Boilermaker... Read More
Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home
Published in American Press on Aug. 29, 2021.
Deborah I. Holder
Dr. Deborah I. Holder, age 64 of Texarkana, Texas went to be with her Lord Jesus on Monday, August 23, 2021, at a local hospital. Dr. Holder was born on May 10, 1957, to parents Buddy and Ona Irene Smeltzer in Texarkana, Arkansas. Deborah loved teaching and education. She took on... Read More
Texarkana Funeral Home - Texas - Texarkana
Published in American Press on Aug. 29, 2021.
Donna Armstrong Lormand
Donna Armstrong Lormand, 69, gained her heavenly reward on August 23rd,in Okeechobee, Florida. She was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee on October 20, 1951 to Mary Katherine Armstrong, and Hershel Armstrong. She was preceded in death by the love of her life of 43 years, Felix Able Lormand... Read More
Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory - Okeechobee
Published in American Press on Aug. 29, 2021.
Frederick Corde Meiburg
After decades of bringing laughter and light to the world, Frederick Corde Meiburg, 68, died peacefully in a Lake Charles, LA hospital on August 26, 2021. Fred was born on July 19, 1953, in Charleston, South Carolina to Hampton Corde and Fredericka Visel Meiburg. As the owner of the... Read More
Johnson Funeral Home - Lake Charles
Published in American Press on Aug. 29, 2021.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Dan Joseph McCauley
Dan Joseph McCauley, age 71, of Sulphur, Louisiana passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Dan was born on June 28, 1950 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Dan proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps serving in Vietnam. Dan retired... Read More
Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home
Published in American Press on Aug. 28, 2021.
Oliver Joseph Pete
Oliver Joseph (Joe) Pete was born to the union of George and Adlean Pete on January 24, 1963. He graduated from Washington High School in 1983. His hobbies were fixing cars and listening to Zydeco music. He leaves to cherish his love and memories his wife, Christine Pete; two sons... Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 28, 2021.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Theresa Marie Ardoin
Theresa Marie Ardoin, age 81, of Welsh, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Theresa was born July 25, 1940. She enjoyed being outside, tending to her garden and yard. Theresa often volunteered to help call bingo at Golden Age Nursing Home. She is already deeply missed... Read More
Hixson Welsh
Published in American Press on Aug. 27, 2021.
Della Faye Bias
Visitation for Della Faye Bias will be Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9AM with her funeral following at 11AM, at Christian Baptist Church. Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 27, 2021.
Theresa Faye Blaney
Theresa Faye Blaney, 71, was born July 30, 1950 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to the late Jack and Elneta Tina Lambert Garrett Sr. A lifelong resident of Lake Charles, she was a member of St. Cathedral Church of God in Christ, where she served on the Usher Board for over thirty years... Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 27, 2021.
Sadie Bond
Sadie Izora Miller Bond, 95, of Lake Charles, LA, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021 in a local hospital. Mrs. Bond was born February 28, 1926 in Lake Charles, LA, where she was a life-long resident and graduate of Marion High School. She was a longtime member of St. Theodore... Read More
Johnson Funeral Home - Moss Bluff
Published in American Press on Aug. 27, 2021.
Chester Joseph Daigle II
CHESTER JOSEPH DAIGLE II Obituary On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the Almighty God in His infinite mercy, called Chester Joseph Daigle II at the age of 63 to a peaceful rest in a land that is free from sickness and pain. He was the fourth of five children born to the union of Chester... Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 27, 2021.
Sandy Ann Fuselier
Sandy Ann (Stevens) Fuselier 51, passed away unexpectedly on August 20,2021 in Sulphur, La. Sandy was born on April 9, 1970, to the late Clarence and Glory Stevens in Lake Charles,La. She was the baby of the bunch, the spoiled one who always got to tag along. One of her fondest memories... Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 27, 2021.
Della Glover
Della Glover, 82, departed this life on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, in Lake Charles, LA. She was born August 21, 1938, to the late George Glover and Elizabeth Glover in Manning, South Carolina. She was a member of Way of the Cross Church where she served as an usher and Church Mother... Read More
Kings Funeral Home - Lake Charles
Published in American Press on Aug. 27, 2021.
Pam Menke
Pamela Bond Menke, 68, of Lake Charles, LA, passed away on August 19, 2021, just hours before her mother. Pam was born July 25, 1953 in Lake Charles, LA, where she was a lifelong resident and a graduate of Marion High School. She worked as an operator for Olin / Arco Chemical / Lyondell... Read More
Johnson Funeral Home - Moss Bluff
Published in American Press on Aug. 27, 2021.
Donald Paul Rogers
Donald "Donnie" Paul Rogers, age 65, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021. Donald was born September 5, 1955 to Curley Paul Rogers and Frances Ann Dobbertine Rogers. Donnie was a life long resident of Lake Charles. He graduated from LaGrange High School... Read More
Hixson Funeral Home
Published in American Press from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Daniel Ray Suire Sr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for Daniel Ray "Coach" Suire, Sr., 78, who passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Baton Rouge General Hospital. Fr. Mikel Polson, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel... Read More
GEESEY-FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME,INC.
Published in American Press on Aug. 27, 2021.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Lillie Mae Arceneaux
Lillie Mae Arceneaux, 78, departed this life on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at King's Funeral Home. Read More
KING'S FUNERAL HOME
Published in American Press on Aug. 26, 2021.
Sherman R. Bernard Becky Bernard
Sherman R. Bernard and Rebecca "Becky" Bernard, both passed away with hours of each other on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in a local hospital. Sherman was born May 7, 1954 in Lafayette, LA and lived most of his life in Lake Charles, LA. He worked for numerous years as a security guard... Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 26, 2021.
Claude Adam Fontenot
February 19, 1929 - August 23, 2021 Claude Adam Fontenot was born February 19, 1929, in Welsh, Louisiana, the son of the late Alcin Fontenot and Anna Israel Fontenot. He passed from this life on August 23, 2021, at the age of 92, in his home surrounded by his and Betty's children... Read More
Hixson Welsh
Published in American Press on Aug. 26, 2021.
Pamela Anna Harmon-Graham
On Sunday, August 22, 2021, Pamela Anna Graham departed this life at the age of 65 in Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. She was born September 6, 1955, to the late Joseph Lafanette and Ophelia Bushnell Lafanette.  Pamela worked as a cook at several Lake Area restaurants and facilities... Read More
KING'S FUNERAL HOME
Published in American Press on Aug. 26, 2021.
John Matthews
John Matthews 91 passed on Thursday August 19th 2021 in his home. He was a native of Jennings, La. He served in the Air Force over 20 years and worked for Continental Airlines as a mechanic for over 25 years. He is survived by Three daughters Jennifer Toussaint of Sulphur, La. Gwendolyn... Read More
Combre Funeral Home - Lake Charles
Published in American Press on Aug. 26, 2021.
Tommy Lynn Sherer
Tommy Lynn Sherer, 67, of Crowley passed away at 1:26 PM on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in a Lafayette hospital. Tommy was born on November 23, 1953 in Cheyenne, WY and was raised in Lake Charles. He was a 1972 graduate of Lake Charles High School where he played on the football team... Read More
Johnson Funeral Home - Moss Bluff
Published in American Press on Aug. 26, 2021.
Sheila Young
With profound sadness we announce the passing of Sheila Marie Burnett Young, 75, who went to her heavenly home on August 24, 2021 with family by her side. Born March 30, 1946 in Eunice, Louisiana, she was one of five daughters for the late Jess Burnett and Amy Latour Burnett. She... Read More
Quirk & Son Funeral Home
Published in American Press on Aug. 26, 2021.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Dorothy LeDoux Anderson
On December 26, 1934, God gave Dorothy LeDoux Anderson her earthly life, and on July 30, 2021, God took her to her heavenly home after 86 years. She was a native of Sulphur for 75 years and later resident of Pensacola, Florida. She passed away peacefully at her daughter's home surrounded... Read More
Johnson and Robison Funeral Home - Sulphur
Published in American Press on Aug. 25, 2021.
Brooks Arrant
Brooks "Bubba" Arrant was one of three children born to James Brooks and Billie Jean Arrant. He was born on May 14, 1961, in DeQuincy, LA. He was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana, he graduated from Lake Charles High, Class of 1979. Shortly after high school, Bubba began his... Read More
Johnson Funeral Home - Moss Bluff
Published in American Press on Aug. 25, 2021.
Paul Darrell Bertrand
Paul Darrell Bertrand, 68 of Grand Lake, originally from Creole, La, went home to be with the Lord on Sat Aug. 14th 2021 from the comfort of his home. Mr. Bertrand was born on Nov. 23rd, 1952. He went to South Cameron High and worked full time as a dragline and crane operator for... Read More
Johnson Funeral Home - Lake Charles
Published in American Press on Aug. 25, 2021.
Robert Edward Hawkins
On Sunday, August 22nd, 2021, Robert Edward Hawkins passed away peacefully in his sleep. Robert "Robbie" Hawkins was born in Queens, New York, NY, on May 30, 1955 to Geneva Hawkins of Lake Charles, LA. He was the first of ten children. He graduated from Sam Houston High School and... Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 25, 2021.
Christine Ragusa King
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Christine Ragusa King announces her passing on August 16, 2021 at Nexus Specialty Hospital in Shenandoah, TX. She was born on April 20, 1970 in Metairie, LA. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 28, 2021,... Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 25, 2021.
Howard Glen Newcomer
Howard Glen Newcomer, 67, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021, in a Texas Hospital. Glen moved to from Sulphur to Deer Park, Texas three years ago to live with his sister and brother-in-law. He was a 1972 Sulphur High School graduate where he really enjoyed being an active participant... Read More
Johnson and Robison Funeral Home - Sulphur
Published in American Press on Aug. 25, 2021.
Roy Lee Ogea
Roy Lee Ogea, born September 20, 1951, passed away in Pearland, Texas on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the age of 69. Roy retired from the Department of Transportation & Development. He enjoyed music, playing the guitar and being with his family and friends. He is preceded in... Read More
Johnson And Brown Funeral Home
Published in American Press on Aug. 25, 2021.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Marilyn Sue Kudla
Marilyn Sue Kudla, 73, died peacefully in a Lake Charles, LA hospital on August 17, 2021. Marilyn was born on November 19, 1947 in Baton Rouge, LA to the Honorable Daniel P. and Catherine Kleinpeter Kimball. Marilyn grew up in Port Allen and graduated from Port Allen High School.... Read More
Johnson Funeral Home - Lake Charles
Published in American Press on Aug. 24, 2021.
Nathan McGee
Born August 21, 1943 to Axion and Hazel McGee of Lake Charles, La. where he lived until he was 4 years old. At that age his life really began, in Mamou, La. For the next 8 years he was a Mamou Green Demon, where he walked to school 5 miles up hill in the snow (both ways). In the... Read More
Johnson Funeral Home - Lake Charles
Published in American Press on Aug. 24, 2021.
Joseph Lee Smith Jr.
SULPHUR - Joseph Lee "Smitty" Smith, Jr., passed away on August 21, 2021, in his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on February 15, 1935 to his late parents, Joseph Lee Smith Sr. & Emily Doucet Smith. Smitty was a resident of Sulphur most of his life. He proudly served... Read More
Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home
Published in American Press on Aug. 24, 2021.
Monday, August 23, 2021
Judith Cummings Denton
Judith "Judy" Cummings Denton, 68, of Lake Charles passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Denton was a born of Wood River, IL. She was educated and lived her younger life in Staunton, IL. In 1980 she met and later married her... Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 23, 2021.
Eldon Douglas Hicks
Eldon Douglas Hicks, 99, of Sulphur, LA died peacefully August 20, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family.  Born July 2,1922 in Weir, Texas to Eldon Ottis Hicks and Lucy Ethel Trammell Hicks. He was the oldest of his siblings. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942... Read More
Johnson and Robison Funeral Home - Sulphur
Published in American Press on Aug. 23, 2021.
Earl LaFleur Jr.
Earl LaFleur, Jr. passed away on August 20, 2021, in Spiro, Oklahoma at the age of 73.  He was born on August 18, 1948 in Ville Platte, Louisiana to Earl Sr. and Amy (Miller) LaFleur. Earl retired from the I.L.A. (International Longshoreman Association) Local 2047 in Lake Charles... Read More
Myers Colonial Funeral Home Inc.
Published in American Press on Aug. 23, 2021.
Don Anthony Sylvester
Don Anthony Sylvester, 60, of Westlake, passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at his residence after a brief illness. He was born to his late parents, Anthony and Sybil Sylvester on April 28, 1961 in Lake Charles, LA. He graduated from Barbe High School and later worked at McNeese... Read More
Hixson Westlake
Published in American Press on Aug. 23, 2021.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Edward Earl Arnold
Edward Earl Arnold, 90, of Roanoke, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Jeff Davis Living Center. He was born to his late parents, Auvern and Emma Arnold on August 17, 1931 in Batson, TX. He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. He was proud of his service in the United States... Read More
Hixson Welsh
Published in American Press on Aug. 22, 2021.
George Wayne Jackson III
Funeral for George Wayne Jackson III, 79, will be Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 in New Sunlight Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 in Combre Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 22, 2021.
Benny Rae Knight
Benny Rae Knight passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021, at the age of 84 in Sun City Center, Florida. Benny was born on August 24, 1936, in Lake Charles, LA, son of the late Mae L. Bennett (nee Giroir) and the late Leo M. Knight. He is preceded in death by his brothers Leo "Buddy" Knight... Read More
Published in American Press on Aug. 22, 2021.
Mary Lou Little
HACKBERRY - Mary Lou Little, 80, passed away August 20, 2021, in her residence. She was born on March 30, 1941 to her late parents, Clyde & Leora Guidry in Hackberry. Mary was a devout Catholic. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Hackberry... Read More
Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home
Published in American Press on Aug. 22, 2021.
J.D. Strickland
. D. Strickland, Sr., a resident of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was born March 11, 1940 in Gafney, South Carolina and passed away August 20, 2021 at the age of 81. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Green Beret Special Forces starting at the young age of 18... Read More
Riley Smith Funeral Home - DeQuincy
Published in American Press on Aug. 22, 2021.
Caleb Lane Turner
Caleb Lane Turner, 31, of Lake Charles passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021 following a brief illness. Caleb lived most of his life in Westlake, LA. He was a 2008 graduate of Westlake High School and continued studies at McNeese State University where he played the tenor saxophone... Read More
Johnson Funeral Home - Lake Charles
Published in American Press on Aug. 22, 2021.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Warren Johnie Chaumont
Warren Chaumont, age 86, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Visitation will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 5pm until 8pm and will resume on Monday the 23, 2021 from 8am until service time. Funeral Service... Read More
Hixson Funeral Home
Published in American Press on Aug. 21, 2021.
Betty Jean Verret Credeur
Betty Jean Verret Credeur, age 85, of Lake Charles, Louisiana and former resident of Pasadena, Tx. passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021. Betty was born February 17, 1936. Betty Jean, better known as "Momma" and "MawMaw", truly gave her life to her family. She spent the first half... Read More
Hixson Funeral Home
Published in American Press on Aug. 21, 2021.
Maudrey Gaspard
Maudrey Gaspard was reunited with her parents in heaven on Wednesday, August 19, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother and was widely known for her infectious smile, extraordinary kindness and intense love for family... Read More
Johnson and Robison Funeral Home - Sulphur
Published in American Press on Aug. 21, 2021.
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