Charles Duncan Sr.
Charles “Chuck” Stanley Duncan, Sr., 42, of Lake Charles died Friday Jan. 6, 2006, in a Lake Charles hospital.
He was born in Cottage Grove, Ore. and lived in the Lake Charles/Oretta areas all of his life. He worked as a carpenter and was a member of Resurrection Life Church.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Brantley Duncan of Lake Charles; three daughters, Bonnie Duncan of Moss Bluff, Katherine Duncan of Lake Charles and Amanda Guillory of DeRidder; two sons, Charles “Chuckie” Duncan, Jr. of Moss Bluff and Jordan Manela of Iowa; one sister, Shelia Huan; two brothers, Mike and Pat Duncan, all of Doniphan, Missouri; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Resurrection Life Church. Rev. Steve Cox will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continue at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the start of the services.
Hazel Edwards Johnson, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in a care center.
She was a native of Many and a lifelong resident of Westlake and was a member of Westwood Baptist Church in Westlake.
Survivors include five daughters, Jackie Hargrove and husband, Johnny of Moss Bluff, Layne Johnson of DeQuincy Julie Stevens and husband, David of Westlake, Lavonne “Cooke” White of Lake Charles, and Holly Miller and husband, Steve of Topsy; two brothers, Bill Edwards of Westlake and Jimmy Edwards of Sulphur; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Hallis Christian Johnson.
Her funeral was held Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake. The Rev. Bob Conner officiated. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake.
Mrs. Veda Bolenbaucher Spikes, 93, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 in Sulphur.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 7 at the First Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy with burial in Spikes Cemetery at Bancroft. Rev. T. D. Cardwell, Wayne Cardwell and Terry Lee officiated. Myers Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of the services.
Mrs. Spikes was born in Anderson, Tex. and raised in Merryville. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy. Church was her life where she played piano for over 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Loyce Weaver and Sandy Trotti, both of DeQuincy; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Arabie, 60, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 in her DeQuincy residence.
A lifelong resident of DeQuincy, she was a long time local postal carrier.
She is survived by her husband, John R. Arabie; daughters, Tania Chiasson (Bill Chapman), Kayla Leonard (Tim), and Melanie O’Quinn (Vernon); grandchildren, Candie Chapman, Jon Chapman, Keith O’Quinn, Alex Addison, Mariah O’Quinn, Michael Addison, Johnathan O’Quinn and Austin O’Quinn; sisters, Theresa Couvillion and Pam Weckwerth; brothers, Alvin Royce Bailey and Reggie Bailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Mary Lou Gilland Bailey; nephew, Daniel Bailey; niece, Elizabeth Comeaux.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. Ron Fox and Rev. Bobby Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 2 until 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.
Condolences may be given at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net
Allan Jerome "Al" Brady, 59, a native of DeRidder, and resident of Dequincy, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at his residence in Dequincy.
He was a member of The Pentecostal Church. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force for 11 years. He was also a Reserve Deputy for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Dept. for 16 years.
"Al" will forever be remembered as a patient man who loved life and his family. He loved hunting and spending time on the computer.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him and each life that he touched in his own special way.
He was the son of the late Leon Brady and the late Daisy (Tilley) Brady.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Frances Rigmaiden Brady of DeQuincy; two daughters, Coriena Brady and Ashley Brady, both of Dequincy; six sons, Troy LeBleu and wife Ryan of Sulphur, Mike Brady of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Russell LeBleu and wife Mary of Longville, Jeromy Brady and his wife Keitha, Cody Brady and Samuel Brady, all of Dequincy; two sisters, Sandra Doyle of Glenmora, and Debra Comeaux of Church Point; five brothers, Michael Nichols and Ronnie Nichols, both of DeQuincy, Randall Brady of McNary, Robbie Brady of Forest Hill, and Chris Brady of McNary; 10 grandchildren, Devin LeBleu, Cody LeBleu, Austin LeBleu, Samuel Brady, Alyse LeBlue, Brette Brady, Jacelyn Brady, Hayli LeBleu, Hannah LeBleu and Falyn Brady.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Leon Brady and the late Daisy Tilley Nichols and stepfather, the late Don Nichols.
The family received friends from 5-10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, and from 9-11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 30, at The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy. Funeral services were held at The Pentecostal Church at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30. The Rev. G. David Hennigan and the Rev. Dale Welch officiated. Interment was in Masonic Cemetery in Dequincy.
Friends are invited to leave condolence messages for the family at www.christensenfuneralhome.com
Madeline Melder Allmen-dinger, 85, of Longville died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in a local care facility.
She was born in Glenmora. She was a long-time resident of Longville and was a retired registered nurse at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Longville and the Campers on Mission for 26 years.
She is survived by one sister, Jacqueline Mazur of Warren, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glenarp Allmendinger; and two brothers and two sisters.
Her funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 3, in First Baptist Church of Longville. The Rev. Stuart Graves officiated. Burial was in Barrentine Cemetery.
On Oct. 2, 2008 the Lord gently took his child Leonard Alexander Brown (as he peacefully slept) home to be with him.
He was born on Aug. 22, 1943 in DeQuincy, the fifth child of nine born to Loyd and Beatrice Brown. At an early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at Mount Zion Baptist Church.
During his formative years, he attended DeQuincy Rosenwald Elementary School and Grand Avenue High School. In high school he excelled academically and was an exceptional trumpet player in the marching band. Leonard was also an outstanding athlete and participated in all sports. He will always be remembered for scoring four touchdowns in one game.
Upon graduation from high school, he attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, with a major in Political Science. His desire to be in the band was so compelling; he auditioned and was chosen to become a trumpeter in the elite “Southern University Marching 100 Band”.
Leonard loved music. He enjoyed listening to jazz, oldies but goodies, playing his trumpet and dancing.
He will be fondly be remembered as a loving, devoted, kind and caring husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.
There was nothing more important to Leonard than spending time with family. However, the time with his adored grandchildren who affectionately referred to him as “Poppy” took priority. His nieces and nephews dearly loved him. He would tell them stories, play with them and play tricks on them. He always made them feel special and happy.
Leonard worked in various employments including: Los Angeles Police Department, McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and for the last 26 years at the United Stated Post Office.
Leonard was known for always having a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. The smile was like a magnet, it attracted people to him. No one could have had a more genuine friend than him. I know his smile lights up heaven more every day.
We thank God for giving Leonard to us and we will love him forever.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean; daughter, Coy (Kevin) Taylor; sons, Kevin (Karen) Brown; Leonard Jr. (Angela) Brown; Tobias (Yesenia) Brown; brothers, Lawrence Brown; Abner (Genevieve) Brown; Joseph (Barbara) Brown; Ned (Mae) Johnson; sisters, Lois (Raymond) Mims; Delores (Tommy) Viner; Jean (Willie) Hood; Shirley Burton; ten adorable grandchildren; an aunt, Albertha Brown; a host of nieces; nephews; cousins and friends.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Beatrice Brown, two brothers, Loyd (Sonny) Brown and Alvin Louis Brown; his eldest son Floyd Cravens Brown.
The celebration of Leonard’s life was at Holy Cross Risen Christ Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Interment was in the Mausoleum of Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Calif.
Rosie Lorena Bunch, 97, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in a local hospital.
She was the oldest member of Houston River Baptist Church of Sulphur.
Survivors include three daughters, Thelma Gilland and husband Ray of DeQuincy, Rose Young of Yoakum, Tex. and Elaine Droddy of DeRidder; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Bunch; her parents, Charles and Zoria Mitchell; one daughter, Edna Scruton; two sisters, Sophia Kingery and Lizzie Marcantel; one brother, Horace Mitchell; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in Houston River Baptist Church. Brother Lonnie Gothrup will officiate. Burial will be in Royer Cemetery under the direction of Hixson-Sulhpur Memorial Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Houston River Baptist Church.
Isaac Deshotel, 52, died on Jan. 30, 2009.
He was born in Jennings. He was a certified welding inspector with the American Welding Society. He was a member of the Tabernacle of Exhortation. He was pastor of Life Tabernacle of Exhortation in Rosepine, and a member of the Ministers Alliance in DeRidder.
He is survived by his mother, Maggie Deshotel; wife, Dawn Marie Boewe Deshotel; two sons, Benjamin Isaac Deshotel and wife Danielle of Welsh and John Pierre Deshotel of Rosepine; four daughters, Tabbatha Keough and husband Mark of Minden, Sharlee Deshotel of Ragley, Tierza Deshotel of Rosepine and Mary Beth Deshotel of Rosepine; five sisters, Bernice Aucoin of Welsh, Margie Miller of Jennings, Leona Black of Westlake, Wanda Mallett of Welsh, and Kay Van Slyke of Sulphur; and four grandchildren.
His funeral was held Monday, Feb. 2, in Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh. Rev. Joey Swinnea, Rev. Daniel Swinnea and the Rev. Jeremy Griffen officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Arlene V. Havens, 81, died on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at her residence in Singer.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 31 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Dr. Clint Hines officiated. Burial was in Havens Cemetery in Singer.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Havens of Singer; son, Marshall Havens and wife Connie of Singer; daughters, Janice Wilson and husband Bob of Baton Rouge, Jo Ann Dumas and husband Terry of Denham Springs, Patty Anderson and husband Boyd of Dublin, Ga., Beverly Joy and husband Jim of Vernal, Utah, Cynthia Heard and husband Butch of Singer, Linda Cooley and husband Shannon of Singer; brother, Ralph Rider of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters, Dorothy DeWeber of Issaquah, Wash., Carol Lakey of Ava, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; and 33 greatgrandchildren.